EXHIBIT 10.1

AMENDMENT No. 7, dated as of April 9, 2020 (this “Amendment”), to that certain credit agreement among LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT, INC., a Delaware corporation (the “Parent Borrower”), the “Guarantors” identified in such Credit Agreement, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., as Administrative Agent and Collateral Agent, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., TORONTO BRANCH, as Canadian Agent, J.P. MORGAN EUROPE LIMITED, as London Agent and the lenders from time to time party thereto (as such credit agreement has been amended, restated, modified and supplemented from time to time to date, the “Credit Agreement”); capitalized terms used and not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings assigned to such terms in the Credit Agreement.
WHEREAS, Section 11.01 of the Credit Agreement provides that the Credit Parties and the Required Lenders may amend the Credit Agreement and the other Credit Documents for certain purposes;
WHEREAS, the Parent Borrower has requested an Incremental Revolving Facility (the “2020-1 Incremental Revolving Facility”, the Revolving Commitments thereunder, the “2020-1 Incremental Revolving Commitments” and the Revolving Loans thereunder, the “2020-1 Incremental Revolving Loans”) from (a) the Persons and in the amounts set forth on Schedule I hereto (the “ 2020-1 Incremental Revolving Lenders”) and (b) one or more other Persons that may acquire 2020-1 Incremental Revolving Commitments (in an aggregate amount for all such Persons not to exceed $30,000,000) on or before May 10, 2020, pursuant to documentation reasonably satisfactory to the Parent Borrower and the Administrative Agent;
WHEREAS, each Lender with Delayed Draw Term A Commitments and/or Revolving Commitments (as such Revolving Commitments may be increased by the 2020-1 Incremental Revolving Commitments established herein) that has executed a consent to this Amendment in the form attached hereto (a “Consent”) in its capacity as a Delayed Draw Term A Lender and/or Revolving Lender, respectively, has agreed to consent to this Amendment and such Delayed Draw Term A Lenders and Revolving Lenders constitute Required Lenders; and
WHEREAS, each 2020-1 Incremental Revolving Lender has severally agreed to provide 2020-1 Incremental Revolving Commitments in the amounts set forth opposite such Person’s names on Schedule I hereto under the caption “2020-1 Incremental Revolving Commitments”.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises contained herein and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto, intending to be legally bound hereby, agree as follows:
Section 1.2020-1 Incremental Revolving Facility. Pursuant to clauses (f) and (g) of Section 2.01 of the Credit Agreement, each 2020-1 Incremental Revolving Lender by its execution of a Consent, agrees to provide the 2020-1 Incremental Revolving Commitments set forth opposite such Person’s name on Schedule I hereto under the caption “2020-1 Incremental Revolving Commitments”. This Section 1 and the related provisions of this Amendment shall constitute a Revolving Lender Joinder Agreement pursuant to Section 2.01(g)(iii) of the Credit Agreement. The 2020-1 Incremental Revolving Facility established herein shall have terms identical to the Dollar Revolving Commitments existing immediately prior to the Amendment No. 7 Effective Date, except as such terms may be amended by Section 2 herein. Each 2020-1 Incremental Revolving Lender that is not a Revolving Lender immediately prior to the Amendment No. 7 Effective Date is reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent, each L/C Issuer and the Swingline Lender. Each 2020-1 Incremental Revolving Lender shall be a “Revolving Lender” and a “Lender” for purposes of the Credit Agreement.



Section 2.Amendment. After giving effect to Section 1, the Credit Agreement is, effective as of the Amendment No. 7 Effective Date (as defined below), hereby amended to delete the stricken text (indicated textually in the same manner as the following example: stricken text) and to add the double-underlined text (indicated textually in the same manner as the following example: double-underlined text) as set forth in the pages of the Credit Agreement attached as Exhibit A hereto (which, for clarity, reflects the amendments made pursuant to Amendments Nos. 1 through 6 to the Credit Agreement, and such Credit Agreement, the “Amended Credit Agreement”). Each Person party to this Amendment (other than JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. in its capacity as a Lender and any Credit Party) by its execution of a Consent, agrees that JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.’s execution of this Amendment in its capacity as Administrative Agent constitutes such Person’s irrevocable approval of this Amendment. The Lenders delivering Consents to this Amendment constitute the Required Lenders necessary for approval of the amendments contemplated by the changes from the Credit Agreement set forth in the Amended Credit Agreement and hereby ratify all such amendments. After giving effect to Section 1, (a) Exhibit 2.13-7 is added as an exhibit to the Amended Credit Agreement as set forth in Exhibit B and (b) Exhibit 7.02(b) to the Credit Agreement is amended and replaced in its entirety as set forth in Exhibit B.
Section 3.Effectiveness. Sections 1 and 2 of this Amendment shall become effective on the date that the conditions in Section 5.01 of the Amended Credit Agreement are satisfied (the “Amendment No. 7 Effective Date”) at which time the Credit Agreement in effect prior to date hereof shall be replaced in its entirety by the Amended Credit Agreement.
Section 4.Counterparts; Integration; Effectiveness. This Amendment may be executed in counterparts (and by different parties hereto in 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 supersedes any and all previous agreements and understandings, oral or written, relating to the subject matter hereof. 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 that, when taken together, bear the signatures of each of the other parties hereto. Delivery of an executed counterpart of a signature page of this Amendment by telecopy or other electronic imaging means shall be as effective as delivery of a manually executed counterpart of this Amendment.
Section 5.Applicable Law. THIS AMENDMENT AND THE CONSENT SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAW OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.
Section 6.Headings. Section headings herein are included for convenience of reference only and shall not affect the interpretation of this Amendment.
Section 7.Effect of Amendment. Except as expressly set forth herein, (i) this Amendment shall not by implication or otherwise limit, impair, constitute a waiver of or otherwise affect the rights and remedies of the Lenders, the Administrative Agent or any other Agent, in each case under the Credit Agreement or any other Credit Document; provided that each Lender party hereto waives its right to reimbursement under Section 3.05 of the Amended Credit Agreement solely as it relates to any prepayment of any Loan on the Amendment No. 7 Effective Date and (ii) shall not alter, modify, amend or in any way affect any of the terms, conditions, obligations, covenants or agreements contained in the Credit Agreement or any other provision of either such agreement or any other Credit Document. Each and every term, condition, obligation, covenant and agreement contained in the Credit Agreement, after giving effect to this Amendment or any other Credit Document is hereby ratified and re-affirmed in all
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respects and shall continue in full force and effect. Each Credit Party reaffirms its obligations under the Credit Documents to which it is party and the validity of the Liens granted by it pursuant to the Collateral Documents. This Amendment shall constitute a Credit Document for purposes of the Credit Agreement and from and after the Amendment No. 7 Effective Date, all references to the Credit Agreement in any Credit Document and all references in the Credit Agreement to “this Agreement”, “hereunder”, “hereof” or words of like import referring to the Credit Agreement, shall, unless expressly provided otherwise, refer to the Amended Credit Agreement. Each of the Credit Parties hereby (i) consents to this Amendment, (ii) confirms that all obligations of such Credit Party under the Credit Documents to which such Credit Party is a party shall continue to apply to the Credit Agreement as amended hereby and (iii) agrees that all security interests granted by it pursuant to any Credit Document (whether before, on or after the Amendment No. 7 Effective Date) shall secure (and continue to secure) the Obligations under the Credit Documents as amended by this Amendment. The parties hereto acknowledge and agree that the amendment of the Credit Agreement pursuant to this Amendment and all other Credit Documents amended and/or executed and delivered in connection herewith shall not constitute a novation of the Credit Agreement and the other Credit Documents as in effect prior to the Amendment No. 7 Effective Date.
Section 8.SUBMISSION TO JURISDICTION; WAIVER OF VENUE; SERVICE OF PROCESS. EACH PARTY HERETO IRREVOCABLY AND UNCONDITIONALLY SUBMITS, FOR ITSELF AND ITS PROPERTY, TO THE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OF THE COURTS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK SITTING IN THE BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN AND OF THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF SUCH STATE AND ANY APPELLATE COURT FROM ANY THEREOF, IN ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AMENDMENT OR ANY OTHER CREDIT DOCUMENT, OR FOR RECOGNITION OR ENFORCEMENT OF ANY JUDGMENT, AND EACH OF THE PARTIES HERETO IRREVOCABLY AND UNCONDITIONALLY AGREES THAT ALL CLAIMS IN RESPECT OF ANY SUCH ACTION OR PROCEEDING MAY BE HEARD AND DETERMINED IN SUCH NEW YORK STATE COURT OR, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN SUCH FEDERAL COURT. 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 OR IN ANY OTHER CREDIT DOCUMENT SHALL AFFECT ANY RIGHT THAT ANY PARTY HERETO MAY OTHERWISE HAVE TO BRING ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDING RELATING TO THIS AMENDMENT OR ANY OTHER CREDIT DOCUMENT AGAINST ANY OTHER PARTY HERETO OR ITS PROPERTIES IN THE COURTS OF ANY JURISDICTION.
EACH PARTY HERETO IRREVOCABLY AND UNCONDITIONALLY 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 ACTION OR PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AMENDMENT OR ANY OTHER CREDIT DOCUMENT IN ANY COURT REFERRED TO IN THE PRIOR PARAGRAPH OF THIS SECTION. EACH OF THE PARTIES HERETO HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVES, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE DEFENSE OF AN INCONVENIENT FORUM TO THE MAINTENANCE OF SUCH ACTION OR PROCEEDING IN ANY SUCH COURT.
EACH PARTY HERETO IRREVOCABLY CONSENTS TO SERVICE OF PROCESS IN THE MANNER PROVIDED FOR NOTICES IN SECTION 11.02 OF THE CREDIT AGREEMENT.
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NOTHING IN THIS AMENDMENT WILL AFFECT THE RIGHT OF ANY PARTY HERETO TO SERVE PROCESS IN ANY OTHER MANNER PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
Section 9.WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL. EACH PARTY HERETO HEREBY IRREVOCABLY 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 AMENDMENT OR ANY OTHER CREDIT 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 PERSON HAS REPRESENTED, EXPRESSLY OR OTHERWISE, THAT SUCH OTHER PERSON 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 AND THE OTHER CREDIT DOCUMENTS BY, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THE MUTUAL WAIVERS AND CERTIFICATIONS IN THIS SECTION.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Amendment to be duly executed by their respective authorized officers as of the day and year first above written.
LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
By:  /s/ Michael Rowles 
        Name:  Michael Rowles
        Title:  Executive Vice President,
General Counsel and Secretary

[Signature Page to Amendment No. 7]


CONNECTICUT PERFORMING ARTS
PARTNERS

By: NOC, INC.,
a partner


By:  /s/ Kathy Willard 
Name: Kathy Willard
Title: President, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary


By: CONNECTICUT AMPHITHEATER
DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION,
a partner


By:  /s/ Kathy Willard 
Name: Kathy Willard
Title: President, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary
[Signature Page to Amendment No. 7]


ARTIST NATION HOLDINGS CORP.
BILL GRAHAM ENTERPRISES, INC.
CELLAR DOOR VENUES, INC.
CONNECTICUT AMPHITHEATER DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
CONNECTICUT PERFORMING ARTS, INC.
EXMO INC.
FILLMORE THEATRICAL SERVICES
HOB MARINA CITY, INC.
IAC PARTNER MARKETING, INC.
LIVE NATION MARKETING, INC.
LIVE NATION PRODUCTIONS, LLC
LIVE NATION WORLDWIDE, INC.
NOC, INC.
THE V.I.P. TOUR COMPANY
TICKETMASTER NEW VENTURES HOLDINGS, INC.
TICKETSNOW.COM, INC.
TM VISTA INC.
TNOW ENTERTAINMENT GROUP, INC.
WESTMINSTER CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES FUNDS, LLC


By:  /s/ Kathy Willard 
Name: Kathy Willard
Title: President, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary

[Signature Page to Amendment No. 7]



COBB’S COMEDY INC.
BLUES AT THE DEPOT, LLC
HOB ACE OF SPADES CORP.
HOB BOARDWALK, INC.
HOB CAFE CORP.
HOB CHICAGO, INC.
HOB ENTERTAINMENT, LLC
HOB DEPOT CORP.
HOB GRAND RAPIDS, LLC
HOB HIFI DALLAS CORP.
HOB MARQUIS CORP.
HOB PUNCH LINE PENN CORP.
HOB PUNCH LINE S.F. CORP.
HOB QUEEN THEATER CORP.
HOB ROSE CITY MH CORP.
HOB SUMMIT MH CORP.
HOB VARSITY CORP.
HOUSE OF BLUES ANAHEIM RESTAURANT CORP.
HOUSE OF BLUES CLEVELAND, LLC
HOUSE OF BLUES CONCERTS, INC.
HOUSE OF BLUES DALLAS RESTAURANT CORP.
HOUSE OF BLUES HOUSTON RESTAURANT CORP.
HOUSE OF BLUES LAS VEGAS RESTAURANT CORP.
HOUSE OF BLUES MYRTLE BEACH RESTAURANT CORP.
HOUSE OF BLUES NEW ORLEANS RESTAURANT CORP.
HOUSE OF BLUES ORLANDO RESTAURANT CORP.
HOUSE OF BLUES RESTAURANT HOLDING CORP.
HOUSE OF BLUES SAN DIEGO RESTAURANT CORP.
LIVE NATION BOGART, LLC
LIVE NATION CHICAGO, INC.
FILLMORE NEW ORLEANS CORP.
NO LIMIT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
SPACELAND PRODUCTIONS LLC
THE ECHO LLC
WOMH HOLDINGS, LLC

By:  /s/ Michael Rowles 
Name: Michael Rowles
Title: President
[Signature Page to Amendment No. 7]




LIVE NATION STUDIOS HOLDINGS, LLC
MICHIGAN LICENSES, LLC
TICKETSTODAY, LLC
WILTERN RENAISSANCE LLC

By: LIVE NATION WORLDWIDE, INC.,
its sole member


By:  /s/ Kathy Willard 
Name: Kathy Willard
Title: President, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary
[Signature Page to Amendment No. 7]



ARTIST NATION MANAGEMENT, INC.
ARTIST NATION MANAGEMENT GROUP, INC.
BARON GLOBAL, INC.
GUYO ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
LIVE NATION - HAYMON VENTURES, LLC
SPALDING ENTERTAINMENT, LLC
VECTOR MANAGEMENT LLC


By:  /s/ Kathy Willard 
Name: Kathy Willard
Title: President, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary



[Signature Page to Amendment No. 7]


ASSEMBLY ROOM STUDIOS, LLC
EIGHT BALL PRICING SOLUTIONS, LLC
F AND F CONCESSIONS, INC.
FACULTY MANAGEMENT, LLC
FACULTY PRODUCTIONS, LLC
FG ACQUISITIONCO, LLC
FILLMORE MINNEAPOLIS CORP.
FRONT GATE HOLDINGS, LLC
FRONT GATE TICKETING SOLUTIONS, LLC
HARD EVENTS LLC
HOFESH, LLC
IO MEDIA, INC.
IOMEDIA TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
LMG MANAGEMENT LLC
MICROFLEX 2001 LLC
NEW YORK THEATER, LLC
PRISTINE ALPINE ENTERTAINMENT, LLC
REIGNDEER ENTERTAINMENT CORP.
SEATSTREAM, LLC
SHORELINE AMPHITHEATRE, LTD.
STROBE LABS, INC.
TICKETMASTER ADVANCE TICKETS, L.L.C.
TICKETMASTER CHINA VENTURES, L.L.C.
TICKETMASTER EDCS LLC
TICKETMASTER-INDIANA, L.L.C.
TICKETMASTER L.L.C.
TICKETWEB, LLC
UNITED CONCERTS, INC.


By:  /s/ Kathy Willard 
Name: Kathy Willard
Title: Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary


HOUSE OF BLUES SAN DIEGO, LLC


By:  /s/ Kathy Willard 
Name: Kathy Willard
Title: Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary
[Signature Page to Amendment No. 7]



LIVE NATION TICKETING, LLC

By:  /s/ Kathy Willard 
Name: Kathy Willard
Title: Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and Assistant Secretary


WOLFSON ENTERTAINMENT, INC.


By:  /s/ Kathy Willard 
Name: Kathy Willard
Title: Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary


LIVE NATION LGTOURS (USA), LLC
LIVE NATION MTOURS (USA), INC.
LIVE NATION TOURING (USA), INC.
LIVE NATION USHTOURS (USA), LLC
LIVE NATION UTOURS (USA), INC.
MBA ARTIST MANAGEMENT COMPANY, LLC
TNA TOUR II (USA) INC.


By:  /s/ Kathy Willard 
Name: Kathy Willard
Title: Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary


BIGCHAMPAGNE, LLC
SOUNDCHECK, LLC

By: TICKETMASTER L.L.C.,
its sole member


By:  /s/ Kathy Willard 
Name: Kathy Willard
Title: Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary



[Signature Page to Amendment No. 7]



C3 BOOKING, LLC
C3 PRESENTS, L.L.C.
C3P EMO’S LLC

By:  /s/ Michael Rowles 
Name: Michael Rowles
Title: Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

         
[Signature Page to Amendment No. 7]


HOB ACE OF SPADES CORP.
HOB BOARDWALK, INC.
HOB CHICAGO, INC.
HOB ENTERTAINMENT, LLC
HOB GRAND RAPIDS, LLC
HOB PUNCH LINE PENN CORP.
HOB PUNCH LINE S.F. CORP.
HOUSE OF BLUES ANAHEIM RESTAURANT CORP.
HOUSE OF BLUES CLEVELAND, LLC
HOUSE OF BLUES CONCERTS, INC.
HOUSE OF BLUES DALLAS RESTAURANT CORP.
HOUSE OF BLUES HOUSTON RESTAURANT CORP.
HOUSE OF BLUES LAS VEGAS RESTAURANT CORP.
HOUSE OF BLUES LOS ANGELES RESTAURANT CORP.
HOUSE OF BLUES MYRTLE BEACH RESTAURANT CORP.
HOUSE OF BLUES NEW ORLEANS RESTAURANT CORP.
HOUSE OF BLUES ORLANDO RESTAURANT CORP.
HOUSE OF BLUES RESTAURANT HOLDING CORP.
HOUSE OF BLUES SAN DIEGO RESTAURANT CORP.
LIVE NATION BOGART, LLC
LIVE NATION CHICAGO, INC.
LIVE NATION CONCERTS, INC.
LIVE NATION MID-ATLANTIC, INC.


By:  /s/ Michael Rowles 
Name: Michael Rowles
Title: President

LIVE NATION STUDIOS, LLC

By: LIVE NATION WORLDWIDE, INC.,
its sole member


By:  /s/ Kathy Willard 
Name: Kathy Willard
Title: President, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary 
[Signature Page to Amendment No. 7]



JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,

as Administrative Agent, Delayed Draw Term A Lender, Collateral Agent, Revolving Lender, L/C Issuer and Swing Line Lender
By:  /s/ Inderjeet Aneja 
        Name: INDERJEET ANEJA
        Title: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR




[Signature Page to Amendment No. 7]




Schedule I
2020-1 Incremental Revolving Facility



2020-1 Incremental Revolving Lenders

2020-1 Incremental
Revolving Commitments
2020-1 Incremental
Revolving Commitment Percentage
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.$34,710,743.8028.925619835%
Goldman Sachs Bank USA$19,834,710.7516.528925620%
HSBC Bank USA, National Association$19,834,710.7516.528925620%
Morgan Stanley Bank, N.A.$19,834,710.7516.528925620%
The Bank of Nova Scotia$19,834,710.7516.528925620%
Citizens Bank, National Association$5,950,413.204.958677686%
Total$120,000,000100.000000000%
 





Exhibit A

AMENDED CREDIT AGREEMENT

[See attached.]



Exhibit A

CREDIT AGREEMENT
dated as of May 6, 2010

as amended by Amendment No. 1 on June 29, 2012,
as amended by Amendment No. 2 on August 16, 2013,
as amended by Amendment No. 3 on October 31, 2016,
as amended by Amendment No. 4 on June 27, 2017,
as amended by Amendment No. 5 on March 28, 2018,
and as amended by Amendment No. 6 on October 17, 2019,
and as amended by Amendment No. 7 on April 9, 2020,
among
LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT, INC.,
as Parent Borrower,
CERTAIN FOREIGN SUBSIDIARIES OF THE PARENT BORROWER,
as Foreign Borrowers,
CERTAIN SUBSIDIARIES OF THE BORROWER,
as Guarantors,
THE LENDERS PARTY HERETO,

JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,
as Administrative Agent and Collateral Agent,

JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., TORONTO BRANCH,
as Canadian Agent,
J.P. MORGAN EUROPE LIMITED,
as London Agent,

U.S. BANK National Association,
as Syndication Agent,

JP MORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,
GOLDMAN SACHS BANK USA,
BOFA SECURITIES, INC.,
CITIBANK, N.A.,
HSBC SECURITIES (USA) INC.,
MIZUHO BANK, LTD.,
MORGAN STANLEY SENIOR FUNDING, INC.,
MUFG UNION BANK, N.A.,
SUNTRUST ROBINSON HUMPHREY, INC.,
THE BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA
and
WELLS FARGO SECURITIES, LLC,
as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Bookrunners




TABLE OF CONTENTS
Section Page
ARTICLE I DEFINITIONS AND ACCOUNTING TERMS 1
1.01 Defined Terms. 1
1.02 Interpretative Provisions. 4953
1.03 Accounting Terms and Provisions. 5054
1.04 Rounding. 5155
1.05 Times of Day. 5155
1.06 Exchange Rates; Currency Equivalents. 5155
1.07 Additional Alternative Currencies. 5155
1.08 Additional Borrowers. 5255
1.09 Change of Currency. 5256
1.10 Letter of Credit Amounts. 5356
1.11 Limited Condition Acquisitions. 5356
1.12 Divisions. 5457
ARTICLE II COMMITMENTS AND CREDIT EXTENSIONS 5458
2.01 Commitments. 5458
2.02 Borrowings, B/A Drawings, Conversions and Continuations. 6064
2.03 Additional Provisions with Respect to Letters of Credit. 6267
2.04 Additional Provisions with Respect to Swingline Loans. 6873
2.05 Repayment of Loans and B/As. 7075
2.06 Prepayments. 7075
2.07 Termination or Reduction of Commitments. 7580
2.08 Interest. 7581
2.09 Fees. 7681
2.10 Computation of Interest and Fees. 7783
2.11 Payments Generally; Applicable Agent’s Clawback. 7883
2.12 Sharing of Payments by Lenders. 7985
2.13 Evidence of Debt. 8085
2.14 [Reserved]. 8086
2.15 Canadian Bankers’ Acceptances. 8086
2.16 Defaulting Lenders. 8288
2.17 Extended Term Loans and Extended Revolving Commitments. 8591
2.18 Refinancing Term Loans. 8793
2.19 Replacement Revolving Commitments. 8894
ARTICLE III TAXES, YIELD PROTECTION AND ILLEGALITY 9096
3.01 Taxes. 9092
3.02 Illegality. 9399
3.03 Inability to Determine Rates. 9399
3.04 Increased Cost; Capital Adequacy. 94100
3.05 Compensation for Losses. 95101
3.06 Mitigation Obligations; Replacement of Lenders. 96102
3.07 Survival Losses. 96102
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Section Page
3.08 Additional Reserve Costs. 96103
ARTICLE IV GUARANTY 97103
4.01 The Guaranty. 97103
4.02 Obligations Unconditional. 97103
4.03 Reinstatement. 98104
4.04 Certain Waivers. 98105
4.05 Remedies. 99105
4.06 Rights of Contribution. 99105
4.07 Guaranty of Payment; Continuing Guaranty. 99105
4.08 Keepwell. 99106
ARTICLE V CONDITIONS PRECEDENT TO CREDIT EXTENSIONS 100106
5.01 Conditions to Amendment No. 67 Effective Date. 100106
5.02 Conditions to All Credit Extensions. 103109
5.03 First Credit Extension to each Foreign Borrower. 103110
5.04 Additional Conditions to Delayed Draw Term A Loans. 104111
ARTICLE VI REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES 104111
6.01 Existence, Qualification and Power. 104111
6.02 Authorization; No Contravention. 105111
6.03 Governmental Authorization; Other Consents. 105112
6.04 Binding Effect. 105112
6.05 Financial Statements. 105112
6.06 No Material Adverse Effect. 105112
6.07 Litigation. 106112
6.08 No Default. 106112
6.09 Ownership of Property; Liens. 106113
6.10 Environmental Matters. 106113
6.11 Taxes. 106113
6.12 ERISA Compliance. 106113
6.13 Labor Matters. 107114
6.14 Subsidiaries. 107114
6.15 Margin Regulations; Investment Company Act. 107114
6.16 Disclosure. 107114
6.17 Compliance with Laws. 108114
6.18 Insurance. 108115
6.19 Solvency. 108115
6.20 Intellectual Property; Licenses, Etc. 108115
6.21 Collateral Matters. 108115
6.22 Status of Obligations. 109116
6.23 Immunities, Etc. 109116
6.24 Anti-Money Laundering, Economic Sanctions Laws and Anti-Corruption Laws. 109116
6.25 EEA Financial Institution. 110117
ARTICLE VII AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS 110116
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7.01 Financial Statements. 110117
7.02 Certificates; Other Information. 111118
7.03 Notification. 112119
7.04 Preservation of Existence. 113120
7.05 Payment of Taxes and Other Obligations. 113120
7.06 Compliance with Law. 113120
7.07 Maintenance of Property. 113121
7.08 Insurance. 114121
7.09 Books and Records. 114121
7.10 Inspection Rights. 114121
7.11 Use of Proceeds. 114121
7.12 Joinder of Subsidiaries as Guarantors. 114122
7.13 Pledge of Capital Stock. 115123
7.14 Pledge of Other Property. 116123
7.15 Further Assurances Regarding Collateral. 116123
7.16 Rating. 116124
7.17 Ownership of Foreign Borrowers. 116124
7.18 Redemption of 2022 Senior Notes. 116124
7.19 Post-Closing Matters. 116124
ARTICLE VIII NEGATIVE COVENANTS 117124
8.01 Liens. 117124
8.02 Investments. 119127
8.03 Indebtedness. 122129
8.04 Mergers and Dissolutions. 125133
8.05 Dispositions. 126133
8.06 Restricted Payments. 126134
8.07 Change in Nature of Business. 128136
8.08 Change in Accounting Practices or Fiscal Year. 128136
8.09 Transactions with Affiliates. 128136
8.10 Financial Covenant 128136
8.11 [Reserved]. 129137
8.12 Limitation on Subsidiary Distributions. 129137
8.13 Amendment of Material Documents. 130137
8.14 Sale and Leaseback Transactions. 130138
8.15 Swap Contracts. 130138
ARTICLE IX EVENTS OF DEFAULT AND REMEDIES 131138
9.01 Events of Default. 131138
9.02 Remedies upon Event of Default. 133141
9.03 Application of Funds. 133141
ARTICLE X AGENTS 134142
10.01 Appointment and Authorization of the Agents. 134142
10.02 Rights as a Lender. 135143
10.03 Exculpatory Provisions. 136144
10.04 Reliance by Agents. 136144
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10.05 Delegation of Duties. 137145
10.06 Resignation of an Agent. 137145
10.07 Non-Reliance on Agents and Other Lenders. 137146
10.08 No Other Duties. 138146
10.09 Agents May File Proofs of Claim. 138146
10.10 Collateral and Guaranty Matters. 138146
10.11 Withholding Tax. 139147
10.12 Treasury Management Agreements and Swap Contracts. 139147
10.13 Credit Bidding. 140148
ARTICLE XI MISCELLANEOUS 140148
11.01 Amendments, Etc. 140149
11.02 Notices; Effectiveness; Electronic Communication. 144153
11.03 No Waiver; Cumulative Remedies; Enforcement. 146154
11.04 Expenses; Indemnity; Damage Waiver. 146155
11.05 Payments Set Aside. 148156
11.06 Successors and Assigns. 148157
11.07 Treatment of Certain Information; Confidentiality. 153162
11.08 Right of Setoff. 154163
11.09 Interest Rate Limitation. 154163
11.10 Counterparts; Integration; Effectiveness. 154164
11.11 Survival of Representations and Warranties. 155164
11.12 Severability. 155164
11.13 Replacement of Lenders. 155165
11.14 Governing Law; Jurisdiction; Etc. 156166
11.15 Waiver of Jury Trial. 157166
11.16 USA PATRIOT Act Notice. 157167
11.17 Designation as Senior Debt. 157167
11.18 Limitation on Foreign Credit Party Obligations. 157167
11.19 No Advisory or Fiduciary Responsibility. 157167
11.20 Acknowledgement and Consent to Bail-In of EEA Financial Institutions. 158167
11.21 Judgment Currency; Submission to Jurisdiction. 158168
11.22 Acknowledgement Regarding Any Supported QFCs 159169
11.23 Restricted Lenders 160169


