Exhibit 10.1


FIRST AMENDMENT TO CREDIT AGREEMENT
dated as of May 7, 2020
among
CALLON PETROLEUM COMPANY 
as Borrower,
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. 
as Administrative Agent,
The Guarantors Party Hereto,
and
The Consenting Lenders Party Hereto
______________________________
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. and BOFA SECURITIES, INC., Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Bookrunners
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., 
as Syndication Agent,
and
CAPITAL ONE, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, CITIBANK, N.A., REGIONS BANK, THE BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA, HOUSTON BRANCH,
and
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., 
as Documentation Agents




FIRST AMENDMENT TO CREDIT AGREEMENT

This FIRST AMENDMENT TO CREDIT AGREEMENT (this “First Amendment”), dated as of May 7, 2020 (the “First Amendment Effective Date”), is among CALLON PETROLEUM COMPANY, a Delaware corporation (the “Borrower”); each of the undersigned guarantors (the “Guarantors”, and together with the Borrower, the “Credit Parties”); each of the lenders under the Credit Agreement (as defined below) party hereto (the “Consenting Lenders”); and JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., as administrative agent for the Lenders (in such capacity, together with its successors in such capacity, the “Administrative Agent”).

R E C I T A L S:
A. The Borrower, the Administrative Agent and the Consenting Lenders are parties to that certain Credit Agreement dated as of December 20, 2019 (the “Credit Agreement”), pursuant to which the financial institutions party thereto (the “Lenders”) have, subject to the terms and conditions set forth therein, made certain credit available to and on behalf of the Borrower.
B. The parties hereto desire to enter into this First Amendment to amend certain provisions of the Credit Agreement upon the terms and conditions as set forth herein, to be effective upon satisfaction of the conditions set forth in Section 4 of this First Amendment.
C. The Administrative Agent and the Consenting Lenders have agreed, subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, to enter into this First Amendment and among other things, to reduce the Borrowing Base to $1,700,000,000.00, which reduction of the Borrowing Base shall be deemed to constitute the Scheduled Redetermination of the Borrowing Base, which was scheduled to occur on or about May 1, 2020.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and the mutual covenants herein contained, for good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto agree as follows:
Section 1.Defined Terms. Each capitalized term which is defined in the Credit Agreement, but which is not defined in this First Amendment, shall have the meaning ascribed such term in the Credit Agreement, as amended by this First Amendment. Unless otherwise indicated, all section references in this First Amendment refer to the corresponding section in the Credit Agreement.
Section 2. Amendments to Credit Agreement. In reliance on the representations, warranties, covenants and agreements contained in this First Amendment, and subject to the satisfaction of the conditions precedent set forth in Section 4 of this First Amendment:
2.1  The Credit Agreement, but excluding the Schedules and Exhibits thereto (which shall remain unchanged except to the extent amended as expressly set forth in Section 2.2 of this First Amendment), shall be amended in its entirety to read as set forth on the attached Annex I hereto.
2.2 Schedule 1.1 of the Credit Agreement is hereby deleted in its entirety and is amended and restated to provide as set forth on Annex II hereto.



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Section 3. Borrowing Base Redetermination. Subject to the satisfaction of the conditions set forth in Section 4 of this First Amendment, the Consenting Lenders hereby agree that for the period from and including the First Amendment Effective Date, but until the next Scheduled Redetermination Date, the next Interim Redetermination Date or the next adjustment to the Borrowing Base under Section 2.06(e), Section 8.13(c) or Section 9.11, whichever occurs first, the amount of the Borrowing Base shall be $1,700,000,000.00. This Borrowing Base redetermination shall be deemed to constitute the Scheduled Redetermination of the Borrowing Base which was scheduled to occur on or about May 1, 2020. The parties hereto hereby agree that this Section 3 constitutes the New Borrowing Base Notice for the Scheduled Redetermination of the Borrowing Base which was scheduled to occur on or about May 1, 2020.
Section 4. Conditions Precedent. The effectiveness of this First Amendment is subject to the following:
4.1 Counterparts. The Administrative Agent shall have received counterparts of this First Amendment from the Credit Parties, each Issuing Bank and each of the Consenting Lenders constituting at least the Required Revolving Credit Lenders (which may include any Electronic Signatures transmitted by telecopy, emailed pdf. or any other electronic means that reproduces an image of an actual executed signature page).
4.2 No Default or Borrowing Base Deficiency. No Default or Event of Default shall have occurred which is continuing and no Borrowing Base deficiency shall exist (immediately after giving effect to this First Amendment).
4.3 Representations and Warranties True and Correct. Each representation and warranty of the Borrower and/or such Guarantor contained in the Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents shall be true and correct in all material respects (unless already qualified by materiality or Material Adverse Effect in which case such applicable representation and warranty shall be true and correct) as of the First Amendment Effective Date and after giving effect to the transactions contemplated hereby, except to the extent any such representations and warranties are expressly limited to an earlier date, in which case such representations and warranties shall be true and correct in all material respects (unless already qualified by materiality or Material Adverse Effect in which case such applicable representation and warranty shall be true and correct) as of such specified earlier date.
4.4 Consent Fee.  The Administrative Agent shall have received for the account of each Consenting Lender that delivers to the Administrative Agent an executed signature page to this First Amendment by no later than 12:00 p.m. Houston time on May 7, 2020, a fee (the “Consent Fee”) equal to 0.25% of the aggregate principal amount of such Consenting Lender’s Commitment as of the First Amendment Effective Date (after giving effect to this First Amendment).
4.5 Other Fees and Expenses. The Administrative Agent shall have received all fees and other amounts due and payable on or prior to the First Amendment Effective Date that have been invoiced at least one (1) Business Day prior to the First Amendment Effective Date, including the reasonable fees and expenses of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett L.L.P., counsel to the Administrative Agent in connection with the preparation, negotiation and execution of this First Amendment.



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Section 5. Representations and Warranties. To induce the Lenders and the Administrative Agent to enter into this First Amendment, each Credit Party hereby represents and warrants to the Lenders and the Administrative Agent as follows as of the First Amendment Effective Date (unless otherwise specified below):
5.1 Representations and Warranties. Each representation and warranty of such Credit Party contained in the Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents is true and correct in all material respects (unless already qualified by materiality or Material Adverse Effect in which case such applicable representation and warranty are true and correct) as of the First Amendment Effective Date and after giving effect to the transactions contemplated hereby, except to the extent any such representations and warranties are expressly limited to an earlier date, in which case such representations and warranties are true and correct in all material respects (unless already qualified by materiality or Material Adverse Effect in which case such applicable representation and warranty are true and correct) as of such specified earlier date.
5.2 Due Authorization; No Conflict. The execution, delivery and performance by such Credit Party of this First Amendment are within such Credit Party’s company powers, have been duly authorized by all necessary company action, do not require any consent or approval of, registration or filing with, or any other action by, any Governmental Authority (other than with respect to the recording and filing of any Security Instruments being delivered in connection with this First Amendment) and do not violate or constitute a default under any provision of applicable law or material agreement binding upon such Credit Party or result in the creation or imposition of any Lien upon any of the assets of such Credit Party except Excepted Liens or Liens created by the Loan Documents.
5.3 Validity and Enforceability. This First Amendment constitutes the valid and binding obligation of such Credit Party enforceable in accordance with its terms, except as %3. the enforceability thereof may be limited by bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or other laws affecting creditor’s rights generally, and %3. the application of general principles of equity, regardless of whether considered in a proceeding in equity or at law.
5.4 No Default, Event of Default, Borrowing Base Deficiency. No Default or Event of Default has occurred which is continuing and no Borrowing Base Deficiency exists (immediately after giving effect to this First Amendment).
Section 6. Post-Closing Covenants.
6.1 Mortgages. On or before the date that is sixty (60 days) following the First Amendment Effective Date (or such later date as the Administrative Agent may agree in its sole discretion), the Borrower shall have delivered or cause to be delivered to the Administrative Agent duly executed and notarized deeds of trust or mortgages or supplements to existing deeds of trust or mortgages in form reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, to the extent necessary so that the mortgages and/or deeds of trust create first priority, perfected Liens (subject only to Permitted Liens) on, among other things, Oil and Gas Properties to which at least 90% of the total value of the Proved Reserves of Hydrocarbons evaluated in the most recent Reserve Report are attributed.



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6.2 Title Materials. On or before the date that is sixty (60) days following the First Amendment Effective Date (or such later date as the Administrative Agent may agree in its sole discretion), the Borrower shall have delivered or cause to be delivered to the Administrative Agent, together with title information previously delivered to the Administrative Agent, title information (in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent) setting forth the status of title to at least 90% of the total value of the Proved Reserves of Hydrocarbons evaluated in the most recent Reserve Report.
Section 7. Miscellaneous.
7.1 Reaffirmation of Loan Documents. Any and all of the terms and provisions of the Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents shall, except as amended and modified hereby, remain in full force and effect and each Credit Party acknowledges that it has no defense to its obligation to pay the Obligations when due. Each Credit Party hereby agrees that the amendments and modifications herein contained shall not limit or impair any Liens securing the indebtedness or such Credit Party’s obligation to pay the Obligations when due, each of which is hereby ratified and affirmed.
7.2 Parties in Interest. All of the terms and provisions of this First Amendment shall bind and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and assigns.
7.3 Counterparts. This First Amendment may be executed in counterparts, and all parties need not execute the same counterpart. Delivery of this First Amendment by facsimile or other electronic transmission (e.g., .pdf) shall be effective as delivery of a manually executed original counterpart hereof.
7.4 Complete Agreement. THIS FIRST AMENDMENT, THE CREDIT AGREEMENT AND THE OTHER LOAN DOCUMENTS REPRESENT THE FINAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE PARTIES HERETO AND MAY NOT BE CONTRADICTED BY EVIDENCE OF PRIOR, CONTEMPORANEOUS OR ORAL AGREEMENTS OF THE PARTIES HERETO. THERE ARE NO UNWRITTEN ORAL AGREEMENTS BETWEEN OR AMONG THE PARTIES HERETO.
7.5 Headings. The headings, captions and arrangements used in this First Amendment are, unless specified otherwise, for convenience only and shall not be deemed to limit, amplify or modify the terms of this First Amendment, nor affect the meaning thereof.
7.6 Governing Law. THIS FIRST AMENDMENT SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.
7.7 Loan Document. This First Amendment shall constitute a Loan Document (as defined in the Credit Agreement).
[Signature Pages Follow.]



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The parties hereto have caused this First Amendment to be duly executed as of the day and year first above written.
BORROWER:Callon Petroleum Company
By:/s/ Joseph C. Gatto, Jr.
Name:Joseph C. Gatto, Jr.
Title:President and Chief Executive Officer



[SIGNATURE PAGE TO FIRST AMENDMENT - CALLON PETROLEUM COMPANY]



GUARANTORS:
Callon Petroleum Operating Company
By:/s/ Joseph C. Gatto, Jr.
Name:Joseph C. Gatto, Jr.
Title:President and Chief Executive Officer
Callon (Permian) LLC
By:/s/ Joseph C. Gatto, Jr.
Name:Joseph C. Gatto, Jr.
Title:President and Chief Executive Officer
Callon (Permian) Minerals LLC
By:/s/ Joseph C. Gatto, Jr.
Name:Joseph C. Gatto, Jr.
Title:President and Chief Executive Officer
Callon (Eagle Ford) LLC
By:/s/ Joseph C. Gatto, Jr.
Name:Joseph C. Gatto, Jr.
Title:President and Chief Executive Officer
Callon (Niobrara) LLC
By:/s/ Joseph C. Gatto, Jr.
Name:Joseph C. Gatto, Jr.
Title:President and Chief Executive Officer
Callon (Utica) LLC
By:/s/ Joseph C. Gatto, Jr.
Name:Joseph C. Gatto, Jr.
Title:President and Chief Executive Officer
Callon Marcellus Holding Inc.
By:/s/ Joseph C. Gatto, Jr.
Name:Joseph C. Gatto, Jr.
Title:President and Chief Executive Officer
[SIGNATURE PAGE TO FIRST AMENDMENT - CALLON PETROLEUM COMPANY]



ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT,
SWINGLINE LENDER,
A LENDER AND ISSUING BANK:JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.,
as Administrative Agent, Swingline Lender, a
Lender and Issuing Bank
By:/s/ Anson Williams
Name:Anson Williams
Title:Authorized Signatory

































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CONSENTING LENDERS:Bank of America, N.A.
By:/s/ Kimberly Miller
Name:Kimberly Miller
Title:Vice President



















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CONSENTING LENDER:CAPITAL ONE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
By:/s/ Christopher Kuna
Name:Christopher Kuna
Title:Senior Director














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CONSENTING LENDERS:CITIBANK, N.A.
By:/s/ Jeff Ard
Name:Jeff Ard
Title:Vice President














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CONSENTING LENDER:The Bank of Nova Scotia, Houston Branch
By:/s/ Marc Graham
Name:Marc Graham
Title:Managing Director














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CONSENTING LENDERS:Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
By:/s/ Edward Pak
Name:Edward Pak
Title:Director














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CONSENTING LENDERS:REGIONS BANK
By:/s/ Cody Chance
Name:Cody Chance
Title:Vice President














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CONSENTING LENDERS:BARCLAYS BANK PLC
By:/s/ Sydney G. Dennis
Name:Sydney G. Dennis
Title:Director














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CONSENTING LENDERS:BBVA USA,
By:/s/ Gabriela Azcarate
Name:Gabriela Azcarate
Title:Senior Vice President














[SIGNATURE PAGE TO FIRST AMENDMENT - CALLON PETROLEUM COMPANY]



CONSENTING LENDER:BANK OF MONTREAL
By:/s/ Hill Taylor
Name:Hill Taylor
Title:Vice President














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CONSENTING LENDER:Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, New York Branch
By:/s/ Donovan C. Broussard
Name:Donovan C. Broussard
Title:Authorized Signatory
By:/s/ Jacob W. Lewis
Name:Jacob W. Lewis
Title:Authorized Signatory













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CONSENTING LENDER:CREDIT SUISSE AG, CAYMAN ISLANDS BRANCH
By:/s/ Judy Smith
Name:Judy Smith
Title:Authorized Signatory
By:/s/ Jessica Gavarkovs
Name:Jessica Gavarkovs
Title:Authorized Signatory













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CONSENTING LENDERS:GOLDMAN SACHS BANK USA
By:/s/ Jamie Minieri
Name:Jamie Minieri
Title:Authorized Signatory














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CONSENTING LENDER:ROYAL BANK OF CANADA
By:/s/ Emilee Scott
Name:Emilee Scott
Title:Authorized Signatory














[SIGNATURE PAGE TO FIRST AMENDMENT - CALLON PETROLEUM COMPANY]



CONSENTING LENDER:Truist Bank
By:/s/ Arize Agumadu
Name:Arize Agumadu
Title:Director














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CONSENTING LENDER:FIFTH THIRD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
By:/s/ Dan Condley
Name:Dan Condley
Title:Managing Director














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CONSENTING LENDER:IBERIABANK
By:/s/ W. Bryan Chapman
Name:W. Bryan Chapman
Title:Market President-Energy Lending














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CONSENTING LENDER:ING Capital LLC
By:/s/ Juli Bieser
Name:Juli Bieser
Title:Managing Director
By:/s/ Lauren Gutterman
Name:Lauren Gutterman
Title:Vice President













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CONSENTING LENDER:KeyBank, National Association
By:/s/ George E. McKean
Name:George E. McKean
Title:Senior Vice President














[SIGNATURE PAGE TO FIRST AMENDMENT - CALLON PETROLEUM COMPANY]



CONSENTING LENDER:PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
By:/s/ John Engel
Name:John Engel
Title:Vice President














[SIGNATURE PAGE TO FIRST AMENDMENT - CALLON PETROLEUM COMPANY]



CONSENTING LENDERS:CREDIT AGRICOLE CORPORATE AND INVESTMENT BANK
By:/s/ Page C. Dillehunt
Name:Page C. Dillehunt
Title:Managing Director
By:/s/ Michael Willis
Name:Michael Willis
Title:Managing Director








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Annex I
CREDIT AGREEMENT 
dated as of December 20, 2019
as Amended as of May 7, 2020 
among 
CALLON PETROLEUM COMPANY, 
as Borrower, 
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., 
as Administrative Agent, 
and 
The Lenders Party Hereto 
________________________________________ 
 
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. and BOFA SECURITIES, INC., 
as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Bookrunners 
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., 
as Syndication Agent, 
and 
CAPITAL ONE, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, CITIBANK, N.A., 
REGIONS BANK, THE BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA, HOUSTON BRANCH, 
and 
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., 
as Documentation Agents




TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
ARTICLE I 
DEFINITIONS AND ACCOUNTING MATTERS
Section 1.01 Terms Defined Above 1
Section 1.02 Certain Defined Terms 1
Section 1.03 Types of Loans and Borrowings 35
Section 1.04 Terms Generally; Rules of Construction 35
Section 1.05 Accounting Terms and Determinations; GAAP 35
Section 1.06 Limited Condition Transactions 36
Section 1.07 Divisions 36
ARTICLE II 
THE REVOLVING CREDIT FACILITY
Section 2.01 Commitments 36
Section 2.02 Revolving Credit Loans and Borrowings 39
Section 2.03 Requests for Revolving Credit Borrowings 40
Section 2.04 Funding of Revolving Credit Borrowings 42
Section 2.05 Termination and Reduction of Aggregate Maximum Credit Amounts 43
Section 2.06 Borrowing Base 44
Section 2.07 Letters of Credit 46
Section 2.08 Swing Line 53
ARTICLE III 
PAYMENTS OF PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST ON REVOLVING CREDIT LOANS AND SWING LINE LOANS; PREPAYMENTS OF REVOLVING CREDIT LOANS; FEES
Section 3.01 Repayment of Revolving Credit Loans and Swing Line Loans 57
Section 3.02 Interest on Revolving Credit Loans and Swing Line Loans 57
Section 3.03 Prepayments of Revolving Credit Loans and Swing Line Loans 58
Section 3.04 Fees 61
ARTICLE IV 
PAYMENTS; PRO RATA TREATMENT; SHARING OF SET-OFFS
Section 4.01 Payments Generally; Pro Rata Treatment; Sharing of Set-offs 62
Section 4.02 Deductions by the Administrative Agent; Defaulting Lender 63
Section 4.03 Disposition of Proceeds 64
ARTICLE V 
INCREASED COSTS; REIMBURSEMENT OF PREPAYMENT COSTS; 
TAXES; LIBO RATE AVAILABILITY
Section 5.01 Increased Costs 65
Section 5.02 Reimbursement of Prepayment Costs 66
Section 5.03 Taxes 67
Section 5.04 Mitigation Obligations; Designation of Different Lending Office 70
Section 5.05 Replacement of Lenders 70
Section 5.06 Circumstances Affecting LIBO Rate Availability 71
Section 5.07 Laws Affecting LIBO Rate Availability 72
Section 5.08 Eurodollar Lending Office 72
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Section 5.09 Right of Lenders to Fund through Branches and Affiliates 72
ARTICLE VI 
CONDITIONS PRECEDENT
Section 6.01 Effectiveness 72
Section 6.02 Each Credit Event 75
Section 6.03 Additional Conditions to Credit Events 76
ARTICLE VII 
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
Section 7.01 Organization; Powers 76
Section 7.02 Authority; Enforceability 76
Section 7.03 Approvals; No Conflicts 77
Section 7.04 Financial Condition; No Material Adverse Change 77
Section 7.05 Litigation 78
Section 7.06 Environmental Matters 78
Section 7.07 Compliance with the Laws and Agreements; No Defaults 79
Section 7.08 Investment Company Act 79
Section 7.09 Taxes 79
Section 7.10 ERISA 79
Section 7.11 Disclosure; No Material Misstatements; Beneficial Ownership 80
Section 7.12 Insurance 80
Section 7.13 Restriction on Liens 80
Section 7.14 Subsidiaries 81
Section 7.15 [Reserved] 81
Section 7.16 Properties; Titles, Etc 81
Section 7.17 Maintenance of Properties 82
Section 7.18 Gas Imbalances, Prepayments 82
Section 7.19 Marketing of Production 82
Section 7.20 Swap Agreements 82
Section 7.21 Use of Loans and Letters of Credit 82
Section 7.22 Solvency 82
Section 7.23 Anti-Corruption Laws and Sanctions 83
Section 7.24 EEA Financial Institutions 83
Section 7.25 Security Instruments 83
ARTICLE VIII 
AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS
Section 8.01 Financial Statements; Other Information 83
Section 8.02 Notices of Material Events 85
Section 8.03 Existence; Conduct of Business 86
Section 8.04 Payment of Obligations 86
Section 8.05 [Reserved] 86
Section 8.06 Operation and Maintenance of Properties 86
Section 8.07 Insurance 87
Section 8.08 Books and Records; Inspection Rights 87
Section 8.09 Compliance with Laws 87
Section 8.10 Environmental Matters 87
Section 8.11 Further Assurances 88
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Section 8.12 Reserve Reports 89
Section 8.13 Title Information 89
Section 8.14 Agreement to Pledge; Additional Guarantors 90
Section 8.15 ERISA Compliance 91
Section 8.16 Marketing Activities 91
Section 8.17 Unrestricted Subsidiaries 91
Section 8.18 Account Control Agreements 92
Section 8.19 [Reserved] 92
Section 8.20 Minimum Hedged Volume 92
Section 8.21 Consolidated Cash Balance 93
ARTICLE IX 
NEGATIVE COVENANTS
Section 9.01 Financial Covenants 93
Section 9.02 Debt 94
Section 9.03 Liens 95
Section 9.04 Restricted Payments 96
Section 9.05 Investments, Loans and Advances 97
Section 9.06 Nature of Business; Organizational Changes 98
Section 9.07 Proceeds of Loans 98
Section 9.08 ERISA Compliance 99
Section 9.09 Sale or Discount of Receivables 99
Section 9.10 Mergers, Etc 99
Section 9.11 Sale of Properties 100
Section 9.12 Transactions with Affiliates 101
Section 9.13 [Reserved] 102
Section 9.14 Negative Pledge Agreements; Dividend Restrictions 102
Section 9.15 Gas Imbalances 102
Section 9.16 Swap Agreements 102
Section 9.17 Designation and Conversion of Subsidiaries and Unrestricted Subsidiaries; Debt of Unrestricted Subsidiaries 103
Section 9.18 Junior Debt 103
Section 9.19 Use of Proceeds and Letters of Credit 104
Section 9.20 Changes in Fiscal Periods; Accounting Change 104
ARTICLE X 
EVENTS OF DEFAULT; REMEDIES
Section 10.01 Events of Default 104
Section 10.02 Remedies 106
ARTICLE XI 
THE AGENTS
Section 11.01 Appointment of Administrative Agent 107
Section 11.02 [Reserved] 107
Section 11.03 Scope of Administrative Agent’s Duties 107
Section 11.04 Successor Administrative Agent 108
Section 11.05 Credit Decisions 109
Section 11.06 Authority of Administrative Agent to Enforce This Agreement 109
Section 11.07 Indemnification of Administrative Agent 109
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Section 11.08 Knowledge of Default 110
Section 11.09 Administrative Agent’s Authorization; Action by Lenders 110
Section 11.10 Enforcement Actions by Administrative Agent 110
Section 11.11 Collateral Matters 111
Section 11.12 Agents in their Individual Capacities 111
Section 11.13 Administrative Agent’s Fees 111
Section 11.14 Syndication Agent, Documentation Agent or other Titles 112
Section 11.15 No Reliance on Administrative Agent’s Customer Identification Program 112
Section 11.16 Certain ERISA Matters 112
ARTICLE XII 
MISCELLANEOUS
Section 12.01 Notices 114
Section 12.02 Waivers; Amendments 114
Section 12.03 Expenses, Indemnity; Damage Waiver 116
Section 12.04 Successors and Assigns 118
Section 12.05 Survival; Revival; Reinstatement 121
Section 12.06 Counterparts; Integration; Effectiveness; Electronic Execution 122
Section 12.07 Severability 123
Section 12.08 Right of Setoff 123
Section 12.09 GOVERNING LAW; JURISDICTION; CONSENT TO SERVICE OF PROCESS; WAIVER OF TRIAL BY JURY 124
Section 12.10 Headings 125
Section 12.11 Confidentiality 125
Section 12.12 Interest Rate Limitation 126
Section 12.13 EXCULPATION PROVISIONS 127
Section 12.14 Collateral Matters; Swap Agreements; Cash Management 128
Section 12.15 No Third Party Beneficiaries 128
Section 12.16 USA Patriot Act Notice 128
Section 12.17 Keepwell 129
Section 12.18 Acknowledgement and Consent to Bail-In of EEA Financial Institutions 129
Section 12.19 Flood Insurance 129
Section 12.20 Acknowledgement Regarding Any Supported QFCs 130


