Exhibit 10.1

EXECUTION COPY

AMENDMENT NO. 3 TO LOAN AND SECURITY AGREEMENT

THIS AMENDMENT NO. 3 TO LOAN AND SECURITY AGREEMENT (this “Amendment”) is entered into as of September 17, 2021, by and among KASPIEN INC., a Washington corporation (f/k/a Etailz Inc.) (the “Borrower”), KASPIEN HOLDINGS INC., a New York corporation (f/k/a Trans World Entertainment Corporation) (the “Parent”), the Lenders party hereto, and ECLIPSE BUSINESS CAPITAL LLC (f/k/a Encina Business Credit, LLC), as agent for the Lenders (in such capacity, the “Agent”).  Capitalized terms not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the Loan Agreement, as defined below.

RECITALS

WHEREAS, the Parent, the Borrower, the Lenders and Agent are parties to that certain credit facility provided by the Agent and the Lenders to the Borrower pursuant to that certain Loan and Security Agreement, dated as of February 20, 2020 (as amended, modified, supplemented, extended, renewed, restated, or replaced from time to time, the “Loan Agreement”);

WHEREAS, the Parent and the Borrower have requested that the Agent and Lenders extend the maturity of the credit facility and make certain other modifications to the Loan Agreement as set forth herein, and the Agent and the Lenders are willing to provide such extension and the other proposed modifications, subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein; and

NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing premises and the mutual benefits to be derived by the Borrower, the Agent, and the Lenders from a continuing relationship under the Loan Agreement and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and adequacy of which are hereby acknowledged, the Borrower, the Agent and the Lenders hereby agree as follows:

1.
Amendment to Loan Agreement.  The Loan Agreement is hereby amended to delete the bold, stricken text (indicated textually in the same manner as the following example: stricken text) and to add the bold, double-underlined text (indicated textually in the same manner as the following example: double-underlined text) as set forth in the pages of the Credit Agreement attached as Exhibit A hereto.

2.
Consent to Amendment to Alimco Subordinated Debt Documents.  The Agent and the Lenders hereby consent to the amendments to the Alimco Subordinated Debt Documents referenced in Section 4(c) below.

3.
Representations and Warranties.  Each of the Parent and the Borrower hereby represents and warrants that, after giving effect to this Amendment: (i) no Default or Event of Default exists under the Loan Agreement or any other Loan Document, (ii) each of the Parent and the Borrower has the full power and authority to execute, deliver, and perform its respective obligations under, the Loan Agreement and the other Loan Documents, as amended by this Amendment and the amendments to the other Loan Documents, and (iii) the representations and warranties contained or referred to in Section 7 of the Loan Agreement and the other Loan Documents are true and accurate in all material respects as of the date of this Amendment (or, to the extent any such representations or warranties are expressly made solely as of an earlier date, such representations and warranties are true and correct as of such earlier date).

4.
Conditions to Effectiveness.  This Amendment shall not be effective until each of the following conditions precedent have been fulfilled to the satisfaction of the Agent (or waived by Agent):



a.
The Agent shall have received counterparts of this Amendment duly executed by each of the parties hereto.


b.
The Agent shall have received counterparts of the Amended and Restated Fee Letter duly executed by each of the parties thereto.


c.
The Agent shall have received fully executed copies of amendments to the Alimco Subordinated Debt Documents reflecting an extension of the maturity of the Alimco Subordinated Debt to no earlier than March 31, 2024, with such amendments otherwise in form and substance satisfactory to the Agent and the Lenders.


d.
All action on the part of the Loan Parties necessary for the valid execution, delivery and performance by the Loan Parties of this Amendment shall have been duly and effectively taken.


e.
The Borrower shall have paid all reasonable costs and expenses (including, without limitation, the reasonable costs and expenses of Agent’s counsel) incurred by Agent in connection with the preparation of this Amendment.

5.
Release.  In consideration of the agreements of the Agent and the Lenders contained herein and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the Parent, the Borrower and each Loan Party Obligor hereby releases and forever discharges the Agent and each Lender and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, attorneys, affiliates, subsidiaries, successors and assigns from any and all liabilities, obligations, actions, contracts, claims, causes of action, damages, demands, costs and expenses whatsoever (collectively “Claims”), of every kind and nature, however evidenced or created, whether known or unknown, directly arising out of, connected with or related to the Loan Agreement (as amended hereby) or any other Loan Document, or any act, event or transaction related or attendant thereto, other than Claims arising out of fraud or willful misconduct, arising prior to or on the date hereof, including, but not limited to, any Claims involving the extension of credit under the Loan Agreement or the other Loan Documents, as each may be amended, the Obligations incurred by the Parent, the Borrower or any Loan Party Obligor or any other transactions evidenced by or related to the Loan Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents

6.
Miscellaneous.


a.
This Amendment shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of the State of New York applicable to contracts made and to be performed therein without regard to conflict of law principles.  Further, the law of the State of New York shall apply to all disputes or controversies arising out of or connected to or with this Amendment without regard to conflict of law principles. All parts of the Loan Agreement not affected by this Amendment are hereby ratified and affirmed in all respects, provided that if any provision of the Loan Agreement shall conflict or be inconsistent with this Amendment, the terms of this Amendment shall supersede and prevail. Upon the execution of this Amendment, unless expressly indicated otherwise, all references to the Loan Agreement in that document, or in any related document, shall mean the Loan Agreement as amended by this Amendment. Except as expressly provided in this Amendment, the execution and delivery of this Amendment does not and will not amend, modify or supplement any provision of, or constitute a consent to or a waiver of any noncompliance with the provisions of the Loan Agreement, and, except as specifically provided in this Amendment, the Loan Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.



b.
This Amendment may be executed in counterparts (and by different parties hereto in different counterparts), each of which shall constitute an original, but all of which when taken together shall constitute a single contract.  This Amendment and the other Loan Documents constitute the entire contract among the parties relating to the subject matter hereof and supersede any and all previous agreements and understandings, oral or written, relating to the subject matter hereof.  Delivery of an executed counterpart of a signature page to this Amendment by telecopy, pdf or other electronic transmission shall be as effective as delivery of a manually executed counterpart of this Amendment.

[Remainder of Page Intentionally Left Blank; Signature Pages Follow]


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, each of the Borrower, the Parent, the Agent and the Lenders, in accordance with the Loan Agreement, has caused this Amendment to be executed and delivered by their respective duly authorized officers as of the date set forth in the preamble on page one of this Amendment.

 
BORROWER:
    
 
KASPIEN INC. (f/k/a Etailz Inc.)
     
 
By:
/s/ Kunal Chopra
 
 
Name:
Kunal Chopra
 
 
Title:
CEO
 

 
PARENT:
    
 
KASPIEN HOLDINGS INC. (f/k/a Trans World Entertainment Corporation)
     
 
By:
/s/ Edwin J. Sapienza
 
 
Name:
Edwin J. Sapienza
 
 
Title:
CFO
 

[Signature Page to Amendment No. 3 to Loan and Security Agreement]

 
AGENT:
    
 
ECLIPSE BUSINESS CAPITAL LLC
    
 
By:
/s/ Dan Ross
 
 
Name:
Dan Ross
 
 
Title:
Authorized Signatory
 

 
LENDER:
    
 
ECLIPSE BUSINESS CAPITAL SPV, LLC
    
 
By:
/s/ Dan Ross
 
 
Name:
Dan Ross
 
 
Title:
Authorized Signatory
 

 
[Signature Page to Amendment No. 3 to Loan and Security Agreement]

EXHIBIT A

COMPOSITE VERSION
REFLECTING REVISIONS IN AMENDMENT NO. 3

LOAN AND SECURITY AGREEMENT

Dated as of February 20, 2020

(as amended by
Amendment No. 1 dated as of March 30, 2020
Amendment No. 2 dated as of April 13, 2021
and
Amendment No. 3 dated as of September 17, 2021)

by and among

 KASPIEN INC.
(f/k/a Etailz Inc.),

any other Borrower party hereto from time to time,
as Borrowers,

any Loan Party Obligors and Other Obligors party hereto from time to time,

the Lenders from time to time party hereto,

and

ECLIPSE BUSINESS CAPITAL LLC
(f/k/a Encina Business Credit, LLC),
as Agent


TABLE OF CONTENTS

     
Page
     
1.
DEFINITIONS.
1
     
 
1.1.
Certain Defined Terms
1
 
1.2.
Accounting Terms and Determinations
24
 
1.3.
Other Definitional Provisions and References
25
     
2.
LOANS.
26
     
 
2.1.
Amount of Loans
26
 
2.2.
Protective Advances; Overadvances
26
 
2.3.
Notice of Borrowing; Manner of Revolving Loan Borrowing
27
 
2.4.
Swingline Loans
28
 
2.5.
Repayments
29
 
2.6.
Prepayments / Voluntary Termination / Application of Prepayments
29
 
2.7.
Obligations Unconditional
29
 
2.8.
Reversal of Payments
30
 
2.9.
Notes
30
 
2.10.
Defaulting Lenders
30
 
2.11.
Appointment of Borrower Representative
31
 
2.12.
Joint and Several Liability
32
     
3.
INTEREST AND FEES; LOAN ACCOUNT.
34
     
 
3.1.
Interest
34
 
3.2.
Fees
34
 
3.3.
Computation of Interest and Fees
34
 
3.4.
Loan Account; Monthly Accountings
34
 
3.5.
Further Obligations; Maximum Lawful Rate
34
 
3.6.
Certain Provisions Regarding LIBOR Loans; Replacement of Lenders
35
     
4.
CONDITIONS PRECEDENT.
36
     
 
4.1.
Conditions to Initial Loans
36
 
4.2.
Conditions to all Loans
36
     
5.
COLLATERAL.
37
     
 
5.1.
Grant of Security Interest
37
 
5.2.
Possessory Collateral
37
 
5.3.
Further Assurances
38
 
5.4.
UCC Financing Statements
38
 
5.5.
Releases
38
     
6.
CERTAIN PROVISIONS REGARDING ACCOUNTS, INVENTORY, COLLECTIONS AND APPLICATIONS OF PAYMENTS.
39
     
 
6.1.
Lock Boxes and Blocked Accounts
39
 
6.2.
Application of Payments
40
 
6.3.
Notification; Verification
40
 
6.4.
Power of Attorney
41
 
6.5.
Disputes
42
 
6.6.
Invoices
42
 
6.7.
Inventory
42

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7.
REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS.
43
     
 
7.1.
Existence and Authority
43
 
7.2.
Names; Trade Names and Styles
43
 
7.3.
Title to Collateral; Third Party Locations; Permitted Liens
44
 
7.4.
Accounts, Credit Card Receivables and Chattel Paper
44
 
7.5.
Electronic Chattel Paper
44
 
7.6.
Capitalization; Investment Property
44
 
7.7.
Commercial Tort Claims
46
 
7.8.
Jurisdiction of Organization; Location of Collateral
46
 
7.9.
Financial Statements and Reports; Solvency
46
 
7.10.
Tax Returns and Payments; Pension Contributions
47
 
7.11.
Compliance with Laws; Intellectual Property; Licenses
48
 
7.12.
Litigation
49
 
7.13.
Use of Proceeds
49
 
7.14.
Insurance
49
 
7.15.
Financial, Collateral and Other Reporting / Notices
50
 
7.16.
Litigation Cooperation
52
 
7.17.
Maintenance of Collateral, Etc
52
 
7.18.
Material Contracts
52
 
7.19.
No Default
52
 
7.20.
No Material Adverse Change
52
 
7.21.
Full Disclosure
53
 
7.22.
Sensitive Payments
53
 
7.23.
Subordinated Debt
53
 
7.24.
Access to Collateral, Books and Records
54
 
7.25.
Appraisals
54
 
7.26.
Lender Meetings
54
 
7.27.
[Reserved]
54
 
7.28.
[Reserved]
54
 
7.29.
Post-Closing Matters
54
     
8.
NEGATIVE COVENANTS
54
     
9.
FINANCIAL COVENANT
60
     
 
9.1.
Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio / Minimum Excess Availability
60
     
10.
RELEASE, LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY.
60
     
 
10.1.
Release
60
 
10.2.
Limitation of Liability
60
 
10.3.
Indemnity
60
     
11.
EVENTS OF DEFAULT AND REMEDIES.
61
     
 
11.1.
Events of Default
61
 
11.2.
Remedies with Respect to Lending Commitments/Acceleration, Etc.
64
 
11.3.
Remedies with Respect to Collateral
64
     
12.
LOAN GUARANTY.
70
     
 
12.1.
Guaranty
70
 
12.2.
Guaranty of Payment
70
 
12.3.
No Discharge or Diminishment of Loan Guaranty
70
 
12.4.
Defenses Waived
71
 
12.5.
Rights of Subrogation
71
 
12.6.
Reinstatement; Stay of Acceleration
71

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12.7.
Information
71
 
12.8.
Termination
72
 
12.9.
Maximum Liability
72
 
12.10.
Contribution
72
 
12.11.
Liability Cumulative
73
     
13.
PAYMENTS FREE OF TAXES; OBLIGATION TO WITHHOLD; PAYMENTS ON ACCOUNT OF TAXES.
73
     
14.
AGENT
76
     
 
14.1.
Appointment
76
 
14.2.
Rights as a Lender
76
 
14.3.
Duties and Obligations
76
 
14.4.
Reliance
77
 
14.5.
Actions through Sub-Agents
77
 
14.6.
Resignation
77
 
14.7.
Non-Reliance
78
 
14.8.
Not Partners or Co-Venturers; Agent as Representative of the Secured Parties
79
 
14.9.
Credit Bidding
80
 
14.10.
Certain Collateral Matters
80
 
14.11.
Restriction on Actions by Lenders
80
 
14.12.
Expenses
81
 
14.13.
Notice of Default or Event of Default
81
 
14.14.
Liability of Agent
81
     
15.
GENERAL PROVISIONS.
82
     
 
15.1.
Notices
82
 
15.2.
Severability
83
 
15.3.
Integration
83
 
15.4.
Waivers
84
 
15.5.
Amendments
84
 
15.6.
Time of Essence
84
 
15.7.
Expenses, Fee and Costs Reimbursement
85
 
15.8.
Benefit of Agreement; Assignability
85
 
15.9.
Assignments
86
 
15.10.
Participations
87
 
15.11.
Headings; Construction
87
 
15.12.
USA PATRIOT Act Notification
87
 
15.13.
Counterparts; Fax/Email Signatures
87
 
15.14.
GOVERNING LAW
87
 
15.15.
CONSENT TO JURISDICTION; WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL; CONSENT TO SERVICE OF PROCESS
88
 
15.16.
Publication
88
 
15.17.
Confidentiality
89

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Annex I
 
Description of Certain Terms/Applicable Margin
Annex II
 
Reporting
Annex III
 
Commitment Schedule
Annex IV
 
Perfection Certificate
Exhibit A
 
Form of Notice of Borrowing
Exhibit B
 
Closing Checklist
Exhibit C
 
Client User Form
Exhibit D
 
Authorized Accounts Form
Exhibit E
 
Form of Account Debtor Notification
Exhibit F
 
Form of Compliance Certificate
Exhibit G
 
Form of Assignment and Assumption
Schedule 1
 
Credit Card Agreements
Schedule 2
 
Credit Card Processors
Schedule 6.1(b)
 
Blocked Accounts
Schedule 7.18
 
Material Contracts
Schedule 7.29
 
Post-Closing Matters

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Loan and Security Agreement

This Loan and Security Agreement (as it may be amended, restated or otherwise modified from time to time, this “Agreement”) is entered into on February 20, 2020, by and among KASPIEN INC., a Washington corporation (f/k/a Etailz Inc.) (“Kaspien”, and together with any other Borrower party hereto from time to time, collectively, “Borrowers”), any Loan Party Obligor or Other Obligor party hereto from time to time, as Loan Party Obligors (as defined herein), the Lenders party hereto from time to time, and ECLIPSE BUSINESS CAPITAL LLC (f/k/a Encina Business Credit, LLC), as agent for the Lenders (in such capacity, “Agent”).  The Annexes and Exhibits to this Agreement, as well as the Perfection Certificate attached to this Agreement, are an integral part of this Agreement and are incorporated herein by reference.

1.           DEFINITIONS.

1.1.        Certain Defined Terms.

Unless otherwise defined herein, the following terms are used herein as defined in the UCC:  Accounts, Account Debtor, Certificated Security, Chattel Paper, Commercial Tort Claims, Debtor, Deposit Accounts, Documents, Electronic Chattel Paper, Equipment, Financing Statement, Fixtures, General Intangibles, Goods, Instruments, Inventory, Letter-of-Credit Rights, Money, Payment Intangible, Proceeds, Secured Party, Securities Accounts, Security Agreement, Supporting Obligations and Tangible Chattel Paper.

As used in this Agreement, the following terms have the following meanings:

ABLSoft” means the electronic and/or internet-based system approved by Agent for the purpose of making notices, requests, deliveries, communications and for the other purposes contemplated in this Agreement or otherwise approved by Agent, whether such system is owned, operated or hosted by Agent, any of its Affiliates or any other Person.

Accounts Advance Rate” means the percentage set forth in Section 1(b)(iii) of Annex I.

Advance Rates” means, collectively, the Accounts Advance Rate, the Credit Card Advance Rate, the Specified Customer Advance Rate, and the Inventory Advance Rate.

Affiliate” means, with respect to any Person, any other Person in control of, controlled by, or under common control with the first Person, and any other Person who has a substantial interest, direct or indirect, in the first Person or any of its Affiliates, including, any officer or director of the first Person or any of its Affiliates; provided that neither Agent, any Lender nor any of their respective Affiliates shall be deemed an “Affiliate” of Borrowers for any purposes of this Agreement.  For the purpose of this definition, a “substantial interest” shall mean the direct or indirect legal or beneficial ownership of more than ten (10%) percent of any class of equity or similar interest.

Agent” has the meaning set forth in the preamble to this Agreement, and includes any successor agent appointed in accordance with Section 14.6.

Agent Fee Letter” means that certain Amended and Restated Fee Letter agreement dated as of the Amendment No. 3 Effective Date between Agent and Borrowers.

Agent-Related Persons” means Agent, together with its Affiliates, officers, directors, employees, members, managers, attorneys, and agents.


Agent Professionals” means attorneys, accountants, appraisers, auditors, business valuation experts, liquidation agents, collection agencies, auctioneers, environmental engineers or consultants, turnaround consultants, and other professionals and experts retained by Agent.

Agreement” and “this Agreement” have the meaning set forth in the preamble to this Agreement.

Alimco Subordinated Debtmeans that certain Indebtedness evidenced by the Alimco Subordinated Loan Agreement and the other Alimco Subordinated Debt Documents, which Indebtedness has an outstanding principal balance of $5,224,800.00 as of the Amendment No. 1 Effective Date, after giving effect to the transactions to occur on or about the Amendment No. 1 Effective Date.

Alimco Subordinated Debt Documentsmeans the Alimco Subordinated Loan Agreement and any other documents, instruments or agreements which evidence the Alimco Subordinated Debt or pursuant to which the Alimco Subordinated Debt was issued or is governed, in each case as amended, modified, supplemented or restated from time to time, in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and the Alimco Subordinated Debt Subordination Agreement.

Alimco Subordinated Debt Subordination Agreementmeans (a) that certain Subordination and Intercreditor Agreement dated as of the Amendment No. 1 Effective Date between Agent, TWEC Loan Collateral Agent, LLC, as agent for the Alimco Subordinated Lenders, and the Alimco Subordinated Lenders and (b) any other subordination agreement in form and substance satisfactory to Agent between Agent and any holder of Alimco Subordinated Debt.

Alimco Subordinated Lendersmeans Alimco Re Ltd., Kick-Start III, LLC, Kick-Start IV, LLC, RJHDC, LLC and any other Person that becomes a holder of Alimco Subordinated Debt.

Alimco Subordinated Loan Agreement” means that certain Subordinated Loan and Security Agreement, dated as of the Amendment No. 1 Effective Date, and issued by Borrowers in favor of Alimco in an original principal amount equal to $5,224,800.00, as amended, modified, supplemented or restated from time to time, in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and the Alimco Subordinated Debt Subordination Agreement.