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SCHEDULES
Schedule 1.01A Designated Sale and Leaseback Assets
Schedule 1.01C Amendment No. 6 Effective Date Guarantors
Schedule 1.01D HOBE Excluded Assets
Schedule 1.01E Certain Capital Stock
Schedule 1.01F Letter of Credit Cap
Schedule 6.14 Subsidiaries
Schedule 6.21 Filings and Recordings
Schedule 7.08 Insurance
Schedule 7.19 Post-Closing Matters
Schedule 8.01 Existing Liens
Schedule 8.02(b) Existing Investments
Schedule 8.02(x) Designated Investments
Schedule 8.03 Existing Indebtedness
Schedule 8.05 Designated Assets
Schedule 8.06(b) Certain Restricted Payments
Schedule 11.02 Notice Addresses
EXHIBITS
Exhibit 1.01A Form of Foreign Borrower Agreement
Exhibit 1.01B Form of Foreign Borrower Termination
Exhibit 1.01C Form of U.S. Pledge Agreement
Exhibit 1.01D Form of U.S. Security Agreement
Exhibit 2.02 Form of Loan Notice
Exhibit 2.13-1 Form of Dollar Revolving Note
Exhibit 2.13-2 Form of Limited Currency Revolving Note
Exhibit 2.13-3 Form of Multicurrency Revolving Note
Exhibit 2.13-4 Form of Swingline Note
Exhibit 2.13-5 Form of Delayed Draw Term A Loan Note
Exhibit 2.13-6 Form of Term B-4 Note
Exhibit 2.13-7 Form of 2020-1 Incremental Revolving Note
Exhibit 3.01(e)-1 Form of United States Tax Compliance Certificate (For Foreign Lenders That Are Not Partnerships For U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes)
Exhibit 3.01(e)-2 Form of United States Tax Compliance Certificate (For Foreign Lenders That Are Partnerships For U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes)
Exhibit 3.01(e)-3 Form of United States Tax Compliance Certificate (For Non-U.S. Participants That Are Not Partnerships For U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes)
Exhibit 3.01(e)-4 Form of United States Tax Compliance Certificate (For Non-U.S. Participants That Are Partnerships For U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes)
Exhibit 7.02(b) Form of Compliance Certificate
Exhibit 7.12 Form of Joinder Agreement
Exhibit 11.06(b) Form of Assignment and Assumption
Exhibit 11.06(j) Loan Offer Provisions



        




EXHIBIT A
CREDIT AGREEMENT
This CREDIT AGREEMENT (this “Credit Agreement”) is entered into as of May 6, 2010 (and amended by Amendment No. 1 on June 29, 2012, as further amended by Amendment No. 2 on August 16, 2013, as further amended by Amendment No. 3 on October 31, 2016, as further amended by Amendment No. 4 on June 27, 2017, as further amended by Amendment No. 5 on March 28, 2018 and, as further amended by Amendment No. 6 on October 17, 2019 and as further amended by Amendment No. 7 on April 9, 2020), among LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT, INC., a Delaware corporation (the “Parent Borrower”), the Foreign Borrowers party hereto from time to time (together with the Parent Borrower, the “Borrowers”), the Guarantors identified herein, the Lenders party hereto, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., as Administrative Agent and Collateral Agent, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., TORONTO BRANCH, as Canadian Agent and J.P. MORGAN EUROPE LIMITED, as London Agent.
W I T N E S S E T H
WHEREAS, the Borrowers and the Guarantors have requested that the Lenders provide revolving credit and term loan facilities for the purposes set forth herein; and
WHEREAS, the Lenders have agreed to make the requested facilities available on the terms and conditions set forth herein;
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of these premises and the mutual covenants and agreements contained herein, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto covenant and agree as follows:
ARTICLE I
DEFINITIONS AND ACCOUNTING TERMS
1.01Defined Terms.
As used in this Credit Agreement, the following terms have the meanings provided below:
“2020-1 Incremental Revolving Commitment Fee Rate” means 1.75% per annum.
“2020-1 Incremental Revolving Commitment Percentage” means, for each 2020-1 Incremental Revolving Lender as of any time, a fraction (expressed as a percentage carried to the ninth decimal place), the numerator of which is such 2020-1 Incremental Revolving Lender’s 2020-1 Incremental Revolving Committed Amount as of such time and the denominator of which is the Aggregate 2020-1 Incremental Revolving Committed Amount as of such time. The 2020-1 Incremental Revolving Commitment Percentages as of the Amendment No. 7 Effective Date are set forth in Schedule I to Amendment No. 7 under the column entitled “2020-1 Incremental Revolving Commitment Percentage”.
“2020-1 Incremental Revolving Commitments” has the meaning assigned to such term in Amendment No. 7.
“2020-1 Incremental Revolving Committed Amount” means, for each 2020-1 Incremental Revolving Lender, the amount set forth in Schedule I to Amendment No. 7 under the row applicable to such Lender in the column entitled “2020-1 Incremental Revolving Commitments”, in the Assignment and Assumption by which such 2020-1 Incremental Revolving Lender became a 2020-1 Incremental Revolving Lender or in any documentation relating to Incremental Revolving Commitments or Additional Credit Extension Amendments, as such 2020-1 Incremental Revolving Committed Amount may be reduced or increased pursuant to the other provisions hereof.





