Exhibit 10.1



CUSIP Numbers:
Deal: 76124HAA1
Revolver: 76124HAB9

CREDIT AGREEMENT
Dated as of November 12, 2021
among
RESOURCES CONNECTION, INC.
and
RESOURCES CONNECTION LLC,
as the Borrowers,
CERTAIN DOMESTIC SUBSIDIARIES OF RESOURCES CONNECTION, INC. PARTY HERETO,
as the Guarantors,
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
as the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer, and the Swingline Lender,
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.
and
TRUIST BANK,
as Co-Syndication Agents
and
THE OTHER LENDERS PARTY HERETO
BOFA SECURITIES, INC.,
as Sole Lead Arranger and Sole Bookrunner



TABLE OF CONTENTS

 
 
 Page
 
 
 
 
 
 
ARTICLE I DEFINITIONS AND ACCOUNTING TERMS6
  
1.01
Defined Terms
6
1.02
Other Interpretive Provisions
42
1.03
Accounting Terms
43
1.04
Rounding
45
1.05
Times of Day
45
1.06
Letter of Credit Amounts
46
1.07
UCC Terms
46
1.08
Interest Rates; Currency Matters
46
1.09
Additional Alternative Currencies
47
  
ARTICLE II COMMITMENTS AND CREDIT EXTENSIONS47
  
2.01
Loans
 47
2.02
Revolving Borrowings; Incremental Term Borrowings; Conversions and Continuations of Revolving Loans and Incremental Term Loans
 48
2.03
Letters of Credit
 53
2.04
Swingline Loans
 63
2.05
Prepayments
 65
2.06
Termination or Reduction of Revolving Facility
 67
2.07
Repayment of Loans
 67
2.08
Interest and Default Rate
 67
2.09
Fees
 68
2.10
Computation of Interest and Fees; Retroactive Adjustments of Applicable Rate
 69
2.11
Evidence of Debt
 69
2.12
Payments Generally; Administrative Agent’s Clawback
 70
2.13
Sharing of Payments by Lenders
 72
2.14
Cash Collateral
 73
2.15
Defaulting Lenders
 74
  
ARTICLE III TAXES, YIELD PROTECTION AND ILLEGALITY 76
  
3.01
Taxes
 76
3.02
Illegality
 80
3.03
Inability to Determine Rates
 81
3.04
Increased Costs
 83
3.05
Compensation for Losses
 84
3.06
Mitigation Obligations; Replacement of Lenders
 84
3.07
Survival
 85
  
ARTICLE IV CONDITIONS PRECEDENT TO CREDIT EXTENSIONS 85
  
4.01
Conditions of Initial Credit Extension
 85
4.02
Conditions to all Credit Extensions
 88
  
ARTICLE V REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES 89
  
5.01
Existence, Qualification and Power
 89
5.02
Authorization; No Contravention
 89
5.03
Governmental Authorization; Other Consents
 89
5.04
Binding Effect
 89
 
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5.05Financial Statements; No Material Adverse Effect90
5.06Litigation90
5.07No Default90
5.08Ownership of Property
91
5.09Environmental Compliance91
5.10Insurance91
5.11Taxes91
5.12ERISA Compliance91
5.13Margin Regulations; Investment Company Act92
5.14Disclosure93
5.15Compliance with Laws93
5.16Solvency93
5.17Casualty, etc93
5.18Sanctions Concerns; Anti-Corruption Laws; PATRIOT Act93
5.19Responsible Officers94
5.20
Subsidiaries; Equity Interests; Loan Parties
94
5.21Collateral Representations94
5.22Labor Matters95
5.23EEA Financial Institutions95
5.24Covered Entities96
  
ARTICLE VI AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS96
  
6.01Financial Statements96
6.02Certificates; Other Information97
6.03Notices99
6.04Payment of Obligations100
6.05Preservation of Existence, Etc100
6.06Maintenance of Properties100
6.07Maintenance of Insurance100
6.08Compliance with Laws101
6.09Books and Records
101
6.10Inspection Rights101
6.11Use of Proceeds101
6.12Material Contracts102
6.13Covenant to Guarantee Obligations102
6.14Covenant to Give Security102
6.15Further Assurances103
6.16Compliance with Environmental Laws104
6.17Maintenance of Primary Depository Relationship104
6.18Anti-Corruption Laws; Sanctions104
  
ARTICLE VII NEGATIVE COVENANTS104
  
7.01Liens
104
7.02Indebtedness106
7.03Investments108
7.04Fundamental Changes109
7.05Dispositions109
7.06
Restricted Payments
 110
7.07Change in Nature of Business
 111
7.08
Transactions with Affiliates
 111
7.09
Burdensome Agreements
 111

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7.10
Use of Proceeds
 112
7.11
Financial Covenants
 112
7.12
Amendments of Organization Documents; Fiscal Year; Legal Name, State of Organization; Form of Entity and Accounting Changes
 112
7.13
Sale and Leaseback Transactions
 113
7.14
Prepayments, Etc
 113
7.15
Amendment, Etc
 113
7.16
Ownership of Subsidiaries
 113
7.17
Sanctions
 113
7.18
Anti-Corruption Laws
 113
  
ARTICLE VIII EVENTS OF DEFAULT AND REMEDIES 
 114
  
8.01
Events of Default
 114
8.02
Remedies upon Event of Default
 116
8.03
Application of Funds
 116
  
ARTICLE IX ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT
 118
  
9.01
Appointment and Authority
 118
9.02
Rights as a Lender
 118
9.03
Exculpatory Provisions
 118
9.04
Reliance by Administrative Agent
 120
9.05
Delegation of Duties
 120
9.06
Resignation of Administrative Agent
 120
9.07
Non-Reliance on Administrative Agent, Arranger and Other Lenders
 122
9.08
No Other Duties, etc
 123
9.09
Administrative Agent May File Proofs of Claim; Credit Bidding
 123
9.10
Collateral and Guaranty Matters
 124
9.11
Secured Cash Management Agreements and Secured Hedge Agreements
 125
9.12
Certain ERISA Matters
 125
9.13
Recovery of Erroneous Payments
 126
  
ARTICLE X CONTINUING GUARANTY 
 127
  
10.01
Guaranty
 127
10.02
Rights of Lender
 127
10.03
Certain Waivers
 127
10.04
Obligations Independent
 128
10.05
Subrogation
 128
10.06
Termination; Reinstatement
 128
10.07
Stay of Acceleration
 128
10.08
Condition of Borrowers
 129
10.09
Appointment of RCI
 129
10.10
Right of Contribution
 129
10.11
Keepwell
 129
  
ARTICLE XI MISCELLANEOUS 
 129
  
11.01
Amendments, Etc
 129
11.02
Notices; Effectiveness; Electronic Communications
 132
11.03
No Waiver; Cumulative Remedies; Enforcement
 134
11.04
Expenses; Indemnity; Damage Waiver
 134
11.05
Payments Set Aside
 136
11.06
Successors and Assigns
 137
 
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11.07
Treatment of Certain Information; Confidentiality
 141
11.08
Right of Setoff
 142
11.09
Interest Rate Limitation
 143
11.10
Integration; Effectiveness
 143
11.11
Survival of Representations and Warranties
 143
11.12
Severability
 144
11.13
Replacement of Lenders
 144
11.14
Governing Law; Jurisdiction; Etc
 145
11.15
Waiver of Jury Trial
 146
11.16
Subordination
 146
11.17
No Advisory or Fiduciary Responsibility
 147
11.18
Electronic Execution; Electronic Records; Counterparts
 147
11.19
Joint and Several Liability of the Borrowers
 148
11.20
Release of Guarantors
 150
11.21
USA PATRIOT Act Notice
 150
11.22
Acknowledgement and Consent to Bail-In of Affected Financial Institutions
 150
11.23
Acknowledgement Regarding Any Supported QFCs
 151
11.24
Judgment Currency
 151

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SCHEDULES
 
  
Schedule 1.01(a) 
Existing Letters of Credit
Schedule 1.01(b)
Administrative Agent’s Office; Certain Addresses for Notices
Schedule 1.01(c)
Commitments and Applicable Percentages
Schedule 5.1
Insurance
Schedule 5.19
Responsible Officers
Schedule 5.20(a)
Subsidiaries, Joint Ventures, Partnerships and Other Equity Investments
Schedule 5.20(b)
Loan Parties
Schedule 5.21(b)
Intellectual Property
Schedule 5.21(c)
Deposit Accounts and Securities Accounts
Schedule 5.21(d)
Properties
Schedule 5.21(e)
Material Contracts
Schedule 7.01
Existing Liens
Schedule 7.02
Existing Indebtedness
Schedule 7.03
Existing Investments
  
  
EXHIBITS
 
 
Exhibit A
Form of Assignment and Assumption
Exhibit B
Form of Compliance Certificate
Exhibit C
Form of Joinder Agreement
Exhibit D
Form of Loan Notice
Exhibit E
Form of Notice of Loan Prepayment
Exhibit F
Form of Secured Party Designation Notice
Exhibit G
Form of Solvency Certificate
Exhibit H
Form of Swingline Loan Notice
Exhibit I
Form of Note
Exhibit J
Forms of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificates

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CREDIT AGREEMENT
This CREDIT AGREEMENT is entered into as of November 12, 2021 among RESOURCES CONNECTION, INC., a Delaware corporation (“RCI”), RESOURCES CONNECTION LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“RCL”; RCL, together with RCI, the “Borrowers” and each a “Borrower”), the Guarantors party hereto, the Lenders party hereto, and BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., as the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer, and the Swingline Lender.
RECITALS
WHEREAS, the Borrowers have requested that the Lenders, the L/C Issuer and the Swingline Lender make loans and other financial accommodations to the Borrowers and their respective Subsidiaries; and
WHEREAS, the Lenders, the L/C Issuer and the Swingline Lender have agreed to make such loans and other financial accommodations on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth herein.
NOW THEREFOR, in consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements herein contained, the parties hereto covenant and agree as follows:
ARTICLE I

DEFINITIONS AND ACCOUNTING TERMS
1.01         Defined Terms.
As used in this Agreement, the following terms shall have the meanings set forth below:
Acquisition” means the acquisition, whether through a single transaction or a series of related transactions, of (a) a majority of the Voting Stock or other controlling ownership interest in another Person (including the purchase of an option, warrant or convertible or similar type security to acquire such a controlling interest at the time it becomes exercisable by the holder thereof), whether by purchase of such equity or other ownership interest or upon the exercise of an option or warrant for, or conversion of securities into, such equity or other ownership interest, or (b) assets of another Person which constitute all or substantially all of the assets of such Person or of a division, line of business or other business unit of such Person.
Additional Secured Obligations” means (a) all obligations arising under Secured Cash Management Agreements and Secured Hedge Agreements, and (b) all reasonable and documented out-of-pocket costs and expenses incurred in connection with enforcement and collection of the foregoing, including the reasonable fees, charges and disbursements of counsel, in each case whether direct or indirect (including those acquired by assumption), absolute or contingent, due or to become due, now existing or hereafter arising and including interest, expenses and fees that accrue after the commencement by or against any Loan Party pursuant to any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Laws naming such Person as the debtor in such proceeding, regardless of whether such interest, expenses and fees are allowed claims in such proceeding; provided, that, Additional Secured Obligations of a Loan Party shall exclude any Excluded Swap Obligations with respect to such Loan Party.
Administrative Agent” means Bank of America (or any of its designated branch offices or affiliates), in its capacity as administrative agent under any of the Loan Documents, or any successor administrative agent.

Administrative Agent’s Office” means, with respect to any currency, the Administrative Agent’s address and, as appropriate, account as set forth on Schedule 1.01(b) with respect to such currency, or such other address or account with respect to such currency as the Administrative Agent may from time to time notify RCI and the Lenders.
Administrative Questionnaire” means an administrative questionnaire in substantially the form approved by the Administrative Agent.
Affected Financial Institution” means (a) any EEA Financial Institution, or (b) any UK Financial Institution.
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.
Aggregate Commitments” means, as of any date of determination, the Commitments of all of the Lenders as of such date.
Agreement” means this Credit Agreement.
Agreement Currency” has the meaning specified in Section 11.24.
Alternative Currency” means Euros, Swiss Francs, Mexican Pesos, Sterling, and each other currency (other than Dollars) that is approved in accordance with Section 1.09; provided, that, for each Alternative Currency, such Alternative Currency is an Eligible Currency.
Alternative Currency Equivalent” means, at any time, with respect to any amount denominated in Dollars, the equivalent amount thereof in the applicable Alternative Currency as determined by the L/C Issuer by reference to Bloomberg (or such other publicly available service for displaying exchange rates), to be the exchange rate for the purchase of such Alternative Currency with Dollars at approximately 11:00 a.m. on the date two (2) Business Days prior to the date as of which the foreign exchange computation is made; provided, that, if no such rate is available, the “Alternative Currency Equivalent” shall be determined by the L/C Issuer using any reasonable method of determination the L/C Issuer deems appropriate in its sole discretion (and such determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error).
Applicable Percentage” means (a) in respect of the Revolving Facility, with respect to any Revolving Lender at any time, the percentage (carried out to the ninth decimal place) of the Revolving Facility represented by such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Commitment at such time, subject to adjustment as provided in Section 2.15, and (b) in respect of an Incremental Term Facility, with respect to any Incremental Term Lender under such Incremental Term Facility at any time, the percentage (carried out to the ninth decimal place) of such Incremental Term Facility represented by (i) on or prior to the funding of the Incremental Term Loans under such Incremental Term Facility, such Incremental Term Lender’s Incremental Term Commitment with respect to such Incremental Term Facility at such time, and (ii) thereafter, the outstanding principal amount of such Incremental Term Lender’s Incremental Term Loan advanced in connection with such Incremental Term Facility at such time.  If the Revolving Commitments of all of the Revolving Lenders to make Revolving Loans and the obligation of the L/C Issuer to make L/C Credit Extensions have been terminated pursuant to Section 8.02, or if the Revolving Facility has expired, then the Applicable Percentage of each Revolving Lender in respect of the Revolving Facility shall be determined based on the Applicable Percentage of such Revolving Lender in respect of the Revolving Facility most recently in effect, giving effect to any subsequent assignments and to any Lender’s status as a Defaulting Lender at the time of determination.  The Applicable Percentage of each Lender in respect of each Facility is set forth opposite the name of such Lender on Schedule 1.01(c), in the Assignment and Assumption pursuant to which such Lender becomes a party hereto, or in such other documentation pursuant to which such Lender becomes a party hereto, as applicable.
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Applicable Rate” means (a) with respect to the Incremental Term Loans advanced in connection with any Incremental Term Facility, the percentage(s) per annum set forth in the Incremental Term Facility Agreement entered into in connection with such Incremental Term Facility, and (b) with respect to the Revolving Loans, the Swingline Loans, the Letter of Credit Fee and the Commitment Fee, the following percentages per annum, based upon the Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio as set forth in the most recent Compliance Certificate received by the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 6.02(a):
Pricing
Tier
Consolidated Total
Leverage Ratio
Term SOFR
Loans
Base Rate
Loans
Letter of Credit
Fee
Commitment
Fee
1
> 2.75 to 1.0
2.00%
1.00%
2.00%
0.30%
2
< 2.75 to 1.0 but
> 1.75 to 1.0
1.75%
0.75%
1.75%
0.25%
3
< 1.75 to 1.0 but
> 1.00 to 1.0
1.50%
0.50%
1.50%
0.25%
4
< 1.00 to 1.0
1.25%
0.25%
1.25%
0.20%

Any increase or decrease in the Applicable Rate resulting from a change in the Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio shall become effective as of the first Business Day immediately following the date a Compliance Certificate is delivered pursuant to Section 6.02(a); provided, that, if a Compliance Certificate is not delivered when due in accordance with Section 6.02(a), then, upon the request of the Required Lenders, Pricing Tier 1 shall apply as of the first Business Day after the date on which such Compliance Certificate was required to have been delivered and shall continue to apply until the first Business Day immediately following the date a Compliance Certificate is delivered in accordance with Section 6.02(a), whereupon the Applicable Rate shall be adjusted based upon the calculation of the Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio contained in such Compliance Certificate.  The Applicable Rate in effect from the Closing Date until the first Business Day immediately following the date a Compliance Certificate is delivered pursuant to Section 6.02(a) for the fiscal quarter ending February 26, 2022 shall be determined based upon Pricing Tier 4.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this definition, the determination of the Applicable Rate for any period shall be subject to the provisions of Section 2.10(b).

Applicable Revolving Percentage” means, with respect to any Revolving Lender at any time, such Revolving Lender’s Applicable Percentage in respect of the Revolving Facility at such time.
Appropriate Lender” means, at any time, (a) with respect to any Facility, a Lender that has a Commitment with respect to such Facility at such time or holds a Loan under such Facility at such time, (b) with respect to the Letter of Credit Sublimit, (i) the L/C Issuer, and (ii) if any Letters of Credit have been issued and remain outstanding at such time, each Revolving Lender, and (c) with respect to the Swingline Sublimit, (i) the Swingline Lender, and (ii) if any Swingline Loans are outstanding at such time, each Revolving Lender.
Approved Fund” means any Fund that is administered or managed by (a) a Lender, (b) an Affiliate of a Lender, or (c) an entity or an Affiliate of an entity that administers or manages a Lender.
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Arranger” means BofA Securities, in its capacities as sole lead arranger and sole bookrunner.
Assignment and Assumption” means an assignment and assumption entered into by a Lender and an Eligible Assignee (with the consent of any party whose consent is required by Section 11.06(b)), and accepted by the Administrative Agent, in substantially the form of Exhibit A or any other form (including an electronic documentation form generated by use of an electronic platform) approved by the Administrative Agent.
Attributable Indebtedness” means, on any date, (a) in respect of any Capitalized Lease of any Person, the capitalized amount thereof that would appear on a balance sheet of such Person prepared as of such date in accordance with GAAP, (b) in respect of any Synthetic Lease Obligation of any Person, the capitalized amount of the remaining lease or similar payments under the relevant lease or other applicable agreement or instrument that would appear on a balance sheet of such Person prepared as of such date in accordance with GAAP if such lease or other agreement or instrument were accounted for as a Capitalized Lease, (c) in respect of any Securitization Transaction of any Person, the amount of obligations outstanding under the legal documents entered into as part of such Securitization Transaction on such date that corresponds to the outstanding net investment (including loans) of, or cash purchase price paid by, the unaffiliated third party purchasers or financial institutions participating in such transaction and, as such, would be characterized as principal if such transaction were structured as a secured lending transaction rather than as a purchase (or, to the extent structured as a secured lending transaction, is principal), and (d) in respect of any Sale and Leaseback Transaction of any Person, the present value (discounted in accordance with GAAP at the debt rate implied in the applicable lease) of the obligations of the lessee for rental payments during the term of such lease.
Audited Financial Statements” means the audited Consolidated balance sheet of RCI and its Subsidiaries for the fiscal year ended May 29, 2021, and the related Consolidated statements of income or operations, shareholders’ equity and cash flows for such fiscal year of RCI and its Subsidiaries, including the notes thereto.
Auto-Extension Letter of Credit” has the meaning specified in Section 2.03(b)(ii).
Auto-Reinstatement Letter of Credit” has the meaning specified in Section 2.03(b)(iii).
Availability Period” means the period from and including the Closing Date to the earliest of (a) the Revolving Facility Maturity Date, (b) the date of termination of the Revolving Facility pursuant to Section 2.06, and (c) the date of termination of the Revolving Commitments of all of the Revolving Lenders to make Revolving Loans and the obligation of the L/C Issuer to make L/C Credit Extensions pursuant to Section 8.02.
Bail-In Action” means the exercise of any Write-Down and Conversion Powers by the applicable Resolution Authority in respect of any liability of an Affected Financial Institution.
Bail-In Legislation” means, (a) with respect to any EEA Member Country implementing Article 55 of Directive 2014/59/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of the European Union, the implementing law, rule, regulation or requirement for such EEA Member Country from time to time which is described in the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule, and (b) with respect to the United Kingdom, Part I of the United Kingdom Banking Act 2009 (as amended from time to time) and any other law, regulation or rule applicable in the United Kingdom relating to the resolution of unsound or failing banks, investment firms or other financial institutions or their affiliates (other than through liquidation, administration or other insolvency proceedings).
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Bank of America” means Bank of America, N.A. and its successors and permitted assigns.
Base Rate” means for any day a fluctuating rate of interest per annum equal to the highest of (a) the Federal Funds Rate plus one-half of one percent (0.50%), (b) the rate of interest in effect for such day as publicly announced from time to time by Bank of America as its “prime rate,” and (c) the Term SOFR plus one percent (1.00%); provided, that, if the Base Rate shall be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed zero for purposes of this Agreement.  The “prime rate” is a rate set by Bank of America based upon various factors including Bank of America’s costs and desired return, general economic conditions and other factors, and is used as a reference point for pricing some loans, which may be priced at, above, or below such announced rate.  Any change in such prime rate announced by Bank of America shall take effect at the opening of business on the day specified in the public announcement of such change.  If the Base Rate is being used as an alternate rate of interest pursuant to Section 3.03, then the Base Rate shall be the greater of clauses (a) and (b) above and shall be determined without reference to clause (c) above.
Base Rate Loan” means a Revolving Loan or an Incremental Term Loan that bears interest based on the Base Rate.
Beneficial Ownership Certification” means a certification regarding beneficial ownership required by the Beneficial Ownership Regulation.
Beneficial Ownership Regulation” means 31 C.F.R. §1010.230.
Benefit Plan” means any of (a) an “employee benefit plan” (as defined in ERISA) that is subject to Title I of ERISA, (b) a “plan” as defined in and subject to Section 4975 of the Code, or (c) any Person whose assets include (for purposes of 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 of Directors” means (a) with respect to a corporation, the board of directors of the corporation or any committee thereof duly authorized to act on behalf of such board, (b) with respect to a partnership, the board of directors of the general partner of the partnership, (c) with respect to a limited liability company, the managing member or members or any controlling committee of managing members thereof, and (d) with respect to any other Person, the board or committee of such Person serving a similar function.
BofA Securities” means BofA Securities, Inc.
Borrower” and “Borrowers” each has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph hereto.
Borrower Materials” has the meaning specified in Section 6.02.
Borrowing” means a Revolving Borrowing, a Swingline Borrowing, or an Incremental Term Borrowing, as the context may require.
Business Day” means any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or other day on which commercial banks are authorized to close under the Laws of, or are in fact closed in, the state where the Administrative Agent’s Office is located.
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Capitalized Lease” means any lease that has been or should be, in accordance with GAAP, recorded, classified and accounted for as a capitalized lease or a finance lease.
Cash Collateralize” means to pledge and deposit with or deliver to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the L/C Issuer or the Swingline Lender (as applicable) or the Lenders, as collateral for L/C Obligations, Obligations in respect of Swingline Loans, or obligations of the Lenders to fund participations in respect of L/C Obligations or Swingline Loans (as the context may require), (a) cash or deposit account balances, (b) backstop letters of credit entered into on terms, from issuers and in amounts satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the L/C Issuer, and/or (c) if the Administrative Agent and the L/C Issuer or the Swingline Lender shall agree, in their sole discretion, other credit support, in each case, in Dollars and pursuant to documentation in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the L/C Issuer or the Swingline Lender (as applicable).  “Cash Collateral” shall have a meaning correlative to the foregoing and shall include the proceeds of such cash collateral and other credit support.
Cash Equivalents” means any of the following types of Investments, to the extent owned by RCI or any of its Subsidiaries free and clear of all Liens (other than Permitted Liens): (a) readily marketable obligations issued or directly and fully guaranteed or insured by the United States or any agency or instrumentality thereof having maturities of not more than three hundred sixty days (360) days from the date of acquisition thereof; provided, that, the full faith and credit of the United States is pledged in support thereof; (b) time deposits with, or insured certificates of deposit or bankers’ acceptances of, any commercial bank that (i)(A) is a Lender, or (B) is organized under the laws of the United States, any state thereof or the District of Columbia or is the principal banking subsidiary of a bank holding company organized under the laws of the United States, any state thereof or the District of Columbia, and is a member of the Federal Reserve System, (ii) issues (or the parent of which issues) commercial paper rated as described in clause (c) of this definition, and (iii) has combined capital and surplus of at least $1,000,000,000, in each case with maturities of not more than one (1) year from the date of acquisition thereof; (c) commercial paper issued by any Person organized under the laws of any state of the United States and rated at least “Prime-1” (or the then equivalent grade) by Moody’s or at least “A-1” (or the then equivalent grade) by S&P, in each case with maturities of not more than one (1) year from the date of acquisition thereof; and (d) Investments, classified in accordance with GAAP as current assets of RCI or any of its Subsidiaries, in money market investment programs registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, which are administered by financial institutions that have the highest rating obtainable from either Moody’s or S&P, and the portfolios of which are limited solely to Investments of the character, quality and maturity described in clauses (a), (b) and (c) of this definition.
Cash Management Agreement” means any agreement that is not prohibited by the terms hereof to provide treasury or cash management services, including deposit accounts, overnight draft, credit cards, debit cards, p-cards (including purchasing cards and commercial cards), funds transfer, automated clearinghouse, zero balance accounts, returned check concentration, controlled disbursement, lockbox, account reconciliation and reporting and trade finance services and other cash management services.
Cash Management Bank” means any Person, in its capacity as a party to a Cash Management Agreement, that (a) at the time it enters into a Cash Management Agreement with any Loan Party or any Subsidiary, is a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender, or (b) at the time it (or its Affiliate) becomes a Lender, is a party to a Cash Management Agreement with any Loan Party or any Subsidiary (in each case, even if such Person ceases to be a Lender or such Person’s Affiliate ceased to be a Lender); provided, that, for any of the foregoing to be included as a “Secured Cash Management Agreement” on any date of determination by the Administrative Agent, the applicable Cash Management Bank (other than the Administrative Agent or an Affiliate of the Administrative Agent) must have delivered a Secured Party Designation Notice to the Administrative Agent prior to such date of determination.
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CFC” means any Subsidiary that is a “controlled foreign corporation” as defined in Section 957 of the Code.
Change in Law” means the occurrence, after the Closing Date, of any of the following: (a) the adoption or taking effect of any law, rule, regulation or treaty; (b) any change in any law, rule, regulation or treaty or in the administration, interpretation, implementation or application thereof by any Governmental Authority; or (c) the making or issuance of any request, rule, guideline or directive (whether or not having the force of law) by any Governmental Authority; provided, that, notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, (i) the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and all requests, rules, guidelines or directives thereunder or issued in connection therewith or in the implementation thereof, and (ii) all requests, rules, guidelines or directives promulgated by the Bank for International Settlements, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (or any successor or similar authority) or the United States or foreign regulatory authorities, in each case pursuant to Basel III, shall in each case be deemed to be a “Change in Law”, regardless of the date enacted, adopted, issued or implemented.
Change of Control” means an event or series of events by which:
(a) any “person” or “group” (as such terms are used in Sections 13(d) and 14(d) of the Securities Exchange Act, 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 Securities Exchange Act, except that a person or group shall be deemed to have “beneficial ownership” of all securities that such person or group has the right to acquire, whether such right is exercisable immediately or only after the passage of time (such right, an “option right”)), directly or indirectly, of forty percent (40%) or more of the Equity Interests of RCI entitled to vote for members of the Board of Directors of RCI on a fully-diluted basis (and taking into account all such securities that such “person” or “group” has the right to acquire pursuant to any option right); or

(b) during any period of eighteen (18) consecutive months, a majority of the members of the Board of Directors of RCI cease to be composed of individuals (i) who were members of that Board of Directors on the first day of such period, (ii) whose election or nomination to that Board of Directors 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 of Directors, or (iii) whose election or nomination to that Board of Directors 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 of Directors; or
(c) RCI shall cease to own and control, of record and beneficially, directly, one hundred percent (100%) of the Equity Interests of RCL; or
(d) at any time, a “change of control” (or any similar event, however designated) occurs under any Indebtedness with an aggregate principal amount in excess of the Threshold Amount.
Closing Date” means November 12, 2021.
CME” means CME Group Benchmark Administration Limited.
Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
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Collateral” means a collective reference to all personal property with respect to which Liens in favor of the Lender, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, are purported to be granted pursuant to and in accordance with the terms of the Collateral Documents.  Notwithstanding anything in the Loan Documents to the contrary, the term “Collateral” shall not include any Excluded Property.
Collateral Document” means each of the Security Agreement, each Joinder Agreement, each Qualifying Control Agreement, each other security agreement, pledge agreement or other similar agreement delivered to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 6.14, and each other agreement, instrument or document that creates or purports to create a Lien in favor of the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties.
Commitment” means a Revolving Commitment or an Incremental Term Commitment, as the context may require.
Commitment Fee” has the meaning specified in Section 2.09(a).
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.
Communication” means this Agreement, any other Loan Document, or any other document, amendment, approval, consent, information, notice, certificate, request, statement, disclosure or authorization related to any Loan Document.
Compliance Certificate” means a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit B.
Conforming Changes” means, with respect to the use, administration of, or any conventions associated with, SOFR, Term SOFR or any proposed Successor Rate, as applicable, any conforming changes to the definition of “Base Rate,” the definition of “SOFR,” the definition of “Term SOFR,” the definition of “Interest Period,” timing and frequency of determining rates and making payments of interest and other technical, administrative or operational matters (including, for the avoidance of doubt, the definition of “Business Day,” the definition of “U.S. Government Securities Business Day,” timing of borrowing requests or prepayment, conversion or continuation notices and length of lookback periods) as may be appropriate, in the commercially reasonable discretion of the Administrative Agent, to reflect the adoption and implementation of such applicable rate(s), and to permit the administration thereof by the Administrative Agent in a manner substantially consistent with market practice (or, if the Administrative Agent determines that adoption of any portion of such market practice is not administratively feasible or that no market practice for the administration of such rate exists, in such other manner of administration as the Administrative Agent determines is reasonably necessary in connection with the administration of this Agreement and any other Loan Document).
Consolidated” means, when used with reference to financial statements or financial statement items of RCI and its Subsidiaries or any other Person, such statements or items on a consolidated basis in accordance with the consolidation principles of GAAP.
Consolidated EBIT” means, for any period, for RCI and its Subsidiaries on a Consolidated basis, an amount equal to Consolidated Net Income for such period, plus (a) the following, without duplication, to the extent deducted in calculating such Consolidated Net Income: (i) Consolidated Interest Charges for such period; and (ii) the provision for federal, state, local and foreign income taxes payable for such period.
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Consolidated EBITDA” means, for any period, for RCI and its Subsidiaries on a Consolidated basis, an amount equal to Consolidated Net Income for such period, plus (a) the following, without duplication, to the extent deducted in calculating such Consolidated Net Income: (i) Consolidated Interest Charges for such period; (ii) the provision for federal, state, local and foreign income taxes payable for such period; (iii) depreciation and amortization expense for such period; (iv) any non-cash expense, loss or charge (including (x) any non-cash stock based compensation expense, and (y) any non-cash expenses related to goodwill and trademark impairment, in each case, for such period) which does not represent a cash item in such period or any other period; (v) any losses during such period resulting from the disposition of any assets of RCI or any Subsidiary outside the ordinary course of business; provided, that, the aggregate amount added back pursuant to this clause (a)(v) in any period shall not exceed $250,000; (vi) fees and expenses incurred in such period in connection with the consummation of the Transactions; (vii) fees and expenses for such period incurred in connection with any Permitted Acquisition (or any other Acquisition consummated prior to the Closing Date that was permitted by the Existing Credit Agreement), whether or not such Permitted Acquisition (or such Acquisition, as applicable) is consummated, so long as such fees and expenses are incurred not more than twelve (12) months after such Permitted Acquisition (or such Acquisition, as applicable); (viii) the amount of net cost savings and operating expense reductions, in each case, with respect to account compensation expenses, occupancy costs, rental expenses and other quantifiable and verifiable cost and expense items, in each case, for such period and projected by RCI in good faith to be realized as a result of Permitted Acquisitions, net of the amount of actual benefits realized during such period; provided, that, (A) in the Compliance Certificate required to be delivered pursuant to Section 6.02(a), RCI shall certify that such cost savings and operating expense reductions (x) are reasonably anticipated to be realized within twelve (12) months after the consummation of the Permitted Acquisition which is expected to result in such cost savings or operating expense reductions, and (y) are factually supportable as determined in good faith by RCI, (B) no cost savings or operating expense reductions shall be added pursuant to this clause (a)(viii) to the extent duplicative of any amounts otherwise added to, or included in, Consolidated Net Income, whether through a pro forma adjustment or otherwise, for such period, and (C) projected amounts (that are not yet realized) may no longer be added in calculating Consolidated EBITDA pursuant to this clause (a)(viii) to the extent occurring more than four (4) full fiscal quarters after the applicable Permitted Acquisition; (ix) non-cash accruals or reserves for such period with respect to Earn Out Obligations (it being understood that any cash payment in respect thereof, or any reversal thereof, in any future period shall be subtracted from Consolidated EBITDA in accordance with clause (b)(iii) below); (x) the Non-Recurring Severance and Restructuring Add-Back Amount for such period; (xi) fees and expenses incurred in such period in connection with the negotiation, documentation, and consummation of any amendment, supplement or other modification of the Loan Documents or the Existing Credit Agreement; (xii) non-recurring restructuring charges for such period incurred in the fiscal year of RCI ending May 29, 2021 in connection with European restructuring activities; provided, that, the aggregate amount added back pursuant to this clause (a)(xii) during the term of this Agreement shall not exceed $6,500,000; (xiii) real estate restructuring costs and early termination costs, in each case, incurred in such period; and (xiv) transformation costs incurred in such period; provided, that, the aggregate amount added back pursuant to this clause (a)(xiv) during the term of this Agreement shall not exceed $6,000,000; (b) minus the following, without duplication, to the extent included in calculating such Consolidated Net Income: (i) all non-cash income or gains for such period; (ii) any gains during such period resulting from the disposition of any assets of RCI or any Subsidiary outside the ordinary course of business; and (iii) any cash payment in such period in respect of, or any reversal of, any accrual or reserve added back to Consolidated EBITDA in a prior period pursuant to clause (a)(ix) above.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, it is understood and agreed that the aggregate amount added back pursuant to clauses (a)(vii), (a)(viii), (a)(x) and (a)(xiii) for any period shall not exceed an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of Consolidated EBITDA for such period (calculated prior to giving effect to all such add-backs for such period).
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Consolidated Funded Indebtedness” means, as of any date of determination, Funded Indebtedness of RCI and its Subsidiaries on a Consolidated basis as of such date.
Consolidated Interest Charges” means, for any period, for RCI and its Subsidiaries on a Consolidated basis, the sum of, without duplication, (a) all interest, premium payments, debt discount, fees, charges and related expenses in connection with borrowed money (including capitalized interest) or in connection with the deferred purchase price of assets, in each case to the extent treated as interest in accordance with GAAP, (b) all interest paid or payable with respect to discontinued operations, and (c) the portion of rent expense under Capitalized Leases that is treated as interest in accordance with GAAP.
Consolidated Interest Coverage Ratio” means, as of any date of determination, the ratio of (a) Consolidated EBIT for the Measurement Period most recently ended on or prior to such date of determination, to (b) Consolidated Interest Charges for the Measurement Period most recently ended on or prior to such date of determination.
Consolidated Net Income” means, for any period, the net income (or loss) of RCI and its Subsidiaries on a Consolidated basis for such period; provided, that, Consolidated Net Income shall exclude (a) unusual and infrequent gains and unusual and infrequent losses for such period, (b) the net income of any Subsidiary during such period to the extent that the declaration or payment of dividends or similar distributions by such Subsidiary of such income is not permitted by operation of the terms of its Organization Documents or any agreement, instrument or Law applicable to such Subsidiary during such period, except that RCI’s equity in any net loss of any such Subsidiary for such period shall be included in determining Consolidated Net Income, and (c) any income (or loss) for such period of any Person if such Person is not a Subsidiary, except that RCI’s equity in the net income of any such Person for such period shall be included in Consolidated Net Income up to the aggregate amount of cash actually distributed by such Person during such period to RCI or a Subsidiary as a dividend or other distribution (and in the case of a dividend or other distribution to a Subsidiary, such Subsidiary is not precluded from further distributing such amount to RCI as described in clause (b) of this proviso).
Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio” means, as of any date of determination, the ratio of (a) Consolidated Funded Indebtedness as of such date, to (b) Consolidated EBITDA for the most recently completed Measurement Period on or prior to such date.
Contractual Obligation” means, as to any Person, any provision of any security issued by such Person or of any agreement, instrument or other undertaking to which such Person is a party or by which it or any of its property is bound.

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.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, a Person shall be deemed to be Controlled by another Person if such other Person possesses, directly or indirectly, power to vote ten percent (10%) or more of the securities having ordinary voting power for the election of directors, managing general partners or the equivalent.
 
Cost of Acquisition” means, with respect to any Permitted Acquisition, the purchase consideration for such Permitted Acquisition and all other payments by any Loan Party or any Subsidiary in exchange for, or as part of, or in connection with, such Permitted Acquisition, whether paid in cash or by exchange of Equity Interests or of properties or otherwise and whether payable at or prior to the consummation of such Permitted Acquisition or deferred for payment at any future time, whether or not any such future payment is subject to the occurrence of any contingency, including any and all payments representing the purchase price and any assumptions of Indebtedness, deferred purchase price, Earn Out Obligations and other agreements to make any payment the amount of which is, or the terms of payment of which are, in any respect subject to or contingent upon the revenues, income, cash flow or profits (or the like) of any Person.  For purposes of determining the aggregate consideration paid for a Permitted Acquisition at the time of consummation of such Permitted Acquisition, the amount of any Earn Out Obligations with respect thereto shall be deemed to be the maximum amount of the earn-out payments in respect thereof as specified in the documents relating to such Permitted Acquisition.
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Covered Entity” means any of the following: (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 specified in Section 11.23.
Credit Extension” means each of (a) a Borrowing, and (b) an L/C Credit Extension.
Daily Simple SOFR” with respect to any applicable determination date means the SOFR published on such date on the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s website (or any successor source).
Debtor Relief Laws” means the Bankruptcy Code of the United States, and all other liquidation, conservatorship, bankruptcy, assignment for the benefit of creditors, moratorium, rearrangement, receivership, insolvency, reorganization, or similar debtor relief Laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdictions from time to time in effect.
Default” means any event or condition that constitutes an Event of Default or that, with the giving of any notice, the passage of time, or both, would be an Event of Default.
Default Rate” means (a) with respect to any Obligation for which a rate is specified, a rate per annum equal to two percent (2%) in excess of the rate otherwise applicable thereto, and (b) with respect to any Obligation for which a rate is not specified or available, a rate per annum equal to the Base Rate plus the Applicable Rate for Base Rate Loans plus two percent (2%), in each case, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Law.

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.
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Defaulting Lender” means, subject to Section 2.15(b), any Lender that (a) has failed to (i) fund all or any portion of its Loans within two (2) Business Days of the date such Loans were required to be funded hereunder unless such Lender notifies the Administrative Agent and RCI in writing that such failure is the result of such Lender’s determination that one or more conditions precedent to funding (each of which conditions precedent, together with any applicable default, shall be specifically identified in such writing) has not been satisfied, or (ii) pay to the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer, the Swingline 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 Swingline Loans) within two (2) Business Days of the date when due, (b) has notified RCI, the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer or the Swingline Lender in writing that it does not intend to comply with its funding obligations hereunder, or has made a public statement to that effect (unless such writing or public statement relates to such Lender’s obligation to fund a Loan hereunder and states that such position is based on such Lender’s determination that a condition precedent to funding (which condition precedent, together with any applicable default, shall be specifically identified in such writing or public statement) cannot be satisfied), (c) has failed, within three (3) Business Days after written request by the Administrative Agent or RCI, to confirm in writing to the Administrative Agent and RCI that it will comply with its prospective funding obligations hereunder (provided, that, such Lender shall cease to be a Defaulting Lender pursuant to this clause (c) upon receipt of such written confirmation by the Administrative Agent and RCI), or (d) has, or has a direct or indirect parent company that has, (i) become the subject of a proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law, (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) 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 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, and the effective date of such status, shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error, and such Lender shall be deemed to be a Defaulting Lender (subject to Section 2.15(b)) as of the date established therefor by the Administrative Agent in a written notice of such determination, which shall be delivered by the Administrative Agent to RCI, the L/C Issuer, the Swingline Lender and each other Lender promptly following such determination.
Designated Jurisdiction” means any country or territory to the extent that such country or territory is the subject of any Sanction.
Disposition” or “Dispose” means the sale, transfer, license, lease or other disposition (including any Sale and Leaseback Transaction) of any property (including the Equity Interests in any Subsidiary) by any Loan Party or any Subsidiary (or the granting of any option or other right to do any of the foregoing), including any sale, assignment, transfer or other disposal, with or without recourse, of any notes or accounts receivable or any rights and claims associated therewith, but excluding any Involuntary Disposition.
Disqualified Capital Stock” means any Equity Interest which, 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, (a) matures (excluding any maturity as the result of an optional redemption by the issuer thereof) or is mandatorily redeemable, pursuant to a sinking fund obligation or otherwise, or is redeemable at the option of the holder thereof, in whole or in part, prior to the ninety-first (91st) day after the then-Latest Maturity Date, (b) requires the payment of any cash dividend at any time prior to the ninety-first (91st) day after the then-Latest Maturity Date, (c) contains any repurchase obligation which may come into effect prior to the Facility Termination Date, or (d) is convertible into or exchangeable (unless at the sole option of the issuer thereof) for (i) debt securities, or (ii) any Equity Interests referred to in clauses (a), (b) or (c) above, in each case at any time prior to the ninety-first (91st) day after the then-Latest Maturity Date; provided, that, any Equity Interests that would not constitute Disqualified Capital Stock but for provisions thereof giving holders thereof (or the holders of any security into or for which such Equity Interests are convertible, exchangeable or exercisable) the right to require the issuer thereof to redeem or repurchase such Equity Interests upon the occurrence of a change in control or an asset sale occurring prior to the ninety-first (91st) day after the then-Latest Maturity Date shall not constitute Disqualified Capital Stock if such Equity Interests provide that the issuer thereof will not redeem or repurchase any such Equity Interests pursuant to such provisions prior to the Facility Termination Date.
Disqualifying Event” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Eligible Currency.”
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Dollar” and “$” mean lawful money of the United States.
Dollar Equivalent” means, for any amount, at the time of determination thereof, (a) if such amount is expressed in Dollars, such amount, (b) if such amount is expressed in an Alternative Currency, the equivalent of such amount in Dollars determined by using the rate of exchange for the purchase of Dollars with the Alternative Currency last provided (either by publication or otherwise provided to the L/C Issuer) by the applicable Bloomberg source (or such other publicly available source for displaying exchange rates) on date that is two (2) Business Days immediately preceding the date of determination (or if such service ceases to be available or ceases to provide such rate of exchange, the equivalent of such amount in Dollars as determined by the L/C Issuer using any method of determination it deems appropriate in its sole discretion), and (c) if such amount is denominated in any other currency, the equivalent of such amount in Dollars as determined by the L/C Issuer using any method of determination it deems appropriate in its sole discretion.  Any determination by the L/C Issuer pursuant to clause (b) or clause (c) above shall be conclusive absent manifest error.
Domestic Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary that is organized under the laws of the United States, any state thereof, or the District of Columbia.
Earn Out Obligations” means, with respect to an Acquisition, all obligations of any Borrower or any Subsidiary to make earn out or other contingency payments (including purchase price adjustments, non-competition and consulting agreements, or other indemnity obligations) pursuant to the documentation relating to such Acquisition.  For purposes of determining the amount of any Earn Out Obligations to be included as Funded Indebtedness of any Person, the amount of Earn Out Obligations shall be deemed to be the aggregate liability in respect thereof, as determined in accordance with GAAP.
EEA Financial Institution” means (a) any credit institution or investment firm established in any EEA Member Country which is subject to the supervision of an EEA Resolution Authority, (b) any entity established in an EEA Member Country which is a parent of an institution described in clause (a) of this definition, or (c) any financial institution established in an EEA Member Country which is a Subsidiary of an institution described in clauses (a) or (b) of this definition and is subject to consolidated supervision with its parent.
EEA Member Country” means any of the member states of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway.
EEA Resolution Authority” means any public administrative authority or any Person entrusted with public administrative authority of any EEA Member Country (including any delegee) having responsibility for the resolution of any EEA Financial Institution.
Electronic Copy” has the meaning specified in Section 11.18.
Electronic Record” has the meaning assigned to such term by 15 U.S.C. §7006.
Electronic Signature” has the meaning assigned to such term by 15 U.S.C. §7006.
Eligible Assignee” means any Person that meets the requirements to be an assignee under Section 11.06 (subject to such consents, if any, as may be required under Section 11.06(b)(iii)).
Eligible Currency” means any lawful currency other than Dollars that is readily available, freely transferable and convertible into Dollars in the international interbank market available to the L/C Issuer in such market and as to which a Dollar Equivalent may be readily calculated.  If, after the Closing Date (in the case of any currency that is an Alternative Currency as of the Closing Date), or after designation by the L/C Issuer of any currency as an Alternative Currency (in the case of any currency that is added as an Alternative Currency after the Closing Date pursuant to Section 1.09), any change in currency controls or exchange regulations or any change in the national or international financial, political or economic conditions are imposed in the country in which such currency is issued, result in, in the reasonable opinion of the L/C Issuer, (a) such currency no longer being readily available, freely transferable and convertible into Dollars, (b) a Dollar Equivalent for such currency no longer being readily calculable, (c) the provision of such currency being impracticable for the L/C Issuer, or (d) such currency no longer being a currency in which the L/C Issuer is willing to make L/C Credit Extensions (any event described in any of the foregoing clauses (a) through (d), a “Disqualifying Event”), then the L/C Issuer shall promptly notify RCI, and such currency shall not longer be an Alternative Currency until such time as the Disqualifying Event(s) with respect to such currency no longer exist(s).
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Environmental Laws” means any and all federal, state, local, and foreign statutes, laws, regulations, ordinances, rules, judgments, orders, decrees, permits, concessions, grants, franchises, licenses, agreements or governmental restrictions relating to pollution and the protection of the environment or the release of any Hazardous Materials into the environment, including those related to hazardous substances or wastes, air emissions and discharges to waste or public systems.
Environmental Liability” means any liability, contingent or otherwise (including any liability for damages, costs of environmental remediation, fines, penalties or indemnities), of any Borrower, any other Loan Party or any of their respective Subsidiaries directly or indirectly resulting from or based upon (a) violation of any Environmental Law or any Environmental Permit, (b) the generation, use, handling, transportation, storage, treatment or disposal of any Hazardous Materials, (c) exposure to any Hazardous Materials, (d) the release or threatened release of any Hazardous Materials into the environment, or (e) any contract, agreement or other consensual arrangement pursuant to which liability is assumed or imposed with respect to any of the foregoing.
Environmental Permit” means any permit, approval, identification number, license or other authorization required under any Environmental Law.
Equity Interests” means, with respect to any Person, all of the shares of capital stock of (or other ownership or profit interests in) such Person, all of the warrants, options or other rights for the purchase or acquisition from such Person of shares of capital stock of (or other ownership or profit interests in) such Person, all of the securities convertible into or exchangeable for shares of capital stock of (or other ownership or profit interests in) such Person or warrants, rights or options for the purchase or acquisition from such Person of such shares (or such other interests), and all of the other ownership or profit interests in such Person (including partnership, member or trust interests therein), whether voting or nonvoting, and whether or not such shares, warrants, options, rights or other interests are outstanding on any date of determination.
ERISA” means the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.
ERISA Affiliate” means any trade or business (whether or not incorporated) under common control with a Borrower within the meaning of Section 414(b) or Section 414(c) of the Code (and Sections 414(m) and (o) of the Code for purposes of provisions relating to Section 412 of the Code).
ERISA Event” means (a) a Reportable Event with respect to a Pension Plan, (b) the withdrawal of a Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate from a Pension Plan subject to Section 4063 of ERISA during a plan year in which such entity was a “substantial employer” as defined in Section 4001(a)(2) of ERISA or a cessation of operations that is treated as such a withdrawal under Section 4062(e) of ERISA, (c) a complete or partial withdrawal by a Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate from a Multiemployer Plan, (d) the filing of a notice of intent to terminate, the treatment of a Pension Plan amendment as a termination under Section 4041 or 4041A of ERISA, (e) the institution by the PBGC of proceedings to terminate a Pension Plan, (f) any event or condition which constitutes grounds under Section 4042 of ERISA for the termination of, or the appointment of a trustee to administer, any Pension Plan, (g) the determination that any Pension Plan is considered an at-risk plan or a plan in endangered or critical status within the meaning of Sections 430, 431 and 432 of the Code or Sections 303, 304 and 305 of ERISA, (h) 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 a Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate, or (i) a failure by a Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate to meet all applicable requirements under the Pension Funding Rules in respect of a Pension Plan, whether or not waived, or the failure by a Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate to make any required contribution to a Multiemployer Plan.
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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.
Euro” means the single currency of the Participating Member States.
Event of Default” has the meaning specified in Section 8.01.
Excluded Account” means (a) any zero balance account, (b) any withholding tax, trust, escrow, payroll or other fiduciary account, and (c) any petty cash account (provided, that, the aggregate amount on deposit in all accounts excluded in reliance on this clause (c) shall not exceed $1,500,000 at any one time).
Excluded Property” means, with respect to any Loan Party: (a) any owned or leased real property; (b) unless requested by the Required Lenders, any personal property (including motor vehicles) in respect of which perfection of a Lien is not either (i) governed by the UCC, or (ii) effected by appropriate evidence of the Lien being filed in either the United States Copyright Office or the United States Patent and Trademark Office; (c) the Equity Interests of any Foreign Subsidiary or FSHCO to the extent not required to be pledged to secure the Secured Obligations pursuant to Section 6.14(a); (d) any property which, subject to the terms of Section 7.02(c), is subject to a Lien of the type described in Section 7.01(i) pursuant to documents that prohibit such Loan Party from granting any other Liens in such property; (e) any general intangible, permit, lease, license, contract or other instrument of a Loan Party to the extent the grant of a security interest in such general intangible, permit, lease, license, contract or other instrument in the manner contemplated by the Collateral Documents, under the terms thereof or under applicable Law, is prohibited and would result in the termination thereof or give the other parties thereto the right to terminate, accelerate or otherwise alter such Loan Party’s rights, titles and interests thereunder (including upon the giving of notice or the lapse of time or both); provided, that, (i) any such limitation described in the foregoing clause (e) on the security interests granted pursuant to the Collateral Documents shall only apply to the extent that any such prohibition could not be rendered ineffective pursuant to the UCC or any other applicable Law (including Debtor Relief Laws) or principles of equity, and (ii) in the event of the termination or elimination of any such prohibition or the requirement for any consent contained in any applicable Law, general intangible, permit, lease, license, contract or other instrument, to the extent sufficient to permit any such item to become Collateral, or upon the granting of any such consent, or waiving or terminating any requirement for such consent, a security interest in such general intangible, permit, lease, license, contract or other instrument shall be automatically and simultaneously granted under the Collateral Documents and shall be included as Collateral; (f) any “intent-to-use” application for registration of a trademark of such Loan Party filed in the United States Patent and Trademark Office pursuant to Section 1(b) of the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. §1051, prior to the filing of a “Statement of Use” pursuant to Section 1(d) of the Lanham Act or an “Amendment to Allege Use” pursuant to Section 1(c) of the Lanham Act with respect thereto, solely to the extent, if any, that, and solely during the period, if any, in which, the grant of a security interest therein would impair the validity or enforceability of any registration that issues from such intent-to-use application under applicable federal law; and (g) any personal property as to which the Administrative Agent and RCI agree in writing that the costs or other consequences of obtaining a security interest or perfection thereof are excessive in view of the benefits to be obtained by the Secured Parties therefrom.
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Excluded Swap Obligation” means, with respect to any Loan Party, any Swap Obligation if, and to the extent that, all or a portion of the Guaranty of such Loan Party of, or the grant by such Loan Party of a Lien to secure, such Swap Obligation (or any Guarantee thereof) is or becomes illegal under the Commodity Exchange Act or any rule, regulation or order of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (or the application or official interpretation thereof) by virtue of such Loan Party’s failure for any reason to constitute an “eligible contract participant” as defined in the Commodity Exchange Act (determined after giving effect to Section 10.11 and any other “keepwell, support or other agreement” for the benefit of such Loan Party and any and all guarantees of such Loan Party’s Swap Obligations by other Loan Parties) at the time the Guaranty of such Loan Party, or grant by such Loan Party of a Lien, becomes effective with respect to such Swap Obligation.  If a Swap Obligation arises under a Master Agreement governing more than one Swap Contract, such exclusion shall apply only to the portion of such Swap Obligation that is attributable to Swap Contracts for which such Guaranty or Lien 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 any Recipient or required to be withheld or deducted from a payment to a Recipient: (a) Taxes imposed on or measured by net income (however denominated), franchise Taxes, and branch profits Taxes, in each case, (i) imposed as a result of such Recipient being organized under the laws of, or having its principal office or, in the case of any Lender, its Lending Office located in, the jurisdiction imposing such Tax (or any political subdivision thereof), or (ii) that are Other Connection Taxes; (b) in the case of a Lender, U.S. federal withholding Taxes imposed on amounts payable to or for the account of such Lender with respect to an applicable interest in a Loan or Commitment pursuant to a law in effect on the date on which (i) such Lender acquires such interest in the Loan or Commitment (other than pursuant to an assignment request by the Borrowers under Section 11.13), or (ii) such Lender changes its Lending Office, except in each case to the extent that, pursuant to Sections 3.01(b) or (d), amounts with respect to such Taxes were payable either to such Lender’s assignor immediately before such Lender became a party hereto or to such Lender immediately before it changed its Lending Office; (c) Taxes attributable to such Recipient’s failure to comply with Section 3.01(f); and (d) any withholding Taxes imposed pursuant to FATCA.
Existing Credit Agreement” means that certain Credit Agreement, dated as of October 17, 2016, by and among RCI, RCL, certain of their respective Subsidiaries party thereto, and Bank of America, as the lender.
Existing Letter of Credit” means each letter of credit identified on Schedule 1.01(a).
Facility” means the Revolving Facility or an Incremental Term Facility, as the context may require.
Facility Termination Date” means the date as of which all of the following shall have occurred: (a) the Aggregate Commitments have terminated, (b) all Obligations have been paid in full in cash (other than contingent indemnification or reimbursement obligations for which no claim has been asserted), and (c) all Letters of Credit have terminated or expired (other than Letters of Credit as to which other arrangements with respect thereto satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the L/C Issuer shall have been made).
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FASB ASC” means the Accounting Standards Codification of the Financial Accounting Standards Board.
FATCA” means Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code, as of the Closing Date (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 agreements entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b)(1) of the Code, as of the Closing Date (or any amended or successor version described above), and any intergovernmental agreement, treaty or convention (and related fiscal or regulatory legislation, or related official rules or practices) implementing the foregoing.
Federal Funds Rate” means, for any day, the rate per annum calculated by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York based on such day’s federal funds transactions by depository institutions (as determined in such manner as the Federal Reserve Bank of New York shall set forth on its public website from time to time) and published on the next succeeding Business Day by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York as the federal funds effective rate; provided, that, if the Federal Funds Rate as so determined would be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for the purposes of this Agreement.
Fee Letter” means each of (a) the fee letter agreement, dated as of September 21, 2021, by and among the Borrowers and BofA Securities, and (b) the fee letter agreement, dated as of the Closing Date, by and among the Borrowers and Bank of America.
Foreign Lender” means a Lender that is not a U.S. Person.
Foreign Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary that is not a Domestic Subsidiary.
FRB” means the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System of the United States.
Fronting Exposure” means, at any time there is a Defaulting Lender that is a Revolving Lender, (a) with respect to the L/C Issuer, such Defaulting Lender’s Applicable Revolving Percentage of the outstanding L/C Obligations, other than L/C Obligations as to which such Defaulting Lender’s participation obligation has been reallocated to other Revolving Lenders or Cash Collateralized in accordance with the terms hereof, and (b) with respect to the Swingline Lender, such Defaulting Lender’s Applicable Revolving Percentage of Swingline Loans, other than Swingline Loans as to which such Defaulting Lender’s participation obligation has been reallocated to other Revolving Lenders or Cash Collateralized in accordance with the terms hereof.
FSHCO” means any direct or indirect Subsidiary (other than RCL), all or substantially all of the assets of which are Equity Interests in one or more CFCs or Indebtedness of such CFCs.
Fund” means any Person (other than a natural Person) that is (or will be) engaged in making, purchasing, holding or otherwise investing in commercial loans and similar extensions of credit in the ordinary course of its activities.
Funded Indebtedness” means, as to any Person at a particular time, without duplication, all of the following, whether or not included as indebtedness or liabilities in accordance with GAAP: (a) all obligations for borrowed money, whether current or long-term (including the Obligations) and all obligations of such Person evidenced by bonds, debentures, notes, loan agreements or other similar instruments, (b) all purchase money Indebtedness, (c) the principal portion of all obligations under conditional sale or other title retention agreements relating to property purchased by any Person or any Subsidiary thereof (other than customary reservations or retentions of title under agreements with suppliers entered into in the ordinary course of business), (d) all obligations arising under letters of credit (including standby and commercial), bankers’ acceptances, bank guaranties, surety bonds and similar instruments, (e) all obligations in respect of the deferred purchase price of property or services (other than trade accounts payable in the ordinary course of business and, in each case, not past due for more than ninety (90) days after the date on which such trade account payable was created), including any Earn Out Obligations, (f) all Attributable Indebtedness, (g) all obligations of such Person to purchase, redeem, retire, defease or otherwise make any payment in respect of any Equity Interests in such Person or any other Person, valued, in the case of a redeemable preferred interest, at the greater of its voluntary or involuntary liquidation preference plus accrued and unpaid dividends, (h) all Funded Indebtedness of other Persons secured by (or for which the holder of such Funded Indebtedness has an existing right, contingent or otherwise, to be secured by) any Lien on, or payable out of the proceeds of production from, property owned or acquired by such Person, whether or not the obligations secured thereby have been assumed, (i) all Guarantees with respect to Funded Indebtedness of the types specified in clauses (a) through (h) above of another Person, and (j) all Funded Indebtedness of the types referred to in clauses (a) through (i) above of any partnership or joint venture (other than a joint venture that is itself a corporation or limited liability company) in which such Person is a general partner or joint venturer, except to the extent that such Funded Indebtedness is expressly made non-recourse to such Person.  For purposes hereof, the amount of any direct obligation arising under letters of credit (including standby and commercial), bankers’ acceptances, bank guaranties, surety bonds and similar instruments shall be the maximum amount available to be drawn thereunder.
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Funding Indemnity Letter” means a funding indemnity letter in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent.
GAAP” means generally accepted accounting principles in the United States set forth from time to time in the opinions and pronouncements of the Accounting Principles Board and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and statements and pronouncements of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (or agencies with similar functions of comparable stature and authority within the accounting profession) including the FASB ASC, that are applicable to the circumstances as of the date of determination, consistently applied and subject to Section 1.03.
Governmental Authority” means the government of the United States or any other nation, or of 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 the Financial Conduct Authority, the Prudential Regulation Authority, and any supra-national bodies such as the European Union or the European Central Bank).
Guarantee” means, as to any Person, (a) any obligation, contingent or otherwise, of such Person guaranteeing or having the economic effect of guaranteeing any Indebtedness or other obligation payable or performable by another Person (the “primary obligor”) in any manner, whether directly or indirectly, and including any obligation of such Person, direct or indirect, (i) to purchase or pay (or advance or supply funds for the purchase or payment of) such Indebtedness or other obligation, (ii) to purchase or lease property, securities or services for the purpose of assuring the obligee in respect of such Indebtedness or other obligation of the payment or performance of such Indebtedness or other obligation, (iii) to maintain working capital, equity capital or any other financial statement condition or liquidity or level of income or cash flow of the primary obligor so as to enable the primary obligor to pay such Indebtedness or other obligation, or (iv) entered into for the purpose of assuring in any other manner the obligee in respect of such Indebtedness or other obligation of the payment or performance thereof or to protect such obligee against loss in respect thereof (in whole or in part), or (b) any Lien on any assets of such Person securing any Indebtedness or other obligation of any other Person, whether or not such Indebtedness or other obligation is assumed or expressly undertaken by such Person (or any right, contingent or otherwise, of any holder of such Indebtedness to obtain any such Lien).  The amount of any Guarantee shall be deemed to be an amount equal to the stated or determinable amount of the related primary obligation, or portion thereof, in respect of which such Guarantee is made or, if not stated or determinable, the maximum reasonably anticipated liability in respect thereof as determined by the guaranteeing Person in good faith.  The term “Guarantee” as a verb has a corresponding meaning.
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Guaranteed Obligations” has the meaning specified in Section 10.01.
Guarantor” means each of (a) each Person identified as a “Guarantor” on the signature pages hereto, (b) each Subsidiary as is or may from time to time become a party to this Agreement pursuant to Section 6.13, (c) with respect to (i) Secured Obligations owing by any Loan Party or any Subsidiary, and (ii) any Swap Obligation of a Specified Loan Party (determined before giving effect to Sections 10.01 and 10.11) under the Guaranty, each Borrower, and (d) with respect to Secured Obligations owing by a Borrower, the other Borrower.
Guaranty” means, collectively, the Guarantee made by the Guarantors under Article X in favor of the Secured Parties, together with each other guaranty delivered pursuant to Section 6.13.
Hazardous Materials” means all explosive or radioactive substances or wastes and all hazardous or toxic substances, wastes or other pollutants, including petroleum or petroleum distillates, natural gas, natural gas liquids, asbestos or asbestos-containing materials, polychlorinated biphenyls, radon gas, toxic mold, infectious or medical wastes and all other substances, wastes, chemicals, pollutants, contaminants or compounds of any nature in any form regulated pursuant to any Environmental Law.
Hedge Bank” means any Person, in its capacity as a party to a Swap Contract, that, (a) at the time it enters into a Swap Contract not prohibited by this Agreement with any Loan Party or any Subsidiary, is a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender, or (b) at the time it (or its Affiliate) becomes a Lender, is a party to a Swap Contract not prohibited by this Agreement with any Loan Party or any Subsidiary, in each case, even if such Person ceases to be a Lender or such Person’s Affiliate ceased to be a Lender; provided, that, in the case of a Secured Hedge Agreement with a Person who is no longer a Lender (or an Affiliate of a Lender), such Person shall be considered a Hedge Bank only through the stated termination date (without extension or renewal) of such Secured Hedge Agreement; provided, further, that, for any of the foregoing to be included as a “Secured Hedge Agreement” on any date of determination by the Administrative Agent, the applicable Hedge Bank (other than the Administrative Agent or an Affiliate of the Administrative Agent) must have delivered a Secured Party Designation Notice to the Administrative Agent prior to such date of determination.
HMT” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Sanctions.”
Immaterial Foreign Subsidiarymeans, as of any date of determination, (a) solely for purposes of Section 6.14(a), any Foreign Subsidiary designated as such by RCI in writing to the Administrative Agent which (i) holds (together with the assets of its Subsidiaries) less than seven and one-half percent (7.5%) of the consolidated total assets of RCI and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis, and (ii) contributes (together with its Subsidiaries) less than seven and on-half percent (7.5%) of the consolidated gross revenues of RCI and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis, in each case, as determined based on the financial statements provided by RCI pursuant to Section 6.01 for the most recently ended four fiscal quarter period for which financial statements are available, it being understood and agreed that in no event shall (A) the aggregate consolidated total assets of all Immaterial Foreign Subsidiaries pursuant to this clause (a) exceed twenty percent (20%) of the consolidated total assets of RCI and its Subsidiaries, and (B) the aggregate consolidated gross revenues of all Immaterial Foreign Subsidiaries pursuant to this clause (a) exceed twenty percent (20%) of the consolidated gross revenues of RCI and its Subsidiaries, and (b) for any other purposes under the Loan Documents, any Foreign Subsidiary designated as such by RCI in writing to the Administrative Agent which (i) holds (together with the assets of its Subsidiaries) less than seven and one-half percent (7.5%) of the consolidated total assets of RCI and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis, and (ii) contributes (together with its Subsidiaries) less than seven and one-half percent (7.5%) of the consolidated gross revenues of RCI and its Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis, in each case, as determined based on the financial statements provided by RCI pursuant to Section 6.01 for the most recently ended four fiscal quarter period for which financial statements are available, it being understood and agreed that in no event shall (A) the aggregate consolidated total assets of all Immaterial Foreign Subsidiaries pursuant to this clause (b) exceed fifteen percent (15%) of the consolidated total assets of RCI and its Subsidiaries, and (B) the aggregate consolidated gross revenues of all Immaterial Foreign Subsidiaries pursuant to this clause (b) exceed fifteen percent (15%) of the consolidated gross revenues of RCI and its Subsidiaries.
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Incremental Facility” has the meaning specified in Section 2.02(g).
Incremental Term Borrowing” means, with respect to any Incremental Term Facility, a borrowing under such Incremental Term Facility consisting of simultaneous Incremental Term Loans of the same Type and, in the case of Term SOFR Loans, having the same Interest Period made by Incremental Term Lenders under such Incremental Term Facility pursuant to Section 2.01(b).
Incremental Term Commitment” means, with respect to any Incremental Term Facility, as to each Incremental Term Lender under such Incremental Term Facility, its obligation to make an Incremental Term Loan under such Incremental Term Facility.
Incremental Term Facility” has the meaning specified in Section 2.02(g).
Incremental Term Facility Agreement” has the meaning specified in Section 2.02(g)(ii)(D).
Incremental Term Facility Maturity Date” means, with respect to any Incremental Term Facility, the maturity date of such Incremental Term Facility set forth in the Incremental Term Facility Agreement executed and delivered pursuant to Section 2.02(g)(ii) in connection with such Incremental Term Facility.
Incremental Term Lender” means, with respect to any Incremental Term Facility, (a) at any time on or prior to the funding of the Incremental Term Loans under such Incremental Term Facility, any Person that has an Incremental Term Commitment under such Incremental Term Facility at such time, and (b) at any time thereafter, any Person that holds an Incremental Term Loan under such Incremental Term Facility at such time.
Incremental Term Loan” means, with respect to any Incremental Term Facility, an advance made by an Incremental Term Lender under such Incremental Term Facility.
Indebtedness” means, as to any Person at a particular time, without duplication, all of the following, whether or not included as indebtedness or liabilities in accordance with GAAP: (a) all Funded Indebtedness, (b) the Swap Termination Value of any Swap Contract, (c) all Guarantees with respect to outstanding Indebtedness of the type specified in clauses (a) and (b) above of any other Person, and (d) all Indebtedness of the types referred to in clauses (a) through (c) above of any partnership or joint venture (other than a joint venture that is itself a corporation or limited liability company) in which such Person or a Subsidiary thereof is a general partner or joint venturer, unless such Indebtedness is expressly made non-recourse to such Person or such Subsidiary.
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Indemnified Taxes” means all (a) Taxes, other than Excluded Taxes, imposed on or with respect to any payment made by or on account of any obligation of any Loan Party under any Loan Document, and (b) to the extent not otherwise described in clause (a) above, Other Taxes.
Indemnitee” has the meaning specified in Section 11.04(b).
Information” has the meaning specified in Section 11.07(a).
Intellectual Property” means all trademarks, trademark applications, service marks, trade names, copyrights, copyright applications, patents, patent applications, patent rights, franchises, licenses and other intellectual property rights.
Intercompany Debt” has the meaning specified in Section 7.02(d).
Interest Payment Date” means: (a) as to any Term SOFR Loan, the last day of each Interest Period applicable to such Term SOFR Loan and the Maturity Date of the Facility under which such Term SOFR Loan was made; provided, that, if any Interest Period for a Term SOFR Loan exceeds three (3) months, the respective dates that fall every three (3) months after the beginning of such Interest Period shall also be Interest Payment Dates; and (b) as to any Base Rate Loan, the last Business Day of each March, June, September and December and the Maturity Date of the Facility under which such Base Rate Loan was made.
Interest Period” means, as to each Term SOFR Loan, the period commencing on the date such Term SOFR Loan is disbursed or converted to or continued as a Term SOFR Loan and ending on the date one (1), three (3) or six (6) months thereafter (in each case, subject to availability), as selected by the applicable Borrower in its Loan Notice; provided, that, (a) any Interest Period that would otherwise end on a day that is not a Business Day shall be extended to the next succeeding Business Day unless such Business Day falls in another calendar month, in which case such Interest Period shall end on the immediately preceding Business Day; (b) any Interest Period that begins on the last Business Day of a calendar month (or on a day for which there is no numerically corresponding day in the calendar month at the end of such Interest Period) shall end on the last Business Day of the calendar month at the end of such Interest Period; and (c) no Interest Period shall extend beyond the Maturity Date of the Facility under which such Term SOFR Loan was made.
Interim Financial Statements” means the unaudited Consolidated financial statements of RCI and its Subsidiaries for the fiscal quarter ended August 28, 2021, including balance sheets and statements of income or operations, shareholders’ equity and cash flows.
Investment” means, as to any Person, any direct or indirect acquisition or investment by such Person, whether by means of (a) the purchase or other acquisition of Equity Interests of another Person, (b) a loan, advance or capital contribution to, Guarantee or assumption of debt of, or purchase or other acquisition of any other debt or interest in, another Person (including any partnership or joint venture interest in such other Person and any arrangement pursuant to which the investor guaranties Indebtedness of such other Person), or (c) an Acquisition. For purposes of covenant compliance, the amount of any Investment shall be the amount actually invested, without adjustment for subsequent increases or decreases in the value of such Investment.
Involuntary Disposition” means any loss of, damage to or destruction of, or any condemnation or other taking for public use of, any property of any Loan Party or any Subsidiary.
IRS” means the United States Internal Revenue Service.
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ISP” means, with respect to any Letter of Credit, the International Standby Practices, International Chamber of Commerce Publication No. 590 (or such later version thereof as may be in effect at the applicable time).
Issuer Documents” means with respect to any Letter of Credit, the Letter of Credit Application, and any other document, agreement and instrument entered into by the L/C Issuer and a Borrower (or any Subsidiary) or in favor of the L/C Issuer and relating to such Letter of Credit.
Joinder Agreement” means a joinder agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit C executed and delivered in accordance with the provisions of Section 6.13.
Judgment Currency” has the meaning specified in Section 11.24.
Latest Maturity Date” means, as of any date of determination, the then-latest Maturity Date in effect as of such date.