Amazon” means Amazon Services LLC.

Amendment No. 1 Effective Date” means March 30, 2020.

Amendment No. 3 Effective Date” means September 17, 2021.

Applicable Margin has the meaning set forth in Section 2 of Annex I.

Approved Electronic Communication” means each notice, demand, communication, information, document and other material transmitted, posted or otherwise made or communicated by e-mail, facsimile, ABLSoft or any other equivalent electronic service, whether owned, operated or hosted by Agent, any of its Affiliates or any other Person, that any party is obligated to, or otherwise chooses to, provide to Agent pursuant to this Agreement or any other Loan Document, including any financial statement, financial and other report, notice, request, certificate and other information or material; provided that Approved Electronic Communications shall not include any notice, demand, communication, information, document or other material that Agent specifically instructs a Person to deliver in physical form.

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Approved Specified Customer Agreement” means, (i) with respect to Amazon, the Amazon Services Business Solutions Agreement as in effect on the Closing Date, or similar standard Amazon agreement approved in writing by Agent in its sole discretion, from time to time in effect between any Borrower and Amazon or one of its affiliated contracting parties thereunder, (ii) with respect to Walmart, the Walmart Marketplace Program Retailer Agreement as in effect on the Closing Date, or similar standard Walmart agreement, as approved in writing by Agent in its sole discretion, from time to time in effect between any Borrower and Walmart or one of its affiliated contracting parties thereunder, and (iii) such other similar customer agreements as approved in writing by Agent in its sole discretion.

Approved Fund means any Person (other than a natural person) that is (or will be) engaged in making, purchasing, holding or otherwise investing in commercial loans and similar extensions of credit in the Ordinary Course of Business, in each case that is administered, managed, advised or underwritten by (a) a Lender, (b) an Affiliate of a Lender or (c) an entity or an Affiliate of an entity that administers or manages a Lender.

Assignee” has the meaning set forth in Section 15.9(a).

Assignment and Assumption means an assignment and assumption agreement substantially in the form of Exhibit G.

Assignment of Claims Act”, means the Assignment of Claims Act of 1940, as amended, currently codified at 31 U.S.C. 3727 and 41 U.S.C. 6305, and includes the prior historically referenced Federal Anti-Claims Act (31 U.S.C. 3727) and the Federal Anti-Assignment Act (41 U.S.C. 6305).

Bankruptcy Code” means the United States Bankruptcy Code (11 U.S.C. § 101 et seq.).

Base Rate” means, for any day, the greatest of (a) the Federal Funds Rate plus ½%, (b) the LIBOR Rate (which rate shall be calculated based upon a one (1) month period and shall be determined on a daily basis), (c) one percent (1.0%), and (d) the rate of interest announced, from time to time, within Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. at its principal office in San Francisco as its “prime rate”, with the understanding that the “prime rate” is one of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.’s base rates (not necessarily the lowest of such rates) and serves as the basis upon which effective rates of interest are calculated for those loans making reference thereto and is evidenced by the recording thereof after its announcement in such internal publications as Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. may designate (or, if such rate ceases to be so published, as quoted from such other generally available and recognizable source as Agent may select).

Base Rate Loan means any Loan which bears interest at or by reference to the Base Rate.

Blocked Account” has the meaning set forth in Section 6.1(a).

Borrower and Borrowers” have the meaning set forth in the preamble to this Agreement.

Borrower Representative means Kaspien, in such capacity pursuant to the provisions of Section 2.9, or any permitted successor Borrower Representative selected by Borrowers and approved by Agent.

Borrowing Base” means, as of any date of determination, the Dollar Equivalent Amount as of such date of determination of the sum of the following:

(a) the aggregate amount of Eligible Accounts (other than Eligible Specified Customer Accounts and Eligible Credit Card Receivables) multiplied by the Accounts Advance Rate, plus

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(b) the aggregate amount of Eligible Specified Customer Accounts multiplied by the Specified Customer Advance Rate, plus

(c) the aggregate amount of Eligible Credit Card Receivables multiplied by the Credit Card Advance Rate, plus

(d) the lesser of (i) the lower of cost or market value of Eligible Inventory multiplied by the applicable Inventory Advance Rate and (ii) NOLV of Eligible Inventory multiplied by the applicable Inventory Advance Rate, plus

(e) the lesser of (i) the lower of cost or market value of Eligible In-Transit Inventory multiplied by the applicable Inventory Advance Rate and (ii) NOLV of Eligible In-Transit Inventory multiplied by the applicable Inventory Advance Rate, but in no event to exceed the In-Transit Inventory Sublimit, minus

(f) all Reserves which Agent has established pursuant to Section 2.1(b) (including those to be established in connection with any requested Revolving Loan).

Borrowing Base Certificate means a certificate in the form provided by Agent to Borrower Representative for use in reporting the Borrowing Base.

Borrowing Base Inclusion Requirement” means that the applicable Accounts or Inventory of a Borrower (in each case, where such applicable Accounts or such Borrower have been acquired through a Permitted Acquisition) have been the subject of a collateral audit examination and an appraisal (in the case of Inventory), in each case ordered by Agent and the results of any such such collateral audit examination and appraisal as to such Borrower’s Accounts and/or Inventory were sufficiently satisfactory to Agent in its Permitted Discretion to qualify the Accounts and/or Inventory of such Borrower for potential inclusion in the Borrowing Base.

Business Day” means a day other than a Saturday or Sunday or any other day on which Agent or banks in New York are authorized to close and, in the case of a Business Day which relates to a LIBOR Loan, any day on which dealings are carried on in the London Interbank Eurodollar market.

Capital Expenditures” means all expenditures which, in accordance with GAAP, would be required to be capitalized and shown on the consolidated balance sheet of Borrowers, but excluding expenditures made in connection with the acquisition, replacement, substitution or restoration of assets to the extent financed (a) from insurance proceeds (or other similar recoveries) paid on account of the loss of or damage to the assets being replaced or restored or (b) with cash awards of compensation arising from the taking by eminent domain or condemnation of the assets being replaced.

Capitalized Lease” means any lease which is or should be capitalized on the balance sheet of the lessee thereunder in accordance with GAAP.

Closing Date” means February 20, 2020.

Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

Collateral” means all property and interests in property in or upon which a security interest, mortgage, pledge or other Lien is granted pursuant to this Agreement or the other Loan Documents, including all of the property of each Loan Party Obligor and Parent described in Section 5.1.   For the avoidance of doubt, the Collateral shall not include any Excluded Property.

Collateral Assignment means the Collateral Assignment of Agreements, dated as of the Closing Date, by Kaspien in favor of Agent.

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Collections” has the meaning set forth in Section 6.1(a).

Commitment means the Revolving Loan Commitment.

Commitment Schedule” means the Commitment Schedule attached hereto as Annex III.

Compliance Certificate” means a compliance certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit F hereto to be signed by the Chief Financial Officer or President of Borrower Representative.

Confidential Information” means confidential information that any Loan Party furnishes to Agent pursuant to any Loan Document concerning any Loan Party’s business, but does not include any such information once such information has become, or if such information is, generally available to the public or available to Agent (or other applicable Person) from a source other than the Loan Parties which is not, to Agent’s knowledge, bound by any confidentiality agreement in respect thereof.

Credit Bid” has the meaning set forth in Section 14.9.

Credit Card Advance Rate” means the percentage set forth in Section 1(b)(i) of Annex I.

Credit Card Agreements” means all agreements now or hereafter entered into by a Borrower or for the benefit of a Borrower, in each case with any Credit Card Issuer or any Credit Card Processor with respect to sales transactions involving credit card or debit card purchases, including, but not limited to, the agreements set forth on Schedule 1 hereto.

Credit Card Issuer” shall mean any person (other than a Borrower or other Loan Party Obligor) who issues or whose members issue credit cards, including, without limitation, MasterCard or VISA bank credit cards or other bank credit cards issued through MasterCard International, Inc., Visa, U.S.A., Inc. or Visa International and American Express, Discover, Diners Club, Carte Blanche, and other non-bank credit cards, including, without limitation, credit cards issued by or through American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc., Novus Services, Inc., PayPal, Inc., and Bill Me Later, Inc., and other issuers approved by Agent.

Credit Card Notifications” means notifications in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent which have been executed on behalf of a Borrower and the applicable Credit Card Issuer or Credit Card Processor and delivered to a Borrower’s credit card clearinghouses and processors listed on Schedule 2.

Credit Card Processor” shall mean any servicing or processing agent or any factor or financial intermediary who facilitates, services, processes, or manages the credit authorization, billing transfer and/or payment procedures with respect to a Borrower’s sales transactions involving credit card or debit card purchases by customers using credit cards or debit cards issued by any Credit Card Issuer.

Credit Card Receivables” means each Payment Intangible, together with all income, payments, and proceeds thereof, owed by a Credit Card Issuer or Credit Card Processor to a Borrower resulting from charges by a customer of a Borrower on credit or debit cards issued by such Credit Card Issuer in connection with the sale of goods by a Borrower, or services performed by a Borrower, in each case in the Ordinary Course of Business.

Default” means any event or circumstance which with notice or passage of time, or both, would constitute an Event of Default.

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Default Rate” has the meaning set forth in Section 3.1.

Defaulting Lender” means any Lender that (a) has failed, within one (1) Business Day of the date required to be funded or paid, to (i) fund any portion of its Loans or (ii) pay over to Agent or any other Lender any other amount required to be paid by it hereunder, (b) has notified Borrower Representative or Agent in writing, or it or its parent has made a public statement, to the effect that it does not intend or expect to comply with any of its funding obligations under this Agreement or generally under other agreements in which it or its parent commits to extend credit, (c) has failed, within two (2) Business Days after request by Agent, acting in good faith, to provide a certification in writing from an authorized officer of such Lender that it will comply with its obligations (and is financially able to meet such obligations) to fund prospective Loans under this Agreement; provided that such Lender shall cease to be a Defaulting Lender pursuant to this clause (c) upon Agent’s receipt of such certification in form and substance satisfactory to Agent, (d) had an involuntary proceeding commenced or an involuntary petition filed seeking (i) liquidation, reorganization or other relief in respect of such Lender or its parent or its or its parent’s debts, or of a substantial part of its or its parent’s assets, under any federal, state or foreign bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership or similar law now or hereafter in effect or (ii) the appointment of a receiver, trustee, custodian, sequestrator, conservator or similar official for such Lender or its parent or for a substantial part of its or its parent’s assets, or (e) shall have or whose parent shall have (i) voluntarily commenced any proceeding or filed any petition seeking liquidation, reorganization or other relief under any federal, state or foreign bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership or similar law now or hereafter in effect, (ii) consented to the institution of, or fail to contest in a timely and appropriate manner, any proceeding or petition described in clause (d) of this definition, (iii) applied for or consented to the appointment of a receiver, trustee, custodian, sequestrator, conservator or similar official for it or a substantial part of its assets, (iv) filed an answer admitting the material allegations of a petition filed against it in any such proceeding, (v) made a general assignment for the benefit of creditors or (vi) taken any action for the purpose of effecting any of the foregoing.

Dilution” means, as of any date of determination, a percentage, based upon the experience of the immediately prior twelve (12) months, that is the result of dividing the Dollar Equivalent Amount of (a) bad debt write-downs, discounts, advertising allowances, credits, or other dilutive items with respect to a Borrower’s Accounts during such period by (b) such Borrower’s billings with respect to Accounts during such period.

Dilution Reserve” has the meaning set forth in Section 1(b)(iii) of Annex I.

Division” in reference to any Person which is an entity, means the division of such Person into two (2) or more separate Persons, with the dividing Person either continuing or terminating its existence as part of such division, including as contemplated under Section 18-217 of the Delaware Limited Liability Act for limited liability companies formed under Delaware law, or any analogous action taken pursuant to any other applicable law with respect to any corporation, limited liability company, partnership or other entity.  The word “Divide” when capitalized, shall have a correlative meaning.

Dollar Equivalent Amount” means, at any time, (a) as to any amount denominated in Dollars, the amount hereof at such time, and (b) as to any amount denominated in a currency other than Dollars, the equivalent amount in Dollars as determined by Agent at such time that such amount could be converted into Dollars by Agent according to prevailing exchange rates selected by Agent.

Dollars” or “$” means United States Dollars.

E-Signature” means the process of attaching to or logically associating with an Approved Electronic Communication an electronic symbol, encryption, digital signature or process (including the name or an abbreviation of the name of the party transmitting the Approved Electronic Communication) with the intent to sign, authenticate or accept such Approved Electronic Communication.

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Early Termination Fee has the meaning set forth in the Agent Fee Letter.

EBITDA” means, for the applicable period, for the Loan Parties on a consolidated basis, the sum of (a) Net Income, plus (b) Interest Expense deducted in the calculation of such Net Income, plus (c) taxes on income, including franchise and similar taxes and any amounts paid or payable under Section 8(a)(xi)(2), whether paid, payable or accrued, deducted in the calculation of such Net Income, plus (d) depreciation expense deducted in the calculation of such Net Income, plus (e) amortization expense deducted in the calculation of such Net Income, plus (f) any other non-cash charges that have been deducted in the calculation of such Net Income, minus (g) any other non-cash gains that have been added in the calculation of such Net Income.

Eligible Account” means, at any time of determination and subject to the criteria below, an Account (other than a Specified Customer Account) of a Borrower, which was generated and billed by a Borrower in the Ordinary Course of Business, and which Agent, in its Permitted Discretion, deems to be an Eligible Account.  The net amount of an Eligible Account at any time shall be the face amount of such Eligible Account as originally billed minus all customer deposits, unapplied cash collections and other Proceeds of such Account received from or on behalf of the Account Debtor thereunder as of such date and any and all returns, rebates, discounts (which may, at Agent’s option, be calculated on shortest terms), credits, allowances or excise taxes of any nature at any time issued, owing, claimed by Account Debtors, granted, outstanding or payable in connection with such Account at such time. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the following Accounts shall not be Eligible Accounts:

(i)          the Account Debtor or any of its Affiliates is a Loan Party or an Affiliate of any Loan Party;

(ii)         it remains unpaid longer than the earlier to occur of (A) the number of days after the original invoice date set forth in Section (f)(i) of Annex I or (B) the number of days after the original invoice due date set forth in Section (f)(ii) of Annex I;

(iii)        the Account Debtor or its Affiliates are past any of the applicable dates referenced in clause (ii) above on other Accounts owing to a Borrower comprising more than twenty-five (25%) percent of all of the Accounts owing to a Borrower by such Account Debtor or its Affiliates;

(iv)        all Accounts owing by the Account Debtor or its Affiliates represent more than ten (10%) percent of all other Accounts; provided that Accounts which are deemed to be ineligible solely by reason of this clause (iv) shall be considered Eligible Accounts to the extent of the amount thereof which does not exceed ten (10%) percent of all other Accounts;

(v)         a covenant, representation or warranty contained in this Agreement or any other Loan Document with respect to such Account (including any of the representations set forth in Section 7.4) has been breached;

(vi)      the Account is subject to any contra relationship, counterclaim, dispute or set-off; provided that Accounts which are deemed to be ineligible by reason of this clause (vi) shall be considered ineligible only to the extent of such applicable contra relationship, counterclaim, dispute or set-off;

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(vii)       the Account Debtor’s chief executive office or principal place of business is located outside of the United States;

(viii)      it is payable in a currency other than Dollars;

(ix)        it (a) is not absolutely owing to a Borrower or (b) arises from a sale on a bill-and-hold, guaranteed sale, sale-or-return, sale-on-approval, consignment, retainage or any other repurchase or return basis or (c) consist of progress billings or other advance billings that are due prior to the completion of performance by a Borrower of the subject contract for goods or services;

(x)         the Account Debtor is the United States of America or any state or political subdivision (or any department, agency or instrumentality thereof), unless such Borrower has complied with the Assignment of Claims Act or other applicable similar state or local law in a manner reasonably satisfactory to Agent;

(xi)        it is not at all times subject to Agent’s duly perfected, first-priority security interest or is subject to any other Lien that is not a Permitted Lien, or the goods giving rise to such Account were, at the time of sale, subject to any Lien that is not a Permitted Lien;

(xii)       it is evidenced by Chattel Paper or an Instrument of any kind (unless such Chattel Paper or Instrument is delivered to Agent in accordance with Section 5.2) or has been reduced to judgment;

(xiii)     the Account Debtor’s total indebtedness to Borrowers exceeds the amount of any credit limit established by Borrowers or Agent or the Account Debtor is otherwise deemed not to be creditworthy by Agent in its Permitted Discretion; provided that Accounts which are deemed to be ineligible solely by reason of this clause (xiii) shall be considered Eligible Accounts to the extent the amount of such Accounts does not exceed the lower of such credit limits;

(xiv)      there are facts or circumstances existing, or which could reasonably be anticipated to occur, which might result in an adverse change in the Account Debtor’s financial condition or impair or delay the collectability of all or any portion of such Account;

(xv)       Agent has not been furnished with all documents and other information pertaining to such Account which Agent has requested, or which any Borrower is obligated to deliver to Agent, pursuant to this Agreement;

(xvi)      a Borrower has made an agreement with the Account Debtor to extend the time of payment thereof beyond the time periods set forth in clause (ii) above;

(xvii)     a Borrower has posted a surety or other bond in respect of the contract or transaction under which such Account arose;

(xviii)    the Account Debtor is subject to any proceeding seeking liquidation, reorganization or other relief with respect to it or its debts under any bankruptcy, insolvency or other similar applicable law;

(xix)      the sale giving rise to such Account is on cash in advance or cash on delivery terms;

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(xx)       the goods giving rise to such Account have been sold by a Borrower to the Account Debtor outside such Borrower’s Ordinary Course of Business or the services giving rise to such Account have been performed by a Borrower outside such Borrower’s Ordinary Course of Business;

(xxi)      Accounts with respect to which (i) the goods giving rise to such Account have not been shipped and billed to the Account Debtor, or (ii) the services giving rise to such Account have not been performed and billed to the Account Debtor; or

(xxii)     Accounts arising from a Permitted Acquisition unless such Accounts have met the Borrowing Base Inclusion Requirement.

Eligible Credit Card Receivables” means, at the time of any determination thereof, each Credit Card Receivable that satisfies the following criteria at the time of its creation and continues to meet the same at the time of such determination, such that each such Credit Card Receivable: (i) has been earned by performance and represents the bona fide amounts due to a Borrower from a Credit Card Issuer or Credit Card Processor, and in each case is originated in the Ordinary Course of Business of a Borrower, and (ii) is acceptable to Agent in its Permitted Discretion, and is not ineligible for inclusion in the calculation of the Borrowing Base pursuant to any of clauses (i) through (xi) below. Without limiting the foregoing, to qualify as an Eligible Credit Card Receivable, such Credit Card Receivable shall indicate no Person other than a Borrower as payee or remittance party. In determining the amount to be so included, the face amount of a Credit Card Receivable shall be reduced by, without duplication, to the extent not reflected in such face amount, (i) the amount of all accrued and actual discounts, claims, credits or credits pending, promotional program allowances, price adjustments, finance charges or other allowances (including any amount that a Borrower may be obligated to rebate to a customer, a Credit Card Issuer or Credit Card Processor pursuant to the terms of any agreement or understanding (written or oral)), and (ii) the aggregate amount of all cash received in respect of such Credit Card Receivable but not yet applied by the Loan Parties to reduce the amount of such Credit Card Receivable.  Except as otherwise agreed by Agent, any Credit Card Receivable included within any of the following categories shall not constitute an Eligible Credit Card Receivable:

(i)          Credit Card Receivables which do not constitute a Payment Intangible;

(ii)         Credit Card Receivables that have been outstanding for more than six (6) Business Days from the date of sale;

(iii)        Credit Card Receivables that are not subject to a perfected first-priority Lien in favor of Agent;

(iv)        Credit Card Receivables which are disputed, are with recourse, or with respect to which a claim, counterclaim, offset, or chargeback has been asserted (to the extent of such claim, counterclaim, offset, or chargeback);

(v)         Credit Card Receivables as to which a Credit Card Issuer or a Credit Card Processor has the right under certain circumstances to require a Borrower to repurchase the Credit Card Receivables from such Credit Card Issuer or Credit Card Processor;

(vi)        Credit Card Receivables due from a Credit Card Issuer or a Credit Card Processor of the applicable credit card which Credit Card Issuer or Credit Card Processor is the subject of any bankruptcy or insolvency proceedings;

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(vii)       Credit Card Receivables which are not a valid, legally enforceable obligation of the applicable Credit Card Issuer or a Credit Card Processor with respect thereto;

(viii)      Credit Card Receivables which do not conform to all representations, warranties, or other provisions in the Loan Documents relating to Credit Card Receivables;

(ix)        Credit Card Receivables representing invoicing for items that have not yet been shipped;

(x)         Credit Card Receivables with respect to which Agent shall have received a field examination satisfactory to Agent; or

(xi)        Credit Card Receivables which Agent determines in its Permitted Discretion to be uncertain of collection or which do not meet such other reasonable eligibility criteria for Credit Card Receivables as Agent may determine.