“2020-1 Incremental Revolving Facility” means the Aggregate 2020-1 Incremental Revolving Commitments and the provisions herein related to the 2020-1 Incremental Revolving Loans.
“2020-1 Incremental Revolving Lenders” means the Persons listed on Schedule I to Amendment No. 7 under the heading “2020-1 Incremental Revolving Lenders” together with their successors and permitted assigns, and any Person that shall be designated a “2020-1 Incremental Revolving Lender” pursuant to Incremental Revolving Commitments or an Additional Credit Extension Amendment in accordance with the provisions hereof.
“2020-1 Incremental Revolving Loan” has the meaning provided in Section 2.01(a)(iv).
“2020-1 Incremental Revolving Notes” means the promissory notes, if any, given to evidence the 2020-1 Incremental Revolving Loans, as amended, restated, modified, supplemented, extended, renewed or replaced. A form of 2020-1 Incremental Revolving Note is attached as Exhibit 2.13-7.
2023 Convertible Notes” means the $550.0 million aggregate principal amount of 2.5% of convertible senior notes due 2023 of the Parent Borrower.
2023 Convertible Notes Indenture” means the indenture, dated March 20, 2018, governing the 2023 Convertible Notes.
2022 Senior Notes” means the $250.0 million aggregate outstanding principal amount of 5.375% of Senior Notes due 2022 of the Parent Borrower.
2024 Senior Notes” means the $575.0 million aggregate outstanding principal amount of 4.875% of Senior Notes due 2024 of the Parent Borrower.
2026 Senior Notes” means the $300.0 million aggregate outstanding principal amount of 5.625% of Senior Notes due 2026 of the Parent Borrower.
2027 Senior Notes” means the $950.0 million aggregate outstanding principal amount of 4.75% of Senior Notes due 2027 of the Parent Borrower.
Academy Music Group” means AMG and its Subsidiaries.
Accrued B/A Fees” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.09(c).
Accrued Commitment Fees” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.09(a).
Accrued Fronting Fees” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.09(b)(ii).
Accrued Interest” has the meaning assigned to such term in the definition of Interest Payment Date.
Accrued Letter of Credit Fees” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.09(b)(i).
Acquisition” means the purchase or acquisition (whether in one or a series of related transactions) by any Person of (a) more than fifty percent (50%) of the Capital Stock with ordinary voting power of another Person or (b) all or substantially all of the property (other than Capital Stock) of another Person or division or line of business or business unit of another Person, whether or not involving a merger or consolidation with such Person.
Additional Credit Extension Amendment” means an amendment to this Credit Agreement (which may, at the option of the Administrative Agent and the Parent Borrower, be in the form of an amendment and restatement of this Credit Agreement) providing for any Incremental Revolving Commitments, Incremental Revolving Facilities or Incremental Term Loans pursuant to Section 2.01(f), Extended Term Loans and/or Extended Revolving
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Commitments pursuant to Section 2.17, Refinancing Term Loans pursuant to Section 2.18, and/or Replacement Revolving Commitments pursuant to Section 2.19, which shall be consistent with the applicable provisions of this Credit Agreement and otherwise reasonably satisfactory to the parties thereto. Each Additional Credit Extension Amendment shall be executed by the L/C Issuer and/or the Swingline Lender (to the extent Section 11.01 would require the consent of the L/C Issuer and/or the Swingline Lender, respectively, for the amendments effected in such Additional Credit Extension Amendment), the Administrative Agent, the Credit Parties and the other parties specified in Section 2.01(f), 2.17, 2.18 or 2.19, as applicable, of this Credit Agreement (but not any other Lender not specified in Section 2.01(f), 2.17, 2.18 or 2.19, as applicable, of this Credit Agreement), but shall not effect any amendments that would require the consent of each affected Lender or all Lenders pursuant to Section 11.01. Any Additional Credit Extension Amendment shall include conditions for closing documentation, all to the extent reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent.
Additional Term B-4 Commitment” means the commitment of the Additional Term B-4 Lender to make a term loan on the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date in an aggregate amount equal to $950,000,000950.0 million minus the aggregate principal amount of the Converted Term B-3 Loans of all Lenders (which aggregate amount of Additional Term B-4 Commitment is equal to $103,419,112.78).
Additional Term B-4 Lender” means the Person identified as such in Amendment No. 6.
Adjusted Eurodollar Rate” means, with respect to any Eurodollar Rate Loan for any Interest Period, an interest rate per annum (rounded upwards, if necessary, to the next 1/16 of 1%) equal to (a) the Eurodollar Rate for such Interest Period multiplied by (b) the Statutory Reserve Rate.
Administrative Agent” means JPMCB in its capacity as administrative agent for the Lenders under any of the Credit Documents, or any successor administrative agent.
Administrative Agent Fee Letter” means that certain administrative agent fee letter dated as of the Closing Date between the Parent Borrower and JPMCB.
Administrative Agent’s Office” means the Administrative Agent’s address and, as appropriate, account as set forth on Schedule 11.02, or such other address or account as the Administrative Agent may from time to time notify the Parent Borrower and the Lenders.
Administrative Questionnaire” means an administrative questionnaire for the Lenders in a form supplied by the Administrative Agent.
“Affected Financial Institution” means (a) any EEA Financial Institution or (b) any UK Financial Institution.
Affiliate” means, with respect to any Person, another Person that directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, Controls or is Controlled by or is under common Control with the Person specified.
Agent” means any of the Administrative Agent, the Canadian Agent, the London Agent or the Collateral Agent.
Agent Parties” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 11.02(c).
Aggregate Commitments” means the aggregate principal amount of the Revolving Commitments, Delayed Draw Term A Commitments and the Additional Term B-4 Commitment.
Aggregate Delayed Draw Term A Commitments” means, at any time, the excess of (A) Delayed Draw Term A Commitments of all Lenders as of the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date, as such amount may be reduced by the operation of Section 2.07 or Section 2.01(d) over (B) the aggregate principal amount of all Delayed Draw Term A Loans made at or prior to such time.
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“Aggregate 2020-1 Incremental Revolving Commitments” means the 2020-1 Incremental Revolving Commitments of all the Lenders.
“Aggregate 2020-1 Incremental Revolving Committed Amount” has the meaning provided in Section 2.01(a)(iv).
Aggregate Dollar Revolving Commitments” means the Dollar Revolving Commitments of all the Lenders.
Aggregate Dollar Revolving Committed Amount” has the meaning provided in Section 2.01(a)(i).
Aggregate Limited Currency Revolving Commitments” means the Limited Currency Revolving Commitments of all the Lenders.
Aggregate Limited Currency Revolving Committed Amount” has the meaning provided in Section 2.01(a)(ii).
Aggregate Multicurrency Revolving Commitments” means the Multicurrency Revolving Commitments of all Lenders.
Aggregate Multicurrency Revolving Committed Amount” has the meaning provided in Section 2.01(a)(iii).
Aggregate Revolving Commitment Percentage” means, as to each Revolving Lender at any time, a fraction (expressed as a percentage carried to the ninth decimal place), the numerator of which is such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Committed Amount at such time and the denominator of which is the Aggregate Revolving Committed Amount at such time.
Aggregate Revolving Commitments” means the sum of the Revolving Commitments of all Revolving Lenders.
Aggregate Revolving Committed Amount” means the collective reference to the Aggregate 2020-1 Incremental Revolving Committed Amount, the Aggregate Dollar Revolving Committed Amount, the Aggregate Limited Currency Revolving Committed Amount and the Aggregate Multicurrency Revolving Committed Amount.
AIL Group” means Amphitheatre Ireland Limited and its Subsidiaries.
AIL Indebtedness” means Indebtedness of any Person comprising part of the AIL Group in an aggregate amount for all such Indebtedness not exceeding the Dollar Equivalent of €40,000,000 at any time outstanding.
Allocated Amount” has the meaning assigned to such term in Amendment No. 6.
Alternative Currency” means each of Euros, Canadian Dollars, Sterling, Danish Krone, Swedish Krona, Australian Dollars, Japanese Yen, Mexican Pesos, Brazilian Real and Swiss Francs and any other currency added as an “Alternative Currency” pursuant to Section 1.07 hereof (any such other currency so added, an “Other Alternative Currency”).
Alternative Currency Fronting Lender” means, with respect to any Fronted Currency Loan, each Multicurrency Revolving Lender that (a) has indicated in writing to the Administrative Agent and the Parent Borrower that it can fund Fronted Currency Loans in such Fronted Currency, (b) has agreed, in its sole discretion, in writing to act as an Alternative Currency Fronting Lender hereunder with respect to such Fronted Currency and (c) has been approved in writing by the Administrative Agent (unless such Alternative Currency Fronting Lender is the same Person as the Administrative Agent) and the Parent Borrower as an Alternative Currency Fronting Lender with respect to such Fronted Currency. The Administrative Agent shall notify the Multicurrency Revolving Lenders of the identity of each Alternative Currency Fronting Lender. With respect to each Borrowing of Fronted Currency
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Loans, there shall be only one Alternative Currency Fronting Lender (but for the avoidance of doubt, there may be more than one Alternative Currency Fronting Lender at any time, including for the same Fronted Currency, and in such case, the Parent Borrower shall determine which Alternative Currency Fronting Lender shall make such Fronted Currency Loan).
Alternative Currency L/C Obligations” means any L/C Obligations arising from an Alternative Currency Letter of Credit.
Alternative Currency L/C Sublimit” means $60.0 million.
Alternative Currency Letter of Credit” means any Letter of Credit denominated in an Alternative Currency.
Alternative Currency Sublimit” means $100.0 million.
Amendment No. 2 Effective Date” means August 16, 2013.
Amendment No. 3” means Amendment No. 3 to this Credit Agreement, dated as of the Amendment No. 3 Effective Date, by and among the Parent Borrower, the Guarantors, the Administrative Agent and the Lenders party thereto.
Amendment No. 3 Effective Date” means October 31, 2016.
Amendment No. 4” means Amendment No. 4 to this Credit Agreement, dated as of the Amendment No. 4 Effective Date, by and among the Parent Borrower, the Guarantors, the Administrative Agent and the Lenders party thereto.
Amendment No. 4 Effective Date” means June 27, 2017.
Amendment No. 5 Effective Date” means March 28, 2018.
Amendment No. 6” means Amendment No. 6 to this Credit Agreement, dated as of October 17, 2019, by and among the Parent Borrower, the Guarantors, the Administrative Agent and the Lenders party thereto.
Amendment No. 6 Effective Date” has the meaning specified in Amendment No. 6 (for the avoidance of doubt, the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date is October 17, 2019).
“Amendment No. 6/No. 7 Interim Period” means the period from and including the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date through and including the Amendment No. 7 Effective Date.
“Amendment No. 6 New Guarantor” has the meaning specified in Amendment No. 6.
“Amendment No. 7” means Amendment No. 7 to this Credit Agreement, dated as of April 9, 2020, by and among the Parent Borrower, the Guarantors, the Administrative Agent and the Lenders party thereto.
“Amendment No. 7 Effective Date” has the meaning specified in Amendment No. 7 (for the avoidance of doubt, the Amendment No. 7 Effective Date is April 9, 2020).
AMG” means Academy Music Holdings Ltd., a company incorporated in England and Wales.
AMG Indebtedness” means Indebtedness of any Person comprising part of the Academy Music Group in an aggregate amount for all such Indebtedness not exceeding the Dollar Equivalent of £60,000,000 at any time outstanding.
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Anti-Corruption Laws” has the meaning provided in Section 6.24(a).
Applicable Agent” means (a) with respect to a Loan denominated in Dollars or a Letter of Credit denominated in any Approved Currency, or with respect to any payment that does not relate to any Loan, Borrowing or Letter of Credit, the Administrative Agent, (b) with respect to a Loan denominated in Canadian Dollars or a B/A, the Canadian Agent and (c) with respect to a Loan denominated in any other Alternative Currency, the London Agent.
Applicable Agent’s Office” means such Applicable Agent’s address and, as appropriate, account as set forth on Schedule 11.02, or such other address or account as such Applicable Agent may from time to time notify the Parent Borrower and the Lenders.
Applicable Disposition Amount” means $950.0 million increased by $50.0 million on each January 1 beginning on January 1, 2020 minus the aggregate amount (measured at the fair market value thereof) of all Property Disposed of pursuant to Section 8.05 (other than Dispositions of Designated Assets) from and after the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date.
Applicable Pari Passu Debt” has the meaning provided in Section 2.06(b)(ii).
Applicable Percentage” means (i) with respect to Revolving Loans, (other than 2020-1 Incremental Revolving Loans), Swingline Loans (it being understood that all Swingline Loans shall be Base Rate Loans), B/A Drawings, Letter of Credit Fees and Delayed Draw Term A Loans, (A) from the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date until delivery of financial statements for the second full fiscal quarter after the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date pursuant to Section 7.01, 1.50% for2.25% per annum in the case of any Eurodollar Rate Loans and 0.50% for Base Rate Loans and (B) thereafter, the percentages1.25% per annum in the table belowcase of any Base Rate Loans, (ii) with respect to Term B-4 Loans, 1,751.75% per annum in the case of any Eurodollar Rate Loans and 0.75% per annum in the case of any Base Rate Loans and, (iii) with respect to 2020-1 Incremental Revolving Loans, 2.50% per annum in the case of any Eurodollar Rate Loans and 1.50% per annum in the case of any Base Rate Loans, and (iv) with respect to any other Class of Term Loans, as specified in the Additional Credit Extension Amendment related thereto (it being understood that Amendment No. 6 constitutes the Additional Credit Extension Amendment in respect of the Term B-4 Loans). For the avoidance of doubt, with respect to interest that shall have accrued during the Amendment No. 6/No. 7 Interim Period, the Applicable Percentage that was in effect during the Amendment No. 6/No. 7 Interim Period shall apply for all determinations of interest during the Amendment No. 6/No. 7 Interim Period.
APPLICABLE PERCENTAGES FOR REVOLVING LOANS, SWINGLINE LOANS, B/A DRAWINGS, LETTER OF CREDIT FEES AND DELAYED DRAW TERM A LOANS
Pricing LevelConsolidated Net Leverage Ratio
Eurodollar Rate Loans, B/A Drawings and Letter of Credit Fees
Base Rate Loans
I
< 5.00:1.00
1.50%0.50%
II> 5.00:1.001.75%0.75%
Applicable Percentages for Revolving Loans, Swingline Loans, B/A Drawings, Letter of Credit Fees and Delayed Draw Term A Loans will be based on the Consolidated Net Leverage Ratio as set forth in the most recent Compliance Certificate received by the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 7.02(b). Any increase or decrease in such Applicable Percentage resulting from a change in the Consolidated Net Leverage Ratio shall become effective on the first Business Day immediately following the date a Compliance Certificate is delivered pursuant to Section 7.02(b); provided, however, that if (i) a Compliance Certificate is not delivered when due in accordance therewith or (ii) an Event of Default pursuant to Section 9.01(a), (f) or (h) has occurred and is continuing, then, with respect to Revolving Loans, Swingline Loans, B/A Drawings, Letter of Credit Fees and Delayed Draw Term A Loans, in the case of clause (i), pricing level II shall apply as
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of the first Business Day after the date on which such Compliance Certificate was required to have been delivered until the first Business Day immediately following delivery thereof, and in the case of clause (ii) pricing level II shall apply as of the first Business Day after the occurrence of such Event of Default until the first Business Day immediately following the cure or waiver of such Event of Default.
Determinations by the Applicable Agent of the appropriate pricing level shall be conclusive absent manifest error.
Applicable Time” means, with respect to any borrowings and payments in any Alternative Currency, the local time in the place of settlement for such Alternative Currency as may be determined by the Applicable Agent or the applicable L/C Issuer, as applicable, to be necessary for timely settlement on the relevant date in accordance with normal banking procedures in the place of payment.
Approved Currency” means each of Dollars and each Alternative Currency.
Approved Fund” means any Fund that is administered, managed or underwritten 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.
Assignment and Assumption” means an assignment and assumption entered into by a Lender and an Eligible Assignee (with the consent of any party whose consent is required by Section 11.06) and accepted by the Administrative Agent and, if required by Section 11.06, the Parent Borrower, in substantially the form of Exhibit 11.06(b) or any other form approved by the Administrative Agent.
Attributable Principal Amount” means (a) in the case of capital leases, the amount of capital lease obligations determined in accordance with GAAP, (b) in the case of Synthetic Leases, an amount determined by capitalization of the remaining lease payments thereunder as if it were a capital lease determined in accordance with GAAP, and (c) in the case of Sale and Leaseback Transactions, the present value (discounted in accordance with GAAP at the debt rate implied in the applicable lease) of the obligations of the lessee for rental payments during the term of such lease.
Australian Bill Rate” means, for any Interest Period: (a) the rate published at or about 10:30 a.m., Sydney local time, on the first day of such Interest Period on the Reuters Screen under the heading “BBSY” for bills of exchange having a tenor approximating as closely as possible the length of such Interest Period, or (b) if the rate described under clause (a) above is not published at the relevant time, or the basis on which that rate is displayed is changed and in the opinion of the Administrative Agent it ceases to reflect the applicable Lenders’ cost of funding, then the applicable rate will be determined by the Administrative Agent to be the average of the buying rates quoted to the Administrative Agent by three (3) Australian banks at or about 10:30 a.m., Sydney local time, on the date of determination for bills of exchange with a tenor approximating the length of such Interest Period; provided that if the Australian Bill Rate as otherwise determined pursuant to this definition shall be less than 0.0% per annum, the Australian Bill Rate shall be 0.0% per annum.
Australian Dollars” or “AU$” means the lawful currency of Australia.
Auto-Extension Letter of Credit” has the meaning provided in Section 2.03(b)(iii).
B/A” means a bill of exchange, including a depository bill issued in accordance with the Depository Bills and Notes Act (Canada), denominated in Canadian Dollars, drawn by a Canadian Borrower and accepted by a Multicurrency Revolving Lender in accordance with the terms of this Credit Agreement.
B/A Drawing” means B/As accepted and purchased on the same date and as to which a single Contract Period is in effect, including any B/A Equivalent Loans accepted and purchased on the same date and as to which a single Contract Period is in effect. For greater certainty, all provisions of this Credit Agreement which are applicable to B/As are also applicable, mutatis mutandis, to B/A Equivalent Loans.
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B/A Equivalent Loan” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.15(k).
B/A Fee” has the meaning provided in Section 2.09(c).
B/A Obligations” means all reimbursement obligations of the Canadian Borrowers in respect of B/As accepted hereunder.
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 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 Code”: Title 11 of the United States Code.
Base Rate” means (i) in the case of Loans denominated in Dollars, for any day, a rate per annum equal to the greatest of (a) the Prime Rate in effect on such day, (b) the NYFRB Rate in effect on such day plus ½ of 1% and (c) the Adjusted Eurodollar Rate for a one month Interest Period on such day (or if such day is not a Business Day, the immediately preceding Business Day) plus 1%, provided that, the Adjusted Eurodollar Rate for any day shall be based on the Eurodollar Rate at approximately 11:00 a.m. London time on such day (any change in the Base Rate due to a change in the Prime Rate, the NYFRB Rate or the Adjusted Eurodollar Rate shall be effective from and including the effective date of such change in the Prime Rate, the NYFRB Rate or the Adjusted Eurodollar Rate, respectively) and (ii) in the case of Loans denominated in Canadian Dollars, the greater of (a) the rate of interest publicly announced from time to time by the Canadian Agent as its “prime” reference rate in effect on such day at its principal office in Toronto for determining interest rates applicable to commercial loans denominated in Canadian Dollars in Canada (each change in such reference rate being effective from and including the date such change is publicly announced as being effective) and (b) the interest rate per annum equal to the sum of (x) the CDOR Rate on such day (or, if such rate is not so reported on the Reuters Screen CDOR Page, the average of the rate quotes for bankers’ acceptances denominated in Canadian Dollars with a term of 30 days received by the Canadian Agent at approximately 10:00 a.m., Toronto time, on such day (or, if such day is not a Business Day, on the next preceding Business Day) from one or more banks of recognized standing selected by it) and (y) 0.50% per annum. The “Prime Rate” is a rate set by JPMCB or the Canadian Agent, as applicable based upon various factors including its costs and desired return, general economic conditions and other factors, and is used as a reference point for pricing some loans, which may be priced at, above, or below such announced rate. Any change in such rate announced by JPMCB or the Canadian Agent shall take effect at the opening of business on the day specified in the public announcement of such change.
Base Rate Loan” means a Loan that bears interest based on the Base Rate.
Beneficial Ownership Certification” means a certification regarding beneficial ownership as required by the Beneficial Ownership Regulation.
Beneficial Ownership Regulation” means 31 C.F.R. § 1010.230.
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.
Borrower Obligations” means, without duplication, (a) all advances to, and debts, liabilities, obligations, covenants and duties of, any Borrower arising under any Credit Document or otherwise with respect to any Loan, B/
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A or Letter of Credit, whether direct or indirect (including those acquired by assumption), absolute or contingent, due or to become due, now existing or hereafter arising and including interest and fees that accrue after the commencement by or against any Borrower of any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Laws naming such Person as the debtor in such proceeding, regardless of whether such interest and fees are allowed claims in such proceeding, (b) unless otherwise designated in writing by Parent Borrower and such Hedge Bank (as defined below), all obligations under any Swap Contract between Parent Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries (other than an Unrestricted Subsidiary) and the Administrative Agent, any Lead Arranger, any Lender or Affiliate of the Administrative Agent, a Lead Arranger or a Lender or any Person that was the Administrative Agent, a Lead Arranger, a Lender or Affiliate of the Administrative Agent, a Lead Arranger or a Lender at the time it entered into such Swap Contract, (each, in such capacity, a “Hedge Bank”), other than any Swap Contract entered into in connection with any Permitted Bond Hedge Transaction or any Permitted Warrant Transaction and (c) unless otherwise designated in writing by Parent Borrower and such Treasury Management Bank (as defined below), all obligations under any Treasury Management Agreement between Parent Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries (other than an Unrestricted Subsidiary) and the Administrative Agent, any Lender or Affiliate of the Administrative Agent or a Lender or any Person that was the Administrative Agent, a Lender or Affiliate of the Administrative Agent or a Lender at the time it entered into such Treasury Management Agreement (each, in such capacity, a “Treasury Management Bank”); provided that Excluded Swap Obligations shall not be a Borrower Obligation of any Guarantor that is not a Qualified ECP Guarantor.
Borrowers” has the meaning provided in the preamble hereto.
Borrowing” means (a) a borrowing consisting of simultaneous Loans of the same Type and, in the case of Eurodollar Rate Loans, having the same Interest Period, or (b) a borrowing of Swingline Loans, as appropriate.
Brazilian Real” or “R$” means the lawful money of Brazil.
Business Day” means any day (other than a day which is a Saturday, Sunday, or other day on which banks in New York are authorized or required by law to close); provided, however, that (a) when used in connection with a rate determination, borrowing, or payment in respect of a Eurodollar Rate Loan, the term “Business Day” shall also exclude any day on which banks in London, England are not open for dealings in deposits of Dollars or foreign currencies, as applicable, in the London Interbank Market, (b) when used in connection with a Loan denominated in Euros, the term “Business Day” shall also exclude any day on which the TARGET payment system is not open for the settlement of payments in Euros, (c) when used in connection with a Loan denominated in Canadian Dollars or a B/A, the term “Business Day” shall also exclude any day on which banks are not open for dealings in deposits in Canadian Dollars in Toronto and (d) when used in connection with a Loan denominated in any Alternative Currency other than Euros and Canadian Dollars, the term “Business Day” shall also exclude any day on which banks are not open for dealings in deposits in the applicable currency in the principal financial center of the country of such currency.
Canadian Agent” means JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Toronto Branch, in its capacity as Canadian agent for the Lenders hereunder, or any successor Canadian agent.
Canadian Borrower” means the Parent Borrower or any Subsidiary that is incorporated or otherwise organized under the laws of Canada or any political subdivision thereof that has been designated as a Foreign Borrower pursuant to Section 1.08 and, in each case that has not ceased to be a Foreign Borrower as provided in Section 1.08.
Canadian Dollars” and “C$” means the lawful currency of Canada.
Canadian Lending Office” means, as to any Limited Currency Revolving Lender, the applicable branch, office or Affiliate of such Limited Currency Revolving Lender designated by such Limited Currency Revolving Lender to make Loans in Canadian Dollars and to accept and purchase or arrange for the purchase of B/As and as to any Multicurrency Revolving Lender, the applicable branch, office or Affiliate of such Multicurrency Revolving
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Lender designated by such Multicurrency Revolving Lender to make Loans in Canadian Dollars and to accept and purchase or arrange for the purchase of B/As.
Capital Expenditures” means, as to any Person, expenditures with respect to property, plant and equipment during such period which should be capitalized in accordance with GAAP (including the Attributable Principal Amount of capital leases). The following items will be excluded from the definition of Capital Expenditures: (a) expenditures to the extent funded by insurance proceeds, condemnation awards or payments pursuant to a deed in lieu thereof, (b) expenditures to the extent made through barter transactions and (c) non-cash capital expenditures required to be booked as capital expenditures in accordance with GAAP.
Capital Stock” means (a) in the case of a corporation, capital stock, (b) in the case of an association or business entity, any and all shares, interests, participations, rights or other equivalents (however designated) of capital stock, (c) in the case of a partnership, partnership interests (whether general or limited), (d) in the case of a limited liability company, membership interests and (e) any other interest or participation that confers on a Person the right to receive a share of the profits and losses of, or distributions of assets of, the issuing Person (but excluding, in each case, any debt security that is convertible into, or exchangeable for, Capital Stock). For the avoidance of doubt, a debt security that is convertible into, or exchangeable for, cash and/or Capital Stock, in an amount determined by reference to the price of such Capital Stock, will be deemed to satisfy the requirements of the exclusion set forth in the final parenthetical of the preceding sentence.
Cash Collateralize” has the meaning provided in Section 2.03(g).
Cash Equivalents” means (a) securities issued or directly and fully guaranteed or insured by the United States or any agency or instrumentality thereof (provided that the full faith and credit of the United States is pledged in support thereof) having maturities of not more than twelve (12) months from the date of acquisition, (b) Dollar-denominated time deposits, money market deposits and certificates of deposit of (i) any Lender that accepts such deposits in the ordinary course of such Lender’s business, (ii) any domestic commercial bank of recognized standing having capital and surplus in excess of $500.0 million or (iii) any bank whose short-term commercial paper rating from S&P is at least A-1 or from Moody’s is at least P-1, in each case with maturities of not more than two hundred seventy (270) days from the date of acquisition, (c) commercial paper issued by any issuer bearing at least an “A-2” rating for any short-term rating provided by S&P and/or Moody’s and maturing within two hundred seventy (270) days of the date of acquisition, (d) repurchase agreements entered into by the Parent Borrower with a bank or trust company (including any of the Lenders) or recognized securities dealer having capital and surplus in excess of $500.0 million for direct obligations issued by or fully guaranteed by the United States and having, on the date of purchase thereof, a fair market value of at least one hundred percent (100%) of the amount of the repurchase obligations, (e) Investments (classified in accordance with GAAP as current assets) in money market investment programs registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, that are administered by reputable financial institutions having capital and surplus of at least $500.0 million and the portfolios of which are limited to Investments of the character described in the foregoing subclauses hereof, (f) shares of mutual funds if no less than 95% of such funds’ investments satisfy the provisions of clauses (a) through (e) above, and (g) in the case of any Foreign Subsidiary, short-term investments of comparable credit quality (or the best available in such Foreign Subsidiary’s jurisdiction) and tenor to those referred to in clauses (a) through (f) above which are customarily used for cash management purposes in any country in which such Foreign Subsidiary operates.
CDOR Rate” means, on any date, an interest rate per annum equal to the greater of (x) the average discount rate applicable to bankers’ acceptances denominated in Canadian Dollars with a term of 30 days (for purposes of the definition of the term “Base Rate”) or with a term equal to the Contract Period of the relevant B/As (for purposes of the definition of the term “Discount Rate”) appearing on the Reuters Screen CDOR Page (or on any successor or substitute page of such screen, or any successor to or substitute for such screen, providing rate quotations comparable to those currently provided on such page of such screen, as determined by the Canadian Agent from time to time) at approximately 10:00 a.m., Toronto time, on such date (or, if such date is not a Business Day, on the next preceding Business Day) and (y) 0.00%.
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CFC” means a “controlled foreign corporation” within the meaning of Section 957 of the Internal Revenue Code.
CFC Holdco” means any Domestic Subsidiary with no material assets other than the Capital Stock of one or more Foreign Subsidiaries that are CFCs.
Change in Law” means the occurrence, after the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date, 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 or application thereof by any Governmental Authority or (c) the making or issuance of any request, guideline or directive (whether or not having the force of law) by any Governmental Authority provided, that (x) the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and all requests, rules, guidelines or directives thereunder or issued in connection therewith and (y) all requests, rules, guidelines or directives promulgated by the Bank for International Settlements, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (or any successor or similar authority) or the United States regulatory authorities, in each case pursuant to Basel III, shall in each case, be deemed to have been introduced or adopted after the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date, regardless of the date enacted or adopted.
Change of Control” means an event or series of events by which:
