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Form 8-K PG&E Corp For: Apr 04 Filed by: PACIFIC GAS & ELECTRIC Co

April 4, 2022 4:33 PM EDT

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Exhibit 4.1

TO BE RECORDED AND WHEN

RECORDED RETURN TO:

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

550 South Hope Street, Suite 2000

Los Angeles, CA 90071

Attention: Robert M. Johnson, Esq.

 

 

FOURTEENTH SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE

DATED AS OF APRIL 4, 2022

SUPPLEMENT TO INDENTURE OF MORTGAGE

DATED AS OF JUNE 19, 2020

PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY

Issuer (Mortgagor)

and

THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, N.A.,

Trustee (Mortgagee)

 

 


TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

ARTICLE I DEFINITIONS

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ARTICLE II ESTABLISHMENT OF THE BOND OF THE FORTY-SEVENTH SERIES

     3  

ARTICLE III AMENDMENT, SUPPLEMENT AND WAIVER

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ARTICLE IV COVENANTS

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ARTICLE V MISCELLANEOUS

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EXHIBIT A – FORM OF THE BOND OF THE FORTY-SEVENTH SERIES

  

SCHEDULE 1 – MORTGAGE INDENTURE RECORDING INFORMATION

  

 

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FOURTEENTH SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE, dated as of April 4, 2022 (this “Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture”), by and between PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY, a California corporation (the “Company”), and THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, N.A., a national banking association organized under the laws of the United States of America, as Trustee and Mortgagee under the Mortgage Indenture (as hereinafter defined) (the “Trustee”).

RECITALS OF THE COMPANY

A. The Company and the Trustee are parties to that certain Indenture of Mortgage, dated as of June 19, 2020 (together with all indentures supplemental thereto, the “Mortgage Indenture”), providing for the issuance by the Company of Bonds (as defined in the Mortgage Indenture) from time to time.

B. Under the Mortgage Indenture, the Company is authorized to issue unlimited series of Bonds and establish one or more series of Bonds at any time in accordance with the provisions of the Mortgage Indenture, and the terms of such series of Bonds may be described by a supplemental indenture executed by the Company and the Trustee.

C. Pursuant to the Term Credit Agreement (as hereinafter defined) and Section 3.01 of the Mortgage Indenture, the Company and the Trustee deem it advisable to enter into this Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture for the purposes of establishing the terms of the Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series (as hereinafter defined).

D. The execution and delivery of this Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture has been authorized by a Board Resolution (as defined in the Mortgage Indenture).

E. Concurrent with the execution hereof, the Company has delivered to the Trustee an Officer’s Certificate (as defined in the Mortgage Indenture) and has caused its counsel to deliver to the Trustee an Opinion of Counsel (as defined in the Mortgage Indenture) pursuant to Section 14.03 of the Mortgage Indenture.

F. The Company has done all things necessary to make this Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture a valid agreement of the Company in accordance with its terms.

NOW, THEREFORE, the Company and the Trustee agree, for the benefit of each other and the equal and proportionate benefit of all Holders of the Bond of the series established hereby, as follows:

ARTICLE I

DEFINITIONS

Unless the context otherwise requires, capitalized terms used but not defined herein have the meaning set forth in the Mortgage Indenture.

 

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The words “herein,” “hereof” and “hereunder” and other words of similar import refer to this Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture as a whole and not to any particular Article, Section or other subdivision.

The following additional definitions are hereby established for purposes of this Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture and shall have the meanings set forth in this Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture only for purposes of this Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture:

Ascertainable Fees” means any fees due and payable under the Loan Documents and any other written fee agreements from time to time entered into in connection with the Term Credit Agreement by the Company and any other party to the Term Credit Agreement (the “Related Fee Letters”), including facility fees, administrative agent fees, fronting fees, arranger fees and up-front fees, that are determinable with reasonable certainty by the Company solely by reference to the Loan Documents or the Related Fee Letters.

Electronic Means” means the following communications methods: e-mail, facsimile transmission, secure electronic transmission containing applicable authorization codes, passwords and/or authentication keys issued by the Trustee, or another method or system specified by the Trustee as available for use in connection with its services hereunder.

Interest Amount” means, without duplication, interest on all Obligations and all Ascertainable Fees and interest thereon (including, for the avoidance of doubt, any default interest), due and payable under the Loan Documents and Related Fee Letters.

Interest Payment Date” means each date on which Interest Amounts are due and payable pursuant to the Loan Documents.

Loan Documents” means the Term Credit Agreement, the Bond Delivery Agreement (as defined in the Term Credit Agreement), the Notes (as defined in the Term Credit Agreement) held by the Lenders (as defined in the Term Credit Agreement) holding Loans (as defined in the Term Credit Agreement), and any amendment, restatement, waiver, supplement or modification to any of the foregoing.

Obligations” means all Obligations (as defined in the Term Credit Agreement) relating solely to the Loans, including Ascertainable Fees, but excluding the Interest Amount, in each case solely on account of the Loans.

Term Credit Agreement” means the Term Loan Credit Agreement, dated as of April 4, 2022, by and among the Company, the several banks and other financial institutions or entities party thereto from time to time, and MUFG Bank, LTD., as Administrative Agent, as amended, supplemented, restated or otherwise modified from time to time.

 

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ARTICLE II

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE BOND OF THE FORTY-SEVENTH SERIES

Section 201 Establishment of the Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series.

Pursuant to the terms hereof and Section 3.01 and Article V of the Mortgage Indenture, the Company hereby establishes a forty-seventh series of Bonds designated as the “Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series” (the “Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series”). The Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series shall be fully registered in the name of and delivered to MUFG Bank, LTD., as Administrative Agent under the Term Credit Agreement.

Section 202 Form of the Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series.

The Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series shall be issued in certificated form and the form of the Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series is set forth in Exhibit A hereto and is hereby incorporated herein and made a part hereof.

Section 203 Principal Amount of the Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series.

The Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series shall be dated April 4, 2022 and be issued in an initial face amount of $500,000,000, which face amount shall represent the maximum principal amount of the Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series and such amount shall be subject to increases or decreases in the aggregate principal amount of the Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series as evidenced by Schedule A attached thereto, without amendment hereof, pursuant to the Loan Documents and the procedures identified in Section 502 of this Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture. The amount of principal payable on the Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series, and the date or dates on which such principal is payable, shall be as set forth in said Bond. For all purposes of the Mortgage Indenture, the principal amount of the Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series Outstanding as of any date of calculation shall be equal to the Obligations (as defined in the Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series) outstanding under the Loan Documents (as defined in the Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series) as of such date, but in no event shall the principal amount of such Bond as of any date of calculation be greater than the then current face amount of such Bond. The initial face amount of the Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series may be increased or reduced from time to time as set forth in said Bond and the procedures identified in Section 502 of this Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture. Principal of the Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series shall be payable without the presentment or surrender thereof.

Section 204 Interest Rates; Interest Payment Dates; Stated Maturity of the Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series.

The Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series shall bear interest at the rate or rates, and interest with respect thereto will be payable on the Interest Payment Dates, in each case for such Obligations, set forth in said Bond. The Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series shall have a Stated Maturity of April 3, 2023 (as the same may be extended, without amendment hereof, pursuant to the Loan Documents (as defined in the Term Credit Agreement) and the procedures identified in Section 501 of this Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture). Interest on the Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series shall accrue from the same dates that interest, if any, accrues on outstanding Obligations pursuant to the Loan Documents until such interest is paid.

 

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Section 205 No Redemption; No Sinking Fund.

The Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series shall not be subject to redemption prior to its Stated Maturity. No sinking fund is provided for the Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series.

Section 206 Paying Agent and Bond Registrar.

The Trustee is hereby appointed as initial Paying Agent and initial Bond Registrar for the Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series. The Place of Payment of the Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series shall be the Corporate Trust Office of the Trustee; provided, however, that the Company reserves the right to change, by one or more Officer’s Certificates any such place or the Bond Registrar; provided, further, that the Company reserves the right to designate, by one or more Officer’s Certificates, one or more of its offices as any such place or itself as the Bond Registrar.

Section 207 No Exchanges; Limitations on Transfers.

The Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series may not be exchanged for any other Bond, except as provided in Section 3.06 of the Mortgage Indenture, and may not be transferred except to effect an assignment thereof to a successor or an assign of the Administrative Agent (as defined in the Term Credit Agreement). The Company may take such actions as it shall deem necessary, desirable or appropriate to effect compliance with such restrictions on transfer, including the issuance of stop-transfer instructions to the Trustee or any other transfer agent.

Section 208 Other Terms of the Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series.

The other terms of the Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series shall be as expressly set forth in Exhibit A hereto.

ARTICLE III

AMENDMENT, SUPPLEMENT AND WAIVER

The Trustee and the Company may not modify, amend or supplement this Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture except as set forth in Article XIV of the Mortgage Indenture as if (a) references in Article XIV to “this Indenture” and “hereto” are deemed to include the Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture, and (b) references to the Bonds of any series “Outstanding under this Indenture” (or similar expressions and phrases) are deemed to refer only to the Bonds of the Forty-Seventh Series established hereby and no other Bonds.

 

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ARTICLE IV

COVENANTS

Each of the agreements and covenants of the Company contained in Article VII of the Mortgage Indenture shall apply to the Bonds of the Forty-Seventh Series established hereby as of the Original Issue Date (as defined in the Bonds of the Forty-Seventh Series).

ARTICLE V

MISCELLANEOUS

Section 501 Extension Procedures for the Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series.

From time to time, the Maturity Date specified on the Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series may be extended, without amendment hereof, pursuant to the Loan Documents when the Company delivers to the Trustee each of the following:

(a) An Officer’s Certificate stating that (i) to the knowledge of the signer, no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing and (ii) the Maturity Date corresponding to the Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series has been extended pursuant to the terms of the Loan Documents and specifying such new Maturity Date. Such Officer’s Certificate shall provide as an exhibit a copy of a notice executed by the Administrative Agent (as defined in the Term Credit Agreement) confirming that the Maturity Date corresponding to the Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series has been extended pursuant to the terms of the Loan Documents and specifying such new Maturity Date.

(b) A Company Order requesting the Trustee update the Maturity Date corresponding to the Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series to such new Maturity Date and authenticate a replacement Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series upon surrender by the Administrative Agent (as defined in the Term Credit Agreement) of the existing certificated Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series and to cancel and dispose of, in the manner provided in the Mortgage Indenture, such existing certificated Bond, and upon such cancellation and disposition, such existing certificated Bond shall no longer be considered Outstanding.

Section 502 Amendment Procedures for Principal Amount of the Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series.

From time to time, the principal amount specified on the Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series may be increased or decreased as evidenced by Schedule A attached thereto, without amendment hereof, pursuant to the Loan Documents when the Company delivers to the Trustee each of the following:

(a) An Officer’s Certificate stating that (i) to the knowledge of the signer, no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, (ii) the principal amount corresponding to the Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series has been increased or decreased pursuant to the terms of the Loan Documents and specifying such new principal amount and (iii) in the case of an increase in the principal amount of the Bond, the conditions thereto as set forth in the Mortgage Indenture are satisfied. Such Officer’s Certificate shall provide as an exhibit a copy of a notice executed by the Administrative Agent (as defined in the Term Credit Agreement) confirming that the principal amount corresponding to the Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series has been amended pursuant to the terms of the Loan Documents and specifying such new principal amount.

 

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(b) A Company Order requesting the Trustee update the principal amount corresponding to the Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series to such new principal amount and either (i) upon receipt of the existing certificated Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series from the Administrative Agent (as defined in the Term Credit Agreement), update Schedule A attached thereto and return such updated Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series to the Administrative Agent (as defined in the Term Credit Agreement) or (ii) authenticate a replacement Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series upon surrender by the Administrative Agent (as defined in the Term Credit Agreement) of the existing certificated Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series and to cancel and dispose of, in the manner provided in the Mortgage Indenture, such existing certificated Bond, and upon such cancellation and disposition, such existing certificated Bond shall no longer be considered Outstanding.

Section 503 Procedures for the Authentication of Replacement Bonds Representing the Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series.

From time to time, the terms of the Loan Documents may require that the Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series be represented by multiple certificated Bonds that, in the aggregate, represent the Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series (collectively, the “Replacement Bonds of the Forty-Seventh Series”) to account for amendments to the Term Credit Agreement that result in a portion of the Loans (as defined in the Term Credit Agreement) having a different Maturity Date or other terms. The Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series may be amended and replaced by any number of Replacement Bonds of the Forty-Seventh Series, without amendment hereof, pursuant to the Loan Documents when the Company delivers to the Trustee each of the following:

(a) An Officer’s Certificate stating that (i) to the knowledge of the signer, no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing and (ii) a description of the amendment that was made to the Term Credit Agreement giving rise to the need to issue such Replacement Bonds of the Forty-Seventh Series. Such Officer’s Certificate shall provide as an exhibit a copy of a notice executed by the Administrative Agent (as defined in the Term Credit Agreement) confirming such changes and new terms for the Replacement Bonds of the Forty-Seventh Series.

(b) A Company Order requesting the Trustee authenticate the Replacement Bonds of the Forty-Seventh Series with the Maturity Date(s) and principal amount(s) specified in the Officer’s Certificate delivered pursuant to Section 503(a) of this Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture upon surrender by the Administrative Agent (as defined in the Term Credit Agreement) of the existing certificated Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series and to cancel and dispose of, in the manner provided in the Mortgage Indenture, such existing certificated Bond, and upon such cancellation and disposition, such existing certificated Bond shall no longer be considered Outstanding.

(c) For purposes of this Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture, the term “Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series” shall become “Bonds of the Forty-Seventh Series” upon satisfaction of the requirements of Section 503(a) and (b) of this Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture and the Trustee’s authentication of any Replacement Bonds of the Forty-Seventh Series.

 

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Section 504 Concerning the Trustee.

The Trustee shall not be responsible in any manner whatsoever for or in respect of the validity or sufficiency of this Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture or the due execution hereof by the Company, or for or in respect of the recitals and statements contained herein, all of which recitals and statements are made solely by the Company. Except as herein otherwise provided, no duties, responsibilities or liabilities are assumed, or shall be construed to be assumed, by the Trustee by reason of this Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture other than as set forth in the Mortgage Indenture; and this Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture is executed and accepted on behalf of the Trustee, subject to all the terms and conditions set forth in the Mortgage Indenture, as fully to all intents as if the same were herein set forth at length.

Section 505 Application of Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture.

Except as provided herein, each and every term and condition contained in this Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture that modifies, amends or supplements the terms and conditions of the Mortgage Indenture shall apply only to the Bonds of the series established hereby and not to any other series of Bonds established under the Mortgage Indenture. Except as specifically amended and supplemented by, or to the extent inconsistent with, this Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture, the Mortgage Indenture shall remain in full force and effect and is hereby ratified and confirmed.

Section 506 Headings.

The headings of the several Articles of this Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture are inserted for convenience of reference, and shall not be deemed to be any part hereof.

Section 507 Effective Date.

This Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture shall be effective upon the execution and delivery hereof by each of the parties hereto.

Section 508 Counterparts.

This Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture may be executed in any number of counterparts, and each of such counterparts shall together constitute but one and the same instrument. Delivery of an executed Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture by one party to the other may be made by facsimile, electronic mail (including any electronic signature complying with the New York Electronic Signatures and Records Act (N.Y. State Tech. §§ 301-309), as amended from time to time, or other applicable law) or other transmission method, and the parties hereto agree that any counterpart so delivered shall be deemed to have been duly and validly delivered and be valid and effective for all purposes.

Section 509 Governing Law.

The laws of the State of New York shall govern this Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture and the Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series, without giving effect to applicable principles of conflicts of law to the extent that the application of the laws of another jurisdiction would be required thereby.

 

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Section 510 Severability.

In case any provision in this Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture and the Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series shall be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby.

Section 511 Incorporation by Reference.

The terms of Schedule 1 attached hereto are incorporated herein and made a part hereof by this reference.

Section 512 Electronic Communication.

With respect to the Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series under this Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture, the Trustee shall have the right to accept and act upon instructions (“Instructions”), given pursuant to this Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture and delivered using Electronic Means; provided, however, that the Company shall provide to the Trustee an incumbency certificate listing Authorized Officers and containing specimen signatures of such Authorized Officers, which incumbency certificate shall be amended by the Company whenever a person is to be added or deleted from the listing. If the Company elects to give the Trustee Instructions using Electronic Means and the Trustee in its discretion elects to act upon such Instructions, the Trustee’s understanding of such Instructions shall be deemed controlling. The Company understands and agrees that the Trustee cannot determine the identity of the actual sender of such Instructions and that the Trustee shall conclusively presume that directions that purport to have been sent by an Authorized Officer listed on the incumbency certificate provided to the Trustee have been sent by such Authorized Officer. The Company shall be responsible for ensuring that only Authorized Officers transmit such Instructions to the Trustee and that the Company and all Authorized Officers are solely responsible to safeguard the use and confidentiality of applicable user and authorization codes, passwords and/or authentication keys upon receipt thereof by the Company. The Trustee shall not be liable for any losses, costs or expenses arising directly or indirectly from the Trustee’s reliance upon and compliance with such Instructions notwithstanding such directions conflict or are inconsistent with a subsequent written instruction. The Company agrees: (i) to assume all risks arising out of the use of Electronic Means to submit Instructions to the Trustee including without limitation the risk of the Trustee acting on unauthorized Instructions, and the risk of interception and misuse by third parties; (ii) that it is fully informed of the protections and risks associated with the various methods of transmitting Instructions to the Trustee and that there may be more secure methods of transmitting Instructions than the method(s) selected by the Company; (iii) that the security procedures (if any) to be followed in connection with its transmission of Instructions provide to it a commercially reasonable degree of protection in light of its particular needs and circumstances; and (iv) to notify the Trustee immediately upon learning of any compromise or unauthorized use of the security procedures.

 

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture to be duly executed as of the day and year first above written.

 

PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY, as Issuer (Mortgagor)
By:  

/s/ Margaret K. Becker

Name:   Margaret K. Becker
Title:   Vice President and Treasurer
THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, N.A., as Trustee (Mortgagee)
By:  

/s/ Ann M. Dolezal

Name:   Ann M. Dolezal
Title:   Vice President


A notary public or other officer completing this certificate verifies only the identity of the individual who signed the document to  which this certificate is attached, and not the truthfulness, accuracy, or validity of that document. 

 

STATE OF CALIFORNIA    }
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COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO    }

On March 24, 2022, before me, Jolie F. Ocampo, a notary public, personally appeared Margaret K. Becker, who proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence to be the person whose name is subscribed to the within instrument and acknowledged to me that she executed the same in her authorized capacity, and that by her signature on the instrument the person, or the entity upon behalf of which the person acted, executed the instrument.

I certify under PENALTY OF PERJURY under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing paragraph is true and correct.

WITNESS my hand and official seal.

 

/s/ Jolie F. Ocampo

Signature

(Seal)


A notary public or other officer completing this certificate verifies only the identity of the individual who signed the document to which this certificate is attached, and not the truthfulness, accuracy, or validity of that document.

 

STATE OF ILLINOIS    }
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COUNTY OF COOK    }

On March 23, 2022, before me, Lawrence M. Kusch, personally appeared Ann M. Dolezal, a Vice President of The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., who proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence to be the person whose name is subscribed to the within instrument and acknowledged to me that she executed the same in her authorized capacity, and that by her signature on the instrument the person, or the entity upon behalf of which the person acted, executed the instrument.

WITNESS my hand and official seal.

 

/s/ Lawrence M. Kusch

Signature

(Seal)


EXHIBIT A

[FORM OF BOND OF THE FORTY-SEVENTH SERIES]

[FORM OF FACE OF BOND]

NOTE: THE HOLDER OF THIS BOND BY ACCEPTANCE HEREOF AGREES TO RESTRICTIONS ON TRANSFER, TO WAIVERS OF CERTAIN RIGHTS OF EXCHANGE, AND TO INDEMNIFICATION PROVISIONS AS SET FORTH BELOW. IN ADDITION, THE BOND REPRESENTED BY THIS CERTIFICATE HAS NOT BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 AND SUCH BOND OR ANY INTEREST THEREIN MAY NOT BE TRANSFERRED WITHOUT COMPLIANCE WITH APPLICABLE SECURITIES LAWS.

THIS BOND IS NOT TRANSFERABLE EXCEPT TO A SUCCESSOR OR ASSIGN OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT UNDER THE TERM CREDIT AGREEMENT REFERRED TO HEREIN AMONG THE COMPANY (AS DEFINED HEREIN) AND THE SEVERAL PARTIES THERETO. THE COMPANY MAY TAKE SUCH ACTIONS AS IT SHALL DEEM NECESSARY, DESIRABLE, OR APPROPRIATE TO EFFECT COMPLIANCE WITH THESE RESTRICTIONS ON TRANSFER, INCLUDING THE ISSUANCE OF STOP -TRANSFER INSTRUCTIONS TO THE TRUSTEE (AS DEFINED HEREIN) UNDER THE MORTGAGE INDENTURE REFERRED TO HEREIN OR ANY OTHER TRANSFER AGENT THEREUNDER.

AS SET FORTH HEREIN, THE OUTSTANDING PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF THIS BOND AT ANY TIME MAY BE LESS THAN THE AMOUNT SHOWN ON THE FACE HEREOF.

THE FOLLOWING SUMMARY OF TERMS IS SUBJECT TO THE INFORMATION SET FORTH IN THIS BOND:

 

ORIGINAL ISSUE DATE: April 4, 2022   

FACE AMOUNT:

$__________(as the same may be amended, without amendment hereof, pursuant to the Loan Documents and the procedures identified in Section 502 of the Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture)

   INTEREST RATE: See below

 

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MATURITY DATE: April 3, 2023 (as the same may be extended, without amendment hereof, pursuant to the Loan Documents and the procedures identified in Section 501 of the Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture)    INTEREST PAYMENT DATES: See below   

THIS BOND IS A:

☐ Global Book-Entry Bond

☒ Certificated Bond

REGISTERED OWNER: MUFG Bank, LTD., as Administrative Agent under the Term Credit Agreement (as defined below), or any successor Administrative Agent under the Term Credit Agreement      

This Bond is not a Discount Bond

within the meaning of the within mentioned Mortgage Indenture

 

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PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY

Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series

Face Amount (as the same may be amended, without amendment hereof, pursuant to the Loan Documents and the procedures identified in Section 502 of the Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture):

$_______

No. _______

PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY, a corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of the State of California (herein called the “Company,” which term includes any successor Person pursuant to the applicable provisions of the Mortgage Indenture hereinafter referred to), for value received, hereby promises to pay to MUFG BANK, LTD, as Administrative Agent (the “Administrative Agent”), or its registered assigns, on behalf of the Secured Parties (as defined herein), the principal sum of up to _______ DOLLARS ($_______ ) or such lesser principal amount as shall be equal to the Obligations (as defined herein) due and payable under the Loan Documents (as defined herein) and as evidenced on Schedule A hereto pursuant to the procedures identified in Section 502 of the Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture, and to pay interest with respect to this Bond at the Interest Rate (as defined herein) for such Obligations until the principal hereof is paid or duly made available for payment, but in each case not later than the Maturity Date specified above (as the same may be extended, without amendment hereof, pursuant to the Loan Documents and the procedures identified in Section 501 of the Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture) or, in the event of default of the payment of the principal hereof, until the Company’s obligations with respect to the payment of such principal shall be discharged as provided in the Mortgage Indenture.

The principal amount outstanding under this Bond will increase or decrease from time to time to be equal at all times to the Obligations outstanding from time to time under the Loan Documents. The principal due and payable hereunder by the Company as of any date shall be equal to the Obligations due and payable under the Loan Documents on such date, and such principal shall be payable on the same dates (whether on the stated due dates or by acceleration pursuant to the terms of the Term Credit Agreement) as Obligations are payable from time to time pursuant to the Loan Documents. The obligation of the Company to make any payment of principal on this Bond shall be fully or partially, as the case may be, deemed to have been paid or otherwise satisfied and discharged to the extent that the Company has paid the Obligations due and payable under the Loan Documents.

Interest on this Bond shall be payable on each Interest Payment Date (as defined herein). The obligation of the Company to make any payment of interest with respect to this Bond shall be fully or partially, as the case may be, deemed to have been paid or otherwise satisfied and discharged to the extent that the Company has paid Interest Amounts (as defined herein) on the Obligations due and payable pursuant to the Loan Documents.

For purposes of this Bond:

 

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Ascertainable Fees” means any fees due and payable under the Loan Documents and any other written fee agreements from time to time entered into in connection with the Term Credit Agreement by the Company and any other party to the Term Credit Agreement (the “Related Fee Letters”), including facility fees, administrative agent fees, fronting fees, arranger fees and up-front fees, that are determinable with reasonable certainty by the Company solely by reference to the Loan Documents or the Related Fee Letters.

Electronic Means” means the following communications methods: e-mail, facsimile transmission, secure electronic transmission containing applicable authorization codes, passwords and/or authentication keys issued by the Trustee, or another method or system specified by the Trustee as available for use in connection with its services hereunder.

Interest Amount” means, without duplication, interest on all Obligations and all Ascertainable Fees and interest thereon (including, for the avoidance of doubt, any default interest), due and payable under the Loan Documents and Related Fee Letters.

Interest Payment Date” means each date on which Interest Amounts are due and payable pursuant to the Loan Documents.

Loan Documents” means the Term Credit Agreement, the Bond Delivery Agreement (as defined in the Term Credit Agreement), the Notes (as defined in the Term Credit Agreement) held by the Lenders (as defined in the Term Credit Agreement) holding Loans (as defined in the Term Credit Agreement), and any amendment, restatement, waiver, supplement or modification to any of the foregoing.

Obligations” means all Obligations (as defined in the Term Credit Agreement) relating solely to the Loans, including Ascertainable Fees, but excluding the Interest Amount, in each case solely on account of the Loans.

Term Credit Agreement” means the Term Loan Credit Agreement, dated as of April 4, 2022, by and among the Company, the several banks and other financial institutions or entities party thereto from time to time, and MUFG Bank, LTD., as Administrative Agent, as amended, supplemented, restated or otherwise modified from time to time.

Other capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings specified in the Mortgage Indenture, unless otherwise noted or the context otherwise requires.

The Trustee (as defined herein) may conclusively presume that the obligation of the Company to pay the principal of and interest with respect to this Bond shall have been fully satisfied and discharged unless and until it shall have received a written notice from the Registered Owner (specified above), signed by an authorized officer of the Registered Owner, stating that the payment of principal of or interest with respect to this Bond has not been fully paid when due and specifying the amount of funds required to make such payment. The Trustee may also conclusively rely on any written notice from an authorized officer of the Registered Owner with respect to the principal amount Outstanding at any time on this Bond and the interest payable with respect to this Bond at any time and the date or dates on which such principal and interest are payable.

 

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Payments of the principal of and interest with respect to this Bond shall be made at the Corporate Trust Office of the Trustee located initially in Los Angeles, California or at such other office or agency as may be designated for such purpose by the Company from time to time. Payment of the principal of and interest with respect to this Bond, as aforesaid, shall be made in such coin or currency of the United States of America as at the time of payment is legal tender for the payment of public and private debts.

The Maturity Date of this Bond specified above may be extended, without amendment hereof, pursuant to the terms of the Term Credit Agreement and the procedures identified in Section 501 of the Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture.

The principal amount of this Bond specified above may be amended, without amendment hereof, pursuant to the terms of the Term Credit Agreement and such amended principal amount may be evidenced on Schedule A hereto pursuant to the procedures identified in Section 502 of the Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture.

REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE TO THE FURTHER PROVISIONS OF THIS BOND SET FORTH ON THE REVERSE HEREOF, WHICH FURTHER PROVISIONS SHALL FOR ALL PURPOSES HAVE THE SAME EFFECT AS IF SET FORTH AT THIS PLACE.

 

A-5


Unless the certificate of authentication hereon has been executed by the Trustee referred to on the reverse hereof by manual or electronic signature, this Bond shall not be entitled to any benefit under the Mortgage Indenture or be valid or obligatory for any purpose.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company has caused this instrument to be duly executed.

Dated: ________________

 

PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY
By __________________________________
By __________________________________

 

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TRUSTEE’S CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICATION

This is the Bond of the series designated as the Bonds of the Forty-Seventh Series referred to in the within-mentioned Mortgage Indenture.

 

THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, N.A., as Trustee

By                                                                                                   

Authorized Signatory

Dated:

 

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[FORM OF REVERSE OF BOND OF THE FORTY-SEVENTH SERIES]

This Bond of the Forty-Seventh Series (this “Bond”) is one of a duly authorized issue of Bonds of the Company (the “Bonds”) issued and issuable in one or more series under and equally secured by an Indenture of Mortgage, dated as of June 19, 2020 (such Indenture as originally executed and delivered and as supplemented or amended from time to time thereafter, together with any constituent instruments establishing the terms of particular Bonds, being herein called the “Mortgage Indenture”), between the Company and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as Trustee (herein called the “Trustee,” which term includes any successor trustee under the Mortgage Indenture), and reference is hereby made to the Mortgage Indenture for a description of the property mortgaged, pledged and held in trust, the nature and extent of the security and the respective rights, limitations of rights, duties and immunities of the Company, the Trustee and the Holders of the Bonds thereunder and of the terms and conditions upon which the Bonds are, and are to be, authenticated and delivered. The acceptance of this Bond shall be deemed to constitute the consent and agreement by the Holder hereof to all of the terms and provisions of the Mortgage Indenture.

This Bond is issued to the Administrative Agent by the Company pursuant to the Company’s obligations under the Loan Documents.

This Bond is not subject to redemption prior to the Maturity Date specified above.

As provided in the Mortgage Indenture and subject to certain limitations therein set forth, this Bond or any portion of the principal amount hereof will be deemed to have been paid for all purposes of the Mortgage Indenture and to be no longer Outstanding thereunder, and the Company’s entire indebtedness in respect thereof will be satisfied and discharged, if there has been irrevocably deposited with the Trustee or any Paying Agent (other than the Company), in trust, money in an amount which will be sufficient and/or Eligible Obligations, the principal of and interest on which when due, without regard to any reinvestment thereof, will provide moneys which, together with money, if any, deposited with or held by the Trustee or such Paying Agent, will be sufficient to pay when due the principal of and interest with respect to this Bond when due.

If an Event of Default (as defined in the Term Credit Agreement) shall have occurred under Section 8 of the Term Credit Agreement by reason of a failure by the Company to make a payment with respect to any Obligation when the same shall be due and payable (including by acceleration) pursuant to the Loan Documents, it shall be deemed to be an Event of Default, for purposes of Section 10.01 of the Mortgage Indenture, in payment of an amount of principal of this Bond equal to the amount of such unpaid Obligation (but, in no event, in excess of the face amount (maximum principal amount) of this Bond). If an Event of Default (as defined in the Term Credit Agreement) shall have occurred under Section 8 of the Term Credit Agreement by reason of a failure by the Company to make a payment of any Interest Amount or any other Obligation when the same shall be due and payable (including by acceleration) pursuant to the Loan Documents, it shall be deemed to be an Event of Default, for purposes of Section 10.01 of the Mortgage Indenture, in the payment of an amount of interest with respect to this Bond equal to the amount of such unpaid Interest Amount or amount of such other Obligation. The Company’s obligation with respect to this Bond shall be fully satisfied when (and the holder hereof shall surrender this Bond to, or upon the order of, the Company for cancellation) the Term Credit Agreement shall have been terminated and all of the Obligations and Interest Amounts then due and payable shall have been duly paid by the Company. At the time of surrender of this Bond, the holder hereof shall deliver such appropriate instruments of transfer or release as may reasonably be requested by the Company.

 

A-8


If an Event of Default shall occur and be continuing as provided in the Mortgage Indenture, the Trustee or the Holders of not less than 25% in aggregate principal amount of Bonds then Outstanding, considered as one class, may declare the principal amount of all Bonds then Outstanding to be due and payable immediately by notice in writing to the Company (and to the Trustee if given by Holders); provided, however, that with respect to certain Events of Default relating to bankruptcy, insolvency and similar events, the principal amount of all Bonds then Outstanding shall be due and payable immediately without further action by the Trustee or the Holders.

The Mortgage Indenture permits, with certain exceptions as therein provided, the Company and the Trustee to enter into one or more supplemental indentures for the purpose of adding any provisions to, or changing in any manner or eliminating any of the provisions of, the Mortgage Indenture with the consent of the Holders of not less than a majority in aggregate principal amount of the Bonds at the time Outstanding, considered as one class; provided, however, that if there shall be Bonds of more than one series Outstanding under the Mortgage Indenture and if a proposed supplemental indenture shall directly affect the rights of the Holders of Bonds of one or more, but less than all, of such series, then the consent only of the Holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of the Outstanding Bonds of all series so directly affected, considered as one class, shall be required; and provided, further, that if the Bonds of any series shall have been issued in more than one Tranche and if a proposed supplemental indenture shall directly affect the rights of the Holders of Bonds of one or more, but less than all, of such Tranches, then the consent only of the Holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of the Outstanding Bonds of all Tranches so directly affected, considered as one class, shall be required; and provided, further, that the Mortgage Indenture permits the Company and the Trustee to enter into one or more supplemental indentures for certain purposes without the consent of any Holders of Bonds; and provided, further, that for the avoidance of doubt, the foregoing shall not change the voting requirements under Section 14.02 of the Mortgage Indenture, which for the avoidance of doubt, require the consent of the Holders of each Outstanding Bond of each series or Tranche in certain circumstances. The Mortgage Indenture also contains provisions permitting the Holders of a majority in aggregate principal amount of Bonds, on behalf of the Holders of all such Bonds, to waive certain past defaults under the Mortgage Indenture and their consequences. Any such consent or waiver by the Holder of this Bond shall be conclusive and binding upon such Holder and upon all future Holders of this Bond and of any Bond issued upon the registration of transfer hereof or in exchange herefor or in lieu hereof, whether or not notation of such consent or waiver is made upon this Bond. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no supplemental indenture shall amend, modify or waive any provision of Section 10.07 of the Mortgage Indenture without the consent of the Holders.

As provided in and subject to the provisions of the Mortgage Indenture, the Holder of this Bond shall not have the right to institute any proceeding with respect to the Mortgage Indenture or for the appointment of a receiver or trustee or for any other remedy thereunder, unless such Holder shall have previously given the Trustee written notice of a continuing Event of Default, the Holders of at least 25% in aggregate principal amount of the Bonds at the time Outstanding shall have made written request to the Trustee to institute proceedings in respect of such Event of

 

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Default as Trustee and offered the Trustee reasonable indemnity, and the Trustee shall not have received from the Holders of at least a majority in aggregate principal amount of Bonds at the time Outstanding a direction inconsistent with such written request, and shall have failed to institute any such proceeding for 60 days after receipt of such notice, request and offer of indemnity. The foregoing shall not apply to any suit instituted by the Holder of this Bond for the enforcement of any payment of principal hereof or interest with respect hereto on or after the respective due dates expressed herein.