"Eligible In-Transit Inventory" shall mean, at any time of determination, without duplication of other Eligible Inventory, Inventory owned by a Borrower consisting of finished goods, merchantable and readily saleable in Borrowers’ Ordinary Course of Business which Agent, in its Permitted Discretion, deems to be Eligible In-Transit Inventory:

(i)          for which a Borrower has retained title or for which title has passed to a Borrower (as determined by Agent in accordance with documentation provided by a Borrower to Agent);

(ii)         which has been paid for by a Borrower, if purchased from a Person who is not a Borrower;

(iii)        which is insured to the full value thereof with loss payable to Agent, in form, substance and amount satisfactory to Agent;

(iv)        (A) with respect to Inventory which is in transit from a location outside the United States, for which (x) Agent shall have in its possession true and correct copies of all applicable negotiable bills of lading covering such Inventory or (y) (i) Agent shall be named as the consignee on non-negotiable bills of lading covering such Inventory and (ii) the Agent shall have received a duly executed bailee agreement from each applicable broker, freight forwarder, bailee or carrier for such Inventory, in form and substance satisfactory to Agent or (B) with respect to Inventory which is in transit from a location within the United States, which Inventory is reported as in-transit (consistent with Borrowers’ weekly in-transit inventory reporting methodology as of the Closing Date) for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days to any of Borrowers’ facilities listed on Sections 1(c) and 1(d) of the Perfection Certificate or other location of which Agent has been notified as required by Section 7.8; and

(v)         which would otherwise constitute Eligible Inventory, but for clauses (x) and (xi) of the definition of “Eligible Inventory”.

Eligible In-Transit Inventory shall not include Inventory being acquired pursuant to a trade letter of credit to the extent such trade letter of credit for the specific Inventory being claimed as collateral remains outstanding.

Eligible Inventorymeans, at any time of determination and subject to the criteria below, Inventory owned by a Borrower consisting of finished goods, merchantable and readily saleable in Borrowers’ Ordinary Course of Business which Agent, in its Permitted Discretion, deems to be Eligible Inventory.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the following Inventory will not be Eligible Inventory:

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(i)          it consists of work-in-progress;

(ii)         it is not in good, new and saleable condition;

(iii)        it is slow-moving, obsolete, damaged, contaminated, unmerchantable, returned, rejected, discontinued or repossessed;

(iv)        it is in the possession of a processor, consignee or bailee (other than Amazon), or located on premises leased or subleased to a Borrower, or on premises subject to a mortgage in favor of a Person other than Agent, unless (x) such processor, consignee, bailee or mortgagee or the lessor or sublessor of such premises, as the case may be, has executed and delivered all documentation which Agent shall require to evidence the subordination or other limitation or extinguishment of such Person’s rights with respect to such Inventory and Agent’s right to gain access thereto or (y) a rent or other similar Reserve satisfactory to Agent in its sole discretion has been established with respect to such Inventory;

(v)         it consists of fabricated parts, consigned items, supplies or packaging;

(vi)        it fails to meet all standards imposed by any Governmental Authority;

(vii)       it does not conform in all respects to any covenants, warranties and representations set forth in this Agreement and each other Loan Document;

(viii)      it is not at all times subject to Agent’s duly perfected, first priority security interest and no other Lien except a Permitted Lien;

(ix)        it is purchased or manufactured pursuant to a license agreement that is not assignable to each of Agent and its transferees, unless such license agreement is satisfactory to Agent or Agent is in receipt of a licensor consent in form and substance satisfactory to Agent;

(x)         it is situated at a Collateral location not listed in Sections 1(c) or 1(d) of the Perfection Certificate or other location of which Agent has been notified as required by Section 7.8; provided that, notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, Collateral situated at the distribution center located in Albany, New York shall not be “Eligible Inventory”;

(xi)        it is located outside of the continental United States or Canada; or

(xii)       it is Inventory arising from a Permitted Acquisition unless such Inventory has met the Borrowing Base Inclusion Requirement.

Eligible Specified Customer Account” means, at any time of determination and subject to the criteria below, a Specified Customer Account of a Borrower, which was generated and billed by a Borrower in the Ordinary Course of Business, and which Agent, in its Permitted Discretion, deems to be an Eligible Specified Customer Account.  The net amount of an Eligible Specified Customer Account at any time shall be the face amount of such Eligible Specified Customer Account as originally billed minus all customer deposits, unapplied cash collections and other Proceeds of such Account received from or on behalf of the Account Debtor thereunder as of such date and any and all returns, rebates, discounts (which may, at Agent’s option, be calculated on shortest terms), credits, allowances or excise taxes of any nature at any time issued, owing, claimed by Account Debtors, granted, outstanding or payable in connection with such Accounts at such time. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the following Accounts shall not be Eligible Specified Customer Accounts:

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(i)          it remains unpaid more than thirty (30) days after it is due under an Approved Specified Customer Agreement;

(ii)         a covenant, representation, or warranty contained in this Agreement or any other Loan Document with respect to such Account (including any of the representations set forth in Section 7.4) has been breached;

(iii)      the Account is subject to any contra relationship, counterclaim, dispute or set-off; provided that Accounts which are deemed to be ineligible by reason of this clause (iii) shall be considered ineligible only to the extent of such applicable contra relationship, counterclaim, dispute or set-off;

(iv)        the Account Debtor’s chief executive office or principal place of business becomes located outside of the United States;

(v)         it is payable in a currency other than Dollars;

(vi)        it is not at all times subject to Agent’s duly perfected, first-priority security interest or is subject to any other Lien that is not a Permitted Lien, or the goods giving rise to such Account were, at the time of sale, subject to any Lien that is not a Permitted Liens;

(vii)       it is evidenced by Chattel Paper or an Instrument of any kind (unless such Chattel Paper or Instrument is delivered to Agent in accordance with Section 5.2) or has been reduced to judgment;

(viii)      there are facts or circumstances existing which are reasonably likely to result in an adverse change in the Account Debtor’s financial condition or impair or delay the collectability of all or any portion of such Account;

(ix)        Agent has not been furnished with all documents and other information pertaining to such Account which Agent has requested, or which a Borrower is obligated to deliver to Agent, pursuant to this Agreement;

(x)         a Borrower has made an agreement with the Account Debtor to extend the time of payment thereof beyond the time periods set forth in clause (i) above;

(xi)        a Borrower has posted a surety or other bond in respect of the contract or transaction under which such Account arose;

(xii)       the Account Debtor is subject to any proceeding seeking liquidation, reorganization or other relief with respect to it or its debts under any bankruptcy, insolvency or other similar applicable law;

(xiii)      the sale giving rise to such Account is on cash in advance or cash on delivery terms; or

(xiv)      the goods giving rise to such Account have been sold by a Borrower to the Account Debtor outside Borrowers’ Ordinary Course of Business or the services giving rise to such Account have been performed by a Borrower outside Borrowers’ Ordinary Course of Business.

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Enforcement Action” means any action to enforce any Obligations or Loan Documents or to exercise any rights or remedies relating to any Collateral, whether by judicial action, self-help, notification of Account Debtors, setoff or recoupment, credit bid, deed in lieu of foreclosure, action in any proceeding seeking liquidation, reorganization or other relief with respect to it or its debts under any bankruptcy, insolvency or other similar applicable law or otherwise.

ERISA” means the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and all rules, regulations and orders promulgated thereunder.

ERISA Affiliate” means any trade or business (whether or not incorporated) under common control with a Loan Party within the meaning of Section 414(b) or (c) of the Code (and Sections 414(m) and (o) of the Code for purposes of provisions relating to Section 412 of the Code and Section 302 of ERISA).

ERISA Event” means: (a) a Reportable Event with respect to a Pension Plan; (b) the withdrawal of any Loan Party or any ERISA Affiliate from a Pension Plan subject to Section 4063 of ERISA during a plan year in which such entity was a “substantial employer” as defined in Section 4001(a)(2) of ERISA or a cessation of operations that is treated as such a withdrawal under Section 4062(e) of ERISA; (c) a complete or partial withdrawal by a Loan Party or any ERISA Affiliate from a Multiemployer Plan or notification that a Multiemployer Plan is in reorganization; (d) the filing of a notice of intent to terminate a Pension Plan under Section 4041 of ERISA or the treatment of a Multiemployer Plan amendment as a termination under Section 4041A of ERISA; (e) the institution by the PBGC of proceedings to terminate a Pension Plan; (f) any event or condition which constitutes grounds under Section 4042 of ERISA for the termination of, or the appointment of a trustee to administer, any Pension Plan; (g) the determination that any Pension Plan is considered an at-risk plan under Section 430 of the Code or a Multiemployer Plan is in endangered or critical status within the meaning of Section 432 of the Code; or (h) the imposition of any liability under Title IV of ERISA, other than for PBGC premiums due but not delinquent under Section 4007 of ERISA, upon a Loan Party or any ERISA Affiliate.

Event of Default” has the meaning set forth in Section 11.1.

Excess Availability” means the amount, as determined by Agent, calculated at any date, equal to (a) the lesser of (i) the Maximum Revolving Facility Amount minus Reserves, and (ii) the Borrowing Base (including any reductions for Reserves) as of such date, minus (b) the sum of (i) the outstanding balance of all Revolving Loans plus (ii) fees and expenses which are due and payable by any Borrower under this Agreement but which have not been paid or charged to the Loan Account; provided that if any of the Loan Limits for Revolving Loans is exceeded as of the date of calculation, then Excess Availability shall be zero.

Exchange Act” means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended from time to time.

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Excluded Property” means (i) any rights or interest in any non-material contract, lease, permit, license, or license agreement covering personal property of any Loan Party or any lease of real property if under the terms of such contract, lease, permit, license, or license agreement, or applicable law with respect thereto, the grant of a security interest or lien therein is prohibited as a matter of law or under the terms of such contract, lease, permit, license, or license agreement and such prohibition or restriction has not been waived or the consent of the other party to such contract, lease, permit, license, or license agreement has not been obtained (provided that, (A) the foregoing exclusions of clause (i) shall in no way be construed (1) to apply to the extent that any described prohibition or restriction is ineffective under Section 9-406, 9-407, 9-408, or 9-409 of the UCC or other applicable law, or (2) to apply to the extent that any consent or waiver has been obtained that would permit Agent’s security interest or lien to attach notwithstanding the prohibition or restriction on the pledge of such contract, lease, permit, license, or license agreement and (B) any such contract, lease, permit, license, or license agreement referred to in the foregoing exclusions of clause (i) shall cease to be treated as “Excluded Property” (and shall constitute Collateral) immediately and without further action on the part of Agent or any Loan Party at such time as the contractual or legal prohibition shall not longer be applicable and to the extent severable, such security interest shall attach immediately to any portion of such contract, lease, permit, license, or license agreement and (C) the foregoing exclusions of clause (i) shall in no way be construed to limit, impair, or otherwise affect Agent’s continuing security interests in and liens upon any rights or interests of any Loan Party in or to (1) monies due or to become due under or in connection with any described contract, lease, permit, license, license agreement or (2) any proceeds from the sale, license, lease, or other dispositions of any such contract, lease, permit, license, or license agreement); (ii) any United States intent-to-use trademark applications to the extent that, and solely during the period in which, the grant of a security interest therein would impair the validity or enforceability of such intent-to-use trademark applications under applicable federal law; provided that upon submission and acceptance by the PTO of an amendment to allege use pursuant to 15 U.S.C. Section 1060(a) (or any successor provision), such intent-to-use trademark application shall be considered Collateral, (iii) any Restricted Accounts, (iv) any assets owned by any Loan Party that are subject to a Permitted Lien securing Capitalized Leases or purchase money Indebtedness permitted to be incurred hereunder to the extent and for so long as the contract or other agreement in which such Lien is granted (or the documentation providing for such Capitalized Lease or purchase money Indebtedness) validly prohibits the creation of any other Lien on such assets and (v) solely with respect to the Parent, any rabbi trust, any equity or other interests in any rabbi trust and any property or assets owned by or held in a rabbi trust.

Excluded Taxes” means any of the following Taxes imposed on or with respect to a Recipient or required to be withheld or deducted from a payment to a Recipient: (a) Taxes imposed on or measured by net income (however denominated), franchise Taxes, and branch profits Taxes, in each case, (i) imposed as a result of such Recipient being organized under the laws of, or having its principal office or, in the case of the Agent or 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 Recipient, U.S. federal withholding Taxes imposed on amounts payable to or for the account of such Recipient with respect to an applicable interest in a Loan or Commitment pursuant to a law in effect on the date on which such Recipient (i) acquires such applicable interest (other than pursuant to an assignment request by the Borrower) or (ii) changes its applicable lending office, except in each case to the extent that, pursuant to Section 13 amounts with respect to such Taxes were payable to such Recipient’s assignor (or Lender granting such participation) immediately before such assignment or grant of participation, or to such Recipient immediately before it changed its lending office; (c) United States federal withholding Taxes that would not have been imposed but for such Recipient’s failure to comply with Section 13(e) and (d) any U.S. federal withholding Taxes imposed pursuant to FATCA.

FATCA” means Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code, as of the date of this Agreement (or any amended or successor version that is substantively comparable and not materially more onerous to comply with) and any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof, any agreements entered into pursuant to current Section 1471(b)(1) of the Code (or any amended or successor version described above) and any intergovernmental agreement (and related legislation, official rules or other administrative guidance) implementing the foregoing.

FIRREA” means the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989, as amended.

Fiscal Year” means the fiscal year of Borrowers which ends on the Saturday closest to January 31 of each year.

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Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio” means the ratio of (a) EBITDA for the twelve-month period ending on the last day of the most recently ended fiscal month for which financial statements have been delivered, minus unfinanced Capital Expenditures of the Loan Parties on a consolidated basis for such period, to (b) Fixed Charges for such period.

Fixed Charges” means, for the period in question, on a consolidated basis, the sum of (a) all principal payments scheduled or required to be made during or with respect to such period in respect of Indebtedness of the Loan Parties, plus (b) all Interest Expense of the Loan Parties for such period paid or required to be paid in cash attributable to such period, plus (c) all taxes of the Loan Parties paid or required to be paid for such period and plus (d) all cash distributions, dividends, redemptions and other cash payments made or required to be made during such period with respect to equity securities or subordinated debt issued by any Loan Party.

FRB” means the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System or any successor thereto.

Funding Account” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.3(a).

GAAP” means generally accepted accounting principles set forth from time to time in the opinions and pronouncements of the Accounting Principles Board and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and statements and pronouncements of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (or agencies with similar functions of comparable stature and authority within the United States accounting profession) which are applicable to the circumstances as of the date of determination, in each case consistently applied.

Governing Documents” means, with respect to any Person, the certificate of incorporation, articles of incorporation, certificate of formation, certificate of limited partnership, by-laws, operating agreement, limited liability company agreement, limited partnership agreement or other similar governance document of such Person.

Governmental Authority” means the government of the United States of America or any other nation, or of any political subdivision thereof, whether state or local, and any agency, authority, instrumentality, regulatory body, court, central bank or other entity exercising executive, legislative, judicial, taxing, regulatory or administrative powers or functions of or pertaining to government (including any supra-national bodies such as the European Union or the European Central Bank).

Guarantor Payment” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.12(f)(i).

GuarantyorGuaranteed, as applied to any Indebtedness, liability or other obligation, means (a) a guaranty, directly or indirectly, in any manner, including by way of endorsement (other than endorsements of negotiable instruments for collection in the Ordinary Course of Business), of any part or all of such Indebtedness, liability or obligation and (b) an agreement, contingent or otherwise, and whether or not constituting a guaranty, assuring, or intended to assure, the payment or performance (or payment of damages in the event of non-performance) of any part or all of such Indebtedness, liability or obligation by any means (including the purchase of securities or obligations, the purchase or sale of property or services or the supplying of funds).

In-Transit Inventory Sublimit” means the amount set forth in Section 1(d) of Annex I.

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Indebtedness” means (without duplication), with respect to any Person, (a) all obligations or liabilities of such Person, contingent or otherwise, for borrowed money, (b) all obligations of such Person represented by promissory notes, bonds, debentures or the like, or on which interest charges are customarily paid, (c) all liabilities secured by any Lien on such Person’s property owned or acquired, whether or not such liability shall have been assumed by such Person, (d) all obligations of such Person under conditional sale or other title-retention agreements relating to property or assets purchased by such Person, (e) all obligations of such Person issued or assumed as the deferred purchase price of property or services (excluding trade payables which are less than ninety days past the invoice date incurred in the Ordinary Course of Business, but including the maximum potential amount payable under any earn-out or similar obligations), (f) all Capitalized Leases of such Person, (g) all obligations (contingent or otherwise) of such Person as an account party or applicant in respect of letters of credit and bankers’ acceptances or in respect of financial or other hedging obligations, (h) all equity interests issued by such Person subject to repurchase or redemption at any time on or prior to the Scheduled Maturity Date (valued at, in the case of redeemable preferred equity interests, the greater of the voluntary liquidation preference and the involuntary liquidation preference of such equity interests plus accrued and unpaid dividends), other than voluntary repurchases or redemptions that are at the sole option of such Person, (i) all principal outstanding under any synthetic lease, off-balance sheet loan or similar financing product of such Person and (j) all Guaranties, endorsements (other than for collection in the Ordinary Course of Business) and other contingent obligations of such Person in respect of the obligations of others.

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

Intellectual Property” means the collective reference to all rights, priorities and privileges relating to intellectual property, whether arising under United States, multinational or foreign laws or otherwise, including copyrights, copyright licenses, patents, patent licenses, trademarks and trademark licenses and all rights to sue at law or in equity for any infringement or other impairment thereof, including the right to receive all proceeds and damages therefrom.

Intercompany Subordinated Debtmeans that certain Indebtedness evidenced by the Intercompany Subordinated Note and the other Intercompany Subordinated Debt Documents, which Indebtedness has an outstanding principal balance of $10,356,140.65 as of the Amendment No. 1 Effective Date, after giving effect to the transactions to occur on or about the Amendment No. 1 Effective Date.

Intercompany Subordinated Debt Documentsmeans the Intercompany Subordinated Note and any other documents, instruments or agreements which evidence the Intercompany Subordinated Debt or pursuant to which the Intercompany Subordinated Debt was issued or is governed, in each case as amended, modified, supplemented or restated from time to time, in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.

Intercompany Subordinated Debt Subordination Agreementmeans (a) that certain Intercompany Subordination Agreement dated as of the date hereof between Agent and Parent and (b) any other subordination agreement in form and substance satisfactory to Agent between Agent and any holder of Intercompany Subordinated Debt.

Intercompany Subordinated Note” means that certain Promissory Note dated as of the date hereof and issued by Borrowers in favor of Parent in an original principal amount equal to $13,956,001.82.

Interest Expense” means, for the applicable period, for the Loan Parties on a consolidated basis, total interest expense (including interest attributable to Capitalized Leases in accordance with GAAP) and fees with respect to outstanding Indebtedness.