(a) any “person” or “group” (as such terms are used in Sections 13(d) and 14(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, but excluding any employee benefit plan of such person or its subsidiaries, and any person or entity acting in its capacity as trustee, agent or other fiduciary or administrator of any such plan unless such plan is part of a group) becomes the “beneficial owner” (as defined in Rules 13d-3 and 13d-5 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934), directly or indirectly, of forty percent (40%) or more of the equity securities of the Parent Borrower entitled to vote for members of the board of directors or equivalent governing body of the Parent Borrower on a fully diluted basis;
(b) there shall be consummated any share exchange, consolidation or merger of the Parent Borrower pursuant to which the Parent Borrower’s Capital Stock entitled to vote in the election of the board of directors of the Parent Borrower generally would be converted into cash, securities or other property, or the Parent Borrower sells, assigns, conveys, transfers, leases or otherwise disposes of all or substantially all of its assets, in each case other than pursuant to a share exchange, consolidation or merger of the Parent Borrower in which the holders of the Parent Borrower’s Capital Stock entitled to vote in the election of the board of directors of the Parent Borrower generally immediately prior to the share exchange, consolidation or merger have, directly or indirectly, at least a majority of the total voting power in the aggregate of all classes of Capital Stock of the continuing or surviving entity entitled to vote in the election of the board of directors of such person generally immediately after the share exchange, consolidation or merger; or
(c) a “change of control” or any comparable term under, and as defined in, any of the documentation relating to the 2023 Convertible Notes or the Existing Senior Unsecured Debt shall have occurred.
Class” means (i) with respect to any Commitment, its character as a Revolving Commitment, a Delayed Draw Term A Commitment, an Additional Term B-4 Commitment or any other group of Commitments (whether established by way of new Commitments or by way of conversion or extension of existing Commitments or Loans) designated as a “Class” in an Additional Credit Extension Amendment and (ii) with respect to any Loans, its character as a Revolving Loan, a Swingline Loan, a Delayed Draw Term A Loan, a Term B-4 Loan or any other group of Loans (whether made pursuant to new Commitments or by way of conversion or extension of existing Loans) designated as a “Class” in an Additional Credit Extension Amendment; provided that (x) in no event shall there be more than three Classes of Revolving Commitments or more than three Classes of Revolving Loans outstanding at any time and (y) notwithstanding anything to the contrary, the borrowing and repayment of Revolving Loans shall be made on a pro rata basis across all Classes of Revolving Loans (except to the extent that any applicable Additional Credit Extension Amendment provides that the Class of Revolving Loans established
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thereunder shall be entitled to less than pro rata treatment in repayments), and any termination of Revolving Commitments shall be made on a pro rata basis across all Classes of Revolving Commitments (except to the extent that any applicable Additional Credit Extension Amendment provides that the Class of Revolving Commitments established thereunder shall be entitled to less than pro rata treatment in reduction of Revolving Commitments). Commitments or Loans that have different maturity dates, pricing (other than upfront fees) or other terms shall be designated separate Classes.
Closing Date” means May 6, 2010.
Collateral” means the collateral identified in, and at any time covered, or purported to be covered by, the Collateral Documents.
Collateral Agent” means JPMCB in its capacity as collateral agent or security trustee, as applicable, for the Lenders under any of the Collateral Documents, or any successor collateral agent.
Collateral Documents” means the U.S. Security Agreement, the U.S. Pledge Agreement, the Foreign Collateral Documents and any other documents executed and delivered in connection with the attachment or perfection (or the equivalent under applicable foreign law) of security interests granted to secure the Obligations.
Commitment Fee Rate” means (a) from0.50% per annum. For the avoidance of doubt, with respect to Commitment Fees that shall have accrued during the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date until delivery of financial statements for the second fiscal quarter after/No. 7 Interim Period, the Commitment Fee Rate that was in effect during the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date pursuant to Section 7.01, 0.25% per annum and (b) thereafter, the applicable percentage per annum set forth below determined by reference to the Consolidated Net Leverage Ratio as set forth in the most recent Compliance Certificate received by the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 7.02(b):/No. 7 Interim Period shall apply for all determinations of the Commitment Fee during the Amendment No. 6/No. 7 Interim Period.
Commitment Fee Rate
Pricing Level
Consolidated Net Leverage Ratio
Applicable Percentage
1
< 5.00:1
0.25%
2> 5.00:10.35%
The Commitment Fee Rate will be based on the Consolidated Net Leverage Ratio as set forth in the most recent Compliance Certificate received by the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 7.02(b). Any increase or decrease in such Applicable Percentage resulting from a change in the Consolidated Net Leverage Ratio shall become effective on the first Business Day immediately following the date a Compliance Certificate is delivered pursuant to Section 7.02(b); provided, however, that if (i) a Compliance Certificate is not delivered when due in accordance therewith or (ii) an Event of Default pursuant to Section 9.01(a), (f) or (h) has occurred and is continuing, then, in the case of clause (i), pricing level 2 shall apply as of the first Business Day after the date on which such Compliance Certificate was required to have been delivered until the first Business Day immediately following delivery thereof, and in the case of clause (ii) pricing level 2 shall apply as of the first Business Day after the occurrence of such Event of Default until the first Business Day immediately following the cure or waiver of such Event of Default.
Commitment Fees” has the meaning provided in Section 2.09(a).
Commitment Period” means the period from and including the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date to the earlier of (a) (i) in the case of Revolving Loans and Swingline Loans, the Revolving Termination Date or (ii) in the case of the Letters of Credit, the L/C Expiration Date, or (b) in the case of the Revolving Loans, Swingline Loans and the Letters of Credit, the date on which the applicable Revolving Commitments shall have been terminated as provided herein.
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Commitments” means the Revolving Commitments, the L/C Commitments, the Swingline Commitment, the Delayed Draw Term A Commitments, the Additional Term B-4 Commitment and any other commitment to extend credit established pursuant to an Additional Credit Extension Amendment, as the context may require.
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.
Compliance Certificate” means a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit 7.02(b).
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.
Consolidated Capital Expenditures” means, for any period for the Consolidated Group, without duplication, all Capital Expenditures.
Consolidated EBITDA” means, for any period for the Consolidated Group, Consolidated Net Income in such period plus, without duplication, (A) in each case solely to the extent decreasing Consolidated Net Income in such period: (a) consolidated interest expense (net of interest income), (b) provision for taxes, to the extent based on income or profits, (c) amortization and depreciation, (d) the amount of all expenses incurred in connection with (x) the closing and initial funding of this Credit Agreement or the Transactions, (y) the Ticketmaster Merger in an amount under this clause (y) not to exceed $85.0 million in the aggregate and (z) the acquisition of an aggregate of 51% of the Capital Stock of OCESA Entretenimiento S.A. de C.V. in an amount under this clause (z) not to exceed $20.0 million in the aggregate, (e) the amount of all non-cash deferred compensation expense, (f) the amount of all expenses associated with the early extinguishment of Indebtedness, (g) any losses from sales of Property, other than from sales in the ordinary course of business, (h) any non-cash impairment loss of goodwill or other intangibles required to be taken pursuant to GAAP, (i) any non-cash expense recorded with respect to stock options or other equity-based compensation, (j) any extraordinary loss in accordance with GAAP, (k) any restructuring, non-recurring or other unusual item of loss or expense (including write-offs and write-downs of assets), other than any write-off or write-down of inventory or accounts receivable; provided that the aggregate amount added to Consolidated EBITDA pursuant to this clause (k) and clause (o) below in any four quarter period shall not exceed 20% of Consolidated EBITDA in such period (such percentage to be calculated prior to giving effect to any amounts added to Consolidated EBITDA for such period pursuant to this clause (k) or clause (o) below), (l) any non-cash loss related to discontinued operations, (m) any other non-cash charges (other than write-offs or write-downs of inventory or accounts receivable), (n) fees and expenses incurred in connection with the making of acquisitions and other non-ordinary course Investments pursuant to Section 8.02, in an aggregate amount not to exceed $40.0 million in any four quarter period and (o) the amount of pro forma “run rate” cost savings, operating expense reductions and synergies (in each case net of actual amounts realized) related to any cost-savings initiative or acquisition or disposition outside of the ordinary course of business that are reasonably identifiable, factually supportable and projected by such person in good faith to result from actions that have been taken or with respect to which substantial steps have been taken or are expected to be taken (in the good faith determination of such person) within 24 months after the date such acquisition or disposition is consummated or such cost savings initiative is implemented, as the case may be; provided that the aggregate amount added to Consolidated EBITDA pursuant to this clause (o) and clause (k) above in any four quarter period shall not exceed 20% of Consolidated EBITDA in such period (such percentage to be calculated prior to giving effect to any amounts added to Consolidated EBITDA for such period pursuant to this clause (o) or clause (k) above); provided that (I) in the case of any non-cash charge referred to in this definition of Consolidated EBITDA that relates to accruals or reserves for a future cash disbursement, such future cash disbursement shall be deducted from Consolidated EBITDA in the period when such cash is so disbursed and (II) if there shall exist one or more Specified Subsidiaries during such period, the amounts otherwise added to Consolidated EBITDA pursuant to any of clauses (A)(a) through (o) of this definition shall be reduced such that the contribution of any such Specified Subsidiary to such amounts is limited to the Specified Percentage applicable to such Specified Subsidiary minus (B) in each case solely to the extent increasing Consolidated Net Income in such period: (a) any extraordinary gain in accordance with GAAP, (b) any nonrecurring item of gain or income (including write-ups of assets), other than any write-up of inventory or accounts receivable, (c) any gains from sales of Property, other than from sales in the ordinary course of business, (d) any
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non-cash gain related to discontinued operations, and (e) the aggregate amount of all other non-cash items increasing Consolidated Net Income during such period; provided that (I) in the case of any non-cash item referred to in clause (B) of this definition of Consolidated EBITDA that relates to a future cash payment to the Parent Borrower or a Subsidiary, such future cash payment shall be added to Consolidated EBITDA in the period when such payment is so received by the Parent Borrower or such Subsidiary and (II) if there shall exist one or more Specified Subsidiaries during such period, the amounts otherwise subtracted from Consolidated EBITDA pursuant to any of clauses (B)(a) through (e) of this definition shall be increased such that the contribution of any such Specified Subsidiary to such amounts is limited to the Specified Percentage applicable to such Specified Subsidiary.
Consolidated Excess Cash Flow” means, for any period for the Consolidated Group, (a) net cash provided by operating activities for such period as reported on the audited GAAP cash flow statement delivered under Section 7.01(a) minus (b) the sum of, in each case to the extent not otherwise reducing net cash provided by operating activities in such period, without duplication, (i) scheduled (including at maturity) principal payments (including payments of principal with respect to the 2023 Convertible Notes required from time to time under the terms of the 2023 Convertible Notes Indenture) and payments of interest in each case made in cash on Consolidated Total Funded Debt during such period (including for purposes hereof, sinking fund payments, payments in respect of the principal components under capital leases and the like relating thereto), in each case other than in connection with a refinancing thereof (for the avoidance of doubt, no payments made on (x) the Amendment No. 3 Effective Date with respect to the Term A-1 Loans or Term B-1 Loans, (y) the Amendment No. 4 Effective Date with respect to the Term B-2 Loans and (z) the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date with respect to the Term A-2 Loans or Term B-3 Loans, Original Revolving Commitments, Original Revolving Loans and Original Swingline Loans shall be included under this clause (i)), (ii) Consolidated Capital Expenditures made in cash during such period that are not financed with the proceeds of Indebtedness, an issuance of Capital Stock or from a reinvestment of Net Cash Proceeds referred to in Section 2.06(b)(ii), (iii) prepayments of Funded Debt during such period (other than prepayments of Loans owing under this Credit Agreement (except prepayments of Revolving Loans to the extent there is a simultaneous reduction in the Aggregate Revolving Commitments in the amount of such prepayment pursuant to Section 2.07) and other than such prepayments made with the proceeds of other Indebtedness); provided that, for the avoidance of doubt, no payments made on the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date with respect to the Original Revolving Commitments, Original Revolving Loans or Original Swingline Loans shall be included under this clause (iii), (iv) to the extent not financed with the incurrence or assumption of Indebtedness or proceeds from an issuance of Capital Stock, Subject Dispositions, Specified Dispositions or Involuntary Dispositions, cash sums expended for Investments pursuant to Sections 8.02(b), (c) (to the extent such advances are not repaid to Parent Borrower or a Subsidiary), (e), (f), (g) (but with respect to expenditures for Investments pursuant to Section 8.02(e), (f) or (g), such expenditures shall only reduce Consolidated Excess Cash Flow pursuant to this clause (iv) to the extent such expenditures are not made in Parent Borrower or a Person that was not one of Parent Borrower’s Subsidiaries prior to such expenditure), (i), (j), (k) (other than with respect to any amount expended on such Investments through the use of the Cumulative Credit), (z), (aa) or (cc) during such period or contractually committed to be made during the three months following the end of such period (but with respect to expenditures for Investments pursuant to Section 8.02(z), (aa) and (cc), such expenditures shall only reduce Consolidated Excess Cash Flow to the extent such expenditures are made in a Person that was not one of Parent’s Subsidiaries prior to such expenditure, and to the extent any contractually committed amounts reduced Consolidated Excess Cash Flow pursuant to this clause (iv) during such period but the expenditures contemplated by such committed amounts are not so made during such three months, such committed amounts shall be added to Consolidated Excess Cash Flow for the period following such period (unless such expenditures otherwise reduce Consolidated Excess Cash Flow during such following period)), (v) without duplication of amounts deducted from Consolidated Excess Cash Flow in prior periods, the aggregate consideration required to be paid in cash by the Parent Borrower or any Subsidiary pursuant to binding contracts (the “Contract Consideration”) entered into prior to or during such period relating to Consolidated Capital Expenditures to be consummated or made during the three months following the end of such period; provided that to the extent the aggregate amount of internally generated cash actually utilized to finance such Consolidated Capital Expenditures during such three months is less than the Contract Consideration, the amount of such shortfall shall be added to Consolidated Excess Cash Flow for the period following such period, (vi) to the extent such amounts increased net cash provided by operating activities in such period, (A) ticketing-related client funds collected by the Parent Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, on behalf of Persons other than Parent Borrower or any of its Affiliates and (B) event-related deferred revenue of the Parent Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, (vii)
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accrued expenses due from the Parent Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries to artists, as of the last date of such period and (viii) accrued expenses for cash collected by the Parent Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries on behalf of others for ticket sales, as of the last date of such period, plus (c) to the extent such amounts decreased net cash provided by operating activities in such period, (A) ticketing related client funds remitted by the Parent Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries and (B) event-related deferred revenue of the Parent Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries.
Consolidated Group” means the Parent Borrower and its consolidated Subsidiaries, as determined in accordance with GAAP.
Consolidated Net Debt” means, at any time, (a) Consolidated Total Funded Debt, minus (b) if positive, the lesser of (x) $300.0 million and (y) the aggregate amount of Free Cash held on such date by the Consolidated Group (provided that with respect to any Specified Subsidiary, only the Specified Percentage of such Specified Subsidiary’s Free Cash shall be included in this clause (y)).
Consolidated Net Income” means, for any period for the Consolidated Group, the net income (or loss), determined on a consolidated basis (after any deduction for minority interests except in the case of any Credit Party) of the Consolidated Group in accordance with GAAP; provided that (i) in determining Consolidated Net Income, the net income of any Unrestricted Subsidiary or any other Person which is not a Subsidiary of the Parent Borrower or is accounted for by the Parent Borrower by the equity method of accounting shall be included only to the extent of the payment of cash dividends or cash distributions by such other Person to a member of the Consolidated Group during such period, (ii) for purposes of calculating Consolidated EBITDA when determining the Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio for any clause of Section 8.06 only, the net income of any Subsidiary of the Parent Borrower (other than a Domestic Guarantor) shall be excluded to the extent that the declaration or payment of cash dividends or similar cash distributions by that Subsidiary of that net income is not at the date of determination permitted by operation of its Organization Documents or any agreement, instrument or law applicable to such Subsidiary (other than to the extent such net income is actually received in cash by Parent Borrower or a Domestic Guarantor during such period from such Subsidiary and is not otherwise included in Consolidated Net Income) and (iii) the cumulative effect of any change in accounting principles shall be excluded. Consolidated Net Income shall be calculated on a Pro Forma Basis.
Consolidated Net Leverage Ratio” means, as of the last day of any fiscal quarter the ratio of (i) Consolidated Net Debt on such date to (ii) Consolidated EBITDA of the Consolidated Group for the period of four (4) consecutive fiscal quarters ending on such day.; provided that for purposes of determining compliance with Section 8.10(a), (i) for the fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2020, Consolidated EBITDA of the Consolidated Group shall be based on the fiscal quarters ended June 30, 2019, September 30, 2019, March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2020, (ii) for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2021, Consolidated EBITDA of the Consolidated Group shall be based on the fiscal quarters ended June 30, 2019, September 30, 2019, December 31, 2020 and March 31, 2021 and (iii) for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2021, Consolidated EBITDA of the Consolidated Group shall be based on the fiscal quarters ended September 30, 2019, December 31, 2020, March 31, 2021 and June 30, 2021.
Consolidated Tangible Assets” means, as of any date, Consolidated Total Assets as of such date, less, to the extent otherwise constituting Consolidated Total Assets, all of the Parent Borrower’s and its Subsidiaries’ goodwill, patents, tradenames, trademarks, copyrights, franchises, experimental expenses, organization expenses and any other assets classified as intangible assets in accordance with GAAP as shown on the most recent balance sheet of the Parent Borrower required to have been delivered pursuant to Section 7.01(a) or (b).
Consolidated Total Assets” means the total assets of the Parent Borrower and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis determined in accordance with GAAP, as shown on the most recent balance sheet of the Parent Borrower required to have been delivered pursuant to Section 7.01(a) or (b) or, for the period prior to the time any such statements are required to be so delivered pursuant to Section 7.01(a) or (b), as shown on the financial statements referred to in the second sentence of Section 6.05.
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Consolidated Total Funded Debt” means, at any time, the principal amount of all Funded Debt of the Consolidated Group determined on a consolidated basis (it being understood and agreed that outstanding letters of credit, bankers’ acceptances and similar facilities shall not constitute Funded Debt unless such letters of credit, bankers’ acceptances or similar facilities have been drawn on and the resulting obligations have not been paid by the Parent Borrower).
Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio” means, as of the last day of any fiscal quarter, the ratio of (i) Consolidated Total Funded Debt on such day to (ii) Consolidated EBITDA of the Consolidated Group for the period of four (4) consecutive fiscal quarters ending on such day.
Contract Consideration” has the meaning assigned to such term in the definition of Consolidated Excess Cash Flow.
Contractual Obligation” means, as to any Person, any provision of any security issued by such Person or of any agreement, instrument or other undertaking to which such Person is a party or by which it or any of its property is bound.
Contract Period” means, with respect to any B/A, the period commencing on the date such B/A is issued and accepted and ending on the date 30, 60, 90 or 180 days thereafter, as the applicable Canadian Borrower may elect (in each case subject to availability); provided that if such Contract Period would end on a day other than a Business Day, such Contract Period shall be extended to the next succeeding Business Day.
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.
Convertible Indebtedness” means Indebtedness of the Parent Borrower permitted to be incurred under the terms of this Credit Agreement that is either (a) convertible or exchangeable into common stock of the Parent Borrower (and cash in lieu of fractional shares) and/or cash (in an amount determined by reference to the price of such common stock) or (b) sold as units with call options, warrants or rights to purchase (or substantially equivalent derivative transactions) that are in each case exercisable for common stock of the Parent Borrower and/or cash (in an amount determined by reference to the price of such common stock).
Converted Term B-3 Loan” means the Allocated Amount of each Term B-3 Loan held by a Term B-3 Amendment No. 6 Converting Lender on the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date immediately prior to the effectiveness of Amendment No. 6.
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 it in Section 11.22.
Credit Agreement” has the meaning provided in the preamble hereto, as the same may be amended and modified from time to time.
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Credit Documents” means this Credit Agreement, Amendment No. 7, Amendment No. 6, the Notes, the Collateral Documents, the Engagement Letter, the Administrative Agent Fee Letter, the Issuer Documents, the Joinder Agreements, any Foreign Borrower Agreements, any Foreign Borrower Terminations, any Revolving Lender Joinder Agreement, any guarantee of the Obligations by a Credit Party delivered to the Administrative Agent pursuant to the requirements of this Credit Agreement, any Additional Credit Extension Amendment and any Incremental Term Loan Joinder Agreement.
Credit Extension” means each of the following: (a) a Borrowing and (b) an L/C Credit Extension.
Credit Parties” means the Parent Borrower, any Foreign Subsidiary that becomes a Foreign Borrower under Section 1.08 and any Guarantor.
Credit Party Materials” has the meaning provided in Section 7.02.
Cumulative Credit” means, with respect to any proposed use of the Cumulative Credit at any time, an amount equal to (a) the excess of (I) the amount of the Consolidated Excess Cash Flow for each full fiscal quarter of the Parent Borrower completed after December 31, 2013, to the extent the financial statements required to be delivered for the period ending on the last day of such fiscal quarter pursuant to Section 7.01(a) or (b) have been delivered and, to the extent the end of such fiscal quarter coincides with the end of a fiscal year of the Parent Borrower, all prepayments that may be (or, prior to the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date were) required pursuant to Section 2.06(b)(iv) with respect to the Consolidated Excess Cash Flow generated in such fiscal year have been made (provided that (A) to the extent the end of any fiscal quarter of the Parent Borrower does not coincide with the end of a fiscal year of the Parent Borrower, 25% of the Consolidated Excess Cash Flow generated in such fiscal quarter shall not be counted toward calculating the amount referred to in this clause (a) until the financial statements for the fiscal year in which fiscal quarter falls have been delivered pursuant to Section 7.01(a) and all prepayments that may be required pursuant to Section 2.06(b)(iv) with respect to the Consolidated Excess Cash Flow generated in such fiscal year have been made and (B) with respect to the fiscal year ending December 31, 2016, the amount that would have been required to be prepaid pursuant to Section 2.06(b)(iv) assuming that Section 2.06(b)(iv) had been used to make such prepayments) over (II) all such prepayments so made or required to be made (or with respect to the year ending December 31, 2016, assumed to be made) pursuant to Section 2.06(b)(iv); provided that the amount calculated under this clause (a) shall never be less than zero, plus (b) without duplication of any amounts referred to in clause (c), the aggregate amount of Net Cash Proceeds of any issuance of Qualified Capital Stock of the Parent Borrower (but not including any issuance or purchase referred to in Sections 8.02(c), 8.02(r) or 8.06(h)) after January 1, 2016 and at or prior to such time less the aggregate amount of Restricted Payments made since January 1, 2016 and through the Amendment No. 3 Effective Date pursuant to Sections 8.06(f) or (g) of this Credit Agreement (as in effect prior to the Amendment No. 3 Effective Date), excluding any Restricted Payments made to redeem, repurchase or otherwise acquire the 2020 Senior Notes (as defined in the Credit Agreement immediately prior to giving effect to the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date) plus (c) if positive, to the extent not otherwise reflected in Consolidated Excess Cash Flow, the amount of cash returns on any Investment made pursuant to Section 8.02(k) (other than any Investment subsequently deemed to be made pursuant to Section 8.02(e)) in a Person other than the Parent Borrower or a Subsidiary (to the extent such Investment was made through the use of the Cumulative Credit) resulting from interest payments, dividends, repayments of loans or advances or profits from Dispositions of Property, in each case to the extent actually received by a Domestic Credit Party at or prior to such time (provided that any such cash returns in respect of amounts described in clause (c) above shall only increase the Cumulative Credit for purposes of determining the amount of the Cumulative Credit available for making Investments pursuant to Section 8.02(k)) plus (d) $125.0 million minus (e) the aggregate amount of Investments and Restricted Payments made since the Amendment No. 3 Effective Date pursuant to Sections 8.02(k) (excluding Investments subsequently deemed to have been made pursuant to Section 8.02(e)) and 8.06(f), respectively, through utilization of the Cumulative Credit (excluding such proposed use of the Cumulative Credit, but including any other simultaneous proposed use of the Cumulative Credit) (provided that Investments of amounts described in clause (c) above shall only decrease the Cumulative Credit for purposes of determining the amount of the Cumulative Credit available for making Investments pursuant to Section 8.02(k)) minus (f) without duplication of amounts subtracted under clause (a)(II) above, the ECF Application Amount for each fiscal year of the Parent Borrower, to the extent the financial statements for such fiscal year have been delivered pursuant to Section 7.01(a) less any voluntary prepayments of
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the Term Loans made during such fiscal year (other than (i) such voluntary prepayments made with the proceeds of Indebtedness, (ii) any prepayment of Term A-1 Loans or Term B-1 Loans made on the Amendment No. 3 Effective Date with the proceeds of (or conversion into) the Term A-2 Loans and Term B-2 Loans, (iii) any prepayment of Term B-2 Loans made on the Amendment No. 4 Effective Date with the proceeds of (or conversion into) Term B-3 Loans and (iv) any prepayment of Term A-2 Loans or Term B-3 Loans made on the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date with the proceeds of (or conversion into) the Term B-4 Loans and the proceeds of the 2027 Senior Notes).
Danish Krone” or “Dkr” means the lawful currency of Denmark.
Debtor Relief Laws” means the Bankruptcy Code of the United States, and all other liquidation, conservatorship, bankruptcy, assignment for the benefit of creditors, moratorium, rearrangement, receivership, insolvency, reorganization, or similar debtor relief Laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdictions from time to time in effect and affecting the rights of creditors generally.
Default” means any event, act or condition that constitutes an Event of Default or that, with notice, the passage of time, or both, would constitute an Event of Default.
Default Rate” means an interest rate equal to (a) with respect to Obligations other than (i) Eurodollar Rate Loans and (ii) Letter of Credit Fees, the Base Rate plus the Applicable Percentage, if any, applicable to such Loans plus two percent (2%) per annum; (b) with respect to Eurodollar Rate Loans, the Adjusted Eurodollar Rate plus the Applicable Percentage, if any, applicable to such Loans plus two percent (2%) per annum; and (c) with respect to Letter of Credit Fees, a rate equal to the Applicable Percentage plus two percent (2%) per annum.
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 to fund any portion of its Loans or participations in Letters of Credit or Swingline Loans required to be funded by it hereunder within three (3) Business Days of the date required to be funded by it hereunder unless such Lender notifies the Administrative Agent and the Parent Borrower in writing that such failure is the result of such Lender’s determination that one or more conditions precedent to funding (each of which conditions precedent, together with any applicable default, shall be specifically identified in such writing) has not been satisfied, (b) has notified the Parent Borrower or the Applicable Agent that it does not intend to comply with any of its funding obligations under this Credit Agreement (unless such notification relates to such Lenders’ obligation to fund a Loan hereunder and states that such position is based on such Lender’s determination that a condition precedent to funding (which condition precedent, together with any applicable default, shall be specifically identified in such writing or public statement) cannot be satisfied), (c) has failed, within three (3) Business Days after written request by the Applicable Agent or any applicable L/C Issuer, to confirm that it will comply with the terms of this Credit Agreement relating to its participation obligations in respect of all then outstanding Letters of Credit and Swingline Loans (provided that such Lender shall cease to be a Defaulting Lender pursuant to this clause (c) upon receipt of such written confirmation by the Administrative Agent and the Parent Borrower), (d) has otherwise failed to pay over to the Applicable Agent, any applicable L/C Issuer or any other Lender any other amount required to be paid by it hereunder within three (3) Business Days of the date when due, unless the subject of a good faith dispute, (e) in the case of a Lender with a Commitment, Swingline Exposure or L/C Obligations, is insolvent or has become the subject of a bankruptcy or insolvency proceeding or Bail-In Action or (f) has any Affiliate that has Control of such Lender that is insolvent or that has become the subject of a bankruptcy or insolvency proceeding; provided that a Lender shall not qualify as a “Defaulting Lender” solely as the result of the acquisition or maintenance of an ownership interest in such Lender or any Person Controlling such Lender, or the exercise of Control over such Lender or any Person Controlling such Lender, by a governmental authority or an instrumentality thereof so long as such ownership interest does not result in or provide such Lender with 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 Lender (or such governmental authority or instrumentality thereof) to reject, repudiate, disavow or disaffirm any contracts or agreements made with such Lender.