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Schedules and Exhibits
Schedule 1.1Applicable Margin
Schedule 1.2Allocations
Schedule 7.04(c)Material Debt and Liabilities
Schedule 7.05Litigation
Schedule 7.06Environmental Matters
Schedule 7.14Subsidiaries
Schedule 7.19Marketing Agreements
Schedule 7.20Swap Agreements
Schedule 9.02Existing Debt
Schedule 9.03Existing Liens
Schedule 9.05Investments
Schedule 12.01Notices
Exhibit AForm of Revolving Credit Note
Exhibit BForm of Revolving Credit Borrowing Request
Exhibit CForm of Compliance Certificate
Exhibit DSecurity Instruments
Exhibit EForm of Assignment and Assumption
Exhibit FForm of Request for Swing Line Loan
Exhibit GForm of Swing Line Note
Exhibit HForm of Swing Line Participation Certificate
Exhibit IForm of Notice of Issuance of Letter of Credit
Exhibit J-1Form of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate (Foreign Lenders; not partnerships)
Exhibit J-2Form of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate (Foreign Participants; not partnerships)
Exhibit J-3Form of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate (Foreign Participants; partnerships)
Exhibit J-4Form of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate (Foreign Lenders; partnerships)
Exhibit KForm of Additional Lender Certificate
Exhibit LForm of Elected Commitment Increase Certificate
Exhibit MForm of Solvency Certificate
Exhibit NForm of Intercreditor Agreement

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CREDIT AGREEMENT
THIS CREDIT AGREEMENT dated as of December 20, 2019, is among CALLON PETROLEUM COMPANY, a Delaware corporation (the “Borrower”), each of the Lenders from time to time party hereto, and JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. as administrative agent for the Lenders (in such capacity, together with its successors in such capacity, the “Administrative Agent”).
RECITALS
A. Pursuant to that certain Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of July 14, 2019 (including all schedules and exhibits thereto as amended from time to time, the “Merger Agreement”), among the Borrower and Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (“Carrizo”), and upon terms and conditions set forth in the Merger Agreement, Carrizo will merge with and into the Borrower, with the Borrower surviving (the “Acquisition”).
B. The Borrower has requested that the Lenders and each Issuing Bank provide certain loans to and extensions of credit on behalf of the Borrower on and after the Effective Date as provided herein.
C. The Lenders and the Issuing Banks have agreed to make such loans and extensions of credit subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
D The proceeds of such loans and extensions of credit will be used by the Borrower for the payment of fees and expenses incurred in connection with the Transactions on the Effective Date and, after the Effective Date for general corporate or partnership purposes, including, without limitation, capital expenditures, investments and acquisitions, in each case, subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
E. In consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements herein contained and of the loans, extensions of credit and commitments hereinafter referred to, the parties hereto agree as follows:
ARTICLE I 
DEFINITIONS AND ACCOUNTING MATTERS
Section 1.01 Terms Defined Above. As used in this Agreement, each term defined above has the meaning indicated above.
Section 1.02 Certain Defined Terms. As used in this Agreement, the following terms have the meanings specified below:
2023 Senior Notes” means those certain senior unsecured notes due 2023 issued pursuant to that certain Senior Indenture dated as of May 28, 2008, among Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (the “Company”), the subsidiary guarantors named therein and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as trustee (such senior indenture, as amended and supplemented by the Sixteenth Supplemental Indenture thereto dated as of April 28, 2015, among the Company, the subsidiary guarantors named therein, and the trustee; the Eighteenth Supplemental Indenture thereto dated as of May 20, 2015, among the Company, the subsidiary guarantors named therein, and the trustee; the Twentieth Supplemental Indenture thereto dated as of July 14, 2017, among the Company, the subsidiary guarantors named therein, and the trustee; and as further supplemented from time to time).



