Systemax Inc.
SYSTEMAX INC (Form: 8-K, Received: 11/03/2016 15:50:08)

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
 

 
FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 28, 2016

Systemax Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

Delaware
1-13792
11-3262067
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)

11 Harbor Park Drive
Port Washington, New York 11050
(Address of Principal Executive offices, including Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (516) 608-7000

N.A.
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligations of the registrant under any of the following provisions ( see General Instruction A.2 below):

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


Item 1.01
Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
 
On October 28, 2016, Systemax Inc. (the “Company”) and certain of its direct and indirect wholly owned subsidiaries (together with the Company, the “Borrowers”) entered into a Third Amended and Restated Credit Agreement with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Administrative Agent, Sole Bookrunner and Sole Lead Arranger, and the lenders from time to time party thereto , (the “Credit Agreement”), in order to amend and extend the Company’s existing credit facility.  This Credit Agreement amends and replaces the Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of October 27, 2010, as amended.

The terms and conditions of the Credit Agreement provide for an aggregate commitment of up to $75 million. Borrowing availability is subject to a borrowing base that takes into account eligible receivables and eligible inventory.  The new five year facility will be available to the Company and certain of its domestic subsidiaries until the maturity date of October 28, 2021 .

The interest rate under the Credit Agreement is computed at applicable market rates based on the LIBO Rate, the NYFRB Rate or the Prime Rate, plus an applicable margin. The applicable margin varies based on borrowing base availability.

The Company’s ability to borrow amounts under the Credit Agreement is subject to its compliance with certain financial and operating covenants, and compliance with other terms and conditions contained in the credit documents, typical for credit facility transactions of this type.

To secure the Company’s obligations under the Credit Agreement, the parties have also entered into the Third Amended and Restated Pledge and Security Agreement, dated October 28, 2016 (the “Pledge Agreement”).  Pursuant to the Pledge Agreement the Borrowers’ obligations under the Credit Agreement are secured by substantially all the Borrowers’ assets including all accounts, accounts receivable, inventory and certain other assets, subject to limited exceptions, including the exclusion of certain foreign assets from the collateral.

The Credit Agreement includes customary events of default and lender’s remedies for facilities of this nature.

The foregoing descriptions of the Credit Agreement and the Pledge Agreement do not purport to be complete and are qualified in their entirety by reference to the Third Amended and Restated Credit Agreement and the Pledge Agreement.

A copy of the Credit Agreement and Pledge Agreement are each filed as an exhibit to this Form 8-K.

Item 2.03
Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

The information set forth above under Item 1.01 is incorporated into this Item 2.03 by reference.

Item 5.02
Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

(c)            On October 31, 2016 the Company reported that Thomas "Tex" Clark has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective immediately. During the past ten years, Mr. Clark has served in a number of senior financial positions at the Company, most recently as Controller of the Industrial Products Group. Previously he held the positions of Director of Finance of the Company, and Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis at the Company.

Mr. Clark, 34, obtained his Bachelor’s degree and Master of Business Administration from the University of Miami.

The position of Chief Financial Officer was previously held on an interim basis by Larry Reinhold, CEO of the Company.
 

A press release regarding Mr. Clark’s appointment was issued by the Company on October 31, 2016, a copy of which was filed as an exhibit to the Form 8-K filed on October 31, 2016.

9.01.
Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)
Exhibits.
The following exhibits are filed herewith:

Exhibit
Number
 
 
Description
     
10.1
 
Third Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of October 28, 2016, by and among Systemax Inc. and certain affiliates thereof and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Administrative Agent, Sole Bookrunner and Sole Lead Arranger, and the lenders from time to time party thereto.
     
10.2
 
Third Amended and Restated Pledge and Security Agreement dated as of October 28, 2016, by and among Systemax Inc. and certain affiliates thereof and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., in its capacity as administrative agent for the lenders party to the Third Amended and Restated Credit Agreement.
 
SIGNATURES

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

    SYSTEMAX INC.
       
Date:
November 3, 2016
   
       
   
By:
/s/ Eric Lerner
   
Name:
Eric Lerner
   
Title:
Senior Vice President
 

Exhibit Index

Third Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of October 28, 2016, by and among Systemax Inc. and certain affiliates thereof and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Administrative Agent, Sole Bookrunner and Sole Lead Arranger, and the lenders from time to time party thereto.
   
Third Amended and Restated Pledge and Security Agreement dated as of October 28, 2016, by and among Systemax Inc. and certain affiliates thereof and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., in its capacity as administrative agent for the lenders party to the Third Amended and Restated Credit Agreement.
 
 


Exhibit 10.1
EXECUTION VERSION
 

THIRD AMENDED AND RESTATED
CREDIT AGREEMENT

dated as of
October 28, 2016

among

SYSTEMAX INC.
GLOBAL EQUIPMENT COMPANY INC.
NEXEL INDUSTRIES, INC.
GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL DISTRIBUTION INC.
C&H DISTRIBUTORS, LLC
INDUSTRIALSUPPLIES.COM, LLC
PRODUCTS FOR INDUSTRY, LLC
(each a Borrower and collectively, the Borrowers),

The Guarantors Party Hereto,

The Lenders Party Hereto,

JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,
as Administrative Agent, Sole Bookrunner and Sole Lead Arranger
 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

   
Page
     
ARTICLE I. Definitions
1
 
Section 1.01.
Defined Terms
1
 
Section 1.02.
Classification of Loans and Borrowings
33
 
Section 1.03.
Terms Generally
33
 
Section 1.04.
Accounting Terms; GAAP
34
     
ARTICLE II. The Credits
34
 
Section 2.01.
Commitments
34
 
Section 2.02.
Loans and Borrowings
34
 
Section 2.03.
Requests for Borrowings
35
 
Section 2.04.
Protective Advances
35
 
Section 2.05.
Swingline Loans
36
 
Section 2.06.
Letters of Credit
37
 
Section 2.07.
Funding of Borrowings
42
 
Section 2.08.
Interest Elections
43
 
Section 2.09.
Termination, Increase, or Reduction of Commitments
44
 
Section 2.10.
Repayment and Amortization of Loans; Evidence of Debt
45
 
Section 2.11.
Prepayment of Loans
46
 
Section 2.12.
Fees
48
 
Section 2.13.
Interest
49
 
Section 2.14.
Alternate Rate of Interest
49
 
Section 2.15.
Increased Costs
50
 
Section 2.16.
Break Funding Payments
51
 
Section 2.17.
Withholding of Taxes; Gross-Up
51
 
Section 2.18.
Payments Generally; Allocation of Proceeds; Sharing of Set-offs
55
 
Section 2.19.
Mitigation Obligations; Replacement of Lenders
57
 
Section 2.20.
Defaulting Lenders
58
 
Section 2.21.
Returned Payments
59
 
Section 2.22.
Banking Services and Swap Agreements
60
     
ARTICLE III. Representations and Warranties
60
 
Section 3.01.
Organization; Powers
60
 
Section 3.02.
Authorization; Enforceability
60
 
Section 3.03.
Governmental Approvals; No Conflicts
60
 
Section 3.04.
Financial Condition; No Material Adverse Change
60
 
Section 3.05.
Properties
61
 
Section 3.06.
Litigation and Environmental Matters
61
 
Section 3.07.
Compliance with Laws and Agreements; No Default
61
 
Section 3.08.
Investment Company Status
62
 
Section 3.09.
Taxes
62
 
Section 3.10.
ERISA
62
 
Section 3.11.
Disclosure
62
 
Section 3.12.
Material Agreements
62
 
Section 3.13.
Solvency
62
 
Section 3.14.
Insurance
63
 
Section 3.15.
Capitalization and Subsidiaries
63
 
Section 3.16.
Security Interest in Collateral
63
 
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Section 3.17.
Employment Matters
63
 
Section 3.18.
Use of Proceeds
64
 
Section 3.19.
Common Enterprise
64
 
Section 3.20.
Governing Law and Judgments
64
 
Section 3.21.
Federal Reserve Regulations
64
 
Section 3.22.
Adverse Consequences
64
 
Section 3.23.
No Burdensome Restrictions
64
 
Section 3.24.
Anti-Corruption Laws and Sanctions
64
 
Section 3.25.
EEA Financial Institutions
64
     
ARTICLE IV. Conditions
65
 
Section 4.01.
Third Restatement Date
65
 
Section 4.02.
Each Credit Event
67
   
ARTICLE V. Affirmative Covenants
68
 
Section 5.01.
Financial Statements; Borrowing Base and Other Information
68
 
Section 5.02.
Notices of Material Events
72
 
Section 5.03.
Existence; Conduct of Business
73
 
Section 5.04.
Payment of Obligations
73
 
Section 5.05.
Maintenance of Properties
74
 
Section 5.06.
Books and Records; Inspection Rights
74
 
Section 5.07.
Compliance with Laws and Material Contractual Obligations
74
 
Section 5.08.
Use of Proceeds
74
 
Section 5.09.
Accuracy of Information
75
 
Section 5.10.
Insurance
75
 
Section 5.11.
Casualty and Condemnation
76
 
Section 5.12.
Appraisals
76
 
Section 5.13.
Depository Banks
76
 
Section 5.14.
Additional Collateral; Further Assurances
77
 
Section 5.15.
Full Cash Dominion; Collateral Deposit Account; Lock Boxes, Collections, Etc.
78
 
Section 5.16.
Benefit Plans Payments
79
 
Section 5.17.
Merger and Dissolution of Subsidiaries
79
 
Section 5.18.
Post-Closing
80
     
ARTICLE VI. Negative Covenants
80
 
Section 6.01.
Indebtedness
80
 
Section 6.02.
Liens
82
 
Section 6.03.
Fundamental Changes
83
 
Section 6.04.
Investments, Loans, Advances, Guarantees and Acquisitions
83
 
Section 6.05.
Asset Sales
85
 
Section 6.06.
Sale and Leaseback Transactions
86
 
Section 6.07.
Swap Agreements
86
 
Section 6.08.
Restricted Payments; Certain Payments of Indebtedness
86
 
Section 6.09.
Transactions with Affiliates
87
 
Section 6.10.
Restrictive Agreements
87
 
Section 6.11.
Amendment of Material Documents
87
 
Section 6.12.
Intentionally Omitted
87
 
Section 6.13.
Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio
87
 
Section 6.14.
Floorplanning
88
 
Section 6.15.
Intentionally Omitted
88
 
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Section 6.16.
Leases
88
 
Section 6.17.
Holding Companies
88
 
Section 6.18.
Proceeds re: Anti-Corruption Laws and Sanctions
88
 
 
 
ARTICLE VII. Events of Default
88
 
 
 
ARTICLE VIII. The Administrative Agent
91
 
Section 8.01.
Appointment
91
 
Section 8.02.
Rights
92
 
Section 8.03.
Duties and Obligations
92
 
Section 8.04.
Reliance
92
 
Section 8.05.
Actions through Sub-Agents
93
 
Section 8.06.
Resignation
93
 
Section 8.07.
Non-Reliance
94
 
Section 8.08.
Other Agency Titles
94
 
Section 8.09.
Not Partners or Co-Venturers; Administrative Agent as Representative of the Secured Parties
94
 
Section 8.10.
Flood Laws
95
 
 
 
ARTICLE IX. Miscellaneous
95
 
Section 9.01.
Notices
95
 
Section 9.02.
Waivers; Amendments
97
 
Section 9.03.
Expenses; Indemnity; Damage Waiver
99
 
Section 9.04.
Successors and Assigns
101
 
Section 9.05.
Survival
104
 
Section 9.06.
Counterparts; Integration; Effectiveness; Electronic Execution
104
 
Section 9.07.
Severability
105
 
Section 9.08.
Right of Setoff
105
 
Section 9.09.
Governing Law; Jurisdiction; Consent to Service of Process
105
 
Section 9.10.
WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL
106
 
Section 9.11.
Headings
106
 
Section 9.12.
Confidentiality
106
 
Section 9.13.
Several Obligations; Nonreliance; Violation of Law
107
 
Section 9.14.
USA PATRIOT Act
107
 
Section 9.15.
Disclosure
107
 
Section 9.16.
Appointment for Perfection
107
 
Section 9.17.
Interest Rate Limitation
108
 
Section 9.18.
Marketing Consent
108
 
Section 9.19.
Acknowledgement and Consent to Bail-In of EEA Financial Institutions
108
 
 
 
ARTICLE X. Loan Guaranty
109
 
Section 10.01.
Guaranty
109
 
Section 10.02.
Guaranty of Payment
109
 
Section 10.03.
No Discharge or Diminishment of Loan Guaranty
109
 
Section 10.04.
Defenses Waived
110
 
Section 10.05.
Rights of Subrogation
110
 
Section 10.06.
Reinstatement; Stay of Acceleration
110
 
Section 10.07.
Information
110
 
Section 10.08.
Termination
111
 
Section 10.09.
Taxes
111
 
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Section 10.10.
Maximum Liability
111
 
Section 10.11.
Contribution
111
 
Section 10.12.
Liability Cumulative
112
 
Section 10.13.
Keepwell
112
 
 
 
ARTICLE XI. The Borrower Representative
113
 
Section 11.01.
Appointment; Nature of Relationship
113
 
Section 11.02.
Powers
113
 
Section 11.03.
Employment of Agents
113
 
Section 11.04.
Notices
113
 
Section 11.05.
Successor Borrower Representative
113
 
Section 11.06.
Execution of Loan Documents; Borrowing Base Certificate
113
 
Section 11.07.
Reporting
113
 
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SCHEDULES:

Schedule 1(a)
Commitment Schedule
Schedule 1(b)
Existing Letters of Credit
Schedule 3.05
Properties
Schedule 3.06
Disclosed Matters
Schedule 3.12
Material Agreements
Schedule 3.14
Insurance
Schedule 3.15
Capitalization and Subsidiaries
Schedule 5.15
Collateral Deposit Accounts and Banks with Lock Boxes
Schedule 6.01
Existing Indebtedness
Schedule 6.02
Existing Liens
Schedule 6.04
Existing Investments
Schedule 6.03
Permitted Mergers
Schedule 6.09
Existing Transactions with Related Persons
Schedule 6.10
Existing Restrictions
Schedule 6.16
Existing Leases

EXHIBITS:

Exhibit A
Form of Assignment and Assumption
Exhibit B
Form of Opinion of Loan Parties’ Counsel
Exhibit C
Form of Borrowing Base Certificate
Exhibit D
Form of Compliance Certificate
Exhibit E
Form of Joinder Agreement
Exhibit F-1
U.S. Tax Certificate (For Foreign Lenders that are not Partnerships for U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes)
Exhibit F-2
U.S. Tax Certificate (For Foreign Participants that are not Partnerships for U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes)
Exhibit F-3
U.S. Tax Certificate (For Foreign Participants that are Partnerships for U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes)
Exhibit F-4
U.S. Tax Certificate (For Foreign that are Partnerships for U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes)
 
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THIRD AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT dated as of October 28, 2016 (as it may be amended or modified from time to time, this “ Agreement ”), among SYSTEMAX INC., a corporation organized under the laws of the State of Delaware (“ SYX ”), each Borrower listed on the signature pages below (together with SYX, each a “ Borrower ” and collectively, the “ Borrowers ”), each Guarantor listed on the signature pages below (the “ Guarantors ” and together with the Borrowers, the “ Loan Parties ”), the Lenders party hereto and JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., as Administrative Agent, Sole Bookrunner and Sole Lead Arranger.
 
Each of the Borrowers and Guarantors, certain other loan parties named therein, the Administrative Agent and the lenders party thereto are parties to the Second Amended and Restated Loan and Security Agreement dated as of October 27, 2010 (the “ Second Restatement Date ”) (as amended or otherwise supplemented prior to the date hereof, the “ Second Restated Credit Agreement ”) pursuant to which the lenders party thereto agreed to provide the Borrowers party thereto with certain financial accommodations.
 
The Borrowers have requested the Administrative Agent and the Lenders to continue the financing of the Borrowers established under the Second Restated Credit Agreement for an additional period of five (5) years, and to decrease the aggregate credit facility to $75,000,000, subject to further reduction or increase as provided in Section 2.09 hereof.  The Administrative Agent and the Lenders party hereto have agreed to continue to provide such financing upon the terms and conditions herein set forth, and this Agreement is being entered into for the purpose of amending and restating the Second Restated Credit Agreement on the terms and conditions herein set forth.
 
IN CONSIDERATION of the mutual covenants and undertakings herein contained, the parties hereto hereby agree as follows:
 
Amendment and Restatement .
 
As of the date of this Agreement, the terms, conditions, covenants, agreements, representations and warranties contained in the Second Restated Credit Agreement shall be deemed amended and restated in their entirety as follows and as provided in the Security Agreement (as hereinafter defined), and the Second Restated Credit Agreement shall be consolidated with and into and superseded by this Agreement and the Security Agreement; provided , however , that nothing contained in this Agreement or the Security Agreement shall impair, limit or affect the Liens heretofore granted, pledged and/or assigned to the Administrative Agent and/or the lenders party thereto as security for the Obligations under, and as defined in, the Second Restated Credit Agreement, except as otherwise herein provided.
 
ARTICLE I.
 
Definitions
 
Section 1.01.            Defined Terms .  As used in this Agreement, the following terms have the meanings specified below:
 
ABR ” when used in reference to any Loan or Borrowing, refers to whether such Loan, or the Loans comprising such Borrowing, bear interest at a rate determined by reference to the Alternate Base Rate.
 
Account ” has the meaning assigned to such term in the Security Agreement.
 
Account Debtor ” means any Person obligated on an Account.
 

Acquisition ” means any transaction, or any series of related transactions, consummated on or after the Third Restatement Date, by which any Loan Party (a) acquires any going business or all or substantially all of the assets of any Person, whether through purchase of assets, merger or otherwise or (b) directly or indirectly acquires (in one transaction or as the most recent transaction in a series of transactions) at least a majority (in number of votes) of the Equity Interests of a Person which has ordinary voting power for the election of directors or other similar management personnel of a Person (other than Equity Interests having such power only by reason of the happening of a contingency) or a majority of the outstanding Equity Interests of a Person.
 
Adjusted LIBO Rate ” means, with respect to any Eurodollar Borrowing for any Interest Period or for any ABR Borrowing, an interest rate per annum (rounded upwards, if necessary, to the next 1/16 of 1%) equal to (a) the LIBO 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 hereunder.
 
Administrative Questionnaire ” means an administrative questionnaire in a form supplied by the Administrative Agent.
 
Affiliate ” means, with respect to a specified Person, another Person that directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, Controls or is Controlled by or is under common Control with the specified Person.
 
Aggregate Revolving Commitment ” means, at any time, the aggregate of the Revolving Commitments of all of the Lenders, as increased or reduced from time to time pursuant to the terms and conditions hereof.  As of the Third Restatement Date, the Aggregate Revolving Commitment is $75,000,000.
 
Aggregate Revolving Exposure ” means, at any time, the aggregate Revolving Exposure of all the Lenders at such time.
 
Agreement ” has the meaning assigned to such term in the introductory paragraph of this Agreement.
 
Alternate Base Rate ” means, 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 LIBO 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 LIBO Rate for any day shall be based on the LIBO Rate at approximately 11:00 a.m. London time on such day, subject to the interest rate floors set forth therein.  Any change in the Alternate Base Rate due to a change in the Prime Rate, the NYFRB Rate or the Adjusted LIBO Rate shall be effective from and including the effective date of such change in the Prime Rate, the NYFRB Rate or the Adjusted LIBO Rate, respectively.  If the Alternate Base Rate is being used as an alternate rate of interest pursuant to Section 2.14 hereof, then the Alternate Base Rate shall be the greater of clause (a) and (b) above and shall be determined without reference to clause (c) above.
 
Anti-Corruption Laws ” means all laws, rules, and regulations of any jurisdiction applicable to the Loan Parties or any of their Affiliates from time to time concerning or relating to bribery or corruption.
 
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Applicable Percentage ” means, with respect to any Lender, a percentage equal to a fraction the numerator of which is such Lender’s Revolving Commitment and the denominator of which is the Aggregate Revolving Commitment (if the Revolving Commitments have terminated or expired, the Applicable Percentages shall be determined based upon such Lender’s share of the Aggregate Revolving Exposure at that time); provided that, in accordance with Section 2.20, so long as any Lender shall be a Defaulting Lender, such Defaulting Lender’s Commitment shall be disregarded in the calculation of Applicable Percentage.
 
Applicable Rate ” means, for any day, with respect to any Loan, as the case may be, the applicable rate per annum set forth below under the caption “ABR Spread”, or “Eurodollar Spread”, as the case may be, based upon the Trailing Quarterly Borrowing Base Availability during the most recently ended fiscal quarter of SYX; provided that the “Applicable Rate” shall be the applicable rate per annum set forth below in Category 2 during the period from the Third Restatement Date to, and including, the last day of the fiscal quarter of SYX ending on or about December 31, 2016:
 
Trailing Quarterly Borrowing
Base Availability
Eurodollar Spread
ABR Spread
Category 1
Less than $25,000,000
2.25%
1.25%
     
Category 2
$25,000,000 or more but less than $50,000,000
2.00%
1.00%
     
Category 3
$50,000,000 or more
1.75%
0.75%

For purposes of the foregoing, (a) the Applicable Rate shall be determined by the Administrative Agent as of the end of each fiscal quarter of SYX on a Consolidated Basis based upon Trailing Quarterly Borrowing Base Availability during the quarter then ended and (b) each change in the Applicable Rate resulting from a change in Trailing Quarterly Borrowing Base Availability shall be effective on the first day of the next quarter; provided that Trailing Quarterly Borrowing Base Availability shall be deemed to be in Category 1 if Loan Parties fail to deliver the Borrowing Base Certificate to the Administrative Agent within five (5) days of the times required pursuant to 5.01(g) or Loan Parties fail to deliver any other financial information pursuant to Section 5.01 within five (5) days of when due or any other Event of Default has occurred which is then continuing; provided , further , that notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein any change in the Applicable Rate in respect of a Eurodollar Loan outstanding at the time of such change shall not be effective until the first day of the next Interest Period in respect of such Eurodollar Loan.
 
Approved Fund ” means any Person (other than a natural person) that is engaged in making, purchasing, holding or investing in bank loans and similar extensions of credit in the ordinary course of its business and that is administered or managed by (a) a Lender, (b) an Affiliate of a Lender or (c) an entity or an Affiliate of an entity that administers or manages a Lender.
 
Assignment and Assumption ” means an assignment and assumption agreement entered into by a Lender and an assignee (with the consent of any party whose consent is required by Section 9.04), and accepted by the Administrative Agent, in the form of Exhibit A or any other form approved by the Administrative Agent.
 
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Availability Period ” means the period from and including the Third Restatement Date to but excluding the earlier of the Maturity Date and the date of termination of the Commitments.
 
Available Revolving Commitment ” means, at any time, the Aggregate Revolving Commitment then in effect minus the Aggregate Revolving Exposure (calculated, with respect to any Defaulting Lender, as if such Defaulting Lender had funded its Applicable Percentage of all outstanding Borrowings).
 
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 EEA Financial Institution.
 
Bail-In Legislation ” means, 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.
 
Banking Services ” means each and any of the following bank services provided to any Loan Party by any Lender or any of their respective Affiliates: (a) credit cards for commercial customers (including, without limitation, “commercial credit cards” and purchasing cards), (b) stored value cards, (c) merchant processing services, and (d) treasury management services (including, without limitation, controlled disbursement, automated clearinghouse transactions, return items, any direct debit scheme or arrangement, overdrafts and interstate depository network services).
 
Banking Services Obligations ” means any and all obligations of the Loan Parties, whether absolute or contingent and howsoever and whensoever created, arising, evidenced or acquired (including all renewals, extensions and modifications thereof and substitutions therefor) in connection with Banking Services.
 
Banking Services Reserves ” means all Reserves which the Administrative Agent from time to time establishes in its Permitted Discretion for Banking Services then provided or outstanding.
 
Bankruptcy Event ” means, with respect to any Person, when such Person becomes the subject of a bankruptcy or insolvency proceeding, or has had a receiver, conservator, trustee, administrator, custodian, assignee for the benefit of creditors or similar Person charged with the reorganization or liquidation of its business, appointed for it, or, in the good faith determination of the Administrative Agent, has taken any action in furtherance of, or indicating its consent to, approval of, or acquiescence in, any such proceeding or appointment, provided that a Bankruptcy Event shall not result solely by virtue of any ownership interest, or the acquisition of any ownership interest, in such Person by a Governmental Authority or instrumentality thereof, unless such  ownership interest results in or provides such Person with immunity from the jurisdiction of courts within the U.S. or from the enforcement of judgments or writs of attachment on its assets or permits such Person (or such Governmental Authority or instrumentality), to reject, repudiate, disavow or disaffirm any contracts or agreements made by such Person.
 
Beneficial Owner ” means, with respect to any U.S. Federal withholding Tax, the beneficial owner, for U.S. Federal income tax purposes, to whom such Tax relates.
 
Board ” means the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System of the U.S.
 
Borrower ” or “ Borrowers ” shall each have the meaning set forth in the introductory paragraph of this Agreement.
 
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Borrower Representative ” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 11.01.
 
Borrowers on a Consolidated Basis ” means the consolidation of SYX and the Borrowers and the Subsidiaries of any Borrower (without duplication) in accordance with GAAP, but (i) excluding Misco Germany and (ii) excluding all Subsidiaries of any Borrower not organized under the laws of any of the fifty States of the U.S.
 
Borrowing ” means (a) Revolving Loans of the same Type, made, converted or continued on the same date and, in the case of Eurodollar Loans, as to which a single Interest Period is in effect, (b) Swingline Loans and (c) a Protective Advance.
 
Borrowing Base ” means, at any time, the sum of (a) up to 90% of the Eligible Credit Card Accounts Receivable at such time, plus (b) up to 85% of the Eligible Accounts at such time, plus (c) the lesser of (i) the sum of 60% of the Eligible Inventory consisting of domestic industrial finished goods, valued at the lower of cost (determined on a standard cost basis) or market value, determined on a first-in-first-out basis, at such time and (ii) the product of 85% of the Net Orderly Liquidation Value identified in the most recent inventory appraisal ordered by the Administrative Agent multiplied by such Borrower’s Eligible Inventory, valued at the lower of cost or market value, determined on a first-in-first-out basis, minus (d) Reserves.  The Administrative Agent may, in its Permitted Discretion, reduce the advance rates set forth above, adjust Reserves or reduce one or more of the other elements used in computing the Borrowing Base.
 
Borrowing Base Availability ” means, at any time, an amount equal to (a) the lesser of the Aggregate Revolving Commitment and the Borrowing Base minus (b) the Aggregate Revolving Exposure of all Lenders (calculated, with respect to any Defaulting Lender, as if such Defaulting Lender had funded its Applicable Percentage of all outstanding Borrowings), all as determined by the Administrative Agent in its Permitted Discretion.
 
Borrowing Base Certificate ” means a certificate, signed and certified as accurate and complete by a Financial Officer of the Borrower Representative, in substantially the form of Exhibit C (with such changes therein as may be required by the Administrative Agent to reflect the components of and reserves against the Borrowing Base as provided for hereunder from time to time) or another form which is reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion.
 
Borrowing Request ” means a request by Borrower Representative for a Borrowing, in accordance with Section 2.03.
 
Burdensome Restrictions ” means any consensual encumbrance or restriction of the type described in clause (a) or (b) of Section 6.10.
 
Business Day ” means any day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or other day on which commercial banks in New York City are authorized or required by law to remain closed; provided that, when used in connection with a Eurodollar Loan, the term “ Business Day ” shall also exclude any day on which banks are not open for general business in London.
 
Capital Expenditures ” means, without duplication, any expenditure or commitment to expend money for any purchase or other acquisition of any asset which would be classified as a fixed or capital asset on a balance sheet of SYX on a Consolidated Basis prepared in accordance with GAAP including, without limitation, Capital Lease Obligations.
 
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Capital Lease Obligations ” of any Person means the obligations of such Person to pay rent or other amounts under any lease of (or other arrangement conveying the right to use) real or personal property, or a combination thereof, which obligations are required to be classified and accounted for as capital leases on a balance sheet of such Person under GAAP, and the amount of such obligations shall be the capitalized amount thereof determined in accordance with GAAP.
 
Change in Control ” means (a) the acquisition of ownership, directly or indirectly, beneficially or of record, by any Person or group (within the meaning of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the rules of the SEC thereunder as in effect on the date hereof) of Equity Interests representing more than 50% of the aggregate ordinary voting power represented by the issued and outstanding Equity Interests of SYX or (b) such time as (i) a “person” or “group” (within the meaning of Sections 13(d) and 14(d)(2) of the Exchange Act) who, at the time of the execution of this Agreement, does not own 5% or more of the Equity Interests of a Borrower, becomes the ultimate “beneficial owner” (as defined in Rule 13d-3 under the Exchange Act) of Equity Interests representing more than 50% of the total voting power of the Equity Interests of such Borrower on a fully diluted basis, (ii) the occupation of a majority of the seats (other than vacant seats) on the Board of Directors of SYX by Persons who were neither (A) nominated by the Board of Directors of SYX nor (B) appointed by directors so nominated, or (iii) SYX shall cease to own 100% of the fully diluted Equity Interests of any other Borrower (exclusive of directors’ qualifying shares).
 
Change in Law ” means the occurrence after the date of this Agreement (or, with respect to any Lender, such later date on which such Lender becomes a party to this Agreement) of any of the following: (a) the adoption of 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) compliance by any Lender or the Issuing Bank (or, for purposes of Section 2.15(b), by any lending office of such Lender or by such Lender’s or the Issuing Bank’s holding company, if any) with any request, guideline, requirement or directive (whether or not having the force of law) of any Governmental Authority made or issued after the date of this Agreement; provided that notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, (x) the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and all requests, rules, guidelines, requirements or directives thereunder or issued in connection therewith or in the implementation thereof, and (y) all requests, rules, guidelines, requirements 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 or foreign regulatory authorities, in each case pursuant to Basel III, shall in each case be deemed to be a “Change in Law”, regardless of the date enacted, adopted, issued or implemented.
 
Class ”, when used in reference to any Loan or Borrowing, refers to whether such Loan, or the Loans comprising such Borrowing, are Revolving Loans, Swingline Loans or Protective Advances.
 
Code ” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time.
 
Collateral ” means any and all property owned, leased or operated by a Person covered by the Collateral Documents and any and all other property of any Loan Party, now existing or hereafter acquired, that may at any time be, become or be intended to be, subject to a security interest or Lien in favor of the Administrative Agent, on behalf of itself and the Lenders, to secure the Secured Obligations.
 
Collateral Access Agreement ” has the meaning assigned to such term in the Security Agreement.
 
Collateral Deposit Account ” has the meaning set forth in Section 5.15(a).
 
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Collateral Documents ” means, collectively, the Security Agreement, each Control Agreement and any other agreements, instruments and documents executed in connection with this Agreement that are intended to create, perfect or evidence Liens to secure the Secured Obligations, including, without limitation, all other security agreements, pledge agreements, mortgages, deeds of trust, loan agreements, notes, guarantees, subordination agreements, pledges, powers of attorney, consents, assignments, contracts, fee letters, notices, leases, financing statements and all other written matter whether theretofore, now or hereafter executed by any Loan Party and delivered to the Administrative Agent.
 
Collection Account ” has the meaning set forth in Section 5.15(a).
 
Commitment ” means, with respect to each Lender, such Lender’s Revolving Commitment, together with the commitment of such Lender to acquire participations in Protective Advances hereunder.
 
Commitment Schedule ” means schedule 1(a) attached hereto and identified as the “Commitment Schedule”.
 
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.
 
Communications ” means, collectively, any notice, demand, communication, information, document or other material provided by or on behalf of any Loan Party pursuant to any Loan Document or the transactions contemplated therein which is distributed by the Administrative Agent, any Lender or the Issuing Bank by means of electronic communications pursuant to this Section, including through an Electronic System.
 
Connection Income Taxes ” means Other Connection Taxes that are imposed on or measured by net income (however denominated) or that are franchise Taxes or branch profits Taxes.
 
Control ” means the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management or policies of a Person, whether through the ability to exercise voting power, by contract or otherwise.  “Controlling” and “Controlled” have meanings correlative thereto.
 
Control Agreement ” means an agreement, in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, among any Loan Party, a banking institution holding such Loan Party’s funds, and the Administrative Agent with respect to collection and control of all deposits and balances held in a deposit account maintained by any Loan Party with such banking institution.
 
Controlled Disbursement Accounts ” means, collectively, the accounts of any of the Borrowers maintained with the Administrative Agent as a zero balance, cash management account pursuant to and under any agreement between any Borrower and the Administrative Agent, as modified and amended from time to time, and through which all disbursements of the Borrowers (or any other Loan Party) are made and settled on a daily basis with no uninvested balance remaining overnight.
 
Credit Card Receivables ” means each “Account” (as defined in Article 9 of the UCC) together with all income, payments and proceeds thereof, owed by an issuer of credit cards to a Loan Party resulting from charges by a customer of a Loan Party on credit cards issued by such issuer in connection with the sale of goods by a Loan Party, or services performed by a Loan Party, in each case in the ordinary course of its business.
 
Credit Party ” means the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank, the Swingline Lender or any other Lender.
 
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Default ” means any event or condition which constitutes an Event of Default or which upon notice, lapse of time or both would, unless cured or waived, become an Event of Default.
 
Defaulting Lender ” means any Lender that (a) has failed, within two Business Days of the date required to be funded or paid, to (i) fund any portion of its Loans, (ii) fund any portion of its participations in Letters of Credit or Swingline Loans or (iii) pay over to any Credit Party any other amount required to be paid by it hereunder, unless, in the case of clause (i) above, such Lender notifies the Administrative Agent in writing that such failure is the result of such Lender’s good faith determination that a condition precedent  to funding (specifically identified and including the particular Default, if any) has not been satisfied; (b) has notified any Borrower or any Credit Party in writing, or has made a public statement, to the effect that it does not intend or expect to comply with any of its funding obligations under this Agreement (unless such writing or public statement indicates that such position is based on such Lender’s good faith determination that a condition precedent (specifically identified and including the particular Default, if any) to funding a Loan under this Agreement cannot be satisfied) or generally under other agreements in which it commits to extend credit, (c) has failed, within three Business Days after request by a Credit Party, acting in good faith, to provide a certification in writing from an authorized officer of such Lender that it will comply with its obligations (and is financially able to meet such obligations) to fund prospective Loans and participations in then outstanding Letters of Credit and Swingline Loans under this Agreement, provided that such Lender shall cease to be a Defaulting Lender pursuant to this clause (c) upon such Credit Party’s receipt of such certification in form and substance satisfactory to it and the Administrative Agent, or (d) has become the subject of (i) a Bankruptcy Event or (ii) a Bail-In Action.
 
Dilution Factors ” means, without duplication, with respect to any period, the aggregate amount, as determined by Administrative Agent in its Permitted Discretion, of all returns, allowances, discounts, rebills, credits, write-offs, coop advertising sold (only to the extent considered by Borrowers in their agings) and/or any other offsets asserted or assertable by Customers which may have the effect of reducing collections received with respect to such Accounts.
 
Dilution Ratio ” means, at any date, the amount (expressed as a percentage) equal to (a) the aggregate amount of the applicable Dilution Factors during the 12 months most recently ended as of the most recent Field Examination Report Date divided by (b) the total amount of gross sales during the 12 months most recently ended as of the most recent Field Examination Report Date, determined for Borrowers as a whole.
 
Dilution Reserve ” means, at any date, the amount by which the applicable Dilution Ratio exceeds five percent (5%), multiplied by the Eligible Accounts.
 
Disclosed Matters ” means the actions, suits and proceedings and the environmental matters disclosed in Schedule 3.06.
 
Document ” has the meaning assigned to such term in the Security Agreement.
 
Dollars ” or “ $ ” refers to lawful money of the U.S.
 
EBITDA ” means, for any period, Net Income for such period plus (a) without duplication and to the extent deducted in determining Net Income for such period, the sum of (i) Interest Expense for such period, (ii) income tax expense for such period, (iii) all amounts attributable to depreciation and amortization expense for such period, (iv) any extraordinary non-cash charges for such period and (v) any other non-cash charges for such period (but excluding any non-cash charge in respect of an item that was included in Net Income in a prior period, minus (b) without duplication and to the extent included in Net Income, (i) any cash payments made during such period in respect of non-cash charges described in clause (a)(v) taken in a prior period and (ii) any extraordinary gains and any non-cash items of income for such period, all calculated for Borrowers on a Consolidated Basis in accordance with GAAP.
 
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ECP ” means an “eligible contract participant” as defined in Section 1(a)(18) of the Commodity Exchange Act or any regulations promulgated thereunder and the applicable rules issued by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and/or the SEC.
 
EEA Financial Institution ” means (a) any 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.
 
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.
 
Electronic System ” means any electronic system, including e-mail, e-fax, web portal access for such Borrower, Intralinks®, ClearPar®, Debt Domain, Syndtrak and any other Internet or extranet-based site, whether such electronic system is owned, operated or hosted by the Administrative Agent and the Issuing Bank and any of its respective Related Parties or any other Person, providing for access to data protected by passcodes or other security system.
 
Eligible Accounts ” means and includes at any time, with respect to each Borrower, the Accounts of any Borrower other than Credit Card Receivables which, in accordance with the terms hereof and in the Permitted Discretion of the Administrative Agent, are eligible as the basis for the extension of Revolving Loans, Swingline Loans and the issuance of Letters of Credit hereunder.  An Account shall not be deemed eligible unless such Account is evidenced by an invoice, bill of lading or other documentary evidence satisfactory to Administrative Agent.  Eligible Accounts shall not include any Account:
 
(a)            which is not subject to a first priority perfected security interest in favor of the Administrative Agent;
 
(b)             which is subject to any Lien other than (i) a Lien in favor of the Administrative Agent and (ii) a Permitted Encumbrance which does not have priority over the Lien in favor of the Administrative Agent;
 
(c)             with respect to which is unpaid more than 90 days after the date of the original invoice therefor or more than 60 days after the original due date, or which has been written off the books of the applicable Borrower or otherwise designated as uncollectible (in determining the aggregate amount from the same Account Debtor that is unpaid hereunder there shall be excluded the amount of any net credit balances relating to Accounts due from an Account Debtor which are unpaid more than 90 days from the date of invoice or more than 60 days from the due date);
 
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(d)             which is owing by an Account Debtor for which more than 50% of the Accounts owing from such Account Debtor and its Affiliates are ineligible hereunder;
 
(e)             which is owing by an Account Debtor to the extent the aggregate amount of Accounts owing from such Account Debtor and its Affiliates to the Borrowers exceeds 10% of the aggregate Eligible Accounts;
 
(f)             with respect to which any covenant, representation, or warranty contained in this Agreement or in the Security Agreement has been breached or is not true;
 
(g)             which (i) does not arise from the sale of goods or performance of services in the ordinary course of business, (ii) is not evidenced by an invoice or other documentation satisfactory to the Administrative Agent which has been sent to the Account Debtor, (iii) represents a progress billing, (iv) is contingent upon the applicable Borrower’s completion of any further performance, (v) represents a sale on a bill-and-hold, guaranteed sale, sale-and-return, sale on approval, consignment, cash-on-delivery or any other repurchase or return basis or (vi) relates to payments of interest;
 
(h)             for which the goods giving rise to such Account have not been shipped to the Account Debtor or for which the services giving rise to such Account have not been performed by the applicable Borrower or if such Account was invoiced more than once;
 
(i)             with respect to which any check or other instrument of payment has been returned uncollected for any reason;
 
(j)              which is owed by an Account Debtor which has: (i) applied for, suffered, or consented to the appointment of any receiver, custodian, trustee, or liquidator of its assets, (ii) had possession of all or a material part of its property taken by any receiver, custodian, trustee or liquidator, (iii) filed, or had filed against it, any request or petition for liquidation, reorganization, arrangement, adjustment of debts, adjudication as bankrupt, winding-up, or voluntary or involuntary case under any state or federal bankruptcy laws, (iv) admitted in writing its inability, or is generally unable to, pay its debts as they become due, (v) become insolvent, or (vi) ceased operation of its business;
 
(k)             which is owed by any Account Debtor which has sold all or a substantially all of its assets;
 
(l)              which is owed by an Account Debtor which (i) does not maintain its chief executive office in the U.S. or Canada (other than the Province of Newfoundland) or (ii) is not organized under applicable law of the US, any state of the US, Canada, or any province of Canada (other than the Province of Newfoundland) unless, in either case, such Account is backed by a Letter of Credit reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent which is in the possession of, has been assigned to and is directly drawable by the Administrative Agent;
 
(m)            which is owed in any currency other than Dollars;
 
(n)             which is owed by (i) any Governmental Authority of any country other than the U.S. unless such Account is backed by a Letter of Credit reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent which is in the possession, and is directly drawable by, of the Administrative Agent, or (ii) any Governmental Authority of the U.S., or any department, agency, public corporation, or instrumentality thereof, unless the Federal Assignment of Claims Act of 1940, as amended (31 U.S.C.  § 3727 et seq.  and 41 U.S.C.  § 15 et seq.), and any other steps necessary to perfect the Lien of the Administrative Agent in such Account have been complied with to the Administrative Agent’s satisfaction;
 
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(o)             which is owed by a Borrower or any Affiliate, employee, officer, director or agent of any other Loan Party or by a Person controlled by an Affiliate of any Loan Party;
 
(p)             which, for any Account Debtor, exceeds a credit limit determined by the Administrative Agent in its Permitted Discretion, to the extent of such excess;
 
(q)             which is owed by an Account Debtor or any Affiliate of such Account Debtor to which any Loan Party is indebted, but only to the extent of such indebtedness or is subject to any security, deposit, progress payment, retainage or other similar advance made by or for the benefit of an Account Debtor, in each case to the extent thereof;
 
(r)              which is subject to any counterclaim, deduction, defense, setoff or dispute but only to the extent of any such counterclaim, deduction, defense, setoff or dispute;
 
(s)             which is evidenced by any promissory note, chattel paper or instrument, unless such promissory note, chattel paper or instrument has been endorsed over and delivered to the Administrative Agent;
 
(t)              which is owed by an Account Debtor (i) located in any jurisdiction which requires filing of a “Notice of Business Activities Report” or other similar report in order to permit the applicable Borrower to seek judicial enforcement in such jurisdiction of payment of such Account, unless such Borrower has filed such report or qualified to do business in such jurisdiction or (ii) which is a Sanctioned Person;
 
(u)             with respect to which the applicable Borrower has made any agreement with the Account Debtor for any reduction thereof, other than discounts and adjustments given in the ordinary course of business, or any Account which was partially paid and such Borrower created a new receivable for the unpaid portion of such Account;
 
(v)             which does not comply in all material respects with the requirements of all applicable laws and regulations, whether Federal, state or local, including without limitation the Federal Consumer Credit Protection Act, the Federal Truth in Lending Act and Regulation Z of the Board;
 
(w)            which is for goods that have been sold under a purchase order or pursuant to the terms of a contract or other agreement or understanding (written or oral) that indicates or purports that any Person other than the applicable Borrower has or has had an ownership interest in such goods, or which indicates any party other than the applicable Borrower as payee or remittance party;
 
(x)              which was created on cash on delivery terms;
 
(y)             which the Administrative Agent in its Permitted Discretion determines may not be paid by reason of the Account Debtor’s inability to pay; or
 
(z)             which the Administrative Agent otherwise determines in its exercise of Permitted Discretion is unacceptable.
 
In the event that an Account which was previously an Eligible Account ceases to be an Eligible Account hereunder, the Borrower Representative shall notify the Administrative Agent thereof on and at the time of submission to the Administrative Agent of the next Borrowing Base Certificate.  In determining the amount of an Eligible Account, the face amount of an Account shall be reduced by, without duplication, to the extent not reflected in such face amount, (i) the amount of all accrued and actual discounts, claims, credits or credits pending, promotional program allowances, price adjustments, finance charges or other allowances (including any amount that the applicable Borrower may be obligated to rebate to an Account Debtor pursuant to the terms of any agreement or understanding (written or oral)) and (ii) the aggregate amount of all cash received in respect of such Account but not yet applied by the applicable Borrower to reduce the amount of such Account.
 