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Delayed Draw Commitment Fee” has the meaning provided in Section 2.09(a).
Delayed Draw Term A Commitment” means as to any Delayed Draw Term A Lender at any time, the amount set forth under the heading “Delayed Draw Term A Commitment” opposite such Person’s name on Schedule I to Amendment No. 6 or in the Assignment and Assumption by which such Delayed Draw Term A Lender became a Delayed Draw Term A Lender, as such amount may be reduced by the operation of Section 2.07 or Section 2.01(d). The original aggregate principal amount of the Delayed Draw Term A Commitments on the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date is $400,000,000400.0 million.
Delayed Draw Term A Commitment Percentage” means, for each Delayed Draw Term A Lender as of any time, a fraction (expressed as a percentage carried to the ninth decimal place), the numerator of which is such Delayed Draw Term A Lender’s Delayed Draw Term A Commitment as of such time and the denominator of which is the Aggregate Delayed Draw Term A Commitments as of such time. The Delayed Draw Term A Commitment Percentages as of the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date are set forth in Schedule I to Amendment No. 6 under the column entitled “Delayed Draw Term A Commitment Percentage”.
Delayed Draw Term A Commitment Period” means the period from the date one day after the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date through and including the Delayed Draw Term A Outside Date.
Delayed Draw Term A Commitment Termination Date” means the earliest of (a) the date on which the entire amount of the Aggregate Delayed Draw Term A Commitments of all Delayed Draw Term A Lenders have been drawn as Delayed Draw Term A Loans, (b) the date on which the aggregate Delayed Draw Term A Commitments of all Delayed Draw Term A Lenders have been terminated or reduced to zero pursuant to Section 2.07 and (c) the Delayed Draw Term A Outside Date.
Delayed Draw Term A Lender” means the Persons listed on Schedule I to Amendment No. 6 under the heading “Delayed Draw Term A Loan Lenders” together with their successors and permitted assigns.
Delayed Draw Term A Loan Termination Date” means the fifth anniversary of the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date.
Delayed Draw Term A Loan Note” means the promissory notes substantially in the form of Exhibit 2.13-5, if any, given to evidence the Delayed Draw Term A Loans, as amended, restated, modified, supplemented, extended, renewed or replaced.
Delayed Draw Term A Loans” means the term loans made by the Lenders to the Parent Borrower pursuant to Section 2.01(d).
Delayed Draw Term A Outside Date” means the date that is the second anniversary of the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date.
Designated Assets” means the assets listed on Schedule 8.05.
Designated Investments” means the Investments listed on Schedule 8.02(x).
Designated Non-Cash Consideration” means the fair market value of non-cash consideration received by the Parent Borrower or any Subsidiary in connection with a Subject Disposition that is designated as “Designated Non-Cash Consideration” on the date received pursuant to a certificate of a Responsible Officer of the Parent Borrower setting forth the basis of such fair market value (with the amount of Designated Non-Cash Consideration in respect of any Subject Disposition being reduced for purposes of Section 8.05 to the extent the Parent Borrower or any Subsidiary converts the same to cash or Cash Equivalents within 180 days following the closing of the applicable Subject Disposition).
Designated Sale and Leaseback Assets” means the assets listed in Schedule 1.01A.
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Discount Proceeds” means, with respect to any B/A, an amount (rounded upward, if necessary, to the nearest C$.01) calculated by multiplying (a) the face amount of such B/A by (b) the quotient obtained by dividing (i) one by (ii) the sum of (A) one and (B) the product of (x) the Discount Rate (expressed as a decimal) applicable to such B/A and (y) a fraction of which the numerator is the Contract Period applicable to such B/A and the denominator is 365, with such quotient being rounded upward or downward to the fifth decimal place and .000005 being rounded upward.
Discount Rate” means, with respect to a B/A being accepted and purchased on any day, (a) for a Lender which is a Schedule I Lender, (i) the CDOR Rate applicable to such B/A, or (ii) if the discount rate for a particular Contract Period is not quoted on the Reuters Screen CDOR Page, the arithmetic average (as determined by the Canadian Agent) of the percentage discount rates (expressed as a decimal and rounded upward, if necessary, to the nearest 1/100 of 1%) quoted to the Canadian Agent by the Schedule I Reference Lenders as the percentage discount rate at which each such bank would, in accordance with its normal practices, at approximately 10:00 a.m., Toronto time, on such day, be prepared to purchase bankers’ acceptances accepted by such bank having a face amount and term comparable to the face amount and Contract Period of such B/A, and (b) for a Lender which is a Schedule II Lender or a Schedule III Lender, the lesser of (i) the CDOR Rate applicable to such B/A plus 0.10% per annum and (ii) the arithmetic average (as determined by the Canadian Agent) of the percentage discount rates (expressed as a decimal and rounded upward, if necessary, to the nearest 1/100 of 1%) quoted to the Canadian Agent by the Schedule II Reference Lenders as the percentage discount rate at which each such bank would, in accordance with its normal practices, at approximately 10:00 a.m., Toronto time, on such day, be prepared to purchase bankers’ acceptances accepted by such bank having a face amount and term comparable to the face amount and Contract Period of such B/A.
Disposition” or “Dispose” means the sale, transfer, license, lease or other disposition (including any Sale and Leaseback Transaction) of any Property by any Person, including any sale, assignment, transfer or other disposal, with or without recourse, of any notes or accounts receivable or any rights and claims associated therewith (but excluding the making of any Investment pursuant to Section 8.02).
Disqualified Capital Stock” means Capital Stock that (a) requires the payment of any dividends or distributions (other than dividends or distributions payable solely in shares of Capital Stock other than Disqualified Capital Stock) prior to the date that is the first anniversary of the Final Maturity Date or (b) matures or is mandatorily redeemable or subject to mandatory repurchase or redemption or repurchase at the option of the holders thereof, in whole or in part and whether upon the occurrence of any event, pursuant to a sinking fund obligation, on a fixed date or otherwise, in each case prior to the date that is the first anniversary of the Final Maturity Date (other than upon payment in full of the Obligations (other than contingent indemnification obligations for which no claim has been made) and termination of the Commitments).
Dollar” or “$” means the lawful currency of the United States.
Dollar Equivalent” means, at any time, (a) with respect to any amount denominated in Dollars, such amount, and (b) with respect to any amount denominated in any Alternative Currency, the equivalent amount thereof in Dollars as determined by the Applicable Agent or the applicable L/C Issuer, as the case may be, at such time on the basis of the Spot Rate (determined in respect of the most recent Revaluation Date) for the purchase of Dollars with such Alternative Currency.
Dollar Facility L/C Obligations” means, at any date of determination, the Dollar Facility Percentage multiplied by the sum of (x) the aggregate Dollar Equivalent amount available to be drawn under all outstanding Letters of Credit at such date plus (y) the aggregate Dollar Equivalent amount of all L/C Borrowings at such date. For all purposes of this Credit Agreement, if on any date of determination a Letter of Credit has expired by its terms but any amount may still be drawn thereunder by reason of the operation of Rule 3.14 of the ISP, such Letter of Credit shall be deemed to be “outstanding” in the amount so remaining available to be drawn.
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Dollar Facility Percentage” means, at any time, a fraction (expressed as a percentage carried to the ninth decimal place), the numerator of which is the Aggregate Dollar Revolving Committed Amount at such time and the denominator of which is the L/C Committed Amount at such time.
Dollar L/C Issuer” means JPMCB, Bank of America, N.A., Goldman Sachs Bank USA, Mizuho Bank, Ltd., Morgan Stanley Bank, N.A., MUFG Union Bank, N.A., SunTrust Bank, The Bank of Nova Scotia and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, in their capacities as issuers of Letters of Credit hereunder, together with their respective successors in such capacity and any Dollar Revolving Lender approved by the Administrative Agent and the Parent Borrower; provided that no Lender shall be obligated to become an L/C Issuer hereunder. References herein and in the other Credit Documents to the Dollar L/C Issuer shall be deemed to refer to the Dollar L/C Issuer in respect of the applicable Letter of Credit or to all Dollar L/C Issuers, as the context requires.
Dollar Revolving Commitment” means, for each Dollar Revolving Lender, the commitment of such Lender to make Dollar Revolving Loans (and to share in Dollar Revolving Obligations) hereunder, under documentation relating to Incremental Revolving Commitments or pursuant to an Additional Credit Extension Amendment, in each case, in the amount of such Lender’s Dollar Revolving Committed Amount, as such commitment may be increased or decreased pursuant to the other provisions hereof.
Dollar Revolving Commitment Percentage” means, for each Dollar Revolving Lender, a fraction (expressed as a percentage carried to the ninth decimal place), the numerator of which is such Dollar Revolving Lender’s Dollar Revolving Committed Amount and the denominator of which is the Aggregate Dollar Revolving Committed Amount. The Dollar Revolving Commitment Percentages as of the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date are set forth in Schedule I to Amendment No. 6 under the column entitled “Dollar Revolving Commitment Percentage”.
Dollar Revolving Committed Amount” means, for each Dollar Revolving Lender, the amount set forth in Schedule I to Amendment No. 6 under the row applicable to such Lender in the column entitled “Dollar Revolving Committed Amount”, in the Assignment and Assumption by which such Dollar Revolving Lender became a Dollar Revolving Lender or in any documentation relating to Incremental Revolving Commitments or Additional Credit Extension Amendments, as such Dollar Revolving Committed Amount may be reduced or increased pursuant to the other provisions hereof.
Dollar Revolving Facility” means the Aggregate Dollar Revolving Commitments and the provisions herein related to the Dollar Revolving Loans, the Swingline Loans and the Letters of Credit.
Dollar Revolving Lenders” means the Persons listed on Schedule I to Amendment No. 6 under the heading “Dollar Revolving Lender” together with their successors and permitted assigns, and any Person that shall be designated a “Dollar Revolving Lender” pursuant to Incremental Revolving Commitments or an Additional Credit Extension Amendment in accordance with the provisions hereof.
Dollar Revolving Loan” has the meaning provided in Section 2.01(a)(i).
Dollar Revolving Notes” means the promissory notes, if any, given to evidence the Dollar Revolving Loans, as amended, restated, modified, supplemented, extended, renewed or replaced. A form of Dollar Revolving Note is attached as Exhibit 2.13-1.
Dollar Revolving Obligations” means the Dollar Revolving Loans, the Dollar Facility L/C Obligations and the Swingline Loans.
Domestic Credit Party” means any Credit Party that is organized under the laws of the United States of America, any state thereof or the District of Columbia.
Domestic Guaranteed Obligations” has the meaning provided in Section 4.01(a).
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Domestic Guarantor” means any Guarantor that is a Domestic Subsidiary.
Domestic Obligations” means the Obligations of the Domestic Credit Parties, including any Obligations of Parent Borrower or any Domestic Credit Party in the capacity as a guarantor of Obligations of a Foreign Borrower.
Domestic Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary that is not a Foreign Subsidiary; provided that a CFC Holdco shall not be a Domestic Guarantor with respect to the Domestic Obligations.
ECF Application Amount” means, with respect to any fiscal year of the Parent Borrower, the product of the ECF Percentage applicable to such fiscal year times the Consolidated Excess Cash Flow for such fiscal year.
ECF Percentage” means, with respect to any fiscal year of the Parent Borrower ending after December 31, 2018, if the Senior Secured Leverage Ratio as of the last day of such fiscal year is (i) greater than or equal to 3.50:1.00, fifty percent (50%), (ii) greater than or equal to 3.25:1.00, but less than 3.50:1.00, twenty-five percent (25%) and (iii) less than 3.25:1.00, zero percent (0%).
EEA Financial Institution” means (a) any institution 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 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 Yield” means, as to any Indebtedness, the effective yield on such Indebtedness, taking into account the interest rate, applicable interest rate margins, any interest rate floors or similar devices, interest rate indexes and all fees, including upfront or similar fees or original issue discount (amortized over the shorter of (x) the life of such Indebtedness and (y) the four years following the date of incurrence thereof) payable generally to lenders providing such Indebtedness, but excluding any commitment, underwriting or arrangement fees payable to any arranger (or affiliate thereof) in connection with the commitment or syndication of such Indebtedness, and not shared generally with the providers of such Indebtedness.
Electronic Signature” means an electronic sound, symbol, or process attached to, or associated with, a contract or other record and adopted by a person with the intent to sign, authenticate or accept such contract or record.
Eligible Assignee” means (a) a Lender; (b) an Affiliate of a Lender; (c) an Approved Fund; and (d) any other Person (other than a natural person or a holding company, investment vehicle or trust for, or owned and operated by or for the primary benefit of a natural person) approved by the party or parties whose approval is required under Section 11.06(b); provided that notwithstanding the foregoing, except pursuant to a transaction pursuant to Section 11.06(j), “Eligible Assignee” shall not include the Parent Borrower or any of the Parent Borrower’s Affiliates or Subsidiaries.
EMU Legislation” means the legislative measures of the European Council for the introduction of, changeover to or operation of a single or unified European currency.
Engagement Letter” means the Engagement Letter dated as of October 2, 2019 among the Parent Borrower, JPMCB, the Lead Arrangers and U.S. Bank National Association.
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Environmental Laws” means any and all applicable federal, state, local, and foreign statutes, laws, regulations, ordinances, rules, judgments, orders, decrees, permits, concessions, grants, franchises, licenses, or governmental restrictions relating to pollution and the protection of the environment or the release of any materials into the environment, including those related to hazardous substances or wastes, air emissions and discharges to waste or public systems.
Environmental Liability” means any liability, contingent or otherwise (including any liability for damages, costs of environmental remediation, fines, penalties or indemnities), of the Parent Borrower, any other Credit Party or any of their respective Subsidiaries resulting from or based upon (a) violation of any Environmental Law, (b) the generation, use, handling, transportation, storage, treatment or disposal of any Hazardous Materials, (c) 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, with respect to any Person, all of the shares of capital stock of (or other ownership or profit interests in) such Person, all of the warrants, options or other rights for the purchase or acquisition from such Person of shares of capital stock of (or other ownership or profit interests in) such Person, all of the securities convertible into or exchangeable for shares of capital stock of (or other ownership or profit interests in) such Person or warrants, rights or options for the purchase or acquisition from such Person of such shares (or such other interests), and all of the other ownership or profit interests in such Person (including partnership, member or trust interests therein), whether voting or nonvoting, and whether or not such shares, warrants, options, rights or other interests are outstanding on any date of determination.
ERISA” means the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended from time to time.
ERISA Affiliate” means any trade or business (whether or not incorporated) under common control with the Parent Borrower within the meaning of Section 414(b) or (c) of the Internal Revenue Code or, solely for purposes of Section 412 of the Internal Revenue Code, is treated as a single employer under Section 414 of the Internal Revenue Code.
ERISA Event” means (a) a Reportable Event with respect to a Pension Plan; (b) with respect to any Pension Plan, the failure to satisfy the minimum funding standard under Section 412 of the Internal Revenue Code and Section 302 of ERISA, whether or not waived, the failure to make by its due date a required installment under Section 430(j) of the Internal Revenue Code with respect to any Pension Plan or the failure to make any required contribution to a Multiemployer Plan; (c) a withdrawal by the Parent Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate from a Pension Plan subject to Section 4063 of ERISA during a plan year in which it was a substantial employer (as defined in Section 4001(a)(2) of ERISA) or a cessation of operations that is treated as such a withdrawal under Section 4062(e) of ERISA; (d) a complete or partial withdrawal (within the meaning of Sections 4203 and 4205 of ERISA) by the Parent Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate from a Multiemployer Plan resulting in withdrawal liability pursuant to Section 4201 of ERISA or notification that a Multiemployer Plan is insolvent pursuant to Section 4245 of ERISA or in “endangered” or “critical” status (within the meaning of Section 432 of the Internal Revenue Code or Section 305 of ERISA); (e) the filing of a notice of intent to terminate, the treatment of a Pension Plan or Multiemployer Plan amendment as a termination under Sections 4041 or 4041A of ERISA, or the commencement of proceedings by the PBGC to terminate a Pension Plan or Multiemployer Plan; (f) an event or condition that constitutes grounds under Section 4042 of ERISA for the termination of, or the appointment of a trustee to administer, any Pension Plan or Multiemployer Plan; or (g) the imposition of any liability under Title IV of ERISA, other than for PBGC premiums due but not delinquent under Section 4007 of ERISA, upon the Parent Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate.
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.
Euro” and “” mean the lawful currency of the Participating Member States introduced in accordance with the EMU Legislation.
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Eurodollar Rate” means, with respect to any Loan for any applicable currency and for any Interest Period, the London interbank offered rate as administered by ICE Benchmark Administration (or any other Person that takes over the administration of such rate for the relevant currency) for a period equal in length to such Interest Period as displayed on pages LIBOR01 or LIBOR02 of the Reuters screen that displays such rate (or, in the event such rate does not appear on a Reuters page or screen, on any successor or substitute page on such screen that displays such rate, or on the appropriate page of such other information service that publishes such rate from time to time as selected by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion; in each case the “Eurodollar Screen Rate”) at approximately 11:00 a.m., London time, two Business Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period; provided that if the Eurodollar Screen Rate shall not be available at such time for such Interest Period (an “Impacted Interest Period”) with respect to the applicable currency then the Eurodollar Rate shall be the Interpolated Rate; provided, further, that with respect to the Delayed Draw Term A Loans, the Term B-4 Loans and Revolving Loans, if the Eurodollar Rate for the applicable Interest Period determined in accordance with the foregoing would be less than 0.00% per annum, then the Eurodollar Rate for such day shall be 0.00% per annum; provided further that with respect to Fronted Currency Loans, the determinations made by the Administrative Agent pursuant to this definition shall be made by the applicable Alternative Currency Fronting Lender with the approval (not to be unreasonably withheld) of the Administrative Agent. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Eurodollar Rate for any Interest Period for any Revolving Loan denominated in Australian Dollars shall be the Australian Bill Rate for such Interest Period.
Eurodollar Rate Loan” means a Loan that bears interest at a rate based on the Adjusted Eurodollar Rate.
Eurodollar Screen Rate” has the meaning assigned to it in the definition of “Eurodollar Rate”.
Event of Default” means any of the events specified in Section 9.01; provided that any requirement for the giving of notice, the lapse of time, or both, has been satisfied.
Excluded Acquisition” means any purchase or other acquisition, in one transaction or a series of related transactions, of assets, properties and/or Capital Stock with an aggregate fair market value not exceeding $20.0 million (or the Dollar Equivalent thereof).
Excluded Account” means any deposit or securities account (a) used exclusively for payroll, and/or payroll, local, state, federal and other Taxes and/or other employee wage and benefit payments to or for the benefit of any Credit Party’s employees, (b) used exclusively to pay all Taxes required to be collected, remitted or withheld, (c) which any Credit Party holds exclusively as an escrow, fiduciary or trust for the benefit of another Person (other than a Credit Party) or (d) actually pledged pursuant to Section 8.01(ee).
Excluded Property” means (a) vehicles or other assets covered by a certificate of title or ownership, (b) fee interests in real property, (c) leasehold real property, (d) those assets as to which the Parent Borrower and the Administrative Agent shall reasonably determine in writing that the costs of obtaining such security interest are excessive in relation to the value of the security to be afforded thereby, (e) assets if the granting or perfecting of a security interest in such assets in favor of the Collateral Agent would violate any applicable Law (other than to the extent that any such term would be rendered ineffective pursuant to Section 9-406, 9-407, 9-408 or 9-409 of the Uniform Commercial Code of any applicable jurisdiction) or principles of equity, (f) any right, title or interest in any instrument, permit, lease, general intangible (other than Equity Interests), license, contract or agreement to the extent, but only to the extent that a grant of a security interest therein to secure the Obligations would, under the terms of such instrument, permit, lease, general intangible (other than Equity Interests), license, contract or agreement, result in a breach of the terms of, or constitute a default under, or result in the abandonment, termination, invalidation or unenforceability of, or require the consent of any Person other than a member of the Consolidated Group, which has not been obtained under such instrument, permit, lease, general intangible, license, contract or agreement (other than to the extent that any such term would be rendered ineffective pursuant to Section 9-406, 9-407, 9-408 or 9-409 of the Uniform Commercial Code of any applicable jurisdiction or any other applicable law (including, without limitation, Title 11 of the United States Code) or principles of equity), (g)(A) any Capital Stock listed on Schedule 1.01E and (B) any Capital Stock acquired after the Closing Date (other than Capital Stock in a Subsidiary issued or acquired after such Person became a Subsidiary) in accordance with this Credit Agreement if, and to the extent that, and for so long as, in the case of this clause (B), (i) such Capital Stock constitutes less than
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100% of all applicable Capital Stock of such Person, and the Person or Persons holding the remainder of such Capital Stock are not Affiliates of the Parent Borrower, (ii) the granting or perfecting of a security interest in such assets in favor of the Collateral Agent would violate applicable law or a contractual obligation binding on such Capital Stock and (iii) with respect to such contractual obligations (other than contractual obligations in connection with limited liability company agreements, stockholders’ agreements and other joint venture agreements), such obligation existed at the time of the acquisition of such Capital Stock and was not created or made binding on such Capital Stock in contemplation of or in connection with the acquisition of such Person, (h) any Property purchased with the proceeds of purchase money Indebtedness or that is subject to a capital lease, in each case, existing or incurred pursuant to Sections 8.03(b) or (c) if the contract or other agreement in which the Indebtedness and/or Liens related thereto is granted (or the documentation providing for such capital lease obligation) prohibits or requires the consent of any Person other than a member of the Consolidated Group as a condition to the creation of any other security interest on such Property, (i) the HOBE Excluded Assets, (j) Permitted Deposits, (k) inventory consisting of beer, wine or liquor, (l) any Capital Stock of Unrestricted Subsidiaries, (m) solely with respect to the Domestic Obligations, (A) any voting Capital Stock in any First-Tier Foreign Subsidiary or any CFC Holdco that is directly owned by a Domestic Credit Party in excess of 65% of the total outstanding voting Capital Stock and (B) any assets of any Foreign Subsidiary or any CFC Holdco, (n) deposit and securities accounts of Foreign Subsidiaries subject to Liens granted pursuant to Section 8.01(z), (o) Excluded Accounts, (p) any intent-to use Trademark (as defined in the U.S. Security Agreement) applications prior to the filing of a “Statement of Use”, “Amendment to Allege Use” or similar filing with regard thereto, to the extent and solely during the period, in which the grant of a security interest therein may impair the validity or enforceability of any Trademark that may issue from such intent to use Trademark application under applicable Law, (q) ticket inventory and Proceeds (as defined in the U.S. Security Agreement) thereof (including any deposit accounts holding such Proceeds) that are subject to a Lien, to the extent actually granted under Section 8.01(ee), and (r) “margin stock” (within the meaning of Regulation U issued by the FRB); provided, however, that Excluded Property shall not include any Proceeds, substitutions or replacements of any Excluded Property referred to in clauses (a) through (r) (unless such Proceeds, substitutions or replacements would constitute Excluded Property referred to in clauses (a) through (r)).
Excluded Sale and Leaseback Transaction” means any Sale and Leaseback Transaction with respect to Property owned by the Parent Borrower or any Subsidiary to the extent such Property is acquired after the Amendment No. 5 Effective Date, so long as such Sale and Leaseback Transaction is consummated within 180 days of the acquisition of such Property.
Excluded Subsidiary” means (a) any Immaterial Subsidiary, (b) any Unrestricted Subsidiary, (c) each Subsidiary of the Parent Borrower designated as such on Schedule 6.14 hereto, (d) each Subsidiary of the Parent Borrower that is not a Wholly Owned Subsidiary, (e) each Subsidiary designated as an “Excluded Subsidiary” by a written notice to the Administrative Agent; provided that such designation under this clause (e) shall constitute an Investment pursuant to Section 8.02, (f) any captive insurance subsidiaries or not-for-profit subsidiaries, (g) solely with respect to the Domestic Obligations, any Foreign Subsidiary or CFC Holdco and (h) unless otherwise agreed by Parent Borrower and the Administrative Agent, any Subsidiary of any of the foregoing Subsidiaries; provided further that a Foreign Borrower shall in no event be an Excluded Subsidiary.
Excluded Swap Obligation” means, with respect to any Guarantor, any Swap Obligation if, and to the extent that, all or a portion of the guarantee of such Guarantor of, or the grant by such Guarantor of a security interest to secure, such Swap Obligation (or any guarantee thereof) is or becomes illegal under the Commodity Exchange Act or any rule, regulation or order of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (or the application or official interpretation of any thereof) by virtue of such Guarantor’s failure for any reason to constitute an “eligible contract participant” as defined in the Commodity Exchange Act and the regulations thereunder at the time the guarantee of such Guarantor or the grant of such security interest becomes effective with respect to such Swap Obligation. If a Swap Obligation arises under a master agreement governing more than one swap, such exclusion shall apply only to the portion of such Swap Obligation that is attributable to swaps for which such guarantee or security interest is or becomes illegal.
Excluded Taxes” means, any of the following Taxes imposed on or with respect to any Agent, any Lender, any L/C Issuer or any other recipient (a “Recipient”) or required to be withheld or deducted from a payment to any
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Recipient, (a) Taxes imposed on or measured by such recipient’s net income (however denominated), franchise Taxes and branch profits Taxes, in each case, (i) imposed 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 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 Laws in effect at the time (i) such Lender becomes a party hereto (other than pursuant to an assignment request by the Parent Borrower under Section 11.13) or (ii) such Lender changes its Lending Office, except in each case to the extent that such Lender (or its assignor, if any) was entitled, immediately prior to the time of designation of a new Lending Office (or assignment), to receive additional amounts with respect to such withholding Tax pursuant to Section 3.01, (c) any Tax that is attributable to a Recipient’s failure to comply with Section 3.01(e), and (d) any Tax imposed pursuant to FATCA.
Existing Class” means a Class of Existing Term Loans or a Class of Existing Revolving Commitments.
Existing Revolving Commitments” has the meaning specified in Section 2.17(b).
Existing Senior Unsecured Debt” means the 2024 Senior Notes, the 2026 Senior Notes and the 2027 Senior Notes.
Existing Term Loans” has the meaning specified in Section 2.17(a).
Extended Class” means a Class of Extended Term Loans or a Class of Extended Revolving Commitments.
Extended Revolving Commitments” has the meaning specified in Section 2.17(b).
Extended Term Loans” has the meaning specified in Section 2.17(a).
Extending Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 2.17(c).
Extension Effective Date” has the meaning specified in Section 2.17(c).
Extension Election” has the meaning specified in Section 2.17(c).
Extension Request” means a Revolving Credit Extension Request or a Term Loan Extension Request.
Fair Value” has the meaning provided in the definition of the term Solvent.
FATCA” means Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Internal Revenue Code as of the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date (and any amended or successor version that is substantively comparable and not materially more onerous to comply with), any current or future Treasury regulations or other official administrative interpretations thereof and any agreements entered into pursuant to current Section 1471(b) (or any amended or successor version described above) and any intergovernmental agreement implementing the foregoing and any fiscal or regulatory legislation, rules or practices adopted pursuant to such intergovernmental agreement.
Federal Funds Effective Rate” means, for any day, the rate calculated by the NYFRB based on such day’s federal funds transactions by depositary institutions, as determined in such manner as the NYFRB shall set forth on its public website from time to time, and published on the next succeeding Business Day by the NYFRB as the federal funds effective rate.
Final Maturity Date” means, at any time, the latest of the Revolving Termination Date, the Delayed Draw Term A Loan Termination Date, the Term B-4 Loan Termination Date, any final maturity date applicable to any outstanding Incremental Term Loans at such time and any final maturity date specified in an Additional Credit Extension Amendment.
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First-Tier Foreign Subsidiary” means any Foreign Subsidiary that is owned directly by a Domestic Credit Party.
Foreign Borrower Agreement” means a Foreign Borrower Agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit 1.01A hereto.
Foreign Borrower Termination” means a Foreign Borrower Termination substantially in the form of Exhibit 1.01B hereto.
Foreign Borrowers” means each Subsidiary of the Parent Borrower that becomes a Foreign Borrower pursuant to Section 1.08, in each case together with its successors and, in each case, that has not ceased to be a Foreign Borrower as provided in Section 1.08.
Foreign Collateral Document” means each pledge, security or guarantee agreement or trust deed among the Collateral Agent and one or more Foreign Credit Parties that is reasonably acceptable to the Collateral Agent, together with each other agreement, instrument or document required or reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent to pledge, grant and/perfect the Lien on any property of any Foreign Credit Party.