Laws” or “laws” means, collectively, all international, foreign, federal, state and local statutes, treaties, rules, guidelines, regulations, ordinances, codes and administrative or judicial precedents or authorities, including the interpretation or administration thereof by any Governmental Authority charged with the enforcement, interpretation or administration thereof, and all applicable administrative orders, directed duties, requests, licenses, authorizations and permits of, and agreements with, any Governmental Authority.

L/C Credit Extension” means, with respect to any Letter of Credit, the issuance thereof or extension of the expiry date thereof, or the increase of the amount thereof.“L/C Disbursement” means any payment made by the L/C Issuer pursuant to a Letter of Credit.
 
L/C Issuer” means Bank of America (through itself or through one of its designated affiliates or branch offices), in its capacity as issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder.

L/C Obligations” means, as at any date of determination, the aggregate amount available to be drawn under all outstanding Letters of Credit plus the aggregate of all Unreimbursed Amounts.  For purposes of computing the amount available to be drawn under any Letter of Credit, the amount of such Letter of Credit shall be determined in accordance with Section 1.06.  For all purposes of this Agreement, if on any date of determination a Letter of Credit has expired by its terms but any amount may still be drawn thereunder by reason of the operation of Rule 3.14 of the ISP, such Letter of Credit shall be deemed to be “outstanding” in the amount so remaining available to be drawn.
 

LCA Test Date” has the meaning specified in Section 1.03(e).
Lender” means each of the Persons identified as a “Lender” on the signature pages hereto, each other Person that becomes a “Lender” in accordance with this Agreement, and their successors and permitted assigns and, unless the context requires otherwise, includes the Swingline Lender.

Lender Party” means each of each Lender, the L/C Issuer, and the Swingline Lender.
Lending Office” means, as to the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer, or any Lender, the office or offices of such Person described as such in such Person’s Administrative Questionnaire, or such other office or offices as such Person may from time to time notify RCI and the Administrative Agent; which office may include any Affiliate of such Person or any domestic or foreign branch of such Person or such Affiliate.
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Letter of Credit” means any standby letter of credit issued hereunder and shall include the Existing Letters of Credit.  Letters of Credit may be issued in Dollars or in an Alternative Currency.
Letter of Credit Application” means an application and agreement for the issuance or amendment of a Letter of Credit in the form from time to time in use by the L/C Issuer.
Letter of Credit Expiration Date” means the day that is seven (7) days prior to the Revolving Facility Maturity Date (or, if such day is not a Business Day, the immediately preceding Business Day).
Letter of Credit Fee” has the meaning specified in Section 2.03(l).
Letter of Credit Sublimit” means an amount equal to the lesser of (a) $10,000,000, and (b) the Revolving Facility.  The Letter of Credit Sublimit is part of, and not in addition to, the Revolving Facility.
Leverage Increase Period” has the meaning specified in Section 7.11(a).
Lien” means any mortgage, pledge, hypothecation, assignment, deposit arrangement, encumbrance, lien (statutory or otherwise), charge, or preference, priority or other security interest or preferential arrangement in the nature of a security interest of any kind or nature whatsoever (including any conditional sale or other title retention agreement, any easement, right of way or other encumbrance on title to real property and any financing lease having substantially the same economic effect as any of the foregoing).
Limited Condition Acquisition” means a Permitted Acquisition whose consummation is not conditioned on the availability of, or on obtaining, third party financing.
Limited Condition Acquisition Agreement” means, with respect to any Limited Condition Acquisition, the definitive documentation for such Limited Condition Acquisition.
Loan” means an extension of credit by a Lender to a Borrower under Article II in the form of a Revolving Loan, a Swingline Loan, or an Incremental Term Loan.
Loan Document” means each of this Agreement, the Guaranty, each Collateral Document, each Issuer Document, each other agreement, instrument or document designated by its terms as a “Loan Document,” and each agreement creating or perfecting rights in Cash Collateral pursuant to the provisions of Section 2.14 (but specifically excluding any Secured Hedge Agreement, any Secured Cash Management Agreement, and any agreement creating or perfecting rights in Cash Collateral provided pursuant to Section 2.14 after the Facility Termination Date).
Loan Notice” means a notice of (a) a Revolving Borrowing, (b) an Incremental Term Borrowing, (c) a conversion of Revolving Loans or Incremental Term Loans from one Type to the other, in each case pursuant to Section 2.02(a), or (d) a continuation of Term SOFR Loans pursuant to Section 2.02(a), which shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit D or such other form as may be approved by the Administrative Agent (including any form on an electronic platform or electronic transmission system as shall be approved by the Administrative Agent), appropriately completed and signed by a Responsible Officer of the applicable Borrower.
Loan Party” means each of each Borrower and each Guarantor.
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Master Agreement” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Swap Contract.”
Material Adverse Effect” means (a) a material adverse change in, or a material adverse effect on, the operations, business, assets, properties, liabilities (actual or contingent), or financial condition of the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, (b) a material impairment of the rights and remedies of the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer, or any Lender under any Loan Document, or of the ability of any Loan Party to perform its obligations under any Loan Document to which it is a party, or (c) a material adverse effect upon the legality, validity, binding effect or enforceability against any Loan Party of any Loan Document to which it is a party.
Material Contract” means, with respect to any Person, each contract, agreement, permit or license, written or oral, of such Person or any of its Subsidiaries as to which the breach, nonperformance, cancellation or failure to renew by any party thereto, individually or in the aggregate, could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
Material Foreign Subsidiary” means any Foreign Subsidiary that is not an Immaterial Foreign Subsidiary.
Maturity Date” means the Revolving Facility Maturity Date or the applicable Incremental Term Facility Maturity Date, as the context may require.
Maximum Rate” has the meaning specified in Section 11.09.
Measurement Period” means, at any date of determination, (a) for purposes of determining compliance with the financial covenants set forth in Section 7.11, on the last day of any fiscal quarter of RCI, the four (4) fiscal quarters of RCI ending on the last day of such fiscal quarter, and (b) for all other purposes, the most recently completed four (4) fiscal quarters of RCI for which RCI was required to deliver financial statements pursuant to Section 6.01(a) or Section 6.01(b).
Mexican Pesos” means the lawful currency of the United Mexican States.
Minimum Collateral Amount” means, at any time, (a) with respect to Cash Collateral consisting of cash or deposit account balances provided to reduce or eliminate Fronting Exposure during any period when a Lender constitutes a Defaulting Lender, an amount equal to one hundred three percent (103%) of the Fronting Exposure of the L/C Issuer with respect to Letters of Credit issued and outstanding at such time, and (b) with respect to Cash Collateral consisting of cash or deposit account balances provided in accordance with any provision of this Agreement (other than for the purposes described in clause (a) above), an amount equal to one hundred three percent (103%) of the Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations, plus any accrued and unpaid interest thereon.
Moody’s” means Moody’s Investors Service, Inc., and any successor thereto.
Multiemployer Plan” means any employee benefit plan of the type described in Section 4001(a)(3) of ERISA, to which a Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate makes or is obligated to make contributions, or during the preceding five (5) plan years, has made or been obligated to make contributions.
Multiple Employer Plan” means a Plan which has two or more contributing sponsors (including a Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate) at least two of whom are not under common control, as such a plan is described in Section 4064 of ERISA.
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Non-Consenting Lender” means any Lender that does not approve any consent, waiver or amendment that (a) requires the approval of all Lenders or all affected Lenders, or all Lenders or all affected Lenders in a Facility, in accordance with the terms of Section 11.01, and (b) has been approved by the Required Lenders.
Non-Defaulting Lender” means, at any time, each Lender that is not a Defaulting Lender at such time.
Non-Extension Notice Date” has the meaning specified in Section 2.03(b)(ii).
Non-Recurring Severance and Restructuring Add-Back Amount” means, for any period, an amount equal to the greater of (a) $0, and (b) an amount equal to the total of (i) the amount of Non-Recurring Severance and Restructuring Charges for such period, minus (ii) $120,000.
Non-Recurring Severance and Restructuring Charges” means, for any period, for RCI and its Subsidiaries on a Consolidated basis, the amount of non-recurring severance and restructuring charges for such period, but only to the extent such charges were deducted in calculating Consolidated Net Income for such period.
Non-Reimbursement Notice” has the meaning specified in Section 2.03(f).
Non-Reinstatement Deadline” has the meaning specified in Section 2.03(b)(iii).
Note” has the meaning specified in Section 2.11(a).
Notice of Loan Prepayment” means a notice of prepayment with respect to a Loan, which shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit E or such other form as may be approved by the Administrative Agent (including any form on an electronic platform or electronic transmission system as shall be approved by the Administrative Agent), appropriately completed and signed by a Responsible Officer of the applicable Borrower.
Obligations” means (a) all advances to, and debts, liabilities, obligations, covenants and duties of, any Loan Party arising under any Loan Document or otherwise with respect to any Loan or Letter of Credit, and (b) all reasonable and documented out-of-pocket costs and expenses incurred in connection with enforcement and collection of the foregoing, including the reasonable fees, charges and disbursements of counsel, in each case whether direct or indirect (including those acquired by assumption), absolute or contingent, due or to become due, now existing or hereafter arising and including interest, expenses and fees that accrue after the commencement by or against any Loan Party pursuant to any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Laws naming such Person as the debtor in such proceeding, regardless of whether such interest, expenses and fees are allowed claims in such proceeding; provided, that, Obligations of a Loan Party shall exclude any Excluded Swap Obligations with respect to such Loan Party.
OFAC” means the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the United States Department of the Treasury.
Organization Documents” means, (a) with respect to any corporation, the certificate or articles of incorporation and the bylaws (or equivalent or comparable constitutive documents with respect to any non-U.S. jurisdiction), (b) with respect to any limited liability company, the certificate or articles of formation or organization and operating agreement or limited liability company agreement (or equivalent or comparable documents with respect to any non-U.S. jurisdiction), (c) with respect to any partnership, joint venture, trust or other form of business entity, the partnership, joint venture or other applicable agreement of formation or organization (or equivalent or comparable documents with respect to any non-U.S. jurisdiction), and (d) with respect to all entities, any agreement, instrument, filing or notice with respect thereto filed in connection with its formation or organization with the applicable Governmental Authority in the jurisdiction of its formation or organization (or equivalent or comparable documents with respect to any non-U.S. jurisdiction).
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Other Connection Taxes” means, with respect to any Recipient, Taxes imposed as a result of a present or former connection between such Recipient and the jurisdiction imposing such Tax (other than connections arising from such Recipient having executed, delivered, become a party to, performed its obligations under, received payments under, received or perfected a security interest under, engaged in any other transaction pursuant to or enforced any Loan Document, or sold or assigned an interest in any Loan or Loan Document).
Other Taxes” means all present or future stamp, court or documentary, intangible, recording, filing or similar Taxes that arise from any payment made under, from the execution, delivery, performance, enforcement or registration of, from the receipt or perfection of a security interest under, or otherwise with respect to, any Loan Document, except any such Taxes that are Other Connection Taxes imposed with respect to an assignment (other than an assignment made pursuant to Section 3.06).
Outstanding Amount” means (a) with respect to any Loans on any date, the aggregate outstanding principal amount thereof after giving effect to any borrowings and prepayments or repayments of such Loans occurring on such date, and (b) with respect to any L/C Obligations on any date, the Dollar Equivalent amount of the aggregate outstanding amount of such L/C Obligations on such date after giving effect to any L/C Credit Extension occurring on such date and any other changes in the aggregate amount of the L/C Obligations as of such date, including as a result of any reimbursements by the Borrowers of Unreimbursed Amounts.
Overnight Rate” means, for any day, (a) with respect to any amount denominated in Dollars, the greater of (i) the Federal Funds Rate, and (ii) an overnight rate determined by the L/C Issuer in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation, and (b) with respect to any amount denominated in an Alternative Currency, an overnight rate determined by the L/C Issuer in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation.
Participant” has the meaning specified in Section 11.06(d).
Participant Register” has the meaning specified in Section 11.06(d).
Participating Member State” means any member state of the European Union that adopts or has adopted the Euro as its lawful currency in accordance with legislation of the European Union relating to Economic and Monetary Union.
PATRIOT Act” has the meaning specified in Section 11.21.
PBGC” means the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.
Pension Funding Rules” means the rules of the Code and ERISA regarding minimum required contributions (including any installment payment thereof) to Pension Plans and set forth in Sections 412, 430, 431, 432 and 436 of the Code and Sections 302, 303, 304 and 305 of ERISA.
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Pension Plan” means any employee pension benefit plan (including a Multiple Employer Plan or a Multiemployer Plan) that is maintained or is contributed to by a Borrower and any ERISA Affiliate and is either covered by Title IV of ERISA or is subject to the minimum funding standards under Section 412 of the Code.
Permitted Acquisition” means any Acquisition by a Loan Party (the Person, assets or division, line of business or other business unit of the Person to be acquired in such Acquisition shall be referred to herein as the “Target”); provided, that, (a) the Target of such Acquisition operates a Permitted Business or the assets acquired pursuant to such Acquisition are used or useful in a Permitted Business, (b) to the extent the Target does not have earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization for the four (4) fiscal quarter period most recently ended prior to such Acquisition of at least $1, RCI shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent a Pro Forma Compliance Certificate demonstrating that, upon giving Pro Forma Effect to such Acquisition, the Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio is less than or equal to 3.00 to 1.0, (c) RCI shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent a Pro Forma Compliance Certificate demonstrating that, upon giving Pro Forma Effect to such Acquisition, the Loan Parties would be in compliance with the financial covenants set forth in Section 7.11 as of the most recent Measurement Period ended on or prior to the date of such Acquisition (which, for the avoidance of doubt, shall require the Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio is less than or equal to 3.50 to 1.00 for a Qualified Acquisition except as otherwise provided in the foregoing clause (b)), (d) no Default shall exist or would result from giving effect to such Acquisition, (e) such Acquisition shall not be a “hostile” acquisition and shall have been approved by the Board of Directors and/or the shareholders (or equivalent) of the applicable Loan Party and the Target, (f) the sum of unrestricted cash and Cash Equivalents of the Loan Parties, plus availability under the Revolving Facility, after giving effect to such Acquisition on a Pro Forma Basis, shall be at least $15,000,000, (g) the Target of such Acquisition shall become a Loan Party and/or the assets acquired shall be subject to Liens in favor of the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, in each case in accordance with, and to the extent required by, Section 6.13 and/or Section 6.14, and (h) in connection with any such Acquisition for which the aggregate Cost of Acquisition exceeds $10,000,000, RCI shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent (i) a certified copy of the purchase agreement with respect to such Acquisition, (ii) to the extent available, annual financial statements (including audits, if available) of the Target for the past three fiscal year periods and the most current interim financial statements of the Target, and (iii) updated projections for the Loan Parties incorporating the Target of such Acquisition.
Permitted Business” means any business that is, directly or indirectly through a Subsidiary, the same as, or substantially similar, reasonably related, ancillary, or complementary to, the business of RCI and its Subsidiaries on the Closing Date.
Permitted Liens” has the meaning specified in Section 7.01.
Permitted Sale and Leaseback Transaction” means any Sale and Leaseback Transaction consummated by any Loan Party or any Subsidiary after the Closing Date; provided, that, (a) after giving effect to such Sale and Leaseback Transaction, no Default has occurred and is continuing, and (b) the aggregate fair value (as determined in good faith by the Borrowers) of all property Disposed of in all such Sale and Leaseback Transactions consummated after the Closing Date shall not exceed $20,000,000 during the term of this Agreement.
Permitted Transfers” means: (a) Dispositions of obsolete or worn out property, whether now owned or hereafter acquired, in the ordinary course of business; (b) Dispositions of inventory in the ordinary course of business; (c) Dispositions of property to any Borrower or any Subsidiary; provided, that, if the transferor of such property is a Loan Party then the transferee thereof must be a Loan Party; (d) Dispositions of accounts receivable in connection with the collection or compromise thereof; (e) licenses, sublicenses, leases or subleases (other than, in each case, exclusive licenses of Intellectual Property) granted to others not interfering in any material respect with the business of RCI and its Subsidiaries; (f) Dispositions of property to the extent that (i) such property is exchanged for credit against the purchase price of similar replacement property, or (ii) the proceeds of such Disposition are reasonably promptly applied to the purchase price of such replacement property; (g) the Disposition of Cash Equivalents for fair market value; (h) the incurrence of Permitted Liens (other than by reference to this definition or by reference to Section 7.05 (or any sub-clause thereof)); (i) the making of Investments that are permitted pursuant to Section 7.03 (other than by reference to this definition or by reference to Section 7.05 (or any sub-clause thereof)); (j) the making of Restricted Payments that are permitted pursuant to Section 7.06 (other than by reference to this definition or by reference to Section 7.05 (or any sub-clause thereof)); (k) fundamental changes that are permitted pursuant to Section 7.04 (other than by reference to this definition or by reference to Section 7.05 (or any sub-clause thereof)); (l) dispositions of Investments in joint ventures to the extent required by, or made pursuant to, customary buy/sell arrangements between the joint venture parties set forth in joint venture arrangements (or similar binding contractual arrangements); and (m) any Permitted Sale and Leaseback Transaction.
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Person” means any natural person, corporation, limited liability company, trust, joint venture, association, company, partnership, Governmental Authority or other entity.
Plan” means any employee benefit plan within the meaning of Section 3(3) of ERISA (including a Pension Plan), maintained for employees of a Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate or any such Plan to which a Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate is required to contribute on behalf of any of its employees.
Platform” has the meaning specified in Section 6.02.
Pro Forma Basis”, “Pro Forma Compliance” and “Pro Forma Effect” means, in respect of a Specified Transaction, that such Specified Transaction and the following transactions in connection therewith (to the extent applicable) shall be deemed to have occurred as of the first day of the applicable Measurement Period for the applicable covenant or requirement: (a)(i) with respect to any Disposition, Involuntary Disposition, or sale, transfer or other disposition that results in a Person ceasing to be a Subsidiary, income statement and cash flow statement items (whether positive or negative) attributable to the Person or property disposed of shall be excluded, and (ii) with respect to any Acquisition or other Investment that results in a Person becoming a Subsidiary, income statement and cash flow statement items (whether positive or negative) attributable to the Person or property acquired shall be included to the extent relating to any period applicable in such calculations to the extent (A) such items are not otherwise included in such income statement items for RCI and its Subsidiaries in accordance with GAAP or in accordance with any defined terms set forth in Section 1.01, and (B) such items are supported by financial statements or other information satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, (b) any retirement of Indebtedness (it being understood and agreed that in connection with any retirement of Indebtedness, interest accrued during the relevant Measurement Period shall be excluded from the applicable calculations), and (c) any incurrence or assumption of Indebtedness by any Borrower or any Subsidiary (and if such Indebtedness has a floating or formula rate, such Indebtedness shall have an implied rate of interest for the applicable period for purposes of this definition determined by utilizing the rate which is or would be in effect with respect to such Indebtedness as at the relevant date of determination); provided, that, (x) Pro Forma Basis, Pro Forma Compliance and Pro Forma Effect in respect of any Specified Transaction shall be calculated in a reasonable and factually supportable manner and certified by a Responsible Officer of RCI, and (y) any such calculation shall be subject to the applicable limitations, if any, set forth in the definitions of “Consolidated EBIT” and “Consolidated EBITDA.”
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Pro Forma Compliance Certificate” means a certificate of a Responsible Officer of RCI containing reasonably detailed calculations of the Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio and the Consolidated Interest Coverage Ratio as of the end of the Measurement Period most recently ended after giving Pro Forma Effect to the applicable Specified Transaction.
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.
Public Lender” has the meaning specified in Section 6.02.
QFC” has the meaning assigned to the term “qualified financial contract” in, and shall be interpreted in accordance with, 12 U.S.C. 5390(c)(8)(D).
QFC Credit Support” has the meaning specified in Section 11.23.
Qualified Acquisition” means (a) a Permitted Acquisition for which the aggregate Cost of Acquisition is $20,000,000 or greater, or (b) a series of related Permitted Acquisitions in any twelve (12) month period for which the aggregate Cost of Acquisition for all such Permitted Acquisitions is $20,000,000 or greater; provided, that, for any such Permitted Acquisition (or series of related Permitted Acquisitions) to constitute a Qualified Acquisition, a Responsible Officer of RCI shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent a certificate certifying that such Permitted Acquisition (or series of related Permitted Acquisitions) meets the requirements set forth above and notifying the Administrative Agent that the Borrowers have elected to treat such Permitted Acquisition (or series of related Permitted Acquisitions) as a Qualified Acquisition.
Qualified Capital Stock” of any Person means any Equity Interests of such Person that are not Disqualified Capital Stock.
Qualified ECP Guarantor” means, at any time, each Loan 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 Section 1a(18)(A)(v)(II) of the Commodity Exchange Act.
Qualifying Control Agreement” means an agreement among a Loan Party, a depository institution or securities intermediary, and the Administrative Agent, which agreement is in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent and which provides the Administrative Agent with “control” (as such term is used in Article 9 of the UCC) over the deposit account(s) or securities account(s) described therein.
RCI” has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph hereto.
RCL” has the meaning specified in the introductory paragraph hereto.
Recipient” means the Administrative Agent, any Lender, the L/C Issuer or any other recipient of any payment to be made by or on account of any obligation of any Loan Party hereunder.
Register” has the meaning specified in Section 11.06(c).
Related Parties” means, with respect to any Person, such Person’s Affiliates and the partners, directors, officers, employees, agents, trustees, administrators, managers, advisors and representatives of such Person and of such Person’s Affiliates.
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Relevant Governmental Body” means the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System or the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, or a committee officially endorsed or convened by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System or the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, or any successor thereto.
Removal Effective Date” has the meaning specified in Section 9.06(b).
Reportable Event” means any of the events set forth in Section 4043(c) of ERISA, other than events for which the thirty (30) day notice period has been waived.
Request for Credit Extension” means (a) with respect to a Revolving Borrowing, an Incremental Term Borrowing, or a conversion or continuation of Revolving Loans or Incremental Term Loans, a Loan Notice, (b) with respect to an L/C Credit Extension, a Letter of Credit Application, and (c) with respect to a Swingline Borrowing, a Swingline Loan Notice.
Required Lenders” means, at any time, Lenders having Total Credit Exposures representing more than fifty percent (50%) of the Total Credit Exposures of all Lenders at such time; provided, that, if at any time there exists two or more Lenders that are not Affiliates, then “Required Lenders” shall mean at least two (2) Lenders that are not Affiliates having Total Credit Exposures representing more than fifty percent (50%) of the Total Credit Exposures of all Lenders at such time.  The Total Credit Exposure of any Defaulting Lender shall be disregarded in determining Required Lenders at any time; provided, that, the amount of any participation in any Swingline Loan and Unreimbursed Amounts that such Defaulting Lender has failed to fund that have not been reallocated to and funded by another Lender shall be deemed to be held by the Lender that is the Swingline Lender or the L/C Issuer, as the case may be, in making such determination.  Solely for purposes of determining Required Lenders pursuant to Section 3.03(b), each Lender that either has not made, or does not have an obligation under this Agreement to make, the relevant Loans in Dollars shall be excluded from any determination of Required Lenders.
Required Revolving Lenders” means, at any time, Revolving Lenders having Total Revolving Credit Exposures representing more than fifty percent (50%) of the Total Revolving Credit Exposures of all Revolving Lenders at such time; provided, that, if at any time there exists two or more Revolving Lenders that are not Affiliates, then “Required Revolving Lenders” shall mean at least two (2) Revolving Lenders that are not Affiliates having Total Revolving Credit Exposures representing more than fifty percent (50%) of the Total Revolving Credit Exposures of all Revolving Lenders at such time.  The Total Revolving Credit Exposure of any Defaulting Lender shall be disregarded in determining Required Revolving Lenders at any time; provided, that, the amount of any participation in any Swingline Loan and Unreimbursed Amounts that such Defaulting Lender has failed to fund that have not been reallocated to and funded by another Lender shall be deemed to be held by the Revolving Lender that is the Swingline Lender or the L/C Issuer, as the case may be, in making such determination.
Rescindable Amount” has the meaning specified in Section 2.12(b)(ii).
Resignation Effective Date” has the meaning specified in Section 9.06(a).
Resolution Authority” means an EEA Resolution Authority or, with respect to any UK Financial Institution, a UK Resolution Authority.
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Responsible Officer” means the chief executive officer, president, chief financial officer, chief accounting officer, or treasurer of a Loan Party (or, with respect to any Loan Party that is a limited liability company, any authorized manager or member of such Loan Party, or the chief executive officer, president, chief financial officer, chief accounting officer, or treasurer of any authorized manager or member of such Loan Party, as applicable), solely for purposes of the delivery of incumbency certificates pursuant to the Loan Documents, the secretary or any assistant secretary of a Loan Party (or, with respect to any Loan Party that is a limited liability company, any authorized manager or member of such Loan Party, or the secretary or assistant secretary of any authorized manager or member of such Loan Party, as applicable), and, solely for purposes of notices given pursuant to Article II, any other officer or employee of the applicable Loan Party so designated by any of the foregoing officers in a notice to the Administrative Agent or any other officer or employee of the applicable Loan Party designated in or pursuant to an agreement between the applicable Loan Party and the Administrative Agent.  Any document delivered hereunder that is signed by a Responsible Officer of a Loan Party shall be conclusively presumed to have been authorized by all necessary corporate, partnership and/or other action on the part of such Loan Party and such Responsible Officer shall be conclusively presumed to have acted on behalf of such Loan Party.  To the extent requested by the Administrative Agent, each Responsible Officer will provide an incumbency certificate and to the extent requested by the Administrative Agent, appropriate authorization documentation, in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.
Restricted Payment” means (a) any dividend or other distribution, direct or indirect, on account of any shares (or equivalent) of any class of Equity Interests of RCI or any of its Subsidiaries, now or hereafter outstanding, (b) any redemption, retirement, sinking fund or similar payment, purchase or other acquisition for value, direct or indirect, of any shares (or equivalent) of any class of Equity Interests of RCI or any of its Subsidiaries, now or hereafter outstanding, and (c) any payment made to retire, or to obtain the surrender of, any outstanding warrants, options or other rights to acquire shares of any class of Equity Interests of RCI or any of its Subsidiaries, now or hereafter outstanding.
Revaluation Date” means each of the following: (a) each date of an L/C Extension with respect to a Letter of Credit denominated in an Alternative Currency; (b) each date of amendment of a Letter of Credit denominated in an Alternative Currency; (c) each date of any payment by the L/C Issuer under any Letter of Credit denominated in an Alternative Currency; (d) in the case of all Existing Letters of Credit denominated in Alternative Currencies, the Closing Date; and (e) any additional date as the L/C Issuer shall determine.
Revolving Borrowing” means a borrowing consisting of simultaneous Revolving Loans of the same Type and, in the case of Term SOFR Loans, having the same Interest Period made by the Revolving Lenders pursuant to Section 2.01(a).
Revolving Commitment” means, as to each Revolving Lender, such Revolving Lender’s obligation to (a) make Revolving Loans to the Borrowers pursuant to Section 2.01(a), (b) purchase participations in L/C Obligations, and (c) purchase participations in Swingline Loans, in an aggregate principal amount at any one time outstanding not to exceed the amount set forth opposite such Revolving Lender’s name on Schedule 1.01(c) under the caption “Revolving Commitment” or opposite such caption in the Assignment and Assumption or other documentation pursuant to which such Revolving Lender becomes a party hereto, as applicable, as such amount may be adjusted from time to time in accordance with this Agreement.  The aggregate amount of all Revolving Commitments of all Revolving Lenders on the Closing Date is $175,000,000.
Revolving Exposure” means, as to any Revolving Lender at any time, the aggregate principal amount of such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Loans at such time, plus the amount of such Revolving Lender’s participation in L/C Obligations at such time, plus the amount of such Revolving Lender’s participation in Swingline Loans at such time.
Revolving Facility” means, at any time, the aggregate amount of the Lenders’ Revolving Commitments at such time.
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Revolving Facility Maturity Date” means November 12, 2026; provided, that, if such date is not a Business Day, the Revolving Facility Maturity Date shall be the immediately preceding Business Day.
Revolving Lender” means, at any time, (a) so long as any Revolving Commitment is in effect, any Person that has a Revolving Commitment at such time, or (b) if the Revolving Facility has terminated or expired, any Person that holds an outstanding Revolving Loan at such time, any Person that has a participation in L/C Obligations at such time, or any Person that has a participation in Swingline Loans at such time.
Revolving Loan” has the meaning specified in Section 2.01(a).
S&P” means Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC, a subsidiary of S&P Global Inc., and any successor thereto.
Sale and Leaseback Transaction” means, with respect to any Loan Party or any Subsidiary, any arrangement, directly or indirectly, with any Person whereby such Loan Party or such Subsidiary shall sell or transfer any property used or useful in its business, whether now owned or hereafter acquired, and thereafter rent or lease such property or other property that it intends to use for substantially the same purpose or purposes as the property being sold or transferred.
Sanctions” means any sanction administered or enforced by the United States Government (including OFAC), the United Nations Security Council, the European Union, Her Majesty’s Treasury (“HMT”) or other relevant sanctions authority.
Scheduled Unavailability Date” has the meaning specified in Section 3.03(b)(ii).
SEC” means the Securities and Exchange Commission, or any Governmental Authority succeeding to any of its principal functions.
Secured Cash Management Agreement” means any Cash Management Agreement between any Loan Party or any Subsidiary and any Cash Management Bank.
Secured Hedge Agreement” means any interest rate, currency, foreign exchange, or commodity Swap Contract permitted under this Agreement between any Loan Party or any Subsidiary and any Hedge Bank.
Secured Obligations” means all Obligations and all Additional Secured Obligations.
Secured Party” means each of the Administrative Agent, each Lender, the L/C Issuer, each Hedge Bank, each Cash Management Bank, each Indemnitee, and each co-agent or sub-agent appointed by the Administrative Agent from time to time pursuant to Section 9.05.
Secured Party Designation Notice” means a notice from any Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender substantially in the form of Exhibit F.
Securities Act” means the Securities Act of 1933, including all amendments thereto and regulations promulgated thereunder.
Securities Exchange Act” means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including all amendments thereto and regulations promulgated thereunder.
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Securitization Transaction” means, with respect to any Person, any financing transaction or series of financing transactions (including factoring arrangements) pursuant to which such Person or any Subsidiary of such Person may sell, convey or otherwise transfer, or grant a security interest in, accounts, payments, receivables, rights to future lease payments or residuals or similar rights to payment to a special purpose subsidiary or affiliate of such Person.
Security Agreement” means the security and pledge agreement, dated as of the Closing Date, executed in favor of the Administrative Agent by each of the Loan Parties.
SOFR” means the Secured Overnight Financing Rate as administered by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (or a successor administrator).
SOFR Adjustment” means: (a) with respect to Daily Simple SOFR, 0.11448% (11.448 basis points); and (b) with respect to Term SOFR, 0.11448% (11.448 basis points) for an interest period of one-month’s duration, 0.26161% (26.161 basis points) for an interest period of three-month’s duration, and 0.42826% (42.826 basis points) for an interest period of six-months’ duration.
Solvency Certificate” means a solvency certificate in substantially in the form of Exhibit G.
Solvent” and “Solvency” mean, with respect to any Person on any date of determination, that on such date (a) the fair value of the property of such Person is greater than the total amount of liabilities, including contingent liabilities, of such Person, (b) the present fair saleable value of the assets of such Person is not less than the amount that will be required to pay the probable liability of such Person on its debts as they become absolute and matured, (c) such Person does not intend to, and does not believe that it will, incur debts or liabilities beyond such Person’s ability to pay such debts and liabilities as they mature, (d) such Person is not engaged in business or a transaction, and is not about to engage in business or a transaction, for which such Person’s property would constitute an unreasonably small capital, and (e) such Person is able to pay its debts and liabilities, contingent obligations and other commitments as they mature in the ordinary course of business.  The amount of contingent liabilities at any time shall be computed as the amount that, in the light of all the facts and circumstances existing at such time, represents the amount that can reasonably be expected to become an actual or matured liability.
Specified Disposition” means that certain Disposition (or series of related Dispositions) identified in writing by RCI to the Administrative Agent as the “Specified Disposition”.
Specified Event of Default” means any Event of Default pursuant to Section 8.01(a), Section 8.01(f), or Section 8.01(g).
Specified Loan Party” means any Loan Party that is not then an “eligible contract participant” under the Commodity Exchange Act (determined prior to giving effect to Section 10.11).
Specified Transaction” means (a) any Acquisition, any Disposition, any sale, transfer or other disposition that results in a Person ceasing to be a Subsidiary, any Involuntary Disposition, or any Investment that results in a Person becoming a Subsidiary, in each case, whether by merger, consolidation or otherwise, (b) any incurrence or repayment of Indebtedness, or (c) any other event that by the terms of the Loan Documents requires Pro Forma Compliance with a test or covenant, calculation as to Pro Forma Effect with respect to a test or covenant or requires such test or covenant to be calculated on a Pro Forma Basis.
Sterling” means the lawful currency of the United Kingdom.
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Subordinating Loan Party” has the meaning specified in Section 11.16.
Subsidiary” of a Person means a corporation, partnership, joint venture, limited liability company or other business entity of which a majority of the shares of Voting Stock is at the time beneficially owned, or the management of which is otherwise controlled, directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, or both, by such Person.  Unless otherwise specified, all references herein to a “Subsidiary” or to “Subsidiaries” shall refer to a Subsidiary or Subsidiaries of RCI.
Successor Rate” has the meaning specified in Section 3.03(b).
Supported QFC” has the meaning specified in Section 11.23.
Swap Contract” means (a) any and all rate swap transactions, basis swaps, credit derivative transactions, forward rate transactions, commodity swaps, commodity options, forward commodity contracts, equity or equity index swaps or options, bond or bond price or bond index swaps or options or forward bond or forward bond price or forward bond index transactions, interest rate options, forward foreign exchange transactions, cap transactions, floor transactions, collar transactions, currency swap transactions, cross-currency rate swap transactions, currency options, spot contracts, or any other similar transactions or any combination of any of the foregoing (including any options to enter into any of the foregoing), whether or not any such transaction is governed by or subject to any master agreement, and (b) any and all transactions of any kind, and the related confirmations, which are subject to the terms and conditions of, or governed by, any form of master agreement published by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc., any International Foreign Exchange Master Agreement, or any other master agreement (any such master agreement, together with any related schedules, a “Master Agreement”), including any such obligations or liabilities under any Master Agreement.
Swap Obligations” means with respect to any Loan 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 Contracts, after taking into account the effect of any legally enforceable netting agreement relating to such Swap Contracts, (a) for any date on or after the date such Swap Contracts have been closed out and termination value(s) determined in accordance therewith, such termination value(s), and (b) for any date prior to the date referenced in clause (a), the amount(s) determined as the mark-to-market value(s) for such Swap Contracts, as determined based upon one or more mid-market or other readily available quotations provided by any recognized dealer in such Swap Contracts (which may include a Lender or any Affiliate of a Lender).
Swingline Borrowing” means a borrowing of a Swingline Loan pursuant to Section 2.04.
Swingline Lender” means Bank of America in its capacity as provider of Swingline Loans, or any successor swingline lender hereunder.
Swingline Loan” has the meaning specified in Section 2.04(a).
Swingline Loan Notice” means a notice of a Swingline Borrowing pursuant to Section 2.04(b), which shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit H or such other form as approved by the Administrative Agent (including any form on an electronic platform or electronic transmission system as shall be approved by the Administrative Agent), appropriately completed and signed by a Responsible Officer of the applicable Borrower.
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Swingline Sublimit” means an amount equal to the lesser of (a) $20,000,000, and (b) the Revolving Facility.  The Swingline Sublimit is part of, and not in addition to, the Revolving Facility.
Swiss Francs” means lawful currency of Switzerland.
Synthetic Lease Obligation” means the monetary obligation of a Person under (a) a so-called synthetic, off-balance sheet or tax retention lease, or (b) an agreement for the use or possession of property (including Sale and Leaseback Transactions), in each case, creating obligations that do not appear on the balance sheet of such Person but which, upon the application of any Debtor Relief Laws to such Person, would be characterized as the indebtedness of such Person (without regard to accounting treatment).
Target” has the meaning specified in the definition of “Permitted Acquisition.”
Taxes” means all present or future taxes, levies, imposts, duties, deductions, withholdings (including backup withholding), assessments, fees or other charges imposed by any Governmental Authority, including any interest, additions to tax or penalties applicable thereto.
Term SOFR” means: (a) for any Interest Period with respect to a Term SOFR Loan, the rate per annum equal to the Term SOFR Screen Rate two (2) U.S. Government Securities Business Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period with a term equivalent to such Interest Period; provided, that, if the rate is not published prior to 11:00 a.m. on such determination date, then Term SOFR means the Term SOFR Screen Rate on the first (1st) U.S. Government Securities Business Day immediately prior thereto; in each case, plus the SOFR Adjustment for such Interest Period; and (b) for any interest calculation with respect to a Base Rate Loan on any date, the rate per annum equal to the Term SOFR Screen Rate with a term of one (1) month commencing that day; provided, that, if Term SOFR determined in accordance with either of the foregoing clause (a) or clause (b) above would otherwise be less than zero, Term SOFR shall be deemed to be zero for purposes of this Agreement.
Term SOFR Loan” means a Revolving Loan or an Incremental Term Loan that bears interest at a rate based on clause (a) of the definition of “Term SOFR”.
Term SOFR Replacement Date” has the meaning specified in Section 3.03(b).
Term SOFR Screen Rate” means the forward-looking SOFR term rate administered by CME (or any successor administrator satisfactory to the Administrative Agent) and published on the applicable Reuters screen page (or such other commercially available source providing such quotations as may be designated by the Administrative Agent from time to time).
Threshold Amount” means $7,500,000.
Total Credit Exposure” means, as to any Lender at any time, the unused Commitments of such Lender at such time, plus the Revolving Exposure of such Lender at such time, plus the Outstanding Amount of all Incremental Term Loans of such Lender at such time.
Total Revolving Credit Exposure” means, as to any Revolving Lender at any time, (a) the unused Revolving Commitment of such Revolving Lender at such time, plus (b) the Revolving Exposure of such Revolving Lender at such time.
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Total Revolving Outstandings” means, at any time, the aggregate Outstanding Amount of all Revolving Loans at such time, plus the aggregate Outstanding Amount of all Swingline Loans at such time, plus the aggregate Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations at such time.
Transactions” means, collectively, (a) the execution and delivery of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents on the Closing Date, (b) the Credit Extensions to be made on the Closing Date, (c) the refinancing of certain existing Indebtedness on the Closing Date, and (d) the payment of all fees and expenses in connection with the foregoing.
Type” means, with respect to a Loan, its character as a Base Rate Loan or a Term SOFR Loan.
UCC” means the Uniform Commercial Code as in effect in the State of New York; provided, that, if perfection or the effect of perfection or non-perfection or the priority of any security interest in any Collateral is governed by the Uniform Commercial Code as in effect in a jurisdiction other than the State of New York, “UCC” means the Uniform Commercial Code as in effect from time to time in such other jurisdiction for purposes of the provisions hereof relating to such perfection, effect of perfection or non-perfection or priority.
UK Financial Institution” means any BRRD Undertaking (as such term is defined under the PRA Rulebook (as amended from time to time) promulgated by the United Kingdom Prudential Regulation Authority) or any person subject to IFPRU 11.6 of the FCA Handbook (as amended from time to time) promulgated by the United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority, which includes certain credit institutions and investment firms, and certain affiliates of such credit institutions or investment firms.
UK Resolution Authority” means the Bank of England or any other public administrative authority having responsibility for the resolution of any UK Financial Institution.
United States” and “U.S.” mean the United States of America.
Unreimbursed Amount” has the meaning specified in Section 2.03(f).
U.S. Government Securities Business Day” means any Business Day, except any Business Day on which any of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, the New York Stock Exchange or the Federal Reserve Bank of New York is not open for business because such day is a legal holiday under the federal laws of the United States or the laws of the State of New York, as applicable.
U.S. Person” means any Person that is a “United States person” as defined in Section 7701(a)(30) of the Code.
U.S. Special Resolution Regimes” has the meaning specified in Section 11.23.
U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate” has the meaning specified in Section 3.01(f)(ii)(B)(3).
Voting Stock” means, with respect to any Person, Equity Interests issued by such Person the holders of which are ordinarily, in the absence of contingencies, entitled to vote for the election of directors (or persons performing similar functions) of such Person, even though the right to so vote has been suspended by the happening of such contingency.
Weighted Average Life to Maturity” means, when applied to any Indebtedness at any date of determination, the number of years obtained by dividing (a) the sum of the products obtained by multiplying (i) the amount of each then remaining installment, sinking fund, serial maturity or other required payments of principal, including payment at final maturity, in respect thereof, by (ii) the number of years (calculated to the nearest one twelfth) that will elapse between such date of determination and the making of such payment by (b) the then outstanding principal amount of such Indebtedness as of such date of determination.
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Withholding Agent” means RCI and the Administrative Agent and, in the case of U.S. federal withholding Taxes, any applicable withholding agent.
Write-Down and Conversion Powers” means, (a) with respect to any EEA Resolution Authority, the write-down and conversion powers of such EEA Resolution Authority from time to time under the Bail-In Legislation for the applicable EEA Member Country, which write-down and conversion powers are described in the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule, and (b) with respect to the United Kingdom, any powers of the applicable Resolution Authority under the Bail-In Legislation to cancel, reduce, modify or change the form of a liability of any UK Financial Institution or any contract or instrument under which that liability arises, to convert all or part of that liability into shares, securities or obligations of that person or any other person, to provide that any such contract or instrument is to have effect as if a right had been exercised under it or to suspend any obligation in respect of that liability or any of the powers under that Bail-In Legislation that are related to or ancillary to any of those powers.
1.02         Other Interpretive Provisions.
With reference to this Agreement and each other Loan Document, unless otherwise specified herein or in such other Loan Document:
(a) The definitions of terms herein shall apply equally to the singular and plural forms of the terms defined.  Whenever the context may require, any pronoun shall include the corresponding masculine, feminine and neuter forms.  The words “include,” “includes” and “including” shall be deemed to be followed by the phrase “without limitation.”  The word “will” shall be construed to have the same meaning and effect as the word “shall.”  Unless the context requires otherwise, (i) any definition of or reference to any agreement, instrument or other document (including the Loan Documents and any Organization Document) shall be construed as referring to such agreement, instrument or other document as from time to time amended, amended and restated, modified, extended, restated, replaced or supplemented from time to time (subject to any restrictions on such amendments, supplements or modifications set forth herein or in any other Loan Document), (ii) any reference herein to any Person shall be construed to include such Person’s successors and permitted assigns, (iii) the words “hereto,” “herein,” “hereof” and “hereunder,” and words of similar import when used in any Loan Document, shall be construed to refer to such Loan Document in its entirety and not to any particular provision thereof, (iv) all references in a Loan Document to Articles, Sections, Preliminary Statements, Exhibits and Schedules shall be construed to refer to Articles and Sections of, and Preliminary Statements, Exhibits and Schedules to, the Loan Document in which such references appear, (v) any reference to any law shall include all statutory and regulatory rules, regulations, orders and provisions consolidating, amending, replacing or interpreting such law, and any reference to any law, rule or regulation shall, unless otherwise specified, refer to such law, rule or regulation as amended, modified, extended, restated, replaced or supplemented from time to time, and (vi) the words “asset” and “property” shall be construed to have the same meaning and effect and to refer to any and all tangible and intangible assets and properties, including cash, securities, accounts and contract rights.  Any and all references to “Borrower” regardless of whether preceded by the term a, any, each of, all, and/or, or any other similar term shall be deemed to refer, as the context requires, to each and every (and/or any one or all) parties constituting a Borrower, individually and/or in the aggregate.
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(b) In the computation of periods of time from a specified date to a later specified date, the word “from” means “from and including;” the words “to” and “until” each mean “to but excluding;” and the word “through” means “to and including.”
(c) Section headings herein and in the other Loan Documents are included for convenience of reference only and shall not affect the interpretation of this Agreement or any other Loan Document.
(d) Any reference herein to a merger, consolidation, amalgamation, assignment, sale, disposition or transfer, or similar term, shall be deemed to apply to a division of or by a limited liability company, or an allocation of assets to a series of a limited liability company (or the unwinding of such a division or allocation), as if it were a merger, consolidation, amalgamation, assignment, sale, disposition or transfer, or similar term, as applicable, to, of or with a separate Person.  Any division of a limited liability company shall constitute a separate Person hereunder (and each division of any limited liability company that is a Subsidiary, joint venture or any other like term shall also constitute such a Person).
1.03         Accounting Terms.
(a) Generally.  All accounting terms not specifically or completely defined herein shall be construed in conformity with, and all financial data (including financial ratios and other financial calculations) required to be submitted pursuant to this Agreement shall be prepared in conformity with, GAAP applied on a consistent basis, as in effect from time to time, applied in a manner consistent with that used in preparing the Audited Financial Statements, except as otherwise specifically prescribed herein.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, for purposes of determining compliance with any covenant (including the computation of any financial covenant) contained herein, (i) Indebtedness of RCI and its Subsidiaries shall be deemed to be carried at one hundred percent (100%) of the outstanding principal amount thereof, and the effects of FASB ASC 825 and FASB ASC 470-20 on financial liabilities shall be disregarded, and (ii) all liability amounts shall be determined excluding any liability relating to any operating lease, all asset amounts shall be determined excluding any right-of-use assets relating to any operating lease, all amortization amounts shall be determined excluding any amortization of a right-of-use asset relating to any operating lease, and all interest amounts shall be determined excluding any deemed interest comprising a portion of fixed rent payable under any operating lease, in each case to the extent that such liability, asset, amortization or interest pertains to an operating lease under which the covenantor or a member of its consolidated group is the lessee and would not have been accounted for as such under GAAP as in effect on December 31, 2015.
(b) Changes in GAAP.  If at any time any change in GAAP would affect the computation of any financial ratio or requirement set forth in any Loan Document, and either RCI or the Required Lenders shall so request, the Administrative Agent, the Lenders and RCI shall negotiate in good faith to amend such ratio or requirement to preserve the original intent thereof in light of such change in GAAP (subject to the approval of the Required Lenders); provided, that, until so amended, (i) such ratio or requirement shall continue to be computed in accordance with GAAP prior to such change therein, and (ii) RCI shall provide to the Administrative Agent (for further distribution to the Lenders) financial statements and other documents required under this Agreement or as reasonably requested hereunder setting forth a reconciliation between calculations of such ratio or requirement made before and after giving effect to such change in GAAP.
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(c) Consolidation of Variable Interest Entities. All references herein to Consolidated financial statements of RCI and its Subsidiaries or to the determination of any amount for RCI and its Subsidiaries on a Consolidated basis or any similar reference shall, in each case, be deemed to include each variable interest entity that RCI is required to consolidate pursuant to FASB ASC 810 as if such variable interest entity were a Subsidiary.
(d) Pro Forma Calculations.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, all calculations of the Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio and the Consolidated Interest Coverage Ratio shall be made on a Pro Forma Basis with respect to all Specified Transactions occurring during the applicable Measurement Period to which such calculation relates, and/or subsequent to the end of such Measurement Period but not later than the date of such calculation; provided, that, notwithstanding the foregoing, when calculating the Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio and/or the Consolidated Interest Coverage Ratio for purposes of (i) determining compliance with Section 7.11, or (ii) the Applicable Rate, in each case, any Specified Transaction and any related adjustment contemplated in the definition of “Pro Forma Basis” that occurred subsequent to the end of the applicable Measurement Period shall not be given Pro Forma Effect.  For purposes of determining compliance with any provision of this Agreement which requires Pro Forma Compliance with any financial covenant set forth in Section 7.11, in the case of any such compliance required prior to delivery of financial statements for the fiscal quarter ending November 27, 2021, (A) such Pro Forma Compliance shall be determined by reference to the maximum Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio and/or minimum Consolidated Interest Coverage Ratio, as applicable, permitted for the fiscal quarter ending November 27, 2021, and (B) notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement (e.g. references in the definition of “Measurement Period” to the most recently completed four (4) fiscal quarters of RCI for which RCI was required to deliver financial statements pursuant to Section 6.01(a) or Section 6.01(b)), such Pro Forma Compliance shall be determined by reference to the Interim Financial Statements.
(e) Limited Condition Acquisitions.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, to the extent that the terms of this Agreement require (i) compliance with any basket, financial ratio or test (including any Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio test or any Consolidated Interest Coverage Ratio test), (ii) the absence of a Default or an Event of Default, or (iii) a determination as to whether the representations and warranties contained in this Agreement or any other Loan Document, or which are contained in any document furnished at any time under or in connection herewith or therewith, shall be true and correct in all material respects (and in all respects if any such representation or warranty is already qualified by materiality or reference to Material Adverse Effect), in each case in connection with the consummation of a Limited Condition Acquisition, the determination of whether the relevant condition is satisfied may be made, at the election of RCI, on the date of the execution of the Limited Condition Acquisition Agreement with respect to such Limited Condition Acquisition (such date, the “LCA Test Date”), after giving effect to the relevant Limited Condition Acquisition and any related incurrence of Indebtedness, on a Pro Forma Basis; provided, that, notwithstanding the foregoing, in connection with any Limited Condition Acquisition: (A) the condition set forth in clause (d) of the proviso to the definition of “Permitted Acquisition” shall be satisfied if (1) no Default shall have occurred and be continuing as of the applicable LCA Test Date, and (2) no Specified Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing at the time of consummation of such Limited Condition Acquisition; (B) if the proceeds of an Incremental Term Facility are being used to finance such Limited Condition Acquisition, then (1) the conditions set forth in Section 2.02(g)(ii)(E) and Section 4.02(a) shall be required to be satisfied at the time of closing of the Limited Condition Acquisition and funding of such Incremental Term Facility but, if the Incremental Term Lenders providing such Incremental Term Facility so agree, the representations and warranties which must be accurate at the time of closing of the Limited Condition Acquisition and funding of such Incremental Term Facility may be limited to customary “specified representations,” customary “specified acquisition agreement representations,” and such other representations and warranties as may be required by the Incremental Term Lenders providing such Incremental Term Facility, and (2) the conditions set forth in Section 2.02(g)(ii)(B) and Section 4.02(b) shall, if and to the extent the Incremental Term Lenders providing such Incremental Term Facility so agree, be satisfied if (x) no Default shall have occurred and be continuing as of the applicable LCA Test Date, and (y) no Specified Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing at the time of the funding of such Incremental Term Facility in connection with the consummation of such Limited Condition Acquisition; and (C) such Limited Condition Acquisition, any related pro forma adjustments, and the related Indebtedness to be incurred in connection therewith and the use of proceeds thereof shall be deemed consummated, made, incurred and/or applied at the applicable LCA Test Date (until such time as the Indebtedness is actually incurred or the applicable Limited Condition Acquisition Agreement is terminated without actually consummating the applicable Limited Condition Acquisition) and outstanding thereafter for purposes of determining Pro Forma Compliance (other than for purposes of determining Pro Forma Compliance in connection with the making of any Restricted Payment) with any financial ratio or test (including any Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio test, any Consolidated Interest Coverage Ratio test, or any calculation of the financial covenants set forth in Section 7.11) (it being understood and agreed that for purposes of determining Pro Forma Compliance in connection with the making of any Restricted Payment, the Borrowers shall demonstrate compliance with the applicable test both after giving effect to the applicable Limited Condition Acquisition and assuming that such transaction has not occurred).  For the avoidance of doubt, if any of such ratios or amounts for which compliance was determined or tested as of the applicable LCA Test Date are thereafter exceeded or otherwise failed to have been complied with as a result of fluctuations in such ratio or amount (including due to fluctuations in Consolidated EBIT or Consolidated EBITDA), at or prior to the consummation of the relevant Limited Condition Acquisition, such ratios or amounts will not be deemed to have been exceeded or failed to be complied with as a result of such fluctuations solely for purposes of determining whether the relevant Limited Condition Acquisition is permitted to be consummated.  Except as set forth in clause (B) in the proviso to the first sentence in this Section 1.03(e) in connection with the use of the proceeds of an Incremental Term Facility to finance a Limited Condition Acquisition (and, in the case of such clause (B), only if and to the extent the Incremental Term Lenders providing such Incremental Term Facility so agree as provided in such clause (B)), it is understood and agreed that this Section 1.03(e) shall not limit the conditions set forth in Section 4.02 with respect to any proposed Credit Extension, in connection with a Limited Condition Acquisition or otherwise.
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1.04         Rounding.
Any financial ratios required to be maintained by the Loan Parties pursuant to this Agreement shall be calculated by dividing the appropriate component by the other component, carrying the result to one place more than the number of places by which such ratio is expressed herein and rounding the result up or down to the nearest number (with a rounding-up if there is no nearest number).
1.05         Times of Day.
Unless otherwise specified, all references herein to times of day shall be references to Pacific time (daylight or standard, as applicable).
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1.06         Letter of Credit Amounts.
Unless otherwise specified herein, the amount of a Letter of Credit at any time shall be deemed to be the Dollar Equivalent of the stated amount of such Letter of Credit in effect at such time; provided, that, with respect to any Letter of Credit that, by its terms or the terms of any Issuer Document related thereto, provides for one or more automatic increases in the stated amount thereof, the amount of such Letter of Credit shall be deemed to be the Dollar Equivalent of the maximum stated amount of such Letter of Credit after giving effect to all such increases, whether or not such maximum stated amount is in effect at such time.
1.07         UCC Terms.
Terms defined in the UCC in effect on the Closing Date and not otherwise defined herein shall, unless the context otherwise indicates, have the meanings provided by those definitions.  Subject to the foregoing, the term “UCC” refers, as of any date of determination, to the UCC then in effect.
1.08         Interest Rates; Currency Matters.
(a) The Administrative Agent does not warrant, nor accept responsibility, nor shall the Administrative Agent have any liability with respect to the administration, submission or any other matter related to any reference rate referred to herein or with respect to any rate (including, for the avoidance of doubt, the selection  of such rate and any related spread or other adjustment) that is an alternative or replacement for or successor to any such rate (including any Successor Rate) (or any component of any of the foregoing) or the effect of any of the foregoing, or of any Conforming Changes.  The Administrative Agent and its affiliates or other related entities may engage in transactions or other activities that affect any reference rate referred to herein, or any alternative, successor or replacement rate (including any Successor Rate) (or any component of any of the foregoing) or any related spread or other adjustments thereto, in each case, in a manner adverse to the Borrowers.  The Administrative Agent may select information sources or services in its reasonable discretion to ascertain any reference rate referred to herein or any alternative, successor or replacement rate (including any Successor Rate) (or any component of any of the foregoing), in each case pursuant to the terms of this Agreement, and shall have no liability to the Loan Parties, any Lender or any other Person for damages of any kind, including direct or indirect, special, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, costs, losses or expenses (whether in tort, contract or otherwise and whether at law or in equity), for any error or other action or omission related to or affecting the selection, determination, or calculation of any rate (or component thereof) provided by any such information source or service.
(b) The L/C Issuer shall determine the Dollar Equivalent amounts of L/C Credit Extensions and Outstanding Amounts of L/C Obligations denominated in Alternative Currencies as of each Revaluation Date and such Dollar Equivalent shall become effective as of such Revaluation Date and shall be the Dollar Equivalent of such amounts until the next Revaluation Date to occur.  The applicable amount of any currency (other than Dollars) for purposes of the Loan Documents shall be the Dollar Equivalent amount of such applicable amount of such currency as so determined by the L/C Issuer.
(c) Wherever in this Agreement in connection with an L/C Credit Extension or the amendment of a Letter of Credit, an amount, such as a required minimum or multiple amount, is expressed in Dollars, but such Letter of Credit is denominated in an Alternative Currency, such amount shall be the relevant Alternative Currency Equivalent of such Dollar amount (rounded to the nearest unit of such Alternative Currency, with 0.5 of a unit being rounded upward), as determined by the L/C Issuer.
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(d) This Agreement shall be subject to such reasonable changes of construction as the L/C Issuer may from time to time specify to be appropriate to reflect (i) the adoption of the Euro by any member state of the European Union and any relevant market conventions or practices relating to any L/C Credit Extension to be denominated in Euro, and (ii) a change in currency of any other country and any relevant market conventions or practices relating to the change in currency.
1.09         Additional Alternative Currencies.
(a) The Borrowers may from time to time request that Letters of Credit be issued in a currency other than those specifically listed in the definition of “Alternative Currency;” provided, that, at the time of such request, such requested currency is an Eligible Currency.  Each such request shall be subject to the approval of the Administrative Agent and the L/C Issuer.
(b) Any request referred to in Section 1.09(a) shall be made to the Administrative Agent not later than 11:00 a.m. twenty (20) Business Days prior to the date of the desired L/C Credit Extension to be made in such currency (or such shorter period of time as may be agreed by the Administrative Agent and the L/C Issuer, in their respective sole discretion). The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify the L/C Issuer of each such request.  The L/C Issuer shall notify the Administrative Agent not later than 11:00 a.m., ten (10) Business Days after receipt of such request (or such shorter period of time as may be agreed by the Administrative Agent and the L/C Issuer, in their respective sole discretion) whether the L/C Issuer consents, in its sole discretion, to the issuance of Letters of Credit in such requested currency.
(c) Any failure by the L/C Issuer to respond to any request referred to in this Section 1.09 within the time period specified in Section 1.09(b) shall be deemed to be a refusal by the L/C Issuer to permit Letters of Credit to be issued in such requested currency.  If the Administrative Agent and the L/C Issuer consent to the issuance of Letters of Credit in such requested currency, the Administrative Agent shall so notify RCI.  In connection with the approval of any requested currency pursuant to this Section 1.09, the Administrative Agent and the L/C Issuer may amend the definition of “Alternative Currency” and any other provision of this Agreement or any other Loan Document, in each case, solely with respect to the requested currency, to reflect the approval of such currency as an Alternative Currency.  If the Administrative Agent shall fail to obtain consent to any request for an additional currency under this Section 1.09, the Administrative Agent shall promptly so notify RCI.  Any currency of an Existing Letter of Credit that is neither Dollars nor one of the Alternative Currencies specifically listed in the definition of “Alternative Currency” as of the Closing Date shall be deemed an Alternative Currency with respect to such Existing Letter of Credit only.
ARTICLE II