2024 Senior Notes” means those certain senior unsecured notes due 2024 issued pursuant to that certain Indenture dated as of October 3, 2016, among Borrower, the subsidiary guarantors named therein and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee (such indenture, as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time).
ABR,” when used in reference to any Loan or Borrowing, refers to whether such Loan, or the Loans comprising such Borrowing, are bearing interest at a rate determined by reference to the Alternate Base Rate.
Additional Debt Conditions” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.02(h).
Additional Lender” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.01(b)(i).
Additional Lender Certificate” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.01(b)(ii)(E).
Adjusted EBITDAX” means for each fiscal quarter ending on or after December 31, 2019, the consolidated EBITDAX of the Borrower and the other Credit Parties for the twelve month period most recently then ended, provided that (i) EBITDAX for the three month period ended March 31, 2019, shall be deemed to be $254,807,281, (ii) EBITDAX for the three month period ended June 30, 2019, shall be deemed to be $306,462,121, (iii) EBITDAX for the three month period ended September 30, 2019, shall be deemed to be $303,854,286 and (iv) EBITDAX for the three month period ended December 31, 2019, shall be deemed to be $300,115,299.
Adjusted LIBO Rate” means with respect to any Eurodollar Borrowing for any Interest Period, an interest rate per annum (rounded upwards, if necessary, to the next 1/100 of 1%) equal to (a) the LIBO Rate for such Interest Period multiplied by (b) the Statutory Reserve Rate.
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 Person specified.
Agency Fee Letter” means the agency fee letter dated as of July 14, 2019, among the Borrower, and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.
Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount” at any time shall equal the sum of the Elected Commitments, as the same may be increased, reduced or terminated pursuant to Section 2.01(b). As of the First Amendment Effective Date, the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount is $1,700,000,000.
Aggregate Maximum Credit Amounts” at any time shall equal the sum of the Maximum Credit Amounts, as the same may be reduced or terminated pursuant to Section 2.05. As of the Effective Date, the Aggregate Maximum Credit Amounts of the Revolving Credit Lenders is $5,000,000,000.
Agreement” means this Credit Agreement, as the same may from time to time be amended, amended and restated, modified, supplemented or restated.
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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 beginning on such day (or if such day is not a Business Day, on 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. 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; provided further, that if the Alternate Base Rate shall be less than 1%, such rate shall be deemed to be 1% for purposes of this Agreement. If the Alternate Base Rate is being used as an alternate rate of interest pursuant to Section 5.06, 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 Borrower or its Subsidiaries from time to time concerning or relating to bribery or corruption.
Applicable Hedge Percentage” means (a) for each month of the twelve (12) month period from the date such Swap Agreement is executed, ninety-five percent (95%), and (b) for each month of the forty-eight (48) month period immediately following the first anniversary of the date such Swap Agreement is executed, eighty-five percent (85%).
Applicable Margin” means, for any period, with respect to any ABR Revolving Credit Loan, ABR Swing Line Loan, Eurodollar Revolving Credit Loan or Letters of Credit, as the case may be, the rate per annum set forth in the Commitment Utilization Grid set forth on Schedule 1.1 and based upon the Commitment Utilization Percentage then in effect.
Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage” means, with respect to any Revolving Credit Lender, the percentage of the Aggregate Maximum Credit Amounts represented by such Revolving Credit Lender’s Maximum Credit Amount as such percentage (which may be carried out to the seventh decimal place) is set forth on Schedule 1.2, provided that if the Commitments have terminated or expired, each Revolving Credit Lender’s Applicable Revolving Credit Percentages shall be determined based upon the Commitments most recently in effect.
Approved Counterparty” means (a) any Secured Swap Party and (b) any other Person if such Person has (or the credit support provider of such Person has) a long term senior unsecured debt rating at the time of entry into the applicable Swap Agreement of BBB-/Baa3 by S&P or Moody’s (or their equivalent) or higher.
Approved Fund” means any Person (other than a natural person) that is engaged in making, purchasing, holding or investing in revolving bank loans and similar extensions of credit in the ordinary course of its business and that is administered or managed by a Lender, an Affiliate of a Lender or an entity or an Affiliate of an entity that administers or manages a Lender.
Approved Petroleum Engineers” means (a) W. D. Van Gonten & Co. Petroleum Engineering, (b) Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc., (c) Ryder Scott Company Petroleum Consultants, L.P., (d) DeGolyer and MacNaughton, (e) Cawley, Gillespie & Associates, Inc. and (f) at the option of the Borrower, any other independent petroleum engineers selected by the Borrower and reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent.
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Arrangers” means JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. and BofA Securities, Inc., in their capacities as the joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners hereunder.
Assignment and Assumption” means an assignment and assumption entered into by a Lender and an assignee (with the consent of any party whose consent is required by Section 12.04(b)), and accepted by the Administrative Agent, in the form of Exhibit E or any other form approved by the Administrative Agent.
Assumed Debt” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.02(j).
Availability Period” means the period from and including the Effective Date to but excluding the Termination Date.
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.
Beneficial Ownership Certification” means a certification regarding beneficial ownership as required by the Beneficial Ownership Regulation.
Beneficial Ownership Regulation” means 31 C.F.R. § 1010.230.
Benefit Plan” means any of (a) an “employee benefit plan” (as defined in ERISA) that is subject to Title I of ERISA, (b) a “plan” as defined in Section 4975 of the Code that is subject to Section 4975 of the Code, or (c) any Person whose assets include (for purposes of ERISA Section 3(42) or otherwise for purposes of Title I of ERISA or Section 4975 of the Code) the assets of any such “employee benefit plan” or “plan.”
BHC Act Affiliate” of a party means an “affiliate” (as such term is defined under, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 U.S.C. 1841(k)) of such party.
Board” means the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System of the United States of America or any successor Governmental Authority.
Borrowing” means Loans of the same Type, made, converted or continued on the same date and, in the case of Eurodollar Loans (as defined herein), as to which a single Interest Period is in effect.
Borrowing Base” means at any time an amount equal to the amount determined in accordance with Section 2.06, as the same may be adjusted from time to time pursuant to the Borrowing Base Adjustment Provisions. As of the First Amendment Effective Date the Borrowing Base is $1,700,000,000.
Borrowing Base Adjustment Provisions” means Section 2.06(e), Section 8.13(c) and Section 9.11 in each case which may adjust (as opposed to redetermine) the amount of the Borrowing Base.
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Borrowing Base Deficiency Notice” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 3.03(c)(ii).
Borrowing Base Properties” means the Oil and Gas Properties constituting Proved Reserves of the Credit Parties included in the Reserve Report most recently delivered pursuant to Section 8.12 to which credit is given in determining the Borrowing Base.
Business Day” means any day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or other day on which commercial banks in New York, New York are authorized or required by law to remain closed; provided that, when used in connection with a Eurodollar Loan, the term “Business Day” shall also exclude any day on which banks are not open for dealings in dollar deposits in the London interbank market.
Capital Leases” means, in respect of any Person, all leases which shall have been, or should have been, in accordance with GAAP as in effect as of December 31, 2018, recorded as capital leases on the balance sheet of the Person liable (whether contingent or otherwise) for the payment of rent thereunder.
Capital Markets Account” means any deposit account maintained with the Administrative Agent or any Lender (or any Affiliate of any Lender) which (a) only holds proceeds from any Permitted Unsecured Notes, any issuance or incurrence of other Debt by the Borrower or any other Credit Party (including, without limitation, convertible Debt, but excluding any Debt issued or incurred under this Agreement or any other Loan Document), and any issuance of Equity Interests by the Borrower or any other Credit Party, in each case which is not prohibited under the terms of this Agreement, and (b) all of such proceeds will be used for a specific pending acquisition of Oil and Gas Properties or otherwise in accordance with Section 8.18(c).
Carrizo Credit Agreement” means that certain Credit Agreement, dated as of January 27, 2011, among Carrizo, as borrower, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent and the lenders and other parties from time to time party thereto, as amended from time to time prior to the Effective Date.
Cash Collateralize” means to pledge and deposit with or deliver to the Administrative Agent (as a first priority, perfected security interest), for the benefit of the Issuing Bank and the Revolving Credit Lenders, cash in Dollars, at a location and pursuant to documentation in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.
Cash Management Agreement” means any agreement to provide cash management services, including treasury, depository, overdraft, credit or debit card, electronic funds transfer and other cash management arrangements.
Cash Management Bank” means any Person that, at the time it enters into a Cash Management Agreement, is a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender, in its capacity as a party to such Cash Management Agreement.
CERCLA” has the meaning assigned to such term in the definition of Environmental Laws.
CFC” means a “controlled foreign corporation” within the meaning of Section 957(a) of the Code.
Change in Control” means:
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(a) any “person” or “group” (as such terms are used in Sections 13(d) and 14(d) of the Exchange Act, but excluding any employee benefit plan of such person or its subsidiaries, and any person or entity acting in its capacity as trustee, agent or other fiduciary or administrator of any such plan), becomes the “beneficial owner” (as defined in Rules 13d-3 and 13d-5 under the Exchange Act), directly or indirectly, of Equity Interests of the Borrower representing more than 40% of the ordinary voting power represented by the issued and outstanding Equity Interests of the Borrower; or
(b) during any period of 12 consecutive months, a majority of the members of the board of directors or other equivalent governing body of the Borrower cease to be composed of individuals (i) who were members of that board or equivalent governing body on the first day of such period, (ii) whose election or nomination to that board or equivalent governing body was approved by individuals referred to in clause (i) above constituting at the time of such election or nomination at least a majority of that board or equivalent governing body or (iii) whose election or nomination to that board or other equivalent governing body was approved by individuals referred to in clauses (i) and (ii) above constituting at the time of such election or nomination at least a majority of that board or equivalent governing body.
Change in Law” has the meaning ascribed to such term in Section 5.01(b).
CIP Regulations” has the meaning ascribed to such term in Section 11.15(a).
Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time, and any successor statute.
Collateral” means all Property which is subject to a Lien under one or more Security Instruments. For the avoidance of doubt, Collateral does not include any Excluded Asset.
Commitment” means, with respect to each Revolving Credit Lender, the commitment of such Revolving Credit Lender to make Revolving Credit Loans and to acquire participations in Letters of Credit and Swing Line Loans hereunder, expressed as an amount representing the maximum aggregate amount of such Revolving Credit Lender’s Revolving Credit Exposure hereunder, as such commitment may be modified from time to time pursuant to Section 2.01(b) and Section 2.05 and modified from time to time pursuant to assignments by or to such Revolving Credit Lender pursuant to Section 12.04(b). The amount representing each Revolving Credit Lender’s Commitment shall at any time be the least of such Revolving Credit Lender’s (a) Maximum Credit Amount, (b) Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage of the then effective Borrowing Base and (c) Elected Commitment.
Commitment Fee” has the meaning ascribed to such term in Section 3.04(a).
Commitment Fee Rate” means a rate per annum set forth in the Commitment Utilization Grid on Schedule 1.1.
Commitment Utilization Percentage” means, as of any day, the fraction expressed as a percentage, the numerator of which is the sum of the Revolving Credit Exposures of the Revolving Credit Lenders on such day, and the denominator of which is the least of the Borrowing Base, the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount, and the Aggregate Maximum Credit Amounts, in each case, in effect on such day.
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.
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Company Disclosure Schedule” has the meaning assigned to such term in the Merger Agreement.
Company Material Adverse Effect” has the meaning assigned to such term in the Merger Agreement.
Company SEC Documents” has the meaning assigned to such term in the Merger Agreement.
Connection Income Taxes” means Other Connection Taxes that are imposed on or measured by net income (however denominated) or that are franchise Taxes or branch profits Taxes.
Consolidated Cash Balance” means, at any time, (a) the aggregate amount of cash and cash equivalents, marketable securities, treasury bonds and bills, certificates of deposit, investments in money market funds and commercial paper, in each case, held or owned by (either directly or indirectly), credited to the account of, or that would otherwise be required to be reflected as an asset on the balance sheet of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries (all of the foregoing, collectively for purposes of this definition, “Cash”) less (b) (i) any Cash permitted to be paid by the Borrower or its Restricted Subsidiaries in accordance with this Agreement and the other Loan Documents for amounts then (or within five (5) Business Days will become) due and owing for which the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary either (x) has issued checks or has initiated wires or ACH transfers (but which amounts have not, as of such time, been subtracted from the balance in the relevant account of the Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary) or (y) reasonably anticipates in good faith that it will issue checks or initiate wires or ACH transfers within five (5) Business Days thereafter, (ii) any Cash used to Cash Collateralize Letter of Credit Obligations, (iii) any Cash constituting purchase price deposits pursuant to a binding and enforceable purchase and sale agreement with a third party containing customary provisions regarding the payment and refunding of such deposits, and (iv) Cash to be used within five (5) Business Days to pay the purchase price for an acquisition by the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary pursuant to a binding and enforceable purchase and sale agreement with an unaffiliated third party containing customary provisions regarding the payment of such purchase price.
Consolidated Cash Balance Sweep Period” means (a) in the case of the initial Consolidated Cash Balance Sweep Period, the period starting on May 11, 2020 and ending on May 15, 2020 and (b) in the case of any other Consolidated Cash Balance Sweep Period, the one week period ending on the first Business Day of each week; provided that at any time during the existence and continuation of an Event of Default, “Consolidated Cash Balance Sweep Period” shall mean any Business Day.
Consolidated Cash Balance Threshold” means, as of any time, the lesser of (a) $125,000,000 and (b) seven and a half percent (7.5%) of the Borrowing Base in effect as of such time.
Consolidated Cash Measurement Date” means the last day of any Consolidated Cash Balance Sweep Period.
Consolidated Net Income” means with respect to the Borrower and the other Credit Parties, for any period, the aggregate of the net income (or loss) of the Borrower and the other Credit Parties determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP; provided that there shall be excluded from such net income (to the extent otherwise included therein) the following: (a) the net income of any Person in which the Borrower or any other Credit Party has an interest (which interest does not cause the net income of such other Person to be consolidated with the net income of the Borrower and the other Credit Parties in accordance with GAAP), except to the extent of the amount of dividends or distributions actually paid in cash during such period by such other Person to the Borrower or to any other Credit
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Party, as the case may be; (b) the net income (but not loss) during such period of any Credit Party to the extent that the declaration or payment of dividends or similar distributions or transfers or loans by that Credit Party is not at the time permitted by operation of the terms of its charter or any agreement, instrument or Governmental Requirement applicable to such Credit Party or is otherwise restricted or prohibited, in each case determined in accordance with GAAP; (c) any extraordinary gains or losses during such period; (d) any non-cash gains or losses or positive or negative adjustments under ASC 815 (and any statements replacing, modifying or superseding such statement) as a result of changes in the fair market value of derivatives; (e) any gains or losses attributable to writeups or writedowns of assets, including but not limited to impairments to oil and gas properties; (f) any net after-tax effect of gains or losses on (i) disposal, abandonment (including asset retirement costs) or discontinuance of disposed, abandoned or discontinued operations, (ii) asset dispositions or (iii) the sale or other disposition of any equity interests of any person, as applicable, in each case, other than in the ordinary course of business, as determined in good faith by the Borrower; provided that any exclusion for the discontinuance of discontinued operations held for sale shall be at the option of the Borrower pending the consummation of such sale; (g) any net after-tax effect of income (loss) from the early extinguishment or conversion of indebtedness; (h) any non-cash equity or phantom equity based or non-cash compensation charge or expense, including any such charge or expense arising from grants of stock appreciation rights, equity incentive programs or similar rights, stock options, restricted stock or other rights to, and any cash charges associated with the rollover, acceleration, or payout of, equity interests by management of such person or of a restricted subsidiary or any of its direct or indirect parent companies; (i) accruals and reserves that are established or adjusted within twelve months after the Effective Date that are so required to be established or adjusted as a result of the Transactions (or within twelve months after the closing of any acquisition that are so required to be established as a result of such acquisition) in accordance with GAAP; (j) any expenses, charges or losses to the extent covered by insurance (including business interruption insurance) or indemnity and actually reimbursed, or, so long as such Person has made a determination that there exists reasonable evidence that such amount will in fact be reimbursed by the insurer or indemnifying party and only to the extent that such amount is in fact reimbursed within 365 days of the date of such determination (net of any amount so added back in any prior period to the extent not so reimbursed within the applicable 365-day period); (k) any fees, expenses or charges incurred during such period, or any amortization thereof for such period, in connection with the novation of any swap agreements entered into in connection with the closing; (l) contingent consideration obligations (including to the extent accounted for as bonuses or otherwise); and (m) the cumulative effect of a change in accounting principles and changes as a result of the adoption or modification of accounting policies during such period whether effected through a cumulative effect adjustment or a retroactive application, in each case in accordance with GAAP. For the purposes of calculating Consolidated Net Income for any period of four (4) consecutive fiscal quarters in connection with any determination of the Leverage Ratio and the Secured Leverage Ratio (the “Reference Period”), and without duplication of any additions to or subtractions from EBITDAX for the same items set forth in the definition thereof, (i) if at any time during such Reference Period the Borrower or any other Credit Party shall have made any Material Disposition, the Consolidated Net Income for such Reference Period shall be reduced by an amount equal to the Consolidated Net Income (if positive) attributable to the Property that is the subject of such Material Disposition for such Reference Period or increased by an amount equal to the Consolidated Net Income (if negative) attributable thereto for such Reference Period and (ii) if during such Reference Period the Borrower or any other Credit Party shall have made a Material Acquisition, the Consolidated Net Income for such Reference Period shall be calculated after giving pro forma effect thereto as if such Material Acquisition occurred on the first day of such Reference Period.
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Consolidated Total Assets” means, as of any date of determination, the amount that would, in conformity with GAAP, be set forth opposite the caption “total assets” (or any like caption) on a consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries at such date.
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 a deposit account control agreement or securities account control agreement (or similar agreement), as applicable, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, executed by the applicable Credit Party, the Administrative Agent and the relevant financial institution party thereto, which establishes the Administrative Agent’s control (within the meaning of Section 9-104 of the UCC) with respect to the applicable Deposit Account or Securities Account covered thereby.
Covered Entity” means (a) a “covered entity” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 252.82(b), (b) a “covered bank” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 47.3(b), or (c) a “covered FSI” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 382.2(b).
Covered Party” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 12.20.
Credit Parties” means the Borrower and the Guarantors, and “Credit Party” means any one of them, as the context indicates or otherwise requires.
Current Assets” means, as of any date of determination, without duplication, the sum of all amounts that would, in accordance with GAAP, be set forth opposite the caption “total current assets” (or any like caption) on a consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and the other Credit Parties at such date, plus the unused Commitments then available to be borrowed, but excluding all non-cash assets under ASC 815.
Current Liabilities” means, as of any date of determination, without duplication, the sum of all amounts that would, in accordance with GAAP, be set forth opposite the caption “total current liabilities” (or any like caption) on a consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and the other Credit Parties on such date, but excluding (a) all non-cash obligations under ASC 815, (b) the current portion of income taxes, (c) the current portion of any Loans, Letters of Credit, hedging obligations and other Debt for borrowed money, (d) current liabilities consisting of deferred revenue, (e) any non-cash liabilities recorded in connection with stock-based or similar incentive-based compensation awards or arrangements, (f) liabilities to the extent resulting from non-cash losses or charges required under ASC 410 and (g) current portion of lease liabilities recognized under ASC 842.
Customary Intercreditor Agreement” means a customary intercreditor agreement substantially in the form attached as Exhibit N hereto or otherwise in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and the Borrower, which agreement shall provide that the Liens on the Collateral securing such Debt shall rank junior to the Liens on the Collateral securing the Obligations.
Debt” means, for any Person, the sum of the following (without duplication):
(a) all obligations of such Person for borrowed money or evidenced by bankers’ acceptances, debentures, notes, bonds or other similar instruments;
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(b) all obligations of such Person (whether contingent or otherwise) in respect of letters of credit, bank guarantees and similar instruments;
(c) all accrued expenses, liabilities or other obligations of such Person to pay the deferred purchase price of Property;
(d) all obligations under Capital Leases or Synthetic Leases;
(e) all Debt (as defined in the other clauses of this definition) of others secured by (or for which the holder of such Debt has an existing right, contingent or otherwise, to be secured by) a Lien on any Property of such Person to the extent of the value of the Property of such Person which is subject to a Lien securing such Debt, whether or not such Debt is assumed by such Person;
(f) all Debt (as defined in the other clauses of this definition) of others guaranteed by such Person or in which such Person otherwise assures a creditor against loss of the Debt (howsoever such assurance shall be made, including by means of obligations to pay for goods or services even if such goods or services are not actually taken, received or utilized or by means of) to the extent of the lesser of the amount of such Debt and the maximum stated amount of such guarantee or assurance against loss;
(g) any Debt of a partnership for which such Person is liable either by agreement, by operation of law or by a Governmental Requirement but only to the extent of such liability;
(h) all Disqualified Capital Stock;
(i) all obligations of such Person under take/ship or pay contracts if any goods or services are not actually received or utilized by such Person; and
(j) the undischarged balance of any production payment created by such Person or for the creation of which such Person directly or indirectly received payment.
The Debt of any Person shall include all obligations of such Person of the character described above to the extent such Person remains legally liable in respect thereof notwithstanding that any such obligation is not included as a liability of such Person under GAAP; provided, however, that “Debt” does not include (i) obligations with respect to surety, performance or appeal bonds and similar instruments not incurred in respect of debt for borrowed money or (ii) accounts payable that are not greater than one year past the date of invoice or delinquent or that are being contested in good faith by appropriate action and for which adequate reserves have been maintained in accordance with GAAP.
Default” means any event or condition which constitutes an Event of Default or which upon notice, lapse of time or both would, unless cured or waived, become an Event of Default.
Default Right” has the meaning assigned to that term in, and shall be interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. §§ 252.81, 47.2 or 382.1, as applicable.
Defaulting Lender” means any Lender that (a) has failed to (i) fund all or any portion of its Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage of any Revolving Credit Loans within two (2) Business Days of the date such Revolving Credit Loans were required to be funded hereunder, unless the subject of a good faith dispute, or (ii) pay to the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank, any Swing Line Lender or any other Lender any other amount required to be paid by it hereunder (including in respect of its participation in Letters of Credit or Swing Line Loans) within two (2) Business Days of the date when due, (b) has
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notified the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank or the Swing Line Lender in writing that it does not intend or expect to comply with its funding obligations hereunder or has made a public statement to that effect (unless such writing or public statement is based on a good faith dispute specifically identified in such writing or public statement), (c) has failed, within three (3) Business Days after written request by the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank, any Swing Line Lender or any other Lender, acting in good faith, to confirm in writing that it will comply with its prospective funding obligations hereunder (and is financially able to meet such obligations); provided that such Lender shall cease to be a Defaulting Lender pursuant to this clause (c) upon receipt by the requesting party and the Administrative Agent of such written confirmation in form and substance satisfactory to such requesting party and the Administrative Agent, or (d) has, or has a direct or indirect parent company that has, (i) become the subject of a proceeding under the any liquidation, conservatorship, bankruptcy, assignment for the benefit of creditors, moratorium, rearrangement, receivership, insolvency, reorganization, or similar debtor relief laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdictions from time to time in effect and affecting the rights of creditors generally, (ii) had appointed for it a receiver, custodian, conservator, trustee, administrator, assignee for the benefit of creditors or similar Person charged with reorganization or liquidation of its business or assets, including the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other state or federal regulatory authority acting in such a capacity or (iii) has become the subject of a Bail-In Action; provided that a Lender shall not be a Defaulting Lender solely by virtue of the ownership or acquisition of any equity interest in that Lender or any direct or indirect parent company thereof by a Governmental Authority, so long as such ownership interest does not result in or provide such Lender with immunity from the jurisdiction of courts within the United States or from the enforcement of judgments or writs of attachment on its assets or permit such Lender (or such Governmental Authority) to reject, repudiate, disavow or disaffirm any contracts or agreements made by such Lender; provided, further, that the appointment of an administrator, provisional liquidator, conservator, receiver, trustee, custodian or other similar official by a supervisory authority or regulator with respect to a Lender or a direct or indirect parent company under the Dutch Financial Supervision Act 2007 (as amended from time to time and including any successor legislation) shall not be deemed to result in an event described in clause (d) hereof so long as such appointment does not result in or provide such Lender with immunity from the jurisdiction of courts within the United States or from enforcement of judgments or writs of attachment on its assets or permit such Lender (or such administrator, provisional liquidator, conservator, receiver, trustee, custodian or other similar official or Governmental Authority) to reject, repudiate, disavow or disaffirm any contracts or agreements made with such Lender. Any determination by the Administrative Agent that a Lender is a Defaulting Lender under any one or more of clauses (a) through (d) above shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error, and such Lender shall be deemed to be a Defaulting Lender upon delivery of written notice of such determination to the Borrower, the Issuing Bank, each Swing Line Lender and each Lender.
Defaulting Lender’s Unfunded Portion” means such Defaulting Lender’s Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage of the Aggregate Maximum Credit Amount minus the sum of (a) the aggregate principal amount of all Revolving Credit Loans funded by the Defaulting Lender, plus (b) such Defaulting Lender’s Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage of the aggregate outstanding principal amount of all Swing Line Loans and Letter of Credit Obligations.
Deposit Account” has the meaning assigned to such term in the UCC.
Disqualified Capital Stock” means (a) any Equity Interest that, by its terms (or by the terms of any security into which it is convertible or for which it is exchangeable) or upon the happening of any event, matures or is mandatorily redeemable (other than customary redemption provisions in connection with a change of control or asset sale to the extent the terms of such Equity Interest provide that such
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Equity Interest shall not be required to be repurchased or redeemed until the Revolving Credit Maturity Date has occurred, the repayment in full of the Obligations has occurred or such repurchase or redemption is otherwise permitted by or subject to compliance with this Agreement (including as a result of a waiver hereunder)) for any consideration other than other Equity Interests (which would not constitute Disqualified Capital Stock), pursuant to a sinking fund obligation or otherwise, or is convertible or exchangeable for Debt or redeemable for any consideration other than other Equity Interests (which would not constitute Disqualified Capital Stock) at the option of the holder thereof, in whole or in part (but if in part only with respect to such amount that meets the criteria set forth in this definition), on or prior to the date that is one year after the Revolving Credit Maturity Date and (b) any preferred Equity Interest that does not constitute Refinancing Preferred Stock; provided that, if such Equity Interests are issued to any plan for the benefit of employees of the Borrower or its Subsidiaries or by any such plan to such employees, such Stock or Stock Equivalents shall not constitute Disqualified Capital Stock solely because it may be required to be repurchased by the Borrower or its Subsidiaries in order to satisfy applicable statutory or regulatory obligations; provided, further, that any Equity Interests held by any future, present or former employee, director, manager or consultant of the Borrower, any of its Subsidiaries or any of its direct or indirect parent companies or any other entity in which the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary has an Investment and is designated in good faith as an “affiliate” by the board of directors or managers of the Borrower, in each case pursuant to any equity holders’ agreement, management equity plan or stock incentive plan or any other management or employee benefit plan or agreement shall not constitute Disqualified Capital Stock solely because it may be required to be repurchased by the Borrower or its Subsidiaries.