Foreign Credit Party” means any Credit Party other than a Domestic Credit Party.
Foreign Disposition” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.06(b)(vi).
Foreign Guaranteed Obligations” has the meaning specified in Section 5.03(c).
Foreign Guarantor” means any Guarantor that is a Foreign Subsidiary.
Foreign Lender” means any Lender that is not a “United States person” as defined in Section 7701(a)(30) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Foreign Obligations” means any Obligations of a Foreign Borrower or Foreign Guarantor (in each case in its capacity as such).
Foreign Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary that is not organized under the laws of the United States of America, any state thereof, or the District of Columbia.
FRB” means the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System of the United States.
Free Cash” means cash and Cash Equivalents less (i) ticketing-related client funds, (ii) event-related deferred revenue and (iii) accrued expenses due to artists and for cash collected on behalf of others for ticket sales, plus event-related prepaids.
Fronted Currencies” means Brazilian Real and any Other Alternative Currency agreed to by the Parent Borrower and the Administrative Agent.
Fronted Currency Loan” means a Revolving Loan under the Multicurrency Revolving Facility made in a Fronted Currency.
Fund” means any Person (other than a natural person) that is (or will be) engaged in making, purchasing, holding or otherwise investing in commercial loans and similar extensions of credit in the ordinary course of its business.
Funded Debt” means, as to any Person at a particular time, without duplication, all of the following, whether or not included as indebtedness or liabilities in accordance with GAAP:
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(a) all obligations for borrowed money, whether current or long-term (including the Loan Obligations hereunder), and all obligations evidenced by bonds, debentures, notes, loan agreements or other similar instruments;
(b) all purchase money indebtedness (including indebtedness and obligations in respect of conditional sales and title retention arrangements, except for customary conditional sales and title retention arrangements with suppliers that are entered into in the ordinary course of business) and all indebtedness and obligations in respect of the deferred purchase price of property or services (other than trade accounts payable incurred in the ordinary course of business);
(c) all direct obligations under letters of credit (including standby and commercial), bankers’ acceptances and similar instruments;
(d) the Attributable Principal Amount of capital leases;
(e) the amount of all obligations of such person with respect to the redemption, repayment or other repurchase of any Disqualified Capital Stock (excluding accrued dividends that have not increased the liquidation preference of such Disqualified Capital Stock);
(f) Support Obligations in respect of Funded Debt of another Person; and
(g) Funded Debt of any partnership or joint venture or other similar entity in which such Person is a general partner or joint venturer, and has personal liability for such obligations, but only to the extent there is recourse to such Person for payment thereof;
provided, however, that the indebtedness of a Subsidiary of the Parent Borrower that is non-recourse to any of the Credit Parties and whose net income is excluded in the calculation of Consolidated Net Income due to the operation of clause (ii) of the definition thereof shall be excluded.
For purposes hereof, the amount of Funded Debt shall be determined (i) based on the outstanding principal amount in the case of borrowed money indebtedness under clause (a) and purchase money indebtedness and the deferred purchase obligations under clause (b), (ii) based on the maximum face amount in the case of letter of credit obligations and the other obligations under clause (c), (iii) based on the amount of Funded Debt that is the subject of the Support Obligations in the case of Support Obligations under clause (f), and (iv) with respect to the indebtedness of a non-Wholly Owned Subsidiary of the Parent Borrower that was the subject of an Investment made following the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date, to the extent such indebtedness is non-recourse to any of the Credit Parties or any of their respective Subsidiaries (other than such non-Wholly Owned Subsidiary or any Subsidiary of such non-Wholly Owned Subsidiary that is not a Credit Party), the Parent Borrower may elect, upon written notice from the Parent Borrower to the Administrative Agent designating such non-Wholly Owned Subsidiary a “Specified Subsidiary”, that the amount of such indebtedness of such non-Wholly Owned Subsidiary or any Subsidiary of such non-Wholly Owned Subsidiary that shall be included in this definition of Funded Debt be a percentage of such indebtedness (the “Specified Percentage”) that is equal to the percentage of the aggregate outstanding Capital Stock of such Specified Subsidiary owned by the Parent Borrower and its Subsidiaries (other than such Specified Subsidiary); provided that (A) the Specified Percentage shall not be less than the percentage of such Specified Subsidiary’s net income that is included in Consolidated Net Income (after giving effect to the operation of the second parenthetical phrase in the definition of Consolidated Net Income) and (B) together with any financial statements delivered pursuant to Section 7.1(a) or (b), the Parent Borrower shall provide when delivering such financial statements a brief reconciliation of the Specified Percentage of the indebtedness referred to in this clause (iv) to the actual principal amount of such indebtedness. Unless otherwise specified, all references herein to the amount of a Letter of Credit at any time shall be deemed to mean the maximum face amount of such Letter of Credit after giving effect to all increases thereof contemplated by such Letter of Credit or the L/C Application therefor, whether or not such maximum face amount is in effect at such time.
GAAP” has the meaning provided in Section 1.03(a).
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Governmental Authority” means the government of the United States or any other nation, or of any political subdivision thereof, whether state, local, county, provincial or otherwise, 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 supra-national bodies such as the European Union or the European Central Bank).
Granting Lender” has the meaning provided in Section 11.06(h).
Guaranteed Obligations” shall mean the Domestic Guaranteed Obligations and the Foreign Guaranteed Obligations.
Guarantors” means (a) as of the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date, each Subsidiary of the Parent Borrower listed on Schedule 1.01C and (b) each other Person that becomes a Guarantor pursuant to the terms hereof, in each case together with its successors.
Hazardous Materials” means all materials, substances or wastes characterized, classified or regulated as hazardous, toxic, pollutant, contaminant or radioactive under Environmental Laws, including petroleum or petroleum distillates, asbestos or asbestos-containing materials, polychlorinated biphenyls, radon gas, infectious or medical wastes.
Hedge Bank” has the meaning provided in the definition of “Borrower Obligations.”
HOBE Excluded Assets” means the assets listed on Schedule 1.01D hereto.
Honor Date” has the meaning provided in Section 2.03(c)(i).
Immaterial Subsidiary” means, at any date of determination, any Subsidiary of the Parent Borrower designated as such in writing by the Parent Borrower that had assets representing 3.0% or less of the Parent Borrower’s Consolidated Total Assets on, and generated less than 3.0% of the Parent Borrower’s and its Subsidiaries’ total revenues for the four quarters ending on, the last day of the most recent period at the end of which financial statements were required to be delivered pursuant to Section 7.01(a) or (b) or, if such date of determination is prior to the first delivery date under either such Section, on (or, in the case of revenues, for the four quarters ending on) the last day of the period of the most recent financial statements referred to in the second sentence of Section 6.05; provided that if all Domestic Subsidiaries that are individually “Immaterial Subsidiaries” have aggregate Total Assets that would represent 10.0% or more of the Parent Borrower’s Consolidated Total Assets on such last day or generated 10.0% or more of the Parent Borrower’s and its Subsidiaries’ total revenues for such four fiscal quarters, then such number of Domestic Subsidiaries of the Parent Borrower as are necessary shall become Material Subsidiaries so that Domestic Subsidiaries that are “Immaterial Subsidiaries” have in the aggregate Total Assets that represent less than 10.0% of the Parent Borrower’s Consolidated Total Assets and less than 10.0% of the Parent Borrower’s and its Subsidiaries’ total revenues as of such last day or for such four quarters, as the case may be (it being understood that any such determination with respect to revenues and assets shall be made on a Pro Forma Basis).
Impacted Interest Period” has the meaning set forth in the definition of “Eurodollar Rate.”
Increase Period” has the meaning specified in Section 8.10.
Incremental Base Amount” has the meaning provided in Section 2.01(f)(i)(x).
Incremental Equivalent Debt” shall mean secured or unsecured Indebtedness of the Parent Borrower in the form of pari passu secured notes, junior lien term loans or notes or unsecured term loans or notes or bridge in lieu of the foregoing; provided that: (a) no Incremental Equivalent Debt shall be secured by any asset that does not constitute Collateral, (b) no Subsidiary of the Parent Borrower (other than a Domestic Credit Party) shall be an obligor with respect thereto, (c) no Incremental Equivalent Debt shall mature on or prior to the Term B-4 Loan
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Termination Date or have a shorter Weighted Average Life to Maturity than the Term B-4 Loans or have mandatory offers to purchase or mandatory prepayments that are more onerous than those applicable to the Term B-4 Loans (other than, with respect to maturity, customary extension rollover provisions (including by conversion or exchange) for bridge facilities, in which case, such maturity may be earlier than that of the Term B-4 Loans if such maturity is automatically extended upon the initial maturity date to a date not earlier than the maturity date of the Term B-4 Loans), (d) to the extent secured on a pari passu basis with the Term Loans, shall be subject to a customary pari passu intercreditor agreement or, to the extent secured on a junior lien basis with the Term Loans, shall be subject to a customary junior priority intercreditor agreement, in each case, on terms that are reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, (e) subject to the Limited Condition Acquisition provisions in Section 1.11, no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing or shall result after giving effect to any such Incremental Equivalent Debt (or, in the case of any Limited Condition Acquisition, no Event of Default under Section 9.01(a) or 9.01(f) as of the Transaction Agreement Date) shall exist and (f) the covenants, events of default, guarantees, collateral and other terms of which (other than interest rate and redemption premiums), taken as a whole, shall not be more restrictive in any material respect to the Parent Borrower and its Subsidiaries than those applicable to the Term B-4 Loans under this Credit Agreement, as determined by the Parent Borrower in good faith, except to the extent such terms apply solely to any period after the Term B-4 Loan Termination Date; provided that any such Incremental Equivalent Debt may contain any financial maintenance covenant that is more restrictive to the Parent Borrower and its Subsidiaries than those in this Credit Agreement and that applies prior to the Term B-4 Loan Termination Date, so long as all Lenders also receive the benefit of such restrictive terms, and which amendment to this Credit Agreement to cause all Lenders to so receive the benefit of such restrictive terms shall not require the consent of any Lender.
Incremental Loan Facilities” has the meaning provided in Section 2.01(f).
Incremental Revolving Commitments” has the meaning provided in Section 2.01(f).
Incremental Revolving Facility” has the meaning provided in Section 2.01(f).
Incremental Term Loan” has the meaning provided in Section 2.01(f).
Incremental Term Loan Joinder Agreement” means a lender joinder agreement, in a form reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, the Parent Borrower and each Lender extending Incremental Term Loans, executed and delivered in accordance with the provisions of Section 2.01(h).
Indebtedness” means, as to any Person at a particular time, without duplication, all of the following, whether or not included as indebtedness or liabilities in accordance with GAAP:
(a) all Funded Debt;
(b) net obligations under Swap Contracts;
(c) Support Obligations in respect of Indebtedness of another Person; and
(d) Indebtedness of any partnership or joint venture or other similar entity in which such Person is a general partner or joint venturer, and has personal liability for such obligations, but only to the extent there is recourse to such Person for payment thereof.
For purposes hereof, the amount of Indebtedness shall be determined (i) based on Swap Termination Value in the case of net obligations under Swap Contracts under clause (b) and (ii) based on the outstanding principal amount of the Indebtedness that is the subject of the Support Obligations in the case of Support Obligations under clause (c).
Indemnified Taxes” means all Taxes, other than Excluded Taxes, imposed on or with respect to any payment made by or on account of any obligation of any Credit Party under any Credit Document.
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Indemnitee” has the meaning provided in Section 11.04(b).
Information” has the meaning provided in Section 11.07.
Interest Payment Date” means, (a) as to any Base Rate Loan (including Swingline Loans), the last Business Day of each March, June, September and December, the Revolving Termination Date and the date of the final principal amortization payment on the Delayed Draw Term A Loans or Term B-4 Loans, as applicable, and, in the case of any Swingline Loan, any other dates as may be mutually agreed upon by the Parent Borrower and the Swingline Lender, and (b) as to any Eurodollar Rate Loan, the last Business Day of each Interest Period for such Loan, the date of repayment of principal of such Loan, the Revolving Termination Date and the date of the final principal amortization payment on the Delayed Draw Term A Loans or the Term B-4 Loans, as applicable, and in addition, where the applicable Interest Period exceeds three (3) months, the date every three (3) months after the beginning of such Interest Period. If an Interest Payment Date falls on a date that is not a Business Day, such Interest Payment Date shall be deemed to be the immediately succeeding Business Day. In addition, the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date shall constitute an Interest Payment Date with respect to accrued and unpaid interest on all Loans (as such term would be defined in the Credit Agreement prior to giving effect to Amendment No. 6) up to but excluding the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date (the “Accrued Interest”).
Interest Period” means, as to each Eurodollar Rate Loan, the period commencing on the date such Eurodollar Rate Loan is disbursed or converted to or continued as a Eurodollar Rate Loan and ending on the date one week or one (1), two (2), three (3) or six (6) and, with prior written consent of all applicable Lenders, twelve (12) months thereafter, as selected by the Parent Borrower in its Loan Notice or such other period that is twelve months or less requested by the Parent Borrower and consented to by all the directly affected Lenders; provided that:
(a) any Interest Period that would otherwise end on a day that is not a Business Day shall be extended to the immediately succeeding Business Day unless such Business Day falls in another calendar month (or, in the case of one week Interest Periods, another calendar week), in which case such Interest Period shall end on the immediately preceding Business Day;
(b) any Interest Period that begins on the last Business Day of a calendar month (or on a day for which there is no numerically corresponding day in the calendar month at the end of such Interest Period) shall end on the last Business Day of the calendar month at the end of such Interest Period;
(c) no Interest Period with respect to any Revolving Loan shall extend beyond the Revolving Termination Date; and
(d) no Interest Period with respect to the Delayed Draw Term A Loans or Term B-4 Loans shall extend beyond any principal amortization payment date for such Loans, except to the extent that the portion of such Loan comprised of Eurodollar Rate Loans that is expiring prior to the applicable principal amortization payment date plus the portion comprised of Base Rate Loans equals or exceeds the principal amortization payment then due.
Internal Revenue Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
Interpolated Rate” means, at any time, for any Interest Period, the rate per annum (rounded to the same number of decimal places as the Eurodollar Screen Rate) determined by the Administrative Agent (which determination shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error) to be equal to the rate that results from interpolating on a linear basis between: (a) the Eurodollar Screen Rate for the longest period for which the Eurodollar Screen Rate is available for the applicable currency that is shorter than the Impacted Interest Period; and (b) the Eurodollar Screen Rate for the shortest period (for which that Eurodollar Screen Rate is available for the applicable currency) that exceeds the Impacted Interest Period, in each case, at such time.
Investment” means, as to any Person, any direct or indirect acquisition or investment by such Person of or in the Capital Stock, Indebtedness or other equity or debt interest of another Person, whether by means of (a) the
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purchase or other acquisition of Capital Stock of another Person, (b) a loan, advance or capital contribution to, guaranty or assumption of debt of, or purchase or other acquisition of any other debt or equity participation or interest in, another Person, including any partnership or joint venture interest in such other Person and any arrangement pursuant to which the investor undertakes any Support Obligation with respect to Indebtedness of such other Person, or (c) the purchase or other acquisition (in one transaction or a series of transactions) of assets of another Person that constitute a business unit. For purposes of covenant compliance, the amount of any Investment shall be the amount actually invested, without adjustment for subsequent increases or decreases in the value of such Investment.
Involuntary Disposition” means the receipt by any member of the Consolidated Group of any cash insurance proceeds or condemnation awards payable by reason of theft, loss, physical destruction or damage, loss of use, taking or similar event with respect to any of its Property.
IP Rights” has the meaning provided in Section 6.20.
IRS” means the United States Internal Revenue Service.
ISP” means, with respect to any Letter of Credit, the “International Standby Practices 1998” published by the Institute of International Banking Law & Practice (or such later version thereof as may be in effect at the time of issuance of such Letter of Credit).
Issuer Documents” means, with respect to any Letter of Credit, the L/C Application and any other document, agreement or instrument entered into by a Borrower and an L/C Issuer (or in favor of an L/C Issuer) relating to such Letter of Credit.
Japanese Yen” or “¥” means the lawful currency of Japan.
Joinder Agreement” means a joinder agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit 7.12, executed and delivered in accordance with the provisions of Section 7.12.
JPMCB” means JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
JPME” means J.P. Morgan Europe Limited.
JPMorgan” means J.P. Morgan Securities LLC.
Laws” means, collectively, all international, foreign, federal, state and local statutes, treaties, rules, guidelines, regulations, ordinances, codes, executive orders and administrative or judicial precedents or authorities, including the interpretation or administration thereof by any Governmental Authority charged with the enforcement, interpretation or administration thereof, and all applicable administrative orders, directed duties, licenses, authorizations and permits of, and agreements with, any Governmental Authority, including, without limitation, Environmental Laws.
L/C Advance” means, with respect to each Lender, such Lender’s funding of its participation in any L/C Borrowing.
L/C Application” means an application and agreement for the issuance or amendment of a Letter of Credit in the form from time to time in use by the applicable L/C Issuer.
L/C Borrowing” means any extension of credit resulting from a drawing under any Letter of Credit that has not been reimbursed.
L/C Commitment” means, with respect to the Dollar L/C Issuer or the Multicurrency L/C Issuer, the commitment of the Dollar L/C Issuer or the Multicurrency L/C Issuer to issue and to honor payment obligations
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under Letters of Credit and, with respect to each Revolving Lender, the commitment of such Revolving Lender to purchase participation interests in L/C Obligations up to the Dollar Equivalent of such Lender’s Limited Currency Revolving Commitment Percentage thereof, in each case to the extent provided in Section 2.03(c).
L/C Commitment Percentage” means, as to each L/C Revolving Lender at any time, a fraction (expressed as a percentage carried to the ninth decimal place), the numerator of which is the sum of such L/C Revolving Lender’s Limited Currency Revolving Committed Amount and such L/C Revolving Lender’s Dollar Revolving Committed Amount at such time and the denominator of which is the L/C Committed Amount at such time.
L/C Committed Amount” means, at any time, the sum of the Aggregate Limited Currency Revolving Committed Amount plus the Aggregate Dollar Revolving Committed Amount at such time and as to any L/C Revolving Lender, its L/C Commitment Percentage of the L/C Committed Amount; provided that for the avoidance of doubt, the L/C Sublimit shall govern the maximum amount of L/C Obligations that may be outstanding pursuant to Section 2.01(b).
L/C Credit Extension” means, with respect to any Letter of Credit, the issuance thereof or extension of the expiry date thereof, or the increase of the amount thereof.
L/C Expiration Date” means the day that is seven (7) days prior to the Revolving Termination Date then in effect (or, if such day is not a Business Day, the immediately preceding Business Day).
L/C Issuer” means a Dollar L/C Issuer or a Multicurrency L/C Issuer, and “L/C Issuers” means, collectively, each Dollar L/C Issuer and Multicurrency L/C Issuer.
L/C Obligation” means a Dollar Facility L/C Obligation or a Limited Currency Facility L/C Obligation, as the context may require, and “L/C Obligations” means Dollar Facility L/C Obligations and Limited Currency Facility L/C Obligations, collectively.
L/C Revolving Lender” means a Dollar Revolving Lender or a Limited Currency Revolving Lender, and the “L/C Revolving Lenders” refers to the Dollar Revolving Lenders and the Limited Currency Revolving Lenders, collectively.
L/C Sublimit” has the meaning provided in Section 2.01(b).
LCA Election” has the meaning provided in Section 1.11.
Lead Arrangers” means JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs Bank USA, BofA Securities, Inc., Citibank, N.A., HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., Mizuho Bank, Ltd., Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc., MUFG Union Bank, N.A., SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., The Bank of Nova Scotia and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC.
Lender” means each of the Persons identified as a “Lender” on the signature pages hereto (and, as appropriate, includes the Swingline Lender) and each Person who joins as a Lender pursuant to the terms hereof, together with its successors and permitted assigns.
Lending Office” means, as to any Lender, the office or offices of such Lender set forth in such Lender’s Administrative Questionnaire or such other office or offices as a Lender may from time to time provide notice of to the Parent Borrower and the Administrative Agent.
Letter of Credit” means any letter of credit issued pursuant to this Credit Agreement.
Letter of Credit Cap” means the amount set forth opposite each L/C Issuer on Schedule 1.01F; provided that such Schedule may be revised from time to time by the Parent Borrower, the Administrative Agent and such L/C Issuer to change such L/C Issuer’s Letter of Credit Cap or by the Parent Borrower, the Administrative Agent and any new L/C Issuer to establish a Letter of Credit Cap for such new L/C Issuer.
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Letter of Credit Fees” has the meaning provided in Section 2.09(b)(i).
Liabilities” has the meaning provided in the definition of the term Solvent.
Lien” means any mortgage, pledge, hypothecation, assignment, deposit arrangement, encumbrance, lien (statutory or other), charge, or preference, priority or other security interest or preferential arrangement of any kind or nature whatsoever (including any conditional sale or other title retention agreement, any easement, right of way or other encumbrance on title to real property and any financing lease having substantially the same economic effect as any of the foregoing).
Limited Condition Acquisition” means any Permitted Acquisition or other similar Investment by the Parent Borrower or one or more of its Restricted Subsidiaries permitted by this Credit Agreement whose consummation is not conditioned on the availability of, or on obtaining, third party acquisition financing and which is designated as a Limited Condition Acquisition to the Administrative Agent by the prior written election of the Parent Borrower.
Limited Currency Facility L/C Obligations” means, at any date of determination, the Limited Currency Facility Percentage multiplied by the sum of (x) the aggregate Dollar Equivalent amount available to be drawn under all outstanding Letters of Credit at such date plus (y) the aggregate Dollar Equivalent of all L/C Borrowings at such date. For all purposes of this Credit Agreement, if on any date of determination a Letter of Credit has expired by its terms but any amount may still be drawn thereunder by reason of the operation of Rule 3.14 of the ISP, such Letter of Credit shall be deemed to be “outstanding” in the amount so remaining available to be drawn.
Limited Currency Facility Percentage” means, at any time, a fraction (expressed as a percentage carried to the ninth decimal place), the numerator of which is the Aggregate Limited Currency Revolving Committed Amount at such time and the denominator of which is the L/C Committed Amount at such time.
Limited Currency Revolving Commitment” means, for each Limited Currency Revolving Lender, the commitment of such Lender to make Limited Currency Revolving Loans (and to share in Limited Currency Revolving Obligations) hereunder, under documentation relating to Incremental Revolving Commitments or pursuant to an Additional Credit Extension Amendment, in each case in the amount of such Lender’s Limited Currency Revolving Committed Amount, as such commitment may be increased or decreased pursuant to the other provisions hereof.
Limited Currency Revolving Commitment Percentage” means, for each Limited Currency Revolving Lender, a fraction (expressed as a percentage carried to the ninth decimal place), the numerator of which is such Limited Currency Revolving Lender’s Limited Currency Revolving Committed Amount and the denominator of which is the Aggregate Limited Currency Revolving Committed Amount. The Limited Currency Revolving Commitment Percentages as of the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date are set forth in Schedule I to Amendment No. 6 under the column entitled “Limited Currency Revolving Commitment Percentage”.
Limited Currency Revolving Committed Amount” means, for each Limited Currency Revolving Lender, the amount set forth in Schedule I to Amendment No. 6 under the row applicable to such Lender in the column entitled “Limited Currency Revolving Committed Amount”, in the Assignment and Assumption by which such Limited Currency Revolving Lender became a Limited Currency Revolving Lender or in any documentation relating to Incremental Revolving Commitments or Additional Credit Extension Amendments, as such Limited Currency Revolving Committed Amount may be reduced or increased pursuant to the other provisions hereof.
Limited Currency Revolving Facility” means the Aggregate Limited Currency Revolving Commitments and the provisions herein related to the Limited Currency Revolving Loans and the Letters of Credit.
Limited Currency Revolving Lenders” means the Persons listed on Schedule I to Amendment No. 6 under the heading “Limited Currency Revolving Lender” together with their successors and permitted assigns, and any
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Person that shall be designated a “Limited Currency Revolving Lender” pursuant to Incremental Revolving Commitments or an Additional Credit Extension Amendment in accordance with the provisions hereof.
Limited Currency Revolving Loan” has the meaning provided in Section 2.01(a)(ii).
Limited Currency Revolving Notes” means the promissory notes, if any, given to evidence the Limited Currency Revolving Loans, as amended, restated, modified, supplemented, extended, renewed or replaced. A form of Limited Currency Revolving Note is attached as Exhibit 2.13-2.
Limited Currency Revolving Obligations” means the Limited Currency Revolving Loans and the Limited Currency Facility L/C Obligations.
“Liquidity” means as of any date (a) Liquidity Covenant Free Cash as of such date plus (b) the sum of (i) the Aggregate Delayed Draw Term A Commitments, (ii) the amount by which the Aggregate Dollar Revolving Committed Amount exceeds the Outstanding Amount of Dollar Revolving Obligations, (iii) the amount by which the Aggregate Limited Currency Revolving Committed Amount exceeds the Outstanding Amount of Limited Currency Revolving Obligations, (iv) the amount by which the Aggregate Multicurrency Revolving Committed Amount exceeds the Outstanding Amount of Multicurrency Revolving Obligations and (v) the amount by which the Aggregate 2020-1 Incremental Revolving Committed Amount exceeds the Outstanding Amount of 2020-1 Incremental Revolving Loans as of such date. Liquidity shall not be determined on a Pro Forma Basis.
“Liquidity Covenant Free Cash” as of any date means (x) Free Cash as of such date plus (y) event-related deferred revenue as of such date not exceeding $150.0 million in the aggregate.
Loan” means any Revolving Loan, Swingline Loan, Delayed Draw Term A Loan, Term B-4 Loan or Incremental Term Loan, and the Base Rate Loans and Eurodollar Rate Loans comprising such Loans.
Loan Notice” means a notice of (a) a Borrowing of Loans (including Swingline Loans), (b) a conversion of Loans from one (1) Type to the other, or (c) a continuation of Eurodollar Rate Loans, which shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit 2.02.
Loan Obligations” means the Revolving Obligations, Delayed Draw Term A Loans, Term B-4 Loans and Incremental Term Loans; provided that Excluded Swap Obligations shall not be a Loan Obligation of any Guarantor that is not a Qualified ECP Guarantor.
Local Time” means (a) with respect to a Loan or Borrowing denominated in Dollars, New York City time, (b) with respect to a Loan or Borrowing denominated in Canadian Dollars or a B/A, Toronto time and (c) with respect to a Loan or Borrowing denominated in any other Approved Currency, London time.
London Agent” means JPME, in its capacity as London agent for the Lenders hereunder, or any successor London agent.
Major Disposition” means any Subject Disposition (or any series of related Subject Dispositions) or any Involuntary Disposition (or any series of related Involuntary Dispositions), in each case resulting in the receipt by one or more members of the Consolidated Group of Net Cash Proceeds in excess of $100.0 million.
Material Adverse Effect” means (a) a material adverse change in, or a material adverse effect upon, the operations, business, assets, properties, liabilities (actual or contingent) or financial condition of the Parent Borrower and its Subsidiaries, taken as a whole; (b) a material impairment of the rights and remedies of any Agent or any Lender under any material Credit Document; or (c) a material adverse effect upon the legality, validity, binding effect or the enforceability against any Credit Party of any material Credit Document to which it is a party.
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Material Permitted Acquisition” means a Permitted Acquisition involving consideration of $300.0 million or greater.
Material Subsidiary” means each Subsidiary of the Parent Borrower other than an Excluded Subsidiary.
Maximum Rate” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 11.09.
Mexican Peso” or “MXN” means the lawful money of Mexico.
Moody’s” means Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. and any successor thereto.
Multicurrency L/C Issuer” means JPMCB, Bank of America, N.A., Goldman Sachs Bank USA, Mizuho Bank, Ltd., Morgan Stanley Bank, N.A., MUFG Union Bank, N.A., SunTrust Bank, The Bank of Nova Scotia and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, in their capacities as issuers of Letters of Credit hereunder, together with their respective successors in such capacity and any Limited Currency Revolving Lender approved by the Administrative Agent and the Parent Borrower; provided that no other Lender shall be obligated to become an L/C Issuer hereunder. References herein and in the other Credit Documents to the Multicurrency L/C Issuer shall be deemed to refer to the Multicurrency L/C Issuer in respect of the applicable Letter of Credit or to all Multicurrency L/C Issuers, as the context requires.
Multicurrency Revolving Commitment” means, for each Multicurrency Revolving Lender, the commitment of such Lender to make Multicurrency Revolving Loans (and to share in Multicurrency Revolving Obligations) hereunder, under documentation relating to Incremental Revolving Commitments or pursuant to an Additional Credit Extension Amendment, in each case in the amount of such Lender’s Multicurrency Revolving Committed Amount, as such commitment may be increased or decreased pursuant to the other provisions hereof.