COMMITMENTS AND CREDIT EXTENSIONS
2.01         Loans.
(a) Revolving Borrowings.  Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the Revolving Lenders severally agree to make loans (each such loan, a “Revolving Loan”) to either Borrower, in Dollars, from time to time, on any Business Day during the Availability Period, in an aggregate amount not to exceed at any time outstanding the amount of such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Commitment; provided, that, after giving effect to any Revolving Borrowing, (i) the Total Revolving Outstandings shall not exceed the Revolving Facility, and (ii) the Revolving Exposure of any Revolving Lender shall not exceed such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Commitment.  Within the limits of each Revolving Lender’s Revolving Commitment, and subject to the other terms and conditions hereof, each Borrower may borrow Revolving Loans, prepay Revolving Loans pursuant to Section 2.05, and reborrow Revolving Loans pursuant to this Section 2.01(a).  Revolving Loans may be Base Rate Loans or Term SOFR Loans, as further provided herein; provided, that, any Revolving Borrowing made on the Closing Date or any of the two (2) Business Days following the Closing Date shall be made as Base Rate Loans unless the applicable Borrower delivers a Funding Indemnity Letter not less than two (2) Business Days prior to the date of such Revolving Borrowing.
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(b) Incremental Term Borrowings.  Subject to Section 2.02(g), on the effective date of any Incremental Term Facility Agreement for any Incremental Term Facility, each Incremental Term Lender under such Incremental Term Facility severally agrees to make an Incremental Term Loan to the applicable Borrower in Dollars and in the amount of such Incremental Term Lender’s Incremental Term Commitment for such Incremental Term Facility; provided, that, after giving effect to such Incremental Term Loans, the Outstanding Amount of such Incremental Term Loans under such Incremental Term Facility shall not exceed the aggregate amount of the Incremental Term Commitments for such Incremental Term Facility.  Each Incremental Term Borrowing under an Incremental Term Facility shall consist of Incremental Term Loans made simultaneously by the Incremental Term Lenders under such Incremental Term Facility in accordance with their respective Incremental Term Commitments for such Incremental Term Facility.  Incremental Term Borrowings prepaid or repaid may not be reborrowed.  Incremental Term Loans may be Base Rate Loans or Term SOFR Loans, as further provided herein.
2.02         Revolving Borrowings; Incremental Term Borrowings; Conversions and Continuations of Revolving Loans and Incremental Term Loans.
(a) Notice of Borrowing.  Each Revolving Borrowing, each Incremental Term Borrowing, each conversion of Revolving Loans or Incremental Term Loans from one Type to the other, and each continuation of Term SOFR Loans, in each case, shall be made upon the applicable Borrower’s irrevocable notice to the Administrative Agent, which may be given by telephone or a Loan Notice; provided, that, any telephonic notice must be confirmed promptly by delivery to the Administrative Agent of a Loan Notice.  Each such notice must be received by the Administrative Agent not later than 10:00 a.m. (i) two (2) Business Days prior to the requested date of any Borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of Term SOFR Loans, or of any conversion of Term SOFR Loans to Base Rate Loans, and (ii) on the requested date of any Borrowing of Base Rate Loans.  Each Borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of Term SOFR Loans shall be in a principal amount of $5,000,000 or a whole multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof (or, (A) with respect to a Borrowing, if less, the remaining amount of the unused Commitments under the applicable Facility existing at such time, and (B) with respect to a conversion or continuation of Loans, if less, the entire principal thereof then outstanding).  Except as provided in Section 2.03(f) or Section 2.04(c)(i), each Borrowing of or conversion to Base Rate Loans shall be in a principal amount of $500,000 or a whole multiple of $100,000 in excess thereof (or, (A) with respect to a Borrowing, if less, the remaining amount of the unused Commitments under the applicable Facility existing at such time, and (B) with respect to a conversion or continuation of Loans, if less, the entire principal thereof then outstanding).  Each such notice shall specify (1) the applicable Borrower, (2) whether such Borrower is requesting a Revolving Borrowing, an Incremental Term Borrowing, a conversion of Revolving Loans or Incremental Term Loans from one Type to the other, or a continuation of Term SOFR Loans, as the case may be, (3) the requested date (which shall be a Business Day) of such Borrowing, conversion or continuation, as the case may be, (4) the principal amount of such Loans to be borrowed, converted or continued, (5) the Type of such Loans to be borrowed or to which existing Loans are to be converted, and (6) if applicable, the duration of the Interest Period with respect thereto.  If the applicable Borrower fails to specify a Type of Loan in a Loan Notice or if the applicable Borrower fails to give a timely notice requesting a conversion or continuation, then the applicable Loans shall be made as, or converted to, Base Rate Loans.  Any such automatic conversion to Base Rate Loans shall be effective as of the last day of the Interest Period then in effect with respect to the applicable Term SOFR Loans.  If the applicable Borrower requests a Borrowing of, conversion to, or continuation of Term SOFR Loans in any such Loan Notice, but fails to specify an Interest Period, it will be deemed to have specified an Interest Period of one (1) month.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, this Section 2.02 shall not apply to Swingline Borrowings or Swingline Loans.
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(b) Advances.  Following receipt of a Loan Notice for a Facility, the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Appropriate Lender of the amount of its Applicable Percentage under such Facility of the applicable Loans, and if no timely notice of a conversion or continuation is provided by the applicable Borrower, the Administrative Agent shall notify each Appropriate Lender of the details of any automatic conversion to Base Rate Loans described in Section 2.02(a).  In the case of a Borrowing, each Appropriate Lender shall make the amount of its Loan available to the Administrative Agent in immediately available funds at the Administrative Agent’s Office not later than 12:00 Noon on the Business Day specified in the applicable Loan Notice.  Upon satisfaction of the applicable conditions set forth in Section 4.02 (and, if such Borrowing is the initial Credit Extension, Section 4.01), the Administrative Agent shall make all funds so received available to the applicable Borrower in like funds as received by the Administrative Agent either by (i) crediting the account of such Borrower on the books of Bank of America with the amount of such funds, or (ii) wire transfer of such funds, in each case in accordance with instructions provided to (and in form and detail reasonably acceptable to) the Administrative Agent by such Borrower; provided, that, if, on the date a Loan Notice with respect to a Revolving Borrowing is given by a Borrower, there are Unreimbursed Amounts outstanding, then the proceeds of such Revolving Borrowing, first, shall be applied to the payment in full of any such Unreimbursed Amounts, and second, shall be made available to the applicable Borrower as provided above.
(c) Term SOFR Loans.  Except as otherwise provided herein, a Term SOFR Loan may be continued or converted only on the last day of an Interest Period for such Term SOFR Loan.  During the existence of a Default, no Loans may be requested as, converted to or continued as Term SOFR Loans without the consent of the Required Lenders.
(d) Interest Rate.  Each determination of an interest rate by the Administrative Agent pursuant to any provision of this Agreement shall be conclusive and binding on the Borrowers and the Lenders in the absence of manifest error.
(e) Interest Periods. After giving effect to all Revolving Borrowings, all conversions of Revolving Loans from one Type to the other, and all continuations of Revolving Loans as the same Type, there shall not be more than five (5) Interest Periods in effect.  With respect to each Incremental Term Facility, after giving effect to all Incremental Term Borrowings in connection with such Incremental Term Facility, all conversions of Incremental Term Loans under such Incremental Term Facility from one Type to the other, and all continuations of Incremental Term Loans under such Incremental Term Facility as the same Type, there shall not be more than five (5) Interest Periods in effect in respect of such Incremental Term Facility.
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(f) Cashless Settlement Mechanism.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, any Lender may exchange, continue or rollover all or the portion of its Loans in connection with any refinancing, extension, loan modification or similar transaction permitted by the terms of this Agreement, pursuant to a cashless settlement mechanism approved by the Borrowers, the Administrative Agent and such Lender.
(g) Increases in Revolving Facility; Incremental Term Facilities.  The Borrowers may increase the Revolving Facility (but not the Letter of Credit Sublimit or the Swingline Sublimit) and/or establish one or more new tranches of term loans (each such new tranche of term loans being an “Incremental Term Facility;” each such increase in the Revolving Facility and each Incremental Term Facility, an “Incremental Facility”), by a maximum aggregate amount for all such Incremental Facilities not to exceed $75,000,000; provided, that, the Borrowers may not request more than three (3) Incremental Facilities during the term of this Agreement.
(i) Increases in Revolving Facility.  The Borrowers may at any time after the Closing Date and prior to the Revolving Facility Maturity Date, upon prior written notice by the Borrowers to the Administrative Agent, increase the Revolving Facility (but not the Letter of Credit Sublimit or the Swingline Sublimit) with additional Revolving Commitments from any Revolving Lender or new Revolving Commitments from one or more other Persons selected by the Borrowers and reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer, and the Swingline Lender (so long as such Persons would be Eligible Assignees); provided, that:
(A) any such increase shall be in a minimum principal amount of $25,000,000 (or, if less, the reminder available under this Section 2.02(g)) and in integral multiples of $1,000,000 in excess thereof (or such other amount as the Administrative Agent shall agree in its sole discretion);
(B) no Default shall exist and be continuing at the time of any such increase or would exist immediately after giving effect thereto;
(C) no existing Lender shall be under any obligation to provide a Revolving Commitment in connection with such increase (or to increase its Revolving Commitment, as applicable) and any such decision whether to participate in such increase shall be in such Lender’s sole and absolute discretion;
(D) (1) any new Lender shall join this Agreement by executing such joinder documents as are reasonably required by the Administrative Agent, and/or (2) any existing Lender electing to provide a Revolving Commitment in connection with such increase (or to increase its Revolving Commitment, as applicable) shall have executed a commitment agreement reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent;
(E) before and after giving effect to such increase, the representations and warranties of each Loan Party contained in this Agreement and the other Loan Document, or which are contained in any document furnished at any time under or in connection herewith or therewith, shall be true and correct in all material respects (and in all respects if any such representation or warranty is already qualified by materiality or reference to Material Adverse Effect) on and as of the date of such increase, except to the extent that such representations and warranties specifically refer to an earlier date, in which case they shall be true and correct in all material respects (and in all respects if any such representation or warranty is already qualified by materiality or reference to Material Adverse Effect) as of such earlier date, and except that for purposes of this Section 2.02(g)(i)(E), the representations and warranties contained in Sections 5.05(a) and (b) shall be deemed to refer to the most recent statements furnished pursuant to Sections 6.01(a) and (b), respectively;
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(F) the Administrative Agent shall have received (1) a certificate from a Responsible Officer of the Borrowers certifying that (x) the conditions set forth in Sections 2.02(g)(i)(B) and (g)(i)(E) have been satisfied, and (y) the condition set forth in Section 2.02(g)(i)(G) has been satisfied (which certification shall include reasonably detailed calculations to demonstrate the satisfaction of such condition), (2) a certificate from a Responsible Officer of each Loan Party certifying and attaching the resolutions adopted by such Loan Party approving or consenting to such increase, and (3) if requested by the Administrative Agent, an opinion or opinions of counsel for the Loan Parties, dated as of the date of such increase and addressed to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders (including each Lender participating in such increase), in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent;
(G) upon giving Pro Forma Effect to any such increase (and assuming for such calculation that such increase is fully drawn), the Loan Parties would be in compliance with the financial covenants set forth in Section 7.11 as of the most recently ended fiscal quarter of RCI for which the Borrowers were required to deliver financial statements pursuant to Section 6.01(a) or Section 6.01(b);
(H) any such increase shall (1) rank pari passu in right of payment with the Obligations and in respect of the Collateral, and (2) be on the same terms and pursuant to the same documentation applicable to the Revolving Facility; and
(I) in connection with any such increase, the Borrowers shall prepay any Revolving Loans outstanding on the date of such increase (and pay any additional amounts required pursuant to Section 3.05) to the extent necessary to keep the outstanding Revolving Loans ratable with any revised Revolving Commitments arising from any non-ratable increase in the Revolving Facility pursuant to this Section 2.02(g)(i).
(ii) Institution of Incremental Term Facilities.  The Borrowers may at any time after the Closing Date and prior to the Revolving Facility Maturity Date, upon prior written notice to the Administrative Agent, establish an Incremental Term Facility to be provided by one or more Incremental Term Lenders for such Incremental Term Facility; provided, that:
(A) any such Incremental Term Facility shall be in a minimum aggregate principal amount of $25,000,000 (or, if less, the reminder available under this Section 2.02(g)) and integral multiples of $1,000,000 in excess thereof (or such other amount as the Administrative Agent shall agree in its sole discretion);
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(B) no Default shall exist and be continuing at the time of the establishment of any such Incremental Term Facility or would exist immediately after giving effect thereto;
(C) no existing Lender shall be under any obligation to become an Incremental Term Lender and any such decision whether to become an Incremental Term Lender shall be in such Lender’s sole and absolute discretion;
(D) the Borrowers shall obtain Incremental Term Commitments for such Incremental Term Facility from existing Lenders or other Persons reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent, which Persons shall join in this Agreement as Incremental Term Lenders by executing an agreement, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, setting forth the terms applicable to such Incremental Term Facility in accordance with this Section 2.02(g)(ii) (any such agreement, an “Incremental Term Facility Agreement”), it being understood and agreed that in connection with any Incremental Term Facility, the Incremental Term Facility Agreement for such Incremental Term Facility shall only be required to be executed by the Incremental Term Lenders for such Incremental Term Facility, the Loan Parties, and the Administrative Agent (and, for the avoidance of doubt, shall not require the consent of any other Person (including any Lender));
(E) before and after giving effect to the establishment of such Incremental Term Facility, the representations and warranties of each Loan Party contained in this Agreement and the other Loan Document, or which are contained in any document furnished at any time under or in connection herewith or therewith, shall be true and correct in all material respects (and in all respects if any such representation or warranty is already qualified by materiality or reference to Material Adverse Effect) on and as of the date of effectiveness of such Incremental Term Facility, except to the extent that such representations and warranties specifically refer to an earlier date, in which case they shall be true and correct in all material respects (and in all respects if any such representation or warranty is already qualified by materiality or reference to Material Adverse Effect) as of such earlier date, and except that for purposes of this Section 2.02(g)(ii)(E), the representations and warranties contained in Sections 5.05(a) and (b) shall be deemed to refer to the most recent statements furnished pursuant to Sections 6.01(a) and (b), respectively;
(F) the Administrative Agent shall have received (1) a certificate from a Responsible Officer of the Borrowers certifying that (x) the conditions set forth in Sections 2.02(g)(ii)(B) and (g)(ii)(E) have been satisfied, and (y) the condition set forth in Section 2.02(g)(ii)(G) has been satisfied (which certification shall include reasonably detailed calculations to demonstrate the satisfaction of such condition), (2) a certificate from a Responsible Officer of each Loan Party certifying and attaching the resolutions adopted by such Loan Party approving or consenting to the incurrence of such Incremental Term Facility, and (3) if requested by the Administrative Agent, an opinion or opinions of counsel for the Loan Parties, dated as of the date of incurrence of such Incremental Term Facility and addressed to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders (including each Incremental Term Lender participating in such Incremental Term Facility), in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent;
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(G) upon giving Pro Forma Effect to the incurrence of any such Incremental Term Facility (and assuming for such calculation that such Incremental Term Facility is fully drawn), the Loan Parties would be in compliance with the financial covenants set forth in Section 7.11 as of the most recently ended fiscal quarter of RCI for which the Borrowers was required to deliver financial statements pursuant to Section 6.01(a) or Section 6.01(b);
(H) the Incremental Term Facility Maturity Date for such Incremental Term Facility shall be as set forth in the Incremental Term Facility Agreement relating to such Incremental Term Facility; provided, that, such date shall not be earlier than the then-Latest Maturity Date;
(I) the Weighted Average Life to Maturity of the Incremental Term Loans advanced under such Incremental Term Facility shall be no shorter than the then-remaining Weighted Average Life to Maturity of any then-existing Incremental Term Loans under any other then-existing Incremental Term Facility;
(J) subject to Sections 2.02(g)(ii)(H) and (g)(ii)(I), the amortization schedule applicable to the Incremental Term Loans advanced under such Incremental Term Facility shall be as determined by the applicable Borrower and the Incremental Term Lenders for such Incremental Term Facility; and
(K) any such Incremental Term Facility shall (1) rank pari passu in right of payment with the Obligations and in respect of the Collateral, and (2) except as permitted by Sections 2.02(g)(ii)(H), (g)(ii)(I), and (g)(ii)(J), be on terms and conditions reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent.
This Agreement and the other Loan Documents shall be amended to give effect to any Incremental Facility pursuant to documentation executed by lenders providing such Incremental Facility, the Administrative Agent and the Loan Parties, without the consent of any other Person (including any existing Lender), including amendments (I) to reflect the existence and terms of such Incremental Facility, (II) to make such other changes to this Agreement and the other Loan Documents consistent with the provisions and intent of such Incremental Facility, including adding provisions to permit such Incremental Facility to share in the benefits of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents and to include the lenders for such Incremental Facility in the definition of “Required Lenders” and the definition of “Required Revolving Lenders,” as applicable, (III) notwithstanding any other provisions of this Agreement or any other Loan Documents to the contrary, if applicable, to permit the loans under such Incremental Facility to be “fungible” (including for purposes of the Code) with any other then-existing Loans under this Agreement, and (IV) to effect such other amendments to the this Agreement and the other Loan Documents as may be necessary or appropriate, in the reasonable opinion of the Administrative Agent, to effect the provisions of any such Incremental Facility.
2.03         Letters of Credit.
(a) The Letter of Credit Commitment.  Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, in addition to the Revolving Loans provided for in Section 2.01(a), each Borrower may request that the L/C Issuer, in reliance on the agreements of the Revolving Lenders set forth in this Section 2.03, issue, at any time and from time to time during the Availability Period, Letters of Credit denominated in Dollars or an Alternative Currency for its own account or the account of any Subsidiary in such form as is acceptable to the Administrative Agent and the L/C Issuer in its reasonable determination.  Letters of Credit issued hereunder shall constitute utilization of the Revolving Facility.  All Existing Letters of Credit shall be deemed to have been issued pursuant hereto and deemed to be L/C Obligations, and from and after the Closing Date shall be subject to and governed by the terms and conditions hereof.
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(b) Notice of Issuance, Amendment, Extension, Reinstatement or Renewal.
(i) To request the issuance of a Letter of Credit (or the amendment of the terms and conditions, extension of the terms and conditions, extension of the expiration date, or reinstatement of amounts paid, or renewal of an outstanding Letter of Credit), the applicable Borrower shall deliver (or transmit by electronic communication, if arrangements for doing so have been approved by the L/C Issuer) to the L/C Issuer and to the Administrative Agent not later than 10:00 a.m. at least two (2) Business Days (or such later date and time as the Administrative Agent and the L/C Issuer may agree in a particular instance in their sole discretion) prior to the proposed issuance date or date of amendment, as the case may be, a notice requesting the issuance of a Letter of Credit, or identifying the Letter of Credit to be amended, extended, reinstated or renewed, and specifying the date of issuance, amendment, extension, reinstatement or renewal (which shall be a Business Day), the date on which such Letter of Credit is to expire (which shall comply with Section 2.03(d)), the amount of such Letter of Credit, the name and address of the beneficiary thereof, the purpose and nature of the requested Letter of Credit and such other information as shall be necessary to prepare, amend, extend, reinstate or renew such Letter of Credit.  If requested by the L/C Issuer, the applicable Borrower also shall submit a Letter of Credit Application and a reimbursement agreement on the L/C Issuer’s standard form in connection with any request for a Letter of Credit.  In the event of any inconsistency between the terms and conditions of this Agreement and the terms and conditions of any Letter of Credit Application, any reimbursement agreement, any other Issuer Document or any other agreement submitted by a Borrower to, or entered into by a Borrower with, the L/C Issuer relating to any Letter of Credit, the terms and conditions of this Agreement shall control.
(ii) If a Borrower so requests in any applicable Letter of Credit Application (or the amendment of an outstanding Letter of Credit), the L/C Issuer may, in its sole discretion, agree to issue a Letter of Credit that has automatic extension provisions (each, an “Auto-Extension Letter of Credit”); provided, that, any such Auto-Extension Letter of Credit shall permit the L/C Issuer to prevent any such extension at least once in each twelve (12)-month period (commencing with the date of issuance of such Letter of Credit) by giving prior notice to the beneficiary thereof not later than a day (the “Non-Extension Notice Date”) in each such twelve (12)-month period to be agreed upon by such Borrower and the L/C Issuer at the time such Letter of Credit is issued. Unless otherwise directed by the L/C Issuer, no Borrower shall be required to make a specific request to the L/C Issuer for any such extension. Once an Auto-Extension Letter of Credit has been issued, the Lenders shall be deemed to have authorized (but may not require) the L/C Issuer to permit the extension of such Letter of Credit at any time to an expiration date not later than the date permitted pursuant to Section 2.03(d); provided, that, the L/C Issuer shall not (A) permit any such extension if (1) the L/C Issuer has determined that it would not be permitted, or would have no obligation, at such time to issue such Letter of Credit in its extended form under the terms hereof (except that the expiration date may be extended to a date that is no more than one (1) year from the then-current expiration date), or (2) it has received notice (which may be in writing or by telephone (if promptly confirmed in writing)) on or before the day that is seven (7) Business Days before the Non-Extension Notice Date from the Administrative Agent that the Required Revolving Lenders have elected not to permit such extension, or (B) be obligated to permit such extension if it has received notice (which may be in writing or by telephone (if promptly confirmed in writing)) on or before the day that is seven (7) Business Days before the Non-Extension Notice Date from the Administrative Agent, any Lender or any Borrower that one or more of the applicable conditions set forth in Section 4.02 is not then satisfied, and in each such case directing the L/C Issuer not to permit such extension.
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(iii) If a Borrower so requests in any applicable Letter of Credit Application, the L/C Issuer may, in its sole discretion, agree to issue a Letter of Credit that permits the automatic reinstatement of all or a portion of the stated amount thereof after any drawing thereunder (each, an “Auto-Reinstatement Letter of Credit”).  Unless otherwise directed by the L/C Issuer, the applicable Borrower shall not be required to make a specific request to the L/C Issuer to permit such reinstatement. Once an Auto-Reinstatement Letter of Credit has been issued, except as provided in the following sentence, the Revolving Lenders shall be deemed to have authorized (but may not require) the L/C Issuer to reinstate all or a portion of the stated amount thereof in accordance with the provisions of such Letter of Credit. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if such Auto-Reinstatement Letter of Credit permits the L/C Issuer to decline to reinstate all or any portion of the stated amount thereof after a drawing thereunder by giving notice of such non-reinstatement within a specified number of days after such drawing (the “Non-Reinstatement Deadline”), the L/C Issuer shall not permit such reinstatement if it has received a notice (which may be by telephone or in writing) on or before the day that is seven (7) Business Days before the Non-Reinstatement Deadline (A) from the Administrative Agent that the Required Revolving Lenders have elected not to permit such reinstatement, or (B) from the Administrative Agent, any Lender or any Borrower that one or more of the applicable conditions specified in Section 4.02 is not then satisfied (treating such reinstatement as an L/C Credit Extension for purposes of this clause) and, in each case, directing the L/C Issuer not to permit such reinstatement.
(c) Limitations on Amounts, Issuance and Amendment.
(i) A Letter of Credit shall be issued, amended, extended, reinstated or renewed only if (and upon issuance, amendment, extension, reinstatement or renewal of each Letter of Credit the Borrowers shall be deemed to represent and warrant that), after giving effect to such issuance, amendment, extension, reinstatement or renewal (A) the aggregate L/C Obligations shall not exceed the Letter of Credit Sublimit, (B) the Revolving Exposure of any Revolving Lender shall not exceed such Revolving Lender’s Commitment, and (C) the Total Revolving Outstandings shall not exceed the Revolving Facility.
(ii) The L/C Issuer shall not be under any obligation to issue any Letter of Credit if:
(A) any order, judgment or decree of any Governmental Authority or arbitrator shall by its terms purport to enjoin or restrain the L/C Issuer from issuing the Letter of Credit, or any Law applicable to the L/C Issuer or any request or directive (whether or not having the force of law) from any Governmental Authority with jurisdiction over the L/C Issuer shall prohibit, or request that the L/C Issuer refrain from, the issuance of letters of credit generally or such Letter of Credit in particular or shall impose upon the L/C Issuer with respect to such Letter of Credit any restriction, reserve or capital requirement (for which the L/C Issuer is not otherwise compensated hereunder) not in effect on the Closing Date, or shall impose upon the L/C Issuer any unreimbursed loss, cost or expense which was not applicable on the Closing Date and which the L/C Issuer in good faith deems material to it;
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(B) the issuance of such Letter of Credit would violate one or more policies of the L/C Issuer applicable to letters of credit generally;
(C) except as otherwise agreed by the Administrative Agent and the L/C Issuer, such Letter of Credit is in an initial stated amount less than $500,000;
(D) such Letter of Credit is to be denominated in a currency other than Dollars or an Alternative Currency (unless, at the time of issuance of such Letter of Credit, such Alternative Currency is not then an Eligible Currency); or
(E) any Lender is at that time a Defaulting Lender, unless the L/C Issuer has entered into arrangements, including the delivery of Cash Collateral, satisfactory to the L/C Issuer (in its sole discretion) with the Borrowers or such Lender to eliminate the L/C Issuer’s actual or potential Fronting Exposure (after giving effect to Section 2.15(a)(iv)) with respect to the Defaulting Lender arising from either the Letter of Credit then proposed to be issued or that Letter of Credit and all other L/C Obligations as to which the L/C Issuer has actual or potential Fronting Exposure, as it may elect in its sole discretion.
(iii) The L/C Issuer shall not be under any obligation to amend any Letter of Credit if (A) the L/C Issuer would have no obligation at such time to issue such Letter of Credit in its amended form under the terms hereof, or (B) the beneficiary of such Letter of Credit does not accept the proposed amendment to the Letter of Credit.
(d) Expiration Date.  Each Letter of Credit shall have a stated expiration date no later than the earlier of: (i) the date twelve (12) months after the date of the issuance of such Letter of Credit (or, in the case of any extension of the expiration date thereof, whether automatic or by amendment, twelve (12) months after the then current expiration date of such Letter of Credit); and (ii) the Letter of Credit Expiration Date; provided, that, to the extent agreed by the L/C Issuer in its sole discretion, the foregoing provisions of this Section 2.03(d) shall not apply to any Letter of Credit that has otherwise been Cash Collateralized or backstopped, in each case on terms satisfactory to the L/C Issuer.
(e) Participations.
(i) By the issuance of a Letter of Credit (or an amendment to a Letter of Credit increasing the amount or extending the expiration date thereof), and without any further action on the part of the L/C Issuer or the Lenders, the L/C Issuer hereby grants to each Revolving Lender, and each Revolving Lender hereby acquires from the L/C Issuer, a participation in such Letter of Credit equal to such Revolving Lender’s Applicable Revolving Percentage of the Dollar Equivalent of the aggregate amount available to be drawn under such Letter of Credit.  Each Revolving Lender acknowledges and agrees that its obligation to acquire participations pursuant to this Section 2.03(e)(i) in respect of Letters of Credit is absolute, unconditional and irrevocable and shall not be affected by any circumstance whatsoever, including any amendment, extension, reinstatement or renewal of any Letter of Credit or the occurrence and continuance of a Default or reduction or termination of the Revolving Facility.  Each Revolving Lender further acknowledges and agrees that its participation in each Letter of Credit will be automatically adjusted to reflect such Revolving Lender’s Applicable Revolving Percentage of the Dollar Equivalent of the aggregate amount available to be drawn under such Letter of Credit at each time such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Commitment is amended pursuant to the provisions of this Agreement.
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(ii) In consideration and in furtherance of the foregoing, upon receipt of any Non-Reimbursement Notice, each Revolving Lender hereby absolutely, unconditionally and irrevocably agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent, for account of the L/C Issuer, such Revolving Lender’s Applicable Revolving Percentage of each L/C Disbursement made by the L/C Issuer not later than 12:00 Noon on the Business Day specified in such Non-Reimbursement Notice, until such L/C Disbursement is reimbursed by the applicable Borrower or at any time after any reimbursement payment is required to be refunded to such Borrower for any reason, including after the Revolving Facility Maturity Date.  Such payment shall be made in Dollars (and, if applicable, in an amount equal to the Dollar Equivalent amount of such Revolving Lender’s Applicable Revolving Percentage of such L/C Disbursement) without any offset, abatement, withholding or reduction whatsoever and shall otherwise be made in the same manner as provided in Section 2.02 with respect to Revolving Loans made by such Revolving Lender (and Section 2.02 shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to the payment obligations of the Lenders pursuant to this Section 2.03(e)(ii)).  The Administrative Agent shall promptly pay to the L/C Issuer the amounts so received by it from the Revolving Lenders.  Promptly following receipt by the Administrative Agent of any payment from a Borrower pursuant to Section 2.03(f), the Administrative Agent shall distribute such payment to the L/C Issuer or, to the extent that the Revolving Lenders have made payments pursuant to this Section 2.03(e) to reimburse the L/C Issuer, then to such Revolving Lenders and the L/C Issuer as their interests may appear. Any payment made by a Revolving Lender pursuant to this Section 2.03(e) to reimburse the L/C Issuer for any L/C Disbursement (other than, for the avoidance of doubt, any Revolving Loan made by a Revolving Lender pursuant to the first proviso set forth in Section 2.03(f)) shall not constitute a Revolving Loan and shall not relieve the Borrowers of their respective obligations to reimburse such L/C Disbursement.
(iii) If any Revolving Lender fails to make available to the Administrative Agent for the account of the L/C Issuer any amount required to be paid by such Revolving Lender pursuant to the foregoing provisions of Section 2.03(e)(ii), then, without limiting the other provisions of this Agreement, the L/C Issuer shall be entitled to recover from such Revolving Lender (acting through the Administrative Agent), on demand, such amount with interest thereon for the period from the date such payment is required to the date on which such payment is immediately available to the L/C Issuer at a rate per annum equal to the greater of the applicable Overnight Rate and a rate determined by the L/C Issuer in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation, plus any administrative, processing or similar fees customarily charged by the L/C Issuer in connection with the foregoing.  A certificate of the L/C Issuer submitted to any Revolving Lender (through the Administrative Agent) with respect to any amounts owing under this Section 2.03(e)(iii) shall be conclusive absent manifest error.
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(f) Reimbursement.  If the L/C Issuer shall make any L/C Disbursement in respect of a Letter of Credit, the applicable Borrower shall reimburse the L/C Issuer in respect of such L/C Disbursement by paying to the Administrative Agent an amount equal to such L/C Disbursement not later than 10:00 a.m. on (i) the Business Day that such Borrower receives notice of such L/C Disbursement, if such notice is received prior to 8:00 a.m., or (ii) the Business Day immediately following the day that such Borrower receives such notice, if such notice is not received prior to such time; provided, that, such Borrower may, subject to the conditions to borrowing set forth herein (other than the minimums and multiples required for Base Rate Loans pursuant to Section 2.02), request in accordance with Section 2.02 that such payment be financed with a Revolving Borrowing of Base Rate Loans in an equivalent amount (or a Dollar Equivalent amount, as applicable) and, to the extent so financed, such Borrower’s obligation to make such payment shall be discharged and replaced by the resulting Revolving Borrowing of Base Rate Loans. If a Borrower fails to make such payment when due, the Administrative Agent shall notify each Revolving Lender of the applicable L/C Disbursement, the payment then due from the applicable Borrower in respect thereof (the “Unreimbursed Amount”) and such Revolving Lender’s Applicable Revolving Percentage thereof (including, with respect to any amount denominated in an Alternative Currency, the Dollar Equivalent amount thereof) (each such notice, a “Non-Reimbursement Notice”).  Promptly upon receipt of any Non-Reimbursement Notice, each Revolving Lender shall pay to the Administrative Agent its Applicable Revolving Percentage of the Unreimbursed Amount pursuant to Section 2.03(e)(ii), subject to the amount of the unutilized portion of the Revolving Facility.  Any notice given by the L/C Issuer or the Administrative Agent pursuant to this Section 2.03(f) may be given by telephone if promptly confirmed in writing; provided, that, the lack of such a prompt confirmation shall not affect the conclusiveness or binding effect of such notice.
(g) Obligations Absolute.  The Borrowers’ obligations to reimburse L/C Disbursements as provided in Section 2.03(f) shall be absolute, unconditional and irrevocable, and shall be performed strictly in accordance with the terms of this Agreement under any and all circumstances whatsoever and irrespective of:
(i) any lack of validity or enforceability of this Agreement, any other Loan Document or any Letter of Credit, or any term or provision herein or therein;
(ii) the existence of any claim, counterclaim, setoff, defense or other right that any Borrower or any Subsidiary may have at any time against any beneficiary or any transferee of such Letter of Credit (or any Person for whom any such beneficiary or any such transferee may be acting), the L/C Issuer or any other Person, whether in connection with this Agreement, the transactions contemplated hereby or by such Letter of Credit or any agreement or instrument relating thereto, or any unrelated transaction;
(iii) any draft, demand, certificate or other document presented under such Letter of Credit proving to be forged, fraudulent, invalid or insufficient in any respect or any statement in such draft or other document being untrue or inaccurate in any respect; or any loss or delay in the transmission or otherwise of any document required in order to make a drawing under such Letter of Credit;
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(iv) waiver by the L/C Issuer of any requirement that exists for the L/C Issuer’s protection and not the protection of the Borrowers or any waiver by the L/C Issuer which does not in fact materially prejudice the Borrowers;
(v) honor of a demand for payment presented electronically even if such Letter of Credit requires that demand be in the form of a draft;
(vi) any payment made by the L/C Issuer in respect of an otherwise complying item presented after the date specified as the expiration date of, or the date by which documents must be received under, such Letter of Credit if presentation after such date is authorized by the UCC or the ISP, as applicable;
(vii) payment by the L/C Issuer under such Letter of Credit against presentation of a draft or certificate that does not strictly comply with the terms of such Letter of Credit; or any payment made by the L/C Issuer under such Letter of Credit to any Person purporting to be a trustee in bankruptcy, debtor-in-possession, assignee for the benefit of creditors, liquidator, receiver or other representative of or successor to any beneficiary or any transferee of such Letter of Credit, including any arising in connection with any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law;
(viii) any adverse change in the relevant exchange rates or in the availability of the relevant Alternative Currency or in the relevant currency markets generally; or
(ix) any other event or circumstance, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing, that might, but for the provisions of this Section 2.03, constitute a legal or equitable discharge of, or provide a right of setoff against, the Borrower’s obligations hereunder.
(h) Examination.  Each Borrower shall promptly examine a copy of each Letter of Credit and each amendment thereto that is delivered to it and, in the event of any claim of noncompliance with such Borrower’s instructions or other irregularity, such Borrower will promptly notify the L/C Issuer. The Borrowers shall be conclusively deemed to have waived any such claim against the L/C Issuer and its correspondents unless such notice is given as aforesaid.
(i) Liability.  None of the Administrative Agent, any Lender, the L/C Issuer, or any of their respective Related Parties shall have any liability or responsibility by reason of or in connection with the issuance or transfer of any Letter of Credit by the L/C Issuer or any payment or failure to make any payment thereunder (irrespective of any of the circumstances referred to in Section 2.03(g)), or any error, omission, interruption, loss or delay in transmission or delivery of any draft, notice or other communication under or relating to any Letter of Credit (including any document required to make a drawing thereunder), any error in interpretation of technical terms, any error in translation or any consequence arising from causes beyond the control of the L/C Issuer; provided, that, the foregoing shall not be construed to excuse the L/C Issuer from liability to the Borrowers to the extent of any direct damages (as opposed to consequential damages, claims in respect of which are hereby waived by the Borrowers to the extent permitted by applicable Law) suffered by the Borrowers that are (x) caused by the L/C Issuer’s failure to exercise care when determining whether drafts and other documents presented under a Letter of Credit comply with the terms thereof, or (y) determined by a court of competent jurisdiction by final and non-appealable judgment to have resulted from the gross negligence, willful misconduct or bad faith of the L/C Issuer.  The parties hereto expressly agree that, in the absence of gross negligence, willful misconduct or bad faith on the part of the L/C Issuer (as finally determined by a court of competent jurisdiction), the L/C Issuer shall be deemed to have exercised care in each such determination, and that:
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(i) the L/C Issuer may replace a purportedly lost, stolen, or destroyed original Letter of Credit or missing amendment thereto with a certified true copy marked as such or waive a requirement for its presentation;
(ii) the L/C Issuer may accept documents that appear on their face to be in substantial compliance with the terms of a Letter of Credit without responsibility for further investigation, regardless of any notice or information to the contrary, and may make payment upon presentation of documents that appear on their face to be in substantial compliance with the terms of such Letter of Credit and without regard to any non-documentary condition in such Letter of Credit;
(iii) the L/C Issuer shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to decline to accept such documents and to make such payment if such documents are not in strict compliance with the terms of such Letter of Credit; and
(iv) this sentence shall establish the standard of care to be exercised by the L/C Issuer when determining whether drafts and other documents presented under a Letter of Credit comply with the terms thereof (and the parties hereto hereby waive, to the extent permitted by applicable Law, any standard of care inconsistent with the foregoing).
Without limiting the foregoing, none of the Administrative Agent, any Lender, the L/C Issuer, or any of their respective Related Parties shall have any liability or responsibility by reason of (A) any presentation that includes forged or fraudulent documents or that is otherwise affected by the fraudulent, bad faith, or illegal conduct of the beneficiary or other Person, (B) the L/C Issuer declining to take-up documents and make payment, (C) against documents that are fraudulent, forged, or for other reasons by which that it is entitled not to honor, (D) following the applicable Borrower’s waiver of discrepancies with respect to such documents or request for honor of such documents, or (E) the L/C Issuer retaining proceeds of a Letter of Credit based on an apparently applicable attachment order, blocking regulation, or third-party claim notified to the L/C Issuer.
(j) Applicability of ISP.  Unless otherwise expressly agreed by the L/C Issuer and the applicable Borrower when a Letter of Credit is issued by it (including any such agreement applicable to an Existing Letter of Credit), the rules of the ISP shall apply to each Letter of Credit. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the L/C Issuer shall not be responsible to any Borrower for, and the L/C Issuer’s rights and remedies against the Borrowers shall not be impaired by, any action or inaction of the L/C Issuer required or permitted under any law, order, or practice that is required or permitted to be applied to any Letter of Credit or this Agreement, including the Law or any order of a jurisdiction where the L/C Issuer or the beneficiary is located, the practice stated in the ISP, or in the decisions, opinions, practice statements, or official commentary of the ICC Banking Commission, the Bankers Association for Finance and Trade – International Financial Services Association (BAFT-IFSA), or the Institute of International Banking Law & Practice, whether or not any Letter of Credit chooses such law or practice.
(k) Benefits.  The L/C Issuer shall act on behalf of the Lenders with respect to any Letters of Credit issued by it and the documents associated therewith, and the L/C Issuer shall have all of the benefits and immunities (i) provided to the Administrative Agent in Article IX with respect to any acts taken or omissions suffered by the L/C Issuer in connection with Letters of Credit issued by it or proposed to be issued by it and Issuer Documents pertaining to such Letters of Credit as fully as if the term “Administrative Agent” as used in Article IX included the L/C Issuer with respect to such acts or omissions, and (ii) as additionally provided herein with respect to the L/C Issuer.
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(l) Letter of Credit Fees.  The Borrowers shall pay to the Administrative Agent, for the account of each Revolving Lender, in accordance with each such Revolving Lender’s Applicable Revolving Percentage, a Letter of Credit fee (the “Letter of Credit Fee”) for each Letter of Credit equal to the Applicable Rate for the Letter of Credit Fee times the Dollar Equivalent of the daily amount available to be drawn under such Letter of Credit.  For purposes of computing the daily amount available to be drawn under any Letter of Credit, the amount of such Letter of Credit shall be determined in accordance with Section 1.06.  Letter of Credit Fees shall be (i) due and payable on the first Business Day following each the end of each March, June, September and December, commencing with the first such date to occur after the issuance of such Letter of Credit, on the Letter of Credit Expiration Date and thereafter on demand, and (ii) computed on a quarterly basis in arrears.  If there is any change in the Applicable Rate during any quarter, the daily amount available to be drawn under each Letter of Credit shall be computed and multiplied by the Applicable Rate separately for each period during such quarter that such Applicable Rate was in effect.
(m) Fronting Fee and Documentary and Processing Charges Payable to the L/C Issuer.  The Borrowers shall pay directly to the L/C Issuer, for its own account, a fronting fee with respect to each Letter of Credit, at the rate per annum equal to the percentage separately agreed upon among the Borrowers and the L/C Issuer, computed on the Dollar Equivalent of the daily amount available to be drawn under such Letter of Credit on a quarterly basis in arrears. Such fronting fee shall be due and payable no later than the tenth (10th) Business Day after the end of each March, June, September and December in the most recently-ended quarterly period (or portion thereof, in the case of the first payment), commencing with the first such date to occur after the issuance of such Letter of Credit, on the Revolving Facility Maturity Date and thereafter on demand.  For purposes of computing the daily amount available to be drawn under any Letter of Credit, the amount of such Letter of Credit shall be determined in accordance with Section 1.06. In addition, the Borrowers shall pay directly to the L/C Issuer, for its own account, in Dollars, the customary issuance, presentation, amendment and other processing fees, and other standard costs and charges, of the L/C Issuer relating to letters of credit as from time to time in effect. Such customary fees and standard costs and charges are due and payable on demand and are nonrefundable.
(n) Disbursement Procedures. The L/C Issuer shall, within the time allowed by applicable Laws or the specific terms of the Letter of Credit following its receipt thereof, examine all documents purporting to represent a demand for payment under such Letter of Credit.  The L/C Issuer shall promptly after such examination notify the Administrative Agent and the applicable Borrower in writing of such demand for payment if the L/C Issuer has made or will make an L/C Disbursement thereunder; provided, that, any failure to give or delay in giving such notice shall not relieve such Borrower of its obligation to reimburse the L/C Issuer and the Lenders with respect to any such L/C Disbursement.
(o) Interim Interest. If the L/C Issuer shall make any L/C Disbursement, then, unless the applicable Borrower shall reimburse such L/C Disbursement in full on the date such L/C Disbursement is made, the unpaid amount thereof shall bear interest, for each day from and including the date such L/C Disbursement is made to but excluding the date that such Borrower reimburses such L/C Disbursement, at the rate per annum then applicable to Base Rate Loans; provided, that, if such Borrower fails to reimburse such L/C Disbursement when due pursuant to Section 2.03(f), then Section 2.08(b) shall apply.  Interest accrued pursuant to this Section 2.03(o) shall be for account of the L/C Issuer, except that interest accrued on and after the date of payment by any Revolving Lender pursuant to Section 2.03(f) to reimburse the L/C Issuer shall be for account of such Revolving Lender to the extent of such payment.
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(p) Cash Collateralization.
(i) If any Event of Default shall occur and be continuing, on the Business Day that RCI receives notice from the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders (or, if the maturity of the Revolving Loans has been accelerated, Revolving Lenders with L/C Obligations representing at least fifty percent (50%) of the total L/C Obligations) demanding the deposit of Cash Collateral pursuant to this Section 2.03(p), the Borrowers shall immediately deposit into an account established and maintained on the books and records of the Administrative Agent an amount in cash equal to the Minimum Collateral Amount; provided, that, the obligation to deposit such Cash Collateral shall become effective immediately, and such deposit shall become immediately due and payable, without demand or other notice of any kind, upon the occurrence of any Event of Default described in Section 8.01(f) or Section 8.01(g).  Such deposit shall be held by the Administrative Agent as collateral for the payment and performance of the obligations of the Borrowers under this Agreement. In addition, if any L/C Obligations remain outstanding after the expiration date specified in Section 2.03(d), the Borrowers shall immediately deposit into an account established and maintained on the books and records of the Administrative Agent an amount in cash equal to the Minimum Collateral Amount as collateral for such L/C Obligations.
(ii) The Administrative Agent shall have exclusive dominion and control, including the exclusive right of withdrawal, over any Cash Collateral deposited pursuant to this Section 2.03(p). Other than any interest earned on the investment of such deposits, which investments shall be made at the option and sole discretion of the Administrative Agent and at the Borrowers’ risk and expense, such deposits shall not bear interest. Interest or profits, if any, on such investments shall accumulate in the accounts into which such Cash Collateral is deposited. Cash Collateral deposited pursuant to this Section 2.03(p) shall be applied by the Administrative Agent to reimburse the L/C Issuer for L/C Disbursements for which it has not been reimbursed, together with related fees, costs, and customary processing charges, and, to the extent not so applied, shall be held for the satisfaction of the reimbursement obligations of the Borrowers for the L/C Obligations at such time or, if the maturity of the Revolving Loans has been accelerated (but subject to the consent of Revolving Lenders with L/C Obligations representing at least fifty percent (50%) of the total L/C Obligations), be applied to satisfy other obligations of the Borrowers under this Agreement. If the Borrowers are required to provide an amount of Cash Collateral hereunder as a result of the occurrence of an Event of Default, such amount (to the extent not applied as aforesaid) shall be returned to the Borrowers within three (3) Business Days after all Events of Default have been cured or waived.
(q) Letters of Credit Issued for Subsidiaries.  Notwithstanding that a Letter of Credit issued or outstanding hereunder is in support of any obligations of, or is for the account of, a Subsidiary, the Borrowers shall be obligated to reimburse the L/C Issuer hereunder for any and all drawings under such Letter of Credit.  The Borrowers hereby acknowledge that the issuance of Letters of Credit for the account of a Subsidiary inures to the benefit of the Borrowers, and that the Borrowers’ business derives substantial benefits from the business of such Subsidiary.
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2.04         Swingline Loans.
(a) The Swingline.  Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the Swingline Lender, in reliance upon the agreements of the other Revolving Lenders set forth in this Section 2.04, shall make loans to either Borrower (each such loan, a “Swingline Loan”).  Each such Swingline Loan may be made, subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, to either Borrower, in Dollars, from time to time on any Business Day during the Availability Period in an aggregate amount not to exceed at any time outstanding the amount of the Swingline Sublimit; provided, that, (i) after giving effect to any Swingline Loan, (A) the Total Revolving Outstandings shall not exceed the Revolving Facility, and (B) the Revolving Exposure of any Revolving Lender shall not exceed such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Commitment, (ii) no Borrower shall use the proceeds of any Swingline Loan to refinance any outstanding Swingline Loan, and (iii) the Swingline Lender shall not be under any obligation to make any Swingline Loan if it shall determine (which determination shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error) that it has, or by such Credit Extension may have, Fronting Exposure.  Within the foregoing limits, and subject to the other terms and conditions hereof, the Borrowers may borrow Swingline Loans under this Section 2.04, prepay Swingline Loans under Section 2.05, and reborrow Swingline Loans under this Section 2.04.  Immediately upon the making of a Swingline Loan, each Revolving Lender shall be deemed to, and hereby irrevocably and unconditionally agrees to, purchase from the Swingline Lender a risk participation in such Swingline Loan in an amount equal to the product of such Revolving Lender’s Applicable Revolving Percentage times the amount of such Swingline Loan.
(b) Borrowing Procedures.  Each Swingline Borrowing shall be made upon the applicable Borrower’s irrevocable notice to the Swingline Lender and the Administrative Agent, which may be given by telephone or a Swingline Loan Notice; provided, that, any telephonic notice must be confirmed promptly by delivery to the Swingline Lender and the Administrative Agent of a Swingline Loan Notice.  Each such Swingline Loan Notice must be received by the Swingline Lender and the Administrative Agent not later than 12:00 Noon on the requested borrowing date, and shall specify (i) the amount to be borrowed, which shall be a minimum of $100,000, and (ii) the requested date of the Swingline Borrowing (which shall be a Business Day).  Promptly after receipt by the Swingline Lender of any Swingline Loan Notice, the Swingline Lender will confirm with the Administrative Agent (by telephone or in writing) that the Administrative Agent has also received such Swingline Loan Notice and, if not, the Swingline Lender will notify the Administrative Agent (by telephone or in writing) of the contents thereof.  Unless the Swingline Lender has received notice (by telephone or in writing) from the Administrative Agent (including at the request of any Lender) prior to 1:00 p.m. on the date of the proposed Swingline Borrowing (A) directing the Swingline Lender not to make such Swingline Loan as a result of the limitations set forth in the proviso to the second sentence of Section 2.04(a), or (B) that one or more of the applicable conditions specified in Article IV is not then satisfied, then, subject to the terms and conditions hereof, the Swingline Lender will, not later than 2:00 p.m. on the borrowing date specified in such Swingline Loan Notice, make the amount of its Swingline Loan available to the applicable Borrower at its office by crediting the account of such Borrower on the books of the Swingline Lender in immediately available funds.
(c) Refinancing of Swingline Loans.
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(i) The Swingline Lender at any time in its sole and absolute discretion may request, on behalf of the Borrowers (which hereby irrevocably authorize the Swingline Lender to so request on its behalf), that each Revolving Lender make a Revolving Loan that is a Base Rate Loan in an amount equal to such Revolving Lender’s Applicable Revolving Percentage of the amount of Swingline Loans then outstanding.  Such request shall be made in writing (which written request shall be deemed to be a Loan Notice for purposes hereof) and in accordance with the requirements of Section 2.02, without regard to the minimum and multiples specified therein for the principal amount of Base Rate Loans, but subject to the unutilized portion of the Revolving Facility and the conditions set forth in Section 4.02.  The Swingline Lender shall furnish the Borrowers with a copy of the applicable Loan Notice promptly after delivering such notice to the Administrative Agent.  Each Revolving Lender shall make an amount equal to its Applicable Revolving Percentage of the amount specified in such Loan Notice available to the Administrative Agent in immediately available funds for the account of the Swingline Lender at the Administrative Agent’s Office not later than 12:00 Noon on the day specified in such Loan Notice, whereupon, subject to Section 2.04(c)(ii), each Revolving Lender that so makes funds available shall be deemed to have made a Revolving Loan that is a Base Rate Loan to the applicable Borrower in such amount.  The Administrative Agent shall remit the funds so received to the Swingline Lender.
(ii) If for any reason any Swingline Loan cannot be refinanced by such a Revolving Borrowing in accordance with Section 2.04(c)(i) (including the failure to satisfy the conditions set forth in Section 4.02), the request for Base Rate Loans submitted by the Swingline Lender as set forth herein shall be deemed to be a request by the Swingline Lender that each of the Revolving Lenders fund its risk participation in the relevant Swingline Loan and each Revolving Lender’s payment to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Swingline Lender pursuant to Section 2.04(c)(i) shall be deemed payment in respect of such participation.
(iii) If any Revolving Lender fails to make available to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Swingline Lender any amount required to be paid by such Revolving Lender pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this Section 2.04(c) by the time specified in Section 2.04(c)(i), the Swingline Lender shall be entitled to recover from such Revolving Lender (acting through the Administrative Agent), on demand, such amount with interest thereon for the period from the date such payment is required to the date on which such payment is immediately available to the Swingline Lender at a rate per annum equal to the greater of the Federal Funds Rate and a rate determined by the Swingline Lender in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation, plus any administrative, processing or similar fees customarily charged by the Swingline Lender in connection with the foregoing.  If such Revolving Lender pays such amount (with interest and fees as aforesaid), the amount so paid shall constitute such Revolving Lender’s Revolving Loan included in the relevant Revolving Borrowing or funded participation in the relevant Swingline Loan, as the case may be.  A certificate of the Swingline Lender submitted to any Revolving Lender (through the Administrative Agent) with respect to any amounts owing under this Section 2.04(c)(iii) shall be conclusive absent manifest error.
(iv) Each Revolving Lender’s obligation to make Revolving Loans or to purchase and fund risk participations in Swingline Loans pursuant to this Section 2.04(c) shall be absolute and unconditional and shall not be affected by any circumstance, including (A) any setoff, counterclaim, recoupment, defense or other right which such Revolving Lender may have against the Swingline Lender, any Borrower or any other Person for any reason whatsoever, (B) the occurrence or continuance of a Default, or (C) any other occurrence, event or condition, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing; provided, that, each Revolving Lender’s obligation to make Revolving Loans pursuant to this Section 2.04(c) is subject to the conditions set forth in Section 4.02 (other than delivery by the applicable Borrower of a Loan Notice).  No such funding of risk participations shall relieve or otherwise impair the obligation of the Borrowers to repay Swingline Loans, together with interest as provided herein.
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(d) Repayment of Participations.
(i) At any time after any Revolving Lender has purchased and funded a risk participation in a Swingline Loan, if the Swingline Lender receives any payment on account of such Swingline Loan, the Swingline Lender will distribute to such Revolving Lender its Applicable Revolving Percentage thereof in the same funds as those received by the Swingline Lender.
(ii) If any payment received by the Swingline Lender in respect of principal or interest on any Swingline Loan is required to be returned by the Swingline Lender under any of the circumstances described in Section 11.05 (including pursuant to any settlement entered into by the Swingline Lender in its discretion), each Revolving Lender shall pay to the Swingline Lender its Applicable Revolving Percentage thereof on demand of the Administrative Agent, plus interest thereon from the date of such demand to the date such amount is returned, at a rate per annum equal to the Federal Funds Rate.  The Administrative Agent will make such demand upon the request of the Swingline Lender.  The obligations of the Revolving Lenders under this Section 2.04(d)(ii) shall survive the Facility Termination Date and the termination of this Agreement.
(e) Interest for Account of Swingline Lender.  The Swingline Lender shall be responsible for invoicing the Borrowers for interest on the Swingline Loans.  Until each Revolving Lender funds its Base Rate Loan or risk participation pursuant to this Section 2.04 to refinance such Revolving Lender’s Applicable Revolving Percentage of any Swingline Loan, interest in respect of such Applicable Revolving Percentage shall be solely for the account of the Swingline Lender.
(f) Payments Directly to Swingline Lender.  The Borrowers shall make all payments of principal and interest in respect of the Swingline Loans directly to the Swingline Lender.
2.05         Prepayments.
(a) Optional.
(i) The Borrowers may, upon notice to the Administrative Agent pursuant to delivery to the Administrative Agent of a Notice of Loan Prepayment, at any time or from time to time voluntarily prepay Revolving Loans in whole or in part without premium or penalty (subject to Section 3.05); provided, that, unless otherwise agreed by the Administrative Agent: (A) such notice must be received by the Administrative Agent not later than 10:00 a.m. (1) two (2) Business Days prior to any date of prepayment of Term SOFR Loans, and (2) on the date of prepayment of Base Rate Loans; (B) any prepayment of Term SOFR Loans shall be in a principal amount of $5,000,000 or a whole multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof (or, if less, the entire principal amount thereof then outstanding); and (C) any prepayment of Base Rate Loans shall be in a principal amount of $500,000 or a whole multiple of $100,000 in excess thereof (or, if less, the entire principal amount thereof then outstanding).  Each such notice shall specify the date and amount of such prepayment and the Type(s) of Revolving Loans to be prepaid and, if Term SOFR Loans are to be prepaid, the Interest Period(s) of such Term SOFR Loans.  The Administrative Agent will promptly notify each Revolving Lender of its receipt of each such notice, and of the amount of such Revolving Lender’s ratable portion of such prepayment (based on such Revolving Lender’s Applicable Revolving Percentage).  If such notice is given by the Borrowers, the Borrowers shall make such prepayment and the payment amount specified in such notice shall be due and payable on the date specified therein; provided, that, notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the Borrowers may rescind any Notice of Loan Prepayment under this Section 2.05(a)(i) with respect to the prepayment of Term SOFR Loans if such prepayment is to be funded by a refinancing of the Loans or is otherwise contingent upon the consummation of any other transaction and such refinancing or other transaction shall not be consummated or is otherwise delayed; provided, further, that, any such rescission shall be received by the Administrative Agent no later than 11:00 a.m. one (1) Business Day prior to the date of prepayment specified in such Notice of Loan Prepayment.  Any prepayment of any Revolving Loan shall be accompanied by all accrued interest on the amount prepaid, together with, in the case of any Term SOFR Loan, any additional amounts required pursuant to Section 3.05.  Subject to Section 2.15, such prepayments shall be paid to the Revolving Lenders in accordance with their respective Applicable Revolving Percentages.
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(ii) The Borrowers may, upon notice to the Swingline Lender pursuant to delivery to the Swingline Lender of a Notice of Loan Prepayment (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), at any time or from time to time, voluntarily prepay Swingline Loans in whole or in part without premium or penalty; provided, that, unless otherwise agreed by the Swingline Lender, (A) such notice must be received by the Swingline Lender and the Administrative Agent not later than 12:00 Noon on the date of the prepayment, and (B) any such prepayment shall be in a minimum principal amount of $100,000 or a whole multiple of $100,000 in excess thereof (or, if less, the entire principal thereof then outstanding).  Each such notice shall specify the date and amount of such prepayment.  If such notice is given by the Borrowers, the Borrowers shall make such prepayment and the payment amount specified in such notice shall be due and payable on the date specified therein.
(b) Mandatory.
(i) If for any reason the Total Revolving Outstandings at any time exceed the Revolving Facility at such time, the Borrowers shall immediately prepay Revolving Loans, Swingline Loans and Unreimbursed Amounts (together with all accrued and unpaid interest thereon) and/or Cash Collateralize the L/C Obligations in an aggregate amount equal to such excess; provided, that, the Borrowers shall not be required to Cash Collateralize the L/C Obligations pursuant to this Section 2.05(b)(i) unless, after the prepayment of Revolving Loans and Swingline Loans, the Total Revolving Outstandings at such time exceed the Revolving Facility at such time.  Prepayments made pursuant to this Section 2.05(b)(i) shall be applied first to Base Rate Loans and then to Term SOFR Loans in direct order of Interest Period maturities.  All prepayments under this Section 2.05(b)(i) shall be subject to Section 3.05, but otherwise without premium or penalty, and shall be accompanied by interest on the principal amount prepaid through the date of prepayment.
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(ii) If the Administrative Agent notifies RCI at any time that the Outstanding Amount of all L/C Obligations denominated in Alternative Currencies at such time exceeds an amount equal to one hundred three percent (103%) of the Letter of Credit Sublimit then in effect, then, within two (2) Business Days after receipt of such notice, the Borrowers shall Cash Collateralize Letters of Credit in an aggregate amount sufficient to reduce the Outstanding Amount of L/C Obligations as of such date to an amount not to exceed one hundred percent (100%) of the Letter of Credit Sublimit then in effect.
2.06         Termination or Reduction of Revolving Facility.
(a) Optional.  The Borrowers may, upon notice to the Administrative Agent, terminate the Revolving Facility, the Letter of Credit Sublimit or the Swingline Sublimit, or from time to time permanently reduce all or any portion of the Revolving Facility, the Letter of Credit Sublimit or the Swingline Sublimit; provided, that, unless otherwise agreed by the Administrative Agent, (i) any such notice shall be received by the Administrative Agent not later than 10:00 a.m. three (3) Business Days prior to the date of termination or reduction, (ii) any such partial reduction shall be in an aggregate amount of $10,000,000 or any whole multiple of $1,000,000 in excess thereof, and (iii) the Borrowers shall not terminate or reduce (A) the Revolving Facility if, after giving effect thereto and to any concurrent prepayments hereunder, the Total Revolving Outstandings would exceed the Revolving Facility, (B) the Letter of Credit Sublimit if, after giving effect thereto, the Outstanding Amount of L/C Obligations not fully Cash Collateralized hereunder would exceed the Letter of Credit Sublimit, or (C) the Swingline Sublimit if, after giving effect thereto and any concurrent prepayments hereunder, the Outstanding Amount of Swingline Loans would exceed the Swingline Sublimit.
(b) Mandatory.  If after giving effect to any reduction or termination of the Revolving Facility under this Section 2.06, the Letter of Credit Sublimit or the Swingline Sublimit exceeds the Revolving Facility at such time, the Letter of Credit Sublimit and/or the Swingline Sublimit, as applicable, shall be automatically reduced by the amount of such excess.
(c) Application of Reductions; Payment of Fees.  The Administrative Agent will promptly notify the Revolving Lenders of any termination or reduction of the Letter of Credit Sublimit, the Swingline Sublimit or the Revolving Facility under this Section 2.06.  Upon any reduction of the Revolving Facility, the Revolving Commitment of each Revolving Lender shall be reduced by such Revolving Lender’s Applicable Revolving Percentage of such reduction amount.  All fees in respect of the Revolving Facility accrued until the effective date of any termination of the Revolving Facility shall be paid on the effective date of such termination.
2.07         Repayment of Loans.
(a) The Borrowers shall repay to the Revolving Lenders on the Revolving Facility Maturity Date the aggregate principal amount of all Revolving Loans outstanding on such date.
(b) The Borrowers shall repay each Swingline Loan on the earlier to occur of (i) the date ten (10) Business Days after such Swingline Loan is made, and (ii) the Revolving Facility Maturity Date.
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2.08         Interest and Default Rate.
(a) Interest.  Subject to the provisions of Section 2.08(b), (i) each Term SOFR Loan shall bear interest on the outstanding principal amount thereof for each Interest Period from the applicable borrowing date at a rate per annum equal to the Term SOFR for such Interest Period plus the Applicable Rate for Term SOFR Loans; (ii) each Base Rate Loan shall bear interest on the outstanding principal amount thereof from the applicable borrowing date at a rate per annum equal to the Base Rate plus the Applicable Rate for Base Rate Loans; and (iii) each Swingline Loan shall bear interest on the outstanding principal amount thereof rom the applicable borrowing date at a rate per annum equal to the Base Rate plus the Applicable Rate for Base Rate Loans.  To the extent that any calculation of interest or any fee required to be paid under this Agreement shall be based on (or result in) a calculation that is less than zero, such calculation shall be deemed zero for purposes of this Agreement.
(b) Default Rate.
(i) (A) If any amount of principal of any Loan is not paid when due (without regard to any applicable grace periods), whether at stated maturity, by acceleration or otherwise, or (B) an Event of Default pursuant to Section 8.01(f) exists, all outstanding Obligations shall thereafter bear interest at a fluctuating interest rate per annum at all times equal to the Default Rate to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Laws.
(ii) If any amount (other than principal of any Loan) payable by any Loan Party under any Loan Document is not paid when due (without regard to any applicable grace periods), whether at stated maturity, by acceleration or otherwise, then upon the request of the Required Lenders such amount shall thereafter bear interest at a fluctuating interest rate per annum at all times equal to the Default Rate to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Laws.
(iii) Upon the request of the Required Lenders, while any Event of Default exists, all outstanding Obligations (including Letter of Credit Fees) shall accrue at a fluctuating interest rate per annum at all times equal to the Default Rate to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Laws.
(iv) Accrued and unpaid interest on past due amounts (including interest on past due interest) shall be due and payable upon demand.
(c) Interest Payments.  Interest on each Loan shall be due and payable in arrears on each Interest Payment Date applicable thereto and at such other times as may be specified herein.  Interest hereunder shall be due and payable in accordance with the terms hereof before and after judgment, and before and after the commencement of any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law.
2.09         Fees.
In addition to the fees described in Section 2.03:
(a) The Borrowers shall pay to the Administrative Agent, for the account of each Revolving Lender, in accordance with each such Revolving Lender’s Applicable Revolving Percentage, a commitment fee in Dollars (the “Commitment Fee”) equal to the Applicable Rate for the Commitment Fee times the actual daily amount by which the Revolving Facility exceeds the sum of (i) the Outstanding Amount of Revolving Loans, plus (ii) the Outstanding Amount of L/C Obligations, subject to adjustment as provided in Section 2.15.  For the avoidance of doubt, the Outstanding Amount of Swingline Loans shall not be counted towards or considered usage of the Revolving Facility for purposes of determining the Commitment Fee.  The Commitment Fee shall accrue at all times during the Availability Period, including at any time during which one or more of the conditions in Article IV is not met, and shall be due and payable quarterly in arrears on the last Business Day of each March, June, September and December, commencing with the first such date to occur after the Closing Date, and on the last day of the Availability Period.  The Commitment Fee shall be calculated quarterly in arrears, and if there is any change in the Applicable Rate during any quarter, the actual daily amount shall be computed and multiplied by the Applicable Rate separately for each period during such quarter that a differing Applicable Rate was in effect.
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(b) The Borrowers shall pay to (i) the Administrative Agent and the Arranger, for their own respective accounts, in Dollars, fees in the amounts and at the times specified in the Fee Letters, and (ii) the Lenders, in Dollars, such fees as shall have been separately agreed upon in writing in the amounts and at the times so specified. Such fees shall be fully earned when paid and shall not be refundable for any reason whatsoever.
2.10         Computation of Interest and Fees; Retroactive Adjustments of Applicable Rate.
(a) All computations of interest for Base Rate Loans (including Base Rate Loans determined by reference to the Term SOFR) shall be made on the basis of a year of 365 or 366 days, as the case may be, and actual days elapsed.  All other computations of fees and interest shall be made on the basis of a 360-day year and actual days elapsed (which results in more fees or interest, as applicable, being paid than if computed on the basis of a 365 day year).  Interest shall accrue on each Loan for the day on which the Loan is made, and shall not accrue on a Loan, or any portion thereof, for the day on which the Loan or such portion is paid, provided that any Loan that is repaid on the same day on which it is made shall, subject to Section 2.12(a), bear interest for one (1) day.  Each determination by the Administrative Agent of an interest rate or fee hereunder shall be conclusive and binding for all purposes, absent manifest error.
(b) If, as a result of any restatement of or other adjustment to the financial statements of RCI or for any other reason, RCI or the Lenders determine that (i) the Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio as calculated in any Compliance Certificate delivered pursuant hereto as of any applicable date was inaccurate, and (ii) a proper calculation of the Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio would have resulted in higher pricing and fees for such period, the Borrowers shall immediately and retroactively be obligated to pay to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the applicable Lenders or the L/C Issuer, as the case may be, promptly on demand by the Administrative Agent (or, after the occurrence of an actual or deemed entry of an order for relief with respect to any Borrower under the Bankruptcy Code of the United States, automatically and without further action by the Administrative Agent, any Lender or the L/C Issuer), an amount equal to the excess of the amount of interest and fees that should have been paid for such period over the amount of interest and fees actually paid for such period.  This Section 2.10(b) shall not limit the rights of the Administrative Agent, any Lender or the L/C Issuer, as the case may be, under any provision of this Agreement to payment of any Obligations hereunder at the Default Rate or under Article VIII. The Borrowers’ obligations under this Section 2.10(b) shall survive the termination of the Facility Termination Date.
2.11         Evidence of Debt.
(a) The Credit Extensions made by each Lender shall be evidenced by one or more accounts or records maintained by such Lender in the ordinary course of business.  The Administrative Agent shall maintain the Register in accordance with Section 11.06(c).  The accounts or records maintained by each Lender shall be conclusive absent manifest error of the amount of the Credit Extensions made by the Lenders to the Borrowers and the interest and payments thereon.  Any failure to so record or any error in doing so shall not, however, limit or otherwise affect the obligation of the Borrowers hereunder to pay any amount owing with respect to the Obligations.  In the event of any conflict between the accounts and records maintained by any Lender and the Register, the Register shall control in the absence of manifest error.  Upon the request of any Lender made through the Administrative Agent, the Borrowers shall execute and deliver to such Lender (through the Administrative Agent) a promissory note in the form of Exhibit I (each, a “Note”), which shall evidence such Lender’s Loans in addition to such accounts or records.  Each Lender may attach schedules to its Note and endorse thereon the date, Type (if applicable), amount and maturity of its Loans and payments with respect thereto.
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(b) In addition to the accounts and records referred to in Section 2.11(a), each Lender and the Administrative Agent shall maintain in accordance with its usual practice accounts or records evidencing the purchases and sales by such Lender of participations in Letters of Credit and Swingline Loans.  In the event of any conflict between the accounts and records maintained by the Administrative Agent and the accounts and records of any Lender in respect of such matters, the accounts and records of the Administrative Agent shall control in the absence of manifest error.
2.12         Payments Generally; Administrative Agent’s Clawback.
(a) All payments to be made by the Borrowers shall be made free and clear of and without condition or deduction for any counterclaim, defense, recoupment or setoff.  Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, all payments by the Borrowers hereunder shall be made to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the respective Lenders to which such payment is owed, at the Administrative Agent’s Office in Dollars and in immediately available funds not later than 1:00 p.m. on the date specified herein.  The Administrative Agent will promptly distribute to each Lender its Applicable Percentage in respect of the relevant Facility (or other applicable share as provided herein) of such payment in like funds as received by wire transfer to such Lender’s Lending Office.  All payments received by the Administrative Agent after 1:00 p.m. shall be deemed received on the next succeeding Business Day and any applicable interest or fee shall continue to accrue.  Except as otherwise specifically provided for in this Agreement, if any payment to be made by the Borrowers shall come due on a day other than a Business Day, payment shall be made on the next following Business Day, and such extension of time shall be reflected in computing interest or fees, as the case may be.
(b) (i) Unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from a Lender prior to the proposed date of any Borrowing of Term SOFR Loans (or, in the case of any Borrowing of Base Rate Loans, prior to 11:00 a.m. on the date of such Borrowing) that such Lender will not make available to the Administrative Agent such Lender’s share of such Borrowing, the Administrative Agent may assume that such Lender has made such share available on such date in accordance with Section 2.02 (or, in the case of a Borrowing of Base Rate Loans, that such Lender has made such share available in accordance with and at the time required by Section 2.02) and may, in reliance upon such assumption, make available to the applicable Borrower a corresponding amount.  In such event, if a Lender has not in fact made its share of the applicable Borrowing available to the Administrative Agent, then the applicable Lender and the applicable Borrower severally agree to pay to the Administrative Agent forthwith on demand such corresponding amount in immediately available funds with interest thereon, for each day from and including the date such amount is made available to such Borrower to but excluding the date of payment to the Administrative Agent, at (A) in the case of a payment to be made by such Lender, the greater of the Federal Funds Rate and a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation, plus any administrative, processing or similar fees customarily charged by the Administrative Agent in connection with the foregoing, and (B) in the case of a payment to be made by a Borrower, the interest rate applicable to Base Rate Loans.  If the applicable Borrower and such Lender shall pay such interest to the Administrative Agent for the same or an overlapping period, the Administrative Agent shall promptly remit to such Borrower the amount of such interest paid by such Borrower for such period.  If such Lender pays its share of the applicable Borrowing to the Administrative Agent, then the amount so paid shall constitute such Lender’s Loan included in such Borrowing.  Any payment by any Borrower shall be without prejudice to any claim any Borrower may have against a Lender that shall have failed to make such payment to the Administrative Agent.
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(ii) Unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from the applicable Borrower prior to the date on which any payment is due to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Lenders or the L/C Issuer hereunder that such Borrower will not make such payment, the Administrative Agent may assume that such Borrower has made such payment on such date in accordance herewith and may, in reliance upon such assumption, distribute to the Appropriate Lenders or the L/C Issuer, as the case may be, the amount due.  With respect to any payment that the Administrative Agent makes for the account of the Lenders or the L/C Issuer hereunder as to which the Administrative Agent determines (which determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error) that any of the following applies (such payment referred to as the “Rescindable Amount”): (A) the applicable Borrower has not in fact made such payment; (B) the Administrative Agent has made a payment in excess of the amount so paid by the applicable Borrower (whether or not then owed); or (C) the Administrative agent has for any reason otherwise erroneously made such payment; then each of the Appropriate Lenders or the L/C Issuer, as the case may be, severally agrees to repay to the Administrative Agent forthwith on demand the Rescindable Amount so distributed to such Lender or the L/C Issuer, in immediately available funds with interest thereon, for each day from and including the date such amount is distributed to it to but excluding the date of payment to the Administrative Agent, at the greater of the Federal Funds Rate and a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation.
A notice of the Administrative Agent to any Lender or any Borrower with respect to any amount owing under this Section 2.12(b) shall be conclusive, absent manifest error.
(c) If any Lender makes available to the Administrative Agent funds for any Loan to be made by such Lender as provided in the foregoing provisions of this Article II, and such funds are not made available to the applicable Borrower by the Administrative Agent because the conditions to the applicable Credit Extension set forth in Article IV are not satisfied or waived in accordance with the terms hereof, the Administrative Agent shall return such funds (in like funds as received from such Lender) to such Lender, without interest.
(d) The obligations of the Lenders hereunder to make Revolving Loans, to fund participations in Letters of Credit and Swingline Loans, and to make payments pursuant to Section 11.04(c) are several and not joint.  The failure of any Lender to make any Loan, to fund any such participation or to make any payment under Section 11.04(c) on any date required hereunder shall not relieve any other Lender of its corresponding obligation to do so on such date, and no Lender shall be responsible for the failure of any other Lender to so make its Loan, to purchase its participation or to make its payment under Section 11.04(c).
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(e) Nothing herein shall be deemed to obligate any Lender to obtain the funds for any Loan in any particular place or manner or to constitute a representation by any Lender that it has obtained or will obtain the funds for any Loan in any particular place or manner.
(f) Except to the extent otherwise provided herein: (i) each Borrowing (other than Swingline Borrowings) shall be made from the Appropriate Lenders, each payment of fees under Section 2.03(l), Section 2.03(m) and Section 2.09 shall be made for account of the Appropriate Lenders, and each termination or reduction of the amount of the Commitments shall be applied to the respective Commitments of the Lenders, pro rata according to the amounts of their respective Commitments; (ii) each Borrowing shall be allocated pro rata among the Lenders according to the amounts of their respective Commitments (in the case of the making of Revolving Loans) or their respective Loans that are to be included in such Borrowing (in the case of conversions and continuations of Loans); (iii) each payment or prepayment of principal of Loans by the Borrowers shall be made for account of the Appropriate Lenders pro rata in accordance with the respective unpaid principal amounts of the Loans held by them; and (iv) each payment of interest on Loans by the Borrowers shall be made for account of the Appropriate Lenders pro rata in accordance with the amounts of interest on such Loans then due and payable to the respective Appropriate Lenders.
2.13         Sharing of Payments by Lenders.
If any Lender shall, by exercising any right of setoff or counterclaim or otherwise, obtain payment in respect of (a) Obligations in respect of any of the Facilities due and payable to such Lender hereunder and under the other Loan Documents at such time in excess of its ratable share (according to the proportion of (i) the amount of such Obligations due and payable to such Lender at such time, to (ii) the aggregate amount of the Obligations in respect of the Facilities due and payable to all Lenders hereunder and under the other Loan Documents at such time) of payments on account of the Obligations in respect of the Facilities due and payable to all Lenders hereunder and under the other Loan Documents at such time obtained by all the Lenders at such time, or (b) Obligations in respect of any of the Facilities owing (but not due and payable) to such Lender hereunder and under the other Loan Documents at such time in excess of its ratable share (according to the proportion of (i) the amount of such Obligations owing (but not due and payable) to such Lender at such time, to (ii) the aggregate amount of the Obligations in respect of the Facilities owing (but not due and payable) to all Lenders hereunder and under the other Loan Documents at such time) of payments on account of the Obligations in respect of the Facilities owing (but not due and payable) to all Lenders hereunder and under the other Loan Documents at such time obtained by all of the Lenders at such time, then, in each case under clauses (a) and (b) above, the Lender receiving such greater proportion shall (A) notify the Administrative Agent of such fact, and (B) purchase (for cash at face value) participations in the Loans and sub-participations in L/C Obligations and Swingline Loans of the other Lenders, or make such other adjustments as shall be equitable, so that the benefit of all such payments shall be shared by the Lenders ratably in accordance with the aggregate amount of Obligations in respect of the Facilities then due and payable to the Lenders or owing (but not due and payable) to the Lenders, as the case may be; provided, that, (1) if any such participations or sub-participations are purchased and all or any portion of the payment giving rise thereto is recovered, such participations or sub-participations shall be rescinded and the purchase price restored to the extent of such recovery, without interest; and (2) the provisions of this Section 2.13 shall not be construed to apply to (x) any payment made by or on behalf of any Borrower pursuant to and in accordance with the express terms of this Agreement (including the application of funds arising from the existence of a Defaulting Lender), (y) the application of Cash Collateral provided for in Section 2.14, or (z) any payment obtained by a Lender as consideration for the assignment of or sale of a participation in any of its Loans or sub-participations in L/C Obligations or Swingline Loans to any assignee or participant, other than an assignment to any Loan Party or any Affiliate thereof (as to which the provisions of this Section 2.13 shall apply).  Each Loan Party consents to the foregoing and agrees, to the extent it may effectively do so under applicable Law, that any Lender acquiring a participation pursuant to the foregoing arrangements may exercise against such Loan Party rights of setoff and counterclaim with respect to such participation as fully as if such Lender were a direct creditor of such Loan Party in the amount of such participation.
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2.14         Cash Collateral.
(a) At any time there shall exist a Defaulting Lender, within one (1) Business Day following the written request of the Administrative Agent or the L/C Issuer (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), the Borrowers shall Cash Collateralize the L/C Issuer’s Fronting Exposure with respect to such Defaulting Lender (determined after giving effect to Section 2.15(a)(iv) and any Cash Collateral provided by such Defaulting Lender) in an amount not less than the Minimum Collateral Amount.
(b) The Borrowers, and to the extent provided by any Defaulting Lender, such Defaulting Lender, hereby grants to (and subjects to the control of) the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer and the Lenders, and agrees to maintain, a first priority security interest in all such cash, deposit accounts and all balances therein, and all other property so provided as Collateral pursuant hereto, and in all proceeds of the foregoing, all as security for the obligations to which such Cash Collateral may be applied pursuant to Section 2.14(c).  If at any time the Administrative Agent determines that Cash Collateral is subject to any right or claim of any Person other than the Administrative Agent or the L/C Issuer as herein provided, or that the total amount of such Cash Collateral is less than the Minimum Collateral Amount, the Borrowers will, promptly upon demand by the Administrative Agent, pay or provide to the Administrative Agent additional Cash Collateral in an amount sufficient to eliminate such deficiency (determined in the case of Cash Collateral provided pursuant to Section 2.15(a)(v), after giving effect to Section 2.15(a)(v) and any Cash Collateral provided by the Defaulting Lender). All Cash Collateral (other than credit support not constituting funds subject to deposit) shall be maintained in one or more blocked, non-interest bearing deposit accounts at Bank of America.  The Borrowers shall pay on demand therefor from time to time all customary account opening, activity and other administrative fees and charges in connection with the maintenance and disbursement of Cash Collateral.
(c) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, Cash Collateral provided under any of this Section 2.14 or Section 2.03, Section 2.05, Section 2.15 or Section 8.02 in respect of Letters of Credit shall be held and applied to the satisfaction of the specific L/C Obligations, obligations to fund participations therein (including, as to Cash Collateral provided by a Defaulting Lender, any interest accrued on such obligation) and other obligations for which the Cash Collateral was so provided, prior to any other application of such property as may be provided for herein.
(d) Cash Collateral (or the appropriate portion thereof) provided to reduce Fronting Exposure or to secure other obligations shall be released promptly following (i) the elimination of the applicable Fronting Exposure or other obligations giving rise thereto (including by the termination of Defaulting Lender status of the applicable Lender (or, as appropriate, its assignee following compliance with Section 11.06(b)(vi))), or (ii) the commercially reasonable determination by the Administrative Agent and the L/C Issuer that there exists excess Cash Collateral over the amount of Cash Collateral, if any, required to be provided under the terms of this Agreement; provided, that, (A) any such release shall be without prejudice to, and any disbursement or other transfer of Cash Collateral shall be and remain subject to, any other Lien conferred under the Loan Documents and the other applicable provisions of the Loan Documents, and (B) the Person providing Cash Collateral and the L/C Issuer may agree that Cash Collateral shall not be released but instead held to support future anticipated Fronting Exposure or other obligations.
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2.15         Defaulting Lenders.
(a) Adjustments. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, if any Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender, then, until such time as that Lender is no longer a Defaulting Lender, to the extent permitted by applicable Law:
(i) Waivers and Amendments. Such Defaulting Lender’s right to approve or disapprove any amendment, waiver or consent with respect to this Agreement shall be restricted as set forth in the definition of “Required Lenders,” the definition of “Required Revolving Lenders,” and Section 11.01.
(ii) Defaulting Lender Waterfall. Any payment of principal, interest, fees or other amounts received by the Administrative Agent for the account of such Defaulting Lender (whether voluntary or mandatory, at maturity, pursuant to Article VIII or otherwise) or received by the Administrative Agent from a Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 11.08 shall be applied at such time or times as may be determined by the Administrative Agent as follows: first, to the payment of any amounts owing by such Defaulting Lender to the Administrative Agent hereunder; second, to the payment on a pro rata basis of any amounts owing by such Defaulting Lender to the L/C Issuer or the Swingline Lender hereunder; third, to Cash Collateralize the L/C Issuer’s Fronting Exposure with respect to such Defaulting Lender in accordance with Section 2.14; fourth, as the Borrowers may request (so long as no Default exists), to the funding of any Loan in respect of which such Defaulting Lender has failed to fund its portion thereof as required by this Agreement, as determined by the Administrative Agent; fifth, if so determined by the Administrative Agent and the Borrowers, to be held in a deposit account and released pro rata in order to (A) satisfy such Defaulting Lender’s potential future funding obligations with respect to Loans under this Agreement, and (B) Cash Collateralize the L/C Issuer’s future Fronting Exposure with respect to such Defaulting Lender with respect to future Letters of Credit issued under this Agreement, in accordance with Section 2.14; sixth, to the payment of any amounts owing to the Lenders, the L/C Issuer or the Swingline Lender as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by any Lender, the L/C Issuer or the Swingline Lender against such Defaulting Lender as a result of such Defaulting Lender’s breach of its obligations under this Agreement; seventh, so long as no Default exists, to the payment of any amounts owing to the Borrowers as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by the Borrowers against such Defaulting Lender as a result of such Defaulting Lender’s breach of its obligations under this Agreement; and eighth, to such Defaulting Lender or as otherwise as may be required under the Loan Documents in connection with any Lien conferred thereunder or directed by a court of competent jurisdiction; provided, that, if (1) such payment is a payment of the principal amount of any Loans or Unreimbursed Amounts in respect of which such Defaulting Lender has not fully funded its appropriate share, and (2) such Loans were made or the related Letters of Credit were issued at a time when the conditions set forth in Section 4.02 were satisfied or waived, such payment shall be applied solely to pay the Loans of, and L/C Obligations owed to, all Non-Defaulting Lenders on a pro rata basis prior to being applied to the payment of any Loans of, or L/C Obligations owed to, such Defaulting Lender until such time as all Loans and funded and unfunded participations in L/C Obligations and Swingline Loans are held by the Lenders pro rata in accordance with the Commitments hereunder without giving effect to Section 2.15(a)(v).  Any payments, prepayments or other amounts paid or payable to a Defaulting Lender that are applied (or held) to pay amounts owed by a Defaulting Lender or to post Cash Collateral pursuant to this Section 2.15(a)(ii) shall be deemed paid to and redirected by such Defaulting Lender, and each Lender irrevocably consents hereto.
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(iii) Certain Fees.
(A) Fees.  No Defaulting Lender shall be entitled to receive any portion of the Commitment Fee payable under Section 2.09(a) for any period during which that Lender is a Defaulting Lender (and the Borrowers shall not be required to pay any portion of the Commitment Fee that otherwise would have been required to have been paid to that Defaulting Lender).
(B) Letter of Credit Fees.  Each Defaulting Lender shall be entitled to receive Letter of Credit Fees for any period during which that Lender is a Defaulting Lender only to the extent allocable to its Applicable Revolving Percentage of the stated amount of Letters of Credit for which it has provided Cash Collateral pursuant to Section 2.14.
(C) Defaulting Lender Fees. With respect to any Letter of Credit Fee not required to be paid to any Defaulting Lender pursuant to clause (B) above, the Borrowers shall (1) pay to each Non-Defaulting Lender that portion of any such fee otherwise payable to such Defaulting Lender with respect to such Defaulting Lender’s participation in L/C Obligations that has been reallocated to such Non-Defaulting Lender pursuant to clause (iv) below, (2) pay to the L/C Issuer the amount of any such fee otherwise payable to such Defaulting Lender to the extent allocable to the L/C Issuer’s Fronting Exposure to such Defaulting Lender, and (3) not be required to pay the remaining amount of any such fee.
(iv) Reallocation of Applicable Revolving Percentages to Reduce Fronting Exposure.  All or any part of such Defaulting Lender’s participation in L/C Obligations and Swingline Loans shall be reallocated among the Non-Defaulting Lenders in accordance with their respective Applicable Revolving Percentages (calculated without regard to such Defaulting Lender’s Revolving Commitment) but only to the extent that such reallocation does not cause the aggregate Revolving Exposure of any Non-Defaulting Lender to exceed such Non-Defaulting Lender’s Revolving Commitment.  Subject to Section 11.22, no reallocation hereunder shall constitute a waiver or release of any claim of any party hereunder against a Defaulting Lender arising from that Lender having become a Defaulting Lender, including any claim of a Non-Defaulting Lender as a result of such Non-Defaulting Lender’s increased exposure following such reallocation.
(v) Cash Collateral, Repayment of Swingline Loans.  If the reallocation described in clause (a)(iv) above cannot, or can only partially, be effected, the Borrowers shall, without prejudice to any right or remedy available to it hereunder or under applicable Law, (A) first, prepay Swingline Loans in an amount equal to the Swingline Lender’s Fronting Exposure, and (B) second, Cash Collateralize the L/C Issuer’s Fronting Exposure in accordance with the procedures set forth in Section 2.14.
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(b) Defaulting Lender Cure.  If the Borrowers, the Administrative Agent, the Swingline Lender and the L/C Issuer agree in writing that a Lender is no longer a Defaulting Lender, the Administrative Agent will so notify the parties hereto, whereupon as of the effective date specified in such notice and subject to any conditions set forth therein (which may include arrangements with respect to any Cash Collateral), that Lender will, to the extent applicable, purchase at par that portion of outstanding Loans of the other Lenders or take such other actions as the Administrative Agent may determine to be necessary to cause the Loans and funded and unfunded participations in Letters of Credit and Swingline Loans to be held on a pro rata basis by the Lenders in accordance with their Applicable Percentages (without giving effect to Section 2.15(a)(iv)), whereupon such Lender will cease to be a Defaulting Lender; provided, that, no adjustments will be made retroactively with respect to fees accrued or payments made by or on behalf of the Borrowers while that Lender was a Defaulting Lender; provided, further, that, except to the extent otherwise expressly agreed by the affected parties, no change hereunder from Defaulting Lender to Lender will constitute a waiver or release of any claim of any party hereunder arising from that Lender’s having been a Defaulting Lender.
(c) New Swingline Loans/Letters of Credit. So long as any Lender is a Defaulting Lender, (i) the Swingline Lender shall not be required to fund any Swingline Loans unless it is satisfied that it will have no Fronting Exposure after giving effect to such Swingline Loan, and (ii) the L/C Issuer shall not be required to issue, extend, increase, reinstate or renew any Letter of Credit unless it is satisfied that it will have no Fronting Exposure after giving effect thereto.
ARTICLE III