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Eligible Credit Card Accounts Receivable ” means at the time of any determination thereof, each Credit Card Receivable that, in the Permitted Discretion of the Administrative Agent, satisfies the following criteria at the time of creation and continues to meet the same at the time of such determination: such Credit Card Receivable (i) has been earned and represents the bona fide amounts due to a Borrower from a credit card payment processor and/or credit card issuer, and in each case originated in the ordinary course of business of a Borrower and (ii) is not ineligible for inclusion in the calculation of the Borrowing Base pursuant to any of clauses (a) through (i) below.  Without limiting the foregoing, to qualify as an Eligible Credit Card Account Receivable, an Account shall indicate no person other than a Borrower as payee or remittance party and a Borrower shall have caused the applicable credit card processor to execute and deliver to the Administrative Agent an agreement in form and substance satisfactory to Administrative Agent, pursuant to which such credit card processor agrees to deposit all sums due to the Borrowers (or any of them) pursuant to such arrangement directly to a Collateral Deposit Account.  In determining the amount to be so included, the face amount of an Account shall be reduced by, without duplication, to the extent not reflected in such face amount, (i) the amount of all accrued and actual discounts, claims, credits or credits pending, promotional program allowances, price adjustments, finance charges or other allowances (including any amount that the applicable Borrower may be obligated to rebate to a customer, a credit card payment processor, or credit card issuer pursuant to the terms of any agreement or understanding (written or oral)) and (ii) the aggregate amount of all cash received in respect of such Account but not yet applied by the applicable Borrower to reduce the amount of such Credit Card Receivable.  Eligible Credit Card Accounts Receivables shall not include any Credit Card Receivables if, without duplication:
 
(a)             such Credit Card Receivables are not owned by a Borrower and a Borrower does not have good or marketable title to such Credit Card Receivables free and clear of any Lien of any Person other than the Administrative Agent;
 
(b)             such Credit Card Receivables do not constitute “accounts” (as defined in Article 9 of the UCC) or such Credit Card Receivables have been outstanding for more than seven (7) Business Days;
 
(c)             the issuer or payment processor of the applicable credit card with respect to such Credit Card Receivables is the subject of any bankruptcy or insolvency proceedings;
 
(d)            such Credit Card Receivables are not valid, legally enforceable obligations of the applicable issuer with respect thereto;
 
(e)             such Credit Card Receivables are not subject to a perfected security interest in favor of the Administrative Agent or are subject to any Lien whatsoever other than Permitted Encumbrances contemplated by the processor agreements and for which appropriate reserves (as determined by the Administrative Agent) have not been established or maintained by the Borrowers;
 
(f)            the Credit Card Receivables do not conform to all representations, warranties or other provisions in the Loan Documents relating to Credit Card Receivables;
 
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(g)            such Credit Card Receivables are subject to risk of set-off, non-collection or not being processed due to unpaid and/or accrued credit card processor fee balances, to the extent of the lesser of the balance of such Credit Card Receivables or unpaid credit card processor fees;
 
(h)            such Credit Card Receivable is evidenced by “chattel paper” or an “instrument” of any kind unless such “chattel paper” or “instrument” is in the possession of the Administrative Agent, and to the extent necessary or appropriate, endorsed to the related Administrative Agent;
 
(i)              such Credit Card Receivable is not subject to a credit card notification agreement or credit card processor agreement, as applicable, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Administrative Agent; or
 
(j)              such Credit Card Receivables do not meet such other usual and customary eligibility criteria for Credit Card Receivables as the Administrative Agent may determine from time to time in the exercise of its Permitted Discretion.
 
Eligible Inventory ” means, at any time, the Inventory of the Borrowers which, in accordance with the terms hereof and in the Permitted Discretion of the Administrative Agent, are eligible as the basis for the extension of Revolving Loans, Swingline Loans and the issuance of Letters of Credit hereunder.  Eligible Inventory shall not include any Inventory:
 
(a)             which is not subject to a first priority perfected Lien in favor of the Administrative Agent;
 
(b)             which is subject to any Lien other than (i) a Lien in favor of the Administrative Agent and (ii) a Permitted Encumbrance which does not have priority over the Lien in favor of the Administrative Agent;
 
(c)             which is, in the Administrative Agent’s opinion, slow moving, obsolete, unmerchantable, defective, used, unfit for sale, not salable at prices approximating at least the cost of such Inventory in the ordinary course of business or unacceptable due to age, type, category and/or quantity;
 
(d)            with respect to which any covenant, representation, or warranty contained in this Agreement or the Security Agreement has been breached or is not true and which does not conform to all standards imposed by any Governmental Authority;
 
(e)            in which any Person other than the applicable Borrower shall (i) have any direct or indirect ownership, interest or title to such Inventory or (ii) be indicated on any purchase order or invoice with respect to such Inventory as having or purporting to have an interest therein;
 
(f)           which is not finished goods or which constitutes work-in-process, raw materials, subassemblies, manufacturing supplies, samples, prototypes, displays or display items, folding components and other “components”, packaging and shipping materials or other supplies consumed (or intended to be consumed) in Borrowers’ business, shrink and warranty reserves, bill-and-hold goods, goods that are returned or marked for return, repossessed goods, defective or damaged goods, goods held on consignment, or goods which are not of a type held for sale in the ordinary course of business;
 
(g)             which is not located in the U.S. or is in transit with a common carrier from vendors and suppliers;
 
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(h)             which is located in any location leased by the applicable Borrower unless (i) the lessor has delivered to the Administrative Agent a Collateral Access Agreement with respect to such location or (ii) a Reserve for rent, charges and other amounts due or to become due with respect to such location has been established by the Administrative Agent in its Permitted Discretion;
 
(i)              which is located in any third party warehouse or is in the possession of a bailee (other than a third party processor) and is not evidenced by a Document, unless such warehouseman or bailee has delivered to the Administrative Agent a Collateral Access Agreement and such other documentation as the Administrative Agent may require with respect to such location;
 
(j)              which is being processed offsite at a third party location or outside processor, or is in-transit to or from said third party location or outside processor;
 
(k)             which is a discontinued product or component thereof;
 
(l)              which is the subject of a consignment by a Borrower as consignor;
 
(m)            which is perishable;
 
(n)             which contains or bears any intellectual property rights licensed to a Borrower unless the Administrative Agent is satisfied in its Permitted Discretion that it may sell or otherwise dispose of such Inventory without (i) infringing the rights of such licensor, (ii) violating any contract with such licensor, or (iii) incurring any liability with respect to payment of royalties other than royalties incurred pursuant to sale of such Inventory under the current licensing agreement;
 
(o)             which is not reflected in a current perpetual inventory report of a Borrower;
 
(p)             which the Administrative Agent deems not to be Eligible Inventory based upon such credit and collateral considerations as the Administrative Agent, in its Permitted Discretion, deems appropriate;
 
(q)             for which reclamation rights have been asserted by the seller; or
 
(r)              which has been acquired from a Sanctioned Person.
 
In the event that Inventory which was previously Eligible Inventory ceases to be Eligible Inventory hereunder, the Borrower Representative shall notify the Administrative Agent thereof on and at the time of submission to the Administrative Agent of the next Borrowing Base Certificate.
 
Environmental Laws ” means all laws, rules, regulations, codes, ordinances, orders, decrees, judgments, injunctions, notices or binding agreements issued, promulgated or entered into by any Governmental Authority, relating in any way to the environment, preservation or reclamation of natural resources, the management, Release or threatened Release of any Hazardous Material or to health and safety matters.
 
Environmental Liability ” means any liability, contingent or otherwise (including any liability for damages, costs of environmental remediation, fines, penalties or indemnities), of any Borrower or Subsidiary directly or indirectly resulting from or based upon (a) any violation of any Environmental Law, (b) the generation, use, handling, transportation, storage, treatment or disposal of any Hazardous Materials, (c) any exposure to any Hazardous Materials, (d) the Release or threatened Release of any Hazardous Materials into the environment or (e) any contract, agreement or other consensual arrangement pursuant to which liability is assumed or imposed with respect to any of the foregoing.
 
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Equipment ” has the meaning set forth in Article 9 of the UCC.
 
Equity Interests ” means shares of capital stock, partnership interests, membership interests in a limited liability company, beneficial interests in a trust or other equity ownership interests in a Person, and any warrants, options or other rights entitling the holder thereof to purchase or acquire any of the foregoing.
 
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) that, together with a Borrower, is treated as a single employer under Section 414(b) or (c) of the Code or, solely for purposes of Section 302 of ERISA and Section 412 of the Code, is treated as a single employer under Section 414 of the Code.
 
ERISA Event ” means (a) any “reportable event”, as defined in Section 4043 of ERISA or the regulations issued thereunder, with respect to a Plan (other than an event for which the 30 day notice period is waived); (b) the failure to satisfy the “minimum funding standard” (as defined in Section 412 of the Code or Section 302 of ERISA), whether or not waived; (c) the filing pursuant to Section 412(c) of the Code or Section 302(c) of ERISA of an application for a waiver of the minimum funding standard with respect to any Plan; (d) the incurrence by any Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate of any liability under Title IV of ERISA with respect to the termination of any Plan; (e) the receipt by any Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate from the PBGC or a plan administrator of any notice relating to an intention to terminate any Plan or Plans or to appoint a trustee to administer any Plan; (f) the incurrence by any Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate of any liability with respect to the withdrawal or partial withdrawal of any Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate from any Plan or Multiemployer Plan; or (g) the receipt by any Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate of any notice, or the receipt by any Multiemployer Plan from any Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate of any notice, concerning the imposition upon any Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate of Withdrawal Liability or a determination that a Multiemployer Plan is, or is expected to be, insolvent or in reorganization, within the meaning of Title IV of ERISA.
 
EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule ” means the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule published by the Loan Market Association (or any successor Person), as in effect from time to time.
 
Eurodollar ” means, when used in reference to any Loan or Borrowing, whether such Loan, or the Loans comprising such Borrowing, are bearing interest at a rate determined by reference to the applicable Adjusted LIBO Rate.
 
Event of Default ” has the meaning assigned to such term in Article VII.
 
Excluded Subsidiaries ” means, collectively, each of the Subsidiaries of the Loan Parties listed in clauses (a), (b) and (c) of Section 5.17 which are to either be sold, dissolved, or merged into a Loan Party.
 
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 ECP at the time the Guarantee of such Guarantor or the grant of such security interest becomes or would become 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.
 
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Excluded Taxes ” means any of the following Taxes imposed on or with respect to a Recipient or required to be withheld or deducted from a payment to a Recipient: (a) Taxes imposed on or measured by net income (however denominated), franchise Taxes, and branch profits Taxes, in each case, (i) imposed 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, Letter of Credit or Commitment pursuant to a law in effect on the date on which (i) such Lender acquires such interest in the Loan, Letter of Credit or Commitment (other than pursuant to an assignment request by the Borrowers under Section 2.19(b)) or (ii) such Lender changes its lending office, except in each case to the extent that, pursuant to Section 2.17, amounts with respect to such Taxes were payable either to such Lender’s assignor immediately before such Lender acquired the applicable interest in a Loan, Letter of Credit or Commitment or to such Lender immediately before it changed its lending office; (c) Taxes attributable to such Recipient’s failure to comply with Section 2.17(f); and (d) any U.S. Federal withholding Taxes imposed under FATCA.
 
Existing Letters of Credit ” means the letters of credit issued prior to and outstanding as of the Third Restatement Date, which were issued under either the Original Restated Credit Agreement or the Second Restated Credit Agreement and are listed on Schedule 1(b) hereof under the caption “Existing Letters of Credit”.
 
FATCA ” means Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code, as of the date of this Agreement (or any amended or successor version that is substantively comparable and not materially more onerous to comply with), any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof and any agreement entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b)(1) of the Code.
 
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.
 
Fee Letter ” means that certain Fee Letter dated as of October 6, 2016, between JPMCB and SYX.
 
Field Examination Report Date ” means any date subsequent to the Third Restatement Date on which Administrative Agent shall have received a report from its examiner with respect to Borrowers’ Receivables, Inventory, assets, liabilities, books and records and financial statements.
 
Finance Parties ” has the meaning set forth in Section 3.22.
 
Financial Officer ” means the chief financial officer, principal accounting officer, treasurer or controller of SYX or, if the context otherwise indicates, any other applicable Borrower.
 
Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio ” means, the ratio, determined as of the end of each fiscal quarter of Borrowers on a Consolidated Basis for the most-recently ended four fiscal quarters, of (a) EBITDA minus Unfinanced Capital Expenditures to (b) Fixed Charges, all calculated for Borrowers on a Consolidated Basis in accordance with GAAP.
 
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Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio Compliance Period ” means the period commencing on the date on which a Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio Event occurs and ending on the date on which (i) no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing and (ii) Borrowing Base Availability has been not less than the greater of (a) 15% of the then applicable aggregate Commitment or (b) Ten Million Dollars ($10,000,000), for a period of sixty (60) consecutive days.
 
Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio Event ” means the date upon which Borrowing Base Availability is less than the greater of (a) 15% of the then applicable aggregate Commitment or (b) Ten Million Dollars ($10,000,000).
 
Fixed Charges ” means, with reference to any period, without duplication, cash Interest Expense, plus scheduled principal payments on Indebtedness made during such period, plus expense for taxes paid in cash, plus dividends or distributions paid in cash (including share repurchases), plus Capital Lease Obligation payments, all calculated for Borrowers on a Consolidated Basis in accordance with GAAP.
 
Fixtures ” has the meaning set forth in Article 9 of the UCC.
 
Foreign Lender ” means (a) if a Borrower is a U.S. Person, a Lender, with respect to such Borrower, that is not a U.S. Person, and (b) if a Borrower is not a U.S. Person, a Lender, with respect to such Borrower, that is resident or organized under the laws of a jurisdiction other than that in which such Borrower is resident for tax purposes.
 
Foreign Subsidiary ” means any Subsidiary of a Loan Party which is not organized under the laws of one of the fifty States of the U.S.
 
Foreign Subsidiary Acquisition ” means any transaction, or any series of related transactions, consummated on or after the Third Restatement Date, by which any Foreign Subsidiary (a) acquires any going business or all or substantially all of the assets of any Person, whether through purchase of assets, merger or otherwise or (b) directly or indirectly acquires (in one transaction or as the most recent transaction in a series of transactions) at least a majority (in number of votes) of the Equity Interests of a Person which has ordinary voting power for the election of directors or other similar management personnel of a Person (other than Equity Interests having such power only by reason of the happening of a contingency) or a majority of the outstanding Equity Interests of a Person.
 
Funding Account ” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 4.01(h).
 
Full Cash Dominion Event ” means (i) the occurrence and continuation of an Event of Default, or (ii) Borrowing Base Availability ceasing to be in excess of the greater of (x) 17.5% of the then applicable aggregate Commitment or (y) Twelve Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($12,500,000).
 
Full Cash Dominion Period ” means the period commencing on the date on which a Full Cash Dominion Event occurs and ending on the date a Full Cash Dominion Satisfaction Event occurs.
 
Full Cash Dominion Satisfaction Event ” means the date on which (i) no Event of Default is continuing and (ii) Borrowing Base Availability has been not less than the greater of (a) 17.5% of the then applicable aggregate Commitment or (b) Twelve Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($12,500,000), for a period of sixty (60) consecutive days; provided that there shall be no more than two (2) Full Cash Dominion Satisfaction Events in any twelve (12) month period.
 
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GAAP ” means generally accepted accounting principles in the U.S.
 
Governmental Authority ” means the government of the U.S., any other nation or any political subdivision thereof, whether state or local, and any agency, authority, instrumentality, regulatory body, court, central bank or other entity exercising executive, legislative, judicial, taxing, regulatory or administrative powers or functions of or pertaining to government.
 
Guarantee ” or “ Guaranty ” of or by any Person (the “guarantor”) means any obligation, contingent or otherwise, of the guarantor guaranteeing or having the economic effect of guaranteeing any Indebtedness or other obligation of any other Person (the “primary obligor”) in any manner, whether directly or indirectly, and including any obligation of the guarantor, direct or indirect, (a) to purchase or pay (or advance or supply funds for the purchase or payment of) such Indebtedness or other obligation or to purchase (or to advance or supply funds for the purchase of) any security for the payment thereof, (b) to purchase or lease property, securities or services for the purpose of assuring the owner of such Indebtedness or other obligation of the payment thereof, (c) to maintain working capital, equity capital or any other financial statement condition or liquidity of the primary obligor so as to enable the primary obligor to pay such Indebtedness or other obligation or (d) as an account party in respect of any letter of credit or letter of guaranty issued to support such Indebtedness or obligation; provided , that the term Guarantee shall not include endorsements for collection or deposit in the ordinary course of business.
 
Guaranteed Obligations ” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 10.01.
 
Hazardous Materials ” means (a) any substance, material, or waste that is included within the definitions of “hazardous substances,” “hazardous materials,” “hazardous waste,” “toxic substances,” “toxic materials,” “toxic waste,” or words of similar import in any Environmental Law; (b) those substances listed as hazardous substances by the United States Department of Transportation (or any successor agency) (49 C.F.R. 172.101 and amendments thereto) or by the Environmental Protection Agency (or any successor agency) (40 C.F.R.  Part 302 and amendments thereto); and (c) any substance, material, or waste that is petroleum, petroleum-related, or a petroleum by-product, asbestos or asbestos-containing material, polychlorinated biphenyls, flammable, explosive, radioactive, freon gas, radon, or a pesticide, herbicide, or any other agricultural chemical.
 
Impacted Interest Period ” has the meaning assigned to such term in the definition of “LIBO Rate”.
 
Indebtedness ” of any Person means, without duplication, (a) all obligations of such Person for borrowed money or with respect to deposits or advances of any kind, (b) all obligations of such Person evidenced by bonds, debentures, notes or similar instruments, (c) all obligations of such Person upon which interest charges are customarily paid, (d) all obligations of such Person under conditional sale or other title retention agreements relating to property acquired by such Person, (e) all obligations of such Person in respect of the deferred purchase price of property or services (excluding current accounts payable incurred in the ordinary course of business), (f) all indebtedness of others secured by (or for which the holder of such Indebtedness has an existing right, contingent or otherwise, to be secured by) any Lien on property owned or acquired by such Person, whether or not the Indebtedness secured thereby has been assumed, (g) all Guarantees by such Person of Indebtedness of others, (h) all Capital Lease Obligations of such Person, (i) all obligations, contingent or otherwise, of such Person as an account party in respect of letters of credit and letters of guaranty, (j) all obligations, contingent or otherwise, of such Person in respect of bankers’ acceptances, (k) obligations under any liquidated earn-out, (l) any other Off-Balance Sheet Liability and (m) obligations, whether absolute or contingent and howsoever and whensoever created, arising, evidenced or acquired (including all renewals, extensions and modifications thereof and substitutions therefor), under (i) any and all Swap Agreements, and (ii) any and all cancellations, buy backs, reversals, terminations or assignments of any Swap Agreement transaction.  The Indebtedness of any Person shall include the Indebtedness of any other entity (including any partnership in which such Person is a general partner) to the extent such Person is liable therefor as a result of such Person’s ownership interest in or other relationship with such entity, except to the extent the terms of such Indebtedness provide that such Person is not liable therefor.
 
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Indemnified Taxes ” means (a) Taxes, other than Excluded Taxes, imposed on or with respect to any payment made by, or on account of any obligation of any Loan Party under any Loan Document and (b) to the extent not otherwise described in the foregoing clause (a) hereof, Other Taxes.
 
Ineligible Institution ” means a (a) natural person, (b) a Defaulting Lender or its Parent, (c) holding company, investment vehicle or trust for, or owned and operated for the primary benefit of, a natural person or relative(s) thereof; provided that, such holding company, investment vehicle or trust shall not constitute an Ineligible Institution if it (x) has not been established for the primary purpose of acquiring any Loans or Commitments, (y) is managed by a professional advisor, who is not such natural person or a relative thereof, having significant experience in the business of making or purchasing commercial loans, and (z) has assets greater than $25,000,000 and a significant part of its activities consist of making or purchasing commercial loans and similar extensions of credit in the ordinary course of its business; provided that upon the occurrence of an Event of Default, any Person (other than a Lender) shall be an Ineligible Institution if after giving effect to any proposed assignment to such Person, such Person would hold more than 25% of the then outstanding Aggregate Revolving Exposure or Commitments, as the case may be or (d) a Loan Party or a Subsidiary or other Affiliate of a Loan Party.
 
Interest Election Request ” means a request by Borrower Representative to convert or continue a Borrowing in accordance with Section 2.08.
 
Interest Expense ” means, with reference to any period, total interest expense (including that attributable to Capital Lease Obligations) of Borrowers on a Consolidated Basis for such period with respect to all outstanding Indebtedness of Borrowers on a Consolidated Basis (including all commissions, discounts and other fees and charges owed with respect to letters of credit and bankers’ acceptances and net costs under Swap Agreements in respect of interest rates to the extent such net costs are allocable to such period in accordance with GAAP), calculated in accordance with GAAP.
 
Interest Payment Date ” means (a) with respect to any ABR Loan (other than a Swingline Loan), the first day of each calendar month and the Maturity Date, and (b) with respect to any Eurodollar Loan, the last day of the Interest Period applicable to the Borrowing of which such Loan is a part and, in the case of a Eurodollar Borrowing with an Interest Period of more than three months’ duration, each day prior to the last day of such Interest Period that occurs at intervals of three months’ duration after the first day of such Interest Period and the Maturity Date.
 
Interest Period ” means with respect to any Eurodollar Borrowing, the period commencing on the date of such Eurodollar Borrowing and ending on the numerically corresponding day in the calendar month that is one, two, three or six months thereafter, as the Borrower Representative may elect; provided , that (i) if any Interest Period would end on a day other than a Business Day, such Interest Period shall be extended to the next succeeding Business Day unless such next succeeding Business Day would fall in the next calendar month, in which case such Interest Period shall end on the next preceding Business Day and (ii) any Interest Period that commences on the last Business Day of a calendar month (or on a day for which there is no numerically corresponding day in the last calendar month of such Interest Period) shall end on the last Business Day of the last calendar month of such Interest Period.  For purposes hereof, the date of a Borrowing initially shall be the date on which such Borrowing is made and, thereafter, shall be the effective date of the most recent conversion or continuation of such Borrowing.
 
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Interpolated Rate ” means, at any time, for any Interest Period, the rate per annum (rounded to the same number of decimal places as the LIBO 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 LIBO Screen Rate for the longest period (for which the LIBO Screen Rate is available) that is shorter than the Impacted Interest Period and (b) the LIBO Screen Rate for the shortest period (for which the LIBO Screen Rate is available) that exceeds the Impacted Interest Period, in each case, at such time.
 
Inventory ” has the meaning assigned to such term in the Security Agreement.
 
Issuing Bank ” means, individually and collectively, each of JPMCB, in its capacity as the issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder, and any other Lender from time to time designated by the Borrower Representative as an Issuing Bank, with the consent of such Lender and the Administrative Agent, and their respective successors in such capacity as provided in Section 2.06(i).  Any Issuing Bank may, in its discretion, arrange for one or more Letters of Credit to be issued by its Affiliates, in which case the term “Issuing Bank” shall include any such Affiliate with respect to Letters of Credit issued by such Affiliate (it being agreed that such Issuing Bank shall, or shall cause such Affiliate to, comply with the requirements of Section 2.06 with respect to such Letters of Credit).  At any time there is more than one Issuing Bank, all singular references to the Issuing Bank shall mean any Issuing Bank, either Issuing Bank, each Issuing Bank, the Issuing Bank that has issued the applicable Letter of Credit, or both (or all) Issuing Banks, as the context may require.
 
Joinder Agreement ” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.16.
 
JPMCB ” means JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., a national banking association, in its individual capacity, and its successors.
 
LC Collateral Account ” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.06(j).
 
 “ LC Disbursement ” means a payment made by the applicable Issuing Bank pursuant to a Letter of Credit issued for the account of any Borrower.
 
LC Exposure ” means, at any time, the sum of (a) the aggregate undrawn amount of all outstanding Letters of Credit at such time issued on behalf of the Borrower plus (b) the aggregate amount of all LC Disbursements that have not yet been reimbursed by or on behalf of the Borrower at such time.  The LC Exposure of any Lender at any time shall be its Applicable Percentage of the total LC Exposure at such time.
 
Lenders ” means the Persons listed on the Commitment Schedule and any other Person that shall have become a Lender hereunder pursuant to Section 2.09 or an Assignment and Assumption, other than any such Person that ceases to be a Lender hereunder pursuant to an Assignment and Assumption.  Unless the context otherwise requires, the term “Lenders” includes the Swingline Lender and the Issuing Bank.
 
Letters of Credit ” means the letters of credit issued pursuant to this Agreement, and the term “ Letter of Credit ” means any one of them or each of them singularly, as the context may require.
 
LIBO Rate ” means, with respect to any Eurodollar Borrowing for any applicable Interest Period or for any ABR Borrowing, the London interbank offered rate as administered by ICE Benchmark Administration (or any other Person that takes over the administration of such rate for Dollars) 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 shall be selected by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion, in each case (the “ LIBO Screen Rate ”) at approximately 11:00 a.m., London time, two (2) Business Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period; provided that, (x) if the LIBO Screen Rate shall be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for the purposes of this Agreement and (y) if the LIBO Screen Rate shall not be available at such time for a period equal in length to such Interest Period (an “ Impacted Interest Period ”), then the LIBO Rate shall be the Interpolated Rate at such time, subject to Section 2.14 in the event that the Administrative Agent shall conclude that it shall not be possible to determine such Interpolated Rate (which conclusion shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error); provided further, that, if any Interpolated Rate shall be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for purposes of this Agreement.  Notwithstanding the above, to the extent that “LIBO Rate” or “Adjusted LIBO Rate” is used in connection with an ABR Borrowing, such rate shall be determined as modified by the definition of Alternate Base Rate.
 
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LIBO Screen Rate ” has the meaning assigned to such term in the definition of “LIBO Rate”.
 
Lien ” means, with respect to any asset, (a) any mortgage, deed of trust, lien, pledge, hypothecation, encumbrance, charge or security interest in, on or of such asset, (b) the interest of a vendor or a lessor under any conditional sale agreement, capital lease or title retention agreement (or any financing lease having substantially the same economic effect as any of the foregoing) relating to such asset and (c) in the case of securities, any purchase option, call or similar right of a third party with respect to such securities.
 
Loan Documents ” means, collectively, this Agreement, the Fee Letter, any promissory notes issued pursuant to this Agreement, any Letter of Credit applications, the Collateral Documents, each Loan Guaranty and all other agreements, instruments, documents and certificates identified in Section 4.01 executed and delivered to, or in favor of, the Administrative Agent or any Lender and including all other pledges, powers of attorney, consents, assignments, contracts, notices, letter of credit agreements, letter of credit applications, and all other written matter whether heretofore, now or hereafter executed by or on behalf of any Loan Party, or any employee of any Loan Party, and delivered to the Administrative Agent or any Lender in connection with this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby.  Any reference in this Agreement or any other Loan Document to a Loan Document shall include all appendices, exhibits or schedules thereto, and all amendments, restatements, supplements or other modifications thereto, and shall refer to this Agreement or such Loan Document as the same may be in effect at any and all times such reference becomes operative.
 
Loan Guarantor ” means each Loan Party.
 
Loan Guaranty ” means Article X of this Agreement and, if and when applicable, each separate Guarantee (or Guaranty), in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, delivered by each Loan Guarantor to the Administrative Agent, as each may be amended or modified and in effect from time to time.
 
Loan Parties ” means each Borrower, each Guarantor, and each Subsidiary of any Borrower (if organized under the laws of any of the fifty States of the U.S.) and any other Person who becomes a party to this Agreement pursuant to a Joinder Agreement and their successors and assigns, and the term “Loan Party” shall mean any one of them or all of them individually, as the context may require. For the avoidance of doubt, Loan Parties shall exclude Misco Germany and each of the Excluded Subsidiaries.
 
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Loans ” means the loans and advances made by the Lenders pursuant to this Agreement, including Swingline Loans and Protective Advances.
 
Lock Boxes ” has the meaning set forth in Section 5.15(b).
 
Lock Box Agreement ” has the meaning set forth in Section 5.15(b).
 
Material Adverse Effect ” means a material adverse effect on (a) the condition, operations, assets, business or prospects of the applicable Loan Party or Loan Parties, (b) the ability of any Loan Party to perform any of its obligations under the Loan Documents to which it is a party, (c) the Collateral, or the Administrative Agent’s Liens (on behalf of itself and the other Secured Parties) on the Collateral or the priority of such Liens, or (d) the rights of or benefits available to the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank or the Lenders under any of the Loan Documents.
 
Material Indebtedness ” means Indebtedness (other than the Loans and Letters of Credit), or obligations in respect of one or more Swap Agreements, of any one or more of the Borrowers and their respective Subsidiaries in an aggregate principal amount exceeding $5,000,000.  For purposes of determining Material Indebtedness, the “principal amount” of the obligations of the Borrowers and their respective Subsidiaries in respect of any Swap Agreement at any time shall be the maximum aggregate amount (giving effect to any netting agreements) that such Borrower or such Subsidiary would be required to pay if such Swap Agreement were terminated at such time.
 
Maturity Date ” means October 28, 2021 or any earlier date on which the Revolving Commitments are reduced to zero or otherwise terminated pursuant to the terms hereof.
 
Maximum Rate ” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.17.
 
Misco Germany ” means Misco Germany, Inc., a New York corporation.
 
Moody’s ” means Moody’s Investors Service, Inc.
 
Multiemployer Plan ” means a multiemployer plan as defined in Section 4001(a)(3) of ERISA.
 
Net Income ” means, for any period, the net income (or loss) of Borrowers on a Consolidated Basis, determined in accordance with GAAP; provided that there shall be excluded (a) the income (or deficit) of any Person accrued prior to the date it becomes a Subsidiary of a Borrower or is merged into or consolidated with a Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, (b) the income (or deficit) of any Person (other than a Subsidiary of a Borrower) in which a Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries has an ownership interest, except to the extent that any such income is actually received by such Borrower or such Subsidiary in the form of dividends or similar distributions and (c) the undistributed earnings of any Subsidiary of a Borrower to the extent that the declaration or payment of dividends or similar distributions by such Subsidiary is not at the time permitted by the terms of any contractual obligation (other than under any Loan Document) or Requirement of Law applicable to such Subsidiary.
 
Net Orderly Liquidation Value ” means, with respect to Inventory of any Person, the orderly liquidation value thereof as determined in a manner acceptable to the Administrative Agent by an appraiser acceptable to the Administrative Agent (net of all related costs of liquidation).
 
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Net Proceeds ” means, with respect to any event, (a) the cash proceeds received in respect of such event including (i) any cash received in respect of any non-cash proceeds (including any cash payments received by way of deferred payment of principal pursuant to a note or installment receivable or purchase price adjustment receivable or otherwise, but excluding any interest payments), but only as and when received, (ii) in the case of a casualty, insurance proceeds and (iii) in the case of a condemnation or similar event, condemnation awards and similar payments, minus (b) the sum of (i) all reasonable fees and out-of-pocket expenses paid to third parties (other than Affiliates) in connection with such event, (ii) in the case of a sale, transfer or other disposition of an asset (including pursuant to a sale and leaseback transaction or a casualty or a condemnation or similar proceeding), the amount of all payments required to be made as a result of such event to repay Indebtedness (other than Loans) secured by such asset or otherwise subject to mandatory prepayment as a result of such event and (iii) the amount of all taxes paid (or reasonably estimated to be payable) and the amount of any reserves established to fund contingent liabilities reasonably estimated to be payable, in each case during the year that such event occurred or the next succeeding year and that are directly attributable to such event (as determined reasonably and in good faith by a Financial Officer).
 
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 Banking Day, for the immediately preceding Banking 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 to 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.
 
Obligated Party ” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 10.02.
 
Obligations ” means all unpaid principal of and accrued and unpaid interest on the Loans, all LC Exposure, all accrued and unpaid fees and all expenses, reimbursements, indemnities and other obligations and indebtedness (including interest and fees accruing during the pendency of any bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership or other similar proceeding, regardless of whether allowed or allowable in such proceeding), obligations and liabilities of any of the Loan Parties to any of the Lenders, the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank or any indemnified party, individually or collectively, existing on the Third Restatement Date or arising thereafter, direct or indirect, joint or several, absolute or contingent, matured or unmatured, liquidated or unliquidated, secured or unsecured, arising by contract, operation of law or otherwise, arising or incurred under this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents or in respect of any of the Loans made or reimbursement or other obligations incurred or any of the Letters of Credit or other instruments at any time evidencing any thereof.
 
Off-Balance Sheet Liability ” of a Person means (a) any repurchase obligation or liability of such Person with respect to accounts or notes receivable sold by such Person, (b) any indebtedness, liability or obligation under any so-called “synthetic lease” transaction entered into by such Person, or (c) any indebtedness, liability or obligation arising with respect to any other transaction which is the functional equivalent of or takes the place of borrowing but which does not constitute a liability on the balance sheets of such Person (other than operating leases).
 
Original Restated Credit Agreement ” means that certain Amended and Restated Loan and Security Agreement dated as of October 27, 2005 by and among certain of the Borrowers and Guarantors, certain additional loan parties party thereto, Administrative Agent and the other lenders party thereto.
 
Other Connection Taxes ” means, with respect to any Recipient, Taxes imposed as a result of a present or former connection between such Recipient and the jurisdiction imposing such Taxes (other than a connection arising from such Recipient having executed, delivered, become a party to, performed its obligations under, received payments under, received or perfected a security interest under, engaged in any other transaction pursuant to, or enforced, any Loan Document, or sold or assigned an interest in any Loan, Letter of Credit or any Loan Document).
 
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Other Taxes ” means all present or future stamp, court or documentary, intangible, recording, filing or similar Taxes that arise from any payment made under, from the execution, delivery, performance, enforcement or registration of, from the receipt or perfection of a security interest under, or otherwise with respect to, any Loan Document, except any such Taxes that are Other Connection Taxes imposed with respect to an assignment (other than an assignment made pursuant to Section 2.19).
 
Overnight Bank Funding Rate ” means, for any day, the rate comprised of both overnight federal funds and overnight Eurodollar borrowings 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).
 
Parent ” means, with respect to any Lender, any Person as to which such Lender is, directly or indirectly, a subsidiary.
 
Participant ” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.04(c).
 
Participant Register ” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.04(c).
 
PBGC ” means the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation referred to and defined in ERISA and any successor entity performing similar functions.
 
Permitted Acquisition ” means any Acquisition by any Loan Party in a transaction that satisfies each of the following requirements:
 
(a)            such Acquisition is not a hostile or contested acquisition;
 
(b)             the business acquired in connection with such Acquisition is not engaged, directly or indirectly, in any line of business other than the businesses in which the Loan Parties are engaged on the Third Restatement Date and any business activities that are substantially similar, related, or incidental thereto;
 
(c)             both before and after giving effect to such Acquisition and the Loans (if any) requested to be made in connection therewith, no Default exists, will exist, or would result therefrom and each of the representations and warranties in the Loan Documents is true and correct (except (i) any such representation or warranty which relates to a specified prior date (but which shall continue to be true as of such prior date) and (ii) to the extent the Administrative Agent has been notified in writing by the Loan Parties that any representation or warranty is not correct and the Administrative Agent and the Required Lenders have explicitly waived in writing compliance with such representation or warranty);
 
(d)           a s soon as available, but not less than thirty (30) days prior to any such Acquisition which is not the creation of a Subsidiary, SYX has provided the Administrative Agent (i) notice of such Acquisition and (ii) a copy of all business and financial information reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent including pro forma balance sheet, income statements, statements of cash flow, and projections (including availability projections);
 
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(e)           if the Accounts and Inventory acquired in connection with such Acquisition are proposed to be included in the determination of the Borrowing Base and the Administrative Agent elects in its Permitted Discretion, the Administrative Agent shall have conducted an audit and field examination and appraisal of such Accounts and Inventory to its reasonable satisfaction;
 
(f)            i f such Acquisition is an acquisition of the Equity Interests of a Person, the Acquisition is structured so that the acquired Person shall become a wholly-owned Subsidiary of the applicable Loan Party and, a Loan Party pursuant to the terms of this Agreement;
 
(g)           if such Acquisition is an acquisition of assets, the Acquisition is structured so that the applicable Loan Party shall acquire such assets;
 
(h)             if such Acquisition is an acquisition of Equity Interests, such Acquisition will not result in any violation of Regulation U;
 
(i)             no Loan Party shall, as a result of or in connection with any such Acquisition, assume or incur any direct or contingent liabilities (whether relating to environmental, tax, litigation, or other matters) that could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect;
 
(j)              the Borrower Representative shall certify (and provide the Administrative Agent with a pro forma calculation in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent) to the Administrative Agent that either:
 
(i)             after giving effect to the completion of such Acquisition, Borrowing Base Availability is not less than the greater of (a) 25% of the then applicable aggregate Revolving Commitment or (b) $17,500,000, on a pro forma basis for the 30 day period pre and post such Acquisition and which includes all consideration given in connection with such Acquisition, other than Equity Interests of the Borrower delivered to the seller(s) in such Acquisition, as having been paid in cash at the time of making such Acquisition, or
 
(ii)            (x) after giving effect to the completion of such Acquisition, Borrowing Base Availability is not less than the greater of (a) 20% of the then applicable aggregate Revolving Commitment or (b) $15,000,000 on a pro forma basis for the 30 day period pre and post such Acquisition and which includes all consideration given in connection with such Acquisition, other than Equity Interests of the Borrower delivered to the seller(s) in such Acquisition, as having been paid in cash at the time of making such Acquisition, and (y) the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio for the most recently completed four fiscal quarter period on a pro forma basis after giving effect to such Acquisition (regardless of whether Loan Parties are in a Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio Compliance Period at such time) is at least 1.15 to 1.00;
 
(k)             at the time of an Acquisition involving the creation or acquisition of a Subsidiary, or the acquisition of capital stock or other Equity Interests of any person, the capital stock or other Equity Interests thereof created or acquired in connection with such Acquisition shall be, to the extent required by Section 5.14, pledged for the benefit of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders pursuant to a stock pledge agreement in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent; and
 
(l)              the Borrower Representative shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent the final executed material documentation relating to such Acquisition within thirty (30) days following the consummation thereof.
 
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Permitted Discretion ” means a determination made in good faith and in the exercise of reasonable (from the perspective of a secured asset-based lender) business judgment.
 
Permitted Encumbrances ” means:
 
(a)              Liens imposed by law for Taxes that are not yet due or are being contested in compliance with Section 5.04;
 
(b)           carriers’, warehousemen’s, mechanics’, materialmen’s, repairmen’s and other like Liens imposed by law, arising in the ordinary course of business and securing obligations that are not overdue by more than thirty (30) days or are being contested in compliance with Section 5.04;
 
(c)           pledges and deposits made in the ordinary course of business in compliance with workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance and other social security laws or regulations;
 
(d)             deposits to secure the performance of bids, trade contracts, leases, statutory obligations, surety and appeal bonds, performance bonds and other obligations of a like nature, in each case in the ordinary course of business;
 
(e)           cash collateral, in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $5,000,000 at any time, for letters of credit issued by financial institutions other than Issuing Bank securing Indebtedness of Loan Parties permitted to be incurred in accordance with Section 6.01 of this Agreement;
 
(f)               judgment Liens in respect of judgments that do not constitute an Event of Default under clause (k) of Article VII; and
 
(g)             easements, zoning restrictions, rights-of-way and similar encumbrances on Real Property imposed by law or arising in the ordinary course of business that do not secure any monetary obligations and do not materially detract from the value of the affected property or interfere with the ordinary conduct of business of any Borrower or any Subsidiary thereof;
 
provided that the term “Permitted Encumbrances” shall not include any Lien securing Indebtedness, other than “Indebtedness” included under clauses (e) and (f) of the definition thereof.
 
Permitted Foreign Subsidiary Acquisition ” means any Foreign Subsidiary Acquisition that (x) satisfies each of the requirements of the definition of Permitted Acquisition (other than clauses (e), (f), (g) and (i) of such definition) as if such Foreign Subsidiary were a “Loan Party” and (y) satisfies each of the following additional requirements:
 
(x)            the total costs and liabilities (including without limitation, all assumed liabilities, all earn-out payments, deferred payments and the value of any other stock or other assets transferred, assigned or encumbered with respect to such Acquisitions) of all Foreign Subsidiary Acquisitions in the aggregate does not exceed 10% of the Aggregate Revolving Commitments then in effect;
 
(y)             No proceeds of Loans or Letters of Credit may be used to fund any portion of such Foreign Subsidiary Acquisition; and
 
(z)            No proceeds of Loans or advances from, or proceeds of investments by, any Loan Party may be used to fund any portion of a Foreign Subsidiary Acquisition.
 
Permitted Investments ” means, with respect to the Borrowers:
 
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(a)           direct obligations of, or obligations the principal of and interest on which are unconditionally guaranteed by, the U.S. (or by any agency thereof to the extent such obligations are backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S.), in each case maturing within one year from the date of acquisition thereof;
 
(b)            investments in commercial paper maturing within 270 days from the date of acquisition thereof and having, at such date of acquisition, the highest credit rating obtainable from S&P or from Moody’s;
 
(c)             investments in certificates of deposit, bankers’ acceptances and time deposits maturing within 180 days from the date of acquisition thereof issued or guaranteed by or placed with, and money market deposit accounts issued or offered by, any domestic office of any commercial bank organized under the laws of the U.S. or any State thereof which has a combined capital and surplus and undivided profits of not less than $500,000,000;
 
(d)             fully collateralized repurchase agreements with a term of not more than 30 days for securities described in clause (a) above and entered into with a financial institution satisfying the criteria described in clause (c) above; and
 
(e)             money market funds that (I) comply with the criteria set forth in the Securities and Exchange Commission Rule 2a-7 under the Investment Company Act of 1940, (II) are rated AAA by S&P and Aaa by Moody’s and (III) have portfolio assets of at least $5,000,000,000.
 
Person ” means any natural person, corporation, limited liability company, trust, joint venture, association, company, partnership, Governmental Authority or other entity.
 
Plan ” means any employee pension benefit plan (other than a Multiemployer Plan) subject to the provisions of Title IV of ERISA or Section 412 of the Code or Section 302 of ERISA, and in respect of which any Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate is (or, if such plan were terminated, would under Section 4069 of ERISA be deemed to be) an “employer” as defined in Section 3(5) of ERISA.
 
Platform ” means Debt Domain, Intralinks, Syndtrak or a substantially similar electronic transmission system.
 
Prepayment Event ” means:
 
(a)             any sale, transfer or other disposition (including pursuant to a sale and leaseback transaction) of any property or asset of any Loan Party having a fair market value in excess of $1,000,000 individually, or in the aggregate for all Borrowers in any fiscal year (other than Inventory in the ordinary course of business), other than dispositions described in Section 6.05(a); or
 
(b)           any casualty or other insured damage to, or any taking under power of eminent domain or by condemnation or similar proceeding of, any Collateral of any Loan Party with a fair value immediately prior to such event equal to or greater than $1,000,000; or
 
(c)             the issuance by any Borrower of any Equity Interests, or the receipt by any Borrower of any capital contribution, other than any issuance by a Borrower of common Equity Interests upon the exercise of employee, director or consultant stock rights pursuant to the SYX 1999 Long Term Stock Incentive Plan (or any comparable stock incentive plan intended to replace such plan), the 1995 Long Term Stock Incentive Plan, the 1995 Stock Plan for Non-Employee Directors and the 2005 Employee Stock Purchase Plan or shares referred to in Section 6.05(f); or
 
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(d)             the incurrence by any Loan Party of any Indebtedness, other than Indebtedness permitted under Section 6.01.
 
Prime Rate ” means the rate of interest per annum publicly announced from time to time by JPMCB as its prime rate in effect at its principal offices in New York City. Each change in the Prime Rate shall be effective from and including the date such change is publicly announced as being effective.
 
Projections ” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 5.01(f).
 
Protective Advance ” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.04(a).
 
Public-Sider ” means a Lender whose representatives may trade in securities of SYX or its controlling Person or any of its Subsidiaries while in possession of the financial statements provided by the Company under the terms of this Agreement.
 
Qualified ECP Guarantor ” means, in respect of any Swap Obligation, each Loan Party that has total assets exceeding $10,000,000 at the time the relevant Loan Guaranty or grant of the relevant security interest becomes or would become 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.
 