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Inventory Advance Rate” means the applicable percentage(s) set forth in Section 1(c) of Annex I.

Investment Property” means the collective reference to (a) all “investment property” as such term is defined in Section 9-102 of the UCC, (b) all “financial assets” as such term is defined in Section 8-102(a)(9) of the UCC and (c) whether or not constituting “investment property” as so defined, all Pledged Equity.

Issuers” means the collective reference to each issuer of Investment Property.

Lender” means each Person listed on the Commitment Schedule and any other Person that shall have become a Lender hereunder pursuant to an Assignment and Assumption, other than any such Person that ceases to be a Lender hereunder pursuant to an Assignment and Assumption.  Unless the context expressly provides otherwise, “Lender” shall include the Swingline Lender.

LIBOR Loan means any Loan which bears interest at a rate determined by reference to the LIBOR Rate.

LIBOR Rate means, for any calendar month, the rate (expressed as a percentage per  annum and rounded upward, if necessary, to the next nearest 1/100 of 1%) for deposits in Dollars, for a one-month period, that appears on Bloomberg Screen US0001M (or the successor thereto) as the London interbank offered rate for deposits in Dollars as of 11:00 a.m., London time, as of two (2) Business Days prior to the first day of such calendar month (and, in no event shall the LIBOR Rate shall be less than 1.00%), which determination shall be made by Agent and shall be conclusive in the absence of manifest error.  For the sake of clarity, the LIBOR Rate shall be adjusted monthly on the first day of each month.

Lien” means any mortgage, deed of trust, pledge, hypothecation, assignment, charge, deposit arrangement, encumbrance, easement, lien (statutory or other), security interest or other security arrangement and any other preference, priority, or preferential arrangement in the nature of a security interest of any kind or nature whatsoever, including any conditional sale contract or other title-retention agreement, the interest of a lessor under a Capitalized Lease and any synthetic or other financing lease having substantially the same economic effect as any of the foregoing.

Loan Account” has the meaning set forth in Section 3.4.

Loan Documents” means, collectively, this Agreement (including the Perfection Certificate and all other attachments, annexes and exhibits hereto) and all notes, guaranties, security agreements, mortgages, Borrowing Base Certificates, Compliance Certificates, other certificates, pledge agreements, landlord’s agreements, Lock Box and Blocked Account agreements, the Credit Card Notifications, the Collateral Assignment, the Agent Fee Letter, the Parent Guaranty, the Parent Pledge Agreement, the Intercompany Subordinated Debt Subordination Agreement, the Alimco Subordinated Debt Subordination Agreement and all other agreements, documents and instruments now or hereafter executed or delivered by any Borrower, any Loan Party, or any Other Obligor in connection with, or to evidence the transactions contemplated by, this Agreement.

Loan Guaranty” means the obligations of Obligors pursuant to Section 12.

Loan Limits” means, collectively, the Loan Limits for Revolving Loans set forth in Section 1(a) of Annex I and all other limits on the amount of Loans set forth in this Agreement.

Loan Party” means, individually, each Borrower, or any domestic Subsidiary; and “Loan Parties” means, collectively, each Borrower and all domestic Subsidiaries.

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Loan Party Obligor” means, individually, each Borrower or any Obligor that is a Loan Party and each Person identified in the Preamble as a Loan Party Obligor; and “Loan Party Obligors” means, collectively, each Borrower, and each Obligor that is a Loan Party.

Loans” means, collectively, the Revolving Loans (including any Protective Advances and Overadvances) and the Swingline Loans.

Lock Box” has the meaning set forth in Section 6.1.

Material Adverse Effect” means any event, act, omission, condition or circumstance which, which individually or in the aggregate, has or could reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect on (a) the business, operations, properties, assets or condition, financial or otherwise, of any Loan Party, (b) the ability of any Loan Party to perform any of its obligations under any of the Loan Documents, (c) the validity or enforceability of, or Agent’s or any Lender’s rights and remedies under, any of the Loan Documents, (d) the ability of Agent and Lenders realize upon a material portion of Collateral in which Agent has previously perfected a Lien or (e) the existence, perfection or priority of any security interest granted in any Loan Document and covering a material portion of Collateral in which Agent has previously perfected a Lien.

Material Contract” means has the meaning set forth in Section 7.18.

Maturity Date” means the earliest of (i) Scheduled Maturity Date, (ii) the Termination Date, or (iii) such earlier date as the Obligations may be accelerated in accordance with the terms of this Agreement (including pursuant to Section 11.2).

Maximum Lawful Rate” has the meaning set forth in Section 3.5.

Maximum Liability” has the meaning set forth in Section 12.9.

Maximum Revolving Facility Amount” means the amount set forth in Section 1(a)(i) of Annex I.

Measurement Period” means, at any date of determination, the most recently completed twelve (12) consecutive fiscal months of Borrowers ended on or prior to such time (taken as one accounting period) in respect of which financial statements for each fiscal month or Fiscal Year, as applicable, in such period have been or are required to be delivered to Agent in accordance with Section 7.15.

Minimum Excess Availability Amount means, as of any date of determination, the greater of (i) ten percent (10%) of the Borrowing Base in effect as of such date and (ii) $750,000.

Multiemployer Plan” means any employee benefit plan of the type described in Section 4001(a)(3) of ERISA, to which a Loan Party or any ERISA Affiliate makes or is obligated to make contributions, or during the preceding five plan years, has made or been obligated to make contributions.

Net Income” means, for the applicable period, for Borrowers individually or for the Loan Parties on a consolidated basis, as applicable, the net income (or loss) of Borrowers individually or of the Loan Parties on a consolidated basis, as applicable, for such period, excluding any gains or non-cash losses from dispositions, any extraordinary gains or extraordinary non-cash losses and any gains or non-cash losses from discontinued operations, in each case of Borrowers individually or of the Loan Parties on a consolidated basis, as applicable, for such period.

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NOLV means the applicable ‘Net Orderly Liquidation Value’ as set forth in and determined by the most current third-party appraisal report, performed by an appraisal firm retained by Agent for such appraisal project with respect to Eligible Inventory and Eligible In-Transit Inventory, and in form and substance acceptable to Agent.

Non-Consenting Lender” has the meaning set forth in Section 15.5(b).

Non-Paying Guarantor” has the meaning set forth in Section 12.10.

Non-U.S. Recipient” has the meaning set forth in Section 13(e)(ii).

Notice of Borrowing” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.3(a).

Obligations” means all present and future Loans, advances, debts, liabilities, fees, expenses, obligations, guaranties, covenants, duties and indebtedness at any time owing by any Borrower or any Loan Party Obligor to Agent and Lenders, whether evidenced by this Agreement, any other Loan Document or otherwise, whether arising from an extension of credit, guaranty, indemnification or otherwise, whether direct or indirect (including those acquired by assignment and any participation by any Lender in any Borrower’s indebtedness owing to others), whether absolute or contingent, whether due or to become due and whether arising before or after the commencement of a proceeding under the Bankruptcy Code or any similar statute.

Obligor” means any guarantor, endorser, acceptor, surety or other Person liable on, or with respect to, any of the Obligations or who is the owner of any property which is security for any of the Obligations, other than Borrower.

Ordinary Course of Business means, in respect of any transaction involving any Person, the ordinary course of business of such Person, as conducted by such Person as of the Closing Date and any practices that are utilized to improve past practices or to conform with customary operating procedures for a similar business, as reasonably determined by such Person.

Other Connection Taxes” means, with respect to any Recipient, Taxes imposed as a result of a present or former connection between such Recipient and the jurisdiction imposing such Tax (other than connections arising solely 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 Obligor” means any Obligor other than any Loan Party Obligor, including, without limitation, Parent.

Other Taxes” means all present or future stamp, court or documentary intangible, recording, filing or similar Taxes that arise from any payment made under, from the execution, delivery, performance, enforcement or registration of, from the receipt or perfection of a security interest under, or otherwise with respect to, any Loan Document, except any such Taxes imposed with respect to an assignment (other than an assignment made pursuant to Section 3.6(c)), participation or change in applicable lending office as a result of a present or former connection between the assignor, assignee, participating Lender, participant or Lender and the jurisdiction imposing such Taxes (other than connections arising solely from such person having executed, delivered, become a party to, performed its obligations under, received payments under, received or perfected a security interest under, or engaged in any other transaction pursuant to or enforced any Loan Document, or sold or assigned an interest in any Loan or Loan Document).

Overadvances” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.2(b).

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Parent” means Trans World Entertainment Corporation, a New York corporation.

Parent Guaranty” means that certain Amended and Restated Limited Guaranty, dated of the Amendment No. 1 Effective Date, made by Parent in favor of Agent.

Parent Pledge Agreement” means that certain Pledge Agreement, dated of the date hereof, made by Parent in favor of Agent.

Participant” has the meaning set forth in Section 15.10(b).

Paying Guarantor” has the meaning set forth in Section 12.10.

Payment Conditions” means, as to the making of any payment or distribution in respect of the Intercompany Subordinated Debt or the Alimco Subordinated Debt, the satisfaction as of the making of each such payment or distribution and after giving pro forma effect thereto, of each of the following conditions: (a) no Default or Event of Default exists or has occurred and is continuing, (b) the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio for the most recent Measurement Period is greater than 1.20:1.00, and (c) Excess Availability is greater than the greater of (x) twenty percent (20%) of the average Borrowing Base in effect on each day during the 30-day period immediately preceding the date of such payment or distribution and (y) $1,500,000.

PBGC” means the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

PCI Standards means the then applicable Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards.

Pension Act” means the Pension Protection Act of 2006.

Pension Funding Rules” means the rules of the Code and ERISA regarding minimum required contributions (including any installment payment thereof) to Pension Plans and Multiemployer Plans and set forth in, with respect to plan years ending prior to the effective date of the Pension Act, Section 412 of the Code and Section 302 of ERISA, each as in effect prior to the Pension Act and, thereafter, Section 412, 430, 431, 432 and 436 of the Code and Sections 302, 303, 304 and 305 of ERISA, and any sections of the Code or ERISA related thereto that are enacted after the date of this Agreement.

Pension Plan” means any employee pension benefit plan (other than a Multiemployer Plan) that is maintained or is contributed to by a Loan Party and any ERISA Affiliate and is either covered by Title IV of ERISA or is subject to the minimum funding standards under Section 412 of the Code.

Perfection Certificate means the Perfection Certificate attached to this Agreement as of the Closing Date, together with any updates thereto as contemplated by this Agreement or otherwise permitted by Agent from time to time.

Permitted Acquisition” means any acquisition of all or substantially all of the assets of any Person, or any acquisition of a business line or division of any Person, or the acquisition of at least a majority of the issued and outstanding equity interests of any Person that is an operating business (the “Target Assets”), so long as:

(a)          (i) the assets, Person, division or line of business to be acquired is located in the United States, in a similar or complementary or ancillary or related line of business as the Loan Parties, or a reasonable extension thereof;

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(b)          all transactions related to such acquisition shall be consummated in accordance in all material respects with applicable law;

(c)          the board of directors or equivalent governing body of the acquiree has not at any time notified the Parent or the Borrowers that it opposes such action or, if it had done so, such opposition has been withdrawn;

(d)          immediately after giving effect to such acquisition, the Permitted Acquisition Payment Conditions are satisfied;

(e)          no additional Indebtedness (other than Permitted Indebtedness of the type described and in the amounts permitted in clauses (c) and (d) of the definition thereof) is incurred in connection therewith, other than Revolving Loans; and

(f)        the aggregate consideration expended by the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries in connection with such acquisition (including the amount of any Indebtedness assumed in connection with such transaction), when taken together with all other Permitted Acquisitions otherwise consummated hereunder, does not exceed $3,000,000 since the Amendment No. 3 Effective Date.

Permitted Acquisition Payment Conditions” means, with respect to any acquisition transaction, each of the following conditions: (a) no Default or Event of Default exists or has occurred and is continuing and (b) Borrower Representative shall have delivered to Agent a pro forma Compliance Certificate demonstrating (with reasonable detail and in form and substance acceptable to Agent) that (i) the pro forma combined Loan Parties and the Target Assets’ Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio for the most recently ended Measurement Period is greater than 1.20:1.00 and (ii) as of the date of consummation of such acquisition and on each of the 30 days immediately preceding such date, the pro forma combined Loan Parties and the Target Assets’ Excess Availability following such acquisition was greater than the greater of (x) twenty percent (20%) of the average Borrowing Base in effect on each such day and (y) $1,500,000.

Permitted Discretion means a determination made by Agent in good faith and in the exercise of reasonable (from the perspective of an asset-based secured lender) business judgment.

Permitted Holders means each of (i) The Robert J. Higgins TWMC Trust and (ii) Neil S. Subin.

Permitted Indebtednessmeans: (a) the Obligations; (b) the Indebtedness existing on the date hereof described in Section 7 of the Perfection Certificate; in each case along with extensions, refinancings, modifications, amendments and restatements thereof; provided that (i) the principal amount thereof is not increased, (ii) if secured by a Permitted Lien, no additional collateral beyond that existing as of the Closing Date is granted to secure such Indebtedness; (iii) if such Indebtedness is subordinated to any or all of the Obligations, the applicable subordination terms shall not be modified without the prior written consent of Agent and (iv) the terms thereof are not modified to impose more burdensome terms upon any Loan Party; (c) Capitalized Leases and purchase-money Indebtedness secured by Permitted Liens in an aggregate amount not exceeding $250,000 at any time outstanding; (d) Indebtedness incurred as a result of endorsing negotiable instruments received in the Ordinary Course of Business; (e) the Intercompany Subordinated Debt owing by Borrowers in an aggregate amount not exceeding $13,956,001.82 at any time outstanding and then solely to the extent the Intercompany Subordinated Debt is subject to, and permitted by, the Intercompany Subordinated Debt Subordination Agreement; (f) the Alimco Subordinated Debt owing by Borrowers in an aggregate amount not exceeding $5,224,800.00 plus the amount of all accrued interest on the Alimco Subordinated Debt (including interest paid in kind by capitalizing such interest to principal) at any time outstanding and then solely to the extent the Alimco Subordinated Debt is subject to, and permitted by, the Alimco Subordinated Debt Subordination Agreement; and (g) any other unsecured Indebtedness in an aggregate amount of up to $1,000,000 outstanding from time to time, so long as such Indebtedness is subject to a subordination agreement in form and substance satisfactory to Agent in its sole discretion, in each case under this clause (g) along with extensions, refinancings, modifications, amendments and restatements thereof; provided that (i) the principal amount thereof is not increased, (ii) the final scheduled maturity date is no earlier than 91 days after the Scheduled Maturity Date, (iii) the applicable subordination terms shall not be modified without the prior written consent of Agent, and (iv) the terms thereof are not modified to impose more burdensome terms upon any Loan Party.

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Permitted Liens” means (a) purchase-money security interests in specific items of Equipment securing Permitted Indebtedness described under clause (b) of the definition of “Permitted Indebtedness”; (b) liens for taxes, fees, assessments, or other governmental charges or levies, either not delinquent or being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings (which proceedings have the effect of preventing the enforcement of such lien) for which adequate reserves in accordance with GAAP are being maintained provided the same have no priority over any of Agent’s security interests; (c) liens of materialmen, mechanics, carriers, or other similar liens arising in the Ordinary Course of Business and securing obligations which are not delinquent or are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings (which proceedings have the effect of preventing the enforcement of such lien) for which adequate reserves in accordance with GAAP are being maintained; (d) liens which constitute banker’s liens, rights of set-off, or similar rights as to deposit accounts or other funds maintained with a bank or other financial institution (but only to the extent such banker’s liens, rights of set-off or other rights are in respect of customary service charges relative to such deposit accounts and other funds, and not in respect of any loans or other extensions of credit by such bank or other financial institution to any Loan Party); (e) cash deposits or pledges of an aggregate amount not to exceed $50,000 to secure the payment of worker’s compensation, unemployment insurance, or other social security benefits or obligations, public or statutory obligations, surety or appeal bonds, bid or performance bonds, or other obligations of a like nature incurred in the Ordinary Course of Business; (f) judgment Liens in respect of judgments that do not constitute an Event of Default; (g) Liens or rights of setoff against credit balances of Borrowers with Credit Card Issuers or Credit Card Processors or amounts owing by such Credit Card Issuers or Credit Card Processors to Borrowers in the Ordinary Course of Business, but not Liens on or rights of setoff against any other property or assets of Borrowers, pursuant to the Credit Card Agreements to secure the obligations of Borrowers to the Credit Card Issuers or Credit Card Processors as a result of fees and chargebacks; and (h) Liens securing the Alimco Subordinated Debt to the extent such Liens are subject to the Alimco Subordinated Debt Subordination Agreement.

Person” means any individual, sole proprietorship, partnership, joint venture, limited liability company, trust, unincorporated organization, association, corporation, government or any agency or political division thereof, or any other entity.

Plan” means any employee benefit plan within the meaning of Section 3(3) of ERISA (including a Pension Plan) maintained for employees of any Loan Party or any such plan to which any Loan Party (or with respect to any plan subject to Section 412 of the Code or Section 302 or Title IV of ERISA, any ERISA Affiliate) is required to contribute on behalf of any of its employees.

Pledged Equity” means the equity interests listed on Sections 1(f) and 1(g) of the Perfection Certificate, together with any other equity interests, certificates, options, or rights or instruments of any nature whatsoever in respect of the equity interests of any Person that may be issued or granted to, or held by, any Loan Party Obligor or Other Obligor while this Agreement is in effect, and including, to the extent attributable to, or otherwise related to, such pledged equity interests, all of such Loan Party Obligor’s or Other Obligor’s (a) interests in the profits and losses of each Issuer, (b) rights and interests to receive distributions of each Issuer’s assets and properties and (c) rights and interests, if any, to participate in the management of each Issuer related to such pledged equity interests.

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Pro Rata Share means with respect to all matters relating to any Lender the percentage obtained by dividing (i) the Loan Commitment of that Lender by (ii) the aggregate Loan Commitments of all Lenders, in each case as any such percentages may be adjusted by assignments pursuant to an Assignment and Assumption.

Protective Advances” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.2(a).

Recipient” means any Agent, any Lender, any Participant, or any other recipient of any payment to be made by or on account of any Obligation of any Loan Party under this Agreement or any other Loan Document, as applicable.

Register” has the meaning set forth in Section 15.9(c).

Released Parties” has the meaning set forth in Section 10.1.

Relevant Percentage” has the meaning set forth in Section 12.10.

Replacement Lender” has the meaning set forth in Section 3.6(c).

Reportable Event” means any of the events set forth in Section 4043(c) of ERISA, other than events for which the thirty-day notice period has been waived.

Required Lenders” means at any time Lenders (other than Defaulting Lenders) then holding at least fifty-one (51%) percent of the sum of the aggregate Loan Commitment then in effect.

Reserves” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.1(b).

Restricted Accounts” means Deposit Accounts (a) established and used (and at all times will be used) solely for the purpose of paying current payroll obligations of Loan Parties or the Parent, payroll taxes, worker’s compensation or unemployment compensation, pension benefits and other similar expenses to or for the benefit of any employees and accrued and unpaid employee compensation (including salaries, wages, benefits and expense reimbursement) (and which do not (and will not at any time) contain any deposits other than those necessary to fund current payroll or expenses to or for the benefit of employees), in each case in the Ordinary Course of Business, (b) maintained (and at all times will be maintained) solely in connection with an employee benefit plan, but solely to the extent that all funds on deposit therein are solely held for the benefit of, and owned by, employees (and will continue to be so held and owned) pursuant to such plan, (c) used specifically and exclusively for taxes required to be collected or withheld (including, without limitation, federal and state withholding taxes (including the employer’s share thereof), taxes owing to any governmental unit thereof, sales, use and excise taxes, customs duties, import duties and independent customs brokers’ charges) for which the Loan Parties or Parent may become liable, (d) which, individually or in the aggregate with all other accounts under this clause (d), does not have an aggregate balance which exceeds $100,000 at any time, or (e) solely with respect to the Parent, used solely in connection with a rabbi trust.