TAXES, YIELD PROTECTION AND ILLEGALITY
3.01         Taxes.
(a) Defined Terms.  For purposes of this Section 3.01, the term “applicable Law” includes FATCA and the term “Lender” includes the L/C Issuer.
(b) Payments Free of Taxes; Obligation to Withhold; Payments on Account of Taxes.  Any and all payments by or on account of any obligation of any Loan Party under any Loan Document shall be made without deduction or withholding for any Taxes, except as required by applicable Laws.  If any applicable Laws (as determined in the good faith discretion of an applicable Withholding Agent) require the deduction or withholding of any Tax from any such payment by a Withholding Agent, then the applicable Withholding Agent shall be entitled to make such deduction or withholding and shall timely pay the full amount deducted or withheld to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with applicable Law and, if such Tax is an Indemnified Tax, then the sum payable by the applicable Loan Party shall be increased as necessary so that after any required withholding or the making of all required deductions (including deductions applicable to additional sums payable under this Section 3.01) the applicable Recipient receives an amount equal to the sum it would have received had no such withholding or deduction been made.
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(c) Payment of Other Taxes by the Loan Parties.  The Loan Parties shall timely pay to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with applicable Law, or at the option of the Administrative Agent timely reimburse it for the payment of, any Other Taxes.
(d) Tax Indemnifications.
(i) Each of the Loan Parties shall, and does hereby, jointly and severally indemnify each Recipient, and shall make payment in respect thereof within ten (10) days after demand therefor, for the full amount of any Indemnified Taxes (including Indemnified Taxes imposed or asserted on or attributable to amounts payable under this Section 3.01) payable or paid by such Recipient or required to be withheld or deducted from a payment to such Recipient, and reasonable expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Indemnified Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority.  A certificate as to the amount of such payment or liability delivered to RCI by a Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), or by the Administrative Agent on its own behalf or on behalf of a Lender, shall be conclusive absent manifest error.
(ii) Each Lender shall, and does hereby, severally indemnify and shall make payment in respect thereof within ten (10) days after demand therefor, (A) the Administrative Agent against any Indemnified Taxes attributable to such Lender, (B) the Administrative Agent against any Taxes attributable to such Lender’s failure to comply with the provisions of Section 11.06(d) relating to the maintenance of a Participant Register, and (C) the Administrative Agent against any Excluded Taxes attributable to such Lender, in each case, that are payable or paid by the Administrative Agent in connection with any Loan Document, and any reasonable expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority.  A certificate as to the amount of such payment or liability delivered to any Lender by the Administrative Agent shall be conclusive absent manifest error.  Each Lender hereby authorizes the Administrative Agent to set off and apply any and all amounts at any time owing to such Lender under any Loan Document or otherwise payable by the Administrative Agent to such Lender from any other source against any amount due to the Administrative Agent under this Section 3.01(d)(ii).
(e) Evidence of Payments.  As soon as practicable after any payment of Taxes by any Loan Party to a Governmental Authority, as provided in this Section 3.01, the Borrowers shall deliver to the Administrative Agent the original or a certified copy of a receipt issued by such Governmental Authority evidencing such payment, a copy of any return reporting such payment or other evidence of such payment reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.
(f) Status of Lenders; Tax Documentation.
(i) Any Lender that is entitled to an exemption from or reduction of withholding Tax with respect to payments made under any Loan Document shall deliver to RCI and the Administrative Agent, at the time or times reasonably requested by the Borrowers or the Administrative Agent, such properly completed and executed documentation reasonably requested by the Borrowers or the Administrative Agent as will permit such payments to be made without withholding or at a reduced rate of withholding.  In addition, any Lender, if reasonably requested by the Borrowers or the Administrative Agent, shall deliver such other documentation prescribed by applicable Law or reasonably requested by the Borrowers or the Administrative Agent as will enable the Borrowers or the Administrative Agent to determine whether or not such Lender is subject to backup withholding or information reporting requirements.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the preceding two sentences, the completion, execution and submission of such documentation (other than such documentation set forth in Section 3.01(f)(ii)(A), (ii)(B) and (ii)(D)) shall not be required if in the Lender’s reasonable judgment such completion, execution or submission would subject such Lender to any material unreimbursed cost or expense or would materially prejudice the legal or commercial position of such Lender.
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(ii) Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, in the event that a Borrower is a U.S. Person,
(A) any Lender that is a U.S. Person shall deliver to such Borrower and the Administrative Agent on or prior to the date on which such Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of such Borrower or the Administrative Agent), executed copies of IRS Form W-9 certifying that such Lender is exempt from U.S. federal backup withholding tax;
(B) any Foreign Lender shall, to the extent it is legally entitled to do so, deliver to such Borrower and the Administrative Agent (in such number of copies as shall be requested by the recipient) on or prior to the date on which such Foreign Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of such Borrower or the Administrative Agent), whichever of the following is applicable:
(1) in the case of a Foreign Lender claiming the benefits of an income tax treaty to which the United States is a party (x) with respect to payments of interest under any Loan Document, executed copies of IRS Form W-8BEN-E (or W-8BEN, as applicable) establishing an exemption from, or reduction of, U.S. federal withholding Tax pursuant to the “interest” article of such tax treaty, and (y) with respect to any other applicable payments under any Loan Document, IRS Form W-8BEN-E (or W-8BEN, as applicable) establishing an exemption from, or reduction of, U.S. federal withholding Tax pursuant to the “business profits” or “other income” article of such tax treaty;
(2) executed copies of IRS Form W-8ECI;
(3) in the case of a Foreign Lender claiming the benefits of the exemption for portfolio interest under Section 881(c) of the Code, (x) a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit J-1 to the effect that such Foreign Lender is not a “bank” within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Code, a “10 percent shareholder” of such Borrower within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(B) of the Code, or a “controlled foreign corporation” described in Section 881(c)(3)(C) of the Code (a “U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate”), and (y) executed copies of IRS Form W-8BEN-E (or W-8BEN, as applicable); or
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(4) to the extent a Foreign Lender is not the beneficial owner, executed copies of IRS Form W-8IMY, accompanied by IRS Form W-8ECI, IRS Form W-8BEN-E (or W-8BEN, as applicable), a U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit J-2 or Exhibit J-3, IRS Form W-9, and/or other certification documents from each beneficial owner, as applicable; provided, that, if the Foreign Lender is a partnership and one or more direct or indirect partners of such Foreign Lender are claiming the portfolio interest exemption, such Foreign Lender may provide a U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit J-4 on behalf of each such direct and indirect partner;
(C) any Foreign Lender shall, to the extent it is legally entitled to do so, deliver to such Borrower and the Administrative Agent (in such number of copies as shall be requested by the recipient) on or prior to the date on which such Foreign Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of such Borrower or the Administrative Agent), executed copies (or originals, as required) of any other form prescribed by applicable Law as a basis for claiming exemption from or a reduction in U.S. federal withholding Tax, duly completed, together with such supplementary documentation as may be prescribed by applicable Law to permit such Borrower or the Administrative Agent to determine the withholding or deduction required to be made; and
(D) if a payment made to a Lender under any Loan Document would be subject to U.S. federal withholding Tax imposed by FATCA if such Lender were to fail to comply with the applicable reporting requirements of FATCA (including those contained in Section 1471(b) or 1472(b) of the Code, as applicable), such Lender shall deliver to such Borrower and the Administrative Agent at the time or times prescribed by law and at such time or times reasonably requested by such Borrower or the Administrative Agent such documentation prescribed by applicable Law (including as prescribed by Section 1471(b)(3)(C)(i) of the Code) and such additional documentation reasonably requested by such Borrower or the Administrative Agent as may be necessary for such Borrower and the Administrative Agent to comply with their obligations under FATCA and to determine that such Lender has complied with such Lender’s obligations under FATCA or to determine the amount to deduct and withhold from such payment.  Solely for purposes of this clause (f)(ii)(D), “FATCA” shall include any amendments made to FATCA after the Closing Date.
(iii) Each Lender agrees that if any form or certification it previously delivered pursuant to this Section 3.01 expires or becomes obsolete or inaccurate in any respect, it shall update such form or certification or promptly notify the applicable Borrower and the Administrative Agent in writing of its legal inability to do so.
(g) Treatment of Certain Refunds.  Unless required by applicable Laws, at no time shall the Administrative Agent have any obligation to file for or otherwise pursue on behalf of a Lender, or have any obligation to pay to any Lender, any refund of Taxes withheld or deducted from funds paid for the account of such Lender.  If any Recipient determines, in its sole discretion exercised in good faith, that it has received a refund of any Taxes as to which it has been indemnified by any Loan Party or with respect to which any Loan Party has paid additional amounts pursuant to this Section 3.01, it shall pay to such Loan Party an amount equal to such refund (but only to the extent of indemnity payments made, or additional amounts paid, by such Loan Party under this Section 3.01 with respect to the Taxes giving rise to such refund), net of all out-of-pocket expenses (including Taxes) incurred by such Recipient in order to obtain such refund, as the case may be, and without interest (other than any interest paid by the relevant Governmental Authority with respect to such refund); provided, that, each Loan Party, upon the request of the Recipient, agrees to repay the amount paid over to such Loan Party (plus any penalties, interest or other charges imposed by the relevant Governmental Authority) to the Recipient in the event the Recipient is required to repay such refund to such Governmental Authority.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Section 3.01(g), in no event will the applicable Recipient be required to pay any amount to such Loan Party pursuant to this Section 3.01(g) the payment of which would place the Recipient in a less favorable net after-Tax position than such Recipient would have been in if the Tax subject to indemnification and giving rise to such refund had not been deducted, withheld or otherwise imposed and the indemnification payments or additional amounts with respect to such Tax had never been paid.  This Section 3.01(g) shall not be construed to require any Recipient to make available its tax returns (or any other information relating to its Taxes that it deems confidential) to any Loan Party or any other Person.
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(h) Survival.  Each party’s obligations under this Section 3.01 shall survive the resignation or replacement of the Administrative Agent or any assignment of rights by, or the replacement of, a Lender, the termination of the Aggregate Commitments and the repayment, satisfaction or discharge of all other Obligations.
3.02         Illegality.
(a) If any Lender determines that any Law has made it unlawful, or that any Governmental Authority has asserted that it is unlawful, for any Lender or its Lending Office to perform any of its obligations hereunder or to make, maintain or fund or charge interest with respect to any Credit Extension, or to determine or charge interest rates based upon SOFR or Term SOFR, then, upon notice thereof by such Lender to RCI through the Administrative Agent, (i) any obligation of such Lender to perform such obligations, or to make or continue Term SOFR Loans or to convert Base Rate Loans to Term SOFR Loans shall be suspended, and (ii) if such notice asserts the illegality of such Lender making or maintaining Base Rate Loans the interest rate on which is determined by reference to the Term SOFR component of the Base Rate, the interest rate on which Base Rate Loans of such Lender shall, if necessary to avoid such illegality, be determined by the Administrative Agent without reference to the Term SOFR component of the Base Rate, in each case until such Lender notifies the Administrative Agent and RCI that the circumstances giving rise to such determination no longer exist.  Upon receipt of such notice, (A) the Borrowers shall, upon demand from such Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), prepay or, if applicable, convert all Term SOFR Loans of such Lender to Base Rate Loans (the interest rate on which Base Rate Loans of such Lender shall, if necessary to avoid such illegality, be determined by the Administrative Agent without reference to the Term SOFR component of the Base Rate), either on the last day of the Interest Period therefor, if such Lender may lawfully continue to maintain such Term SOFR Loan to such day, or immediately, if such Lender may not lawfully continue to maintain such Term SOFR Loan, and (B) if such notice asserts the illegality of such Lender determining or charging interest rates based upon SOFR, the Administrative Agent shall during the period of such suspension compute the Base Rate applicable to such Lender without reference to the Term SOFR component thereof until the Administrative Agent is advised in writing by such Lender that it is no longer illegal for such Lender to determine or charge interest rates based upon SOFR.  Upon any such prepayment or conversion, the Borrowers shall also pay accrued interest on the amount so prepaid or converted, together with any additional amounts required pursuant to Section 3.05.
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(b) If the L/C Issuer determines that any Law has made it unlawful, or that any Governmental Authority has asserted that it is unlawful, for the L/C Issuer to (i) perform any of its obligations hereunder or under any other Loan Document with respect to any Letter of Credit denominated in an Alternative Currency, or (ii) issue, make, maintain, fund or charge interest or fees with respect to any L/C Credit Extension denominated in an Alternative Currency, the L/C Issuer shall promptly notify the Administrative Agent.  Upon the Administrative Agent notifying RCI, and until such notice by the L/C Issuer is revoked, any obligation of the L/C Issuer to do any of the foregoing specified in clause (i) or clause (ii) above shall be suspended, and to the extent required by applicable Law, cancelled. Upon receipt of such notice, the Borrowers shall Cash Collateralize (in an amount equal to the Minimum Collateral Amount) that portion of applicable L/C Obligations and otherwise take all reasonable actions requested by the L/C Issuer to mitigate or avoid such illegality.
3.03         Inability to Determine Rates.
(a) If in connection with any request for a Term SOFR Loan, or a conversion of Base Rate Loans to Term SOFR Loans, or a continuation of a Term SOFR Loan, as applicable, (i) the Administrative Agent determines (which determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error) that (A) no Successor Rate has been determined in accordance with Section 3.03(b), and the circumstances under Section 3.03(b)(i) or the Scheduled Unavailability Date has occurred (as applicable), or (B) adequate and reasonable means do not otherwise exist for determining Term SOFR for any requested Interest Period with respect to a proposed Term SOFR Loan or in connection with an existing or proposed Base Rate Loan, or (ii) the Administrative Agent or the Required Lenders determine that for any reason that the Term SOFR for any requested Interest Period with respect to a proposed Term SOFR Loan does not adequately and fairly reflect the cost to the Lenders of funding such Term SOFR Loan, the Administrative Agent will promptly so notify RCI and each Lender. Thereafter, (1) the obligation of the Lenders to make or maintain Term SOFR Loans or to convert Base Rate Loans to Term SOFR Loans shall be suspended (to the extent of the affected Term SOFR Loans or Interest Periods), and (2) in the event of a determination described in the preceding sentence with respect to the Term SOFR component of the Base Rate, the utilization of the Term SOFR component in determining the Base Rate shall be suspended, in each case until the Administrative Agent (or, in the case of a determination by the Required Lenders described in Section 3.03(a)(ii), until the Administrative Agent upon instruction of the Required Lenders) revokes such notice.  Upon receipt of such notice, (x) the Borrowers may revoke any pending request for a Borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of Term SOFR Loans (to the extent of the affected Term SOFR Loans or Interest Periods) or, failing that, will be deemed to have converted such request into a request for a Borrowing of Base Rate Loans in the amount specified therein, and (y) any outstanding Term SOFR Loans shall be deemed to have been converted to Base Rate Loans immediately at the end of their respective applicable Interest Periods.
(b) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement or any other Loan Documents, if the Administrative Agent determines (which determination shall be conclusive and binding upon all parties hereto absent manifest error), or the Borrowers or Required Lenders notify the Administrative Agent (with, in the case of the Required Lenders, a copy to RCI) that the Borrowers or Required Lenders (as applicable) have determined (which determination likewise shall be conclusive and binding upon all parties hereto absent manifest error), that:
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(i) adequate and reasonable means do not exist for ascertaining one month, three month and six month interest periods of Term SOFR, including because the Term SOFR Screen Rate is not available or published on a current basis and such circumstances are unlikely to be temporary; or
(ii) CME or any successor administrator of the Term SOFR Screen Rate or a Governmental Authority having jurisdiction over the Administrative Agent or such administrator with respect to its publication of Term SOFR, in each case acting in such capacity, has made a public statement identifying a specific date after which one month, three month and six month interest periods of Term SOFR or the Term SOFR Screen Rate shall or will no longer be made available, or permitted to be used for determining the interest rate of Dollar-denominated syndicated loans, or shall or will otherwise cease; provided, that, at the time of such statement, there is no successor administrator that is satisfactory to the Administrative Agent that will continue to provide such  interest periods of Term SOFR after such specific date (the latest date on which one month, three month and six month interest periods of Term SOFR or the Term SOFR Screen Rate are no longer available permanently or indefinitely, the “Scheduled Unavailability Date”);
then, on a date and time determined by the Administrative Agent (any such date, the “Term SOFR Replacement Date”), which date shall be at the end of an Interest Period or on the relevant interest payment date, as applicable, for interest calculated and, solely with respect to Section 3.03(b)(ii), no later than the Scheduled Unavailability Date, Term SOFR will be replaced hereunder and under any Loan Document with Daily Simple SOFR plus the SOFR Adjustment for any payment period for interest calculated that can be determined by the Administrative Agent, in each case, without any amendment to, or further action or consent of any other party to, this Agreement or any other Loan Document (any such replacement, a “Successor Rate”).  If the applicable Successor Rate is Daily Simple SOFR plus the SOFR Adjustment, all interest payments will be payable on a monthly basis.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, (a) if the Administrative Agent determines that Daily Simple SOFR is not available on or prior to the Term SOFR Replacement Date, or (b) if the events or circumstances of the type described in Section 3.03(b)(i) or Section 3.03(b)(ii) have occurred with respect to the Successor Rate then in effect, then in each case, the Administrative Agent and the Borrowers may amend this Agreement solely for purpose of replacing Term SOFR or any then-current Successor Rate in accordance with this Section 3.03(b) at the end of any Interest Period, relevant interest payment date or payment period for interest calculated, as applicable, with another alternate benchmark rate giving due consideration to any evolving or then-existing convention for similar Dollar-denominated credit facilities syndicated and agented in the United States for such alternative benchmarks and, in each case, including any mathematical or other adjustments to such benchmark giving due consideration to any evolving or then-existing convention for similar Dollar-denominated credit facilities syndicated and agented in the United States for such benchmarks which adjustment or method for calculating such adjustment shall be published on an information service as selected by the Administrative Agent from time to time in its reasonable discretion and may be periodically updated.  For the avoidance of doubt, any such proposed rate and adjustments shall constitute a “Successor Rate.”  Any such amendment shall become effective at 5:00 p.m. (New York City time) on the fifth (5th) Business Day after the Administrative Agent shall have posted such proposed amendment to all Lenders and the Borrowers unless, prior to such time, Lenders comprising the Required Lenders have delivered to the Administrative Agent written notice that such Required Lenders object to such amendment.
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The Administrative Agent will promptly (in one or more notices) notify RCI and each Lender of the implementation of any Successor Rate.  Any Successor Rate shall be applied in a manner consistent with market practice; provided, that, to the extent such market practice is not administratively feasible for the Administrative Agent, such Successor Rate shall be applied in a manner as otherwise reasonably determined by the Administrative Agent.  Notwithstanding anything else herein, if at any time any Successor Rate as so determined would otherwise be less than zero, such Successor Rate will be deemed to be zero for the purposes of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents.
In connection with the implementation of a Successor Rate, the Administrative Agent will have the right to make Conforming Changes from time to time and, notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any other Loan Document, any amendments implementing such Conforming Changes will become effective without any further action or consent of any other party to this Agreement; provided, that, with respect to any such amendment effected, the Administrative Agent shall post each such amendment implementing such Conforming Changes to the Borrowers and the Lenders reasonably promptly after such amendment becomes effective.
3.04         Increased Costs.
(a) Increased Costs Generally.  If any Change in Law shall:
(i) impose, modify or deem applicable any reserve, special deposit, compulsory loan, insurance charge or similar requirement against assets of, deposits with or for the account of, or credit extended or participated in by, any Lender (except any reserve requirement) or the L/C Issuer;
(ii) subject any Recipient to any Taxes (other than (A) Indemnified Taxes, and (B) Excluded Taxes) on its loans, loan principal, letters of credit, commitments, or other obligations, or its deposits, reserves, other liabilities or capital attributable thereto; or
(iii) impose on any Lender or the L/C Issuer any other condition, cost or expense (other than Taxes) affecting this Agreement or Term SOFR Loans made by such Lender or any Letter of Credit or participation therein;
and the result of any of the foregoing shall be to increase the cost to such Lender of making, converting to, continuing or maintaining any Loan (or of maintaining its obligation to make any such Loan), or to increase the cost to such Lender or the L/C Issuer of participating in, issuing or maintaining any Letter of Credit (or of maintaining its obligation to participate in or to issue any Letter of Credit), or to reduce the amount of any sum received or receivable by such Lender or the L/C Issuer hereunder (whether of principal, interest or any other amount) then, upon request of such Lender or the L/C Issuer, the Borrowers will pay to such Lender or the L/C Issuer, as the case may be, such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender or the L/C Issuer, as the case may be, for such additional costs incurred or reduction suffered.
(b) Capital Requirements.  If any Lender or the L/C Issuer determines that any Change in Law affecting such Lender or the L/C Issuer or any Lending Office of such Lender or the L/C Issuer or such Lender’s or the L/C Issuer’s holding company, if any, regarding capital or liquidity requirements has or would have the effect of reducing the rate of return on such Lender’s or the L/C Issuer’s capital or on the capital of such Lender’s or the L/C Issuer’s holding company, if any, as a consequence of this Agreement, the Commitments of such Lender or the Loans made by, or participations in Letters of Credit or Swingline Loans held by, such Lender, or the Letters of Credit issued by the L/C Issuer, to a level below that which such Lender or the L/C Issuer or such Lender’s or the L/C Issuer’s holding company could have achieved but for such Change in Law (taking into consideration such Lender’s or the L/C Issuer’s policies and the policies of such Lender’s or the L/C Issuer’s holding company with respect to capital adequacy and liquidity), then from time to time the Borrowers will pay to such Lender or the L/C Issuer, as the case may be, such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender or the L/C Issuer or such Lender’s or the L/C Issuer’s holding company for any such reduction suffered.
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(c) Certificates for Reimbursement.  A certificate of a Lender or the L/C Issuer setting forth in reasonable detail the amount or amounts necessary to compensate such Lender or the L/C Issuer or its holding company, as the case may be, as specified in Section 3.04(a) or Section 3.04(b) and delivered to RCI shall be conclusive absent manifest error.  The Borrowers shall pay such Lender or the L/C Issuer, as the case may be, the amount shown as due on any such certificate within ten (10) days after receipt thereof.
(d) Delay in Requests.  Failure or delay on the part of any Lender or the L/C Issuer to demand compensation pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this Section 3.04 shall not constitute a waiver of such Lender’s or the L/C Issuer’s right to demand such compensation; provided, that, the Borrowers shall not be required to compensate a Lender or the L/C Issuer pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this Section 3.04 for any increased costs incurred or reductions suffered more than nine (9) months prior to the date that such Lender or the L/C Issuer, as the case may be, notifies RCI of the Change in Law giving rise to such increased costs or reductions and of such Lender’s or the L/C Issuer’s intention to claim compensation therefor (except that, if the Change in Law giving rise to such increased costs or reductions is retroactive, then the nine (9) month period referred to above shall be extended to include the period of retroactive effect thereof).
3.05         Compensation for Losses.
Upon demand of any Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) from time to time, the Borrowers shall promptly compensate such Lender for and hold such Lender harmless from any loss, cost or expense incurred by it as a result of: (a) any continuation, conversion, payment or prepayment of any Term SOFR Loan on a day other than the last day of the Interest Period for such Term SOFR Loan (whether voluntary, mandatory, automatic, by reason of acceleration, or otherwise); (b) any failure by a Borrower (for a reason other than the failure of such Lender to make a Loan) to prepay, borrow, continue or convert any Term SOFR Loan on the date or in the amount notified by such Borrower; (c) any assignment of a Term SOFR Loan on a day other than the last day of the Interest Period therefor as a result of a request by the Borrowers pursuant to Section 11.13; or (d) any failure by any Borrower to reimburse any L/C Disbursement with respect to any Letter of Credit denominated in an Alternative Currency on its scheduled due date, or the reimbursement of any L/C Disbursement in any currency other than the currency in which such Letter of Credit was denominated; including any loss of anticipated profits, any foreign exchange losses and any loss or expense arising from the liquidation or reemployment of funds obtained by it to maintain such Loan or from fees payable to terminate the deposits from which such funds were obtained (or from the performance of any foreign exchange contract).  The Borrowers shall also pay any customary administrative fees charged by such Lender in connection with the foregoing.
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3.06         Mitigation Obligations; Replacement of Lenders.
(a) Designation of a Different Lending Office.  If any Lender requests compensation under Section 3.04, or requires the Borrowers to pay any Indemnified Taxes or additional amounts to any Lender, the L/C Issuer, or any Governmental Authority for the account of any Lender or the L/C Issuer pursuant to Section 3.01, or if any Lender gives a notice pursuant to Section 3.02, then at the request of the Borrowers, such Lender or the L/C Issuer shall, as applicable, use reasonable efforts to designate a different Lending Office for funding or booking its Loans hereunder or to assign its rights and obligations hereunder to another of its offices, branches or affiliates, if, in the judgment of such Lender or the L/C Issuer, such designation or assignment (i) would eliminate or reduce amounts payable pursuant to Section 3.01 or Section 3.04, as the case may be, in the future, or eliminate the need for the notice pursuant to Section 3.02, as applicable, and (ii) in each case, would not subject such Lender or the L/C Issuer, as the case may be, to any unreimbursed cost or expense and would not otherwise be disadvantageous to such Lender or the L/C Issuer, as the case may be.  The Borrowers hereby agree to pay all reasonable costs and expenses incurred by any Lender or the L/C Issuer in connection with any such designation or assignment.
(b) Replacement of Lenders.  If any Lender requests compensation under Section 3.04, or if the Borrowers are required to pay any Indemnified Taxes or additional amounts to any Lender or any Governmental Authority for the account of any Lender pursuant to Section 3.01 and, in each case, such Lender has declined or is unable to designate a different lending office in accordance with Section 3.06(a), the Borrowers may replace such Lender in accordance with Section 11.13.
3.07         Survival.
All of the Borrowers’ obligations under this Article III shall survive termination of the Aggregate Commitments, repayment of all other Obligations hereunder, resignation of the Administrative Agent and the Facility Termination Date.
ARTICLE IV

CONDITIONS PRECEDENT TO CREDIT EXTENSIONS
4.01         Conditions of Initial Credit Extension.
The effectiveness of this Agreement and the obligation of each Lender and the L/C Issuer to make its initial Credit Extension hereunder is subject to satisfaction of the following conditions precedent:
(a) Execution of Loan Documents.  The Administrative Agent shall have received counterparts of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents required to be executed on the Closing Date, each properly executed by a Responsible Officer of each Loan Party thereto and, in the case of this Agreement, by each Lender and the L/C Issuer.
(b) Organization Documents, Resolutions, etc.  The Administrative Agent shall have received the following:
(i) copies of the Organization Documents of each Loan Party certified to be true and complete as of a recent date by the appropriate Governmental Authority of the jurisdiction of its organization or incorporation, where applicable, and certified by a secretary or assistant secretary of such Loan Party to be true and correct as of the Closing Date;
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(ii) such certificates of resolutions or other action, incumbency certificates and/or other certificates of Responsible Officers of each Loan Party as the Administrative Agent may require evidencing the identity, authority and capacity of each Responsible Officer thereof authorized to act as a Responsible Officer in connection with this Agreement and the other Loan Documents to which such Loan Party is a party; and
(iii) such documents and certifications as the Administrative Agent may reasonably require to evidence that each Loan Party is duly organized or formed, and is validly existing, in good standing and qualified to engage in business in its jurisdiction of organization or incorporation (where such concepts are applicable).
(c) Legal Opinions of Counsel.  The Administrative Agent shall have received an opinion or opinions of counsel for the Loan Parties, dated the Closing Date and addressed to the Administrative Agent and each Lender, in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent.
(d) Financial Statements.  The Administrative Agent shall have received (i) the Audited Financial Statements, (ii) the Interim Financial Statements, and (iii) financial projections for RCI and its Subsidiaries on a Consolidated basis, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, for each year during the term of this Agreement.
(e) No Material Adverse Change.  There shall not have occurred since May 29, 2021 any event or condition that has had or could be reasonably expected, either individually or in the aggregate, to have a Material Adverse Effect.
(f) Personal Property Collateral.  The Administrative Agent shall have received:
(i) (A) searches of UCC filings in the jurisdiction of incorporation or formation, as applicable, of each Loan Party or where a filing would need to be made in order to perfect the Administrative Agent’s security interest in the Collateral, copies of the financing statements on file in such jurisdictions and evidence that no Liens exist other than Permitted Liens, and (B) tax lien and judgment searches;
(ii) searches of ownership of Intellectual Property in the appropriate governmental offices and duly executed notices of grant of security interest in the form required by the Collateral Documents as are necessary, in the Administrative Agent’s sole discretion, to perfect the Administrative Agent’s security interest in the Intellectual Property of the Loan Parties;
(iii) completed UCC financing statements for each appropriate jurisdiction as is necessary, in the Administrative Agent’s sole discretion, to perfect the Administrative Agent’s security interest in the Collateral;
(iv) all certificates evidencing any certificated Equity Interests pledged to the Administrative Agent pursuant to the Collateral Documents, together with duly executed in blank and undated stock powers attached thereto; and
(v) to the extent required to be delivered pursuant to the terms of the Collateral Documents, all instruments, documents and chattel paper in the possession of any of the Loan Parties, together with allonges or assignments as may be necessary or appropriate to create and perfect the Lender’s security interest in the Collateral.
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(g) Evidence of Insurance.  The Administrative Agent shall have received insurance certificates and endorsements evidencing insurance meeting the requirements set forth herein or in the Collateral Documents.
(h) No Litigation.  There shall not exist any action, suit, investigation or proceeding pending or, to the knowledge of the Loan Parties, threatened in any court or before any arbitrator or Governmental Authority that could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
(i) Officer’s Certificate.  The Administrative Agent shall have received a certificate signed by a Responsible Officer of RCI certifying that (i) the conditions specified in Sections 4.01(e), (h), and (k) have been satisfied, and (ii) after giving effect to the Transactions to be consummated on the Closing Date, (A) the representations and warranties of each Loan Party contained in this Agreement or any other Loan Document, or which are contained in any document furnished at any time under or in connection herewith or therewith, shall be true and correct in all material respects (and in all respects if any such representation or warranty is already qualified by materiality or reference to Material Adverse Effect) on and as of the Closing Date, except to the extent that such representations and warranties specifically refer to an earlier date, in which case they shall be true and correct in all material respects (and in all respects if any such representation or warranty is already qualified by materiality or reference to Material Adverse Effect) as of such earlier date, and (B) no Default exists.
(j) Solvency Certificate.  The Administrative Agent shall have received a Solvency Certificate signed by a Responsible Officer of RCI as to the financial condition, solvency and related matters of RCI and its Subsidiaries, after giving effect to the Transactions.
(k) Consents.  All Board of Director, governmental, shareholder and material third party consents and approvals necessary in connection with the Loan Documents and the Transactions shall have been obtained and shall be in full force and effect.
(l) Existing Indebtedness of the Loan Parties.  All of the existing Indebtedness of the Loan Parties and their respective Subsidiaries (other than Indebtedness permitted to exist pursuant to Section 7.02) shall be repaid in full, all commitments with respect thereto shall be terminated, and all guarantees, liens and security interests related thereto shall be terminated, in each case, on or prior to the Closing Date (or substantially concurrently with the occurrence thereof).
(m) Due Diligence; PATRIOT Act; Beneficial Ownership.  The Administrative Agent and each Lender shall have completed a due diligence investigation of the Loan Parties with respect to OFAC, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and “know your customer” due diligence in scope, and with results, satisfactory to the Administrative Agent or such Lender.  The Loan Parties shall have provided to the Administrative Agent and each Lender the documentation and information that the Administrative Agent or such Lender requests in order to comply with its obligations under applicable “know your customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including the PATRIOT Act.  If any Loan Party qualifies as a “legal entity customer” under the Beneficial Ownership Regulation, such Loan Party shall deliver, to each Lender that so requests, a Beneficial Ownership Certification in relation to such Loan Party.
(n) Fees.  The Administrative Agent shall have received all fees owing and required to be paid on the Closing Date to the Administrative Agent, the Lenders, or the Arranger, as applicable, pursuant to the Loan Documents (including the Fee Letters).
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(o) Expenses.  Unless waived by the Administrative Agent, the Borrowers shall have paid (or caused to have paid) all expenses of the Administrative Agent required to be reimbursed by the Loan Parties, including the reasonable and documented fees, charges and disbursements of Moore & Van Allen PLLC, as counsel to the Administrative Agent (directly to such counsel if requested by the Administrative Agent), to the extent invoiced prior to or on the Closing Date, plus such additional amounts of such reasonable fees, charges and disbursements of Moore & Van Allen PLLC as shall constitute its reasonable estimate of such fees, charges and disbursements incurred or to be incurred by it through the closing proceedings (provided, that, such estimate shall not thereafter preclude a final settling of accounts among the Loan Parties and the Administrative Agent).
Without limiting the generality of the provisions of Sections 9.03 and 9.04, for purposes of determining compliance with the conditions specified in this Section 4.01, each Lender that has signed this Agreement shall be deemed to have consented to, approved or accepted or to be satisfied with, each document or other matter required thereunder to be consented to or approved by or acceptable or satisfactory to a Lender unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from such Lender prior to the proposed Closing Date specifying its objection thereto.
4.02         Conditions to all Credit Extensions.
The obligation of each Lender and the L/C Issuer to honor any Request for Credit Extension is subject to the following conditions precedent:
(a) Representations and Warranties.  The representations and warranties of each Loan Party contained in this Agreement or any other Loan Document, or which are contained in any document furnished at any time under or in connection herewith or therewith, shall be true and correct in all material respects (and in all respects if any such representation or warranty is already qualified by materiality or reference to Material Adverse Effect) on and as of the date of such Credit Extension, except to the extent that such representations and warranties specifically refer to an earlier date, in which case they shall be true and correct in all material respects (and in all respects if any such representation or warranty is already qualified by materiality or reference to Material Adverse Effect) as of such earlier date, and except that for purposes of this Section 4.02, the representations and warranties contained in Sections 5.05(a) and (b) shall be deemed to refer to the most recent deliverables furnished pursuant to Section 6.01(a) or (b), respectively.
(b) Default.  No Default shall exist, or would result from such proposed Credit Extension or from the application of the proceeds thereof.
(c) Request for Credit Extension.  The Administrative Agent and, if applicable, the L/C Issuer or the Swingline Lender, shall have received a Request for Credit Extension in accordance with the requirements hereof.
(d) Currency Matters.  With respect to any L/C Credit Extension relating to any Letter of Credit denominated (or to be denominated) in an Alternative Currency, (i) such Alternative Currency is, as of the date of such L/C Credit Extension, an Eligible Currency, and (ii) there shall be no impediment, restriction, limitation or prohibition imposed on the L/C Issuer under applicable Law or by any Governmental Authority, in each case, relating to such L/C Credit Extension or the proposed use thereof.
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Each Request for Credit Extension submitted by a Borrower shall be deemed to be a representation and warranty that the conditions specified in Sections 4.02(a) and (b) have been satisfied on and as of the date of the applicable Credit Extension.
ARTICLE V