Real Property ” means all land and buildings owned or leased by the Borrowers or hereafter acquired or leased by the Borrowers, together with all rights, easements and privileges appurtenant thereto.
 
Recipient ” means, as applicable, (a) the Administrative Agent, (b) any Lender and (c) any Issuing Bank, or any combination thereof (as the context requires).
 
Register ” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.04.
 
Related Parties ” means, with respect to any specified Person, such Person’s Affiliates and the respective directors, officers, partners, members, trustees, employees, agents, administrators, managers, representatives and advisors of such Person and such Person’s Affiliates.
 
Release ” means any releasing, spilling, leaking, pumping, pouring, emitting, emptying, discharging, injecting, escaping, leaching, migrating, disposing or dumping of any substance into the environment.
 
Report ” means each Field Examination Report and any other reports prepared by Administrative Agent or another Person showing the results of appraisals, field examinations or audits pertaining to the Borrowers’ assets from information furnished by or on behalf of the Borrowers, after the Administrative Agent has exercised its rights of inspection pursuant to this Agreement or any of the Collateral Documents, which Reports may be distributed to the applicable Lenders by the Administrative Agent.
 
Required Lenders ” means, at any time, Lenders (other than Defaulting Lenders) having Revolving Exposure and unused Commitments representing more than 50% of the sum of the Aggregate Revolving Exposure and unused Commitments at such time.
 
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Requirement of Law ” means, with respect to any Person, (a) the charter, articles or certificate of organization or incorporation and bylaws or other organizational or governing documents of such Person and (b) any statute, law (including common law), treaty, rule, regulation, code, ordinance, order, decree, writ, judgment, injunction or determination of any arbitrator or court or other Governmental Authority (including Environmental Laws), in each case applicable to or binding upon such Person or any of its property or to which such Person or any of its property is subject.
 
Reserves ” means any and all reserves which Administrative Agent deems necessary, in its Permitted Discretion, to maintain (including, without limitation, reserves for accrued and unpaid interest on the Secured Obligations, Banking Services Reserves, Dilution Reserves, volatility reserves, reserves for rent at locations leased by any Loan Party and for consignee’s, warehousemen’s and bailee’s charges, reserves for dilution of Accounts, reserves for Inventory shrinkage, reserves for movements in foreign currency, reserves for customs charges and shipping charges related to any Inventory in transit, reserves for Swap Agreement Obligations, reserves for contingent liabilities of any Loan Party, reserves for uninsured losses of any Loan Party, reserves for uninsured, underinsured, un-indemnified or under-indemnified liabilities or potential liabilities with respect to any litigation and reserves for taxes, fees, assessments, and other governmental charges, and any and all other reserves which Administrative Agent deems necessary, in its Permitted Discretion) with respect to the Collateral or any Loan Party.
 
Restricted Payment ” means any dividend or other distribution (whether in cash, securities or other property) with respect to any Equity Interests in any Borrower or any of the Borrowers’ Subsidiaries, or any payment (whether in cash, securities or other property), including any sinking fund or similar deposit, on account of the purchase, redemption, retirement, acquisition, cancellation or termination of any such Equity Interests in any Borrower or any option, warrant or other right to acquire any such Equity Interests in any Borrower.
 
Revolving Commitment ” means, with respect to each Lender, the commitment of such Lender to make Revolving Loans and to acquire participations in Letters of Credit and Swingline Loans hereunder, expressed as an amount representing the maximum aggregate permitted amount of such Lender’s Revolving Exposure hereunder, as such commitment may be reduced or increased from time to time pursuant to (a) Section 2.09 and (b) assignments by or to such Lender pursuant to Section 9.04.  The initial amount of each Lender’s Revolving Commitment is set forth on the Commitment Schedule , or in the Assignment and Assumption pursuant to which such Lender shall have assumed its Revolving Commitment, as applicable.
 
Revolving Exposure ” means, with respect to any Lender at any time, the sum of the outstanding principal amount of such Lender’s Revolving Loans and its LC Exposure, and its commitment hereunder with respect to Swingline Loans and Protective Advances.
 
Revolving Loan ” means a Loan made pursuant to Section 2.01(a).
 
S&P ” means S&P Global Ratings, a business unit of a Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC business.
 
Sanctioned Country ” means, at any time, a country, region or territory which is itself the subject or target of any Sanctions (at the time of this Agreement, Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria).
 
Sanctioned Person ” means, at any time, (a) any Person listed in any Sanctions-related list of designated Persons maintained by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the U.S. Department of State or by the United Nations Security Council, the European Union or any European Union member state, Her Majesty’s Treasury of the United Kingdom or other relevant sanctions authority, (b) any Person operating, organized or resident in a Sanctioned Country or (c) any Person owned or controlled by any such Person or Persons described in the foregoing clauses (a) or (b).
 
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Sanctions ” means economic or financial sanctions or trade embargoes imposed, administered or enforced from time to time by (a) the U.S. government, including those administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury or the U.S. Department of State, or (b) the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, any European Union member state, Her Majesty’s Treasury of the United Kingdom or other relevant sanctions authority.
 
SEC ” means the Securities and Exchange Commission and any Governmental Authority succeeding to the functions thereof.
 
Second Restated Credit Agreement ” has the meaning assigned to such term in the second paragraph of this Agreement.
 
Second Restatement Date ” has the meaning assigned to such term in the second paragraph of this Agreement.
 
Secured Obligations ” means all Obligations, together with all (i) Banking Services Obligations and (ii) Swap Agreement Obligations owing by any Loan Party to one or more Lenders or their respective Affiliates; provided , however , that Secured Obligations shall not include any Banking Services Obligations or Swap Obligations owing to any Lender or its Affiliates if the Administrative Agent has not received notice, prior to or subsequent to the Third Restatement Date, that such a transaction has been entered into and that it constitutes a Secured Obligation entitled to the benefits of the Collateral Documents, together with such supporting documentation as the Administrative Agent may request from the applicable holder of such Obligations; provided , further , that that the definition of ‘Secured Obligations’ shall not create any guarantee by any Guarantor of (or grant of security interest by any Guarantor to support, as applicable) any Excluded Swap Obligations of such Guarantor for purposes of determining any obligations of any Guarantor.
 
Secured Parties ” means (a) the Administrative Agent, (b) the Lenders, (c) each Issuing Bank, (d) each provider of Banking Services, to the extent the Banking Services Obligations in respect thereof constitute Secured Obligations, (e) each counterparty to any Swap Agreement, to the extent the obligations thereunder constitute Secured Obligations, (f) the beneficiaries of each indemnification obligation undertaken by any Loan Party under any Loan Document, and (g) the successors and assigns of each of the foregoing.
 
Security Agreement ” means the Third Amended and Restated Pledge and Security Agreement (including any and all supplements thereto), dated as of the date hereof, among the Loan Parties and the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Administrative Agent and the other Secured Parties, and any other pledge or security agreement entered into, after the date of this Agreement by any other Loan Party (as required by this Agreement or any other Loan Document) or any other Person for the benefit of the Administrative Agent and the other Secured Parties, as the same may be amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.
 
Settlement ” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.05(c).
 
Settlement Date ” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.05(c).
 
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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) established by the Board to which the Administrative Agent is subject with respect to the Adjusted LIBO Rate, for eurocurrency funding (currently referred to as “Eurocurrency Liabilities” in Regulation D of the Board).  Such reserve percentages shall include those imposed pursuant to such Regulation D of the Board.  Eurodollar 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 of the Board 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.
 
subsidiary ” means, with respect to any Person (the “ parent ”) at any date, any corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association or other entity the accounts of which would be consolidated with those of the parent in the parent’s consolidated financial statements if such financial statements were prepared in accordance with GAAP as of such date, as well as any other corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association or other entity (a) of which securities or other ownership interests representing more than 50% of the equity or more than 50% of the ordinary voting power or, in the case of a partnership, more than 50% of the general partnership interests are, as of such date, owned, controlled or held, or (b) that is, as of such date, otherwise Controlled, by the parent or one or more subsidiaries of the parent or by the parent and one or more subsidiaries of the parent.
 
Subsidiary ” means any direct or indirect subsidiary of a Loan Party.
 
Swap Agreement ” means any agreement with respect to any swap, forward, spot, future, credit default or derivative transaction or option or similar agreement involving, or settled by reference to, one or more rates, currencies, commodities, equity or debt instruments or securities, or economic, financial or pricing indices or measures of economic, financial or pricing risk or value or any similar transaction or any combination of these transactions; provided that no phantom stock or similar plan providing for payments only on account of services provided by current or former directors, officers, employees or consultants of the Borrowers or the Subsidiaries shall be a Swap Agreement.
 
Swap Agreement Obligations ” means any and all obligations of the Loan Parties, whether absolute or contingent and howsoever and whensoever created, arising, evidenced or acquired (including all renewals, extensions and modifications thereof and substitutions therefor), under (a) any and all Swap Agreements permitted hereunder with a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender, and (b) any and all cancellations, buy backs, reversals, terminations or assignments of any such Swap Agreement transaction.
 
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 or any rules or regulations promulgated thereunder.
 
Swingline Exposure ” means, at any time, the aggregate principal amount of all Swingline Loans outstanding at such time.  The Swingline Exposure of any Lender at any time shall be its Applicable Percentage of the total Swingline Exposure at such time.
 
Swingline Lender ” means JPMCB, in its capacity as lender of Swingline Loans hereunder.  Any consent required of the Administrative Agent or the Issuing Bank shall be deemed to be required of the Swingline Lender and any consent given by JPMCB in its capacity as Administrative Agent or Issuing Bank shall be deemed given by JPMCB in its capacity as Swingline Lender.
 
Swingline Loan ” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.05(a).
 
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SYX on a Consolidated Basis ” means the consolidation of SYX and its Subsidiaries in accordance with GAAP.
 
Taxes ” means any and all present or future taxes, levies, imposts, duties, deductions, withholdings, (including backup withholding), value added taxes, or any other goods and services, use or sales taxes, assessments, fees or other charges imposed by any Governmental Authority, including any interest, additions to tax or penalties applicable thereto.
 
Third Restatement Date ” means the date on which the conditions specified in Section 4.01 are satisfied (or waived in accordance with Section 9.02).
 
Trailing Monthly Borrowing Base Availability ” means, as of any date, the average daily Borrowing Base Availability during the calendar month then most recently ended, as determined by the Administrative Agent in its Permitted Discretion.
 
Trailing Quarterly Borrowing Base Availability ” means, as of any date, the average daily Borrowing Base Availability during the fiscal quarter then most recently ended, as determined by the Administrative Agent in its Permitted Discretion.
 
Transactions ” means the execution, delivery and performance by the Borrowers of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, the borrowing of Loans and other credit extensions, the use of the proceeds thereof and the issuance of Letters of Credit hereunder.
 
Type ” when used in reference to any Loan or Borrowing, refers to whether the rate of interest on such Loan, or on the Loans comprising such Borrowing, is determined by reference to the Adjusted LIBO Rate or the Alternate Base Rate.
 
UCC ” means the Uniform Commercial Code as in effect from time to time in the State of New York or any other state the laws of which are required to be applied in connection with the issue of perfection of security interests.
 
UCC Control ” has the meaning set forth in Article 8 or, if applicable, in Section 9-104, 9-105, 9-106 or 9-107 of Article 9 of the UCC.
 
Unfinanced Capital Expenditures ” means, for any period, Capital Expenditures made during such period which are not financed from the proceeds of any Indebtedness (other than the Revolving Loans; it being understood and agreed that, to the extent any Capital Expenditures are financed with Revolving Loans, such Capital Expenditures shall be deemed Unfinanced Capital Expenditures).
 
Unliquidated Obligations ” means, at any time, any Secured Obligations (or portion thereof) that are contingent in nature or unliquidated at such time, including any Secured Obligation that is: (i) an obligation to reimburse a bank for drawings not yet made under a letter of credit issued by it; (ii) any other obligation (including any guarantee) that is contingent in nature at such time; or (iii) an obligation to provide collateral to secure any of the foregoing types of obligations.
 
U.S. ” means the United States of America.
 
U.S. Person ” means a “United States person” within the meaning of Section 7701(a)(30) of the Code.
 
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U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate ” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.17(f)(ii)(B)(3).
 
USA PATRIOT Act ” means the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001.
 
Week ” means the time period commencing with a Wednesday and ending on the following Tuesday.
 
Withdrawal Liability ” means liability to a Multiemployer Plan as a result of a complete or partial withdrawal from such Multiemployer Plan, as such terms are defined in Part I of Subtitle E of Title IV of ERISA.
 
Write-Down and Conversion Powers ” means, 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.
 
Section 1.02.           Classification of Loans and Borrowings .  For purposes of this Agreement, Loans may be classified and referred to by Class (e.g., a “ Revolving Loan ”) or by Type (e.g., a “ Eurodollar Loan ”) or by Class and Type (e.g., a “ Eurodollar Revolving Loan ”).  Borrowings also may be classified and referred to by Class (e.g., a “ Revolving Borrowing ”) or by Type (e.g., a “ Eurodollar Borrowing ”) or by Class and Type (e.g., a “ Eurodollar Revolving Borrowing ”).
 
Section 1.03.           Terms Generally .  The definitions of terms herein shall apply equally to the singular and plural forms of the terms defined.  Whenever the context may require, any pronoun shall include the corresponding masculine, feminine and neuter forms.  The words “include”, “includes” and “including” shall be deemed to be followed by the phrase “without limitation”.  The word “law” shall be construed as referring to all statutes, rules, regulations, codes and other laws (including official rulings and interpretations thereunder having the force of law or with which affected Persons customarily comply) and all judgments, orders and decrees of all Governmental Authorities.  The word “will” shall be construed to have the same meaning and effect as the word “shall”.  Unless the context requires otherwise (a) any definition of or reference to any agreement, instrument or other document herein shall be construed as referring to such agreement, instrument or other document as from time to time amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified (subject to any restrictions on such amendments, restatements, supplements or modifications set forth herein), (b) any definition of or reference to any statute, rule or regulation shall be construed as referring thereto as from time to time amended, supplemented or otherwise modified (including by succession of comparable successor laws), (c) any reference herein to any Person shall be construed to include such Person’s successors and assigns (subject to any restrictions on assignments set forth herein) and, in the case of any Governmental Authority, any other Governmental Authority that shall have succeeded to any or all functions thereof, (d) the words “herein”, “hereof” and “hereunder”, and words of similar import, shall be construed to refer to this Agreement in its entirety and not to any particular provision hereof, (e) all references herein to Articles, Sections, Exhibits and Schedules shall be construed to refer to Articles and Sections of, and Exhibits and Schedules to, this Agreement, (f) any reference in any definition to the phrase “at any time” or “for any period” shall refer to the same time or period for all calculations or determinations within such definition, and (g) the words “asset” and “property” shall be construed to have the same meaning and effect and to refer to any and all tangible and intangible assets and properties, including cash, securities, accounts and contract rights.
 
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Section 1.04.            Accounting Terms; GAAP .  Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, all terms of an accounting or financial nature shall be construed in accordance with GAAP, as in effect from time to time; provided that, if after the date hereof there occurs any change in GAAP or in the application thereof on the operation of any provision hereof and the Borrower Representative notifies the Administrative Agent that the Borrowers request an amendment to any provision hereof to eliminate the effect of such change  in GAAP or in the application thereof  (or if the Administrative Agent notifies the Borrower Representative that the Required Lenders request an amendment to any provision hereof for such purpose), regardless of whether any such notice is given before or after such change in GAAP or in the application thereof, then such provision shall be interpreted on the basis of GAAP as in effect and applied immediately before such change shall have become effective until such notice shall have been withdrawn or such provision amended in accordance herewith.  For purposes of (i) calculations made pursuant to the terms of this Agreement and (ii) Sections 6.01 and 6.04 of this Agreement, GAAP will be deemed to treat operating leases and capital leases in a manner consistent with their current treatment under generally accepted accounting principles as in effect on the Third Restatement Date, notwithstanding any modifications or interpretative changes thereto that may occur thereafter.
 
ARTICLE II.
 
The Credits
 
Section 2.01.            Commitments . Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, each Lender severally (and not jointly) agrees to make Revolving Loans to the Borrowers from time to time during the Availability Period in an aggregate principal amount that will not result in (i) such Lender’s Revolving Exposure exceeding such Lender’s Revolving Commitment or (ii) the Aggregate Revolving Exposure exceeding the lesser of (x) the Aggregate Revolving Commitments and (y) the Borrowing Base, subject to the Administrative Agent’s authority, in its sole discretion, to make Protective Advances pursuant to the terms of Section 2.04 by making immediately available funds available to the Administrative Agent’s designated account, not later than 11:00 a.m., New York time.  Within the foregoing limits and subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the Borrowers may borrow, prepay and reborrow Revolving Loans.  Revolving Loans advanced to any Borrower shall be denominated in Dollars and shall be maintained on the books of the Agent.
 
Section 2.02.            Loans and Borrowings .
 
(a)             Each Revolving Loan (other than a Swingline Loan) shall be made as part of a Borrowing consisting of Revolving Loans of the same Class and Type made by the Lenders ratably in accordance with their respective Revolving Commitments of the applicable Class.  The failure of any Lender to make any Loan required to be made by it shall not relieve any other Lender of its obligations hereunder; provided that the Commitments of the Lenders are several and no Lender shall be responsible for any other Lender’s failure to make Loans as required. Any Protective Advance shall be made in accordance with the procedures set forth in Section 2.04 and any Swingline Loans shall be made in accordance with the procedures set forth in Section 2.05.
 
(b)             Subject to Section 2.14, each Borrowing shall be comprised entirely of ABR Loans or Eurodollar Loans as the Borrower Representative may request in accordance herewith.  Each Swingline Loan shall be an ABR Loan.  Each Lender at its option may make any Eurodollar Loan by causing any domestic or foreign branch or Affiliate of such Lender to make such Loan (and in the case of an Affiliate, the provisions of Sections 2.14, 2.15, 2.16 and 2.17 shall apply to such Affiliate to the same extent as to such Lender); provided that any exercise of such option shall not affect the obligation of the Borrowers to repay such Loan in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.
 
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(c)             At the commencement of each Interest Period for any Eurodollar Borrowing, such Borrowing shall be in an aggregate amount that is an integral multiple of $500,000 and not less than $1,000,000.  ABR Borrowings may be in any amount.  Borrowings of more than one Type and Class may be outstanding at the same time; provided that there shall not at any time be more than a total of 10 Eurodollar Borrowings outstanding.
 
(d)             Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, the Borrower Representative shall not be entitled to request, or to elect to convert or continue, any Borrowing if the Interest Period requested with respect thereto would end after the Maturity Date.
 
Section 2.03.           Requests for Borrowings . To request a Revolving Borrowing, the Borrower Representative shall notify the Administrative Agent of such request either in writing (delivered by hand or facsimile) in a form approved by the Administrative Agent and signed by the Borrower Representative or by telephone or through Electronic System, if arrangements for doing so have been approved by the Administrative Agent, (i) in the case of a Eurodollar Borrowing, not later than 11:00 a.m., New York time, three (3) Business Days before the date of the proposed Borrowing or (ii) in the case of an ABR Borrowing, not later than 12:00 p.m., New York time, on the date of the proposed Borrowing; provided that any such notice of an ABR Borrowing to finance the reimbursement of a LC Disbursement as contemplated by Section 2.06(e) may be given not later than 10:00 a.m., New York time, on the date of the proposed Borrowing.  Each such telephonic Borrowing Request shall be irrevocable and shall be confirmed promptly by hand delivery, facsimile or a communication through Electronic System to the Administrative Agent of a written Borrowing Request in a form approved by the Administrative Agent and signed by the Borrower Representative.  Each Borrowing Request, whether telephonic or written, shall specify the following information in compliance with Section 2.02:
 
(i)             the name of the applicable Borrower(s);
 
(ii)           the aggregate amount of the requested Borrowing and a breakdown of the separate wires comprising such Borrowing;
 
(iii)           the date of such Borrowing, which shall be a Business Day;
 
(iv)           whether such Borrowing is to be an ABR Borrowing or a Eurodollar Borrowing; and
 
(v)            in the case of a Eurodollar Borrowing, the initial Interest Period to be applicable thereto, which shall be a period contemplated by the definition of the term “Interest Period.”
 
If no election as to the Type of Borrowing with respect to a Borrower is specified, then the requested Borrowing with respect to a Borrower shall be an ABR Borrowing.  If no Interest Period is specified with respect to any requested Eurodollar Borrowing by a Borrower, then the Borrower Representative shall be deemed to have selected an Interest Period of one month’s duration.  Promptly following receipt of a Borrowing Request in accordance with this Section, the Administrative Agent shall advise each Lender of the details thereof and of the amount of such Lender’s Loan to be made as part of the requested Borrowing, as applicable.
 
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Section 2.04.            Protective Advances .
 
(a)             Subject to the limitations set forth below, the Administrative Agent is authorized by each of the Borrowers, and the Lenders, from time to time in the Administrative Agent’s sole discretion (but shall have absolutely no obligation to), to make Loans to the Borrowers, on behalf of all Lenders, which the Administrative Agent, in its Permitted Discretion, deems necessary or desirable (i) to preserve or protect the Collateral, or any portion thereof, (ii) to enhance the likelihood of, or maximize the amount of, repayment of the Loans and other Obligations, or (iii) to pay any other amount chargeable to or required to be paid by the Borrowers pursuant to the terms of this Agreement, including payments of reimbursable expenses (including costs, fees, and expenses as described in Section 9.03) and other sums payable under the Loan Documents (any of such Loans are herein referred to as “ Protective Advances ”); provided that, the aggregate amount of Protective Advances outstanding at any time shall not at any time exceed an amount equal to 10% of the Revolving Commitments; provided   further that, the Aggregate Revolving Exposure after giving effect to the Protective Advances being made shall not exceed the Aggregate Revolving Commitment.  Protective Advances may be made even if the conditions precedent set forth in Section 4.02 have not been satisfied.  The Protective Advances shall be secured by the Liens in favor of the Administrative Agent in and to the Collateral and shall constitute Obligations hereunder.  The Administrative Agent’s authorization to make Protective Advances may be revoked at any time by the Required Lenders.  Any such revocation must be in writing and shall become effective prospectively upon the Administrative Agent’s receipt thereof.  At any time that there is sufficient Borrowing Base Availability and the conditions precedent set forth in Section 4.02 have been satisfied, the Administrative Agent may request the Lenders to make a Revolving Loan to repay a Protective Advance.  At any other time the Administrative Agent may require the Lenders to fund their risk participations described in Section 2.04(b).
 
(b)           Upon the making of a Protective Advance by the Administrative Agent (whether before or after the occurrence of a Default), each Lender shall be deemed, without further action by any party hereto, to have unconditionally and irrevocably purchased from the Administrative Agent without recourse or warranty, an undivided interest and participation in such Protective Advance in proportion to its Applicable Percentage.  From and after the date, if any, on which any Lender is required to fund its participation in any Protective Advance purchased hereunder, the Administrative Agent shall promptly distribute to such Lender, such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of all payments of principal and interest and all proceeds of Collateral received by the Administrative Agent in respect of such Protective Advance.
 
Section 2.05.            Swingline Loans .
 
(a)            The Administrative Agent, the Swingline Lender and Lenders agree that in order to facilitate the administration of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, promptly after Borrower Representative requests an ABR Borrowing, the Swingline Lender may elect to have the terms of this Section 2.05(a) apply to such Borrowing Request by advancing, on behalf of the Lenders and in the amount requested, same day funds to the Borrowers, on the applicable Borrowing date to the Funding Account(s) (each such Loan made solely by the Swingline Lender pursuant to this Section 2.05(a) is referred to in this Agreement as a “ Swingline Loan ”), with settlement among them as to the Swingline Loans to take place on a periodic basis as set forth in Section 2.05(c).  Each Swingline Loan shall be subject to all the terms and conditions applicable to other ABR Loans funded by the Lenders, including without limitation the provisions of Section 4.02, except that all payments thereon shall be payable to the Swingline Lender solely for its own account.  In addition, the Borrowers hereby authorize the Swingline Lender to, and the Swingline Lender shall, subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein (but without any further written notice required), not later than 1:00 p.m., New York City time, on each Business Day, make available to the Borrowers by means of a credit to the Funding Account, the proceeds of a Swingline Loan to the extent necessary to pay items to be drawn on any Controlled Disbursement Account that Business Day; provided that, if on any Business Day there is insufficient borrowing capacity to permit the Swingline Lender to make available to the Borrowers a Swingline Loan in the amount necessary to pay all items to be so drawn on any such Controlled Disbursement Account on such Business Day, then the Borrowers shall be deemed to have requested an ABR Borrowing pursuant to Section 2.03 in the amount of such deficiency to be made on such Business Day.  The aggregate amount of Swingline Loans outstanding at any time shall not exceed $10,000,000.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, The Swingline Lender shall not make any Swingline Loan if (i) at any time JPMCB shall be the sole Lender hereunder of (ii) the requested Swingline Loan exceeds Borrowing Base Availability (after giving effect to such Swingline Loan).  All Swingline Loans shall be ABR Borrowings. Borrower acknowledges that as of the Third Restatement Date, the outstanding balance of Swingline Loans is $0.
 
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(b)             Upon the making of a Swingline Loan (whether before or after the occurrence of a Default and regardless of whether a Settlement has been requested with respect to such Swingline Loan), each Lender shall be deemed, without further action by any party hereto, to have unconditionally and irrevocably purchased from the Swingline Lender, without recourse or warranty, an undivided interest and participation in such Swingline Loan in proportion to its Applicable Percentage of the Revolving Commitment.  The Swingline Lender may, at any time, require the Lenders to fund their participations.  From and after the date, if any, on which any Lender is required to fund its participation in any Swingline Loan purchased hereunder, the Administrative Agent shall promptly distribute to such Lender, such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of all payments of principal and interest and all proceeds of Collateral received by the Administrative Agent in respect of such Swingline Loan.
 
(c)             The Administrative Agent, on behalf of the Swingline Lender, shall request settlement (a “ Settlement ”) with the Lenders on at least a weekly basis or on any date that the Administrative Agent elects, by notifying the Lenders of such requested Settlement by facsimile, telephone, or e-mail no later than 12:00 noon New York City time on the date of such requested Settlement (the “ Settlement Date ”).  Each Lender (other than the Swingline Lender, in the case of the Swingline Loans) shall transfer the amount of such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of the outstanding principal amount of the applicable Loan with respect to which Settlement is requested to the Administrative Agent, to such account of the Administrative Agent as the Administrative Agent may designate, not later than 2:00 p.m., New York City time, on such Settlement Date.  Settlements may occur during the existence of a Default and whether or not the applicable conditions precedent set forth in Section 4.02 have then been satisfied.  Such amounts transferred to the Administrative Agent shall be applied against the amounts of the Swingline Lender’s Swingline Loans and, together with Swingline Lender’s Applicable Percentage of such Swingline Loan, shall constitute Revolving Loans of such Lenders, respectively.  If any such amount is not transferred to the Administrative Agent by any Lender on such Settlement Date, the Swingline Lender shall be entitled to recover such amount on demand from such Lender together with interest thereon as specified in Section 2.07.
 
Section 2.06.            Letters of Credit .
 
(a)             General .  Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the Borrower Representative may request the issuance of Letters of Credit for the account of any of the Borrowers, in a form reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and the Issuing Bank, at any time and from time to time during the Availability Period.  In the event of any inconsistency between the terms and conditions of this Agreement and the terms and conditions of any form of letter of credit application or other agreement submitted by any Borrower to, or entered into by any Borrower with, the Issuing Bank relating to any Letter of Credit, the terms and conditions of this Agreement shall control.  Each Borrower unconditionally and irrevocably agrees that, in connection with any Letter of Credit issued for the support of any Subsidiary’s obligations as provided in the first sentence of this paragraph, such Borrower will be fully responsible for the reimbursement of LC Disbursements in accordance with the terms hereof, the payment of interest thereon and the payment of fees due under Section 2.12(b) to the same extent as if it were the sole account party in respect of such Letter of Credit (such Borrower hereby irrevocably waiving any defenses that might otherwise be available to it as a guarantor or surety of the obligations of such Subsidiary that is an account party in respect of any such Letter of Credit).  Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the Issuing Bank shall have no obligation hereunder to issue, and shall not issue, any Letter of Credit (i) the proceeds of which would be made available to any Person (A) to fund any activity or business of or with any Sanctioned Person, or in any country or territory that, at the time of such funding, is the subject of any Sanctions or (B) in any manner that would result in a violation of any Sanctions by any party to this Agreement, (ii) if any order, judgment or decree of any Governmental Authority or arbitrator shall by its terms purport to enjoin or restrain the Issuing Bank from issuing such Letter of Credit, or any Requirement of Law relating to the Issuing Bank or any request or directive (whether or not having the force of law) from any Governmental Authority with jurisdiction over the Issuing Bank shall prohibit, or request that the Issuing Bank refrain from, the issuance of letters of credit generally or such Letter of Credit in particular or shall impose upon the Issuing Bank with respect to such Letter of Credit any restriction, reserve or capital requirement (for which the Issuing Bank is not otherwise compensated hereunder) not in effect on the Third Restatement Date, or shall impose upon the Issuing Bank any unreimbursed loss, cost or expense which was not applicable on the Third Restatement Date and which the Issuing Bank in good faith deems material to it, or (iii) if the issuance of such Letter of Credit would violate one or more policies of the Issuing Bank applicable to letters of credit generally; provided that, notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, (x) the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and all requests, rules, guidelines, requirements or directives thereunder or issued in connection therewith or in the implementation thereof, and (y) all requests, rules, guidelines, requirements 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 or foreign regulatory authorities, in each case pursuant to Basel III, shall in each case be deemed not to be in effect on the Third Restatement Date for purposes of clause (ii) above, regardless of the date enacted, adopted, issued or implemented.
 
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(b)             Notice of Issuance, Amendment, Renewal, Extension; Certain Conditions .  To request the issuance of a Letter of Credit (or the amendment, renewal or extension of an outstanding Letter of Credit), the Borrower Representative shall deliver by hand or facsimile (or transmit through Electronic Systems, if arrangements for doing so have been approved by the applicable Issuing Bank) to the Issuing Bank and, as applicable, the Administrative Agent prior to the requested date of issuance, amendment, renewal or extension) a notice requesting the issuance of a Letter of Credit, or identifying the Letter of Credit to be amended, renewed or extended, and specifying the date of issuance, amendment, renewal or extension (which shall be a Business Day), the date on which such Letter of Credit is to expire (which shall comply with paragraph (c) of this Section), the amount of such Letter of Credit, the name and address of the beneficiary thereof and such other information as shall be necessary to prepare, amend, renew or extend such Letter of Credit.  If requested by the applicable Issuing Bank, the Borrower Representative (or Borrower) also shall submit a letter of credit application on the Issuing Bank’s standard form in connection with any request for a Letter of Credit.  A Letter of Credit shall be issued, amended, renewed or extended only if (and upon issuance, amendment, renewal or extension of each Letter of Credit the Borrower shall be deemed to represent and warrant that), after giving effect to such issuance, amendment, renewal or extension (i) the LC Exposure shall not exceed $15,000,000, (ii) no Lender’s Revolving Exposure shall exceed its Revolving Commitment and (iii) the Aggregate Revolving Exposure shall not exceed the lesser of the Aggregate Revolving Commitment and the Borrowing Base.
 
(c)             Expiration Date; Existing Letters of Credit .  Each Letter of Credit shall expire at or prior to the close of business on the earlier of (i) (X) with respect to standby Letters of Credit, the date one year after the date of the issuance of such standby Letter of Credit (or, in the case of any renewal or extension thereof, one year after such renewal or extension), and (Y) with respect to documentary Letters of Credit, the date 180 days after the date of the issuance of such documentary Letter of Credit (or, in the case of any renewal or extension thereof, 180 days after such renewal or extension) and (ii) the date that is thirty (30) days prior to the Maturity Date.  All Existing Letters of Credit shall be deemed Letter of Credits issued pursuant to the terms and conditions of this Agreement to the extent that the Issuing Bank therefor has become a party to this Agreement.  The Issuing Bank and Borrower shall amend, supplement or otherwise modify each such Letter of Credit to the extent any of the terms and conditions thereof are inconsistent with the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
 
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(d)             Participations .  By the issuance of a Letter of Credit (or an amendment to a Letter of Credit increasing the amount thereof) and without any further action on the part of the Issuing Bank or the Lenders, the Issuing Bank hereby grants to each Lender, and each Lender hereby acquires from the Issuing Bank, a participation in such Letter of Credit equal to such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of the aggregate amount available to be drawn under such Letter of Credit.  In consideration and in furtherance of the foregoing, each Lender hereby absolutely and unconditionally agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the Issuing Bank, such Lender’s Applicable Percentage of each LC Disbursement made by the Issuing Bank and not reimbursed by the Borrowers on the date due as provided in paragraph (e) of this Section, or of any reimbursement payment required to be refunded to the Borrowers for any reason.  Each Lender acknowledges and agrees that its obligation to acquire participations pursuant to this paragraph in respect of Letters of Credit is absolute and unconditional and shall not be affected by any circumstance whatsoever, including any amendment, renewal or extension of any Letter of Credit or the occurrence and continuance of a Default or reduction or termination of the Commitments, and that each such payment shall be made without any offset, abatement, withholding or reduction whatsoever.
 
(e)             Reimbursement .  If an Issuing Bank shall make any LC Disbursement in respect of a Letter of Credit, the Borrowers shall reimburse such LC Disbursement by paying to the Administrative Agent an amount equal to such LC Disbursement not later than 10:00 a.m., New York time, on the date that such LC Disbursement is made, if the Borrower Representative shall have received notice of such LC Disbursement prior to 9:00 a.m., New York time, on such date, or, if such notice has not been received by the Borrower Representative prior to such time on such date, then not later than 10:00 a.m., New York time, on (i) the Business Day that the Borrower Representative receives such notice, if such notice is received prior to 9:00 a.m., New York time, on the day of receipt, or (ii) the Business Day immediately following the day that the Borrower Representative receives such notice, if such notice is not received prior to such time on the day of receipt; provided that, with respect to Letters of Credit issued for the account of a Borrower, the Borrower Representative may, subject to the conditions to borrowing set forth herein, request in accordance with Section 2.03(b) or Section 2.05 that such payment be financed with an ABR Borrowing or Swingline Loan in an equivalent amount and, to the extent so financed, the Borrowers’ obligation to make such payment shall be discharged and replaced by the resulting ABR Borrowing or Swingline Loan.  If the Borrowers fail to make such payment when due, the Administrative Agent shall notify each relevant Lender of the applicable LC Disbursement, the payment then due from the Borrowers in respect thereof and such Lender’s Applicable Percentage thereof.  Promptly following receipt of such notice, each Lender shall pay to the Administrative Agent its Applicable Percentage of the payment then due from the Borrowers, in the same manner as provided in Section 2.07 with respect to Loans made by such Lender (and Section 2.07 shall apply, mutatis   mutandis , to the payment obligations of the Lenders), and the Administrative Agent shall promptly pay to the Issuing Bank the amounts so received by it from the Lenders.  Promptly following receipt by the Administrative Agent of any payment from the Borrowers pursuant to this paragraph, the Administrative Agent shall distribute such payment to the Issuing Bank or, to the extent that Lenders have made payments pursuant to this paragraph to reimburse the Issuing Bank, then to such Lenders and the Issuing Bank as their interests may appear.  Any payment made by a Lender pursuant to this paragraph to reimburse an Issuing Bank for any LC Disbursement (other than the funding of Revolving Loans or Swingline Loan as contemplated in the proviso above) shall not constitute a Loan and shall not relieve the Borrowers of their obligation to reimburse such LC Disbursement.
 
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(f)             Obligations Absolute .  The Borrowers’ joint and several obligation to reimburse LC Disbursements as provided in paragraph (e) of this Section shall be absolute, unconditional and irrevocable, and shall be performed strictly in accordance with the terms of this Agreement under any and all circumstances whatsoever and irrespective of (i) any lack of validity or enforceability of any Letter of Credit or this Agreement, or any term or provision therein or herein, (ii) any draft or other document presented under a Letter of Credit proving to be forged, fraudulent or invalid in any respect or any statement therein being untrue or inaccurate in any respect, (iii) any payment by the Issuing Bank under a Letter of Credit against presentation of a draft or other document that does not comply with the terms of such Letter of Credit, or (iv) any other event or circumstance whatsoever, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing, that might, but for the provisions of this Section, constitute a legal or equitable discharge of, or provide a right of setoff against, the Borrowers’ obligations hereunder.  None of the Administrative Agent, the Lenders, the Issuing Bank or any of their Related Parties, shall have any liability or responsibility by reason of or in connection with the issuance or transfer of any Letter of Credit or any payment or failure to make any payment thereunder (irrespective of any of the circumstances referred to in the preceding sentence), or any error, omission, interruption, loss or delay in transmission or delivery of any draft, notice or other communication under or relating to any Letter of Credit (including any document required to make a drawing thereunder), any error in interpretation of technical terms or any consequence arising from causes beyond the control of the Issuing Bank; provided that the foregoing shall not be construed to excuse the Issuing Bank from liability to the Borrowers to the extent of any direct damages (as opposed to special, indirect, consequential or punitive damages, claims in respect of which are hereby waived by the Borrowers to the extent permitted by applicable law) suffered by any Borrower that are caused by the Issuing Bank’s failure to exercise care when determining whether drafts and other documents presented under a Letter of Credit comply with the terms thereof.  The parties hereto expressly agree that, in the absence of gross negligence or willful misconduct on the part of the Issuing Bank (as finally determined by a court of competent jurisdiction), the Issuing Bank shall be deemed to have exercised care in each such determination.  In furtherance of the foregoing and without limiting the generality thereof, the parties agree that, with respect to documents presented which appear on their face to be in substantial compliance with the terms of a Letter of Credit, the Issuing Bank may, in its sole discretion, either accept and make payment upon such documents without responsibility for further investigation, regardless of any notice or information to the contrary, or refuse to accept and make payment upon such documents if such documents are not in strict compliance with the terms of such Letter of Credit.
 
(g)          Disbursement Procedures .  The Issuing Bank shall, promptly following its receipt thereof, examine all documents purporting to represent a demand for payment under a Letter of Credit.  The Issuing Bank shall promptly notify the Administrative Agent and the applicable Borrower by telephone (confirmed by facsimile) of such demand for payment and whether the Issuing Bank has made or will make an LC Disbursement thereunder; provided that any failure to give or delay in giving such notice shall not relieve the Borrowers of their obligation to reimburse the Issuing Bank and the Lenders with respect to any such LC Disbursement.
 
(h)             Interim Interest .  If the Issuing Bank shall make any LC Disbursement, then, unless the Borrowers shall reimburse such LC Disbursement in full on the date such LC Disbursement is made, the unpaid amount thereof shall bear interest, for each day from and including the date such LC Disbursement is made to but excluding the date that the Borrowers reimburse such LC Disbursement, at the rate per annum then applicable to ABR Revolving Loans and such interest shall be payable on the date when such reimbursement is due; provided that, if the Borrowers fail to reimburse such LC Disbursement when due pursuant to paragraph (e) of this Section, then Section 2.13(d) shall apply.  Interest accrued pursuant to this paragraph shall be for the account of the Issuing Bank, except that interest accrued on and after the date of payment by any Lender pursuant to paragraph (e) of this Section to reimburse the Issuing Bank shall be for the account of such Lender to the extent of such payment.
 
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(i)              Replacement of the Issuing Bank .  (i)  The Issuing Bank may be replaced at any time by written agreement among the Borrower Representative, the Administrative Agent, the replaced Issuing Bank and the successor Issuing Bank.  The Administrative Agent shall notify the Lenders of any such replacement of the Issuing Bank.  At the time any such replacement shall become effective, the Borrowers shall pay all unpaid fees accrued for the account of the replaced Issuing Bank pursuant to Section 2.12(b).  From and after the effective date of any such replacement, (i) the successor Issuing Bank shall have all the rights and obligations of the Issuing Bank under this Agreement with respect to Letters of Credit to be issued thereafter and (ii) references herein to the term “Issuing Bank” shall be deemed to refer to such successor or to any previous Issuing Bank, or to such successor and all previous Issuing Banks, as the context shall require.  After the replacement of an Issuing Bank hereunder, the replaced Issuing Bank shall remain a party hereto and shall continue to have all the rights and obligations of an Issuing Bank under this Agreement with respect to Letters of Credit then outstanding and issued by it prior to such replacement, but shall not be required to issue additional Letters of Credit.
 
(ii)            Subject to the appointment and acceptance of a successor Issuing Bank, the Issuing Bank may resign as an Issuing Bank at any time upon thirty (30) days’ prior written notice to the Administrative Agent, the Borrower Representative and the Lenders, in which case, such Issuing Bank shall be replaced in accordance with Section 2.06(i) above.
 
(j)              Cash Collateralization .  If any Event of Default shall occur and be continuing, on the Business Day that the Borrower Representative receives notice from the Administrative Agent or the Required  Lenders (or, if the maturity of the Loans has been accelerated, Lenders with LC Exposure representing greater than 50% of the aggregate LC Exposure) demanding the deposit of cash collateral pursuant to this paragraph, the Borrowers shall deposit in an account with the Administrative Agent, in the name of the Administrative Agent and for the benefit of the Lenders (the “ LC Collateral Account ”), an amount in cash equal to 105% of the amount of the LC Exposure as of such date plus accrued and unpaid interest thereon; provided that the obligation to deposit such cash collateral shall become effective immediately, and such deposit shall become immediately due and payable, without demand or other notice of any kind, upon the occurrence of any Event of Default with respect to any Borrower described in clause (h) or (i) of Article VII.  Such deposit shall be held by the Administrative Agent as collateral for the payment and performance of the Secured Obligations.  The Administrative Agent shall have exclusive dominion and control, including the exclusive right of withdrawal, over the LC Collateral Account and the Borrowers hereby grant the Administrative Agent a security interest in the LC Collateral Account and all money or other assets on deposit therein or credited thereto.  Other than any interest earned on the investment of such deposits, which investments shall be made at the option and sole discretion of the Administrative Agent and at the Borrowers’ risk and expense, such deposits shall not bear interest.  Interest or profits, if any, on such investments shall accumulate in the LC Collateral Account.  Moneys in the LC Collateral Account shall be applied by the Administrative Agent to reimburse the Issuing Bank for LC Disbursements for which it has not been reimbursed and, to the extent not so applied, shall be held for the satisfaction of the reimbursement obligations of the Borrowers for the LC Exposure at such time or, if the maturity of the Loans has been accelerated (but subject to the consent of Lenders with LC Exposure representing greater than 50% of the aggregate LC Exposure), be applied to satisfy other Secured Obligations.  If the Borrowers are required to provide an amount of cash collateral hereunder as a result of the occurrence of an Event of Default, such amount (to the extent not applied as aforesaid) shall be returned to the Borrowers within three (3) Business Days after all such Events of Default have been cured or waived as confirmed in writing by the Administrative Agent.
 
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(k)             Issuing Bank Reports to the Administrative Agent .  Unless otherwise agreed by the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank shall, in addition to its notification obligations set forth elsewhere in this Section, report in writing to the Administrative Agent (i) periodic activity (for such period or recurrent periods as shall be requested by the Administrative Agent) in respect of Letters of Credit issued by the Issuing Bank, including all issuances, extensions, amendments and renewals, all expirations and cancelations and all disbursements and reimbursements, (ii) reasonably prior to the time that the Issuing Bank issues, amends, renews or extends any Letter of Credit, the date of such issuance, amendment, renewal or extension, and the stated amount of the Letters of Credit issued, amended, renewed or extended by it and outstanding after giving effect to such issuance, amendment, renewal or extension (and whether the amounts thereof shall have changed), (iii) on each Business Day on which the Issuing Bank makes any LC Disbursement, the date and amount of such LC Disbursement, (iv) on any Business Day on which any Borrower fails to reimburse an LC Disbursement required to be reimbursed to such Issuing Bank on such day, the date of such failure and the amount of such LC Disbursement, and (v) on any other Business Day, such other information as the Administrative Agent shall reasonably request as to the Letters of Credit issued by the Issuing Bank.
 