Revolving Loan Commitment means (a) as to any Lender, the aggregate commitment of such Lender to make Revolving Loans as set forth in the Commitment Schedule or in the most recent Assignment and Assumption to which it is a party (as adjusted to reflect any assignments as permitted hereunder) and (b) as to all Lenders, the aggregate commitment of all Lenders to make Revolving Loans, which aggregate commitment shall be in an amount equal to the Maximum Revolving Facility Amount.

Revolving Loans” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.1(a).

Scheduled Maturity Date” means the date set forth in Section 1(h) of Annex I.

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Securities Act” means the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

Settlement” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.4(c).

Settlement Date” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.4(c).

Specified Customer Account” means an Account arising under an Approved Specified Customer Agreement.

Specified Customer Advance Rate” means the percentage set forth in Section 1(b)(ii) of Annex I.

Specified Customer Dilution Reserve” has the meaning set forth in Section 1(b)(ii) of Annex I.

Stated Rate” has the meaning set forth in Section 3.5.

Subsidiary” means any corporation or other entity of which a Person owns, directly or indirectly, through one or more intermediaries, more than 50% of the capital stock or other equity interest at the time of determination.  Unless the context indicates otherwise, references to a Subsidiary shall be deemed to refer to a Subsidiary of a Borrower.

Swingline Lender” means Eclipse Business Capital SPV, LLC (f/k/a Encina Business Capital SPV, LLC), in its capacity as lender of Swingline Loans hereunder.

Swingline Loans” has the meaning set forth in Section 2.4(a).

Target Assets” has the meaning set forth in the definition of “Permitted Acquisition”.

Taxes” means all present or future taxes, levies, imposts, duties, assessments, withholdings (including backup withholding) or similar fees or charges imposed by any Governmental Authority, including any interest, additions to tax or penalties applicable thereto.

Termination Date” means the date on which all of the Obligations (other than contingent obligations for which no claims have been made) have been paid in full in cash and all of Agent’s and Lenders’ lending commitments under this Agreement and under each of the other Loan Documents have been terminated.

UCC” means, at any given time, the Uniform Commercial Code as adopted and in effect at such time in the State of New York or other applicable jurisdiction.

Walmart” means Walmart, Inc.

1.2.        Accounting Terms and Determinations.

Unless otherwise specified herein, all accounting terms used herein shall be interpreted, all accounting determinations hereunder (including determinations made pursuant to the exhibits hereto) shall be made, and all financial statements required to be delivered hereunder shall be prepared on a consolidated basis in accordance with GAAP consistently applied.  If at any time any change in GAAP would affect the computation of any financial ratio or financial requirement set forth in any Loan Document, and either Borrower Representative or Agent shall so request, Required Lenders and Borrower Representative shall negotiate in good faith to amend such ratio or requirement to preserve the original intent thereof in light of such change in GAAP; provided that, until so amended, (a) such ratio or requirement shall continue to be computed in accordance with GAAP prior to such change therein and (b) Borrower Representative shall provide to Agent and Lenders financial statements and other documents required under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents which include a reconciliation between calculations of such ratio or requirement made before and after giving effect to such change in GAAP.  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 election under Statement of Financial Accounting Standards 159 (Codification of Accounting Standards 825-10) to value any Indebtedness or other liabilities of any Loan Party at “fair value”, as defined therein.

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Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in the paragraph above or the definitions of “Capital Expenditures” or “Capitalized Leases”, only those leases (assuming for purposes hereof that such leases were in existence on January 1, 2015) that would have constituted Capitalized Leases or financing leases in conformity with GAAP on January 1, 2015, shall be considered Capitalized Leases or financing leases hereunder, and all calculations and deliverables under this Agreement or any other Loan Document shall be made or delivered, as applicable, in accordance therewith (other than the financial statements delivered pursuant to this Agreement; provided that all such financial statements delivered to Agent and Lenders in accordance with the terms of this Agreement shall contain a schedule showing the adjustments necessary to reconcile such financial statements with GAAP as in effect on January 1, 2015, with respect to such leases).

1.3.        Other Definitional Provisions and References.

References in this Agreement to “Articles”, “Sections”, “Annexes”, “Exhibits” or “Schedules” shall be to Articles, Sections, Annexes, Exhibits or Schedules of or to this Agreement unless otherwise specifically provided.  Any term defined herein may be used in the singular or plural.  “Include”, “includes” and “including” shall be deemed to be followed by “without limitation”.  “Or” shall be construed to mean “and/or”.  Except as otherwise specified or limited herein, references to any Person include the successors and assigns of such Person.  References “from” or “through” any date mean, unless otherwise specified, “from and including” or “through and including”, respectively.  No provision of any Loan Documents shall be construed against any party by reason of such party having, or being deemed to have, drafted the provision. Unless otherwise specified herein, the settlement of all payments and fundings hereunder between or among the parties hereto shall be made in lawful money of the United States and in immediately available funds.  Time is of the essence for each performance obligation of the Loan Parties under this Agreement and each Loan Document.  All amounts used for purposes of financial calculations required to be made herein shall be without duplication.  References to any statute or act shall include all related current regulations and all amendments and any successor statutes, acts and regulations.  References to any agreement, instrument or document (a) shall include all schedules, exhibits, annexes and other attachments thereto and (b) shall be construed as referring to such agreement, instrument or other document as from time to time amended, amended and restated, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified (subject to any restrictions on such amendments, restatements, supplements or modifications set forth herein or in any other Loan Document).  The words “asset” and “property” shall be construed to have the same meaning and effect and to refer to any and all tangible and intangible assets and properties, including cash, securities, accounts and contract rights.  Unless otherwise specified herein Dollar ($) baskets set forth in the representations and warranty, covenants and event of default provisions of this Agreement (and other similar baskets) are calculated as of each date of measurement by the Dollar Equivalent Amount thereof as of such date of measurement. Reference to a Loan Party’s “knowledge” or similar concept means actual knowledge of a senior officer, or knowledge that a senior officer would have obtained if he or she had engaged in good faith and diligent performance of his or her duties, including reasonably specific inquiries of employees or agents and a good faith attempt to ascertain the matter.

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2.           LOANS.

2.1.         Amount of Loans.

(a)          Revolving Loans.  Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, each Lender with a Revolving Loan Commitment will severally (and not jointly), from time to time prior to the Maturity Date, at Borrower Representative’s request, make revolving loans to Borrowers (“Revolving Loans”); provided that after giving effect to each such Revolving Loan, (A) the outstanding balance of all Revolving Loans plus fees and expenses which are due and payable by Borrowers under this Agreement but which have not been paid or charged to the Loan Account will not exceed the lesser of (x) the Maximum Revolving Facility Amount minus the amount of Reserves established against the Maximum Revolving Facility Amount and (y) the Borrowing Base, (B) the sum of each Lender’s outstanding balance of Revolving Loans will not exceed such Lender’s Revolving Loan Commitment and (C) none of the other Loan Limits for Revolving Loans will be exceeded.  All Revolving Loans shall be made in and repayable in Dollars.

(b)         Reserves.  Agent may, with concurrent written notice (absent exigent circumstances) to Borrower Representative, from time to time establish and revise reserves against the Borrowing Base and the Maximum Revolving Facility Amount in such amounts and of such types as Agent deems appropriate in its Permitted Discretion (“Reserves”) to reflect (i) events, conditions, contingencies or risks which affect or may affect (A) the Collateral or its value, or the enforceability, perfection or priority of the security interests and other rights of Agent in the Collateral or (B) the assets, business or prospects of any Borrower or any Loan Party Obligor (including the Dilution Reserve and the Specified Customer Dilution Reserve), (ii) Agent’s good faith concern that any Collateral report or financial information furnished by or on behalf of any Borrower or any Loan Party Obligor to Agent is or may have been incomplete, inaccurate or misleading in any material respect, (iii) any fact or circumstance which Agent determines in good faith constitutes, or could constitute, a Default or Event of Default, or (iv) past due Taxes, or (v) any other events or circumstances which Agent determines in good faith make the establishment or revision of a Reserve prudent.  In no event shall the establishment of a Reserve in respect of a particular actual or contingent liability obligate Agent to make advances to pay such liability or otherwise obligate Agent with respect thereto.

2.2.         Protective Advances; Overadvances.

(a)         Notwithstanding any contrary provision of this Agreement or any other Loan Document, at any time (i) after the occurrence and during the continuance of a Default or Event of Default or (ii) that any of the other applicable conditions precedent set forth in Section 4 or otherwise are not satisfied, Agent is authorized by each Borrower and each Lender, from time to time, in Agent’s sole discretion, to make such Revolving Loans to, or for the benefit of, any Borrower, as Agent in its sole discretion deems necessary or desirable (1) to maintain, preserve or protect the Collateral, or any portion thereof, or (2) to enhance the likelihood of repayment of the Obligations (the Revolving Loans described in this Section 2.2 shall be referred to as “Protective Advances”).  Notwithstanding any contrary provision of this Agreement or any other Loan Document, Agent may disburse the proceeds of any Protective Advance to any Borrower or to such other Person(s) as Agent determines in its sole discretion.  All Protective Advances shall be payable immediately upon demand.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, without the consent of the Required Lenders, (i) the aggregate amount of all Protective Advances outstanding at any time shall not exceed an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the Maximum Revolving Facility Amount (without giving effect to any Reserves established against the Maximum Revolving Facility Amount) and (ii) after giving effect to any such Protective Advances, the outstanding balance of all Revolving Loans will not exceed the Maximum Revolving Facility Amount.

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(b)         Notwithstanding any contrary provision of this this Agreement, at the request of Borrower Representative, Agent may in its sole discretion (but with absolutely no obligation), make Revolving Loans to any Borrower, on behalf of the Lenders with a Revolving Loan Commitment, in amounts that exceed Excess Availability (any such excess Revolving Loans are herein referred to herein, collectively, as “Overadvances”); provided that, no Overadvance shall result in a Default due to any Borrower’s failure to comply with Section 2.1(a) for so long as such Overadvance remains outstanding in accordance with the terms of this paragraph, but solely with respect to the amount of such Overadvance.  Overadvances may be made even if the conditions precedent set forth in Section 4.2 have not been satisfied.  Absent consent of the Required Lenders, the authority of Agent to make Overadvances is limited to an aggregate amount not to exceed an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the Maximum Revolving Facility Amount (without giving effect to any Reserves established against the Maximum Revolving Facility Amount) at any time.  No Overadvance may remain outstanding for more than thirty (30) days and no Overadvance shall cause any Lender’s outstanding balance of Revolving Loans to exceed its Revolving Loan Commitment.  Required Lenders may, at any time, revoke Agent’s authorization to make Overadvances; provided that any such revocation must be in writing and shall become effective prospectively upon Agent’s receipt thereof.

(c)        Upon the making of any Protective Advance or Overadvance (whether before or after the occurrence of a Default or Event of Default), each Lender with a Revolving Loan Commitment shall be deemed, without further action by any party hereto, to have unconditionally and irrevocably purchased from Agent, without recourse or warranty, an undivided interest and participation in such Protective Advance or Overadvance, as applicable, in proportion to its Pro Rata Share of the Revolving Loan Commitment.  Agent may, at any time, require the applicable Lenders to fund their participations.  From and after the date, if any, on which any Lender is required to fund its participation in any Protective Advance or Overadvance, as applicable, purchased hereunder, Agent shall promptly distribute to such Lender, such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of all payments of principal and interest and all proceeds of Collateral received by such Agent in respect of such Loan.  Each Lender acknowledges and agrees that (i) Agent may elect to fund a Protective Advance or Overadvance through one or more of its Affiliates (including, without limitation, Eclipse Business Capital SPV, LLC) on behalf of Agent for administrative convenience and (ii) any such funding shall constitute a Protective Advance or Overadvance, as applicable, as if made by Agent subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

2.3.         Notice of Borrowing; Manner of Revolving Loan Borrowing.

(a)          Borrower Representative shall request each Revolving Loan by submitting such request by ABLSoft (or, if requested by Agent, by delivering, in writing or by an Approved Electronic Communication, a Notice of Borrowing substantially in the form of Exhibit A hereto) (each such request a “Notice of Borrowing”).  Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Agent shall, except as provided in Section 2.2, deliver the amount of the Revolving Loan requested in the Notice of Borrowing for credit to any account of Borrowers as Borrower Representative may specify at a bank acceptable to Agent (provided that such account must be one identified on Section 3 of the Perfection Certificate and approved by Agent as an account to be used for funding of Loan proceeds) (any such account, a “Funding Account”) by wire transfer of immediately available funds (i) on the same day if the Notice of Borrowing is received by Agent on or before 10:00 a.m. Central Time on a Business Day or (ii) on the immediately following Business Day if the Notice of Borrowing is received by Agent after 10:00 a.m. Central Time on a Business Day or on a day that is not a Business Day.  Agent shall charge to the Revolving Loan Agent’s usual and customary fees for the wire transfer of each Loan.

(b)         Promptly following receipt of a Notice of Borrowing in accordance with this Section, Agent shall advise each Lender of the details thereof and of the amount of such Lender’s Revolving Loan to be made as part of the requested borrowing.  Each Lender shall make each Revolving Loan to be made by such Lender hereunder on the proposed date thereof by wire transfer of immediately available funds by 12:00 p.m., Central Time, to the account of Agent most recently designated by it for such purpose by notice to the Lenders in an amount equal to such Lender’s Pro Rata Share.  Unless Agent shall have received notice from a Lender prior to the proposed date of any borrowing that such Lender will not make available to Agent such Lender’s share of such borrowing, Agent may assume that such Lender has made (or will make) such share available on such date in accordance with this Section and may, in reliance upon such assumption, make available to Borrowers a corresponding amount.  In such event, if a Lender has not in fact made its share of the applicable borrowing available to Agent, then the applicable Lender and Borrowers severally agree to pay to Agent forthwith on demand such corresponding amount with interest thereon, for each day from and including the date such amount is made available to Borrowers to but excluding the date of payment to Agent, at the interest rate applicable to such Revolving Loans.  If such Lender pays such amount to Agent, then such amount shall constitute such Lender’s Revolving Loan included in such borrowing.

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2.4.          Swingline Loans.

(a)          Agent, Swingline Lender and the Lenders agree that in order to facilitate the administration of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, promptly after Borrower Representative requests a Revolving Loan, the Swingline Lender may elect to have the terms of this Section 2.4 apply to such borrowing request by advancing, on behalf of the Lenders with a Revolving Loan Commitment and in the amount requested, same day funds to Borrowers (each such Loan made solely by the Swingline Lender pursuant to this Section 2.4 is referred to in this Agreement as a “Swingline Loan”), with settlement among them as to the Swingline Loans to take place on a periodic basis as set forth in Section 2.4(c).  Each Borrower hereby authorizes the Swingline Lender to, and Swingline Lender shall, subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein (but without any further written notice required), deliver the amount of the Swingline Loan requested to the applicable Funding Account (i) on the same day if the Notice of Borrowing is received by Agent on or before 10:00 a.m. Central Time on a Business Day or (ii) on the immediately following Business Day if the Notice of Borrowing is received by Agent after 10:00 a.m. Central Time on a Business Day or on a day that is not a Business Day.  The aggregate amount of Swingline Loans outstanding at any time shall not exceed $5,000,000.  Swingline Lender shall not make any Swingline Loan if the requested Swingline Loan exceeds Excess Availability (before giving effect to such Swingline Loan).

(b)         Upon the making of a Swingline Loan (whether before or after the occurrence of a Default and regardless of whether a Settlement has been requested with respect to such Swingline Loan), each Lender with a Revolving Loan Commitment shall be deemed, without further action by any party hereto, to have unconditionally and irrevocably purchased from the Swingline Lender, without recourse or warranty, an undivided interest and participation in such Swingline Loan in proportion to its Pro Rata Share of the Revolving Loan Commitment.  The Swingline Lender may, at any time, require the applicable Lenders to fund their participations.  From and after the date, if any, on which any Lender is required to fund its participation in any Swingline Loan purchased hereunder, Agent shall promptly distribute to such Lender, such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of all payments of principal and interest and all proceeds of Collateral received by such Agent in respect of such Loan.

(c)         Agent, on behalf of Swingline Lender, shall request settlement (a “Settlement”) with respect to Swingline Loans with the Lenders holding a Revolving Loan Commitment on at least a weekly basis or on any date that Agent elects, by notifying the applicable Lenders of such requested Settlement by facsimile, telephone, or e-mail no later than 12:00 p.m. Central Time on the date of such requested Settlement (the “Settlement Date”).  Each applicable Lender (other than the Swingline Lender) shall transfer the amount of such Lender’s Pro Rata Share of the outstanding principal amount of the Swingline Loan with respect to which Settlement is requested to Agent, to such account of Agent as Agent may designate, not later than 2:00 p.m., Central Time, on such Settlement Date.  Settlements may occur during the existence of a Default and whether or not the applicable conditions precedent set forth in Section 4.2 have then been satisfied.  Such amounts transferred to Agent shall be applied against the amounts of the Swingline Lender’s Swingline Loans and, together with such Swingline Lender’s Pro Rata Share of such Swingline Loan, shall constitute Revolving Loans of such Lenders, respectively.  If any such amount is not transferred to Agent by any applicable Lender on such Settlement Date, the Swingline Lender shall be entitled to recover such amount on demand from such Lender together with interest thereon.

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2.5.         Repayments.

(a)          Revolving Loans.  If at any time for any reason whatsoever (including as a result of currency fluctuations) (i) the outstanding balance of all Revolving Loans exceeds the lesser of (x) the Maximum Revolving Facility Amount minus Reserves established against the Maximum Revolving Facility Amount and (y) the Borrowing Base or (ii) any of the Loan Limits for Revolving Loans are exceeded, then, in each case, Borrowers will immediately pay to Agent such amounts as shall cause Borrowers to eliminate such excess.

(b)          Reserved.

(c)          Maturity Date Payments.  All remaining outstanding monetary Obligations (including, all accrued and unpaid fees described in the Agent Fee Letter) shall be payable in full on the Maturity Date.

2.6.         Prepayments / Voluntary Termination / Application of Prepayments.

(a)         Voluntary Termination of Loan Facilities.  Borrower Representative may, on at least thirty (30) days’ prior written notice received by Agent (which notice may be conditioned upon the closing of another transaction), permanently terminate the Loan facilities and the Revolving Loan Commitments by repaying all of the outstanding Obligations, including all principal, interest and fees with respect to the Revolving Loans, and an Early Termination Fee in the amount specified in the Agent Fee Letter.  From and after such date of termination, Agent shall have no obligation whatsoever to extend any additional Loans, and all of its lending commitments hereunder shall be terminated.

(b)        Voluntary Reduction of Loan Facilities.  Borrower Representative may, at its option from time to time (but in no event more than five (5) times prior to the Maturity Date), permanently reduce the aggregate Maximum Revolving Facility Amount and the Revolving Loan Commitments (by a corresponding amount) upon at least thirty (30) days’ prior written notice to Agent, which notice shall specify the amount and effective date of the reduction and may be conditioned upon the closing of another transaction.  Each reduction (i) shall be in a minimum amount of $2,500,000, (ii) shall not reduce the Maximum Revolving Facility Amount and the Revolving Loan Commitments to an amount less than the aggregate principal amount of Revolving Loans outstanding at such time (unless accompanied by a corresponding prepayment of such outstanding Revolving Loans), and (iii) shall not reduce the Maximum Revolving Facility Amount and the Revolving Loan Commitments to an amount less than $10,000,000.  On the effective date of each permanent reduction of the Maximum Revolving Facility Amount and the Revolving Loan Commitments, Borrowers will be required to pay the Early Termination Fee with respect to the amount by which the Maximum Revolving Facility Amount and the Revolving Loan Commitments are reduced.