Disqualified Institution” means (a) an Industry Competitor as identified to the Administrative Agent in writing on or prior to the Effective Date (which writing has been shared with the Lenders), and (b) affiliates of such Persons set forth in clause (a) that are reasonably identifiable solely on the basis of the similarity of such Affiliate’s name; provided that (A) the Borrower shall be permitted to remove a Person as a Disqualified Institution by providing written notice to the Administrative Agent and (B) no Person shall retroactively become a Disqualified Institution if such Person that has previously (x) become a Lender or a Participant or committed to (or been approached to) become a Lender or a Participant or (y) entered into a trade to become a Lender or a Participant.
Documentation Agents” means, collectively, Capital One, National Association, Citibank, N.A., Regions Bank, The Bank of Nova Scotia, Houston Branch and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Documentation Agents, and “Documentation Agent” means any of them.
Dollars” or “$” refers to lawful money of the United States of America.
Domestic Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary that is organized under the laws of the United States of America or any state thereof or the District of Columbia.
E&P Credit Party” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 9.11.
EBITDAX” means, for any period, Consolidated Net Income for such period plus the following expenses or charges to the extent deducted from Consolidated Net Income in such period: the sum of (a) interest, income taxes, depreciation, depletion, amortization, exploration and abandonment expenses and accretion expenses related to FAS 143 (superseded primarily by ASC 410) and expenses recognized under FAS 123(r) and FAS 133 (superseded primarily by ASC 718 and ASC 815, respectively), (b) extraordinary, unusual and non-recurring items provided that, any items falling within the scope of clause (e) shall be subject to the add back provided in clause (e) below with respect thereto and shall not be
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permitted to be added back pursuant to this clause (b), (c) one-time transaction costs, expenses and charges incurred in connection with the Transactions and other costs, expenses and charges incurred with respect to any equity or Debt offerings or issuances, acquisitions, Investments, Transfers, refinancings or replacements in whole or in part of, or any amendments, waivers, consents, supplements or other modifications in respect of, the Revolving Credit Loan, any Specified Additional Debt, any unsecured notes or any other indebtedness for borrowed money (in the case of each of the foregoing, whether or not consummated and only to the extent reducing Consolidated Net Income), (d) any other non-cash gains or charges, including any write-offs or write-downs, in each case, increasing or reducing Consolidated Net Income for such period with gains reflected as a negative number (provided that if any such non-cash charges represent an accrual or reserve for potential cash items in any future period, (A) the Borrower may determine not to add back such non-cash charge in the current period and (B) to the extent the Borrower does decide to add back such non-cash charge, the cash payment in respect thereof in such future period shall be subtracted from EBITDAX to such extent, and excluding amortization of a prepaid cash item that was paid in a prior period), (e) restructuring expenses and the amount of “run rate” cost savings, operating expense reductions and savings from synergies related to acquisitions, Transfers, restructurings, cost savings initiatives and other similar initiatives that are reasonably identifiable, factually supportable and certified by the Borrower to result from actions that have been taken or with respect to which substantial steps have been taken or are expected to be taken (in the good faith determination of the Borrower) within eighteen (18) months after such restructuring, acquisition, Transfer, cost saving initiative or other similar initiative; provided that (i) the aggregate amount added-back pursuant to this clause (e) in such period shall not exceed 15% of EBITDAX for such period and (ii) no amount shall be added pursuant to this clause (e) to the extent duplicative of any expenses or charges otherwise added to EBITDAX, whether through a pro forma adjustment or otherwise, for such period and (f) any costs or expenses incurred pursuant to any management equity plan, stock option plan or any other management or employee benefit plan, agreement or any stock subscription or stockholders agreement, to the extent that such costs or expenses are funded with (A) cash proceeds contributed to the capital of such Person or (B) the Net Cash Proceeds of an issuance of Equity Interests of such Person (other than Disqualified Capital Stock) and, in each case not used for any other purposes. For the purposes of calculating EBITDAX for any Reference Period pursuant to any determination of the Leverage Ratio or the Secured Leverage Ratio, and without duplication of any additions to or subtractions from Consolidated Net Income for the same items set forth in the definition thereof, (i) if at any time during such Reference Period any Credit Party shall have made any Material Disposition, the EBITDAX for such Reference Period shall be reduced by an amount equal to the EBITDAX (if positive) attributable to the Property that is the subject of such Material Disposition for such Reference Period or increased by an amount equal to the EBITDAX (if negative) attributable thereto for such Reference Period and (ii) if during such Reference Period any Credit Party shall have made a Material Acquisition, the EBITDAX for such Reference Period shall be calculated after giving pro forma effect thereto as if such Material Acquisition occurred on the first day of such Reference Period.
EEA Financial Institution” means (a) any credit institution or investment firm established in any EEA Member Country which is subject to the supervision of an EEA Resolution Authority, (b) any entity established in an EEA Member Country which is a parent of an institution described in clause (a) of this definition, or (c) any financial institution established in an EEA Member Country which is a subsidiary of an institution described in clauses (a) or (b) of this definition and is subject to consolidated supervision with its parent;
EEA Member Country” means any of the member states of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway.
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EEA Resolution Authority” means any public administrative authority or any Person entrusted with public administrative authority of any EEA Member Country (including any delegee) having responsibility for the resolution of any EEA Financial Institution.
Effective Date” means the date on which the conditions specified in Section 6.01 are satisfied (or waived in accordance with Section 12.02).
Elected Commitment” means, as to each Lender, the amount set forth opposite such Lender’s name on Schedule 1.2 under the caption “Elected Commitment,” as the same may be increased, reduced or terminated from time to time in connection with an increase, reduction or termination of the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount pursuant to Section 2.01(b) or Section 2.05.
Elected Commitment Increase Certificate” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.01(b)(ii)(D).
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.
Engineering Reports” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.06(c)(i).
Environmental Laws” means any and all Governmental Requirements pertaining in any way to public health (to the extent relating to exposure to Hazardous Materials), pollution or protection of the environment, the preservation or reclamation of natural resources, or the management, Release or threatened Release of any Hazardous Materials, in effect in any and all jurisdictions in which the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries is conducting, or at any time has conducted, business, or where any Property of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries is located, including, the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (“OPA”), as amended, the Clean Air Act, as amended, the Comprehensive Environmental, Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (“CERCLA”), as amended, the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as amended, the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, as amended (to the extent relating to exposure to Hazardous Materials), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (“RCRA”), as amended, the Safe Drinking Water Act, as amended, the Toxic Substances Control Act, as amended, the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986, as amended, the Hazardous Materials Transportation Law, as amended.
Environmental Permit” means any permit, registration, license, approval, consent, exemption, variance, or other authorization required under applicable Environmental Laws.
Equity Interests” means shares of capital stock, partnership interests, membership interests in a limited liability company, beneficial interests in a trust or other equity ownership interests in a Person, and any warrants, options or other rights entitling the holder thereof to purchase or acquire any such Equity Interest.
ERISA” means the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.
ERISA Affiliate” means each trade or business (whether or not incorporated) which together with any Credit Party would be deemed to be a “single employer” within the meaning of Section 4001(b)(1) of ERISA or Section 414(b) or (c) of the Code, or solely with respect to Section 412 of the Code, Section 414 (m) or (o) of the Code.
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EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule” means the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule published by the Loan Market Association (or any successor Person), as in effect from time to time.
Eurodollar” when used in reference to any Loan or Borrowing, refers to whether such Loan, or the Loans comprising such Borrowing, are bearing interest at a rate determined by reference to the Adjusted LIBO Rate.
Event of Default” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 10.01.
Excepted Liens” means: (a) Liens for Taxes, assessments or other governmental charges or levies which are not delinquent or which (provided foreclosure, sale, or other similar proceedings shall have not been initiated) are being contested in good faith by appropriate action and for which adequate reserves have been maintained in accordance with GAAP; (b) Liens in connection with workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance or other social security, old age pension or public liability obligations which are not delinquent or which are being contested in good faith by appropriate action and for which adequate reserves have been maintained in accordance with GAAP; (c) landlord’s liens, operators’, vendors’, carriers’, warehousemen’s, repairmen’s, mechanics’, suppliers’, workers’, materialmen’s, construction or other like Liens of law arising in the ordinary course of business each of which is in respect of obligations that are not delinquent or which are being contested in good faith by appropriate action and for which adequate reserves have been maintained in accordance with GAAP; (d) Liens which arise in the ordinary course of business under operating agreements, joint venture agreements, oil and gas partnership agreements, oil and gas leases, farm-out agreements, division orders, contracts for the sale, transportation or exchange of oil and natural gas, unitization and pooling declarations and agreements, area of mutual interest agreements, overriding royalty agreements, marketing agreements, processing agreements, net profits agreements, development agreements, gas balancing or deferred production agreements, injection, repressuring and recycling agreements, salt water or other disposal agreements, seismic or other geophysical permits or agreements, and other agreements which are usual and customary in the oil and gas business and are entered into in the ordinary course of business and are for claims which are not delinquent or which are being contested in good faith by appropriate action and for which adequate reserves have been maintained in accordance with GAAP, provided that any such Lien referred to in this clause does not materially impair the use of any Property covered by such Lien for the purposes for which such Property is held by any Credit Party or materially impair the value of any Property subject thereto; provided, further that all of such Liens are taken into account in computing the net revenue interests and working interests of the Borrower or any other Credit Party warranted herein or in the Security Instruments; (e) easements, restrictions, servitudes, permits, conditions, covenants, exceptions, reservations, zoning and land use requirements and other title defects in any Property of any Credit Party, that in each case are customarily accepted in the oil and gas financing industry, do not secure Debt and that do not materially impair the use of such Property for the purposes of which such Property is held by any Credit Party, interfere with the ordinary conduct of the business of the Borrower and any other Credit Party, or materially impair the value of such Property subject thereto; (f) Liens on cash or securities pledged to secure performance of tenders, surety and appeal bonds, government contracts, performance and return of money bonds, bids, trade contracts, leases, statutory obligations, regulatory obligations and other obligations of a like nature incurred in the ordinary course of business; (g) judgment and attachment Liens not giving rise to an Event of Default, provided that any appropriate legal proceedings which may have been duly initiated for the review of such judgment shall not have been finally terminated or the period within which such proceeding may be initiated shall not have expired and no action to enforce such Lien has been commenced; (h) licenses of intellectual property, none of which, in the aggregate, interfere in any material respect with the business of the Borrower or its Subsidiaries or materially detract from the value of the relevant assets of the Borrower or
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its Subsidiaries; (i) Liens, titles and interests of lessors (including sublessors) of property leased by such lessors to Borrower or any Subsidiary, restrictions and prohibitions on encumbrances and transferability with respect to such property and any Credit Party’s interests therein imposed by such leases, and Liens and encumbrances encumbering such lessors’ titles and interests in such property and to which any Credit Party’s leasehold interests may be subject or subordinate, in each case, whether or not evidenced by UCC financing statement filings or other documents of record, provided that such Liens do not secure Debt of any Credit Party and do not encumber Property of any Credit Party other than the Property that is the subject of such leases and items located thereon; and (j) Liens on the Equity Interests of Unrestricted Subsidiaries. Provisions in the Loan Documents allowing Excepted Liens or other Permitted Liens on any item of Property shall be construed to allow such Excepted Liens and other Permitted Liens also to cover any improvements, fixtures or accessions to such Property and the proceeds of such Property, improvements, fixtures or accessions. No intention to subordinate any Lien granted in favor of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders is to be hereby implied or expressed by the permitted existence of any Excepted Liens.
Exchange Notes” means the Borrower’s second lien notes issued in 2020 in exchange for any Permitted Unsecured Notes, in an original stated principal amount up to $400,000,000.
Excluded Account” means (a) each account all or substantially all of the deposits in which consist of amounts utilized to fund payroll, employee benefit or tax obligations of the Credit Parties, (b) fiduciary, trust or escrow accounts, (c) “zero balance” accounts, (d) any account that is pledged to a third party to the extent such Lien is permitted by the Loan Documents, (e) accounts all or substantially all of the deposits in which consist of monies of third parties, including working interest owners, royalty owners and the like, (f) subject to Section 8.18(b), any Capital Markets Account, and (g) other accounts so long as the average daily maximum balance in any such other account over a 30-day period does not at any time exceed $25,000,000; provided that the aggregate daily maximum balance for all such bank accounts excluded pursuant to this clause (g) on any day shall not exceed $50,000,000 in the aggregate.
Excluded Assets” has the meaning in the Security Agreement.
Excluded Subsidiary” means (a) any Subsidiary that is not a direct or indirect wholly owned Subsidiary of the Borrower or a Guarantor, (b) any Immaterial Subsidiary, (c) any Subsidiary that is prohibited by applicable Law (whether on the Effective Date or thereafter) or contractual obligations existing on the Effective Date (or, in the case of any newly acquired Subsidiary, in existence at the time of acquisition but not entered into in contemplation thereof) from guaranteeing the Obligations or if guaranteeing the Obligations would require governmental (including regulatory) or other third party (other than the Borrower) consent, approval, license or authorization (unless such consent, approval, license or authorization has been obtained), (d) any direct or indirect Foreign Subsidiary of the Borrower, (e) any direct or indirect Domestic Subsidiary (x) that is a direct or indirect Subsidiary of a CFC or (y) substantially all of whose assets consist of capital stock and/or indebtedness of one or more CFCs (any Subsidiary described in this clause (e)(y), an “FSHCO”), (f) any Subsidiary with respect to which the provision of a guarantee by it would result in material adverse tax consequences to the Borrower or any of the Borrower’s direct or indirect Subsidiaries, in each case, as reasonably determined by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower, (g) any not-for-profit Subsidiaries, (h) any Unrestricted Subsidiaries, (i) any special purpose securitization vehicle (or similar entity) or (j) any Subsidiary with respect to which, in the reasonable judgment of Administrative Agent and the Borrower, the cost or other consequences of providing a guarantee would be excessive in relation to the benefits to be obtained by the lenders therefrom.
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Excluded Swap Obligation” means, with respect to any Guarantor, any Swap Obligation if, and to the extent that, all or a portion of the Guaranty of such Guarantor of, or the grant by such Guarantor of a security interest to secure, such Swap Obligation (or any guaranty thereof) is or becomes illegal under the Commodity Exchange Act or any rule, regulation or order of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (or the application or official interpretation of any thereof) by virtue of such Guarantor’s failure for any reason to constitute an “eligible contract participant” as defined in the Commodity Exchange Act (determined after giving effect to Section 12.17 and any other “keepwell, support or other agreement” for the benefit of such Guarantor and any and all guarantees of such Guarantor’s Swap Obligations by other Credit Parties) at the time the Guaranty of such Guarantor, or a grant by such Guarantor of a security interest, becomes effective with respect to such Swap Obligation. If a Swap Obligation arises under a master agreement governing more than one swap, such exclusion shall apply only to the portion of such Swap Obligation that is attributable to swaps for which such Guaranty or security interest is or becomes excluded in accordance with the first sentence of this definition.
Excluded Taxes” means any of the following Taxes imposed on or with respect to the Administrative Agent, any Lender, the Issuing Bank or any other recipient of any payment to be made by or on account of any obligation of any Credit Party hereunder or under any other Loan Document, (a) Taxes imposed on or measured by net income (however denominated), franchise taxes (including Texas margin tax), 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 is 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 (other than an assignee pursuant to a request by the Borrower under Section 5.05), any United States federal withholding tax that is imposed on amounts payable to such Lender pursuant to a law in effect at the time such Lender becomes a party to this Agreement (or designates a new lending office), except to the extent that such Lender (or its assignor, if any) was entitled, at the time of designation of a new lending office (or assignment), to receive additional amounts with respect to such withholding tax pursuant to Section 5.03(a) or Section 5.03(c), (c) taxes attributable to such recipient’s failure to comply with Section 5.03(e) and (d) any withholding Taxes imposed under FATCA.
Existing Carrizo Preferred Stock” mean the Series A Preferred Stock, par value $0.01, issued pursuant to that certain Statement of Resolutions of 8.875% Redeemable Preferred Stock of Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. dated June 28, 2017, as amended from time to time.
Existing Credit Agreement” means that certain Sixth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of May 25, 2017, among the Borrower, as borrower, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent and the lender and other parties from time to time party thereto as amended from time to time prior to the Effective Date.
Existing Secured Swap Agreements” means (a) those certain Hedge Contracts entered into with Swap Counterparties under the Existing Credit Agreement (as such terms are defined therein) and (b) those certain Swap Agreements entered into with Hedge Banks under the Carrizo Credit Agreement (as such term s are defined therein).
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, any agreement entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b)(1) of the Code, any intergovernmental agreement, treaty or convention among Governmental Authorities entered into in connection with the implementation of any of the
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foregoing and any fiscal or regulatory legislation, rules or official administrative practices adopted pursuant to any of the foregoing.
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; provided that if such rate shall be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for all purposes of this Agreement.
Fee Letter” means the fee letter dated as of July 14, 2019, among the Borrower, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., and Bank of America, N.A. as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.
Financial Officer” means, for any Person, the chief executive officer, chief financial officer, principal accounting officer, vice president - finance, general counsel, treasurer, controller or other natural person principally responsible for the financial matters of such Person. Unless otherwise specified, all references herein to a Financial Officer means a Financial Officer of the Borrower.
Financial Statements” means the financial statement or statements of the Borrower and its consolidated Subsidiaries referred to in Section 7.04(a).
First Amendment” means that certain First Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of May 7, 2020, among the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and the Lenders party thereto.
First Amendment Effective Date” has the meaning assigned to such term in the First Amendment.
Foreign Lender” means any Lender that is not a U.S. Person.
Foreign Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary that is not a Domestic Subsidiary.
Fronting Fee” has the meaning assigned such term in Section 2.07(d)(i)(B).
GAAP” means generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America as in effect from time to time subject to the terms and conditions set forth in Section 1.05.
Governmental Authority” means the government of the United States of America, 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 (including without limitation any supranational bodies such as the European Union or the European Central Bank) and any group or body charged with setting financial accounting or regulatory capital rules or standards (including, without limitation, the Financial Accounting Standards Board, the Bank for International Settlements or the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision or any successor or similar authority to any of the foregoing).
Governmental Requirement” means any law, statute, code, ordinance, order, determination, rule, regulation, judgment, decree, injunction, franchise, permit, certificate, license, rules of common law, authorization or other directive or requirement, whether now or hereinafter in effect, of any Governmental Authority.
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Guarantors” means the Borrower and each Subsidiary of the Borrower that guarantees the Obligations pursuant to Section 8.14(b) and each other Person executing a Guarantee Agreement.
Guarantee Agreement” means an agreement executed by the Guarantors in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent unconditionally guarantying on a joint and several basis, payment of the Obligations, as the same may be amended, modified or supplemented from time to time.
Hazardous Material” means any substance regulated or as to which liability might arise under any applicable Environmental Law due to its dangerous or deleterious properties or characteristics, including: (a) any chemical, compound, material, product, byproduct, substance or waste defined as or included in the definition or meaning of “hazardous substance,” “hazardous material,” “hazardous waste,” “solid waste,” “toxic waste,” “extremely hazardous substance,” “toxic substance,” “contaminant,” “pollutant,” or words of similar meaning or import found in any applicable Environmental Law; (b) Hydrocarbons, petroleum products, petroleum substances, natural gas, oil, oil and gas waste, crude oil, and any components, fractions, or derivatives thereof; and (c) radioactive materials, explosives, asbestos or asbestos containing materials, polychlorinated biphenyls, radon, infectious or medical wastes.
Highest Lawful Rate” means, with respect to each Lender, the maximum nonusurious interest rate, if any, that at any time or from time to time may be contracted for, taken, reserved, charged or received on the Notes or on other Obligations under laws applicable to such Lender which are presently in effect or, to the extent allowed by law, under such applicable laws which may hereafter be in effect and which allow a higher maximum nonusurious interest rate than applicable laws allow as of the date hereof.
Hydrocarbon Interests” means all rights, titles, interests and estates now or hereafter acquired in and to oil and gas leases, oil, gas and mineral leases, or other liquid or gaseous hydrocarbon leases, mineral fee interests, overriding royalty and royalty interests, net profit interests and production payment interests, including any reserved or residual interests of whatever nature. Unless otherwise indicated herein, each reference to the term “Hydrocarbon Interests” means Hydrocarbon Interests of the Credit Parties.
Hydrocarbons” means oil, gas, casinghead gas, drip gasoline, natural gasoline, condensate, distillate, liquid hydrocarbons, gaseous hydrocarbons and all products refined or separated therefrom.
Immaterial Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary that is not a Material Subsidiary.
Impacted Interest Period” has the meaning given to such term in the definition of “LIBO Rate.”
Increased Costs” has the meaning ascribed to such term in Section 5.01(b).
Increasing Lender” has the meaning assigned such term in Section 2.01(b).
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 Credit Party under any Loan Document and (b) to the extent not otherwise described in (a), Other Taxes.
Industry Competitor” means any Person (other than any Credit Party or any of their Affiliates or Subsidiaries) that is (or one or more of whose Affiliates are readily identifiable on the basis of its name) actively engaged as one of its principal businesses in the exploration, development or production of Oil and Gas Properties; provided, the term “Industry Competitor” is deemed to exclude any Lender, any
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Approved Fund or any of their respective Affiliates, in each case that is actively engaged in the making of revolving loans.
Interest Payment Date” means with respect to any ABR Revolving Credit Loan, the first day of each March, June, September and December and with respect to any Eurodollar Revolving Credit Loan, the last day of the Interest Period applicable to the Revolving Credit Borrowing of which such Revolving Credit Loan is a part; provided, however, that if any Interest Period applicable to the Revolving Credit Borrowing of which such Revolving Credit Loan is a part exceeds three months, the respective dates that fall every three months after the beginning of such Interest Period shall also be Interest Payment Dates.
Interest Period” means (a) with respect to any Eurodollar Borrowing, the period commencing on the date of such Borrowing and ending on the numerically corresponding day in the calendar month that is one, two, three, six or, if then available to all Lenders, twelve months thereafter, in each case, as the Borrower may elect and (b) with respect to a Swing Line Loan carried at the Quoted Rate, an interest period of 30 days (or any lesser number of days agreed to in advance by the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and the Swing Line Lender); provided, that 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 any Interest Period pertaining to a Eurodollar Borrowing that commences on the last Business Day of a calendar month (or on a day for which there is no numerically corresponding day in the last calendar month of such Interest Period) shall end on the last Business Day of the last calendar month of such Interest Period. For purposes hereof, the date of a Borrowing initially shall be the date on which such Borrowing is made and thereafter shall be the effective date of the most recent conversion or continuation of such Borrowing.
Interim Redetermination” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.06(b).
Interim Redetermination Date” means the date on which a Borrowing Base that has been redetermined pursuant to an Interim Redetermination becomes effective as provided in Section 2.06(d).
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; provided that, if the Interpolated Rate as so determined would be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for the purposes of this Agreement.
Investment” means, for any Person: (a) the acquisition (whether for cash, Property, services or securities, or otherwise) of Equity Interests of any other Person or any agreement to make any such acquisition (including, without limitation, any “short sale” or any sale of any securities at a time when such securities are not owned by the Person entering into such short sale); (b) the making of any advance, loan or capital contribution to, assumption of Debt of, purchase or other acquisition of any other Debt or equity participation or interest in, or other extension of credit to, any other Person (including the purchase of Property from another Person subject to an understanding or agreement, contingent or otherwise, to resell such Property to such Person, but excluding any such advance, loan or extension of credit having a term not exceeding one hundred twenty (120) days representing the purchase price of inventory or
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supplies sold by such Person in the ordinary course of business); (c) the purchase or acquisition (in one or a series of transactions) of Property of another Person that constitutes a business unit; or the entering into of any guarantee of, or other surety obligation (including the deposit of any Equity Interests to be sold) with respect to, Debt of any other Person.
Issuing Bank” means (a) JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., in its capacity as issuer of one or more Letters of Credit hereunder, (b) any other Lender designated in writing, from time to time, to the Administrative Agent by the Borrower (and consented to by such Lender), as an issuer of one or more Letters of Credit hereunder, and (c) any successor that agrees to act in such capacity and is designated by Borrower and the Majority Revolving Credit Lenders.
Issuing Office” means such office as the Issuing Bank shall designate as its Issuing Office.
Joint Venture” means general or limited partnerships, limited liability companies, or other types of entities engaged principally in oil and gas exploration, development, production, processing and related activities, including gathering, processing and transportation.
Junior Debt” means any Permitted Unsecured Notes, any Specified Additional Debt (including the Exchange Notes), any Assumed Debt and any Permitted Refinancing Debt in respect of any of the foregoing.
Junior Liens” means Liens on the Collateral (other than Liens securing the Obligations) that are subordinated in all respects to the Liens granted under the Loan Documents pursuant to a Customary Intercreditor Agreement (it being understood that Junior Liens are not required to be pari passu with other Junior Liens, and that Debt secured by Junior Liens may have Liens that are senior in priority to, or pari passu with, or junior in priority to, other Liens constituting Junior Liens).
L/C Indemnified Amounts” has the meaning ascribed to such term in Section 2.07(i).
L/C Indemnified Person” has the meaning ascribed to such term in Section 2.07(i).
Lenders” means the Persons listed on Schedule 1.2, any Person that shall have become a party hereto pursuant to an Assignment and Assumption, and any Person that shall have become a party hereto as an Additional Lender pursuant to Section 2.01(b), other than, in each case, any such Person that ceases to be a party hereto pursuant to an Assignment and Assumption, and shall include the Revolving Credit Lenders and the Swing Line Lenders.