(l)              LC Exposure Determination .  For all purposes of this Agreement, the amount of a Letter of Credit that, by its terms or the terms of any document related thereto, provides for one or more automatic increases in the stated amount thereof shall be deemed to be the maximum stated amount of such Letter of Credit after giving effect to all such increases, whether or not such maximum stated amount is in effect at the time of determination.
 
Section 2.07.            Funding of Borrowings .
 
(a)             Each Lender shall make each Loan to be made by such Lender hereunder on the proposed date thereof solely by wire transfer of immediately available funds by 1:00 p.m., Chicago time, to the account of the Administrative Agent most recently designated by it for such purpose by notice to the Lenders in an amount equal to such Lender’s Applicable Percentage; provided that, Swingline Loans shall be made as provided in Section 2.05.  The Administrative Agent will make such Loans available to the Borrower Representative by promptly crediting the funds so received in the aforesaid account of the Administrative Agent to the Funding Account; provided that ABR Revolving Loans made to finance the reimbursement of (i) an LC Disbursement as provided in Section 2.06(e) shall be remitted by the Administrative Agent to the Issuing Bank and (ii) a Protective Advance shall be retained by the Administrative Agent.
 
(b)             Unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from a Lender prior to the proposed date of any Borrowing that such Lender will not make available to the Administrative Agent such Lender’s share of such Borrowing, the Administrative Agent may assume that such Lender has made such share available on such date in accordance with paragraph (a) of this Section and may, in reliance upon such assumption, make available to the applicable Borrower a corresponding amount.  In such event, if a Lender has not in fact made its share of the applicable Borrowing available to the Administrative Agent, then the applicable Lender and the Borrowers severally agree to pay to the Administrative Agent forthwith on demand such corresponding amount with interest thereon, for each day from and including the date such amount is made available to the applicable Borrower to but excluding the date of payment to the Administrative Agent, at (i) in the case of such Lender, the greater of the Federal Funds Effective Rate and a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation or (ii) in the case of the Borrowers, the interest rate applicable to ABR Loans.  If such Lender pays such amount to the Administrative Agent, then such amount shall constitute such Lender’s Loan included in such Borrowing.
 
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Section 2.08.            Interest Elections .
 
(a)             Each Borrowing initially shall be of the Type specified in the applicable Borrowing Request and, in the case of a Eurodollar Borrowing, shall have an initial Interest Period as specified in such Borrowing Request.  Thereafter, the Borrower Representative may elect to convert such Borrowing to a different Type or to continue such Borrowing and, in the case of a Eurodollar Borrowing, may elect Interest Periods therefor, all as provided in this Section.  The Borrower Representative may elect different options with respect to different portions of the affected Borrowing, in which case each such portion shall be allocated ratably among the Lenders holding the Loans comprising such Borrowing, and the Loans comprising each such portion shall be considered a separate Borrowing.  This Section shall not apply to Swingline Borrowings or Protective Advances, which may not be converted or continued.
 
(b)             To make an election pursuant to this Section, the Borrower Representative shall notify the Administrative Agent of such election by telephone or through Electronic System, if arrangements for doing so have been approved by the Administrative Agent, by the time that a Borrowing Request would be required under Section 2.03 if the Borrowers were requesting a Borrowing of the Type resulting from such election to be made on the effective date of such election.  Each such telephonic Interest Election Request shall be irrevocable and shall be confirmed promptly by hand delivery, Electronic System or facsimile to the Administrative Agent of a written Interest Election Request in a form approved by the Administrative Agent and signed by the Borrower Representative.
 
(c)             Each telephonic and written Interest Election Request (including requests submitted through Electronic System) shall specify the following information in compliance with Section 2.02:
 
(i)              the name of the applicable Borrower and the Borrowing to which such Interest Election Request applies and, if different options are being elected with respect to different portions thereof, the portions thereof to be allocated to each resulting Borrowing (in which case the information to be specified pursuant to clauses (iii) and (iv) below shall be specified for each resulting Borrowing);
 
(ii)            the effective date of the election made pursuant to such Interest Election Request, which shall be a Business Day;
 
(iii)           whether the resulting Borrowing is to be an ABR Borrowing or a Eurodollar Borrowing; and
 
(iv)           if the resulting Borrowing is a Eurodollar Borrowing, the Interest Period to be applicable thereto after giving effect to such election, which shall be a period contemplated by the definition of the term “Interest Period”.
 
If any such Interest Election Request requests a Eurodollar Borrowing but does not specify an Interest Period, then such Borrower shall be deemed to have selected an Interest Period of one month’s duration.
 
(d)             Promptly following receipt of an Interest Election Request, the Administrative Agent shall advise each applicable Lender of the details thereof and of such Lender’s portion of each resulting Borrowing.
 
(e)             If the Borrower Representative fails to deliver a timely Interest Election Request with respect to a Eurodollar Borrowing prior to the end of the Interest Period applicable thereto, then, unless such Borrowing is repaid as provided herein, at the end of such Interest Period such Borrowing shall be converted to an ABR Borrowing.  Notwithstanding any contrary provision hereof, if an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing and the Administrative Agent, at the request of the Required Lenders, so notifies the Borrower Representative, then, so long as an Event of Default is continuing (i) no outstanding Borrowing may be converted to or continued as a Eurodollar Borrowing and (ii) unless repaid, each Eurodollar Borrowing shall be converted to an ABR Borrowing at the end of the Interest Period applicable thereto.
 
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Section 2.09.            Termination, Increase, or Reduction of Commitments .
 
(a)             Unless previously terminated, all Commitments shall terminate on the Maturity Date.
 
(b)             The Borrower Representative may at any time terminate the Commitments upon (i) the payment in full of all outstanding Loans, together with accrued and unpaid interest thereon, (ii) the cancellation and return of all outstanding Letters of Credit (or alternatively, with respect to each such Letter of Credit, the furnishing to the Administrative Agent of a cash deposit (or at the discretion of the Administrative Agent a backup standby letter of credit satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the Issuing Bank) in an amount equal to 105% of the LC Exposure as of such date), (iii) the payment in full of the accrued and unpaid fees, and (iv) the payment in full of all reimbursable expenses and other Obligations together with accrued and unpaid interest thereon.
 
(c)             The Borrowers may from time to time reduce the Revolving Commitments ; provided that (i) each reduction of the Revolving Commitments shall be in an amount that is an integral multiple of $5,000,000 and (ii) the Borrower Representative shall not reduce the Revolving Commitments if, after giving effect to any concurrent prepayment of the Revolving Loans in accordance with Section 2.11, the sum of the Revolving Exposure would exceed the lesser of the Aggregate Revolving Commitments and the Borrowing Base Availability.
 
(d)             The Borrower Representative shall notify the Administrative Agent of any election to terminate or reduce the Commitments under paragraph (b) or (c) of this Section at least three (3) Business Days prior to the effective date of such termination or reduction, specifying such election and the effective date thereof.  Promptly following receipt of any notice, the Administrative Agent shall advise the Lenders of the contents thereof.  Each notice delivered by the Borrower Representative pursuant to this Section shall be irrevocable; provided that a notice of termination of the Commitments delivered by the Borrower Representative may state that such notice is conditioned upon the effectiveness of other credit facilities, in which case such notice may be revoked by the Borrower Representative (by notice to the Administrative Agent on or prior to the specified effective date) if such condition is not satisfied.  Any termination or reduction of the Commitments shall be permanent.  Each reduction of the Commitments shall be made ratably among the Lenders in accordance with their respective Commitments.
 
(e)             The Borrowers shall have the right to increase the Revolving Commitments by obtaining additional Revolving Commitments, either from one or more of the Lenders or another lending institution provided that (i) any such request for an increase shall be in a minimum amount of $10,000,000, (ii) the Borrower Representative, on behalf of the Borrowers, may make a maximum of three (3) such requests, (iii) after giving effect thereto, the sum of the total of the additional Commitments does not exceed $75,000,000, (iv) the Administrative Agent and the Issuing Bank have approved the identity of any such new Lender, such approvals not to be unreasonably withheld, (v) any such new Lender assumes all of the rights and obligations of a “Lender” hereunder, and (vi) the procedure described in Section 2.09(f) have been satisfied.  Nothing contained in this Section 2.09 shall constitute, or otherwise be deemed to be, a commitment on the part of any Lender to increase its Commitment hereunder at any time.
 
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(f)              Any amendment hereto for such an increase or addition shall be in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and shall only require the written signatures of the Administrative Agent, the Borrowers and each Lender being added or increasing its Commitment.  As a condition precedent to such an increase or addition, the Borrowers shall deliver to the Administrative Agent (i) a certificate of each Loan Party signed by an authorized officer of such Loan Party (A) certifying and attaching the resolutions adopted by such Loan Party approving or consenting to such increase, and (B) in the case of the Borrowers, certifying that, before and after giving effect to such increase or addition, (1) the representations and warranties contained in Article III and the other Loan Documents are true and correct, except to the extent that such representations and warranties specifically refer to an earlier date, in which case they are true and correct as of such earlier date and (2) no Default exists and (ii) legal opinions and documents consistent with those delivered on the Third Restatement Date, to the extent requested by the Administrative Agent.
 
(g)             On the effective date of any such increase or addition, (i) any Lender increasing (or, in the case of any newly added Lender, extending) its Revolving Commitment shall make available to the Administrative Agent such amounts in immediately available funds as the Administrative Agent shall determine, for the benefit of the other Lenders, as being required in order to cause, after giving effect to such increase or addition and the use of such amounts to make payments to such other Lenders, each Lender’s portion of the outstanding Revolving Loans of all the Lenders to equal its revised Applicable Percentage of such outstanding Revolving Loans, and the Administrative Agent shall make such other adjustments among the Lenders with respect to the Revolving Loans then outstanding and amounts of principal, interest, commitment fees and other amounts paid or payable with respect thereto as shall be necessary, in the opinion of the Administrative Agent, in order to effect such reallocation and (ii)  the Borrowers shall be deemed to have repaid and reborrowed all outstanding Revolving Loans as of the date of any increase (or addition) in the Revolving Commitments (with such reborrowing to consist of the Types of Revolving Loans, with related Interest Periods if applicable, specified in a notice delivered by the Borrower Representative, in accordance with the requirements of Section 2.03).  The deemed payments made pursuant to clause (ii) of the immediately preceding sentence shall be accompanied by payment of all accrued interest on the amount prepaid and, in respect of each Eurodollar Loan, shall be subject to indemnification by the Borrowers pursuant to the provisions of Section 2.16 if the deemed payment occurs other than on the last day of the related Interest Periods, to the extent Administrative Agent actually incurs any expenses in connection therewith.  Within a reasonable time after the effective date of any increase or addition, the Administrative Agent shall, and is hereby authorized and directed to, revise the Commitment Schedule to reflect such increase or addition and shall distribute such revised Commitment Schedule to each of the Lenders and the Borrower Representative, whereupon such revised Commitment Schedule shall replace the old Commitment Schedule and become part of this Agreement.
 
Section 2.10.            Repayment and Amortization of Loans; Evidence of Debt .
 
(a)             The Borrowers hereby unconditionally promise to pay (i) to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Lender the then unpaid principal amount of each Revolving Loan on the Maturity Date, (ii) to the Administrative Agent the then unpaid amount of each Protective Advance on the earlier of the Maturity Date and demand by the Administrative Agent.
 
(b)             From and after either (x) the occurrence and continuance of an Event of Default or (y) at the discretion of the Administrative Agent, during any Full Cash Dominion Period, on each Business Day, at or before 11:00 a.m., New York time, the Administrative Agent shall apply all funds credited to the Collection Account on such Business Day or the immediately preceding Business Day (at the discretion of the Administrative Agent, whether or not immediately available), first to prepay any Protective Advances that may be outstanding, second to prepay the Revolving Loans and third to cash collateralize outstanding LC Exposure.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, at any time when an Event of Default is not continuing, the Administrative Agent may, in its sole discretion, either (i) waive the requirement for cash collateralization or (ii) release to the applicable Borrower, within three Business Days after such Borrower shall request a release of such funds from the cash collateral account, funds previously credited to cash collateralize outstanding LC Exposure.
 
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(c)             Each Lender shall maintain in accordance with its usual practice an account or accounts evidencing the Indebtedness of the Borrowers to such Lender resulting from each Loan made by such Lender, including the amounts of principal and interest payable and paid to such Lender from time to time hereunder.
 
(d)             The Administrative Agent shall maintain accounts in which it shall record (i) the amount of each Revolving Loan made hereunder, the Class and Type thereof and the Interest Period applicable thereto, (ii) the amount of any principal or interest due and payable or to become due and payable from the Borrowers to each relevant Lender hereunder and (iii) the amount of any sum received by the Administrative Agent hereunder for the account of the respective Lenders and each respective Lender’s share thereof.
 
(e)             The entries made in the accounts maintained pursuant to paragraph (c) or (d) of this Section shall be prima   facie evidence of the existence and amounts of the obligations recorded therein; provided that the failure of any Lender or Administrative Agent to maintain such accounts or any error therein shall not in any manner affect the obligation of the Borrowers to repay their Loans in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.
 
(f)              Any Lender may request that Loans made by it to any Borrower or Borrowers be evidenced by a promissory note.  In such event, each of the applicable Borrowers shall prepare, execute and deliver to such Lender a promissory note payable to the order of such Lender (or, if requested by such Lender, to such Lender and its registered assigns) and in a form approved by the Administrative Agent.  Thereafter, the Loans evidenced by such promissory note and interest thereon shall at all times (including after assignment pursuant to Section 9.04) be represented by one or more promissory notes in such form payable to the order of the payee named therein (or, if such promissory note is a registered note, to such payee and its registered assigns).
 
Section 2.11.            Prepayment of Loans .
 
(a)             The Borrowers shall have the right at any time and from time to time to prepay any Borrowing in whole or in part, subject to prior notice in accordance with paragraph (e) of this Section and, if applicable, payment of any break funding expenses under Section 2.16.
 
(b)             In the event and on such occasion that the Aggregate Revolving Exposure (with the LC Exposure determined net of any funds then on deposit in a LC Collateral Account) exceeds the lesser of (A) the Aggregate Revolving Commitments or (B) the Borrowing Base, the Borrowers shall prepay the Revolving Loans, LC Exposure and/or Swingline Loans or cash collateralize LC Exposure in an account with the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 2.06(j), as applicable, in an aggregate amount equal to such excess.
 
(c)             In the event and on each occasion that any Net Proceeds are received by or on behalf of SYX or any other Loan Party in respect of any Prepayment Event, the Borrowers shall, immediately after such Net Proceeds are received by SYX or any other Loan Party, prepay the Obligations as set forth in Section 2.11(e) below in an aggregate amount equal to 100% of such Net Proceeds, provided that, in the case of any event described in clause (a) or (b) of the definition of the term “Prepayment Event”, if SYX shall deliver to the Administrative Agent a certificate of a Financial Officer to the effect that the applicable Loan Parties intend to apply the Net Proceeds from such event (or a portion thereof specified in such certificate), within 90 days after receipt of such Net Proceeds, to acquire (or replace or rebuild) Real Property, Equipment or other tangible assets (excluding Inventory) to be used in the business of the Loan Parties, and certifying that no Default has occurred and is continuing, then either (i) so long as a Full Cash Dominion Period is not in effect, no prepayment shall be required pursuant to this paragraph in respect of the Net Proceeds specified in such certificate or (ii) if a Full Cash Dominion Period is in effect, if the Net Proceeds specified in such certificate are to be applied by (A) the applicable Borrower, then such Net Proceeds shall be applied by the Administrative Agent to reduce the outstanding principal balance of the Revolving Loans (without a permanent reduction of the Revolving Commitment) and upon such application, the Administrative Agent shall establish a Reserve against the Borrowing Base in an amount equal to the amount of such proceeds so applied, and (B) any Loan Party that is not a Borrower, then such Net Proceeds shall be deposited in a cash collateral account and in either case, thereafter, such funds shall be made available to the applicable Loan Party as follows:
 
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(i)             the Borrower Representative shall request a Revolving Loan (specifying that the request is to use Net Proceeds pursuant to this Section) or the applicable Loan Party shall request a release from the cash collateral account be made in the amount needed;
 
(ii)            so long as the conditions set forth in Section 4.02 have been met, the applicable Lenders shall make such Revolving Loan or the Administrative Agent shall release funds from the cash collateral account; and
 
(iii)           in the case of Net Proceeds applied against a Revolving Loan, the Reserve established with respect to such proceeds shall be reduced by the amount of such Revolving Loan;
 
provided that to the extent of any such Net Proceeds therefrom that have not been so applied by the end of such 90-day period, at which time a prepayment shall be required in an amount equal to such Net Proceeds that have not been so applied; provided , further that the Borrowers shall not be permitted to make elections to use Net Proceeds to acquire (or replace or rebuild) Real Property, Equipment or other tangible assets (excluding inventory) with respect to Net Proceeds in any fiscal year in an aggregate amount in excess of $1,000,000.
 
(d)            All such amounts pursuant to Section 2.11(c) shall be applied, first to prepay any Protective Advances that may be outstanding with respect to the applicable Borrower, second to prepay the Revolving Loans due and owing from such applicable Borrower without a corresponding reduction in the Revolving Commitment and third to cash collateralize outstanding LC Exposure with respect to such Borrower.  If the precise amount of insurance or condemnation proceeds allocable to Inventory as compared to Equipment, Fixtures and Real Property is not otherwise determined, the allocation and application of those proceeds shall be determined by the Administrative Agent, in its Permitted Discretion.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, at any time when an Event of Default is not continuing, the Administrative Agent may, in its sole discretion, either (i) waive the requirement for cash collateralization or (ii) release to the applicable Borrower, within three Business Days after such Borrower shall request a release of such funds from the cash collateral account, funds previously credited thereto.
 
(e)             The Borrower Representative shall notify the Administrative  Agent (and, in the case of prepayment of a Swingline Loan, the Swingline Lender) by telephone (confirmed by facsimile) or through Electronic System, if arrangements for doing so have been approved by the Administrative Agent, of any prepayment hereunder (i) in the case of prepayment of a Eurodollar Borrowing, not later than 10:00 a.m., New York time, three Business Days before the date of prepayment, (ii) in the case of prepayment of an ABR Borrowing, not later than 10:00 a.m., New York time, one Business Day before the date of prepayment.  Each such notice shall be irrevocable and shall specify the prepayment date and the principal amount of each Borrowing or portion thereof to be prepaid; provided that, if a notice of prepayment is given in connection with a conditional notice of termination of the Commitments as contemplated by Section 2.09, then such notice of prepayment may be revoked if such notice of termination is revoked in accordance with Section 2.09.  Promptly following receipt of any such notice relating to a Borrowing, the Administrative Agent shall advise the Lenders of the contents thereof.  Each partial prepayment of any Borrowing shall be in an amount that would be permitted in the case of an advance of a Borrowing of the same Class and Type as provided in Section 2.02.  Each prepayment of a Borrowing shall be applied ratably to the Revolving Loans included in the prepaid Borrowing.  Prepayments shall be accompanied by (i) accrued interest to the extent required by Section 2.13 and (ii) break funding payments pursuant to Section 2.16.
 
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Section 2.12.            Fees .
 
(a)             Each Borrower agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Lender a commitment fee, which shall accrue at the rate of one quarter of one percent (0.25%) on the average daily amount of the Available Revolving Commitment of such Lender during the period from and including the Third Restatement Date to but excluding the date on which the Revolving Commitments terminate.  Accrued commitment fees shall be payable in arrears on the first Business Day of each of January, April, July and October and on the date on which the Commitments terminate, commencing on the first such date to occur after the date hereof.  All commitment fees shall be computed on the basis of a year of 360 days and shall be payable for the actual number of days elapsed (including the first day but excluding the last day).
 
(b)             Each of the Borrowers agrees to pay (i) to the Administrative Agent for the account of each Lender, a participation fee with respect to its participations in Letters of Credit issued for the account of each Borrower, which shall accrue at a rate equal to the Applicable Rate for Eurodollar Loans on the average daily amount of such Lender’s LC Exposure during the period from and including the Third Restatement Date to but excluding the later of the Maturity Date with respect to such Lender and the date on which such Lender ceases to have any LC Exposure, and (ii) to the respective Issuing Bank a fronting fee, which shall accrue at the rate of one eighth of one-percent (0.125%) per annum on the average daily amount of the LC Exposure during the period from and including the Third Restatement Date to but excluding the later of the Maturity Date and the date on which there ceases to be any LC Exposure, as well as the Issuing Bank’s standard fees with respect to the issuance, amendment, renewal or extension of any Letter of Credit or processing of drawings thereunder.  Participation fees and fronting fees accrued through and including the last day of each calendar month shall be payable on the first Business Day of the following month, commencing on the first such date to occur after the Third Restatement Date; provided that all such fees shall be payable on the date on which the Revolving Commitments terminate and any such fees accruing after the date on which the Revolving Commitments terminate shall be payable on demand.  Any other fees payable to the Issuing Bank pursuant to this paragraph shall be payable within 10 days after demand.  All participation fees and fronting fees shall be computed on the basis of a year of 360 days and shall be payable for the actual number of days elapsed (including the first day but excluding the last day).
 
(c)             Each Borrower agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent, for its own account, fees payable in the amounts and at the times separately agreed upon between the Borrower and the Administrative Agent, including without limitation the fees set forth in the Fee Letter.
 
(d)            All fees payable hereunder shall be paid on the dates due, in immediately available funds, to the Administrative Agent or to the Issuing Bank, in the case of fees payable to it, for distribution, in the case of commitment fees and participation fees, to the Lenders.  Fees paid shall not be refundable under any circumstances.
 
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Section 2.13.            Interest .
 
(a)             The Loans comprising each ABR Borrowing (including each Swingline Loan) shall bear interest at the Alternate Base Rate plus the Applicable Rate.
 
(b)             The Loans comprising each Eurodollar Borrowing shall bear interest at the Adjusted LIBO Rate for the Interest Period in effect for such Borrowing plus the Applicable Rate.
 
(c)             Each Protective Advance shall bear interest at the Alternate Base Rate plus the Applicable Rate plus 2%.
 
(d)             Notwithstanding the foregoing, during the occurrence and continuance of an Event of Default, the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders may, at their option, by notice to the Borrower Representative (which notice may be revoked at the option of the Required Lenders notwithstanding any provision of Section 9.02 requiring the consent of “each Lender affected thereby” for reductions in interest rates), declare that (i) all Loans shall bear interest at 2% plus the rate otherwise applicable to such Loans as provided in the preceding paragraphs of this Section or (ii) in the case of any other amount outstanding hereunder, such amount shall accrue at 2% plus the rate applicable to such fee or other obligation as provided hereunder.
 
(e)             Accrued interest on each Loan (for ABR Loans, accrued through the last day of the prior calendar month) shall be payable in arrears on each Interest Payment Date for such Loan and upon termination of the Commitments; provided that (i) interest accrued pursuant to paragraph (d) of this Section shall be payable on demand, (ii) in the event of any repayment or prepayment of any Loan of any Lender (other than a prepayment of an ABR Revolving Loan prior to the end of the Availability Period with respect to such Lender), accrued interest on the principal amount repaid or prepaid shall be payable on the date of such repayment or prepayment and (iii) in the event of any conversion of any Eurodollar Loan prior to the end of the current Interest Period therefor, accrued interest on such Loan shall be payable on the effective date of such conversion.
 
(f)              All interest hereunder shall be computed on the basis of a year of 360 days (except that interest computed by reference to the Alternate Base Rate, which shall be computed on the basis of a year of 365 (or 366 days in a leap year)) and shall be payable for the actual number of days elapsed (including the first day but excluding the last day).  The applicable Alternate Base Rate or Adjusted LIBO Rate or LIBO Rate shall be determined by Administrative Agent, and such determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error.
 
Section 2.14.            Alternate Rate of Interest .  If prior to the commencement of any Interest Period for a Eurodollar Borrowing:
 
(a)             the Administrative Agent determines (which determination shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error) that adequate and reasonable means do not exist for ascertaining, (including, without limitation, by means of an Interpolated Rate) the Adjusted LIBO Rate or the LIBO Rate, as applicable, for such Interest Period; or
 
(b)             the Administrative Agent is advised by the Required Lenders that the Adjusted LIBO Rate or the LIBO Rate, as applicable, for such Interest Period will not adequately and fairly reflect the cost to such Lenders (or Lender) of making or maintaining their Loans (or its Loan) included in such Borrowing for such Interest Period;
 
then the Administrative Agent shall give notice thereof to the Borrower Representative and the Lenders through Electronic System as provided in Section 9.01 as promptly as practicable thereafter and, until the Administrative Agent notifies the Borrower Representative and the Lenders that the circumstances giving rise to such notice no longer exist, (i) any Interest Election Request that requests the conversion of any Borrowing to, or continuation of any Borrowing as, a Eurodollar Borrowing shall be ineffective and any such Eurodollar Borrowing shall be repaid on the last day of the then current Interest Period applicable thereto, and (ii) if any Borrowing Request requests a Eurodollar Borrowing, such Borrowing shall be made as an ABR Borrowing.
 
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Section 2.15.            Increased Costs .
 
(a)             If any Change in Law shall:
 
(i)             impose, modify or deem applicable any reserve, special deposit, liquidity or similar requirement (including any compulsory loan requirement, insurance charge or other assessment) against assets of, deposits with or for the account of, or credit extended by, any Lender (except any such reserve requirement reflected in the Adjusted LIBO Rate) or the Issuing Bank;
 
(ii)            impose on any Lender or the Issuing Bank or the London interbank market any other condition, cost or expense (other than Taxes) affecting this Agreement or Loans made by such Lender or any Letter of Credit or participation therein; or
 
(iii)           subject any Recipient to any Taxes (other than (A) Indemnified Taxes, (B) Taxes described in clauses (b) through (d) of the definition of Excluded Taxes and (C) Connection Income Taxes) with respect to this Agreement or any Loans, Loan principal, Letters of Credit, Commitments, or other Obligations hereunder, or its deposits, reserves, other liabilities or capital attributable thereto;
 
and the result of any of the foregoing shall be to increase the cost to such Lender or such other Recipient of making, continuing, converting into or maintaining any Loan (or of maintaining its obligation to make any such Loan) or to increase the cost to such Lender, the Issuing Bank or such other Recipient of participating in, issuing or maintaining any Letter of Credit or to reduce the amount of any sum received or receivable by such Lender, the Issuing Bank or such other Recipient hereunder (whether of principal, interest or otherwise), then the Borrowers will pay to such Lender, the Issuing Bank or such other Recipient, as the case may be, such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender, the Issuing Bank or such other Recipient, as the case may be, for such additional costs incurred or reduction suffered.
 
(b)             If any Lender or the Issuing Bank determines that any Change in Law regarding capital or liquidity requirements has or would have the effect of reducing the rate of return on such Lender’s or the Issuing Bank’s capital or on the capital of such Lender’s or the Issuing Bank’s holding company, if any, as a consequence of this Agreement, the Commitments of, or the Loans made by, or participations in Letters of Credit or Swingline Loans held by, such Lender, or the Letters of Credit issued by the Issuing Bank, to a level below that which such Lender or the Issuing Bank or such Lender’s or the Issuing Bank’s holding company could have achieved but for such Change in Law (taking into consideration such Lender’s or the Issuing Bank’s policies and the policies of such Lender’s or the Issuing Bank’s holding company with respect to capital adequacy and liquidity), then from time to time the Borrowers will pay to such Lender or the Issuing Bank, as the case may be, such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender or the Issuing Bank or such Lender’s or the Issuing Bank’s holding company for any such reduction suffered.
 
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(c)             A certificate of a Lender or the Issuing Bank setting forth the amount or amounts necessary to compensate such Lender or Issuing Bank or its holding company, as the case may be, as specified in paragraph (a) or (b) of this Section shall be delivered to the Borrower Representative and shall be conclusive absent manifest error.  The Borrowers shall pay such Lender or the Issuing Bank, as the case may be, the amount shown as due on any such certificate within ten (10) days after receipt thereof.
 
(d)             Failure or delay on the part of any Lender or the Issuing Bank to demand compensation pursuant to this Section shall not constitute a waiver of such Lender’s or the Issuing Bank’s right to demand such compensation; provided that the Borrowers shall not be required to compensate a Lender or the Issuing Bank pursuant to this Section for any increased costs or reductions incurred more than 270 days prior to the date that such Lender or the Issuing Bank, as the case may be, notifies the Borrower Representative of the Change in Law giving rise to such increased costs or reductions and of such Lender’s or the Issuing Bank’s intention to claim compensation therefor; provided   further that, if the Change in Law giving rise to such increased costs or reductions is retroactive, then the 270-day period referred to above shall be extended to include the period of retroactive effect thereof.
 
Section 2.16.            Break Funding Payments .  In the event of (a) the payment of any principal of any Eurodollar Loan other than on the last day of an Interest Period applicable thereto (including as a result of an Event of Default or as a result of any prepayment pursuant to Section 2.11), (b) the conversion of any Eurodollar Loan other than on the last day of the Interest Period applicable thereto, (c) the failure to borrow, convert, continue or prepay any Eurodollar Loan on the date specified in any notice delivered pursuant hereto (regardless of whether such notice may be revoked under Section 2.09(d) and is revoked in accordance therewith), or (d) the assignment of any Eurodollar Loan other than on the last day of the Interest Period applicable thereto as a result of a request by the Borrower Representative pursuant to Section 2.19 or 9.02(d), then, in any such event, the Borrowers shall compensate each Lender for the loss, cost and expense attributable to such event.  In the case of a Eurodollar Loan, such loss, cost or expense to any Lender shall be deemed to include an amount determined by such Lender to be the excess, if any, of (i) the amount of interest which would have accrued on the principal amount of such Eurodollar Loan had such event not occurred, at the Adjusted LIBO Rate that would have been applicable to such Eurodollar Loan, for the period from the date of such event to the last day of the then current Interest Period therefor (or, in the case of a failure to borrow, convert or continue, for the period that would have been the Interest Period for such Eurodollar Loan), over (ii) the amount of interest which would accrue on such principal amount for such period at the interest rate which such Lender would bid were it to bid, at the commencement of such period, for dollar deposits of a comparable amount and period from other banks in the eurodollar market.  A certificate of any Lender setting forth any amount or amounts that such Lender is entitled to receive pursuant to this Section shall be delivered to the Borrower Representative and shall be conclusive absent manifest error.  The Borrowers shall pay such Lender the amount shown as due on any such certificate within ten (10) days after receipt thereof.
 
Section 2.17.            Withholding of Taxes; Gross-Up .
 
(a)             Payments Free of Taxes .  Any and all payments by or on account of any obligation of any Loan Party under any Loan Document shall be made without deduction or withholding for any Taxes, except as required by applicable law.  If any applicable law (as determined in the good faith discretion of an applicable withholding agent) requires the deduction or withholding of any Tax from any such payment by a withholding agent, then the applicable withholding agent shall be entitled to make such deduction or withholding and shall timely pay the full amount deducted or withheld to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with applicable law and, if such Tax is an Indemnified Tax, then the sum payable by the applicable Loan Party shall be increased as necessary so that after such deduction or withholding has been made (including such deductions and withholdings applicable to additional sums payable under this Section 2.17) the applicable Recipient receives an amount equal to the sum it would have received had no such deduction or withholding been made.
 
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(b)             Payment of Other Taxes by the Borrowers .  The Loan Parties shall timely pay to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with applicable law, or at the option of the Administrative Agent timely reimburse it for, Other Taxes.
 
(c)             Evidence of Payment .  As soon as practicable after any payment of Taxes by any Loan Party to a Governmental Authority pursuant to this Section 2.17, such Loan Party shall deliver to the Administrative Agent the original or a certified copy of a receipt issued by such Governmental Authority evidencing such payment, a copy of the return reporting such payment or other evidence of such payment reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.
 
(d)            Indemnification by the Loan Parties .  The Loan Parties shall jointly and severally indemnify each Recipient, within ten (10) days after demand therefor, for the full amount of any Indemnified Taxes (including Indemnified Taxes imposed or asserted on or attributable to amounts payable under this Section) payable or paid by such Recipient or required to be withheld or deducted from a payment to such Recipient and any reasonable expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Indemnified Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority.  A certificate as to the amount of such payment or liability delivered to any Loan Party by a Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), or by the Administrative Agent on its own behalf or on behalf of a Lender, shall be conclusive absent manifest error.
 
(e)             Indemnification by the Lenders .  Each Lender shall severally indemnify the Administrative Agent, within ten (10) days after demand therefor, for (i) any Indemnified Taxes attributable to such Lender (but only to the extent that any Loan Party has not already indemnified the Administrative Agent for such Indemnified Taxes and without limiting the obligation of the Loan Parties to do so), (ii) any Taxes attributable to such Lender’s failure to comply with the provisions of Section 9.04(c) relating to the maintenance of a Participant Register and (iii) any Excluded Taxes attributable to such Lender, in each case, that are payable or paid by the Administrative Agent in connection with any Loan Document, and any reasonable expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority.  A certificate as to the amount of such payment or liability delivered to any Lender by the Administrative Agent shall be conclusive absent manifest error.  Each Lender hereby authorizes the Administrative Agent to set off and apply any and all amounts at any time owing to such Lender under any Loan Document or otherwise payable by the Administrative Agent to such Lender from any other source against any amount due to the Administrative Agent under this paragraph (e).
 
(f)              Status of Lenders .  (i)  Any Lender that is entitled to an exemption from or reduction of withholding Tax with respect to payments made under any Loan Document shall deliver to the Borrower Representative and the Administrative Agent, at the time or times reasonably requested by the Borrower Representative or the Administrative Agent, such properly completed and executed documentation reasonably requested by the Borrower Representative or the Administrative Agent as will permit such payments to be made without withholding or at a reduced rate of withholding.  In addition, any Lender, if reasonably requested by the Borrower Representative or the Administrative Agent, shall deliver such other documentation prescribed by applicable law or reasonably requested by the Borrower Representative or the Administrative Agent as will enable the Borrowers or the Administrative Agent to determine whether or not such Lender is subject to backup withholding or information reporting requirements.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the preceding two sentences, the completion, execution and submission of such documentation (other than such documentation set forth in Section 2.17(f)(ii)(A), (ii)(B) and (ii)(D) below) shall not be required if in the Lender’s reasonable judgment such completion, execution or submission would subject such Lender to any material unreimbursed cost or expense or would materially prejudice the legal or commercial position of such Lender.
 
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(ii)             Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, in the event that any Borrower is a U.S. Person,
 
(A)            any Lender that is a U.S. Person shall deliver to the Borrower Representative and the Administrative Agent on or prior to the date on which such Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Borrower Representative or the Administrative Agent), a properly completed and executed IRS Form W-9 certifying that such Lender is exempt from U.S. Federal backup withholding tax;
 
(B)            any Foreign Lender shall, to the extent it is legally entitled to do so, deliver to the Borrower Representative and the Administrative Agent (in such number of copies as shall be requested by the recipient) on or prior to the date on which such Foreign Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Borrower Representative or the Administrative Agent), whichever of the following is applicable:
 
(1)            in the case of a Foreign Lender claiming the benefits of an income tax treaty to which the United States is a party (x) with respect to payments of interest under any Loan Document, a properly completed and executed IRS Form W-8BEN or IRS Form W-8BEN-E, as applicable, establishing an exemption from, or reduction of, U.S. Federal withholding Tax pursuant to the “interest” article of such tax treaty and (y) with respect to any other applicable payments under any Loan Document, IRS Form W-8BEN or IRS Form W-8BEN-E, as applicable, establishing an exemption from, or reduction of, U.S. Federal withholding Tax pursuant to the “business profits” or “other income” article of such tax treaty;
 
(2)            in the case of a Foreign Lender claiming that its extension of credit will generate U.S. effectively connected income, a properly completed and executed IRS Form W-8ECI;
 
(3)            in the case of a Foreign Lender claiming the benefits of the exemption for portfolio interest under Section 881(c) of the Code, (x) a properly completed certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit F-1 to the effect that such Foreign Lender is not a “bank” within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Code, a “10 percent shareholder” of a Borrower within the meaning of Section 871(h)(3)(B) of the Code, or a “controlled foreign corporation” described in Section 881(c)(3)(C) of the Code (a “ U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate ”) and (y) a properly completed and executed IRS Form W-8BEN or IRS Form W-8BEN-E, as applicable; or
 
(4)            to the extent a Foreign Lender is not the Beneficial Owner, a properly completed and executed IRS Form W-8IMY, accompanied by IRS Form W-8ECI, IRS Form W-8BEN or IRS Form W-8BEN-E, as applicable, a U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit F-2 or Exhibit F-3, IRS Form W-9, and/or other certification documents from each Beneficial Owner, as applicable, each properly completed and executed; provided that if the Foreign Lender is a partnership and one or more direct or indirect partners of such Foreign Lender are claiming the portfolio interest exemption, such Foreign Lender may provide a U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit F-4 on behalf of each such direct and indirect partner;
 
(C)            any Foreign Lender shall, to the extent it is legally entitled to do so, deliver to the Borrower Representative and the Administrative Agent (in such number of copies as shall be requested by the recipient) on or prior to the date on which such Foreign Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Borrower Representative or the Administrative Agent), executed originals of any other form prescribed by applicable law as a basis for claiming exemption from or a reduction in U.S. Federal withholding Tax, duly completed, together with such supplementary documentation as may be prescribed by applicable law to permit the Borrowers or the Administrative Agent to determine the withholding or deduction required to be made; and
 
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(D)            if a payment made to a Lender under any Loan Document would be subject to U.S. Federal withholding Tax imposed by FATCA if such Lender were to fail to comply with the applicable reporting requirements of FATCA (including those contained in Section 1471(b) or 1472(b) of the Code, as applicable), such Lender shall deliver to the Borrower Representative and the Administrative Agent at the time or times prescribed by law and at such time or times reasonably requested by the Borrower Representative or the Administrative Agent such documentation prescribed by applicable law (including as prescribed by Section 1471(b)(3)(C)(i) of the Code) and such additional documentation reasonably requested by the Borrower Representative or the Administrative Agent as may be necessary for the Borrowers and the Administrative Agent to comply with their obligations under FATCA and to determine that such Lender has complied with such Lender’s obligations under FATCA or to determine the amount to deduct and withhold from such payment.  Solely for purposes of this clause (D), “FATCA” shall include any amendments made to FATCA after the date of this Agreement.

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

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

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

(i)             Defined Terms .  For purposes of this Section 2.17, the term “applicable law” includes FATCA.
 
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Section 2.18.            Payments Generally; Allocation of Proceeds; Sharing of Set-offs .
 
(a)             The Borrowers shall make each payment required to be made by them hereunder or under any other Loan Document (whether of principal, interest, fees, reimbursement of LC Disbursements, or of amounts payable under Section 2.15, 2.16 or 2.17, or otherwise) prior to the time expressly required hereunder or under such other Loan Document for such payment (or, if no such time is expressly required, prior to 12:00 noon, New York City time, in case of payments to be made to the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank in the United States or any Lender), on the date when due, in immediately available funds, without set-off or counterclaim.  Any amounts received after such time on any date may, in the discretion of the Administrative Agent, be deemed to have been received on the next succeeding Business Day for purposes of calculating interest thereon.  All such payments shall be made to the Administrative Agent (in the case of payments for the account of the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank in the United States or any Lender) at its offices at 10 South Dearborn Street, Floor L2, Chicago, Illinois, except payments to be made directly to the Issuing Banks or Swingline Lender as expressly provided herein and except that payments pursuant to Sections 2.15, 2.16, 2.17 and 9.03 shall be made directly to the Persons entitled thereto and payments pursuant to other Loan Documents shall be made to the Persons specified therein.  The Administrative Agent shall distribute any such payments received by it for the account of any other Person to the appropriate recipient promptly following receipt thereof.  If any payment under any Loan Document shall be due on a day that is not a Business Day, the date for payment shall be extended to the next succeeding Business Day, and, in the case of any payment accruing interest, interest thereon shall be payable for the period of such extension.  All payments under each Loan Document with respect to the Borrowers shall be made in Dollars.

(b)             Any proceeds of Collateral received by the Administrative Agent attributable to property of any Loan Party (i) not constituting either (A) a specific payment of principal, interest, fees or other sum payable under the Loan Documents (which shall be applied as specified by the Borrower Representative) or (B) a mandatory prepayment (which shall be applied in accordance with Section 2.11) or (C) amounts to be applied from the Collection Account during a Full Cash Dominion Period (which shall be applied in accordance with Section 2.10(c)) or (ii) after an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, shall be applied by the Administrative Agent ratably first , to pay any fees, indemnities, or expense reimbursements including amounts then due to the Administrative Agent and the Issuing Bank from the Borrowers (other than in connection with Banking Services Obligations or Swap Agreement Obligations), second , to pay any fees or expense reimbursements then due to the Lenders from the Borrowers (other than in connection with Banking Services Obligations or Swap Agreement Obligations), third , to pay interest due in respect of the Protective Advances, fourth , to pay the principal of the Protective Advances, fifth , to pay interest then due and payable on the Revolving Loans (other than the Protective Advances) ratably, sixth , to prepay principal on the Revolving Loans (other than the Protective Advances) and unreimbursed LC Disbursements and to pay any amounts owing with respect to Swap Agreement Obligations up to and including the amount most recently provided to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 2.22, for which Reserves have been established, ratably in accordance with the then outstanding amounts thereof, seventh , to pay an amount to the Administrative Agent equal to one hundred five percent (105%) of the aggregate undrawn face amount of all outstanding Letters of Credit and the aggregate amount of any unpaid LC Disbursements, to be held as cash collateral for such Obligations, eighth , to payment of any amounts owing with respect to Banking Services and Swap Agreement Obligations provided for the Borrowers, and ninth , to the payment of any other Secured Obligation due to the Administrative Agent or any Lender by the Borrowers.  Notwithstanding the foregoing amounts received from any Loan Party shall not be applied to any Excluded Swap Obligation of such Loan Party. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, unless so directed by the Borrower Representative, or unless an Event of Default is in existence, neither Administrative Agent nor any Lender shall apply any payment which it receives to any Eurodollar Loan of a Class, except (a) on the expiration date of the Interest Period applicable to any such Eurodollar Loan or (b) in the event, and only to the extent, that there are no outstanding ABR Loans of the same Class and, in any event, the applicable Borrower shall pay the break funding payment required in accordance with Section 2.16.  The Administrative Agent and the Lenders shall have the continuing and exclusive right to apply and reverse and reapply any and all such proceeds and payments to any portion of the Secured Obligations.
 
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(c)            At the election of the Administrative Agent, all payments of principal, interest, LC Disbursements, fees, costs, premiums, reimbursable expenses (including, without limitation, all reimbursement for fees and expenses (pursuant to Section 9.03), and other sums payable under the Loan Documents, may be paid from the proceeds of Borrowings made hereunder whether made following a request by the Borrower Representative pursuant to Section 2.03 or a deemed request as provided in this Section or may be deducted from any deposit account of any Borrower maintained with the Administrative Agent.  The Borrowers hereby irrevocably authorize (i) the Administrative Agent to make a Borrowing for the purpose of paying each payment of principal, interest and fees as it becomes due hereunder or any other amount due under the Loan Documents with the Borrowers and agrees that all such amounts charged shall constitute Revolving Loans (including Swingline Loans), but such a Borrowing may only constitute a Protective Advance if it is to reimburse costs, fees and expenses as described in Section 9.03) and that all such Borrowings shall be deemed to have been requested pursuant to Sections 2.03, 2.04, 2.05 or 2.06, as applicable and (ii) the Administrative Agent to charge any deposit account of any Borrower maintained with the Administrative Agent for each payment of principal, interest and fees as it becomes due hereunder or any other amount due under the Loan Documents from a Borrower.

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

(e)             Unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from the Borrower Representative prior to the date on which any payment is due to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Lenders or the Issuing Bank hereunder that the Borrowers will not make such payment, the Administrative Agent may assume that the Borrowers have made such payment on such date in accordance herewith and may, in reliance upon such assumption, distribute to the Lenders or the Issuing Bank, as the case may be, the amount due.  In such event, if the Borrowers have not in fact made such payment, then each of the Lenders or the Issuing Bank, as the case may be, severally agrees to repay to the Administrative Agent forthwith on demand the amount so distributed to such Lender or Issuing Bank with interest thereon, for each day from and including the date such amount is distributed to it to but excluding the date of payment to the Administrative Agent, at the greater of the Federal Funds Effective Rate and a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation.
 