2.7.         Obligations Unconditional.

(a)         The payment and performance of all Obligations shall constitute the absolute and unconditional obligations of each Loan Party Obligor, and shall be independent of any defense or right of set-off, recoupment or counterclaim that any Loan Party Obligor or any other Person might otherwise have against Agent, any Lender or any other Person.  All payments required by this Agreement or the other Loan Documents shall be made in Dollars (unless payment in a different currency is expressly provided otherwise in the applicable Loan Document) and paid without abatement, diminution or set-off.

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(b)          If, at any time and from time to time after the Closing Date (or at any time before or after the Closing Date with respect to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and all requests, rules, regulations, guidelines or directives thereunder or issued in connection therewith), (a) any change in any existing law, regulation, treaty or directive or in the interpretation or application thereof, (b) any new law, regulation, treaty or directive enacted or application thereof or (c) compliance by Agent with any request or directive (whether or not having the force of law) from any Governmental Authority, central bank or comparable agency (i) subjects Agent or any Lender to any Tax (other than (x) Indemnified Taxes or (y) Excluded Taxes) on its loans, loan principal, letters of credit, commitments or other obligations, or its deposits, reserves, other liabilities or capital attributable thereto or (ii) imposes, modifies or deems applicable any reserve (including any reserve imposed by the FRB, but excluding any reserve included in the determination of the LIBOR Rate), special deposit or similar requirement against assets of, deposits with or for the account of, or credit extended by Agent or any Lender or imposes on Agent or any Lender any other condition affecting its LIBOR Loans or its obligation to make LIBOR Loans, the result of which is to increase the cost to (or to impose a cost on) Agent or any Lender of making or maintaining any LIBOR Loan or (iii) imposes on Agent or any Lender any other condition or increased cost in connection with the transactions contemplated thereby or participations therein, and the result of any of the foregoing is to increase the cost to Agent or any Lender of making or continuing any Loan or to reduce any amount receivable hereunder or under any other Loan Documents, then, in each such case, Borrowers shall promptly pay to Agent or such Lender, when notified to do so by Agent or such Lender, any additional amounts necessary to compensate Agent or such Lender for such additional cost or reduced amount as determined by Agent or such Lender.  Each such notice of additional amounts payable pursuant to this Section 2.7(b) submitted by Agent or any Lender, as applicable, to Borrower Representative shall, absent manifest error, be final, conclusive and binding for all purposes.

(c)          This Section 2.7 shall remain operative even after the Termination Date and shall survive the payment in full of all of the Loans.

2.8.         Reversal of Payments.  To the extent that any payment or payments made to or received by Agent or any Lender pursuant to this Agreement or any other Loan Document are subsequently invalidated, declared to be fraudulent or preferential, set aside or required to be repaid to any trustee, receiver or other Person under any state, federal or other bankruptcy or other such applicable law, then, to the extent thereof, such amounts (and all Liens, rights and remedies relating thereto) shall be revived as Obligations (secured by all such Liens) and continue in full force and effect under this Agreement and under the other Loan Documents as if such payment or payments had not been received by Agent or such Lender.  This Section 2.8 shall remain operative even after the Termination Date and shall survive the payment in full of all of the Loans.

2.9.         Notes.  The Loans and Commitments shall, at the request of any Lender, be evidenced by one or more promissory notes in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to such Lender.  However, if such Loans are not so evidenced, such Loans may be evidenced solely by entries upon the books and records maintained by Agent.

2.10.      Defaulting Lenders.  Notwithstanding any provision of this Agreement to the contrary, if any Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender, the following provisions shall apply for so long as such Lender is a Defaulting Lender:

(a)          Unused Line Fees pursuant to the Agent Fee Letter shall cease to accrue on the unfunded portion of the Revolving Loan Commitment of such Defaulting Lender;

(b)          Any amount payable to a Defaulting Lender hereunder (whether on account of principal, interest, fees or otherwise) shall, in lieu of being distributed to such Defaulting Lender, be retained by Agent in a segregated account and, subject to any applicable requirements of law, be applied at such time or times as may be determined by Agent (i) first, to the payment of any amounts owing by such Defaulting Lender to Agent hereunder, (ii) second, to the funding of any Revolving Loan in respect of which such Defaulting Lender has failed to fund its portion thereof as required by this Agreement, as determined by Agent, (iii) third, if so determined by Agent and Borrowers, held in such account as cash collateral for future funding obligations of the Defaulting Lender under this Agreement, (iv) fourth, pro rata, to the payment of any amounts owing to Borrowers or the Lenders as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by Borrowers or any Lender against such Defaulting Lender as a result of such Defaulting Lender’s breach of its obligations under this Agreement, and (v) fifth, to such Defaulting Lender or as otherwise directed by a court of competent jurisdiction; provided that if such payment is made at a time when the conditions set forth in Section 4.2 are satisfied, such payment shall be applied solely to prepay the Revolving Loans of all Lenders that are not Defaulting Lenders pro rata prior to being applied to the prepayment of any Loans, or reimbursement obligations owed to, any Defaulting Lender.

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(c)          No Defaulting Lender shall have any right to approve or disapprove any amendment, waiver, consent or any other action the Lenders or the Required Lenders have taken or may take hereunder; provided that any waiver, amendment or modification requiring the consent of all Lenders or each directly affected Lender which affects such Defaulting Lender differently than other affected Lenders shall require the consent of such Defaulting Lender.

2.11.       Appointment of Borrower Representative.

(a)          Each Borrower hereby irrevocably appoints and constitutes Borrower Representative as its agent and attorney-in-fact to request and receive Loans in the name or on behalf of such Borrower and any other Borrowers, deliver Notices of Borrowing, and Borrowing Base Certificates, give instructions with respect to  the disbursement of the proceeds of the Loans, giving and receiving all other notices and consents hereunder or under any of the other Loan Documents and taking all other actions (including in respect of compliance with covenants) in the name or on behalf of any Borrower or Borrowers pursuant to this Agreement and the other Loan Documents. Agent may disburse the Loans to such bank account of Borrower Representative or a Borrower or otherwise make such Loans to a Borrower, in each case as Borrower Representative may designate or direct, without notice to any other Borrower. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, Agent may at any time and from time to time require that Loans to or for the account of any Borrower be disbursed directly to an operating account of such Borrower.

(b)          Borrower Representative hereby accepts the appointment by Borrowers to act as the agent and attorney-in-fact of Borrowers pursuant to this Section 2.11. Borrower Representative shall ensure that the disbursement of any Loans that are at any time requested by or to be remitted to or for the account of a Borrower requested on behalf of a Borrower hereunder, shall be remitted or issued to or for the account of such Borrower.

(c)        Each Borrower hereby irrevocably appoints and constitutes Borrower Representative as its agent to receive statements on account and all other notices from Agent and Lenders with respect to the Obligations or otherwise under or in connection with this Agreement and the other Loan Documents.

(d)          Any notice, election, representation, warranty, agreement or undertaking made or delivered by or on behalf of any Borrower by Borrower Representative shall be deemed for all purposes to have been made or delivered by such Borrower, as the case may be, and shall be binding upon and enforceable against such Borrower to the same extent as if made or delivered directly by such Borrower.

(e)        No resignation by or termination of the appointment of Borrower Representative as agent and attorney-in-fact as aforesaid shall be effective, except after ten (10) Business Days’ prior written notice to Agent. If Borrower Representative resigns under this Agreement, Borrowers shall be entitled to appoint a successor Borrower Representative (which shall be a Borrower and shall be reasonably acceptable to Agent as such successor). Upon the acceptance of its appointment as successor Borrower Representative hereunder, such successor Borrower Representative shall succeed to all the rights, powers and duties of the resigning Borrower Representative and the term “Borrower Representative” shall mean such successor Borrower Representative for all purposes of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, and the resigning or terminated Borrower Representative’s appointment, powers and duties as Borrower Representative shall be thereupon terminated.

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2.12.      Joint and Several Liability

(a)          Joint and Several.  Each Borrower hereby agrees that such Borrower is jointly and severally liable for the full and prompt payment (whether at stated maturity, by acceleration or otherwise) and performance of, all Obligations owed or hereafter owing to Agent and Lenders by each other Borrower.  Each Borrower agrees that its obligation hereunder shall not be discharged until payment and performance, in full, of the Obligations has occurred, and that its obligations under this Section 2.12 shall be absolute and unconditional, irrespective of, and unaffected by,

(i)          the genuineness, validity, regularity, enforceability or any future amendment of, or change in, this Agreement, any other Loan Document or any other agreement, document or instrument to which any Borrower is or may become a party;

(ii)         the absence of any action to enforce this Agreement (including this Section 2.12) or any other Loan Document or the waiver or consent by Agent or any Lender with respect to any of the provisions thereof;

(iii)        the existence, value or condition of, or failure to perfect Agent’s Lien against, any security for the Obligations or any action, or the absence of any action, by Agent in respect thereof (including the release of any such security);

(iv)        the insolvency of any Loan Party or Other Obligor; or

(v)          any other action or circumstances that might otherwise constitute a legal or equitable discharge or defense of a surety or guarantor.

(b)         Waivers by Borrowers.  Each Borrower expressly waives all rights it may have now or in the future under any statute, or at common law, or at law or in equity, or otherwise, to compel Agent to marshal assets or to proceed in respect of the Obligations against any other Loan Party or Other Obligor, any other party or against any security for the payment and performance of the Obligations before proceeding against, or as a condition to proceeding against, such Borrower.  It is agreed among each Borrower, Agent and Lenders that the foregoing waivers are of the essence of the transaction contemplated by this Agreement and the other Loan Documents and that, but for the provisions of this Section 2.12 and such waivers, Agent and Lenders would decline to enter into this Agreement.

(c)          Benefit of Joint and Several Obligations.  Each Borrower agrees that the provisions of this Section 2.12 are for the benefit of Agent and Lenders and their successors, transferees, endorsees and assigns, and nothing herein contained shall impair, as between any other Borrower, Agent and any Lender, the obligations of such other Borrower under the Loan Documents.

(d)          Subordination of Subrogation, Etc.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement or in any other Loan Document, each Borrower hereby expressly and irrevocably subordinates to payment of the Obligations any and all rights at law or in equity to subrogation, reimbursement, exoneration, contribution, indemnification or set off and any and all defenses available to a surety, guarantor or accommodation co-obligor with respect to any other Loan Party or any Other Obligor until the Obligations are indefeasibly paid in full in cash.  Each Borrower acknowledges and agrees that this subordination is intended to benefit Agent and Lenders and shall not limit or otherwise affect such Borrower’s liability hereunder or the enforceability of this Section 2.12, and that Agent and Lenders and their successors and assigns are intended third party beneficiaries of the waivers and agreements set forth in this Section 2.12(d).

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(e)         Election of Remedies.  If Agent may, under applicable law, proceed to realize its benefits under any of the Loan Documents giving Agent a Lien upon any Collateral, whether owned by any Borrower or by any other Person, either by judicial foreclosure or by non-judicial sale or enforcement, Agent may, at its sole option, determine which of its remedies or rights it may pursue without affecting any of its rights and remedies under this Section 2.12.  If, in the exercise of any of its rights and remedies, Agent shall forfeit any of its rights or remedies, including its right to enter a deficiency judgment against any Borrower or any other Person, whether because of any applicable laws pertaining to “election of remedies” or the like, each Borrower hereby consents to such action by Agent and waives any claim based upon such action, even if such action by Agent shall result in a full or partial loss of any rights of subrogation that each Borrower might otherwise have had but for such action by Agent.

(f)          Contribution with Respect to Guaranty Obligations.

(i)          To the extent that any Borrower shall make a payment under this Section 2.12 of all or any of the Obligations (other than Loans made to that Borrower for which it is primarily liable) (a “Guarantor Payment”) that, taking into account all other Guarantor Payments then previously or concurrently made by any other Borrower, exceeds the amount that such Borrower would otherwise have paid if each Borrower had paid the aggregate Obligations satisfied by such Guarantor Payment in the same proportion that such Borrower’s “Allocable Amount” (as defined below) (as determined immediately prior to such Guarantor Payment) bore to the aggregate Allocable Amounts of each of the Borrowers as determined immediately prior to the making of such Guarantor Payment, then, following indefeasible payment in full in cash of the Obligations and termination of the Commitments, such Borrower shall be entitled to receive contribution and indemnification payments from, and be reimbursed by, each other Borrower for the amount of such excess, pro rata based upon their respective Allocable Amounts in effect immediately prior to such Guarantor Payment.

(ii)         As of any date of determination, the “Allocable Amount” of any Borrower shall be equal to the maximum amount of the claim that could then be recovered from such Borrower under this Section 2.12 without rendering such claim voidable or avoidable under Section 548 of Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code or under any applicable state Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act, Uniform Fraudulent Conveyance Act or similar statute or common law.

(iii)       This Section 2.12(f) is intended only to define the relative rights of Borrowers and nothing set forth in this Section 2.12(f) is intended to or shall impair the obligations of Borrowers, jointly and severally, to pay any amounts as and when the same shall become due and payable in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, including Section 2.12(a).  Nothing contained in this Section 2.12(f) shall limit the liability of any Borrower to pay the Loans made directly or indirectly to that Borrower and accrued interest, fees and expenses with respect thereto for which such Borrower shall be primarily liable.

(iv)        The parties hereto acknowledge that the rights of contribution and indemnification hereunder shall constitute assets of each Borrower to which such contribution and indemnification is owing.

(v)         The rights of the indemnifying Borrowers against other Loan Parties under this Section 2.12(f) shall be exercisable upon the full and indefeasible payment of the Obligations and the termination of the Commitments.

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(g)          Liability Cumulative.  The liability of Borrowers under this Section 2.12 is in addition to and shall be cumulative with all liabilities of each Borrower to Agent and Lenders under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents to which such Borrower is a party or in respect of any Obligations or obligation of the other Borrower, without any limitation as to amount, unless the instrument or agreement evidencing or creating such other liability specifically provides to the contrary.

3.           INTEREST AND FEES; LOAN ACCOUNT.

3.1.        Interest.  All Loans and other monetary Obligations shall bear interest at the interest rate(s) set forth in Section 1(e) of Annex I, and accrued interest shall be payable (a) on the first day of each month in arrears, (b) upon a prepayment of Loan in accordance with Section 2.6 and (c) on the Maturity Date; provided that after the occurrence and during the continuation of an Event of Default, all Loans and other monetary Obligations shall bear interest at a rate per annum equal to two (2) percentage points (2.00%) in excess of the rate otherwise applicable thereto (the “Default Rate”), and all such interest shall be payable on demand.  Changes in the interest rate shall be effective as of the first day of each month based on the LIBOR Rate or Base Rate, as applicable, in effect on such date.  Subject to Section 3.6 and so long as no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, all Loans shall constitute LIBOR Loans.  Upon the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default, at the election of Agent, all Loans shall constitute Base Rate Loans.

3.2.        Fees.  Borrowers shall pay Agent the fees set forth in the Agent Fee Letter on the dates provided therefor, which fees are in addition to all fees and other sums payable by Borrowers or any other Person to Agent under this Agreement or under any other Loan Document and, in each case, are not refundable once paid.

3.3.        Computation of Interest and Fees.  All interest and fees shall be calculated daily on the outstanding monetary Obligations based on the actual number of days elapsed in a year of 360 days.

3.4.        Loan Account; Monthly Accountings.  Agent shall maintain a loan account for Borrowers reflecting all outstanding Loans, along with interest accrued thereon and such other items reflected therein (the “Loan Account”), and shall provide Borrower Representative with a monthly accounting reflecting the activity in the Loan Account, viewable by Borrowers on ABLSoft.  Each accounting shall be deemed correct, accurate and binding on Borrowers and an account stated (except for reverses and reapplications of payments made and corrections of errors discovered by Agent), unless Borrower Representative notifies Agent in writing to the contrary within thirty days after such account is rendered, describing the nature of any alleged errors or omissions.  However, Agent’s failure to maintain the Loan Account or to provide any such accounting shall not affect the legality or binding nature of any of the Obligations.  Interest, fees and other monetary Obligations due and owing under this Agreement may, in Agent’s discretion, be charged to the Loan Account, and will thereafter be deemed to be Revolving Loans and will bear interest at the same rate as other Revolving Loans.

3.5.        Further Obligations; Maximum Lawful Rate.  With respect to all monetary Obligations for which the interest rate is not otherwise specified herein (whether such Obligations arise hereunder or under any other Loan Document, or otherwise), such Obligations shall bear interest at the rate(s) in effect from time to time with respect to the Revolving Loans and shall be payable upon demand by Agent.  In no event shall the interest charged with respect to any Loan or any other Obligation exceed the maximum amount permitted under applicable law.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or elsewhere, if at any time the rate of interest payable or other amounts hereunder or under any other Loan Document (the “Stated Rate”) would exceed the highest rate of interest or other amount permitted under any applicable law to be charged (the “Maximum Lawful Rate”), then for so long as the Maximum Lawful Rate would be so exceeded, the rate of interest and other amounts payable shall be equal to the Maximum Lawful Rate; provided that if at any time thereafter the Stated Rate is less than the Maximum Lawful Rate, Borrowers shall, to the extent permitted by applicable law, continue to pay interest and such other amounts at the Maximum Lawful Rate until such time as the total interest and other such amounts received is equal to the total interest and other such amounts which would have been received had the Stated Rate been (but for the operation of this provision) the interest rate payable or such other amounts payable.  Thereafter, the interest rate and such other amounts payable shall be the Stated Rate unless and until the Stated Rate again would exceed the Maximum Lawful Rate, in which event this provision shall again apply.  In no event shall the total interest or other such amounts received by Agent exceed the amount which it could lawfully have received had the interest and other such amounts been calculated for the full term hereof at the Maximum Lawful Rate. If, notwithstanding the prior sentence, Agent has received interest or other such amounts hereunder in excess of the Maximum Lawful Rate, such excess amount shall be applied to the reduction of the principal balance of the Loans or to other Obligations (other than interest) payable hereunder, and if no such principal or other Obligations are then outstanding, such excess or part thereof remaining shall be paid to Borrowers.  In computing interest payable with reference to the Maximum Lawful Rate applicable to any Lender, such interest shall be calculated at a daily rate equal to the Maximum Lawful Rate divided by the number of days in the year in which such calculation is made.

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3.6.        Certain Provisions Regarding LIBOR Loans; Replacement of Lenders.

(a)          Inadequate or Unfair Basis.  If Agent or any Lender reasonably determines (which determination shall be binding and conclusive on Borrowers) that, by reason of circumstances affecting the interbank Eurodollar market, adequate and reasonable means do not exist for ascertaining the applicable LIBOR Rate, then Agent or such Lender shall promptly notify Borrower Representative (and Agent, if applicable) thereof and, so long as such circumstances shall continue, (i) Agent and/or such Lender shall be under no obligation to make any LIBOR Loans and (ii) on the last day of the current calendar month, each LIBOR Loan shall, unless then repaid in full, automatically convert to a Base Rate Loan.

(b)         Change in Law.  If any change in, or the adoption of any new, law, treaty or regulation, or any change in the interpretation of any applicable law or regulation by any Governmental Authority charged with the administration thereof, would make it (or in the good faith judgment of Agent or the applicable Lender cause a substantial question as to whether it is) unlawful for Agent or such Lender to make, maintain or fund LIBOR Loans, then Agent or such Lender shall promptly notify Borrower Representative and, so long as such circumstances shall continue, (i) Agent or such Lender shall have no obligation to make any LIBOR Loan and (ii) on the last day of the current calendar month for each LIBOR Loan (or, in any event, on such earlier date as may be required by the relevant law, regulation or interpretation), such LIBOR Loan shall, unless then repaid in full, automatically convert to a Base Rate Loan.