Multicurrency Revolving Commitment Percentage” means, for each Multicurrency Revolving Lender, a fraction (expressed as a percentage carried to the ninth decimal place), the numerator of which is such Multicurrency Revolving Lender’s Multicurrency Revolving Committed Amount and the denominator of which is the Aggregate Multicurrency Revolving Committed Amount. The Multicurrency Revolving Commitment Percentages as of the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date are set forth in Schedule I to Amendment No. 6 under the column entitled “Multicurrency Revolving Commitment Percentage”.
Multicurrency Revolving Committed Amount” means, for each Multicurrency Revolving Lender the amount set forth in Schedule I to Amendment No. 6 under the row applicable to such Lender in the column entitled “Multicurrency Revolving Committed Amount”, in the Assignment and Assumption by which such Multicurrency Revolving Lender became a Multicurrency Revolving Lender or in any documentation relating to Incremental Revolving Commitments or Additional Credit Extension Amendments, as such Multicurrency Revolving Committed Amount may be reduced or increased pursuant to the other provisions hereof.
Multicurrency Revolving Facility” means the Aggregate Multicurrency Revolving Commitments and the provisions herein related to the Multicurrency Revolving Loans and B/A’s.
Multicurrency Revolving Lenders” means the Persons listed on Schedule I to Amendment No. 6 under the heading “Multicurrency Revolving Lenders” together with their successors and permitted assigns, and any Person that shall be designated a “Multicurrency Revolving Lender” pursuant to Incremental Revolving Commitments or an Additional Credit Extension Amendment in accordance with the provisions hereof.
Multicurrency Revolving Loan” has the meaning provided in Section 2.01(a)(iii).
Multicurrency Revolving Notes” means the promissory notes, if any, given to evidence the Multicurrency Revolving Loans, as amended, restated, modified, supplemented, extended, renewed or replaced. A form of Multicurrency Revolving Note is attached as Exhibit 2.13-3.
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Multicurrency Revolving Obligations” means the Multicurrency Revolving Loans and the B/A Obligations.
Multiemployer Plan” means any employee pension benefit plan of the type described in Section 4001(a)(3) of ERISA, to which the Parent Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate makes or is obligated to make contributions, or during the preceding five (5) plan years, has made or been obligated to make contributions.
Net Cash Proceeds” means the aggregate proceeds paid in cash or Cash Equivalents received by any member of the Consolidated Group in connection with any Subject Disposition, Involuntary Disposition or incurrence of Indebtedness or issuance of Capital Stock, net of (a) attorneys’ fees, accountants’ fees, investment banking fees, sales commissions, underwriting discounts, survey costs, title insurance premiums, and related search and recording charges, transfer Taxes, deed or mortgage recording Taxes, required debt payments and required payments of other obligations relating to the applicable asset to the extent such debt or obligations are secured by a Lien permitted hereunder (other than a Lien granted pursuant to a Credit Document) on such asset, other customary expenses and brokerage, consultant and other customary fees and expenses, in each case, actually incurred in connection therewith and directly attributable thereto, (b) Taxes paid or payable as a result thereof (estimated reasonably and in good faith by the Parent Borrower and after taking into account any available Tax credits or deductions and any tax sharing arrangements) and (c) solely with respect to a Subject Disposition, the amount of any reasonable reserve established in accordance with GAAP against any adjustment to the sale price or any liabilities (other than any Taxes deducted pursuant to clause (b) above) (i) related to any of the Property Disposed of in such Subject Disposition and (ii) retained by the Parent Borrower or any of the Subsidiaries including pension and other post-employment benefit liabilities and liabilities related to environmental matters or against any indemnification obligations (provided, however, the amount of any subsequent reduction of such reserve (other than in connection with a payment in respect of any such liability) shall be deemed to be Net Cash Proceeds from and after the date of such reduction). For purposes hereof, “Net Cash Proceeds” includes any cash or Cash Equivalents received upon the Disposition of any non-cash consideration received by any member of the Consolidated Group in any Subject Disposition or Involuntary Disposition.
New York Courts” means any New York State court or federal court of the United States of America sitting in New York City in the borough of Manhattan, and any appellate court from any thereof.
New York UCC” means the Uniform Commercial Code as from time to time in effect in the State of New York.
Non-Extension Notice Date” has the meaning provided in Section 2.03(b)(iii).
Notes” means the Revolving Notes, the Swingline Note, the Delayed Draw Term A Loan Notes and the Term B-4 Notes.
NYFRB” means the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
NYFRB Rate” means, for any day, the greater of (a) the Federal Funds Effective Rate in effect on such day and (b) the Overnight Bank Funding Rate in effect on such day (or for any day that is not a Business Day, for the immediately preceding Business Day); provided that if none of such rates are published for any day that is a Business Day, the term “NYFRB Rate” means the rate for a federal funds transaction quoted at 11:00 a.m. on such day received by the Administrative Agent from a Federal funds broker of recognized standing selected by it; provided, further, that if any of the aforesaid rates shall be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for purposes of this Agreement.
Obligations” means the Borrower Obligations and the Guaranteed Obligations, other than Excluded Swap Obligations.
OFAC” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 6.24(a).
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Organization Documents” means (a) with respect to any corporation, the certificate or articles of incorporation and the bylaws (or equivalent or comparable constitutive documents with respect to any non-U.S. jurisdiction); (b) with respect to any limited liability company, the certificate or articles of formation or organization and operating agreement; and (c) with respect to any partnership, joint venture, trust or other form of business entity, the partnership, joint venture or other applicable agreement of formation or organization and any agreement, instrument, filing or notice with respect thereto filed in connection with its formation or organization with the applicable Governmental Authority in the jurisdiction of its formation or organization and, if applicable, any certificate or articles of formation or organization of such entity.
Original Revolving Commitments” means the “Revolving Commitments” in effect under this Agreement immediately prior to the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date.
Original Revolving Loans” means the “Revolving Loans” made pursuant to the Original Revolving Commitments.
Original Swingline Loans” means the “Swingline Loans” made pursuant to the “Revolving Facility” in effect immediately prior to the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date.
Other Alternative Currency” has the meaning assigned to such term in the definition of Alternative Currency.
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 Tax (other than connections 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 Credit Document, or sold or assigned an interest in any Loan or Credit Document).
Other Taxes” means all present or future stamp, court or documentary, intangible, recording, filing or similar Taxes arising from any payment made hereunder or under any other Credit Document or from the execution, delivery, registration or enforcement of, or otherwise with respect to, this Credit Agreement or any other Credit Document, except any such Taxes that are Other Connection Taxes imposed with respect to an assignment (other than an assignment pursuant to Section 11.13).
Outstanding Amount” means (a) with respect to Revolving Loans on any date, the Dollar Equivalent amount of the aggregate outstanding principal amount thereof after giving effect to any Borrowings and prepayments or repayments of Revolving Loans occurring on such date; (b) with respect to Swingline Loans on any date, the aggregate outstanding principal amount thereof after giving effect to any Borrowings and prepayments or repayments of Swingline Loans occurring on such date; (c) with respect to any B/A Obligations on any date, the Dollar Equivalent amount of the aggregate face amount of the B/As accepted hereunder and outstanding at such time after giving effect to any B/A Drawings occurring as such date and any other changes in such amount on such date, including as a result of any reimbursements by a Canadian Borrower of any B/As; (d) with respect to any L/C Obligations on any date, the Dollar Equivalent amount of the aggregate outstanding amount of such L/C Obligations on such date after giving effect to any L/C Credit Extension occurring on such date and any other changes in the aggregate amount of the L/C Obligations as of such date, including as a result of any reimbursements by any Borrower of Unreimbursed Amounts; and (e) with respect to the Delayed Draw Term A Loans or Term B-4 Loans on any date, the aggregate outstanding principal amount thereof after giving effect to any prepayments or repayments of the Delayed Draw Term A Loans or Term B-4 Loans on such date.
Overnight Bank Funding Rate” means, for any day, (a) with respect to any amount denominated in Dollars, the rate comprised of both overnight federal funds and overnight eurodollar by U.S.-managed banking offices of depository institutions, as such composite rate shall be determined by the NYFRB as set forth on its public website from time to time, and published on the next succeeding Business Day by the NYFRB as an overnight bank funding rate (from and after such date as the NYFRB shall commence to publish such composite rate) and (b) with respect to any amount denominated in an Alternative Currency, the rate of interest per annum at which overnight
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deposits in the applicable Alternative Currency, in an amount approximately equal to the amount with respect to which such rate is being determined, would be offered for such day by a branch or Affiliate of JPMCB in the applicable offshore interbank market for such currency to major banks in such interbank market.
Parent Borrower” has the meaning provided in the preamble hereto, together with its successors and permitted assigns pursuant to Section 8.04.
Participant” has the meaning provided in Section 11.06(d).
Participant Register” has the meaning provided in Section 11.06(d).
Participating Fronted Currency Lenders” means, with respect to any Fronted Currency, each Multicurrency Revolving Lender (other than any Alternative Currency Fronting Lender with respect to such Fronted Currency), unless such Multicurrency Revolving Lender has notified the Administrative Agent in writing (or via email) that it can make Revolving Loans in such Fronted Currency. For the avoidance of doubt, unless it has notified the Parent Borrower otherwise in writing, the Administrative Agent shall be a Participating Fronted Currency Lender.
Participating Member State” means each state so described in any EMU Legislation.
Patriot Act” means the USA Patriot Act (Title III of Pub. L. 107-56 (signed into law October 26, 2001)).
PBGC” means the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.
Pension Plan” means any “employee pension benefit plan” (as such term is defined in Section 3(2) of ERISA), other than a Multiemployer Plan, that is subject to Title IV of ERISA and is sponsored or maintained by the Parent Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate or to which the Parent Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate contributes or has an obligation to contribute, or in the case of a multiple employer or other plan described in Section 4064(a) of ERISA, has made contributions at any time during the immediately preceding five (5) plan years.
Perfection Certificate” means that certain perfection certificate dated the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date, executed and delivered by the Parent Borrower in favor of the Collateral Agent for the benefit of the holders of the Obligations, as the same may be amended, amended and restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.
Permitted Acquisition” means any Acquisition; provided that (i) no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing or exist immediately after giving effect to such Acquisition (or, in the case of any Limited Condition Acquisition, no Event of Default under Section 9.01(a) or 9.01(f) shall have occurred and be continuing on the Transaction Agreement Date), (ii) subject to the Limited Condition Acquisition provisions, after giving effect on a Pro Forma Basis to the Investment to be made, as of the last day of the most recently ended fiscal quarter at the end of which financial statements were required to have been delivered pursuant to Section 7.01(a) or (b) (or, prior to such first required delivery date for such financial statements pursuant to either such Section, as of the last day of the most recent period referred to in the second sentence of Section 6.05), the Parent Borrower would be in compliance with Section 8.10 (and if such Acquisition involves consideration greater than $250.0 million, then the Parent Borrower shall deliver a certificate of a Responsible Officer of the Parent Borrower as to the satisfaction of the requirements in this clause (ii)) and (iii) if such Acquisition involves consideration in excess of $250.0 million (or if the total of all consideration for all Acquisitions since the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date exceeds $500.0 million), all assets acquired in such Acquisition shall be held by a Domestic Credit Party and all Persons acquired in such Acquisition shall become Domestic Guarantors; provided further that the Parent Borrower may elect to allocate consideration expended in such Acquisition for Property to be held by members of the Consolidated Group that are not Domestic Credit Parties or Acquisitions of Subsidiaries that are not Domestic Guarantors to Investments made pursuant to Sections 8.02(f), (k), (z), (aa), (cc) or, to the extent the consideration comes from a Foreign Subsidiary, Section 8.02(g), so long as capacity to make such Investments pursuant to the applicable Section is available at the time of such allocation (and any consideration so allocated shall reduce capacity for Investments pursuant to such
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Sections to the extent that capacity for such Investments are limited by such Sections), and to the extent such consideration is in fact so allocated to one of such Sections in accordance with the foregoing requirements, such consideration shall not count toward the $250.0 million and $500.0 million limitations set forth in this clause (iii). Notwithstanding any provision herein to the contrary, clauses (ii) and (iii) shall not apply to Excluded Acquisitions.
Permitted Bond Hedge Transaction” means any call or capped call option (or substantively equivalent derivative transaction) on the Parent Borrower’s common stock purchased by the Parent Borrower in connection with the issuance of any Convertible Indebtedness; provided that the purchase price for such Permitted Bond Hedge Transaction, less the proceeds received by the Parent Borrower from the sale of any related Permitted Warrant Transaction, does not exceed the net proceeds received by the Parent Borrower from the sale of such Convertible Indebtedness issued in connection with the Permitted Bond Hedge Transaction.
Permitted Business” means the businesses of the Parent Borrower and its Subsidiaries conducted on the Amendment No. 67 Effective Date and any business reasonably related, ancillary or complementary thereto and any reasonable extension thereof.
Permitted Deposits” means, with respect to the Parent Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, cash or cash equivalents (and all accounts and other depositary arrangements with respect thereto) securing customary obligations of such Person that are incurred in the ordinary course of business in connection with ticketing, promoting or producing live entertainment events.
Permitted Liens” means Liens permitted pursuant to Section 8.01.
Permitted Warrant Transaction” means any call option, warrant or right to purchase (or substantively equivalent derivative transaction) on the Parent Borrower’s common stock sold by the Parent Borrower substantially concurrently with any purchase by the Parent Borrower of a related Permitted Bond Hedge Transaction.
Person” means any natural person, corporation, limited liability company, trust, joint venture, association, company, partnership, Governmental Authority or other entity.
Plan” means any “employee benefit plan” (as such term is defined in Section 3(3) of ERISA) established or maintained by the Parent Borrower or, with respect to any such plan that is subject to Section 412 of the Internal Revenue Code or Title IV of ERISA, any ERISA Affiliate.
Platform” has the meaning provided in Section 7.02.
Prepayment Account” has the meaning provided in Section 2.06(c)(iii).
Present Fair Saleable Value” has the meaning provided in the term Solvent.
Prime Rate” has the meaning provided in the definition of the term Base Rate.
Pro Forma Basis” and “Pro Forma Effect” mean, with respect to any Subject Disposition, Specified Disposition, Acquisition, Incremental Loan Facilities, Incremental Equivalent Debt or the Transactions, for purposes of determining the applicable pricing level under the definition of “Applicable Percentage” and determining compliance with the financial covenant and conditions and the requirements of the definition of “Immaterial Subsidiary” hereunder, that such Subject Disposition, Specified Disposition, Acquisition, Incremental Loan Facilities, Incremental Equivalent Debt or the Transactions shall be deemed to have occurred as of the first day of the applicable period of four (4) consecutive fiscal quarters (or, in the case where the proviso to Consolidated Net Leverage Ratio applies, for the applicable period of four fiscal quarters set forth in such period of four fiscal quarters set forth therein). Further, for purposes of making calculations on a “Pro Forma Basis” hereunder, (a) in the case of any Subject Disposition or Specified Disposition, (i) income statement items (whether positive or negative) attributable to the property, entities or business units that are the subject of such Subject Disposition or Specified Disposition shall be excluded to the extent relating to any period prior to the date thereof and (ii)
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Indebtedness paid or retired in connection with such Subject Disposition or Specified Disposition shall be deemed to have been paid and retired as of the first day of the applicable period; and (b) in the case of any Acquisition, (i) income statement items (whether positive or negative) attributable to the property, entities or business units that are the subject thereof shall be included to the extent relating to any period prior to the date thereof and (ii) Indebtedness incurred in connection with such Acquisition shall be deemed to have been incurred as of the first day of the applicable period (and interest expense shall be imputed for the applicable period assuming prevailing interest rates hereunder).
Pro Rata Share” means, with respect to each Lender at any time a fraction (expressed as a percentage, carried out to the ninth decimal place), the numerator of which is the amount of outstanding Delayed Draw Term A Commitments, Term B-4 Loans, Dollar Revolving Commitments, Limited Currency Revolving Commitments or, Multicurrency Revolving Commitments or 2020-1 Incremental Revolving Commitments, as applicable, of such Lender at such time and the denominator of which is the aggregate amount of Delayed Draw Term A Commitments of all Lenders, Term B-4 Loans of all Lenders, Dollar Revolving Commitments of all Lenders, Limited Currency Revolving Commitments of all Lenders or, Multicurrency Revolving Commitments of all Lenders or 2020-1 Incremental Revolving Commitments of all Lenders, as applicable, at such time; provided that if any such Revolving Commitments have been terminated, then the Pro Rata Share of each applicable Lender shall be determined based on the Pro Rata Share of such Lender immediately prior to such termination and after giving effect to any subsequent assignments made pursuant to the terms hereof.
Property” means an interest of any kind in any property or asset, whether real, personal or mixed, and whether tangible or intangible.
Public Lender” has the meaning provided in Section 7.02.
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 it in Section 11.22.
Qualified Capital Stock” means any Capital Stock of the Parent Borrower other than Disqualified Capital Stock.
Qualified ECP Guarantor” means, in respect of any Swap Obligation, each Credit Party that has total assets exceeding $10.0 million at the time the relevant guarantee or grant of the relevant security interest becomes effective with respect to such Swap Obligation or such other person as constitutes an “eligible contract participant” under the Commodity Exchange Act or any regulations promulgated thereunder and can cause another person to qualify as an “eligible contract participant” at such time by entering into a keepwell under Section 1a(18)(A)(v)(II) of the Commodity Exchange Act.
Ratable Net Proceeds Share” means, at any time with respect to any Net Cash Proceeds of a Subject Disposition or Involuntary Disposition, the product of (x) such Net Cash Proceeds and (y) a fraction, the numerator of which is the aggregate principal amount of Applicable Pari Passu Debt outstanding at such time and the denominator of which is sum of the (A) aggregate principal amount of the Revolving Loans and Swingline Loans outstanding at such time plus (B) aggregate principal amount of Term Loans outstanding at such time plus (C) aggregate principal amount of Applicable Pari Passu Debt outstanding at such time.
Recipient” has the meaning provided in the definition of the term Excluded Taxes.
Refinancing Debt” has the definition set forth in Section 2.18(a).
Refinancing Effective Date” has the meaning specified in Section 2.18(b).
Refinancing Notes/Loans” has the meaning provided in Section 2.18(a).
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Refinancing Term Loans” has the meaning specified in Section 2.18(a).
Register” has the meaning provided in Section 11.06(c).
Registered Public Accounting Firm” has the meaning provided in the Securities Laws and shall be independent of the Parent Borrower as prescribed by the Securities Laws.
Regulation D” means Regulation D of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System of the United States as from time to time in effect and all official rulings and interpretations thereunder or thereof.
Regulation U” means Regulation U of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System of the United States as from time to time in effect and all official rulings and interpretations thereunder or thereof.
Related Parties” means, with respect to any Person, such Person’s Affiliates and the partners, directors, officers, employees, agents and advisors of such Person and of such Person’s Affiliates.
Replaced Revolving Commitments” has the meaning specified in Section 2.19(a).
Replacement Revolving Commitments” has the meaning specified in Section 2.19(a).
Replacement Revolving Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 2.19(b).
Reportable Event” means any of the events set forth in Section 4043(c) of ERISA, other than events for which the thirty-day notice period to the PBGC has been waived by regulation.
Repricing Transaction” means (x) the refinancing or repricing of all or any portion of the Term B-4 Loans with term loans the primary purpose of which is to reduce the Effective Yield from that of the Term B-4 Loans as of the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date (immediately after giving effect to Amendment No. 6) or (y) an effective lowering of the Effective Yield of any Term B-4 Loans pursuant to any amendment to the Credit Documents or any conversion or exchange of such Term B-4 Loans; provided that a Repricing Transaction shall not be deemed to occur in connection with such a refinancing, repricing, amendment, conversion or exchange done in connection with an Acquisition not otherwise permitted by the Credit Documents or a Change of Control.
Request for Credit Extension” means (a) with respect to a Borrowing of Loans (including Swingline Loans) or B/A Drawing, a Loan Notice and (b) with respect to an L/C Credit Extension, a L/C Application.
“Required 2020-1 Incremental Revolving Lenders” means, as of any date of determination, Lenders having more than fifty percent (50%) of the Aggregate 2020-1 Incremental Revolving Commitments or, if the 2020-1 Incremental Revolving Commitments shall have expired or been terminated, Lenders holding more than fifty percent (50%) of the aggregate principal amount of 2020-1 Incremental Revolving Loans.
Required Delayed Draw Term A Lenders” means, as of any date of determination, Lenders holding more than fifty percent (50%) of the aggregate principal amount of the sum of (i) Delayed Draw Term A Commitments and (ii) Delayed Draw Term A Loans.
Required Dollar Revolving Lenders” means, as of any date of determination, Lenders having more than fifty percent (50%) of the Aggregate Dollar Revolving Commitments or, if the Dollar Revolving Commitments shall have expired or been terminated, Lenders holding more than fifty percent (50%) of the aggregate principal amount of Dollar Revolving Obligations (including, in each case, the aggregate principal amount of each Lender’s risk participation and funded participation in L/C Obligations and Swingline Loans).
Required Lenders” means, as of any date of determination, Lenders having more than fifty percent (50%) of the sum of (i) the Additional Term B-4 Loan Commitments and Converted Term B-3 Loans (or, from and after the borrowings on the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date, the Term B-4 Loans), (ii) the Delayed Draw Term A
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Commitments, (iii) the Delayed Draw Term A Loans and (iv) the Aggregate Revolving Commitments (or, if the Revolving Commitments shall have expired or been terminated, the Revolving Obligations (including, in each case, the aggregate amount of each Lender’s risk participation and funded participation in L/C Obligations and Swingline Loans)).
Required L/C Lenders” means, as of any date of determination, Lenders having more than fifty percent (50%) of the sum of the Aggregate Dollar Revolving Commitments and the Aggregate Limited Currency Revolving Commitments at such date or, if the Dollar Revolving Commitments and the Limited Currency Revolving Commitments if the Revolving Commitments shall have expired or been terminated, Lenders holding more than fifty percent (50%) of the aggregate principal amount of sum of the Dollar Revolving Obligations and Limited Currency Revolving Obligations (including, in each case, the aggregate principal amount of each Lender’s risk participation and funded participation in L/C Obligations and Swingline Loans).
Required Limited Currency Revolving Lenders” means, as of any date of determination, Lenders having more than fifty percent (50%) of the Aggregate Limited Currency Revolving Commitments or, if the Limited Currency Revolving Commitments shall have expired or been terminated, Lenders holding more than fifty percent (50%) of the aggregate principal amount of Limited Currency Revolving Loans and B/A Drawings made pursuant to the Limited Currency Revolving Commitments (including, in each case, the aggregate principal amount of each Lender’s risk participation and funded participation in L/C Obligations).
Required Multicurrency Revolving Lenders” means, as of any date of determination, Lenders having more than fifty percent (50%) of the Aggregate Multicurrency Revolving Commitments or, if the Multicurrency Revolving Commitments shall have expired or been terminated, Lenders holding more than fifty percent (50%) of the aggregate principal amount of Multicurrency Revolving Loans and B/A Drawings made pursuant to the Multicurrency Revolving Commitments.
Required Revolving Lenders” means, as of any date of determination, Lenders having more than fifty percent (50%) of the Aggregate Revolving Commitments or, if the Revolving Commitments shall have expired or been terminated, Lenders holding more than fifty percent (50%) of the aggregate principal amount of Revolving Obligations (including, in each case, the aggregate principal amount of each Lender’s risk participation and funded participation in L/C Obligations and Swingline Loans).
Required Specified Currency Limited Currency/Multicurrency Revolving Lenders” means, as of any date of determination with respect to any currency other than Dollars, Lenders having more than fifty percent (50%) of the Aggregate Limited Currency Revolving Commitments and Aggregate Multicurrency Revolving Commitments that are required, under Section 2.01(a)(ii) or (iii) to make Revolving Loans in such currency or, if the Limited Currency Revolving Commitments or Multicurrency Revolving Commitments shall have expired or been terminated, Lenders holding more than fifty percent (50%) of the aggregate principal amount of Limited Currency Revolving Loans and Multicurrency Revolving Loans and (if applicable) B/A Drawings made in such currency.
Required Term B-4 Lenders” means, as of any date of determination, Lenders holding more than fifty percent (50%) of the aggregate principal amount of Additional Term B-4 Commitment and Converted Term B-3 Loans (or, from and after the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date, the Term B-4 Loans).
“Resolution Authority” means an EEA Resolution Authority or, with respect to any UK Financial Institution, a UK Resolution Authority.
Responsible Officer” means, as to any Credit Party, the chief executive officer, chief operating officer, the president, any executive vice president, the chief financial officer, the chief accounting officer, the treasurer, any assistant treasurer, any vice president, any senior vice president, the secretary or the general counsel of such Credit Party, any manager of such Credit Party (if such Credit Party is a limited liability company) or the general partner of such Credit Party (if such Credit Party is a limited partnership). Any document delivered hereunder that is signed by a Responsible Officer of a Credit Party shall be conclusively presumed to have been authorized by all necessary
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corporate, partnership and/or other action on the part of such Credit Party, and such Responsible Officer shall be conclusively presumed to have acted on behalf of such Credit Party.
Restricted Lender” has the meaning provided in Section 11.23.
Restricted Payment” means (i) any dividend or other distribution (whether in cash, securities or other property) with respect to any Capital Stock of any member of the Consolidated Group, (ii) 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 Capital Stock or of any option, warrant or other right to acquire any such Capital Stock or (iii) any payment or prepayment of principal on or redemption, repurchase or acquisition for value of, any Subordinated Debt of any member of the Consolidated Group or any Indebtedness of any member of the Consolidated Group incurred pursuant to (a) the 2023 Convertible Notes, the 2024 Senior Notes, the 2026 Senior Notes or the 2027 Senior Notes, (b) Section 8.03(f), (c) to the extent representing a refinancing of any Indebtedness described in the foregoing clause (a) or (b), Section 8.03(l) except, in each case, any scheduled payment of principal (including at maturity), or (d) any Indebtedness incurred pursuant to Section 8.03(bb) (other than, in the case of this clause (d), a refinancing of Indebtedness originally incurred under Section 8.03(bb) with other indebtedness incurred pursuant to Section 8.03(bb)).
“Restricted Period” means (a) as it applies to Section 8.06(e), the period from the Amendment No. 7 Effective Date until September 30, 2021, (b) as it applies to Section 8.06(f), (i) if such Restricted Payment consist of payments or prepayments of principal on, or redemptions, repurchases or acquisitions for value of, the Parent Borrower’s Indebtedness, the period from the Amendment No. 7 Effective Date until the date of the delivery of the Compliance Certificate and financial statements required pursuant to Section 7.01(a) for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020 and (ii) for all other Restricted Payments, the period from the Amendment No. 7 Effective Date until September 30, 2021, and (c) as it applies to Section 8.06(g), the period from the Amendment No. 7 Effective Date until the date of the delivery of the Compliance Certificate and financial statements required pursuant to Section 7.01(a) for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020.
Restricted Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary that is not an Unrestricted Subsidiary.
Revaluation Date” means, with respect to (x) any Letter of Credit, each of the following: (i) each date of issuance of a Letter of Credit denominated in an Alternative Currency, (ii) each date of an amendment of any such Letter of Credit having the effect of increasing the amount thereof (solely with respect to the increased amount), (iii) each date of any payment by an L/C Issuer under any Letter of Credit denominated in an Alternative Currency and (iv) such additional dates as the Applicable Agent or the L/C Issuer shall determine or the Required Lenders shall require (y) any B/A Drawing, each of the following: (i) each date of a B/A Drawing, (ii) each date of an amendment of any such B/A having the effect of increasing the amount thereof (solely with respect to the increased amount), (iii) each date of any payment by a Canadian Borrower under any B/A, and (iv) such additional dates as the Applicable Agent or the Required Multicurrency Revolving Lenders shall require and (z) any Revolving Loan, each of the following: (i) each date of Borrowing of a Revolving Loan denominated in an Alternative Currency, (ii) each date of any payment by any Revolving Lender under any Revolving Loan denominated in an Alternative Currency and (iii) such additional dates as the Applicable Agent or the Required Revolving Lenders shall require.