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(f)              If any Lender shall fail to make any payment required to be made by it hereunder, then the Administrative Agent may, in its discretion (notwithstanding any contrary provision hereof), (i) apply any amounts thereafter received by Administrative Agent for the account of such Lender to satisfy such Lender’s obligations hereunder until all such unsatisfied obligations are fully paid and/or (ii) hold any such amounts in a segregated account as cash collateral for, and apply any such amounts to, any future funding obligations of such Lender hereunder; application of amounts pursuant to (i) and (ii) above shall be made in such order as may be determined by the Administrative Agent in its discretion.

(g)             The Administrative Agent may from time to time provide the Borrowers with account statements or invoices with respect to any of the Secured Obligations (the “ Statements ”).  The Administrative Agent is under no duty or obligation to provide Statements, which, if provided, will be solely for the Borrowers’ convenience.  Statements may contain estimates of the amounts owed during the relevant billing period, whether of principal, interest, fees or other Secured Obligations.  If the Borrowers pay the full amount indicated on a Statement on or before the due date indicated on such Statement, the Borrowers shall not be in default of payment with respect to the billing period indicated on such Statement; provided, that acceptance by the Administrative Agent, on behalf of the Lenders, of any payment that is less than the total amount actually due at that time (including but not limited to any past due amounts) shall not constitute a waiver of the Administrative Agent’s or the Lenders’ right to receive payment in full at another time.

Section 2.19.            Mitigation Obligations; Replacement of Lenders .  If any Lender would be entitled to, or requests, compensation under Section 2.15, or if any Borrower is or would be required to pay any additional amount to any Lender or any Governmental Authority for the account of any Lender pursuant to Section 2.17, then:
 
(a)             such Lender shall use reasonable efforts to designate a different lending office for funding or booking its Loans hereunder or to assign its rights and obligations hereunder to another of its offices, branches or affiliates, if, in the judgment of such Lender, such designation or assignment (i) would eliminate or reduce amounts payable pursuant to Section 2.15 or 2.17, as the case may be, in the future and (ii) would not subject such Lender to any unreimbursed cost or expense and would not otherwise be disadvantageous to such Lender.  Each of the Borrowers hereby agrees to pay all reasonable costs and expenses incurred by any Lender in connection with any such designation or assignment;

(b)             If any Lender requests compensation under Section 2.15, or if the Borrowers are required to pay any Indemnified Taxes or additional amounts to any Lender or any Governmental Authority for the account of any Lender pursuant to Section 2.17, or if any Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender, then the Borrowers may, at their sole expense and effort, upon notice to such Lender and the Administrative Agent, require such Lender to assign and delegate, without recourse (in accordance with and subject to the restrictions contained in Section 9.04), all its interests, rights (other than its existing rights to payments pursuant to Section 2.15 or 2.17) and obligations under this Agreement and other Loan Documents to an assignee that shall assume such obligations (which assignee may be another Lender, if a Lender accepts such assignment); provided that (i) the Borrowers shall have received the prior written consent of the Administrative Agent (and in circumstances where its consent would be required under Section 9.04, the Issuing Bank and the Swingline Lender), which consent shall not unreasonably be withheld, (ii) such Lender shall have received payment of an amount equal to the outstanding principal of its Loans and participations in LC Disbursements and Swingline Loans, accrued interest thereon, accrued fees and all other amounts payable to it hereunder, from the assignee (to the extent of such outstanding principal and accrued interest and fees) or the Borrowers (in the case of all other amounts) and (iii) in the case of any such assignment resulting from a claim for compensation under Section 2.15 or payments required to be made pursuant to Section 2.17, such assignment will result in a reduction in such compensation or payments.  A Lender shall not be required to make any such assignment and delegation if, prior thereto, as a result of a waiver by such Lender or otherwise, the circumstances entitling the Borrowers to require such assignment and delegation cease to apply.
 
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Section 2.20.           Defaulting Lenders .  Notwithstanding any provision of this Agreement to the contrary, if any Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender, then the following provisions shall apply for so long as such Lender is a Defaulting Lender.
 
(a)             fees shall cease to accrue on the unfunded portion of the Revolving Commitment of such Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 2.12(a);

(b)             such Defaulting Lender shall not have the right to vote on any issue on which voting is required (other than to the extent expressly provided in Section 9.02(b)) and the Commitment and Revolving Exposure of such Defaulting Lender shall not be included in determining whether all Lenders or the Required Lenders have taken or may take any action hereunder (including any consent to any amendment, waiver or other modification pursuant to Section 9.02) or under any other Loan Document; provided, that, except as otherwise provided in Section 9.02, this clause (b) shall not apply to the vote of a Defaulting Lender in the case of an amendment, waiver or other modification requiring the consent of such Lender or each Lender directly affected thereby;

(c)             if any Swingline Exposure or LC Exposure exists at the time a Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender then:

(i)              all or any part of such Swingline Exposure and LC Exposure of such Defaulting Lender shall be reallocated among the non-Defaulting Lenders in accordance with their respective Applicable Percentages but only (x) to the extent that the conditions set forth in Section 4.02 are satisfied at the time of such reallocation (and, unless the Borrower Representative shall have otherwise notified the Administrative Agent at such time, the Borrowers shall be deemed to have represented and warranted that such conditions are satisfied at such time) and (y) to the extent that such reallocation does not, as to any non-Defaulting Lender, cause such non-Defaulting Lender’s Revolving Exposure and to exceed its Revolving Commitment;

(ii)             if the reallocation described in clause (i) above cannot, or can only partially, be effected, the Borrowers shall within one (1) Business Day following notice by the Administrative Agent (x) first, prepay such Swingline Exposure and (y) second, cash collateralize, for the benefit of the Issuing Bank, the Borrowers’ obligations corresponding to such Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure (after giving effect to any partial reallocation pursuant to clause (i) above) in accordance with the procedures set forth in Section 2.06(j) for so long as such LC Exposure is outstanding;

(iii)            if the Borrowers cash collateralize any portion of such Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure pursuant to clause (ii) above, the Borrowers shall not be required to pay any fees to such Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 2.12(b) with respect to such Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure during the period such Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure is cash collateralized;
 
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(iv)            if the LC Exposure of the non-Defaulting Lenders is reallocated pursuant to clause (i) above, then the fees payable to the Lenders pursuant to Sections 2.12(a) and 2.12(b) shall be adjusted in accordance with such non-Defaulting Lenders’ Applicable Percentages; or

(v)            if all or any portion of such Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure is neither reallocated nor cash collateralized pursuant to clause (i) or (ii) above, then, without prejudice to any rights or remedies of the Issuing Bank or any other Lender hereunder, all letter of credit fees payable under Section 2.12(b) with respect to such Defaulting Lender’s LC Exposure shall be payable to the Issuing Bank until and to the extent that such LC Exposure is reallocated and/or cash collateralized; and

(d)             so long as such Lender is a Defaulting Lender, the Swingline Lender shall not be required to fund any Swingline Loan and the Issuing Bank shall not be required to issue, amend, renew, extend or increase any Letter of Credit, unless it is satisfied that the related exposure and such Defaulting Lender’s then outstanding LC Exposure will be 100% covered by the Commitments of the non-Defaulting Lenders and/or cash collateral will be provided by the Borrowers in accordance with Section 2.20(c), and Swingline Exposure related to any such newly made Swingline Loan or LC Exposure related to any newly issued or increased Letter of Credit shall be allocated among non-Defaulting Lenders in a manner consistent with Section 2.20(c)(i) (and such Defaulting Lender shall not participate therein).

(e)             if (i) a Bankruptcy Event or a Bail-In Action with respect to the Parent of any Lender shall occur following the date hereof and for so long as such event shall continue or (ii) the Swingline Lender or the Issuing Bank has a good faith belief that any Lender has defaulted in fulfilling its obligations under one or more other agreements in which such Lender commits to extend credit, the Swingline Lender shall not be required to fund any Swingline Loan and the Issuing Bank shall not be required to issue, amend or increase any Letter of Credit, unless the Swingline Lender or the Issuing Bank, as the case may be, shall have entered into arrangements with the Borrowers or such Lender, satisfactory to the Swingline Lender or the Issuing Bank, as the case may be, to defease any risk  to it in respect of such Lender hereunder; and

(f)              in the event and on the date that each of the Administrative Agent, the Borrowers, the Issuing Bank and the Swingline Lender agrees that a Defaulting Lender has adequately remedied all matters that caused such Lender to be a Defaulting Lender, then the Swingline Exposure and LC Exposure of the other Lenders shall be readjusted to reflect the inclusion of such Lender’s Revolving Commitment and on the date of such readjustment such Lender shall purchase at par such of the Loans of the other Lenders (other than Swingline Loans) as the Administrative Agent shall determine may be necessary in order for such Lender to hold such Loans in accordance with its Applicable Percentage.

Section 2.21.            Returned Payments .  If after receipt of any payment which is applied to the payment of all or any part of the Obligations (including a payment effected through exercise of a right of setoff), the Administrative Agent or any Lender is for any reason compelled to surrender such payment or proceeds to any Person because such payment or application of proceeds is invalidated, declared fraudulent, set aside, determined to be void or voidable as a preference, impermissible setoff, or a diversion of trust funds, or for any other reason (including pursuant to any settlement entered into by the Administrative Agent or such Lender in its discretion), then the Obligations or part thereof intended to be satisfied shall be revived and continued and this Agreement shall continue in full force as if such payment or proceeds had not been received by the Administrative Agent or such Lender.  The provisions of this Section 2.21 shall be and remain effective notwithstanding any contrary action which may have been taken by the Administrative Agent or any Lender in reliance upon such payment or application of proceeds.  The provisions of this Section 2.21 shall survive the termination of this Agreement.
 
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Section 2.22.           Banking Services and Swap Agreements .  Each Lender or Affiliate thereof providing Banking Services for, or having Swap Agreements with, any Loan Party shall deliver to the Administrative Agent, promptly after entering into such Banking Services or Swap Agreements, written notice setting forth the aggregate amount of all Banking Services Obligations and Swap Agreement Obligations of such Loan Party to such Lender or Affiliate (whether matured or unmatured, absolute or contingent).  In addition, each such Lender or Affiliate thereof shall deliver to the Administrative Agent, from time to time after a significant change therein or upon a request therefor, a summary of the amounts due or to become due in respect of such Banking Services Obligations and Swap Agreement Obligations.  The most recent information provided to the Administrative Agent shall be used in determining the amounts to be applied in respect of such Banking Services Obligations and/or Swap Agreement Obligations pursuant to Section 2.18(b).
 
ARTICLE III.

Representations and Warranties

Each Loan Party represents and warrants to the Lenders that:

Section 3.01.            Organization; Powers .  Each of the Loan Parties is duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction of its organization, has all requisite power and authority to carry on its business as now conducted and, except where the failure to do so, individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, is qualified to do business in, and is in good standing in, every jurisdiction where such qualification is required.
 
Section 3.02.            Authorization; Enforceability .  The Transactions are within each Loan Party’s organizational powers and have been duly authorized by all necessary organizational actions and, if required, equity holder action.  This Agreement has been duly executed and delivered by each of the Borrowers and constitutes, and each other Loan Document to which any Loan Party is to be a party, when executed and delivered by such Loan Party, will constitute a legal, valid and binding obligation of each such Loan Party, enforceable in accordance with its terms, subject to applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or other laws affecting creditors’ rights generally and subject to general principles of equity, regardless of whether considered in a proceeding in equity or at law.
 
Section 3.03.            Governmental Approvals; No Conflicts .  The Transactions (a) do not require any consent or approval of, registration or filing with, or any other action by, any Governmental Authority, except such as have been obtained or made and are in full force and effect and except for filings necessary to perfect Liens created pursuant to the Loan Documents, (b) will not violate any Requirement of Law applicable to any Loan Party, (c) will not violate or result in a default under any indenture, agreement or other instrument binding upon any Loan Party or its assets, or give rise to a right thereunder to require any payment to be made by any Loan Party, and (d) will not result in the creation or imposition of any Lien on any asset of any Loan Party, except Liens created pursuant to the Loan Documents.
 
Section 3.04.            Financial Condition; No Material Adverse Change .
 
(a)             SYX has heretofore furnished to the Lenders (i) the balance sheet of SYX on a Consolidated Basis as of and for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, reported on without qualification by Ernst & Young LLP, independent public accountants, and (ii) the consolidating balance sheet, and the statements of income, stockholders equity and cash flow, of Borrowers on a Consolidated Basis as of and for the fiscal month and the portion of the fiscal year ended August 31, 2016, certified by its chief financial officer.  Such financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position and results of operations and cash flow of Borrowers on a Consolidated Basis as of such dates and for such periods in accordance with GAAP, subject to year-end audit adjustments and the absence of footnotes in the case of the statements referred to in clause (ii) above.
 
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(b)             No event, change or condition has occurred that has had, or could reasonably be expected to have, a Material Adverse Effect, since December 31, 2015.

Section 3.05.            Properties .
 
(a)             As of the Third Restatement Date, Schedule 3.05 sets forth the address of each parcel of Real Property that is owned or leased by each Loan Party.  Each lease and sublease to which a Loan Party is party is valid and enforceable in accordance with its terms and is in full force and effect, and no default by any party to any such lease or sublease exists which could be reasonably expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.  Each of the Loan Parties has good and indefeasible and/or valid and marketable title to, and/or valid leasehold interests in, all its Real Property, heritable and personal property, free of all Liens other than those permitted by Section 6.02.

(b)             Each Loan Party owns, or is licensed to use, all trademarks, tradenames, copyrights, patents and other intellectual property necessary to its business as currently conducted, a correct and complete list of which, as of the Third Restatement Date, is set forth on Schedule 3.05, and the use thereof by the Loan Parties does not infringe in any respect upon the rights of any other Person in any manner which could be reasonably expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, and the Loan Parties’ rights thereto are not subject to any licensing agreement or similar arrangement.

Section 3.06.            Litigation and Environmental Matters .
 
(a)            There are no actions, suits or proceedings by or before any arbitrator or Governmental Authority pending against or, to the knowledge of any Loan Party, threatened against or affecting the Loan Parties (i) as to which there is a reasonable possibility of an adverse determination and that, if adversely determined, could reasonably be expected, individually or in the aggregate, to result in a Material Adverse Effect (other than the Disclosed Matters) or (ii) that involve any of the Loan Documents or the Transactions.  Inclusion of any matter as one of the Disclosed Matters shall not constitute a determination that such matter, if adversely determined, would result in a Material Adverse Effect.

(b)             Except for the Disclosed Matters (i) no Loan Party has received notice of any claim with respect to any Environmental Liability or knows of any basis for any Environmental Liability and (ii) and except with respect to any other matters that, individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, no Loan Party (1) has failed to comply with any Environmental Law or to obtain, maintain or comply with any permit, license or other approval required under any Environmental Law or (2) has become subject to any Environmental Liability.

(c)             Since the Third Restatement Date, there has been no change in the status of the Disclosed Matters that, individually or in the aggregate, has resulted in, or materially increased the likelihood of, a Material Adverse Effect.

Section 3.07.            Compliance with Laws and Agreements; No Default .  Except where the failure to do so, individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, each Loan Party and each Subsidiary is in compliance with (i) all Requirement of Law applicable to it or its property and (ii) all indentures, agreements and other instruments binding upon it or its property.  No Default has occurred and is continuing.
 
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Section 3.08.            Investment Company Status .  No Loan Party nor any of its Subsidiaries is an “investment company” as defined in, or subject to regulation under, the Investment Company Act of 1940.
 
Section 3.09.            Taxes .  Each Loan Party has timely filed or caused to be filed all Tax returns and reports required to have been filed and has paid or caused to be paid all Taxes required to have been paid by it, except (a) Taxes that are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings and for which such Loan Party has set aside on its books adequate reserves or (b) to the extent that the failure to do so could not be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.  No tax liens have been filed and no claims are being asserted with respect to any such taxes.
 
Section 3.10.            ERISA . No ERISA Event has occurred or is reasonably expected to occur that, when taken together with all other such ERISA Events for which liability is reasonably expected to occur, could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.  The present value of all accumulated benefit obligations under each Plan (based on the assumptions used for purposes of Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 87) did not, as of the date of the most recent financial statements reflecting such amounts, exceed the fair market value of the assets of such Plan.
 
Section 3.11.            Disclosure .  The Loan Parties have disclosed to the Lenders all agreements, instruments and corporate or other restrictions to which any Loan Party is subject, and all other matters known to any of them, that, individually or in the aggregate, could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.  None of the reports, financial statements, certificates or other information furnished by or on behalf of the any Loan Party to the Administrative Agent or any Lender in connection with the negotiation of this Agreement or any other Loan Document or delivered hereunder or thereunder (as modified or supplemented by other information so furnished) contains, as of the Third Restatement Date (or in the case of items furnished after the Third Restatement Date, when furnished) any material misstatement of fact or omits, as of the Third Restatement Date (or in the case of items furnished after the Third Restatement Date, when furnished), to state any material fact necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; provided   that , with respect to projected financial information, SYX represents only that such information was prepared in good faith based upon assumptions believed to be reasonable at the time so furnished and, except for the obligations to provide additional projections pursuant to Section 5.01(f) or additional information pursuant to Section 5.01(n), no Loan Party shall have any obligations to update any such projected financial information unless requested by the Administrative Agent.
 
Section 3.12.            Material Agreements .  All material agreements and contracts to which any Loan Party is a party or is bound as of the Third Restatement Date are listed on Schedule 3.12.  No Loan Party is in default in the performance, observance or fulfillment of any of the obligations, covenants or conditions contained in (i) any material agreement to which it is a party or (ii) any agreement or instrument evidencing or governing Indebtedness, except for such default that shall have been waived by the applicable party and with respect to which default the applicable Administrative Agent shall have deemed the occurrence thereof to have not been reasonably likely to have had a Material Adverse Effect, whether or not so waived.
 
Section 3.13.             Solvency .
 
(a)            Immediately after the consummation of the Transactions to occur on the Third Restatement Date, and on the date of each Borrowing, (i) the fair value of the assets of the Loan Parties taken as a whole, at a fair valuation, will exceed their debts and liabilities, subordinated, contingent or otherwise; (ii) the present fair saleable value of the property of the Loan Parties taken as a whole will be greater than the amount that will be required to pay the probable liability of their debts and other liabilities, subordinated, contingent or otherwise, as such debts and other liabilities become absolute and matured; (iii) the Loan Parties taken a whole will be able to pay their debts and liabilities, subordinated, contingent or otherwise, as such debts and liabilities become absolute and matured; and (iv) the Loan Parties will not have unreasonably small capital with which to conduct the business in which they are engaged as such business is now conducted and is proposed to be conducted after the Third Restatement Date.
 
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(b)             No Loan Party intends to, or will permit any of its Subsidiaries to, and no Loan Party believes that it or any of its Subsidiaries will, incur debts beyond its ability to pay such debts as they mature, taking into account the timing of and amounts of cash to be received by it or any such Subsidiary and the timing of the amounts of cash to be payable on or in respect of its Indebtedness or the Indebtedness of any such Subsidiary.

Section 3.14.            Insurance .  Schedule 3.14 sets forth a description of all insurance maintained by or on behalf of the Loan Parties as of the Third Restatement Date.  As of the Third Restatement Date, all premiums in respect of such insurance have been paid.  The Borrowers believe that the insurance maintained by or on behalf of the Loan Parties is adequate.
 
Section 3.15.            Capitalization and Subsidiaries .  Subject to Section 5.17 hereof, Schedule 3.15 sets forth (a) a correct and complete list of the name and relationship to the Borrowers of each and all of the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries, (b) a true and complete listing of each class of each of the authorized Equity Interests of the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries, of which all of such issued shares are validly issued, outstanding, fully paid and non-assessable, and owned beneficially and of record by the Persons identified on Schedule 3.15, and (c) the type of entity of the Loan Parties and each of their Subsidiaries.  All of the issued and outstanding Equity Interests owned by any Loan Party has been (to the extent such concepts are relevant with respect to such ownership interests) duly authorized and issued and is fully paid and non-assessable.  Each of the Excluded Subsidiaries are in the process of winding down their existing business.
 
Section 3.16.            Security Interest in Collateral .  The provisions of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents create legal and valid Liens on all of the Collateral in favor of the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, and such Liens constitute perfected and continuing Liens on the Collateral, securing the Secured Obligations, enforceable against the applicable Loan Party and all third parties, and having priority over all other Liens on the Collateral except in the case of (a) Permitted Encumbrances, to the extent any such Permitted Encumbrances would have priority over the Liens in favor of the Administrative Agent pursuant to any applicable law or agreement and (b) Liens perfected only by possession (including possession of any certificate of title) to the extent the Administrative Agent has not obtained or does not maintain possession of such Collateral.
 
Section 3.17.            Employment Matters .  As of the Third Restatement Date, there are no strikes, lockouts or slowdowns against any Loan Party pending or, to the knowledge of the Loan Parties, threatened.  The hours worked by and payments made to employees of the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries have not been in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act or any other applicable Federal, state, local or foreign law dealing with hours worked by or payment made to employees or any similar matters.  All payments due from any Loan Party, or for which any claim may be made against any Loan Party, on account of wages and employee health and welfare insurance and other benefits, have been paid or accrued as a liability on the books of the applicable Loan Party.  The consummation of the Transactions will not give rise to any right of termination or right of renegotiation on the part of any union under any collective bargaining agreement to which any Loan Party is bound.
 
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Section 3.18.            Use of Proceeds .  The proceeds of the Loans have been used and will be used, whether directly or indirectly as set forth in Section 5.08.
 
Section 3.19.            Common Enterprise .  The successful operation and condition of each of the Loan Parties is dependent on the continued successful performance of the functions of the group of the Loan Parties as a whole and the successful operation of each of the Loan Parties is dependent on the successful performance and operation of each other Loan Party.  Each Loan Party expects to derive benefit (and its board of directors or other governing body has determined that it may reasonably be expected to derive benefit), directly and indirectly, from (i) successful operations of each of the other Loan Parties and (ii) the credit extended by the Lenders to the Borrowers hereunder, both in their separate capacities and as members of the group of companies.  Each Loan Party has determined that execution, delivery, and performance of this Agreement and any other Loan Documents to be executed by such Loan Party is within its purpose, in furtherance of its direct and/or indirect business interests, will be of direct and/or indirect benefit to such Loan Party, and is in its best interest.
 
Section 3.20.            Governing Law and Judgments .  In any legal proceedings taken in its jurisdiction of incorporation in relation to any of the Loan Documents to which it is a party, the choice of law expressed in such documents to be the governing law of it and any judgment obtained in such jurisdiction will be recognized and enforced.
 
Section 3.21.            Federal Reserve Regulations .  No part of the proceeds of any Loan or Letter of Credit has been used or will be used, whether directly or indirectly, for any purpose that entails a violation of any of the Regulations of the Board, including Regulations T, U and X.
 
Section 3.22.            Adverse Consequences .  It is not necessary under the laws of jurisdiction of incorporation of any Borrower or Loan Guarantor (i) in order to enable Administrative Agent, any Lender or the Issuing Bank (collectively, the “ Finance Parties ”) to enforce their rights under any Loan Document; or (ii) by reason of the entry into any Loan Document or the performance by any Finance Party of its obligations under any Loan Document, that any Finance Party should be licensed, qualified or otherwise entitled to carry on business in its jurisdiction of incorporation; and (b) no Finance Party is or will be deemed to be resident, domiciled or carrying on business in the jurisdiction of incorporation of any Borrower or Loan Guarantor by reason only of the entry into, performance and/or enforcement of any Loan Document.
 
Section 3.23.            No Burdensome Restrictions .  No Loan Party is subject to any Burdensome Restrictions except Burdensome Restrictions permitted under Section 6.10.
 
Section 3.24.            Anti-Corruption Laws and Sanctions . Each Loan Party has implemented and maintains in effect policies and procedures designed to ensure compliance by such Loan Party, its Subsidiaries and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents with Anti-Corruption Laws and applicable Sanctions, and such Loan Party, its Subsidiaries and their respective officers and directors and, to the knowledge of such Loan Party, its employees and agents, are in compliance with Anti-Corruption Laws and applicable Sanctions in all material respects None of (a) any Loan Party, any Subsidiary or any of their respective directors, officers or employees, or (b) to the knowledge of any such Loan Party or Subsidiary, any agent of such Loan Party or any Subsidiary that will act in any capacity in connection with or benefit from the credit facility established hereby, is a Sanctioned Person.   No Borrowing or Letter of Credit, use of proceeds, Transaction or other transaction contemplated by this Agreement or the other Loan Documents will violate Anti-Corruption Laws or applicable Sanctions.
 
Section 3.25.            EEA Financial Institutions . No Loan Party is an EEA Financial Institution.
 
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ARTICLE IV.

Conditions

Section 4.01.           Third Restatement Date .  The obligations of the Lenders to make Loans and of the Issuing Bank to issue Letters of Credit hereunder shall not become effective until the date on which each of the following conditions is satisfied (or waived in accordance with Section 9.02):
 
(a)             Credit Agreement and Other Loan Documents .  The Administrative Agent (or its counsel) shall have received (i) from each party hereto either (A) a counterpart of this Agreement signed on behalf of such party or (B) written evidence satisfactory to the Administrative Agent (which may include facsimile or other electronic transmission of a signed signature page of this Agreement) that such party has signed a counterpart of this Agreement, (ii) either (A) a counterpart of each other Loan Document signed on behalf of each party thereto or (B) written evidence satisfactory to the Administrative Agent (which may include facsimile or other electronic transmission of a signed signature page thereof) that each such party has signed a counterpart of such Loan Document and (iii) such other certificates, documents, instruments and agreements as the Administrative Agent shall reasonably request in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, including any promissory notes requested by a Lender pursuant to Section 2.10 payable to the order of each such requesting Lender and a written opinion of the Loan Parties’ counsel, addressed to the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank and the Lenders in substantially the form of Exhibit B (together with any other real estate related opinions separately described herein), all in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and its counsel.

(b)             Financial Statements and Projections .  The Lenders shall have received satisfactory (i) audited consolidated financial statements of SYX on a Consolidated Basis for the 2014 and 2015 fiscal years, (ii) unaudited consolidated interim financial statements of Borrowers on a Consolidated Basis for each fiscal month ended after the date of the latest applicable financial statements delivered pursuant to clause (i) of this paragraph as to which such financial statements are available but at least for the months of January – August, 2016, and such financial statements shall not, in the reasonable judgment of the Administrative Agent, reflect any material adverse change in the financial condition of SYX on a Consolidated Basis since December 31, 2015 and (iii) projected income statements, balance sheets and cash flows for the period beginning January 1, 2016 and ending December 31, 2021.

(c)             Closing Certificates; Certified Certificate of Incorporation; Good Standing Certificates .  The Administrative Agent shall have received (i) a certificate of each Loan Party, dated the Third Restatement Date and executed by its Secretary or Assistant Secretary, which shall (A) certify the resolutions of its Board of Directors, members or other body authorizing the execution, delivery and performance of the Loan Documents to which it is a party, (B) identify by name and title and bear the signatures of the Financial Officers and any other officers of such Loan Party authorized to sign the Loan Documents to which it is a party, and (C) contain appropriate attachments, including the certificate or articles of incorporation or organization of each Loan Party certified by the relevant authority of the jurisdiction of organization of such Loan Party and a true and correct copy of its by‑laws or operating, management or partnership agreement, or other organizational or governing documents, and (ii) a long form good standing certificate for each Loan Party from its jurisdiction of organization.

(d)             No Default Certificate .  The Administrative Agent shall have received a certificate, signed by the chief financial officer of SYX and each other Borrower, on the Third Restatement Date (i) stating that no Default has occurred and is continuing, (ii) stating that the representations and warranties contained in Article III are true and correct as of such date, and (iii) certifying as to any other factual matters as may be reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent.
 
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(e)             Fees .  The Lenders and the Administrative Agent shall have received all fees required to be paid, and all expenses for which invoices have been presented (including the reasonable and documented fees and expenses of legal counsel), on or before the Third Restatement Date.  All such amounts will be paid with proceeds of Loans made on the Third Restatement Date and will be reflected in the funding instructions given by Borrower Representative to the Administrative Agent on or before the Third Restatement Date. The Lenders and the Administrative Agent each agree to be responsive to inquiries of the Borrowers regarding any such fees.

(f)              Lien Searches .  The Administrative Agent shall have received the results of a recent lien search in each jurisdiction where the Loan Parties are organized and where the assets of the Loan Parties are located, and such search shall reveal no Liens on any of the assets of the Loan Parties except for Liens permitted by Section 6.02 or discharged on or prior to the Third Restatement Date pursuant to a pay-off letter or other documentation satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

(g)             Intentionally Omitted .

(h)             Funding Account .  The Administrative Agent shall have received a notice setting forth the deposit account of the applicable Borrower (the “ Funding Account ”) to which the Administrative Agent is authorized by the Borrowers to transfer the proceeds of any Borrowings requested or authorized pursuant to this Agreement.

(i)              Legal Opinions .  The Administrative Agent shall have received the executed legal opinion of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, which shall cover such matters incident to the Transactions contemplated by the Loan Documents as the Administrative Agent may reasonably require.

(j)              No Litigation .  (i) No litigation, investigation or proceeding before or by any arbitrator or Governmental Body shall be continuing or threatened against any Borrower or against the officers, members or directors of any Borrower (A) in connection with the Loan Documents or any of the transactions contemplated thereby and which, in the reasonable opinion of the Administrative Agent, is deemed material or (B) which if adversely determined, could, in the reasonable opinion of Administrative Agent, have a Material Adverse Effect on any Borrower; and (ii) no injunction, writ, restraining order or other order of any nature materially adverse to Borrower or the conduct of its business or inconsistent with the due consummation of the Transactions shall have been issued by any Governmental Body.

(k)             Borrowing Base Certificate .  The Administrative Agent shall have received a Borrowing Base Certificate which calculates the Borrowing Base as of the most recent fiscal month end immediately preceding the Third Restatement Date.

(l)              Closing Availability .  After giving effect to all Borrowings to be made on the Third Restatement Date and the issuance of any Letters of Credit on the Third Restatement Date and payment of all fees and expenses due hereunder, and with all of the Loan Parties’ indebtedness, liabilities, and obligations current, Borrowing Base Availability shall not be less than $25,000,000.

(m)            Collateral Examination; Appraisals .  The Administrative Agent shall have received and be satisfied with asset appraisals (inventory and real estate) of certain assets to be specified by the Administrative Agent from appraisers satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.  The appraisers shall be engaged directly by the Administrative Agent and shall have no direct or indirect interest, financial or otherwise, in the property or transaction.  The Administrative Agent or its designee shall have conducted a satisfactory field examination of the accounts receivable, inventory and related working capital matters and financial information of the Borrowers and their Subsidiaries and of the related data processing and other systems.
 
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(n)             Pledged Stock; Stock Powers; Pledged Notes .  The Administrative Agent shall have received (i) the certificates representing the Equity Interests pledged pursuant to the Security Agreement, together with an undated stock power for each such certificate executed in blank by a duly authorized officer of the pledgor thereof and (ii) each promissory note (if any) pledged to the Administrative Agent pursuant to the Security Agreement endorsed (without recourse) in blank (or accompanied by an executed transfer form in blank) by the pledgor thereof.

(o)             Filings, Registrations and Recordings .  Each document (including any Uniform Commercial Code financing statement) required by the Collateral Documents or under law or reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent to be filed, registered or recorded in order to create in favor of the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of itself, the Lenders and the other Secured Parties, a perfected Lien on the Collateral described therein, prior and superior in right to any other Person (other than with respect to Liens expressly permitted by Section 6.02), shall be in proper form for filing, registration or recordation.

(p)             Insurance .  The Administrative Agent shall have received evidence of insurance coverage in form, scope, and substance reasonably satisfactory to Administrative Agent and otherwise in compliance with the terms of Section 5.10 and Section 4.12 of the Security Agreement.

(q)             Tax Withholding .  The Administrative Agent shall have received a properly completed and signed IRS Form W-8 or W-9, as applicable, for each of C&H Distributors, LLC, Industrialsupplies.com, LLC and Products For Industry, LLC.

(r)              USA PATRIOT Act, Etc .  The Administrative Agent and the Lenders shall have received all documentation and other information required by bank regulatory authorities under applicable “know your customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including the USA PATRIOT Act, for each Loan Party.

(s)              Other Documents .  The Administrative Agent shall have received such other documents as Administrative Agent, Issuing Bank, Lender or their respective counsel may have reasonably requested.

The Administrative Agent shall notify the Borrowers, the Lenders and the Issuing Bank of the Third Restatement Date, and such notice shall be conclusive and binding.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, the obligations of the Lenders to make Loans and of the Issuing Bank to issue Letters of Credit hereunder shall not become effective unless each of the foregoing conditions is satisfied (or waived pursuant to Section 9.02) at or prior to October 28, 2016 (and, in the event such conditions are not so satisfied or waived, the Commitments shall terminate at such time).

Section 4.02.            Each Credit Event .  The obligation of each Lender to make a Loan on the occasion of any Borrowing, and of the Issuing Bank to issue, amend, renew or extend any Letter of Credit, is subject to the satisfaction of the following conditions:
 
(a)             The representations and warranties of each Loan Party set forth in this Agreement and the Loan Documents shall be true and correct on and as of the date of such Borrowing or the date of issuance, amendment, renewal or extension of such Letter of Credit, as applicable (it being understood and agreed that any representation or warranty which by its terms is made as of a specified date shall be required to be true and correct only as of such specified date), or, if they are not true and correct, the Administrative Agent and the Required Lenders shall have determined to make any Loan or instruct the Issuing Bank to issue any Letters of Credit, notwithstanding that such representation or warranty is untrue or incorrect.
 
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(b)             At the time of and immediately after giving effect to such Borrowing or the issuance, amendment, renewal or extension of such Letter of Credit, as applicable, (i) no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing or, if there then shall be any Default or Event of Default, the Administrative Agent and the Required Lenders shall have determined to make such Borrowing or instruct the Issuing Bank to issue such Letter of Credit notwithstanding such Default or Event of Default and (ii) no Protective Advance shall be outstanding.
 
(c)             After giving effect to any Borrowing or the issuance of any Letter of Credit, Availability shall not be less than zero.

Each Borrowing and each issuance, amendment, renewal or extension of a Letter of Credit shall be deemed to constitute a representation and warranty by each Borrower on the date thereof as to the matters specified in paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) of this Section.

Notwithstanding the failure to satisfy the conditions precedent set forth in paragraphs (a) or (b) of this Section, unless otherwise directed by the Required Lenders, the Administrative Agent may, but shall have no obligation to, continue to make Loans and an Issuing Bank may, but shall have no obligation to, issue, amend, renew or extend, or cause to be issued, amended, renewed or extended, any Letter of Credit for the ratable account and risk of Lenders from time to time if the Administrative Agent believes that making such Loans or issuing, amending, renewing or extending, or causing the issuance, amendment, renewal or extension of,  any such Letter of Credit is in the best interests of the Lenders.

ARTICLE V.

Affirmative Covenants

Until the Commitments have expired or been terminated and the principal of and interest on each Loan and all fees payable hereunder shall have been paid in full and all Letters of Credit shall have expired or terminated or cash collateralized in accordance with the terms hereof, and all LC Disbursements shall have been reimbursed, each Loan Party executing this Agreement covenants and agrees, jointly and severally with all of the Loan Parties, with the Lenders that:

Section 5.01.            Financial Statements; Borrowing Base and Other Information .  SYX will furnish to the Administrative Agent and each Lender each of the following together with all supporting documentation as the Administrative Agent may reasonably require:
 
(a)             (i) within 91 days after the end of each fiscal year of SYX (or, if the 90th day is not a Business Day or if SYX files a Form 12b-25, the day immediately succeeding the date on which the filing of such financial statements with the SEC is due), the audited balance sheet and related statements of operations, stockholders’ equity and cash flow as of the end of and for such year of SYX on a Consolidated Basis, setting forth in each case in comparative form the figures for the previous fiscal year, all reported on by independent public accountants of recognized national standing reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent (without a “going concern” or like qualification or exception and without any qualification or exception as to the scope of such audit) to the effect that such consolidated financial statements present fairly in all material respects the financial condition and results of operations of SYX on a Consolidated Basis in accordance with GAAP consistently applied, accompanied by any management letter prepared by said accountants (or, if such management letter is not available at the time of delivery of such financial statements, such management letter shall be promptly provided to the Administrative Agent upon receipt thereof by any Loan Party) and (ii) within 91 days after the end of each fiscal year of SYX (or, if the 90th day is not a Business Day or if SYX files a Form 12b-25, the day immediately succeeding the date on which the filing of such financial statements with the SEC is due), the unaudited consolidating financial statements of Borrowers on a Consolidated Basis including but not limited to balance sheet and related statements of operations, stockholders’ equity and cash flow as of the end of and for such year, setting forth in each case (on a consolidated basis only) in comparative form the figures for the previous fiscal year, all reported on by one of the Financial Officers of SYX to the effect that such consolidating financial statements present fairly in all material respects the financial condition and results of operations of Borrowers on a Consolidated Basis (and a consolidating basis in respect of the Borrowers) in accordance with GAAP consistently applied;
 
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(b)             (i) within 46 days after each of the fiscal quarters of SYX (or, if the 45th day is not a Business Day or if SYX files a Form 12b-25, the day immediately succeeding the date on which the filing of such financial statements with the SEC is due), its unaudited balance sheet and related statements of operations, stockholders’ equity and cash flow as of the end of and for such fiscal quarter and the then elapsed portion of the fiscal year, setting forth in each case in comparative form the figures for the corresponding period or periods of (or, in the case of the balance sheet, as of the end of) the previous fiscal year, all certified by one of its Financial Officers as presenting fairly in all material respects the financial condition and results of operations of SYX on a Consolidated Basis in accordance with GAAP consistently applied, subject to normal year-end audit adjustments and the absence of footnotes and (ii) within 46 days after the end of each of the fiscal quarters of SYX (or, if the 45 th day is not a Business Day or if SYX files a Form 12b-25, the day immediately succeeding the date on which the filing of such financial statements with the SEC is due), an unaudited balance sheet of Borrowers on a Consolidated Basis and related statements of operations, stockholders’ equity and cash flow as of the end of and for such fiscal quarter and the then elapsed portion of the fiscal year, setting forth in each case in comparative form the figures for the corresponding period or periods of (or, in the case of the balance sheet, as of the end of) the previous fiscal year, all certified by one of the Financial Officers of SYX as presenting fairly in all material respects the financial condition and results of operations of Borrowers on a Consolidated Basis (and a consolidating basis in respect of the Borrowers) in accordance with GAAP consistently applied, subject to normal year-end audit adjustments and the absence of footnotes;

(c)             within 40 days after the end of each fiscal month of SYX, a balance sheet of Borrowers on a Consolidated Basis and related statements of operations, stockholders’ equity and cash flow as of the end of and for such fiscal month and the then elapsed portion of the fiscal year, setting forth in each case in comparative form the figures for the corresponding period or periods of (or, in the case of the balance sheet, as of the end of) the previous fiscal year, all certified by one of the Financial Officers of SYX as presenting fairly in all material respects the financial condition and results of operations of Borrowers on a Consolidated Basis (and a consolidating basis in respect of the Borrowers) in accordance with GAAP consistently applied, subject to normal year-end audit adjustments and the absence of footnotes;

(d)            concurrently with any delivery of financial statements under clause (a) or (b) or (c) above, (x) a certificate of a Financial Officer of SYX in substantially the form of Exhibit D (i) certifying, in the case of the financial statements delivered under clause (b), as presenting fairly in all material respects the financial condition and results of operations of SYX on a Consolidated Basis in accordance with applicable GAAP consistently applied, subject to normal year-end audit adjustments and the absence of footnotes, (ii) certifying, in the case of the financial statements delivered under clause (b) or (c), as presenting fairly in all material respects the financial condition and results of operations of Borrowers on a Consolidated Basis and on a consolidating basis with respect to the Borrowers in accordance with applicable GAAP consistently applied, subject to normal year-end audit adjustments and the absence of footnotes, (iii) certifying as to whether a Default has occurred and, if a Default has occurred, specifying the details thereof and any action taken or proposed to be taken with respect thereto, (iv) setting forth reasonably detailed calculations demonstrating compliance with Sections 6.01, 6.04, 6.08(b), 6.13 and 6.16, and (v) stating whether any change in applicable GAAP or in the application thereof has occurred since the date of the audited financial statements referred to in Section 3.04 and, if any such change has occurred, specifying the effect of such change on the financial statements accompanying such certificate and (y) a written report summarizing all material variances from budgets submitted by Borrowers pursuant to clause (f) below and a discussion and analysis by management with respect to such variances;
 
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(e)             concurrently with any delivery of financial statements under clause (a) above, a certificate of the accounting firm that reported on such financial statements stating whether they obtained knowledge during the course of their examination of such financial statements of any Default (which certificate may be limited to the extent required by accounting rules or guidelines) and any management letter prepared by said accountants;

(f)              as soon as available, but in any event not later than 30 days after the beginning of each fiscal year of SYX, (a) (i) a month-by-month projected balance sheet, income statement and cash flow of Borrowers on a Consolidated Basis and on a consolidating basis with respect to the Borrowers and (ii) a quarter-by-quarter projected balance sheet, income statement and cash flow of SYX on a Consolidated Basis, for such fiscal year, and (b) a year-by-year projected operating budget and cash flow of (i) Borrowers on a Consolidated Basis and on a consolidating basis with respect to the Borrowers and (ii) SYX on a Consolidated Basis, for such fiscal year and at least two additional years thereafter (including an income statement for each year and a balance sheet as at the end of each fiscal year) (the “ Projections ”) each in form reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, such Projections to be accompanied by a certificate signed by the chief executive officer and/or chief financial officer of SYX to the effect that such projections have been prepared on the basis of sound financial planning practice consistent with past budgets and financial statements and that such officer has no reason to question the reasonableness of any material assumptions on which such projections were prepared;

(g)             as soon as available but in any event within 20 days of the end of each calendar month ( provided , that , at all times when Trailing Monthly Borrowing Base Availability is less than the greater of (x) 15% of the then applicable aggregate Commitment or (y) $10,000,000, by Wednesday of each calendar week with respect to the immediately preceding calendar week), and at such other times as may be necessary to re-determine availability of Loans hereunder or as may be requested by Administrative Agent, as of the period then ended, a Borrowing Base Certificate and supporting information in connection therewith, together with any additional reports with respect to the Borrowing Base as Administrative Agent may reasonably request;

(h)             as soon as available but in any event within 20 days of the end of each calendar month ( provided , that , at all times when Trailing Monthly Borrowing Base Availability is less than the greater of (x) 15% of the then applicable aggregate Commitment or (y) $10,000,000, by Wednesday of each calendar week with respect to the immediately preceding calendar week), and at such other times as may be requested by Administrative Agent, as of the period then ended, all delivered electronically in a text formatted file reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent:

(i)              a detailed aging of (a) the Borrowers’ Accounts (1) including all invoices aged by invoice date and due date (with an explanation of the terms offered) and (2) reconciled to the Borrowing Base Certificate delivered as of such date prepared in a manner reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent, together with a summary specifying the name, address, and balance due for each Account Debtor and (b) the Borrowers’ Credit Card Receivables (1) including an aging by each credit card issuer and/or processor and (2) reconciled to the Borrowing Base Certificate delivered as of such date prepared in a manner reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent, together with a summary specifying the name, address, and balance due for each Account Debtor;
 
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(ii)             a schedule detailing the Borrowers’ Inventory, in form satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, (1) by location (showing Inventory in transit, any Inventory located with a third party under any consignment, bailee arrangement, or warehouse agreement), by class (raw material, work-in-process and finished goods), by product type, and by volume on hand, which Inventory shall be valued at the lower of cost (determined on a first-in, first-out basis) or market and adjusted for Reserves as the Administrative Agent has previously indicated to the Borrower Representative are deemed by the Administrative Agent to be appropriate, (2) including a report of any variances or other results of Inventory counts performed by the Borrowers since the last Inventory schedule (including information regarding sales or other reductions, additions, returns, credits issued by any applicable Borrower and complaints and claims made against the applicable Borrower), and (3) reconciled to the Borrowing Base Certificate delivered as of such date;

(iii)            a worksheet of calculations prepared by the applicable Borrower Representative to determine Eligible Accounts, Eligible Credit Card Accounts Receivables and Eligible Inventory, such worksheets detailing the Accounts, Credit Card Receivables and Inventory excluded from Eligible Accounts, Eligible Credit Card Accounts Receivables and Eligible Inventory and the reason for such exclusion;

(iv)            a reconciliation of the Borrowers’ Accounts, Credit Card Receivables and Inventory between the amounts shown in the Borrowers’ general ledger and financial statements and the reports delivered pursuant to clauses (i) and (ii) above;

(v)             a reconciliation of the loan balance per the Borrowers’ general ledger to the loan balance under this Agreement; and

(vi)            a schedule and aging of the Borrowers’ accounts payable, delivered electronically in a text formatted file (not in an Adobe *.pdf file) acceptable to the Administrative Agent.