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
Each Loan Party represents and warrants to the Administrative Agent, the Lenders and the L/C Issuer, as of the date made or deemed made, that:
5.01         Existence, Qualification and Power.
Each Loan Party and each of its Subsidiaries (a) is duly organized or formed, validly existing and, as applicable, in good standing under the Laws of the jurisdiction of its incorporation or organization, (b) has all requisite power and authority and all requisite governmental licenses, authorizations, consents and approvals to (i) own or lease its assets and carry on its business and (ii) execute, deliver and perform its obligations under the Loan Documents to which it is a party, and (c) is duly qualified and is licensed and, as applicable, in good standing under the Laws of each jurisdiction where its ownership, lease or operation of properties or the conduct of its business requires such qualification or license; except in each case referred to in clause (b)(i) or (c), to the extent that failure to do so could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.  The copies of the Organization Documents of each Loan Party provided to the Administrative Agent pursuant to the terms of this Agreement are a true and correct copies of each such document, each of which is valid and in full force and effect.
5.02         Authorization; No Contravention.
The execution, delivery and performance by each Loan Party of each Loan Document to which such Person is a party have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate or other organizational action, and do not and will not: (a) contravene the terms of any of such Person’s Organization Documents; (b) conflict with or result in any breach or contravention of, or the creation of any Lien under, or require any payment to be made under (i) any material Contractual Obligation to which such Person is a party or affecting such Person or the material properties of such Person or any of its Subsidiaries or (ii) any order, injunction, writ or decree of any Governmental Authority or any arbitral award to which such Person or its property is subject; or (c) violate, in any material respect, any Law to which such Person or its property is subject.
5.03         Governmental Authorization; Other Consents.
No approval, consent, exemption, authorization, or other action by, or notice to, or filing with, any Governmental Authority or any other Person is necessary or required in connection with (a) the execution, delivery or performance by, or enforcement against, any Loan Party of this Agreement or any other Loan Document, (b) the grant by any Loan Party of the Liens granted by it pursuant to the Collateral Documents, (c) the perfection or maintenance of the Liens created under the Collateral Documents (including the first priority nature thereof), or (d) the exercise by the Administrative Agent or any Lender of its rights under the Loan Documents or the remedies in respect of the Collateral pursuant to the Collateral Documents, other than (i) authorizations, approvals, actions, notices and filings which have been duly obtained, and (ii) filings to perfect the Liens created by the Collateral Documents.
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5.04         Binding Effect.
Each Loan Document has been duly executed and delivered by each Loan Party that is party thereto.  Each Loan Document constitutes a legal, valid and binding obligation of each Loan Party that is party thereto, enforceable against each such Loan Party in accordance with its terms, subject to applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or other laws affecting creditors’ rights generally and subject to general principles of equity.
5.05         Financial Statements; No Material Adverse Effect.
(a) Audited Financial Statements.  The Audited Financial Statements (i) were prepared in accordance with GAAP consistently applied throughout the period covered thereby, except as otherwise expressly noted therein, (ii) fairly present in all material respects the financial condition of RCI and its Subsidiaries as of the date thereof and their results of operations, cash flows and changes in shareholders’ equity for the period covered thereby in accordance with GAAP consistently applied throughout the period covered thereby, except as otherwise expressly noted therein, and (iii) show all material indebtedness and other liabilities, direct or contingent, of RCI and its Subsidiaries as of the date thereof, including liabilities for taxes, material commitments and Indebtedness.
(b) Quarterly Financial Statements.  The Interim Financial Statements (i) were prepared in accordance with GAAP consistently applied throughout the period covered thereby, except as otherwise expressly noted therein, and (ii) fairly present in all material respects the financial condition of RCI and its Subsidiaries as of the date thereof and their results of operations, and cash flows for the period covered thereby, subject, in the case of clauses (i) and (ii), to the absence of footnotes and to normal year-end audit adjustments.
(c) Material Adverse Effect.  Since May 29, 2021, there has been no event or circumstance, either individually or in the aggregate, that has had or could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
(d) Financial Projections.  The financial projections for RCI and its Subsidiaries delivered pursuant to Section 4.01(d)(iii) were prepared in good faith on the basis of the assumptions stated therein, which assumptions were reasonable in light of the conditions existing at the time of delivery of such projections, and represented, at the time of delivery, RCI’s good faith estimate of its future financial condition and performance, it being recognized by the Administrative Agent and each Lender that such projections may differ from actual results.
5.06         Litigation.
There are no actions, suits, proceedings, claims or disputes pending or, to the knowledge of the Loan Parties, threatened in writing, at law, in equity, in arbitration or before any Governmental Authority, by or against any Loan Party or any Subsidiary or against any of their properties or revenues that (a) purport to affect or pertain to this Agreement or any other Loan Document or any of the transactions contemplated hereby, or (b) either individually or in the aggregate could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
5.07         No Default.
Neither any Loan Party nor any Subsidiary thereof is in default under or with respect to, or a party to, any Contractual Obligation that could, either individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.  No Default has occurred and is continuing or would result from the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or any other Loan Document.
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5.08         Ownership of Property.
Each Loan Party and each of its Subsidiaries has good record and marketable title in fee simple to, or valid leasehold interests in, all real property necessary or used in the ordinary conduct of its business, except for such defects in title as could not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
5.09         Environmental Compliance.
(a) The Loan Parties and their respective Subsidiaries conduct in the ordinary course of business a review of the effect of existing Environmental Laws and claims alleging potential liability or responsibility for violation of any Environmental Law on their respective businesses, operations and properties, and as a result thereof the Loan Parties have reasonably concluded that such Environmental Laws and claims could not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
(b) Neither any Loan Party nor any of its Subsidiaries is undertaking, and has not completed, either individually or together with other potentially responsible parties, any investigation or assessment or remedial or response action relating to any actual or threatened release, discharge or disposal of Hazardous Materials at any site, location or operation, either voluntarily or pursuant to the order of any Governmental Authority or the requirements of any Environmental Law; and all Hazardous Materials generated, used, treated, handled or stored at, or transported to or from, any property currently or formerly owned or operated by any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries have been disposed of in a manner not reasonably expected to result in material liability to any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries.
5.10         Insurance.
The properties of RCI and its Subsidiaries are insured with financially sound and reputable insurance companies not Affiliates of the Borrowers, in such amounts, with such deductibles and covering such risks as are customarily carried by companies engaged in similar businesses and owning similar properties in localities where the applicable Loan Party or the applicable Subsidiary operates.  The general liability, casualty, property, terrorism and business interruption insurance coverage of the Loan Parties as in effect on the Closing Date, is outlined as to carrier, policy number, expiration date, type, amount and deductibles on Schedule 5.10 and such insurance coverage complies with the requirements set forth in this Agreement and the other Loan Documents.
5.11         Taxes.
Each Loan Party and its Subsidiaries have (a) filed all federal, state and other material tax returns and reports required to be filed, and (b) paid all federal, state and other material taxes, assessments, fees and other governmental charges levied or imposed upon them or their properties, income or assets otherwise due and payable, except, in each case, those which (i) are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings diligently conducted and for which adequate reserves have been provided in accordance with GAAP, or (ii) do not exceed $100,000 in the aggregate at any one time.  There is no proposed tax assessment against any Loan Party or any Subsidiary that would, if made, have a Material Adverse Effect, nor is there any tax sharing agreement applicable to RCI or any Subsidiary.
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5.12         ERISA Compliance.
(a) Each Plan is in compliance in all material respects with the applicable provisions of ERISA, the Code and other federal or state laws.  Each Pension Plan that is intended to be a qualified plan under Section 401(a) of the Code has received a favorable determination letter or is subject to a favorable opinion letter from the IRS to the effect that the form of such Plan is qualified under Section 401(a) of the Code and the trust related thereto has been determined by the IRS to be exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(a) of the Code, or an application for such a letter is currently being processed by the IRS.  To the best knowledge of the Loan Parties, nothing has occurred that would prevent or cause the loss of such tax-qualified status.
(b) There are no pending or, to the best knowledge of the Loan Parties, threatened claims, actions or lawsuits, or action by any Governmental Authority, with respect to any Plan that could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.  There has been no prohibited transaction or violation of the fiduciary responsibility rules with respect to any Plan that has resulted or could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.
(c) (i) No ERISA Event has occurred, and no Loan Party nor any ERISA Affiliate is aware of any fact, event or circumstance that could reasonably be expected to constitute or result in an ERISA Event with respect to any Pension Plan or Multiemployer Plan; (ii) as of the most recent valuation date for any Pension Plan, the funding target attainment percentage (as defined in Section 430(d)(2) of the Code) is sixty percent (60%) or higher and no Loan Party nor any ERISA Affiliate knows of any facts or circumstances that could reasonably be expected to cause the funding target attainment percentage for any such plan to drop below sixty percent (60%) as of the most recent valuation date; (iii) no Loan Party nor any ERISA Affiliate has incurred any liability to the PBGC other than for the payment of premiums, and there are no premium payments which have become due that are unpaid; (iv) no Borrower nor any ERISA Affiliate has engaged in a transaction that could be subject to Section 4069 or Section 4212(c) of ERISA; and (v) no Pension Plan has been terminated by the plan administrator thereof nor by the PBGC, and no event or circumstance has occurred or exists that could reasonably be expected to cause the PBGC to institute proceedings under Title IV of ERISA to terminate any Pension Plan, and, in each case, such ERISA Event, either individually or taken as a whole with all other ERISA Events, could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
(d) No Borrower nor any ERISA Affiliate maintains or contributes to, or has any unsatisfied obligation to contribute to, or liability under, any active or terminated Pension Plan.
(e) Each Borrower represents and warrants as of the Closing Date that such Borrower is not and will not be using “plan assets” (within the meaning of 29 CFR § 2510.3-101, as modified by Section 3(42) of ERISA) of one or more Benefit Plans in connection with the Loans, the Letters of Credit, the Commitments, or this Agreement.
5.13         Margin Regulations; Investment Company Act.
(a) Margin Regulations.  No Borrower is engaged, nor will any Borrower engage, principally or as one of its important activities, in the business of purchasing or carrying margin stock (within the meaning of Regulation U issued by the FRB), or extending credit for the purpose of purchasing or carrying margin stock.  Following the application of the proceeds of each Borrowing or drawing under each Letter of Credit, not more than twenty-five percent (25%) of the value of the assets (either of each Borrower only or of RCI and its Subsidiaries on a Consolidated basis) subject to the provisions of Section 7.01 or Section 7.05 or subject to any restriction contained in any agreement or instrument between any Borrower and any Lender or any Affiliate of any Lender relating to Indebtedness and within the scope of Section 8.01(e) will be margin stock.
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(b) Investment Company Act.  None of any Loan Party, any Person Controlling any Loan Party, or any Subsidiary is or is required to be registered as an “investment company” under the Investment Company Act of 1940.
5.14         Disclosure.
The Borrowers have disclosed to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders all agreements, instruments and corporate or other restrictions to which it or any of its Subsidiaries or any other Loan Party is subject, and all other matters known to it, that, individually or in the aggregate, could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.  No report, financial statement, certificate or other information furnished (whether in writing or orally) by or on behalf of any Loan Party to the Administrative Agent or any Lender in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby and the negotiation of this Agreement or delivered hereunder or under any other Loan Document (in each case as modified or supplemented by other information so furnished) contains any material misstatement of fact or omits to state any material fact necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; provided, that, with respect to projected financial information, each Loan Party represents only that such information was prepared in good faith based upon assumptions believed to be reasonable at the time, it being recognized by the Administrative Agent and each Lender that such projections may differ from the projected results.  As of the Closing Date, the information included in any Beneficial Ownership Certification delivered to the Administrative Agent or any Lender, if applicable, is true and correct in all respects.
5.15         Compliance with Laws.
Each Loan Party and each Subsidiary is in compliance with the requirements of all Laws and all orders, writs, injunctions and decrees applicable to it or to its properties, except in such instances in which (a) such requirement of Law or order, writ, injunction or decree is being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings diligently conducted, or (b) the failure to comply therewith, either individually or in the aggregate, could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
5.16         Solvency.
Each Loan Party is, individually and together with its Subsidiaries on a Consolidated basis, Solvent.
5.17         Casualty, etc.
Neither the businesses nor the properties of any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries are presently affected by any fire, explosion, accident, strike, lockout or other labor dispute, drought, storm, hail, earthquake, embargo, act of God or of the public enemy or other casualty (whether or not covered by insurance) that, either individually or in the aggregate, could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
5.18         Sanctions Concerns; Anti-Corruption Laws; PATRIOT Act.
(a) Sanctions Concerns. No Loan Party, nor any Subsidiary, nor, to the knowledge of the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries, any director, officer, employee, agent, affiliate or representative thereof, is an individual or entity that is, or is owned or controlled by one or more individuals or entities that is (i) currently the subject or target of any Sanctions, (ii) included on OFAC’s List of Specially Designated Nationals, HMT’s Consolidated List of Financial Sanctions Targets, or any similar list enforced by any other relevant sanctions authority, or (iii) located, organized or resident in a Designated Jurisdiction.  RCI and its Subsidiaries have conducted their businesses in compliance with all applicable Sanctions and have instituted and maintained policies and procedures designed to promote and achieve compliance with such Sanctions.
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(b) Anti-Corruption Laws.  The Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries have conducted their business in compliance with the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, the UK Bribery Act 2010 and other similar anti-corruption legislation in other jurisdictions, and have instituted and maintained policies and procedures designed to promote and achieve compliance with such laws.
(c) PATRIOT Act.  Each Loan Party and each Subsidiary is in compliance with (i) the Trading with the Enemy Act, as amended, and each of the foreign assets control regulations of the United States Treasury Department (31 CFR, Subtitle B, Chapter V, as amended) and any other enabling legislation or executive order relating thereto and (ii) the PATRIOT Act.
5.19         Responsible Officers.
Set forth on Schedule 5.19 are Responsible Officers, holding the offices indicated next to their respective names, as of the Closing Date, and such Responsible Officers are the duly elected and qualified officers of such Loan Party and are duly authorized to execute and deliver, on behalf of the respective Loan Party, this Agreement and the other Loan Documents.
5.20         Subsidiaries; Equity Interests; Loan Parties.
(a) Subsidiaries, Joint Ventures, Partnerships and Equity Investments.  Set forth on Schedule 5.20(a) is the following information which is true and complete in all respects as of the Closing Date: (i) a complete and accurate list of all Subsidiaries, joint ventures and partnerships and other equity investments of the Loan Parties; (ii) the number of shares of each class of Equity Interests in each Subsidiary outstanding; (iii) the number and percentage of outstanding shares of each class of Equity Interests owned by the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries; and (iv) the class or nature of such Equity Interests (i.e. voting, non-voting, preferred, etc.).  The outstanding Equity Interests in all Subsidiaries are validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable and are owned free and clear of all Liens.  There are no outstanding subscriptions, options, warrants, calls, rights or other agreements or commitments (other than stock options granted to employees or directors and directors’ qualifying shares) of any nature relating to the Equity Interests of any Loan Party or any Subsidiary thereof, except as contemplated in connection with the Loan Documents.
(b) Loan Parties.  Set forth on Schedule 5.20(b) is the following information with respect to each Loan Party which is true and complete in all respects as of the Closing Date: (i) exact legal name; (ii) any former legal names in the four (4) months prior to the Closing Date; (iii) the jurisdiction of incorporation or organization, as applicable; (iv) type of organization; (v) address of its chief executive office (and, if different, its principal place of business); (vi) U.S. federal taxpayer identification number; and (vii) organization identification number.
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5.21         Collateral Representations.
(a) Collateral Documents.  The provisions of the Collateral Documents are effective to create in favor of the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, a legal, valid and enforceable first priority Lien (subject to Permitted Liens) on all right, title and interest of the respective Loan Parties in the Collateral described therein.  Except for (i) filings completed prior to the Closing Date and as contemplated hereby and by the Collateral Documents, or (ii) such other actions as may be required by the Collateral Documents (including actions pursuant to applicable foreign Laws affecting the pledge of the Equity Interests of Foreign Subsidiaries), no filing or other action will be necessary to perfect or protect such Liens.
(b) Intellectual Property.  Set forth on Schedule 5.21(b) is a list of all Intellectual Property registered or pending registration with the United States Copyright Office or the United States Patent and Trademark Office and owned by each Loan Party as of the Closing Date.  Except for such claims and infringements that could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, no claim has been asserted and is pending by any Person against any Loan Party or any Subsidiary challenging or questioning the use of any Intellectual Property or the validity or effectiveness of any Intellectual Property, nor does any Loan Party know of any such claim, and, to the knowledge of the Loan Parties, neither (i) the use of any Intellectual Property by any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries, nor (ii) the granting of a right or a license in respect of any Intellectual Property from any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries, in each case, infringes on the rights of any Person.  As of the Closing Date, none of the Intellectual Property owned by any of the Loan Parties or any of its Subsidiaries is subject to any material licensing agreement or similar arrangement (other than (x) non-exclusive outbound licenses to customers of the Loan Parties in the ordinary course of business, and (y) licenses of over-the-counter software that is commercially available to the public) except as set forth on Schedule 5.21(b).
(c) Deposit Accounts and Securities Accounts.  Set forth on Schedule 5.21(c), as of the Closing Date, is a description of all deposit accounts and securities accounts of the Loan Parties maintained in the United States, including the name of (i) the applicable Loan Party, (ii) in the case of a deposit account, the depository institution and whether such account is an Excluded Account, and (iii) in the case of a securities account, the securities intermediary or issuer and whether such account is an Excluded Account, as applicable.
(d) Properties.  Set forth on Schedule 5.21(d), as of the Closing Date, is a list of all real property located in the United States that is owned or leased by any Loan Party (in each case, including (i) the name of the Loan Party owning (or leasing) such property, (ii) the property address and (iii) the city, state and zip code which such property is located).
(e) Material Contracts.  Set forth on Schedule 5.21(e), as of the Closing Date, is a complete and accurate list of all Material Contracts of RCI and its Subsidiaries.
5.22         Labor Matters.
There are no collective bargaining agreements or Multiemployer Plans covering the employees of any Loan Party or any Subsidiary as of the Closing Date and neither any Loan Party nor any Subsidiary has suffered any strikes, walkouts, work stoppages or other material labor difficulty within the last five (5) years preceding the Closing Date.
5.23         Affected Financial Institutions.
No Loan Party is an Affected Financial Institution.
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5.24         Covered Entities.
No Loan Party is a Covered Entity.
ARTICLE VI

AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS
Each of the Loan Parties hereby covenants and agrees that on the Closing Date and thereafter until the Facility Termination Date, such Loan Party shall, and shall cause each of its Subsidiaries to:
6.01         Financial Statements.
Deliver to the Administrative Agent (for further distribution to each Lender):
(a) Audited Financial Statements.  As soon as available, but in any event within ninety (90) days after the end of each fiscal year of RCI (or, if earlier, fifteen (15) days after the date required to be filed with the SEC), commencing with the fiscal year ending May 28, 2022, a Consolidated balance sheet of RCI and its Subsidiaries as at the end of such fiscal year, and the related Consolidated statements of income or operations, changes in shareholders’ equity and cash flows for such fiscal year, setting forth in each case in comparative form the figures for the previous fiscal year, all in reasonable detail and prepared in accordance with GAAP, audited and accompanied by a report and opinion of an independent certified public accountant of nationally recognized standing reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent (it being agreed that RSM US LLP is reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent as of the Closing Date), which report and opinion shall be prepared in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards and shall not be subject to any “going concern” or like qualification or exception or any qualification or exception as to the scope of such audit.
(b) Quarterly Financial Statements.  As soon as available, but in any event within forty-five (45) days after the end of each of the first three (3) fiscal quarters of each fiscal year of RCI (or, if earlier, five (5) days after the date required to be filed with the SEC), commencing with the fiscal quarter ending November 27, 2021, a Consolidated balance sheet of RCI and its Subsidiaries as at the end of such fiscal quarter, and the related Consolidated statements of income or operations, and cash flows for such fiscal quarter and for the portion of RCI’s fiscal year then ended, setting forth in each case in comparative form the figures for the corresponding fiscal quarter of the previous fiscal year and the corresponding portion of the previous fiscal year, all in reasonable detail and prepared in accordance with GAAP, certified by the chief executive officer, chief financial officer, or chief accounting officer who is a Responsible Officer of RCI as fairly presenting the financial condition, results of operations, and cash flows of RCI and its Subsidiaries, subject only to normal year-end audit adjustments and the absence of footnotes.
(c) Business Plan and Budget.  As soon as available, but in any event no later than ninety (90) days after the end of each fiscal year of RCI, an annual business plan and budget of RCI and its Subsidiaries on a Consolidated basis, including forecasts prepared by management of RCI, of Consolidated balance sheets and statements of income or operations and cash flows of RCI and its Subsidiaries on a quarterly basis for the then current fiscal year.
As to any information contained in materials furnished pursuant to Section 6.02(c), the Borrowers shall not be separately required to furnish such information under Sections 6.01(a) or (b) above, but the foregoing shall not be in derogation of the obligation of the Borrowers to furnish the information and materials described in Sections 6.01(a) and (b) above at the times specified therein.
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6.02         Certificates; Other Information.
Deliver to the Administrative Agent (for further distribution to each Lender):
(a) Compliance Certificate.  Concurrently with the delivery of the financial statements referred to in Sections 6.01(a) and (b), a duly completed Compliance Certificate signed by the chief executive officer, chief financial officer, or chief accounting officer which is a Responsible Officer of RCI (it being understood and agreed that unless the Administrative Agent or a Lender requests executed originals, delivery of the Compliance Certificate may be by electronic communication including fax or email and shall be deemed to be an original and authentic counterpart thereof for all purposes), which shall include (i) a certification as to whether the Loan Parties and their respective Subsidiaries have performed and observed each covenant and condition of the Loan Documents applicable to it during the period covered by the Compliance Certificate (or, if not, a listing of the conditions or covenants that have not been performed or observed and the nature and status of each such Default), (ii) a certification of compliance with the financial covenants set forth in Section 7.11, including financial covenant analyses and calculation for the period covered by the Compliance Certificate, (iii) a copy of management’s discussion and analysis with respect to such financial statements, (iv) a listing of (A) all applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office or the United States Copyright Office by any Loan Party, if any, for any Intellectual Property made since the date of the prior certificate (or, in the case of the first such certificate, the Closing Date), (B) all issuances of registrations or letters on existing applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office or the United States Copyright Office by any Loan Party, if any, for any Intellectual Property received since the date of the prior certificate (or, in the case of the first such certificate, the Closing Date), and (C) all material licenses relating to any Intellectual Property (other than (x) non-exclusive outbound licenses to customers of the Loan Parties in the ordinary course of business, and (y) licenses of over-the-counter software that is commercially available to the public) entered into by any Loan Party since the date of the prior certificate (or, in the case of the first such certificate, the Closing Date), so long as such Intellectual Property has been registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office or the United States Copyright Office, and (v) any updated insurance binder or other evidence of insurance for any insurance coverage of any Loan Party that was renewed, replaced or modified during the period covered by such Compliance Certificate.
(b) Audit Reports; Management Letters; Recommendations.  Promptly after any request by the Administrative Agent or any Lender, copies of any detailed audit reports, management letters or recommendations submitted to the Board of Directors (or the audit committee of the Board of Directors) of any Loan Party by independent accountants in connection with the accounts or books of any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries, or any audit of any of them.
(c) Annual Reports; Etc.  Promptly after the same are available, copies of each annual report, proxy or financial statement or other report or communication sent to the stockholders of any Loan Party, and copies of all annual, regular, periodic and special reports and registration statements which any Loan Party may file or be required to file with the SEC under Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act, or with any national securities exchange, and in any case not otherwise required to be delivered to the Administrative Agent pursuant hereto.
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(d) Debt Securities Statements and Reports.  Promptly after the furnishing thereof, copies of any statement or report furnished to any holder of debt securities of any Loan Party or of any of its Subsidiaries pursuant to the terms of any indenture, loan or credit or similar agreement and not otherwise required to be furnished to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 6.01 or any other clause of this Section 6.02.
(e) SEC Notices.  Promptly, and in any event within five (5) Business Days after receipt thereof by any Loan Party, copies of each notice or other correspondence received from the SEC (or comparable agency in any applicable non-U.S. jurisdiction) concerning any investigation or possible investigation or other inquiry by such agency regarding financial or other operational results of any Loan Party or any Subsidiary.
(f) Notices.  Not later than five (5) Business Days after receipt thereof by any Loan Party or any Subsidiary, copies of all notices, requests and other documents (including amendments, waivers and other modifications) so received under or pursuant to any instrument, indenture, loan or credit or similar agreement and, from time to time upon request by the Administrative Agent or any Lender, such information and reports regarding such instruments, indentures and loan and credit and similar agreements as the Administrative Agent or any Lender may reasonably request.
(g) Environmental Notice.  Promptly after the assertion or occurrence thereof, notice of any action or proceeding against, or any Responsible Officer obtaining knowledge of, any noncompliance by any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries with any Environmental Law or Environmental Permit that could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
(h) PATRIOT Act; Beneficial Ownership Regulation.  Promptly following any request therefor, information and documentation reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent or any Lender for purposes of compliance with applicable “know your customer” and anti-money-laundering rules and regulations, including the PATRIOT Act and the Beneficial Ownership Regulation.
(i) Beneficial Ownership Certification.  To the extent any Loan Party qualifies as a “legal entity customer” under the Beneficial Ownership Regulation, an updated Beneficial Ownership Certification promptly following any change in the information provided in any Beneficial Ownership Certification delivered to the Administrative Agent or any Lender in relation to such Loan Party that would result in a change to the list of beneficial owners identified in such certification.
(j) Additional Information.  Promptly, such additional information regarding the business, financial, legal or corporate affairs of any Loan Party or any Subsidiary thereof, or compliance with the terms of the Loan Documents, as the Administrative Agent or any Lender may from time to time reasonably request; provided, that, none of RCI or any Subsidiary shall be required to disclose any document, information or other matter that is subject to attorney-client or similar privilege; provided, further, that, RCI or the applicable Subsidiary shall notify the Administrative Agent or such Lender as to the scope of the information that is not being provided pursuant to the foregoing proviso.
Documents required to be delivered pursuant to Section 6.01(a), Section 6.01(b) or Section 6.02(c) (to the extent any such documents are included in materials otherwise filed with the SEC) may be delivered electronically and if so delivered, shall be deemed to have been delivered on the date (a) on which RCI posts such documents, or provides a link thereto on RCI’s website on the Internet at the website address listed on Schedule 1.01(b), or (b) on which such documents are posted on RCI’s behalf on an Internet or intranet website, if any, to which each Lender and the Administrative Agent has access (whether a commercial, third-party website or whether sponsored by the Administrative Agent); provided, that, (i) the Borrowers shall deliver paper copies of such documents to the Administrative Agent or any Lender upon its request to RCI to deliver such paper copies until a written request to cease delivering paper copies is given by the Administrative Agent or such Lender, and (ii) the Borrowers shall notify the Administrative Agent (by fax transmission or e-mail transmission) of the posting of any such documents and provide to the Administrative Agent by e-mail electronic versions (i.e., soft copies) of such documents.  The Administrative Agent shall have no obligation to request the delivery of or to maintain paper copies of the documents referred to above, and in any event shall have no responsibility to monitor compliance by the Borrowers with any such request by a Lender for delivery, and each Lender shall be solely responsible for requesting delivery to it or maintaining its copies of such documents.
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The Borrowers hereby acknowledge that (a) the Administrative Agent and/or an Affiliate thereof may, but shall not be obligated to, make available to the Lenders and the L/C Issuer materials and/or information provided by or on behalf of the Borrowers hereunder (collectively, “Borrower Materials”) by posting the Borrower Materials on IntraLinks, Syndtrak, ClearPar or a substantially similar electronic transmission system (the “Platform”), and (b) certain of the Lenders (each, a “Public Lender”) may have personnel who do not wish to receive material non-public information with respect to the Borrowers or their respective Affiliates, or the respective securities of any of the foregoing, and who may be engaged in investment and other market-related activities with respect to such Persons’ securities.  The Borrowers hereby agree that they will use commercially reasonable efforts to identify that portion of the Borrower Materials that may be distributed to the Public Lenders and that (i) all such Borrower Materials shall be clearly and conspicuously marked “PUBLIC” which, at a minimum, shall mean that the word “PUBLIC” shall appear prominently on the first page thereof, (ii) by marking Borrower Materials “PUBLIC,” the Borrowers shall be deemed to have authorized the Administrative Agent, any Affiliate thereof, the Arranger, the L/C Issuer and the Lenders to treat such Borrower Materials as not containing any material non-public information (although it may be sensitive and proprietary) with respect to the Borrowers or their respective securities for purposes of United States federal and state securities laws (provided, that, to the extent such Borrower Materials constitute Information, they shall be treated as set forth in Section 11.07), (iii) all Borrower Materials marked “PUBLIC” are permitted to be made available through a portion of the Platform designated “Public Side Information,” and (iv) the Administrative Agent and any Affiliate thereof and the Arranger shall be entitled to treat any Borrower Materials that are not marked “PUBLIC” as being suitable only for posting on a portion of the Platform not designated “Public Side Information.”  Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Borrowers shall not be under any obligation to mark any Borrower Materials “PUBLIC”.
6.03         Notices.
Promptly, but in any event within three (3) Business Days, notify the Administrative Agent (for further notification to each Lender) of:
(a) the occurrence of any Default.
(b) any matter that has resulted or could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.
(c) the occurrence of any ERISA Event that could reasonably be expected to result in a liability in excess of the Threshold Amount.
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(d) any material change in accounting policies or financial reporting practices by any Loan Party or any Subsidiary thereof, including any determination by RCI referred to in Section 2.10(b).
Each notice pursuant to this Section 6.03 shall be accompanied by a statement of a Responsible Officer of RCI setting forth details of the occurrence referred to therein and to the extent applicable, stating what action the Borrowers have taken and propose to take with respect thereto.  Each notice pursuant to Section 6.03(a) shall describe with particularity any and all provisions of this Agreement and any other Loan Document that have been breached.
6.04         Payment of Obligations.
Pay and discharge as the same shall become due and payable: (a) all federal, state and other material tax liabilities, assessments and governmental charges or levies upon it or its properties or assets, except those which (i) are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings diligently conducted and adequate reserves in accordance with GAAP are being maintained by such Loan Party or such Subsidiary, or (ii) do not exceed $100,000 in the aggregate at any one time; and (b) all lawful claims which, if unpaid, would by law become a Lien upon its property (other than any Permitted Lien).
6.05         Preservation of Existence, Etc.
(a) Preserve, renew and maintain in full force and effect its legal existence and good standing under the Laws of the jurisdiction of its organization except in a transaction permitted by Section 7.04 or Section 7.05.
(b) Take all reasonable action to maintain all rights, privileges, permits, licenses and franchises necessary or desirable in the normal conduct of its business, except to the extent that failure to do so could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
(c) Preserve or renew all of its registered patents, trademarks, trade names and service marks, the non-preservation of which could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
6.06         Maintenance of Properties.
(a) Maintain, preserve and protect all of its material properties and equipment necessary in the operation of its business in good working order and condition, ordinary wear and tear excepted, except where failure to do so could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect
(b) Make all necessary repairs thereto and renewals and replacements thereof except where the failure to do so could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
(c) Use the standard of care typical in the industry in the operation and maintenance of its facilities.
6.07         Maintenance of Insurance.
(a) Maintain with financially sound and reputable insurance companies not Affiliates of the Borrowers, insurance with respect to its properties and business against loss or damage of the kinds customarily insured against by Persons engaged in the same or similar business, of such types and in such amounts as are customarily carried under similar circumstances by such other Persons, including terrorism insurance.
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(b) Cause (i) the Administrative Agent to be named as lenders’ loss payable, as its interest may appear, and/or additional insured with respect of any such insurance providing liability coverage or coverage in respect of any Collateral, (ii) unless otherwise agreed to by the Administrative Agent, each provider of any such insurance to agree, by endorsement upon the policy or policies issued by it or by independent instruments furnished to the Administrative Agent that it will give the Administrative Agent thirty (30) days prior written notice before any such policy or policies shall be altered or cancelled (or ten (10) days prior notice in the case of cancellation due to the nonpayment of premiums), and (iii) annually, upon expiration of current insurance coverage, evidence of current insurance to be provided to the Administrative Agent, including (A) evidence of such insurance policies (including, and as applicable, ACORD Form 28 certificates (or similar form of insurance certificate), and ACORD Form 25 certificates (or similar form of insurance certificate)), and (B) lender’s loss payable endorsements, additional insured endorsements and notice of cancellation endorsements, as applicable.
6.08         Compliance with Laws.
Comply with the requirements of all Laws and all orders, writs, injunctions and decrees applicable to it or to its business or property, except in such instances in which (i) such requirement of Law or order, writ, injunction or decree is being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings diligently conducted, or (ii) the failure to comply therewith could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
6.09         Books and Records.
(a) Maintain proper books of record and account, in which full, true and correct entries in conformity with GAAP consistently applied shall be made of all financial transactions and matters involving the assets and business of such Loan Party or such Subsidiary, as the case may be, in all material respects.
(b) Maintain such books of record and account in material conformity with all applicable requirements of any Governmental Authority having regulatory jurisdiction over such Loan Party or such Subsidiary, as the case may be.
6.10         Inspection Rights.
Permit representatives and independent contractors of the Administrative Agent and each Lender to visit and inspect any of its properties, to examine its corporate, financial and operating records, and make copies thereof or abstracts therefrom, and to discuss its affairs, finances and accounts with its directors, officers, and independent public accountants, all at such reasonable times during normal business hours and as often as may be reasonably desired, upon reasonable advance notice to RCI; provided, that, (i) so long as no Event of Default then exists, except for one visit per calendar year (which shall be at the reasonable expense of the Borrowers), all such visits and inspections shall be at the sole expense of the Administrative Agent or the applicable Lender, as applicable, and (ii) when an Event of Default exists, the Administrative Agent and any Lender (or any of their respective representatives or independent contractors) may do any of the foregoing at the reasonable expense of the Borrowers at any time during normal business hours and without advance notice.
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6.11         Use of Proceeds.
Use the proceeds of (a) the Revolving Facility (including Letters of Credit and Swingline Loans) (i) to refinance certain existing Indebtedness, (ii) to finance working capital, Permitted Acquisitions and capital expenditures, (iii) to pay fees and expenses due in connection with the Transactions, and (iv) for other general corporate purposes, and (b) any Incremental Term Facility for the purposes set forth in the Incremental Term Facility Agreement entered into in connection with the establishment of such Incremental Term Facility; provided, that, in no event shall the proceeds of the Credit Extensions be used in contravention of any Law to which such Person or its property is subject or of any Loan Document.
6.12         Material Contracts.
Perform and observe all the terms and provisions of each Material Contract to be performed or observed by it, maintain each such Material Contract in full force and effect, and enforce each such Material Contract in accordance with its terms.
6.13         Covenant to Guarantee Obligations.
Within thirty (30) days (or such longer period of time as is agreed to by the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion) after the acquisition or formation of any Subsidiary, notify the Administrative Agent of the acquisition or formation thereof and, if such Subsidiary is a Domestic Subsidiary (other than (a) a Domestic Subsidiary of a Foreign Subsidiary, or (b) a FSHCO), cause such Person to become a Guarantor hereunder by way of execution of a Joinder Agreement and, in connection with the foregoing, deliver to the Administrative Agent, with respect to each new Guarantor and to the extent applicable, substantially the same documentation as is required pursuant to Section 4.01(b), Section 4.01(f), Section 4.01(m) and Section 6.14 and, to the extent requested by the Administrative Agent, favorable opinions of counsel to such Person (which should cover, among other things, legality, binding effect and enforceability), all in form, content and scope reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.
6.14         Covenant to Give Security.
Except with respect to Excluded Property:
(a) Equity Interests.  Cause (i) one hundred percent (100%) of the issued and outstanding Equity Interests of each Domestic Subsidiary (other than a FSHCO) directly owned by a Loan Party, and (ii) sixty five percent (65%) of the issued and outstanding Equity Interests entitled to vote (within the meaning of Treas. Reg. Section 1.956-2(c)(2)) and one hundred percent (100%) of the issued and outstanding Equity Interests not entitled to vote (within the meaning of Treas. Reg. Section 1.956-2(c)(2)) of each Foreign Subsidiary and each FSHCO, in each case, directly owned by a Loan Party, in each case, to be subject at all times to a first priority (subject only to nonconsensual Permitted Liens), perfected Lien in favor of the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Collateral Documents, together with, to the extent requested by the Administrative Agent, opinions of counsel and any filings and deliveries necessary in connection therewith to perfect the security interests therein, all in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent (it being understood that this Section 6.14(a) shall only require perfection of the Administrative Agent’s security interest under the Laws of the jurisdiction of organization of a Foreign Subsidiary (including the execution and delivery of local law-governed pledge agreements) (x) within ninety (90) days (or such longer period as the Administrative Agent permits in its sole discretion) of the request of the Administrative Agent, and (y) if such Foreign Subsidiary is a Material Foreign Subsidiary).
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(b) Other Property.  Cause all property of each Loan Party to be subject at all times to first priority (subject only to Permitted Liens), and subject to Section 6.14(d) or otherwise where perfection is expressly excused under the Collateral Documents, perfected Liens in favor of the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, to secure the Secured Obligations pursuant to the Collateral Documents or, with respect to any such property acquired subsequent to the Closing Date, such other additional security documents as the Administrative Agent shall reasonably request and, in connection with the foregoing, deliver to the Administrative Agent such other documentation as the Administrative Agent may reasonably request including filings and deliveries necessary to perfect such Liens, Organization Documents, resolutions, and favorable opinions of counsel, all in form, content and scope reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.
(c) Landlord Waivers.  In the case of (i)(A) each chief executive office location of each Loan Party (to the extent such office location is a leased location), and (B) each other leased location of the Loan Parties where any significant administrative or governmental functions are performed (including any location where any books and records (electronic or otherwise) are maintained (to the extent such books and records (electronic or otherwise) are not also maintained at the locations described in clause (c)(i)(A) above)), and (ii) any personal property Collateral located at any other premises containing personal property Collateral with a value in excess of $2,500,000, provide the Administrative Agent with such estoppel letters, consents and waivers, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, from the landlords of such real property (or, in the case of third party locations, the bailee, warehouseman or similar Person) to the extent (A) reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent, and (B) the Loan Parties are able to secure such letters, consents and waivers after using commercially reasonable efforts.
(d) Qualifying Control Agreements.  Cause each deposit account (other than (i) any deposit account maintained with a Lender, and (ii) any Excluded Account) and each securities account (other than any Excluded Account) of each Loan Party at all times to be subject to a Qualifying Control Agreement to the extent (A) reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent, and (B) the Loan Parties are able to secure such agreements after using commercially reasonable efforts (it being understood and agreed that with respect to any Qualifying Control Agreement requested by the Administrative Agent, the Loan Parties shall have thirty (30) days following such request (or such longer period of time as is agreed by the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion) to deliver such Qualifying Control Agreement (to the extent such Qualifying Control Agreement can be secured using commercially reasonable efforts)).
6.15         Further Assurances.
Promptly upon request by the Administrative Agent or any Lender, (a) correct any material defect or error that may be discovered in any Loan Document or in the execution, acknowledgment, filing or recordation thereof (provided, that, in the event of an objection by any Borrower with respect thereto, any such correction shall not be made except by an amendment signed in accordance with the terms of this Agreement), and (b) do, execute, acknowledge, deliver, record, re-record, file, re-file, register and re-register any and all such further acts, deeds, certificates, assurances and other instruments as the Administrative Agent or any Lender may reasonably require from time to time in order to (i) carry out more effectively the purposes of the Loan Documents, (ii) to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Law, subject any Loan Party’s properties, assets, rights or interests to the Liens now or hereafter intended to be covered by any of the Collateral Documents, (iii) perfect and maintain the validity, effectiveness and priority of any of the Collateral Documents and any of the Liens intended to be created thereunder, and (iv) assure, convey, grant, assign, transfer, preserve, protect and confirm more effectively unto the Secured Parties the rights granted or now or hereafter intended to be granted to the Secured Parties under any Loan Document or under any other instrument executed in connection with any Loan Document to which any Loan Party is or is to be a party.
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6.16         Compliance with Environmental Laws.
Comply, and cause all lessees and other Persons operating or occupying its properties to comply, in all material respects, with all applicable Environmental Laws and Environmental Permits; obtain and renew all Environmental Permits necessary for its operations and properties; and conduct any investigation, study, sampling and testing, and undertake any cleanup, removal, remedial or other action necessary to remove and clean up all Hazardous Materials from any of its properties, in accordance with the requirements of all Environmental Laws; provided, that, neither any Borrower nor any Subsidiary shall be required to undertake any such cleanup, removal, remedial or other action to the extent that its obligation to do so is being contested in good faith and by proper proceedings and appropriate reserves are being maintained with respect to such circumstances in accordance with GAAP.
6.17         Maintenance of Primary Depository Relationship.
Cause each Loan Party to maintain its principal deposit and operating accounts and principal cash management and depository relationship, in each case, with a Lender at all times.
6.18        Anti-Corruption Laws; Sanctions.
(a) Conduct its business in compliance with (i) the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, the UK Bribery Act 2010 and other similar anti-corruption legislation in other jurisdictions, and (ii) all applicable Sanctions.
(b) Maintain policies and procedures designed to promote and achieve compliance with (i) the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, the UK Bribery Act 2010 and other similar anti-corruption legislation in other jurisdictions, and (ii) all applicable Sanctions.
ARTICLE VII
NEGATIVE COVENANTS
Each of the Loan Parties hereby covenants and agrees that on the Closing Date and thereafter until the Facility Termination Date, no Loan Party shall, nor shall it permit any Subsidiary to, directly or indirectly:
7.01         Liens.
Create, incur, assume or suffer to exist any Lien upon any of its property, assets or revenues, whether now owned or hereafter acquired, except for the following (the “Permitted Liens”):
(a) Liens pursuant to any Loan Document;
(b) Liens existing on the Closing Date and listed on Schedule 7.01;
(c) Liens for Taxes (other than imposed under ERISA) not yet due or which are being contested in good faith and by appropriate proceedings diligently conducted, if adequate reserves with respect thereto are maintained on the books of the applicable Person in accordance with GAAP;
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(d) statutory or common law Liens of landlords and Liens of carriers, warehousemen, mechanics, materialmen, repairmen and suppliers and other Liens imposed by Law or pursuant to customary reservations or retentions of title arising in the ordinary course of business; provided, that, such Liens secure only amounts not yet overdue for more than sixty (60) days, or if overdue for more than sixty (60) days, are unfiled and no other action has been taken to enforce the same or are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings for which adequate reserves determined in accordance with GAAP have been established;
(e) pledges or deposits in the ordinary course of business in connection with workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance and other social security legislation, other than any Lien imposed by ERISA;
(f) deposits to secure the performance of bids, trade contracts, and leases (other than Indebtedness), statutory obligations, surety, and appeal bonds, performance bonds and other obligations of a like nature incurred in the ordinary course of business;
(g) easements, rights-of-way, restrictions and other similar encumbrances affecting real property which, in the aggregate, are not substantial in amount, and which do not in any case materially detract from the value of the property subject thereto or materially interfere with the ordinary conduct of the business of the applicable Person;
(h) (i) Liens securing judgments for the payment of money (or appeal or other surety bonds relating to such judgments) not constituting an Event of Default under Section 8.01(h); and (ii) any writ or warrant of attachment or execution not constituting an Event of Default under Section 8.01(g)(ii);
(i) Liens securing Indebtedness permitted under Section 7.02(c); provided, that: (i) such Liens do not at any time encumber any property other than the property financed by such Indebtedness, (ii) the Indebtedness secured thereby does not exceed the cost (negotiated on an arm’s length basis) or fair market value, whichever is lower, of the property being acquired on the date of acquisition, and (iii) such Liens attach to such property concurrently with or within ninety (90) days after the acquisition thereof;
(j) Liens arising out of conditional sale, title retention, consignment or similar arrangements for the sale of goods entered into by any Borrower or any Subsidiary in the ordinary course of business;
(k) leases, subleases, licenses or sublicenses granted to others in the ordinary course of business and not interfering in any material respect with the business of any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries;
(l) bankers’ Liens, rights of setoff and other similar Liens existing solely with respect to cash and Cash Equivalents on deposit in one or more accounts maintained by any Borrower or any Subsidiary, in each case, granted in the ordinary course of business in favor of the bank or banks with which such accounts are maintained, securing amounts owing to such bank with respect to cash management and operating account arrangements, including those involving pooled accounts and netting arrangements; provided, that, in no case shall any such Liens secure (either directly or indirectly) the repayment of any Indebtedness;
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(m) the filing of UCC financing statements solely as a precautionary measure in connection with operating leases or consignment of goods;
(n) any interest of title of a lessee under, and Liens arising from UCC financing statements relating to, leases permitted by this Agreement;
(o) Liens on deposits in the ordinary course of business to secure liabilities to insurance carriers, utilities and other service providers;
(p) Liens in favor of customs and revenue authorities arising as a matter of law to secure payment of customs duties in connection with the importation of goods in the ordinary course of business;
(q) Liens securing insurance premium financing arrangements in the ordinary course of business; provided, that, such Liens are limited to the applicable insurance policy, rights and obligations thereunder and/or proceeds thereof; and
(r) other Liens not permitted by the foregoing clauses of this Section 7.01 securing Indebtedness or other obligations permitted pursuant to this Agreement in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $1,500,000 at any one time outstanding.
7.02         Indebtedness.
Create, incur, assume or suffer to exist any Indebtedness, except:
(a) Indebtedness under the Loan Documents;
(b) Indebtedness outstanding on the Closing Date and listed on Schedule 7.02;
(c) Indebtedness in respect of Capitalized Leases, Synthetic Lease Obligations and purchase money obligations to finance the purchase of fixed or capital assets within the limitations set forth in Section 7.01(i); provided, that, (i) the aggregate principal amount of all such Indebtedness shall not exceed $25,000,000 at any one time outstanding, and (ii) no such Indebtedness shall be refinanced, renewed, replaced, restructured or extended for a principal amount in excess of the principal balance outstanding thereon at the time of such renewal, replacement, refinancing, restructuring or extension;
(d) intercompany Indebtedness permitted under Section 7.03 (other than by reference to this Section 7.02 (or any clause hereof)) (“Intercompany Debt”); provided, that, in the case of Indebtedness owing by a Loan Party to any Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party, (i) such Indebtedness shall be subordinated to the Secured Obligations in a manner and to the extent acceptable to the Lender, and (ii) such Indebtedness shall not be prepaid unless no Default exists immediately prior to and after giving effect to such prepayment;
(e) obligations (contingent or otherwise) existing or arising under any Swap Contract; provided, that, (i) such obligations are (or were) entered into by such Person in the ordinary course of business for the purpose of directly mitigating risks associated with liabilities, commitments, investments, assets, or property held or reasonably anticipated by such Person, or changes in the value of securities issued by such Person, and not for purposes of speculation or taking a “market view,” and (ii) such Swap Contract does not contain any provision exonerating the non-defaulting party from its obligation to make payments on outstanding transactions to the defaulting party;
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(f) (i) Indebtedness under Secured Cash Management Agreements, and (ii) Indebtedness arising from the honoring by a bank of a check, draft or similar instrument inadvertently (except in the case of daylight overdrafts) against insufficient funds in the ordinary course of business; provided, that, with respect to the foregoing clause (f)(ii), such Indebtedness is extinguished within five (5) Business Days of incurrence;
(g) Earn Out Obligations incurred in connection with any Permitted Acquisition;
(h) Guarantees with respect to Indebtedness of any Loan Party permitted under this Section 7.02; provided, that, if the Indebtedness being Guaranteed is subordinated to the Secured Obligations, such Guarantee shall be subordinated to the Guaranty on terms at least as favorable to Secured Parties as those contained in the subordination of such Indebtedness;
(i) unsecured Indebtedness assumed in connection with any Permitted Acquisition and not incurred in contemplation thereof; provided, that, (i) no Default shall exist immediately prior to the assumption of any such Indebtedness or upon the occurrence of such assumption, and (ii) the Loan Parties shall be in Pro Forma Compliance with the financial covenants set forth in Section 7.11 upon giving effect to such assumption;
(j) Indebtedness arising in connection with endorsement of instruments for deposit in the ordinary course of business;
(k) to the extent constituting Indebtedness, guarantees incurred in the ordinary course of business in respect of obligations to suppliers, customers, franchisees, lessors and licensees that, in each case, are not Affiliates of RCI;
(l) Indebtedness consisting of the financing of insurance premiums entered into in the ordinary course of business;
(m) trade accounts payable in the ordinary course of business that are past due for more than ninety (90) days after the date on which such trade account payable was created; provided, that, the aggregate amount of all such Indebtedness shall not exceed $7,500,000 at any time outstanding;
(n) Indebtedness incurred in the ordinary course of business in respect of (i) credit cards, credit card processing services, debit cards, stored value cards, commercial cards (including so-called “purchase cards”, “procurement cards” or “p-cards”), (ii) cash management services, or (iii) netting services, overdraft protection, and other like services; provided, that, the aggregate amount of all such Indebtedness shall not exceed $1,000,000 at any time outstanding;
(o) unsecured Indebtedness of any Loan Party in the form of seller promissory notes incurred on the date of the consummation of any Permitted Acquisition solely for the purpose of consummating such Permitted Acquisition; provided, that, (i) no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing at the time of incurrence of such Indebtedness or would result therefrom, (ii) such Indebtedness is subordinated in right of payment to the Obligations on terms and conditions reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and is otherwise on terms and conditions (including economic terms and absence of covenants) reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, and (iii) upon giving Pro Forma Effect to the incurrence of such Indebtedness, the Loan Parties would be in compliance with the financial covenants set forth in Section 7.11 as of the most recent Measurement Period ended on or prior to the date of such incurrence; and
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(p) other Indebtedness in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $4,000,000 at any time outstanding; provided, that, no Default shall have occurred and be continuing at the time of incurrence of such Indebtedness or would result therefrom.
7.03         Investments.
Make or hold any Investments, except:
(a) Investments in the form of cash or Cash Equivalents;
(b) Investments existing as of the Closing Date and set forth on Schedule 7.03;
(c) (i) Investments by RCI and its Subsidiaries in their respective Subsidiaries outstanding on the Closing Date, (ii) additional Investments by RCI and its Subsidiaries in Loan Parties, (iii) additional Investments by Subsidiaries of RCI that are not Loan Parties in other Subsidiaries of RCI that are not Loan Parties, and (iv) additional Investments by Loan Parties in Subsidiaries that are not Loan Parties; provided, that, with respect to this clause (c)(iv), (A) no Default shall have occurred and be continuing at the time of such Investment or would result therefrom, and (B) the Loan Parties shall be in Pro Forma Compliance with the financial covenants set forth in Section 7.11 upon giving effect to such Investment;
(d) Investments consisting of extensions of credit in the nature of accounts receivable or notes receivable arising from the grant of trade credit in the ordinary course of business, and Investments received in satisfaction or partial satisfaction thereof from financially troubled account debtors to the extent reasonably necessary in order to prevent or limit loss;
(e) Guarantees permitted by Section 7.02 (other than by reference to this Section 7.03 (or any clause hereof));
(f) Permitted Acquisitions;
(g) Investments in securities of trade creditors or customers in the ordinary course of business received in connection with the settlement of debts, the satisfaction of judgments, settlements, compromises or resolutions of litigation, arbitration or other disputes, upon foreclosure or pursuant to any plan of reorganization or liquidation or similar arrangement upon the bankruptcy or insolvency of such trade creditors or customers;
(h) loans or advances to officers, directors and employees of RCI and its Subsidiaries for travel, entertainment, relocation and analogous ordinary business purposes in an aggregate amount not to exceed $1,500,000 at any time outstanding;
(i) loans or advances to officers, directors and employees of RCI and its Subsidiaries to purchase Equity Interests of RCI so long as (i) such loans and advances are used in their entirety to purchase such Equity Interests of RCI, and (ii) the aggregate amount of such loans and advances does not exceed $1,000,000 at any time outstanding;
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(j) Investments of any Person existing at the time such Person becomes a Loan Party or consolidates or merges with a Loan Party (including in connection with a Permitted Acquisition) in connection with a transaction permitted hereby, so long as such Investments were not made in contemplation of such Person becoming a Loan Party or of such consolidation or merger;
(k) Investments consisting of Swap Contracts permitted by Section 7.02(e);
(l) promissory notes and other non-cash consideration received in connection with Dispositions permitted by Section 7.05;
(m) Investments by Loan Parties in Persons that are not Subsidiaries; provided, that, (i) no Default shall have occurred and be continuing at the time of such Investment or would result therefrom, and (ii) the aggregate amount of all such Investments shall not exceed $5,000,000 during the term of this Agreement; and
(n) other Investments (other than any Acquisition) not otherwise permitted by this Section 7.03 in an aggregate amount not to exceed $5,000,000 during the term of this Agreement.
7.04         Fundamental Changes.
Merge, dissolve, liquidate, consolidate with or into another Person, or Dispose of (whether in one transaction or in a series of transactions) all or substantially all of its assets (whether now owned or hereafter acquired) to or in favor of any Person; provided, that, notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this Section 7.04 but subject to the terms of Section 6.13 and/or Section 6.14, (a) any Borrower may merge or consolidate with any of its Subsidiaries (other than any other Borrower) provided that such Borrower shall be the continuing or surviving Person, (b) any Loan Party (other than any Borrower) may merge or consolidate with any other Loan Party (other than any Borrower), (c) any Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party may be merged or consolidated with or into any Loan Party provided that such Loan Party shall be the continuing or surviving corporation, (d) any Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party may be merged or consolidated with or into any other Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party, and (e) any Subsidiary (other than any Borrower) may be dissolved or liquidated so long as (i) such dissolution or liquidation, as applicable, could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, and (ii) the residual assets of such Subsidiary shall be transferred to its parent company (provided, that, if the transferor thereof is a Loan Party, the transferee thereof shall be a Loan Party).
7.05         Dispositions.
Make any Disposition or enter into any agreement to make any Disposition, except:
(a) Permitted Transfers;
(b) the Specified Disposition; provided, that, (i) no Default shall have occurred and be continuing at the time of such Disposition or would result therefrom, (ii) at least fifty percent (50%) of the consideration paid in connection therewith shall be cash or Cash Equivalents paid substantially contemporaneously with consummation of the Disposition and shall be in an amount not less than the fair market value of the property disposed of, (iii) such Disposition does not involve the sale or other disposition of a minority Equity Interests in any Subsidiary, (iv) such Disposition does not involve a sale or other disposition of receivables other than receivables owned by or attributable to other property concurrently being disposed of in a Disposition otherwise permitted under this Section 7.05(b), and (v) the aggregate net book value of all of the assets sold or otherwise disposed of in connection with the Specified Disposition shall not exceed $10,000,000; and
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(c) other Dispositions (including Dispositions of the Equity Interests of Immaterial Foreign Subsidiaries); provided, that, (i) no Default shall have occurred and be continuing at the time of such Disposition or would result therefrom, (ii) with respect to any such Disposition for which the book value of the property disposed is $100,000 or more, at least seventy-five percent (75%) of the consideration paid in connection therewith shall be cash or Cash Equivalents paid substantially contemporaneously with consummation of the Disposition and shall be in an amount not less than the fair market value of the property disposed of, (iii) if such Disposition is a Sale and Leaseback Transaction, such Disposition is not prohibited by the terms of Section 7.13, (iv) such Disposition does not involve the sale or other disposition of a minority Equity Interests in any Subsidiary, (v) such Disposition does not involve a sale or other disposition of receivables other than receivables owned by or attributable to other property concurrently being disposed of in a Disposition otherwise permitted under this Section 7.05(c), (vi) with respect to any Disposition of the Equity Interests of an Immaterial Foreign Subsidiary, the Loan Parties shall be in Pro Forma Compliance with the financial covenants set forth in Section 7.11 after giving effect thereto, and (vii) the aggregate net book value of all of the assets sold or otherwise disposed of by the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries in all such Dispositions (other than any Disposition of the Equity Interests of any Immaterial Foreign Subsidiary) during the term of this Agreement shall not exceed $6,000,000.
7.06         Restricted Payments.
Declare or make any Restricted Payment, or incur any obligation (contingent or otherwise) to do so, except that:
(a) each Subsidiary may make Restricted Payments to any Loan Party and each Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party may make Restricted Payments to any other Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party;
(b) so long as no Default shall have occurred and be continuing at the time of such Restricted Payment or would result therefrom, any Borrower or any Subsidiary may declare and make dividend payments or other distributions payable solely in the Qualified Capital Stock of such Person;
(c) RCI may purchase fractional shares of its Equity Interests arising out of stock dividends, splits or combinations or mergers, consolidations or other acquisitions and pay cash in lieu of fractional shares upon the exercise of warrants, options or other securities convertible into or exercisable for Equity Interests of RCI;
(d) RCI may make cashless repurchases of its Equity Interests deemed to occur upon the exercise of stock options, warrants or other convertible or exchangeable securities to the extent such Equity Interests represent a portion of the exercise price of those stock options, warrants or other convertible or exchangeable securities;
(e) RCI may make any Restricted Payment; provided, that, (i) upon giving Pro Forma Effect to such Restricted Payment, the Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio shall not exceed 2.50 to 1.0 (or, during any Leverage Increase Period, the Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio shall not exceed 3.00 to 1.0), and (ii) no Default shall have occurred and be continuing at the time of such Restricted Payment or would result therefrom; and
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(f) in addition to other Restricted Payments permitted pursuant to this Section 7.06, RCI may make any additional Restricted Payment; provided, that, (i) upon giving Pro Forma Effect to such Restricted Payment, (A) the Loan Parties would be in compliance with the financial covenant set forth in Section 7.11(a) as of the most recent Measurement Period ended on or prior to the date of such Restricted Payment, and (B) the sum of unrestricted cash and Cash Equivalents of the Loan Parties, plus availability under the Revolving Facility, shall be at least $25,000,000, (ii) no Default shall have occurred and be continuing at the time of such Restricted Payment or would result therefrom, and (iii) the aggregate amount of all such Restricted Payments made in reliance on this Section 7.06(f) in any fiscal year of RCI shall not exceed the greater of (A) $25,000,000, and (B) an amount equal to fifty percent (50%) of Consolidated EBITDA (determined by reference to Consolidated EBITDA for the most recent Measurement Period ended on or prior to the date of such Restricted Payment).
7.07         Change in Nature of Business.
Engage in any material line of business substantially different from those lines of business conducted by RCI and its Subsidiaries on the Closing Date or any business that is reasonably related, ancillary or complementary thereto.
7.08         Transactions with Affiliates.
Enter into or permit to exist any transaction or series of transactions with any officer, director or Affiliate of such Person other than (a) advances of working capital to any Loan Party, (b) transfers of cash and assets to any Loan Party, (c) intercompany transactions expressly permitted by Section 7.02, Section 7.03, Section 7.04, Section 7.05 or Section 7.06 (in each case, other than by reference to this Section 7.08 (or any clause hereof)), (d) reasonable and customary officer, director and employee compensation and other benefits (including retirement, health, stock option and other benefit plans) and reasonable indemnification and severance arrangements, in each case, in the ordinary course of business, and (e) except as otherwise specifically prohibited in this Agreement, other transactions which are entered into in the ordinary course of such Person’s business on terms and conditions substantially as favorable to such Person as would be obtainable by it in a comparable arms-length transaction with a Person other than an officer, director or Affiliate.
7.09         Burdensome Agreements.
Enter into, or permit to exist, any Contractual Obligation (except for this Agreement and the other Loan Documents) that encumbers or restricts the ability of any such Person to (a) act as a Loan Party, (b) make Restricted Payments to any Loan Party, (c) pay any Indebtedness or other obligation owed to any Loan Party, (d) make loans or advances to any Loan Party, (e) transfer any of its property to any Loan Party, or (f) create any Lien upon any of their properties or assets, whether now owned or hereafter acquired, except, in respect of any of the matters described in clauses (b) through (f) above, (i) in the case of clause (f) only, restrictions or conditions imposed by any agreement related to Capitalized Leases, Synthetic Lease Obligations or purchase money Indebtedness permitted by Section 7.02(b) or Section 7.02(c) if such restrictions or conditions apply only to the property or assets securing such Indebtedness, (ii) restrictions and conditions imposed by applicable Law, (iii) restrictions and conditions existing on the Closing Date and not created in contemplation thereof, (iv) customary restrictions and conditions contained in agreements relating to the sale of a Subsidiary or any assets pending such sale, provided that such restrictions and conditions apply only to the Subsidiary or assets that is or are to be sold and such sale is permitted hereunder, (v) customary provisions restricting the assignment of any agreement entered into by RCI or any Subsidiary in the ordinary course of business, (vi) customary restrictions in leases or licenses otherwise permitted by this Agreement so long as such restrictions relate to the assets subject thereof, and (vii) customary provisions restricting the subletting or assignment of any lease governing a leasehold interest.
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7.10         Use of Proceeds.
Use the proceeds of any Credit Extension, whether immediately, incidentally or ultimately, to purchase or carry margin stock (within the meaning of Regulation U of the FRB) or to extend credit to others for the purpose of purchasing or carrying margin stock or to refund indebtedness originally incurred for such purpose.
7.11         Financial Covenants.
(a) Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio.  Permit the Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio as of the end of any Measurement Period ending on or after the Closing Date to be greater than 3.00 to 1.0; provided, that, upon the occurrence of a Qualified Acquisition, for each of the four (4) fiscal quarters of RCI immediately following the consummation of such Qualified Acquisition (including, for the avoidance of doubt, the fiscal quarter in which such Qualified Acquisition was consummated) (such period of increase, the “Leverage Increase Period”), the ratio set forth above shall be increased to 3.50 to 1.0; provided, further, that, (i) for at least two (2) fiscal quarters of RCI immediately following each Leverage Increase Period, the Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio as of the end of such fiscal quarters shall not be greater than 3.00 to 1.0 prior to giving effect to another Leverage Increase Period, and (ii) each Leverage Increase Period shall only apply with respect to the calculation of the Consolidated Total Leverage Ratio for purposes of (A) determining compliance with the financial maintenance covenant set forth in this Section 7.11(a) as of the end of any Measurement Period, (B) determining compliance with clause (c) of the proviso in the definition of “Permitted Acquisition” in connection with determining the permissibility of the consummation of the Qualified Acquisition with respect to which such Leverage Increase Period relates (or, to the extent such Qualified Acquisition is financed with the proceeds of an Incremental Facility, for purposes of determining the permissibility of the incurrence of such Incremental Facility in connection with the consummation of such Qualified Acquisition), and (C) determining the permissibility of any Restricted Payment made in reliance on Section 7.06(f).
(b) Consolidated Interest Coverage Ratio.  Permit the Consolidated Interest Coverage Ratio as of the end of any Measurement Period ending on or after the Closing Date to be less than 3.00 to 1.0.
7.12         Amendments of Organization Documents; Fiscal Year; Legal Name, State of Organization; Form of Entity and Accounting Changes.
(a) Amend any of its Organization Documents in any manner materially adverse to the Lenders.
(b) Change its fiscal year without the prior written consent of the Administrative Agent.
(c) Without providing ten (10) days prior written notice to the Administrative Agent (or such shorter notice as the Administrative Agent may agree to accept in its sole discretion), change its name, state of organization, form of organization or principal place of business.
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(d) Make any material change in accounting policies or reporting practices, except as required by GAAP.
7.13         Sale and Leaseback Transactions.
Enter into any Sale and Leaseback Transaction, except for any Permitted Sale and Leaseback Transaction.
7.14         Prepayments, Etc. of Subordinated Indebtedness.
Make (or give any notice with respect thereto) any voluntary or optional payment or prepayment or redemption or acquisition for value of (including by way of depositing money or securities with the trustee with respect thereto before due for the purpose of paying when due), refund, refinance or exchange of any Indebtedness of any Loan Party or any Subsidiary that is contractually subordinated to the Secured Obligations, in violation of the subordination terms applicable to such Indebtedness.
7.15         Amendment, Etc. of Indebtedness.
Amend, modify or change in any manner any term or condition of any Indebtedness for borrowed money having an aggregate principal amount of more than the Threshold Amount (other than Indebtedness arising under the Loan Documents) or give any consent, waiver or approval thereunder, if such amendment, modification, change, consent, waiver or approval would be adverse in any material respects to the interests of the Lenders.
7.16         Ownership of Subsidiaries.
Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Agreement to the contrary, (a) permit any Person (other than (i) any Loan Party, (ii) any wholly-owned Subsidiary, or (iii) solely with respect to any joint venture permitted pursuant to this Agreement, any owner of any such joint venture) to own any Equity Interests of any Subsidiary of any Loan Party, except to qualify directors where required by applicable Law or to satisfy other requirements of applicable Law with respect to the ownership of Equity Interests of Foreign Subsidiaries, (b) permit any Loan Party or any Subsidiary to issue or have outstanding any shares of Disqualified Capital Stock, or (c) create, incur, assume or suffer to exist any Lien on any Equity Interests of any Subsidiary, except for non-consensual Permitted Liens.
7.17         Sanctions.
Use any Credit Extension or the proceeds of any Credit Extension, or lend, contribute or otherwise make available such Credit Extension or the proceeds of any Credit Extension to any Person, to fund any activities of or business with any Person, or in any Designated Jurisdiction, that, at the time of such funding, is the subject of Sanctions, or in any other manner that will result in a violation by any Person (including any Person participating in the transaction, whether as Lender, Arranger, Administrative Agent, L/C Issuer, Swingline Lender or otherwise) of Sanctions.
7.18         Anti-Corruption Laws.
Use any Credit Extension or the proceeds of any Credit Extension for any purpose which would breach the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, the UK Bribery Act 2010 and other similar anti-corruption legislation in other jurisdictions.
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ARTICLE VIII