(c)          If any Borrower becomes obligated to pay additional amounts to any Lender pursuant to Section 2.7(b), or any Lender gives notice of the occurrence of any circumstances described in Section 2.7(b), or if Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender, Borrowers may designate another Person engaged in the making of commercial loans in the Ordinary Course of Business which is acceptable to Agent in its Permitted Discretion (such other Person being called a “Replacement Lender”) to purchase the Loans and Commitments of such Lender and such Lender’s rights hereunder, without recourse to or warranty by, or expense to, such Lender, for a purchase price equal to the outstanding principal amount of the Loans payable to such Lender plus any accrued but unpaid interest on such Loans and all accrued but unpaid fees owed to such Lender and any other amounts payable to such Lender under this Agreement, and to assume all the obligations of such Lender hereunder, and, upon such purchase and assumption (pursuant to an Assignment and Assumption), such Lender shall no longer be a party hereto or have any rights hereunder (other than rights with respect to indemnities and similar rights applicable to such Lender prior to the date of such purchase and assumption) and shall be relieved from all obligations to Borrowers hereunder, and the Replacement Lender shall succeed to the rights and obligations of such Lender hereunder.

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(d)         LIBOR Discontinuation.  Notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, if Agent reasonably determines after the Closing Date that the LIBOR Rate has been discontinued or is no longer available as a benchmark interest rate, Agent shall select a comparable successor rate in its reasonable discretion (in consultation with Borrowers), which successor rate shall be applied in a manner consistent with market practice taking into account the benchmark interest rates applicable to funding sources for the Lenders, and will promptly so notify each Lender.

4.           CONDITIONS PRECEDENT.

4.1.        Conditions to Initial Loans.

Each Lender’s obligation to fund Loans on the Closing Date under this Agreement is subject to the following conditions precedent (as well as any other conditions set forth in this Agreement or any other Loan Document), all of which must be satisfied in a manner acceptable to Agent (and as applicable, pursuant to documentation which in each case is in form and substance acceptable to Agent):

(a)         each Loan Party Obligor shall have duly executed and/or delivered, or, as applicable, shall have caused such other applicable Persons to have duly executed and or delivered, to Agent such agreements, instruments, documents, proxies, financial statements, projections, lien searches, legal opinions, title insurances, assessments, appraisals, and certificates as Agent may require, including such other agreements, payoff letters, lien terminations, instruments, documents, proxies, financial statements, projections, lien searches, legal opinions, title insurance, assessments, appraisals, and certificates listed on the closing checklist attached hereto as Exhibit B;

(b)          Agent shall have completed its business and legal due diligence pertaining to the Loan Parties and their respective businesses and assets, with results thereof satisfactory to Agent in its sole discretion;

(c)          each Lender’s obligations and commitments under this Agreement shall have been approved by such Lender’s Credit Committee;

(d)          after giving effect to such Loans, as well as to the payment of all trade payables older than sixty days past due and the consummation of all transactions contemplated hereby to occur on the Closing Date, closing costs and any book overdraft, Excess Availability shall be no less than $1,400,000;

(e)          since February 2, 2019, no event shall have occurred which has had, or could reasonably be expected to have, a Material Adverse Effect on any Loan Party; and

(f)          Borrowers shall have paid to Agent all fees and expenses payable in the amounts and at the times separately agreed in writing between the Borrowers and the Agent, including those set forth in the Agent Fee Letter.

4.2.        Conditions to all Loans.  No Lender shall be obligated to fund any Loans, unless the following conditions are satisfied:

(a)          Borrower Representative shall have provided to Agent such information as Agent may require in order to determine the Borrowing Base (including the items set forth in Section 7.15(a), (b) and (c) (as applicable)), as of such borrowing or issue date, after giving effect to such Loans;

(b)         each of the representations and warranties set forth in this Agreement and in the other Loan Documents shall be true and correct in all respects as of the date such Loan is made (or, to the extent any representations or warranties are expressly made solely as of an earlier date, such representations and warranties shall be true and correct as of such earlier date), both before and after giving effect thereto; and

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(c)          no Default or Event of Default shall be in existence, both before and after giving effect thereto.

Each request (or deemed request) by Borrowers for funding of a Loan shall constitute a representation by each Borrower that the foregoing conditions are satisfied on the date of such request and on the date of such funding or issuance.  As an additional condition to any funding, issuance or grant, Agent shall have received such other information, documents, instruments and agreements as it deems appropriate in connection therewith.

5.           COLLATERAL.

5.1.        Grant of Security Interest.  To secure the full payment and performance of all of the Obligations, each Loan Party Obligor and the Parent hereby assigns to Agent and grants to Agent, for itself and on behalf of the Lenders, a continuing security interest in all property of each Loan Party Obligor and the Parent, whether tangible or intangible, real or personal, now or hereafter owned, existing, acquired or arising and wherever now or hereafter located, and whether or not eligible for lending purposes, including:  (a) all Accounts (whether or not Eligible Accounts or Eligible Specified Customer Accounts) and Credit Card Receivables (whether or not Eligible Credit Card Receivables) and all Goods whose sale, lease or other disposition by any Loan Party Obligor or the Parent has given rise to Accounts and have been returned to, or repossessed or stopped in transit by, any Loan Party Obligor or the Parent; (b) all Chattel Paper (including Electronic Chattel Paper), Instruments, Documents, and General Intangibles (including all patents, patent applications, trademarks, trademark applications, trade names, trade secrets, goodwill, copyrights, copyright applications, registrations, licenses, software, franchises, customer lists, tax refund claims, claims against carriers and shippers, guaranty claims, contracts rights, payment intangibles, security interests, security deposits and rights to indemnification); (c) all Inventory (whether or not Eligible Inventory or Eligible In-Transit Inventory); (d) all Goods (other than Inventory), including Equipment, vehicles, and Fixtures; (e) all Investment Property, including all rights, privileges, authority, and powers of each Loan Party Obligor and the Parent as an owner or as a holder of Pledged Equity, including all economic rights, all control rights, authority and powers, and all status rights of each Loan Party Obligor and the Parent as a member, equity holder or shareholder, as applicable, of each Issuer; (f) all Deposit Accounts, bank accounts, deposits, money and cash; (g) all Letter-of-Credit Rights; (h) all Commercial Tort Claims, including those listed in Section 2 of the Perfection Certificate (if any); (i) all Supporting Obligations; (j) [reserved]; (k) [reserved]; (l) all Intellectual Property; (m) any other property of any Loan Party Obligor now or hereafter in the possession, custody or control of Agent or any agent or any parent, Affiliate or Subsidiary of Agent, any Lender or any Participant with Lender in the Loans, for any purpose (whether for safekeeping, deposit, collection, custody, pledge, transmission or otherwise); and (n) all additions and accessions to, substitutions for, and replacements, products and Proceeds of the foregoing property, including proceeds of all insurance policies insuring the foregoing property (including hazard, flood and credit insurance), and all of each Loan Party Obligor’s and the Parent’s books and records relating to any of the foregoing and to any Loan Party’s business.   Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in clauses (a) through (n) above, the security interest created by this Agreement shall not extend to, and the term “Collateral” shall not include, any Excluded Property.

5.2.        Possessory Collateral.  Promptly, but in any event no later than thirty (30) days after any Loan Party Obligor’s or Parent’s receipt of any portion of the Collateral in an amount in excess of $100,000 in the aggregate evidenced by an agreement, Instrument or Document, including any Tangible Chattel Paper and any Investment Property consisting of certificated securities, such Loan Party Obligor or the Parent shall deliver the original thereof to Agent together with an appropriate endorsement or other specific evidence of assignment thereof to Agent (in form and substance reasonably acceptable to Agent).  If an endorsement or assignment of any such items shall not be made for any reason, Agent is hereby irrevocably authorized, as attorney and agent-in-fact (coupled with an interest) for each Loan Party Obligor and the Parent, to endorse or assign the same on such Loan Party Obligor’s or the Parent’s behalf.

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5.3.        Further Assurances.  Each Loan Party Obligor and the Parent shall, at its own cost and expense, promptly and duly take, execute, acknowledge and deliver (and/or use commercially reasonable efforts to cause each other applicable Person to take, execute, acknowledge and deliver) all such further acts, documents, agreements and instruments as Agent may from time to time reasonably require in order to (a) carry out the intent and purposes of the Loan Documents and the transactions contemplated thereby, (b) establish, create, preserve, protect and perfect a first priority lien (subject only to Permitted Liens) in favor of Agent in all the Collateral (wherever located) from time to time owned by the Loan Party Obligors and in all capital stock and other equity from time to time issued by the Loan Parties (other than Parent) constituting Collateral (including appraisals of real property in compliance with FIRREA), (c) cause each domestic Subsidiary of a Borrower to guaranty all of the Obligations, all pursuant to documentation that is in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent and (d) facilitate the collection of the Collateral.  Without limiting the foregoing, each Loan Party Obligor and the Parent shall, at its own cost and expense, promptly and duly take, execute, acknowledge and deliver (and/or use commercially reasonable efforts to cause each other applicable Person to take, execute, acknowledge and deliver) to Agent all promissory notes, security agreements, agreements with landlords, mortgagees and processors and other bailees, subordination and intercreditor agreements, credit card processor agreements, credit card notification agreements and other agreements, instruments and documents, in each case in form and substance reasonably acceptable to Agent, as Agent may reasonably request from time to time to perfect, protect and maintain Agent’s security interests in the Collateral, including the required priority thereof, and to fully carry out the transactions contemplated by the Loan Documents.

5.4.       UCC Financing Statements.  Each Loan Party Obligor and the Parent authorizes Agent to file, transmit or communicate, as applicable, from time to time, UCC Financing Statements, along with amendments and modifications thereto, in all filing offices selected by Agent, listing such Loan Party Obligor or the Parent as the Debtor and Agent as the Secured Party, and describing the collateral covered thereby in such manner as Agent may elect, including using descriptions such as “all personal property of debtor” or “all assets of debtor,” or words of similar effect, in each case without such Loan Party Obligor’s signature.  Each Loan Party Obligor also hereby ratifies its authorization for Agent to have filed, in any filing office, any Financing Statements filed prior to the date hereof.

5.5.        Releases. Upon (i) any sale or other disposition of Collateral to a Person that is not a Loan Party Obligor that is not prohibited by this Agreement, (ii) the Termination Date or (iii) the release of any Loan Party as a Loan Party Obligor pursuant to this Agreement, the security interests in favor of the Agent on such Collateral being disposed of (or, in the case of clause (ii), all of the Collateral or, in the case of clause (iii), the Collateral owned or held by such Loan Party) shall automatically be released and, at the request of the relevant Loan Party, the Agent shall execute and deliver a release of such assets in form reasonably satisfactory to the Agent and Borrower.

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6.           CERTAIN PROVISIONS REGARDING ACCOUNTS, INVENTORY, COLLECTIONS AND APPLICATIONS OF PAYMENTS.

6.1.        Lock Boxes and Blocked Accounts.

(a)          Each Loan Party Obligor and the Parent hereby represents and warrants that all Deposit Accounts and all other depository and other accounts maintained by each Loan Party Obligor and the Parent as of the Amendment No. 1 Effective Date are described in Section 3 of the Perfection Certificate, which description includes for each such account the name of the Loan Party Obligor or Parent maintaining the account, the name of the financial institution at which the account is maintained, the account number and the purpose of the account.  After the Amendment No. 1 Effective Date, neither Parent nor any Loan Party Obligor shall open any new Deposit Account or any other depository or other account without the prior written consent of Agent and without updating Section 3 of the Perfection Certificate to reflect such Deposit Account or other account.  No Deposit Account or other account of any Loan Party Obligor or Parent shall at any time constitute a Restricted Account other than accounts expressly indicated on Section 3 of the Perfection Certificate as being Restricted Accounts (and each Loan Party Obligor hereby represents and warrants that each such account shall at all times meet the requirements set forth in the definition of “Restricted Account” to qualify as a Restricted Account).  Each Loan Party Obligor will, at its expense, establish (and revise from time to time as Agent may reasonably require) procedures acceptable to Agent, in Agent’s Permitted Discretion, for the collection of checks, wire transfers and all other proceeds of all of such Loan Party Obligor’s Accounts and other Collateral (“Collections”), which shall include (a) directing all Account Debtors to send all Account proceeds directly to a post office box designated by Agent either in the name of such Loan Party Obligor (but as to which Agent has exclusive access) or, at Agent’s option, in the name of Agent (a “Lock Box”) and (b) depositing all Collections received by such Loan Party Obligor into one or more bank accounts maintained in the name of such Loan Party Obligor (but as to which Agent has exclusive access) or, at Agent’s option, in the name of Agent (each, a “Blocked Account”), under an arrangement reasonably acceptable to Agent with a depository bank reasonably acceptable to Agent, pursuant to which all funds deposited into each Blocked Account are to be transferred to Agent in such manner, and with such frequency, as Agent shall specify, and/or (c) a combination of the foregoing.  Each Loan Party Obligor agrees to execute, and to cause its depository banks and other account holders to execute, such Lock Box and Blocked Account control agreements and other documentation as Agent shall require from time to time in connection with the foregoing, all in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent, and in any event such arrangements and documents must be in place on the date hereof with respect to accounts in existence on the date hereof, or prior to any such account being opened with respect to any such account opened after the date hereof, in each case excluding Restricted Accounts.  Prior to the Closing Date, Borrowers shall deliver to Agent a complete and executed Authorized Accounts Form regarding each Borrower’s operating account(s) into which the proceeds of Loans are to be paid in the form of Exhibit D annexed hereto.

(b)         Section 8 of the Perfection Certificate also describes all arrangements as of the Closing Date to which any Loan Party Obligor is a party with respect to the processing and/or payment to such Loan Party of the proceeds of any credit card charges for sales made by such Loan Party.  Section 8 of the Perfection Certificate further lists each deposit account to which all payments due from all Credit Card Issuers and Credit Card Processors are made as of the Closing Date.  On or prior to (i) the date that is thirty (30) days after the Closing Date, with respect to arrangements in place as of the Closing Date, and (ii) on or within 10 Business Days of entering into any new arrangement with any Credit Card Issuer or Credit Card Processor, Borrower Representative shall deliver to Agent copies of notifications (each, a “Credit Card Notification”) reasonably satisfactory in form and substance to Agent which have been executed on behalf of such Loan Party Obligor and the applicable Credit Card Issuer or Credit Card Processor and delivered to such Loan Party Obligor’s credit card clearinghouses and processors listed in Section 8 of the Perfection Certificate (provided that, for the avoidance of doubt, prior to such date, (y) all payments due from all Credit Card Issuers and Credit Card Processors shall be deposited into the Blocked Accounts listed on Schedule 6.1(b), and (z) on a weekly basis, Borrower Representative shall provide Agent reports setting forth in reasonable detail the cash receipts from each Credit Card Issuer and Credit Card Processor; provided, however, that, if the average daily balance of Credit Card Receivables exceeds $25,000 for a period of 10 consecutive Business Days, Borrower Representative shall provide such reports on a daily basis beginning with the first business day after such 10 consecutive Business Day period until the date that the average daily balance of Credit Card Receivables is equal to or less than $25,000 for a period of 10 consecutive Business Days).  No Loan Party Obligor shall maintain any bank accounts or enter into any agreements with Credit Card Issuers or Credit Card Processors other than the ones expressly contemplated herein or in this Section 6.1.

(c)         Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, including, without limitation, the limitations on perfection actions set forth in Section 7.3, the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries shall not maintain more than $125,000 in the aggregate at any time in non-U.S. depository, securities and/or other similar accounts.

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6.2.        Application of Payments.  All amounts paid to or received by Agent in respect of monetary Obligations, from whatever source (whether from any Borrower or any other Loan Party Obligor pursuant to such other Loan Party Obligor’s guaranty of the Obligations, any realization upon any Collateral or otherwise) shall be applied by Agent to the Obligations in such order as Agent may elect, and absent such election shall be applied as follows:

(i)          FIRST, to reimburse Agent for all out-of-pocket costs and expenses, and all indemnified losses, incurred by Agent which are reimbursable to Agent in accordance with this Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents;

(ii)         SECOND, to any accrued but unpaid interest on any Protective Advances;

(iii)        THIRD, to the outstanding principal of any Protective Advances;

(iv)        FOURTH, to any accrued but unpaid fees owing to Agent and Lenders under this Agreement and/or any other Loan Documents;

(v)         FIFTH, to any unpaid accrued interest on the Obligations;

(vi)        SIXTH, to the outstanding principal of the Loans; and

(vii)       SEVENTH, to the payment of any other outstanding Obligations; and after payment in full in cash of all of the outstanding monetary Obligations, any further amounts paid to or received by Agent in respect of the Obligations (so long as no monetary Obligations are outstanding) shall be paid over to Borrowers or such other Person(s) as may be legally entitled thereto.

For purposes of determining the Borrowing Base, such amounts will be credited to the Loan Account and the Collateral balances to which they relate upon Agent’s receipt of an advice from Agent’s Bank (set forth in Section (g) of Annex I) that such items have been credited to Agent’s account at Agent’s Bank (or upon Agent’s deposit thereof at Agent’s Bank in the case of payments received by Agent in kind), in each case subject to final payment and collection.  However, for purposes of computing interest on the Obligations, such items shall be deemed applied by Agent three (3) Business Days after Agent’s receipt of advice of deposit thereof at Agent’s Bank.

6.3.       Notification; Verification.  Agent or its designee may, from time to time:  (a) whether or not a Default or Event of Default has occurred, verify directly with the Account Debtors of the Loan Party Obligors (or by any reasonable manner and through any reasonable medium Agent considers advisable in the exercise of its Permitted Discretion) the validity, amount and other matters relating to the Accounts and Chattel Paper of the Loan Party Obligors, by means of mail, telephone or otherwise, either in the name of the applicable Loan Party Obligor or Agent or such other name as Agent may choose; (b) following the occurrence and during the continuance of a Default or Event of Default, notify Account Debtors of the Loan Party Obligors that Agent has a security interest in the Accounts of the Loan Party Obligors and direct such Account Debtors to make payment thereof directly to Agent; each such notification to be sent on the letterhead of such Loan Party Obligor and substantially in the form of Exhibit E annexed hereto; and (c) following the occurrence and during the continuance of a Default or Event of Default, demand, collect or enforce payment of any Accounts and Chattel Paper (but without any duty to do so) and, in furtherance of the foregoing, each Loan Party Obligor hereby authorizes Account Debtors to make payments directly to Agent and to rely on notice from Agent without further inquiry. Agent may on behalf of each Loan Party Obligor endorse all items of payment received by Agent that are payable to such Loan Party Obligor for the purposes described above.

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6.4.        Power of Attorney.

Without limiting any of Agent’s and the other Lenders’ other rights under this Agreement or any other Loan Document, each Loan Party Obligor hereby grants to Agent an irrevocable power of attorney, coupled with an interest, authorizing and permitting Agent (acting through any of its officers, employees, attorneys or agents), at Agent’s option (and using its Permitted Discretion) but without obligation, with or without notice to such Loan Party Obligor, and at each Loan Party Obligor’s expense, to do any or all of the following, in such Loan Party Obligor’s name or otherwise:

(a)          at any time, while an Event of Default has occurred or is continuing,  (i) execute on behalf of such Loan Party Obligor any documents that Agent may, in its Permitted Discretion, deem advisable in order to perfect, protect and maintain Agent’s security interests, and priority thereof, in the Collateral and to fully consummate all the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and the other Loan Documents (including such Financing Statements and continuation Financing Statements, and amendments or other modifications thereto, as Agent shall reasonably deem necessary or appropriate) and to notify Account Debtors of the Loan Party Obligors in the manner contemplated by Section 6.3, (ii) endorse such Loan Party Obligor’s name on all checks and other forms of remittances received by Agent, (iii) pay any sums required on account of such Loan Party Obligor’s taxes or to secure the release of any Liens therefor, (iv) pay any amounts necessary to obtain, or maintain in effect, any of the insurance described in Section 7.14, (v) receive and otherwise take control in any manner of any cash or non-cash items of payment or Proceeds of Collateral, (vi) receive, open and dispose of all mail addressed to such Loan Party Obligor at any post office box or lockbox maintained by Agent for such Loan Party Obligor or at any other business premises of Agent and (vii) endorse or assign to Agent on such Loan Party Obligor’s behalf any portion of Collateral evidenced by an agreement, Instrument or Document if an endorsement or assignment of any such items is not made by such Loan Party Obligor pursuant to Section 5.2; and

(b)         at any time, after the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default, (i) execute on behalf of such Loan Party Obligor any document exercising, transferring or assigning any option to purchase, sell or otherwise dispose of or lease (as lessor or lessee) any real or personal property which is part of the Collateral or in which Agent has an interest, (ii) execute on behalf of such Loan Party Obligor any invoices relating to any Accounts, any draft against any Account Debtor, any proof of claim in bankruptcy, any notice of Lien or claim, and any assignment or satisfaction of mechanic’s, materialman’s or other Lien, (iii) execute on behalf of such Loan Party Obligor any notice to any Account Debtor, (iv) pay, contest or settle any Lien, charge, encumbrance, security interest and adverse claim in or to any of the Collateral, or any judgment based thereon, or otherwise take any action to terminate or discharge the same, (v) grant extensions of time to pay, compromise claims relating to, and settle Accounts, Chattel Paper and General Intangibles for less than face value and execute all releases and other documents in connection therewith, (vi) settle and adjust, and give releases of, any insurance claim that relates to any of the Collateral and obtain payment therefor, (vii) instruct any third party having custody or control of any Collateral or books or records belonging to, or relating to, such Loan Party Obligor to give Agent the same rights of access and other rights with respect thereto as Agent has under this Agreement or any other Loan Document, (viii) change the address for delivery of such Loan Party Obligor’s mail, (ix) vote any right or interest with respect to any Investment Property, and (x) instruct any Account Debtor to make all payments due to any Loan Party Obligor directly to Agent.