No reference herein to the Mortgage Indenture and no provision of this Bond or of the Mortgage Indenture shall alter or impair the obligation of the Company, which is absolute and unconditional, to pay the principal of and interest with respect to this Bond at the times, place and rate, and in the coin or currency, herein prescribed.

For all purposes of the Mortgage Indenture, the principal amount of this Bond Outstanding as of any date of calculation shall be equal to the Obligations outstanding under the Loan Documents as of such date.

This Bond is issuable in the denomination of $500,000,000 or such greater or lesser amount equal to the face amount of this Bond as provided herein.

As provided in the Mortgage Indenture and subject to certain limitations set forth therein and herein, the transfer of this Bond is registrable in the Bond Register, upon surrender of this Bond for registration of transfer at the office or agency of the Company in any place where the principal of and interest with respect to this Bond are payable, duly endorsed by, or accompanied by a written instrument of transfer in form satisfactory to the Company, the Trustee or the Bond Registrar, as the case may be, duly executed by the Holder hereof or such Holder’s attorney duly authorized in writing, and thereupon one or more new Bonds of this series and of like tenor, of authorized denominations and for the same aggregate principal amount, will be issued to the designated transferee or transferees.

Before any transfer of this Bond by the Holder or such Holder’s legal representative will be recognized or given effect by the Company or the Trustee, the Holder shall note the then current principal amount payable on this Bond, the interest accrued to the date of such transfer and the then current face amount of this Bond, and shall notify the Company and the Trustee of the name and address of the transferee and shall afford the Company and the Trustee the opportunity of verifying the notation as to such then current principal amount payable on this Bond, the interest accrued to the date of such transfer and the then current face amount of this Bond. By acceptance hereof the Holder of this Bond and each transferee shall be deemed to have agreed to indemnify and hold harmless the Company and the Trustee against all losses, claims, damages or liability arising out of any failure on part of the Holder or of any such transferee to comply with the requirements of the preceding sentence.

No service charge shall be made for any such registration of transfer or exchange, but the Company may require payment of a sum sufficient to cover any tax or other governmental charge payable in connection therewith.

 

A-10


Prior to due presentment of this Bond for registration of transfer, the Company, the Trustee and any agent of the Company or the Trustee may treat the Person in whose name this Bond is registered as the owner hereof for all purposes, whether or not this Bond be overdue, and neither the Company, the Trustee nor any such agent shall be affected by notice to the contrary.

This Bond shall be governed by, and construed and enforced in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York without regard to the principles of conflicts of laws thereunder, except to the extent that the Trust Indenture Act shall be applicable.

As provided in the Mortgage Indenture, no recourse shall be had for the payment of the principal of or interest with respect to this Bond, or any part thereof, or for any claim based hereon or otherwise in respect hereof, or of the indebtedness represented hereby, or upon any obligation, covenant or agreement under the Mortgage Indenture, against any incorporator, shareholder, officer or director, as such, past, present or future, of the Company or of any predecessor or successor corporation (either directly or through the Company or a predecessor or successor corporation), whether by virtue of any constitutional provision, statute or rule of law or by the enforcement of any assessment or penalty or otherwise; it being expressly agreed and understood that the Mortgage Indenture and all the Bonds are solely corporate obligations and that any such personal liability is hereby expressly waived and released as a condition of, and as part of the consideration for, the execution of the Mortgage Indenture and the issuance of this Bond.

Anything in this Bond, the Mortgage Indenture, or the Loan Documents to the contrary notwithstanding, any payment by the Company of principal of or interest on this Bond shall be applied by the holder hereof to the payment of any amounts owing by the Company on the Obligations and Interest Amounts that are then due or are to become due, and shall, to the extent of such application, for all purposes, satisfy and discharge the obligation of the Company to make such payment on such Obligations and Interest Amounts, respectively.

Anything in this Bond, the Mortgage Indenture, or the Loan Documents to the contrary notwithstanding, any payment by the Company of the Obligations and Interest Amounts pursuant to the Loan Documents shall, to the extent thereof, for all purposes, satisfy and discharge the obligation of the Company to make a payment of principal or interest, as the case may be, in respect of this Bond that is then due or is to become due.

 

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SCHEDULE OF INCREASES OR DECREASES IN THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF THE BOND OF THE FORTY-SEVENTH SERIES

 

Date

  

Amount of

Increase in

Principal

Amount of

this Bond

  

Amount of

Decrease in

Principal Amount

of this Bond

  

Principal Amount

of this Bond

following such

Increase or

Decrease

  

Signature of

Authorized Signatory of

the Trustee

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

 

A-12


ASSIGNMENT FORM

To assign this Bond, fill in the form below: (1) or (we) assign and transfer this Bond to

 

 

(Insert assignee’s soc. sec. or tax I.D. no.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Print or type assignee’s name, address and zip code)

and irrevocably appoint                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

to transfer this Bond on the books of the Company. The agent may substitute another to act for him.

Date:                     

 

Your signature:                                                                          
(Sign exactly as your name appears on the face of this Bond)
Tax Identification No.:                                                            
SIGNATURE GUARANTEE:

 

Signatures must be guaranteed by an “eligible guarantor institution” meeting the requirements of the Bond Registrar, which requirements include membership or participation in the Security Transfer Agent Medallion Program (“STAMP”) or such other “signature guarantee program” as may be determined by the Bond Registrar in addition to, or in substitution for, STAMP, all in accordance with the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

 

 

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SCHEDULE 1

RECORDING INFORMATION

This Schedule 1 is hereby incorporated into and made a part of the Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture. The Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture (or a memorandum describing such Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture) shall be recorded in the Official Records of the County (as defined above) in order to put third parties on record notice with respect thereto.

The Mortgage Indenture was initially recorded in the Official Records of the County on the applicable recording dates and at the applicable instrument numbers set forth in column A below.

The Memorandum of Supplemental First Mortgage Indentures, dated as of August 12, 2020 was recorded in the Official Records of the County on the applicable recording dates and at the applicable instrument numbers set forth in column B below.

Certain parcels of real property located in certain counties have been released from the lien of the Mortgage Indenture, as set forth in the 2020 Partial Release (as defined below). To the extent applicable, the Certificate of Partial Release of Lien, dated as of December 15, 2020 (the “2020 Partial Release”) was recorded in the Official Records of the County on the applicable recording dates and at the applicable instrument numbers set forth in column C below.

The Seventh Supplemental Indenture, dated as of November 16, 2020 was recorded in the Official Records of the County on the applicable recording dates and at the applicable instrument numbers set forth in column D below.

The Eighth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of March 11, 2021 was recorded in the Official Records of the County on the applicable recording dates and at the applicable instrument numbers set forth in column E below.

Certain parcels of real property located in certain counties have been released from the lien of the Mortgage Indenture, as set forth in the 2021 Partial Release (as defined below). To the extent applicable, the Certificate of Partial Release of Lien, dated as of September 9, 2021 (the “2021 Partial Release”) was recorded in the Official Records of the County on the applicable recording dates and at the applicable instrument numbers set forth in column F below.

The Memorandum of Supplemental First Mortgage Indentures, dated as of August 31, 2021 was recorded in the Official Records of the County on the applicable recording dates and at the applicable instrument numbers set forth in column G below.

The Memorandum of Supplemental First Mortgage Indentures, dated as of January 7, 2022 was recorded in the Official Records of the County on the applicable recording dates and at the applicable instrument numbers set forth in column H below.

 

Sch 1-1


    

A

  

B

  

C

  

D

County

  

Recording Date &
Instrument Number

(Indenture of Mortgage, dated as
of June
 19, 2020)

  

Recording Date &
Instrument Number

(Memorandum of Supplemental
First Mortgage Indentures,
dated
 as of August 12, 2020)

  

Recording Date &
Instrument Number

(Certificate of Partial Release of
Lien, dated
 as of
December
 15, 2020)

  

Recording Date & Instrument
Number

(Seventh Supplemental Indenture,
dated as of November
 16, 2020)

Alameda   

Date: 7/8/2020

Instrument: 2020159002

  

Date: 8/19/2020

Instrument: 2020203390

     

Date: 3/8/2021

Instrument: 2021094794

Alpine   

Date: 7/8/2020

Instrument: Ins.000313

  

Date: 8/21/2020

Instrument: 2020000409

     

Date: 2/26/2021

Instrument: 2021-000224

Amador   

Date: 7/7/2020

Instrument: 2020-0005302

  

Date: 8/19/2020

Instrument: 2020-0006984-00

     

Date: 3/8/2021

Instrument: 20210002728

Butte   

Date: 7/7/2020

Instrument: 2020-0026656

  

Date: 8/19/2020

Instrument: 2020-0033263

     

Date: 2/24/2021

Instrument: 2021-0008993

Calaveras   

Date: 7/7/2020

Instrument: 2020-008603

  

Date: 8/19/2020

Instrument: 2020-011334

     

Date: 2/24/2021

Instrument: 2021-003707

Colusa   

Date: 7/13/2020

Instrument: 2020-0002012

  

Date: 8/19/2020

Instrument: 2020-0002404

     

Date: 2/25/2021

Instrument: 2021-0000922

Contra Costa   

Date: 7/10/2020

Instrument: 2020-0137967-00

  

Date: 8/24/2020

Instrument: 2020-0179597

     

Date: 3/8/2021

Instrument: 2021-0068856

El Dorado   

Date: 7/7/2020

Instrument: 2020-0033173-00

  

Date: 8/19/2020

Instrument: 2020-0042892-00

     

Date: 3/4/2021

Instrument: 2021-0014976

Fresno   

Date: 7/7/2020

Instrument: 2020-0084490

  

Date: 8/20/2020

Instrument: 2020-0108156

     

Date: 2/24/2021

Instrument: 2021-0031297

Glenn   

Date: 7/8/2020

Instrument: 2020-2622

  

Date: 8/25/2020

Instrument: 2020-3320

     

Date: 2/25/2021

Instrument: 2021-0901

Humboldt   

Date: 7/14/2020

Instrument: 2020-011590

  

Date: 8/24/2020

Instrument: 2020-014544

     

Date: 3/5/2021

Instrument: 2021005120

Kern   

Date: 7/7/2020

Instrument: 220088046

  

Date: 8/19/2020

Instrument: 220113312

  

Date: 12/29/2020

Instrument: 220202055

  

Date: 2/24/2021

Instrument: 221034332

 

Sch 1-2


    

A

  

B

  

C

  

D

County

  

Recording Date &
Instrument Number

(Indenture of Mortgage, dated as
of June
 19, 2020)

  

Recording Date &
Instrument Number

(Memorandum of Supplemental
First Mortgage Indentures,
dated
 as of August 12, 2020)

  

Recording Date &
Instrument Number

(Certificate of Partial Release of
Lien, dated
 as of
December
 15, 2020)

  

Recording Date & Instrument
Number

(Seventh Supplemental Indenture,
dated as of November
 16, 2020)

Kings   

Date: 7/7/2020

Instrument: 2011843

  

Date: 8/21/2020

Instrument: 2015093

     

Date: 2/24/2021

Instrument: 2104019

Lake   

Date: 7/7/2020

Instrument: 2020008082

  

Date: 8/19/2020

Instrument: 2020010193

     

Date: 2/24/2021

Instrument: 2021003293

Lassen   

Date: 7/8/2020

Instrument: 2020-02654

  

Date: 8/20/2020

Instrument: 2020-03389

     

Date: 2/25/2021

Instrument: 2021-00982

Madera   

Date: 7/7/2020

Instrument: 2020015446

  

Date: 8/19/2020

Instrument: 2020019584

     

Date: 3/9/2021

Instrument: 2021007361

Marin   

Date: 7/7/2020

Instrument: 2020-0028741

  

Date: 8/19/2020

Instrument: 2020-0037600

     

Date: 2/24/2021

Instrument: 2021-0013112

Mariposa   

Date: 7/7/2020

Instrument: 20202190

  

Date: 8/20/2020

Instrument: 20202821

     

Date: 3/4/2021

Instrument: 20211080

Mendocino   

Date: 7/7/2020

Instrument: 202007917

  

Date: 8/19/2020

Instrument: 2020-10112

     

Date: 2/24/2021

Instrument: 2021-02892

Merced   

Date: 7/7/2020

Instrument: 2020022266

  

Date: 8/19/2020

Instrument: 2020028493

     

Date: 2/24/2021

Instrument: 2021008602

Modoc   

Date: 7/7/2020

Instrument: 20200001804

  

Date: 8/19/2020

Instrument: 20200002135

     

Date: 2/24/2021

Instrument: 20210000422

Monterey   

Date: 7/7/2020

Instrument: 2020032685

  

Date: 8/19/2020

Instrument: 2020042185

     

Date: 2/24/2021

Instrument: 2021014097

Napa   

Date: 7/7/2020

Instrument: 2020-0016006

  

Date: 8/20/2020

Instrument: 2020-0020526

     

Date: 3/4/2021

Instrument: 2021-0008728

Nevada   

Date: 7/7/2020

Instrument: 20200015164

  

Date: 8/25/2020

Instrument: 20200020840

     

Date: 3/4/2021

Instrument: 20210007838

Placer   

Date: 7/7/2020

Instrument: 2020-0067740

  

Date: 8/19/2020

Instrument: 2020-0087937-00

     

Date: 2/24/2021

Instrument: 2021-0026083-00

Plumas   

Date: 7/9/2020

Instrument: 2020-0003422

  

Date: 8/20/2020

Instrument: 2020-0004742

     

Date: 3/11/2021

Instrument: 2021-0001758

Sacramento   

Date: 7/7/2020

Instrument: Ins-202007071055

  

Date: 8/19/2020

Instrument: 202008190892

     

Date: 2/24/2021

Instrument: 202102241076

San Benito   

Date: 7/7/2020

Instrument: 2020-0007874

  

Date: 8/19/2020

Instrument: 2020-0010072

     

Date: 3/4/2021

Instrument: 2021-0003400

San Bernardino   

Date: 7/7/2020

Instrument: 2020-0226134

  

Date: 8/19/2020

Instrument: 2020-0294961

     

Date: 2/24/2021

Instrument: 2021-0087782

San Francisco   

Date: 7/7/2020

Instrument: 2020-K949017-00

  

Date: 8/19/2020

Instrument: 2020006126

     

Date: 2/24/2021

Instrument: 2021036477

San Joaquin   

Date: 7/7/2020

Instrument: 2020-080390

  

Date: 8/19/2020

Instrument: 2020-103840

     

Date: 2/24/2021

Instrument: 2021-033997

 

Sch 1-3


    

A

  

B

  

C

  

D

County

  

Recording Date &
Instrument Number

(Indenture of Mortgage, dated as
of June
 19, 2020)

  

Recording Date &
Instrument Number

(Memorandum of Supplemental
First Mortgage Indentures,
dated
 as of August 12, 2020)

  

Recording Date &
Instrument Number

(Certificate of Partial Release of
Lien, dated
 as of
December
 15, 2020)

  

Recording Date & Instrument
Number

(Seventh Supplemental Indenture,
dated as of November
 16, 2020)

San Luis Obispo   

Date: 7/7/2020

Instrument: 2020033897

  

Date: 8/19/2020

Instrument: 2020043805

  

Date: 3/5/2021

Instrument: 2021017044

  

Date: 3/8/2021

Instrument: 2021017458

San Mateo   

Date: 7/7/2020

Instrument: 2020064008

  

Date: 8/21/2020

Instrument: 2020-084135

     

Date: 2/24/2021

Instrument: 2021-030961

Santa Barbara   

Date: 7/13/2020

Instrument: 2020-0034969

  

Date: 8/19/2020

Instrument: 2020-0043690

     

Date: 2/24/2021

Instrument: 2021-0014736

Santa Clara   

Date: 7/7/2020

Instrument: 24528422

  

Date: 8/19/2020

Instrument: 24580344

     

Date: 2/24/2021

Instrument: 24845255

Santa Cruz   

Date: 7/7/2020

Instrument: 2020-0024403

  

Date: 8/19/2020

Instrument: 2020-0031634

     

Date: 2/24/2021

Instrument: 2021-0011369

Shasta   

Date: 7/7/2020

Instrument: 2020-0021039

  

Date: 8/19/2020

Instrument: 2020-0027008

  

Date: 12/29/2020

Instrument: 2020-0047326

  

Date: 2/24/2021

Instrument: 2021-0007584

Sierra   

Date: 7/9/2020

Instrument: 2020171226

  

Date: 8/20/2020

Instrument: 2020171540

     

Date: 2/25/2021

Instrument: 2020172589

Solano   

Date: 7/7/2020

Instrument: Ins-202000054277

  

Date: 8/19/2020

Instrument: 202000069597

     

Date: 2/24/2021

Instrument: 202100021149

Sonoma   

Date: 7/9/2020

Instrument: 2020055917

  

Date: 8/19/2020

Instrument: 2020070874

   —     

Date: 2/24/2021

Instrument: 2021021837

Stanislaus   

Date: 7/8/2020

Instrument: 2020-0047771

  

Date: 8/19/2020

Instrument: 2020-0061515-00

     

Date: 2/24/2021

Instrument: 2021-0017942-00

Sutter   

Date: 7/8/2020

Instrument: 2020-0009800

  

Date: 8/19/2020

Instrument: 2020-0012784

     

Date: 2/24/2021

Instrument: 20210003735

Tehama   

Date: 7/7/2020

Instrument: 2020007674

  

Date: 8/19/2020

Instrument: 2020009820

     

Date: 2/24/2021

Instrument: 2021002378

Trinity   

Date: 7/8/2020

Instrument: 202002224

  

Date: 8/20/2020

Instrument: 202002748

     

Date: 2/25/2021

Instrument: 202100581

Tulare   

Date: 7/7/2020

Instrument: 2020-0039416

  

Date: 8/26/2020

Instrument: 2020-0049011

     

Date: 3/2/2021

Instrument: 2021-0015218

Tuolumne   

Date: 7/7/2020

Instrument: 2020007628

  

Date: 8/19/2020

Instrument: 2020009759

     

Date: 3/2/2021

Instrument: 2021003503

Yolo   

Date: 7/8/2020

Instrument: 2020-0020467

  

Date: 8/19/2020

Instrument: 2020-0026550

  

Date: 3/8/2021

Instrument: 2021-0009288

  

Date: 3/8/2021

Instrument: 2021-0009289

Yuba   

Date: 7/8/2020

Instrument: 2020-010218

  

Date: 8/19/2020

Instrument: 2020-012939

     

Date: 2/24/2021

Instrument: 2021-003119

 

Sch 1-4


    

E

  

F

  

G

  

H

County

  

Recording Date &
Instrument Number

(Eighth Supplemental Indenture,
dated as of March
 11, 2021)

  

Recording Date &
Instrument Number

(Certificate of Partial Release of
Lien, dated
 as of
September
 9, 2021)

  

Recording Date &
Instrument Number

(Memorandum of Supplemental
First Mortgage Indentures,
dated
 as of August 31, 2021)

  

Recording Date &
Instrument Number

(Memorandum of Supplemental
First Mortgage Indentures,
dated
 as of January 7, 2022)

Alameda   

Date: 06/15/2021

Instrument: 2021215933

     

Date: 09/14/2021

Instrument: 2021309420

  

Date: 01/26/2022

Instrument: 2022017249

Alpine   

Date: 06/16/2021

Instrument: 2021000559

     

Date: 09/14/2021

Instrument: 2021-000769

  

Date: 01/24/2022

Instrument: 2022000031

Amador   

Date: 06/15/2021

Instrument: 2021-0007084

     

Date: 09/15/2021

Instrument: 2021-0010656

  

Date: 01/25/2022

Instrument: 2022-0000724

Butte   

Date: 06/17/2021

Instrument: 2021-0027732

     

Date: 09/10/2021

Instrument: 2021-0040855

  

Date: 01/21/2022

Instrument: 2022-0002347

Calaveras   

Date: 06/15/2021

Instrument: 2021-011005

     

Date: 09/16/2021

Instrument: 2021-016140

  

Date: 01/21/2022

Instrument: 2022-001421

Colusa   

Date: 06/17/2021

Instrument: 2021-0002508

     

Date: 09/14/2021

Instrument: 2021-0003762

  

Date: 01/24/2022

Instrument: 2022-0000404

Contra Costa   

Date: 06/15/2021

Instrument: 2021-0172986

  

Date: 09/13/2021

Instrument: 2021-0254505

  

Date: 09/22/2021

Instrument: 2021-0263934

  

Date: 01/21/2022

Instrument: 2022-0013443

El Dorado   

Date: 06/15/2021

Instrument: 2021-0039831

     

Date: 09/13/2021

Instrument: 2021-0058502

  

Date: 01/21/2022

Instrument: 2022-0003838

Fresno   

Date: 06/15/2021

Instrument: 2021-0097447

     

Date: 09/13/2021

Instrument: 2021-0148962

  

Date: 01/24/2022

Instrument: 2022-0009356

Glenn   

Date: 06/23/2021

Instrument: 2021-2872

     

Date: 09/10/2021

Instrument: 2021-4123

  

Date: 01/24/2022

Instrument: 2022-0307

Humboldt   

Date: 06/24/2021

Instrument: 2021-014188

     

Date: 09/15/2021

Instrument: 2021-020689

  

Date: 01/25/2022

Instrument: 2022-001615

Kern   

Date: 06/15/2021

Instrument: 221112026

     

Date: 09/14/2021

Instrument: 221174492

  

Date: 01/21/2022

Instrument: 222010906

Kings   

Date: 06/15/2021

Instrument: 2113322

     

Date: 09/17/2021

Instrument: 2120473

  

Date: 02/01/2022

Instrument: 2202147

Lake   

Date: 06/16/2021

Instrument: 2021010225

     

Date: 09/13/2021

Instrument: 2021-015134

  

Date: 02/02/2022

Instrument: 2022001154

 

Sch 1-5


    

E

  

F

  

G

  

H

County

  

Recording Date &
Instrument Number

(Eighth Supplemental Indenture,
dated as of March
 11, 2021)

  

Recording Date &
Instrument Number

(Certificate of Partial Release of
Lien, dated
 as of
September
 9, 2021)

  

Recording Date &
Instrument Number

(Memorandum of Supplemental
First Mortgage Indentures,
dated
 as of August 31, 2021)

  

Recording Date &
Instrument Number

(Memorandum of Supplemental
First Mortgage Indentures,
dated
 as of January 7, 2022)

Lassen   

Date: 06/18/2021

Instrument: 2021-03286

     

Date: 09/13/2021

Instrument: 2021-04857

  

Date: 01/24/2022

Instrument: 2022-00332

Madera   

Date: 06/15/2021

Instrument: 2021019093

     

Date: 09/10/2021

Instrument: 2021028583

  

Date: 01/21/2022

Instrument: 2022001843

Marin   

Date: 06/15/2021

Instrument: 2021-0039212

     

Date: 09/10/2021

Instrument: 2021-0056705

  

Date: 01/21/2022

Instrument: 2022-0002727

Mariposa   

Date: 06/15/2021

Instrument: 20212780

     

Date: 09/23/2021

Instrument: 20214302

  

Date: 02/01/2022

Instrument: 20220454

Mendocino   

Date: 06/16/2021

Instrument: 2021-09192

     

Date: 09/17/2021

Instrument: 2021-14137

  

Date: 01/25/2022

Instrument: 2022-01242

Merced   

Date: 06/15/2021

Instrument: 2021026546

     

Date: 09/13/2021

Instrument: 2021040766

  

Date: 01/21/2022

Instrument: 2022003686

Modoc   

Date: 06/15/2021

Instrument: 20210001695

     

Date: 09/10/2021

Instrument: 20210002777

  

Date: 01/21/2022

Instrument: 20220000144

Monterey   

Date: 06/17/2021

Instrument: 2021042424

     

Date: 09/13/2021

Instrument: 2021061137

  

Date: 01/24/2022

Instrument: 2022003479

Napa   

Date: 06/15/2021

Instrument: 2021-0020222

     

Date: 09/13/2021

Instrument: 2021-0029107

  

Date: 01/25/2022

Instrument: 2022-0001607

Nevada   

Date: 06/15/2021

Instrument: 20210020480

     

Date: 09/13/2021

Instrument: 20210030075

  

Date: 01/27/22

Instrument: 20220002043

Placer   

Date: 06/15/2021

Instrument: 2021-0077769-00

     

Date: 09/10/2021

Instrument: 2021-0114356-00

  

Date: 01/25/2022

Instrument: 2022-0007227-00

Plumas   

Date: 06/18/2021

Instrument: 2021-4121

  

Date: 09/21/2021

Instrument: 2021-0006513

  

Date: 09/24/2021

Instrument: 2021-0006605

  

Date: 01/24/2022

Instrument: 2022-0000507

Sacramento   

Date: 06/18/2021

Instrument: 202106180534

     

Date: 09/13/2021

Instrument: 202109130797

  

Date: 01/21/2022

Instrument: 202201211306

San Benito   

Date: 06/23/2021

Instrument: 2021-0009669

     

Date: 09/20/2021

Instrument: 2021-0014111

  

Date: 01/21/2022

Instrument: 2022-0000812

San Bernardino   

Date: 06/15/2021

Instrument: 2021-0270300

     

Date: 09/10/2021

Instrument: 2021-0414379

  

Date: 01/21/2022

Instrument: 2022-0026583

 

Sch 1-6


    

E

  

F

  

G

  

H

County

  

Recording Date &
Instrument Number

(Eighth Supplemental Indenture,
dated as of March
 11, 2021)

  

Recording Date &
Instrument Number

(Certificate of Partial Release of
Lien, dated
 as of
September
 9, 2021)

  

Recording Date &
Instrument Number

(Memorandum of Supplemental
First Mortgage Indentures,
dated
 as of August 31, 2021)

  

Recording Date &
Instrument Number

(Memorandum of Supplemental
First Mortgage Indentures,
dated
 as of January 7, 2022)

San Francisco   

Date: 06/16/2021

Instrument: 2021096597

     

Date: 09/20/2021

Instrument: 2021147122

  

Date: 01/28/2022

Instrument: 2022010094

San Joaquin   

Date: 06/15/2021

Instrument: 2021-102076

     

Date: 09/10/2021

Instrument: 2021-152907

  

Date: 01/21/2022

Instrument: 2022-009240

San Luis Obispo   

Date: 06/15/2021

Instrument: 2021042772

     

Date: 09/10/2021

Instrument: 2021062407

  

Date: 01/24/2022

Instrument: 2022003310

San Mateo   

Date: 06/15/2021

Instrument: 2021-090929

     

Date: 09/14/2021

Instrument: 2021-132011

  

Date: 01/24/2022

Instrument: 2022-006389

Santa Barbara   

Date: 06/16/2021

Instrument: 2021-0045121

     

Date: 09/15/2021

Instrument: 2021-0065545

  

Date: 01/24/2022

Instrument: 2022-0004075

Santa Clara   

Date: 06/15/2021

Instrument: 24996810

  

Date: 09/21/2021

Instrument: 25107264

  

Date: 09/22/2021

Instrument: 25109534

  

Date: 01/24/2022

Instrument: 25224313

Santa Cruz   

Date: 06/15/2021

Instrument: 2021-0032793

     

Date: 09/10/2021

Instrument: 2021-0046780

  

Date: 01/21/2022

Instrument: 2022-0002159

Shasta   

Date: 06/15/2021

Instrument: 2021-0024897

  

Date: 09/20/2021

Instrument: 2021-0039149

  

Date: 09/22/2021

Instrument: 2021-0039480

  

Date: 01/21/2022

Instrument: 2022-0002199

Sierra   

Date: 06/17/2021

Instrument: 2021173017

     

Date: 09/14/2021

Instrument: 2021173609

  

Date: 01/26/2022

Instrument: 2022174179

Solano   

Date: 06/15/2021

Instrument: 202100064487

     

Date: 09/10/2021

Instrument: 202100095898

  

Date: 01/24/2022

Instrument: 202200005916

Sonoma   

Date: 06/15/2021

Instrument: 2021070076

     

Date: 09/13/2021

Instrument: 2021102595

  

Date: 01/24/2022

Instrument: 2022004991

Stanislaus   

Date: 06/16/2021

Instrument: 2021-0057206

     

Date: 10/05/2021

Instrument: 2021-0093766

  

Date: 02/02/2022

Instrument: 2022-0007967

Sutter   

Date: 06/17/2021

Instrument: 2021-0011236

     

Date: 09/29/2021

Instrument: 2021-0017681

  

Date: 01/25/2022

Instrument: 2022-0001163

Tehama   

Date: 06/15/2021

Instrument: 2021008603

     

Date: 09/10/2021

Instrument: 2021012840

  

Date: 01/21/2022

Instrument: 2022000860

Trinity   

Date: 06/17/2021

Instrument: 202101938

     

Date: 09/13/2021

Instrument: 202105327

  

Date: 01/24/2022

Instrument: 202200200

 

Sch 1-7


    

E

  

F

  

G

  

H

County

  

Recording Date &
Instrument Number

(Eighth Supplemental Indenture,
dated as of March
 11, 2021)

  

Recording Date &
Instrument Number

(Certificate of Partial Release of
Lien, dated
 as of
September
 9, 2021)

  

Recording Date &
Instrument Number

(Memorandum of Supplemental
First Mortgage Indentures,
dated
 as of August 31, 2021)

  

Recording Date &
Instrument Number

(Memorandum of Supplemental
First Mortgage Indentures,
dated
 as of January 7, 2022)

Tulare   

Date: 06/15/2021

Instrument: 2021-0043754

     

Date: 09/10/2021

Instrument: 2021-0066763

  

Date: 02/25/2022

Instrument: 2022-0005026

Tuolumne   

Date: 06/17/2021

Instrument: 2021009478

     

Date: 09/10/2021

Instrument: 2021014302

  

Date: 01/24/2022

Instrument: 2022000979

Yolo   

Date: 06/16/2021

Instrument: 2021-0023598

     

Date: 09/10/2021

Instrument: 2021-0034493

  

Date: 01/24/2022

Instrument: 2022-0001936

Yuba   

Date: 06/15/2021

Instrument: 2021-010827

     

Date: 09/10/2021

Instrument: 2021-016949

  

Date: 01/24/2022

Instrument: 2022-001131

 

Sch 1-8

Exhibit 10.1

Execution Version

$500,000,000

TERM LOAN CREDIT AGREEMENT

among

PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY,

as Borrower,

the Several Lenders from Time to Time Parties Hereto,

and

MUFG BANK, LTD.,

as Administrative Agent,

Dated as of April 4, 2022

 

 

 

MUFG BANK, LTD.,

BMO CAPITAL MARKETS CORP.,

SUMITOMO MITSUI BANKING CORPORATION

and

WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION

as Joint Lead Arrangers and

Joint Bookrunners

and

MUFG BANK, LTD.

as Sole Syndication Agent and

Sole Documentation Agent

 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

PAGE

 

SECTION 1.

  DEFINITIONS      1  

1.1

  Defined Terms      1  

1.2

  Other Definitional Provisions and Interpretative Provisions      27  

1.3

  Divisions      28  

1.4

  Interest Rates; Benchmark Notification      28  

SECTION 2.

  AMOUNT AND TERMS OF THE TERM LOANS      29  

2.1

  Loans      29  

2.2

  Procedures for Borrowing      29  

2.3

  [Reserved.]      29  

2.4

  [Reserved]      29  

2.5

  [Reserved]      29  

2.6

  Fees, Etc      29  

2.7

  Termination of Commitments      30  

2.8

  Prepayments      30  

2.9

  Conversion and Continuation Options      30  

2.10

  Limitations on Term Benchmark Loans      31  

2.11

  Interest Rates and Payment Dates      31  

2.12

  Computation of Interest and Fees      32  

2.13

  Inability to Determine Interest Rate      32  

2.14

  Pro Rata Treatment and Payments; Notes      35  

2.15

  Change of Law      36  

2.16

  Taxes      38  

2.17

  Indemnity      42  

2.18

  Change of Lending Office      42  

2.19

  Replacement of Lenders      42  

2.20

  Defaulting Lenders      43  

2.21

  [Reserved]      44  

SECTION 3.

  [RESERVED]      44  

SECTION 4.

  REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES      44  

4.1

  Financial Condition      44  

4.2

  No Change      45  

4.3

  Existence; Compliance with Law      45  

4.4

  Power; Authorization; Enforceable Obligations      45  

4.5

  No Legal Bar      45  

4.6

  Litigation      46  

4.7

  No Default      46  

4.8

  Taxes      46  

4.9

  Federal Regulations      46  

 

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4.10

  ERISA      46  

4.11

  Investment Company Act; Other Regulations      47  

4.12

  Use of Proceeds      47  

4.13

  Environmental Matters      47  

4.14

  Regulatory Matters      47  

4.15

  Sanctions; Anti-Corruption      48  

4.16

  Affected Financial Institutions      48  

4.17

  Solvency      48  

4.18

  Disclosure      48  

4.19

  Status of Obligations      49  

4.20

  Ownership of Property      49  

4.21

  Covered Entity      49  

SECTION 5.

  CONDITIONS PRECEDENT      49  

5.1

  Conditions to the Effective Date      49  

SECTION 6.

  AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS      51  

6.1

  Financial Statements      51  

6.2

  Certificates; Other Information      52  

6.3

  Payment of Taxes      53  

6.4

  Maintenance of Existence; Compliance      53  

6.5

  Maintenance of Property; Insurance      53  

6.6

  Inspection of Property; Books and Records; Discussions      53  

6.7

  Notices      54  

6.8

  Maintenance of Licenses, etc.      54  

6.9

  Further Assurances      54  

6.10

  Use of Proceeds      54  

SECTION 7.

  NEGATIVE COVENANTS      55  

7.1

  Indebtedness      55  

7.2

  Consolidated Capitalization Ratio      57  

7.3

  Liens      57  

7.4

  Fundamental Changes      57  

7.5

  Sale and Lease Back Transactions      57  

7.6

  Swap Agreements      58  

7.7

  Amendments to FMB Indenture      58  

SECTION 8.

  EVENTS OF DEFAULT      58  

SECTION 9.

  THE AGENTS      61  

9.1

  Appointment and Authority      61  

9.2

  Delegation of Duties      61  

9.3

  Exculpatory Provisions      61  

9.4

  Reliance by Administrative Agent      62  

9.5

  Notice of Default      63  

 

ii


9.6

  Non-Reliance on Agents and Other Lenders      63  

9.7

  Indemnification      63  

9.8

  Agent in Its Individual Capacity      64  

9.9

  Successor Agents      64  

9.10

  Documentation Agent and Syndication Agent      65  

9.11

  Administrative Agent May File Proofs of Claim      65  

9.12

  Certain ERISA Matters      66  

9.13

  Erroneous Payment      67  

SECTION 10.