EVENTS OF DEFAULT AND REMEDIES
8.01         Events of Default.
Any of the following shall constitute an “Event of Default”:
(a) Non-Payment.  Any Borrower or any other Loan Party fails to pay (i) when and as required to be paid herein and in the currency required hereunder, any amount of principal of any Loan or any L/C Obligation or deposit any funds as Cash Collateral in respect of L/C Obligations, or (ii) within three (3) days after the same becomes due, any interest on any Loan or on any L/C Obligation, or any fee due hereunder, or (iii) within five (5) days after the same becomes due, any other amount payable hereunder or under any other Loan Document; or
(b) Specific Covenants.  Any Loan Party fails to perform or observe any term, covenant or agreement contained in any of Section 6.01, Section 6.02, Section 6.03, Section 6.05, Section 6.10, Section 6.11, or Article VII; or
(c) Other Defaults.  Any Loan Party fails to perform or observe any other covenant or agreement (not specified in Section 8.01(a) or (b)) contained in any Loan Document on its part to be performed or observed and such failure continues for thirty (30) days after the earlier to occur of (i) a Responsible Officer of a Loan Party becoming aware of such failure, and (ii) written notice thereof being provided to RCI by the Administrative Agent or any Lender; or
(d) Representations and Warranties.  Any representation, warranty, certification or statement of fact made or deemed made by or on behalf of any Borrower or any other Loan Party herein, in any other Loan Document, or in any document delivered in connection herewith or therewith, shall be materially incorrect or misleading (or, if any such representation, warranty, certification or statement of fact is qualified by materiality or Material Adverse Effect, incorrect or misleading in any respect) when made or deemed made; or
(e) Cross-Default.  (i) Any Loan Party or any Subsidiary thereof (A) fails to make any payment when due (whether by scheduled maturity, required prepayment, acceleration, demand, or otherwise) in respect of any Indebtedness or Guarantee (other than Indebtedness hereunder and Indebtedness under Swap Contracts) having an aggregate principal amount (including undrawn committed or available amounts and including amounts owing to all creditors under any combined or syndicated credit arrangement) of more than the Threshold Amount, or (B) fails to observe or perform any other agreement or condition relating to any such Indebtedness or Guarantee or contained in any instrument or agreement evidencing, securing or relating thereto, or any other event occurs, the effect of which default or other event is to cause, or to permit the holder or holders of such Indebtedness or the beneficiary or beneficiaries of such Guarantee (or a trustee or agent on behalf of such holder or holders or beneficiary or beneficiaries) to cause, with the giving of notice if required, such Indebtedness to be demanded or to become due or to be repurchased, prepaid, defeased or redeemed (automatically or otherwise), or an offer to repurchase, prepay, defease or redeem such Indebtedness to be made, prior to its stated maturity, or such Guarantee to become payable or cash collateral in respect thereof to be demanded; or (ii) there occurs under any Swap Contract an Early Termination Date (as defined in such Swap Contract) resulting from (A) any event of default under such Swap Contract as to which a Loan Party or any Subsidiary thereof is the Defaulting Party (as defined in such Swap Contract), or (B) any Termination Event (as defined in such Swap Contract) under such Swap Contract as to which a Loan Party or any Subsidiary thereof is an Affected Party (as defined in such Swap Contract) and, in either event, the Swap Termination Value owed by such Loan Party or such Subsidiary as a result thereof is greater than the Threshold Amount; or
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(f) Insolvency Proceedings, Etc.  Any Loan Party or any Subsidiary thereof institutes or consents to the institution of any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law, or makes an assignment for the benefit of creditors; or applies for or consents to the appointment of any receiver, trustee, custodian, conservator, liquidator, rehabilitator or similar officer for it or for all or any material part of its property; or any receiver, trustee, custodian, conservator, liquidator, rehabilitator or similar officer is appointed without the application or consent of such Person and the appointment continues undischarged or unstayed for sixty (60) calendar days; or any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law relating to any such Person or to all or any material part of its property is instituted without the consent of such Person and continues undismissed or unstayed for sixty (60) calendar days, or an order for relief is entered in any such proceeding; or
(g) Inability to Pay Debts; Attachment.  (i) Any Loan Party or any Subsidiary thereof becomes unable or admits in writing its inability or fails generally to pay its debts as they become due, or (ii) any writ or warrant of attachment or execution or similar process is issued or levied against all or any material part of the property of any such Person and is not released, vacated or fully bonded within thirty (30) days after its issue or levy; or
(h) Judgments.  There is entered against any Loan Party or any Subsidiary thereof (i) one or more final judgments or orders for the payment of money in an aggregate amount (as to all such judgments and orders) exceeding the Threshold Amount (to the extent not covered by independent third-party insurance as to which the insurer has been notified of the potential claim and does not dispute coverage), or (ii) any one or more non-monetary final judgments that have, or could reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect and, in either case, (A) enforcement proceedings are commenced by any creditor upon such judgment or order, or (B) there is a period of thirty (30) consecutive days during which a stay of enforcement of such judgment, by reason of a pending appeal or otherwise, is not in effect; or
(i) ERISA.  (i) An ERISA Event occurs with respect to a Pension Plan or Multiemployer Plan which has resulted or could reasonably be expected to result in liability of any Loan Party under Title IV of ERISA to the Pension Plan, Multiemployer Plan or the PBGC in an aggregate amount in excess of the Threshold Amount, or (ii) any Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate fails to pay when due, after the expiration of any applicable grace period, any installment payment with respect to its withdrawal liability under Section 4201 of ERISA under a Multiemployer Plan in an aggregate amount in excess of the Threshold Amount; or
(j) Invalidity of Loan Documents.  Any provision of any Loan Document, at any time after its execution and delivery and for any reason other than as expressly permitted hereunder or thereunder or satisfaction in full of all Obligations arising under the Loan Documents, ceases to be in full force and effect; or any Loan Party or any other Person contests in any manner the validity or enforceability of any provision of any Loan Document; or any Loan Party denies that it has any or further liability or obligation under any provision of any Loan Document, or purports to revoke, terminate or rescind any provision of any Loan Document; or it becomes unlawful for a Loan Party to perform any of its obligations under the Loan Documents; or
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(k) Collateral Documents.  Any Collateral Document after delivery thereof pursuant to the terms of the Loan Documents shall for any reason cease to create a valid and perfected first priority Lien (subject to Permitted Liens) on the Collateral purported to be covered thereby, or any Loan Party shall assert the invalidity of such Liens; or
(l) Change of Control.  There occurs any Change of Control.
Without limiting the provisions of Article IX, if a Default shall have occurred under the Loan Documents, then such Default will continue to exist until it either is cured (to the extent specifically permitted) in accordance with the Loan Documents or is otherwise expressly waived by the Administrative Agent (with the approval of the requisite Appropriate Lenders (in their sole discretion) as determined in accordance with Section 11.01); and once an Event of Default occurs under the Loan Documents, then such Event of Default will continue to exist until it is expressly waived by the requisite Appropriate Lenders or by the Administrative Agent with the approval of the requisite Appropriate Lenders, as required hereunder in Section 11.01.
8.02         Remedies upon Event of Default.
If any Event of Default occurs and is continuing, the Administrative Agent shall, at the request of, or may, with the consent of, the Required Lenders, take any or all of the following actions:
(a) declare the Commitments of each Lender to make Loans and any obligation of the L/C Issuer to make L/C Credit Extensions to be terminated, whereupon such Commitments and obligation shall be terminated;
(b) declare the unpaid principal amount of all outstanding Loans, all interest accrued and unpaid thereon, and all other amounts owing or payable hereunder or under any other Loan Document to be immediately due and payable, without presentment, demand, protest or other notice of any kind, all of which are hereby expressly waived by the Borrowers;
(c) require that the Borrowers Cash Collateralize the L/C Obligations (in an amount equal to the Minimum Collateral Amount with respect thereto); and
(d) exercise on behalf of itself, the Lenders and the L/C Issuer all rights and remedies available to it, the Lenders and the L/C Issuer under the Loan Documents or applicable Law or equity;
provided, that, upon the occurrence of an actual or deemed entry of an order for relief with respect to any Borrower under the Bankruptcy Code of the United States, the obligation of each Lender to make Loans and any obligation of the L/C Issuer to make L/C Credit Extensions shall automatically terminate, the unpaid principal amount of all outstanding Loans and all interest and other amounts as aforesaid shall automatically become due and payable, and the obligation of the Borrowers to Cash Collateralize the L/C Obligations as aforesaid shall automatically become effective, in each case without further act of the Administrative Agent, any Lender or the L/C Issuer.
8.03         Application of Funds.
After the exercise of remedies provided for in Section 8.02 (or after the Loans have automatically become immediately due and payable and the L/C Obligations have automatically been required to be Cash Collateralized as set forth in the proviso to Section 8.02) or if at any time insufficient funds are received by and available to the Administrative Agent to pay fully all Secured Obligations then due hereunder, any amounts received on account of the Secured Obligations shall, subject to the provisions of Sections 2.14 and 2.15, be applied by the Administrative Agent in the following order:
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First, to payment of that portion of the Secured Obligations constituting fees, indemnities, expenses and other amounts (including fees, charges and disbursements of counsel to the Administrative Agent and amounts payable under Article III) payable to the Administrative Agent in its capacity as such;
Second, to payment of that portion of the Secured Obligations constituting fees, indemnities and other amounts (other than principal, interest and Letter of Credit Fees) payable to the Lenders and the L/C Issuer (including fees, charges and disbursements of counsel to the respective Lenders and the L/C Issuer) arising under the Loan Documents and amounts payable under Article III, ratably among them in proportion to the respective amounts described in this clause Second payable to them;
Third, to payment of that portion of the Secured Obligations constituting accrued and unpaid Letter of Credit Fees and interest on the Loans, L/C Disbursements and other Secured Obligations arising under the Loan Documents, ratably among the Lenders and the L/C Issuer in proportion to the respective amounts described in this clause Third payable to them;
Fourth, to payment of that portion of the Secured Obligations constituting unpaid principal of the Loans, L/C Disbursements and Secured Obligations then owing under the Secured Hedge Agreements and the Secured Cash Management Agreements, and to the Administrative Agent for the account of the L/C Issuer, to Cash Collateralize that portion of L/C Obligations comprised of the aggregate undrawn amount of Letters of Credit to the extent required by, and not otherwise Cash Collateralized by the Borrowers pursuant to, Sections 2.03 and 2.14, in each case ratably among the Administrative Agent, the Lenders, the L/C Issuer, the Hedge Banks and the Cash Management Banks in proportion to the respective amounts described in this clause Fourth held by them; and
Last, the balance, if any, after all of the Secured Obligations have been indefeasibly paid in full, to the Borrowers or as otherwise required by Law.
Subject to Sections 2.03(p) and 2.14, amounts used to Cash Collateralize the aggregate undrawn amount of Letters of Credit pursuant to clause Fourth above shall be applied to satisfy drawings under such Letters of Credit as they occur.  If any amount remains on deposit as Cash Collateral after all Letters of Credit have either been fully drawn or expired, such remaining amount shall be applied to the other Secured Obligations, if any, in the order set forth above.  Excluded Swap Obligations with respect to any Loan Party shall not be paid with amounts received from such Loan Party or its assets, but appropriate adjustments shall be made with respect to payments from other Loan Parties to preserve the allocation to Secured Obligations otherwise set forth above in this Section 8.03.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, Secured Obligations arising under Secured Cash Management Agreements and Secured Hedge Agreements shall be excluded from the application described above if the Administrative Agent has not received a Secured Party Designation Notice, together with such supporting documentation as the Administrative Agent may request, from the applicable Cash Management Bank or the applicable Hedge Bank, as the case may be.  Each Cash Management Bank or Hedge Bank not a party to this Agreement that has given the notice contemplated by the preceding sentence shall, by such notice, be deemed to have acknowledged and accepted the appointment of the Administrative Agent pursuant to the terms of Article IX for itself and its Affiliates as if a “Lender” party hereto.
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ARTICLE IX

ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT
9.01         Appointment and Authority.
(a) Each of the Lenders and the L/C Issuer hereby irrevocably appoints, designates and authorizes Bank of America to act on its behalf as the Administrative Agent hereunder and under the other Loan Documents and authorizes the Administrative Agent to take such actions on its behalf and to exercise such powers as are delegated to the Administrative Agent by the terms hereof or thereof, together with such actions and powers as are reasonably incidental thereto.  The provisions of this Article IX are solely for the benefit of the Administrative Agent, the Lenders and the L/C Issuer, and no Loan Party shall have rights as a third party beneficiary of any of such provisions.  It is understood and agreed that the use of the term “agent” herein or in any other Loan Documents (or any other similar term) with reference to the Administrative Agent is not intended to connote any fiduciary or other implied (or express) obligations arising under agency doctrine of any applicable Law. Instead such term is used as a matter of market custom, and is intended to create or reflect only an administrative relationship between contracting parties.
(b) The Administrative Agent shall also act as the “collateral agent” under the Loan Documents, and each of the Lenders (including in its capacities as a potential Hedge Bank and a potential Cash Management Bank) and the L/C Issuer hereby irrevocably appoints and authorizes the Administrative Agent to act as the agent of such Lender and the L/C Issuer for purposes of acquiring, holding and enforcing any and all Liens on Collateral granted by any of the Loan Parties to secure any of the Secured Obligations, together with such powers and discretion as are reasonably incidental thereto.  In this connection, the Administrative Agent, as “collateral agent” and any co-agents, sub-agents and attorneys-in-fact appointed by the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 9.05 for purposes of holding or enforcing any Lien on the Collateral (or any portion thereof) granted under the Collateral Documents, or for exercising any rights and remedies thereunder at the direction of the Administrative Agent, shall be entitled to the benefits of all provisions of this Article IX and Article XI (including Section 11.04(c), as though such co-agents, sub-agents and attorneys-in-fact were the “collateral agent” under the Loan Documents) as if set forth in full herein with respect thereto.
9.02      Rights as a Lender.
The Person serving as the Administrative Agent hereunder shall have the same rights and powers in its capacity as a Lender as any other Lender and may exercise the same as though it were not the Administrative Agent and the term “Lender” or “Lenders” shall, unless otherwise expressly indicated or unless the context otherwise requires, include the Person serving as the Administrative Agent hereunder in its individual capacity.  Such Person and its Affiliates may accept deposits from, lend money to, own securities of, act as the financial advisor or in any other advisory capacity for and generally engage in any kind of banking, trust, financial, advisory, underwriting or other business with any Loan Party or any Subsidiary or other Affiliate thereof as if such Person were not the Administrative Agent hereunder and without any duty to account therefor to the Lenders or to provide notice to or consent of the Lenders with respect thereto.
9.03 Exculpatory Provisions.
(a) Neither the Administrative Agent nor the Arranger, as applicable, shall have any duties or obligations except those expressly set forth herein and in the other Loan Documents, and its duties hereunder shall be administrative in nature. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, none of the Administrative Agent, the Arranger, or any of their respective Related Parties:
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(i) shall be subject to any fiduciary or other implied duties, regardless of whether a Default has occurred and is continuing;
(ii) shall have any duty to take any discretionary action or exercise any discretionary powers, except discretionary rights and powers expressly contemplated hereby or by the other Loan Documents that the Administrative Agent is required to exercise as directed in writing by the Required Lenders (or such other number or percentage of the Lenders as shall be expressly provided for herein or in the other Loan Documents); provided, that, the Administrative Agent shall not be required to take any action that, in its opinion or the opinion of its counsel, may expose the Administrative Agent to liability or that is contrary to any Loan Document or applicable Law, including for the avoidance of doubt any action that may be in violation of the automatic stay under any Debtor Relief Law or that may effect a forfeiture, modification or termination of property of a Defaulting Lender in violation of any Debtor Relief Law; or
(iii) shall have any duty or responsibility to disclose, and shall not be liable for the failure to disclose, to any Lender or the L/C Issuer any credit or other information concerning the business, prospects, operations, property, financial and other condition or creditworthiness of any of the Loan Parties or any of their Affiliates that is communicated to, or in the possession of, the Administrative Agent, the Arranger or any of their respective Related Parties in any capacity, except for notices, reports and other documents expressly required to be furnished to the Lenders by the Administrative Agent herein.
(b) Neither the Administrative Agent nor any of its Related Parties shall be liable for any action taken or not taken by the Administrative Agent under or in connection with this Agreement or any other Loan Document or the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby (i) with the consent or at the request of the Required Lenders (or such other number or percentage of the Lenders as shall be necessary), or as the Administrative Agent shall believe in good faith shall be necessary, under the circumstances as provided in Sections 11.01 and 8.02), (ii) in the absence of its own gross negligence or willful misconduct as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction by final and non-appealable judgment, or (iii) in the absence of a breach in bad faith by the Administrative Agent of its obligations under this Agreement or any other Loan Document as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction by final and non-appealable judgment.  The Administrative Agent shall be deemed not to have knowledge of any Default unless and until notice describing such Default is given in writing to the Administrative Agent by a Borrower, a Lender or the L/C Issuer.
(c) Neither the Administrative Agent nor any of its Related Parties have any duty or obligation to any Lender or participant or any other Person to ascertain or inquire into (i) any statement, warranty or representation made in or in connection with this Agreement or any other Loan Document, (ii) the contents of any certificate, report or other document delivered hereunder or thereunder or in connection herewith or therewith, (iii) the performance or observance of any of the covenants, agreements or other terms or conditions set forth herein or therein or the occurrence of any Default, (iv) the validity, enforceability, effectiveness or genuineness of this Agreement, any other Loan Document or any other agreement, instrument or document, or the creation, perfection or priority of any Lien purported to be created by the Collateral Documents, (v) the value or the sufficiency of any Collateral, or (vi) the satisfaction of any condition set forth in Article IV or elsewhere herein, other than to confirm receipt of items expressly required to be delivered to the Administrative Agent.
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9.04     Reliance by Administrative Agent.
The Administrative Agent shall be entitled to rely upon, and shall be fully protected in relying and shall not incur any liability for relying upon, any notice, request, certificate, communication, consent, statement, instrument, document or other writing (including any electronic message, Internet or intranet website posting or other distribution) believed by it to be genuine and to have been signed, sent or otherwise authenticated by the proper Person.  The Administrative Agent also may rely upon any statement made to it orally or by telephone and believed by it to have been made by the proper Person, and shall be fully protected in relying and shall not incur any liability for relying thereon.  In determining compliance with any condition hereunder to the making of a Loan, or the issuance, extension, renewal or increase of a Letter of Credit, that by its terms must be fulfilled to the satisfaction of a Lender or the L/C Issuer, the Administrative Agent may presume that such condition is satisfactory to such Lender or the L/C Issuer unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice to the contrary from such Lender or the L/C Issuer prior to the making of such Loan or the issuance of such Letter of Credit.  The Administrative Agent may consult with legal counsel (who may be counsel for the Loan Parties), independent accountants and other experts selected by it, and shall not be liable for any action taken or not taken by it in accordance with the advice of any such counsel, accountants or experts.  For purposes of determining compliance with the conditions specified in Section 4.01, each Lender that has signed this Agreement shall be deemed to have consented to, approved or accepted or to be satisfied with, each document or other matter required thereunder to be consented to or approved by or acceptable or satisfactory to a Lender unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice from such Lender prior to the proposed Closing Date specifying its objections.
9.05     Delegation of Duties.
The Administrative Agent may perform any and all of its duties and exercise its rights and powers hereunder or under any other Loan Document by or through any one or more sub-agents appointed by the Administrative Agent.  The Administrative Agent and any such sub-agent may perform any and all of its duties and exercise its rights and powers by or through their respective Related Parties.  The exculpatory provisions of this Article IX shall apply to any such sub-agent and to the Related Parties of the Administrative Agent and any such sub-agent, and shall apply to their respective activities in connection with the syndication of the Facilities as well as activities as Administrative Agent. The Administrative Agent shall not be responsible for the negligence or misconduct of any sub-agents except to the extent that a court of competent jurisdiction determines in a final and non-appealable judgment that (a) the Administrative Agent acted with gross negligence or willful misconduct in the selection of such sub-agents, or (b) the Administrative Agent breached in bad faith its obligations under this Agreement or any other Loan Document in connection with the selection of such sub-agents.
9.06     Resignation of Administrative Agent.
(a) The Administrative Agent may at any time give notice of its resignation to the Lenders, the L/C Issuer and RCI.  Upon receipt of any such notice of resignation, the Required Lenders shall have the right, with the consent of the Borrowers (which consent (i) shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed, and (ii) shall not be required if an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing), to appoint a successor, which shall be a bank with an office in the United States, or an Affiliate of any such bank with an office in the United States.  If no such successor shall have been so appointed by the Required Lenders and shall have accepted such appointment within thirty (30) days after the retiring Administrative Agent gives notice of its resignation (or such earlier day as shall be agreed by the Required Lenders) (the “Resignation Effective Date”), then the retiring Administrative Agent may (but shall not be obligated to) on behalf of the Lenders and the L/C Issuer, appoint a successor Administrative Agent meeting the qualifications set forth above; provided, that, in no event shall any successor Administrative Agent be a Defaulting Lender.  Whether or not a successor has been appointed, such resignation shall become effective in accordance with such notice on the Resignation Effective Date.
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(b) If the Person serving as Administrative Agent is a Defaulting Lender pursuant to clause (d) of the definition thereof, the Required Lenders may, to the extent permitted by applicable Law, by notice in writing to RCI and such Person remove such Person as Administrative Agent and, with the consent of the Borrowers (which consent (i) shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed, and (ii) shall not be required if an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing), appoint a successor.  If no such successor shall have been so appointed by the Required Lenders and shall have accepted such appointment within thirty (30) days (or such earlier day as shall be agreed by the Required Lenders) (the “Removal Effective Date”), then such removal shall nonetheless become effective in accordance with such notice on the Removal Effective Date.
(c) With effect from the Resignation Effective Date or the Removal Effective Date (as applicable), (i) the retiring or removed Administrative Agent shall be discharged from its duties and obligations hereunder and under the other Loan Documents (except that in the case of any collateral security held by the Administrative Agent on behalf of the Lenders or the L/C Issuer under any of the Loan Documents, the retiring or removed Administrative Agent shall continue to hold such collateral security until such time as a successor Administrative Agent is appointed), and (ii) except for any indemnity payments or other amounts then owed to the retiring or removed Administrative Agent, all payments, communications and determinations provided to be made by, to or through the Administrative Agent shall instead be made by or to each Lender and the L/C Issuer directly, until such time, if any, as the Required Lenders appoint a successor Administrative Agent as provided for above.  Upon the acceptance of a successor’s appointment as Administrative Agent hereunder, such successor shall succeed to and become vested with all of the rights, powers, privileges and duties of the retiring or removed Administrative Agent (other than as provided in Section 3.01(h) and other than any rights to indemnity payments or other amounts owed to the retiring or removed Administrative Agent as of the Resignation Effective Date or the Removal Effective Date (as applicable)), and the retiring or removed Administrative Agent shall be discharged from all of its duties and obligations hereunder or under the other Loan Documents (if not already discharged therefrom as provided above in this Section 9.06(c)).  The fees payable by the Borrowers to a successor Administrative Agent shall be the same as those payable to its predecessor unless otherwise agreed among the Borrowers and such successor.  After the retiring or removed Administrative Agent’s resignation or removal hereunder and under the other Loan Documents, the provisions of this Article IX and Section 11.04 shall continue in effect for the benefit of such retiring or removed Administrative Agent, its sub‑agents and their respective Related Parties in respect of any actions taken or omitted to be taken by any of them (A) while the retiring or removed Administrative Agent was acting as Administrative Agent, and (B) after such resignation or removal for as long as any of them continues to act in any capacity hereunder or under the other Loan Documents, including (1) acting as collateral agent or otherwise holding any collateral security on behalf of any of the Secured Parties, and (2) in respect of any actions taken in connection with transferring the agency to any successor Administrative Agent.
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(d) Any resignation or removal by Bank of America as Administrative Agent pursuant to this Section 9.06 shall also constitute its resignation as the L/C Issuer and the Swingline Lender.  If Bank of America resigns as the L/C Issuer, it shall retain all the rights, powers, privileges and duties of the L/C Issuer hereunder with respect to all Letters of Credit issued by it and outstanding as of the effective date of its resignation as the L/C Issuer and all L/C Obligations with respect thereto, including the right to require the Revolving Lenders to make Revolving Loans that are Base Rate Loans or fund risk participations in Unreimbursed Amounts pursuant to Section 2.03(f).  If Bank of America resigns as the Swingline Lender, it shall retain all the rights of the Swingline Lender provided for hereunder with respect to Swingline Loans made by it and outstanding as of the effective date of such resignation, including the right to require the Revolving Lenders to make Revolving Loans that are Base Rate Loans or fund risk participations in outstanding Swingline Loans pursuant to Section 2.04(c).  Upon the appointment by the Borrowers of a successor L/C Issuer or Swingline Lender hereunder (which successor shall in all cases be a Lender other than a Defaulting Lender), (i) such successor shall succeed to and become vested with all of the rights, powers, privileges and duties of the retiring L/C Issuer or Swingline Lender, as applicable, (ii) the retiring L/C Issuer and Swingline Lender shall be discharged from all of their respective duties and obligations hereunder or under the other Loan Documents, and (iii) the successor L/C Issuer shall issue Letters of Credit in substitution for the Letters of Credit, if any, outstanding at the time of such succession or make other arrangements satisfactory to Bank of America to effectively assume the obligations of Bank of America with respect to such Letters of Credit.
9.07     Non-Reliance on Administrative Agent, Arranger and Other Lenders.
Each Lender and the L/C Issuer expressly acknowledges that neither the Administrative Agent nor the Arranger has made any representation or warranty to it, and that no act by the Administrative Agent or the Arranger hereafter taken, including any consent to, and acceptance of any assignment or review of the affairs of any Loan Party or any Affiliate thereof, shall be deemed to constitute any representation or warranty by the Administrative Agent or the Arranger to any Lender or the L/C Issuer as to any matter, including whether the Administrative Agent or the Arranger have disclosed material information in their (or their respective Related Parties’) possession.  Each Lender and the L/C Issuer represents to the Administrative Agent and the Arranger that it has, independently and without reliance upon the Administrative Agent, the Arranger, any other Lender or any of their respective Related Parties, and based on such documents and information as it has deemed appropriate, made its own credit analysis of, appraisal of, and investigation into, the business, prospects, operations, property, financial and other condition and creditworthiness of RCI and its Subsidiaries, and all applicable bank or other regulatory Laws relating to the transactions contemplated hereby, and made its own decision to enter into this Agreement and to extend credit to the Borrowers hereunder.  Each Lender and the L/C Issuer also acknowledges that it will, independently and without reliance upon the Administrative Agent, the Arranger, any other Lender or any of their respective Related Parties, and based on such documents and information as it shall from time to time deem appropriate, continue to make its own credit analysis, appraisals and decisions in taking or not taking action under or based upon this Agreement, any other Loan Document or any related agreement or any document furnished hereunder or thereunder, and to make such investigations as it deems necessary to inform itself as to the business, prospects, operations, property, financial and other condition and creditworthiness of the Loan Parties.  Each Lender and the L/C Issuer represents and warrants that (a) the Loan Documents set forth the terms of a commercial lending facility, and (b) it is engaged in making, acquiring or holding commercial loans in the ordinary course and is entering into this Agreement as a Lender or the L/C Issuer for the purpose of making, acquiring or holding commercial loans and providing other facilities set forth herein as may be applicable to such Lender or the L/C Issuer, and not for the purpose of purchasing, acquiring or holding any other type of financial instrument, and each Lender and the L/C Issuer agrees not to assert a claim in contravention of the foregoing.  Each Lender and the L/C Issuer represents and warrants that it is sophisticated with respect to decisions to make, acquire and/or hold commercial loans and to provide other facilities set forth herein, as may be applicable to such Lender or the L/C Issuer, and either it, or the Person exercising discretion in making its decision to make, acquire and/or hold such commercial loans or to provide such other facilities, is experienced in making, acquiring or holding such commercial loans or providing such other facilities.
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9.08     No Other Duties, etc.
Anything herein to the contrary notwithstanding, none of the titles listed on the cover page hereof shall have any powers, duties or responsibilities under this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents, except in its capacity, as applicable, as the Administrative Agent, the Arranger, a Lender or the L/C Issuer hereunder.
9.09         Administrative Agent May File Proofs of Claim; Credit Bidding.
In case of the pendency of any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law or any other judicial proceeding relative to any Loan Party, the Administrative Agent (irrespective of whether the principal of any Loan or L/C Obligation shall then be due and payable as herein expressed or by declaration or otherwise and irrespective of whether the Administrative Agent shall have made any demand on any Borrower) shall be entitled and empowered, by intervention in such proceeding or otherwise:
(a) to file and prove a claim for the whole amount of the principal and interest owing and unpaid in respect of the Loans, L/C Obligations and all other Secured Obligations that are owing and unpaid and to file such other documents as may be necessary or advisable in order to have the claims of the Lenders, the L/C Issuer and the Administrative Agent (including any claim for the reasonable compensation, expenses, disbursements and advances of the Lenders, the L/C Issuer and the Administrative Agent and their respective agents and counsel and all other amounts due the Lenders, the L/C Issuer and the Administrative Agent under Sections 2.03(l) and (m), 2.09, 2.10(b) and 11.04) allowed in such judicial proceeding; and
(b) to collect and receive any monies or other property payable or deliverable on any such claims and to distribute the same;
and any custodian, receiver, assignee, trustee, liquidator, sequestrator or other similar official in any such judicial proceeding is hereby authorized by each Lender and the L/C Issuer to make such payments to the Administrative Agent and, in the event that the Administrative Agent shall consent to the making of such payments directly to the Lenders and the L/C Issuer, to pay to the Administrative Agent any amount due for the reasonable compensation, expenses, disbursements and advances of the Administrative Agent and its agents and counsel, and any other amounts due the Administrative Agent under Sections 2.09, 2.10(b) and 11.04.
Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to authorize the Administrative Agent to authorize or consent to or accept or adopt on behalf of any Lender or the L/C Issuer any plan of reorganization, arrangement, adjustment or composition affecting the Secured Obligations or the rights of any Lender or the L/C Issuer to authorize the Administrative Agent to vote in respect of the claim of any Lender or the L/C Issuer or in any such proceeding.
The Secured Parties hereby irrevocably authorize the Administrative Agent, at the direction of the Required Lenders, to credit bid all or any portion of the Secured Obligations (including accepting some or all of the Collateral in satisfaction of some or all of the Secured Obligations pursuant to a deed in lieu of foreclosure or otherwise) and in such manner purchase (either directly or through one or more acquisition vehicles) all or any portion of the Collateral (i) at any sale thereof conducted under the provisions of the Bankruptcy Code of the United States, including under Sections 363, 1123 or 1129 of the Bankruptcy Code of the United States, or any similar Laws in any other jurisdictions to which a Loan Party is subject, or (ii) at any other sale or foreclosure or acceptance of collateral in lieu of debt conducted by (or with the consent or at the direction of) the Administrative Agent (whether by judicial action or otherwise) in accordance with any applicable Law.  In connection with any such credit bid and purchase, the Secured Obligations owed to the Secured Parties shall be entitled to be, and shall be, credit bid on a ratable basis (with Secured Obligations with respect to contingent or unliquidated claims receiving contingent interests in the acquired assets on a ratable basis that would vest upon the liquidation of such claims in an amount proportional to the liquidated portion of the contingent claim amount used in allocating the contingent interests) in the asset or assets so purchased (or in the Equity Interests or debt instruments of the acquisition vehicle or vehicles that are used to consummate such purchase).  In connection with any such bid (A) the Administrative Agent shall be authorized to form one or more acquisition vehicles to make a bid, (B) to adopt documents providing for the governance of the acquisition vehicle or vehicles (provided, that, any actions by the Administrative Agent with respect to such acquisition vehicle or vehicles, including any disposition of the assets or Equity Interests thereof shall be governed, directly or indirectly, by the vote of the Required Lenders, irrespective of the termination of this Agreement and without giving effect to the limitations on actions by the Required Lenders contained in Section 11.01), and (C) to the extent that Secured Obligations that are assigned to an acquisition vehicle are not used to acquire Collateral for any reason (as a result of another bid being higher or better, because the amount of Secured Obligations assigned to the acquisition vehicle exceeds the amount of debt credit bid by the acquisition vehicle or otherwise), such Secured Obligations shall automatically be reassigned to the Lenders pro rata and the Equity Interests and/or debt instruments issued by any acquisition vehicle on account of the Secured Obligations that had been assigned to the acquisition vehicle shall automatically be cancelled, without the need for any Secured Party or any acquisition vehicle to take any further action.
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9.10      Collateral and Guaranty Matters.
Each of the Lenders (including in its capacities as a potential Cash Management Bank and a potential Hedge Bank) and the L/C Issuer irrevocably authorize the Administrative Agent, at its option and in its discretion:
(a) to release any Lien on any property granted to or held by the Administrative Agent under any Loan Document (i) upon the Facility Termination Date, (ii) that is sold or otherwise disposed of or to be sold or otherwise disposed of as part of or in connection with any sale or other disposition permitted hereunder or under any other Loan Document, or (iii) if approved, authorized or ratified in writing by the Required Lenders in accordance with Section 11.01;
(b) to subordinate any Lien on any property granted to or held by the Administrative Agent under any Loan Document to the holder of any Lien on such property that is permitted by Section 7.01(i); and
(c) to release any Guarantor from its obligations under the Guaranty if such Person ceases to be a Subsidiary as a result of a transaction permitted under the Loan Documents.
Upon request by the Administrative Agent at any time, the Required Lenders will confirm in writing the Administrative Agent’s authority to release or subordinate its interest in particular types or items of property, or to release any Guarantor from its obligations under the Guaranty pursuant to this Section 9.10.  In each case as specified in this Section 9.10, the Administrative Agent will, at the Borrowers’ expense, execute and deliver to the applicable Loan Party such documents as such Loan Party may reasonably request to evidence the release of such item of Collateral from the assignment and security interest granted under the Collateral Documents or to subordinate its interest in such item, or to release such Guarantor from its obligations under the Guaranty, in each case in accordance with the terms of the Loan Documents and this Section 9.10.
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The Administrative Agent shall not be responsible for or have a duty to ascertain or inquire into any representation or warranty regarding the existence, value or collectability of the Collateral, the existence, priority or perfection of the Administrative Agent’s Lien thereon, or any certificate prepared by any Loan Party in connection therewith, nor shall the Administrative Agent be responsible or liable to the Lenders for any failure to monitor or maintain any portion of the Collateral.
9.11      Secured Cash Management Agreements and Secured Hedge Agreements.
Except as otherwise expressly set forth herein or in any Collateral Document, no Cash Management Bank or Hedge Bank that obtains the benefit of the provisions of Section 8.03, the Guaranty or any Collateral by virtue of the provisions hereof or any Collateral Document shall have any right to notice of any action or to consent to, direct or object to any action hereunder or under any other Loan Document or otherwise in respect of the Collateral (including the release or impairment of any Collateral) (or to notice of or to consent to any amendment, waiver or modification of the provisions hereof or of the Guaranty or any Collateral Document) other than in its capacity as a Lender and, in such case, only to the extent expressly provided in the Loan Documents.  Notwithstanding any other provision of this Article IX to the contrary, the Administrative Agent shall not be required to verify the payment of, or that other satisfactory arrangements have been made with respect to, Secured Obligations arising under Secured Cash Management Agreements and Secured Hedge Agreements, except to the extent expressly provided herein and unless the Administrative Agent has received a Secured Party Designation Notice of such Secured Obligations, together with such supporting documentation as the Administrative Agent may request, from the applicable Cash Management Bank or the applicable Hedge Bank, as the case may be; provided, that, notwithstanding the foregoing, the Administrative Agent shall not be required to verify the payment of, or that other satisfactory arrangements have been made with respect to, Secured Obligations arising under Secured Cash Management Agreements and Secured Hedge Agreements in the case of a Facility Termination Date.
9.12         Certain ERISA Matters.
(a) Each Lender (x) represents and warrants, as of the date such Person became a Lender party hereto, to, and (y) covenants, from the date such Person became a Lender party hereto to the date such Person ceases being a Lender party hereto, for the benefit of, the Administrative Agent and not, for the avoidance of doubt, to or for the benefit of any Loan Party, that at least one of the following is and will be true:
(i) such Lender is not using “plan assets” (within the meaning of Section 3(42) of ERISA or otherwise) of one or more Benefit Plans with respect to such Lender’s entrance into, participation in, administration of and performance of the Loans, the Letters of Credit, the Commitments, or this Agreement,
(ii) the transaction exemption set forth in one or more PTEs, such as PTE 84–14 (a class exemption for certain transactions determined by independent qualified professional asset managers), PTE 95–60 (a class exemption for certain transactions involving insurance company general accounts), PTE 90–1 (a class exemption for certain transactions involving insurance company pooled separate accounts), PTE 91–38 (a class exemption for certain transactions involving bank collective investment funds) or PTE 96–23 (a class exemption for certain transactions determined by in-house asset managers), is applicable with respect to such Lender’s entrance into, participation in, administration of and performance of the Loans, the Letters of Credit, the Commitments and this Agreement,
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(iii) (A) such Lender is an investment fund managed by a “Qualified Professional Asset Manager” (within the meaning of Part VI of PTE 84–14), (B) such Qualified Professional Asset Manager made the investment decision on behalf of such Lender to enter into, participate in, administer and perform the Loans, the Letters of Credit, the Commitments and this Agreement, (C) the entrance into, participation in, administration of and performance of the Loans, the Letters of Credit, the Commitments and this Agreement satisfies the requirements of sub-sections (b) through (g) of Part I of PTE 84–14, and (D) to the best knowledge of such Lender, the requirements of subsection (a) of Part I of PTE 84–14 are satisfied with respect to such Lender’s entrance into, participation in, administration of and performance of the Loans, the Letters of Credit, the Commitments and this Agreement, or
(iv) such other representation, warranty and covenant as may be agreed in writing between the Administrative Agent, in its sole discretion, and such Lender.
(b) In addition, unless either (1) clause (i) in the immediately preceding clause (a) is true with respect to a Lender or (2) a Lender has provided another representation, warranty and covenant in accordance with clause (iv) in the immediately preceding clause (a), such Lender further (x) represents and warrants, as of the date such Person became a Lender party hereto, to, and (y) covenants, from the date such Person became a Lender party hereto to the date such Person ceases being a Lender party hereto, for the benefit of, the Administrative Agent and not, for the avoidance of doubt, to or for the benefit of any Loan Party, that the Administrative Agent is not a fiduciary with respect to the assets of such Lender involved in such Lender’s entrance into, participation in, administration of and performance of the Loans, the Letters of Credit, the Commitments and this Agreement (including in connection with the reservation or exercise of any rights by the Administrative Agent under this Agreement, any other Loan Document or any documents related hereto or thereto).
9.13      Recovery of Erroneous Payments.
Without limitation of any other provision in this Agreement, if at any time the Administrative Agent makes a payment hereunder in error to any Lender Party, whether or not in respect of an obligation due and owing by the Borrowers at such time, where such payment is a Rescindable Amount, then in any such event, each Lender Party receiving a Rescindable Amount severally agrees to repay to the Administrative Agent forthwith on demand the Rescindable Amount received by such Lender Party in immediately available funds in the currency so received, with interest thereon, for each day from and including the date such Rescindable Amount is received by it to but excluding the date of payment to the Administrative Agent, at the greater of the Federal Funds Rate and a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation.  Each Lender Party irrevocably waives any and all defenses, including any “discharge for value” (under which a creditor might otherwise claim a right to retain funds mistakenly paid by a third party in respect of a debt owed by another) or similar defense to its obligation to return any Rescindable Amount.  The Administrative Agent shall inform each Lender Party promptly upon determining that any payment made to such Lender Party comprised, in whole or in part, a Rescindable Amount.
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ARTICLE X

CONTINUING GUARANTY
10.01    Guaranty.
Each Guarantor hereby absolutely and unconditionally, jointly and severally guarantees, as primary obligor and as a guaranty of payment and performance and not merely as a guaranty of collection, prompt payment when due, whether at stated maturity, by required prepayment, upon acceleration, demand or otherwise, and at all times thereafter, of any and all of the Secured Obligations, whether for principal, interest, premiums, fees, indemnities, damages, costs, expenses or otherwise, arising hereunder or under any other Loan Document, any Secured Cash Management Agreement or any Secured Hedge Agreement (including all renewals, extensions, amendments, refinancings and other modifications thereof and all costs, attorneys’ fees and expenses incurred by the Secured Parties in connection with the collection or enforcement thereof) (for each Guarantor, subject to the proviso in this sentence, its “Guaranteed Obligations”); provided, that, (a) the Guaranteed Obligations of a Guarantor shall exclude any Excluded Swap Obligations with respect to such Guarantor, and (b) the liability of each Guarantor individually with respect to this Guaranty shall be limited to an aggregate amount equal to the largest amount that would not render its obligations hereunder subject to avoidance under Section 548 of the Bankruptcy Code of the United States or any comparable provisions of any applicable state law.  The Administrative Agent’s books and records showing the amount of the Obligations shall be admissible in evidence in any action or proceeding, and shall be binding upon each Guarantor, and conclusive for the purpose of establishing the amount of the Secured Obligations.  This Guaranty shall not be affected by the genuineness, validity, regularity or enforceability of the Secured Obligations or any instrument or agreement evidencing any Secured Obligations, or by the existence, validity, enforceability, perfection, non-perfection or extent of any collateral therefor, or by any fact or circumstance relating to the Secured Obligations which might otherwise constitute a defense to the obligations of the Guarantors, or any of them, under this Guaranty, and each Guarantor hereby irrevocably waives any defenses it may now have or hereafter acquire in any way relating to any or all of the foregoing.
10.02      Rights of Lender.
Each Guarantor consents and agrees that the Secured Parties may, at any time and from time to time, without notice or demand, and without affecting the enforceability or continuing effectiveness hereof: (a) subject to Section 11.01, amend, extend, renew, compromise, discharge, accelerate or otherwise change the time for payment or the terms of the Secured Obligations or any part thereof; (b) take, hold, exchange, enforce, waive, release, fail to perfect, sell, or otherwise dispose of any security for the payment of this Guaranty or any Secured Obligations; (c) apply such security and direct the order or manner of sale thereof as the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer and the Lenders in their sole discretion may determine; and (d) release or substitute one or more of any endorsers or other guarantors of any of the Secured Obligations.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, each Guarantor consents to the taking of, or failure to take, any action which might in any manner or to any extent vary the risks of such Guarantor under this Guaranty or which, but for this provision, might operate as a discharge of such Guarantor.
10.03       Certain Waivers.
Each Guarantor waives (a) any defense arising by reason of any disability or other defense of any Borrower or any other guarantor, or the cessation from any cause whatsoever (including any act or omission of any Secured Party) of the liability of any Borrower or any other Loan Party; (b) any defense based on any claim that such Guarantor’s obligations exceed or are more burdensome than those of any Borrower or any other Loan Party; (c) the benefit of any statute of limitations affecting any Guarantor’s liability hereunder; (d) any right to proceed against any Borrower or any other Loan Party, proceed against or exhaust any security for the Secured Obligations, or pursue any other remedy in the power of any Secured Party whatsoever; (e) any benefit of and any right to participate in any security now or hereafter held by any Secured Party; and (f) to the fullest extent permitted by law, any and all other defenses or benefits that may be derived from or afforded by applicable Law limiting the liability of or exonerating guarantors or sureties.  Each Guarantor expressly waives all setoffs and counterclaims and all presentments, demands for payment or performance, notices of nonpayment or nonperformance, protests, notices of protest, notices of dishonor and all other notices or demands of any kind or nature whatsoever with respect to the Secured Obligations, and all notices of acceptance of this Guaranty or of the existence, creation or incurrence of new or additional Secured Obligations.
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10.04    Obligations Independent.
The obligations of each Guarantor hereunder are those of primary obligor, and not merely as surety, and are independent of the Secured Obligations and the obligations of any other guarantor, and a separate action may be brought against each Guarantor to enforce this Guaranty whether or not any Borrower or any other person or entity is joined as a party.
10.05      Subrogation.
No Guarantor shall exercise any right of subrogation, contribution, indemnity, reimbursement or similar rights with respect to any payments it makes under this Guaranty until all of the Secured Obligations and any amounts payable under this Guaranty have been paid and performed in full and the Aggregate Commitments are terminated.  If any amounts are paid to a Guarantor in violation of the foregoing limitation, then such amounts shall be held in trust for the benefit of the Secured Parties and shall forthwith be paid to the Secured Parties to reduce the amount of the Secured Obligations, whether matured or unmatured.
10.06    Termination; Reinstatement.
This Guaranty is a continuing and irrevocable guaranty of all Secured Obligations now or hereafter existing and shall remain in full force and effect until the Facility Termination Date.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, this Guaranty shall continue in full force and effect or be revived, as the case may be, if any payment by or on behalf of a Borrower or a Guarantor is made, or any of the Secured Parties exercises its right of setoff, in respect of the Secured Obligations and such payment or the proceeds of such setoff or any part thereof is subsequently invalidated, declared to be fraudulent or preferential, set aside or required (including pursuant to any settlement entered into by any of the Secured Parties in their discretion) to be repaid to a trustee, receiver or any other party, in connection with any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Laws or otherwise, all as if such payment had not been made or such setoff had not occurred and whether or not the Secured Parties are in possession of or have released this Guaranty and regardless of any prior revocation, rescission, termination or reduction.  The obligations of each Guarantor under this Section 10.06 shall survive termination of this Guaranty.
10.07    Stay of Acceleration.
If acceleration of the time for payment of any of the Secured Obligations is stayed, in connection with any case commenced by or against a Guarantor or a Borrower under any Debtor Relief Laws, or otherwise, all such amounts shall nonetheless be payable by each Guarantor, jointly and severally, immediately upon demand by the Secured Parties after the occurrence of an Event of Default that is continuing.
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10.08    Condition of Borrowers.
Each Guarantor acknowledges and agrees that it has the sole responsibility for, and has adequate means of, obtaining from the Borrowers and any other guarantor such information concerning the financial condition, business and operations of the Borrowers and any such other guarantor as such Guarantor requires, and that none of the Secured Parties has any duty, and such Guarantor is not relying on the Secured Parties at any time, to disclose to it any information relating to the business, operations or financial condition of the Borrowers or any other guarantor (each Guarantor waiving any duty on the part of the Secured Parties to disclose such information and any defense relating to the failure to provide the same).
10.09       Appointment of RCI.
Each of the Loan Parties hereby appoints RCI to act as its agent for all purposes of this Agreement, the other Loan Documents and all other documents and electronic platforms entered into in connection herewith and agrees that (a) RCI may execute such documents and provide such authorizations on behalf of such Loan Parties as RCI deems appropriate in its sole discretion and each Loan Party shall be obligated by all of the terms of any such document and/or authorization executed on its behalf, (b) any notice or communication delivered by the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer or any Lender to RCI shall be deemed delivered to each Loan Party, and (c) the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer or any Lender may accept, and be permitted to rely on, any document, authorization, instrument or agreement executed by RCI on behalf of each of the Loan Parties.
10.10    Right of Contribution.
The Guarantors agree among themselves that, in connection with payments made hereunder, each Guarantor shall have contribution rights against the other Guarantors as permitted under applicable Law.
10.11    Keepwell.
Each Loan Party that is a Qualified ECP Guarantor at the time the Guaranty or the grant of a Lien under the Loan Documents, in each case, by any Specified Loan Party becomes effective with respect to any Swap Obligation, hereby jointly and severally, absolutely, unconditionally and irrevocably undertakes to provide such funds or other support to each Specified Loan Party with respect to such Swap Obligation as may be needed by such Specified Loan Party from time to time to honor all of its obligations under the Loan Documents in respect of such Swap Obligation (but, in each case, only up to the maximum amount of such liability that can be hereby incurred without rendering such Qualified ECP Guarantor’s obligations and undertakings under this Article X voidable under applicable law relating to fraudulent conveyance or fraudulent transfer, and not for any greater amount).  The obligations and undertakings of each Qualified ECP Guarantor under this Section shall remain in full force and effect until the Secured Obligations have been paid and performed in full.  Each Loan Party intends this Section 10.11 to constitute, and this Section 10.11 shall be deemed to constitute, a guarantee of the obligations of, and a “keepwell, support, or other agreement” for the benefit of, each Specified Loan Party for all purposes of the Commodity Exchange Act.
ARTICLE XI