Letter(s) of Credit” means any standby letters of credit issued by the Issuing Bank at the request of the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.07.
Letter of Credit Agreement” means, collectively, the letter of credit application and related documentation executed and/or delivered by the Borrower in respect of each Letter of Credit, in each case satisfactory to the Issuing Bank, as amended, restated, amended and restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.
Letter of Credit Documents” shall have the meaning ascribed to such term in Section 2.07(g)(i) and (ii).
Letter of Credit Fees” means the fees payable in connection with Letters of Credit pursuant to Section 2.07(d)(i)(A) and (B).
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Letter of Credit Maximum Amount” means Two Hundred Million Dollars ($200,000,000).
Letter of Credit Obligations” means at any date of determination, the sum of (a) the aggregate undrawn amount of all Letters of Credit then outstanding, and (b) the aggregate amount of Reimbursement Obligations which remain unpaid as of such date.
Letter of Credit Payment” means any amount paid or required to be paid by the Issuing Bank in its capacity hereunder as issuer of a Letter of Credit as a result of a draft or other demand for payment under any Letter of Credit.
Leverage Ratio” has the meaning ascribed to such term in Section 9.01(b).
LIBO Rate” means, with respect to any Eurodollar Borrowing for any Interest Period, the London interbank offered rate as administered by ICE Benchmark Administration (or any other Person that takes over the administration of such rate for U.S. 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 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 Business Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period; provided that if the LIBO Screen Rate shall be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for the purposes of this Agreement; provided further that if the LIBO Screen Rate shall not be available at such time for such Interest Period (an “Impacted Interest Period”) then the LIBO Rate shall be the Interpolated Rate.
LIBO Screen Rate” has the meaning assigned to such term in the definition of “LIBO Rate.”
Lien” means any interest in Property securing an obligation owed to, or a claim by, a Person other than the owner of the Property, whether such interest is based on the common law, statute or contract, and whether such obligation or claim is fixed or contingent, and including but not limited to the lien or security interest arising from a mortgage, pledge, security agreement, conditional sale or trust receipt or a lease, consignment or bailment for security purposes. For the purposes of this Agreement, the Credit Parties shall be deemed to be the owner of any Property which it has acquired or holds subject to a conditional sale agreement, or leases under a financing lease or other arrangement pursuant to which title to the Property has been retained by or vested in some other Person in a transaction intended to create a financing.
Limited Condition Acquisition” means a Permitted Acquisition or other Investment not prohibited hereunder by Borrower or one or more of its Restricted Subsidiaries, the consummation of which is not conditioned on the availability of, or on obtaining, third party financing.
Liquid Investments” means any Investment of the type described in Sections 9.05(c) through (f).
Liquidity” means the aggregate of the unused Commitments plus any unrestricted cash and Liquid Investments of the Credit Parties.
Loan Documents” means this Agreement, the Notes, the Letter of Credit Agreements, the Letters of Credit, the Security Instruments, the Fee Letter, and each other agreement, instrument, or document executed by the Borrower, any Guarantor, or any Subsidiary of the Borrower or a Guarantor or any of their officers at any time in connection with this Agreement. For the avoidance of doubt, “Loan
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Documents” does not include Secured Swap Agreements or participation or similar agreements between any Lender and any other lender or creditor with respect to any Obligations pursuant to this Agreement.
Loans” means, collectively, the Revolving Credit Loans and the Swing Line Loans.
Majority Revolving Credit Lenders” means at any time (a) so long as the Aggregate Maximum Credit Amounts have not been terminated, the Non-Defaulting Lenders holding more than fifty percent (50%) of the aggregate Commitments and (b) if the Aggregate Maximum Credit Amounts have been terminated (whether by maturity, acceleration or otherwise), the Non-Defaulting Lenders holding more than fifty percent (50%) of the aggregate principal amount then outstanding under the Revolving Credit Loans; provided that, for purposes of determining Majority Revolving Credit Lenders hereunder, the Reimbursement Obligations and Swing Line Loans shall be allocated among the Revolving Credit Lenders based on their respective Applicable Revolving Credit Percentages; provided further that, such calculations shall be made without regard to any sale by a Non-Defaulting Lender of a participation in any Loan under Section 12.04(b)(vi).
Material Acquisition” means any acquisition of Property or series of related acquisitions of Property that involves the payment of consideration by any Credit Party in excess of a dollar amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the lesser of the then effective Borrowing Base or the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount, as applicable.
Material Adverse Effect” means a material adverse change in, or material adverse effect on the business, operations, Property, prospects or condition (financial or otherwise) of the Credit Parties taken as a whole, the ability of any Credit Party to perform any of its obligations under any Loan Document, the validity or enforceability of any Loan Document or the rights and remedies of or benefits available to the Administrative Agent, any other Agent, the Issuing Bank or any Lender under any Loan Document.
Material Disposition” means any Transfer of Property or series of related Transfers of property that yields gross proceeds to any Credit Party in excess of a dollar amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the lesser of the then effective Borrowing Base or the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount, as applicable.
Material Indebtedness” means, as of any date of determination, Debt (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 Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries in an aggregate principal amount exceeding $100,000,000. For purposes of determining Material Indebtedness, the “principal amount” of the obligations of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries in respect of any Swap Agreement at any time shall be the Swap Termination Value.
Material Subsidiary” means, at any date of determination, each Restricted Subsidiary of the Borrower (a) which is liable, as a borrower or surety, for any Junior Debt, or (b) either (i) whose Total Assets (when combined with the assets of such Subsidiary’s Restricted Subsidiaries, after eliminating intercompany obligations) at the last day of the Reference Period for which Section 8.01 Financial Statements have been delivered were equal to or greater than 5.0% of the Consolidated Total Assets of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries at such date or (ii) whose revenues (when combined with the revenues of such Subsidiary’s Restricted Subsidiaries, after eliminating intercompany obligations) during such Reference Period were equal to or greater than 5.0% of the consolidated revenues of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries for such period, in each case determined in accordance with GAAP; provided that if, at any time and from time to time after the Effective Date, Restricted Subsidiaries that
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are not Material Subsidiaries have, in the aggregate, (1) Total Assets (when combined with the assets of such Subsidiary’s Restricted Subsidiaries, after eliminating intercompany obligations) at the last day of such Reference Period equal to or greater than 10.0% of the Consolidated Total Assets of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries at such date or (2) revenues (when combined with the revenues of such Subsidiary’s Restricted Subsidiaries, after eliminating intercompany obligations) during such Reference Period equal to or greater than 10.0% of the consolidated revenues of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries for such period, in each case determined in accordance with GAAP, then the Borrower shall, on the date on which financial statements for such quarter are delivered pursuant to this Agreement, designate in writing to the Administrative Agent one or more of such Restricted Subsidiaries as “Material Subsidiaries.”
Maximum Credit Amount” means, as to each Revolving Credit Lender, the amount set forth opposite such Revolving Credit Lender’s name on Schedule 1.2 under the caption “Maximum Credit Amount,” as the same may be reduced or terminated from time to time in connection with a reduction or termination of the Aggregate Maximum Credit Amounts pursuant to Section 2.05(b) or modified from time to time pursuant to any assignment permitted by Section 12.04(b).
Moody’s” means Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. and any successor thereto that is a nationally recognized rating agency.
Mortgaged Property” means any real or immovable Property owned by the Credit Parties which is subject to the Liens existing and to exist under the terms of the Security Instruments.
Multiemployer Plan” means a “multiemployer plan” as defined in Section 4001(a)(3) of ERISA.
Net Cash Proceeds” means the aggregate cash payments received by any of the Credit Parties from any Transfer, the issuance of Equity Interests or the issuance of Debt, as the case may be, net of (a) the ordinary and customary direct costs incurred in connection with such Transfer or issuance, as the case may be, such as legal, accounting and investment banking fees, sales commissions, and other third party charges, (b) property taxes, transfer taxes and any other taxes paid or payable by the Credit Parties in respect of any Transfer or issuance and (c) Debt (other than the Obligations) which is secured by a Lien upon any of the assets subject to such Transfer and which must be repaid as a result of such Transfer.
New Borrowing Base Notice” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.06(d).
Non-Defaulting Lender” means, at any time, each Lender that is not a Defaulting Lender at such time.
Notes” means, collectively, the Revolving Credit Notes and the Swing Line Note.
NYFRB” means the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
NYFRB Rate” means, for any day, the greater of (a) the Federal Funds Effective Rate in effect on such day and (b) the Overnight Bank Funding Rate in effect on such day (or for any day that is not a Business Day, for the immediately preceding Business Day); provided that if none of such rates are published for any day that is a Business Day, the term “NYFRB Rate” means the rate for a federal funds transaction quoted at 11:00 a.m. on such day received 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.
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Obligations” means any and all amounts owing or to be owing by the Credit Parties (whether direct or indirect (including those acquired by assumption), absolute or contingent, due or to become due, now existing or hereafter arising): (a) to the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank, any Lender or any Affiliate of any Lender under any Loan Document; (b) to any Secured Swap Party under any Secured Swap Agreement; (c) to any Cash Management Bank under any Secured Cash Management Agreement including interest and fees that accrue after the commencement by or against any Credit Party or Affiliate thereof under any Federal, state, foreign bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership, or similar law naming such Person as the debtor in such proceeding, regardless of whether such interests and fees are allowed claims in such proceeding; and (d) all renewals, extensions and/or rearrangements of any of the above; provided that the “Obligations” shall exclude any Excluded Swap Obligations.
Oil and Gas Properties” means (a) all Hydrocarbon Interests, (b) all Properties now or hereafter pooled or unitized with Hydrocarbon Interests, (c) all presently existing or future unitization, pooling agreements and declarations of pooled units and the units created thereby (including without limitation all units created under orders, regulations and rules of any Governmental Authority) which may affect all or any portion of the Hydrocarbon Interests, (d) all operating agreements, contracts and other agreements, including production sharing contracts and agreements, which relate to any of the Hydrocarbon Interests or the production, sale, purchase, exchange or processing of Hydrocarbons from or attributable to such Hydrocarbon Interests; (e) all Hydrocarbons in and under and which may be produced and saved or attributable to the Hydrocarbon Interests, including all oil in tanks, and all rents, issues, profits, proceeds, products, revenues and other incomes from or attributable to the Hydrocarbon Interests; (f) all tenements, hereditaments, appurtenances and Properties in any manner appertaining, belonging, affixed or incidental to the Hydrocarbon Interests; (g) the Water Services Assets and (h) all Properties, rights, titles, interests and estates described or referred to above, including any and all Property, real or personal, now owned or hereinafter acquired and situated upon, used, held for use or useful in connection with the operating, working or development of any of such Hydrocarbon Interests or Property (excluding drilling rigs, automotive equipment, rental equipment or other personal Property which may be on such premises for the purpose of drilling a well or for other similar temporary uses) and including any and all oil wells, gas wells, injection wells or other wells, buildings (subject to Section 12.19), structures (subject to Section 12.19), fuel separators, liquid extraction plants, plant compressors, pumps, pumping units, field gathering systems, tanks and tank batteries, fixtures, valves, fittings, machinery and parts, engines, boilers, meters, apparatus, equipment, appliances, tools, implements, cables, wires, towers, casing, tubing and rods, surface leases, rights-of-way, easements and servitudes together with all additions, substitutions, replacements, accessions and attachments to any and all of the foregoing. Unless otherwise indicated herein, each reference to the term “Oil and Gas Properties” means Oil and Gas Properties of the Credit Parties.
OPA” has the meaning assigned to such term in the definition of Environmental Laws.
Other Connection Taxes” means, with respect to (a) the Administrative Agent, (b) any Lender and (c) any Issuing Bank, as applicable, Taxes imposed as a result of a present or former connection between such Person and the jurisdiction imposing such Tax (other than connections arising from such Person 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 or Loan Document).
Other Taxes” means any and all present or future stamp, court or documentary, intangible, recording, filing or similar taxes, charges or similar levies arising from any payment made hereunder or from the execution, delivery, performance, enforcement or registration of, from the receipt or perfection
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of a security interest under, or otherwise with respect to, this Agreement and any other 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 5.05).
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).
Participant” has the meaning set forth in Section 12.04(b)(vi).
Participant Register” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 12.04(b)(viii).
PBGC” means the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation or any entity succeeding to any or all of its functions under ERISA.
Permitted Acquisition” means any acquisition by a Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary that meets the following requirements (in the case of clause (e) below, subject to Section 1.06 with respect to any Limited Condition Acquisition):
(a) the proposed acquisition has been approved by the Board of Directors of the Person whose assets or Equity Interests are being acquired and such acquisition and all transactions related thereto shall be consummated in accordance with applicable Governmental Requirements;
(b) with respect to any Person or newly formed or acquired Subsidiary that is a wholly-owned Subsidiary of the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary, the Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary shall have taken, or shall cause to be taken, such actions necessary for such newly formed or acquired wholly-owned Subsidiary to become a Guarantor as set forth in (and within the time periods required by) Section 8.14; provided, that in the case of an acquisition of the Equity Interests of a Person pursuant to this clause (b) that does not become a Borrower or a Guarantor within the time periods required by Section 8.14, such acquisition shall only be permitted to be made to the extent there is available aggregate capacity for Investments in Subsidiaries that are not Guarantors pursuant to Section 9.05;
(c) such acquisition shall result in the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, being granted a security interest in any assets so acquired by a Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary to the extent required by (and within the time periods required by) Section 8.14 (it being agreed that, in the case of an acquisition of Equity Interests, the Borrower or applicable Guarantor shall only be required to pledge such Equity Interests that are owned by a Borrower or a Guarantor);
(d) the Person or business to be acquired shall be in a line of business permitted pursuant to Section 9.06; and
(e) immediately before and immediately after giving pro forma effect to such acquisition, no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing (or, in the case of a Limited Condition Acquisition, no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing on the date the definitive agreement for such acquisition is entered into).
Permitted Lien” means any Lien permitted under Section 9.03.
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Permitted Refinancing Debt” means Debt (for purposes of this definition, “new Debt”) incurred in exchange for, or proceeds of which are used to extend, refinance, renew, replace, defease, discharge, refund or otherwise retire for value, in whole or in part, any other Debt (the “Refinanced Debt”): provided that (a) such new Debt is in an aggregate principal amount not in excess of the sum of (i) the aggregate principal amount then outstanding of the Refinanced Debt (or, if the Refinanced Debt is exchanged or acquired for an amount less than the principal amount thereof to be due and payable upon a declaration of acceleration thereof, such lesser amount) and (ii) an amount necessary to pay all accrued (including, for the purposes of defeasance, future accrued) and unpaid interest on the Refinanced Debt and any fees and expenses, including premiums, related to such exchange or refinancing; (b) such new Debt has a stated maturity no earlier than the sooner to occur of (i) the date that is 91 days after the Revolving Credit Maturity Date (as in effect on the date of incurrence of such new Debt) and (ii) so long as the Refinanced Debt is not the 2023 Senior Notes (or any part thereof) or the 2024 Senior Notes (or any part thereof), the stated maturity date of the Refinanced Debt; (c) such new Debt has an average weighted life to maturity at the time such new Debt is incurred that is no shorter than the shorter of (i) the period beginning on the date of incurrence of such new Debt and ending on the date that is 91 days after the Revolving Credit Maturity Date (as in effect on the date of incurrence of such new Debt) and (ii) so long as the Refinanced Debt is not the 2023 Senior Notes (or any part thereof) or the 2024 Senior Notes (or any part thereof), the average life of the Refinanced Debt at the time such new Debt is incurred; (d) such new Debt is not incurred or guaranteed by a non-Guarantor Restricted Subsidiary if the Borrower or a Guarantor is the issuer or is otherwise an obligor on the Refinanced Debt; and (e) if the Refinanced Debt was subordinated in right of payment to the Obligations or the guarantees under the Guarantee Agreement, such new Debt is (and any guarantees thereof are) subordinated in right of payment to the Obligations (or, if applicable, the guarantees under the Guarantee Agreement) to at least the same extent as the Refinanced Debt.
Permitted Unsecured Notes” means the unsecured notes existing on the Effective Date that are reflected on Schedule 9.02 (and any Permitted Refinancing Debt issued or incurred to refinance such Debt) and any guaranty of such unsecured notes permitted in Section 9.02(e).
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, as defined in Section 3(2) of ERISA (but other than a Multiemployer Plan), which is subject to Title IV of ERISA or Section 412 of the Code and which is sponsored, maintained or contributed to by a Credit Party or an ERISA Affiliate, or was at any time during the six calendar years preceding the date hereof sponsored, maintained or contributed to by a Credit Party or an ERISA Affiliate if a liability to a Credit Party remains.
Preferred Redemption” has the meaning assigned to such term in the Merger Agreement.
Preferred Stock” means any Equity Interest with preferential rights of payment of dividends or upon liquidation, dissolution, or winding up.
Prime Rate” means the rate of interest per annum publicly announced from time to time by JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. as its prime rate in effect at its office located at 270 Park Avenue, New York, New York; each change in the Prime Rate shall be effective from and including the date such change is publicly announced as being effective.
Property” means any interest in any kind of property or asset, whether real, personal or mixed, or tangible or intangible, including, without limitation, cash, securities, accounts and contract rights.
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Proposed Borrowing Base” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.06(c)(i).
Proposed Borrowing Base Notice” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.06(c)(ii).
Proved Developed Producing Reserves” shall mean oil and gas mineral interests that, in accordance with Petroleum Industry Standards, are classified as both “Proved Reserves” and “Developed Producing Reserves.”
Proved Reserves” means oil and gas mineral interests that, in accordance with Petroleum Industry Standards, are classified as both “Proved Reserves” and one of the following: (a) “Developed Producing Reserves,” (b) “Developed Non-Producing Reserves” or (c) “Undeveloped Reserves.”
PTE” means a prohibited transaction class exemption issued by the U.S. Department of Labor, as any such exemption may be amended from time to time.
Purchase Money Indebtedness” means Debt, the proceeds of which are used to finance the acquisition, construction, or improvement of inventory, equipment or other Property in the ordinary course of business.
QFC” means a “qualified financial contract” has the meaning set forth in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 U.S.C. 5390(c)(8)(D).
QFC Credit Support” has the meaning set forth in Section 12.20.
Qualified ECP Guarantor” means, at any time, each Credit Party with total assets exceeding $10,000,000 or that qualifies at such time as an “eligible contract participant” under the Commodity Exchange Act and can cause another person to qualify as an “eligible contract participant” at such time under § 1a(18)(A)(v)(II) of the Commodity Exchange Act.
Qualified Preferred Stock” means any Preferred Stock of the Borrower that is not Disqualified Capital Stock and any Refinancing Preferred Stock in respect of the foregoing.
Qualified Professional Asset Manager” has the meaning set forth in Section 11.16(a)(iii).
Quoted Rate” means the rate of interest per annum offered by the Swing Line Lender in its sole discretion with respect to a Swing Line Loan and accepted by the Borrower.
Quoted Rate Loan” means any Swing Line Loan which bears interest at the Quoted Rate.
RCRA” has the meaning assigned to such term in the definition of Environmental Laws.
Redemption” means with respect to any Debt, the repurchase, redemption, prepayment, repayment, defeasance or any other acquisition or retirement for value (or the segregation of funds with respect to any of the foregoing) of such Debt. “Redeem” has the correlative meaning thereto.
Reference Period” has the meaning assigned to such term in the definition of Consolidated Net Income.
Refinanced Debt” has the meaning assigned such term in the definition of “Permitted Refinancing Debt.”
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Refinancing Preferred Stock” means preferred Equity Interests of the Borrower that (a) are unsecured and do not prohibit the repayment or prepayment of any Obligations, (b) do not have a maturity date or other mandatory redemption date that is on or earlier than the date one year after the Revolving Credit Maturity Date, (c) do not have any sinking fund payments, scheduled dividend payments, or mandatory redemption obligations (other than customary redemption provisions in connection with changes in control that also constitute an Event of Default hereunder or certain asset dispositions) that are due on or prior to the date one year after the Revolving Credit Maturity Date, (d) do not impose representations, warranties, covenants, conditions, mandatory prepayments, events of default, remedies or other provisions similar to the foregoing that are materially more restrictive or burdensome as a whole than the terms and provisions of the Indenture for the 2024 Senior Notes as in effect on the Effective Date, (e) do not impose any representation, warranty, covenant, condition, mandatory prepayment, event of default, remedy or other provision similar to the foregoing that is more restrictive or burdensome than the comparable terms and provisions of this Agreement, (f) do not impose a cash dividend rate that exceeds a rate equal to 10% per annum, and (g) permit the Borrower to defer payment of cash dividends thereon in the Borrower’s discretion.
Refunded Swing Line Loans” has the meaning ascribed to such term in Section 2.08(e)(i).
Register” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 12.04(b)(iv).
Regulation D” means Regulation D of the Board, as the same may be amended, supplemented or replaced from time to time.
Reimbursement Obligation(s)” means the aggregate amount of all unreimbursed drawings under all Letters of Credit (excluding for the avoidance of doubt, reimbursement obligations that are deemed satisfied pursuant to a deemed disbursement under Section 2.07(f)(iii)).
Related Parties” means, with respect to any specified Person, such Person’s Affiliates and the respective directors, officers, employees, agents and advisors (including attorneys, accountants and experts) of such Person and such Person’s Affiliates.
Release” means any depositing, spilling, leaking, pumping, pouring, placing, emitting, discarding, abandoning, emptying, discharging, migrating, injecting, escaping, leaching, dumping, or disposing.
Relevant Debt” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 8.17(d).
Remedial Work” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 8.10(a).
Removal Effective Date” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 11.04.
Request for Swing Line Loan” means a request for a Swing Line Loan issued by the Borrower under Section 2.08(c) of this Agreement in the form attached hereto as Exhibit F.
Required Repayment Amount” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 8.21.
Required Revolving Credit Lenders” means at any time (a) so long as the Aggregate Maximum Credit Amounts have not been terminated, the Non-Defaulting Lenders holding more than sixty-six and two-thirds percent (66⅔%) of the aggregate Commitments and (b) if the Aggregate Maximum Credit Amounts have been terminated (whether by maturity, acceleration or otherwise), the Non-Defaulting
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Lenders holding more than sixty-six and two-thirds percent (66⅔%) of the aggregate principal amount then outstanding under the Revolving Credit Loans; provided that, for purposes of determining Required Revolving Credit Lenders hereunder, the Reimbursement Obligations and Swing Line Loans shall be allocated among the Revolving Credit Lenders based on their respective Applicable Revolving Credit Percentages; provided further that, such calculations shall be made without regard to any sale by a Non-Defaulting Lender of a participation in any Loan under Section 12.04(b)(vi).
Reserve Report” means a report, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, setting forth, on the dates required in Section 8.12 (or such other date in the event of an Interim Redetermination) the estimated proved oil and gas reserves attributable to the Oil and Gas Properties of the Credit Parties, together with a projection of the rate of production and future net income, taxes, operating expenses and capital expenditures with respect thereto as of such date, based upon the pricing assumptions consistent with the Administrative Agent’s lending requirements at the time.
Responsible Officer” means, as to any Person, the President, any Financial Officer or any Vice President of such Person. Unless otherwise specified, all references to a Responsible Officer herein means a Responsible Officer of the Borrower.
Restricted Payment” means any dividend or other distribution (whether in cash, securities or other Property) with respect to any Equity Interests in any Credit Party, 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 Credit Party or any option, warrant or other right to acquire any such Equity Interests in any Credit Party.
Restricted Subsidiary” means any Domestic Subsidiary of the Borrower that is not an Unrestricted Subsidiary.
Revolving Credit Borrowing” means a Borrowing of a Revolving Credit Loan.
Revolving Credit Borrowing Request” means a request by the Borrower for a Borrowing in accordance with Section 2.03.
Revolving Credit Exposure” means, with respect to any Revolving Credit Lender at any time, the sum of the outstanding principal amount of such Revolving Credit Lender’s Revolving Credit Loans and its Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage of any outstanding Swing Line Loans and Letter of Credit Obligations.
Revolving Credit Lenders” means the financial institutions from time to time parties hereto as lenders of Revolving Credit Loans.
Revolving Credit Loan” means a Borrowing requested by the Borrower and made by the Revolving Credit Lenders under Section 2.01 of this Agreement, including without limitation any re-advance, refunding or conversion of such borrowing and any deemed disbursement of a Loan in respect of a Letter of Credit under Section 2.07(f)(iii), and may include, subject to the terms hereof, Eurodollar Loans and ABR Loans.
Revolving Credit Maturity Date” means the earliest of (i) December 20, 2024, (ii) in the event the 2023 Senior Notes are still outstanding on the 91st day prior to the maturity of the 2023 Senior Notes, the date that falls 91 days prior to the maturity of the 2023 Senior Notes, (iii) in the event the 2024 Senior Notes are still outstanding on the 91st day prior to the maturity of the 2024 Senior Notes, the date that
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falls 91 days prior to the maturity of the 2024 Senior Notes and (iv) in the event any Exchange Notes mature prior to December 20, 2024 and such Exchange Notes are still outstanding on the 91st day prior to the maturity of such Exchange Notes, the date that falls 91 days prior to the maturity of such Exchange Notes.
Revolving Credit Notes” means the promissory notes of the Borrower described in Section 2.02(d) and being substantially in the form of Exhibit A, together with all amendments, modifications, replacements, extensions and rearrangements thereof.
Riptide Entities” means Riptide Midstream, LLC and/or any other Subsidiary of the Borrower or any other Person in which the Borrower directly or indirectly owns Equity Interests that primarily holds Water Services Assets (and property incidental thereto), together, in each case, with their respective subsidiaries.
S&P” means Standard & Poor’s Ratings Group, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., and any successor thereto that is a nationally recognized rating agency.
Sanctioned Country” means, at any time, a country, region or territory which is the subject or target of any Sanctions (as of the Effective Date, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria and Crimea).
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, (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).
Sanctions” means all economic or financial sanctions or trade embargoes imposed, administered or enforced from time to time by 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.
Scheduled Redetermination” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 2.06(b).
Scheduled Redetermination Date” means the date on which a Borrowing Base that has been redetermined pursuant to a Scheduled Redetermination becomes effective as provided in Section 2.06(d).
SEC” means the Securities and Exchange Commission or any successor Governmental Authority.
Secured Cash Management Agreement” means any Cash Management Agreement that is entered into by and between any Credit Party and any Cash Management Bank.
Secured Leverage Ratio” has the meaning ascribed to such term in Section 9.01(c).
Secured Parties” means, collectively, the Administrative Agent, the Lenders, Cash Management Banks and each Secured Swap Party.
Secured Swap Agreement” means any Swap Agreement between any Credit Party and any Person that was, on the date such Swap Agreement was entered into, or became, at any time after such Swap Agreement was entered into, a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender, even if such Person subsequently ceases to be a Lender (or an Affiliate thereof) for any reason and for purposes herein shall include
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Existing Secured Swap Agreements (each such Person, a “Secured Swap Party”); provided that, for the avoidance of doubt, the term “Secured Swap Agreement” shall not include any Swap Agreement or transactions under any Swap Agreement entered into after the time that such Secured Swap Party ceases to be a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender.
Secured Swap Party” has the meaning assigned to such term in the definition of “Secured Swap Agreement.”
Securities Account” has the meaning assigned to such term in the UCC.
Security Agreement” means that certain security agreement executed by the Credit Parties on the Effective Date, in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.