  MISCELLANEOUS      69  

10.1

  Amendments and Waivers      69  

10.2

  Notices      71  

10.3

  No Waiver; Cumulative Remedies      73  

10.4

  Survival of Representations and Warranties      73  

10.5

  Payment of Expenses and Taxes      73  

10.6

  Successors and Assigns; Participations and Assignments      75  

10.7

  Adjustments; Set off      79  

10.8

  Counterparts; Electronic Execution; Binding Effect      80  

10.9

  Severability      81  

10.10

  Integration      81  

10.11

  GOVERNING LAW      81  

10.12

  Submission To Jurisdiction; Waivers      81  

10.13

  Acknowledgments      82  

10.14

  Confidentiality      82  

10.15

  WAIVERS OF JURY TRIAL      83  

10.16

  USA Patriot Act; Beneficial Ownership Regulation      83  

10.17

  Judicial Reference      83  

10.18

  No Advisory or Fiduciary Responsibility      83  

10.19

  Acknowledgement Regarding Any Supported QFCs      84  

10.20

  Acknowledgement and Consent to Bail-In of Affected Financial Institutions      85  

 

iii


SCHEDULES:

 

1.1    Commitments
7.5    Sale and Lease Back Transactions

EXHIBITS:

 

A    [Reserved]
B    [Reserved]
C    Form of Compliance Certificate
D-1    Form of Secretary’s Certificate
D-2    Form of Officer’s Certificate
E    Form of Assignment and Assumption
F    [Reserved]
G    Forms of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificates
H    Form of Note

 

iv


This TERM LOAN CREDIT AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”), dated as of April 4, 2022, among PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY, a California corporation (the “Borrower”), the several banks and other financial institutions or entities from time to time parties to this Agreement (the “Lenders”) and MUFG BANK, LTD., as administrative agent (in such capacity, together with any permitted successor thereto, the “Administrative Agent”).

W I T N E S S E T H:

WHEREAS, the Borrower has requested that the Lenders provide the term loans set forth herein and the Lenders are willing to make available to the Borrower such term loans upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth herein; and

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS AGREED AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1. DEFINITIONS

1.1 Defined Terms. As used in this Agreement, the terms listed in this Section 1.1 shall have the respective meanings set forth in this Section 1.1.

ABR”: for any day, a rate per annum equal to the greatest of (a) the Prime Rate in effect on such day, (b) the NYFRB Rate in effect on such day plus 12 of 1% and (c) the Adjusted Term SOFR Rate for a one month Interest Period as published two U.S. Government Securities Business Days prior to such day (or if such day is not a Business Day, the immediately preceding Business Day) plus 1%; provided that for the purpose of this definition, the Adjusted Term SOFR Rate for any day shall be based on the Term SOFR Reference Rate at approximately 5:00 a.m. Chicago time on such day (or any amended publication time for the Term SOFR Reference Rate, as specified by the CME Term SOFR Administrator in the Term SOFR Reference Rate methodology). Any change in the ABR due to a change in the Prime Rate, the NYFRB Rate or the Adjusted Term SOFR Rate shall be effective from and including the effective date of such change in the Prime Rate, the NYFRB Rate or the Adjusted Term SOFR Rate, respectively. If ABR is being used as an alternate rate of interest pursuant to Section 2.13 (for the avoidance of doubt, only until any amendment has become effective pursuant to Section 2.13(b)), then ABR shall be the greater of clauses (a) and (b) above and shall be determined without reference to clause (c) above. If the ABR as determined pursuant to the foregoing would be less than 1.00%, such rate shall be deemed to be 1.00% for purposes of this Agreement.

ABR Loans”: Loans the rate of interest applicable to which is based upon the ABR.

Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR”: an interest rate per annum equal to (a) the Daily Simple SOFR, plus (b) 0.10%; provided that if Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR as so determined would be less than the Floor, such rate shall be deemed to be equal to the Floor for the purposes of this Agreement.

Adjusted Term SOFR Rate”: for any Interest Period, an interest rate per annum equal to (a) the Term SOFR Rate for such Interest Period, plus (b) 0.10%; provided that if the Adjusted Term SOFR Rate as so determined would be less than the Floor, such rate shall be deemed to be equal to the Floor for the purposes of this Agreement.

 

1


Administrative Agent”: as defined in the preamble hereto.

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

Affiliate”: 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.

Agent Parties”: as defined in Section 10.2(d)(ii).

Agents”: the Administrative Agent, the Syndication Agent and the Documentation Agent.

Agreement”: as defined in the preamble hereto.

Anti-Corruption Laws”: as defined in Section 4.15.

Applicable Margin”: for any day, (i) with respect to any ABR Loans, 0.25% per annum and (ii) with respect to Term Benchmark Loans, 1.25% per annum.

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

Arrangers”: the Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Bookrunners identified on the cover hereto.

A/R Securitization Assets”: (i) any accounts receivable, notes receivable, rights to future accounts receivable, notes receivable or residuals or other similar rights to payments due or any other rights to payment or related assets in respect of the provision of gas and electric service to consumers or otherwise (whether then existing or arising in the future) of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries and the proceeds thereof and (ii) all collateral securing such receivable or asset, all contracts and contract rights, guarantees or other obligations in respect of such receivable or asset, lockbox accounts and records with respect to such receivables or asset and any other assets customarily transferred (or in respect of which security interests are customarily granted) together with receivables or assets in connection with a securitization transaction involving such assets.

A/R Securitization Subsidiary”: PG&E AR Facility, LLC and any other Subsidiary formed and operating solely for the purpose of entering into A/R Securitization Transactions and engaging in activities ancillary thereto.

 

2


A/R Securitization Transaction”: any financing transaction or series of financing transactions entered into by the Borrower or any Subsidiary of the Borrower pursuant to which the Borrower may sell, convey or otherwise transfer to any Person (including, without limitation, an A/R Securitization Subsidiary), or may grant a security interest in any A/R Securitization Assets and that are (other than to the extent of the Standard A/R Securitization Obligations) non-recourse to the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries (other than an A/R Securitization Subsidiary).

Assignee”: as defined in Section 10.6(b).

Assignment and Assumption”: an Assignment and Assumption, substantially in the form of Exhibit E.

Available Tenor”: as of any date of determination and with respect to the then-current Benchmark, as applicable, any tenor for such Benchmark (or component thereof) or payment period for interest calculated with reference to such Benchmark (or component thereof), as applicable, that is or may be used for determining the length of an Interest Period for any term rate or otherwise, for determining any frequency of making payments of interest calculated pursuant to this Agreement as of such date and not including, for the avoidance of doubt, any tenor for such Benchmark that is then-removed from the definition of “Interest Period” pursuant to Section 2.13(e).

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

Benchmark”: initially, with respect to any Term Benchmark Loan, the Term SOFR Rate; provided that if a Benchmark Transition Event, and the related Benchmark Replacement Date have occurred with respect to the Daily Simple SOFR or Term SOFR Rate, as applicable, or the then-current Benchmark, then “Benchmark” means the applicable Benchmark Replacement to the extent that such Benchmark Replacement has replaced such prior benchmark rate pursuant to Section 2.13(b).

Benchmark Replacement”: for any Available Tenor, the first alternative set forth in the order below that can be determined by the Administrative Agent for the applicable Benchmark Replacement Date:

(1) Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR; and

 

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(2) the sum of: (a) the alternate benchmark rate that has been selected by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower as the replacement for the then-current Benchmark for the applicable Corresponding Tenor giving due consideration to (i) any selection or recommendation of a replacement benchmark rate or the mechanism for determining such a rate by the Relevant Governmental Body or (ii) any evolving or then-prevailing market convention for determining a benchmark rate as a replacement for the then-current Benchmark for dollar-denominated syndicated credit facilities at such time in the United States and (b) the related Benchmark Replacement Adjustment;

If the Benchmark Replacement as determined pursuant to clause (1) or (2) above would be less than the Floor, the Benchmark Replacement will be deemed to be the Floor for the purposes of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents.

Benchmark Replacement Adjustment”: with respect to any replacement of the then-current Benchmark with an Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement for any applicable Interest Period and Available Tenor for any setting of such Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement, the spread adjustment, or method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment, (which may be a positive or negative value or zero) that has been selected by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower for the applicable Corresponding Tenor giving due consideration to (i) any selection or recommendation of a spread adjustment, or method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment, for the replacement of such Benchmark with the applicable Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement by the Relevant Governmental Body as of the applicable Benchmark Replacement Date and/or (ii) any evolving or then-prevailing market convention for determining a spread adjustment, or method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment, for the replacement of such Benchmark with the applicable Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement for dollar-denominated syndicated credit facilities at such time.

Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes”: with respect to any Benchmark Replacement, any technical, administrative or operational changes (including changes to the definition of “ABR,” the definition of “Business Day,” the definition of “U.S. Government Securities Business Day,” the definition of “Interest Period,” timing and frequency of determining rates and making payments of interest, timing of borrowing requests or prepayment, conversion or continuation notices, length of lookback periods, the applicability of breakage provisions, and other technical, administrative or operational matters) that the Administrative Agent decides may be appropriate to reflect the adoption and implementation of such Benchmark Replacement and to permit the administration thereof by the Administrative Agent in a manner substantially consistent with market practice (or, if the Administrative Agent decides that adoption of any portion of such market practice is not administratively feasible or if the Administrative Agent determines that no market practice for the administration of such Benchmark exists, in such other manner of administration as the Administrative Agent decides is reasonably necessary in connection with the administration of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents).

Benchmark Replacement Date”: with respect to any Benchmark, the earliest to occur of the following events with respect to such then-current Benchmark:

 

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(1) in the case of clause (1) or (2) of the definition of “Benchmark Transition Event,” the later of (a) the date of the public statement or publication of information referenced therein and (b) the date on which the administrator of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof) permanently or indefinitely ceases to provide all Available Tenors of such Benchmark (or such component thereof); or

(2) in the case of clause (3) of the definition of “Benchmark Transition Event,” the first date on which such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof) has been determined and announced by the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of such Benchmark (or such component thereof) to be no longer representative; provided, that such non-representativeness will be determined by reference to the most recent statement or publication referenced in such clause (c) and even if any Available Tenor of such Benchmark (or such component thereof) continues to be provided on such date.

For the avoidance of doubt, (i) if the event giving rise to the Benchmark Replacement Date occurs on the same day as, but earlier than, the Reference Time in respect of any determination, the Benchmark Replacement Date will be deemed to have occurred prior to the Reference Time for such determination and (ii) the “Benchmark Replacement Date” will be deemed to have occurred in the case of clause (1) or (2) with respect to any Benchmark upon the occurrence of the applicable event or events set forth therein with respect to all then-current Available Tenors of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof).

Benchmark Transition Event”: with respect to any Benchmark, the occurrence of one or more of the following events with respect to such then-current Benchmark:

(1) a public statement or publication of information by or on behalf of the administrator of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof) announcing that such administrator has ceased or will cease to provide all Available Tenors of such Benchmark (or such component thereof), permanently or indefinitely, provided that, at the time of such statement or publication, there is no successor administrator that will continue to provide any Available Tenor of such Benchmark (or such component thereof);

(2) a public statement or publication of information by the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof), the Federal Reserve Board, the NYFRB, the CME Term SOFR Administrator, an insolvency official with jurisdiction over the administrator for such Benchmark (or such component), a resolution authority with jurisdiction over the administrator for such Benchmark (or such component) or a court or an entity with similar insolvency or resolution authority over the administrator for such Benchmark (or such component), in each case, which states that the administrator of such Benchmark (or such component) has ceased or will cease to provide all Available Tenors of such Benchmark (or such component thereof) permanently or indefinitely; provided that, at the time of such statement or publication, there is no successor administrator that will continue to provide any Available Tenor of such Benchmark (or such component thereof); or

 

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(3) a public statement or publication of information by the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof) announcing that all Available Tenors of such Benchmark (or such component thereof) are no longer, or as of a specified future date will no longer be, representative.

For the avoidance of doubt, a “Benchmark Transition Event” will be deemed to have occurred with respect to any Benchmark if a public statement or publication of information set forth above has occurred with respect to each then-current Available Tenor of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof).

Benchmark Unavailability Period”: with respect to any Benchmark, the period (if any) (x) beginning at the time that a Benchmark Replacement Date has occurred if, at such time, no Benchmark Replacement has replaced such then-current Benchmark for all purposes hereunder and under any other Loan Document in accordance with Section 2.13 and (y) ending at the time that a Benchmark Replacement has replaced such then-current Benchmark for all purposes hereunder and under any other Loan Document in accordance with Section 2.13.

Beneficial Owner”: as defined in Rule 13d-3 and Rule 13d-5 under the Exchange Act, except that in calculating the beneficial ownership of any particular “person” (as that term is used in Sections 13(d) and 14(d) of the Exchange Act), such “person” will be deemed to have beneficial ownership of all securities that such “person” has the right to acquire by conversion or exercise of other securities, whether such right is currently exercisable or is exercisable only upon the occurrence of a subsequent condition. The terms “Beneficially Owns” and “Beneficially Owned” have correlative meanings.

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

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

Benefit Plan”: 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”.

Benefitted Lender”: as defined in Section 10.7(a).

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

Bond Delivery Agreement”: that certain Bond Delivery Agreement, dated as of the Effective Date, between the Borrower and the Administrative Agent.

Bond Documents”: collectively, the FMB Indenture, the Supplemental Indenture, the Senior Bond and the Bond Delivery Agreement.

 

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Borrower”: as defined in the preamble hereto.

Business Day”: a day (other than a Saturday or a Sunday) on which banks are open for business in New York City or Chicago; provided that, in relation to RFR Loans and any interest rate settings, fundings, disbursements, settlements or payments of any such RFR Loan, or any other dealings of such RFR Loan, any such day that is only an U.S. Government Securities Business Day.

Capital Lease Obligations”: as to any Person, the obligations of such Person to pay rent or other amounts under any lease of (or other arrangement conveying the right to use) real or personal property, or a combination thereof, which obligations are required to be classified and accounted for as capital leases on the balance sheet of such Person under GAAP and, for the purposes of this Agreement, the amount of such obligations at any time shall be the capitalized amount thereof at such time determined in accordance with GAAP, subject to Section 1.2(f).

Capital Stock”: any and all shares, interests, participations or other equivalents (however designated) of capital stock of a corporation, any and all equivalent ownership interests in a Person (other than a corporation) and any and all warrants, rights or options to purchase any of the foregoing.

Cash Management Agreement”: any agreement to establish or maintain accounts or provide cash management services, including treasury, depository, overdraft, netting services, cash pooling arrangements, credit or debit card, purchasing card, electronic funds transfer, automated clearing house, foreign exchange facilities and other cash management arrangements.

Change of Control”: the occurrence of one of the following:

(i) (A) PCG shall at any time not be the Beneficial Owner of 100% of the common stock of the Borrower or (B) PCG shall at any time not be the Beneficial Owner of at least 70% of the voting Capital Stock of the Borrower; or

(ii) any person or group (within the meaning of the Exchange Act and the rules of the SEC thereunder as of the Effective Date) shall become the Beneficial Owner of shares representing more than 35% of the voting power of the Capital Stock of PCG; or

(iii) at any point during any period of 24 consecutive months, commencing after the Effective Date, individuals who at the beginning of such 24-month period were directors of PCG, together with any directors whose election or nomination for election to the board of directors of PCG (whether by the board of directors of PCG or any shareholder of PCG) was approved by a majority of the directors who either were directors of PCG at the beginning of such 24-month period or whose election or nomination for election was so approved, cease to constitute a majority of the board of directors of PCG; or

 

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(iv) there shall have been (A) [reserved] or (B) a transfer of the license and/or operating assets constituting more than 10% of the Net Tangible Assets of the Borrower to the State of California, to any other Governmental Authority or to a third party at the direction of State of California, the CPUC or any similar Governmental Authority.

Change of Law”: the occurrence, after the Effective Date, of any of the following: (a) the adoption or taking effect of any law, rule, regulation, statute, treaty, policy, guideline or directive by any Governmental Authority, (b) any change in any law, rule, regulation, statute, treaty, policy, guideline or directive or in the application, interpretation, promulgation, implementation, administration or enforcement 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, (x) the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and all requests, rules, guidelines or directives thereunder or issued in connection therewith and (y) all requests, rules, guidelines or directives promulgated by the Bank for International Settlements, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (or any successor or similar authority) or the United States or foreign regulatory authorities, in each case pursuant to Basel III, shall in each case be deemed to be a “Change of Law”, regardless of the date enacted, adopted or issued.

CME Term SOFR Administrator”: CME Group Benchmark Administration Limited as administrator of the term Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) (or a successor administrator; provided that, in the event there are multiple successor administrators, the successor administrator hereunder shall be selected by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower).

Code”: the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time.

Commitment”: as to each Lender, its obligation to make Loans to the Borrower on the Effective Date pursuant to Section 2.1(b), in an aggregate principal amount equal to the amount set forth opposite such Lender’s name on Schedule 1.1, as such amount may be adjusted from time to time in accordance with this Agreement. As of the Effective Date, the aggregate amount of the Commitments for all Lenders is $500,000,000.

Commonly Controlled Entity”: an entity, whether or not incorporated, that is under common control with the Borrower within the meaning of Section 4001 of ERISA or is part of a group that includes the Borrower and that is treated as a single employer under Section 414 of the Code.

Communications”: as defined in Section 10.2(d)(ii).

Compliance Certificate”: a certificate duly executed by a Responsible Officer substantially in the form of Exhibit C.

 

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Conduit Lender”: any special purpose corporation organized and administered by any Lender for the purpose of making Loans otherwise required to be made by such Lender and designated by such Lender in a written instrument; provided, that the designation by any Lender of a Conduit Lender shall not relieve the designating Lender of any of its obligations to fund a Loan under this Agreement if, for any reason, its Conduit Lender fails to fund any such Loan, and the designating Lender (and not the Conduit Lender) shall have the sole right and responsibility to deliver all consents and waivers required or requested under this Agreement with respect to its Conduit Lender, and provided, further, that no Conduit Lender shall (a) be entitled to receive any greater amount pursuant to Sections 2.15, 2.16, 2.17 or 10.5 than the designating Lender would have been entitled to receive in respect of the extensions of credit made by such Conduit Lender or (b) be deemed to have any Commitment.

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

Consolidated Capitalization”: on any date of determination, the sum of (a) Consolidated Total Debt on such date, plus without duplication, (b) (i) the amounts set forth opposite the captions “common shareholders’ equity” (or any similar caption) and “preferred stock” (or any similar caption) on the consolidated balance sheet, prepared in accordance with GAAP, of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries as of such date, and (ii) the outstanding principal amount of any junior subordinated deferrable interest debentures or other similar securities issued by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries after the Effective Date.

Consolidated Capitalization Ratio”: on any date of determination, the ratio of (a) Consolidated Total Debt to (b) Consolidated Capitalization.

Consolidated Total Debt”: at any date, the aggregate principal amount of all obligations of the Borrower and its Significant Subsidiaries at such date that in accordance with GAAP would be classified as debt on a consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower, and without duplication all Guarantee Obligations of the Borrower and its Significant Subsidiaries at such date in respect of obligations of any other Person that in accordance with GAAP would be classified as debt on a consolidated balance sheet of such Person; provided that, the determination of “Consolidated Total Debt” shall exclude, without duplication, (a) the Securitized Bonds and any Indebtedness under any A/R Securitization Transaction, (b) Indebtedness of the Borrower and its Significant Subsidiaries in an amount equal to the amount of cash held as cash collateral for any fully cash collateralized letter of credit issued for the account of the Borrower or any Significant Subsidiary, (c) imputed Indebtedness of the Borrower or any Significant Subsidiary incurred in connection with power purchase and fuel agreements, (d) any junior subordinated deferrable interest debenture or other similar securities issued by the Borrower and (e) as of any date of determination, the amount of any securities included within the caption “preferred stock” (or any similar caption) on a consolidated balance sheet, prepared in accordance with GAAP, of the Borrower as of such date.

Contractual Obligation”: 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.

 

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Control”: 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.

Corresponding Tenor”: with respect to any Available Tenor means, as applicable, either a tenor (including overnight) or an interest payment period having approximately the same length (disregarding business day adjustment) as such Available Tenor.

Covered Entity”: any of the following:

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

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

(iii) a “covered FSI” as that term is defined in, and interpreted in accordance with, 12 C.F.R. § 382.2(b).

Covered Party”: as defined in Section 10.19.

CPUC”: the California Public Utilities Commission or its successor.

Daily Simple SOFR”: for any day (a “SOFR Rate Day”), a rate per annum equal to SOFR for the day (such day “SOFR Determination Date”) that is five (5) U.S. Government Securities Business Day prior to (i) if such SOFR Rate Day is a U.S. Government Securities Business Day, such SOFR Rate Day or (ii) if such SOFR Rate Day is not a U.S. Government Securities Business Day, the U.S. Government Securities Business Day immediately preceding such SOFR Rate Day, in each case, as such SOFR is published by the SOFR Administrator on the SOFR Administrator’s Website. Any change in Daily Simple SOFR due to a change in SOFR shall be effective from and including the effective date of such change in SOFR without notice to the Borrower.

Debt Issuance”: the final issuance of Securitized Bonds issued pursuant to Decision 21-05-015 issued by CUPC on May 11, 2021 titled “Financing Order Authorizing the Issuance of Recovery Bonds Pursuant to Article 5.8 of the California Public Utilities Code” by a Subsidiary of the Borrower.

Debtor Relief Laws”: 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”: any of the events specified in Section 8, whether or not any requirement for the giving of notice, the lapse of time, or both, has been satisfied.

 

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

Defaulting Lender”: subject to the penultimate paragraph of Section 2.20, any Lender, as reasonably determined by the Administrative Agent, that has (a) failed to fund any portion of its Loans within two (2) Business Days of the date required to be funded by it under this Agreement, unless such Lender notifies the Administrative Agent in writing that such failure is the result of such Lender’s good faith determination that one or more conditions precedent to funding (each of which conditions precedent, together with any applicable Default, shall be specifically identified in such writing) has not been satisfied, (b) notified the Borrower, the Administrative Agent or any other Lender in writing that it does not intend to comply with any of its funding obligations under this Agreement or has made a public statement to the effect that it does not intend to comply with its funding obligations under this Agreement (other than a notice of a good faith dispute or related communications) or generally under other agreements in which it commits to extend credit, 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 good faith 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) failed, within two (2) Business Days after written request by the Administrative Agent or the Borrower, to confirm that it will comply with the terms of this Agreement relating to its obligations to fund prospective Loans, unless the subject of a good faith dispute (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 or the Borrower), (d) otherwise failed to pay over to the Administrative Agent or any other Lender any other amount required to be paid by it under this Agreement within two (2) Business Days of the date when due, unless the subject of a good faith dispute, or (e) 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 a custodian appointed for it, or has consented to, approved of or acquiesced in any such proceeding or appointment or has a parent company that has become the subject of a bankruptcy or insolvency proceeding, or has had a receiver, conservator, trustee or custodian appointed for it, or has consented to, approved of or acquiesced in any such proceeding or appointment, or (iii) become the subject of a Bail-In Action; provided that (x) if a Lender would be a “Defaulting Lender” solely by reason of events relating to a parent company of such Lender or solely because a Governmental Authority has been appointed as receiver, conservator, trustee or custodian for such Lender, in each case as described in clause (e) above, the Administrative Agent may, in its discretion, determine that such Lender is not a “Defaulting Lender” if and for so long as the Administrative Agent is satisfied that such Lender will continue to perform its funding obligations hereunder and (y) a Lender shall not be a Defaulting Lender solely by virtue of the ownership or acquisition of voting stock or any other Capital Stock in such Lender or a parent company thereof by a Governmental Authority or an instrumentality thereof, or the exercise of control over such Lender or parent company thereof, by a Governmental Authority or instrumentality thereof so long as such ownership interest does not result in or provide such Lender with immunity from the jurisdiction of courts within the United States or from the enforcement of judgments or writs of attachment on its assets or permit such Lender (or such Governmental Authority) to reject, repudiate, disavow or

 

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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 (e) above shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error, and such Lender shall be deemed to be a Defaulting Lender (subject to the penultimate paragraph of Section 2.20) upon delivery of written notice of such determination to the Borrower and each Lender.

Disposition”: with respect to any property, any sale, lease, sale and leaseback, assignment, conveyance, transfer or other disposition thereof. The term “Dispose of” shall have a correlative meaning.

Dollars” and “$”: dollars in lawful currency of the United States.

EEA Financial Institution”: (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”: any of the member states of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

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

Effective Date”: the date on which the conditions precedent set forth in Section 5.1 shall have been satisfied or waived, which date is April 4, 2022.

Eligible Assignee”: (a) any commercial bank or other financial institution having a senior unsecured debt rating by Moody’s of A3 or better and by S&P of A- or better, which is domiciled in a country which is a member of the OECD or (b) with respect to any Person referred to in the preceding clause (a), any other Person that is engaged in making, purchasing, holding or investing in bank loans and similar extensions of credit in the ordinary course of business all of the Capital Stock of which is owned, directly or indirectly, by such Person; provided that in the case of clause (b), the Administrative Agent shall have consented to the designation of such Person as an Eligible Assignee (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed).

Environmental Laws”: any and all foreign, Federal, state, local or municipal laws, rules, orders, regulations, statutes, ordinances, codes, decrees, requirements of any Governmental Authority or other Requirements of Law (including common law) regulating, relating to or imposing liability or standards of conduct concerning protection of human health or the environment, as now or may at any time hereafter be in effect.

 

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ERISA”: the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended from time to time.

ERISA Event”: (a) any Reportable Event; (b) the failure of the Borrower or any Commonly Controlled Entity to timely make a required contribution with respect to any Plan or any Multiemployer Plan; (c) the imposition of a Lien under Section 430 of the Code or Section 303 of ERISA with respect to any Single Employer Plan; (d) the failure of the Borrower or any Commonly Controlled Entity to meet the minimum funding standard under Section 412 or 430 of the Code with respect to any Plan or the filing of an application for a funding waiver with respect to any Single Employer Plan; (e) the incurrence by the Borrower or any Commonly Controlled Entity of any liability under Title IV of ERISA, including with respect to the termination of any Plan (other than the payment of PBGC premiums in the ordinary course); (f) (i) the termination of, or the filing or receipt of a notice of intent to terminate, a Single Employer Plan under Section 4041 of ERISA, or the treatment of a plan amendment as a termination under Section 4041 of ERISA, or (ii) (A) the appointment of a trustee to administer a Single Employer Plan under Section 4042, or (B) the institution by the PBGC of proceedings to terminate a Single Employer Plan or to have a trustee appointed to administer a Single Employer Plan, or receipt by the Borrower of notice from the PBGC thereof, where such proceedings continue unstayed or in effect for more than 60 days, or such notice is not withdrawn by the PBGC within 60 days following delivery by PBGC; (g) the incurrence by the Borrower or any Commonly Controlled Entity of any liability with respect to the complete withdrawal or partial withdrawal under Title IV of ERISA from any Multiemployer Plan; (h) the receipt by the Borrower or any Commonly Controlled Entity of any notice from a Multiemployer Plan concerning the imposition of Withdrawal Liability; (i) receipt of notification by Borrower or any Commonly Controlled Entity from a Multiemployer Plan that such Multiemployer Plan is in endangered or critical status (within the meaning of Section 305 of ERISA) or in Insolvency; (j) the incurrence by the Borrower or any Commonly Controlled Entity of any liability pursuant to Section 4063 or 4064 of ERISA or a substantial cessation of operations with respect to a Plan within the meaning of Section 4062(e) of ERISA; (k) the posting of a bond or security under Section 436(f) of the Code with respect to any Plan; or (l) the Borrower incurs material tax liability with respect to any Plan (including Sections 4975, 4980B, 4980D, 4980H and 4980I of the Code, as applicable).

Erroneous Payment”: as defined in Section 9.13(a).

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

Event of Default”: any of the events specified in Section 8, provided that any requirement for the giving of notice, the lapse of time, or both, has been satisfied.

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Excluded Taxes”: 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 pursuant to a law in effect on the date on which (i) such Lender acquires such interest in the Loan (other than pursuant to an assignment request by the Borrower under Section 2.19) or (ii) such Lender changes its lending office, except in each case to the extent that, pursuant to Section 2.16(a) or (c), 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 2.16(e) and (d) any U.S. federal withholding Taxes imposed pursuant to FATCA.

FATCA”: Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code, as of the Effective Date (or any amended or successor version that is substantively comparable and not materially more onerous to comply with), any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof and any agreements entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b)(1) of the Code.

FCA”: as defined in Section 2.13(b).

FCPA”: as defined in Section 4.15.

Federal Funds Effective Rate”: for any day, the rate calculated by the NYFRB based on such day’s federal funds transactions by depositary institutions, as determined in such manner as shall be set forth on the NYFRB’s Website from time to time, and published on the next succeeding Business Day by the NYFRB as the effective federal funds rate; provided that if the Federal Funds Effective Rate as so determined would be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for the purposes of this Agreement.

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

First Mortgage Bonds”: bonds issued by the Borrower pursuant to the FMB Indenture.

Floor”: the benchmark rate floor, if any, provided in this Agreement initially (as of the execution of this Agreement, the modification, amendment or renewal of this Agreement or otherwise) with respect to the Adjusted Term SOFR Rate. For the avoidance of doubt the initial Floor for each of the Adjusted Term SOFR Rate or Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR shall be 0.0%.

FMB Indenture”: the Indenture of Mortgage (Mortgage), dated as of June 19, 2020, between the Borrower and the Indenture Trustee, as amended or supplemented from time to time, including as supplemented by the Supplemental Indenture.

Foreign Lender”: a Lender that is not a U.S. Person.

 

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FPA”: the Federal Power Act, as amended, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.

Funding Office”: the office of the Administrative Agent specified in Section 10.2(a) or such other office as may be specified from time to time by the Administrative Agent as its funding office by written notice to the Borrower and the Lenders.

GAAP”: generally accepted accounting principles in the United States as in effect from time to time, except as noted below. In the event that any “Change in Accounting Principles” (as defined below) shall occur and such change results in a change in the method of calculation of financial covenants, standards or terms in this Agreement, then, upon the request of the Borrower or the Required Lenders, the Borrower and the Administrative Agent agree to enter into negotiations in order to amend such provisions of this Agreement so as to reflect equitably such Change in Accounting Principles with the desired result that the criteria for evaluating the Borrower’s financial condition shall be the same after such Change in Accounting Principles as if such Change in Accounting Principles had not been made. Until such time as such an amendment shall have been executed and delivered by the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and the Required Lenders, all financial covenants, standards and terms in this Agreement shall continue to be calculated or construed as if such Change in Accounting Principles had not occurred. “Change in Accounting Principles” refers to (i) changes in accounting principles required by the promulgation of any rule, regulation, pronouncement or opinion by the Financial Accounting Standards Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants or any successor thereto, the SEC or, if applicable, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and (ii) any change in the application of GAAP concurred by the Borrower’s independent public accountants and disclosed in writing to the Administrative Agent.

Governmental Authority”: any nation or government, any state or other political subdivision thereof, any agency, authority, instrumentality, regulatory body, court, central bank or other entity exercising executive, legislative, judicial, taxing, regulatory or administrative functions of or pertaining to government, any securities exchange and any self-regulatory organization (including the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and supra-national bodies such as the European Union or the European Central Bank).

Guarantee Obligation”: as to any Person (the “guaranteeing person”), any obligation, including a reimbursement, counterindemnity or similar obligation, of the guaranteeing person that guarantees any Indebtedness, leases, dividends or other obligations (the “primary obligations”) of any other third Person (the “primary obligor”) in any manner, whether directly or indirectly, including any obligation of the guaranteeing person, whether or not contingent, (i) to purchase any such primary obligation or any property constituting direct or indirect security therefor, (ii) to advance or supply funds (1) for the purchase or payment of any such primary obligation or (2) to maintain working capital or equity capital of the primary obligor or otherwise to maintain the net worth or solvency of the primary obligor, (iii) to purchase property, securities or services primarily for the purpose of assuring the owner of any such primary obligation of the ability of the primary obligor to make payment of such primary obligation, (iv) otherwise to assure or

 

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hold harmless the owner of any such primary obligation against loss in respect thereof or (v) to reimburse or indemnify an issuer of a letter of credit, surety bond or guarantee issued by such issuer in respect of primary obligations of a primary obligor other than the Borrower or any Significant Subsidiary; provided, however, that the term Guarantee Obligation shall not include endorsements of instruments for deposit or collection in the ordinary course of business. The amount of any Guarantee Obligation of any guaranteeing person shall be deemed to be the lower of (a) an amount equal to the stated or determinable amount of the primary obligation in respect of which such Guarantee Obligation is made and (b) the maximum amount for which such guaranteeing person may be liable pursuant to the terms of the instrument embodying such Guarantee Obligation, unless such primary obligation and the maximum amount for which such guaranteeing person may be liable are not stated or determinable, in which case the amount of such Guarantee Obligation shall be such guaranteeing person’s reasonably anticipated liability in respect thereof as determined by the Borrower in good faith.

IBA”: as defined in Section 2.13(b).

Indebtedness”: of any Person at any date, without duplication, (a) all indebtedness of such Person for borrowed money, (b) all obligations of such Person for the deferred purchase price of property or services (other than trade payables, including under energy procurement and transportation contracts, incurred in the ordinary course of such Person’s business), (c) all obligations of such Person evidenced by notes, bonds, debentures or other similar instruments, (d) all indebtedness created or arising under any conditional sale or other title retention agreement with respect to property acquired by such Person (even though the rights and remedies of the seller or lender under such agreement in the event of default are limited to repossession or sale of such property), (e) all Capital Lease Obligations of such Person, (f) all obligations of such Person, contingent or otherwise, as an account party or applicant under or in respect of acceptances, letters of credit, surety bonds or similar arrangements (other than reimbursement obligations, which are not due and payable on such date, in respect of documentary letters of credit issued to provide for the payment of goods and services in the ordinary course of business), (g) the liquidation value of all mandatorily redeemable preferred Capital Stock of such Person, (h) all Guarantee Obligations of such Person in respect of obligations of the kind referred to in clauses (a) through (g) above, (i) all obligations of the kind referred to in clauses (a) through (h) above secured by (or for which the holder of such obligation has an existing right, contingent or otherwise, to be secured by) any Lien on property (including accounts and contract rights) owned by such Person, whether or not such Person has assumed or become liable for the payment of such obligation (provided, that if such Person is not liable for such obligation, the amount of such Person’s Indebtedness with respect thereto shall be deemed to be the lesser of the stated amount of such obligation and the value of the property subject to such Lien), and (j) for the purposes of Sections 7.1 and 8(e) only, all obligations of such Person in respect of Swap Agreements, provided that Indebtedness as used in this Agreement shall exclude any Non-Recourse Debt and any obligations under any A/R Securitization Transaction. The Indebtedness of any Person shall include the Indebtedness of any other entity (including any partnership in which such Person is a general partner) to the extent such Person is liable therefor as a result of such Person’s ownership interest in or other relationship with such entity, except to the extent the terms of such Indebtedness expressly provide that such Person is not liable therefor.