MISCELLANEOUS
11.01 Amendments, Etc..
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No amendment or waiver of any provision of this Agreement or any other Loan Document, and no consent to any departure by any Loan Party therefrom, shall be effective unless in writing signed by the Required Lenders (or by the Administrative Agent with the consent of the Required Lenders) and the applicable Loan Party, as the case may be, and acknowledged by the Administrative Agent, and each such waiver or consent shall be effective only in the specific instance and for the specific purpose for which given; provided, that, no such amendment, waiver or consent shall:
(a) extend or increase any Commitment of any Lender (or reinstate any Commitment terminated pursuant to Section 8.02) without the written consent of such Lender (it being understood and agreed that a waiver of any condition precedent in Section 4.02 or of any Default is not considered an extension of or increase in any Commitment of any Lender);
(b) postpone any date fixed by this Agreement or any other Loan Document for any payment (excluding mandatory prepayments) of principal, interest, fees or other amounts due to any Lender hereunder or under such other Loan Document without the written consent of such Lender entitled to such payment;
(c) reduce the principal of, or the rate of interest specified herein on, any Loan or L/C Disbursement, or (subject to clause (iv) of the final proviso to this Section 11.01) any fees or other amounts payable to any Lender hereunder or under any other Loan Document without the written consent of such Lender entitled to such amount; provided, that, only the consent of the Required Lenders shall be necessary to amend (i) the definition of “Default Rate” or to waive any obligation of the Borrowers to pay interest or Letter of Credit Fees at the Default Rate, or (ii) any financial covenant hereunder (or any defined term used therein), even if the effect of such amendment would be to reduce the rate of interest on any Loan or Letter of Credit or to reduce any fee payable hereunder;
(d) subject to clause (viii) of the final proviso to this Section 11.01, change Section 2.12(f), Section 2.13, Section 8.03 or any other provision hereof relating to the pro rata sharing of payments among the Lenders in a manner that would alter the pro rata sharing of payments required thereby without the written consent of each Lender that is directly and adversely affected thereby;
(e) subject to clause (viii) of the final proviso to this Section 11.01, change (i) any provision of this Section 11.01, or the definition of “Required Lenders,” or any other provision of any Loan Document specifying the number or percentage of Lenders required to amend, waive or otherwise modify any rights hereunder or thereunder or make any determination or grant any consent hereunder or without the written consent of each Lender, or (ii) the definition of “Required Revolving Lenders” without the written consent of each Revolving Lender;
(f) release all or substantially all of the Collateral in any transaction or series of related transactions without the written consent of each Lender, except to the extent the release of Collateral is permitted pursuant to Section 9.10(a) (without reference to this Section 11.01) (in which case such release may be made by the Administrative Agent acting alone);
(g) release all or substantially all of the value of the Guaranty without the written consent of each Lender, except to the extent the release of any Subsidiary from the Guaranty is permitted pursuant to Section 9.10 (in which case such release may be made by the Administrative Agent acting alone);
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(h) (i) subordinate, or enter into any amendment, waiver or consent having the effect of subordinating, the Obligations to any other Indebtedness or other obligation, (ii) subordinate, or enter into any amendment, waiver or consent having the effect of subordinating, the Liens securing the Secured Obligations to Liens securing any other Indebtedness or other obligation, in each case, without the written consent of each Lender; or
(i) release either Borrower from its obligations under the Loan Documents (other than upon the occurrence of the Facility Termination Date) or permit either Borrower to assign or transfer any of its rights or obligations under this Agreement or the other Loan Documents, in each case without the written consent of each Lender;
provided, further, that, notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary: (i) no amendment, waiver or consent shall, unless in writing and signed by the L/C Issuer in addition to the Lenders required above, affect the rights or duties of the L/C Issuer under this Agreement or any Issuer Document relating to any Letter of Credit issued or to be issued by it; (ii) no amendment, waiver or consent shall, unless in writing and signed by the Swingline Lender in addition to the Lenders required above, affect the rights or duties of the Swingline Lender under this Agreement; (iii) no amendment, waiver or consent shall, unless in writing and signed by the Administrative Agent in addition to the Lenders required above, affect the rights or duties of the Administrative Agent under this Agreement or any other Loan Document; (iv) any Fee Letter may be amended, or rights or privileges thereunder waived, in a writing executed only by the parties to such Fee Letter; (v) no Defaulting Lender shall have any right to approve or disapprove any amendment, waiver or consent hereunder (and any amendment, waiver or consent which by its terms requires the consent of all Lenders or each affected Lender, or all Lenders or each affected Lender under a Facility, may be effected with the consent of the applicable Lenders other than Defaulting Lenders), except that (A) any Commitment of any Defaulting Lender may not be increased or extended without the consent of such Lender, and (B) any waiver, amendment or modification requiring the consent of all Lenders or each affected Lender, or all Lenders or each affected Lender under a Facility, that by its terms affects any Defaulting Lender disproportionately adversely relative to other affected Lenders shall require the consent of such Defaulting Lender; (vi) each Lender is entitled to vote as such Lender sees fit on any bankruptcy reorganization plan that affects the Loans, and each Lender acknowledges that the provisions of Section 1126(c) of the Bankruptcy Code of the United States supersedes the unanimous consent provisions set forth herein; (vii) the Required Lenders shall determine whether or not to allow a Loan Party to use cash collateral in the context of a bankruptcy or insolvency proceeding and such determination shall be binding on all of the Lenders; (viii) in order to implement any Incremental Facility in accordance with Section 2.02(g), this Agreement and any other Loan Document may be amended as set forth in Section 2.02(g); (ix) this Agreement may be amended (or amended and restated) with the written consent of the Required Lenders, the Administrative Agent, the Loan Parties and the relevant lenders providing such additional credit facilities to add one or more additional credit facilities to this Agreement, to permit the extensions of credit from time to time outstanding hereunder and the accrued interest and fees in respect thereof to share ratably in the benefits of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents with the Loans and the accrued interest and fees in respect thereof and to include appropriately the Lenders holding such credit facilities in any determination of the Required Lenders; (x) if following the Closing Date, the Administrative Agent and the Borrowers shall have jointly identified an inconsistency, obvious error or omission, in each case, of a technical or immaterial nature, in any provision of the Loan Documents, then the Administrative Agent and the Loan Parties shall be permitted to amend such provision and such amendment shall become effective without any further action or consent of any other party to any Loan Documents; (xi) this Agreement may be amended (or amended and restated) without the consent of any Lender (but with the consent of the Borrowers and the Administrative Agent) if, upon giving effect to such amendment (or such amendment and restatement), such Lender shall no longer be a party to this Agreement (as so amended (or amended and restated)), the Commitments of such Lender shall have terminated, such Lender shall have no other commitment or other obligations hereunder and such Lender shall have been paid in full all principal, interest and other amounts owing to it or accrued for its account under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents; (xii) the Administrative Agent shall have the right to make Conforming Changes from time to time and, notwithstanding anything the contrary herein or in any other Loan Document, any amendment implementing such Conforming Changes will become effective without any further action or consent of any other party to this Agreement or any other Loan Document (provided, that, with respect to any such amendment effected, the Administrative Agent shall post such amendment implementing such Conforming Changes to the Borrowers and the Lenders reasonably promptly after such amendment becomes effective); (xiii) this Agreement or any other Loan Document may be amended as set forth in Section 3.03, including in order to implement any Successor Rate and/or any Conforming Changes; (xiv) this Agreement and any other Loan Document may be amended by the Administrative Agent (without the consent of any other party to this Agreement or any other Loan Document) to reflect any changes of construction referenced in Section 1.08(d); and (xv) this Agreement and any other Loan Document may be amended by the Borrowers, the Administrative Agent, and the L/C Issuer to reflect additional Alternative Currencies approved in accordance with Section 1.09.
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11.02    Notices; Effectiveness; Electronic Communications.
(a) Notices Generally.  Except in the case of notices and other communications expressly permitted to be given by telephone (and except as provided in Section 11.02(b)), all notices and other communications provided for herein shall be in writing and shall be delivered by hand or overnight courier service, mailed by certified or registered mail or sent by fax transmission or e-mail transmission as follows, and all notices and other communications expressly permitted hereunder to be given by telephone shall be made to the applicable telephone number, as follows:
(i) if to any Loan Party, the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer, or the Swingline Lender, to the address, fax number, e-mail address or telephone number specified for such Person on Schedule 1.01(b); and
(ii) if to any other Lender, to the address, fax number, e-mail address or telephone number specified in its Administrative Questionnaire (including, as appropriate, notices delivered solely to the Person designated by a Lender on its Administrative Questionnaire then in effect for the delivery of notices that may contain material non-public information relating to the Borrowers).
Notices and other communications sent by hand or overnight courier service, or mailed by certified or registered mail, shall be deemed to have been given when received; notices and other communications sent by fax transmission shall be deemed to have been given when sent (except that, if not given during normal business hours for the recipient, shall be deemed to have been given at the opening of business on the next Business Day for the recipient).  Notices and other communications delivered through electronic communications to the extent provided in Section 11.02(b) shall be effective as provided in Section 11.02(b).
(b) Electronic Communications.  Notices and other communications to the Administrative Agent, the Lenders, the Swingline Lender and the L/C Issuer hereunder may be delivered or furnished by electronic communication (including e-mail, FPML messaging and Internet or intranet websites) pursuant to an electronic communications agreement (or such other procedures approved by the Administrative Agent in its sole discretion); provided, that, the foregoing shall not apply to notices to any Lender, the Swingline Lender or the L/C Issuer pursuant to Article II if such Lender, the Swingline Lender or the L/C Issuer, as applicable, has notified the Administrative Agent that it is incapable of receiving notices under Article II by electronic communication.  The Administrative Agent, the Swingline Lender, the L/C Issuer or each Borrower may each, in its discretion, agree to accept notices and other communications to it hereunder by electronic communications pursuant to procedures approved by it, provided that approval of such procedures may be limited to particular notices or communications.
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Unless the Administrative Agent otherwise prescribes, (i) notices and other communications sent to an e-mail address shall be deemed received upon the sender’s receipt of an acknowledgment from the intended recipient (such as by the “return receipt requested” function, as available, return e-mail or other written acknowledgement), and (ii) notices and other communications posted to an Internet or intranet website shall be deemed received by the intended recipient upon the sender’s receipt of an acknowledgement from the intended recipient (such as by the “return receipt requested” function, as available, return e-mail address or other written acknowledgement) indicating that such notice or communication is available and identifying the website address therefor; provided, that, for both clauses (i) and (ii), if such notice or other communication is not sent during the normal business hours of the recipient, such notice, email or communication shall be deemed to have been sent at the opening of business on the next Business Day for the recipient.
(c) The Platform.  THE PLATFORM IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE.”  THE AGENT PARTIES (AS DEFINED BELOW) DO NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE BORROWER MATERIALS OR THE ADEQUACY OF THE PLATFORM, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR ERRORS IN OR OMISSIONS FROM THE BORROWER MATERIALS.  NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS OR FREEDOM FROM VIRUSES OR OTHER CODE DEFECTS, IS MADE BY ANY AGENT PARTY IN CONNECTION WITH THE BORROWER MATERIALS OR THE PLATFORM.  In no event shall the Administrative Agent or any of its Related Parties (collectively, the “Agent Parties”) have any liability to the Borrowers, any Lender, the L/C Issuer or any other Person for losses, claims, damages, liabilities or expenses of any kind (whether in tort, contract or otherwise) arising out of any Borrower’s, any other Loan Party’s or the Administrative Agent’s transmission of Borrower Materials or notices through the Platform, any other electronic platform or electronic messaging service, or through the Internet, except to the extent such losses, claims, damages, liabilities or expenses are determined by a court of competent jurisdiction by final and non-appealable judgment to have resulted from the gross negligence or willful misconduct of such Agent Party.
(d) Change of Address, Etc.  Each of the Borrowers, the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer and the Swingline Lender may change its address, fax number or telephone number or e-mail address for notices and other communications hereunder by notice to the other parties hereto.  Each Lender may change its address, fax number or telephone number or e-mail address for notices and other communications hereunder by notice to RCI, the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer and the Swingline Lender.  In addition, each Lender agrees to notify the Administrative Agent from time to time to ensure that the Administrative Agent has on record (i) an effective address, contact name, telephone number, fax number and e-mail address to which notices and other communications may be sent, and (ii) accurate wire instructions for such Lender.  Furthermore, each Public Lender agrees to cause at least one (1) individual at or on behalf of such Public Lender to at all times have selected the “Private Side Information” or similar designation on the content declaration screen of the Platform in order to enable such Public Lender or its delegate, in accordance with such Public Lender’s compliance procedures and applicable Law, including United States federal and state securities Laws, to make reference to Borrower Materials that are not made available through the “Public Side Information” portion of the Platform and that may contain material non-public information with respect to the Borrowers or their respective securities for purposes of United States federal or state securities laws.
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(e) Reliance by Administrative Agent, L/C Issuer and Lenders.  The Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer and the Lenders shall be entitled to rely and act upon any notices (including telephonic or electronic notices, Loan Notices, Letter of Credit Applications, Notices of Loan Prepayment, and Swingline Loan Notices) purportedly given by or on behalf of any Loan Party even if (i) such notices were not made in a manner specified herein, were incomplete or were not preceded or followed by any other form of notice specified herein, or (ii) the terms thereof, as understood by the recipient, varied from any confirmation thereof.  The Loan Parties shall indemnify the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer, each Lender and the Related Parties of each of them from all losses, costs, expenses and liabilities resulting from the reliance by such Person on each notice purportedly given by or on behalf of a Loan Party.  All telephonic notices to and other telephonic communications with the Administrative Agent may be recorded by the Administrative Agent, and each of the parties hereto hereby consents to such recording.
11.03      No Waiver; Cumulative Remedies; Enforcement.
No failure by any Lender, the L/C Issuer or the Administrative Agent to exercise, and no delay by any such Person in exercising, any right, remedy, power or privilege hereunder or under any other Loan Document shall operate as a waiver thereof; nor shall any single or partial exercise of any right, remedy, power or privilege hereunder or under any other Loan Document preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right, remedy, power or privilege.  The rights, remedies, powers and privileges herein provided, and provided under each other Loan Document, are cumulative and not exclusive of any rights, remedies, powers and privileges provided by law.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein or in any other Loan Document, the authority to enforce rights and remedies hereunder and under the other Loan Documents against the Loan Parties or any of them shall be vested exclusively in, and all actions and proceedings at law in connection with such enforcement shall be instituted and maintained exclusively by, the Administrative Agent in accordance with Section 8.02 for the benefit of all the Lenders and the L/C Issuer; provided, that, the foregoing shall not prohibit (a) the Administrative Agent from exercising on its own behalf the rights and remedies that inure to its benefit (solely in its capacity as Administrative Agent) hereunder and under the other Loan Documents, (b) the L/C Issuer or the Swingline Lender from exercising the rights and remedies that inure to its benefit (solely in its capacity as the L/C Issuer or the Swingline Lender, as the case may be) hereunder and under the other Loan Documents, (c) any Lender from exercising setoff rights in accordance with Section 11.08 (subject to the terms of Section 2.13), or (d) any Lender from filing proofs of claim or appearing and filing pleadings on its own behalf during the pendency of a proceeding relative to any Loan Party under any Debtor Relief Law; provided, further, that, if at any time there is no Person acting as Administrative Agent hereunder and under the other Loan Documents, then (i) the Required Lenders shall have the rights otherwise ascribed to the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 8.02, and (ii) in addition to the matters set forth in clauses (b), (c) and (d) of the preceding proviso and subject to Section 2.13, any Lender may, with the consent of the Required Lenders, enforce any rights and remedies available to it and as authorized by the Required Lenders.
11.04    Expenses; Indemnity; Damage Waiver.
(a) Costs and Expenses.  The Loan Parties shall pay (i) all reasonable and documented out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the Administrative Agent and its Affiliates (including the reasonable and documented fees, charges and disbursements of counsel for the Administrative Agent), in connection with the syndication of the credit facilities provided for herein, the preparation, negotiation, execution, delivery and administration of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents or any amendments, modifications or waivers of the provisions hereof or thereof (whether or not the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby shall be consummated), (ii) all reasonable and documented out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the L/C Issuer in connection with the issuance, amendment, renewal or extension of any Letter of Credit or any demand for payment thereunder, and (iii) all out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the Administrative Agent, any Lender or the L/C Issuer (including the fees, charges and disbursements of any counsel for the Administrative Agent, any Lender or the L/C Issuer), in connection with the enforcement or protection of its rights (A) in connection with this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, including its rights under this Section 11.04, or (B) in connection with Loans made or Letters of Credit issued hereunder, including all such out-of-pocket expenses incurred during any workout, restructuring or negotiations in respect of such Loans or Letters of Credit.
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(b) Indemnification by the Loan Parties.  The Loan Parties shall indemnify the Administrative Agent (and any sub-agent thereof), the Arranger, each Lender, the L/C Issuer, and each Related Party of any of the foregoing Persons (each such Person being called an “Indemnitee”) against, and hold each Indemnitee harmless from, any and all losses, claims, damages, liabilities and related expenses (including the reasonable and documented fees, charges and disbursements of any counsel for any Indemnitee), incurred by any Indemnitee or asserted against any Indemnitee by any Person (including any Borrower or any other Loan Party) arising out of, in connection with, or as a result of (i) the execution or delivery of this Agreement, any other Loan Document or any agreement or instrument contemplated hereby or thereby (including any Indemnitee’s reliance on any Communication executed using an Electronic Signature, or in the form of an Electronic Record), the performance by the parties hereto or thereto of their respective obligations hereunder or thereunder or the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby, or, in the case of the Administrative Agent (and any sub-agent thereof) and its Related Parties only, the administration of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents (including in respect of any matters addressed in Section 3.01), (ii) any Loan or Letter of Credit or the use or proposed use of the proceeds therefrom (including any refusal by the L/C Issuer to honor a demand for payment under a Letter of Credit if the documents presented in connection with such demand do not strictly comply with the terms of such Letter of Credit), (iii) any actual or alleged presence or release of Hazardous Materials on or from any property owned or operated by a Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries, or any Environmental Liability related in any way to a Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries, or (iv) any actual or prospective claim, litigation, investigation or proceeding relating to any of the foregoing, whether based on contract, tort or any other theory, whether brought by a third party or by any Borrower or any other Loan Party, and regardless of whether any Indemnitee is a party thereto; provided, that, such indemnity shall not, as to any Indemnitee, be available to the extent that such losses, claims, damages, liabilities or related expenses are determined by a court of competent jurisdiction by final and nonappealable judgment to have resulted from (A) the gross negligence or willful misconduct of such Indemnitee, or (B) a breach in bad faith of such Indemnitee’s obligations under this Agreement or any other Loan Document.
(c) Reimbursement by the Lenders.  To the extent that the Loan Parties for any reason fail to indefeasibly pay any amount required under Section 11.04(a) or Section 11.04(b) to be paid by it to the Administrative Agent (or any sub-agent thereof), the L/C Issuer, the Swingline Lender or any Related Party of any of the foregoing, each Lender severally agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent (or any such sub-agent), the L/C Issuer, the Swingline Lender or such Related Party, as the case may be, such Lender’s pro rata share (determined as of the time that the applicable unreimbursed expense or indemnity payment is sought based on each Lender’s share of the Total Credit Exposure at such time) of such unpaid amount (including any such unpaid amount in respect of a claim asserted by such Lender), such payment to be made severally among them based on such Lender’s Applicable Percentage (determined as of the time that the applicable unreimbursed expense or indemnity payment is sought); provided, that, the unreimbursed expense or indemnified loss, claim, damage, liability or related expense, as the case may be, was incurred by or asserted against the Administrative Agent (or any such sub-agent), the L/C Issuer or the Swingline Lender in its capacity as such, or against any Related Party of any of the foregoing acting for the Administrative Agent (or any such sub-agent), the L/C Issuer or the Swingline Lender in connection with such capacity.  The obligations of the Lenders under this Section 11.04(c) are subject to the provisions of Section 2.12(d).
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(d) Waiver of Consequential Damages, Etc.  To the fullest extent permitted by applicable Law, no Loan Party shall assert, and each Loan Party hereby waives, and acknowledges that no other Person shall have, any claim against any Indemnitee, on any theory of liability, for special, indirect, consequential or punitive damages (as opposed to direct or actual damages) arising out of, in connection with, or as a result of, this Agreement, any other Loan Document or any agreement or instrument contemplated hereby, the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby, any Loan or Letter of Credit or the use of the proceeds thereof.  No Indemnitee referred to in Section 11.04(b) shall be liable for any damages arising from the use by unintended recipients of any information or other materials distributed to such unintended recipients by such Indemnitee through telecommunications, electronic or other information transmission systems in connection with this Agreement or the other Loan Documents or the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby, except for direct or actual damages determined in a final, nonappealable judgment by a court of competent jurisdiction to have resulted from such Indemnitee’s gross negligence or willful misconduct.
(e) Payments.  All amounts due under this Section 11.04 shall be payable not later than ten (10) Business Days after demand therefor.
(f) Taxes.  The provisions of this Section 11.04 shall not apply with respect to liability for Taxes, which shall be subject to Section 3.01 (other than Taxes that represent losses arising from any non-Tax claim).
(g) Survival.  The agreements in this Section 11.04 and the indemnity provisions of Section 11.02(e) shall survive the resignation of the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer and the Swingline Lender, the replacement of any Lender, and the Facility Termination Date.
11.05    Payments Set Aside.
To the extent that any payment by or on behalf of any Borrower is made to the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer or any Lender, or the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer or any Lender exercises its right of setoff, and such payment or the proceeds of such setoff or any part thereof is subsequently invalidated, declared to be fraudulent or preferential, set aside or required (including pursuant to any settlement entered into by the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer or such Lender in its discretion) to be repaid to a trustee, receiver or any other party, in connection with any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law or otherwise, then (a) to the extent of such recovery, the obligation or part thereof originally intended to be satisfied shall be revived and continued in full force and effect as if such payment had not been made or such setoff had not occurred, and (b) each Lender and the L/C Issuer severally agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent upon demand its applicable share (without duplication) of any amount so recovered from or repaid by the Administrative Agent, plus interest thereon from the date of such demand to the date such payment is made at a rate per annum equal to the applicable Overnight Rate from time to time in effect, in the applicable currency of such recovery or payment.  The obligations of the Lenders and the L/C Issuer under clause (b) of the preceding sentence shall survive the payment in full of the Obligations and the termination of this Agreement.
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11.06    Successors and Assigns.
(a) Successors and Assigns Generally.  The provisions of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and thereto and their respective successors and assigns permitted hereby, except no Loan Party may assign or otherwise transfer any of its rights or obligations hereunder without the prior written consent of the Administrative Agent and each Lender and no Lender may assign or otherwise transfer any of its rights or obligations hereunder except (i) to an assignee in accordance with the provisions of Section 11.06(b), (ii) by way of participation in accordance with the provisions of Section 11.06(d), or (iii) by way of pledge or assignment of a security interest subject to the restrictions of Section 11.06(e) (and any other attempted assignment or transfer by any party hereto shall be null and void).  Nothing in this Agreement, expressed or implied, shall be construed to confer upon any Person (other than the parties hereto, their respective successors and assigns permitted hereby, Participants to the extent provided in Section 11.06(d) and, to the extent expressly contemplated hereby, the Related Parties of each of the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer and the Lenders) any legal or equitable right, remedy or claim under or by reason of this Agreement.
(b) Assignments by Lenders.  Any Lender may at any time assign to one or more assignees all or a portion of its rights and obligations under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents (including all or a portion of its Commitments and the Loans (including for purposes of this Section 11.06(b), participations in L/C Obligations and in Swingline Loans) at the time owing to it); provided, that, (in each case with respect to any Facility) any such assignment shall be subject to the following conditions:
(i) Minimum Amounts.
(A) In the case of an assignment of the entire remaining amount of the assigning Lender’s Commitment under any Facility and/or the Loans at the time owing to it (in each case with respect to any Facility) or contemporaneous assignments to related Approved Funds (determined after giving effect to such assignments) that equal at least the amount specified in Section 11.06(b)(i)(B) in the aggregate or in the case of an assignment to a Lender, an Affiliate of a Lender or an Approved Fund, no minimum amount need be assigned.
(B) In any case not described in Section 11.06(b)(i)(A), the aggregate amount of the Commitment (which for this purpose includes Loans outstanding thereunder) or, if the Commitment is not then in effect, the principal outstanding balance of the Loans of the assigning Lender subject to each such assignment, determined as of the date the Assignment and Assumption with respect to such assignment is delivered to the Administrative Agent or, if “Trade Date” is specified in the Assignment and Assumption, as of the Trade Date, shall not be less than $5,000,000, in the case of any assignment in respect of the Revolving Facility, or $1,000,000, in the case of any Incremental Term Facility, unless each of the Administrative Agent and, so long as no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, RCI otherwise consents (each such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed).
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(ii) Proportionate Amounts.  Each partial assignment shall be made as an assignment of a proportionate part of all the assigning Lender’s rights and obligations under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents with respect to the Loans and/or the Commitment assigned, except that this Section 11.06(b)(ii) shall not (A) apply to the Swingline Lender’s rights and obligations in respect of Swingline Loans, or (B) prohibit any Lender from assigning all or a portion of its rights and obligations among separate Facilities on a non-pro rata basis.
(iii) Required Consents.  No consent shall be required for any assignment except to the extent required by Section 11.06(b)(i)(B) and, in addition:
(A) the consent of RCI (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed) shall be required unless (1) an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing at the time of such assignment, or (2) such assignment is to a Lender, an Affiliate of a Lender or an Approved Fund; provided, that, RCI shall be deemed to have consented to any such assignment unless it shall object thereto by written notice to the Administrative Agent within five (5) Business Days after having received written notice thereof;
(B) the consent of the Administrative Agent (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed) shall be required for assignments in respect of (1) any unfunded Incremental Term Commitment or any Revolving Commitment if such assignment is to a Person that is not a Lender with a Commitment in respect of the applicable Facility, an Affiliate of such Lender or an Approved Fund with respect to such Lender, or (2) any Incremental Term Loan to a Person that is not a Lender, an Affiliate of a Lender or an Approved Fund; and
(C) the consent of the L/C Issuer and the Swingline Lender shall be required for any assignment in respect of the Revolving Facility.
(iv) Assignment and Assumption.  The parties to each assignment shall execute and deliver to the Administrative Agent an Assignment and Assumption, together with a processing and recordation fee in the amount of $3,500; provided, that, the Administrative Agent may, in its sole discretion, elect to waive such processing and recordation fee in the case of any assignment.  The assignee, if it is not a Lender, shall deliver to the Administrative Agent an Administrative Questionnaire.
(v) No Assignment to Certain Persons.  No such assignment shall be made (A) to any Borrower or any of the Borrowers’ Affiliates or Subsidiaries, (B) to any Defaulting Lender or any of its Subsidiaries, or any Person who, upon becoming a Lender hereunder, would constitute any of the foregoing Persons described in this clause (B), or (C) to a natural Person (or a holding company, investment vehicle or trust for, or owned and operated by or for the primary benefit of one or more natural Persons).
(vi) Certain Additional Payments.  In connection with any assignment of rights and obligations of any Defaulting Lender hereunder, no such assignment shall be effective unless and until, in addition to the other conditions thereto set forth herein, the parties to the assignment shall make such additional payments to the Administrative Agent in an aggregate amount sufficient, upon distribution thereof as appropriate (which may be outright payment, purchases by the assignee of participations or subparticipations, or other compensating actions, including funding, with the consent of RCI and the Administrative Agent, the applicable pro rata share of Loans previously requested but not funded by the Defaulting Lender, to each of which the applicable assignee and assignor hereby irrevocably consent), to (A) pay and satisfy in full all payment liabilities then owed by such Defaulting Lender to the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer or any Lender hereunder (and interest accrued thereon), and (B) acquire (and fund as appropriate) its full pro rata share of all Loans and participations in Letters of Credit and Swingline Loans in accordance with its Applicable Percentage.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event that any assignment of rights and obligations of any Defaulting Lender hereunder shall become effective under applicable Law without compliance with the provisions of this Section 11.06(b)(vi), then the assignee of such interest shall be deemed to be a Defaulting Lender for all purposes of this Agreement until such compliance occurs.
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Subject to acceptance and recording thereof by the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 11.06(c), from and after the effective date specified in each Assignment and Assumption, the assignee thereunder shall be a party to this Agreement and, to the extent of the interest assigned by such Assignment and Assumption, have the rights and obligations of a Lender under this Agreement, and the assigning Lender thereunder shall, to the extent of the interest assigned by such Assignment and Assumption, be released from its obligations under this Agreement (and, in the case of an Assignment and Assumption covering all of the assigning Lender’s rights and obligations under this Agreement, such Lender shall cease to be a party hereto but shall continue to be entitled to the benefits of Sections 3.01, 3.04, 3.05 and 11.04 with respect to facts and circumstances occurring prior to the effective date of such assignment); provided, that, except to the extent otherwise expressly agreed by the affected parties, no assignment by a Defaulting Lender will constitute a waiver or release of any claim of any party hereunder arising from that Lender’s having been a Defaulting Lender.  Upon request, the Borrowers (at their expense) shall execute and deliver a Note to the assignee Lender.  Any assignment or transfer by a Lender of rights or obligations under this Agreement that does not comply with this Section 11.06(b) shall be treated for purposes of this Agreement as a sale by such Lender of a participation in such rights and obligations in accordance with Section 11.06(d).
(c) Register.  The Administrative Agent, acting solely for this purpose as a non-fiduciary agent of the Borrowers (and such agency being solely for Tax purposes), shall maintain at the Administrative Agent’s Office a copy of each Assignment and Assumption delivered to it (or the equivalent thereof in electronic form) and a register for the recordation of the names and addresses of the Lenders, and the Commitments of, and principal amounts (and interest amounts) of the Loans and L/C Obligations owing to, each Lender pursuant to the terms hereof from time to time (the “Register”).  The entries in the Register shall be conclusive, absent manifest error, and the Borrowers, the Administrative Agent and the Lenders shall treat each Person whose name is recorded in the Register pursuant to the terms hereof as a Lender hereunder for all purposes of this Agreement.  The Register shall be available for inspection by any Borrower and any Lender (with respect to such Lender’s interest only), at any reasonable time and from time to time upon reasonable prior notice.
(d) Participations.  Any Lender may at any time, without the consent of, or notice to, the Borrowers or the Administrative Agent, sell participations to any Person (other than a natural Person, or a holding company, investment vehicle or trust for, or owned and operated for the primary benefit of one or more natural Persons, a Defaulting Lender or any Borrower or any of the Borrowers’ Affiliates or Subsidiaries) (each, a “Participant”) in all or a portion of such Lender’s rights and/or obligations under this Agreement (including all or a portion of its Commitments and/or the Loans (including such Lender’s participations in L/C Obligations and/or Swingline Loans) owing to it); provided, that, (i) such Lender’s obligations under this Agreement shall remain unchanged, (ii) such Lender shall remain solely responsible to the other parties hereto for the performance of such obligations, and (iii) the Borrowers, the Administrative Agent, the Lenders and the L/C Issuer shall continue to deal solely and directly with such Lender in connection with such Lender’s rights and obligations under this Agreement.  For the avoidance of doubt, each Lender shall be responsible for the indemnity under Section 11.04(c) without regard to the existence of any participations.
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Any agreement or instrument pursuant to which a Lender sells such a participation shall provide that such Lender shall retain the sole right to enforce this Agreement and to approve any amendment, modification or waiver of any provision of this Agreement; provided, that, such agreement or instrument may provide that such Lender will not, without the consent of the Participant, agree to any amendment, waiver or other modification described in the first proviso to Section 11.01 that affects such Participant.  The Borrowers agree that each Participant shall be entitled to the benefits of Sections 3.01, 3.04 and 3.05 (subject to the requirements and limitations therein, including the requirements under Section 3.01(f) (it being understood that the documentation required under Section 3.01(f) shall be delivered to the Lender who sells the participation)) to the same extent as if it were a Lender and had acquired its interest by assignment pursuant to Section 11.06(b); provided, that, such Participant (A) agrees to be subject to the provisions of Sections 3.06 and 11.13 as if it were an assignee under Section 11.06(b), and (B) shall not be entitled to receive any greater payment under Sections 3.01 or 3.04, with respect to any participation, than the Lender from whom it acquired the applicable participation would have been entitled to receive, except to the extent such entitlement to receive a greater payment results from a Change in Law that occurs after the Participant acquired the applicable participation.  Each Lender that sells a participation agrees, at the Borrowers’ request and expense, to use reasonable efforts to cooperate with the Borrowers to effectuate the provisions of Section 3.06 with respect to any Participant.  To the extent permitted by law, each Participant also shall be entitled to the benefits of Section 11.08 as though it were a Lender; provided, that, such Participant agrees to be subject to Section 2.13 as though it were a Lender.  Each Lender that sells a participation shall, acting solely for this purpose as a non-fiduciary agent of the Borrowers, maintain a register on which it enters the name and address of each Participant and the principal amounts (and interest amounts) of each Participant’s interest in the Loans or other obligations under the Loan Documents (the “Participant Register”); provided, that, no Lender shall have any obligation to disclose all or any portion of the Participant Register (including the identity of any Participant or any information relating to a Participant’s interest in any commitments, loans, letters of credit or its other obligations under any Loan Document) to any Person except to the extent that such disclosure is necessary to establish that such commitment, loan, letter of credit or other obligation is in registered form under Section 5f.103-1(c) of the United States Treasury Regulations.  The entries in the Participant Register shall be conclusive absent manifest error, and such Lender shall treat each Person whose name is recorded in the Participant Register as the owner of such participation for all purposes of this Agreement notwithstanding any notice to the contrary.  For the avoidance of doubt, the Administrative Agent (in its capacity as Administrative Agent) shall have no responsibility for maintaining a Participant Register.
(e) Certain Pledges.  Any Lender may at any time pledge or assign a security interest in all or any portion of its rights under this Agreement (including under its Note or Notes, if any) to secure obligations of such Lender, including any pledge or assignment to secure obligations to a Federal Reserve Bank; provided, that, no such pledge or assignment shall release such Lender from any of its obligations hereunder or substitute any such pledgee or assignee for such Lender as a party hereto.
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(f) Resignation as L/C Issuer or Swingline Lender after Assignment.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, if at any time Bank of America assigns all of its Revolving Commitment and Revolving Loans pursuant to Section 11.06(b), Bank of America may, (i) upon thirty (30) days’ notice to the Administrative Agent, RCI, and the Lenders, resign as the L/C Issuer, and/or (ii) upon thirty (30) days’ notice to RCI, resign as the Swingline Lender.  In the event of any such resignation as the L/C Issuer or the Swingline Lender, the Borrowers shall be entitled to appoint from among the Lenders a successor L/C Issuer or Swingline Lender hereunder; provided, that, no failure by the Borrowers to appoint any such successor shall affect the resignation of Bank of America as the L/C Issuer or the Swingline Lender, as the case may be.  If Bank of America resigns as the L/C Issuer pursuant to this Section 11.06(f), it shall retain all the rights, powers, privileges and duties of the L/C Issuer hereunder with respect to all Letters of Credit issued by it outstanding as of the effective date of its resignation as the L/C Issuer and all L/C Obligations with respect thereto (including the right to require the Lenders to make Revolving Loans that are Base Rate Loans or fund risk participations in Unreimbursed Amounts pursuant to Section 2.03(f)).  If Bank of America resigns as the Swingline Lender, it shall retain all the rights of the Swingline Lender provided for hereunder with respect to Swingline Loans made by it and outstanding as of the effective date of such resignation, including the right to require the Lenders to make Revolving Loans that are Base Rate Loans or fund risk participations in outstanding Swingline Loans pursuant to Section 2.04(c).  Upon the appointment of a successor L/C Issuer and/or Swingline Lender, (A) such successor shall succeed to and become vested with all of the rights, powers, privileges and duties of the retiring L/C Issuer or Swingline Lender, as the case may be, and (B) the successor L/C Issuer shall issue letters of credit in substitution for the Letters of Credit, if any, outstanding at the time of such succession or make other arrangements satisfactory to the retiring L/C Issuer to effectively assume the obligations of such retiring L/C Issuer with respect to such Letters of Credit.
11.07    Treatment of Certain Information; Confidentiality.
(a) Treatment of Certain Information.  Each of the Administrative Agent, each Lender and the L/C Issuer agrees to maintain the confidentiality of the Information (as defined below), except that Information may be disclosed (i) to its Affiliates, its auditors and its Related Parties (it being understood that the Persons to whom such disclosure is made will be informed of the confidential nature of such Information and instructed to keep such Information confidential), (ii) to the extent required or requested by any regulatory authority purporting to have jurisdiction over such Person or its Related Parties (including any self-regulatory authority, such as the National Association of Insurance Commissioners), (iii) to the extent required by applicable Laws or regulations or by any subpoena or similar legal process, (iv) to any other party hereto, (v) in connection with the exercise of any remedies hereunder or under any other Loan Document or any action or proceeding relating to this Agreement or any other Loan Document or the enforcement of rights hereunder or thereunder, (vi) subject to an agreement containing provisions substantially the same as those of this Section 11.07(a), to (A) any assignee of or Participant in, or any prospective assignee of or Participant in, any of its rights and obligations under this Agreement or any Eligible Assignee invited to be a Lender pursuant to Section 2.02(g), or (B) any actual or prospective party (or its Related Parties) to any swap, derivative or other transaction under which payments are to be made by reference to any Loan Party and its obligations, this Agreement or payments hereunder, (vii) on a confidential basis to (A) any rating agency in connection with rating any Loan Party or its Subsidiaries or the credit facilities provided hereunder, (B) the provider of any Platform or other electronic delivery service used by the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer and/or the Swingline Lender to deliver Borrower Materials or notices to the Lenders, or (C) the CUSIP Service Bureau or any similar agency in connection with the application, issuance, publishing and monitoring of CUSIP numbers or other market identifiers with respect to the credit facilities provided hereunder, (viii) with the consent of RCI, (ix) to the extent such Information (A) becomes publicly available other than as a result of a breach of this Section 11.07(a), or (B) becomes available to the Administrative Agent, any Lender, the L/C Issuer or any of their respective Affiliates on a nonconfidential basis from a source other than any Loan Party, or (x) to the extent such Information is independently discovered or developed by a party hereto without utilizing any Information received from the Borrowers or violating the terms of this Section 11.07.  For purposes of this Section 11.07(a), “Information” means all information received from any Loan Party or any Subsidiary relating to any Loan Party or any Subsidiary or any of their respective businesses, other than any such information that is available to the Administrative Agent, any Lender or the L/C Issuer on a nonconfidential basis prior to disclosure by any Loan Party or any Subsidiary; provided, that, in the case of information received from any Loan Party or any Subsidiary after the Closing Date, such information is clearly identified at the time of delivery as confidential.  Any Person required to maintain the confidentiality of Information as provided in this Section 11.07(a) shall be considered to have complied with its obligation to do so if such Person has exercised the same degree of care to maintain the confidentiality of such Information as such Person would accord to its own confidential information.  In addition, the Administrative Agent and the Lenders may disclose the existence of this Agreement and information about this Agreement to market data collectors, similar service providers to the lending industry and service providers to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders in connection with the administration of this Agreement, the other Loan Documents and the Aggregate Commitments.
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(b) Non-Public Information.  Each of the Administrative Agent, the Lenders and the L/C Issuer acknowledges that (i) the Information may include material non-public information concerning a Loan Party or a Subsidiary, as the case may be, (ii) it has developed compliance procedures regarding the use of material non-public information, and (iii) it will handle such material non-public information in accordance with applicable Law, including United States federal and state securities Laws.
(c) Press Releases.  The Loan Parties and their Affiliates agree that they will not in the future issue any press releases or other public disclosure using the name of the Administrative Agent, any Lender or any of their respective Affiliates or referring to this Agreement or any of the Loan Documents without the prior written consent of the Administrative Agent, unless (and only to the extent that) the Loan Parties or such Affiliate is required to do so under law and then, in any event the Loan Parties or such Affiliate will consult with such Person before issuing such press release or other public disclosure.
(d) Customary Advertising Material.  The Loan Parties consent to the publication by the Administrative Agent or any Lender of customary advertising material relating to the transactions contemplated hereby using the name, product photographs, logo or trademark of the Loan Parties.
11.08      Right of Setoff.
If an Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, each Lender, the L/C Issuer and each of their respective Affiliates is hereby authorized at any time and from time to time, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable Law, to set off and apply any and all deposits (general or special, time or demand, provisional or final, in whatever currency) at any time held and other obligations (in whatever currency) at any time owing by such Lender, the L/C Issuer or any such Affiliate to or for the credit or the account of any Loan Party against any and all of the obligations of any Loan Party now or hereafter existing under this Agreement or any other Loan Document to such Lender or the L/C Issuer or their respective Affiliates, irrespective of whether or not such Lender, the L/C Issuer or Affiliate shall have made any demand under this Agreement or any other Loan Document and although such obligations of such Loan Party may be contingent or unmatured, secured or unsecured, or are owed to a branch, office or Affiliate of such Lender or the L/C Issuer different from the branch, office or Affiliate holding such deposit or obligated on such indebtedness; provided, that, in the event that any Defaulting Lender shall exercise any such right of setoff, (a) all amounts so set off shall be paid over immediately to the Administrative Agent for further application in accordance with the provisions of Section 2.15, and pending such payment, shall be segregated by such Defaulting Lender from its other funds and deemed held in trust for the benefit of the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer and the Lenders, and (b) the Defaulting Lender shall provide promptly to the Administrative Agent a statement describing in reasonable detail the Secured Obligations owing to such Defaulting Lender as to which it exercised such right of setoff.  The rights of each Lender, the L/C Issuer and their respective Affiliates under this Section 11.08 are in addition to other rights and remedies (including other rights of setoff) that such Lender, the L/C Issuer or their respective Affiliates may have.  Each Lender and the L/C Issuer agrees to notify RCI and the Administrative Agent promptly after any such setoff and application; provided, that, the failure to give such notice shall not affect the validity of such setoff and application.
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11.09    Interest Rate Limitation.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in any Loan Document, the interest paid or agreed to be paid under the Loan Documents shall not exceed the maximum rate of non-usurious interest permitted by applicable Law (the “Maximum Rate”).  If the Administrative Agent or any Lender shall receive interest in an amount that exceeds the Maximum Rate, the excess interest shall be applied to the principal of the Loans or, if it exceeds such unpaid principal, refunded to the Borrowers.  In determining whether the interest contracted for, charged, or received by the Administrative Agent or a Lender exceeds the Maximum Rate, such Person may, to the extent permitted by applicable Law, (a) characterize any payment that is not principal as an expense, fee, or premium rather than interest, (b) exclude voluntary prepayments and the effects thereof, and (c) amortize, prorate, allocate, and spread in equal or unequal parts the total amount of interest throughout the contemplated term of the Obligations hereunder.
11.10    Integration; Effectiveness.
This Agreement, the other Loan Documents, and any separate letter agreements with respect to fees payable to the Administrative Agent and the L/C Issuer, constitute the entire contract among the parties relating to the subject matter hereof and supersede any and all previous agreements and understandings, oral or written, relating to the subject matter hereof.  Except as provided in Section 4.01, this Agreement shall become effective when it shall have been executed by the Administrative Agent and when the Administrative Agent shall have received counterparts hereof that, when taken together, bear the signatures of each of the other parties hereto, and thereafter shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and permitted assigns.
11.11      Survival of Representations and Warranties.
All representations and warranties made hereunder and in any other Loan Document or other document delivered pursuant hereto or thereto or in connection herewith or therewith shall survive the execution and delivery hereof and thereof.  Such representations and warranties have been or will be relied upon by the Administrative Agent and each Lender, regardless of any investigation made by the Administrative Agent or any Lender or on their behalf and notwithstanding that the Administrative Agent or any Lender may have had notice or knowledge of any Default at the time of any Credit Extension, and shall continue in full force until the Facility Termination Date.
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11.12    Severability.
If any provision of this Agreement or the other Loan Documents is held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, (a) the legality, validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents shall not be affected or impaired thereby, and (b) the parties shall endeavor in good faith negotiations to replace the illegal, invalid or unenforceable provisions with valid provisions the economic effect of which comes as close as possible to that of the illegal, invalid or unenforceable provisions.  The invalidity of a provision in a particular jurisdiction shall not invalidate or render unenforceable such provision in any other jurisdiction.  Without limiting the foregoing provisions of this Section 11.12, if and to the extent that the enforceability of any provisions in this Agreement relating to Defaulting Lenders shall be limited by Debtor Relief Laws, as determined in good faith by the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer or the Swingline Lender, as applicable, then such provisions shall be deemed to be in effect only to the extent not so limited.
11.13       Replacement of Lenders.
If the Borrowers are entitled to replace a Lender pursuant to the provisions of Section 3.06, or if any Lender is a Defaulting Lender or a Non-Consenting Lender, then, in each case, the Borrowers may, at their sole expense and effort, upon notice to such Lender and the Administrative Agent, require such Lender to assign and delegate, without recourse (in accordance with and subject to the restrictions contained in, and consents required by, Section 11.06), all of its interests, rights (other than its existing rights to payments pursuant to Sections 3.01 and 3.04) and obligations under this Agreement and the related Loan Documents to an Eligible Assignee that shall assume such obligations (which assignee may be another Lender, if a Lender accepts such assignment); provided, that:
(a) the Borrowers shall have paid to the Administrative Agent the assignment fee (if any) specified in Section 11.06(b);
(b) such Lender shall have received payment of an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the outstanding principal of its Loans, accrued interest thereon, accrued fees and all other amounts payable to it hereunder (including any amounts advanced by such Lender pursuant to Section 2.03(e)(ii) that remain outstanding) and under the other Loan Documents (including any amounts under Section 3.05) from the assignee (to the extent of such outstanding principal and accrued interest and fees) or the Borrowers (in the case of all other amounts);
(c) in the case of any such assignment resulting from a claim for compensation under Section 3.04 or payments required to be made pursuant to Section 3.01, such assignment will result in a reduction in such compensation or payments thereafter;
(d) such assignment does not conflict with applicable Laws; and
(e) in the case of an assignment resulting from a Lender becoming a Non-Consenting Lender, the applicable assignee shall have consented to the applicable amendment, waiver or consent.
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A Lender shall not be required to make any such assignment or delegation if, prior thereto, as a result of a waiver by such Lender or otherwise, the circumstances entitling the Borrowers to require such assignment and delegation cease to apply.
Each party hereto agrees that (a) an assignment required pursuant to this Section 11.13 may be effected pursuant to an Assignment and Assumption executed by RCI, the Administrative Agent and the assignee, and (b) the Lender required to make such assignment need not be a party thereto in order for such assignment to be effective and shall be deemed to have consented to an be bound by the terms thereof; provided, that, following the effectiveness of any such assignment, the other parties to such assignment agree to execute and deliver such documents necessary to evidence such assignment as reasonably requested by the applicable Lender; provided, further, that, any such documents shall be without recourse to or warranty by the parties thereto.
Notwithstanding anything in this Section 11.13 to the contrary, (a) the Lender that acts as the L/C Issuer may not be replaced hereunder at any time it has any Letter of Credit outstanding unless arrangements satisfactory to such Lender (including the furnishing of a backstop letter of credit in form and substance, and issued by an issuer, reasonably satisfactory to the L/C Issuer or the depositing of Cash Collateral into a Cash Collateral account in amounts and pursuant to arrangements reasonably satisfactory to the L/C Issuer) have been made with respect to such outstanding Letter of Credit, and (b) the Lender that acts as the Administrative Agent may not be replaced hereunder except in accordance with the terms of Section 9.06.
11.14    Governing Law; Jurisdiction; Etc..
(a) GOVERNING LAW.  THIS AGREEMENT AND THE OTHER LOAN DOCUMENTS (EXCEPT, AS TO ANY OTHER LOAN DOCUMENT, AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH THEREIN) AND ANY CLAIMS, CONTROVERSY, DISPUTE OR CAUSE OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT OR OTHERWISE) BASED UPON, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY OTHER LOAN DOCUMENT (EXCEPT, AS TO ANY OTHER LOAN DOCUMENT, AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH THEREIN) AND THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY AND THEREBY SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAW OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.
(b) SUBMISSION TO JURISDICTION.  EACH BORROWER AND EACH OTHER LOAN PARTY IRREVOCABLY AND UNCONDITIONALLY AGREES THAT IT WILL NOT COMMENCE ANY ACTION, LITIGATION OR PROCEEDING OF ANY KIND OR DESCRIPTION, WHETHER IN LAW OR EQUITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR IN TORT OR OTHERWISE, AGAINST THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT, ANY LENDER, THE L/C ISSUER OR ANY RELATED PARTY OF THE FOREGOING IN ANY WAY RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY OTHER LOAN DOCUMENT OR THE TRANSACTIONS RELATING HERETO OR THERETO, IN ANY FORUM OTHER THAN THE COURTS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK SITTING IN NEW YORK COUNTY AND OF THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT OF THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK, AND ANY APPELLATE COURT FROM ANY THEREOF, AND EACH OF THE PARTIES HERETO IRREVOCABLY AND UNCONDITIONALLY SUBMITS TO THE JURISDICTION OF SUCH COURTS AND AGREES THAT ALL CLAIMS IN RESPECT OF ANY SUCH ACTION, LITIGATION OR PROCEEDING MAY BE HEARD AND DETERMINED IN SUCH NEW YORK STATE COURT OR, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN SUCH FEDERAL COURT.  EACH OF THE PARTIES HERETO AGREES THAT A FINAL JUDGMENT IN ANY SUCH ACTION, LITIGATION OR PROCEEDING SHALL BE CONCLUSIVE AND MAY BE ENFORCED IN OTHER JURISDICTIONS BY SUIT ON THE JUDGMENT OR IN ANY OTHER MANNER PROVIDED BY LAW.  NOTHING IN THIS AGREEMENT OR IN ANY OTHER LOAN DOCUMENT SHALL AFFECT ANY RIGHT THAT THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT, ANY LENDER OR THE L/C ISSUER MAY OTHERWISE HAVE TO BRING ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDING RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY OTHER LOAN DOCUMENT AGAINST ANY BORROWER OR ANY OTHER LOAN PARTY OR ITS PROPERTIES IN THE COURTS OF ANY JURISDICTION.
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(c) WAIVER OF VENUE.  EACH BORROWER AND EACH OTHER LOAN PARTY IRREVOCABLY AND UNCONDITIONALLY WAIVES, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY OBJECTION THAT IT MAY NOW OR HEREAFTER HAVE TO THE LAYING OF VENUE OF ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY OTHER LOAN DOCUMENT IN ANY COURT REFERRED TO IN SECTION 11.14(b).  EACH OF THE PARTIES HERETO HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVES, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE DEFENSE OF AN INCONVENIENT FORUM TO THE MAINTENANCE OF SUCH ACTION OR PROCEEDING IN ANY SUCH COURT.
(d) SERVICE OF PROCESS.  EACH PARTY HERETO IRREVOCABLY CONSENTS TO SERVICE OF PROCESS IN THE MANNER PROVIDED FOR NOTICES IN SECTION 11.02.  NOTHING IN THIS AGREEMENT WILL AFFECT THE RIGHT OF ANY PARTY HERETO TO SERVE PROCESS IN ANY OTHER MANNER PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
11.15    Waiver of Jury Trial.
EACH PARTY HERETO HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVES, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY RIGHT IT MAY HAVE TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY LEGAL PROCEEDING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY OTHER LOAN DOCUMENT OR THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY OR THEREBY (WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER THEORY).  EACH PARTY HERETO (a) CERTIFIES THAT NO REPRESENTATIVE, AGENT OR ATTORNEY OF ANY OTHER PERSON HAS REPRESENTED, EXPRESSLY OR OTHERWISE, THAT SUCH OTHER PERSON WOULD NOT, IN THE EVENT OF LITIGATION, SEEK TO ENFORCE THE FOREGOING WAIVER, AND (b) ACKNOWLEDGES THAT IT AND THE OTHER PARTIES HERETO HAVE BEEN INDUCED TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT AND THE OTHER LOAN DOCUMENTS BY, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THE MUTUAL WAIVERS AND CERTIFICATIONS IN THIS SECTION 11.15.
11.16    Subordination.
Each Loan Party (a “Subordinating Loan Party”) hereby subordinates the payment of all obligations and indebtedness of any other Loan Party owing to it, whether now existing or hereafter arising, including any obligation of any such other Loan Party to the Subordinating Loan Party as subrogee of the Secured Parties or resulting from such Subordinating Loan Party’s performance under the Guaranty, to the payment in full in cash of all Obligations.  If the Secured Parties so request, any such obligation or indebtedness of any such other Loan Party to the Subordinating Loan Party shall be enforced and performance received by the Subordinating Loan Party as trustee for the Secured Parties and the proceeds thereof shall be paid over to the Secured Parties on account of the Secured Obligations, but without reducing or affecting in any manner the liability of the Subordinating Loan Party under this Agreement.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, so long as no Default has occurred and is continuing, the Loan Parties may make and receive payments with respect to Intercompany Debt; provided, that, in the event that any Loan Party receives any payment of any Intercompany Debt at a time when such payment is prohibited by this Section 11.16, such payment shall be held by such Loan Party, in trust for the benefit of, and shall be paid forthwith over and delivered, upon written request, to the Administrative Agent.
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11.17      No Advisory or Fiduciary Responsibility.
In connection with all aspects of each transaction contemplated hereby (including in connection with any amendment, waiver or other modification hereof or of any other Loan Document), each Loan Party acknowledges and agrees, and acknowledges its Affiliates’ understanding, that: (a)(i) the arranging and other services regarding this Agreement provided by the Administrative Agent, the Arranger, each Lender, and their respective Affiliates are arm’s-length commercial transactions between each Loan Party and each of their respective Affiliates, on the one hand, and the Administrative Agent, the Arranger, each Lender, and their respective Affiliates, on the other hand, (ii) each of the Loan Parties has consulted its own legal, accounting, regulatory and tax advisors to the extent it has deemed appropriate, and (iii) each Loan Party is capable of evaluating, and understands and accepts, the terms, risks and conditions of the transactions contemplated hereby and by the other Loan Documents; (b)(i) the Administrative Agent, the Arranger, each Lender, and each of their respective Affiliates is and has been acting solely as a principal and, except as expressly agreed in writing by the relevant parties, has not been, is not, and will not be acting as an advisor, agent or fiduciary, for any Loan Party or any of their respective Affiliates, or any other Person, and (ii) none of the Administrative Agent, the Arranger, any Lender, or any of their respective Affiliates has any obligation to any Loan Party or any of their respective Affiliates with respect to the transactions contemplated hereby except those obligations expressly set forth herein and in the other Loan Documents; and (c) the Administrative Agent, the Arranger, and each Lender may be engaged in a broad range of transactions that involve interests that differ from those of the Loan Parties and their respective Affiliates, and none of the Administrative Agent, the Arranger, any Lender, or any of their respective Affiliates has any obligation to disclose any of such interests to any Loan Party or any of their respective Affiliates.  To the fullest extent permitted by law, each Loan Party hereby waives and releases any claims that it may have against the Administrative Agent, the Arranger, any Lender, or any of their respective Affiliates with respect to any breach or alleged breach of agency or fiduciary duty in connection with any aspect of any transactions contemplated hereby.
11.18    Electronic Execution; Electronic Records; Counterparts.
This Agreement, any other Loan Document, and any other Communication, including Communications required to be in writing, may be in the form of an Electronic Record and may be executed using Electronic Signatures.  Each of the Loan Parties, the Administrative Agent, and each Lender Party agrees that any Electronic Signature on or associated with any Communication shall be valid and binding on such Person to the same extent as a manual, original signature, and that any Communication entered into by Electronic Signature will constitute the legal, valid and binding obligation of such Person enforceable against such Person in accordance with the terms thereof to the same extent as if a manually executed original signature was delivered.  Any Communication may be executed in as many counterparts as necessary or convenient, including both paper and electronic counterparts, but all such counterparts are one and the same Communication.  For the avoidance of doubt, the authorization under this paragraph may include use or acceptance of a manually signed paper Communication which has been converted into electronic form (such as scanned into .pdf), or an electronically signed Communication converted into another format, for transmission, delivery and/or retention.  The Administrative Agent and each Lender Party may, at its option, create one or more copies of any Communication in the form of an imaged Electronic Record (each, an “Electronic Copy”), which shall be deemed created in the ordinary course of such Person’s business, and destroy the original paper document.  All Communications in the form of an Electronic Record, including an Electronic Copy, shall be considered an original for all purposes, and shall have the same legal effect, validity and enforceability as a paper record.  Notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, neither the Administrative Agent nor any Lender Party is under any obligation to accept an Electronic Signature in any form or in any format unless expressly agreed to by such Person pursuant to procedures approved by it; provided, that, without limiting the foregoing, (a) to the extent the Administrative Agent or such Lender Party has agreed to accept such Electronic Signature, the Administrative Agent and each Lender Party shall be entitled to rely on any such Electronic Signature purportedly given by or on behalf of any Loan Party and/or any other Lender Party without further verification, and (b) upon the request of the Administrative Agent or any Lender Party, any Electronic Signature shall be promptly followed by such manually executed counterpart.
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Neither the Administrative Agent nor any Lender Party shall be responsible for or have any duty to ascertain or inquire into the sufficiency, validity, enforceability, effectiveness or genuineness of any Loan Document or any other agreement, instrument or document (including, for the avoidance of doubt, in connection with the Administrative Agent’s or such Lender Party’s reliance on any Electronic Signature transmitted by telecopy, emailed .pdf or any other electronic means).  The Administrative Agent and each Lender Party shall be entitled to rely on, and shall incur no liability under or in respect of this Agreement or any other Loan Document by acting upon, any Communication (which writing may be a fax, any electronic message, Internet or intranet website posting or other distribution or signed using an Electronic Signature) or any statement made to it orally or by telephone and believed by it to be genuine and signed or sent or otherwise authenticated (whether or not such Person in fact meets the requirements set forth in the Loan Documents for being the maker thereof).
Each of the Loan Parties and each Lender Party hereby waives (a) any argument, defense or right to contest the legal effect, validity or enforceability of this Agreement or any other Loan Document based solely on the lack of paper original copies of this Agreement or such other Loan Document, and (b) waives any claim against the Administrative Agent and each other Lender Party for any liabilities arising solely from the Administrative Agent’s and/or any Lender Party’s reliance on or use of Electronic Signatures, including any liabilities arising as a result of the failure of the Loan Parties to use any available security measures in connection with the execution, delivery or transmission of any Electronic Signature.
11.19    Joint and Several Liability of the Borrowers.
(a) Each of the Borrowers is accepting joint and several liability hereunder in consideration of the financial accommodation to be provided under this Agreement, for the mutual benefit, directly and indirectly, of each of the Borrowers and in consideration of the undertakings of each of the Borrowers to accept joint and several liability for the obligations of each of them.
(b) Each of the Borrowers jointly and severally hereby irrevocably and unconditionally accepts, not merely as a surety but also as a co-debtor, joint and several liability with the other Borrower with respect to the payment and performance of all of the Secured Obligations arising under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, it being the intention of the parties hereto that all the Secured Obligations shall be the joint and several obligations of each of the Borrowers without preferences or distinction among them.
(c) If and to the extent that a Borrower shall fail to make any payment with respect to any of the obligations hereunder as and when due or to perform any of such obligations in accordance with the terms thereof, then in each such event, the other Borrower will make such payment with respect to, or perform, such obligation.
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(d) The obligations of each Borrower under the provisions of this Section 11.19 constitute full recourse obligations of such Borrower, enforceable against it to the full extent of its properties and assets, irrespective of the validity, regularity or enforceability of this Agreement or any other circumstances whatsoever.
(e) Each Borrower hereby agrees that the joint and several nature of its obligations hereunder shall not be affected by any failure to give notice of occurrence of any Default by the Administrative Agent, any Lender or the L/C Issuer, of any failure to make demand for any payment under this Agreement, of any failure to give notice of any action at any time taken or omitted by the Administrative Agent, any Lender or the L/C Issuer under or in respect of any of the Secured Obligations hereunder, of any requirement of diligence or delivery of any demands, notices and other formalities of every kind in connection with this Agreement. Each Borrower hereby agrees that the joint and several nature of its obligations hereunder will not be affected by (i) any failure to deliver notices of, any extension or postponement of the time for the payment of any of the Secured Obligations hereunder, (ii) the acceptance of any partial payment thereon, (iii) any waiver, consent or other action or acquiescence by the Administrative Agent, any Lender or the L/C Issuer at any time or times in respect of any default by any Borrower in the performance or satisfaction of any term, covenant, condition or provision of this Agreement, (iv) any and all other indulgences whatsoever by the Administrative Agent, any Lender or the L/C Issuer in respect of any of the Secured Obligations hereunder, and (v) the taking, addition, substitution or release, in whole or in part, at any time or times, of any security for any of such Secured Obligations or the addition, substitution or release, in whole or in part, of any Borrower.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, each Borrower agrees that the joint and several nature of its obligations hereunder will not be affected by any other action or delay in acting or any failure to act on the part of the Administrative Agent, any Lender or the L/C Issuer, including any failure strictly or diligently to assert any right or to pursue any remedy or to comply fully with applicable laws or regulations thereunder which might, but for the provisions of this Section 11.19, afford grounds for terminating, discharging or relieving such Borrower, in whole or in part, from any of its obligations under this Section 11.19, it being the intention of each Borrower that, so long as any of the Secured Obligations hereunder remain unsatisfied, the obligations of such Borrower under this Section 11.19 shall not be discharged except by performance and then only to the extent of such performance.  The obligations of each Borrower under this Section 11.19 shall not be diminished or rendered unenforceable by any winding up, reorganization, arrangement, liquidation, reconstruction or similar proceeding with respect to any reconstruction or similar proceeding with respect to any Borrower, the Administrative Agent, any Lender or the L/C Issuer.  The joint and several liability of the Borrowers hereunder shall continue in full force and effect notwithstanding any absorption, merger, amalgamation or any other change whatsoever in the name, membership, constitution or place of formation of any Borrower, the Administrative Agent, any Lender or the L/C Issuer.
(f) The provisions of this Section 11.19 are made for the benefit of the Secured Parties and their respective successors and assigns, and may be enforced by any such Person from time to time against any of the Borrowers as often as occasion therefor may arise and without requirement on the part of the Administrative Agent, any Lender or the L/C Issuer first to marshal any of its claims or to exercise any of its rights against any other Borrower or to exhaust any remedies available to it against any other Borrower or to resort to any other source or means of obtaining payment of any of the Secured Obligations or to elect any other remedy.  The provisions of this Section 11.19 shall remain in effect until the Facility Termination Date.  If at any time, any payment, or any part thereof, made in respect of any of the Secured Obligations, is rescinded or must otherwise be restored or returned by the Administrative Agent, any Lender or the L/C Issuer upon the insolvency, bankruptcy or reorganization of any of the Borrowers, or otherwise, the provisions of this Section 11.19 will forthwith be reinstated and in effect as though such payment had not been made.
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(g) Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary contained herein or in any other of the Loan Documents or other agreement with respect to the Secured Obligations, the obligations of each Borrower hereunder shall be limited to an aggregate amount equal to the largest amount that would not render its obligations hereunder subject to avoidance under Section 548 of the Bankruptcy Code of the United States or any comparable provisions of any applicable Debtor Relief Law.
11.20      Release of Guarantors.
If any (a) property granted to or held by the Administrative Agent under any Loan Document is sold or otherwise disposed of as part of or in connection with any sale or other disposition permitted under the Loan Documents, or (b) Guarantor ceases to be a Subsidiary as a result of a transaction permitted under the Loan Documents, then, in any such case, the Administrative Agent shall, upon request of RCI, at RCI’s expense and upon delivery to the Administrative Agent by RCI of a certificate signed by a Responsible Officer of RCI certifying that such transaction is permitted under the Loan Documents, execute and deliver to RCI such documents as RCI may reasonably request to evidence the release of liens on such property or the release of such Guarantor from its obligations under the Guaranty, as applicable.
11.21    USA PATRIOT Act Notice.
Each Lender that is subject to the PATRIOT Act, the L/C Issuer and the Administrative Agent (for itself and not on behalf of any Lender) hereby notifies the Loan Parties that pursuant to the requirements of the USA PATRIOT Act (Title III of Pub. L. 107-56 (signed into law October 26, 2001)) (the “PATRIOT Act”), it is required to obtain, verify and record information that identifies each Loan Party, which information includes the name and address of each such Person and other information that will allow such Lender, the L/C Issuer or the Administrative Agent, as applicable, to identify each such Person in accordance with the PATRIOT Act.  The Loan Parties agree to, promptly following a request by the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer or any Lender, provide all such other documentation and information that the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer or such Lender requests in order to comply with its ongoing obligations under applicable “know your customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including the PATRIOT Act and the Beneficial Ownership Regulation.
11.22    Acknowledgement and Consent to Bail-In of Affected Financial Institutions.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in any Loan Document or in any other agreement, arrangement or understanding among any such parties, each party hereto acknowledges that any liability of any Affected Financial Institution arising under any Loan Document, to the extent such liability is unsecured, may be subject to the Write-Down and Conversion Powers of the applicable Resolution Authority and agrees and consents to, and acknowledges and agrees to be bound by: (a) the application of any Write-Down and Conversion Powers by the applicable Resolution Authority to any such liabilities arising hereunder which may be payable to it by any party hereto that is an Affected Financial Institution; and (b) the effects of any Bail-In Action on any such liability, including, if applicable, (i) a reduction in full or in part or cancellation of any such liability, (ii) a conversion of all, or a portion of, such liability into shares or other instruments of ownership in such Affected Financial Institution, its parent undertaking, or a bridge institution that may be issued to it or otherwise conferred on it, and that such shares or other instruments of ownership will be accepted by it in lieu of any rights with respect to any such liability under this Agreement or any other Loan Document, or (iii) the variation of the terms of such liability in connection with the exercise of the Write-Down and Conversion Powers of the applicable Resolution Authority.
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11.23    Acknowledgement Regarding Any Supported QFCs.
To the extent that the Loan Documents provide support, through a guarantee or otherwise, for any Swap Contract or any other agreement or instrument that is a QFC (such support, “QFC Credit Support”, and each such QFC, a “Supported QFC”), the parties acknowledge and agree as follows with respect to the resolution power of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation under the Federal Deposit Insurance Act and Title II of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (together with the regulations promulgated thereunder, the “U.S. Special Resolution Regimes”) in respect of such Supported QFC and QFC Credit Support (with the provisions below applicable notwithstanding that the Loan Documents and any Supported QFC may in fact be stated to be governed by the laws of the State of New York and/or of the United States or any other state of the United States): in the event a Covered Entity that is party to a Supported QFC (each, a “Covered Party”) becomes subject to a proceeding under a U.S. Special Resolution Regime, the transfer of such Supported QFC and the benefit of such QFC Credit Support (and any interest and obligation in or under such Supported QFC and such QFC Credit Support, and any rights in property securing such Supported QFC or such QFC Credit Support) from such Covered Party will be effective to the same extent as the transfer would be effective under the U.S. Special Resolution Regime if the Supported QFC and such QFC Credit Support (and any such interest, obligation and rights in property) were governed by the laws of the United States or a state of the United States. In the event a Covered Party or a BHC Act Affiliate of a Covered Party becomes subject to a proceeding under a U.S. Special Resolution Regime, Default Rights under the Loan Documents that might otherwise apply to such Supported QFC or any QFC Credit Support that may be exercised against such Covered Party are permitted to be exercised to no greater extent than such Default Rights could be exercised under the U.S. Special Resolution Regime if the Supported QFC and the Loan Documents were governed by the laws of the United States or a state of the United States.  Without limitation of the foregoing, it is understood and agreed that rights and remedies of the parties with respect to a Defaulting Lender shall in no event affect the rights of any Covered Party with respect to a Supported QFC or any QFC Credit Support.
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11.24    Judgment Currency.
If, for the purposes of obtaining judgment in any court, it is necessary to convert a sum due hereunder or any other Loan Document in one currency into another currency, the rate of exchange used shall be that at which in accordance with normal banking procedures the Administrative Agent or the L/C Issuer, as applicable, could purchase the first currency with such other currency on the Business Day preceding that on which final judgment is given.  The obligation of each Loan Party in respect of any such sum due from it to the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer or the Appropriate Lenders hereunder or under the other Loan Documents shall, notwithstanding any judgment in a currency (the “Judgment Currency”) other than that in which such sum is denominated in accordance with the applicable provisions of this Agreement (the “Agreement Currency”), be discharged only to the extent that on the Business Day following receipt by the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer or the Appropriate Lenders, as the case may be, of any sum adjudged to be so due in the Judgment Currency, the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer or such Appropriate Lenders, as the case may be, may in accordance with normal banking procedures purchase the Agreement Currency with the Judgment Currency. If the amount of the Agreement Currency so purchased is less than the sum originally due to the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuers or any Appropriate Lender from any Loan Party in the Agreement Currency, such Loan Party agrees, as a separate obligation and notwithstanding any such judgment, to indemnify the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer or such Appropriate Lender, as the case may be, against such loss. If the amount of the Agreement Currency so purchased is greater than the sum originally due to the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer or any Appropriate Lender in such currency, the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer or such Appropriate Lender, as the case may be, agrees to return the amount of any excess to such Loan Party (or to any other Person who may be entitled thereto under applicable law).
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Agreement to be duly executed as of the date first above written.
BORROWERS:
RESOURCES CONNECTION, INC., 
 a Delaware corporation
   
   
 By: /s/ Jennifer Ryu 
 Name: Jennifer Ryu 
 Title:   Chief Financial Officer 
   
 RESOURCES CONNECTION LLC, 
 a Delaware limited liability company
   
 By: 
Resources Connection, Inc., its sole member
   
   
  By: /s/ Jennifer Ryu
 Name: Jennifer Ryu
  Title:   Chief Financial Officer
   
GUARANTORS:
RESOURCES HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS LLC, 
 a Delaware limited liability company 
   
   
 By: /s/ Jennifer Ryu 
 Name: Jennifer Ryu 
 Title:   Manager 
   
 RGP PROPERTY LLC, 
 a Delaware limited liability company 
   
 By: 
Resources Connection, Inc., its sole member
  
   
  By: /s/ Jennifer Ryu
  Name: Jennifer Ryu
  Title:   Chief Financial Officer
   
 SITRICK GROUP, LLC, 
 a Delaware limited liability company 
  
 By: 
Resources Connection, Inc., its manager
   
  
  By: /s/ Jennifer Ryu
  Name: Jennifer Ryu
  Title:   Chief Financial Officer
   



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VERACITY CONSULTING GROUP, LLC,
 a Virginia limited liability company
   
 By: 
Resources Connection, Inc., its sole member
  
  
  By: /s/ Jennifer Ryu
  Name: Jennifer Ryu 
  Title:   Chief Financial Officer
   
 TASKFORCE – MANAGEMENT ON DEMAND, LLC,
 a Delaware limited liability company
   
 By: 
Resources Connection, Inc., its sole member
   
   
  By: /s/ Jennifer Ryu
 Name: Jennifer Ryu
  Title:   Chief Financial Officer



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ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT:
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
 as the Administrative Agent
  
  
 By: /s/ Douglas Fong
 Name: Douglas Fong
 Title: Agency Management Officer

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LENDERS:BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
 as a Lender, the L/C Issuer, and the Swingline Lender
  
  
 By: /s/ Jennifer Yan
 Name: Jennifer Yan
 Title: Senior Vice President

RESOURCES CONNECTION
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JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,
 as a Lender
  
  
 By: /s/ Kenneth Wong
 Name: Kenneth Wong
 Title: Vice President

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TRUIST BANK,
 as a Lender
  
  
 By: /s/ David Miller
 Name: David Miller
 Title: Director


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SCHEDULE 1.01(a)


EXISTING LETTERS OF CREDIT


Loan Party
Letter of Credit Number
Issuance Date
Expiry Date
Beneficiary
Resources Connection, Inc.000000030822976/5/20066/30/2022Bank of America, N.A.
Resources Connection, Inc.000000031014721/20/20103/31/2022O’Melveny & Myers LLP
Resources Connection, Inc.000000031300061/15/201411/30/2023Bank of America, N.A.
Resources Connection, Inc.0000006812926511/3/201612/31/2025Bank of America, N.A.
Resources Connection, Inc.0000006816907110/22/20194/7/2022Bank of America, N.A.