(i)              at the time of any field examination and promptly upon either Administrative Agent’s request, a list of all customer addresses, delivered electronically in a text formatted file (not in an Adobe *.pdf file);

(i)              promptly upon Administrative Agent’s request:

 
(ii)             copies of invoices in connection with the invoices issued by any Borrower in connection with any Accounts, credit memos, shipping and delivery documents, and other information related thereto;

(iii)            copies of purchase orders, invoices, and shipping and delivery documents in connection with any Inventory or Equipment purchased by any Loan Party;

(iv)            a schedule detailing the balance of all intercompany accounts of the Loan Parties;

(v)             the Borrowers’ sales journal, cash receipts journal (identifying trade and non-trade cash receipts) and debit memo/credit memo journal for such period as included in Administrative Agent’s request; and
 
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(vi)            copies of all tax returns filed by any Loan Party with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service for such period as included in Administrative Agent’s request;

(j)              promptly after the same become publicly available, copies of all periodic and other reports, proxy statements and other materials filed by SYX or any Subsidiary thereof with the SEC, or any Governmental Authority succeeding to any or all of the functions of said Commission, or with any national securities exchange, as the case may be;

(k)             promptly upon Administrative Agent’s request, copies of all sales, collection, debit and credit adjustment schedules;

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

(m)            promptly after any request therefor by the Administrative Agent or any Lender, copies of (i) any documents described in Section 101(k)(1) of ERISA that any Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate may request with respect to any Multiemployer Plan and (ii) any notices described in Section 101(l)(1) of ERISA that any Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate may request with respect to any Multiemployer Plan; provided that if a Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate has not requested such documents or notices from the administrator or sponsor of the applicable Multiemployer Plan, the applicable Borrower or the applicable ERISA Affiliate shall promptly make a request for such documents and notices from such administrator or sponsor and shall provide copies of such documents and notices promptly after receipt thereof; and

(n)             SYX represents and warrants that it, its controlling Person and any Subsidiary, in each case, if any, either (i) has no registered or publicly traded securities outstanding, or (ii) files its financial statements with the SEC and/or makes its financial statements available to potential holders of its 144A securities, and, accordingly, SYX hereby (i) authorizes the Administrative Agent to make the financial statements to be provided under Section 5.01(a), (b) and (c) above (collectively or individually, as the context requires, the “Financial Statements”), along with the Loan Documents, available to Public-Siders and (ii) agree that at the time such Financial Statements are provided hereunder, they shall already have been made available to holders of its securities.  SYX will not request that any other material be posted to Public-Siders without expressly representing and warranting to the Administrative Agent in writing that such materials do not constitute material non-public information within the meaning of the federal securities laws or that SYX has no outstanding publicly traded securities, including 144A securities.  Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, in no event shall SYX request that the Administrative Agent make available to Public-Siders budgets or any certificates, reports or calculations with respect to the Borrowers’ compliance with the covenants contained herein or with respect to the Borrowing Base.

Section 5.02.            Notices of Material Events .  The Borrower Representative will furnish to the Administrative Agent and each Lender prompt (but in any event within any time period that may be specified below) written notice of the following:
 
(a)             the occurrence of any Default;
 

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(b)            receipt of any notice of any investigation by a Governmental Authority or any litigation or proceeding commenced or threatened against any Loan Party that (i) seeks damages stated to be in excess of $1,000,000 or which would be reasonably likely to result in a Material Adverse Effect, (ii) seeks injunctive relief which, if granted, would be reasonably likely to result in a Material Adverse Effect, (iii) is asserted or instituted against any Plan, its fiduciaries or its assets, (iv) alleges, in an action brought by a Governmental Authority, criminal misconduct by any Loan Party, (v) alleges the material violation of any Environmental Law or seeks remedies in connection with any Environmental Laws, (vi) contests any tax, fee, assessment, or other governmental charge in excess of $500,000 or which, if such contest were not to be successful, would be reasonably likely to result in a Material Adverse Effect, or (vii) involves any product recall;

(c)             any Lien (other than Permitted Encumbrances and Liens securing purchase money Indebtedness to the extent permitted to be incurred hereunder) or claim made or asserted against any of the Collateral;

(d)             any loss, damage, or destruction to the Collateral in the amount of $250,000 or more, whether or not covered by insurance;

(e)             any and all default notices received under or with respect to any leased location or public warehouse where Collateral is located (which shall be delivered within two (2) Business Days after receipt thereof);

(f)              all material amendments to any (x) real estate leases or (y) floorplanning arrangement with respect to the Inventory of any Borrower, together with a copy of each such amendment;

(g)             the fact that a Loan Party has entered into a Swap Agreement or an amendment to a Swap Agreement, together with copies of all agreements evidencing such Swap Agreement or amendments thereto (which shall be delivered within two Business Days);

(h)             the occurrence of any ERISA Event that, alone or together with any other ERISA Events that have occurred, could reasonably be expected to result in liability of the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries in an aggregate amount exceeding $1,000,000; and

(i)              any other development (other than those specified above as to which the Lenders have received due notice) that results in, or could reasonably be expected to result in, a Material Adverse Effect.

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

Section 5.03.            Existence; Conduct of Business .  Each Loan Party will, and will cause each Subsidiary to, (a) do or cause to be done all things necessary to preserve, renew and keep in full force and effect its legal existence and the rights, qualifications, licenses, permits, franchises, governmental authorizations, intellectual property rights, licenses and permits material to the conduct of its business, and maintain all requisite authority to conduct its business in each jurisdiction in which its business is conducted; provided that the foregoing shall not prohibit any merger, consolidation, liquidation or dissolution permitted under Section 6.03 and (b) carry on and conduct its business in substantially the same manner and in substantially the same fields of enterprise as it is presently conducted.
 
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Section 5.04.            Payment of Obligations .  Each Loan Party will, and will cause each of its Subsidiaries to, pay or discharge all its Indebtedness and all other material liabilities and obligations, including Taxes, before the same shall become delinquent or in default, except where (a) the validity or amount thereof is being contested in good faith by appropri-ate proceedings, (b) such Loan Party or such Subsidiary has set aside on its books adequate reserves with respect thereto in accordance with GAAP and (c) such liabilities would not result in the Collateral becoming subject to forfeiture or loss as a result of the contest; provided , however , that each Loan Party will, and will cause each Subsidiary to, remit withholding taxes and other payroll taxes to appropriate Governmental Authorities as and when claimed to be due, notwithstanding the foregoing exceptions.
 
Section 5.05.            Maintenance of Properties .  Each Loan Party will, and will cause each Subsidiary to, keep and maintain all property material to the conduct of its business in good working order and condition, ordinary wear and tear excepted.
 
Section 5.06.            Books and Records; Inspection Rights . SYX will and will cause each of the other Loan Parties to, (a) keep proper financial records in accordance with GAAP, (b) keep proper books of record and account in which full, true and correct entries are made of all dealings and transactions in relation to its business and activities and (c) permit any representatives designated by the Administrative Agent or any Lender (including employees of the Administrative Agent, any Lender or any consultants, accountants and agents retained by Administrative Agent), as and when determined by the Administrative Agent, upon reasonable prior notice and during normal business hours, to visit and inspect its properties, to conduct at such Loan Party’s premises field examinations of such Loan Party’s assets, liabilities, books and records, including examining and making extracts from its books and records, and to discuss its affairs, finances and condition with its officers and independent accountants, all at such reasonable times and as often as reasonably requested; provided , however , that the Loan Parties shall be responsible to pay the fees and expenses of the Administrative Agent and such professionals with respect to one such examination and evaluation conducted during any 12 month period and one additional field examination (for a total of 2 field exams during any 12 month period) at any time that Borrowing Base Availability falls below the greater of (x) Ten Million Dollars ($10,000,000) and (y) 15% of the then applicable aggregate Commitment. Additionally, there shall be no limit on the number or frequency of field examinations if an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, and the Loan Parties shall be responsible for the costs and expenses of any field examinations conducted while an event of Default has occurred and is continuing.  After the occurrence and during the continuance of any Event of Default, each Loan Party shall provide the Administrative Agent and each Lender with any and all information reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent to contact directly each Loan Party’s vendors and suppliers.  The Loan Parties acknowledge that Administrative Agent, after exercising its rights of inspection, may prepare and distribute to the Lenders certain Reports pertaining to the Loan Parties’ assets for internal use by the Administrative Agent and the Lenders.
 
Section 5.07.            Compliance with Laws and Material Contractual Obligations .  Each Loan Party will, and will cause each Subsidiary to, (i) comply with each Requirement of Law applicable to it or its property (including without limitation Environmental Laws) and (ii) perform in all material respects its obligations under material agreements to which it is a party, except, in each case, where the failure to do so, individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.  Each Loan Party will maintain in effect and enforce policies and procedures designed to ensure compliance by such Loan Party, its Subsidiaries and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents with Anti-Corruption Laws and applicable Sanctions.
 
Section 5.08.            Use of Proceeds .
 
(a)             The proceeds of the Loans and Letters of Credit will be used for general corporate purposes, including working capital and Permitted Acquisitions and Capital Expenditures.  No part of the proceeds of any Loan and no Letter of Credit will be used, directly or indirectly, (i) for any purpose that entails a violation of any of the Regulations of the Board, including Regulations T, U and X or (ii) to make any Acquisition other than Permitted Acquisitions.  Letters of Credit will be issued only for general corporate purposes.
 
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(b)             No Borrower will request any Borrowing or Letter of Credit, and no Borrower shall use, and each Borrower shall procure that its Subsidiaries and its and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents shall not use, the proceeds of any Borrowing or Letter of Credit (a) in furtherance of an offer, payment, promise to pay, or authorization of the payment or giving of money, or anything else of value, to any Person in violation of any Anti-Corruption Laws, (b) for the purpose of funding, financing or facilitating any activities, business or transaction of or with any Sanctioned Person, or in any Sanctioned Country, to the extent that such activities, businesses or transaction would be prohibited by Sanctions if conducted by a corporation incorporated in the United States or the European Union, or (c) in any manner that would result in the violation of any Sanctions applicable to any party hereto.

(c)             The Borrowers will not permit at any time borrowed amounts to materially exceed those required, taking into account unrestricted cash on hand and expected near term receipts, it being understood that borrowed amounts should only be sufficient to enable each Borrower to meet its anticipated near-term obligations and expenses.

Section 5.09.             Accuracy of Information .  The Loan Parties will ensure that any information, including financial statements or other documents, furnished to the Administrative Agent or the Lenders in connection with this Agreement or any other Loan Document or any amendment or modification hereof or thereof or waiver hereunder or thereunder contains no material misstatement of fact or omits to state any material fact necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading, and the furnishing of such information shall be deemed to be a representation and warranty by the Borrowers on the date thereof as to the matters specified in this Section 5.09; provided that, with respect to projected financial information, the Loan Parties will only ensure that such information was prepared in good faith based upon assumptions believed to be reasonable at the time
 
Section 5.10.            Insurance .
 
(a)            Each Loan Party will, and will cause each of its Subsidiaries to, (i) maintain with financially sound and reputable carriers having a financial strength rating of at least A+ by A.M.  Best Company (a) insurance in such amounts (with no greater risk retention) and against such risks (including, without limitation, loss or damage by fire and loss in transit; theft, burglary, pilferage, larceny, embezzlement, and other criminal activities; business interruption; and general liability) and such other hazards, as is customarily maintained by companies of established repute engaged in the same or similar businesses operating in the same or similar locations and (b) all insurance required pursuant to the Collateral Documents; (ii) maintain such other insurance as may be required by law; and (iii) upon request by Administrative Agent, which request need not be made in writing, furnish the Administrative Agent with certificates evidencing the insurance required by this paragraph.  In the event of Loan Parties’ failure to obtain or maintain the insurance required by this paragraph, the Administrative Agent shall have the right to obtain the required coverage and bill the applicable Borrowers for the premium payments therefor.  To the extent consistent with prudent business practice, the applicable Borrowers may maintain a program of self-insurance in place of any of the insurance required by this paragraph.  The Borrowers will furnish to the Lenders, upon request of Administrative Agent, information in reasonable detail as to the insurance so maintained.
 
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(b)             Fire and extended coverage policies with respect to any Collateral (i) shall not include a provision to the effect that any of the Borrowers, the Administrative Agent or any other party shall be a coinsurer and (ii) shall be endorsed, which endorsement shall be satisfactory in form and substance to the Administrative Agent, to name the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Lenders, as additional insured or loss payee, as appropriate, and shall include such other provisions as the Administrative Agent may reasonably require from time to time to protect the interests of the Lenders, provided that the requested provisions are available at reasonable cost.  Each such policy referred to in this paragraph also shall provide that it shall not be cancelled, modified or not renewed (i) by reason of nonpayment of premium except upon not less than 30 days’ prior written notice thereof by the insurer to the Administrative Agent (giving the Administrative Agent the right to cure defaults in the payment of premiums) or (ii) for any other reason except upon not less than 30 days’ prior written notice thereof by the insurer to the Administrative Agent.  The Borrowers shall deliver to the Administrative Agent, prior to the cancellation of any such policy of insurance, a Certificate of Insurance for the replacement policy.

(c)             The Loan Parties acknowledge and agree that all income, payments and proceeds of a physical damage property insurance claim payable to them and relating to the Inventory will be received by the Loan Parties as agent hereunder for the benefit of the Lenders and deposited in an account subject to a control arrangement in favor of the applicable Administrative Agent.  The Loan Parties disclaim any right, title or interest in or to such income, payments or proceeds and hereby confirm that the Loan Parties have granted a first priority security interest to the Administrative Agent (for the benefit of the Lenders) in all such income, payments and proceeds.  The Loan Parties acknowledge and agree that all income, payments and proceeds of a physical damage property insurance claim payable to them and relating to the Mortgaged Property (after payment of any amounts due to a Lessor under a Lease) will be deposited in an account subject to a control arrangement in favor of the applicable Administrative Agent.

(d)             SYX shall continue to maintain, for itself and its Subsidiaries, a Directors and Officers insurance policy, and a “Blanket Crime” policy including employee dishonesty, forgery or alteration, theft, disappearance and destruction, robbery and safe burglary, property, and computer fraud coverage with responsible companies in such amounts as are customarily carried by business entities engaged in similar businesses similarly situated, and will upon request by Administrative Agent, which request need not be made in writing, furnish the Administrative Agent certificates evidencing renewal of each such policy.

Section 5.11.            Casualty and Condemnation .  The Borrowers(a) will furnish to Administrative Agent and the Lenders prompt written notice of any casualty or other insured damage to any material portion of any Collateral or the commencement of any action or proceeding for the taking of any material portion of the Collateral or interest therein under power of eminent domain or by condemnation or similar proceeding and (b) will ensure that the Net Proceeds of any such event (whether in the form of insurance proceeds, condemnation awards or otherwise) are collected and applied in accordance with the applicable provisions of this Agreement and the Collateral Documents.
 
Section 5.12.            Appraisals .  At any time that Administrative Agent requests, the Borrowers will provide, at their sole cost and expense, Administrative Agent with appraisals or updates thereof of their Inventory, Equipment and Real Property from an appraiser selected and engaged by the Administrative Agent, and prepared on a basis satisfactory to Administrative Agent, such appraisals and updates to include, without limitation, information required by applicable Requirements of Law; provided , however, that if no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, only one such appraisal per calendar year shall be at the sole expense of the Loan Parties unless additional appraisals are deemed necessary by the Administrative Agent in its Permitted Discretion.
 
Section 5.13.            Depository Banks .  The Borrowers will maintain the Administrative Agent as its principal depository bank, including for the maintenance of operating, administrative, cash management, collection activity, and other deposit accounts for the conduct of its business.
 
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Section 5.14.            Additional Collateral; Further Assurances .
 
(a)             Subject to applicable law, SYX and each other Loan Party shall cause each of its Subsidiaries (if organized under the laws of any of the fifty States of the U.S.) formed or acquired after the Third Restatement Date in accordance with the terms of this Agreement to become a Loan Party by executing the Joinder Agreement set forth as Exhibit E hereto (the “ Joinder Agreement ”).  Upon execution and delivery thereof, each such Person (i) shall automatically become a Loan Guarantor hereunder and thereupon shall have all of the rights, benefits, duties, and obligations in such capacity under the Loan Documents and (ii) will grant Liens to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Administrative Agent and the other Secured Parties, in any property of such Loan Party which constitutes Collateral, including any parcel of Real Property or heritable property located in the U.S. owned by any Loan Party.

(b)             SYX and each other Loan Party will cause 100% of the issued and outstanding Equity Interests of each of its Subsidiaries organized under the laws of any of the fifty States of the U.S. to be subject at all times to a first priority, perfected Lien in favor of the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Administrative Agent and the other Secured Parties, pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Loan Documents or other security documents as the Administrative Agent shall reasonably request.  SYX  and each other Loan Party will cause 65% (or such greater percentage that, due to a change in applicable law after the date hereof, (1) could not reasonably be expected, in the Borrower Representative’s discretion, to cause the undistributed earnings of such Foreign Subsidiary as determined for U.S. federal income tax purposes to be treated as a deemed dividend to such Foreign Subsidiary’s U.S. parent and (2) could not reasonably be expected, in the Borrower Representative’s discretion, to cause any material adverse tax consequences) of the issued and outstanding Equity Interests entitled to vote (within the meaning of Treas. Reg. Section 1.956-2(c)(2)) and 100% of the issued and outstanding Equity Interests not entitled to vote (within the meaning of Treas. Reg. Section 1.956-2(c)(2)) of each of its Foreign Subsidiaries to be subject at all times to a first priority, perfected Lien in favor of the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Administrative Agent and the other Secured Parties. pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Security Agreement or other security documents governed by the laws of a state of the United States as the Administrative Agent shall reasonably request.

(c)             Without limiting the foregoing, SYX will, and will cause each of the other Loan Parties to, execute and deliver, or cause to be executed and delivered, to the Administrative Agent such documents, agreements and instruments, and will take or cause to be taken such further actions (including the filing and recording of financing statements, fixture filings, mortgages, deeds of trust and other documents and such other actions or deliveries of the type required by Section 4.01, as applicable), which may be required by any Requirement of Law or which Administrative Agent may, from time to time, reasonably request to carry out the terms and conditions of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents and to ensure perfection and priority of the Liens created or intended to be created by the Collateral Documents, all in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and all at the expense of the Loan Parties.

(d)             If any material assets (including any Real Property or improvements thereto or any interest therein) are acquired by any Borrower or any Subsidiary thereof that is a Loan Party after the Third Restatement Date (other than assets constituting Collateral under the Security Agreement that become subject to the Lien in favor of the Administrative Agent upon acquisition thereof), the applicable Borrower will notify the Administrative Agent and the Lenders thereof, and, if requested by the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders, the applicable Borrower will cause such assets to be subjected to a Lien securing the Secured Obligations and will take, and cause such Subsidiary to take, such actions as shall be necessary or reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent to grant and perfect such Liens, including actions described in paragraph (b) of this Section, all at the expense of the Loan Parties.
 
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Section 5.15.            Full Cash Dominion; Collateral Deposit Account; Lock Boxes, Collections, Etc .

(a)             All cash, checks or other similar payments relating to or constituting payments made in respect of the Collateral will be deposited by the Borrowers into a deposit account which shall be subject to a Control Agreement (a “ Collateral Deposit Account ”), which Collateral Deposit Accounts are identified as such on Schedule 5.15 .  All funds deposited into a Collateral Deposit Account will be available for withdrawal by Borrowers (i) prior to the occurrence of a Full Cash Dominion Event and (ii) subsequent to the occurrence of a Full Cash Dominion Satisfaction Event; provided , that during a Full Cash Dominion Period, Borrowers shall have no access to the funds contained in the Collateral Deposit Accounts and such funds shall be swept on a daily basis into a collection account, in the name of JPMCB, maintained by the Borrowers with JPMCB (the “ Collection Account ”).

(b)             Within five (5) Business Days following the occurrence of a Full Cash Dominion Event, each Borrower shall direct all of its Account Debtors to forward payments directly to a lock box service (the “ Lock Boxes ”) with the bank(s) set forth in Schedule 5.15 , which lock boxes shall be subject to irrevocable lockbox agreements in the form provided by or otherwise acceptable to the Administrative Agent and shall be accompanied by an acknowledgment by the bank where the Lock Box is located of the Lien of the Administrative Agent granted under the Loan Documents and of irrevocable instructions to wire all amounts collected therein to the Collection Account (a “ Lock Box Agreement ”).  The Administrative Agent shall have sole access to the Lock Boxes at all times and each Borrower shall take all actions necessary to grant the Administrative Agent such sole access.  At no time shall any Borrower remove any item from the Lock Box or, during a Full Cash Dominion Period, from a Collateral Deposit Account, without the Administrative Agent’s prior written consent.  If any Borrower should refuse or neglect to notify any Account Debtor to forward payments directly to a Lock Box subject to a Lock Box Agreement after notice from Administrative Agent, Administrative Agent shall, notwithstanding anything to the contrary be entitled to make such notification directly to Account Debtor.  If notwithstanding the foregoing instructions, any Borrower receives any proceeds of any Collateral, such Borrower shall receive such payments as the Administrative Agent’s trustee, and shall immediately deposit all cash, checks or other similar payments related to or constituting payments made in respect of Collateral received by it to a Collateral Deposit Account.  All funds deposited into any Lock Box subject to a Lock Box Agreement will be swept on a daily basis into the Collection Account.

(c)             Before opening or replacing any Collateral Deposit Account or establishing a new Lock Box, each Borrower shall (a) obtain the Administrative Agent’s consent in writing to the opening of such Collateral Deposit Account or Lock Box, and (b) cause each bank or financial institution in which it seeks to open (i) a Collateral Deposit Account, to enter into a Control Agreement with the Administrative Agent in order to give the Administrative Agent UCC Control of such Collateral Deposit Account, or (ii) a Lock Box, to enter into a Lock Box Agreement with the Administrative Agent in order to give the Administrative Agent UCC Control of the Lock Box.  In the case of Collateral Deposit Accounts or Lock Boxes maintained with Lenders, the terms of such letter shall be subject to the provisions of this Agreement regarding setoffs.

(d)             The Administrative Agent shall hold and apply funds received into the Collection Account as provided by the terms of this Section 5.15(d).  All amounts deposited in the Collection Account shall be deemed received by the Administrative Agent in accordance with Section 2.17 of the Credit Agreement and shall, after having been credited in immediately available funds to the Collection Account, be applied (and allocated) by the Administrative Agent in accordance with Section 2.09 or 2.17(b), as the case may be.  The Administrative Agent shall require all other cash proceeds of the Collateral, which are not required to be applied to the Obligations pursuant to Section 2.09 or 2.17(b), as the case may be, to be deposited in a special non‑interest bearing cash collateral account with the Administrative Agent and held there as security for the Secured Obligations.  No Borrower shall have control whatsoever over said cash collateral account.  Any such proceeds of the Collateral shall be applied in the order set forth in Section 2.17 unless a court of competent jurisdiction shall otherwise direct.  The balance, if any, after all of the Secured Obligations have been satisfied, shall be deposited by the Administrative Agent into the Borrowers’ general operating account with the applicable Administrative Agent.  Each Borrower shall remain liable for any deficiency if the proceeds of any sale or disposition of the Collateral are insufficient to pay all Secured Obligations, including any attorneys’ fees and other expenses incurred by Administrative Agent or any Lender to collect such deficiency.
 
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(e)             Each Borrower recognizes that the amounts evidenced by checks, notes, drafts or any other items of payment relating to and/or proceeds of Collateral may not be collectible by the Administrative Agent on the date received.  In consideration of Administrative Agent’s agreement to conditionally credit the applicable Collateral Deposit Account or Collection Account as of the Business Day on which Administrative Agent receives those checks, notes, drafts or other items of payment, each Borrower agrees that, in computing the charges under this Agreement, all items of payment shall be deemed applied by Administrative Agent on account of the respective Obligations two (2) Business Days after confirmation to the Administrative Agent by the bank in which a Lock Box or other account of a Borrower is maintained that such items of payment have been collected in good funds and finally credited to Agent’s account, provided , however , that if JPMCB is the bank in which such Lock Box or other account is maintained, all items of payment shall be deemed applied by the Administrative Agent on account of the Obligations two (2) Business Days after such items have been collected in good funds.  Administrative Agent is not required to credit any Collection Account or any other account maintained for any Borrower for the amount of any item of payment which is unsatisfactory to Administrative Agent and the Administrative Agent may charge any Borrower’s account for the amount of any item of payment which is returned to Administrative Agent unpaid.

Section 5.16.            Benefit Plans Payments .  The Loan Parties and all ERISA Affiliates shall make all required contributions under any Plans which, if not made, could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect unless such payment is being contested pursuant to Section 5.04.
 
Section 5.17.            Merger and Dissolution of Subsidiaries . The following shall occur:
 
(a)            the merger of each of the following Subsidiaries into SYX North American Tech Holdings LLC on or prior to December 31, 2016: (i) NA Tech Computer Supplies Inc., a New York corporation, (ii) NA Tech Gov/Ed Solutions Inc., a Delaware corporation, (iii) NA Tech Distributors Inc., a Delaware corporation, (iv) Pocahontas Corp., a Delaware corporation and (v) SYX Services Inc., a Delaware corporation;

(b)             the merger of C&H Service, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company into Global Industrial Distribution Inc. on or prior to December 31, 2016;

(c)             the sale or dissolution of each of the following Subsidiaries on or prior to December 31, 2016: (i) Global Industrial Mexico Holdings II Inc., a corporation organized under the laws of Delaware, (ii) Global Industrial Mexico Holdings Inc., a corporation organized under the laws of Delaware, (iii), Papier Catalogues, Inc., a corporation organized under the laws of New York, (iv) C&H Productos Industriales S. de R.L. de C.V., a Mexican Sociedad de Responsibilidad Limitada de Capital Variable and (v) Distribucion Industrial Globales S. de R.I de CV, a Mexican Sociedad de Responsibilidad Limitada de Capital Variable ; and
 
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(d)             Loan Parties shall provide Administrative Agent with filed copies of any documentation related to each of the actions taken in clauses (a), (b) and (c) of this Section 5.17 promptly after any such documents are filed with the applicable Secretary of State or other equivalent office.

Section 5.18.            Post-Closing .  As soon as practicable and in any event (i) not later than fourteen days following the Third Restatement Date (or such later date as Administrative Agent shall agree to in its sole discretion), Administrative Agent shall have received original stock certificates together with stock powers executed in blank, each in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Administrative Agent, with respect to the Equity Interests of Systemax Global Solutions Inc., Afligo Marketing Services Inc., NA Tech Retail Services Inc., NA Tech Direct Inc., Global Industrial Distribution Inc. and Global Industrial Services Inc. (collectively, the “ Revised Stock Certificates ”), (ii) promptly following the delivery of the Revised Stock Certificates, Loan Parties shall deliver to Administrative Agent a new Exhibit G to the Security Agreement with the certificate numbers relating to the Revised Stock Certificates completed, and such new Exhibit G shall become Exhibit G to the Security Agreement and (iii) not later than October 31, 2016 (or such later date as Administrative Agent shall agree to in its sole discretion), Administrative Agent shall have received a duly executed copy of the Master Promissory Note, together with an executed allonge thereto in blank, each in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Administrative Agent.
 
ARTICLE VI.

Negative Covenants

Until the Commitments shall have expired or been terminated and the principal of and interest on each Loan and all fees, expenses and other amounts payable under any Loan Document shall have been paid in full and all Letters of Credit shall have expired or terminated, in each case without any pending draw, and all LC Disbursements shall have been reimbursed, the Loan Parties covenant and agree, jointly and severally, with the Lenders that:

Section 6.01.           Indebtedness .  No Loan Party will, nor will it permit any of its Subsidiaries (other than any Foreign Subsidiary) to, create, incur, assume or suffer to exist any Indebtedness, except:
 
(a)             the Secured Obligations;

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

(c)             intercompany Indebtedness between the Borrowers;

(d)             Guarantees by a Borrower of Indebtedness of any Subsidiary thereof and by any Subsidiary of a Borrower of Indebtedness of a Borrower or any other Subsidiary of a Borrower, provided that (i) the Indebtedness so Guaranteed is permitted by this Section 6.01, (ii) Guarantees by a Borrower or any Subsidiary of a Borrower that is a Loan Party of Indebtedness of any Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party shall be subject to Section 6.04 and (iii) Guarantees permitted under this clause (d) shall be subordinated to the Secured Obligations of the applicable Subsidiary on the same terms as the Indebtedness so Guaranteed is subordinated to the Secured Obligations;

(e)             Indebtedness of any Borrower to any Subsidiary thereof and of any such Subsidiary to a Borrower or any other Subsidiary of a Borrower; provided that Indebtedness of any Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party owing to any Loan Party shall be subject to Section 6.04;
 
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(f)              Indebtedness of a Borrower or any Subsidiary of a Borrower incurred to finance the acquisition, construction or improvement of any fixed or capital assets (whether or not constituting purchase money Indebtedness), including Capital Lease Obligations and any Indebtedness assumed in connection with the acquisition of any such assets or secured by a Lien on any such assets prior to the acquisition thereof (but excluding Indebtedness incurred in connection with a Permitted Acquisition or Permitted Foreign Subsidiary Acquisition), and extensions, renewals and replacements of any such Indebtedness in accordance with clause (h) hereof; provided that such Indebtedness is incurred prior to or within 90 days after such acquisition or the completion of such construction or improvement;

(g)             Indebtedness of a Borrower or any Subsidiary of a Borrower incurred in connection with a Permitted Acquisition or Permitted Foreign Subsidiary Acquisition (including, without limitation, any Indebtedness of the Person to be acquired which is assumed by such Borrower or Subsidiary), and extensions, renewals and replacements of any such Indebtedness in accordance with clause (h) hereof; provided that (i) such Indebtedness is incurred as of the effective date of such Permitted Acquisition or Permitted Foreign Subsidiary Acquisition, and (ii) the aggregate principal amount of Indebtedness permitted by this clause (g) shall not exceed the sum of $15,000,000 in any fiscal year;

(h)             Indebtedness which represents extensions, renewals, refinancing or replacements (such Indebtedness being so extended, renewed, refinanced or replaced being referred to herein as the “ Refinance Indebtedness ”) of any of the Indebtedness described in clauses (b) , (f) , (g) and (k) hereof (such Indebtedness being referred to herein as the “ Original Indebtedness ”); provided that, (i) such Refinance Indebtedness does not increase the principal amount or interest rate of the Original Indebtedness, (ii) any Liens securing such Refinance Indebtedness are not extended to any additional property of any Loan Party, (iii) no Loan Party that is not originally obligated with respect to repayment of such Original Indebtedness is required to become obligated with respect to such Refinance Indebtedness, (iv) such Refinance Indebtedness does not result in a shortening of the average weighted maturity of such Original Indebtedness, (v) the terms of such Refinance Indebtedness are not less favorable to the obligor thereunder than the original terms of such Original Indebtedness and (vi) if such Original Indebtedness was subordinated in right of payment to the Secured Obligations, then the terms and conditions of such Refinance Indebtedness must include subordination terms and conditions that are at least as favorable to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders as those that were applicable to such Original Indebtedness;

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

(j)              Indebtedness of any Loan Party or any Subsidiary thereof in respect of performance bonds, bid bonds, appeal bonds, surety bonds and similar obligations, in each case provided in the ordinary course of business;

(k)             unsecured Indebtedness in an aggregate principal amount not exceeding $100,000,000 at any time outstanding incurred pursuant to a public or private debt or convertible debt offering;

(l)             other unsecured Indebtedness in an aggregate principal amount not exceeding $25,000,000 at any time outstanding;

(m)            Guarantees by a Loan Party of (i) leases or other obligations that do not constitute Indebtedness and (ii) Indebtedness otherwise permitted hereunder;

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(n)            Reimbursement obligations of a Loan Party with respect to letters of credit issued by financial institutions other than Issuing Bank securing obligations otherwise permitted hereunder;

(o)             Indebtedness of any Subsidiary which is not a Loan Party incurred in the ordinary course of business to finance the acquisition of inventory (whether or not constituting a purchase money Indebtedness); provided that such Indebtedness is incurred prior to or within 30 days after such acquisition; and

(p)             Indebtedness of any Subsidiary which is not a Loan Party consisting of reimbursement obligations in connection with letters of credit, bank guaranties, bankers acceptances or similar interests obtained in the ordinary course of business.

Section 6.02.            Liens .  No Loan Party will, nor will it permit any of its Subsidiaries (other than any Foreign Subsidiary) to, create, incur, assume or permit to exist any Lien on any property or asset now owned or hereafter acquired by it, or assign or sell any income or revenues (including Accounts) or rights in respect of any thereof, except:
 
(a)             Liens created under the Loan Documents;

(b)             (x) Permitted Encumbrances and (y) Liens securing the unpaid purchase price incurred by any Loan Party in connection with a Permitted Acquisition or Permitted Foreign Subsidiary Acquisition; provided that, in the case of clause (y), (i) such Lien shall not encumber any property or asset of such Loan Party other such property or asset acquired in connection with the subject Permitted Acquisition or Permitted Foreign Subsidiary Acquisition and (ii) such Lien shall secure only Indebtedness which it secures on the effective date of the subject Permitted Acquisition or Permitted Foreign Subsidiary Acquisition and only to the extent that such Indebtedness was incurred in compliance with the limitations of this Agreement;

(c)             any Lien on any property or asset of any Borrower or any Subsidiary of a Borrower existing on the date hereof and set forth in Schedule 6.02; provided that (i) such Lien shall not apply to any other property or asset of such Borrower or Subsidiary and (ii) such Lien shall secure only those obligations which it secures on the date hereof;

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

(e)             any Lien existing on any property or asset (other than Accounts and Inventory) prior to the acquisition thereof by a Borrower or any Subsidiary of a Borrower or existing on any property or asset (other than Accounts and Inventory) of any Person that becomes a Loan Party after the date hereof prior to the time such Person becomes a Loan Party; provided that (i) such Lien is not created in contemplation of or in connection with such acquisition or such Person becoming a Loan Party, as the case may be, (ii) such Lien shall not apply to any other property or assets of the Loan Party and (iii) such Lien shall secure only those obligations which it secures on the date of such acquisition or the date such Person becomes a Loan Party, as the case may be;
 
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(f)              Liens of a collecting bank arising in the ordinary course of business under Section 4-208 of the Uniform Commercial Code in effect in the relevant jurisdiction covering only the items being collected upon;

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

(h)             Liens granted by Subsidiaries of any Loan Party which are not Loan Parties which either (i) do not secure indebtedness or (ii) secure the Indebtedness permitted under Section 6.01(q);

(i)              [Intentionally Omitted];

(j)              Liens on cash collateral securing the Indebtedness permitted under Sections 6.01(n) and (p); and

(k)             Notwithstanding the foregoing, none of the Liens permitted pursuant to this Section 6.02 may at any time attach to any Loan Party’s (1) Accounts, other than those permitted under clause (a) of the definition of Permitted Encumbrance and clause (a) above, and (2) Inventory, other than those permitted under clauses (a) and (b) of the definition of Permitted Encumbrance and clause (a) above.

Section 6.03.            Fundamental Changes .
 
(a)             No Loan Party will, nor will it permit any of its Subsidiaries to, merge into or consolidate with any other Person, or permit any other Person to merge into or consolidate with it, or liquidate or dissolve, other than as set forth in Section 5.17 hereof; provided that, if at the time thereof and immediately after giving effect thereto, no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing: (i) any Subsidiary of a Borrower may merge into or amalgamate with any Loan Party in a transaction in which such Loan Party is the surviving corporation; (ii) any Loan Party (other than a Borrower) may merge into any Loan Party in a transaction in which the surviving or amalgamated entity is a Loan Party, (iii) any Subsidiary of a Loan Party which is not a Loan Party may liquidate and dissolve or merge or consolidate into another Subsidiary which is not a Loan Party and (iv) for the avoidance of doubt, each of the mergers set forth on Schedule 6.03 shall be permitted.

(b)             No Loan Party will, nor will it permit any of its Subsidiaries to, engage in any business other than businesses of the type conducted by SYX and its Consolidated Subsidiaries on the date of execution of this Agreement and businesses reasonably related thereto.

(c)             No Loan Party will change the accounting basis upon which its financial statements are prepared.

Section 6.04.            Investments, Loans, Advances, Guarantees and Acquisitions .  No Loan Party will, nor will it permit any of its Subsidiaries (other than any Foreign Subsidiary) to, purchase, hold or acquire (including pursuant to any merger with any Person that was not a Loan Party and a wholly owned Subsidiary prior to such merger) any Equity Interest, evidences of indebtedness or other securities (including any option, warrant or other right to acquire any of the foregoing) of, make or permit to exist any loans or advances to, Guarantee any obligations of, or make or permit to exist any investment or any other interest in, any other Person, or purchase or otherwise acquire (in one transaction or a series of transactions) any assets of any other Person constituting a business unit (whether through purchase of assets, merger or otherwise), except:
 
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(a)             Permitted Investments, subject to control agreements in favor of the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Lenders or otherwise subject to a perfected security interest in favor of the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the applicable Lenders;

(b)             Investments, loans, advances and Guarantees in existence on the Third Restatement Date and described in Schedule 6.04 ;

(c)             investments by SYX in the Borrowers and by the Borrowers and their respective Subsidiaries in Equity Interests in their respective Subsidiaries, provided that (A) any such Equity Interests held by a Loan Party shall be pledged pursuant to the Security Agreement (to the extent required pursuant to the applicable provisions of Section 5.14(b) and (c)) and (B) the aggregate amount of investments by Loan Parties in Subsidiaries that are not Loan Parties (excluding any amounts described on Schedule 6.04) shall not exceed, together with (x) outstanding intercompany loans and/or advances permitted under clause (B) to the proviso to Section 6.04(d) and (y) outstanding Guarantees permitted under the proviso to Section 6.04(e), the sum of $75,000,000 in the aggregate at any time outstanding (in each case determined without regard to any write-downs or write-offs and Equity Interests shall be valued at their original cost);

(d)             loans or advances made by a Borrower to any Subsidiary thereof and made by any such Subsidiary to any Borrower or any other Subsidiary of a Borrower, provided that (A) any such loans and advances made by a Loan Party shall be evidenced by a promissory note pledged pursuant to the Security Agreement and (B) the amount of such loans and advances made by Loan Parties to any of their Subsidiaries that are not Loan Parties (excluding any amounts described on Schedule 6.04) shall not exceed, together with (x) outstanding investments permitted under clause (B) to the proviso to Section 6.04(c) and (y) outstanding Guarantees permitted under the proviso to Section 6.04(e), the sum of $75,000,000 in the aggregate at any time outstanding (in each case determined without regard to any write-downs or write-offs and Equity Interests shall be valued at their original cost);

(e)             Guarantees constituting Indebtedness permitted by Section 6.01, provided that the aggregate principal amount of Indebtedness of Subsidiaries of any Loan Parties that are not Loan Parties that is Guaranteed by any Loan Party (excluding any amounts described on Schedule 6.04) shall not exceed, together with (x) outstanding investments permitted under clause (B) to the proviso to Section 6.04(c) and (y) outstanding intercompany loans and/or advances permitted under clause (B) to the proviso to Section 6.04(d), the sum of $75,000,000 in the aggregate at any time outstanding (in each case determined without regard to any write-downs or write-offs and Equity Interests shall be valued at their original cost);

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

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

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

(i)               investments of any Person existing at the time such Person becomes a Subsidiary of a Borrower or consolidates or merges with a Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries (including in connection with a Permitted Acquisition or Permitted Foreign Subsidiary Acquisition) so long as such investments were not made in contemplation of such Person becoming a Subsidiary thereof or of such merger;
 
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(j)               investments received in connection with the dispositions of assets permitted by Section 6.05;

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

(l)              Permitted Acquisitions may be made subject to the requirements contained in the definition of Permitted Acquisition and Permitted Foreign Subsidiary Acquisitions may be made subject to the requirements contained in the definition of Permitted Foreign Subsidiary Acquisition.

Section 6.05.            Asset Sales .  No Loan Party will, nor will it permit any of its Subsidiaries to, sell, transfer, lease or otherwise dispose of any asset, including any Equity Interest owned by it, nor will any Borrower permit any of its Subsidiaries to issue any additional Equity Interest in such Subsidiary (other than to a Borrower or another Subsidiary thereof in compliance with Section 6.04), except:
 
(a)             sales, transfers and dispositions of (i) Inventory in the ordinary course of business, (ii) used, obsolete, worn out or surplus Equipment or property in the ordinary course of business and (iii) Permitted Investments;

(b)             sales, transfers and dispositions to a Borrower or any Subsidiary thereof, provided that any such sales, transfers or dispositions involving a Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party shall be made in compliance with Section 6.09;

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

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

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

(f)             sales, transfers and other dispositions of assets (other than Equity Interests in a Subsidiary of a Borrower unless all Equity Interests in such Subsidiary are sold) that are not permitted by any other paragraph of this Section, provided that the aggregate fair market value of all assets sold, transferred or otherwise disposed of in reliance upon this paragraph (g) shall not exceed $1,000,000 during any fiscal year of the Borrower;

(g)             licenses of Intellectual Property entered into by a Loan Party or any Subsidiary of a Loan Party in the ordinary course of business; and

(h)             any sale or disposition made in accordance with Section 5.17;

provided that all sales, transfers, leases and other dispositions permitted hereby (other than those permitted by paragraphs (b) and (e) above) shall be made for fair value and for at least 75% cash consideration.
 
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Section 6.06.            Sale and Leaseback Transactions .  No Loan Party will, nor will it permit any of its Subsidiaries (other than any Foreign Subsidiary) to, enter into any arrangement, directly or indirectly, whereby it shall sell or transfer any property, real or personal, used or useful in its business, whether now owned or hereafter acquired, and thereafter rent or lease such property or other property that it intends to use for substantially the same purpose or purposes as the property sold or transferred, except with respect to assets permitted to be sold pursuant to Section 6.05.
 
Section 6.07.            Swap Agreements .  No Loan Party will, nor will it permit any of its Subsidiaries (other than any Foreign Subsidiary) to, enter into any Swap Agreement, except (a) Swap Agreements entered into to hedge or mitigate risks to which a Borrower or any Subsidiary thereof has actual exposure (other than those in respect of Equity Interests of a Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries), (b) Swap Agreements entered into in order to effectively cap, collar or exchange interest rates (from fixed to floating rates, from one floating rate to another floating rate or otherwise) with respect to any interest-bearing liability or investment of a Borrower or any Subsidiary thereof and (c) Swap Agreements entered into with any Lender with respect to foreign currency exchange rates.
 
Section 6.08.            Restricted Payments; Certain Payments of Indebtedness .
 
(a)             No Loan Party will, nor will it permit any of its Subsidiaries to, declare or make, or agree to pay or make, directly or indirectly, any Restricted Payment, or incur any obligation (contingent or otherwise) to do so, except (i) SYX may declare and pay dividends with respect to its common stock payable solely in additional shares of its common stock, and, with respect to its preferred stock, payable solely in additional shares of such preferred stock or in shares of its common stock, (ii) SYX may declare and pay dividends, and make other distributions, share repurchases and other payments in respect to its common and/or preferred stock, if (x) at the time of the declaration of such payment, no Default or Event of Default has occurred which is then continuing and (y) no Default or Event of Default pursuant to clauses (a), (b), (h) or (i) of Article VII exist at the time of such payment; provided that any such payment shall be made no later than fifteen (15) Business Days after the declaration thereof and (C) after giving effect thereto Borrowing Base Availability will not be less than the greater of (I) 25% of the then applicable aggregate Commitment or (II) $17,500,000 on a pro forma basis for the thirty (30) day period pre and post such date of payment, (iii) Subsidiaries of SYX may declare and pay dividends ratably with respect to their Equity Interests, and (iv) the Borrowers may make Restricted Payments pursuant to and in accordance with stock compensation plans or other benefit plans for management or employees of SYX and its Consolidated Subsidiaries.