Revolving Commitment” means, as to each Lender, the sum of such Lender’s Dollar Revolving Commitment, Limited Currency Revolving Commitment and, Multicurrency Revolving Commitment and 2020-1 Incremental Revolving Commitment and “Revolving Commitments” means, collectively, the Dollar Revolving Commitments, Limited Currency Revolving Commitments and, Multicurrency Revolving Commitments and 2020-1 Incremental Revolving Commitments of all Revolving Lenders.
Revolving Commitment Fees” has the meaning provided in Section 2.09(a).
Revolving Committed Amount” means, as to each Lender, the sum of such Lender’s Dollar Revolving Committed Amount, Limited Currency Revolving Committed Amount and, Multicurrency Revolving Committed Amount and 2020-1 Incremental Revolving Committed Amount.
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Revolving Credit Extension Request” has the meaning specified in Section 2.17(b).
Revolving Facility” means the Dollar Revolving Facility, the Limited Currency Revolving Facility or, the Multicurrency Revolving Facility or the 2020-1 Incremental Revolving Facility and “Revolving Facilities” means, collectively, the Dollar Revolving Facility, the Limited Currency Revolving Facility and, the Multicurrency Revolving Facility and the 2020-1 Incremental Revolving Facility.
Revolving Lender” means a Dollar Revolving Lender, a Limited Currency Revolving Lender or, a Multicurrency Revolving Lender or a 2020-1 Incremental Revolving Lender and “Revolving Lenders” means the collective reference to the Dollar Revolving Lenders, the Limited Currency Revolving Lenders and, the Multicurrency Revolving Lenders and the 2020-1 Incremental Revolving Lenders.
Revolving Lender Joinder Agreement” means a joinder agreement, in a form to be agreed among the Administrative Agent, the Parent Borrower and each Lender with an Incremental Revolving Commitment or commitment under an Incremental Revolving Facility, executed and delivered in accordance with the provisions of Section 2.01(f).
Revolving Loan” means a Dollar Revolving Loan, a Limited Currency Revolving Loan or, a Multicurrency Revolving Loan or a 2020-1 Incremental Revolving Loan and “Revolving Loans” means, collectively, Dollar Revolving Loans, Limited Currency Revolving Loans and, Multicurrency Revolving Loans and 2020-1 Incremental Revolving Loans.
Revolving Notes” means the collective reference to the Dollar Revolving Notes, the Limited Currency Revolving Notes and, the Multicurrency Revolving Notes and the 2020-1 Incremental Revolving Notes.
Revolving Obligations” means the collective reference to the Dollar Revolving Obligations, the Limited Currency Revolving Obligations and, the Multicurrency Revolving Obligations and the 2020-1 Incremental Revolving Obligations.
Revolving Termination Date” means the fifth anniversary of the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date.
S&P” means Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, a division of McGraw Hill Financial Inc. and any successor thereto.
Sale and Leaseback Transaction” means, with respect to the Parent Borrower or any Subsidiary, any arrangement, directly or indirectly, with any Person (other than a Domestic Credit Party) whereby the Parent Borrower or such Subsidiary 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 being sold or transferred.
Same Day Funds” means (a) with respect to disbursements and payments in Dollars, immediately available funds, and (b) with respect to disbursements and payments in an Alternative Currency, same day or other funds as may be determined by the Applicable Agent or the applicable L/C Issuer, as applicable, to be customary in the place of disbursement or payment for the settlement of international banking transactions in the relevant Alternative Currency.
Sanctions” has the meaning provided in Section 6.24(a).
Sarbanes-Oxley” means the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
SEC” means the Securities and Exchange Commission, or any Governmental Authority succeeding to any of its principal functions.
Section 2.02(b) Ratable Share” has the meaning provided in Section 2.02(b).
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Secured Party” has the meaning assigned to such term in the U.S. Security Agreement.
Securities Laws” means the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Sarbanes-Oxley and the applicable accounting and auditing principles, rules, standards and practices promulgated, approved or incorporated by the SEC or the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, as each of the foregoing may be amended and in effect on any applicable date hereunder.
Senior Indebtedness” means Indebtedness of the Parent Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries that is not expressly subordinated in right of payment to any other Indebtedness of Parent Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries.
Senior Secured Debt” means, at any time, Consolidated Total Funded Debt that constitutes Senior Indebtedness secured by a Lien on any Collateral.
Senior Secured Leverage Ratio” means, as of the last day of any fiscal quarter, the ratio of (i) Senior Secured Debt on such day to (ii) Consolidated EBITDA of the Consolidated Group for the period of four (4) consecutive fiscal quarters ending on such day.
Significant Subsidiary” means (1) any Subsidiary that satisfies the criteria for a “significant subsidiary” as defined in Article 1, Rule 1-02 of Regulation S-X under the Securities Laws, as such Regulation is in effect on the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date (with reference to 10% in such Rule being deemed to be 7.5% for the purposes of this definition), and (2) any Subsidiary that, when aggregated with all other Subsidiaries that are not otherwise Significant Subsidiaries and as to which any event described in Section 9.01(f) or (h) has occurred and is continuing, would constitute a Significant Subsidiary under clause (1) of this definition.
Solvent” means, with respect to any Person, as of any date of determination, (a) the Fair Value and Present Fair Saleable Value of the aggregate assets of such Person exceeds the value of its Liabilities; (b) such Person will not have, as of such date, an unreasonably small amount of capital with which to conduct its business; (c) such Person will be able to pay its Liabilities as they mature or become absolute; and (d) the Fair Value and Present Fair Saleable Value of the aggregate assets of such Person exceeds the value of its Liabilities by an amount that is not less than the capital of such Person (as determined pursuant to Section 154 of the Delaware General Corporate Law). The term “Solvency” shall have an equivalent meaning. For the purposes of this definition, “Fair Value” means the aggregate amount at which the assets of the applicable entity (including goodwill) would change hands between a willing buyer and a willing seller, within a commercially reasonable amount of time, each having reasonable knowledge of the relevant facts, neither being under any compulsion to act and with equity to both; “Present Fair Saleable Value” means the aggregate amount of net consideration (giving effect to reasonable and customary costs of sale or Taxes) that could be expected to be realized if the aggregate assets of the applicable entity are sold with reasonable promptness in an arm’s length transaction under present conditions for the sale of assets of comparable business enterprises; and “Liabilities” means all debts and other liabilities of the applicable entity, whether secured, unsecured, fixed, contingent, accrued or not yet accrued.
SPC” has the meaning provided in Section 11.06(h).
Specified Disposition” means any Disposition referred to in clause (a) of the definition of Subject Disposition, to the extent a material amount of Property is disposed of in such Disposition.
Specified Intercompany Transfers” means a Disposition of Property by a Domestic Credit Party to a member of the Consolidated Group that is not a Domestic Credit Party.
Specified Percentage” has the meaning assigned to such term in the definition of Funded Debt.
Specified Subsidiary” has the meaning assigned to such term in the definition of Funded Debt.
Spot Rate” for a currency means the rate determined by the Applicable Agent or an L/C Issuer, as applicable, to be the rate quoted by the Person acting in such capacity as the spot rate for the purchase by such
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Person of such currency with another currency through its principal foreign exchange trading office at approximately 11:00 a.m. (x) New York time, in the case of Canadian Dollars, or (y) London time, in the case of any other currency, in each case on the date two (2) Business Days prior to the date as of which the foreign exchange computation is made; provided that the Applicable Agent or such L/C Issuer may obtain such spot rate from another financial institution designated by the Applicable Agent or such L/C Issuer if the Person acting in such capacity does not have as of the date of determination a spot buying rate for any such currency; provided, further, that such L/C Issuer may use such spot rate quoted on the date as of which the foreign exchange computation is made in the case of any Letter of Credit denominated in an Alternative Currency.
Statutory Reserve Rate” means a fraction (expressed as a decimal), the numerator of which is the number one and the denominator of which is the number one minus the aggregate of the maximum reserve percentage (including any marginal, special, emergency or supplemental reserves) expressed as a decimal established by the FRB to which the Administrative Agent is subject with respect to the Adjusted Eurodollar Rate, for eurocurrency funding (currently referred to as “Eurocurrency Liabilities” in Regulation D of the FRB). Such reserve percentage shall include those imposed pursuant to such Regulation D. Eurodollar Rate Loans shall be deemed to constitute eurocurrency funding and to be subject to such reserve requirements without benefit of or credit for proration, exemptions or offsets that may be available from time to time to any Lender under such Regulation D or any comparable regulation. The Statutory Reserve Rate shall be adjusted automatically on and as of the effective date of any change in any reserve percentage.
Statutory Reserves” means (a) for any Interest Period for any Eurodollar Rate Loan in dollars, 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), (b) for any Interest Period for any portion of a Borrowing in Swiss Francs, the average maximum rate at which reserves (including any marginal, supplemental or emergency reserves), if any, are in effect on such day for funding in Swiss Francs maintained by commercial banks which lend in Swiss Francs, (c) for any Interest Period for any portion of a Borrowing in Sterling, the average maximum rate at which reserves (including any marginal, supplemental or emergency reserves), if any, are in effect on such day for funding in Sterling maintained by commercial banks which lend in Sterling, (d) for any Interest Period for any portion of a Borrowing in Euros, the average maximum rate at which reserves (including any marginal, supplemental or emergency reserves), if any, are in effect on such day for funding in Euros maintained by commercial banks which lend in Euros, (e) for any Interest Period for any portion of a Borrowing in Swedish Krona, the average maximum rate at which reserves (including any marginal, supplemental or emergency reserves), if any, are in effect on such day for funding in Swedish Krona maintained by commercial banks which lend in Swedish Krona, (f) for any Interest Period for any portion of a Borrowing in Australian Dollars, the average maximum rate at which reserves (including any marginal, supplemental or emergency reserves), if any, are in effect on such day for funding in Australian Dollars maintained by commercial banks which lend in Australian Dollars, (g) for any Interest Period for any portion of a Borrowing in Danish Krone, the average maximum rate at which reserves (including any marginal, supplemental or emergency reserves), if any, are in effect on such day for funding in Danish Krone maintained by commercial banks which lend in Danish Krone, (h) for any Interest Period for any portion of a Borrowing in Brazilian Real, the average maximum rate at which reserves (including any marginal, supplemental or emergency reserves), if any, are in effect on such day for funding in Brazilian Real maintained by commercial banks which lend in Brazilian Real, (i) for any Interest Period for any portion of a Borrowing in Mexican Pesos, the average maximum rate at which reserves (including any marginal, supplemental or emergency reserves), if any, are in effect on such day for funding in Mexican Pesos maintained by commercial banks which lend in Mexican Pesos and (j) for any Interest Period for any portion of a Borrowing in Japanese Yen, the average maximum rate at which reserves (including any marginal, supplemental or emergency reserves), if any, are in effect on such day for funding in Japanese Yen maintained by commercial banks which lend in Japanese Yen. Eurodollar Rate Loans shall be deemed to constitute Eurodollar liabilities and to be subject to such reserve requirements without benefit of or credit for proration, exceptions or offsets which may be available from time to time to any Lender under Regulation D.
Step-Up” has the meaning specified in Section 8.10.
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Sterling” and “£” mean the lawful currency of the United Kingdom.
Subject Disposition” means any Disposition other than (a) Dispositions of damaged, worn-out or obsolete Property that, in the Parent Borrower’s reasonable judgment, is no longer used or useful in the business of the Parent Borrower or its Subsidiaries; (b) Dispositions of inventory, services or other property in the ordinary course of business; (c) Dispositions of Property to the extent that (i) such Property is exchanged for credit against the purchase price of similar replacement Property or (ii) the proceeds of such Disposition are reasonably promptly applied to the purchase price of such replacement equipment or property; (d) licenses, sublicenses, leases and subleases not interfering in any material respect with the business of any member of the Consolidated Group; (e) sales or discounts of accounts receivable in connection with the compromise or collection thereof in the ordinary course of business; (f) any Disposition at any time by (i) a Domestic Credit Party to any other Domestic Credit Party, (ii) a Subsidiary that is not a Credit Party to a Domestic Credit Party, (iii) a Subsidiary that is not a Credit Party to another Subsidiary that is not a Credit Party, (iv) a Foreign Credit Party to any other Foreign Credit Party or (v) a Foreign Credit Party to any Foreign Subsidiary that is not a Foreign Credit Party (provided that the fair market value of Property Disposed of pursuant to this clause (v) shall not exceed $250.0 million in the aggregate in any fiscal year of the Parent Borrower); (g) Specified Intercompany Transfers; (h) the sale of Cash Equivalents; (i) an Excluded Sale and Leaseback Transaction; (j) Restricted Payments permitted by Section 8.06; (k) mergers and consolidations permitted by Section 8.04; (l) the granting of Liens permitted pursuant to Section 8.01; (m) a Disposition of Property, to the extent constituting the making of an Investment permitted pursuant to Section 8.02 (other than Section 8.02(a)); (n) Dispositions, in one transaction or a series of related transactions, of assets or other properties of the Parent Borrower or its Subsidiaries with a fair market value not exceeding $25.0 million; provided that the aggregate amount of Dispositions that are not Subject Dispositions by the operation of this clause (n) shall not exceed $100.0 million in the aggregate; (o) Dispositions related to the unwinding of any Swap Contract in accordance with its terms; and (p) the settlement or early termination of any Permitted Bond Hedge Transaction or any related Permitted Warrant Transaction.
Subordinated Debt” means (x) as to the Parent Borrower, any Funded Debt of the Parent Borrower that is expressly subordinated in right of payment to the prior payment of any of the Loan Obligations of the Parent Borrower and (y) as to any Guarantor, any Funded Debt of such Guarantor that is expressly subordinated in right of payment to the prior payment of any of the Loan Obligations of such Guarantor.
Subsidiary” of a Person means (A) a corporation, partnership, joint venture, limited liability company or other business entity of which a majority of the shares of securities or other interests having ordinary voting power for the election of directors or other governing body (other than securities or interests having such power only by reason of the happening of a contingency) are at the time beneficially owned, or the management of which is otherwise Controlled, directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, or both, by such Person or (B) any other Person that is a consolidated subsidiary of such Person under GAAP and designated as a Subsidiary of such Person in a certificate to the Administrative Agent by a financial or accounting officer of such Person. Unless otherwise provided, “Subsidiary” shall refer to a Subsidiary of the Parent Borrower; provided that an Unrestricted Subsidiary shall be deemed not to be a Subsidiary for purposes of this Credit Agreement and each other Credit Document; provided further that any Subsidiary other than an Unrestricted Subsidiary shall be deemed to be a Restricted Subsidiary.
Subsidiary Redesignation” has the meaning provided in the definition of “Unrestricted Subsidiary.”
Support Obligations” means, as to any Person, (a) any obligation, contingent or otherwise, of such Person guaranteeing or having the economic effect of guaranteeing any Indebtedness payable by another Person (the “primary obligor”) in any manner, whether directly or indirectly, and including any obligation of such Person, direct or indirect, (i) to purchase or pay (or advance or supply funds for the purchase or payment of) such Indebtedness, (ii) to purchase or lease property, securities or services for the purpose of assuring the obligee in respect of such Indebtedness of the payment or performance of such Indebtedness, (iii) to maintain working capital, equity capital or any other financial statement condition or liquidity or level of income or cash flow of the primary obligor so as to enable the primary obligor to pay such Indebtedness, or (iv) entered into for the purpose of assuring in any other manner the obligee in respect of such Indebtedness of the payment thereof or to protect such obligee against loss in
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respect thereof (in whole or in part), or (b) any Lien on any assets of such Person securing any Indebtedness or other obligation of any other Person, whether or not such Indebtedness or other obligation is assumed by such Person (or any right, contingent or otherwise, of any holder of such Indebtedness to obtain any such Lien). The amount of any Support Obligations shall be deemed to be an amount equal to the stated or determinable amount of the related primary obligation, or portion thereof, in respect of which such Support Obligation is made or, if not stated or determinable, the maximum reasonably anticipated liability in respect thereof as determined by the guaranteeing Person in good faith.
Supported QFC” has the meaning assigned to it in Section 11.22.
Swap Contract” means any and all rate swap transactions, basis swaps, credit derivative transactions, forward rate transactions, commodity swaps, commodity options, forward commodity contracts, equity or equity index swaps or options, bond or bond price or bond index swaps or options or forward bond or forward bond price or forward bond index transactions, interest rate options, forward foreign exchange transactions, cap transactions, floor transactions, collar transactions, currency swap transactions, cross-currency rate swap transactions, currency options, spot contracts, or any other similar transactions or any combination of any of the foregoing (including any options to enter into any of the foregoing), whether or not any such transaction is governed by or subject to any master agreement.
Swap Obligation” means, with respect to any Guarantor, any obligation to pay or perform under any agreement, contract or transaction that constitutes a “swap” within the meaning of section 1a(47) of the Commodity Exchange Act.
Swap Termination Value” means, in respect of any one or more Swap Contracts, after taking into account the effect of any legally enforceable netting agreement relating to such Swap Contracts, (a) for any date on or after the date such Swap Contracts have been closed out and termination values determined in accordance therewith, such termination values, and (b) for any date prior to the date referenced in clause (a), the amounts determined as the mark-to-market values for such Swap Contracts, as determined based upon one or more mid-market or other readily available quotations provided by any recognized dealer in such Swap Contracts (which may include a Lender or any Affiliate of a Lender).
Swedish Krona” or “kr” means the lawful currency of Sweden.
Swingline Borrowing” means a borrowing of a Swingline Loan pursuant to Section 2.01(c).
Swingline Commitment” means, with respect to the Swingline Lender, the commitment of the Swingline Lender to make Swingline Loans, and with respect to each Lender, the commitment of such Lender to purchase participation interests in Swingline Loans.
Swingline Exposure” means, at any time, the aggregate principal amount of all Swingline Loans outstanding at such time. The Swingline Exposure of any Dollar Revolving Lender at any time shall be its Dollar Revolving Commitment Percentage of the total Swingline Exposure at such time.
Swingline Lender” means JPMCB in its capacity as such, together with any successor in such capacity.
Swingline Loan” has the meaning provided in Section 2.01(c).
Swingline Note” means the promissory note given to evidence the Swingline Loans, as amended, restated, modified, supplemented, extended, renewed or replaced. A form of Swingline Note is attached as Exhibit 2.13-4.
Swingline Sublimit” has the meaning provided in Section 2.01(c).
Swiss Franc” or “CHF” means the lawful currency of Switzerland.
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Synthetic Lease” means any synthetic lease, tax retention operating lease, off-balance sheet loan or similar off-balance sheet financing arrangement that is considered borrowed money indebtedness for tax purposes but is classified as an operating lease under GAAP.
Taxes” means all present or future taxes, levies, imposts, duties, deductions, withholdings, assessments, fees or other charges imposed by any Governmental Authority, including any interest, additions to tax or penalties applicable thereto.
Tax Returns” means any return, report or similar statement filed or required to be filed with respect to any Tax (including any attached schedules) including any informational return, claim for refund, amended return or declaration of estimated Tax.
Term A Amortization Payment Date” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.05(c).
Term A-1 Loans” means the “Term A-1 Loans” under the Credit Agreement as in effect prior to giving effect to Amendment No. 3.
Term A-2 Loans” means the “Term A-2 Loans” under the Credit Agreement as in effect prior to giving effect to Amendment No. 6.
Term B-1 Loans” means the “Term B-1 Loans” under the Credit Agreement as in effect prior to giving effect to Amendment No. 3.
Term B-2 Loans” means the “Term B-2 Loans” under the Credit Agreement as in effect prior to giving effect to Amendment No. 4.
Term B-3 Amendment No. 6 Converting Lender” means each Term B-3 Lender that, in accordance with Amendment No. 6, provided the Administrative Agent with a counterpart to Amendment No. 6 executed by such Lender with the box “Term B-3 Lender Conversion Option” checked.
Term B-3 Lenders” the Persons holding Term B-3 Loans immediately prior to the occurrence of the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date.
Term B-3 Loans” means the “Term B-3 Loans” under the Credit Agreement as in effect prior to giving effect to Amendment No. 6.
Term B-4 Lenders” means, prior to the funding of the initial Term B-4 Loans on the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date, the Additional Term B-4 Lender and any holder of a Converted Term B-3 Loan, and from and after funding of the Term B-4 Loans, those Lenders holding any Term B-4 Loans (including any Incremental Term Loans that are Term B-4 Loans), together with their successors and permitted assigns.
Term B-4 Loan Termination Date” means the date that is the seventh anniversary of the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date.
Term B-4 Loans” has the meaning provided in Section 2.01(e).
Term B-4 Note” means the promissory notes substantially in the form of Exhibit 2.13-6, if any, given to evidence the Term B-4 Loans, as amended, restated, modified, supplemented, extended, renewed or replaced.
Term Loan Commitments” means the Delayed Draw Term A Commitments and the Additional Term B-4 Commitment.
Term Loan Extension Request” has the meaning specified in Section 2.17(a).
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Term Loan Lenders” means the Delayed Draw Term A Lenders and the Term B-4 Lenders.
Term Loans” means the Delayed Draw Term A Loans, Term B-4 Loans and any other Class established pursuant to an Additional Credit Extension Amendment.
Ticketmaster Merger” means the merger of Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. and Live Nation Merger Sub, an indirect wholly-owned Subsidiary of the Parent Borrower, pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of February 10, 2009, among Ticketmaster Entertainment, LLC, Thethe Parent Borrower and Live Nation Merger Sub.
Total Assets” of any Person means the total assets of such Person as set forth on such Person’s most recent balance sheet.
Transaction Agreement Date” has the meaning provided in Section 1.11.
Transactions” means (i) the borrowing of the Term B-4 Loans on the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date, (ii) the conversion of Term B-3 Loans of the Term B-3 Amendment No. 6 Converting Lenders into Term B-4 Loans, (iii) the establishment of the Delayed Draw Term A Commitments, (iv) the repayment of the Term A-2 Loans, the Term B-3 Loans that are not Converted Term B-3 Loans, the Original Revolving Loans and the Original Swingline Loans, (v) the termination of the Original Revolving Commitments, (vi) the redemption or satisfaction of the 2022 Senior Notes, (vii) the incurrence of the 2027 Senior Notes and, (viii) the establishment of the 2020-1 Incremental Revolving Commitments on the Amendment No. 7 Effective Date and (ix) the payment of fees and expenses in connection with the foregoing.
Treasury Management Agreement” means any agreement governing the provision of treasury or cash management services, including deposit accounts, funds transfer, automated clearinghouse, zero balance accounts, returned check concentration, controlled disbursement, lockbox, purchase cards, account reconciliation and reporting and trade finance services.
Treasury Management Bank” has the meaning provided in the definition of “Borrower Obligations.”
Type” means, with respect to any Revolving Loan or Term Loan, its character as a Base Rate Loan or a Eurodollar Rate Loan.
UCC” means the Uniform Commercial Code in effect in any applicable jurisdiction from time to time.
“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.
United States” or “U.S.” means the United States of America.
United States Tax Compliance Certificate” has the meaning provided in Section 3.01(e).
Unreimbursed Amount” has the meaning provided in Section 2.03(c)(i).
Unrestricted Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary acquired, purchased or invested in after the Amendment No. 6 Effective Date that is designated as an Unrestricted Subsidiary hereunder by written notice from the Parent Borrower to the Administrative Agent; provided that the Parent Borrower shall only be permitted to so designate a
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new Unrestricted Subsidiary so long as (a) no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing or would result therefrom; (b) after giving effect on a Pro Forma Basispro forma basis to such designation, as of the last day of the most recently ended fiscal quarter at the end of which financial statements were required to have been delivered pursuant to Section 7.01(a) or (b) (or, prior to such first required delivery date for such financial statements pursuant to either such Section, as of the last day of the most recent period referred to in the second sentence of Section 6.05), the Parent Borrower would be in compliance with Section 8.10; (c) such Unrestricted Subsidiary shall be solely capitalized (to the extent capitalized by any Credit Party) through one or more investments permitted by Section 8.02(k), (r) or (aa); (d) without duplication of clause (c), when any pre-existing Subsidiary is designated as an Unrestricted Subsidiary, the portion of the aggregate fair value of the assets of such newly designated Unrestricted Subsidiary (proportionate to the applicable Borrower’s or Subsidiary’s equity interest in such Unrestricted Subsidiary) at the time of the designation thereof as an Unrestricted Subsidiary shall be treated as Investments pursuant to Section 8.02(k) or (aa) (it being understood that such aggregate fair value shall be set forth in a certificate of a Responsible Officer of the Parent Borrower, which certificate (x) shall be dated as of the date such subsidiary is designated as an Unrestricted Subsidiary, (y) shall have been delivered by the Parent Borrower to the Administrative Agent (for delivery to the Lenders) on or prior to the date of such designation and (z) shall set forth a reasonably detailed calculation of such aggregate fair value); and (e) with respect to the Existing Senior Unsecured Debt and any other material Indebtedness for borrowed money (to the extent the concept of an Unrestricted Subsidiary exists in such other material Indebtedness) and, in each case, any refinancing Indebtedness thereof, such Subsidiary shall have been designated an Unrestricted Subsidiary (or otherwise not be subject to the covenants and defaults except on a basis substantially similar to this Credit Agreement) under the documents governing such material Indebtedness permitted to be incurred or maintained herein. Any Unrestricted Subsidiary may be designated by the Parent Borrower to be a Restricted Subsidiary for purposes of this Credit Agreement (each, a “Subsidiary Redesignation”); provided that (i) no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing or would result therefrom; (ii) after giving effect on a Pro Forma Basis to such designation, as of the last day of the most recently ended fiscal quarter at the end of which financial statements were required to have been delivered pursuant to Section 7.01(a) or (b) (or, prior to such first required delivery date for such financial statements pursuant to either such Section, as of the last day of the most recent period referred to in the second sentence of Section 6.05), the Parent Borrower would be in compliance with Section 8.10; (iii) all representations and warranties contained herein and in the other Credit Documents shall be true and correct in all material respects with the same effect as though such representations and warranties had been made on and as of the date of such Subsidiary Redesignation (both before and after giving effect thereto), except to the extent that such representations and warranties specifically refer to an earlier date, in which case they shall be true and correct in all material respects as of such earlier date (provided that representations and warranties that are qualified by materiality shall be true and correct in all respects); and (iv) the Parent Borrower shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent a certificate executed by a Responsible Officer, certifying to the best of such officer’s knowledge, compliance with the requirements of preceding clauses (i) through (iii), inclusive, and containing the calculations and information required to evidence the same. The term “Unrestricted Subsidiary” shall also include any subsidiary of an Unrestricted Subsidiary. An Unrestricted Subsidiary, for as long as such Subsidiary remains an Unrestricted Subsidiary, shall be deemed to not be a Subsidiary or Borrower for all purposes under the Credit Documents. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a Foreign Borrower shall in no event be an Unrestricted Subsidiary.
U.S. Lender” means any Lender that is a “United States person” as defined in Section 7701(a)(30) of the Internal Revenue Code.
U.S. Pledge Agreement” means the pledge agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit 1.01C (it being understood that the pledgors party thereto and schedules thereto shall be reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent), given by the Domestic Credit Parties, as pledgors, to the Collateral Agent to secure the Obligations, and any other pledge agreements that may be given by any Person pursuant to the terms hereof, in each case as the same may be amended and modified from time to time.
U.S. Security Agreement” means the security agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit 1.01D (it being understood that the grantors party thereto and schedules thereto shall be reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent), given by Domestic Credit Parties, as grantors, to the Collateral Agent to secure the
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Obligations, and any other security agreements that may be given by any Person pursuant to the terms hereof, in each case as the same may be amended and modified from time to time.
U.S. Special Resolution Regime” has the meaning assigned to it in Section 11.22.
Weighted Average Life to Maturity” means, when applied to any Indebtedness at any date, the number of years obtained by dividing: (i) the sum of the products obtained by multiplying (a) the amount of each then remaining installment, sinking fund, serial maturity or other required payment of principal, including payment at final maturity, in respect thereof, by (b) the number of years (calculated to the nearest one-twelfth) that will elapse between such date and the making of such payment by (ii) the then outstanding principal amount of such Indebtedness.
Wholly Owned Subsidiary” means, with respect to any direct or indirect Subsidiary of any Person, that one hundred percent (100%) of the Capital Stock with ordinary voting power issued by such Subsidiary (other than directors’ qualifying shares and investments by foreign nationals mandated by applicable Law) is beneficially owned, directly or indirectly, by such Person.
Withholding Agent” means any Credit Party and the Applicable Agent.
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.
1.02Interpretative Provisions.
With reference to this Credit Agreement and each other Credit Document, unless otherwise specified herein or in such other Credit Document:
(a)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 “