 

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Indebtedness Covenant Release Date”: the date of the expiration of the temporary waiver from its authorized capital structure granted by the CPUC on May 28, 2020.

Indemnified Liabilities”: as defined in Section 10.5.

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

Indemnitee”: as defined in Section 10.5.

Indenture Trustee”: The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A. and any successor thereto as trustee under the FMB Indenture.

Insolvency”: with respect to any Multiemployer Plan, the condition that such plan is insolvent within the meaning of Section 4245 of ERISA.

Interest Payment Date”: (a) as to any ABR Loan, the last day of each March, June, September and December to occur while such Loan is outstanding and the final maturity date of such Loan, (b) with respect to any RFR Loan, each date that is on the numerically corresponding day in each calendar month that is one month after the Borrowing of such Loan (or, if there is no such numerically corresponding day in such month, then the last day of such month), (c) with respect to any Term Benchmark Loan, the last day of each Interest Period applicable to the Borrowing of which such Loan is a part and (d) as to any Loan, the date of any repayment or prepayment made in respect thereof.

Interest Period”: as to any Term Benchmark Loan, (a) initially, the period commencing on the borrowing or conversion date, as the case may be, with respect to such Term Benchmark Loan and ending one month thereafter; and (b) thereafter, each period commencing on the last day of the next preceding Interest Period applicable to such Term Benchmark Loan and ending one month thereafter; provided that, all of the foregoing provisions relating to Interest Periods are subject to the following:

(i) if any Interest Period would otherwise end on a day that is not a Business Day, such Interest Period shall be extended to the next succeeding Business Day unless the result of such extension would be to carry such Interest Period into another calendar month in which event such Interest Period shall end on the immediately preceding Business Day;

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(iii) 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 a calendar month;

(iv) [reserved]; and

(v) at the election of the Borrower, the initial Interest Period for any Term Benchmark Loans made on the Effective Date, shall commence on the Effective Date and end on the last day of the calendar month during which the Effective Date occurs.

IRS”: the United States Internal Revenue Service.

knowledge of the Borrower”: actual knowledge of any Responsible Officer of the Borrower.

Laws”: 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, in each case whether or not having the force of law.

Lenders”: as defined in the preamble hereto, including each Lender set forth under the heading “Lender” on Schedule 1.1 and their respective successors and assigns as permitted hereunder; provided, that unless the context otherwise requires, each reference herein to the Lenders shall be deemed to include any Conduit Lender.

Lien”: any mortgage, pledge, hypothecation, assignment, deposit arrangement, encumbrance, lien (statutory or other), charge or other security interest or any preference, priority or other security agreement or preferential arrangement of any kind or nature whatsoever (including any conditional sale or other title retention agreement and any Capital Lease Obligation having substantially the same economic effect as any of the foregoing).

Loans”: the Term Loans.

Loan Documents”: this Agreement, the Notes, the Supplemental Indenture, the Senior Bond, the Bond Delivery Agreement, the FMB Indenture and, in each case, any amendment, waiver, supplement or other modification to any of the foregoing; provided, that the term “Loan Documents” shall not include the FMB Indenture for any purposes under Section 2.16, Section 8 or Section 10 (other than for the purposes of Sections 10.1(iv) 10.1(x)).

 

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Material Adverse Effect”: (a) a change in the business, property, operations or financial condition of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries taken as a whole that could reasonably be expected to materially and adversely affect the Borrower’s ability to perform its obligations under the Loan Documents or (b) a material adverse effect on (i) the validity or enforceability of this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents or (ii) the rights and remedies of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders, taken as a whole, under this Agreement or any other Loan Document.

Materials of Environmental Concern”: any gasoline or petroleum (including crude oil or any fraction thereof) or petroleum products or any hazardous or toxic substances, materials or wastes, defined or regulated as such in or under any Environmental Law, including asbestos, polychlorinated biphenyls and urea-formaldehyde insulation.

Maturity Date”: April 3, 2023.

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

Mortgaged Property”: as defined in the FMB Indenture.

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

Net Tangible Assets”: the total amount of the Borrower’s assets determined on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP as of the last day of the most recently ended fiscal quarter for which financial statements have been delivered under Section 6.1, less (a) the sum of the Borrower’s consolidated current liabilities determined in accordance with GAAP, and (b) the amount of the Borrower’s consolidated assets classified as intangible assets, determined in accordance with GAAP.

Non-Recourse Debt”: Indebtedness of the Borrower or any of its Significant Subsidiaries that is incurred in connection with the acquisition, construction, sale, transfer or other Disposition of specific assets, to the extent recourse, whether contractual or as a matter of law, for non-payment of such Indebtedness is limited (a) to such assets, or (b) if such assets are (or are to be) held by a Subsidiary formed solely for such purpose, to such Subsidiary or the Capital Stock of such Subsidiary.

Notes”: as defined in Section 2.14(f).

NYFRB”: the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

NYFRB Rate”: for any day, the greater of (a) the Federal Funds Effective Rate in effect on such day and (b) the Overnight Bank Funding Rate in effect on such day (or for any day that is not a Business Day, for the immediately preceding Business Day); provided that if none of such rates are published for any day that is a Business Day, the term “NYFRB Rate” means the rate for a federal funds transaction quoted at 11:00 a.m. (New York City time) on such day received by the Administrative Agent from a federal funds broker of recognized standing selected by it; provided, further, that if any of the aforesaid rates as so determined would be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for purposes of this Agreement.

 

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NYFRB’s Website”: the website of the NYFRB at http://www.newyorkfed.org, or any successor source.

Obligations”: the unpaid principal of and interest on (including, without limitation, interest accruing after the maturity of the Loans and interest accruing after the filing of any petition in bankruptcy, or the commencement of any insolvency, reorganization or like proceeding, relating to the Borrower, whether or not a claim for post-filing or post-petition interest is allowed in such proceeding) the Loans and all other obligations and liabilities of the Borrower to the Administrative Agent or to any Lender, whether direct or indirect, absolute or contingent, due or to become due, or now existing or hereafter incurred, which may arise under, out of, or in connection with, this Agreement, any other Loan Document or any other document made, delivered or given in connection herewith or therewith, whether on account of principal, interest, reimbursement obligations, fees, indemnities, costs, expenses (including, without limitation, all fees, charges and disbursements of counsel to the Administrative Agent or to any Lender that are required to be paid by the Borrower pursuant hereto) or otherwise.

OECD”: the countries constituting the “Contracting Parties” to the Convention on the Organisation For Economic Co-operation and Development, as such term is defined in Article 4 of such Convention.

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

Overnight Bank Funding Rate”: for any day, the rate comprised of overnight federal funds by U.S.-managed banking offices of depository institutions, as such composite rate shall be determined by the NYFRB as set forth on the NYFRB’s Website from time to time, and published on the next succeeding Business Day by the NYFRB as an overnight bank funding rate.

Participant”: as defined in Section 10.6(c).

Participant Register”: as defined in Section 10.6(c)(iii).

Patriot Act”: as defined in Section 10.16.

 

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Payment Recipient”: as defined in Section 9.13(a).

PBGC”: the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation established pursuant to Subtitle A of Title IV of ERISA (or any successor).

PCG”: PG&E Corporation, a California corporation.

Percentage”: as to any Lender, the percentage which the aggregate principal amount of such Lender’s Loans then outstanding constitutes of the aggregate principal amount of the Loans then outstanding.

Permitted Refinancing”: with respect to any Indebtedness (the “Refinanced Indebtedness”), any extension, refinancing, refunding or replacement thereof with Indebtedness provided that (i) the amount of such Indebtedness does not exceed the aggregate principal amount of the Refinanced Indebtedness, plus any premium, interest, fee or expenses payable in connection therewith, (ii) the final maturity date of such Indebtedness is no earlier than the maturity date of the Refinanced Indebtedness, and (iii) the weighted average life to maturity of such Indebtedness is not shorter than the weighted average life to maturity of the Refinanced Indebtedness.

Person”: an individual, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, business trust, joint stock company, trust, unincorporated association, joint venture, Governmental Authority or other entity of whatever nature.

Plan”: at a particular time, any employee benefit plan that is covered by ERISA and in respect of which the Borrower or a Commonly Controlled Entity is (or, if such plan were terminated at such time, would under Section 4069 of ERISA be deemed to be) an “employer” as defined in Section 3(5) of ERISA.

Platform”: as defined in Section 10.2(d).

Prime Rate”: the rate of interest last quoted by The Wall Street Journal as the “Prime Rate” in the U.S. or, if The Wall Street Journal ceases to quote such rate, the highest per annum interest rate published by the Federal Reserve Board in Federal Reserve Statistical Release H.15 (519) (Selected Interest Rates) as the “bank prime loan” rate or, if such rate is no longer quoted therein, any similar rate quoted therein (as determined by the Administrative Agent) or in any similar release by the Federal Reserve Board (as determined by the Administrative Agent). Each change in the Prime Rate shall be effective from and including the date such change is publicly announced or quoted as being effective.

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

QFC”: 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” in Section 10.19.

 

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Qualified Securitization Bond Issuer”: a Subsidiary of the Borrower formed and operating solely for the purpose of (a) purchasing and owning property created under a “financing order” (as such term is defined in the California Public Utilities Code) or similar order issued by the CPUC, (b) issuing such securities pursuant to such order, (c) pledging its interests in such property to secure such securities and (d) engaging in activities ancillary to those described in (a), (b) and (c).

Recipient”: the Administrative Agent or any Lender.

Reference Time”: with respect to any setting of the then-current Benchmark means (1) if such Benchmark is the Term SOFR Rate, 5:00 a.m. (Chicago time) on the day that is two Business Days preceding the date of such setting, (2) if such Benchmark is Daily Simple SOFR, then four Business Days prior to such setting or (3) if such Benchmark is none of the Term SOFR Rate or Daily Simple SOFR, the time determined by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion.

Register”: as defined in Section 10.6(b).

Regulation U”: Regulation U of the Federal Reserve Board as in effect from time to time.

Related Parties”: 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.

Relevant Governmental Body”: the Federal Reserve Board and/or the NYFRB, the CME Term SOFR Administrator, as applicable, or a committee officially endorsed or convened by the Federal Reserve Board and/or the NYFRB or, in each case, any successor thereto.

Relevant Rate”: (i) with respect to any Term Benchmark Borrowing, the Adjusted Term SOFR Rate or (ii) with respect to any RFR Borrowing, Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR.

Removal Effective Date”: as defined in Section 9.9(b).

Reportable Event”: any of the events set forth in Section 4043(c) of ERISA, other than those events as to which the thirty-day notice period is waived under subsections .27, .28, .29, .30, .31, .32, .34 or .35 of PBGC Reg. § 4043.

Required Lenders”: at any time, the holders of more than 50% of the aggregate Loans then outstanding. The Loans of any Defaulting Lender shall be disregarded in determining Required Lenders at any time.

Requirement of Law”: as to any Person, the Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws or other organizational or governing documents of such Person, and any law, treaty, rule or regulation or determination of an arbitrator or a court or other Governmental Authority, in each case applicable to or binding upon such Person or any of its property or to which such Person or any of its property is subject.

 

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Resignation Effective Date”: as defined in Section 9.9(a).

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

Responsible Officer”: the chief executive officer, president, chief financial officer, treasurer or assistant treasurer of the Borrower, but in any event, with respect to financial matters, the chief financial officer, treasurer or assistant treasurer of the Borrower.

RFR Borrowing”: as to any Borrowing, the RFR Loans comprising such Borrowing.

RFR Loan”: a Loan that bears interest at a rate based on Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR.

S&P”: Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings, a division of S&P Global Inc., and any successor thereto.

Sanctions”: as defined in Section 4.15.

SEC”: the Securities and Exchange Commission, any successor thereto and any analogous Governmental Authority.

Securitized Bonds”: without duplication, securities, however denominated, that are (i) issued by a Qualified Securitization Bond Issuer, (ii) secured by or otherwise payable from charges authorized by the financing order referred to in clause (a) of the definition of “Qualified Securitization Bond Issuer,” and (iii) non-recourse to the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries (other than the issuer of such securities).

Senior Bond”: the First Mortgage Bond in the initial principal amount of $500,000,000, issued to the Administrative Agent pursuant to the Supplemental Indenture.

Significant Subsidiary”: as defined in Article 1, Rule 1-02(w) of Regulation S-X of the Exchange Act as of the Effective Date, provided that notwithstanding the foregoing, no special purpose finance subsidiary, no A/R Securitization Subsidiary (or Subsidiaries of any A/R Securitization Subsidiary) nor any Qualified Securitization Bond Issuer (or Subsidiaries of any Qualified Securitization Bond Issuer) shall constitute a Significant Subsidiary. Unless otherwise qualified, all references to a “Significant Subsidiary” or to “Significant Subsidiaries” in this Agreement shall refer to a “Significant Subsidiary” or “Significant Subsidiaries” of the Borrower.

Single Employer Plan”: any Plan that is covered by Title IV of ERISA, but that is not a Multiemployer Plan.

SOFR”: a rate equal to the secured overnight financing rate as administered by the SOFR Administrator.

 

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SOFR Administrator”: the NYFRB (or a successor administrator of the secured overnight financing rate).

SOFR Administrator’s Website”: the NYFRB’s website, currently at http://www.newyorkfed.org, or any successor source for the secured overnight financing rate identified as such by the SOFR Administrator from time to time.

SOFR Determination Date”: has the meaning specified in the definition of “Daily Simple SOFR”.

SOFR Rate Day”: has the meaning specified in the definition of “Daily Simple SOFR”.

Solvent”: with respect to the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis, that as of the date of determination, (i) the fair value of the assets of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis, at a fair valuation on a going concern basis, exceeds, on a consolidated basis, their debts and liabilities, subordinated, contingent or otherwise, (ii) the present fair saleable value of the property of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, on a consolidated and going concern basis, is greater than the amount that will be required to pay the probable liability, on a consolidated basis, of their debts and other liabilities, subordinated, contingent or otherwise, as such debts and other liabilities become absolute and matured in the ordinary course of business, (iii) the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis, are able to pay their debts and liabilities, subordinated, contingent or otherwise, as such liabilities become absolute and matured in the ordinary course of business, (iv) the Borrower and its Subsidiaries are not engaged in businesses, and are not about to engage in businesses for which they have unreasonably small capital. For purposes of this definition, the amount of any contingent liability at any time shall be computed as the amount that, in light of all the facts and circumstances existing as of the Effective Date, would reasonably be expected to become an actual and matured liability.

Specified Exchange Act Filings”: the Borrower’s Form 10-K annual report for the year ended December 31, 2021 and each and all of the Form 10-Qs and Form 8-Ks (and to the extent applicable proxy statements) filed by the Borrower or PCG with the SEC after December 31, 2021 and prior to the date that is one Business Day before the Effective Date.

Standard A/R Securitization Obligations”: representations, warranties, covenants, indemnities, repurchase obligations, servicing obligations, guarantees, intercompany notes and obligations relating to contributions of A/R Securitization Assets to an A/R Securitization Subsidiary and other obligations entered into by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries which are reasonably customary in A/R Securitization Transactions.

Subsidiary”: as to any Person, a corporation, partnership, limited liability company or other entity of which shares of stock or other ownership interests having ordinary voting power (other than stock or such other ownership interests having such power only by reason of the happening of a contingency) to elect a majority of the board of directors or other managers of such corporation, partnership or other entity are at the time owned, or the management of which is otherwise controlled, directly or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, or both, by such Person. Unless otherwise qualified, all references to a “Subsidiary” or to “Subsidiaries” in this Agreement shall refer to a Subsidiary or Subsidiaries of the Borrower.

 

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Supplemental Indenture”: with respect to the Senior Bond, the Fourteenth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of the Effective Date, by and between the Borrower and the Indenture Trustee.

Supported QFC”: as defined in Section 10.19.

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

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

Term Loans”: has the meaning assigned to it in Section 2.1(b).

Term SOFR Determination Day”: has the meaning assigned to it under the definition of Term SOFR Rate.

Term SOFR Rate”: with respect to any Term Benchmark Borrowing and for any tenor comparable to the applicable Interest Period, the Term SOFR Reference Rate at approximately 5:00 a.m., Chicago time, two U.S. Government Securities Business Days prior to the commencement of such tenor comparable to the applicable Interest Period (such day, the “Term SOFR Determination Day”), as such rate is published by the CME Term SOFR Administrator.

Term SOFR Reference Rate”: for any day and time, with respect to any Term Benchmark Borrowing denominated in Dollars and for any tenor comparable to the applicable Interest Period, the rate per annum determined by the Administrative Agent as the forward-looking term rate based on SOFR. If by 5:00 pm (New York City time) on the Term SOFR Determination Day, the “Term SOFR Reference Rate” for the applicable tenor has not been published by the CME Term SOFR Administrator and a Benchmark Replacement Date with respect to the Term SOFR Rate has not occurred, then the Term SOFR Reference Rate for such Term SOFR Determination Day will be the Term SOFR

 

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Reference Rate as published in respect of the first preceding U.S. Government Securities Business Day for which such Term SOFR Reference Rate was published by the CME Term SOFR Administrator, so long as such first preceding Business Day is not more than five (5) Business Days prior to such Term SOFR Determination Day.

Transferee”: any Assignee or Participant.

Type”: as to any Loan, its nature as an ABR Loan or a Term Benchmark Loan.

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

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

Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement”: the applicable Benchmark Replacement excluding the related Benchmark Replacement Adjustment.

United States” or “U.S.”: the United States of America.

U.S. Government Securities Business Day”: any day except for (i) a Saturday, (ii) a Sunday or (iii) a day on which the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association recommends that the fixed income departments of its members be closed for the entire day for purposes of trading in United States government securities.

U.S. Person”: any Person that is a “United States Person” as defined in Section 7701(a)(30) of the Code.

U.S. Special Resolution Regime”: as defined in Section 10.19.

U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate”: as defined in Section 2.16(e)(ii)(B)(III).

Utility Revolving Credit Agreement”: that certain Credit Agreement dated as of July 1, 2020, among the Borrower, the lenders from time to time party thereto and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent.

Withdrawal Liability”: any liability to a Multiemployer Plan as a result of a complete or partial withdrawal by the Borrower or any Commonly Controlled Entity from such Multiemployer Plan, as such terms are defined in Title IV of ERISA.

 

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Write-Down and Conversion Powers”: (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 applicable 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 any UK Resolution Authority, any powers of such UK Resolution Authority under the applicable 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.

1.2 Other Definitional Provisions and Interpretative Provisions.

(a) Unless otherwise specified therein, all terms defined in this Agreement shall have the defined meanings when used in the other Loan Documents or any certificate or other document made or delivered pursuant hereto or thereto.

(b) As used herein and, except as otherwise provided therein, in the other Loan Documents, and any certificate or other document made or delivered pursuant hereto or thereto, (i) accounting terms relating to the Borrower and its Significant Subsidiaries defined in Section 1.1 and accounting terms partly defined in Section 1.1, to the extent not defined, shall have the respective meanings given to them under GAAP, (ii) the words “include”, “includes” and “including” shall be deemed to be followed by the phrase “without limitation”, (iii) the word “incur” shall be construed to mean incur, create, issue, assume or become liable in respect of (and the words “incurred” and “incurrence” shall have correlative meanings), (iv) 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, Capital Stock, securities, revenues, accounts, leasehold interests and contract rights, and (v) references to agreements or other Contractual Obligations shall, unless otherwise specified, be deemed to refer to such agreements or Contractual Obligations as amended, supplemented, restated or otherwise modified from time to time.

(c) The words “hereof”, “herein” and “hereunder” and words of similar import, when used in this Agreement, shall refer to this Agreement as a whole and not to any particular provision of this Agreement, and Section, Schedule and Exhibit references are to this Agreement unless otherwise specified.

(d) The meanings given to terms defined herein shall be equally applicable to both the singular and plural forms of such terms.

(e) The Borrower shall not be required to perform, nor shall it be required to guarantee the performance of, any of the affirmative covenants set forth in Section 6 that apply to any of its Significant Subsidiaries nor shall any of the Borrower’s Significant Subsidiaries be required to perform, nor shall any of such Significant Subsidiaries be required to guarantee the performance of, any of the Borrower’s affirmative covenants set forth in Section 6 or any of the affirmative covenants set forth in Section 6 that apply to any other Significant Subsidiary; provided, that nothing in this Section 1.2(e) shall prevent the occurrence of a Default or an Event of Default arising out of the Borrower’s failure to cause any Significant Subsidiary to comply with the provisions of this Agreement applicable to such Significant Subsidiary.

 

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(f) Notwithstanding any other provision contained herein, all terms of an accounting or financial nature used herein shall be construed, and all computations of amounts and ratios referred to herein shall be made, without giving effect to any change in accounting for leases pursuant to GAAP resulting from the implementation of Financial Accounting Standards Board ASU No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842), to the extent such adoption would require treating any lease (or similar arrangement conveying the right to use) as a capital lease where such lease (or similar arrangement) would not have been required to be so treated under GAAP as in effect on December 31, 2015.

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

1.4 Interest Rates; Benchmark Notification. The interest rate on a Loan denominated in Dollars may be derived from an interest rate benchmark that may be discontinued or is, or may in the future become, the subject of regulatory reform. Upon the occurrence of a Benchmark Transition Event, Section 2.13(b) provides a mechanism for determining an alternative rate of interest. The Administrative Agent does not warrant or accept any responsibility for, and shall not have any liability with respect to, the administration, submission, performance or any other matter related to any interest rate used in this Agreement, or with respect to any alternative or successor rate thereto, or replacement rate thereof, including without limitation, whether the composition or characteristics of any such alternative, successor or replacement reference rate will be similar to, or produce the same value or economic equivalence of, the existing interest rate being replaced or have the same volume or liquidity as did any existing interest rate prior to its discontinuance or unavailability. The Administrative Agent and its affiliates and/or other related entities may engage in transactions that affect the calculation of any interest rate used in this Agreement or any alternative, successor or alternative rate (including any Benchmark Replacement) and/or any relevant adjustments thereto, in each case, in a manner adverse to the Borrower. The Administrative Agent may select information sources or services in its reasonable discretion to ascertain any interest rate used in this Agreement, any component thereof, or rates referenced in the definition thereof, in each case pursuant to the terms of this Agreement, and shall have no liability to the Borrower, any Lender or any other person or entity 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 calculation of any such rate (or component thereof) provided by any such information source or service.

 

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SECTION 2. AMOUNT AND TERMS OF THE TERM LOANS

2.1 Loans.

(a) [Reserved].

(b) Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, each Lender severally and not jointly agrees to make a term loan (the “Term Loans”) to the Borrower in Dollars on the Effective Date in an aggregate amount equal to the amount of such Lender’s Commitment. Term Loans may be ABR Loans or Term Benchmark Loans, as further provided herein. Term Loans borrowed under this Section 2.1(b) and paid or prepaid may not be reborrowed.

2.2 Procedures for Borrowing. The Borrower shall give the Administrative Agent irrevocable notice (which notice must be received by the Administrative Agent (a) prior to 12:00 Noon, New York City time, three Business Days prior to the Effective Date, in the case of Term Benchmark Loans, or (b) prior to 1:00 P.M., New York City time, one Business Day prior to the Effective Date, in the case of ABR Loans) specifying (i) the amount and Type of Loans to be borrowed on the Effective Date and (ii) in the case of Term Benchmark Loans, the respective amounts of each such Type of Loan and the respective lengths of the initial Interest Period therefor. Upon receipt of any such notice from the Borrower, the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each Lender thereof. Each Lender will make the amount of its pro rata share of each borrowing available to the Administrative Agent for the account of the Borrower at the Funding Office prior to 10:00 A.M., New York City time, on the Effective Date in funds immediately available to the Administrative Agent. Such borrowing will then be made available to the Borrower by the Administrative Agent crediting the account of the Borrower on the books of such office with the aggregate of the amounts made available to the Administrative Agent by the Lenders and in like funds as received by the Administrative Agent

2.3 [Reserved.]

2.4 [Reserved].

2.5 [Reserved].

2.6 Fees, Etc.

(a) The Borrower agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent, for the account of each Lender (other than a Defaulting Lender to the extent provided in Section 2.20), any fees payable in the amounts and at the times separately agreed upon between the Borrower and the Lenders.

(b) The Borrower agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent the fees in the amounts and on the dates as set forth in any written, duly executed fee agreements with the Administrative Agent and to perform any other obligations contained therein.

(c) [Reserved].

 

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2.7 Termination of Commitments. The Commitments shall automatically terminate in full on the Effective Date after the proceeds of the Loans have been made available to the Borrower.

2.8 Prepayments.

(a) Optional. The Borrower may at any time and from time to time prepay the Loans, in whole or in part, without premium or penalty, upon irrevocable notice delivered to the Administrative Agent no later than 12:00 Noon, New York City time, three Business Days prior thereto, in the case of Term Benchmark Loans, and no later than 2:00 p.m., New York City time, one Business Day prior thereto, in the case of ABR Loans, which notice shall specify the date and amount of prepayment and whether the prepayment is of Term Benchmark Loans or ABR Loans. Upon receipt of any such notice the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each relevant Lender thereof. If any such notice is given, the amount specified in such notice shall be due and payable on the date specified therein, together with accrued interest to such date on the amount prepaid. Partial prepayments of Loans shall be in an aggregate principal amount of $1,000,000 or a whole multiple of $500,000 in excess thereof. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any notice of prepayment delivered in connection with any refinancing of all of the Loans with the proceeds of such refinancing or of any other incurrence of Indebtedness or the occurrence of some other identifiable event or condition, may be, if expressly so stated to be, contingent upon the consummation of such refinancing or incurrence or occurrence of such other identifiable event or condition and may be revoked by the Borrower, subject to compliance with the obligations under Section 2.17 in connection with any such revocation, in the event such contingency is not met. Each prepayment of Loans under this clause (a) shall be accompanied by accrued interest and fees on the amount prepaid to the date fixed for prepayment plus, in the case of any Term Benchmark Loans that are prepaid on any day other than the last day of the Interest Period applicable to it, the Borrower shall pay any amounts due to the Lenders as a result thereof pursuant to Section 2.17.

(b) Mandatory. In the event that the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries receives any Net Cash Proceeds arising from any Debt Issuance, then the Borrower shall promptly (and not later than five (5) Business Days following receipt thereof) notify the Administrative Agent of the receipt by the Borrower or any Subsidiary, as applicable, of such Net Cash Proceeds and such notice shall be accompanied by a reasonably detailed calculation of the Net Cash Proceeds. The Borrower shall then prepay the Loans in an amount equal to 100% of such Net Cash Proceeds on the last day of the then current Interest Period for the Loans. Each prepayment of Loans under this clause (b) shall be accompanied by accrued interest and fees on the amount prepaid to the date fixed for prepayment.

2.9 Conversion and Continuation Options.

(a) The Borrower may elect from time to time to convert Term Benchmark Loans to ABR Loans by giving the Administrative Agent prior irrevocable notice of such election no later than 12:00 Noon, New York City time, on the Business Day preceding the proposed conversion date, provided that any such conversion of Term Benchmark Loans may only be made on the last day of an Interest Period with respect thereto. The Borrower

 

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may elect from time to time to convert ABR Loans to Term Benchmark Loans by giving the Administrative Agent prior irrevocable notice of such election no later than 12:00 Noon, New York City time, on the third Business Day preceding the proposed conversion date (which notice shall specify the length of the initial Interest Period therefor), provided that no ABR Loan may be converted into a Term Benchmark Loan when any Event of Default has occurred and is continuing and the Required Lenders have determined in their sole discretion not to permit such conversions. Upon receipt of any such notice the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each relevant Lender thereof.

(b) Any Term Benchmark Loan may be continued as such upon the expiration of the then current Interest Period with respect thereto by the Borrower giving irrevocable notice to the Administrative Agent, in accordance with the applicable provisions of the defined term “Interest Period”, of the length of the next Interest Period to be applicable to such Loans, provided that no Term Benchmark Loan may be continued as such when any Event of Default has occurred and is continuing and the Required Lenders have determined in their sole discretion not to permit such continuations; provided, further, that if the Borrower shall fail to give any required notice as described above in this paragraph, subject to the preceding proviso, such Loans shall be automatically continued as Term Benchmark Loans with an Interest Period of one month on the last day of such then expiring Interest Period. Upon receipt of any such notice the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each relevant Lender thereof.

2.10 Limitations on Term Benchmark Loans. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, all borrowings, conversions and continuations of Term Benchmark Loans and all selections of Interest Periods shall be in such amounts and be made pursuant to such elections so that no more than five (5) Interest Periods shall be outstanding at any one time.

2.11 Interest Rates and Payment Dates.

(a) Each Term Benchmark Loan shall bear interest for each day during each Interest Period with respect thereto at a rate per annum equal to the Term Benchmark determined for such day plus the Applicable Margin.

(b) Each ABR Loan shall bear interest at a rate per annum equal to the ABR plus the Applicable Margin.

(c) (i) If all or a portion of the principal amount of the Loans shall not be paid when due (whether at the stated maturity, by acceleration or otherwise), such overdue amount shall bear interest at a default rate per annum equal to the rate that would otherwise be applicable thereto pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this Section plus 2% and (ii) if all or a portion of any interest payable on the Loans or any other fee payable in connection herewith (excluding any expenses or other indemnity) shall not be paid when due (whether at the stated maturity, by acceleration or otherwise), such overdue amount shall bear interest at a default rate per annum equal to the rate then applicable to ABR Loans plus 2%, in each case, with respect to clauses (i) and (ii) above, from the date of such non-payment until such amount is paid in full (as well after as before judgment).

 

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(d) Interest shall be payable in arrears on each Interest Payment Date, provided that interest accruing pursuant to Section 2.11(c) shall be payable from time to time on demand.

(e) The amount of each interest payment received by the Administrative Agent under the applicable Senior Bond shall be deemed to be a payment of interest payable by the Borrower hereunder and shall reduce, dollar-for-dollar, the amount of interest then owing by the Borrower hereunder.

2.12 Computation of Interest and Fees.

(a) Interest and fees payable pursuant hereto shall be calculated on the basis of a 360-day year for the actual days elapsed, except that, with respect to ABR Loans the rate of interest on which is calculated on the basis of ABR, the interest thereon shall be calculated on the basis of a 365- (or 366-, as the case may be) day year for the actual days elapsed. The Administrative Agent shall as soon as practicable notify the Borrower and the relevant Lenders of each determination of a Term Benchmark. Any change in the interest rate on a Loan resulting from a change in the ABR or the Term Benchmark shall become effective as of the opening of business on the day on which such change becomes effective. The Administrative Agent shall as soon as practicable notify the Borrower and the relevant Lenders of the effective date and the amount of each such change in interest rate.

(b) Each determination of an interest rate by the Administrative Agent pursuant to any provision of this Agreement shall constitute prima facie evidence of such amounts. The Administrative Agent shall, at the request of the Borrower or any Lender, deliver to the Borrower or such Lender a statement showing the quotations used by the Administrative Agent in determining any interest rate pursuant to Section 2.11(a).

2.13 Inability to Determine Interest Rate.

(a) Subject to clauses (b), (c), (d), (e) and (f) of this Section 2.13, if:

(i) the Administrative Agent determines (which determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error) (A) prior to the commencement of any Interest Period for a Term Benchmark Loan, that adequate and reasonable means do not exist for ascertaining the Adjusted Term SOFR Rate or the Term SOFR Rate (including because the Term SOFR Reference Rate is not available or published on a current basis), for such Interest Period or (B) at any time, that adequate and reasonable means do not exist for ascertaining the applicable Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR or Daily Simple SOFR; or

(ii) the Administrative Agent is advised by the Required Lenders that (A) prior to the commencement of any Interest Period for a Term Benchmark Loan, the Adjusted Term SOFR Rate for such Interest Period will not adequately and fairly reflect the cost to such Lenders (or Lender) of making or maintaining their Loans (or its Loan) included in such Term Loan for such Interest Period or (B) at any time, Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR will not adequately and fairly reflect the cost to such Lenders (or Lender) of making or maintaining their Loans (or its Loan) included in such Term Loan;

 

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then the Administrative Agent shall give notice thereof to the Borrower and the Lenders by telephone, telecopy or electronic mail as promptly as practicable thereafter and, until the Administrative Agent notifies the Borrower and the Lenders that the circumstances giving rise to such notice no longer exist, any notice from the Borrower to the Administrative Agent that requests the conversion of any Loans to, or continuation of any Loans as, a Term Benchmark Loan shall instead be deemed to request the conversion of any Loans to, or continuation of any Loans as, (x) a RFR Borrowing so long as Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR is not also the subject of Section 2.13(a)(i) or (ii) above or (y) an ABR Borrowing if Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR also is the subject of Section 2.13(a)(i) or (ii) above.

(b) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any other Loan Document (and any Swap Agreement shall be deemed not to be a “Loan Document” for purposes of this Section 2.13), if a Benchmark Transition Event and its related Benchmark Replacement Date have occurred prior to the Reference Time in respect of any setting of the then-current Benchmark, then (x) if a Benchmark Replacement is determined in accordance with clause (1) of the definition of “Benchmark Replacement” for such Benchmark Replacement Date, such Benchmark Replacement will replace such Benchmark for all purposes hereunder and under any Loan Document in respect of such Benchmark setting and subsequent Benchmark settings without any amendment to, or further action or consent of any other party to, this Agreement or any other Loan Document and (y) if a Benchmark Replacement is determined in accordance with clause (2) of the definition of “Benchmark Replacement” for such Benchmark Replacement Date, such Benchmark Replacement will replace such Benchmark for all purposes hereunder and under any Loan Document in respect of any Benchmark setting at or after 5:00 p.m. (New York City time) on the fifth (5th) Business Day after the date notice of such Benchmark Replacement is provided to the Lenders without any amendment to, or further action or consent of any other party to, this Agreement or any other Loan Document so long as the Administrative Agent has not received, by such time, written notice of objection to such Benchmark Replacement from Lenders comprising the Required Lenders of each affected Class.