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

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

(ii)             payment of regularly scheduled interest and principal payments as and when due in respect of any Indebtedness permitted under Section 6.01, other than payments in respect of Indebtedness, if any, prohibited by the subordination provisions thereof;

(iii)             refinancings of Indebtedness to the extent permitted by Section 6.01; and
 
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(iv)            payment of secured Indebtedness that becomes due as a result of the voluntary sale or transfer of the property or assets securing such Indebtedness.

Section 6.09.            Transactions with Affiliates .  No Loan Party will, nor will it permit any of its Subsidiaries to, sell, lease or otherwise transfer any property or assets to, or purchase, lease or otherwise acquire any property or assets from, or otherwise engage in any other transactions with, any of its Affiliates, except (a) transactions that are at prices, and on payment terms and other terms and conditions, not less favorable to such Loan Party or Subsidiary thereof than could be obtained on an arm’s-length basis from unrelated third parties, (b) transactions between or among any Borrower and any Subsidiary thereof that is a Loan Party not involving any other Affiliate, (c) any investment permitted by Sections 6.04(c), 6.04(d) or 6.04(e), (d) any Indebtedness permitted under Section 6.01(c), (e) any Restricted Payment permitted by Section 6.08, (f) loans or advances to employees permitted under Section 6.04, (g) the payment of reasonable fees to directors of SYX who are not employees of such Borrower or any Subsidiary thereof, and compensation and employee benefit arrangements paid to, and indemnities provided for the benefit of, directors, officers or employees of SYX or its Subsidiaries in the ordinary course of business, (h) any issuances of securities or other payments, awards or grants in cash, securities or otherwise pursuant to, or the funding of, employment agreements, stock compensation and stock ownership plans approved by the board of directors of SYX or its designated committees (or, as to any such agreements or plans involving Subsidiaries of SYX, approved by the board of each such Subsidiary) and (i) transactions disclosed on Schedule 6.09.
 
Section 6.10.            Restrictive Agreements .  No Loan Party will, nor will it permit any of its Subsidiaries to, directly or indirectly, enter into, incur or permit to exist any agreement or other arrangement that prohibits, restricts or imposes any condition upon (a) the ability of such Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries (other than any Foreign Subsidiary) to create, incur or permit to exist any Lien upon any of its property or assets, or (b) the ability of such Subsidiary to pay dividends or other distributions with respect to any shares of its Equity Interests or to make or repay loans or advances to a Borrower or any other Subsidiary thereof or to Guarantee Indebtedness of a Borrower or any other such Subsidiary; provided that (i) the foregoing shall not apply to restrictions and conditions imposed by Requirement of Law or by any Loan Document, (ii) the foregoing shall not apply to restrictions and conditions existing on the date hereof identified on Schedule 6.10 (but shall apply to any extension or renewal of, or any amendment or modification expanding the scope of, any such restriction or condition), (iii) the foregoing shall not apply to customary restrictions and conditions contained in agreements relating to the sale of a Subsidiary pending such sale, provided such restrictions and conditions apply only to the Subsidiary that is to be sold and such sale is permitted hereunder, (iv) clause (a) of the foregoing shall not apply to restrictions or conditions imposed by any agreement relating to secured Indebtedness permitted by this Agreement if such restrictions or conditions apply only to the property or assets securing such Indebtedness and (v) clause (a) of the foregoing shall not apply to customary provisions in leases restricting the assignment thereof.
 
Section 6.11.            Amendment of Material Documents .  No Loan Party will, nor will it permit any of its Subsidiaries to, amend, modify or waive any of its rights under (a) its certificate of incorporation, by-laws, operating, management or partnership agreement or other organizational documents or (b) any floorplanning arrangement with respect to the Inventory of any Borrower, to the extent any such amendment, modification or waiver would be adverse to the Lenders.
 
Section 6.12.            Intentionally Omitted .
 
Section 6.13.            Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio .   The Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio shall not be less than the ratio of 1.15 to 1.00 as of the end of each fiscal quarter.  Compliance with the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio shall only be tested during a Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio Compliance Period.
 
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Section 6.14.            Floorplanning . The Loan Parties shall not, nor will they permit any of their Subsidiaries to, enter into any floorplanning arrangements with respect to the Inventory of any Borrower which involves the granting of a Lien on any Collateral unless the floorplan provider has entered into an intercreditor agreement with the Administrative Agent on terms and conditions satisfactory to Administrative Agent in its Permitted Discretion.
 
Section 6.15.            Intentionally Omitted .
 
Section 6.16.            Leases . No Loan Party will, nor will it permit any of its Subsidiaries (other than any Foreign Subsidiary) to, enter as lessee into any lease arrangement for real or personal property except:
 
(i)              leases which are capitalized and permitted under Sections 6.05;

(ii)             leases outstanding on the Third Restatement Date and reflected on Schedule 6.16 and renewals and replacements thereof which do not materially increase the obligations of the respective Borrowers (which, in the case of leases, shall mean any increase in excess of 10% per annum); and

(iii)            operating leases entered into in the ordinary course of business.

Section 6.17.            Holding Companies .  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, none of Global Industrial Holdings LLC, SYX North American Tech Holdings LLC, Rebate Holdings LLC, SYX S.A. Holdings Inc. or SYX S.A. Holdings II Inc. will engage in any business or own any significant assets or have any material liabilities other than (i) its ownership of the Equity Interests of its wholly owned Subsidiaries and (ii) those liabilities which it is responsible for under this Agreement and the Loan Documents; provided that each such Person may engage in those activities that are incidental to (x) the maintenance of its existence in compliance with applicable law and (y) legal, tax and accounting matters in connection with any of the foregoing activities.
 
Section 6.18.            Proceeds re: Anti-Corruption Laws and Sanctions .  No Loan Party will, directly or indirectly, use the proceeds of the Borrowings or any Letter of Credit, or lend, contribute or otherwise make available such proceeds to any Subsidiary, joint venture partner or other Person, (i) to fund any activities or business of or with any Sanctioned Person or in any Sanctioned Country or (ii) in any other manner that would result in a violation of Sanctions by any Person (including any Person participating in the Borrowing, whether as underwriter, lender, advisor, investor or otherwise).   No part of the proceeds of any Borrowing or any Letter of Credit will be used, directly or indirectly, for any payments that could constitute a violation of any applicable Anti-Corruption Laws.
 
ARTICLE VII.

Events of Default

If any of the following events (“ Events of Default ”) shall occur:

(a)             any Borrower shall fail to pay any principal of any Loan or any reimbursement obligation in respect of any LC Disbursement when and as the same shall become due and payable, whether at the due date thereof or at a date fixed for prepayment thereof or otherwise;
 
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(b)             any Borrower shall fail to pay any interest on any Loan or any fee or any other amount (other than an amount referred to in clause (a) of this Article) payable under this Agreement, when and as the same shall become due and payable;

(c)             any representation or warranty made or deemed made by or on behalf of any Borrower or any other Loan Party in or in connection with this Agreement or any Loan Document or any amendment or modification thereof or waiver thereunder, or in any report, certificate, financial statement or other document furnished pursuant to or in connection with this Agreement or any other Loan Document or any amendment or modification thereof or waiver thereunder, shall prove to have been materially incorrect when made or deemed made;

(d)             any Loan Party shall fail to observe or perform any covenant, condition or agreement contained in Section 5.02(a), 5.03 (with respect to a Loan Party’s existence) or 5.08 or in Article VI;

(e)             any Loan Party shall fail to observe or perform any covenant, condition or agreement contained in this Agreement (other than those which constitute a default under another Section of this Article), and such failure shall continue unremedied for a period of (i) ten (10) days after the earlier of the occurrence of such breach or receipt of notice of such breach from Administrative Agent to the Borrower Representative (which notice will be given at the request of any Lender) if such breach relates to terms or provisions of Section 5.01, 5.02 (other than Section 5.02(a)), 5.03 through 5.07, 5.10, 5.11 or 5.13 of this Agreement or (ii) twenty (20) days after the earlier of the occurrence of such breach or receipt of notice of such breach from Administrative Agent (which notice will be given at the request of any Lender) if such breach relates to terms or provisions of any other Section of this Agreement;

(f)              any Loan Party or any Subsidiary thereof shall fail to make any payment (whether of principal or interest and regardless of amount) in respect of any Material Indebtedness, when and as the same shall become due and payable and after any required notices have been given to such Loan Party or Subsidiary and all grace and cure periods relating thereto have expired;

(g)             any event or condition occurs that results in any Material Indebtedness becoming due prior to its scheduled maturity or that enables or permits (with or without the giving of notice, the lapse of time or both) the holder or holders of any Material Indebtedness or any trustee or agent on its or their behalf to cause any Material Indebtedness to become due, or to require the prepayment, repurchase, redemption or defeasance thereof, prior to its scheduled maturity; provided that this clause (g) shall not apply to secured Indebtedness that becomes due as a result of the voluntary sale or transfer of the property or assets securing such Indebtedness;

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

(i)              any Loan Party or any Subsidiary of any Loan Party shall (i) voluntarily commence any proceeding or file any petition seeking liquidation, reorganization or other relief under any Federal, state or foreign bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership or similar law now or hereafter in effect, (ii) consent to the institution of, or fail to contest in a timely and appropriate manner, any proceeding or petition described in clause (h) of this Article, (iii) apply for or consent to the appointment of a receiver, trustee, custodian, sequestrator, conservator or similar official for such Loan Party or Subsidiary of any Loan Party or for a substantial part of its assets, (iv) file an answer admitting the material allegations of a petition filed against it in any such proceeding, (v) make a general assignment for the benefit of creditors or (vi) take any action for the purpose of effecting any of the foregoing;
 
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(j)              any Loan Party or any Subsidiary of any Loan Party shall become unable, admit in writing its inability, or publicly declare its intention not to, or fail generally to pay its debts as they become due, or the value of the assets of any Loan Party or any Subsidiary of any Loan Party is less than its liabilities or a moratorium is declared in respect of any indebtedness of such party;

(k)             (i) one or more judgments for the payment of money in an aggregate amount in excess of $1,500,000 (which is not covered (excluding any customary deductible by insurance) shall be rendered against any Loan Party, any Subsidiary of any Loan Party or any combination thereof, and the same shall remain undischarged for a period of thirty (30) consecutive days during which execution shall not be effectively stayed; (ii) any action shall be legally taken by a judgment creditor to attach or levy upon any assets of any Loan Party or any Subsidiary of any Loan Party to enforce any such judgment described in subclause (i) of this clause (k); or (iii) any Loan Party or any Subsidiary of any Loan Party shall fail within 30 days to discharge one or more non-monetary judgments or orders which, individually or in the aggregate, could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, which judgments or orders, in any such case, are not stayed on appeal or otherwise being appropriately contested in good faith by proper proceedings diligently pursued;

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

(m)            a Change in Control shall occur;

(n)             the occurrence of any “default”, as defined in any Loan Document (other than this Agreement) or the breach of any of the terms or provisions of any Loan Document (other than this Agreement), which default or breach continues beyond any period of grace therein provided;

(o)             the Loan Guaranty shall fail to remain in full force or effect or any action shall be taken to discontinue or to assert the invalidity or unenforceability of the Loan Guaranty, or any Loan Guarantor shall fail to comply with any of the terms or provisions of the Loan Guaranty to which it is a party, or any Loan Guarantor shall deny that it has any further liability under the Loan Guaranty to which it is a party, or shall give notice to such effect, including, but not limited to notice of termination delivered pursuant to Section 10.08;

(p)             any Collateral Document shall for any reason fail to create a valid and (together with any required filings or actions) perfected first priority security interest in any Collateral purported to be covered thereby, except as permitted by the terms of any Collateral Document, or any Collateral Document shall fail to remain in full force or effect or any action shall be taken to discontinue or to assert the invalidity or unenforceability of any Collateral Document, or any Loan Party shall fail to comply with any of the terms or provisions of any Collateral Document;

(q)             any material provision of any Loan Document for any reason ceases to be valid, binding and enforceable in accordance with its terms (or any Loan Party shall challenge the enforceability of any Loan Document or shall assert in writing, or engage in any action or inaction based on any such assertion, that any provision of any of the Loan Documents has ceased to be or otherwise is not valid, binding and enforceable in accordance with its terms);
 
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(r)              any Loan Party is convicted under any law that may reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect on SYX or on the Borrowers taken as a whole;

(s)             any other event or condition shall occur or exist which, in the reasonable judgment of Administrative Agent, would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect on SYX or on the Borrowers taken as a whole, the Collateral or the Administrative Agent’s Liens thereon or the practical realization of the benefits of Administrative Agent’s and Lenders’ rights and remedies hereunder; or

(t)             any material damage to, or loss, theft or destruction of, any material Collateral, whether or not insured, or any strike, lockout, labor dispute, embargo, condemnation, natural disaster or public enemy, or other casualty which causes, for more than thirty (30) consecutive days beyond the coverage period of any applicable business interruption insurance, the cessation or substantial curtailment of revenue producing activities at any facility of any Borrower if any such event or circumstance would reasonably be likely to have a Material Adverse Effect on SYX or on the Borrowers taken as a whole, the Collateral or the Administrative Agent’s Liens thereon or the practical realization of the benefits of Administrative Agent’s and Lenders’ rights and remedies hereunder;

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

ARTICLE VIII.

The Administrative Agent

Section 8.01.            Appointment . Each of the Lenders and the Issuing Bank hereby irrevocably appoints the Administrative Agent as its agent and authorizes the Administrative Agent to take such actions on its behalf, including execution of the other Loan Documents to which Administrative Agent is a party, and to exercise such powers as are delegated to Administrative Agent, respectively, by the terms of the Loan Documents, together with such actions and powers as are reasonably incidental thereto. In addition, to the extent required under the laws of any jurisdiction other than the U.S., each of the Lenders and the Issuing Bank hereby grants to the Administrative Agent any required powers of attorney to execute any Collateral Document governed by the laws of such jurisdiction on such Lender’s or Issuing Bank’s behalf.  The provisions of this Article are solely for the benefit of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders (including the Swingline Lender and the Issuing Bank), and the Loan Parties shall not have rights as a third party beneficiary of any of such provisions.  It is understood and agreed that the use of the term “agent” as used herein or in any other Loan Documents (or any similar term) with reference to the Administrative Agent is not intended to connote any fiduciary or other implied (or express) obligations arising under agency doctrine of any applicable law.  Instead, such term is used as a matter of market custom, and is intended to create or reflect only an administrative relationship between independent contracting parties.
 
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Section 8.02.            Rights . Each bank serving as Administrative Agent hereunder shall have the same rights and powers in its capacity as a Lender as any other Lender and may exercise the same as though it were not Administrative Agent, and such bank and its Affiliates may accept deposits from, lend money to and generally engage in any kind of business with the Loan Parties or any Subsidiary of a Loan Party or other Affiliate thereof as if it were not Administrative Agent hereunder.
 
Section 8.03.            Duties and Obligations . Administrative Agent shall not have any duties or obligations except those expressly set forth in the Loan Documents.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, (a) Administrative Agent shall not be subject to any fiduciary or other implied duties, regardless of whether a Default has occurred and is continuing, (b) Administrative Agent shall not have any duty to take any discretionary action or exercise any discretionary powers, except discretionary rights and powers expressly contemplated by the Loan Documents that Administrative Agent is required to exercise in writing as directed by the Required Lenders (or such other number or percentage of the Lenders as shall be necessary under the circumstances as provided in Section 9.02), and (c) except as expressly set forth in the Loan Documents, Administrative Agent shall not have any duty to disclose, and shall not be liable for the failure to disclose, any information relating to any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries that is communicated to or obtained by the bank serving as Administrative Agent or any of its Affiliates in any capacity.  Administrative Agent shall not be liable for any action taken or not taken by it with the consent or at the request of the Required Lenders (or such other number or percentage of the Lenders as shall be necessary under the circumstances as provided in Section 9.02) or in the absence of its own gross negligence or willful misconduct as determined by a final nonappealable judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction.  Administrative Agent shall be deemed not to have knowledge of any Default unless and until written notice thereof is given to Administrative Agent by a Borrower or a Lender, and the Administrative Agent shall not be responsible for or have any duty to ascertain or inquire into (i) any statement, warranty or representation made in or in connection with any Loan Document, (ii) the contents of any certificate, report or other document delivered hereunder or thereunder or in connection with any Loan Document, (iii) the performance or observance of any of the covenants, agreements or other terms or conditions set forth in any Loan Document, (iv) the validity, enforceability, effectiveness or genuineness of any Loan Document or any other agreement, instrument or document, (v) the creation, perfection or priority of Liens on the Collateral or the existence of the Collateral, or (vi) the satisfaction of any condition set forth in Article IV or elsewhere in any Loan Document, other than to confirm receipt of items expressly required to be delivered to Administrative Agent.
 
Section 8.04.            Reliance . Administrative Agent shall be entitled to rely upon, and shall not incur any liability for relying upon, any notice, request, certificate, consent, statement, instrument, document or other writing believed by it to be genuine and to have been signed or sent by the proper Person.  Administrative Agent also may rely upon any statement made to it orally or by telephone and believed by it to be made by the proper Person, and shall not incur any liability for relying thereon.  Administrative Agent may consult with legal counsel (who may be counsel for the Borrowers), independent accountants and other experts selected by it, and shall not be liable for any action taken or not taken by it in accordance with the advice of any such counsel, accountants or experts.
 
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Section 8.05.            Actions through Sub-Agents . Administrative Agent may perform any and all its duties and exercise its rights and powers by or through any one or more sub-agents appointed by Administrative Agent.  Administrative Agent and any such sub-agent may perform any and all its duties and exercise its rights and powers through their respective Related Parties.  The exculpatory provisions of the preceding paragraphs shall apply to any such sub-agent and to the Related Parties of (i) Administrative Agent and (ii) any such sub-agent, and shall apply to their respective activities in connection with the syndication of the credit facilities provided for herein as well as activities as Administrative Agent.
 
Section 8.06.            Resignation . Subject to the appointment and acceptance of a successor Administrative Agent as provided in this paragraph, the Administrative Agent may resign at any time by notifying the Lenders, the Issuing Bank and the Borrower Representative.  Upon any such resignation, the Required Lenders shall have the right, in consultation with the Borrowers, to appoint a successor.  If no successor shall have been so appointed by the Required Lenders and shall have accepted such appointment within thirty (30) days after the retiring Administrative Agent gives notice of its resignation, then the retiring Administrative Agent may, on behalf of the Lenders and the Issuing Bank, appoint a successor Administrative Agent which shall be a bank with an office in New York, New York, or an Affiliate of any such bank.  Upon the acceptance of its appointment as Administrative Agent hereunder by its successor, such successor shall succeed to and become vested with all the rights, powers, privileges and duties of the retiring Administrative Agent, and the retiring Administrative Agent shall be discharged from its duties and obligations hereunder and under the other Loan Documents.  The fees payable by the Borrowers to a successor Administrative Agent shall be the same as those payable to its predecessor, unless otherwise agreed by the Borrowers and such successor.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event no successor Administrative Agent shall have been so appointed and shall have accepted such appointment within thirty (30) days after the retiring Administrative Agent gives notice of its intent to resign, the retiring Administrative Agent may give notice of the effectiveness of its resignation to the Lenders, the Issuing Bank and the Borrowers, whereupon, on the date of effectiveness of such resignation stated in such notice, (a) the retiring Administrative Agent shall be discharged from its duties and obligations hereunder and under the other Loan Documents, provided that, solely for purposes of maintaining any security interest granted to the Administrative Agent under any Collateral Document for the benefit of the Secured Parties, the retiring Administrative Agent shall continue to be vested with such security interest as collateral agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties and, in the case of any Collateral in the possession of the Administrative Agent, shall continue to hold such Collateral, in each case until such time as a successor Administrative Agent is appointed and accepts such appointment in accordance with this paragraph (it being understood and agreed that the retiring Administrative Agent shall have no duly or obligation to take any further action under any Collateral Document, including any action required to maintain the perfection of any such security interest), and (b) the Required Lenders shall succeed to and become vested with all the rights, powers, privileges and duties of the retiring Administrative Agent, provided that (i) all payments required to be made hereunder or under any other Loan Document to the Administrative Agent for the account of any Person other than the Administrative Agent shall be made directly to such Person and (ii) all notices and other communications required or contemplated to be given or made to the Administrative Agent shall also directly be given or made to each Lender and the Issuing Bank.  Following the effectiveness of the Administrative Agent’s resignation from its capacity as such, the provisions of this Article, Section 2.17(d) and Section 9.03, as well as any exculpatory, reimbursement and indemnification provisions set forth in any other Loan Document, shall continue in effect for the benefit of such retiring Administrative Agent, its sub-agents and their respective Related Parties in respect of any actions taken or omitted to be taken by any of them while it was acting as Administrative Agent and in respect of the matters referred to in the proviso under clause (a) above.
 
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Section 8.07.            Non-Reliance .
 
(a)             Each Lender acknowledges and agrees that the extensions of credit made hereunder are commercial loans and letters of credit and not investments in a business enterprise or securities.  Each Lender further represents that it is engaged in making, acquiring or holding commercial loans in the ordinary course of its business and has, independently and without reliance upon the Administrative Agent or any other Lender and based on such documents and information as it has deemed appropriate, made its own credit analysis and decision to enter into this Agreement as a Lender, and to make, acquire or hold Loans hereunder.  Each Lender shall, independently and without reliance upon the Administrative Agent or any other Lender and based on such documents and information (which may contain material, non-public information within the meaning of the United States securities laws concerning the Borrowers and their Affiliates) as it shall from time to time deem appropriate, continue to make its own decisions in taking or not taking action under or based upon this Agreement, any other Loan Document, any related agreement or any document furnished hereunder or thereunder and in deciding whether or to the extent to which it will continue as a Lender or assign or otherwise transfer its rights, interests and obligations hereunder.

(b)             Each Lender hereby agrees that (i) it has requested a copy of each Report prepared by or on behalf of the Administrative Agent; (ii) the Administrative Agent (A) makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the completeness or accuracy of any Report or any of the information contained therein or any inaccuracy or omission contained in or relating to a Report and (B) shall not be liable for any information contained in any Report; (iii) the Reports are not comprehensive audits or examinations, and that any Person performing any field examination will inspect only specific information regarding the Loan Parties and will rely significantly upon the Loan Parties’ books and records, as well as on representations of the Loan Parties’ personnel and that the Administrative Agent undertakes no obligation to update, correct or supplement the Reports; (iv) it will keep all Reports confidential and strictly for its internal use, not share the Report with any Loan Party or any other Person except as otherwise permitted pursuant to this Agreement; and (v) without limiting the generality of any other indemnification provision contained in this Agreement, (A) it will hold the Administrative Agent and any such other Person preparing a Report harmless from any action the indemnifying Lender may take or conclusion the indemnifying Lender may reach or draw from any Report in connection with any extension of credit that the indemnifying Lender has made or may make to the Borrower, or the indemnifying Lender’s participation in, or the indemnifying Lender’s purchase of, a Loan or Loans; and (B) it will pay and protect, and indemnify, defend, and hold the Administrative Agent and any such other Person preparing a Report harmless from and against, the claims, actions, proceedings, damages, costs, expenses, and other amounts (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) incurred by the Administrative Agent or any such other Person as the direct or indirect result of any third parties who might obtain all or part of any Report through the indemnifying Lender.

Section 8.08.            Other Agency Titles The list Agent titles given to other Lenders shall not have any right, power, obligation, liability, responsibility or duty under this Agreement other than those applicable to all Lenders as such.  Without limiting the foregoing, none of such Lenders shall have or be deemed to have a fiduciary relationship with any Lender.  Each Lender hereby makes the same acknowledgments with respect to the relevant Lenders in their respective capacities as list Agent titles given to other Lenders, as applicable, as it makes with respect to the Administrative Agent in the preceding paragraph.
 
Section 8.09.            Not Partners or Co-Venturers; Administrative Agent as Representative of the Secured Parties .

(a)             The Lenders are not partners or co-venturers, and no Lender shall be liable for the acts or omissions of, or (except as otherwise set forth herein in case of the Administrative Agent) authorized to act for, any other Lender.  The Administrative Agent shall have the exclusive right on behalf of the Lenders to enforce the payment of the principal of and interest on any Loan after the date such principal or interest has become due and payable pursuant to the terms of this Agreement.
 
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(b)             In its capacity, the Administrative Agent is a “representative” of the Secured Parties within the meaning of the term “secured party” as defined in the New York Uniform Commercial Code.  Each Lender authorizes the Administrative Agent to enter into each of the Collateral Documents to which it is a party and to take all action contemplated by such documents.  Each Lender agrees that no Secured Party (other than the Administrative Agent) shall have the right individually to seek to realize upon the security granted by any Collateral Document, it being understood and agreed that such rights and remedies may be exercised solely by the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties upon the terms of the Collateral Documents.  In the event that any Collateral is hereafter pledged by any Person as collateral security for the Secured Obligations, the Administrative Agent is hereby authorized, and hereby granted a power of attorney, to execute and deliver on behalf of the Secured Parties any Loan Documents necessary or appropriate to grant and perfect a Lien on such Collateral in favor of the Administrative Agent on behalf of the Secured Parties.

Section 8.10.            Flood Laws . JPMCB has adopted internal policies and procedures that address requirements placed on federally regulated lenders under the National Flood Insurance Reform Act of 1994 and related legislation (the "Flood Laws").  JPMCB, as administrative agent or collateral agent on a syndicated facility, will post on the applicable electronic platform (or otherwise distribute to each Lender in the syndicate) documents that it receives in connection with the Flood Laws.  However, JPMCB reminds each Lender and Participant in the facility that, pursuant to the Flood Laws, each federally regulated Lender (whether acting as a Lender or Participant in the facility) is responsible for assuring its own compliance with the flood insurance requirements.
 
ARTICLE IX.

Miscellaneous

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

 
(i)
if to any Loan Party, to SYX at:
       
   
Systemax Inc.
   
11 Harbor Park Drive
   
Port Washington, New York 11050
   
Attention:
Lawrence P. Reinhold, CFO
   
Telephone:
516.608.3118
   
Facsimile:
516.625-2593
     
   
With a copy to:
     
   
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
   
1177 Avenue of the Americas
   
New York, New York 10036
   
Attention:
Kenneth Chin
   
Telephone:
212.715.9459
   
Facsimile:
212.715.8278
 
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(ii)             if to the Administrative Agent, JPMCB in its capacity as an Issuing Bank or the Swingline Lender:

 
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
 
277 Park Avenue, 22nd Floor
 
New York, New York 10172
 
Attention:
Systemax Account Executive
 
Telephone:
212.270.0303
 
Facsimile:
646.534.2274
   
 
With a copy to:
   
 
Hahn & Hessen LLP
 
488 Madison Avenue
 
New York, New York 10022
 
Attention:
Daniel J. Krauss, Esq.
 
Telephone:
212.478.7200
 
Facsimile:
212.478.7400

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

All such notices and other communications (i) sent by hand or overnight courier service, or mailed by certified or registered mail, shall be deemed to have been given when received, (ii) sent by facsimile shall be deemed to have been given when sent, provided that if not given during normal business hours of the recipient, such notice or communication shall be deemed to have been given at the opening of business on the next Business Day of the recipient, or (iii) delivered through Electronic Systems to the extent provided in paragraph (b) below shall be effective as provided in such paragraph.

(b)             Notices and other communications to the Lenders hereunder may be delivered or furnished by Electronic Systems pursuant to procedures approved by the Administrative Agent; provided that the foregoing shall not apply to notices pursuant to Article II unless otherwise agreed by the Administrative Agent and the applicable Lender.  Each of the Administrative Agent and the Borrower Representative (on behalf of the Loan Parties) may, in its discretion, agree to accept notices and other communications to it hereunder by Electronic Systems pursuant to procedures approved by it; provided that approval of such procedures may be limited to particular notices or communications.  Unless the Administrative Agent otherwise proscribes, all such notices and other communications (i) sent to an e-mail address shall be deemed received upon the sender’s receipt of an acknowledgement from the intended recipient (such as by the “return receipt requested” function, as available, return e-mail or other written acknowledgement), provided that if not given during the normal business hours of the recipient, such notice or communication shall be deemed to have been given at the opening of business on the next Business Day for the recipient, and (ii) posted to an Internet or intranet website shall be deemed received upon the deemed receipt by the intended recipient, at its e-mail address as described in the foregoing clause (i), of notification that such notice or communication is available and identifying the website address therefor; provided that, for both clauses (i) and (ii) above, if such notice, e-mail or other communication is not sent during the normal business hours of the recipient, such notice or communication shall be deemed to have been sent at the opening of business on the next Business Day of the recipient.
 
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(c)             Any party hereto may change its address, facsimile number or e-mail address for notices and other communications hereunder by notice to the other parties hereto.

(d)             Electronic Systems.

(i)              Each Loan Party agrees that the Administrative Agent may, but shall not be obligated to, make Communications (as defined below) available to the Issuing Bank and the other Lenders by posting the Communications on Debt Domain, Intralinks, Syndtrak, ClearPar or a substantially similar Electronic System.

(ii)             Any Electronic System used by the Administrative Agent is provided “as is” and “as available.”  The Agent Parties (as defined below) do not warrant the adequacy of such Electronic Systems and expressly disclaim liability for errors or omissions in the Communications.  No warranty of any kind, express, implied or statutory, including any warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement of third-party rights or freedom from viruses or other code defects, is made by any Agent Party in connection with the Communications or any Electronic System.  In no event shall the Administrative Agent or any of its Related Parties (collectively, the “ Agent Parties ”) have any liability to the Loan Parties, any Lender, the Issuing Bank or any other Person or entity for damages of any kind, including direct or indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages, losses or expenses (whether in tort, contract or otherwise) arising out of any Loan Party’s or the Administrative Agent’s transmission of communications through an Electronic System.

Section 9.02.            Waivers; Amendments .
 
(a)             No failure or delay by Administrative Agent, an Issuing Bank or any Lender in exercising any right or power hereunder or under any other Loan Document shall operate as a waiver thereof, nor shall any single or partial exercise of any such right or power, or any abandonment or discontinuance of steps to enforce such a right or power, preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right or power.  The rights and remedies of the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank and the Lenders hereunder and under any other Loan Document are cumulative and are not exclusive of any rights or remedies that they would otherwise have.  No waiver of any provision of any Loan Document or consent to any departure by any Loan Party therefrom shall in any event be effective unless the same shall be permitted by paragraph (b) of this Section, and then such waiver or consent shall be effective only in the specific instance and for the purpose for which given.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the making of a Loan or issuance of a Letter of Credit shall not be construed as a waiver of any Default, regardless of whether Administrative Agent, any Lender or the Issuing Bank may have had notice or knowledge of such Default at the time.
 
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(a)             Except as provided in the first sentence of Section 2.09(f) (with respect to any commitment increase), neither this Agreement nor any other Loan Document nor any provision hereof or thereof may be waived, amended or modified except (i) in the case of this Agreement, pursuant to an agreement or agreements in writing entered into by the Borrowers and the Required Lenders or, (ii) in the case of any other Loan Document, pursuant to an agreement or agreements in writing entered into by the Administrative Agent and the Loan Party or Loan Parties that are parties thereto, in each case with the consent of the Required Lenders; provided that no such agreement shall (i) increase the Commitment of any Lender without the written consent of such Lender (including any such Lender that is a Defaulting Lender), provided that the Administrative Agent may make Protective Advances as set forth in Section 2.04, (ii) reduce or forgive the principal amount of any Loan or LC Disbursement or reduce the rate of interest thereon, or reduce or forgive any interest or fees payable hereunder, without the written consent of each Lender (including any such Lender that is a Defaulting Lender) directly affected thereby, (iii) postpone any scheduled date of payment of the principal amount of any Loan or LC Disbursement, or any date for the payment of any interest, fees or other Obligations payable hereunder, or reduce the amount of, waive or excuse any such payment, or postpone the scheduled date of expiration of any Commitment, without the written consent of each Lender (including any such Lender that is a Defaulting Lender) directly affected thereby, (iv) change Section 2.18(b) or (d) in a manner that would alter the manner in which payments are shared, without the written consent of each Lender (other than any Defaulting Lender), (v) increase the advance rates set forth in the definition of Borrowing Base or add new categories of eligible assets, without the written consent of each Lender (other than any Defaulting Lender), (vi) change any of the provisions of this Section or the definition of “Required Lenders” or any other provision of any Loan Document specifying the number or percentage of Lenders (or Lenders of any Class) required to waive, amend or modify any rights thereunder or make any determination or grant any consent thereunder, without the written consent of each Lender (other than any Defaulting Lender) directly affected thereby, (vii) change Section 2.20, without the consent of each Lender (other than any Defaulting Lender), (viii) release any Loan Guarantor from its obligation under its Loan Guaranty (except as otherwise permitted herein or in the other Loan Documents), without the written consent of each Lender (other than any Defaulting Lender), or (ix) except as provided in clause (c) of this Section or in any Collateral Document, release all or substantially all of the Collateral, without the written consent of each Lender (other than any Defaulting Lender); provided further that no such agreement shall amend, modify or otherwise affect the rights or duties of the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank or the Swingline Lender hereunder without the prior written consent of the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank or the Swingline Lender, as the case may be (it being understood that any amendment to Section 2.20 shall require the consent of the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank and the Swingline Lender).  The Administrative Agent may also amend the Commitment Schedule to reflect assignments entered into pursuant to Section 9.04.  Any amendment, waiver or other modification of this Agreement or any other Loan Document that by its terms affects the rights or duties under this Agreement of the Lenders of one or more Classes (but not the Lenders of any other Class), may be effected by an agreement or agreements in writing entered into by the Borrower and the requisite number or percentage in interest of each affected Class of Lenders that would be required to consent thereto under this Section if such Class of Lenders were the only Class of Lenders hereunder at the time.
                                     
(b)             The Lenders hereby irrevocably authorize the Administrative Agent, at their option and in their sole discretion, to release any Liens granted to the Administrative Agent by the Loan Parties on any Collateral (i) upon the termination of the all Commitments, payment and satisfaction in full in cash of all Secured Obligations (other than Unliquidated Obligations), and the cash collateralization of all undrawn Letters of Credit in an amount equal to 105% of the stated amount of each thereof in a manner satisfactory to each affected Lender, (ii) constituting property being sold or disposed of if the Loan Party disposing of such property certifies to the Administrative Agent that the sale or disposition is made in compliance with the terms of this Agreement (and Administrative Agent may rely conclusively on any such certificate, without further inquiry), (iii) constituting property leased to a Loan Party under a lease which has expired or been terminated in a transaction permitted under this Agreement, or (iv) as required to effect any sale or other disposition of such Collateral in connection with any exercise of remedies of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders pursuant to Article VII.  Except as provided in the preceding sentence, the Administrative Agent will not release any Liens on Collateral without the prior written authorization of the Required Lenders; provided that, the Administrative Agent may in their discretion, release their Liens on Collateral valued in the aggregate not in excess of $2,500,000 during any calendar year without the prior written authorization of the Required Lenders (it being agreed that the Administrative Agent may rely conclusively on one or more certificates of the Borrowers as to the value of any Collateral to be so released, without further inquiry).  Any such release shall not in any manner discharge, affect, or impair the Secured Obligations or any Liens (other than those expressly being released) upon (or obligations of the Loan Parties in respect of) all interests retained by the Loan Parties, including the proceeds of any sale, all of which shall continue to constitute part of the Collateral.  Any execution and delivery by the Administrative Agent of documents in connection with any such release shall be without recourse to or warranty by the Administrative Agent.
 
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(c)             If, in connection with any proposed amendment, waiver or consent requiring the consent of “each Lender” or “each Lender affected thereby,” the consent of the Required Lenders is obtained, but the consent of other necessary Lenders is not obtained (any such Lender whose consent is necessary but not obtained being referred to herein as a “ Non-Consenting Lender ”), then Borrower Representative may elect to replace a Non-Consenting Lender as a Lender party to this Agreement, provided that, concurrently with such replacement, (i) another bank or other entity which is reasonably satisfactory to the Borrower Representatives and the Administrative Agent shall agree, as of such date, to purchase for cash the Loans and other Obligations due to the Non-Consenting Lender pursuant to an Assignment and Assumption and to become a Lender for all purposes under this Agreement and to assume all obligations of the Non-Consenting Lender to be terminated as of such date and to comply with the requirements of clause (b) of Section 9.04, and (ii) the Borrowers shall pay to such Non-Consenting Lender in same day funds on the day of such replacement (1) all interest, fees and other amounts then accrued but unpaid to such Non-Consenting Lender by the Borrowers hereunder to and including the date of termination, including without limitation payments due to such Non-Consenting Lender under Sections 2.15 and 2.17, and (2) an amount, if any, equal to the payment which would have been due to such Lender on the day of such replacement under Section 2.16 had the Loans of such Non-Consenting Lender been prepaid on such date rather than sold to the replacement Lender.

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

Section 9.03.            Expenses; Indemnity; Damage Waiver .
 
(a)             The Loan Parties shall, jointly and severally, pay all (i) reasonable out of pocket expenses incurred by the Administrative Agent and its Affiliates, including the reasonable and documented fees, charges and disbursements of counsel for the Administrative Agent, in connection with the syndication and distribution (including, without limitation, via the internet or through an Electronic System) of the credit facilities provided for herein, the preparation and administration of the Loan Documents and any amendments, modifications or waivers of the provisions of the Loan Documents (whether or not the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby shall be consummated), (ii) reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the Issuing Bank in connection with the issuance, amendment, renewal or extension of any Letter of Credit or any demand for payment thereunder and (iii) out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank or any Lender, including the fees, charges and disbursements of any counsel for the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank or any Lender, in connection with the enforcement, collection or protection of its rights in connection with the Loan Documents, including its rights under this Section, or in connection with the Loans made or Letters of Credit issued hereunder, including all such out-of-pocket expenses incurred during any workout, restructuring or negotiations in respect of such Loans or Letters of Credit.  Expenses being reimbursed by the Loan Parties under this Section include, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, fees, costs and expenses incurred in connection with:

(i)              appraisals and insurance reviews;

(ii)             field examinations and the preparation of Reports based on the fees charged by a third party retained by Administrative Agent or the internally allocated fees for each Person employed by Administrative Agent with respect to each field examination;
 
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(iii)            background checks regarding senior management and/or key investors, as deemed necessary or appropriate in the sole discretion of the Administrative Agent;

(iv)            Taxes, fees and other charges for (A) lien and title searches and title insurance and (B) recording the Mortgages, filing financing statements and continuations, and other actions to perfect, protect, and continue the Administrative Agent’s Liens;

(v)             sums paid or incurred to take any action required of any Loan Party under the Loan Documents that such Loan Party fails to pay or take; and

(vi)            forwarding loan proceeds, collecting checks and other items of payment, and establishing and maintaining the accounts and lock boxes, and costs and expenses of preserving and protecting the Collateral.

All of the foregoing fees, costs and expenses may be charged to the Borrowers as Revolving Loans or to another deposit account, all as described in Section 2.18(c). The Lenders and the Administrative Agent each agree to be responsive to inquiries of the Borrowers regarding any such fees.

(b)             The Loan Parties shall, jointly and severally, indemnify the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank and each Lender, and each Related Party of any of the foregoing Persons (each such Person being called an “ Indemnitee ”) against, and hold each Indemnitee harmless from, any and all losses, claims, damages, penalties, incremental taxes, liabilities and related expenses, including the reasonable and documented fees, charges and disbursements of any counsel for any Indemnitee, incurred by or asserted against any Indemnitee arising out of, in connection with, or as a result of (i) the execution or delivery of the Loan Documents or any agreement or instrument contemplated thereby, the performance by the parties hereto of their respective obligations thereunder or the consummation of the Transactions or any other transactions contemplated hereby, (ii) any Loan or Letter of Credit or the use of the proceeds therefrom (including any refusal by the Issuing Bank to honor a demand for payment under a Letter of Credit if the documents presented in connection with such demand do not strictly comply with the terms of such Letter of Credit), (iii) any actual or alleged presence or Release of Hazardous Materials on or from any property owned or operated by a Loan Party or a Subsidiary, or any Environmental Liability related in any way to a Loan Party or a Subsidiary, (iv) the failure of a Loan Party to deliver to the Administrative Agent the required receipts or other required documentary evidence with respect to a payment made by a Loan Party for Taxes pursuant to Section 2.17, or (v) any actual or prospective claim, litigation, investigation or proceeding relating to any of the foregoing, whether or not such claim, litigation, investigation or proceeding is brought by any Loan Party or their respective equity holders, Affiliates, creditors or any other third Person and whether based on contract, tort or any other theory and regardless of whether any Indemnitee is a party thereto; provided that such indemnity shall not, as to any Indemnitee, be available to the extent that such losses, claims, damages, penalties, liabilities or related expenses are determined by a court of competent jurisdiction by final and non-appealable judgment to have resulted from the gross negligence or willful misconduct of such Indemnitee.  This Section 9.03(b) shall not apply with respect to Taxes other than any Taxes that represent losses or damages arising from any non-Tax claim.  The Lenders and the Administrative Agent each agree to be responsive to inquiries of the Borrowers regarding any such fees.

(c)             To the extent that any Loan Party fails to pay any amount required to be paid by it to the Administrative Agent (or any sub-agent thereof), the Swingline Lender or the Issuing Bank (or any Related Party of any of the foregoing) under paragraph (a) or (b) of this Section, each Lender severally agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent, the Swingline Lender or the Issuing Bank (or any Related Party of any of the foregoing), as the case may be, such Lender’s Applicable Percentage (determined as of the time that the applicable unreimbursed expense or indemnity payment is sought) of such unpaid amount (it being understood that the Loan Parties’ failure to pay any such amount shall not relieve any Loan Party of any default in the payment thereof); provided that the unreimbursed expense or indemnified loss, claim, damage, penalty, liability or related expense, as the case may be, was incurred by or asserted against the Administrative Agent, the Swingline Lender or the Issuing Bank in its capacity as such.
 
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(d)             To the extent permitted by applicable law, no Loan Party shall assert, and each Loan Party hereby waives, any claim against any Indemnitee (i) for any damages arising from the use by others of information or other materials obtained through telecommunications, electronic or other information transmission systems (including the Internet) or (ii) on any theory of liability, for special, indirect, consequential or punitive damages (as opposed to direct or actual damages) arising out of, in connection with, or as a result of, this Agreement, any other Loan Document or any agreement or instrument contemplated hereby or thereby, the Transactions, any Loan or Letter of Credit or the use of the proceeds thereof; provided that, nothing in this paragraph (d) shall relieve any Loan Party of any obligation it may have to indemnify an Indemnitee against special, indirect, consequential or punitive damages asserted against such Indemnitee by a third party.

(e)             All amounts due under this Section shall be payable promptly after written demand therefor.

Section 9.04.            Successors and Assigns .
 
(a)            The provisions of this Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and assigns permitted hereby (including any Affiliate of the Issuing Bank that issues any Letter of Credit), except that (i) no Borrower may assign or otherwise transfer any of its rights or obligations hereunder without the prior written consent of each Lender (and any attempted assignment or transfer by any Borrower without such consent shall be null and void) and (ii) no Lender may assign or otherwise transfer its rights or obligations hereunder except in accordance with this Section.  Nothing in this Agreement, expressed or implied, shall be construed to confer upon any Person (other than the parties hereto, their respective successors and assigns permitted hereby (including any Affiliate of the Issuing Bank that issues any Letter of Credit), Participants (to the extent provided in paragraph (c) of this Section) and, to the extent expressly contemplated hereby, the Related Parties of each of the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank and the Lenders) any legal or equitable right, remedy or claim under or by reason of this Agreement.