Security Instruments” means the mortgages, deeds of trust, pledge agreements, security agreements, including without limitation the Security Agreement, control agreements, and other agreements, instruments, supplements or certificates described or referred to in Exhibit D, and any and all other agreements, instruments, supplements, consents or certificates (including the Guarantee Agreement) now or hereafter executed and delivered by the Credit Parties or any other Person (other than Secured Swap Agreements or participation or similar agreements between any Lender and any other lender or creditor with respect to any Obligations pursuant to this Agreement) as security for the payment or performance of the Obligations, the Notes, this Agreement, or Reimbursement Obligations, as such agreements may be amended, modified, supplemented or restated from time to time.
Specified Additional Debt” means the Exchange Notes and any unsecured senior, senior subordinated, subordinated loans or notes or unsecured funded debt issued or incurred by the Borrower or a Restricted Subsidiary pursuant to Section 9.02(h) (or any Permitted Refinancing Debt in respect thereof to the extent constituting Specified Additional Debt); provided that (i) such new Debt has a stated maturity no earlier than the date that is 91 days after the Revolving Credit Maturity Date (as in effect on the date of incurrence of such new Debt) (other than the Exchange Notes); (ii) such new Debt has an average weighted life to maturity at the time such new Debt is incurred that is no shorter than the period beginning on the date of incurrence of such new Debt and ending on the date that is 91 days after the Revolving Credit Maturity Date (as in effect on the date of incurrence of such new Debt), (iii) such new Debt is not incurred or guaranteed by a non-Guarantor Restricted Subsidiary if the Borrower or a Guarantor is the issuer or is otherwise an obligor on the Specified Additional Debt, and (iv) if secured, secured by Junior Liens subject to the representative of such Debt becoming party to a Customary Intercreditor Agreement.
Specified Credit Party” means any Credit Party that is not an “eligible contract participant” under the Commodity Exchange Act (determined prior to giving effect to Section 12.17).
Specified Merger Agreement Representations” means such of the representations and warranties made by Carrizo in the Merger Agreement as are material to the interests of the Lenders, but only to the extent that the Borrower or its Affiliates have the right to terminate its obligations under the Merger Agreement, or to decline to consummate the Acquisition as a result of a breach of such representations and warranties.
Specified Representations” means those representations and warranties of the Borrower in Section 7.01 (as to the execution, delivery and performance under the Loan Documents), Section 7.02, Section 7.03 (limited to the execution, delivery and performance under the Loan Documents), Section 7.08, Section 7.21, Section 7.22, Section 7.23 and Section 7.25.
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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) expressed as a decimal 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 percentage shall include those imposed pursuant to such Regulation D. 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 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 other Person 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 Person of which Equity Interests representing more than 50% of the equity or more than 50% of the ordinary voting power (irrespective of whether or not at the time Equity Interests of any other class or classes of such Person shall have or might have voting power by reason of the happening of any contingency) or, in the case of a partnership, any general partnership interests are, as of such date, owned, controlled or held, or 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 subsidiary of the Borrower.
Successor Administrative Agent” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 11.04.
Supported QFC” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 12.20.
Swap Agreement” means any agreement with respect to any swap, forward, future or derivative transaction or option or similar agreement, whether exchange traded, “over-the-counter” or otherwise, 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 any Credit Party shall be a Swap Agreement.
Swap Obligations” means with respect to any Credit Party any obligation to pay or perform under any agreement, contract or transaction that constitutes a “swap” within the meaning of Section 1a(47) of the Commodity Exchange Act.
Swap Termination Value” means, in respect of any one or more Swap Agreements, after taking into account the effect of any legally enforceable netting agreement relating to such Swap Agreements, for any date on or after the date such Swap Agreements have been closed out and termination value(s) determined in accordance therewith, such termination value(s), and for any date prior to the date referenced above, the amount(s) determined as the mark-to-market value(s) for such Swap Agreements, as reasonably determined by the counterparties (other than any Credit Party) to such Swap Agreements.
Sweep Agreement” means any agreement relating to the “Sweep to Loan” automated system of the Administrative Agent or any other cash management arrangement which the Borrower and the
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Administrative Agent have executed for purposes of effecting the borrowing and repayment of Swing Line Loans.
Swing Line” means the revolving credit loans to be advanced to the Borrower by the Swing Line Lender pursuant to Section 2.08, in an aggregate amount (subject to the terms hereof), not to exceed, at any one time outstanding, the Swing Line Maximum Amount.
Swing Line Lender” means (a) JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. in its capacity as a lender of one or more Swing Line Loans under Section 2.08 of this Agreement, (b) any other Lender designated in writing, from time to time, to the Administrative Agent by the Borrower (and consented to by such Lender), as a lender of one or more Swing Line Loans under Section 2.08 of this Agreement, and (c) any successor that agrees to act in such capacity as subsequently designated hereunder.
Swing Line Loan” means a borrowing requested by the Borrower and made by a Swing Line Lender pursuant to Section 2.08 and may include, subject to the terms hereof, Quoted Rate Loans and ABR Loans.
Swing Line Maximum Amount” means Fifty Million and No/100 Dollars ($50,000,000).
Swing Line Note” means the swing line note which may be issued by the Borrower to each Swing Line Lender pursuant to Section 2.08(b)(ii) in the form attached hereto as Exhibit G, as such note may be amended or supplemented from time to time, and any note or notes issued in substitution, replacement or renewal thereof from time to time.
Swing Line Participation Certificate” means the Swing Line Participation Certificate delivered by the Administrative Agent to each Revolving Credit Lender pursuant to Section 2.08(e)(ii) in the form attached hereto as Exhibit H.
Syndication Agent” means Bank of America, N.A.,
Synthetic Leases” means, in respect of any Person, all leases which shall have been, or should have been, in accordance with GAAP, treated as operating leases on the financial statements of the Person liable (whether contingently or otherwise) for the payment of rent thereunder and which were properly treated as indebtedness for borrowed money for purposes of U.S. federal income taxes, if the lessee in respect thereof is obligated to either purchase for an amount in excess of, or pay upon early termination an amount in excess of, 80% of the residual value of the Property subject to such operating lease upon expiration or early termination of such lease.
Taxes” means any and all present or future taxes, levies, imposts, duties, deductions, charges or withholdings (including backup withholding), assessments, fees or other charges imposed by any Governmental Authority, including any interest, additions to tax or penalties applicable thereto.
Termination Date” means the earlier of the Revolving Credit Maturity Date and the date of termination of the Commitments.
Termination Event” means (a) the occurrence of a “reportable event” described in Section 4043 of ERISA and the regulations issued thereunder with respect to a Plan (other than a reportable event not subject to the provision for 30 day notice to the PBGC under such regulations), (b) the failure with respect to any Plan to make the “minimum required contribution” (as defined in Section 430 of the Code or Section 303 of ERISA), (c) the filing pursuant to Section 412(c) of the Code or Section 302(c) of ERISA
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of an application for a waiver of the minimum funding standard with respect to any Plan, (d) the withdrawal of any Credit Party or any ERISA Affiliate from a Plan during a plan year in which it was a “substantial employer” as defined in Section 4001(a)(2) of ERISA, (e) the termination of a Plan, the filing of a notice of intent to terminate a Plan or the treatment of a Plan amendment as a termination under Section 4041 of ERISA, (f) the institution of proceedings to terminate, or the appointment of a trustee with respect to, a Plan by the PBGC, (g) the occurrence of any other event or condition which constitutes grounds under Section 4042 of ERISA for the termination of, or the appointment of a trustee to administer, any Plan, (h) the imposition of a Lien on the assets of any Credit Party pursuant to Section 430(k) of the Code or Section 303(k) of ERISA, (i) the determination that any Plan is considered an at-risk plan within the meaning of Section 430 of the Code or Section 303 of ERISA or any Multiemployer Plan is in endangered or critical status within the meaning of Section 432 of the Code or Section 305 of ERISA, (j) the partial or complete withdrawal of any Credit Party or any ERISA Affiliate from a Multiemployer Plan, (k) the receipt by any Credit Party or any ERISA Affiliate from a Multiemployer Plan of any notice concerning the imposition of withdrawal liability or a determination that a Multiemployer Plan is, or is expected to be, “insolvent” (within the meaning of Section 4245 of ERISA), (l) any event or condition which results in the termination of a Multiemployer Plan under Section 4041A of ERISA or the institution by PBGC of proceedings to terminate a Multiemployer Plan, or (m) the imposition of any liability under Title IV of ERISA, other than for PBGC premiums due but not delinquent under Section 4007 of ERISA, upon any Credit Party or any ERISA Affiliate.
Total Assets” means, as of any date of determination with respect to any Person, the amount that would, in conformity with GAAP, be set forth opposite the caption “total assets” (or any like caption) on a balance sheet of such Person at such date.
Total Debt” means with respect to any Person, at any time, without duplication, the Debt of such Person described in clauses (a), (b) and (d) of the definition of “Debt”; provided that Debt with respect to letters of credit referred to in clause (b) of such definition shall be considered “Total Debt” only to the extent such letters of credit are drawn or funded. For the avoidance of doubt, the Total Debt of the Borrower is the consolidated Total Debt of the Credit Parties, determined in accordance with GAAP.
Total Secured Debt” means with respect to any Person, at any time, without duplication, the aggregate outstanding principal amount of Total Debt that is secured by Liens permitted under Section 9.03. For the avoidance of doubt, the Total Secured Debt of the Borrower is the consolidated Total Secured Debt of the Credit Parties, determined in accordance with GAAP.
Transactions” means, with respect to each Credit Party, (a) the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement, each other Loan Document to which it is a party, the borrowing of Loans, and the issuance of Letters of Credit hereunder, (b) the guaranteeing of the Obligations and the other obligations under the Guarantee Agreement by such Credit Party and such Credit Party’s grant of the security interests and provision of Collateral under the Security Instruments, (c) the grant of Liens on Mortgaged Properties pursuant to the Security Instruments and (d) the consummation of the Acquisition (including the refinancing of the Existing Credit Agreement and Carrizo Credit Agreement and, if applicable, the redemption of the Existing Carrizo Preferred Stock).
Transfer” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 9.11.
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 Alternate Base Rate or the Adjusted LIBO Rate.
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UCC” means the Uniform Commercial Code of the State of New York or of any other state the laws of which are required to be applied in connection with the perfection of security interests in any Collateral.
Unrestricted Subsidiary” means Mississippi Marketing, Inc., the Riptide Entities (to the extent constituting a Subsidiary) and any other Person that would otherwise be a Restricted Subsidiary of the Borrower that the Borrower has designated to be an “Unrestricted Subsidiary” in writing to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 9.17 and each Subsidiary thereof.
U.S. Person” means a “United States person” within the meaning of Section 7701(a)(30) of the Code.
U.S. Special Resolution Regime” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 12.20.
U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate” has the meaning assigned such term in Section 5.03(e)(ii)(B)(3).
USA Patriot Act” means the Trading with the Enemy Act, as amended, or any of the foreign assets control regulations of the United States Treasury Department (31 CFR, Subtitle B, Chapter V, as amended) or any enabling legislation or executive order relating thereto, or The United and Strengthening America by providing appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism.
Water Services Assets” means those certain water handling and recycling assets (to none of which any Proved Reserves of oil or natural gas are attributed) owned by the Credit Parties as of the Effective Date which have been or will be contributed by the Credit Parties to the Riptide Entities or any other Unrestricted Subsidiary.
Withholding Agent” means any Credit Party or the Administrative Agent.
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 1.03 Types of Loans and Borrowings. For purposes of this Agreement, Loans and Borrowings, respectively, may be classified and referred to by Type (e.g., a “Eurodollar Loan” or a “Eurodollar Borrowing”).
Section 1.04 Terms Generally; Rules of Construction. 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” as used in this Agreement shall be deemed to be followed by the phrase “without limitation.” The word “or” is not exclusive. The word “shall” shall be construed to have the same meaning and effect as the word “will.” Unless the context requires otherwise any definition of or reference to any agreement, instrument or other document herein shall be construed as referring to such agreement, instrument or other document as from time to time amended, supplemented or otherwise modified (subject to any restrictions on such amendments, supplements or modifications set forth in the Loan Documents), any reference herein to any law shall be construed as referring to such law as amended, modified, codified or reenacted, in whole or in part, and in effect from time to time, any reference herein to any Person shall be construed to include such Person’s successors and assigns (subject
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to the restrictions contained in the Loan Documents), 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, with respect to the determination of any time period, the word “from” means “from and including” and the word “to” means “to and including” and any reference herein to Articles, Sections, Annexes, Exhibits and Schedules shall be construed to refer to Articles and Sections of, and Annexes, Exhibits and Schedules to, this Agreement. No provision of this Agreement or any other Loan Document shall be interpreted or construed against any Person solely because such Person or its legal representative drafted such provision.
Section 1.05 Accounting Terms and Determinations; GAAP. Unless otherwise specified herein, all accounting terms used herein shall be interpreted, all determinations with respect to accounting matters hereunder shall be made, and all financial statements and certificates and reports as to financial matters required to be furnished to the Administrative Agent or the Lenders hereunder shall be prepared, in accordance with GAAP, applied on a basis consistent with the Financial Statements except for changes in which the Borrower’s independent certified public accountants concur and which are disclosed to the Administrative Agent as part of, or along with, the audited annual financial statements delivered to the Lenders pursuant to Section 8.01(a); provided that, unless the Borrower and the Majority Revolving Credit Lenders shall otherwise agree in writing, no such change shall modify or affect the manner in which compliance with the covenants set forth in Section 9.01 is computed such that all such computations shall be conducted utilizing financial information presented consistently with prior periods. In the event that any “Accounting Change” shall occur and such change results in a change in the method of calculation of financial covenants, standards or terms in this Agreement, then the Borrower and the Administrative Agent agree to enter into negotiations in order to amend such provisions of this Agreement so as to reflect equitably such Accounting Changes with the desired result that the criteria for evaluating the Borrower’s financial condition shall be the same after such Accounting Changes as if such Accounting Changes had not been made. “Accounting Changes” refers to changes in accounting principles required by the promulgation of any rule, regulation, pronouncement or opinion by the Financial Accounting Standards Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants or, if applicable, the SEC. For the purposes of this agreement, operating leases shall be accounted for in a manner consistent with GAAP as in effect on December 31, 2018. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, for the purposes of calculating any of the ratios tested under Section 9.01, and the components of each of such ratios, all Unrestricted Subsidiaries (including their assets, liabilities, income, losses, cash flows, and the elements thereof) shall be excluded, except for any cash dividends or distributions actually paid by any Unrestricted Subsidiary to any Credit Parties or Restricted Subsidiaries, which shall be deemed to be income to such Credit Party or Restricted Subsidiary when actually received by it.
Section 1.06 Limited Condition Transactions. Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement or any Loan Document to the contrary, to the extent that any provision requires (x) compliance with any financial ratio or test (which, where calculated on a pro forma basis, shall take into account pro forma cost savings and synergy add-backs), (y) the absence of any Default or Event of Default or (z) compliance with any condition to (1) the consummation of any transaction in connection with any acquisition or similar Investment or any fundamental change, (2) the making of any Restricted Payment, (3) the incurrence of any Debt or Lien in connection therewith and/or (4) the making of any restricted payment in respect of any Junior Debt, the determination of whether the relevant condition is satisfied may be made, at the election of the Borrower: (A) in the case of any acquisition or similar Investment or any fundamental change, either (I) at the time of the execution of the definitive agreement with respect to the relevant acquisition or similar Investment or any fundamental change or (II) at the time of the consummation of the relevant acquisition or similar Investment or any fundamental change, in either case
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after giving effect to the acquisition or similar Investment or any fundamental change and any related Debt on a pro forma basis, (B) in the case of any Restricted Payment made within 60 days of the declaration of such restricted payment, either (I) at the time of the declaration of such Restricted Payment or (II) at the time of the making of such Restricted Payment, in either case after giving effect to the relevant restricted payment on a pro forma basis, (C) in the case of any Debt or Lien in connection therewith, either (I) at the time of entry into the commitment for such Debt or Lien or (II) at the time of the incurrence of such Debt or Lien, in either case after giving effect to the relevant Debt on a pro forma basis and/or (D) in the case of any restricted payment in respect of any Junior Debt made within 60 days of delivering an irrevocable notice, either (I) at the time of delivery an irrevocable notice (which may be conditional) with respect to such restricted payment or (II) at the time of the making of such restricted payment, in either case after giving effect to the relevant restricted payment and any substantially concurrent incurrence of Debt on a pro forma basis. For the avoidance of doubt, if any of such ratios, tests or caps are exceeded as a result of fluctuations in such ratios, tests or caps (including due to fluctuations in EBITDAX of the Borrower or the person subject to such acquisition or Investment or other transaction), at or prior to the consummation of the relevant transaction or action, such ratios, tests or caps will not be deemed to have been exceeded as a result of such fluctuations solely for purposes of determining whether the relevant transaction or action is permitted to be consummated or taken.
Section 1.07 Divisions. For all purposes under the Loan Documents, in connection with any division or plan of division under Delaware law (or any comparable event under a different jurisdiction’s laws): (a) if any asset, right, obligation or liability of any Person becomes the asset, right, obligation or liability of a different Person, then it shall be deemed to have been transferred from the original Person to the subsequent Person, and (b) if any new Person comes into existence, such new Person shall be deemed to have been organized on the first date of its existence by the holders of its equity interests at such time.
ARTICLE II  
THE REVOLVING CREDIT FACILITY
Section 2.01 Commitments.
(a) Commitments. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, each Revolving Credit Lender severally and for itself alone, agrees to make Revolving Credit Loans to the Borrower during the Availability Period in an aggregate principal amount that will not result in such Revolving Credit Lender’s Revolving Credit Exposure exceeding such Revolving Credit Lender’s Commitment or the total Revolving Credit Exposures exceeding the total Commitments. Within the foregoing limits and subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the Borrower may borrow, repay and reborrow the Revolving Credit Loans.
(b) Increases, Reductions and Terminations of Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount.
(i) Subject to the conditions set forth in Section 2.01(b)(ii), the Borrower may increase the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount then in effect by increasing the Elected Commitment of one or more existing Lenders (each such Lender, an “Increasing Lender”) and/or causing one or more Persons acceptable to the Administrative Agent and that at such time are not Lenders to become a Lender (each such Person that is not at such time a Lender and becomes a Lender, an “Additional Lender”). Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, in no case shall an Additional Lender be the Borrower, an Affiliate of the Borrower or a natural person.
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(ii) Any increase in the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount shall be subject to the following additional conditions:
(A) no increase in the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount shall be permitted if after giving effect thereto the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount exceeds the lesser of (x) the Borrowing Base then in effect and (y) the Aggregate Maximum Credit Amount;
(B) the Borrower may not increase the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount more than once between any two redeterminations of the Borrowing Base, whether a Scheduled Redetermination or an Interim Redetermination;
(C) no Lender’s Elected Commitment may be increased without the consent of such Lender;
(D) subject to Section 2.01(b)(ix) below, if the Borrower elects to increase the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount by increasing the Elected Commitment of one or more Lenders, the Borrower and each such Increasing Lender shall execute and deliver to the Administrative Agent a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit L (an “Elected Commitment Increase Certificate”) and the Borrower shall pay any applicable fees as may have been agreed to between the Borrower, such Increasing Lender and/or the Administrative Agent; and
(E) if the Borrower elects to increase the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount by causing one or more Additional Lenders to become a party to this Agreement, then the Borrower and each such Additional Lender shall execute and deliver to the Administrative Agent a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit K (an “Additional Lender Certificate”), together with an Administrative Questionnaire for each Additional Lender, and the Borrower shall (x) if requested by any Additional Lender, deliver a Note payable to such Additional Lender in a principal amount equal to its Maximum Credit Amount, and otherwise duly completed and (y) pay any applicable fees as may have been agreed to between the Borrower, any Additional Lender and/or the Administrative Agent.
(iii) Subject to acceptance and recording thereof pursuant to Section 2.01(b)(iv), from and after the effective date specified in the Elected Commitment Increase Certificate or the Additional Lender Certificate: (x) the amount of the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount shall be increased as set forth therein, and (y) in the case of an Additional Lender Certificate, any Additional Lender party thereto shall be a party to this Agreement and have the rights and obligations of a Lender under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents. In addition, each Increasing Lender and Additional Lender shall be deemed to have purchased a pro rata portion of the outstanding Loans (and participation interests in Letters of Credit) of each of the other Lenders (and such Lenders hereby agree to sell and to take all such further action to effectuate such sale) such that each Lender (including any Increasing Lender and any Additional Lender) shall hold its Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage of the outstanding Loans (and participation interests in Letters of Credit) after giving effect to the increase in the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount and the resulting modification of each Lender’s Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage and Maximum Credit Amount pursuant to Section 2.01(b)(v).
(iv) Upon its receipt of a duly completed Elected Commitment Increase Certificate or an Additional Lender Certificate, executed by the Borrower and the Lender or by the
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Borrower and the Additional Lender party thereto, as applicable, and the Administrative Questionnaire referred to in Section 2.01(b)(ii) the Administrative Agent shall accept such Elected Commitment Increase Certificate or Additional Lender Certificate and record the information contained therein in the Register required to be maintained by the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 12.04(b)(iv).
(v) Upon any increase in the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount pursuant to this Section 2.01(b), (w) each Lender’s Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage shall be automatically deemed amended to the extent necessary so that each such Lender’s Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage equals the percentage of the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount represented by such Lender’s Elected Commitment, in each case after giving effect to such increase, (x) each Lender’s Maximum Credit Amount shall be automatically deemed amended to the extent necessary so that each Lender’s Maximum Credit Amount equals such Lender’s Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage, after giving effect to any adjustments thereto pursuant to the foregoing clause (w), of the Aggregate Maximum Credit Amount, (y) Schedule 1.2 to this Agreement shall be deemed amended to reflect the Elected Commitment of any Increasing Lender and any Additional Lender, and any changes in the Lenders’ respective Applicable Revolving Credit Percentages and Maximum Credit Amounts pursuant to the foregoing clauses (w) and (x) and (y) the Borrower shall execute and deliver new Notes to the extent required under Section 2.02(d).
(vi) The Borrower may from time to time terminate or reduce the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount; provided that (x) each reduction of the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount shall be in an amount that is an integral multiple of $100,000 and not less than $1,000,000 and (y) the Borrower shall not reduce the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount if, after giving effect to any concurrent prepayment of the Loans in accordance with Section 3.03(c), the total Revolving Credit Exposures would exceed the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount.
(vii) The Borrower shall notify the Administrative Agent of any election to terminate or reduce the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount under Section 2.01(b)(vi) at least three 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. Any termination or reduction of the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount shall be permanent and may not be reinstated, except pursuant to Section 2.01(b)(i). Each reduction of the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount shall be made ratably among each Lender’s Maximum Credit Amount in accordance with each Lender’s Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage (and Schedule 1.2 shall be deemed amended to reflect such amendments to each Lender’s Elected Commitment and the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount).
(viii) Upon any redetermination or other adjustment in the Borrowing Base pursuant to this Agreement that would otherwise result in the Borrowing Base becoming less than the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount, the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount shall be automatically reduced (ratably among the Lenders in accordance with each Lender’s Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage) so that they equal such redetermined Borrowing Base (and Schedule 1.2 shall be deemed amended to reflect such amendments to each Lender’s Elected Commitment and the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount).
(ix) If (A) the Borrower elects to increase the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount and (B) each Lender has consented to such increase in its Elected Commitment, then the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount shall be increased (ratably among the Lenders in accordance with each Lender’s Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage) by the amount requested by the
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Borrower (subject to the limitations set forth in Section 2.01(b)(ii)(A)) without the requirement that any Lender deliver an Elected Commitment Increase Certificate, and Schedule 1.2 shall be deemed amended to reflect such amendments to each Lender’s Elected Commitment and the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount. The Administrative Agent shall record the information regarding such increases in the Register required to be maintained by the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 12.04(b)(iv).
Section 2.02 Revolving Credit Loans and Borrowings.
(a) Revolving Credit Borrowings; Several Obligations. Each Revolving Credit Loan shall be made as part of a Revolving Credit Borrowing consisting of Revolving Credit Loans made by the Revolving Credit Lenders ratably in accordance with their respective Commitments. The failure of any Revolving Credit Lender to make any Revolving Credit Loan required to be made by it shall not relieve any other Revolving Credit Lender of its obligations hereunder; provided that the Commitments are several and no Revolving Credit Lender shall be responsible for any other Revolving Credit Lender’s failure to make Revolving Credit Loans as required.
(b) Types of Revolving Credit Loans. Each Revolving Credit Borrowing shall be comprised entirely of ABR Revolving Credit Loans or Eurodollar Revolving Credit Loans as the Borrower may request in accordance herewith. Each Revolving Credit Lender at its option may make any Revolving Credit Loan by causing any domestic or foreign branch or Affiliate of such Revolving Credit Lender to make such Revolving Credit Loan; provided that any exercise of such option shall not affect the obligation of the Borrower to repay such Revolving Credit Loan in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.
(c) Minimum Amounts; Limitation on Number of Revolving Credit Borrowings. At the commencement of each Interest Period for any Eurodollar Revolving Credit Borrowing, such Revolving Credit Borrowing shall be in an amount not less than $1,000,000 and increments of $100,000 in excess thereof. At the time that each ABR Revolving Credit Borrowing is made, such Revolving Credit Borrowing shall be in an amount not less than $1,000,000 and increments of $100,000 in excess thereof; provided that, notwithstanding the foregoing, an ABR Revolving Credit Borrowing may be in an aggregate amount that is equal to the entire unused balance of the total Commitments or that is required to finance the reimbursement of a Reimbursement Obligation as contemplated by Section 2.07(f)(iii). Revolving Credit Borrowings of more than one Type may be outstanding at the same time, provided that there shall not at any time be more than a total of six Eurodollar Revolving Credit Borrowings outstanding. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, the Borrower shall not be entitled to request, or to elect to convert or continue, any Revolving Credit Borrowing if the Interest Period requested with respect thereto would end after the Revolving Credit Maturity Date.