SCHEDULE 1.01(b)

ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT’S OFFICE; CERTAIN ADDRESSES FOR NOTICES

IF TO THE LOAN PARTIES:

c/o Resources Connection, Inc.
17101 Armstrong Avenue
Irvine, California 92614
Attn: Jennifer Ryu, Chief Financial Officer
Email:  Jennifer.Ryu@rgp.com
Phone: (714) 430-6500
Website: http://www.rgp.com

with a copy to:

O’Melveny & Myers LLP
610 Newport Center Drive, 17th Floor
Newport Beach, California 92660
Attention: Mark D. Peterson and Jennifer Taylor
Email:  mpeterson@omm.com and jtaylor@omm.com

IF TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT:

For operational notices (payments, loan request, etc.):
Bank of America, N.A.
Mail Code: NC1-026-06-04
Gateway Village – 900 Building
900 W Trade St
Charlotte, NC 28255-0001
Attn: Mohnish Patel, Loan Servicing Administrator
Phone: (980) 388-5085
Fax: (704) 625-5471
Email: mohnish.patel2@bofa.com
For other purposes:
Bank of America, N.A.
Agency Management
Loan, Lease and Trade Operations
Mail Code: CA5-705-06-35
555 California Street, 6th Floor
San Francisco, California 94104
Attn: Douglas Fong, Agency Management Officer
Phone: (415) 436-1744
Fax: (415) 796-1476
Email: douglas.fong@bofa.com

IF TO THE L/C ISSUER:
Bank of America, N.A.
Trade Operations
Mail Code: PA6-580-02-30
1 Fleet Way
Scranton, Pennsylvania 18507
Attn: Trade Client Service Team – US
Phone: (570) 496-9619
Fax: (800) 755-8740
Email: tradeclientserviceteamus@bofa.com

IF TO THE SWINGLINE LENDER:
Bank of America, N.A.
Mail Code: NC1-026-06-04
Gateway Village – 900 Building
900 W Trade St
Charlotte, NC 28255-0001
Attn: Mohnish Patel, Loan Servicing Administrator
Phone: (980) 388-5085
Fax: (704) 625-5471
Email: mohnish.patel2@bofa.com


SCHEDULE 1.01(c)

COMMITMENTS AND APPLICABLE PERCENTAGES

Lender
Revolving Commitment
Applicable Percentage of Revolving Facility
Bank of America, N.A.$75,000,000.0042.857142858%
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.$50,000,000.0028.571428571%
Truist Bank$50,000,000.0028.571428571%
TOTAL$175,000,000.00100.000000000%


SCHEDULE 5.10

INSURANCE

Type of InsuranceCarrierPolicy #Expiration DateAmountDeductible
General Liability (casualty, terrorism, business interruption)Federal Insurance Company358186966/1/2022$1,000,000/$2,000,0000N/A
PropertyFederal Insurance Company358186966/1/2022$43,305,801$10,000


SCHEDULE 5.19

RESPONSIBLE OFFICERS
Resources Connection, Inc. (in its own capacity and in its capacity as sole member of Resources Connection LLC, RGP Property LLC, Sitrick Group, LLC, taskforce – Management on Demand LLC, and Veracity Consulting Group, LLC)

Chief Executive Officer: Kate W. Duchene
Chief Financial Officer: Jennifer Ryu
Secretary: Lauren A. Elkerson

Resources Healthcare Solutions LLC
Manager: Kate W. Duchene
Manager: Jennifer Ryu
Manager: Tim Brackney

SCHEDULE 5.20(a)

SUBSIDIARIES, JOINT VENTURES, PARTNERSHIPS AND OTHER EQUITY INVESTMENTS
SubsidiaryOwner
Number of Shares
of Each Class of
Equity Outstanding
Percentage of
Outstanding Shares
owned by a Loan
Party or Subsidiary
Class or Nature
of Such Equity
Interests
Resources Connection LLCResources Connection, Inc.N/A100%Voting Interests
Resources Healthcare Solutions LLCResources Connection, Inc.N/A100%Voting Interests
RGP Property LLCResources Connection, Inc.N/A100%Voting Interests
Sitrick Group, LLCResources Connection, Inc.N/A100%Voting Interests
Resources Global Professionals, Inc.Resources Connection, Inc.100100%Voting Interests
Resources Global Professionals (France) SASResources Global Professionals (Europe) B.V.N/A100%Voting Interests
Resources Global Professionals (Germany) GmbHResources Connection, Inc.1100%Voting Interests
Resources Global Professionals (Ireland) Ltd.Resources Connection, Inc.250100%Voting Interests
Resources Global Professionals (Europe) B.V.Resources Connection, Inc.186100%Voting Interests
Resources Management & Finance B.V.Resources Global Professionals (Europe) B.V.185100%Voting Interests
Resources Global Professionals Sweden ABResources Connection, Inc.547100%Voting Interests
Resources Global Professionals (Switzerland) GmbHResources Global Professionals (Europe) B.V.1100%Voting Interests
Compliance.co.uk LimitedResources Connection, Inc.67,136100%Voting Interests
Resources Compliance (UK) Ltd.Compliance.co.uk Limited100100%Voting Interests
Resources Connection (UK) Ltd.Resources Connection, Inc.2,294100%Voting Interests



Subsidiary
Owner
Number of Shares
of Each Class of
Equity Outstanding
Percentage of
Outstanding Shares
owned by a Loan
Party or Subsidiary
Class or Nature
of Such Equity
Interests
 
Resources Connection Australia Pty Ltd.Resources Connection, Inc.12,886100%Voting Interests
Resources Global Enterprise Consulting (Beijing) Co., Ltd.Resources Connection, Inc.N/A100%Voting Interests
Resources Global Enterprise Consulting (Beijing) Co., Ltd.—Guangzhou Branch1
Resources Global Enterprise Consulting (Beijing) Co. Ltd.N/A100%Voting Interests
Resources Global Enterprise Consulting (Beijing) Co., Ltd.—Shanghai Branch2
Resources Global Enterprise Consulting (Beijing) Co. Ltd.N/A100%Voting Interests
Resources Global Professionals (HK) LimitedResources Connection, Inc.14,574,46399.97%Voting Interests
Resources Connection LLC0.03%Voting Interests
Resources Global Professionals (HK) Limited—Philippines Branch3
Resources Global Professionals (HK) LimitedN/A100%Voting Interests
Resources Global Professionals (India) Private Ltd.Resources Connection, Inc.10,00099.99%Voting Interests
Resources Connection (UK) Ltd.0.01%Voting Interests
Resources Global Professionals Japan K.K.Resources Connection, Inc.200100%Voting Interests
Resources Global Professionals (Korea) Ltd.Resources Connection, Inc.94,210100%Voting Interests
Resources Global Professionals (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.Resources Connection, Inc.100,000100%Voting Interests
Resources Global Professionals Taiwan Co., Ltd.Resources Connection, Inc.23,97070.5%Voting Interests
Resources Connection LLC29.5%Voting Interests


1 This is a branch location, not a separate subsidiary.
2 This is a branch location, not a separate subsidiary.
3 This is a branch location, not a separate subsidiary.




Subsidiary
Owner
Number of Shares
of Each Class of
Equity Outstanding
Percentage of
Outstanding Shares
owned by a Loan
Party or Subsidiary
Class or Nature
of Such Equity
Interests
 
Resources Connection Mexico S de RL de CVResources Connection, Inc.N/A29.5%Voting Interests
Resources Connection LLC70.5%Voting Interests
Veracity Consulting Group, LLCResources Connection, Inc.N/A100%Voting Interests
RGP Consulting Sdn. Bhd.Resources Connection, Inc.1100%Voting Interests
taskforce – Management on Demand GmbHResources Global Professionals (Germany) GmbH35,000 non-par value shares of common stock; and
15,000 non-par value shares of preferred stock
100%Voting Interests
CRO-force GmbHtaskforce – Management on Demand GmbH1100%Voting Interests
Skillforce – Executive Search GmbHtaskforce – Management on Demand GmbH2100%Voting Interests
RGP Poland spolka z ograniczona odpowiedzialnosciaResources Connection, Inc.N/A100%Voting Interests
taskforce – Management on Demand LLCResources Connection, Inc.N/A100%Voting Interests
Resources Global Professionals Czech s.r.o.Resources Connection, Inc.N/A100%Voting Interests



SCHEDULE 5.20(b)

LOAN PARTIES

Legal Name
Prior Names
(within past
4 months)
Jurisdiction
of
Organization
Type of
Organization
Address of Chief
Executive Office
U.S. Federal
Taxpayer
Identification
Number
Organization
Identification
Number
 
Resources Connection, Inc.NONEDECorporation
17101 Armstrong Ave.,
Irvine, CA 92614
33-08324242967277
Resources Connection LLCNONEDELLC
17101 Armstrong Ave.,
Irvine, CA 92614
51-03779202667726
Resources Healthcare Solutions LLCNONEDELLC
17101 Armstrong Ave.,
Irvine, CA 92614
32-04969675101972
RGP Property LLCNONEDELLC
17101 Armstrong Ave.,
Irvine, CA 92614
20-35173134033697
Sitrick Group, LLCNONEDELLC
17101 Armstrong Ave.,
Irvine, CA 92614
27-12633684752178
Veracity Consulting Group, LLCNONEVALLC
17101 Armstrong Ave.,
Irvine, CA 92614
47-2907767S5418498
taskforce – Management on Demand LLCNONEDELLC
17101 Armstrong Ave.,
Irvine, CA 92614
84-31253567594859


SCHEDULE 5.21(b)

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY


Resources Connection LLC - Copyright Registrations

TitleReg. No.Reg. Date
Changes from the inside out.TX000661176404/09/07
Your career opportunity: become a global professional.TX000661104404/03/07

Resources Connection, Inc. - Trademark Registrations

MarkReg. No.Reg. Date
RETURN ON CHANGE600857503/10/2020
TO THE POWER OF HUMAN592260011/26/2019
RGP582668508/06/2019
INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL. ON DEMAND.565497201/15/2019
SLEEVES UP.564930901/08/2019
COUNTSY YOUR BACK OFFICE HERO and Design549335706/12/2018
COUNTSY and Design548774306/05/2018
COUNTSY548757706/05/2018
RESOURCES GLOBAL PROFESSIONALS464983612/02/2014
RESOURCES GLOBAL PROFESSIONALS329884109/25/2007
POLICYIQ285061606/08/2004
ACCRETIVE279834012/23/2003
ACCRETIVE SOLUTIONS274788508/05/2003

Resources Connection, Inc. - Trademark Applications

MarkAppl. No.Filing Date
HUGO BY RGP8847250306/13/2019
HUGO BY RGP8847249206/13/2019


SCHEDULE 5.21(c)

DEPOSIT ACCOUNTS AND SECURITIES ACCOUNTS

Deposit Accounts:

EntityBankTypeAccount NameAccount NumberExcluded Account?
Resources Connection LLCBank of AmericaCheckingResources Connection LLC1233024344No
Resources Connection, Inc.Bank of AmericaCheckingResources Connection Inc1233929521No
Resources Connection, Inc.Bank of AmericaCheckingRGP Property LLC1459828849No
Sitrick Group, LLCCiti National BankPrimary CheckingSitrick Brincko Group, LLC023868806No
Resources Connection, Inc.Merrill LynchMMF & Comm PaperResources Connection, Inc.88Q-02302No
Resources Connection LLCBank of AmericaZBA - AP AccountResources Connection LLC14594-41135Yes
Resources Connection LLCBank of AmericaZBA - Flex SpendingResources Connection Ameriflex14591-02437Yes
Resources Connection LLCBank of AmericaZBA - PayrollResources Conn73136-01290Yes
Veracity Consulting Group, LLCBank of AmericaChecking
Veracity Consulting Group LLC
Resources Connection Inc as Sole Member
1453824120No
Resources Connection LLCBank of AmericaDepository plus sub account of X4344Resources Connection LLC1453041350Yes
Resources Connection LLCBank of America
Resources Connection LLC –
California Controlled Disbursement
Resources Connection LLC7313601290Yes


Securities Accounts:

Detail of Merrill Lynch holdings:

Merrill LynchMMFBLF Treasury Trust
Merrill LynchMMFML Bank Deposit Program


SCHEDULE 5.21(d)

PROPERTIES
Owned:
Loan PartyStreet AddressCity, State, Zip Code
RGP Properties LLC17101 Armstrong, Entire BuildingIrvine, CA 92614

Leased:
Loan Party
Street Address
City, State, Zip Code
Resources Connection LLC15301 North Dallas Parkway, 1010 and 1050Addison, TX 75001
Resources Connection LLCSix Concourse Parkway, 1500 and 1500AAtlanta, GA 30328
Resources Connection LLC333 W. Wacker Drive, 875Chicago, IL 60606
Resources Connection LLCOne S Wacker Dr., Ste 950 and 990SChicago, IL 60606
Resources Connection LLC200 Public Square, 2010Cleveland, OH 44114
Resources Connection LLCTwo Miranova Place, 200Columbus, OH 43215-5098
Resources Connection LLC144 Emeryville Drive, 320Cranberry Township, PA 16066
Resources Connection LLC
707 17th Street, 2100
Denver, CO 80202
Resources Connection LLC5065 Westheimer, Ste 825EHouston, TX 77056
Resources Connection LLC111 Monument Circle, 4450Indianapolis, IN 46204
Resources Connection LLC1100 Walnut Street, 1750Kansas City, MO 64106
Resources Connection LLC3753 / 3763 Howard Hughes Parkway, 140Las Vegas, NV 89169
Resources Connection LLC1000 Wilshire Blvd., 1600Los Angeles, CA 90017
Resources Connection LLC100 E. Wisconsin Avenue, 1630AMilwaukee, WI 53202
Resources Connection LLC901 Marquette Avenue, 1940Minneapolis, MN 55402
Resources Connection LLC3100 West End Ave., 850Nashville, TN 37203
Resources Connection LLC
7 Times Square, 37th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Resources Connection LLC1 Tower LN., Ste. 2200Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181



Resources Connection LLC3 Sylvan Way, Ste. 201Parsippany, NJ 07054
Resources Connection LLC2001 Market Street, 3815Philadelphia, PA 19103
Resources Connection LLCOne PPG Place, 1670Pittsburg, PA 15222
Resources Connection LLC601 SW Second Avenue, 1540Portland, OR 97204
Resources Connection LLC2901 Douglas Blvd., 200Roseville, CA 95661
Resources Connection LLC100 N.E. Loop 410, 650San Antonio, TX 78216
Resources Connection LLC4747 Executive Drive, 1020San Diego, CA 92121
Resources Connection LLC90 New Montgomery Street. 1301San Francisco, CA 94105-3405
Resources Connection LLC33 New Montgomery Street. 1850San Francisco, CA 94105
Resources Connection LLC3979 Freedom Circle Drive, 550 and 230Santa Clara, CA 95054
Resources Connection LLC601 Union Street, 400Seattle, WA 98101
Resources Connection LLC1000 Town Center, 975ASouthfield, MI 48075
Resources Connection LLC300 Atlantic Street, Suite 502Stamford, CT 06901
Resources Connection LLC100 S Ashley Dr. 1120Tampa, FL 33602
Resources Connection LLC21800 Oxnard Street, 1192Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Resources Connection LLC2500 Venture Oaks Way, Ste. 390Sacramento, CA 95833
Resources Connection LLC444 Castro St. Ste. 1110Mountain View, CA 94041
Resources Connection LLC2800 Livernois, Ste. 610Troy, MI 48083
Sitrick Group LLC11999 San Vicente Blvd., PHLos Angeles, CA 90049
Veracity Consulting Group, LLC4800 Cox RoadGlen Allen, VA 23060


SCHEDULE 5.21(e)


MATERIAL CONTRACTS

None.


SCHEDULE 7.01

EXISTING LIENS
None.


SCHEDULE 7.02


EXISTING INDEBTEDNESS
None.


SCHEDULE 7.03


EXISTING INVESTMENTS

None.


EXHIBIT A
[Form of] Assignment and Assumption

This Assignment and Assumption (this “Assignment and Assumption”) is dated as of the Effective Date set forth below and is entered into by and between [Insert name of Assignor] (the “Assignor”) and [Insert name of Assignee] (the “Assignee”).  Capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the meanings given to them in the Credit Agreement identified below (as amended, restated, amended and restated, extended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”), receipt of a copy of which is hereby acknowledged by the Assignee.  The Standard Terms and Conditions set forth in Annex 1 attached hereto are hereby agreed to and incorporated herein by reference and made a part of this Assignment and Assumption as if set forth herein in full.
For an agreed consideration, the Assignor hereby irrevocably sells and assigns to the Assignee, and the Assignee hereby irrevocably purchases and assumes from the Assignor, subject to and in accordance with the Standard Terms and Conditions and the Credit Agreement, as of the Effective Date inserted by the Administrative Agent as contemplated below (a) all of the Assignor’s rights and obligations as a Lender under the Credit Agreement and any other documents or instruments delivered pursuant thereto in the amount[s] and equal to the percentage interest[s] identified below of all the outstanding rights and obligations of the Assignor under the respective facilities identified below (including Letters of Credit, Swingline Loans, and Guarantees included in such facilities), and (b) to the extent permitted to be assigned under applicable law, all claims, suits, causes of action and any other right of the Assignor (in its capacity as a Lender) against any Person, whether known or unknown, arising under or in connection with the Credit Agreement, any other documents or instruments delivered pursuant thereto or the loan transactions governed thereby or in any way based on or related to any of the foregoing, including, but not limited to, contract claims, tort claims, malpractice claims, statutory claims and all other claims at law or in equity related to the rights and obligations sold and assigned pursuant to clause (a) above (the rights and obligations sold and assigned pursuant to clauses (a) and (b) above being referred to herein collectively as, the “Assigned Interest”).  Such sale and assignment is without recourse to the Assignor and, except as expressly provided in this Assignment and Assumption, without representation or warranty by the Assignor.
1. Assignor:
______________________________
 [Assignor [is][is not] a Defaulting Lender.]
  
2. Assignee:
______________________________
 [and is an [Affiliate][Approved Fund] of [identify Lender]1]
  
3. Borrowers:
Recourses Connection, Inc., a Delaware corporation, and Resources Connection LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “Borrowers”)
  
4. Administrative Agent:
Bank of America, N.A., as the administrative agent under the Credit Agreement
  
5. Credit Agreement:
Credit Agreement, dated as of November 12, 2021, among the Borrowers, the Guarantors party thereto, the Lenders from time to time party thereto, and Bank of America, N.A., as the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer, and the Swingline Lender


1 Select as applicable.

6. Assigned Interest:
Facility Assigned2
Aggregate Amount of
Commitments/Loans for
all Lenders*
Amount of
Commitment/Loans
Assigned*
Percentage Assigned of
Commitments/Loans3
 $$%
 $$%
 $$%

[7. Trade Date: ______________]4
Effective Date:   _____________ ___, 20___ [TO BE INSERTED BY ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT AND WHICH SHALL BE THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF RECORDATION OF TRANSFER IN THE REGISTER THEREFOR.]
[signature pages follow]




2 Fill in the appropriate terminology for the types of facilities under the Credit Agreement that are being assigned under this Assignment and Assumption (e.g. “Revolving Facility”, “Incremental Term Facility”)
* Amount to be adjusted by the counterparties to take into account any payments or prepayments made between the Trade Date and the Effective Date.
3 Set forth, to at least 9 decimals, as a percentage of the Commitments/Loans of all Lenders thereunder.
4 To be completed if the Assignor and the Assignee intend that the minimum assignment amount is to be determined as of the Trade Date.


The terms set forth in this Assignment and Assumption are hereby agreed to:

[NAME OF ASSIGNOR],
 as the Assignor
  
  
 By: _______________________________
 Name:
 Title:
  
 [NAME OF ASSIGNEE],
 as the Assignee
  
 By: _______________________________
 Name:
 Title:


[Consented to and]1 Accepted:
 
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
 
as the Administrative Agent
 
 
 
By: _______________________________

Name:
 
Title:

 
  
 
[Consented to:]2

 
[BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
 
as [the L/C Issuer][[and] the Swingline Lender]
 
  
  
By: _______________________________ 
 
Name: 
 
Title:]
 

[RESOURCES CONNECTION, INC., 
as [the L/C Issuer][[and] the Swingline Lender]
 
  
  
By: _______________________________ 
 
Name: 
 
Title:] 
 



1 To be added only if the consent of the Administrative Agent is required by the terms of the Credit Agreement.
2 To be added only if the consent of RCI and/or other parties (e.g. the L/C Issuer) is required by the terms of the Credit Agreement.


ANNEX 1

STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR
ASSIGNMENT AND ASSUMPTION
1.                Representations and Warranties.
1.1. Assignor.  The Assignor: (a) represents and warrants that (i) it is the legal and beneficial owner of the Assigned Interest, (ii) the Assigned Interest is free and clear of any lien, encumbrance or other adverse claim, (iii) it has full power and authority, and has taken all action necessary, to execute and deliver this Assignment and Assumption and to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby, and (iv) it is [not] a Defaulting Lender; and (b) assumes no responsibility with respect to (i) any statements, warranties or representations made in or in connection with the Credit Agreement or any other Loan Document, (ii) the execution, legality, validity, enforceability, genuineness, sufficiency or value of the Loan Documents or any collateral thereunder, (iii) the financial condition of the Borrowers, any of their respective Subsidiaries or Affiliates or any other Person obligated in respect of any Loan Document, or (iv) the performance or observance by the Borrowers, any of their respective Subsidiaries or Affiliates or any other Person of any of their respective obligations under any Loan Document.
1.2. Assignee.  The Assignee: (a) represents and warrants that: (i) it has full power and authority, and has taken all action necessary, to execute and deliver this Assignment and Assumption and to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby and to become a Lender under the Credit Agreement, (ii) it meets the requirements to be an assignee under the terms of the Credit Agreement (subject to such consents, if any, as may be required under the terms of the Credit Agreement), (iii) from and after the Effective Date, it shall be bound by the provisions of the Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents as a Lender thereunder and, to the extent of the Assigned Interest, shall have the obligations of a Lender thereunder, (iv) it is sophisticated with respect to decisions to acquire assets of the type represented by the Assigned Interest and either it, or the Person exercising discretion in making its decision to acquire the Assigned Interest, is experienced in acquiring assets of such type, (v) it has received a copy of the Credit Agreement, and has received or has been accorded the opportunity to receive copies of the most recent financial statements delivered pursuant to Section 6.01 thereof, as applicable, and such other documents and information as it deems appropriate to make its own credit analysis and decision to enter into this Assignment and Assumption and to purchase the Assigned Interest, (vi) it has, independently and without reliance upon the Administrative Agent or any other Lender and based on such documents and information as it has deemed appropriate, made its own credit analysis and decision to enter into this Assignment and Assumption and to purchase the Assigned Interest, and (vii) attached hereto is any documentation required to be delivered by it pursuant to the terms of the Credit Agreement, duly completed and executed by the Assignee; and (b) agrees that (i) it will, independently and without reliance on the Administrative Agent, the Assignor or any other Lender, and based on such documents and information as it shall deem appropriate at the time, continue to make its own credit decisions in taking or not taking action under the Loan Documents, and (ii) it will perform in accordance with their terms all of the obligations which by the terms of the Loan Documents are required to be performed by it as a Lender.
2. Payments.  From and after the Effective Date, the Administrative Agent shall make all payments in respect of the Assigned Interest (including payments of principal, interest, fees and other amounts) to the Assignor for amounts which have accrued to but excluding the Effective Date and to the Assignee for amounts which have accrued from and after the Effective Date.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Administrative Agent shall make all payments of interest, fees or other amounts paid or payable in kind from and after the Effective Date to the Assignee.

3. General Provisions.  This Assignment and Assumption shall be binding upon, and inure to the benefit of, the parties hereto and their respective successors and assigns.  This Assignment and Assumption may be executed in counterparts (and by different parties hereto in different counterparts), each of which shall constitute an original, but all of which when taken together shall constitute a single contract.  Delivery of an executed counterpart of a signature page of this Assignment and Assumption by fax transmission or e-mail transmission (e.g. “pdf” or “tif”) shall be effective as delivery of a manually executed counterpart of this Assignment and Assumption.  THIS ASSIGNMENT AND ASSUMPTION AND ANY CLAIMS, CONTROVERSY, DISPUTE OR CAUSE OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT OR OTHERWISE) BASED UPON, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS ASSIGNMENT AND ASSUMPTION AND THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAW OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.


 
Check for distribution to Public Lenders and private side Lenders3

EXHIBIT B
[Form of] Compliance Certificate
Financial Statement Date:  ________________, 20__ (the “Financial Statement Date”)
TO:Bank of America, N.A., as the Administrative Agent
RE:
Credit Agreement, dated as of November 12, 2021, by and among Resources Connection, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“RCI”), Resources Connection LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, the Guarantors party thereto, the Lenders from time to time party thereto, and Bank of America, N.A., as the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer, and the Swingline Lender (as amended, restated, amended and restated, extended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”; capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined shall have the meanings set forth in the Credit Agreement)
DATE:__________________________
 

The undersigned Responsible Officer4 hereby certifies as of the date hereof that [he][she] is the __________________________________ of RCI, and that, as such, [he][she] is authorized to execute and deliver this Compliance Certificate (this “Certificate”) on the behalf of RCI and the other Loan Parties, and that:
[Use following paragraph 1 for fiscal year-end financial statements]
1. RCI has delivered the year-end audited financial statements required by Section 6.01(a) of the Credit Agreement for the fiscal year of RCI ended as of the Financial Statement Date, together with the report and opinion of an independent certified public accountant required by such section.
[Use following paragraph 1 for fiscal quarter-end financial statements]
1. RCI has delivered the unaudited financial statements required by Section 6.01(b) of the Credit Agreement for the fiscal quarter of RCI ended as of the Financial Statement Date.  Such financial statements fairly present the financial condition, results of operations, and cash flows of RCI and its Subsidiaries, subject only to normal year-end and audit adjustments and the absence of footnotes.
2. The undersigned has reviewed and is familiar with the terms of the Credit Agreement and has made, or has caused to be made under [his][her] supervision, a detailed review of the transactions and financial condition of RCI and its Subsidiaries during the accounting period covered by such financial statements.



3 If this box is not checked, this Compliance Certificate will only be posted to private side Lenders.
4 This certificate should be from the chief executive officer, chief financial officer, or chief accounting officer of RCI.


3. A review of the activities of RCI and its Subsidiaries during such fiscal period has been made under the supervision of the undersigned with a view to determining whether during such fiscal period RCI and its Subsidiaries performed and observed all their obligations under the Loan Documents, and
[select one:]
[to the knowledge of the undersigned, during such fiscal period each of RCI and its Subsidiaries performed and observed each covenant and condition of the Loan Documents applicable to it, and no Default has occurred and is continuing.]
[--or--]
[the following covenants or conditions have not been performed or observed and the following is a list of each such Default and its nature and status:]
4. The financial covenant analyses and information relating to the calculation of the financial covenants set forth in Section 7.11 of the Credit Agreement as set forth on Schedule A attached hereto are true and accurate on and as of the last day of the Measurement Period to which it relates.
5. Attached hereto as Schedule B is a copy of management’s discussion and analysis with respect to such financial statements delivered concurrently herewith.
6. Attached hereto as Schedule C is a listing of (a) all applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office or the United States Copyright Office by any Loan Party, if any, for any Intellectual Property made since the date of the most recently delivered Compliance Certificate (or, in the case of the first Compliance Certificate, the Closing Date), (b) all issuances of registrations or letters on existing applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office or the United States Copyright Office by any Loan Party, if any, for any Intellectual Property received since the date of the most recently delivered Compliance Certificate (or, in the case of the first Compliance Certificate, the Closing Date), and (c) all material licenses relating to any Intellectual Property (other than (x) non-exclusive outbound licenses to customers of the Loan Parties in the ordinary course of business, and (y) licenses of over-the-counter software that is commercially available to the public) so long as such Intellectual Property has been registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the United States Copyright Office entered into by any Loan Party since the date of the most recently delivered Compliance Certificate (or, in the case of the first Compliance Certificate, the Closing Date).
7. Attached hereto as Schedule D is the updated insurance binder or other evidence of insurance for any insurance coverage of any Loan Party that was renewed, replaced or modified during the period covered by this Certificate.
[REMAINDER OF PAGE INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK]


The undersigned Responsible Officer of RCI has caused this Certificate to be executed as of the date written above.

RESOURCES CONNECTION, INC.,
 a Delaware corporation
  
  
 By: _______________________________
 Name:
 Title:


Schedule A
Financial Statement Date:  ________________, 20__
Computation of Financial Covenants
Capitalized terms used but not defined herein have the meanings set forth in the Credit Agreement.  In the event of conflict between the provisions and formulas set forth in this Schedule A and the provisions and formulas set forth in the Credit Agreement, the provisions and formulas of the Credit Agreement shall prevail.
[To be completed when Credit Agreement finalized.]


Schedule B
Management’s Discussion and Analysis

Schedule C
Intellectual Property

Schedule D
Insurance

EXHIBIT C
[Form of] Joinder Agreement
THIS JOINDER AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”), dated as of [__________, ____], is by and among [_____________________, a ______________________] (the “Subsidiary Guarantor”), Resources Connection, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“RCI”), Resources Connection LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“RCL”; RCL, and together with RCI, the “Borrowers” and each a “Borrower”), and Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent (in such capacity, the “Administrative Agent”), under that certain Credit Agreement, dated as of November 12, 2021 (as amended, restated, amended and restated, extended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”), by and among the Borrowers, the Guarantors party thereto,  the Lenders from time to time party thereto, and Bank of America, N.A., as the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer, and the Swingline Lender.  Capitalized terms used herein but not otherwise defined shall have the meanings provided in the Credit Agreement.
The Loan Parties are required by Section 6.13 of the Credit Agreement to cause the Subsidiary Guarantor to become a “Guarantor” thereunder.
Accordingly, the Subsidiary Guarantor and the Borrowers hereby agree with the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, as follows:
1. The Subsidiary Guarantor hereby acknowledges, agrees and confirms that, by its execution of this Agreement, the Subsidiary Guarantor will be deemed to be a party to and a “Guarantor” under the Credit Agreement and shall have all of the rights and obligations of a Guarantor thereunder as if it had executed the Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents as a Guarantor.  The Subsidiary Guarantor hereby ratifies, as of the date hereof, and agrees to be bound by, all representations and warranties, covenants and other terms, conditions and provisions of the Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents applicable to it as a Guarantor.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing terms of this Paragraph 1, the Subsidiary Guarantor hereby guarantees, jointly and severally together with the other Guarantors, the prompt payment of the Secured Obligations in accordance with Article X of the Credit Agreement.
2. The Subsidiary Guarantor and each Borrower hereby agree that all of the representations and warranties contained in the Credit Agreement or any other Loan Document, or which are contained in any document furnished at any time under or in connection therewith, are true and correct in all material respects (and in all respects if any such representation or warranty is already qualified by materiality or reference to Material Adverse Effect) on and as of the date of this Agreement, except to the extent that such representations and warranties specifically refer to an earlier date, in which case they are true and correct in all material respects (and in all respects if any such representation or warranty is already qualified by materiality or reference to Material Adverse Effect) as of such earlier date, and except that for purposes of this Agreement, the representations and warranties contained in Sections 5.05(a) and (b) of the Credit Agreement shall be deemed to refer to the most recent deliverables furnished pursuant to Section 6.01(a) or (b), respectively, of the Credit Agreement.
3. The Subsidiary Guarantor hereby acknowledges, agrees and confirms that, by its execution of this Agreement, the Subsidiary Guarantor will be deemed to be a party to the Security Agreement, and shall have all the rights and obligations of an “Obligor” (as such term is defined in the Security Agreement) thereunder as if it had executed the Security Agreement.  The Subsidiary Guarantor hereby ratifies, as of the date hereof, and agrees to be bound by, all of the terms, provisions and conditions applicable to it as a Obligor contained in the Security Agreement.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing terms of this Paragraph 3, the Subsidiary Guarantor hereby grants to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, a continuing security interest in, and a right of set off against any and all right, title and interest of the Subsidiary Guarantor in and to the Collateral (as such term is defined in the Security Agreement) of the Subsidiary Guarantor.

4. The Subsidiary Guarantor acknowledges and confirms that it has received a copy of the Credit Agreement and the schedules and exhibits thereto and each other Loan Document and the schedules and exhibits thereto.  The Subsidiary Guarantor hereby represents and warrants to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, that:
(a) Set forth on Schedule 1 attached hereto are Responsible Officers of the Subsidiary Guarantor, holding the offices indicated next to their respective names, as of the date of this Agreement, and such Responsible Officers are the duly elected and qualified officers of the Subsidiary Guarantor and are duly authorized to execute and deliver, on behalf of the Subsidiary Guarantor, this Agreement and the other Loan Documents to which the Subsidiary Guarantor is a party.
(b) Set forth on Schedule 2 attached hereto is the following information which is true and complete in all respects as of the date of this Agreement: (i) a complete and accurate list of all Subsidiaries, joint ventures and partnerships and other equity investments of the Subsidiary Guarantor; (ii) the number of shares of each class of Equity Interests in each Subsidiary of the Subsidiary Guarantor outstanding; (iii) the number and percentage of outstanding shares of each class of Equity Interests owned by the Subsidiary Guarantor (and an indication as to whether such outstanding shares are represented by certificates); and (iv) the class or nature of such Equity Interests (i.e. voting, non-voting, preferred, etc.).  The outstanding Equity Interests in all Subsidiaries of the Subsidiary Guarantor are validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable and are owned free and clear of all Liens.  There are no outstanding subscriptions, options, warrants, calls, rights or other agreements or commitments (other than stock options granted to employees or directors and directors’ qualifying shares) of any nature relating to the Equity Interests of the Subsidiary Guarantor or any Subsidiary of the Subsidiary Guarantor, except as contemplated in connection with the Loan Documents.
(c) Set forth on Schedule 3 attached hereto is the following information with respect to the Subsidiary Guarantor which is true and complete in all respects as of the date of this Agreement: (i) exact legal name; (ii) any former legal names in the four (4) months prior to the date of this Agreement; (iii) the jurisdiction of incorporation or organization, as applicable; (iv) type of organization; (v) address of its chief executive office (and, if different, its principal place of business); (vi) U.S. federal taxpayer identification number; and (vii) organization identification number.
(d) Set forth on Schedule 4 attached hereto is a list of all Intellectual Property registered or pending registration with the United States Copyright Office or the United States Patent and Trademark Office and owned by the Subsidiary Guarantor as of the date of this Agreement.  Except for such claims and infringements that could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, no claim has been asserted and is pending by any Person against the Subsidiary Guarantor challenging or questioning the use of such Intellectual Property or the validity or effectiveness of such Intellectual Property, nor does the Subsidiary Guarantor know of any such claim, and, to the knowledge of the Subsidiary Guarantor, neither (i) the use of such Intellectual Property by the Subsidiary Guarantor or any Subsidiary of the Subsidiary Guarantor, nor (ii) the granting of a right or a license in respect of such Intellectual Property from the Subsidiary Guarantor or any Subsidiary of the Subsidiary Guarantor, in each case, infringes on the rights of any Person.  As of the date of this Agreement, none of the Intellectual Property owned by the Subsidiary Guarantor or any Subsidiary of the Subsidiary Guarantor is subject to any licensing agreement or similar arrangement (other than non-exclusive outbound licenses to customers of the Loan Parties in the ordinary course of business) except as set forth on Schedule 4 attached hereto.

(e) Set forth on Schedule 5 attached hereto, as of the date of this Agreement, is a description of all deposit accounts and securities accounts of the Subsidiary Guarantor maintained in the United States, including the name of (i) in the case of a deposit account, the depository institution and whether such account is an Excluded Account, and (ii) in the case of a securities account, the securities intermediary or issuer and whether such account in an Excluded Account, as applicable.
(f) Set forth on Schedule 6 attached hereto, as of the date of this Agreement, is a list of all real property located in the United States that is owned or leased by the Subsidiary Guarantor (in each case, including (i) the property address and (ii) the city, county, state and zip code which such property is located).
(g) Set forth on Schedule 7 attached hereto, as of the date of this Agreement, is a complete and accurate list of all Material Contracts of the Subsidiary Guarantor and any Subsidiary of the Subsidiary Guarantor.
(h) As of the date of this Agreement, the Subsidiary Guarantor does not have any commercial tort claims seeking damages in excess of $1,000,000 other than as set forth on Schedule 8 attached hereto.
(i) As of the date of this Agreement, the Subsidiary Guarantor does not hold any instruments, documents or tangible chattel paper required to be pledged and delivered to the Administrative Agent pursuant to the Security Agreement other than as set forth on Schedule 9 attached hereto.

5. The address and contact information of the Subsidiary Guarantor for purposes of all notices and other communications is [__].
6. The Subsidiary Guarantor hereby waives acceptance by the Administrative Agent and the other Secured Parties of the guaranty by the Subsidiary Guarantor under Article X of the Credit Agreement upon the execution of this Agreement by the Subsidiary Guarantor.
7. Each Borrower confirms that the Credit Agreement is, and upon the Subsidiary Guarantor becoming a Guarantor, shall continue to be, in full force and effect.  The parties hereto confirm and agree that immediately upon the Subsidiary Guarantor becoming a Guarantor, (a) the term “Obligations,” as used in the Credit Agreement, shall include all obligations of the Subsidiary Guarantor under the Credit Agreement and under each other Loan Document, and (b) the term “Additional Secured Obligations”, as used in the Credit Agreement, shall include all obligations of the Subsidiary Guarantor arising under Secured Cash Management Agreements and Secured Hedge Agreements.
8. Each Borrower and the Subsidiary Guarantor agrees that at any time and from time to time, upon the written request of the Administrative Agent, it will execute and deliver such further documents and do such further acts as the Administrative Agent may reasonably request in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents in order to effect the provisions of this Agreement.

9. This Agreement may be executed in counterparts (and by different parties hereto in different counterparts), each of which shall constitute an original, but all of which when taken together shall constitute a single contract.  Delivery of an executed counterpart of a signature page of this Agreement by fax transmission or e-mail transmission (e.g., “pdf” or “tif”) shall be effective as delivery of a manually executed counterpart of this Agreement.  Subject to Section 11.18 of the Credit Agreement, this Agreement may be in the form of an Electronic Record and may be executed using Electronic Signatures, including facsimile and .pdf, and shall be considered an original, and shall have the same legal effect, validity and enforceability as a paper record.
10. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of New York.  The terms of Sections 11.14 and 11.15 of the Credit Agreement are incorporated herein by reference, mutatis mutandis, and the parties hereto agree to such terms.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, each Borrower and the Subsidiary Guarantor has caused this Agreement to be duly executed by its authorized officer, and the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, has caused the same to be accepted by its authorized officer, as of the day and year first above written.
SUBSIDIARY GUARANTOR:[SUBSIDIARY GUARANTOR]
  
  
 By: _______________________________
 Name:
 Title:
  
BORROWERS:
RESOURCES CONNECTION, INC.,
 a Delaware corporation
  
  
 By: _______________________________
 Name:
 Title:















RESOURCES CONNECTION LLC,
 a Delaware limited liability company
  
  
 By: _______________________________
 Name:
 Title:





Acknowledged, accepted and agreed:
 
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
 
as the Administrative Agent
 
 
By: _______________________________ 
 
Name:

Title: 
 








Schedule 1

[Responsible Officers]

Schedule 2

[Subsidiaries, Joint Ventures, Partnerships and Other Equity Investments]

Schedule 3

[Subsidiary Guarantor Information]

Schedule 4

[Intellectual Property]

Schedule 5

[Deposit Accounts and Securities Accounts]

Schedule 6

[Properties]

Schedule 7

[Material Contracts]

Schedule 8

[Commercial Tort Claims]

Schedule 9

[Instruments; Documents; Tangible Chattel Paper]


EXHIBIT D
[Form of] Loan Notice
TO:Bank of America, N.A., as the Administrative Agent
RE:
Credit Agreement, dated as of November 12, 2021, by and among Resources Connection, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“RCI”), Resources Connection LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“RCL”; each of RCL and RCI, a “Borrower”), the Guarantors party thereto, the Lenders from time to time party thereto, the and Bank of America, N.A., as the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer, and  the Swingline Lender (as amended, restated, amended and restated, extended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”; capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined shall have the meanings set forth in the Credit Agreement)
DATE:__________________________
 

The undersigned Borrower hereby requests (select one):
A [Revolving][Incremental Term] Borrowing
A [conversion][continuation] of [Revolving Loans][Incremental Term Loan]
---
1. On (a Business Day)
2. In the amount of $ .
3. Comprised of:   Base Rate Loans
  Term SOFR Loans
4. For Term SOFR Loans:  with an Interest Period of _________.
5. Applicable Borrower: .
The undersigned Borrower hereby represents and warrants that (a) such request complies with the requirements of Section 2.01 (a) and (b) of the Credit Agreement and (b) each of the conditions set forth in Section 4.02 of the Credit Agreement have been satisfied on and as of the date of such Borrowing, conversion or continuation.
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The undersigned Borrower has caused this Loan Notice to be executed as of the date first above written.


 
[RESOURCES CONNECTION LLC, 
 
a Delaware corporation
 
 
 
 
 
By: _______________________________ 
 
Name:
 Title:]






[RESOURCES CONNECTION LLC,
 a Delaware limited liability company
  
  
 By: _______________________________
 Name:
 Title:]








EXHIBIT E
[Form of] Notice of Loan Prepayment
TO:Bank of America, N.A., as the Administrative Agent
RE:
Credit Agreement, dated as of November 12, 2021, by and among Resources Connection, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“RCI”), Resources Connection LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“RCL”; RCL, together with RCI, the “Borrowers”), the Guarantors party thereto, the Lenders from time to time party thereto, and Bank of America, N.A., as the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer, and the Swingline Lender (as amended, restated, amended and restated, extended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”; capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined shall have the meanings set forth in the Credit Agreement)
DATE:__________________________
 

The Borrowers hereby notify the [Administrative Agent][and the Swingline Lender] that on _____________, pursuant to the terms of Section 2.05 of the Credit Agreement, the Borrowers intend to make a voluntary prepayment as more specifically set forth below:
Voluntary prepayment of Revolving Loans in the following amount(s):
Term SOFR Rate Loans: $ __________________________ 
Applicable Interest Period: __________________________

Base Rate Loans: $ ________________________________

Voluntary prepayment of Swingline Loans in the following amount(s): $ 

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The Borrowers have caused this Notice of Loan Prepayment to be executed as of the date first above written.

RESOURCES CONNECTION, INC.,
 a Delaware corporation
  
  
 By: _______________________________
 Name:
 Title:





 


RESOURCES CONNECTION LLC,
 a Delaware limited liability company
  
  
 By: _______________________________
 Name:
 Title:







EXHIBIT F
[Form of] Secured Party Designation Notice
Date:  _________, _____
To:Bank of America, N.A., as the Administrative Agent
Ladies and Gentlemen:
THIS SECURED PARTY DESIGNATION NOTICE is made by _______________________, a ______________ (the “Designor”), to Bank of America, N.A., as the Administrative Agent under that certain Credit Agreement referenced below.  All capitalized terms not defined herein shall have the meaning ascribed to them in the Credit Agreement.
W I T N E S S E T H :

WHEREAS, Resources Connection, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“RCI”), Resources Connection LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“RCL”; RCL, together with RCI, the “Borrowers”), the Guarantors party thereto, the Lenders from time to time party thereto, and Bank of America, N.A., as the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer, and the Swingline Lender, have entered into that certain Credit Agreement, dated as of November 12, 2021 (as amended, restated, amended and restated, extended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”) pursuant to which certain loans and financial accommodations have been made to the Borrowers;
WHEREAS, in connection with the Credit Agreement, a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender is permitted to designate its [Cash Management Agreement][Swap Contract] as a [“Secured Cash Management Agreement”][“Secured Hedge Agreement”] under the Credit Agreement and the Collateral Documents;
WHEREAS, the Credit Agreement requires that the Designor deliver this Secured Party Designation Notice to the Administrative Agent; and
WHEREAS, the Designor has agreed to execute and deliver this Secured Party Designation Notice.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto agree as follows:
1. Designation.  The Designor hereby designates the [Cash Management Agreement][Swap Contract] described on Schedule 1 hereto to be a [“Secured Cash Management Agreement”][“Secured Hedge Agreement”] and hereby represents and warrants to the Administrative Agent that such [Cash Management Agreement][Swap Contract] satisfies all the requirements under the Loan Documents to be so designated.  By executing and delivering this Secured Party Designation Notice, the Designor, as provided in the Credit Agreement, hereby agrees to be bound by all of the provisions of the Loan Documents which are applicable to it as a provider of a [Secured Cash Management Agreement][Secured Hedge Agreement] and hereby (a) confirms that it has received a copy of the Loan Documents and such other documents and information as it has deemed appropriate to make its own decision to enter into this Secured Party Designation Notice, (b) appoints and authorizes the Administrative Agent to take such action as agent on its behalf and to exercise such powers and discretion under the Credit Agreement, the other Loan Documents or any other instrument or document furnished pursuant thereto as are delegated to the Administrative Agent by the terms thereof, together with such powers as are incidental thereto (including the provisions of Section 9.01 of the Credit Agreement), and (c) agrees that it will be bound by the provisions of the Loan Documents and will perform in accordance with its terms all the obligations which by the terms of the Loan Documents are required to be performed by it as a provider of a [Cash Management Agreement][Swap Contract].  Without limiting the foregoing, the Designor agrees to indemnify the Administrative Agent as contemplated by Section 11.04(c) of the Credit Agreement.

2. GOVERNING LAW.  THIS SECURED PARTY DESIGNATION NOTICE AND ANY CLAIMS, CONTROVERSY, DISPUTE OR CAUSE OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT OR OTHERWISE) BASED UPON, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS SECURED PARTY DESIGNATION NOTICE AND THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAW OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.
3. This Secured Party Designation Notice may be executed in counterparts (and by different parties hereto in different counterparts), each of which shall constitute an original, but all of which when taken together shall constitute a single contract.  Delivery of an executed counterpart of a signature page of this Secured Party Designation Notice by fax transmission or e-mail transmission (e.g., “pdf” or “tif”) shall be effective as delivery of a manually executed counterpart of this Secured Party Designation Notice.  Subject to Section 11.18 of the Credit Agreement, this Secured Party Designation Notice may be in the form of an Electronic Record and may be executed using Electronic Signatures, including facsimile and .pdf, and shall be considered an original, and shall have the same legal effect, validity and enforceability as a paper record
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned have caused this Secured Party Designation Notice to be duly executed and delivered by their respective officers thereunto duly authorized as of the date first written above.
[DESIGNOR]
 
  
By: _______________________________ 
 
Name: 

Title:

 
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
 
as the Administrative Agent
 
  
  
By: _______________________________
 
Name:
 
Title:
 






 



Schedule 1
[Cash Management Agreement][Swap Contract]


EXHIBIT G
[Form of] Solvency Certificate
[__], 2021
This Solvency Certificate is being executed and delivered pursuant to Section 4.01(j) of that certain Credit Agreement, dated as of the date hereof (the “Credit Agreement;” the terms defined therein being used herein as therein defined), among Resources Connection, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“RCI”), Resources Connection LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, the Guarantors party thereto, the Lenders party thereto, and Bank of America, N.A., as the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer, and the Swingline Lender.
I, [__], the [__] of RCI, hereby certify that I am the [__] of RCI and that I am generally familiar with the businesses and assets of RCI and its Subsidiaries, and that I have made such other investigations and inquiries as I have deemed appropriate and I am duly authorized to execute this Solvency Certificate on behalf of RCI pursuant to the Credit Agreement.
I further certify, solely in my capacity as [__] of RCI and not in any individual capacity, that, as of the date hereof and after giving effect to the Transactions, (a) the fair value of the property of RCI and its Subsidiaries, on a Consolidated basis, is greater than the total amount of liabilities, including contingent liabilities, of RCI and its Subsidiaries, on a Consolidated basis, (b) the present fair saleable value of the assets of RCI and its Subsidiaries, on a Consolidated basis, is not less than the amount that will be required to pay the probable liability of RCI and its Subsidiaries, on a Consolidated basis, on their debts as they become absolute and matured, (c) RCI and its Subsidiaries, on a Consolidated basis, do not intend to, and do not believe that they will, incur debts or liabilities beyond their ability to pay such debts and liabilities as they mature, (d) RCI and its Subsidiaries, on a Consolidated basis, are not engaged in a business or a transaction, and are not about to engage in a business or a transaction, for which their property would constitute unreasonably small capital, and (e) RCI and its Subsidiaries, on a Consolidated basis, are able to pay their debts and liabilities, contingent obligations and other commitments as they mature in the ordinary course of business.  For the purposes hereof, the amount of contingent liabilities at any time shall be computed as the amount that, in the light of all the facts and circumstances existing at such time, represents the amount that can reasonably be expected to become an actual or matured liability.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have executed this Solvency Certificate on the date first written above.
 

_____________________________________________________
 Jennifer Ryu, Chief Financial Officer of Resources Connection, Inc.




EXHIBIT H
[Form of ] Swingline Loan Notice
Date: ___________, _____
To: Bank of America, N.A., as the Swingline Lender
Cc: Bank of America, N.A., as the Administrative Agent
Ladies and Gentlemen:
Reference is made to that certain Credit Agreement, dated as of November 12, 2021 (as amended, restated, amended and restated, extended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”; the terms defined therein being used herein as therein defined), among Resources Connection, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“RCI”), Resources Connection LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“RCL”; each of RCL and RCI, a “Borrower”), the Guarantors party thereto, the Lenders from time to time party thereto, and Bank of America, N.A., as the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer, and the Swingline Lender.
The undersigned Borrower hereby requests a Swingline Loan:
1. On:                                                 (a Business Day)
2. In the amount of: $                                                   
With respect to such Swingline Borrowing, the undersigned Borrower hereby represents and warrants that (a) such request complies with the requirements of Section 2.04(a) of the Credit Agreement, and (b) the conditions set forth in Sections 4.02(a) and (b) of the Credit Agreement have been satisfied on and as of the date of date of such Swingline Borrowing.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this Swingline Loan Notice to be executed by a duly authorized officer as of the date first written above.


[RESOURCES CONNECTION LLC,
 a Delaware corporation
  
  
 By: _______________________________
 Name:
 
Title:]









[RESOURCES CONNECTION LLC,
 a Delaware limited liability company
  
  
 By: _______________________________
 Name:
 
Title:]






EXHIBIT I
[Form of] Note
FOR VALUE RECEIVED, the undersigned hereby jointly and severally promise to pay to ____________________ or its registered assigns (the “Lender”), in accordance with the provisions of the Credit Agreement (as defined below), the principal amount of each Loan from time to time made by the Lender to one or more of the undersigned under that certain Credit Agreement, dated as of November 12, 2021 (as amended, restated, amended and restated, extended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”; the terms defined therein being used herein as therein defined), among Resources Connection, Inc., a Delaware corporation, Resources Connection LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, the Guarantors party thereto, the Lenders (as such term is defined in the Credit Agreement) from time to time party thereto, and Bank of America, N.A., as the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer, and the Swingline Lender.
The undersigned jointly and severally promise to pay interest on the unpaid principal amount of each Loan from the date of such Loan until such principal amount is paid in full, at such interest rates and at such times as provided in the Credit Agreement.  [Except as set forth in Section 2.04(f) of the Credit Agreement with respect to Swingline Loans, all][All] payments of principal and interest shall be made to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Lender in Dollars in immediately available funds at the Administrative Agent’s Office.  If any amount is not paid in full when due hereunder, such unpaid amount shall bear interest, to be paid upon demand, from the due date thereof until the date of actual payment (and before as well as after judgment) computed at the per annum rate set forth in the Credit Agreement.
This Note is one of the Notes referred to in the Credit Agreement, is entitled to the benefits thereof and may be prepaid in whole or in part subject to the terms and conditions provided therein.  Upon the occurrence and continuation of one or more Event of Default specified in the Credit Agreement, all amounts then remaining unpaid on this Note shall become, or may be declared to be, immediately due and payable all as provided in the Credit Agreement.  Each Loan made by the Lender shall be evidenced by one or more loan accounts or records maintained by the Lender in the ordinary course of business.  The Lender may also attach schedules to this Note and endorse thereon the date, amount and maturity of its Loans and payments with respect thereto.
Each of the undersigned, for itself, its successors and assigns, hereby waives diligence, presentment, protest and demand and notice of protest, demand, dishonor and non-payment of this Note.
THIS NOTE AND ANY CLAIMS, CONTROVERSY, DISPUTE OR CAUSE OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT OR OTHERWISE) BASED UPON, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS NOTE AND THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAW OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, each of the undersigned have caused this Note to be duly executed and delivered by its officer thereunto duly authorized.


 
RESOURCES CONNECTION LLC,
 
a Delaware corporation
 
 
 
 
 
By: _______________________________
 
Name:
 
Title:




RESOURCES CONNECTION LLC,
 a Delaware limited liability company
  
  
 By: _______________________________
 Name:
 
Title:
 


EXHIBIT J-1
[Form of ] U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate
(For Foreign Lenders That Are Not Partnerships For U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes)
Reference is made to that certain Credit Agreement, dated as of November 12, 2021 (as amended, restated, amended and restated, extended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”; the terms defined therein being used herein as therein defined), among Resources Connection, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“RCI”), Resources Connection LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“RCL”; RCL, together with RCI, the “Borrowers”), the Guarantors party thereto, the Lenders from time to time party thereto, and Bank of America, N.A., as the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer, and the Swingline Lender.
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 3.01(f) of the Credit Agreement, the undersigned hereby certifies that (a) it is the sole record and beneficial owner of the Loan(s) (as well as any Note(s) evidencing such Loan(s)) in respect of which it is providing this certificate, (b) it is not a bank within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Code, (c) it is not a ten percent shareholder of either of the Borrowers within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(B) of the Code, and (d) it is not a controlled foreign corporation related to either of the Borrowers as described in Section 881(c)(3)(C) of the Code.
The undersigned has furnished the Administrative Agent and the Borrowers with a certificate of its non-U.S. Person status on IRS Form W-8BEN-E (or W-8BEN, as applicable).  By executing this certificate, the undersigned agrees that (a) if the information provided on this certificate changes, the undersigned shall promptly so inform the Borrowers and the Administrative Agent, and (b) the undersigned shall have at all times furnished the Borrowers and the Administrative Agent with a properly completed and currently effective certificate in either the calendar year in which each payment is to be made to the undersigned, or in either of the two calendar years preceding such payments.
[NAME OF LENDER]
By:  ________________________________
Name:
Title:
Date:_______________, 20___

EXHIBIT J-2
[Form of ] U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate
(For Foreign Participants That Are Not Partnerships For U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes)
Reference is made to that certain Credit Agreement, dated as of November 12, 2021 (as amended, restated, amended and restated, extended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”; the terms defined therein being used herein as therein defined), among Resources Connection, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“RCI”), Resources Connection LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“RCL”; RCL, together with RCI, the “Borrowers”), the Guarantors party thereto, the Lenders from time to time party thereto, and Bank of America, N.A., as the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer, and the Swingline Lender.
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 3.01(f) of the Credit Agreement, the undersigned hereby certifies that (a) it is the sole record and beneficial owner of the participation in respect of which it is providing this certificate, (b) it is not a bank within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Code, (c) it is not a ten percent shareholder of either of the Borrowers within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(B) of the Code, and (d) it is not a controlled foreign corporation related to either of the Borrowers as described in Section 881(c)(3)(C) of the Code.
The undersigned has furnished its participating Lender with a certificate of its non-U.S. Person status on IRS Form W-8BEN-E (or W-8BEN, as applicable).  By executing this certificate, the undersigned agrees that (a) if the information provided on this certificate changes, the undersigned shall promptly so inform such Lender in writing, and (b) the undersigned shall have at all times furnished such Lender with a properly completed and currently effective certificate in either the calendar year in which each payment is to be made to the undersigned, or in either of the two calendar years preceding such payments.
[NAME OF PARTICIPANT]
By:  ________________________________
Name:
Title:
Date:_______________, 20___

EXHIBIT J-3
[Form of ] U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate
(For Foreign Participants That Are Partnerships For U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes)
Reference is made to that certain Credit Agreement, dated as of November 12, 2021 (as amended, restated, amended and restated, extended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”; the terms defined therein being used herein as therein defined), among Resources Connection, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“RCI”), Resources Connection LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“RCL”, RCL, together with RCI, the “Borrowers”), the Guarantors party thereto, the Lenders from time to time party thereto, and Bank of America, N.A., as the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer, and the Swingline Lender.
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 3.01(f) of the Credit Agreement, the undersigned hereby certifies that (a) it is the sole record owner of the participation in respect of which it is providing this certificate, (b) its direct or indirect partners/members are the sole beneficial owners of such participation, (c) with respect such participation, neither the undersigned nor any of its direct or indirect partners/members is a bank extending credit pursuant to a loan agreement entered into in the ordinary course of its trade or business within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Code, (d) none of its direct or indirect partners/members is a ten percent shareholder of either of the Borrowers within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(B) of the Code, and (e) none of its direct or indirect partners/members is a controlled foreign corporation related to either of the Borrowers as described in Section 881(c)(3)(C) of the Code.
The undersigned has furnished its participating Lender with IRS Form W-8IMY accompanied by one of the following forms from each of its partners/members that is claiming the portfolio interest exemption: (a) an IRS Form W-8BEN-E (or W-8BEN, as applicable); or (b) an IRS Form W-8IMY accompanied by an IRS Form W-8BEN-E (or W-8BEN, as applicable) from each of such partner’s/member’s beneficial owners that is claiming the portfolio interest exemption.  By executing this certificate, the undersigned agrees that (i) if the information provided on this certificate changes, the undersigned shall promptly so inform such Lender, and (ii) the undersigned shall have at all times furnished such Lender with a properly completed and currently effective certificate in either the calendar year in which each payment is to be made to the undersigned, or in either of the two calendar years preceding such payments.
[NAME OF PARTICIPANT]
By:  ________________________________
Name:
Title:
Date:_______________, 20___


EXHIBIT J-4
[Form of ] U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate
(For Foreign Lenders That Are Partnerships For U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes)
Reference is made to that certain Credit Agreement, dated as of November 12, 2021 (as amended, restated, amended and restated, extended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”; the terms defined therein being used herein as therein defined), among Resources Connection, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“RCI”), Resources Connection LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“RCL” RCL, together with RCI, the “Borrowers”), the Guarantors party thereto, the Lenders from time to time party thereto, and Bank of America, N.A., as the Administrative Agent, the L/C Issuer, and the Swingline Lender.
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 3.01(f) of the Credit Agreement, the undersigned hereby certifies that (a) it is the sole record owner of the Loan(s) (as well as any Note(s) evidencing such Loan(s)) in respect of which it is providing this certificate, (b) its direct or indirect partners/members are the sole beneficial owners of such Loan(s) (as well as any Note(s) evidencing such Loan(s)), (c) with respect to the extension of credit pursuant to this Credit Agreement or any other Loan Document, neither the undersigned nor any of its direct or indirect partners/members is a bank extending credit pursuant to a loan agreement entered into in the ordinary course of its trade or business within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Code, (d) none of its direct or indirect partners/members is a ten percent shareholder of either of the Borrowers within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(B) of the Code, and (e) none of its direct or indirect partners/members is a controlled foreign corporation related to either of the Borrowers as described in Section 881(c)(3)(C) of the Code.
The undersigned has furnished the Administrative Agent and the Borrowers with IRS Form W-8IMY accompanied by one of the following forms from each of its partners/members that is claiming the portfolio interest exemption: (a) an IRS Form W-8BEN-E (or W-8BEN, as applicable); or (b) an IRS Form W-8IMY accompanied by an IRS Form W-8BEN-E (or W-8BEN, as applicable) from each of such partner’s/member’s beneficial owners that is claiming the portfolio interest exemption.  By executing this certificate, the undersigned agrees that (i) if the information provided on this certificate changes, the undersigned shall promptly so inform the Borrowers and the Administrative Agent, and (ii) the undersigned shall have at all times furnished the Borrowers and the Administrative Agent with a properly completed and currently effective certificate in either the calendar year in which each payment is to be made to the undersigned, or in either of the two calendar years preceding such payments.
[NAME OF LENDER]
By:  ________________________________
Name:
Title:
Date:_______________, 20___