(b)             (i)            Subject to the conditions set forth in paragraph (b)(ii) below, any Lender may assign to one or more Persons (other than an Ineligible Institution) all or a portion of its rights and obligations under this Agreement (including all or a portion of its Commitment, participations in Letters of Credit and the Loans at the time owing to it) with the prior written consent (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld) of:

(A)            the Borrower Representative, provided that the Borrower Representative shall be deemed to have consented to any such assignment unless it shall object thereto by written notice to the Administrative Agent within five (5) Business Days after having received notice thereof, and provided   further that no consent of the Borrower Representative shall be required for an assignment to a Lender, an Affiliate of a Lender, an Approved Fund or, if an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, any other assignee; and

(B)            the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank and the Swingline Lender.
 
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(ii)             Assignments shall be subject to the following additional conditions:

(A)           except in the case of an assignment to a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender or an Approved Fund or an assignment of the entire remaining amount of the assigning Lender’s Commitment or Loans of any Class, the amount of the Commitment or Loans of the assigning Lender subject to each such assignment (determined as of the date the Assignment and Assumption with respect to such assignment is delivered to the Administrative Agent) shall not be less than $5,000,000 unless each of the Borrower Representative and the Administrative Agent otherwise consent, provided that no such consent of the Borrower Representative shall be required if an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing;

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

(C)            the parties to each assignment shall execute and deliver to the Administrative Agent an Assignment and Assumption or (y) to the extent applicable, an agreement incorporating an Assignment and Assumption by reference pursuant to a Platform as to which the Administrative Agent and the parties to the Assignment and Assumption are participants, together with a processing and recordation fee of $3,500; and

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

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

(iv)            The Administrative Agent, acting for this purpose as a non-fiduciary agent of the Borrowers, shall maintain at one of its offices a copy of each Assignment and Assumption delivered to it and a register for the recordation of the names and addresses of the Lenders, and the Commitment of, and principal amount of the Loans and LC Disbursements owing to, each Lender pursuant to the terms hereof from time to time (the “ Register ”).  The entries in the Register shall be conclusive, and the Borrowers, the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank and the Lenders shall treat each Person whose name is recorded in the Register pursuant to the terms hereof as a Lender hereunder for all purposes of this Agreement, notwithstanding notice to the contrary.  The Register shall be available for inspection by the Borrowers, the Issuing Bank and any Lender, at any reasonable time and from time to time upon reasonable prior notice.
 
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(v)             Upon its receipt of (x) a duly completed Assignment and Assumption executed by an assigning Lender and an assignee, or (y) to the extent applicable, an agreement incorporating an Assignment and Assumption by reference pursuant to a Platform  as to which the Administrative Agent and the parties to the Assignment and Assumption are participants, the assignee’s completed Administrative Questionnaire (unless the assignee shall already be a Lender hereunder), the processing and recordation fee referred to in paragraph (b) of this Section and any written consent to such assignment required by paragraph (b) of this Section, the Administrative Agent shall accept such Assignment and Assumption and record the information contained therein in the Register; provided that if either the assigning Lender or the assignee shall have failed to make any payment required to be made by it hereunder, the Administrative Agent shall have no obligation to accept such Assignment and Assumption and record the information therein in the Register unless and until such payment shall have been made in full, together with all accrued interest thereon.  No assignment shall be effective for purposes of this Agreement unless it has been recorded in the Register as provided in this paragraph.

(c)             (i)              Any Lender may, without the consent of the Borrowers, the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank or the Swingline Lender, sell participations to one or more banks or other entities (a “ Participant ”) other than an Ineligible Institution in all or a portion of such Lender’s rights and obligations under this Agreement (including all or a portion of its Commitment and the Loans owing to it); provided that (A) such Lender’s obligations under this Agreement shall remain unchanged; (B) such Lender shall remain solely responsible to the other parties hereto for the performance of such obligations; and (C) the Borrowers, the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank and the other Lenders shall continue to deal solely and directly with such Lender in connection with such Lender’s rights and obligations under this Agreement.  Any agreement or instrument pursuant to which a Lender sells such a participation shall provide that such Lender shall retain the sole right to enforce this Agreement and to approve any amendment, modification or waiver of any provision of this Agreement; provided that such agreement or instrument may provide that such Lender will not, without the consent of the Participant, agree to any amendment, modification or waiver described in the first proviso to Section 9.02(b) that affects such Participant.  The Borrowers agree that each Participant shall be entitled to the benefits of Sections 2.15, 2.16 and 2.17 (subject to the requirements and limitations therein, including the requirements under Section 2.17(f) and (g) (it being understood that the documentation required under Section 2.17(f) shall be delivered to the participating Lender and the information and documentation required under Section 2.17(g) will be delivered to the Borrowers and the Administrative Agent)) to the same extent as if it were a Lender and had acquired its interest by assignment pursuant to paragraph (b) of this Section; provided that such Participant (A) agrees to be subject to the provisions of Sections 2.18 and 2.19 as if it were an assignee under paragraph (b) of this Section; and (B) shall not be entitled to receive any greater payment under Section 2.15 or 2.17, with respect to any participation, than its participating Lender would have been entitled to receive, except to the extent such entitlement to receive a greater payment results from a Change in Law that occurs after the Participant acquired the applicable participation.

(ii)              Each Lender that sells a participation agrees, at the Borrowers’ request and expense, to use reasonable efforts to cooperate with the Borrowers to effectuate the provisions of Section 2.19(b) with respect to any Participant.  To the extent permitted by law, each Participant also shall be entitled to the benefits of Section 9.08 as though it were a Lender, provided such Participant agrees to be subject to Section 2.18(c) as though it were a Lender.  Each Lender that sells a participation shall, acting solely for this purpose as an agent of the Borrowers, maintain a register on which it enters the name and address of each Participant and the principal amounts (and stated interest) of each Participant’s interest in the Loans or other obligations under this Agreement or any other Loan Document (the “ Participant Register ”); provided that no Lender shall have any obligation to disclose all or any portion of the Participant Register (including the identity of any Participant or any information relating to a Participant’s interest in any Commitments, Loans, Letters of Credit or its other obligations under any Loan Document) to any Person except to the extent that such disclosure is necessary to establish that such Commitment, Loan, Letter of Credit or other obligation is in registered form under Section 5f.103-1(c) of the United States Treasury Regulations.  The entries in the Participant Register shall be conclusive absent manifest error, and such Lender shall treat each Person whose name is recorded in the Participant Register as the owner of such participation for all purposes of this Agreement notwithstanding any notice to the contrary.  For the avoidance of doubt, the Administrative Agent (in its capacity as Administrative Agent) shall have no responsibility for maintaining a Participant Register.
 
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(d)             Any Lender may at any time pledge or assign a security interest in all or any portion of its rights under this Agreement to secure obligations of such Lender, including without limitation any pledge or assignment to secure obligations to a Federal Reserve Bank, and this Section shall not apply to any such pledge or assignment of a security interest; provided that no such pledge or assignment of a security interest shall release a Lender from any of its obligations hereunder or substitute any such pledgee or assignee for such Lender as a party hereto.

Section 9.05.            Survival .   All covenants, agreements, representations and warranties made by the Loan Parties in the Loan Documents and in the certificates or other instruments delivered in connection with or pursuant to this Agreement or any other Loan Document shall be considered to have been relied upon by the other parties hereto and shall survive the execution and delivery of the Loan Documents and the making of any Loans and issuance of any Letters of Credit, regardless of any investigation made by any such other party or on its behalf and notwithstanding that the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank or any Lender may have had notice or knowledge of any Default or incorrect representation or warranty at the time any credit is extended hereunder, and shall continue in full force and effect as long as the principal of or any accrued interest on any Loan or any fee or any other amount payable under this Agreement is outstanding and unpaid or any Letter of Credit is outstanding and so long as the Commitments have not expired or terminated.  The provisions of Sections 2.15, 2.16, 2.17 and 9.03 and Article VIII shall survive and remain in full force and effect regardless of the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby, the repayment of the Loans, the expiration or termination of the Letters of Credit and the Commitments or the termination of this Agreement or any other Loan Document or any provision hereof or thereof.
 
Section 9.06.            Counterparts; Integration; Effectiveness; Electronic Execution . (a)  This Agreement may be executed in counterparts (and by different parties hereto on different counterparts), each of which shall constitute an original, but all of which when taken together shall constitute a single contract.  This Agreement, the other Loan Documents and any separate letter agreements with respect to fees payable to the Administrative Agent constitute the entire contract among the parties relating to the subject matter hereof and supersede any and all previous agreements and understandings, oral or written, relating to the subject matter hereof.  Except as provided in Section 4.01, this Agreement shall become effective when it shall have been executed by the Administrative Agent and when the Administrative Agent shall have received counterparts hereof which, when taken together, bear the signatures of each of the other parties hereto, and thereafter shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and assigns.
 
(b)            Delivery of an executed counterpart of a signature page of this Agreement by telecopy, emailed pdf. or any other electronic means that reproduces an image of the actual executed signature page shall be effective as delivery of a manually executed counterpart of this Agreement.  The words “execution,” “signed,” “signature,” “delivery,” and words of like import in or relating to any document to be signed in connection with this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby shall be deemed to include Electronic Signatures, deliveries or the keeping of records in electronic form, each of which shall be of the same legal effect, validity or enforceability as a manually executed signature, physical delivery thereof or the use of a paper-based recordkeeping system, as the case may be, to the extent and as provided for in any applicable law, including the Federal Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, the New York State Electronic Signatures and Records Act, or any other similar state laws based on the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act; provided that nothing herein shall require the Administrative Agent to accept electronic signatures in any form or format without its prior written consent
 
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Section 9.07.            Severability .   Any provision of any Loan Document held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any jurisdiction shall, as to such jurisdiction, be ineffective to the extent of such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability without affecting the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions thereof; and the invalidity of a particular provision in a particular jurisdiction shall not invalidate such provision in any other jurisdiction.
 
Section 9.08.            Right of Setoff .   If an Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, each Lender and each of its Affiliates is hereby authorized at any time and from time to time, to the fullest extent permitted by law, to set off and apply any and all deposits (general or special, time or demand, provisional or final) at any time held and other obligations at any time owing by such Lender or Affiliate to or for the credit or the account of any Loan Party against any of and all the Secured Obligations held by such Lender, irrespective of whether or not such Lender shall have made any demand under the Loan Documents and although such obligations may be unmatured.  The applicable Lender shall notify the Borrower Representative and the Administrative Agent of such set-off or application, provided that any failure to give or any delay in giving such notice shall not affect the validity of any such set-off or application under this Section.  The rights of each Lender under this Section are in addition to other rights and remedies (including other rights of setoff) which such Lender may have.
 
Section 9.09.            Governing Law; Jurisdiction; Consent to Service of Process .
 
(a)             THIS AGREEMENT AND THE OTHER LOAN DOCUMENTS (OTHER THAN THOSE CONTAINING A CONTRARY EXPRESS CHOICE OF LAW PROVISION) SHALL BE GOVERNED BY CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, BUT GIVING EFFECT TO FEDERAL LAWS APPLICABLE TO NATIONAL BANKS.

(b)             Each Loan Party hereby irrevocably and unconditionally submits, for itself and its property, to the exclusive jurisdiction of any U.S. Federal court or the Supreme Court of the State of New York sitting in New York County and of the United States District Court of the Southern District of New York, and any appellate court from any thereof, in any action or proceeding arising out of or relating to any Loan Document, or for recognition or enforcement of any judgment, and each of the parties hereto hereby 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 or, to the extent permitted by 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 Agreement or any other Loan Document shall affect any right that Administrative Agent, an Issuing Bank or any Lender may otherwise have to bring any action or proceeding relating to this Agreement or any other Loan Document against any Loan Party or its properties in the courts of any jurisdiction.

(c)             Each Loan Party hereby irrevocably and unconditionally waives, to the fullest extent it may legally and effectively do so, any objection which it may now or hereafter have to the laying of venue of any suit, action or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Agreement or any other Loan Document in any court referred to in paragraph (b) of this Section.  Each of the parties hereto hereby irrevocably waives, to the fullest extent permitted by law, the defense of an inconvenient forum to the maintenance of such action or proceeding in any such court.
 
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(d)             Each party to this Agreement irrevocably consents to service of process in the manner provided for notices in Section 9.01.  Nothing in this Agreement or any other Loan Document will affect the right of any party to this Agreement to serve process in any other manner permitted by law.

Section 9.10.           WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL .   EACH PARTY HERETO HEREBY WAIVES, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY RIGHT IT MAY HAVE TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY LEGAL PROCEEDING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT, ANY OTHER LOAN DOCUMENT OR THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY OR THEREBY (WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER THEORY).  EACH PARTY HERETO (A) CERTIFIES THAT NO REPRESENTATIVE, AGENT OR ATTORNEY OF ANY OTHER PARTY HAS REPRESENTED, EXPRESSLY OR OTHERWISE, THAT SUCH OTHER PARTY WOULD NOT, IN THE EVENT OF LITIGATION, SEEK TO ENFORCE THE FOREGOING WAIVER AND (B) ACKNOWLEDGES THAT IT AND THE OTHER PARTIES HERETO HAVE BEEN INDUCED TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT BY, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THE MUTUAL WAIVERS AND CERTIFICATIONS IN THIS SECTION.
 
Section 9.11.            Headings .   Article and Section headings and the Table of Contents used herein are for convenience of reference only, are not part of this Agreement and shall not affect the construction of, or be taken into consideration in interpreting, this Agreement.
 
Section 9.12.            Confidentiality .   Each of the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank and the Lenders agrees to maintain the confidentiality of the Information (as defined below), except that Information may be disclosed (a) to its and its Affiliates’ directors, officers, employees and agents, including accountants, legal counsel and other advisors (it being understood that the Persons to whom such disclosure is made will be informed of the confidential nature of such Information and instructed to keep such Information confidential), (b) to the extent requested by any Governmental Authority (including any self-regulatory authority, such as the National Association of Insurance Commissioners), (c) to the extent required by any Requirement of Law or by any subpoena or similar legal process, (d) to any other party to this Agreement, (e) in connection with the exercise of any remedies under this Agreement or any other Loan Document or any suit, action or proceeding relating to this Agreement or any other Loan Document or the enforcement of rights hereunder or thereunder, (f) subject to an agreement containing provisions substantially the same as those of this Section, to (i) any assignee of or Participant in, or any prospective assignee of or Participant in, any of its rights or obligations under this Agreement or (ii) any actual or prospective counterparty (or its advisors) to any swap or derivative transaction relating to the Loan Parties and their obligations, (g) with the consent of the Borrower Representative or (h) to the extent such Information (i) becomes publicly available other than as a result of a breach of this Section or (ii) becomes available to the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank or any Lender on a non-confidential basis from a source other than the Borrowers.  For the purposes of this Section, “ Information ” means all information received from the Borrowers relating to the Borrowers or their business, other than any such information that is available to the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank or any Lender on a non-confidential basis prior to disclosure by the Borrowers and other than information pertaining to this Agreement provided by arrangers to data service providers, including league table providers, that serve the lending industry; provided that, in the case of information received from the Borrowers after the date hereof, such information is clearly identified at the time of delivery as confidential.  Any Person required to maintain the confidentiality of Information as provided in this Section shall be considered to have complied with its obligation to do so if such Person has exercised the same degree of care to maintain the confidentiality of such Information as such Person would accord to its own confidential information.
 
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EACH LENDER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT INFORMATION AS DEFINED IN SECTION 9.12 FURNISHED TO IT PURSUANT TO THIS AGREEMENT MAY INCLUDE MATERIAL NON-PUBLIC INFORMATION CONCERNING SYX AND ITS AFFILIATES, THE OTHER LOAN PARTIES AND  THEIR RELATED PARTIES OR THEIR RESPECTIVE SECURITIES, AND CONFIRMS THAT IT HAS DEVELOPED COMPLIANCE PROCEDURES REGARDING THE USE OF MATERIAL NON-PUBLIC INFORMATION AND THAT IT WILL HANDLE SUCH MATERIAL NON-PUBLIC INFORMATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THOSE PROCEDURES AND APPLICABLE LAW, INCLUDING FEDERAL AND STATE SECURITIES LAWS.

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

Section 9.13.            Several Obligations; Nonreliance; Violation of Law .   The respective obligations of the Lenders hereunder are several and not joint and the failure of any Lender to make any Loan or perform any of its obligations hereunder shall not relieve any other Lender from any of its obligations hereunder.  Each Lender hereby represents that it is not relying on or looking to any margin stock (as defined in Regulation U of the Board) for the repayment of the Borrowings provided for herein.  Anything contained in this Agreement to the contrary notwithstanding, neither the Issuing Bank nor any Lender shall be obligated to extend credit to the Borrowers in violation of any Requirement of Law.
 
Section 9.14.            USA PATRIOT Act .  Each Lender that is subject to the requirements of the USA PATRIOT Act hereby notifies each Loan Party that pursuant to the requirements of the USA PATRIOT Act, it is required to obtain, verify and record information that identifies such Loan Party, which information includes the name and address of such Loan Party and other information that will allow such Lender to identify such Loan Party in accordance with the USA PATRIOT Act.
 
Section 9.15.            Disclosure .  Each Loan Party and each Lender hereby acknowledges and agrees that the Administrative Agent and/or its Affiliates from time to time may hold investments in, make other loans to or have other relationships with any of the Loan Parties and their respective Affiliates.
 
Section 9.16.            Appointment for Perfection .  Each Lender hereby appoints each other Lender as its agent for the purpose of perfecting Liens, for the benefit of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders, in assets which, in accordance with Article 9 of the UCC or any other applicable law can be perfected only by possession.  Should any Lender (other than the Administrative Agent) obtain possession of any such Collateral, such Lender shall notify the Administrative Agent thereof, and, promptly upon the Administrative Agent’s request therefor shall deliver such Collateral to the Administrative Agent or otherwise deal with such Collateral in accordance with the Administrative Agent’s instructions.
 
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Section 9.17.            Interest Rate Limitation .  Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, if at any time the interest rate applicable to any Loan, together with all fees, charges and other amounts which are treated as interest on such Loan under applicable law (collectively the “ Charges ”), shall exceed the maximum lawful rate (the “ Maximum Rate ”) which may be contracted for, charged, taken, received or reserved by the Lender holding such Loan in accordance with applicable law, the rate of interest payable in respect of such Loan hereunder, together with all Charges payable in respect thereof, shall be limited to the Maximum Rate and, to the extent lawful, the interest and Charges that would have been payable in respect of such Loan but were not payable as a result of the operation of this Section shall be cumulated and the interest and Charges payable to such Lender in respect of other Loans or periods shall be increased (but not above the Maximum Rate therefor) until such cumulated amount, together with interest thereon at the Federal Funds Effective Rate the date of repayment, shall have been received by such Lender.
 
Section 9.18.            Marketing Consent . The Loan Parties hereby authorize JPMCB and its affiliates (including without limitation J.P. Morgan Securities LLC) (collectively, the “JPMCB Parties”), at their respective sole expense, but without any prior approval by the L oan Parties, to publish such tombstones and give such other publicity to this Agreement as each may from time to time determine in its sole discretion.  The foregoing authorization shall remain in effect unless and until the Borrower Representative notifies JPMCB in writing that such authorization is revoked.
 
Section 9.19.            Acknowledgement and Consent to Bail-In of EEA Financial Institutions .  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in any Loan Document or in any other agreement, arrangement or understanding among any such parties, each party hereto acknowledges that any liability of any EEA Financial Institution arising under any Loan Document may be subject to the write-down and conversion powers of an EEA Resolution Authority and agrees and consents to, and acknowledges and agrees to be bound by:
 
(a)             the application of any Write-Down and Conversion Powers by an EEA Resolution Authority to any such liabilities arising hereunder which may be payable to it by any party hereto that is an EEA Financial Institution; and

(b)             the effects of any Bail-In Action on any such liability, including, if applicable:

(i)              a reduction in full or in part or cancellation of any such liability;

(ii)             a conversion of all, or a portion of, such liability into shares or other instruments of ownership in such EEA Financial Institution, its parent entity, or a bridge institution that may be issued to it or otherwise conferred on it, and that such shares or other instruments of ownership will be accepted by it in lieu of any rights with respect to any such liability under this Agreement or any other Loan Document; or

(iii)            the variation of the terms of such liability in connection with the exercise of the write-down and conversion powers of any EEA Resolution Authority.
 
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ARTICLE X.

Loan Guaranty

Section 10.01.          Guaranty .  Each Loan Guarantor (other than those that have delivered a separate Guaranty) hereby agrees that it is jointly and severally liable for, and, as primary obligor and not merely as surety, absolutely, unconditionally and irrevocably guarantees to the Secured Parties the prompt payment when due, whether at stated maturity, upon acceleration or otherwise, and at all times thereafter, of the Secured Obligations and all costs and expenses including, without limitation, all court costs and attorneys’ and paralegals’ fees (including allocated costs of in-house counsel and paralegals) and expenses paid or incurred by Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank and the Lenders in endeavoring to collect all or any part of the Secured Obligations from, or in prosecuting any action against, any Borrower, any Loan Guarantor or any other guarantor of all or any part of the Secured Obligations (such costs and expenses, together with the Secured Obligations, collectively the “ Guaranteed Obligations ”; provided , however , that the definition of “Guaranteed Obligations” shall not create any guarantee by any Loan Guarantor of (or grant of security interest by any Loan Guarantor to support, as applicable) any Excluded Swap Obligations of such Loan Guarantor for purposes of determining any obligations of any Loan Guarantor).  Each Loan Guarantor further agrees that the Guaranteed Obligations may be extended or renewed in whole or in part without notice to or further assent from it, and that it remains bound upon its guarantee notwithstanding any such extension or renewal.  All terms of this Loan Guaranty apply to and may be enforced by Administrative Agent on behalf of any Lender, any domestic or foreign branch or Affiliate of any Lender that extended any portion of the Guaranteed Obligations.
 
Section 10.02.          Guaranty of Payment .  This Loan Guaranty is a guaranty of payment and not of collection.  Each Loan Guarantor waives any right to require Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank or any Lender to sue any Borrower, any Loan Guarantor, any other guarantor, or any other Person obligated for all or any part of the Guaranteed Obligations (each, an “ Obligated Party ”), or otherwise to enforce its payment against any collateral securing all or any part of the Guaranteed Obligations.
 
Section 10.03.          No Discharge or Diminishment of Loan Guaranty .
 
(a)             Except as otherwise provided for herein, the obligations of each Loan Guarantor hereunder are unconditional and absolute and not subject to any reduction, limitation, impairment or termination for any reason (other than the indefeasible payment in full in cash of the Guaranteed Obligations), including: (i) any claim of waiver, release, extension, renewal, settlement, surrender, alteration, or compromise of any of the Guaranteed Obligations, by operation of law or otherwise; (ii) any change in the corporate existence, structure or ownership of any of the any Borrower or any other Obligated Party liable for any of the Guaranteed Obligations; (iii) any insolvency, bankruptcy, reorganization or other similar proceeding affecting any Obligated Party, or their assets or any resulting release or discharge of any obligation of any Obligated Party; or (iv) the existence of any claim, setoff or other rights which any Loan Guarantor may have at any time against any Obligated Party, Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank, any Lender, or any other Person, whether in connection herewith or in any unrelated transactions.

(b)             The obligations of each Loan Guarantor hereunder are not subject to any defense or setoff, counterclaim, recoupment, or termination whatsoever by reason of the invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability of any of the Guaranteed Obligations or otherwise, or any provision of applicable law or regulation purporting to prohibit payment by any Obligated Party, of the Guaranteed Obligations or any part thereof.

(c)             Further, the obligations of any Loan Guarantor hereunder are not discharged or impaired or otherwise affected by: (i) the failure of Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank or any Lender to assert any claim or demand or to enforce any remedy with respect to all or any part of the Guaranteed Obligations; (ii) any waiver or modification of or supplement to any provision of any agreement relating to the Guaranteed Obligations; (iii) any release, non-perfection, or invalidity of any indirect or direct security for the obligations of any Borrower for all or any part of the Guaranteed Obligations or any obligations of any other Obligated Party liable for any of the Guaranteed Obligations; (iv) any action or failure to act by Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank or any Lender with respect to any collateral securing any part of the Guaranteed Obligations; or (v) any default, failure or delay, willful or otherwise, in the payment or performance of any of the Guaranteed Obligations, or any other circumstance, act, omission or delay that might in any manner or to any extent vary the risk of such Loan Guarantor or that would otherwise operate as a discharge of any Loan Guarantor as a matter of law or equity (other than the indefeasible payment in full in cash of the Guaranteed Obligations).
 
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Section 10.04.          Defenses Waived .  To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, each Loan Guarantor hereby waives any defense based on or arising out of any defense of any Borrower or any Loan Guarantor or the unenforceability of all or any part of the Guaranteed Obligations from any cause, or the cessation from any cause of the liability of any Borrower or any Loan Guarantor or any other Obligated Party, other than the indefeasible payment in full in cash of the Guaranteed Obligations.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, each Loan Guarantor irrevocably waives acceptance hereof, presentment, demand, protest and, to the fullest extent permitted by law, any notice not provided for herein, as well as any requirement that at any time any action be taken by any Person against any Obligated Party, or any other Person.  Each Loan Guarantor confirms that it is not a surety under any state law and shall not raise any such law as a defense to its obligations hereunder.  Administrative Agent may, at its election, foreclose on any Collateral held by it by one or more judicial or nonjudicial sales, accept an assignment of any such Collateral in lieu of foreclosure or otherwise act or fail to act with respect to any collateral securing all or a part of the Guaranteed Obligations, compromise or adjust any part of the Guaranteed Obligations, make any other accommodation with any Obligated Party or exercise any other right or remedy available to it against any Obligated Party, without affecting or impairing in any way the liability of such Loan Guarantor under this Loan Guaranty except to the extent the Guaranteed Obligations have been fully and indefeasibly paid in cash.  To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, each Loan Guarantor waives any defense arising out of any such election even though that election may operate, pursuant to applicable law, to impair or extinguish any right of reimbursement or subrogation or other right or remedy of any Loan Guarantor against any Obligated Party or any security.
 
Section 10.05.          Rights of Subrogation .  No Loan Guarantor will assert any right, claim or cause of action, including, without limitation, a claim of subrogation, contribution or indemnification that it has against any Obligated Party, or any collateral, until the Loan Parties and the Loan Guarantors have fully performed all their obligations to the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank and the Lenders.
 
Section 10.06.          Reinstatement; Stay of Acceleration .  If at any time any payment of any portion of the Guaranteed Obligations (including a payment effected through exercise of a right of setoff) is rescinded, or must otherwise be restored or returned upon the insolvency, bankruptcy or reorganization of any Borrower or otherwise (including pursuant to any settlement entered into by a Secured Party in its discretion), each Loan Guarantor’s obligations under this Loan Guaranty with respect to that payment shall be reinstated at such time as though the payment had not been made and whether or not the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank and the Lenders are in possession of this Loan Guaranty.  If acceleration of the time for payment of any of the Guaranteed Obligations is stayed upon the insolvency, bankruptcy or reorganization of any Borrower, all such amounts otherwise subject to acceleration under the terms of any agreement relating to the Guaranteed Obligations shall nonetheless be payable by the Loan Guarantors forthwith on demand by the Administrative Agent.
 
Section 10.07.          Information .  Each Loan Guarantor assumes all responsibility for being and keeping itself informed of the Borrowers’ financial condition and assets, and of all other circumstances bearing upon the risk of nonpayment of the Guaranteed Obligations and the nature, scope and extent of the risks that each Loan Guarantor assumes and incurs under this Loan Guaranty, and agrees that none of the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank or any Lender shall have any duty to advise any Loan Guarantor of information known to it regarding those circumstances or risks.
 

Section 10.08.          Termination .  Each of the Lenders and the Issuing Bank may continue to make loans or extend credit to the Borrowers based on this Loan Guaranty until five (5) days after it receives written notice of termination from any Loan Guarantor.  Notwithstanding receipt of any such notice, each Loan Guarantor will continue to be liable to the Lenders for any Guaranteed Obligations created, assumed or committed to prior to the fifth day after receipt of the notice, and all subsequent renewals, extensions, modifications and amendments with respect to, or substitutions for, all or any part of such Guaranteed Obligations.  Nothing in this Section 10.08 shall be deemed to constitute a waiver of, or eliminate, limit, reduce or otherwise impair any rights or remedies the Administrative Agent or any Lender may have in respect of, any Default or Event of Default that shall exist under Article VII hereof as a result of any such notice of termination.
 
Section 10.09.          Taxes .  Each payment of the Guaranteed Obligations will be made by each Loan Guarantor without withholding for any Taxes, unless such withholding is required by law.  If any Loan Guarantor determines, in its sole discretion exercised in good faith, that it is so required to withhold Taxes, then such Loan Guarantor may so withhold and shall timely pay the full amount of withheld Taxes to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with applicable law.  If such Taxes are Indemnified Taxes, then the amount payable by such Loan Guarantor shall be increased as necessary so that, net of such withholding (including such withholding applicable to additional amounts payable under this Section), the Administrative Agent, Lender or Issuing Bank (as the case may be) receives the amount it would have received had no such withholding been made.
 
Section 10.10.          Maximum Liability .  Notwithstanding any other provision of this Loan Guaranty, the amount guaranteed by each Loan Guarantor hereunder shall be limited to the extent, if any, required so that its obligations hereunder shall not be subject to avoidance under Section 548 of the Bankruptcy Code or under any applicable state Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act, Uniform Fraudulent Conveyance Act or similar statute or common law.  In determining the limitations, if any, on the amount of any Loan Guarantor’s obligations hereunder pursuant to the preceding sentence, it is the intention of the parties hereto that any rights of subrogation, indemnification or contribution which such Loan Guarantor may have under this Loan Guaranty, any other agreement or applicable law shall be taken into account.
 
Section 10.11.          Contribution .
 
(a)             To the extent that any Loan Guarantor shall make a payment under this Loan Guaranty (a “ Guarantor Payment ”) which, taking into account all other Guarantor Payments then previously or concurrently made by any other Loan Guarantor, exceeds the amount which otherwise would have been paid by or attributable to such Loan Guarantor if each Loan Guarantor had paid the aggregate Guaranteed Obligations satisfied by such Guarantor Payment in the same proportion as such Loan Guarantor’s “Allocable Amount” (as defined below) (as determined immediately prior to such Guarantor Payment) bore to the aggregate Allocable Amounts of each of the Loan Guarantors as determined immediately prior to the making of such Guarantor Payment, then, following indefeasible payment in full in cash of the Guarantor Payment and the Guaranteed Obligations (other than Unliquidated Obligations that have not yet arisen), and all Commitments and Letters of Credit have terminated or expired or, in the case of all Letters of Credit, are fully collateralized on terms reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and the Issuing Bank, and this Agreement, the Swap Agreement Obligations and the Banking Services Obligations have terminated, such Loan Guarantor shall be entitled to receive contribution and indemnification payments from, and be reimbursed by, each other Loan Guarantor for the amount of such excess, pro rata based upon their respective Allocable Amounts in effect immediately prior to such Guarantor Payment.

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(b)             As of any date of determination, the “Allocable Amount” of any Loan Guarantor shall be equal to the excess of the fair saleable value of the property of such Loan Guarantor over the total liabilities of such Loan Guarantor (including the maximum amount reasonably expected to become due in respect of contingent liabilities, calculated, without duplication, assuming each other Loan Guarantor that is also liable for such contingent liability pays its ratable share thereof), giving effect to all payments made by other Loan Guarantors as of such date in a manner to maximize the amount of such contributions.

(c)             This Section 10.11 is intended only to define the relative rights of the Loan Guarantors, and nothing set forth in this Section 10.11 is intended to or shall impair the obligations of the Loan Guarantors, jointly and severally, to pay any amounts as and when the same shall become due and payable in accordance with the terms of this Loan Guaranty.

(d)             The parties hereto acknowledge that the rights of contribution and indemnification hereunder shall constitute assets of the Loan Guarantor or Loan Guarantors to which such contribution and indemnification is owing.

(e)            The rights of the indemnifying Loan Guarantors against other Loan Guarantors under this Section 10.11 shall be exercisable upon the full and indefeasible payment of the Guaranteed Obligations in cash (other than Unliquidated Obligations that have not yet arisen) and the termination or expiry (or, in the case of all Letters of Credit, full cash collateralization), on terms reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and the Issuing Bank, of the Commitments and all Letters of Credit issued hereunder and the termination of this Agreement, the Swap Agreement Obligations and the Banking Services Obligations.

Section 10.12.            Liability Cumulative .  The liability of each Loan Party as a Loan Guarantor under this Article X is in addition to and shall be cumulative with all liabilities of each Loan Party to the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank and the Lenders under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents to which such Loan Party is a party or in respect of any obligations or liabilities of the other Loan Parties, without any limitation as to amount, unless the instrument or agreement evidencing or creating such other liability specifically provides to the contrary.
 
Section 10.13.            Keepwell .  Each Qualified ECP Guarantor hereby jointly and severally absolutely, unconditionally and irrevocably undertakes to provide such funds or other support as may be needed from time to time by each other Loan Party to honor all of its obligations under this Guarantee in respect of a Swap Obligation (provided, however, that each Qualified ECP Guarantor shall only be liable under this Section 10.13 for the maximum amount of such liability that can be hereby incurred without rendering its obligations under this Section 10.13 or otherwise under this Loan Guaranty voidable under applicable law relating to fraudulent conveyance or fraudulent transfer, and not for any greater amount).  Except as otherwise provided herein, the obligations of each Qualified ECP Guarantor under this Section 10.13 shall remain in full force and effect until the termination of all Swap Obligations.  Each Qualified ECP Guarantor intends that this Section 10.13 constitute, and this Section 10.13 shall be deemed to constitute, a “keepwell, support, or other agreement” for the benefit of each other Loan Party for all purposes of Section 1a(18)(A)(v)(II) of the Commodity Exchange Act.
 
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ARTICLE XI.

The Borrower Representative

Section 11.01.          Appointment; Nature of Relationship  .  SYX is hereby appointed by each of the Borrowers as its contractual representative (herein referred to as the “ Borrower Representative ”) hereunder and under each other Loan Document, and each of the Borrowers irrevocably authorizes the Borrower Representative to act as the contractual representative of such Borrower with the rights and duties expressly set forth herein and in the other Loan Documents.  The Borrower Representative agrees to act as such contractual representative upon the express conditions contained in this Article XI.  Additionally, the Borrowers hereby appoint the Borrower Representative as their agent to receive all of the proceeds of the Loans in the Funding Account(s), at which time the Borrower Representative shall promptly disburse such Loans to the appropriate Borrower(s), provided that, in the case of a Revolving Loan, such amount shall not exceed the Borrowing Base Availability.  The Administrative Agent and the Lenders, and their respective officers, directors, agents or employees, shall not be liable to the Borrower Representative or any Borrower for any action taken or omitted to be taken by the Borrower Representative or the Borrowers pursuant to this Section 11.01.

Section 11.02.          Powers .  The Borrower Representative shall have and may exercise such powers under the Loan Documents as are specifically delegated to the Borrower Representative by the terms of each thereof, together with such powers as are reasonably incidental thereto.  Borrower Representative shall have no implied duties to the Borrowers, or any obligation to the Lenders to take any action thereunder except any action specifically provided by the Loan Documents to be taken by the Borrower Representative.
 
Section 11.03.          Employment of Agents .  The Borrower Representative may execute any of its duties as the Borrower Representative hereunder and under any other Loan Document by or through authorized officers.
 
Section 11.04.          Notices .  Each Borrower shall immediately notify the Borrower Representative of the occurrence of any Event of Default hereunder referring to this Agreement describing such Event of Default and stating that such notice is a “notice of default.”  In the event that the Borrower Representative receives such a notice, the Borrower Representative shall give prompt notice thereof to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders.  Any notice provided to the Borrower Representative hereunder shall constitute notice to each Borrower on the date received by the Borrower Representative.
 
Section 11.05.          Successor Borrower Representative .  Upon the prior written consent of the Administrative Agent, the Borrower Representative may resign at any time, such resignation to be effective upon the appointment of a successor Borrower Representative.  The Administrative Agent shall give prompt written notice of such resignation to the Lenders.
 
Section 11.06.         Execution of Loan Documents; Borrowing Base Certificate .  The Borrowers hereby empower and authorize the Borrower Representative, on behalf of the Borrowers, to execute and deliver to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders the Loan Documents and all related agreements, certificates, documents, or instruments as shall be necessary or appropriate to effect the purposes of the Loan Documents, including without limitation, the Borrowing Base Certificates and the Compliance Certificates.  Each Borrower agrees that any action taken by the Borrower Representative or the Borrowers in accordance with the terms of this Agreement or the other Loan Documents, and the exercise by the Borrower Representative of its powers set forth therein or herein, together with such other powers that are reasonably incidental thereto, shall be binding upon all of the Borrowers.
 
Section 11.07.          Reporting .  Each Borrower hereby agrees that such Borrower shall furnish promptly after each fiscal month to the Borrower Representative a copy of its Borrowing Base Certificate and any other certificate or report required hereunder or requested by the Borrower Representative on which the Borrower Representative shall rely to prepare the Borrowing Base Certificates and Compliance Certificates required pursuant to the provisions of this Agreement.
 
(Signature Pages Follow)
 
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Agreement to be duly executed by their respective authorized officers as of the day and year first above written.

 
“BORROWERS”
   
 
SYSTEMAX INC.
   
 
By:
/s/ Lawrence Reinhold
 
Name:
 
Lawrence Reinhold
 
Title:
 
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial  Officer
     
 
GLOBAL EQUIPMENT COMPANY INC.
     
 
By:
/s/ Lawrence Reinhold
 
Name:
 
Lawrence Reinhold
 
Title:
 
Vice President
     
 
NEXEL INDUSTRIES, INC.
 
GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL DISTRIBUTION INC.
 
C&H DISTRIBUTORS, LLC
 
INDUSTRIALSUPPLIES.COM, LLC
 
PRODUCTS FOR INDUSTRY, LLC
   
 
By:
/s/ Lawrence Reinhold
 
Name:
 
Lawrence Reinhold
 
Title:
 
President
 
Signature Page to Third A&R Credit Agreement
 

 
“GUARANTORS”
   
 
GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL HOLDINGS LLC
 
SYX NORTH AMERICAN TECH HOLDINGS LLC
 
REBATE HOLDINGS LLC
 
SYX S.A. HOLDINGS INC.
 
SYX S.A. HOLDINGS II INC.
 
GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL MARKETPLACE INC.
 
SYSTEMAX GLOBAL SOLUTIONS INC.
 
GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL SERVICES INC.
 
ONREBATE.COM INC.
 
C&H DISTRIBUTION HOLDINGS INC.
 
STREAK PRODUCTS INC.
 
NA TECH DIRECT INC.
 
SYX DISTRIBUTION INC.
 
NA TECH RETAIL SERVICES INC.

 
By:
/s/ Lawrence Reinhold
 
Name:
 
Lawrence Reinhold
 
Title:
 
President
       
 
AFLIGO MARKETING SERVICES INC.
       
 
By:
/s/ Lawrence Reinhold
 
Name:
 
Lawrence Reinhold
 
Title:
 
Vice President
 
Signature Page to Third A&R Credit Agreement
 

 
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., individually, as Administrative Agent, Issuing Bank, Swingline Lender and a Lender
   
 
By:
/s/ Donna M. DiForio
 
Name:
 
Donna M. DiForio
 
Title:
 
Authorized Officer
 
Signature Page to Third A&R Credit Agreement
 
 


Exhibit 10.2

THIRD AMENDED AND RESTATED PLEDGE AND SECURITY AGREEMENT

THIS THIRD AMENDED AND RESTATED PLEDGE AND SECURITY AGREEMENT (as it may be amended or modified from time to time, the “ Security Agreement ”) is entered into as of October 28, 2016 by and among SYSTEMAX INC., a corporation organized under the laws of the State of Delaware (“ SYX ”), each Grantor listed on the signature pages hereto (together with SYX and any additional entities which become parties to this Security Agreement by executing a Security Agreement Supplement hereto in substantially the form of Annex I hereto, each, a “ Grantor ” and, jointly and severally, the “ Grantors ”) and JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., in its capacity as administrative agent (the “ Administrative Agent ”) for the Lenders party to the Third Restated Credit Agreement referred to below.

PRELIMINARY STATEMENT

WHEREAS, the Grantors, the Administrative Agent, the lenders party thereto and certain other parties thereto are parties to a Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of October 27, 2010 (as amended or otherwise supplemented prior to the date hereof, the “ Second Restated Credit Agreement ”) pursuant to which the lenders party thereto agreed to provide the borrowers party thereto with certain financial accommodations.

WHEREAS, the Grantors, the Administrative Agent, the Loan Parties, the Lenders and certain other parties thereto are entering into a Third Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of the date hereof (as it may be amended or modified from time to time, the “ Third Restated Credit Agreement ”) which will amend and restate in its entirety the Second Restated Credit Agreement.

WHEREAS, the Grantors and the Administrative Agent are parties to a Second Amended and Restated Pledge and Security Agreement dated as of October 27, 2010 (as amended or otherwise supplemented prior to the date hereof, the “ Second Restated Security Agreement ”).

WHEREAS, the Grantors are entering into this Third Amended and Restated Pledge and Security Agreement (the “ Security Agreement ”) in order to induce the Lenders to enter into and extend credit to the Borrowers under the Third Restated Credit Agreement and to secure the Secured Obligations.

WHEREAS, this Security Agreement and the Third Restated Credit Agreement are being entered into for the purpose of amending and restating the Second Restated Credit Agreement and Second Restated Security Agreement on the terms and conditions set forth herein and in the Third Restated Credit Agreement.

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of any loan or advance or grant of credit heretofore or hereafter made to or for the account of Borrowers by the Administrative Agent and Lenders, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto hereby agree as follows:
 

AMENDMENT AND RESTATEMENT

As of the date hereof, the terms, conditions, covenants, agreements, representations and warranties contained in the Second Restated Security Agreement shall be deemed amended and restated in its entirety as follows, and the Second Restated Security Agreement shall be consolidated with and into and superseded by this Security Agreement; provided , however , that nothing contained in this Security Agreement shall impair, limit or affect the Liens theretofore granted, pledged and/or assigned to the Administrative Agent and/or the Lenders party thereto as security for the Obligations under, and as defined in, the Second Restated Credit Agreement and the Second Restated Security Agreement, except as otherwise herein provided.

ACCORDINGLY, the Grantors and the Administrative Agent, on behalf of the Lenders, hereby agree as follows:

ARTICLE I
DEFINITIONS

1.1.           Terms Defined in Third Restated Credit Agreement .  All capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined shall have the meanings assigned to such terms in the Third Restated Credit Agreement.

1.2.           Terms Defined in UCC .  Terms defined in the UCC which are not otherwise defined in this Security Agreement are used herein as defined in the UCC.

1.3.           Definitions of Certain Terms Used Herein .  As used in this Security Agreement, in addition to the terms defined in the first paragraph hereof and in the Preliminary Statement, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

Accounts ” shall have the meaning set forth in Article 9 of the UCC.

Amendment ” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 4.4.

Article ” means a numbered article of this Security Agreement, unless another document is specifically referenced.

Assigned Contracts ” means, collectively, all of the Grantors’ rights and remedies under, and all moneys and claims for money due or to become due to the Grantors under those contracts set forth on Exhibit J hereto, and any other material contracts, and any and all amendments, supplements, extensions, and renewals thereof including all rights and claims of the Grantors now or hereafter existing: (a) under any insurance, indemnities, warranties, and guarantees provided for or arising out of or in connection with any of the foregoing agreements; (b) for any damages arising out of or for breach or default under or in connection with any of the foregoing contracts; (c) to all other amounts from time to time paid or payable under or in connection with any of the foregoing agreements; or (d) to exercise or enforce any and all covenants, remedies, powers and privileges thereunder.

Chattel Paper ” shall have the meaning set forth in Article 9 of the UCC.
 
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Collateral ” shall have the meaning set forth in Article II.

Collateral Access Agreement ” means any landlord waiver or other agreement, in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, between the Administrative Agent and any third party (including any bailee, consignee, customs broker, or other similar Person) in possession of any Collateral or any landlord of any real property where any Collateral is located, as such landlord waiver or other agreement may be amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.

Collateral Report ” means any certificate (including any Borrowing Base Certificate), report or other document delivered by the Grantors to the Administrative Agent or any Lender with respect to the Collateral pursuant to any Loan Document.

Commercial Tort Claims ” means any commercial tort claim (as defined in the UCC) acquired by any Grantor.

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