(d) Revolving Credit Notes. Upon request of such Revolving Credit Lender, the Revolving Credit Loans made by a Revolving Credit Lender shall be evidenced by a single promissory note of the Borrower in substantially the form of Exhibit A, and, (i) in the case of any Revolving Credit Lender party hereto as of the date of this Agreement, such Revolving Credit Note shall be dated as of the date of this Agreement, (ii) in the case of any Revolving Credit Lender that becomes a party hereto pursuant to an Assignment and Assumption, such Revolving Credit Note shall be dated as of the effective date of the Assignment and Assumption, or (iii) in the case of any Lender that becomes a party hereto in connection with an increase in the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amounts pursuant to Section 2.01(b), as of the effective date of such increase, in each case, payable to such Revolving Credit Lender in a principal amount equal to its Maximum Credit Amount as in effect on such date, and otherwise duly completed. In the event that any Revolving Credit Lender’s Maximum Credit Amount increases or
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decreases for any reason (whether pursuant to Section 2.05, Section 12.04(b) or otherwise), the Borrower shall, upon request of such Revolving Credit Lender, deliver or cause to be delivered on the effective date of such increase or decrease, a new Revolving Credit Note payable to such Revolving Credit Lender in a principal amount equal to its Maximum Credit Amount after giving effect to such increase or decrease, and otherwise duly completed, against return to the Borrower of the Revolving Credit Note so replaced. The date, amount, Type, interest rate and, if applicable, Interest Period of each Revolving Credit Loan made by each Revolving Credit Lender, and all payments made on account of the principal thereof, shall be recorded by such Revolving Credit Lender on its books for its Revolving Credit Note. Failure to make any such notation or to attach a schedule shall not affect any Revolving Credit Lender’s or the Borrower’s rights or obligations in respect of such Revolving Credit Loans.
(e) Register. The Administrative Agent shall maintain the Register pursuant to Section 12.04(b)(iv), and a subaccount therein for each Revolving Credit Lender, in which Register and subaccounts (taken together) shall be recorded (i) the amount of each Revolving Credit Borrowing made hereunder, the type thereof and each Interest Period applicable to any Eurodollar Borrowing, (ii) the amount of any principal or interest due and payable or to become due and payable from the Borrower to each Revolving Credit Lender hereunder in respect of the Revolving Credit Borrowings and (iii) both the amount of any sum received by the Administrative Agent hereunder from the Borrower in respect of the Revolving Credit Borrowings and each Revolving Credit Lender’s share thereof. The entries made in the Register maintained pursuant to this Section 2.2(e) shall, absent manifest error, to the extent permitted by applicable law, be prima facie evidence of the existence and amounts of the obligations of the Borrower therein recorded; provided, however, that the failure of any Revolving Credit Lender or the Administrative Agent to maintain the Register or any account, as applicable, or any error therein, shall not in any manner affect the obligation of the Borrower to repay the Revolving Credit Borrowings (and all other amounts owing with respect thereto) made to the Borrower by the Revolving Credit Lenders in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.
Section 2.03 Requests for Revolving Credit Borrowings. The Borrower may request a Revolving Credit Borrowing, a refund of any Revolving Credit Borrowing in the same Type of Borrowing or to convert any Revolving Credit Borrowing to any other Type of Revolving Credit Borrowing only by delivery to the Administrative Agent of a Revolving Credit Borrowing Request executed by a Responsible Officer of the Borrower, subject to the following:
(a) each such Revolving Credit Borrowing Request shall set forth the information required on the Revolving Credit Borrowing Request, including without limitation:
(i) the proposed date of such Revolving Credit Borrowing (or the refunding or conversion of an outstanding Revolving Credit Borrowing), which must be a Business Day;
(ii) whether such Borrowing is a new Revolving Credit Borrowing or a refunding or conversion of an outstanding Revolving Credit Borrowing; and
(iii) whether such Revolving Credit Borrowing is to be an ABR Borrowing or a Eurodollar Borrowing, and, except in the case of an ABR Borrowing, the first Interest Period applicable thereto.
(b) each such Revolving Credit Borrowing Request shall be delivered to the Administrative Agent by 12:00 noon (New York time) three (3) Business Days prior to the proposed date of the Revolving Credit Borrowing, except in the case of an ABR Borrowing, for which the Revolving
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Credit Borrowing Request must be delivered by 12:00 noon (New York time) on the proposed date for such Revolving Credit Borrowing; provided that any such notice of an ABR Borrowing to finance the reimbursement of an Letter of Credit Payment as contemplated by Section 2.07(f) may be given not later than 11:00 a.m., New York City time, on the date of the proposed Borrowing;
(c) on the proposed date of such Revolving Credit Borrowing, the sum of (x) the aggregate principal amount of all Revolving Credit Exposures outstanding on such date (including, without duplication and (y) the Loans that are deemed to be disbursed by Administrative Agent under Section 2.07(f)(iii) in respect of Borrower’s Reimbursement Obligations hereunder), after giving effect to all outstanding requests for Revolving Credit Borrowings and Swing Line Loans and for the issuance of any Letters of Credit, shall not exceed the least of (i) the Aggregate Maximum Credit Amounts, (ii) the then applicable Borrowing Base and (iii) the then applicable Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount;
(d) a Revolving Credit Borrowing Request, once delivered to the Administrative Agent, shall not be revocable by the Borrower and (other than a Revolving Credit Borrowing Request to refund, continue or convert any outstanding Revolving Credit Borrowing) shall constitute a certification by the Borrower as of the date thereof that the conditions set forth in subsections (a), (b) and (c) of Section 6.02 have been satisfied;
(e) if the Borrower fails to deliver a timely Revolving Credit Borrowing Request with respect to a Eurodollar Revolving Credit 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 Revolving Credit Borrowing; notwithstanding any contrary provision hereof, if an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, no outstanding Revolving Credit Borrowing may be converted to or continued as a Eurodollar Revolving Credit Borrowing (and any Revolving Credit Borrowing Request that requests the conversion of any Revolving Credit Borrowing to, or continuation of any Revolving Credit Borrowing as, a Eurodollar Revolving Credit Borrowing shall be ineffective) and unless repaid, each Eurodollar Borrowing shall be converted to an ABR Revolving Credit Borrowing at the end of the Interest Period applicable thereto.
The Administrative Agent, acting on behalf of the Revolving Credit Lenders, may also, at its option, lend under this Section 2.03 upon the telephone or email request of a Responsible Officer of the Borrower to make such requests and, in the event the Administrative Agent, acting on behalf of the Revolving Credit Lenders, makes any such Revolving Credit Borrowing upon a telephone or email request, a Responsible Officer shall fax or deliver by electronic file to the Administrative Agent, on the same day as such telephone or email request, an executed Revolving Credit Borrowing Request. The Borrower hereby authorizes the Administrative Agent to disburse Revolving Credit Borrowings under this Section 2.03 pursuant to the telephone or email instructions of any person purporting to be a Responsible Officer. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Borrower acknowledges that the Borrower shall bear all risk of loss resulting from disbursements made upon any telephone or email request. Each telephone or email request for a Revolving Credit Borrowing from a Responsible Officer for the Borrower shall constitute a certification of the matters set forth in the Revolving Credit Borrowing Request form as of the date of such requested Revolving Credit Borrowing.
Section 2.04 Funding of Revolving Credit Borrowings.
(a) Upon receiving any Revolving Credit Borrowing Request from Borrower under Section 2.03, the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Revolving Credit Lender by wire, telex or telephone (confirmed by wire, telecopy or telex) of the amount of such Revolving Credit Borrowing
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being requested and the date such Revolving Credit Borrowing is to be made by each Revolving Credit Lender in an amount equal to its Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage of such Revolving Credit Borrowing. Unless such Revolving Credit Lender’s Commitment to make Revolving Credit Loans hereunder shall have been suspended or terminated in accordance with this Agreement, each such Revolving Credit Lender shall make available the amount of its Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage of each Revolving Credit Borrowing in immediately available funds to the Administrative Agent, as follows:
(i) for ABR Revolving Credit Borrowings, at the office of the Administrative Agent located at 383 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10179, not later than 12:00 noon (New York time) on the date of such Borrowing; and
(ii) for Eurodollar Borrowings, at the office of the Administrative Agent located at 383 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10179, not later than 12:00 noon (New York time) on the date of such Borrowing.
(b) Except in respect of Revolving Credit Borrowings covering the reimbursement of Letters of Credit pursuant to Section 2.07(f), the Administrative Agent will make such Revolving Credit Loans available to the Borrower by promptly crediting the funds so received from the Revolving Credit Lenders to an account of the Borrower designated by the Borrower in the applicable Revolving Credit Borrowing Request not later than 4:00 p.m. (New York time); provided that ABR Revolving Credit Borrowings made to finance the reimbursement of a Letter of Credit Payment as provided in Section 2.07(f) shall be remitted by the Administrative Agent to the Issuing Bank; provided, further, that ABR Revolving Credit Borrowings made to refund any Swing Line Loan pursuant to Section 2.08(e) shall be remitted by the Administrative Agent to the Swing Line Lender.
(c) The Administrative Agent shall deliver the documents and papers received by it for the account of each Revolving Credit Lender to each such Revolving Credit Lender. Unless the Administrative Agent shall have been notified by any Revolving Credit Lender prior to the date of any proposed Revolving Credit Borrowing that such Revolving Credit Lender does not intend to make available to the Administrative Agent such Revolving Credit Lender’s Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage of such Borrowing, the Administrative Agent may assume that such Revolving Credit Lender has made such amount available to the Administrative Agent on such date, as aforesaid. The Administrative Agent may, but shall not be obligated to, make available to the Borrower the amount of such payment in reliance on such assumption. If such amount is not in fact made available to the Administrative Agent by such Revolving Credit Lender, as aforesaid, the Administrative Agent shall be entitled to recover such amount on demand from such Revolving Credit Lender. If such Revolving Credit Lender does not pay such amount forthwith upon the Administrative Agent’s demand therefor and the Administrative Agent has in fact made a corresponding amount available to the Borrower, the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify the Borrower and the Borrower shall pay such amount to the Administrative Agent, if such notice is delivered to the Borrower prior to 12:00 noon (New York time) on a Business Day, on the day such notice is received, and otherwise on the next Business Day, and such amount paid by the Borrower shall be applied as a prepayment of the Revolving Credit Loans (without any corresponding reduction in the Aggregate Maximum Credit Amounts), reimbursing the Administrative Agent for having funded said amounts on behalf of such Revolving Credit Lender. The Borrower shall retain its claim against such Revolving Credit Lender with respect to the amounts repaid by it to the Administrative Agent and, if such Revolving Credit Lender subsequently makes such amounts available to the Administrative Agent, the Administrative Agent shall promptly make such amounts available to the Borrower as a Revolving Credit Borrowing. The Administrative Agent shall also be
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entitled to recover from such Revolving Credit Lender or the Borrower, as the case may be, but without duplication, interest on such amount in respect of each day from the date such amount was made available by the Administrative Agent to the Borrower, to the date such amount is recovered by the Administrative Agent, at a rate per annum equal to:
(i) in the case of such Revolving Credit Lender, for the first two (2) Business Days such amount remains unpaid, the NYFRB Rate, and thereafter, at the rate of interest then applicable to such Revolving Credit Borrowings; and
(ii) in the case of the Borrower, the rate of interest then applicable to such Revolving Credit Borrowing.
Until such Revolving Credit Lender has paid the Administrative Agent such amount, such Revolving Credit Lender shall have no interest in or rights with respect to such Borrowing for any purpose whatsoever. The obligation of any Revolving Credit Lender to make any Revolving Credit Borrowing hereunder shall not be affected by the failure of any other Revolving Credit Lender to make any Borrowing hereunder, and no Revolving Credit Lender shall have any liability to the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, the Administrative Agent, any other Revolving Credit Lender, or any other party for another Revolving Credit Lender’s failure to make any loan or Borrowing hereunder.
Section 2.05 Termination and Reduction of Aggregate Maximum Credit Amounts.
(a) Scheduled Termination of Commitments. Unless previously terminated, the Commitments shall terminate on the Revolving Credit Maturity Date. If at any time the Aggregate Maximum Credit Amounts, the Borrowing Base or the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount are terminated or reduced to zero, then the Commitments shall terminate on the effective date of such termination or reduction.
(b) Optional Termination and Reduction of Aggregate Credit Amounts.
(i) The Borrower may at any time terminate, or from time to time reduce, the Aggregate Maximum Credit Amounts; provided that each reduction of the Aggregate Maximum Credit Amounts shall be in an amount that is an integral multiple of $100,000 and not less than $500,000 and the Borrower shall not terminate or reduce the Aggregate Maximum Credit Amounts if, after giving effect to any concurrent prepayment of the Revolving Credit Loans in accordance with Section 3.03(c)(i), the total Revolving Credit Exposures would exceed the total Commitments. No reduction shall reduce the Swing Line Maximum Amount unless the Borrower so elects, provided that the Swing Line Maximum Amount shall at no time be greater than the Aggregate Maximum Credit Amounts.
(ii) The Borrower shall notify the Administrative Agent of any election to terminate or reduce the Aggregate Maximum Credit Amounts under Section 2.05(b)(i) at least three 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 Revolving Credit Lenders of the contents thereof. Each notice delivered by the Borrower pursuant to this Section 2.05(b)(ii) shall be irrevocable; provided that a notice of termination of the Aggregate Maximum Credit Amount delivered by the Borrower may state that such notice is conditioned upon the effectiveness of other credit facilities or other agreements, in which case such notice may be revoked by the Borrower (by notice to the Administrative Agent on or prior to the specified effective date) if such condition is not satisfied. Each reduction of the Aggregate Maximum Credit Amounts shall
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be made ratably among the Revolving Credit Lenders in accordance with each Revolving Credit Lender’s Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage.
Section 2.06 Borrowing Base.
(a) Initial Borrowing Base. The Borrowing Base on the Effective Date shall be $2,500,000,000. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Borrowing Base may be subject to further adjustments from time to time pursuant to the Borrowing Base Adjustment Provisions.
(b) Scheduled and Interim Redeterminations. The Borrowing Base shall be redetermined as provided in accordance with this Section 2.06, and, subject to Section 2.06(d). The Borrowing Base shall be redetermined semi-annually (each a “Scheduled Redetermination”), and shall become effective and applicable to the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank and the Revolving Credit Lenders on or about May 1 (with respect to the Reserve Report delivered no later than April 1) and on or about November 1 (with respect to the Reserve Report delivered no later than October 1) of each year commencing on or about May 1, 2020. In addition, Borrower may, by notifying the Administrative Agent thereof, and the Administrative Agent may, at the direction of the Required Revolving Credit Lenders, by notifying the Borrower thereof, two times per year, each elect to cause the Borrowing Base to be redetermined between Scheduled Redeterminations (each an “Interim Redetermination”). In addition to, and not including and/or limited by the Interim Redeterminations allowed above, the Borrower may, by notifying the Administrative Agent thereof, at any time between Scheduled Redeterminations, request additional Interim Redeterminations of the Borrowing Base in the event the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary acquires Oil and Gas Properties with Proved Reserves which are to be Borrowing Base Properties having total value of the proved Oil and Gas Properties (calculated at the time of acquisition) in excess of 5.0% of the Borrowing Base in effect immediately prior to such acquisition (as determined by the Administrative Agent); provided that for purposes of the foregoing, the designation of an Unrestricted Subsidiary owning Oil and Gas Properties with Proved Reserves as a Restricted Subsidiary shall be deemed to constitute an acquisition by the Borrower of Oil and Gas Properties with Proved Reserves.
(c) Scheduled and Interim Redetermination Procedure.
(i) Each Scheduled Redetermination and each Interim Redetermination shall be effectuated as follows: Upon receipt by the Administrative Agent of the Reserve Report, the certificate required to be delivered by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent, in the case of a Scheduled Redetermination, pursuant to Section 8.12(a) and (c), and in the case of an Interim Redetermination, pursuant to Section 8.12(b) and (c), and such other reports, data and supplemental information, including, without limitation, the information provided pursuant to Section 8.12(c), as may, from time to time, be reasonably requested by the Majority Revolving Credit Lenders (the Reserve Report, such certificate and such other reports, data and supplemental information with respect to the Oil and Gas Properties and other Properties of the Credit Parties being the “Engineering Reports”), the Administrative Agent shall evaluate the information contained in the Engineering Reports and shall, in good faith, propose a new Borrowing Base (the “Proposed Borrowing Base”) based upon such information and such other information (including, without limitation, the status of title information with respect to the Oil and Gas Properties as described in the Engineering Reports and the existence of any other Debt) as the Administrative Agent deems appropriate in its sole discretion and consistent with its normal oil and gas lending criteria as it exists at the particular time.
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(ii) The Administrative Agent shall notify the Borrower and the Revolving Credit Lenders of the Proposed Borrowing Base (the “Proposed Borrowing Base Notice”):
(A) in the case of a Scheduled Redetermination if the Administrative Agent shall have received the Engineering Reports required to be delivered by the Borrower pursuant to Section 8.12(a) and (c) in a timely and complete manner, then on or before April 15 and October 15 of such year following the date of delivery, or if the Administrative Agent shall not have received the Engineering Reports required to be delivered by the Borrower pursuant to Section 8.12(a) and (c) in a timely and complete manner, then promptly after the Administrative Agent has received complete Engineering Reports from the Borrower and has had a reasonable opportunity to determine the Proposed Borrowing Base in accordance with Section 2.06(c)(i); and
(B) in the case of an Interim Redetermination, promptly, and in any event, within fifteen (15) days after the Administrative Agent has received the required Engineering Reports.
(iii) Any Proposed Borrowing Base that would increase the Borrowing Base then in effect must be approved or deemed to have been approved by all of the Revolving Credit Lenders as provided in this Section 2.06(c)(iii); and any Proposed Borrowing Base that would decrease or maintain the Borrowing Base then in effect (not including an automatic reduction pursuant to Section 2.01(b)(viii)) must be approved or be deemed to have been approved by the Required Revolving Credit Lenders (in each Revolving Credit Lender’s sole discretion consistent with its normal oil and gas lending criteria as it exists at the particular time) as provided in this Section 2.06(c)(iii). Upon receipt of the Proposed Borrowing Base Notice, each Revolving Credit Lender shall have fifteen (15) days to agree with the Proposed Borrowing Base or disagree with the Proposed Borrowing Base by proposing an alternate Borrowing Base. If at the end of such fifteen (15) days, any Revolving Credit Lender has not communicated its approval or disapproval in writing to the Administrative Agent, such silence shall be deemed to be an approval of the Proposed Borrowing Base. If, at the end of such 15-day period, all of the Revolving Credit Lenders, in the case of a Proposed Borrowing Base that would increase the Borrowing Base then in effect, or the Required Revolving Credit Lenders, in the case of a Proposed Borrowing Base that would decrease or maintain the Borrowing Base then in effect, have approved or deemed to have approved, as aforesaid, then the Proposed Borrowing Base shall become the new Borrowing Base, effective on the date specified in Section 2.06(d). If, however, at the end of such 15-day period, all of the Revolving Credit Lenders or the Required Revolving Credit Lenders, as applicable, have not approved or deemed to have approved, as aforesaid, then the Administrative Agent shall poll the Revolving Credit Lenders to ascertain the highest Borrowing Base then acceptable (x) in the case of a decrease or reaffirmation, to a number of Revolving Credit Lenders sufficient to constitute the Required Revolving Credit Lenders and (y) in the case of an increase, to all of the Revolving Credit Lenders, and such amount shall become the new Borrowing Base, effective on the date specified in Section 2.06(d).
(d) Effectiveness of a Redetermined Borrowing Base. After a redetermined Borrowing Base is approved or is deemed to have been approved by all of the Revolving Credit Lenders or the Required Revolving Credit Lenders, as applicable, pursuant to Section 2.06(c)(iii) or adjusted pursuant to the Borrowing Base Adjustment Provisions, the Administrative Agent shall notify the Borrower and the Revolving Credit Lenders of the amount of the redetermined Borrowing Base (the “New Borrowing Base Notice”), and such amount shall become the new Borrowing Base, effective and applicable to the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank and the Revolving Credit Lenders:
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(i) in the case of a Scheduled Redetermination, if the Administrative Agent shall have received the Engineering Reports required to be delivered by the Borrower pursuant to Section 8.12(a) and Section 8.12(c) in a timely and complete manner, then as of May 1 or November 1 as applicable, or if the Administrative Agent shall not have received the Engineering Reports required to be delivered by the Borrower pursuant to Section 8.12(a) and Section 8.12(c) in a timely and complete manner, then on the Business Day next succeeding delivery of such notice; and
(ii) in the case of an Interim Redetermination or an adjustment to the Borrowing Base pursuant to the Borrowing Base Adjustment Provisions, on the Business Day next succeeding delivery of such notice.
Such amount shall then become the Borrowing Base until the next Scheduled Redetermination Date, the next Interim Redetermination Date or the next adjustment to the Borrowing Base pursuant to the Borrowing Base Adjustment Provisions, whichever occurs first. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no Scheduled Redetermination, Interim Redetermination or adjusted Borrowing Base shall become effective until the New Borrowing Base Notice related thereto is received by the Borrower.
(e) Adjustment for Debt Incurrence. If any Credit Party assumes, issues or incurs any Junior Debt or Debt permitted under Section 9.02(f) (other than any such (i) unsecured Debt incurred after the Effective Date in an aggregate principal amount up to $500,000,000, (ii) Exchange Notes in an aggregate principal amount up to $400,000,000, and (iii) amounts constituting Permitted Refinancing Debt) during the period between Scheduled Redeterminations, then (i) on the date on which such Debt is issued, the Borrowing Base then in effect shall be reduced by an amount equal to the product of 0.25 multiplied by the stated principal amount of such Debt, and (ii) the Borrowing Base as so reduced shall become the new Borrowing Base immediately upon the date of such issuance, effective and applicable to the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, the Swing Line Lender, the Issuing Bank and the Lenders on such date until the next redetermination or modification thereof hereunder. For purposes of this Section 2.06(e), if any such Junior Debt is issued at a discount or otherwise sold for less than “par,” the reduction shall be calculated based upon the stated principal amount without reference to such discount. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no such reduction to the Borrowing Base shall be required with respect to any issuance of Permitted Refinancing Debt in respect of any Debt except with respect to any portion of the face principal amount of such Permitted Refinancing Debt which exceeds the principal amount of refinanced Debt (plus any accrued interest, fees, expenses and premiums of such refinanced Debt).
Section 2.07 Letters of Credit.
(a) General. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, the Issuing Bank may (but shall not be required to) through the Issuing Office, at any time and from time to time from and after the date hereof until five (5) Business Days (or such shorter period as the Issuing Bank may agree) prior to the Revolving Credit Maturity Date, upon the written request of the Borrower accompanied by a duly executed Letter of Credit Agreement and such other documentation related to the requested Letter of Credit as Issuing Bank may require, issue Letters of Credit in Dollars for the account of any Credit Party, in an aggregate amount for all Letters of Credit issued hereunder at any one time outstanding not to exceed the Letter of Credit Maximum Amount. Notwithstanding that a Letter of Credit issued or outstanding hereunder is in support of any obligations of, or is for the account of, any Credit Party other than the Borrower, the Borrower shall be obligated to reimburse the Issuing Bank hereunder for any and all drawings under such Letter of Credit. The Borrower hereby acknowledges that the issuance of Letters of Credit for the account of any other Credit Party inures to the benefit of the Borrower and that the Borrower’s business derives substantial benefits from the businesses of such other Credit Party. Each
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Letter of Credit (including any renewal thereof) shall expire not later than the first to occur of (i) twelve (12) months after the date of issuance thereof or such longer time as may be approved by Issuing Bank and (ii) five (5) Business Days (or such shorter period as the Issuing Bank may agree) prior to the Revolving Credit Maturity Date in effect on the date of issuance thereof; provided that any Letter of Credit with a one-year tenor may provide for the renewal thereof for additional one-year periods (which shall in no event extend beyond the date referred to in clause (ii) of this sentence, except to the extent Cash Collateralized or backstopped five (5) Business Days (or such shorter period as the Issuing Bank may agree) prior to the Revolving Credit Maturity Date pursuant to arrangements reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and applicable Issuing Bank). The submission of all applications in respect of and the issuance of each Letter of Credit hereunder shall be subject in all respects to the International Standby Practices 98, and any successor documentation thereto and to the extent not inconsistent therewith, the laws of the State of New York. In the event of any conflict between this Agreement and any Letter of Credit Document other than any Letter of Credit, this Agreement shall control.
For the avoidance of doubt, any Letter of Credit initially issued under the Existing Credit Agreement by an Issuing Bank and outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Date shall be automatically rolled over and become issued as a Letter of Credit under this Agreement on the Effective Date.
(b) Conditions to Issuance. No Letter of Credit shall be issued (including the renewal or extension of any Letter of Credit previously issued) at the request and for the account of the Borrower unless, as of the date of issuance (or renewal or extension) of such Letter of Credit:
(i) after giving effect to the Letter of Credit requested, the Letter of Credit Obligations do not exceed the Letter of Credit Maximum Amount;
(ii) after giving effect to the Letter of Credit requested, the Letter of Credit Obligations on such date plus the aggregate amount of all Revolving Credit Loans and Swing Line Loans (including all Loans deemed disbursed by Administrative Agent under Section 2.07(f)(iii) in respect of the Borrower’s Reimbursement Obligations) hereunder requested or outstanding on such date do not exceed the least of (A) the Aggregate Maximum Credit Amounts, (B) the then applicable Borrowing Base and (C) the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount;
(iii) the conditions set forth in Section 6.02 have been satisfied;
(iv) if requested by the Issuing Bank, the Borrower shall have delivered to the Issuing Bank at its Issuing Office the Letter of Credit Agreement related thereto, together with such other documents and materials as may be required pursuant to the terms thereof, and the terms of the proposed Letter of Credit shall be reasonably satisfactory to the Issuing Bank;
(v) no order, judgment or decree of any court, arbitrator or Governmental Authority shall purport by its terms to enjoin or restrain Issuing Bank from issuing the Letter of Credit requested, or any Revolving Credit Lender from taking an assignment of its Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage thereof pursuant to Section 2.07(f), and no law, rule, regulation, request or directive (whether or not having the force of law) shall prohibit the Issuing Bank from issuing, or any Revolving Credit Lender from taking an assignment of its Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage of, the Letter of Credit requested or letters of credit generally; and
(vi) there shall have been (x) no introduction of or change in the interpretation of any law or regulation, (y) no declaration of a general banking moratorium by banking
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authorities in the United States, New York or the respective jurisdictions in which the Revolving Credit Lenders, the Borrower and the beneficiary of the requested Letter of Credit are located, and (z) no establishment of any new restrictions by any central bank or other Governmental Authority on transactions involving letters of credit or on banks generally that, in any case described in this Section 2.07(b)(vi), would make it unlawful or unduly burdensome for the Issuing Bank to issue or any Revolving Credit Lender to take an assignment of its Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage of the requested Letter of Credit or letters of credit generally.
Each Letter of Credit Agreement submitted to Issuing Bank pursuant hereto shall constitute the certification by Borrower of the matters set forth in Section 6.02. The Administrative Agent shall be entitled to rely on such certification without any duty of inquiry.
(c) Notice. The Issuing Bank shall deliver to the Administrative Agent, concurrently with or promptly following its issuance of any Letter of Credit, a true and complete copy of each Letter of Credit. Promptly upon its receipt thereof, the Administrative Agent shall give notice, substantially in the form attached as Exhibit K, to each Revolving Credit Lender of the issuance of each Letter of Credit, specifying the amount thereof and the amount of such Revolving Credit Lender’s Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage thereof.
(d) Letter of Credit Fees.
(i) The Borrower shall pay letter of credit fees as follows:
(A) The greater of (x) per annum letter of credit fee with respect to the face amount of each Letter of Credit issued pursuant hereto in the amount of the Applicable Margin applicable to Eurodollar Revolving Credit Loans (determined with reference to Schedule 1.1 to this Agreement) and (y) $500 shall be paid to the Administrative Agent for distribution to the Revolving Credit Lenders in accordance with their Applicable Revolving Credit Percentages.
(B) A fronting fee to each Issuing Bank on account of each Letter of Credit issued by it (the “Fronting Fee”), for the period from the date of issuance of such Letter of Credit to the termination or expiration date of such Letter of Credit, computed at the rate for each day equal to 0.125% per annum (or such other amount as may be agreed in a separate writing between the Borrower and the relevant Issuing Bank) on the average daily stated amount of such Letter of Credit (or at such other rate per annum as agreed in writing between the Borrower and the relevant Issuing Bank). Such Fronting Fees shall be due and payable by the Borrower (i) quarterly in arrears on the last Business Day of each March, June, September and December and (ii) on the Termination Date (for the period for which no payment has been received pursuant to Section 3.04(a)).