(c) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any other Loan Document, the Administrative Agent will have the right to make Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes from time to time and, notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any other Loan Document, any amendments implementing such Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes will become effective without any further action or consent of any other party to this Agreement or any other Loan Document.

(d) The Administrative Agent will promptly notify the Borrower and the Lenders of (i) any occurrence of a Benchmark Transition Event, (ii)the implementation of any Benchmark Replacement, (iii)the effectiveness of any Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes, (iv)the removal or reinstatement of any tenor of a Benchmark pursuant to clause (f) below and (v) the commencement or conclusion of any Benchmark

 

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Unavailability Period. Any determination, decision or election that may be made by the Administrative Agent or, if applicable, any Lender (or group of Lenders) pursuant to this Section 2.13, including any determination with respect to a tenor, rate or adjustment or of the occurrence or non-occurrence of an event, circumstance or date and any decision to take or refrain from taking any action or any selection, will be conclusive and binding absent manifest error and may be made in its or their sole discretion and without consent from any other party to this Agreement or any other Loan Document, except, in each case, as expressly required pursuant to this Section 2.13.

(e) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any other Loan Document, at any time (including in connection with the implementation of a Benchmark Replacement), (i) if the then-current Benchmark is a term rate (including the Term SOFR Rate) and either (A) any tenor for such Benchmark is not displayed on a screen or other information service that publishes such rate from time to time as selected by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion or (B) the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of such Benchmark has provided a public statement or publication of information announcing that any tenor for such Benchmark is or will be no longer representative, then the Administrative Agent may modify the definition of “Interest Period” for any Benchmark settings at or after such time to remove such unavailable or non-representative tenor and (ii) if a tenor that was removed pursuant to clause (i) above either (A)is subsequently displayed on a screen or information service for a Benchmark (including a Benchmark Replacement) or (B)is not, or is no longer, subject to an announcement that it is or will no longer be representative for a Benchmark (including a Benchmark Replacement), then the Administrative Agent may modify the definition of “Interest Period” for all Benchmark settings at or after such time to reinstate such previously removed tenor.

(f) Upon the Borrower’s receipt of notice of the commencement of a Benchmark Unavailability Period, the Borrower may revoke any request for a Term Benchmark Borrowing or conversion to or continuation of Term Benchmark Loans to be made, converted or continued during any Benchmark Unavailability Period and, failing that, the Borrower will be deemed to have converted any request for a Term Benchmark Borrowing into a request for a Borrowing of or conversion to (A) an RFR Borrowing so long as the Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR is not the subject of a Benchmark Transition Event or (B) an ABR Borrowing if the Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR is the subject of a Benchmark Transition Event. During any Benchmark Unavailability Period or at any time that a tenor for the then-current Benchmark is not an Available Tenor, the component of ABR based upon the then-current Benchmark or such tenor for such Benchmark, as applicable, will not be used in any determination of ABR. Furthermore, if any Term Benchmark Loan is outstanding on the date of the Borrower’s receipt of notice of the commencement of a Benchmark Unavailability Period with respect to a Relevant Rate applicable to such Term Benchmark Loan or RFR Loan, then until such time as a Benchmark Replacement is implemented pursuant to this Section 2.13, any Term Benchmark Loan shall on the last day of the Interest Period applicable to such Loan (or the next succeeding Business Day if such day is not a Business Day), be converted by the Administrative Agent to, and shall constitute, (x) an RFR Borrowing so long as the Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR is not the subject of a Benchmark Transition Event or (y) an ABR Loan if the Adjusted Daily Simple SOFR is the subject of a Benchmark Transition Event, on such day.

 

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2.14 Pro Rata Treatment and Payments; Notes.

(a) [Reserved].

(b) Each payment (including each prepayment) by the Borrower on account of principal of and interest on the Loans shall be made pro rata in the case of the Loans, according to the respective outstanding principal amounts of the Loans then held by the Lenders.

(c) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, all payments (including prepayments) to be made by the Borrower hereunder, whether on account of principal, interest, fees or otherwise, shall be made without setoff or counterclaim and shall be made prior to 4:00 P.M., New York City time, on the due date thereof to the Administrative Agent, for the account of the Lenders, as applicable, at the Funding Office, in Dollars and in immediately available funds. The Administrative Agent shall distribute such payments to the Lenders promptly upon receipt in like funds as received. If any payment hereunder (other than payments on the Term Benchmark Loans) becomes due and payable on a day other than a Business Day, such payment shall be extended to the next succeeding Business Day. If any payment on a Term Benchmark Loan becomes due and payable on a day other than a Business Day, the maturity thereof shall be extended to the next succeeding Business Day unless the result of such extension would be to extend such payment into another calendar month, in which event such payment shall be made on the immediately preceding Business Day. In the case of any extension of any payment of principal pursuant to the preceding two sentences, interest thereon shall be payable at the then applicable rate during such extension.

(d) Unless the Administrative Agent shall have been notified in writing by any Lender prior to a borrowing that such Lender will not make the amount that would constitute its share of such borrowing available to the Administrative Agent, the Administrative Agent may assume that such Lender is making such amount available to the Administrative Agent, and the Administrative Agent may, in reliance upon such assumption, make available to the Borrower a corresponding amount. If such amount is not made available to the Administrative Agent by the required time on the Effective Date, such Lender shall pay to the Administrative Agent, on demand, such amount with interest thereon, at a rate equal to the greater of (i) the NYFRB Rate and (ii) a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation, for the period until such Lender makes such amount immediately available to the Administrative Agent. A certificate of the Administrative Agent submitted to any Lender with respect to any amounts owing under this paragraph shall be conclusive in the absence of manifest error. If such Lender’s share of such borrowing is not made available to the Administrative Agent by such Lender within three Business Days after the Effective Date, the Administrative Agent shall also be entitled to recover such amount with interest thereon at the rate per annum applicable to ABR Loans from the Borrower within 30 days after written demand therefor.

 

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(e) Unless the Administrative Agent shall have been notified in writing by the Borrower prior to the date of any payment due to be made by the Borrower hereunder that the Borrower will not make such payment to the Administrative Agent, the Administrative Agent may assume that the Borrower is making such payment, and the Administrative Agent may, but shall not be required to, in reliance upon such assumption, make available to the Lenders their respective pro rata shares of a corresponding amount. If such payment is not made to the Administrative Agent by the Borrower within three Business Days after such due date, the Administrative Agent shall be entitled to recover, on demand, from each Lender to which any amount which was made available pursuant to the preceding sentence, such amount with interest thereon at the rate per annum equal to the NYFRB Rate. Nothing herein shall be deemed to limit the rights of the Administrative Agent or any Lender against the Borrower.

(f) The Borrower agrees that, upon the request to the Administrative Agent by any Lender, the Borrower will promptly execute and deliver to such Lender a promissory note (a “Note”) of the Borrower evidencing any Loans (or any portion thereof) of such Lender, substantially in the form of Exhibit H, with appropriate insertions as to date and principal amount; provided, that delivery of Notes shall not be a condition precedent to the occurrence of the Effective Date or the making of the Loans on the Effective Date.

(g) If any Lender shall fail to make any payment required to be made by it pursuant to Section 2.14(d), then the Administrative Agent may, in its discretion and notwithstanding any contrary provision hereof, (i) apply any amounts thereafter received by the Administrative Agent hereunder for the account of such Lender for the benefit of the Administrative Agent to satisfy such Lender’s obligations to the Administrative Agent, as the case may be, under such Section until all such unsatisfied obligations are fully paid, and/or (ii) so long as such Lender is a Defaulting Lender, hold any such amounts in a segregated account as cash collateral for, and application to, any future funding obligations of such Lender under any such Section, in the case of each of clauses (i) and (ii) above, in any order as determined by the Administrative Agent in its discretion.

2.15 Change of Law.

(a) If a Change of Law shall:

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

(ii) impose, modify or hold applicable any reserve, special deposit, compulsory loan, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation insurance charge or other similar insurance charge or similar requirement against assets held by, deposits or other liabilities in or for the account of, advances, loans or other extensions of credit by, or any other acquisition of funds by, any Lender that is not otherwise included in the determination of the Term Benchmark Rate, which requirements are generally applicable to advances, loans and other extensions of credit made by such Lender; or

 

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(iii) impose on any Lender any other condition that is generally applicable to loans made by such Lender or participations therein;

and the result of any of the foregoing is to increase the cost to such Lender or such other Recipient, by an amount that such Lender or such other Recipient deems to be material, of making, converting into, continuing or maintaining the Loans, or to reduce any amount receivable hereunder in respect thereof, then, in any such case, the Borrower shall promptly pay such Lender or such other Recipient, within ten Business Days after its demand, any additional amounts necessary to compensate such Lender or such other Recipient for such increased cost or reduced amount receivable. If any Lender or other Recipient becomes entitled to claim any additional amounts pursuant to this paragraph, it shall promptly notify the Borrower (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) of the event by reason of which it has become so entitled; provided, however, that no Lender or other Recipient shall be entitled to demand such compensation more than 90 days following (x) the last day of the Interest Period in respect of which such demand is made or (y) the repayment of the Loan in respect of which such demand is made. Notwithstanding any other provision herein, no Lender shall demand compensation pursuant to this Section 2.15 if it shall not at the time be the general policy or practice of such Lender to demand such compensation from similarly situated borrowers (to the extent that such Lender has the right to do so under its credit facilities with similarly situated borrowers).

(b) If any Lender shall have determined that a Change of Law regarding capital or liquidity requirements shall have the effect of reducing the rate of return on such Lender’s capital or the capital of any corporation controlling such Lender as a consequence of its obligations hereunder to a level below that which such Lender or such corporation could have achieved but for such Change of Law (taking into consideration such Lender’s or such corporation’s policies with respect to capital adequacy or liquidity) by an amount deemed by such Lender to be material, then from time to time, after submission by such Lender to the Borrower (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) of a written request therefor, the Borrower shall pay to such Lender such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender or such corporation for such reduction.

(c) A certificate as to any additional amounts payable pursuant to this Section 2.15 submitted by any Lender or any other Recipient to the Borrower (with a copy to the Administrative Agent) shall constitute prima facie evidence of such costs or amounts. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Section 2.15, the Borrower shall not be required to compensate a Lender or any other Recipient pursuant to this Section 2.15 for any amounts incurred more than six months prior to the date that such Lender or such other Recipient notifies the Borrower of such Lender’s or such other Recipient’s intention to claim compensation therefor; provided that, if the circumstances giving rise to such claim have a retroactive effect, then such six-month period shall be extended to include the period of such retroactive effect not to exceed twelve months. The obligations of the Borrower pursuant to this Section 2.15 shall survive for 90 days after the termination of this Agreement and the payment of the Loans and all other amounts then due and payable hereunder.

 

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2.16 Taxes.

(a) Any and all payments by or on account of any obligation of the Borrower 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 the Borrower or Administrative Agent making the payment) require the deduction or withholding of any Tax from any such payment, then (A) the Borrower or Administrative Agent, as applicable shall withhold or make such deductions as are determined by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent to be required, (B) the Borrower or Administrative Agent, as applicable shall timely pay the full amount withheld or deducted to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with such laws, and (C) to the extent that the withholding or deduction is made on account of Indemnified Taxes, the sum payable by the Borrower 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 2.16) the applicable Recipient receives an amount equal to the sum it would have received had no such withholding or deduction been made.

(b) Without limiting the provisions of subsection (a) above, the Borrower 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.

(c) (i) The Borrower shall, and does hereby, indemnify each Recipient, and shall make payment in respect thereof within 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 2.16) payable or paid by such Recipient or required to be withheld or deducted from a payment to such Recipient, and any reasonable expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Indemnified Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority. A certificate as to the amount of such payment or liability delivered to the Borrower by a Lender or another Recipient (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), or by the Administrative Agent on its own behalf or on behalf of a Lender or another Recipient, shall be conclusive absent manifest error.

(i) Each Lender shall, and does hereby, severally indemnify, and shall make payment in respect thereof within 10 days after demand therefor, (x) the Administrative Agent against any Indemnified Taxes attributable to such Lender (but only to the extent that the Borrower has not already indemnified the Administrative Agent for such Indemnified Taxes and without limiting the obligation of the Borrower to do so), (y) the Administrative Agent against any Taxes attributable to such Lender’s failure to comply with the provisions of Section 10.6(c)(iii) relating to the maintenance of a Participant Register and (z) the Administrative Agent against any Excluded Taxes attributable to such Lender, in

 

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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, as the case may be, under this Agreement or any other Loan Document against any amount due to the Administrative Agent under this clause (ii).

(d) Upon request by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent, as the case may be, after any payment of Taxes by the Borrower or by the Administrative Agent to a Governmental Authority as provided in this Section 2.16, the Borrower shall deliver to the Administrative Agent or the Administrative Agent shall deliver to the Borrower, as the case may be, the original or a certified copy of a receipt issued by such Governmental Authority evidencing such payment, a copy of any return required by laws to report such payment or other evidence of such payment reasonably satisfactory to the Borrower or the Administrative Agent, as the case may be.

(e) (i) Any Lender that is entitled to an exemption from or reduction of withholding Tax with respect to payments made under any Loan Document shall deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent, at the time or times reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent, such properly completed and executed documentation reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent as will permit such payments to be made without withholding or at a reduced rate of withholding. In addition, any Lender, if reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent, shall deliver such other documentation prescribed by applicable law or reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent as will enable the Borrower 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 Sections 2.16(e)(ii)(A), (ii)(B) and (ii)(D) below) shall not be required if in the Lender’s reasonable judgment such completion, execution or submission would subject such Lender to any material unreimbursed cost or expense or would materially prejudice the legal or commercial position of such Lender.

(i) Without limiting the generality of the foregoing,

(A) any Lender that is a U.S. Person shall deliver to the 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 the 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;

 

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(B) any Foreign Lender shall, to the extent it is legally entitled to do so, deliver to the 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 the Borrower or the Administrative Agent), whichever of the following is applicable:

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

(II) executed copies of IRS Form W-8ECI;

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

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

 

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(C) any Foreign Lender shall, to the extent it is legally entitled to do so, deliver to the 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 the Borrower or the Administrative Agent), executed copies of any other form prescribed by applicable law as a basis for claiming exemption from or a reduction in U.S. federal withholding Tax, duly completed, together with such supplementary documentation as may be prescribed by applicable law to permit the 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 the Borrower and the Administrative Agent at the time or times prescribed by law and at such time or times reasonably requested by the 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 the Borrower or the Administrative Agent as may be necessary for the 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 (D), “FATCA” shall include any amendments made to FATCA after the Effective Date.

(ii) Each Lender agrees that if any form or certification it previously delivered pursuant to this Section 2.16 expires or becomes obsolete or inaccurate in any respect, it shall update such form or certification or promptly notify the Borrower and the Administrative Agent in writing of its legal inability to do so.

(f) At no time shall the Administrative Agent have any obligation to file for or otherwise pursue on behalf of a Lender, any refund of Taxes withheld or deducted from funds paid for the account of such Lender, as the case may be. If any Recipient determines, in its sole discretion exercised in good faith, that it has received a refund of, or credit with respect to, any Taxes as to which it has been indemnified pursuant to this Section 2.16 (including by the payment of additional amounts pursuant to this Section 2.16), it shall pay to the Borrower an amount equal to such refund or credit (but only to the extent of indemnity payments made under this Section 2.16 with respect to the Taxes giving rise to such refund or credit), net of all out-of-pocket expenses (including Taxes) of such indemnified party and without interest (other than any interest paid by the relevant Governmental Authority with respect to such refund or credit). The Borrower, upon the request of such indemnified party, shall repay to such indemnified party the amount paid over pursuant to this paragraph (f) (plus any penalties, interest or other charges imposed

 

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by the relevant Governmental Authority) in the event such indemnified party is required to repay such refund or credit to such Governmental Authority. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this paragraph (f), in no event will the indemnified party be required to pay any amount to the Borrower pursuant to this paragraph (f) the payment of which would place the indemnified party in a less favorable net after-Tax position than the indemnified party would have been in if the Tax subject to indemnification and giving rise to such refund or credit 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 paragraph (f) 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 the Borrower or any other Person.

(g) Each party’s obligations under this Section 2.16 shall survive for one year after the termination of this Agreement and the payment of the Loans and all other amounts payable hereunder.

2.17 Indemnity. The Borrower agrees to indemnify each Lender for, and to hold each Lender harmless from, any loss (other than the loss of Applicable Margin) or expense that such Lender may sustain or incur as a consequence of (a) default by the Borrower in making a borrowing of, conversion into or continuation of Term Benchmark Loans after the Borrower has given a notice requesting the same in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement, (b) default by the Borrower in making any prepayment of or conversion from Term Benchmark Loans after the Borrower has given a notice thereof in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement or (c) the making of a prepayment of Term Benchmark Loans on a day that is not the last day of an Interest Period with respect thereto. A certificate as to any amounts payable pursuant to this Section submitted to the Borrower by any Lender shall be conclusive in the absence of manifest error. This covenant shall survive for 90 days after the termination of this Agreement and the payment of the Loans and all other amounts payable hereunder.

2.18 Change of Lending Office. Each Lender agrees that, upon the occurrence of any event giving rise to the operation of Section 2.15 or 2.16 with respect to such Lender, it will, if requested by the Borrower, use reasonable efforts (subject to overall policy considerations of such Lender) to designate another lending office for any Loans affected by such event with the object of avoiding the consequences of such event; provided, that such designation is made on terms that, in the sole but reasonable judgment of such Lender, cause such Lender and its lending office(s) to suffer no unreimbursed economic disadvantage or any legal or regulatory disadvantage, and provided, further, that nothing in this Section shall affect or postpone any of the obligations of the Borrower or the rights of any Lender pursuant to Section 2.15 or 2.16.

2.19 Replacement of Lenders. The Borrower shall be permitted to replace any Lender that (a) requests (on its behalf or any of its Participants) reimbursement for amounts owing pursuant to Section 2.15 or 2.16, (b) provides notice under Section 2.21 or (c) becomes a Defaulting Lender, with a replacement financial institution; provided that (i) such replacement does not conflict with any Requirement of Law, (ii) no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing at the time of such replacement, (iii) prior to any

 

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such replacement, such Lender shall have taken no action under Section 2.18 which eliminates the continued need for payment of amounts owing pursuant to Section 2.15 or 2.16, (iv) the replacement financial institution shall purchase, at par, all Loans and other amounts owing to such replaced Lender on or prior to the date of replacement, (v) the Borrower shall be liable to such replaced Lender under Section 2.17 if any Term Benchmark Loan owing to such replaced Lender shall be purchased other than on the last day of the Interest Period relating thereto, (vi) the replacement financial institution, if not already a Lender, shall be reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, (vii) the replaced Lender shall be obligated to make such replacement in accordance with the provisions of Section 10.6 (provided that the Borrower shall be obligated to pay the registration and processing fee referred to therein), (viii) until such time as such replacement shall be consummated, the Borrower shall pay all additional amounts (if any) required pursuant to Section 2.15 or 2.16, as the case may be, and (ix) any such replacement shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any rights that the Borrower, the Administrative Agent or any other Lender shall have against the replaced Lender.

2.20 Defaulting Lenders. 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:

(a) any payment of principal, interest, fees or other amounts received by the Administrative Agent for the account of that Defaulting Lender (whether voluntary or mandatory, at maturity, pursuant to Section 7 or otherwise, and including any amounts made available to the Administrative Agent by that Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 9.7), 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 that Defaulting Lender to the Administrative Agent hereunder; second, as the Borrower may request (so long as no Default or Event of Default exists), to the funding of any Loan in respect of which that Defaulting Lender has failed to fund its portion thereof as required by this Agreement, as determined by the Administrative Agent; third, if so determined by the Borrower with the consent of the Administrative Agent, not to be unreasonably withheld, to be held in a non-interest bearing deposit account and released in order to satisfy obligations of that Defaulting Lender to fund Loans under this Agreement; fourth, to the payment of any amounts owing to the Lenders as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by any Lender against that Defaulting Lender as a result of that Defaulting Lender’s breach of its obligations under this Agreement; fifth, so long as no Default or Event of Default exists, to the payment of any amounts owing to the Borrower as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by the Borrower against that Defaulting Lender as a result of that Defaulting Lender’s breach of its obligations under this Agreement; and sixth, to that Defaulting Lender or as otherwise directed by a court of competent jurisdiction; provided that if such payment is a payment of the principal amount of the Loans in respect of which that Defaulting Lender has not fully funded its appropriate share such payment shall be applied solely to pay the Loans of all non-Defaulting Lenders on a pro rata basis prior to being applied to the payment of any Loans of that Defaulting Lender. 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 pursuant to this Section 2.20(a) shall be deemed paid to and redirected by that Defaulting Lender, and each Lender irrevocably consents hereto;

 

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(b) [Reserved];

(c) [Reserved];

(d) [Reserved]; and

(e) that Defaulting Lender’s right to approve or disapprove any amendment, supplement, modification, waiver or consent with respect to this Agreement shall be restricted as set forth in the definition of “Required Lenders” and Section 10.1.

If the Borrower and the Administrative Agent reasonably determine in writing that a Defaulting Lender should no longer be deemed to be 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 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 to be held on a pro rata basis by the Lenders in accordance with their Percentages, whereupon that 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 Borrower while that Lender was a Defaulting Lender; and 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.

2.21 [Reserved].

SECTION 3. [RESERVED].

SECTION 4. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

To induce the Administrative Agent and the Lenders to enter into this Agreement and to make the Loans, the Borrower hereby represents and warrants to the Administrative Agent and each Lender, on the Effective Date, that:

4.1 Financial Condition. The audited consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and its consolidated Subsidiaries as of December 31, 2021, and the related consolidated statements of income and cash flows for the fiscal year ended on such date, reported on by Deloitte & Touche LLP, in each case, (i) were prepared in accordance with GAAP consistently applied throughout the periods covered thereby, except as otherwise expressly noted therein, and (ii) present fairly in all material respects the consolidated financial condition of the Borrower and its consolidated Subsidiaries as of such date, and its consolidated income and its consolidated cash flows for the respective fiscal year then ended.

 

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4.2 No Change. Since December 31, 2021, no Material Adverse Effect has occurred.

4.3 Existence; Compliance with Law. Each of the Borrower and its Significant Subsidiaries (a) is duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of its jurisdiction of organization, (b) has the organizational power and organizational authority to own and operate its property, to lease the property it operates as lessee and to conduct the business in which it is currently engaged, (c) is duly qualified as a foreign corporation or other organization and in good standing under the laws of each jurisdiction where its ownership, lease or operation of property or the conduct of its business requires such qualification except to the extent that the failure to so qualify could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect and (d) is in compliance with all Requirements of Law except for any Requirements of Law being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings and except to the extent that the failure to comply therewith could not, in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

4.4 Power; Authorization; Enforceable Obligations. The Borrower has the corporate power and corporate authority to execute and deliver and to perform its obligations under the Loan Documents and to obtain extensions of credit hereunder. The Borrower has taken all necessary corporate action to authorize the execution and delivery of, and performance of its obligations under, the Loan Documents to which it is a party and to authorize the extensions of credit on the terms and conditions of this Agreement. No consent or authorization of, filing with, notice to or other act by or in respect of, any Governmental Authority or any other Person is required in connection with the extensions of credit hereunder or with the execution, delivery, performance, validity or enforceability of this Agreement or any of the Loan Documents, except (i) consents, authorizations, filings and notices which have been obtained or made and are in full force and effect, (ii) any consent, authorization or filing that may be required in the future the failure of which to make or obtain could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect and (iii) applicable Requirements of Law (including the approval of the CPUC) prior to foreclosure or other exercise of remedies under the Loan Documents. This Agreement has been, and each other Loan Document upon execution and delivery will be, duly executed and delivered. This Agreement constitutes, and each other Loan Document upon execution will constitute, a legal, valid and binding obligation of the Borrower, enforceable against the Borrower in accordance with its terms, except as enforceability may be limited by (x) applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or similar laws affecting the enforcement of creditors’ rights generally, laws of general application related to the enforceability of securities secured by real estate and by general equitable principles (whether enforcement is sought by proceedings in equity or at law) and (y) applicable Requirements of Law (including the approval of the CPUC) prior to foreclosure or other exercise of remedies hereunder or under the Loan Documents.

4.5 No Legal Bar. The execution and delivery of, and the performance of the obligations under, this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, the borrowing of the Loans hereunder and the use of the proceeds thereof will not violate in any material respect any Requirement of Law or any Contractual Obligation of the Borrower or any of its Significant Subsidiaries and will not result in, or require, the creation or imposition of any Lien on any of their respective properties or revenues pursuant to any Requirement of Law or any such Contractual Obligation (other than the Liens created by the Loan Documents and the FMB Indenture).

 

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4.6 Litigation. (a) No litigation, investigation or proceeding of or before any arbitrator or Governmental Authority is pending or, to the knowledge of the Borrower, threatened in writing by or against the Borrower or any of its Significant Subsidiaries or against any of their respective material properties or revenues with respect to any of the Loan Documents.

(a) No litigation, investigation or proceeding of or before any arbitrator or Governmental Authority is pending or, to the knowledge of the Borrower, threatened in writing by or against the Borrower or any of its Significant Subsidiaries or against any of their respective material properties or revenues, except as disclosed in the Specified Exchange Act Filings, that could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

4.7 No Default. No Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing.

4.8 Taxes. The Borrower and each of its Significant Subsidiaries has filed or caused to be filed all Federal and state returns of income and franchise taxes imposed in lieu of net income taxes and all other material tax returns that are required to be filed and has paid all taxes shown to be due and payable on said returns or with respect to any claims or assessments for taxes made against it or any of its property by any Governmental Authority (other than (i) any amounts the validity of which are currently being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings and with respect to which reserves in conformity with GAAP have been provided on the books of the Borrower or any of its Significant Subsidiaries, as applicable, and (ii) claims which could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect). No material tax Liens have been filed against the Borrower or any of its Significant Subsidiaries other than (A) Liens for taxes which are not delinquent or (B) Liens for taxes which are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings and with respect to which reserves in conformity with GAAP have been provided on the books of the Borrower or any of its Significant Subsidiaries, as applicable.

4.9 Federal Regulations. No part of the proceeds of any Loans hereunder, will be used for “buying” or “carrying” any “margin stock” within the respective meanings of each of the quoted terms under Regulation U as now and from time to time hereafter in effect or for any purpose that violates the provisions of the Regulations of the Federal Reserve Board.

4.10 ERISA. No Reportable Event has occurred during the five year period prior to the date on which this representation is made or deemed made with respect to any Plan, and each Plan has complied with the applicable provisions of ERISA and the Code, except, in each case, to the extent that any such Reportable Event or failure to comply with the applicable provisions of ERISA or the Code could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect. During the five year period prior to the date on which this representation is made or deemed made, there has been no (i) failure to make a required contribution to any Plan that would result in the imposition of a Lien or other encumbrance

 

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or the provision of security under Section 430 of the Code or Section 303 or 4068 of ERISA, or the arising of such a Lien or encumbrance; or (ii) “unpaid minimum required contribution” or “accumulated funding deficiency” (as defined or otherwise set forth in Section 4971 of the Code or Part 3 of Subtitle B of Title I of ERISA), whether or not waived, except, in each case, to the extent that such event could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect. No termination of a Single Employer Plan has occurred, and no Lien in favor of the PBGC or a Plan has arisen, during such five-year period. The present value of all accrued benefits under each Single Employer Plan (based on those assumptions used to fund such Plan) did not, as of the last annual valuation date for which a certified actuarial valuation report is available prior to the date on which this representation is made or deemed made, exceed the value of the assets of such Plan allocable to such accrued benefits, except as could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect. Neither the Borrower nor any Commonly Controlled Entity has had a complete or partial withdrawal from any Multiemployer Plan during the five year period prior to the date on which this representation is made or deemed made that has resulted or could reasonably be expected to result in a material liability under ERISA, and neither the Borrower nor any Commonly Controlled Entity would become subject to any liability under ERISA if the Borrower or any such Commonly Controlled Entity were to withdraw completely from all Multiemployer Plans as of the valuation date most closely preceding the date on which this representation is made or deemed made, except as could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect. No such Multiemployer Plan is in endangered or critical status (within the meaning of Section 305 of ERISA) or in Insolvency.

4.11 Investment Company Act; Other Regulations. The Borrower is not an “investment company”, or a company “controlled” by an “investment company”, within the meaning of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. On the Effective Date, the Borrower is not subject to regulation under any Requirement of Law (other than (a) Regulation X of the Federal Reserve Board and (b) Sections 817-830, and Sections 701 and 851 of the California Public Utilities Code) that limits its ability to incur Indebtedness under this Agreement.

4.12 Use of Proceeds. The proceeds of the Loans shall be used to refinance, in part, amounts outstanding under the Utility Revolving Credit Agreement, to pay fees, costs and expenses relating to the transactions contemplated hereby and for working capital and general corporate purposes.

4.13 Environmental Matters. Except as disclosed in the Specified Exchange Act Filings, the Borrower and its Significant Subsidiaries are not subject to any pending violations or liabilities under Environmental Laws or relating to the disposal, spill or other release of Materials of Environmental Concern that would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, and, to the knowledge of the Borrower, there are no facts, circumstances or conditions that could reasonably be expected to give rise to such violations or liabilities.

4.14 Regulatory Matters. Solely by virtue of the execution, delivery and performance of, or the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, no Lender shall be or become subject to regulation (a) under the FPA or (b) as a “public utility” or “public service corporation” or the equivalent under any Requirement of Law.

 

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4.15 Sanctions; Anti-Corruption. None of the Borrower, any of its Subsidiaries, nor, to the knowledge of the Borrower, any director, officer, agent, Affiliate or employee of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries is currently (i) the subject of any U.S. sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Treasury Department or the U.S. State Department (“Sanctions”) or (ii) located, organized or resident in a country or territory that is, or whose government is, the subject of any Sanctions. None of the Borrower, any of its Subsidiaries nor, to the knowledge of the Borrower, any director, officer, agent, Affiliate or employee of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, has taken any action, directly or indirectly, that would result in a violation in any material respect by any such Person of the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, as amended (“FCPA”) or of any other anti-bribery or anti-corruption laws, rules, regulations legally applicable to such Persons (collectively, “Anti-Corruption Laws”). The Borrower will not use the proceeds of the Loans, or lend, contribute or otherwise make available such proceeds (a) to any Subsidiary, Affiliate, joint venture partner or other Person or entity, to fund the activities of any Person, or in any country or territory, that, at the time of such funding, is, or whose government is, the subject of any Sanctions, or (b) directly, or, to the knowledge of the Borrower, indirectly, for any payments to any governmental official or employee, political party, official of a political party, candidate for political office, or anyone else acting in an official capacity, in order to obtain, retain or direct business or obtain any improper advantage, in violation of the FCPA or of any Anti-Corruption Laws.

4.16 Affected Financial Institutions. The Borrower is not an Affected Financial Institution.

4.17 Solvency. The Borrower and its Subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis, are Solvent as of the Effective Date.

4.18 Disclosure.

(a) All written information relating to the Borrower, its Subsidiaries and their respective businesses, other than any projections, estimates and other forward-looking materials and information of a general economic or industry specific nature, that has been provided by or on behalf of the Borrower to the Administrative Agent or the Lenders in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby does not, when taken as a whole, contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements contained therein not materially misleading in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made (giving effect to all supplements and updates thereto). Any projected information, estimates, other forward-looking materials and pro forma financial information that have been made available to any Lenders or the Administrative Agent prior to the Effective Date in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby have been prepared in good faith based upon assumptions believed by the Borrower to be reasonable as of the date such information was furnished to the Lenders and as of the Effective Date (it being understood that actual results may vary materially from such projections and pro forma information and such projections and pro forma information are not a guarantee of performance).

 

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(b) As of the Effective Date, to the knowledge of the Borrower, the information included in any Beneficial Ownership Certification provided on or prior to the Effective Date to any Lender in connection with this Agreement is true and correct in all respects.

4.19 Status of Obligations. The issuance to the Administrative Agent of the Senior Bond provides the Lenders, as beneficial holders of the Senior Bond through the Administrative Agent, the benefit of the Lien of the FMB Indenture equally and ratably with the holders of other First Mortgage Bonds.

4.20 Ownership of Property. As of the Effective Date, each of the Borrower and its Significant Subsidiaries has good title to, or valid leasehold interests in, all its real and personal property material to its business, subject to no Liens other than Liens permitted under Section 7.3, except for where the failure would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.

4.21 Covered Entity. The Borrower is not a Covered Entity.

SECTION 5. CONDITIONS PRECEDENT

5.1 Conditions to the Effective Date. The occurrence of the Effective Date and the obligation of each Lender to make its Loans hereunder on the Effective Date is subject to the satisfaction of the following conditions precedent:

(a) Credit Agreement. The Administrative Agent shall have received this Agreement (including copies of all schedules attached hereto in a form reasonably satisfactory to the Lenders), executed and delivered by the Administrative Agent, the Borrower and each Person listed on Schedule 1.1.

(b) Consents and Approvals. All governmental and third party consents and approvals necessary in connection with the execution and delivery of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby shall have been obtained and be in full force and effect; and the Administrative Agent shall have received a certificate of a Responsible Officer to the foregoing effect.

(c) KYC Information. At least three (3) Business Days prior to the Effective Date, the Administrative Agent and each Lender shall have received all documentation and information relating to the Borrower as is reasonably requested in writing by the Administrative Agent and/or any such Lender at least ten (10) Business Days prior to the Effective Date that is required by Governmental Authorities under applicable “know your customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including the Patriot Act and the Beneficial Ownership Regulation. If the Borrower qualifies as a “legal entity customer” under the Beneficial Ownership Regulation and the Administrative Agent or any Lender so request at least five (5) Business Days prior to the Effective Date, then at least three (3) Business Days prior to the Effective Date, the Borrower shall have delivered to the Administrative Agent and/or any such Lender a Beneficial Ownership Certification in relation to the Borrower.

 

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(d) Bond Documents. The Administrative Agent shall have received:

(i) the Bond Delivery Agreement, duly executed and delivered by the Borrower and Administrative Agent;

(ii) the Senior Bond in a face amount equal to the Loans as of the Effective Date, duly issued and authenticated under the FMB Indenture and in a form reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent;

(iii) the Supplemental Indenture, duly executed and delivered by the Borrower and the Indenture Trustee and in a form reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent;

(iv) a certificate of a duly authorized officer of the Indenture Trustee certifying that the Senior Bond has been authenticated and is outstanding under the FMB Indenture;

(v) copies of all legal opinions and other documents delivered to the Indenture Trustee by or on behalf of the Borrower on or prior to the Effective Date in connection with the issuance of the Senior Bond; and

(vi) copies of all title reports and commitments as of the Effective Date with respect to the Mortgaged Property consisting of real property as to which Liens in favor of the Indenture Trustee, for the benefit of the holders of the First Mortgage Bond, has been granted.

(e) Fees. The Lenders, the Arrangers and the Administrative Agent shall have received all fees required to be paid, and all expenses for which invoices have been presented (including the reasonable fees and expenses of legal counsel) on or before the date that is two (2) Business Days prior to the Effective Date.

(f) Closing Certificate; Certified Articles of Incorporation; Good Standing Certificates. The Administrative Agent shall have received (i) a certificate of the Borrower, dated the Effective Date, substantially in the form of Exhibit D-1, with appropriate insertions and attachments, including the articles of incorporation of the Borrower certified as of a recent date by the Secretary of State of the State of California, (ii) a good standing certificate for the Borrower dated as of a recent date from the Secretary of State of the State of California, and (iii) a certificate of a Responsible Officer, dated the Effective Date, confirming the satisfaction of the conditions precedent set forth in Sections 5.1(b), (h), (i) and (k), substantially in the form of Exhibit D-2.

(g) Legal Opinion. The Administrative Agent shall have received the legal opinion of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, counsel to the Borrower, in a form reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

 

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(h) Representations and Warranties. Each of the representations and warranties made by the Borrower in this Agreement that does not contain a materiality qualification shall be true and correct in all material respects on and as of the Effective Date, and each of the representations and warranties made by the Borrower in this Agreement that contains a materiality qualification shall be true and correct on and as of the Effective Date (or, in each case, to the extent such representations and warranties specifically relate to an earlier date, that such representations and warranties were true and correct in all material respects, or true and correct, as the case may be, as of such earlier date).

(i) No Default. No Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing on the Effective Date or would result from the funding of the Loans on the Effective Date.

(j) Notice of Borrowing. The Administrative Agent shall have received a notice of borrowing in accordance with the requirements of Section 2.2.

(k) Term Credit Facility. All principal amounts outstanding, interest accrued and other obligations under the Term Loan Credit Agreement, dated July 1, 2020, among the Borrower, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent thereunder and the lenders party thereto, shall have been paid in full and the liens granted thereunder released.

SECTION 6. AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS

The Borrower hereby agrees that, so long as any Loan, any interest on any Loan or any fee payable to any Lender or the Administrative Agent hereunder remains outstanding, or any other amount then due and payable is owing to any Lender or the Administrative Agent hereunder, the Borrower shall and, with respect to Sections 6.3 and 6.6(b), shall cause its Significant Subsidiaries to:

6.1 Financial Statements. Furnish to the Administrative Agent with a copy for each Lender, and the Administrative Agent shall deliver to each Lender:

(a) as soon as available, but in any event within 120 days after the end of each fiscal year of the Borrower, a copy of the audited consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and its consolidated Subsidiaries as at the end of such year and the related audited consolidated statements of income and cash flows for such year, setting forth in each case in comparative form the figures for the previous year, reported on without a “going concern” or like qualification or exception, or qualification arising out of the scope of the audit, by Deloitte & Touche LLP or other independent certified public accountants of nationally recognized standing; and

(b) as soon as available, but in any event not later than 60 days after the end of each of the first three quarterly periods of each fiscal year of the Borrower, the unaudited consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and its consolidated Subsidiaries as at the end of such quarter and the related unaudited consolidated statements of income and cash flows for such quarter and the portion of the fiscal year through the end of such quarter, setting forth in each case in comparative form the figures for the previous year, certified by a Responsible Officer as being fairly stated in all material respects (subject to the absence of footnotes and normal year-end audit adjustments).

 

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All such financial statements shall (x) be complete and correct in all material respects and (y) shall be prepared in reasonable detail and in accordance with GAAP applied (except as approved by such accountants or officer, as the case may be, and disclosed in reasonable detail therein) consistently throughout the periods reflected therein and with prior periods, subject, in each case to the absence of footnotes and to normal year-end audit adjustments. The Borrower shall be deemed to have delivered the financial statements required to be delivered pursuant to this Section 6.1 upon the filing of such financial statements by the Borrower through the SEC’s EDGAR system (or any successor electronic gathering system that is publicly available free of charge) or the publication by the Borrower of such financial statements on its website.

6.2 Certificates; Other Information. Furnish to the Administrative Agent, for delivery to the Lenders:

(a) within two Business Days after the delivery of any financial statements pursuant to Section 6.1, (i) a certificate of a Responsible Officer stating that such Responsible Officer has obtained no actual knowledge of any Default or Event of Default except as specified in such certificate and (ii) a Compliance Certificate, substantially in the form of Exhibit C, containing all information and calculations reasonably necessary for determining compliance by the Borrower with the provisions of this Agreement referred to therein as of the last day of the fiscal quarter or fiscal year of the Borrower, as the case may be;

(b) within five days after the same are sent, copies of all financial statements and reports that the Borrower sends to the holders of any class of its debt securities or public equity securities, provided that, such financial statements and reports shall be deemed to have been delivered upon the filing of such financial statements and reports by the Borrower through the SEC’s EDGAR system (or any successor electronic gathering system that is publicly available free of charge) or publication by the Borrower of such financial statements and reports on its website;

(c) promptly, such additional financial and other information (other than any such information the disclosure of which is prohibited by applicable law or binding agreement or subject to attorney-client privilege or constitutes attorney-work product or constitutes non-financial trade secrets or non-financial proprietary information so long as (x) such confidentiality obligation was not entered into in contemplation hereof and (y) the Borrower provides such Lender with notice that information is being withheld due to the existence of such confidentiality obligation) as any Lender, through the Administrative Agent, may from time to time reasonably request; and

(d) promptly, such documentation and other information that the Administrative Agent or such Lender reasonably 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.

 

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6.3 Payment of Taxes. Pay all taxes due and payable or any other tax assessments made against the Borrower or any of its Significant Subsidiaries or any of their respective property by any Governmental Authority (other than (i) any amounts the validity of which are currently being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings and with respect to which reserves in conformity with GAAP have been provided on the books of the Borrower or any of its Significant Subsidiaries, as applicable or (ii) where the failure to effect such payment could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect).

6.4 Maintenance of Existence; Compliance. (a)(i) Preserve, renew and keep in full force and effect its organizational existence and (ii) take all reasonable action to maintain all rights, privileges and franchises necessary or desirable in the normal conduct of its business, except, in each case, as otherwise permitted by Section 7.4 and except, in the case of clause (ii) above, to the extent that failure to do so could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect; (b) comply with all Contractual Obligations except to the extent that failure to comply therewith could not, in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect and (c) comply with all Requirements of Law except for any Requirements of Law being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings or except to the extent that failure to comply therewith could not, in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

6.5 Maintenance of Property; Insurance. (a) Keep all property useful and necessary in its business in good working order and condition, ordinary wear and tear and casualty excepted, except to the extent that failure to do so could not, in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, and (b) maintain with financially sound and reputable insurance companies insurance on all its material property in at least such amounts and against at least such risks as are usually insured against in the same general area by companies engaged in the same or a similar business of comparable size and financial strength and owning similar properties in the same general areas in which the Borrower operates, which may include self-insurance, if determined by the Borrower to be reasonably prudent.

6.6 Inspection of Property; Books and Records; Discussions. (a) Keep proper books of records and account in which full, true and correct entries in conformity with GAAP and all Requirements of Law shall be made of all dealings and transactions in relation to its business and activities and (b) unless a Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, not more than once a year and after at least five Business Days’ notice, (i) permit representatives of any Lender to visit and inspect any of its properties and examine and make abstracts from any of its books and records at any reasonable time to discuss the business, operations, properties and financial and other condition of the Borrower and its Significant Subsidiaries with officers and employees of the Borrower and its Significant Subsidiaries and (ii) use commercially reasonable efforts to provide for the Lenders (in the presence of representatives of the Borrower) to meet with the independent certified public accountants of the Borrower and its Significant Subsidiaries; provided, that any such visits or inspections shall be subject to such conditions as the Borrower and each of its Significant Subsidiaries shall deem necessary based on reasonable considerations of safety, security and confidentiality; and provided, further, that neither the Borrower nor any Significant Subsidiary shall be required to disclose to any Person any information the

 

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disclosure of which is prohibited by applicable law or binding agreement or subject to attorney-client privilege or constitutes attorney-work product or constitutes non-financial trade secrets or non-financial proprietary information so long as (x) such confidentiality obligation was not entered into in contemplation hereof and (y) the Borrower provides such Lender with notice that information is being withheld due to the existence of such confidentiality obligation.

6.7 Notices. Give notice to the Administrative Agent, and the Administrative Agent shall deliver such notice to each Lender, promptly upon any Responsible Officer obtaining knowledge of:

(a) the occurrence of any Default or Event of Default;

(b) [reserved] ; and

(c) the occurrence of an ERISA Event which, individually or in the aggregate, could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect (provided, that, any judicial proceeding instituted by PBGC that, within 60 days after the institution of such proceeding, has been withdrawn or stayed by PBGC or otherwise, shall be disregarded for the purpose of this Section 6.7(c)).

6.8 Maintenance of Licenses, etc. Maintain in full force and effect any authorization, consent, license or approval of any Governmental Authority necessary for the conduct of the Borrower’s business as now conducted by it or necessary in connection with this Agreement, except to the extent the failure to do so could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

6.9 Further Assurances.

(a) (i) Comply with Section 7.08(a) of the FMB Indenture, (ii) deliver to the Administrative Agent within 120 days after the Effective Date, a copy of the Opinion of Counsel (as defined in the FMB Indenture) delivered to the Indenture Trustee under Section 7.08(a)(i) of the FMB Indenture relating the Supplemental Indenture and (iii) deliver to the Administrative Agent a copy of each Opinion of Counsel delivered to the Indenture Trustee under Section 7.08(a)(ii) of the FMB Indenture relating to the Supplemental Indenture.

(b) Promptly upon the reasonable request by the Administrative Agent, or by the Required Lenders through the Administrative Agent, (i) correct any material defect or error that may be discovered in any Loan Document or the execution, acknowledgment, filing or recordation thereof and (ii) do, execute, acknowledge and deliver any and all such further certificates, documents, agreements and other instruments as reasonably required from time to time to carry out more effectively the purposes of the Loan Documents.

6.10 Use of Proceeds. The Borrower shall use the proceeds of the Loans in accordance with Section 4.12.

 

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SECTION 7. NEGATIVE COVENANTS

The Borrower hereby agrees that, so long as any Loan, or any interest on any Loan or any fee payable to any Lender or the Administrative Agent hereunder remains outstanding, or any other amount then due and payable is owing to any Lender or the Administrative Agent hereunder, the Borrower shall not and shall not permit its Significant Subsidiaries to:

7.1 Indebtedness. At all times prior to the Indebtedness Covenant Release Date, create, incur, assume or permit to exist any Indebtedness, except for:

(a) Indebtedness and other Obligations created hereunder;

(b) Indebtedness of the Borrower under the Utility Revolving Credit Agreement in an aggregate outstanding principal amount not to exceed $4,000,000,000 plus any additional amounts permitted to be incurred thereunder pursuant to Section 2.3 of the Utility Revolving Credit Agreement as in effect on the date hereof and any Permitted Refinancing thereof;

(c) Indebtedness of the Borrower outstanding on the Effective Date in an aggregate outstanding principal amount not to exceed, together with any Loans outstanding hereunder on the Effective Date, $33,350,000,000 and any Permitted Refinancing thereof;

(d) Indebtedness (i) pursuant to tenders, statutory obligations, bids, leases, governmental contracts, trade contracts, surety, stay, customs, appeal, performance and/or return of money bonds or other similar obligations incurred in the ordinary course of business and (ii) in respect of letters of credit, bank guaranties, surety bonds, performance bonds or similar instruments and reimbursement obligations to support any of the foregoing items;

(e) (i) Guarantee Obligations with respect to the obligations of suppliers, customers and licensees and other third parties in the ordinary course of business, (ii) Indebtedness incurred in the ordinary course of business to pay the deferred purchase price of goods or services or progress payments in connection with such goods and services and (iii) Indebtedness in respect of letters of credit, bankers’ acceptances, bank guaranties or similar instruments supporting trade payables, warehouse receipts or similar facilities entered into in the ordinary course of business, workers compensation claims or other employee benefits;

(f) Guarantee Obligations with respect to Indebtedness otherwise permitted to be incurred pursuant to this Section 7.1 and Guarantee Obligations with respect to the obligations of Subsidiaries and joint ventures of the Borrower; provided that no such Guarantee Obligations with respect to Indebtedness of the Borrower constituting debt for borrowed money or evidenced by notes, bonds, debentures or other similar instruments (including, for the avoidance of doubt, the First Mortgage Bonds) shall be permitted except to the extent provided by a Person that is, or concurrently with providing such Guarantee Obligations becomes, a guarantor of the Obligations hereunder on terms and pursuant to documentation reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent;

 

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(g) Indebtedness consisting of (i) the financing of insurance premiums and/or (ii) take-or-pay obligations contained in supply arrangements;

(h) Indebtedness with respect to Capital Lease Obligations and purchase money Indebtedness; provided, that the aggregate outstanding principal amount of Indebtedness with respect to Capital Lease Obligations shall not exceed $500,000,000 at any one time;

(i) (i) obligations under any Cash Management Agreement and (ii) Indebtedness under any Swap Agreement permitted under Section 7.6;

(j) Indebtedness arising from any agreement providing for indemnification, adjustment or purchase price or similar obligations (including contingent earn-out obligations) incurred in connection with any Disposition or any purchase of assets or Capital Stock, and Indebtedness arising from guaranties, letters of credit, bank guaranties, surety bonds, performance bonds or similar instruments securing the performance of the Borrower or its Subsidiaries pursuant to any such agreement;

(k) Indebtedness in respect of banking services and incentive, supplier finance or similar programs incurred in the ordinary course of business;

(l) customer deposits and advance payments received in the ordinary course of business from customers for goods and services purchased in the ordinary course of business;

(m) Indebtedness representing deferred compensation to employees, consultants or independent contractors incurred in the ordinary course of business;

(n) Indebtedness arising from the honoring by a bank or other financial institution of a check, draft or other similar instrument drawn against insufficient funds in the ordinary course of business;

(o) endorsements for collection or deposit in the ordinary course of business;

(p) Indebtedness issued or incurred to fund rate base growth in an aggregate outstanding principal amount not to exceed $9,000,000,000 at any time and any Permitted Refinancing thereof; and

(q) other Indebtedness of the Borrower in an aggregate outstanding principal amount not to exceed the excess, if any, of 10% of Net Tangible Assets of the Borrower over the amount of Indebtedness incurred pursuant to clause (p) above.

Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, no Guarantee Obligations from any Significant Subsidiary of the Borrower with respect to Indebtedness of the Borrower constituting debt for borrowed money or evidenced by notes, bonds, debentures or other similar instruments (including, for the avoidance of doubt, the First Mortgage Bonds) shall be permitted hereunder except to the extent provided by a Person that is, or concurrently with providing such Guarantee Obligations becomes, a guarantor of the Obligations hereunder on terms and pursuant to documentation reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent.

 

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7.2 Consolidated Capitalization Ratio. Permit the Consolidated Capitalization Ratio on the last day of any fiscal quarter, from and after the last day of the first fiscal quarter ending after the Effective Date, to exceed 0.65 to 1.00.

7.3 Liens. Create, incur, assume or suffer to exist any Lien upon any assets of the Borrower or any Significant Subsidiary, whether now owned or hereafter acquired, except for (a) Liens securing the Obligations under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents and (b) Liens permitted under Section 7.06(b) of the FMB Indenture.

7.4 Fundamental Changes. Enter into any merger, consolidation or amalgamation, or liquidate, wind up or dissolve itself (or suffer any liquidation or dissolution), or Dispose of all or substantially all of its property or business (including, without limitation, rental equipment or leasehold interests and excluding the sale or transfer of any accounts receivable or of any amounts that are accrued and recorded in a regulatory account for collections by the Borrower, in each case, in connection with a securitization transaction including, without limitation, any A/R Securitization Transaction), except that the Borrower may be merged, consolidated or amalgamated with another Person or Dispose of all or substantially all of its property or business so long as, after giving effect to such transaction, (a) no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, (b) either (i) the Borrower is the continuing or surviving corporation of such merger, consolidation or amalgamation or (ii) the continuing or surviving corporation of such merger, consolidation or amalgamation, if not the Borrower or the purchaser, (x) shall be an entity organized or existing under the laws of the United States, any state thereof or the District of Columbia, (y) shall have assumed all obligations of the Borrower under the Loan Documents pursuant to arrangements reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and (z) to the extent requested by the Administrative Agent or any Lender, shall have promptly provided to the Administrative Agent or such Lender all documentation and other information that may be required by the Administrative Agent or such Lender in order to enable compliance with applicable “know-your-customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including information required by the Patriot Act and the Beneficial Ownership Regulation and (c) the ratings by Moody’s and S&P of the continuing or surviving corporation’s or purchaser’s senior, secured debt shall be at least the higher of (1) Baa3 from Moody’s and BBB- from S&P and (2) the ratings by such rating agencies of the Borrower’s senior, secured debt in effect before the earlier of the occurrence or the public announcement of such event.

7.5 Sale and Lease Back Transactions. Enter into any arrangement, directly or indirectly, with any Person whereby it shall sell or transfer any property having fair market value in excess of $10,000,000, real or personal, used or useful in its business, whether now owned or hereafter acquired, and thereafter rent or lease such property or other property that it intends to use for substantially the same purpose or purposes as the property being sold or transferred, except for (a) those transactions described on Schedule 7.5 and (b) any other sale of any fixed or capital assets that is made for cash consideration; provided that, in each case, if such sale and leaseback results in a Capital Lease Obligation, such Capital Lease Obligation is permitted by Section 7.1 and any Lien made the subject of such Capital Lease Obligation is permitted by Section 7.3.

 

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7.6 Swap Agreements. Enter into any Swap Agreement, other than Swap Agreements entered into not for speculative purposes (a) to hedge or mitigate risks to which the Borrower and its Subsidiaries are exposed in the conduct of its business or the management of its liabilities (including, without limitation, raw material, commodities, fuel, electricity or other supply costs and currency risks), (b) to effectively cap, collar or exchange interest rates (from fixed to floating rates, from one floating rate to another floating rate or fixed rate or otherwise) with respect to any interest bearing Indebtedness of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries permitted by this Agreement, (c) to swap currency in connection with funding the business of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries in the ordinary course of business or (d) entered into in connection with any A/R Securitization Transaction.

7.7 Amendments to FMB Indenture. Amend, supplement, modify or waive the FMB Indenture in any manner that is materially adverse to the Lenders hereunder; provided that the foregoing shall not prohibit the Borrower from supplementing the FMB Indenture in order to provide for the issuance of additional First Mortgage Bonds in accordance with the FMB Indenture or to add property to the Lien of the FMB Indenture.

SECTION 8. EVENTS OF DEFAULT

If any of the following events shall occur and be continuing on or after the Effective Date:

(a) the Borrower shall fail to pay any principal of the Loans when due in accordance with the terms hereof; or the Borrower shall fail to pay any interest on the Loans, or any other amount payable hereunder or under any other Loan Document, within five Business Days after any such interest or other amount becomes due in accordance with the terms hereof; or

(b) any representation or warranty made or deemed made by the Borrower herein or in any other Loan Document or that is contained in any certificate, document or financial or other statement furnished by it at any time under or in connection with this Agreement or any such other Loan Document shall prove to have been inaccurate in any material respect on or as of the date made or deemed made, unless, as of any date of determination, the facts or circumstances to which such representation or warranty relates have changed with the result that such representation or warranty is true and correct in all material respects on such date; or

(c) the Borrower shall default in the observance or performance of any agreement contained in Section 6.4(a)(i), Section 6.7(a), Section 6.10, Section 7.1, Section 7.2, Section 7.3 or Section 7.4 of this Agreement; or

(d) the Borrower shall default in the observance or performance of any other agreement contained in this Agreement or any other Loan Document (other than as provided in paragraphs (a) through (c) of this Section), and such default shall continue unremedied for a period of 30 days after notice to the Borrower from the Administrative Agent at the request of the Required Lenders; or

 

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(e) the Borrower or any of its Significant Subsidiaries shall (i) default in making any payment of any principal of any Indebtedness (including any Guarantee Obligation, but excluding the Loans) on the due date with respect thereto (after giving effect to any period of grace, if any, provided in the instrument or agreement under which such Indebtedness was created); or (ii) default in making any payment of any interest on any such Indebtedness beyond the period of grace, if any, provided in the instrument or agreement under which such Indebtedness was created; or (iii) default in the observance or performance of any other agreement or condition relating to any such Indebtedness or contained in any instrument or agreement evidencing, securing or relating thereto, or any other event shall occur or condition exist, the effect of which default or other event or condition is to cause, or (in the case of all Indebtedness other than Indebtedness under any Swap Agreement) to permit the holder or beneficiary of such Indebtedness (or a trustee or agent on behalf of such holder or beneficiary) to cause, with the giving of notice if required, such Indebtedness to become due prior to its stated maturity or (in the case of any such Indebtedness constituting a Guarantee Obligation) to become payable; provided, that a default, event or condition described in clause (i), (ii) or (iii) of this paragraph (e) shall not at any time constitute an Event of Default unless, at such time, one or more defaults, events or conditions of the type described in clauses (i), (ii) and (iii) of this paragraph (e) shall have occurred and be continuing with respect to Indebtedness the outstanding principal amount of which exceeds in the aggregate $200,000,000; provided, further, that unless payment of the Loans hereunder has already been accelerated, if such default shall be cured by the Borrower or such Significant Subsidiary or waived by the holders of such Indebtedness and any acceleration of maturity having resulted from such default shall be rescinded or annulled, in each case, in accordance with the terms of such agreement or instrument, without any modification of the terms of such Indebtedness requiring the Borrower or such Significant Subsidiary to furnish security or additional security therefor, reducing the average life to maturity thereof or increasing the principal amount thereof, or any agreement by the Borrower or such Significant Subsidiary to furnish security or additional security therefor or to issue in lieu thereof Indebtedness secured by additional or other collateral or with a shorter average life to maturity or in a greater principal amount, then any Default hereunder by reason thereof shall be deemed likewise to have been thereupon cured or waived; or

(f) (i) the Borrower or any of its Significant Subsidiaries shall commence any case, proceeding or other action (A) under any existing or future law of any jurisdiction, domestic or foreign, relating to bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization or relief of debtors, seeking to have an order for relief entered with respect to it, or seeking to adjudicate it as bankrupt or insolvent, or seeking reorganization, arrangement, adjustment, winding up, liquidation, dissolution, composition or other relief with respect to it or its debts, or (B) seeking appointment of a receiver, trustee, custodian, conservator or other similar official for it or for all or any substantial part of its assets, or the Borrower or any of its Significant Subsidiaries shall make a general assignment for the benefit of its creditors; or (ii) there shall be commenced against the Borrower or any of its Significant Subsidiaries any case, proceeding or other action of a nature referred to in clause (i) above that (A) results in the

 

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entry of an order for relief or any such adjudication or appointment or (B) remains undismissed, undischarged or unbonded for a period of 60 days; or (iii) there shall be commenced against the Borrower or any of its Significant Subsidiaries any case, proceeding or other action seeking issuance of a warrant of attachment, execution, distraint or similar process against all or any substantial part of its assets that results in the entry of an order for any such relief that shall not have been vacated, discharged, or stayed or bonded pending appeal within 60 days from the entry thereof; or (iv) the Borrower or any of its Significant Subsidiaries shall generally not, or shall be unable to, or shall admit in writing its inability to, pay its debts as they become due; or

(g) there occurs any ERISA Event that, individually or in the aggregate, would reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect; or

(h) one or more judgments or decrees shall be entered against the Borrower or any of its Significant Subsidiaries by a court of competent jurisdiction involving in the aggregate a liability (not paid or, subject to customary deductibles, fully covered by insurance as to which the relevant insurance company has not denied coverage) of $200,000,000 or more, and all such judgments or decrees shall not have been vacated, discharged, stayed or bonded pending appeal within 45 days from the entry thereof unless, in the case of a discharge, such judgment or decree is due at a later date in one or more payments and the Borrower or such Significant Subsidiary satisfies the obligation to make such payment or payments on or prior to the date such payment or payments become due in accordance with such judgment or decree; or

(i) there shall have occurred a Change of Control; or

(j) 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 the Obligations, ceases to be in full force and effect; or the Borrower contests in any manner in writing the validity or enforceability of any Loan Document; or the Borrower denies in writing that it has any or further liability or obligation under any Loan Document, or purports in writing to revoke, terminate or rescind any Loan Document; or

(k) at any time (i) any Senior Bond shall cease to be outstanding for any reason other than (A) the payment in full of the Term Loans relating to such Senior Bond and other obligations then due and owing under the Loan Documents with respect thereto or (B) the payment in full of such Senior Bond, (ii) the Administrative Agent, on behalf of the Lenders, shall cease at any time to be the holder of any Senior Bond for all purposes of the FMB Indenture (unless such Senior Bond is transferred by the Administrative Agent other than in connection with the payment in full of the obligations with respect to such Senior Bond) or (iii) the Lien of the FMB Indenture shall cease to constitute a valid and enforceable Lien on the Mortgaged Property;

then, and in any such event, (A) if such event is an Event of Default specified in clause (i) or (ii) of paragraph (f) above with respect to the Borrower, the Loans (with accrued interest thereon) and all other amounts owing under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents shall immediately become due and payable, and (B) if such event is any other Event of

 

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Default, either or both of the following actions may be taken: with the consent of the Required Lenders, the Administrative Agent may, or upon the request of the Required Lenders, the Administrative Agent shall, by notice to the Borrower, declare the Loans (with accrued interest thereon) and all other amounts owing under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents to be due and payable forthwith, whereupon the same shall immediately become due and payable. Except as expressly provided above in this Section, presentment, demand, protest and all other notices of any kind are hereby expressly waived by the Borrower.

SECTION 9. THE AGENTS

9.1 Appointment and Authority. Each of the Lenders hereby irrevocably appoints MUFG Bank, Ltd. 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 Section 9 are solely for the benefit of the Agents, the Lenders and the Borrower shall not have rights as a third-party beneficiary of any of such provisions (other than with respect to the Borrower’s rights under Sections 9.9(a) and (b)). 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 any 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.

9.2 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 it. The Administrative Agent, and any such sub-agent may each 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 Section 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 credit facilities provided for herein 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 nonappealable judgment that the Administrative Agent acted with gross negligence or willful misconduct in the selection of such sub-agents.

9.3 Exculpatory Provisions.

(a) No Agent 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, no Agent:

 

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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 an 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 no Agent shall be required to take any action that, in its opinion or the opinion of its counsel, may expose such 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; and

(iii) shall, except as expressly set forth herein and in the other Loan Documents, have any duty to disclose, and shall not be liable for the failure to disclose, any information relating to the Borrower or any of its Affiliates that is communicated to or obtained by the Person serving as an Agent or any of its Affiliates in any capacity.

(b) No Agent shall be liable for any action taken or not taken by it (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 such Agent shall believe in good faith shall be necessary, under the circumstances as provided in Sections 10.1 and 8), or (ii) in the absence of its own gross negligence or willful misconduct as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction by final and nonappealable judgment.

(c) No Agent shall be responsible for or have any duty to ascertain or inquire into (i) any statement, warranty or representation made in or in connection with this Agreement 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 or Event of Default, (iv) the validity, enforceability, effectiveness or genuineness of this Agreement, any other Loan Document or any other agreement, instrument or document, or (v) the satisfaction of any condition set forth in Section 5 or elsewhere herein, other than to confirm receipt of items expressly required to be delivered to such Agent.

9.4 Reliance by Administrative Agent. The Administrative Agent shall be entitled to rely upon, and shall not incur any liability for relying upon, any notice, request, certificate, consent, statement, instrument, document or other writing (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 not incur any liability for relying thereon. In determining compliance with any condition hereunder

 

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to the making of a Loan, that by its terms must be fulfilled to the satisfaction of a Lender, the Administrative Agent may presume that such condition is satisfactory to such Lender unless the Administrative Agent shall have received notice to the contrary from such Lender prior to the making of such Loan. The Administrative Agent may consult with legal counsel (who may be counsel for the Borrower), 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.

9.5 Notice of Default. The Administrative Agent shall not be deemed to have knowledge or notice of the occurrence of any Default or Event of Default unless the Administrative Agent has received notice from a Lender or the Borrower referring to this Agreement, describing such Default or Event of Default and stating that such notice is a “notice of default”. In the event that the Administrative Agent receives such a notice, the Administrative Agent shall give notice thereof to the Lenders. The Administrative Agent shall take such action with respect to such Default or Event of Default as shall be reasonably directed by the Required Lenders (or, if so specified by this Agreement, all Lenders); provided that unless and until such Agent shall have received such directions, such Agent may (but shall not be obligated to) take such action, or refrain from taking such action, with respect to such Default or Event of Default as it shall deem advisable in the best interests of the Lenders.

9.6 Non-Reliance on Agents and Other Lenders. Each Lender acknowledges that it has, independently and without reliance upon the Administrative Agent, or any other Lender or any of their Related Parties and based on such documents and information as it has deemed appropriate, made its own credit analysis and decision to enter into this Agreement. Each Lender also acknowledges that it will, independently and without reliance upon the Administrative Agent, or any other Lender or any of their Related Parties and based on such documents and information as it shall from time to time deem appropriate, continue to make its own decisions in taking or not taking action under or based upon this Agreement, any other Loan Document or any related agreement or any document furnished hereunder or thereunder. Except for notices, reports and other documents expressly required to be furnished to the Lenders by the Administrative Agent hereunder, the Administrative Agent shall not have any duty or responsibility to provide any Lender with any credit or other information concerning the business, operations, property, condition (financial or otherwise), prospects or creditworthiness of the Borrower or any of its Affiliates that may come into the possession of such Agent or any of its officers, directors, employees, agents, attorneys in fact or Affiliates.

9.7 Indemnification. The Lenders agree to indemnify each Agent in its capacity as such (to the extent not reimbursed by the Borrower and without limiting the obligation of the Borrower to do so), ratably according to their respective Percentages in effect on the date on which indemnification is sought under this Section (or, if indemnification is sought after the date upon which the Commitments shall have terminated and the Loans shall have been paid in full, ratably in accordance with such Percentages immediately prior to such date), from and against any and all liabilities, obligations, losses, damages, penalties, actions, judgments, suits, costs, expenses or disbursements of any kind whatsoever that may at any time (whether before or after the payment of the Loans) be imposed on, incurred

 

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by or asserted against such Agent in any way relating to or arising out of, the Commitments, this Agreement, any of the other Loan Documents or any documents contemplated by or referred to herein or therein or the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby or any action taken or omitted by such Agent under or in connection with any of the foregoing; provided that no Lender shall be liable for the payment of any portion of such liabilities, obligations, losses, damages, penalties, actions, judgments, suits, costs, expenses or disbursements that are found by a final and nonappealable decision of a court of competent jurisdiction to have resulted from such Agent’s gross negligence or willful misconduct.

9.8 Agent in Its Individual Capacity. Each Person serving as an 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 an Agent, and the terms “Lender” or “Lenders” shall, unless otherwise expressly indicated or unless the context otherwise requires, include such Person serving as an 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 business with, the Borrower or any Subsidiary or other Affiliate thereof as if such Person were not an Agent hereunder and without any duty to account therefor to the Lenders.

9.9 Successor Agents.

(a) The Administrative Agent may resign upon 10 days’ notice to the Lenders and the Borrower. If the Administrative Agent shall so resign under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, then the Required Lenders shall appoint from among the Lenders a successor agent for the Lenders, which successor agent shall (unless an Event of Default under Section 8(f) with respect to the Borrower shall have occurred and be continuing) be subject to approval by the Borrower (which approval shall not be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed), whereupon such successor agent shall succeed to the rights, powers and duties of the Administrative Agent and the term “Administrative Agent” shall mean such successor agent effective upon such appointment and approval, and the former Agent’s rights, powers and duties as Administrative Agent shall be terminated, without any other or further act or deed on the part of such former Agent or any of the parties to this Agreement or any holders of the Loans. If no successor agent has accepted appointment as Administrative Agent by the date that is 10 days following a retiring Agent’s notice of resignation (the “Resignation Effective Date”), the retiring Agent’s resignation shall nevertheless thereupon become effective, and the Lenders shall assume and perform all of the duties of the Administrative Agent hereunder until such time, if any, as the Required Lenders appoint a successor agent as provided for above. After any retiring Agent’s resignation as Administrative Agent the provisions of Section 9.7 shall inure to its benefit as to any actions taken or omitted to be taken by it while it was an Agent under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents.

(b) If the Person serving as Administrative Agent is a Defaulting Lender pursuant to clause (e) of the definition thereof, the Required Lenders may, to the extent permitted by applicable law, by notice in writing to the Borrower and such Person remove such Person as Administrative Agent and, shall appoint a successor, subject to the approval

 

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of the Borrower (unless an Event of Default under Section 8(f) with respect to the Borrower shall have occurred and be continuing), which approval shall not be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed. If no such successor shall have been so appointed by the Required Lenders and shall have accepted such appointment within 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 Agent shall be discharged from its duties and obligations hereunder and under the other Loan Documents (except that in the case of any Senior Bond held by the Administrative Agent on behalf of the Lenders, the retiring or removed Administrative Agent shall continue to hold such Senior Bond in its name 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 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 Agent (other than any rights to indemnity payments or other amounts owed to the retiring or removed Agent as of the Resignation Effective Date or the Removal Effective Date (as applicable)), and the retiring or removed Agent shall be discharged from all of its duties and obligations hereunder or under the other Loan Documents. The fees payable by the Borrower to a successor Agent shall be the same as those payable to its predecessor unless otherwise agreed between the Borrower and such successor. After the retiring or removed Agent’s resignation or removal hereunder and under the other Loan Documents, the provisions of this Section and Sections 2.17 and 10.5 shall continue in effect for the benefit of such retiring or removed Agent, its sub-agents and their respective Related Parties in respect of any actions taken or omitted to be taken by any of them while the retiring or removed Agent was acting as Agent.

9.10 Documentation Agent and Syndication Agent. The Documentation Agent and Syndication Agent shall have no duties or responsibilities hereunder in its capacity as such.