(ii) All payments by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent for distribution to the Issuing Bank or the Revolving Credit Lenders under this Section 2.07(d) shall be made in Dollars in immediately available funds at the Issuing Office or such other office of the Administrative Agent as may be designated from time to time by written notice to Borrower by the Administrative Agent. The fees described in clauses (i)(A) and (B) above (1) shall be nonrefundable under all circumstances subject to Section 12.12 and (2) shall be payable quarterly in arrears on the last day of each March, June, September and December of each year. The fees due under Section 2.07(d)(i)(A) above shall be determined by multiplying the Applicable Margin times the face amount of each such Letter of Credit on
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the date of determination, and shall be calculated on the basis of a 360 day year and assessed for the actual number of days from the date of the issuance thereof to the stated expiration thereof.
(e) Other Fees. In connection with the Letters of Credit, and in addition to the Letter of Credit Fees, the Borrower shall pay, for the sole account of the Issuing Bank, standard documentation, administration, payment and cancellation charges assessed by the Issuing Bank or the Issuing Office, at the times, in the amounts and on the terms set forth or to be set forth from time to time in the standard fee schedule of the Issuing Office in effect from time to time.
(f) Participation Interests in and Drawings and Demands for Payment Under Letters of Credit.
(i) 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 Revolving Credit Lender, and each Revolving Credit Lender hereby acquires from the Issuing Bank, a participation in such Letter of Credit equal to such Lender’s Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage of the aggregate amount available to be drawn under such Letter of Credit. In consideration and in furtherance of the foregoing, each Revolving Credit Lender hereby absolutely and unconditionally agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the Issuing Bank, such Lender’s Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage of each Letter of Credit Payment made by the Issuing Bank and not reimbursed by the Borrower on the date due as provided in clause (ii) below, or of any reimbursement payment required to be refunded to the Borrower for any reason. Each Revolving Credit 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, an Event of Default or reduction or termination of the Commitments, and that each such payment shall be made without any offset, abatement, withholding or reduction whatsoever.
(ii) If the Issuing Bank shall honor a draft or other demand for payment presented or made under any Letter of Credit, the Borrower agrees to pay to the Issuing Bank an amount equal to the amount paid by the Issuing Bank in respect of such draft or other demand under such Letter of Credit and all reasonable expenses paid or incurred by the Administrative Agent relative thereto not later than 12:00 noon (New York time), in Dollars, on (A) the Business Day that the Borrower received notice of such presentment and honor, if such notice is received prior to 10:00 a.m. (New York time) or (B) the Business Day immediately following the day that the Borrower received such notice, if such notice is received after 10:00 a.m. (New York time).
(iii) If the Issuing Bank shall honor a draft or other demand for payment presented or made under any Letter of Credit, but the Borrower does not reimburse the Issuing Bank as required under Section 2.07(f)(ii) above and the Aggregate Maximum Credit Amounts have not been terminated (whether by maturity, acceleration or otherwise), the Borrower shall be deemed to have immediately requested that the Revolving Credit Lenders make a ABR Revolving Credit Borrowing (which Borrowing may be subsequently converted at any time into a Eurodollar Borrowing pursuant to Section 2.03) in the principal amount equal to the amount paid by the Issuing Bank in respect of such draft or other demand under such Letter of Credit and all reasonable expenses paid or incurred by the Administrative Agent relative thereto. The Administrative Agent will promptly notify the Revolving Credit Lenders of such deemed request, and each such Lender shall make available to the Administrative
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Agent an amount equal to its pro rata share (based on its Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage) of the amount of such Borrowing.
(iv) If the Issuing Bank shall honor a draft or other demand for payment presented or made under any Letter of Credit, but the Borrower does not reimburse the Issuing Bank as required under Section 2.07(f)(ii) above, and (A) the Aggregate Maximum Credit Amounts have been terminated (whether by maturity, acceleration or otherwise), or (B) any reimbursement received by the Issuing Bank from the Borrower is or must be returned or rescinded upon or during any bankruptcy or reorganization of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries or otherwise, then the Administrative Agent shall notify each Revolving Credit Lender, and each Revolving Credit Lender will be obligated to pay the Administrative Agent for the account of the Issuing Bank its pro rata share (based on its Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage) of the amount paid by the Issuing Bank in respect of such draft or other demand under such Letter of Credit and all reasonable expenses paid or incurred by the Administrative Agent relative thereto (but no such payment shall diminish the obligations of the Borrower hereunder). Upon receipt thereof, the Administrative Agent will deliver to such Revolving Credit Lender a participation certificate evidencing its participation interest in respect of such payment and expenses. To the extent that a Revolving Credit Lender fails to make such amount available to the Administrative Agent by 10:00 am New York time on the Business Day next succeeding the date such notice is given, such Revolving Credit Lender shall pay interest on such amount in respect of each day from the date such amount was required to be paid, to the date paid to the Administrative Agent, at a rate per annum equal to the rate applicable under Section 2.04(c)(i) with respect to Revolving Credit Borrowings. The failure of any Revolving Credit Lender to make its pro rata portion of any such amount available under to the Administrative Agent shall not relieve any other Revolving Credit Lender of its obligation to make available its pro rata portion of such amount, but no Revolving Credit Lender shall be responsible for failure of any other Revolving Credit Lender to make such pro rata portion available to the Administrative Agent.
(v) In the case of any Borrowing made under this Section 2.07(f), each such Borrowing shall be disbursed notwithstanding any failure to satisfy any conditions for disbursement of any Borrowing set forth in Article II or Article VI, and, to the extent of the Borrowing so disbursed, the Reimbursement Obligation of Borrower to the Administrative Agent under this Section 2.07(f) shall be deemed satisfied (unless, in each case, taking into account any such deemed Borrowings, the aggregate outstanding principal amount of Revolving Credit Borrowings and Swing Line Loans, plus the Letter of Credit Obligations (other than the Reimbursement Obligations to be reimbursed by this Borrowing) on such date exceed the lesser of the Borrowing Base, the then applicable Aggregate Maximum Credit Amounts or the then applicable Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount).
(vi) If the Issuing Bank shall honor a draft or other demand for payment presented or made under any Letter of Credit, the Issuing Bank shall provide notice thereof to the Borrower on the date such draft or demand is honored, and to each Revolving Credit Lender on such date unless the Borrower shall have satisfied its Reimbursement Obligations by payment to the Administrative Agent (for the benefit of the Issuing Bank) as required under this Section 2.07(f). The Issuing Bank shall further use reasonable efforts to provide notice to the Borrower prior to honoring any such draft or other demand for payment, but such notice, or the failure to provide such notice, shall not affect the rights or obligations of the Issuing Bank with respect to any Letter of Credit or the rights and obligations of the parties hereto, including without limitation the obligations of the Borrower under this Section 2.07(f).
(vii) Notwithstanding the foregoing however, no Revolving Credit Lender shall be deemed to have acquired a participation in a Letter of Credit if the officers of the Issuing Bank
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immediately responsible for matters concerning this Agreement shall have received written notice from the Administrative Agent or any Lender at least two (2) Business Days prior to the date of the issuance or extension of such Letter of Credit or, with respect to any Letter of Credit subject to automatic extension, at least five (5) Business Days prior to the date that the beneficiary under such Letter of Credit must be notified that such Letter of Credit will not be renewed, that the issuance or extension of Letters of Credit should be suspended based on the occurrence and continuance of a Default or Event of Default and stating that such notice is a “notice of default”; provided, however, that the Revolving Credit Lenders shall be deemed to have acquired such a participation upon the date on which such Default or Event of Default has been waived by the requisite Revolving Credit Lenders, as applicable, but effective as of the extension or issuance date.
(viii) Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to require or authorize any Revolving Credit Lender to issue any Letter of Credit, it being recognized that the Issuing Bank shall be the sole issuer of Letters of Credit under this Agreement.
(ix) In the event that any Revolving Credit Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender, the Issuing Bank may, at its option, require that the Borrower enter into arrangements satisfactory to the Issuing Bank to eliminate the Issuing Bank’s risk with respect to the participation in Letters of Credit by such Defaulting Lender, including creation of a cash collateral account or delivery of other security to assure payment of such Defaulting Lender’s Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage of all outstanding Letter of Credit Obligations.
(g) Obligations Irrevocable. The obligations of the Borrower to make payments to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Issuing Bank or the Revolving Credit Lenders with respect to Letter of Credit Obligations under Section 2.07(f), shall be unconditional and irrevocable and not subject to any qualification or exception whatsoever, including, without limitation:
(i) Any lack of validity or enforceability of any Letter of Credit, any Letter of Credit Agreement, any other documentation relating to any Letter of Credit, this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents (the “Letter of Credit Documents”);
(ii) Any amendment, modification, waiver, consent, or any substitution, exchange or release of or failure to perfect any interest in collateral or security, with respect to or under any Letter of Credit Document;
(iii) The existence of any claim, setoff, defense or other right which the Borrower may have at any time against any beneficiary or any transferee of any Letter of Credit (or any persons or entities for whom any such beneficiary or any such transferee may be acting), the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank or any Revolving Credit Lender or any other Person, whether in connection with this Agreement, any of the Letter of Credit Documents, the transactions contemplated herein or therein or any unrelated transactions;
(iv) Any draft or other statement or document presented under any Letter of Credit proving to be forged, fraudulent, invalid or insufficient in any respect or any statement therein being untrue or inaccurate in any respect;
(v) Payment by the Issuing Bank to the beneficiary under any Letter of Credit against presentation of documents which do not comply with the terms of such Letter of Credit, including failure of any documents to bear any reference or adequate reference to such Letter of Credit;
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(vi) Any failure, omission, delay or lack on the part of the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank or any Revolving Credit Lender or any party to any of the Letter of Credit Documents or any other Loan Document to enforce, assert or exercise any right, power or remedy conferred upon the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank, any Revolving Credit Lender or any such party under this Agreement, any of the other Loan Documents or any of the Letter of Credit Documents, or any other acts or omissions on the part of the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank, any Revolving Credit Lender or any such party; or
(vii) Any other event or circumstance that would, in the absence of this Section 2.07(g), result in the release or discharge by operation of law or otherwise of the Borrower from the performance or observance of any obligation, covenant or agreement contained in Section 2.07(f).
No setoff, counterclaim, reduction or diminution of any obligation or any defense of any kind or nature which the Borrower has or may have against the beneficiary of any Letter of Credit shall be available hereunder to the Borrower against the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank or any Revolving Credit Lender. With respect to any Letter of Credit, nothing contained in this Section 2.07(g) shall be deemed to prevent the Borrower, after satisfaction in full of the absolute and unconditional obligations of the Borrower hereunder with respect to such Letter of Credit, from asserting in a separate action any claim, defense, set off or other right which it may have against the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank or any Revolving Credit Lender in connection with such Letter of Credit.
(h) Risk Under Letters of Credit.
(i) In the administration and handling of Letters of Credit and any security therefor, or any documents or instruments given in connection therewith, the Issuing Bank shall have the sole right to take or refrain from taking any and all actions under or upon the Letters of Credit.
(ii) Subject to other terms and conditions of this Agreement, the Issuing Bank shall issue the Letters of Credit and shall hold the documents related thereto in its own name and shall make all collections thereunder and otherwise administer the Letters of Credit in accordance with the Issuing Bank’s regularly established practices and procedures and will have no further obligation with respect thereto. In the administration of Letters of Credit, the Issuing Bank shall not be liable for any action taken or omitted on the advice of counsel, accountants, appraisers or other experts selected by the Issuing Bank with due care and the Issuing Bank may rely upon any notice, communication, certificate or other statement from the Borrower, beneficiaries of Letters of Credit, or any other Person which the Issuing Bank believes to be authentic. The Issuing Bank will, upon request, furnish the Revolving Credit Lenders with copies of Letter of Credit Documents related thereto.
(iii) In connection with the issuance and administration of Letters of Credit and the assignments hereunder, the Issuing Bank makes no representation and shall have no responsibility with respect to (A) the obligations of the Borrower or the validity, sufficiency or enforceability of any document or instrument given in connection therewith, or the taking of any action with respect to same, (B) the financial condition of, any representations made by, or any act or omission of the Borrower or any other Person, or (C) any failure or delay in exercising any rights or powers possessed by the Issuing Bank in its capacity as issuer of Letters of Credit in the absence of its gross negligence, bad faith or willful misconduct. Each of the Revolving Credit Lenders expressly acknowledges that it has made and will continue to make its own evaluations of the Borrower’s creditworthiness without reliance on any representation of the Issuing Bank or the Issuing Bank’s officers, agents and employees.
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(iv) If at any time the Issuing Bank shall recover any part of any unreimbursed amount for any draw or other demand for payment under a Letter of Credit, or any interest thereon, the Administrative Agent or the Issuing Bank, as the case may be, shall receive same for the pro rata benefit of the Revolving Credit Lenders in accordance with their respective Applicable Revolving Credit Percentages and shall promptly deliver to each Revolving Credit Lender its share thereof, less such Revolving Credit Lender’s pro rata share of the costs of such recovery, including court costs and attorney’s fees. If at any time any Revolving Credit Lender shall receive from any source whatsoever any payment on any such unreimbursed amount or interest thereon in excess of such Revolving Credit Lender’s Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage of such payment, such Revolving Credit Lender will promptly pay over such excess to the Administrative Agent, for redistribution in accordance with this Agreement.
(i) Indemnification. The Borrower hereby indemnifies and agrees to hold harmless the Revolving Credit Lenders, the Issuing Bank and the Administrative Agent and their respective Affiliates, and the respective officers, directors, employees and agents of such Persons (each an “L/C Indemnified Person”), from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, liabilities, costs or expenses of any kind or nature whatsoever which the Revolving Credit Lenders, the Issuing Bank or the Administrative Agent or any such Person may incur or which may be claimed against any of them by reason of or in connection with any Letter of Credit (collectively, the “L/C Indemnified Amounts”), and none of the L/C Indemnified Persons shall be liable or responsible for:
(i) the use which may be made of any Letter of Credit or for any acts or omissions of any beneficiary in connection therewith;
(ii) the validity, sufficiency or genuineness of documents or of any endorsement thereon, even if such documents should in fact prove to be in any or all respects invalid, insufficient, fraudulent or forged;
(iii) payment by the Issuing Bank to the beneficiary under any Letter of Credit against presentation of documents which do not strictly comply with the terms of any Letter of Credit (unless such payment resulted from the gross negligence, bad faith or willful misconduct of the Issuing Bank), including failure of any documents to bear any reference or adequate reference to such Letter of Credit;
(iv) any error, omission, interruption or delay in transmission, dispatch or delivery of any message or advice, however transmitted, in connection with any Letter of Credit; or
(v) any other event or circumstance whatsoever arising in connection with any Letter of Credit.
It is understood that in making any payment under a Letter of Credit, the Issuing Bank will rely on documents presented to it under such Letter of Credit as to any and all matters set forth therein without further investigation and regardless of any notice or information to the contrary.
With respect to subparagraphs (i) through (v) hereof, (A) the Borrower shall not be required to indemnify any L/C Indemnified Person for any L/C Indemnified Amounts to the extent such amounts result from the gross negligence, bad faith or willful misconduct of such L/C Indemnified Person or any officer, director, employee or agent of such L/C Indemnified Person and (B) the Administrative Agent and the Issuing Bank shall be liable to the Borrower to the extent, but only to the extent, of any direct, as opposed to consequential or incidental, damages suffered by the Borrower which were caused by the gross
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negligence, bad faith or willful misconduct of any L/C Indemnified Person or by the Issuing Bank’s wrongful dishonor of any Letter of Credit after the presentation to it by the beneficiary thereunder of a draft or other demand for payment and other documentation strictly complying with the terms and conditions of such Letter of Credit.
(j) Right of Reimbursement. Each Revolving Credit Lender agrees to reimburse the Issuing Bank on demand, pro rata in accordance with its respective Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage, for (A) the reasonable out-of-pocket costs and expenses of the Issuing Bank to be reimbursed by the Borrower pursuant to any Letter of Credit Agreement or any Letter of Credit, to the extent not reimbursed by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries and (B) any and all liabilities, obligations, losses, damages, penalties, actions, judgments, suits, costs, fees, reasonable out-of-pocket expenses or disbursements of any kind and nature whatsoever which may be imposed on, incurred by or asserted against the Issuing Bank in any way relating to or arising out of this Agreement (including Section 2.07(f)(iii)), any Letter of Credit, any documentation or any transaction relating thereto, or any Letter of Credit Agreement, to the extent not reimbursed by the Borrower, except to the extent that such liabilities, losses, costs or expenses were incurred by the Issuing Bank as a result of the Issuing Bank’s gross negligence, bad faith or willful misconduct or by the Issuing Bank’s wrongful dishonor of any Letter of Credit after the presentation to it by the beneficiary thereunder of a draft or other demand for payment and other documentation strictly complying with the terms and conditions of such Letter of Credit.
Section 2.08 Swing Line.
(a) Swing Line Loans. Each Swing Line Lender may, on the terms and subject to the conditions hereinafter set forth (including without limitation Section 2.08(c)), but shall not be required to, make one or more Swing Line Loans to the Borrower from time to time on any Business Day during the period from the Effective Date hereof until (but excluding) the Revolving Credit Maturity Date in an aggregate amount not to exceed at any one time outstanding the Swing Line Maximum Amount. Subject to the terms set forth herein, advances, repayments and re-advances may be made under the Swing Line.
(b) Accrual of Interest and Maturity; Evidence of Indebtedness.
(i) Each Swing Line Lender shall maintain in accordance with its usual practice an account or accounts evidencing indebtedness of the Borrower to such Swing Line Lender resulting from each Swing Line Loan made by it from time to time, including the amount and date of each Swing Line Loan, its applicable interest rate, its Interest Period, if any, and the amount and date of any repayment made on any Swing Line Loan from time to time. The entries made in such account or accounts of such Swing Line Lender shall be prima facie evidence, absent manifest error, of the existence and amounts of the obligations of the Borrower therein recorded; provided, however, that the failure of any Swing Line Lender to maintain such account, as applicable, or any error therein, shall not in any manner affect the obligation of Borrower to repay the Swing Line Loans (and all other amounts owing with respect thereto) in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.
(ii) the Borrower agrees that, upon the written request of any Swing Line Lender, the Borrower will execute and deliver to such Swing Line Lender a Swing Line Note.
(iii) the Borrower unconditionally promises to pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of the applicable Swing Line Lender the then unpaid principal amount of each Swing Line Loan (plus all accrued and unpaid interest) made by such Swing Line Lender on (A) the earlier of (1) the Termination Date and (2) the tenth Business Day after such Swing Line Loan is made
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and (B) on such other dates and in such other amounts as may be required from time to time pursuant to this Agreement. Subject to the terms and conditions hereof, each Swing Line Loan shall, from time to time after the date of such Loan (until paid), bear interest at the rate specified in Section 3.02.
(c) Requests for Swing Line Loans. The Borrower may request a Swing Line Loan by the delivery to the applicable Swing Line Lender of a Request for Swing Line Loan executed by a Responsible Officer for the Borrower, subject to the following:
(i) each such Request for Swing Line Loan shall set forth the information required on the Request for Swing Line Loan, including without limitation, (A) the proposed date of such Swing Line Loan, which must be a Business Day, (B) whether such Swing Line Loan is to be a ABR Loan or a Quoted Rate Loan, and (C) in the case of a Quoted Rate Loan, the duration of the Interest Period applicable thereto;
(ii) on the proposed date of such Swing Line Loan, after giving effect to all outstanding requests for Swing Line Loans made by the Borrower as of the date of determination, (A) the aggregate principal amount of all Swing Line Loans outstanding on such date shall not exceed the Swing Line Maximum Amount and (B) such Swing Line Lender’s Revolving Credit Exposure shall not exceed its Commitment;
(iii) on the proposed date of such Swing Line Loan, after giving effect to all outstanding requests for Revolving Credit Loans and Swing Line Loans and Letters of Credit requested by the Borrower on such date of determination (including, without duplication, Loans that are deemed disbursed pursuant to Section 2.07(f)(iii) in respect of the Borrower’s Reimbursement Obligations hereunder), the sum of (A) the aggregate principal amount of all Revolving Credit Loans and the Swing Line Loans outstanding on such date plus (B) the Letter of Credit Obligations on such date shall not exceed the lesser of (x) the Aggregate Maximum Credit Amounts, (y) the then applicable Borrowing Base and (z) the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount;
(iv) (A) in the case of a Swing Line Loan that is an ABR Loan, the principal amount of the initial funding of such Loan, as opposed to any refunding or conversion thereof, shall be at least $250,000 or such lesser amount as may be agreed to by the applicable Swing Line Lender, and (B) in the case of a Swing Line Loan that is a Quoted Rate Loan, the principal amount of such Loan, plus any other outstanding Swing Line Loans to be then combined therewith having the same Interest Period, if any, shall be at least $250,000 or such lesser amount as may be agreed to by the applicable Swing Line Lender, and at any time there shall not be in effect more than three (3) Interest Periods;
(v) each such Request for Swing Line Loan shall be delivered to the applicable Swing Line Lender by 2:00 p.m. (New York time) on the proposed date of the Swing Line Loan;
(vi) each Request for Swing Line Loan, once delivered to such Swing Line Lender, shall not be revocable by the Borrower, and shall constitute and include a certification by the Borrower as of the date thereof that the conditions set forth in subsections (a), (b) and (c) of Section 6.02 have been satisfied;
(vii) At the option of the Administrative Agent, subject to revocation by the Administrative Agent at any time and from time to time and so long as the Administrative Agent is the applicable Swing Line Lender, the Borrower may utilize the Administrative Agent’s “Sweep to Loan” automated system for obtaining Swing Line Loans and making periodic repayments. At any time during
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which the “Sweep to Loan” system is in effect, Swing Line Loans shall be advanced to fund borrowing needs pursuant to the terms of the Sweep Agreement. Each time a Swing Line Loan is made using the “Sweep to Loan” system, the Borrower shall be deemed to have certified to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders each of the matters set forth in Section 2.08(c). Principal and interest on such Swing Line Loans requested, or deemed requested, pursuant to this Section 2.08 shall be paid pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Sweep Agreement without any deduction, setoff or counterclaim whatsoever. Unless sooner paid pursuant to the provisions hereof or the provisions of the Sweep Agreement, the principal amount of such Swing Line Loans shall be paid in full, together with accrued interest thereon, on the Revolving Credit Maturity Date. The Administrative Agent may suspend or revoke the Borrower’s privilege to use the “Sweep to Loan” system at any time and from time to time for any reason and, immediately upon any such revocation, the “Sweep to Loan” system shall no longer be available to the Borrower for the funding of such Swing Line Loans hereunder (or otherwise), and the regular procedures set forth in this Section 2.08 for the making of Swing Line Loans shall be deemed immediately to apply. The Administrative Agent may, at its option, also elect to make Swing Line Loans upon the Borrower’s telephone requests on the basis set forth in the last paragraph of Section 2.03, provided that Borrower complies with the provisions set forth in this Section 2.08.
(d) Disbursement of Swing Line Loans. Upon receiving any executed Request for Swing Line Loan from the Borrower and the satisfaction of the conditions set forth in Section 2.08(c), the applicable Swing Line Lender shall make available to the Borrower the amount so requested in Dollars not later than 3:00 p.m. (New York time) on the date of such Loan, by credit to an account of the Borrower maintained with the Administrative Agent or to such other account or third party as the Borrower may reasonably direct in writing, subject to applicable law, provided such direction is timely given. The applicable Swing Line Lender shall promptly notify the Administrative Agent of any such Swing Line Loan by telephone, telex or telecopier.
(e) Refunding of or Participation Interest in Swing Line Loans.
(i) Each Swing Line Lender may by written notice given to the Administrative Agent require the Revolving Credit Lenders to acquire participations in all or a portion of its Swing Line Loans outstanding. Such notice shall specify the aggregate amount of such Swing Line Loans in which Revolving Credit Lenders will participate. Promptly upon receipt of such notice, the Administrative Agent will give notice thereof to each Revolving Credit Lender, specifying in such notice such Revolving Credit Lender’s Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage of such Swing Line Loans. Each Revolving Credit Lender hereby absolutely and unconditionally agrees, promptly upon receipt of such notice from the Administrative Agent (and in any event, if such notice is received by 12:00 noon, New York time, on a Business Day no later than 5:00 p.m. New York time on such Business Day and if received after 12:00 noon, New York time, on a Business Day means no later than 10:00 a.m. New York time on the immediately succeeding Business Day), to pay to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the applicable Swing Line Lender, such Revolving Credit Lender’s Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage of such Swing Line Loans (the “Refunded Swing Line Loans”);
provided, however, that the Swing Line Loans carried at the Quoted Rate which are refunded with Revolving Credit Loans at the request of the applicable Swing Line Lender at a time when no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing shall not be subject to Section 5.02 and no losses, costs or expenses may be assessed by such Swing Line Lender against the Borrower or the Revolving Credit Lenders as a consequence of such refunding. The applicable Revolving Credit Loans used to refund any such Swing Line Loans shall be ABR Loans. In connection with the making of any such Refunded Swing Line Loans or the purchase of a participation interest in Swing Line Loans under Section 2.08(e)(ii), the
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Swing Line Lender shall retain its claim against the Borrower for any unpaid interest or fees in respect thereof accrued to the date of such refunding. Unless any of the events described in Section 10.01(h) or (i) shall have occurred (in which event the procedures of Section 2.08(e)(ii) shall apply) and regardless of whether the conditions precedent set forth in this Agreement to the making of a Revolving Credit Loan are then satisfied (but subject to Section 2.08(e)(iii)), each Revolving Credit Lender shall make the proceeds of its Revolving Credit Loan available to the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the applicable Swing Line Lender at the office of the Administrative Agent specified in Section 2.04(a) prior to 11:00 a.m. (New York time) on the Business Day next succeeding the date such notice is given, in immediately available funds. The proceeds of such Revolving Credit Loans shall be immediately applied to repay the Refunded Swing Line Loans, subject to Section 5.02.
(ii) If, prior to the making of a Revolving Credit Loan pursuant to Section 2.08(e)(i), one of the events described in Section 10.01(h) or Section 10.01(i) shall have occurred, each Revolving Credit Lender will, on the date such Revolving Credit Loan was to have been made, purchase from the applicable Swing Line Lender an undivided participating interest in each of its Swing Line Loans that was to have been refunded in an amount equal to its Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage of such Swing Line Loans. Each Revolving Credit Lender within the time periods specified in Section 2.08(e)(i), as applicable, shall immediately transfer to Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the applicable Swing Line Lender, in immediately available funds, an amount equal to its Applicable Revolving Credit Percentage of the aggregate principal amount of all of its Swing Line Loans outstanding as of such date. Upon receipt thereof, the Administrative Agent will deliver to such Revolving Credit Lender a Swing Line Participation Certificate evidencing such participation.
(iii) Each Revolving Credit Lender’s obligation to make Revolving Credit Loans to refund Swing Line Loans, and to purchase participation interests, in accordance with Section 2.08(e)(i) and Section 2.08(e)(ii), respectively, shall be absolute and unconditional and shall not be affected by any circumstance, including, without limitation, (A) any set-off, counterclaim, recoupment, defense or other right which such Revolving Credit Lender may have against any Swing Line Lender, the Borrower or any other Person for any reason whatsoever; (B) the occurrence or continuance of any Default or Event of Default; (C) any adverse change in the condition (financial or otherwise) of the Borrower or any other Person; (D) any breach of this Agreement or any other Loan Document by the Borrower or any other Person; (E) any inability of the Borrower to satisfy the conditions precedent to borrowing set forth in this Agreement on the date upon which such Revolving Credit Loan is to be made or such participating interest is to be purchased; (F) the reduction or termination of the Commitments hereunder; or (G) any other circumstance, happening or event whatsoever, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing. If any Revolving Credit Lender does not make available to the Administrative Agent the amount required pursuant to Section 2.08(e)(i) or Section 2.08(e)(ii), as the case may be, the Administrative Agent on behalf of the applicable Swing Line Lender, shall be entitled to recover such amount on demand from such Revolving Credit Lender, together with interest thereon for each day from the da