9.11 Administrative Agent May File Proofs of Claim. In case of the pendency of any proceeding under any Debtor Relief Law, the Administrative Agent (irrespective of whether the principal of any Loan 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 the Borrower) shall be entitled and empowered (but not obligated) 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 and all other 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 and the Administrative Agent (including any claim for the reasonable compensation, expenses, disbursements and advances of the Lenders and the Administrative Agent and their respective agents and counsel and all other amounts due the Lenders and the Administrative Agent under Sections 2.6, 2.17 and 10.5) allowed in such judicial proceeding; and

 

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(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 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, 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 2.6, 2.17 and 10.5.

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 the Borrower, that at least one of the following is and will be true:

(i) such Lender is not using “plan assets” (within the meaning of Section 3(42) of ERISA or otherwise) of one or more Benefit Plans with respect to such Lender’s entrance into, participation in, administration of and performance of the Loans, the Commitments or this Agreement,

(ii) the transaction exemption set forth in one or more PTEs, such as PTE 84-14 (a class exemption for certain transactions determined by independent qualified professional asset managers), PTE 95-60 (a class exemption for certain transactions involving insurance company general accounts), PTE 90-1 (a class exemption for certain transactions involving insurance company pooled separate accounts), PTE 91-38 (a class exemption for certain transactions involving bank collective investment funds) or PTE 96-23 (a class exemption for certain transactions determined by in-house asset managers), is applicable with respect to such Lender’s entrance into, participation in, administration of and performance of the Loans, the Commitments and this Agreement,

(iii) (A) such Lender is an investment fund managed by a “Qualified Professional Asset Manager” (within the meaning of Part VI of PTE 84-14), (B) such Qualified Professional Asset Manager made the investment decision on behalf of such Lender to enter into, participate in, administer and perform the Loans, the Commitments and this Agreement, (C) the entrance into, participation in, administration of and performance of the Loans, the Commitments and this Agreement satisfies the requirements of sub-sections (b) through (g) of Part I of PTE 84-14 and (D) to the best knowledge of such Lender, the requirements of subsection (a) of Part I of PTE 84-14 are satisfied with respect to such Lender’s entrance into, participation in, administration of and performance of the Loans, the Commitments and this Agreement, or

 

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(iv) such other representation, warranty and covenant as may be agreed in writing between the Administrative Agent, in its sole discretion, and such Lender.

(b) In addition, unless either (1) sub-clause (i) in the immediately preceding clause (a) is true with respect to a Lender or (2) a Lender has provided another representation, warranty and covenant in accordance with sub-clause (iv) in the immediately preceding clause (a), such Lender further (x) represents and warrants, as of the date such Person became a Lender party hereto, to, and (y) covenants, from the date such Person became a Lender party hereto to the date such Person ceases being a Lender party hereto, for the benefit of, the Administrative Agent, and not, for the avoidance of doubt, to or for the benefit of the Borrower, that the Administrative Agent is not a fiduciary with respect to the assets of such Lender involved in such Lender’s entrance into, participation in, administration of and performance of the Loans, the Commitments and this Agreement (including in connection with the reservation or exercise of any rights by the Administrative Agent under this Agreement, any Loan Document or any documents related hereto or thereto).

9.13 Erroneous Payment.

(a) If the Administrative Agent notifies a Lender or any Person who has received funds on behalf of a Lender, such Lender (any such Lender or other recipient, a “Payment Recipient”) that the Administrative Agent has determined in its sole discretion (whether or not after receipt of any notice under immediately succeeding clause (b)) that any funds received by such Payment Recipient from the Administrative Agent or any of its Affiliates were erroneously transmitted to, or otherwise erroneously or mistakenly received by, such Payment Recipient (whether or not known to such Lender or other Payment Recipient on its behalf) (any such funds, whether received as a payment, prepayment or repayment of principal, interest, fees, distribution or otherwise, individually and collectively, an “Erroneous Payment”) and demands the return of such Erroneous Payment (or a portion thereof), such Erroneous Payment shall at all times remain the property of the Administrative Agent and shall be segregated by the Payment Recipient and held in trust for the benefit of the Administrative Agent, and such Lender shall (or, with respect to any Payment Recipient who received such funds on its behalf, shall cause such Payment Recipient to) promptly, but in no event later than one Business Day thereafter, return to the Administrative Agent the amount of any such Erroneous Payment (or portion thereof) as to which such a demand was made, in same day funds (in the currency so received), together with interest thereon in respect of each day from and including the date such Erroneous Payment (or portion thereof) was received by such Payment Recipient to the date such amount is repaid to the Administrative Agent in same day funds at the greater of the NYFRB Rate and a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation from time to time in effect. A notice of the Administrative Agent to any Payment Recipient under this clause (a) shall be conclusive, absent manifest error.

 

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(b) Without limiting immediately preceding clause (a), each Lender, or any Person who has received funds on behalf of a Lender, such Lender, hereby further agrees that if it receives a payment, prepayment or repayment (whether received as a payment, prepayment or repayment of principal, interest, fees, distribution or otherwise) from the Administrative Agent (or any of its Affiliates) (x) that is in a different amount than, or on a different date from, that specified in a notice of payment, prepayment or repayment sent by the Administrative Agent (or any of its Affiliates) with respect to such payment, prepayment or repayment, (y) that was not preceded or accompanied by a notice of payment, prepayment or repayment sent by the Administrative Agent (or any of its Affiliates), or (z) that such Lender, or other such recipient, otherwise becomes aware was transmitted, or received, in error or by mistake (in whole or in part) in each case:

(i) (A) in the case of immediately preceding clauses (x) or (y), an error shall be presumed to have been made (absent written confirmation from the Administrative Agent to the contrary) or (B) an error has been made (in the case of immediately preceding clause (z)), in each case, with respect to such payment, prepayment or repayment; and

(ii) such Lender shall (and shall cause any other recipient that receives funds on its respective behalf to) promptly (and, in all events, within one Business Day of its knowledge of such error) notify the Administrative Agent of its receipt of such payment, prepayment or repayment, the details thereof (in reasonable detail) and that it is so notifying the Administrative Agent pursuant to this Section 9.13(b), and upon demand from the Administrative Agent, it shall promptly, but in no event later than one Business Day thereafter, return to the Administrative Agent the amount of any such payment, prepayment or repayment as to which such a demand was made in same day funds, together with interest thereon in respect of each day from and including the date such payment, prepayment or repayment was received by such Lender to the date such amount is repaid to the Administrative Agent at the greater of the NYFRB Rate and a rate determined by the Administrative Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation from time to time in effect.

(c) Each Lender hereby authorizes the Administrative Agent to set off, net and apply any and all amounts at any time owing to such Lender under any Loan Document, or otherwise payable or distributable by the Administrative Agent to such Lender from any source, against any amount due to the Administrative Agent under immediately preceding clause (a) or under the indemnification provisions of this Agreement.

(d) The Borrower hereby agrees that in the event an Erroneous Payment (or portion thereof) are not recovered from any Lender that has received such Erroneous Payment (or portion thereof) for any reason, the Administrative Agent shall be subrogated to all the rights of such Lender with respect to such amount.

 

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(e) The parties hereto agree that an Erroneous Payment shall not pay, prepay, repay, discharge or otherwise satisfy any Obligations owed by the Borrower, except, in each case, to the extent such Erroneous Payment is, and solely with respect to the amount of such Erroneous Payment that is, comprised of funds received by the Administrative Agent from the Borrower for the purpose of making such Erroneous Payment.

(f) To the extent permitted by applicable law, no Payment Recipient shall assert any right or claim to an Erroneous Payment, and hereby waives, and is deemed to waive, any claim, counterclaim, defense or right of set-off or recoupment with respect to any demand, claim or counterclaim by the Administrative Agent for the return of any Erroneous Payment received, including without limitation waiver of any defense based on “discharge for value” or any similar doctrine.

(g) Each party’s obligations, agreements and waivers under this Section 9.13 shall survive the resignation or replacement of the Administrative Agent, any transfer of rights or obligations by, or the replacement of a Lender, the termination of the Commitments and/or the repayment, satisfaction or discharge of all Obligations (or any portion thereof) under any Loan Document.

SECTION 10. MISCELLANEOUS

10.1 Amendments and Waivers. Subject to Section 2.13(b) and (c), neither this Agreement, any other Loan Document, nor any terms hereof or thereof may be amended, supplemented or modified except in accordance with the provisions of this Section 10.1. The Required Lenders and the Borrower may, or, with the written consent of the Required Lenders, the Administrative Agent and the Borrower may, from time to time, (a) enter into written amendments, supplements or modifications hereto and to the other Loan Documents for the purpose of adding any provisions to this Agreement or the other Loan Documents or changing in any manner the rights of the Lenders or of the Borrower hereunder or thereunder or (b) waive, on such terms and conditions as the Required Lenders or the Administrative Agent, as the case may be, may specify in such instrument, any of the requirements of this Agreement or the other Loan Documents or any Default or Event of Default and its consequences; provided, however, that no such waiver and no such amendment, supplement or modification shall:

(i) forgive the principal amount or extend the final scheduled date of maturity of any Loan, reduce the stated rate of any interest or fee payable hereunder (except in connection with the waiver of applicability of any post-default increase in interest rates (which waiver shall be effective with the consent of the Required Lenders)) or extend the scheduled date of any payment thereof, in each case without the written consent of each Lender directly affected thereby;

(ii) eliminate or reduce the voting rights of any Lender under this Section 10.1 or Section 10.6(a)(i) without the written consent of such Lender;

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(iv) amend, modify or waive any provision of Section 2.14, Section 10.07 (Application of Money Collected) of the FMB Indenture or any similar provision in the Loan Documents related to pro rata treatment without the consent of each Lender directly affected thereby;

(v) amend, modify or waive any provision of Section 9 without the written consent of the Administrative Agent;

(vi) [reserved];

(vii) amend, modify or waive any provision of Section 5.1 without the written consent of all the Lenders;

(viii) amend, modify or waive any provision of Section 2.8(b) without the written consent of each Lender affected thereby;

(ix) instruct the Administrative Agent to vote the Senior Bond in favor of the release of all or substantially all of the Mortgaged Property without the written consent of all the Lenders.

Any such waiver and any such amendment, supplement or modification shall apply equally to each of the Lenders and shall be binding upon the Borrower, the Lenders, the Administrative Agent and all future holders of the Loans. In the case of any waiver, the Borrower, the Lenders and the Administrative Agent shall be restored to their former position and rights hereunder and under the other Loan Documents, and any Default or Event of Default waived shall be deemed to be cured and not continuing; but no such waiver shall extend to any subsequent or other Default or Event of Default, or impair any right consequent thereon.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Section 10.1, if the Administrative Agent and the Borrower acting together identify any ambiguity, omission, mistake, typographical error or other defect in any provision of this Agreement or any other Loan Document, then the Administrative Agent and the Borrower shall be permitted to amend, modify or supplement such provision to cure such ambiguity, omission, mistake, typographical error or other defect, and any such amendment, modification or supplement shall become effective without any further action or consent of any other party to this Agreement.

If the Required Lenders shall have approved any amendment which requires the consent of all of the Lenders, the Borrower shall be permitted to replace any non-consenting Lender with another financial institution, provided that, (i) the replacement financial institution shall purchase at par, all Loans and other amounts owing to such replaced Lender on or prior to the date of replacement, (ii) the Borrower shall be liable to such replaced Lender under Section 2.17 if any Term Benchmark Loan owing to such replaced Lender shall be purchased other than on the last day of the Interest Period relating thereto (as if such purchase constituted a prepayment of such Loans), (iii) such replacement financial institution, if not already a Lender, shall be reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, (iv) the replaced Lender shall be obligated to make such

 

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replacement in accordance with the provisions of Section 10.6 (provided that the Borrower shall be obligated to pay the registration and processing fee referred to therein) (for the avoidance of doubt, such replacement shall be effective subject to the conditions in the other clauses set forth in this proviso, regardless of whether such replaced Lender enters into an Assignment and Assumption) and (v) any such replacement shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any rights the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, or any other Lender shall have against the replaced Lender.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, no Defaulting Lender shall have any right to approve or disapprove any amendment, supplement, modification, waiver or consent hereunder (and any amendment, supplement, modification, waiver or consent which by its terms requires the consent of all Lenders or each affected Lender may be effected with the consent of the applicable Lenders other than Defaulting Lenders), except that (i) any reduction of the amount of principal or interest owed to such Defaulting Lender shall, in each case, require the consent of such Defaulting Lender, and (ii) a Defaulting Lender’s Percentage shall be taken into consideration along with the Percentage of non-Defaulting Lenders when voting to approve or disapprove any waiver, amendment or modification that by its terms affects any Defaulting Lender more adversely than other affected Lenders.

10.2 Notices.

(a) All notices, requests and demands to or upon the respective parties hereto to be effective shall be in writing (including by telecopy), and, unless otherwise expressly provided herein, shall be deemed to have been duly given or made when delivered during the recipient’s normal business hours, or three Business Days after being deposited in the mail, postage prepaid, or, in the case of telecopy notice, when received during the recipient’s normal business hours, addressed as follows in the case of the Borrower and the Administrative Agent, and as set forth in an administrative questionnaire delivered to the Administrative Agent in the case of the Lenders, or to such other address as may be hereafter notified by the respective parties hereto:

 

  Borrower:

Pacific Gas and Electric Company

   

c/o PG&E Corporation

   

P.O. Box 770000

   

San Francisco, California 94177

   

Attention: Treasurer

   

Telecopy: (415) 973-8968

   

Telephone: (415) 973-8956

 

  with a copy to:

Pacific Gas and Electric Company

   

c/o PG&E Corporation

   

P.O. Box 770000

   

San Francisco, California 94177

   

Attention: General Counsel

   

Telecopy: (415) 973-5520

 

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  Administrative Agent:

MUFG Bank, Ltd.

   

1221 Avenue of the Americas

   

New York, NY 10020

   

Attention: Loan Operations Department

   

Telephone: 201-413-8901

   

Email: [email protected]

 

  with a copy to:

MUFG Bank, Ltd.

   

1221 Avenue of the Americas

   

New York, NY 10020

   

Attention: AgencyDesk

   

Telephone: 201-405-6621

   

Email: [email protected]

provided that any notice, request or demand to or upon the Administrative Agent or any Lender shall not be effective until received.

(b) Notices and other communications to the Administrative Agent or the Lenders hereunder may be delivered or furnished by electronic communications pursuant to procedures approved by the Administrative Agent; provided that the foregoing shall not apply to notices pursuant to Section 2 unless otherwise agreed by the Administrative Agent and each Lender. The Administrative Agent or the Borrower may, in its discretion, agree to accept notices and other communications to it hereunder by electronic communications pursuant to procedures approved by it; provided that approval of such procedures may be limited to particular notices or communications.

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

(d) (i) The Borrower agrees that the Administrative Agent may, but shall not be obligated to, make the Communications (as defined below) available to the Lenders by posting the Communications on Debt Domain, Intralinks, Syndtrak or a substantially similar electronic transmission system (the “Platform”).

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any warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement of third-party rights or freedom from viruses or other code defects, is made by any Agent Party in connection with the Communications or the Platform. In no event shall the Administrative Agent or any of its Related Parties (collectively, the “Agent Parties”) have any liability to the Borrower, any Lender or any other Person or entity for damages of any kind, including, without limitation, direct or indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages, losses or expenses (whether in tort, contract or otherwise) arising out of the Borrower’s or the Administrative Agent’s transmission of Communications through the Platform, except to the extent such liability resulted from the gross negligence or willful misconduct of the Administrative Agent or any of its Related Parties as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction in a final non-appealable judgment. “Communications” means, collectively, any notice, demand, communication, information, document or other material provided by or on behalf of the Borrower pursuant to any Loan Document or the transactions contemplated therein which is distributed to the Administrative Agent or any Lender by means of electronic communications pursuant to this Section, including through the Platform.

10.3 No Waiver; Cumulative Remedies. No failure to exercise and no delay in exercising, on the part of the Administrative Agent or any Lender, any right, remedy, power or privilege hereunder or under the other Loan Documents shall operate as a waiver thereof; nor shall any single or partial exercise of any right, remedy, power or privilege hereunder 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 are cumulative and not exclusive of any rights, remedies, powers and privileges provided by law.

10.4 Survival of Representations and Warranties. All representations and warranties made hereunder, in the other Loan Documents and in any document, certificate or statement delivered pursuant hereto or in connection herewith shall survive the execution and delivery of this Agreement and the making of the Loans hereunder.

10.5 Payment of Expenses and Taxes. The Borrower agrees (a) to pay or reimburse the Administrative Agent and the Lenders for all their respective reasonable out of pocket costs and expenses incurred in connection with the development, preparation and execution of, and any amendment, supplement or modification to, this Agreement and the other Loan Documents and any other documents prepared in connection herewith or therewith, and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby, including the reasonable fees and disbursements of only one joint counsel and one joint special California counsel and, if necessary, one joint local counsel in each other relevant jurisdiction to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders (and in the case of an actual or perceived conflict of interest, one additional counsel for each applicable jurisdiction to each group of similarly situated affected persons) and filing and recording fees and expenses, with statements with respect to the foregoing to be submitted to the Borrower prior to the Effective Date (in the case of amounts to be paid on the Effective Date) and from time to time thereafter on a quarterly basis or such other periodic basis as the Administrative Agent shall deem appropriate, (b) to pay or reimburse each Lender and the

 

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Administrative Agent for all its costs and expenses incurred in connection with the enforcement or preservation of its rights under this Agreement, the other Loan Documents and any such other documents, including the reasonable fees and disbursements of only one joint counsel, one joint special California counsel and, if necessary, one local counsel in each other relevant jurisdiction to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders (and in the case of an actual or perceived conflict of interest, one additional counsel for each applicable jurisdiction to each group of similarly situated affected persons), and (c) to pay, indemnify, and hold each Lender, the Administrative Agent and their respective Affiliates and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents (each, an “Indemnitee”) harmless from and against any and all other liabilities, obligations, losses, damages, penalties, actions, judgments, suits, costs, expenses or disbursements of any kind or nature whatsoever whether brought by the Borrower or any other Person, with respect to the execution, delivery, enforcement and performance of, or arising out of or in connection with, this Agreement, the other Loan Documents and any such other documents, including any of the foregoing relating to the use of proceeds of the Loans or the violation of, noncompliance with or liability under, any Environmental Law directly or indirectly relating to the Borrower, its Significant Subsidiaries or any of the facilities and properties owned, leased or operated by the Borrower or its Significant Subsidiaries and the reasonable, documented and invoiced fees and expenses of one joint counsel and one joint special California counsel and, if necessary, one joint local counsel in each other relevant jurisdiction to the applicable Indemnitee (and in the case of an actual or perceived conflict of interest, one additional counsel for each applicable jurisdiction to each group of similarly situated affected persons), in connection with claims, actions or proceedings by any Indemnitee against the Borrower under any Loan Document (all the foregoing in this clause (c), collectively, the “Indemnified Liabilities”), provided, that the Borrower shall have no obligation hereunder to any Indemnitee with respect to Indemnified Liabilities to the extent such Indemnified Liabilities resulted from, as determined in a final non-appealable judgment by a court of competent jurisdiction, (x) the gross negligence, bad faith or willful misconduct of such Indemnitee or its Affiliates, (y) the material breach of such Indemnitee’s funding obligations hereunder or (z) a dispute amongst one or more Lenders not arising from the Borrower’s breach of its obligations under the Loan Documents (other than a dispute involving a claim against an Indemnitee for its acts or omissions in its capacity as an arranger, bookrunner, agent or similar role in respect of the Loan Agreement, except, to the extent such acts or omissions are determined by a court of competent jurisdiction by a final and non-appealable judgment to have constituted the gross negligence, bad faith or willful misconduct of such Indemnitee in such capacity). Without limiting the foregoing, and to the extent permitted by applicable law, the Borrower agrees not to assert and to cause its Significant Subsidiaries not to assert, and hereby waives and agrees to cause its Significant Subsidiaries to waive, all rights for contribution or any other rights of recovery with respect to all claims, demands, penalties, fines, liabilities, settlements, damages, costs and expenses of whatever kind or nature, under or related to Environmental Laws, that any of them might have by statute or otherwise against any Indemnitee. All amounts due under this Section 10.5 shall be payable not later than 30 days after written demand therefor, subject to the Borrower’s receipt of reasonably detailed invoices. Statements payable by the Borrower pursuant to this Section 10.5 shall be submitted to Treasurer (Telephone No. (415) 817-8199/(415) 267-7000) (Telecopy No.

 

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(415) 267-7265/7268), at the address of the Borrower set forth in Section 10.2(a) with a copy to Chief Counsel, Corporate (Telephone No. (415) 817-8200) (Telecopy No. (415) 817-8225), at the address of the Borrower set forth in Section 10.2(a), or to such other Person or address as may be hereafter designated by the Borrower in a written notice to the Administrative Agent. The agreements in this Section 10.5 shall survive for two years after repayment of the Loans and all other amounts payable hereunder. This Section 10.5 shall not apply with respect to Taxes, other than Taxes that represent claims, damages, losses, liabilities, costs or expenses arising from non-Tax claims.

10.6 Successors and Assigns; Participations and Assignments.

(a) The provisions of this Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and assigns permitted hereby, except that (i) the Borrower may not assign or otherwise transfer any of its rights or obligations hereunder without the prior written consent of each Lender (and any attempted assignment or transfer by the Borrower without such consent shall be null and void) and (ii) no Lender may assign or otherwise transfer its rights or obligations hereunder except in accordance with this Section 10.6.

(b) (i) Subject to the conditions set forth in paragraph (b)(ii) below, any Lender may assign to one or more assignees (each, an “Assignee”) other than a Defaulting Lender, any Subsidiary of a Defaulting Lender, any natural person (or holding company, investment vehicle or trust for, or owned or operated by or for the primary benefit of, one or more natural persons), the Borrower or any of the Borrower’s Affiliates or Subsidiaries, all or a portion of its rights and obligations under this Agreement (including all or a portion of the Loans at the time owing to it) with the prior written consent (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed) of:

(A) the Borrower, provided that no consent of the Borrower shall be required for an assignment to a Lender (or an Affiliate of any Lender) or an Approved Fund or, if an Event of Default under Section 8(a), (e) or (f) has occurred and is continuing, any other Person, and provided further, that the Borrower shall be deemed to have consented to any such assignment unless it shall object thereto by written notice to the Administrative Agent within ten (10) Business Days after having received notice thereof from the assigning Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent); and

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

(A) except in the case of an assignment to a Lender, an Eligible Assignee that is an Affiliate of any Lender or an assignment of the entire remaining amount of the assigning Lender’s Loans, the amount 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) shall not be less than $10,000,000 (or, if such Assignee is an Eligible Assignee that is an Affiliate of a Lender, $5,000,000) unless each of the Borrower and the Administrative Agent otherwise consent, provided that (1) no such consent of the Borrower shall be required if an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing and (2) with respect to any Lender party to this Agreement on the Effective Date, such amounts shall be aggregated in respect of such Lender and any Affiliate of such Lender that is an Eligible Assignee;

(B) the parties to each assignment shall execute and deliver to the Administrative Agent an Assignment and Assumption, together with a processing and recordation fee of $3,500; and

(C) the Assignee, if it shall not be a Lender, shall deliver to the Administrative Agent an administrative questionnaire.

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 the Borrower 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 (x) pay and satisfy in full all payment liabilities then owed by such Defaulting Lender to the Administrative Agent or any Lender hereunder (and interest accrued thereon) and (y) acquire (and fund as appropriate) its full pro rata share of all Loans in accordance with its 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 paragraph, then the Assignee of such interest shall be deemed to be a Defaulting Lender for all purposes of this Agreement until such compliance occurs.

(iii) Subject to acceptance and recording thereof pursuant to paragraph (b)(iv) below, from and after the effective date specified in each Assignment and Assumption the Assignee thereunder shall be a party hereto and, to the extent of the interest assigned by such Assignment and Assumption, shall have the rights and obligations of a Lender under this Agreement, and the assigning Lender thereunder shall, to the extent of the interest assigned by such Assignment and Assumption, be released from its obligations under this Agreement (and, in the case of an Assignment and Assumption covering all of the assigning Lender’s rights and obligations under this Agreement, such Lender shall cease to be a party hereto but shall continue to be entitled to the benefits of Sections 2.15, 2.16, 2.17 and 10.5 but

 

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shall be subject to the limitations set forth therein); 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 the Lender’s having been a Defaulting Lender. Any assignment or transfer by a Lender of rights or obligations under this Agreement that does not comply with this Section 10.6 shall be treated for purposes of this Agreement as a sale by such Lender of a participation in such rights and obligations in accordance with paragraph (c) of this Section.

(iv) The Administrative Agent, acting for this purpose as a non-fiduciary agent of the Borrower (and such agency being solely to establish that the relevant obligation is in registered form under Section 5f.103-1(c) of the United States Treasury Regulations), shall maintain at one of its offices a copy of each Assignment and Assumption delivered to it and a register for the recordation of the names and addresses of the Lenders, and the principal amount of the Loans owing to, each Lender pursuant to the terms hereof from time to time (the “Register”). The entries in the Register shall be conclusive, in the absence of manifest error, and the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and the Lenders shall treat each Person whose name is recorded in the Register pursuant to the terms hereof as a Lender hereunder for all purposes of this Agreement, notwithstanding notice to the contrary. The Register shall be available for inspection by the Borrower and any Lender, at any reasonable time and from time to time upon reasonable prior notice.

(v) Upon its receipt of a duly completed Assignment and Assumption executed by an assigning Lender and an Assignee, the Assignee’s completed administrative questionnaire (unless the Assignee shall already be a Lender hereunder), the processing and recordation fee referred to in paragraph (b) of this Section and any written consent to such assignment required by paragraph (b) of this Section, the Administrative Agent shall accept such Assignment and Assumption and record the information contained therein in the Register. No assignment shall be effective for purposes of this Agreement unless it has been recorded in the Register as provided in this paragraph.

(c) (i) Any Lender may, without the consent of the Borrower or the Administrative Agent, sell participations to one or more banks or other entities (other than a Defaulting Lender or the Borrower or any of the Borrower’s Affiliates or Subsidiaries) (a “Participant”) in all or a portion of such Lender’s rights and obligations under this Agreement (including all or a portion of the Loans owing to it); provided that (A) such Lender’s obligations under this Agreement shall remain unchanged, (B) such Lender shall remain solely responsible to the other parties hereto for the performance of such obligations and (C) the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and the other Lenders shall continue to deal solely and directly with such Lender in connection with such Lender’s rights and obligations under this Agreement. Any agreement 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 may provide that such Lender will not, without the consent of the Participant, agree to any amendment, modification or waiver that (1)

 

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requires the consent of each Lender directly affected thereby pursuant to the proviso to the second sentence of Section 10.1 and (2) directly affects such Participant. Subject to paragraph (c)(ii) of this Section, the Borrower agrees that each Participant shall be entitled to the benefits of Sections 2.15, 2.16 and 2.17 to the same extent as if it were a Lender and had acquired its interest by assignment pursuant to paragraph (b) of this Section.

(i) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, a Participant shall not be entitled to receive any greater payment under Section 2.15 or 2.16 than the applicable Lender would have been entitled to receive with respect to the participation sold to such Participant, unless the sale of the participation to such Participant is made with the Borrower’s prior written consent to such greater payments. Any Participant that is a Foreign Lender shall not be entitled to the benefits of Section 2.16 unless such Participant complies with Section 2.16(e).

(ii) Each Lender that sells a participation shall, acting solely for this purpose as a non-fiduciary agent of the Borrower, maintain a register on which it enters the name and address of each Participant and the principal amounts (and stated interest) of each Participant’s interest in the Loans or other obligations under 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 loans or its other obligations under any Loan Document) to any Person except to the extent that such disclosure is necessary to establish that such loan or other obligation is in registered form under Section 5f.103-1(c) of the United States Treasury Regulations. The entries in the Participant Register shall be conclusive absent manifest error, and such Lender shall treat each Person whose name is recorded in the Participant Register as the owner of such participation for all purposes of this Agreement notwithstanding any notice to the contrary. For the avoidance of doubt, the Administrative Agent (in its capacity as Administrative Agent) shall have no responsibility for maintaining a Participant Register.

(d) Any Lender may at any time pledge or assign a security interest in all or any portion of its rights under this Agreement to secure obligations of such Lender, including any pledge or assignment to secure obligations to a Federal Reserve Bank or other central bank having jurisdiction over such Lender, and this Section shall not apply to any such pledge or assignment of a security interest; provided that no such pledge or assignment of a security interest shall release a Lender from any of its obligations hereunder or substitute any such pledgee or Assignee for such Lender as a party hereto.

(e) The Borrower, upon receipt of written notice from the relevant Lender, agrees to issue Notes to any Lender requiring Notes to facilitate transactions of the type described in paragraph (d) above.

(f) Notwithstanding the foregoing, any Conduit Lender may assign any or all of the Loans it may have funded hereunder to its designating Lender without the consent of the Borrower or the Administrative Agent and without regard to the limitations set forth in Section 10.6(b). Each of the Borrower, each Lender and the Administrative Agent

 

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hereby confirms that it will not institute against a Conduit Lender or join any other Person in instituting against a Conduit Lender any bankruptcy, reorganization, arrangement, insolvency or liquidation proceeding under any state bankruptcy or similar law, for one year and one day after the payment in full of the latest maturing commercial paper note issued by such Conduit Lender; provided, however, that each Lender designating any Conduit Lender hereby agrees to indemnify, save and hold harmless each other party hereto for any loss, cost, damage, expense, obligations, penalties, actions, judgments, suits or any kind whatsoever arising out of its inability to institute such a proceeding against such Conduit Lender during such period of forbearance.

(g) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Section, none of the Agents, in their capacity as Lenders, will assign without the consent of the Borrower, prior to the Effective Date, any of the Commitments held by them on the Effective Date.

(h) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Section 10.6, for the avoidance of doubt, Goldman Sachs Bank USA may assign any amount of its Loans hereunder to Goldman Sachs Lending Partners LLC (or vice versa) without the prior written consent of any other Person.

10.7 Adjustments; Set off.

(a) Except to the extent that this Agreement expressly provides for payments to be allocated to a particular Lender, if any Lender (a “Benefitted Lender”) shall receive any payment of all or part of the Obligations owing to it hereunder, or receive any collateral in respect thereof (whether voluntarily or involuntarily, by set off, pursuant to events or proceedings of the nature referred to in Section 8(f), or otherwise), in a greater proportion than any such payment to or collateral received by any other Lender, if any, in respect of the Obligations owing to such other Lender hereunder, such Benefitted Lender shall purchase for cash from the other Lenders a participating interest in such portion of the Obligations owing to each such other Lender hereunder, or shall provide such other Lenders with the benefits of any such collateral, as shall be necessary to cause such Benefitted Lender to share the excess payment or benefits of such collateral ratably with each of the Lenders; provided, however, that if all or any portion of such excess payment or benefits is thereafter recovered from such Benefitted Lender, such purchase shall be rescinded, and the purchase price and benefits returned, to the extent of such recovery, but without interest.

(b) In addition to any rights and remedies of the Lenders provided by law, including other rights of set-off, each Lender shall have the right, without prior notice to the Borrower, any such notice being expressly waived by the Borrower to the extent permitted by applicable law, upon any amount becoming due and payable by the Borrower hereunder (whether at the stated maturity, by acceleration or otherwise), after any applicable grace period, to set off and appropriate and apply against such amount any and all deposits (general or special, time or demand, provisional or final), in any currency, and any other credits, indebtedness or claims, in any currency, in each case whether direct or indirect, absolute or contingent, matured or unmatured, at any time held or owing by such Lender or any branch, Affiliate or agency thereof to or for the credit or the account of the

 

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Borrower; provided, that in the event that any Defaulting Lender shall exercise any such right of setoff, (x) all amounts so set off shall be paid over immediately to the Administrative Agent for further application in accordance with the provisions of Section 2.20 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 and the Lenders, and (y) the Defaulting Lender shall provide promptly to the Administrative Agent a statement describing in reasonable detail the Obligations owing to such Defaulting Lender as to which it exercised such right of setoff. Each Lender agrees promptly to notify the Borrower and the Administrative Agent after any such setoff and application made by such Lender, provided that the failure to give such notice shall not affect the validity of such setoff and application.

10.8 Counterparts; Electronic Execution; Binding Effect. This Agreement may be executed by one or more of the parties to this Agreement on any number of separate counterparts, and all of said counterparts taken together shall be deemed to constitute one and the same instrument. Delivery of an executed signature page of this Agreement by facsimile transmission, emailed pdf. or any other electronic means that reproduces an image of the actual executed signature page shall be effective as delivery of an original executed counterpart hereof. The words “execution,” “signed,” “signature,” “delivery,” and words of like import in or relating to any document to be signed in connection with this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby shall be deemed to include an electronic sound, symbol, or process attached to, or associated with, a contract or other record and adopted by a Person with the intent to sign, authenticate or accept such contract or record, deliveries or the keeping of records in electronic form, each of which shall be of the same legal effect, validity or enforceability as a manually executed signature, physical delivery thereof or the use of a paper-based recordkeeping system, as the case may be, to the extent and as provided for in any applicable law, including the Federal Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, the New York State Electronic Signatures and Records Act, or any other similar state laws based on the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act; provided that nothing herein shall require the Administrative Agent to accept electronic signatures in any form or format without its prior written consent. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Borrower hereby (i) agrees that, for all purposes, including without limitation, in connection with any workout, restructuring, enforcement of remedies, bankruptcy proceedings or litigation among the Administrative Agent and the Lenders, electronic images of this Agreement or any other Loan Documents (in each case, including with respect to any signature pages thereto) shall have the same legal effect, validity and enforceability as any paper original, and (ii) waives any argument, defense or right to contest the validity or enforceability of the Loan Documents based solely on the lack of paper original copies of any Loan Documents, including with respect to any signature pages thereto. This Agreement shall become binding on the parties hereto when it shall have been executed by the Administrative Agent and the Administrative Agent shall have received counterparts hereof which, when taken together, bear the signatures of each of the other parties hereto, and thereafter shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and assigns.

 

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10.9 Severability. Any provision of this Agreement that is prohibited or unenforceable in any jurisdiction shall, as to such jurisdiction, be ineffective to the extent of such prohibition or unenforceability without invalidating the remaining provisions hereof, and any such prohibition or unenforceability in any jurisdiction shall not invalidate or render unenforceable such provision in any other jurisdiction. Without limiting the foregoing provisions of this Section 10.9, 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, as applicable, then such provisions shall be deemed to be in effect only to the extent not so limited.

10.10 Integration. This Agreement and the other Loan Documents represent the entire agreement of the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, and the Lenders with respect to the subject matter hereof and thereof, and there are no promises, undertakings, representations or warranties by the Administrative Agent, or any Lender relative to the subject matter hereof not expressly set forth or referred to herein or in the other Loan Documents.

10.11 GOVERNING LAW. THIS AGREEMENT AND THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF THE PARTIES UNDER THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED AND INTERPRETED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAW OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.

10.12 Submission To Jurisdiction; Waivers. The Borrower hereby irrevocably and unconditionally:

(a) submits for itself and its property in any legal action or proceeding relating to this Agreement and the other Loan Documents to which it is a party, or for recognition and enforcement of any judgment in respect thereof, to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York sitting in the Borough of Manhattan (or if such court lacks subject matter jurisdiction, the Supreme Court of the State of New York sitting in the Borough of Manhattan), and any appellate court from any thereof;

(b) consents that any such action or proceeding may be brought in such courts and waives any objection that it may now or hereafter have to the venue of any such action or proceeding in any such court or that such action or proceeding was brought in an inconvenient court and agrees not to plead or claim the same;

(c) agrees that service of process in any such action or proceeding may be effected by mailing a copy thereof by registered or certified mail (or any substantially similar form of mail), postage prepaid, to the Borrower at its address set forth in Section 10.2(a) or at such other address of which the Administrative Agent shall have been notified pursuant thereto;

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(e) waives, to the maximum extent not prohibited by law, and agrees not to assert any right it may have to claim or recover in any legal action or proceeding relating to this Agreement or any other Loan Document any special, exemplary, punitive or consequential damages.

NOTHING IN THIS AGREEMENT OR IN ANY OTHER LOAN DOCUMENT SHALL AFFECT ANY RIGHT THAT THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT OR ANY LENDER MAY OTHERWISE HAVE TO BRING ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDING RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY OTHER LOAN DOCUMENT AGAINST THE BORROWER OR ITS PROPERTIES IN THE COURTS OF ANY JURISDICTION.

10.13 Acknowledgments. The Borrower hereby acknowledges that:

(a) it has been advised by counsel in the negotiation, execution and delivery of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents;

(b) none of the Administrative Agent or any Lender has any fiduciary relationship with or duty to the Borrower arising out of or in connection with this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents, and the relationship between Administrative Agent and Lenders, on one hand, and the Borrower, on the other hand, in connection herewith or therewith is solely that of debtor and creditor; and

(c) no joint venture is created hereby or by the other Loan Documents or otherwise exists by virtue of the transactions contemplated hereby among the Lenders or among the Borrower and the Lenders.

10.14 Confidentiality. Each of the Administrative Agent and each Lender agrees to keep confidential in accordance with such party’s customary practices (and in any event in compliance with applicable law regarding material non-public information) all non-public information provided to it by the Borrower, the Administrative Agent or any Lender pursuant to or in connection with this Agreement that is designated by the provider thereof as confidential; provided that nothing herein shall prevent the Administrative Agent or any Lender from disclosing any such information (a) to the Administrative Agent, any other Lender or any Affiliate thereof, (b) subject to an agreement to comply with the provisions of this Section or substantially equivalent provisions, to any actual or prospective Transferee, any direct or indirect counterparty to any Swap Agreement (or any professional advisor to such counterparty) or any credit insurance providers, (c) to its employees, directors, agents, attorneys, service providers, accountants and other professional advisors or those of any of its Affiliates (as long as such attorneys, service providers, accountants and other professional advisors are directed to comply with confidentiality requirements substantially equivalent to this Section), (d) upon the request or demand of any Governmental Authority, (e) in response to any order of any court or other Governmental Authority or as may otherwise be required pursuant to any Requirement of Law, (f) if requested or required to do so in connection with any litigation or similar proceeding, (g) that has been publicly disclosed, (h) to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners or any similar organization or any nationally recognized rating agency that requires access to information about a Lender’s investment portfolio in connection with ratings issued with respect to such Lender, (i) in connection with the exercise of any remedy

 

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hereunder or under any other Loan Document, (j) any rating agency in connection with rating of the Borrower or its Subsidiaries or the credit facilities provided hereunder or (k) to the extent such information (i) becomes available to the Administrative Agent, any Lender or any of their respective Affiliates on a nonconfidential basis from a source other than the Borrower or its Subsidiaries or (ii) is independently discovered or developed by a party hereto without utilizing any information received from the Borrower or its Subsidiaries or violating the terms of this Section 10.14, provided that, in the case of clauses (d), (e) and (f) of this Section 10.14, with the exception of disclosure to bank regulatory authorities, the Borrower (to the extent legally permissible) shall be given prompt prior notice so that it may seek a protective order or other appropriate remedy.

10.15 WAIVERS OF JURY TRIAL. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE BORROWER, THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT AND THE LENDERS HEREBY IRREVOCABLY AND UNCONDITIONALLY WAIVE TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY LEGAL ACTION OR PROCEEDING RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY OTHER LOAN DOCUMENT AND FOR ANY COUNTERCLAIM THEREIN.

10.16 USA Patriot Act; Beneficial Ownership Regulation. Each Lender hereby notifies the Borrower 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 the Borrower, which information includes the name and address of the Borrower and other information that will allow such Lender to identify the Borrower in accordance with the Patriot Act.

10.17 Judicial Reference. If any action or proceeding is filed in a court of the State of California by or against any party hereto in connection with any of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or any other Loan Document, (i) the court shall, and is hereby directed to, make a general reference pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure Section 638 to a referee (who shall be a single active or retired judge) to hear and determine all of the issues in such action or proceeding (whether of fact or of law) and to report a statement of decision, provided that at the option of any party to such proceeding, any such issues pertaining to a “provisional remedy” as defined in California Code of Civil Procedure Section 1281.8 shall be heard and determined by the court, and (ii) without limiting the generality of Section 10.5, the Borrower shall be solely responsible to pay all fees and expenses of any referee appointed in such action or proceeding.

10.18 No Advisory or Fiduciary Responsibility. In connection with all aspects of each transactions contemplated hereby (including in connection with any amendment, waiver or other modification hereof or of any other Loan Document), the Borrower acknowledges and agrees that: (i) (A) the arranging and other services regarding this Agreement provided by the Agents, the Arrangers and the Lenders are arm’s-length commercial transactions between the Borrower, on the one hand, and the Agents, the Arrangers and the Lenders, on the other hand, (B) the Borrower has consulted its own legal, accounting, regulatory and tax advisors to the extent it has deemed appropriate, and (C) the Borrower is capable of evaluating, and understands and accepts, the terms, risks and conditions of the transactions contemplated hereby and by the other Loan Documents; (ii) (A) each Agent, Arranger and Lender is and has been acting solely as a principal and,

 

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except as expressly agreed in writing by the relevant parties, has not been, is not, and will not be acting as an advisor, agent or fiduciary for the Borrower or any other Person and (B) none of the Agents, Arrangers or Lenders has any obligation to the Borrower or any of its Affiliates with respect to the transactions contemplated hereby except those obligations expressly set forth herein and in the other Loan Documents; and (iii) the Agents, the Arrangers and the Lenders and their respective Affiliates may be engaged in a broad range of transactions that involve interests that differ from those of the Borrower and its Affiliates, and none of the Agents, Arrangers or Lenders has any obligation to disclose any of such interests to the Borrower or its Affiliates. To the fullest extent permitted by law, the Borrower hereby waives and releases any claims that it may have against the Agents, the Arrangers and the Lenders with respect to any breach or alleged breach of agency or fiduciary duty in connection with any aspect of any transaction contemplated hereby other than a breach of the confidentiality provisions set forth in Section 10.14.

10.19 Acknowledgement Regarding Any Supported QFCs.

(a) To the extent that the Loan Documents provide support, through a guarantee or otherwise, for Swap Agreements or any other agreement or instrument that is a QFC (such support “QFC Credit Support” and each such QFC a “Supported QFC”), the parties acknowledge and agree as follows with respect to the resolution power of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation under the Federal Deposit Insurance Act and Title II of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (together with the regulations promulgated thereunder, the “U.S. Special Resolution Regimes”) in respect of such Supported QFC and QFC Credit Support (with the provisions below applicable notwithstanding that the Loan Documents and any Supported QFC may in fact be stated to be governed by the laws of the State of New York and/or of the United States or any other state of the United States):

(b) 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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10.20 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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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Agreement to be duly executed and delivered by their proper and duly authorized officers as of the day and year first above written.

 

PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY
By:  

/s/ Margaret K. Becker

  Name: Margaret K. Becker
  Title: Vice President and Treasurer

Signature Page to Term Loan Credit Agreement

Pacific Gas and Electric Company


MUFG BANK, LTD.

as Administrative Agent and as a Lender

By:  

/s/ Nietzsche Rodricks

  Name: Nietzsche Rodricks
  Title: Managing Director

Signature Page to Term Loan Credit Agreement

Pacific Gas and Electric Company


WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION

as a Lender

By:  

/s/ Gregory R. Gredvig

  Name: Gregory R. Gredvig
  Title: Director

Signature Page to Term Loan Credit Agreement

Pacific Gas and Electric Company


BANK OF MONTREAL, CHICAGO BRANCH

as a Lender

By:  

/s/ Darren Thomas

  Name: Darren Thomas
  Title: Director

Signature Page to Term Loan Credit Agreement

Pacific Gas and Electric Company


SUMITOMO MITSUI BANKING CORPORATION

as a Lender

By:  

/s/ Alkesh Nanavaty

  Name: Alkesh Nanavaty
  Title: Executive Director

Signature Page to Term Loan Credit Agreement

Pacific Gas and Electric Company


EXHIBIT A

[Reserved]


EXHIBIT B

[Reserved]


EXHIBIT C

FORM OF COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE

This Compliance Certificate is delivered pursuant to Section 6.2 of the $500,000,000 Term Loan Credit Agreement, dated as of April 4, 2022 (as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”), among Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a California corporation (the “Borrower”), the Lenders party thereto and MUFG Bank, Ltd., as administrative agent (in such capacity, together with any permitted successor thereto, the “Administrative Agent”). Unless otherwise defined herein, terms defined in the Credit Agreement and used herein shall have the meanings given to them in the Credit Agreement.

The undersigned hereby certifies to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders as follows:

1. I am the duly elected, qualified and acting [Chief Financial Officer] [Treasurer] [Assistant Treasurer] of the Borrower.

2. I have reviewed and am familiar with the contents of this Certificate.

3. To the actual knowledge of the undersigned, during the fiscal period covered by the financial statements attached hereto as Attachment 1, no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing [, except as set forth below].

4. Attached hereto as Attachment 2 are the computations showing compliance with the covenant set forth in Section 7.2 of the Credit Agreement.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has executed this Compliance Certificate as of the date set forth below.

 

PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY
By:  

 

  Name:
  Title:

Date: ____________, 20__


Attachment 1

to Exhibit C

[Financial Statements

Period Ended ____________, 20__]1

 

1 

Include only if financial statements are being physically delivered.


Attachment 2 to

Exhibit C

The information described herein is as of ____________, 20__.

[Set forth Covenant Calculation]


EXHIBIT D-1

FORM OF SECRETARY’S CERTIFICATE

April 4, 2022

This Secretary’s Certificate is delivered pursuant to Section 5.1(f) of the $500,000,000 Term Loan Credit Agreement, dated as of the date hereof (as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”), among Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a California corporation (the “Borrower”), the Lenders party thereto and MUFG Bank, Ltd., as administrative agent (in such capacity, together with any permitted successor thereto, the “Administrative Agent”). Unless otherwise defined herein, terms defined in the Credit Agreement and used herein shall have the meanings given to them in the Credit Agreement. The undersigned consents to Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP relying upon this Secretary’s Certificate in connection with the opinions to be rendered by it on or about the date hereof relating to the transactions contemplated by the Credit Agreement.

The undersigned [_________] of the Borrower hereby certifies as of the date hereof, solely in such person’s capacity as an officer of the Borrower and not in such person’s individual capacity, to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders as follows:

1. [_________] is a duly elected and qualified [_________] of the Borrower and the signature set forth for such officer below is such officer’s true and genuine signature, and such officer is duly authorized to execute and deliver on behalf of the Borrower each of the Loan Documents to which it is a party and any certificate or other document to be delivered by the Borrower pursuant to the Loan Documents to which it is a party.

2. Attached hereto as Annex 1 is a true and complete copy of resolutions duly adopted by the Board of Directors of the Borrower on [_________]; such resolutions have not in any way been amended, modified, revoked or rescinded, have been in full force and effect since their adoption to and including the date hereof and are now in full force and effect and are the only corporate proceedings of the Borrower now in force relating to or affecting the Credit Agreement.

3. Attached hereto as Annex 2 is a true and complete copy of the Amended and Restated Bylaws of the Borrower as in effect on the date hereof.

4. Attached hereto as Annex 3 is a true and complete copy of the Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation of the Borrower dated [_________] (the “Articles”) as in effect on the date hereof, and such Articles have not been amended, repealed, modified or restated.

5. Attached hereto as Annex 4 is a true and complete copy of an entity status letter dated as of [_________] with respect to the Borrower issued by the Franchise Tax Board of the State of California and a certificate of status dated as of [_________] with respect to the Borrower issued by the Secretary of State of the State of California

6. Attached hereto as Annex 5 is an incumbency certificate.


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has executed this Secretary’s Certificate as of the date set forth above.

 

                                                                 

Name: [            ]

Title:   [            ]

I, [_________], hereby certify that I am the [_________] of Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a California corporation, and appearing above is the true signature of [_________], the [_________] of such corporation.

 

                                                                 

Name: [            ]

Title:   [            ]


ANNEX 1

[Board Resolutions]


ANNEX 2

[Amended and Restated Bylaws]


ANNEX 3

[Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation]


ANNEX 4

[Good Standing Certificates]


ANNEX 5

The following persons are now duly elected and qualified officers of the Borrower holding the office indicated next to each such person’s name below, and that the signature affixed next to each such person’s name below is the signature of such officer, and such officer is duly authorized to execute and deliver on behalf of the Borrower each of the Loan Documents to which it is a party and any certificate or other document to be delivered by the Borrower pursuant to the Loan Documents to which it is a party:

 

Name

  

Office

  

Signature

[_________]    [_________]   
     

 

[_________]    [_________]   
     

 

 


EXHIBIT D-2

FORM OF OFFICER’S CERTIFICATE

April 4, 2022

This Officer’s Certificate is delivered pursuant to Section 5.1(f) of the $500,000,000 Term Loan Credit Agreement, dated as the date hereof (as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”), among Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a California corporation (the “Borrower”), the Lenders party thereto and MUFG Bank, Ltd., as administrative agent (in such capacity, together with any permitted successor thereto, the “Administrative Agent”). Unless otherwise defined herein, terms defined in the Credit Agreement and used herein shall have the meanings given to them in the Credit Agreement. The undersigned consents to Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP relying upon this Officer’s Certificate in connection with the opinions to be rendered by it on or about the date hereof relating to the transactions contemplated by the Credit Agreement.

The undersigned [_________] of the Borrower hereby certifies as of the date hereof, solely in such person’s capacity as an officer of the Borrower and not in such person’s individual capacity, to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders that the conditions precedent set forth in Sections 5.1(b), (h), (i) and (k) of the Credit Agreement have been satisfied as of the Effective Date.

[Signature Page Follows]

 

Exhibits

Term Loan Credit Agreement

Pacific Gas and Electric Company


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has executed this Officer’s Certificate as of the date set forth above.

 

 

Name: [_________]

Title: [_________]

 

Exhibits

Term Loan Credit Agreement

Pacific Gas and Electric Company


EXHIBIT E

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 [the][each]1 Assignor identified in item 1 below ([the][each, an] “Assignor”) and [the][each]2 Assignee identified in item 2 below ([the][each, an] “Assignee”). [It is understood and agreed that the rights and obligations of [the Assignors][the Assignees]3 hereunder are several and not joint.]4 Capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the meanings given to them in the Credit Agreement identified below (as amended, the “Credit Agreement”), receipt of a copy of which is hereby acknowledged by [the][each] Assignee. The Standard Terms and Conditions for Assignment and Assumption 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][each] Assignor hereby irrevocably sells and assigns to [the Assignee][the respective Assignees], and [the][each] Assignee hereby irrevocably purchases and assumes from [the Assignor][the respective Assignors], 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 (i) all of [the Assignor’s][the respective Assignors’] rights and obligations in [its capacity as a Lender][their respective capacities as Lenders] 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 under the respective facilities identified below and (ii) 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)][the respective Assignors (in their respective capacities as Lenders)] 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 (i) above (the rights and obligations sold and

 

 

 

 

1 

For bracketed language here and elsewhere in this form relating to the Assignor(s), if the assignment is from a single Assignor, choose the first bracketed language. If the assignment is from multiple Assignors, choose the second bracketed language.

2 

For bracketed language here and elsewhere in this form relating to the Assignee(s), if the assignment is to a single Assignee, choose the first bracketed language. If the assignment is to multiple Assignees, choose the second bracketed language.

3 

Select as appropriate.

4 

Include bracketed language if there are either multiple Assignors or multiple Assignees.

 

Exhibits

Term Loan Credit Agreement

Pacific Gas and Electric Company


assigned by [the][any] Assignor to [the] [any] Assignee pursuant to clauses (i) and (ii) above being referred to herein collectively as [the][an] “Assigned Interest”). Each such sale and assignment is without recourse to [the][any] Assignor and, except as expressly provided in this Assignment and Assumption, without representation or warranty by [the][any] Assignor.

 

1.

Assignor[s]: ______________________________

 

                                                                                                  

[Assignor [is] [is not] a Defaulting Lender]

 

2.

Assignee[s]: ______________________________

 

                                                                                              

[for each Assignee, indicate [Eligible Assignee] of [identify Lender]]

 

3.

Borrower: Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a California corporation

 

4.

Administrative Agent: MUFG Bank, Ltd., as administrative agent under the Credit Agreement

 

5.

Credit Agreement: $500,000,000 Term Loan Credit Agreement, dated as of April 4, 2022 (as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”), among Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a California corporation (the “Borrower”), the Lenders party thereto and MUFG Bank, Ltd., as administrative agent (in such capacity, together with any permitted successor thereto, the “Administrative Agent”).

 

Exhibits

Term Loan Credit Agreement

Pacific Gas and Electric Company


6. Assigned Interest[s]:

 

Assignor[s]5

   Assignee[s]6    Facility
Assigned7
   Aggregate
Amount of
Loans for all
Lenders
   Amount of
Loans
Assigned
   Percentage
Assigned of
Loans8
    

 

  

 

   $_________    $_________    _________%
    

 

  

 

   $_________    $_________    _________%
    

 

  

 

   $_________    $_________    _________%

Effective Date: ________________, 20__ [TO BE INSERTED BY ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT AND WHICH SHALL BE THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF RECORDATION OF TRANSFER IN THE REGISTER THEREFOR.]

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

 

[ASSIGNOR(S)]      [ASSIGNEE(S)]
By:                                                                                                                                       By:                                                                                                              
Name:      Name:
Title:      Title:

 

 

5 

List each Assignor, as appropriate.

6 

List each Assignee and, if available, its market entity identifier, as appropriate.

7 

Fill in the appropriate terminology for the types of facilities under the Credit Agreement that are being assigned under this Assignment.

8 

Set forth, to at least 9 decimals, as a percentage of the Loans of all Lenders thereunder.

 

Exhibits

Term Loan Credit Agreement

Pacific Gas and Electric Company


[Consented to and] Accepted

 

PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY9       MUFG BANK, LTD.,
as Administrative Agent10
By:   

 

               By:   

 

   Title:          Authorized Officer

 

 

9 

As applicable pursuant to Section 10.6(b).

10 

As applicable pursuant to Section 10.6(b).

 

Exhibits

Term Loan Credit Agreement

Pacific Gas and Electric Company


ANNEX 1 TO ASSIGNMENT AND ASSUMPTION

STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR

ASSIGNMENT AND ASSUMPTION

1. Representations and Warranties.

1.1. Assignor. [The][Each] Assignor (a) represents and warrants that (i) it is the legal and beneficial owner of [the][[the relevant] Assigned Interest, (ii) [the][such] 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 Borrower, any of its Subsidiaries or Affiliates or any other Person obligated in respect of any Loan Document or (iv) the performance or observance by the Borrower, any of its Subsidiaries or Affiliates or any other Person of any of their respective obligations under any Loan Document.

1.2 Assignee. [The][Each] 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 all the requirements to be an assignee under Section 10.6(b)(i) and (ii) of the Credit Agreement (subject to such consents, if any, as may be required under Section 10.6(b)(i) of the Credit Agreement), (iii) from and after the Effective Date, it shall be bound by the provisions of the Credit Agreement as a Lender thereunder and, to the extent of [the][the relevant] 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][such] Assigned Interest and either it, or the Person exercising discretion in making its decision to acquire [the][such] 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 6.1 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][such] 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] [such] Assigned Interest, and (vii) if it is a Foreign Lender, 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][such] Assignee and (b) agrees that (i) it will, independently and without reliance upon the Administrative Agent, [the][any] 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.

 

Exhibits

Term Loan Credit Agreement

Pacific Gas and Electric Company


2. Payments. From and after the Effective Date, the Administrative Agent shall make all payments in respect of [the] [each] Assigned Interest (including payments of principal, interest, fees and other amounts) to [the][the relevant] Assignor for amounts which have accrued to but excluding the Effective Date and to [the][the relevant] 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][the relevant] 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 by one or more of the parties to this Assignment and Assumption on any number of separate counterparts, and all of said counterparts taken together shall be deemed to constitute one and the same instrument. Delivery of an executed signature page of this Assignment and Assumption by facsimile transmission, emailed pdf. or any other electronic means that reproduces an image of the actual executed signature page shall be effective as delivery of an original executed counterpart hereof. The words “execution,” “signed,” “signature,” “delivery,” and words of like import in or relating to any document to be signed in connection with this Assignment and Assumption and the transactions contemplated hereby shall be deemed to include an electronic sound, symbol, or process attached to, or associated with, a contract or other record and adopted by a Person with the intent to sign, authenticate or accept such contract or record, deliveries or the keeping of records in electronic form, each of which shall be of the same legal effect, validity or enforceability as a manually executed signature, physical delivery thereof or the use of a paper-based recordkeeping system, as the case may be, to the extent and as provided for in any applicable law, including the Federal Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, the New York State Electronic Signatures and Records Act, or any other similar state laws based on the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act; provided that nothing herein shall require the Administrative Agent to accept electronic signatures in any form or format without its prior written consent. This Assignment and Assumption shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the law of the State of New York.

 

Exhibits

Term Loan Credit Agreement

Pacific Gas and Electric Company


EXHIBIT F

[RESERVED].

 

Exhibits

Term Loan Credit Agreement

Pacific Gas and Electric Company


EXHIBIT G-1

FORM OF

U.S. TAX COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE

(For Foreign Lenders That Are Not Partnerships For U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes)

Reference is hereby made to the $500,000,000 Term Loan Credit Agreement, dated as of April 4, 2022 (as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”), among Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a California corporation (the “Borrower”), the Lenders party thereto and MUFG Bank, Ltd., as administrative agent (in such capacity, together with any permitted successor thereto, the “Administrative Agent”). Unless otherwise defined herein, terms defined in the Credit Agreement and used herein shall have the meanings given to them in the Credit Agreement.

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 2.16(e) of the Credit Agreement, the undersigned hereby certifies that (i) 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, (ii) it is not a bank within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Code, (iii) it is not a ten percent shareholder of the Borrower within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(B) of the Code and (iv) it is not a controlled foreign corporation related to the Borrower as described in Section 881(c)(3)(C) of the Code.

The undersigned has furnished the Administrative Agent and the Borrower with a certificate of its non-U.S. Person status on IRS Form W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E, as applicable. By executing this certificate, the undersigned agrees that (1) if the information provided on this certificate changes, the undersigned shall promptly so inform the Borrower and the Administrative Agent, and (2) the undersigned shall have at all times furnished the Borrower 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. Notwithstanding the foregoing, where the undersigned is not an individual, the undersigned shall furnish the Borrower and the Administrative Agent with an IRS Form W-8BEN-E together with this certificate even if the undersigned has previously furnished the Borrower and the Administrative Agent with an IRS Form W-8BEN.

[NAME OF LENDER]

 

By: _______________________

        Name: ________________________

        Title: ________________________

Date: ________ __, 20[     ]

 

Exhibits

Term Loan Credit Agreement

Pacific Gas and Electric Company


EXHIBIT G-2

FORM OF

U.S. TAX COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE

(For Foreign Participants That Are Not Partnerships For U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes)

Reference is hereby made to the $500,000,000 Term Loan Credit Agreement, dated as of April 4, 2022 (as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”), among Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a California corporation (the “Borrower”), the Lenders party thereto and MUFG Bank, Ltd., as administrative agent (in such capacity, together with any permitted successor thereto, the “Administrative Agent”). Unless otherwise defined herein, terms defined in the Credit Agreement and used herein shall have the meanings given to them in the Credit Agreement.

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 2.16(e) of the Credit Agreement, the undersigned hereby certifies that (i) it is the sole record and beneficial owner of the participation in respect of which it is providing this certificate, (ii) it is not a bank within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Code, (iii) it is not a ten percent shareholder of the Borrower within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(B) of the Code, and (iv) it is not a controlled foreign corporation related to the Borrower 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 or W-8BEN-E, as applicable. By executing this certificate, the undersigned agrees that (1) if the information provided on this certificate changes, the undersigned shall promptly so inform such Lender in writing, and (2) 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. Notwithstanding the foregoing, where the undersigned is not an individual, the undersigned shall furnish its participating Lender with an IRS Form W-8BEN-E together with this certificate even if the undersigned has previously furnished such Lender with an IRS Form W-8BEN.

 

[NAME OF PARTICIPANT]

By: _______________________

        Name: ________________________

        Title: ________________________

Date: ________ __, 20[ ]

 

Exhibits

Term Loan Credit Agreement

Pacific Gas and Electric Company


EXHIBIT G-3

FORM OF

U.S. TAX COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE

(For Foreign Participants That Are Partnerships For U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes)

Reference is hereby made to the $500,000,000 Term Loan Credit Agreement, dated as of April 4, 2022 (as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”), among Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a California corporation (the “Borrower”), the Lenders party thereto and MUFG Bank, Ltd., as administrative agent (in such capacity, together with any permitted successor thereto, the “Administrative Agent”). Unless otherwise defined herein, terms defined in the Credit Agreement and used herein shall have the meanings given to them in the Credit Agreement.

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 2.16(e) of the Credit Agreement, the undersigned hereby certifies that (i) it is the sole record owner of the participation in respect of which it is providing this certificate, (ii) its direct or indirect partners/members are the sole beneficial owners of such participation, (iii) 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, (iv) none of its direct or indirect partners/members is a ten percent shareholder of the Borrower within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(B) of the Code and (v) none of its direct or indirect partners/members is a controlled foreign corporation related to the Borrower 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: (i) an IRS Form W-8BEN or W-BEN-E, as applicable, or (ii) an IRS Form W-8IMY accompanied by an IRS Form W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E, 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 (1) if the information provided on this certificate changes, the undersigned shall promptly so inform such Lender and (2) 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. Notwithstanding the foregoing, where any of the undersigned and/or its direct or indirect partners/members is not an individual, the undersigned or the applicable partner(s) or member(s), as the case may be, shall furnish its participating Lender with an IRS Form W-8BEN-E together with this certificate even if the undersigned or the applicable partner(s) or member(s), as the case may be, has previously furnished such Lender with an IRS Form W-8BEN.

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Exhibits

Term Loan Credit Agreement

Pacific Gas and Electric Company


[NAME OF PARTICIPANT]

 

By:

 

_______________________

 

Name:

 

_______________________

 

Title:

 

_______________________

Date:

 

________ __, 20[    ]

 

Exhibits

Term Loan Credit Agreement

Pacific Gas and Electric Company


EXHIBIT G-4

FORM OF

U.S. TAX COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE

(For Foreign Lenders That Are Partnerships For U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes)

Reference is hereby made to the $500,000,000 Term Loan Credit Agreement, dated as of April 4, 2022 (as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”), among Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a California corporation (the “Borrower”), the Lenders party thereto and MUFG Bank, Ltd., as administrative agent (in such capacity, together with any permitted successor thereto, the “Administrative Agent”). Unless otherwise defined herein, terms defined in the Credit Agreement and used herein shall have the meanings given to them in the Credit Agreement.

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 2.16(e) of the Credit Agreement, the undersigned hereby certifies that (i) 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, (ii) 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)), (iii) 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, (iv) none of its direct or indirect partners/members is a ten percent shareholder of the Borrower within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(B) of the Code and (v) none of its direct or indirect partners/members is a controlled foreign corporation related to the Borrower as described in Section 881(c)(3)(C) of the Code.

The undersigned has furnished the Administrative Agent and the Borrower 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: (i) an IRS Form W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E, as applicable, or (ii) an IRS Form W-8IMY accompanied by an IRS Form W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E, 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 (1) if the information provided on this certificate changes, the undersigned shall promptly so inform the Borrower and the Administrative Agent, and (2) the undersigned shall have at all times furnished the Borrower 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. Notwithstanding the foregoing, where any of the undersigned and/or its direct or indirect partners/members is not an individual, the undersigned or the applicable partner(s) or member(s), as the case may be, shall furnish the Borrower and the Administrative Agent with an IRS Form W-8BEN-E together with this certificate even if the undersigned or the applicable partner(s) or member(s), as the case may be, has previously furnished the Borrower and the Administrative Agent with an IRS Form W-8BEN.

 

Exhibits

Term Loan Credit Agreement

Pacific Gas and Electric Company


[NAME OF LENDER]

 

By:

 

_______________________

 

Name:

 

_______________________

 

Title:

 

_______________________

Date:

 

________ __, 20[     ]

 

Exhibits

Term Loan Credit Agreement

Pacific Gas and Electric Company


EXHIBIT H

FORM OF NOTE

THIS NOTE AND THE OBLIGATIONS REPRESENTED HEREBY MAY NOT BE TRANSFERRED EXCEPT IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE TERMS AND PROVISIONS OF THE CREDIT AGREEMENT REFERRED TO BELOW. TRANSFERS OF THIS NOTE AND THE OBLIGATIONS REPRESENTED HEREBY MUST BE RECORDED IN THE REGISTER MAINTAINED BY THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT PURSUANT TO THE TERMS OF SUCH CREDIT AGREEMENT.

 

$    New York, New York
   as of [________], 20[_]

FOR VALUE RECEIVED, PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY, a California corporation (the “Borrower”), DOES HEREBY PROMISE TO PAY to [insert name of Lender] (the “Lender”) or its registered assigns at the office of MUFG BANK, LTD., at [________________________], in lawful money of the United States of America in immediately available funds, the principal amount of _____________________ DOLLARS ($__________), or, if less, the aggregate unpaid principal amount of all Loans (as defined in the Credit Agreement referred to below) made by the Lender to the Borrower pursuant to the Credit Agreement referred to below, whichever is less, on such date or dates as is required by said Credit Agreement, and to pay interest on the unpaid principal amount from time to time outstanding hereunder, in like money, at such office, and at such times and in such amounts as set forth in Section 2.11 of said Credit Agreement.

The holder of this Note is authorized to indorse on the schedules annexed hereto and made a part hereof or on a continuation thereof which shall be attached hereto and made a part hereof the date, the Type and amount of each Loan made pursuant to the Credit Agreement and the date and amount of each payment or prepayment of principal thereof, each continuation thereof, each conversion of all or a portion thereof to another Type and, in the case of Term Benchmark Loans, the length of each Interest Period with respect thereto. Each such indorsement shall constitute prima facie evidence of the accuracy of the information indorsed. The failure to make any such indorsement or any error in any such indorsement shall not affect the obligations of the Borrower in respect of any Loan.

The Borrower hereby waives demand, presentment for payment, protest, notice of any kind (including, but not limited to, notice of dishonor, notice of protest, notice of intention to accelerate or notice of acceleration), other than notice required pursuant to the Credit Agreement and diligence in collecting and bringing suit against any party hereto. The nonexercise by the holder of this Note of any of its rights hereunder in any particular instance shall not constitute a waiver thereof in that or any subsequent instance.

 

Exhibits

Term Loan Credit Agreement

Pacific Gas and Electric Company


This Note (a) is one of the promissory notes referred to in the $500,000,000 Term Loan Credit Agreement, dated as of April 4, 2022 (as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”), among the Borrower, the Lenders party thereto and MUFG Bank, Ltd., as administrative agent (in such capacity, together with any permitted successor thereto, the “Administrative Agent”), (b) is subject to the provisions of the Credit Agreement and (c) is subject to optional prepayment in whole or in part and acceleration of the maturity hereof upon the occurrence of certain events, all as provided in the Credit Agreement. Terms defined in the Credit Agreement are used herein as therein defined.

NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN OR IN THE CREDIT AGREEMENT, THIS NOTE MAY NOT BE TRANSFERRED EXCEPT PURSUANT TO AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE REGISTRATION AND OTHER PROVISIONS OF SECTION 10.6 OF THE CREDIT AGREEMENT.

THIS NOTE SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED AND INTERPRETED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAW OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.

 

PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY
By:  

             

  Name:
  Title:

 

Exhibits

Term Loan Credit Agreement

Pacific Gas and Electric Company


Schedule A

to Note

LOANS, CONVERSIONS AND REPAYMENTS OF ABR LOANS

 

Date

  

Amount of

ABR Loans

  

Amount

Converted to

ABR Loans

  

Amount of

Principal of ABR
Loans Repaid

  

Amount of ABR
Loans

Converted to
Term Benchmark
Loans

  

Unpaid Principal
Balance of
ABR Loans

  

Notation
Made By

 

Exhibits

Term Loan Credit Agreement

Pacific Gas and Electric Company


Schedule B

to Note

LOANS, CONTINUATIONS, CONVERSIONS AND REPAYMENTS OF TERM BENCHMARK LOANS

 

Date

  

Amount of

Term

Benchmark

Loans

  

Amount

Converted to

Term

Benchmark

Loans

  

Interest Period
and
Adjusted Term
SOFR Rate with
Respect Thereto

  

Amount of
Principal of
Term
Benchmark
Loans Repaid

  

Amount of
Term
Benchmark
Loans
Converted to
ABR Loans

  

Unpaid
Principal
Balance of
Term
Benchmark
Loans

  

Notation
Made By

 

Exhibits

Term Loan Credit Agreement

Pacific Gas and Electric Company



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