Any and all sums paid, and any and all costs, expenses, liabilities, obligations and reasonable attorneys’ fees (external counsel) of Agent with respect to the foregoing shall be added to and become part of the Obligations, shall be payable on demand, and shall bear interest at a rate equal to the highest interest rate applicable to any of the Obligations.  Each Loan Party Obligor agrees that Agent’s rights under the foregoing power of attorney and any of Agent’s other rights under this Agreement or the other Loan Documents shall not be construed to indicate that Agent or any Lender is in control of the business, management or properties of any Loan Party Obligor.

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6.5.       Disputes.  Each Loan Party Obligor shall promptly notify Agent of all disputes or claims relating to its Accounts, Credit Card Receivables and Chattel Paper in excess of $50,000.  Each Loan Party Obligor agrees that it will not, without Agent’s prior written consent (which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed), compromise or settle any of its Accounts, Credit Card Receivables or Chattel Paper for less than the full amount thereof, grant any extension of time for payment of any of its Accounts, Credit Card Receivables or Chattel Paper, release (in whole or in part) any Account Debtor or other person liable for the payment of any of its Accounts or Chattel Paper or grant any credits, discounts, allowances, deductions, return authorizations or the like with respect to any of its Accounts, Credit Card Receivables or Chattel Paper; except (unless otherwise directed by Agent during the existence of a Default or an Event of Default) such Loan Party Obligor may take any of such actions in the Ordinary Course of Business consistent with past practices, provided that Borrower Representative promptly reports the same to Agent if the aggregate amount in any month exceeds $10,000.

6.6.       Invoices.  At Agent’s request after the occurrence and during the continuance of a Default or Event of Default, each Loan Party Obligor will cause all invoices and statements that it sends to Account Debtors or other third parties to be marked and authenticated, in a manner reasonably satisfactory to Agent, to reflect Agent’s security interest therein and payment instructions (including, but not limited to, in a manner to meet the requirements of Section 9-404(a)(2) of the UCC).

6.7.        Inventory.

(a)          Returns.  No Loan Party Obligor will accept returns of any Inventory from any Account Debtor except in the Ordinary Course of Business.

(b)          Third Party Locations.  No Loan Party Obligor will, without Agent’s prior written consent, at any time, store any Inventory with any warehouseman or other third party other than as set forth in Section 1(d) of the Perfection Certificate.

(c)          Sale on Return, etc.  No Loan Party Obligor will, without Agent’s prior written consent, at any time, sell any Inventory on a sale-or-return, guaranteed sale, consignment, or other contingent basis.

(d)          Fair Labor Standards Act.  Each Loan Party Obligor represents, warrants and covenants that, at all times, all of the Inventory of each Loan Party Obligor has been, at all times will be, produced only in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 and all rules, regulations and orders promulgated thereunder.

(e)          Eligibility.  As of each date reported by any Borrower, all Inventory which such Borrower has then reported to Agent as then being Eligible Inventory or Eligible In-Transit Inventory comply in all respects with the criteria for eligibility set forth in the definition of “Eligible Inventory” or “Eligible In-Transit Inventory”, as applicable.

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7.           REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS.

To induce Agent and the Lenders to enter into this Agreement, each Loan Party Obligor represents, warrants and covenants as follows (it being understood and agreed that (a) each such representation and warranty (i) will be made as of the date hereof and be deemed remade as of each date on which any Loan is made (except to the extent any such representation or warranty expressly relates only to any earlier or specified date, in which case such representation or warranty will be made as of such earlier or specified date) and (ii) shall not be affected by any knowledge of, or any investigation by, Agent or any Lender and (b) each such covenant shall continuously apply with respect to all times commencing on the date hereof and continuing until the Termination Date):

7.1.        Existence and Authority.  Each Loan Party and Parent is duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of its jurisdiction of organization (which jurisdiction is identified in Section 1(a) of the Perfection Certificate) and is qualified to do business in each jurisdiction in which the operation of its business requires that it be qualified (which each such jurisdiction is identified in Section 1(a) of the Perfection Certificate), except where the failure to be so qualified could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect. Each Loan Party and Parent has all requisite power and authority to own and operate its properties, to carry on its business as now conducted and as proposed to be conducted, to enter into the Loan Documents to which it is a party and to carry out the transactions contemplated thereby. The execution, delivery and performance by each Loan Party Obligor and Parent of this Agreement and all of the other Loan Documents to which such Loan Party Obligor and Parent is a party have been duly and validly authorized, do not violate such Loan Party Obligor’s and Parent’s Governing Documents or any law or any material agreement or instrument or any court order which is binding upon any Loan Party or its property, do not constitute grounds for acceleration of any Indebtedness or obligation under any material agreement or instrument which is binding upon  Parent or any Loan Party or their property. Neither Parent nor any Loan Party is required to obtain any government approval, consent, or authorization from, or to file any declaration or statement with, any Governmental Authority in connection with or as a condition to the execution, delivery or performance of any of the Loan Documents, except for such approvals, consents, authorizations or filings as have been obtained or made.  This Agreement and each of the other Loan Documents have been duly executed and delivered by, and are enforceable against, each of Parent and the Loan Party Obligors who have signed them, in accordance with their respective terms, except as such enforceability may be limited by (a) bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or similar laws of general applicability affecting the enforcement of creditors’ rights and (b) the application of general principles of equity (regardless of whether such enforceability is considered in a proceeding in equity or at law).  Section 1(f) of the Perfection Certificate sets forth the ownership of each Borrower and its Subsidiaries as of the Closing Date.

7.2.        Names; Trade Names and Styles.  The name of each Loan Party Obligor and Parent set forth on Section 1(b) of the Perfection Certificate is its correct and complete legal name as of the date hereof, and no Loan Party Obligor has used any other name at any time in the past five years, or at any time will use any other name (except pursuant to the notice provisions of this Section 7.2), in any tax filing made in any jurisdiction.  Listed in Section 1(b) of the Perfection Certificate are all prior names used by each Loan Party Obligor and Parent at any time in the past five years and all of the present and prior trade names used by any Loan Party Obligor or Parent at any time in the past five years.  Borrower Representative shall give Agent at least thirty days’ prior written notice (or such shorter period agreed to be the Agent in its reasonable discretion) (and within thirty (30) days of such change becoming effective, will deliver an updated Section 1(b) of the Perfection Certificate to reflect the same) before it or any other Loan Party Obligor or Parent changes its legal name or does business under any other name.

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7.3.        Title to Collateral; Third Party Locations; Permitted Liens.  Each Loan Party Obligor and Parent has, and at all times will continue to have, good and marketable title to all of the Collateral.  The Collateral now is, and at all times will remain, free and clear of any and all Liens, except for Permitted Liens.  Agent now has, and will at all times continue to have, a first-priority perfected and enforceable security interest in all of the Collateral, subject only to the Permitted Liens, and each Loan Party Obligor and Parent will at all times defend Agent and the Collateral against all claims of others (other than holders of Permitted Liens); provided, however, no additional actions shall be required hereunder with respect to any assets that are located outside of the United States or assets that require action under the law of any non-U.S. jurisdiction to create or perfect a security interest in such assets; it being understood, for the avoidance of doubt, that there shall be no requirement to execute any security agreement or pledge agreement governed by the laws of any non-U.S. jurisdiction.  None of the Collateral which is Equipment with an aggregate value in excess of $100,000 is, or will at any time, be affixed to any real property that is not subject to a mortgage in favor of the Agent in such a manner, or with such intent, as to become a fixture.  Except for leases or subleases as to which Borrowers shall use commercially reasonable efforts to deliver to Agent a landlord’s waiver in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent, neither Parent nor any Loan Party Obligor is or will be a lessee or sublessee under any real property lease or sublease where Collateral with an aggregate value in excess of $100,000 is located.  Except for warehouses as to which Borrowers shall use commercially reasonable efforts to deliver to Agent a warehouseman’s waiver in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent, neither Parent nor any Loan Party Obligor is or will at any time be a bailor of any Goods with an aggregate value in excess of $100,000 at any warehouse or otherwise.  Prior to causing or permitting any Collateral with an aggregate value in excess of $100,000 to at any time be located upon premises in which any third party (including any landlord, warehouseman, or otherwise) has an interest, Borrower Representative shall notify Agent and the applicable Loan Party Obligor or Parent shall use commercially reasonable efforts to cause each such third party to execute and deliver to Agent, in form and substance reasonably acceptable to Agent, such waivers, collateral access agreements, and subordinations as Agent shall specify, so as to, among other things, ensure that Agent’s rights in the Collateral are, and will at all times continue to be, superior to the rights of any such third party and that Agent has access to such Collateral.  Each applicable Loan Party Obligor and Parent will keep at all times in full force and effect, and will comply in all material respects at all times with all the terms of, any lease of real property where any of the Collateral now or in the future may be located, except as could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.

7.4.       Accounts, Credit Card Receivables and Chattel Paper.  As of each date reported by Borrowers, all Accounts and Credit Card Receivables which any Borrower has then reported to Agent as then being Eligible Accounts, Eligible Specified Customer Accounts or Eligible Credit Card Receivables, as the case may be, comply in all respects with the criteria for eligibility set forth in the definition of “Eligible Accounts”, “Eligible Specified Customer Accounts” or “Eligible Credit Card Receivables”, as applicable.  All such Accounts and Credit Card Receivables, and all Chattel Paper owned by any Loan Party Obligor, are genuine and in all respects what they purport to be, arise out of a completed, bona fide and unconditional and non-contingent sale and delivery of goods or rendition of services by a Borrower in the Ordinary Course of Business and in accordance with the terms and conditions of all purchase orders, contracts or other documents relating thereto, to the knowledge of the Borrower, each Account Debtor thereunder had the capacity to contract at the time any contract or other document giving rise to such Accounts, Credit Card Receivables and Chattel Paper were executed, and the transactions giving rise to such Accounts, Credit Card Receivables and Chattel Paper comply with all applicable laws and governmental rules and regulations.

7.5.        Electronic Chattel Paper.  To the extent that any Loan Party Obligor or Parent obtains or maintains any Electronic Chattel Paper in an aggregate amount in excess of $100,000, such Loan Party Obligor or Parent, as applicable, shall at all times create, store and assign the record or records comprising the Electronic Chattel Paper in such a manner that (a) a single authoritative copy of the record or records exists which is unique, identifiable and except as otherwise provided below, unalterable, (b) the authoritative copy identifies Agent as the assignee of the record or records, (c) the authoritative copy is communicated to and maintained by Agent or its designated custodian, (d) copies or revisions that add or change an identified assignee of the authoritative copy can only be made with the participation of Agent, (e) each copy of the authoritative copy and any copy of a copy is readily identifiable as a copy that is not the authoritative copy and (f) any revision of the authoritative copy is readily identifiable as an authorized or unauthorized revision.

7.6.        Capitalization; Investment Property.

(a)         Neither Parent nor any Loan Party, directly or indirectly, owns, or shall at any time own, any capital stock or other equity interests of any other Person except as set forth in Sections 1(f) and 1(g) of the Perfection Certificate, which Sections list all Investment Property owned by each Loan Party Obligor and Parent as of the Amendment No. 1 Effective Date.

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(b)         None of the Pledged Equity has been issued or otherwise transferred in violation of the Securities Act, or other applicable laws of any jurisdiction to which such issuance or transfer may be subject.  The Pledged Equity pledged by each Loan Party Obligor and Parent hereunder or under any other Loan Document constitutes all of the issued and outstanding equity interests of each Issuer owned by such Loan Party Obligor or Parent, as applicable.

(c)         All of the Pledged Equity has been duly and validly issued and is fully paid and non-assessable, and the holders thereof are not entitled to any preemptive, first refusal or other similar rights.  There are no outstanding options, warrants or similar agreements, documents, or instruments with respect to any of the Pledged Equity.

(d)         Parent and each Loan Party Obligor will take any and all actions required or reasonably requested by Agent, from time to time, to (i) cause Agent to obtain exclusive control of any Investment Property in a manner reasonably acceptable to Agent and (ii) obtain from any Issuers and such other Persons as Agent shall specify, for the benefit of Agent, written confirmation of Agent’s exclusive control over such Investment Property and take such other actions as Agent may reasonably request to perfect Agent’s security interest in any Investment Property.  For purposes of this Section 7.6, Agent shall have exclusive control of Investment Property if (A) pursuant to Section 5.2, such Investment Property consists of certificated securities and the Parent or applicable Loan Party Obligor delivers such certificated securities to Agent (with all appropriate endorsements), (B) such Investment Property consists of uncertificated securities and either (x) the Parent or applicable Loan Party Obligor delivers such uncertificated securities to Agent or (y) the Issuer thereof agrees, pursuant to documentation in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent, that it will comply with instructions originated by Agent without further consent by the Parent or applicable Loan Party Obligor and (C) such Investment Property consists of security entitlements and either (x) Agent becomes the entitlement holder thereof or (y) the appropriate securities intermediary agrees, pursuant to documentation in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent, that it will comply with entitlement orders originated by Agent without further consent by Parent or the applicable Loan Party Obligor.  Each Loan Party Obligor that is a limited liability company or a partnership hereby represents and warrants that it has not, and at no time will, elect pursuant to the provisions of Section 8-103 of the UCC to provide that its equity interests are securities governed by Article 8 of the UCC.

(e)         Neither Parent nor any Loan Party owns, or has any present intention of acquiring, any “margin security” or any “margin stock” within the meaning of Regulations T, U or X of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (herein called “margin security” and “margin stock”).  None of the proceeds of the Loans will be used, directly or indirectly, for the purpose of purchasing or carrying, or for the purpose of reducing or retiring any Indebtedness which was originally incurred to purchase or carry, any margin security or margin stock or for any other purpose which might constitute the transactions contemplated hereby a “purpose credit” within the meaning of said Regulations T, U or X, or cause this Agreement to violate any other regulation of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System or the Exchange Act, or any rules or regulations promulgated under such statutes.

(f)         Neither Parent nor any Loan Party Obligor shall vote to enable, or take any other action to cause or to permit, any Issuer to issue any equity interests of any nature, or to issue any other securities or interests convertible into or granting the right to purchase or exchange for any equity interests of any nature of any Issuer.

(g)         Neither Parent nor any Loan Party Obligor shall take, or fail to take, any action that would in any manner impair the value or the enforceability of Agent’s Lien on any of the Investment Property, or any of Agent’s rights or remedies under this Agreement or any other Loan Document with respect to any of the Investment Property.

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(h)        In the case of any Loan Party Obligor which is an Issuer, such Issuer agrees that the terms of Section 11.3(g)(iii) shall apply to such Loan Party Obligor with respect to all actions that may be required of it pursuant to such Section 11.3(g)(iii) regarding the Investment Property issued by it.

(i)          Parent and each Loan Party Obligor has made all capital contributions heretofore required to be made to the respective Issuer in respect of any Investment Property constituting limited liability company interests and no additional capital contributions are required to be made in respect of the respective limited liability company interests.

7.7.        Commercial Tort Claims.  Neither Parent nor any Loan Party Obligor has any Commercial Tort Claims in excess of $100,000 pending other than those listed in Section 2 of the Perfection Certificate, and each Loan Party Obligor shall promptly (but in any case, no later than thirty (30) Business Days thereafter or such longer period agreed to be the Agent in its reasonable discretion) notify Agent in writing upon incurring or otherwise obtaining a Commercial Tort Claim in excess of $100,000 after the date hereof against any third party.  Such notice shall constitute Parent’s and such Loan Party Obligor’s authorization to amend such Section 2 to add such Commercial Tort Claim and shall automatically be deemed to amend such Section 2 to include such Commercial Tort Claim.

7.8.        Jurisdiction of Organization; Location of Collateral.  Sections 1(c) and 1(d) of the Perfection Certificate set forth (a) each place of business of Parent and each Loan Party Obligor (including its chief executive office), (b) all locations where all Inventory, Equipment, and other Collateral owned by Parent and each Loan Party Obligor is kept other than Inventory in transit, Collateral at another location as contemplated by Section 7.3 or Collateral with an aggregate value not in excess of $100,000 and (c) whether each such Collateral location and place of business (including Parent’s and each Loan Party Obligor’s chief executive office) is owned by Parent or a Loan Party or leased (and if leased, specifies the complete name and notice address of each lessor).  No Collateral is located outside the United States or in the possession of any lessor, bailee, warehouseman or consignee, except as expressly indicated in Sections 1(c) and 1(d) of the Perfection Certificate or as contemplated by Section 7.3.  Parent and each Loan Party Obligor will give Agent at least thirty (30) days’ (or such shorter period agreed to be the Agent in its reasonable discretion) prior written notice before changing its jurisdiction of organization, opening any additional place of business, changing its chief executive office or the location of its books and records, or moving any of the Collateral to a location other than one of the locations set forth in Sections 1(c) and 1(d) of the Perfection Certificate, and will execute and deliver all Financing Statements, landlord waivers, collateral access agreements, mortgages, and all other agreements, instruments and documents which Agent shall require in connection therewith prior to making such change, all in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent.  Without the prior written consent of Agent, neither Parent nor any Loan Party Obligor will at any time (i) change its jurisdiction of organization or (ii) allow any Collateral to be located outside of the continental United States of America.

7.9.        Financial Statements and Reports; Solvency.

(a)         All financial statements delivered to Agent and Lenders by or on behalf of any Loan Party have been, and at all times will be, prepared in conformity with GAAP (provided that interim financial statements may lack footnotes and will be subject to audit and year-end adjustments) and completely and fairly in all material respects reflect the financial condition of each Loan Party and its Subsidiaries covered thereby, at the times and for the periods therein stated.

(b)         As of the date hereof (after giving effect to the Loans to be made on the date hereof, and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby), and as of each other day that any Loan is made (after giving effect thereof), (i) the fair saleable value of all of the assets and properties of each Loan Party, individually, exceeds the aggregate liabilities and Indebtedness of each such Loan Party (including contingent liabilities), (ii) each Loan Party, individually, is solvent and able to pay its debts as they come due, (iii) each Loan Party, individually, has sufficient capital to carry on its business as now conducted and as proposed to be conducted, (iv) no Loan Party is contemplating either the liquidation of all or any substantial portion of its assets or property, or the filing of any petition under any state, federal, or other bankruptcy or insolvency law and (v) no Loan Party has knowledge of any Person contemplating the filing of any such petition against any Loan Party.

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7.10.      Tax Returns and Payments; Pension Contributions.  Each Loan Party and Parent has timely filed all tax returns and reports required by applicable law to have been filed by it, has paid all applicable Taxes required to have been paid by it and will timely pay all such items in the future as they became due and payable, except for (a) any Taxes that are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings promptly and diligently instituted and conducted and for which such Loan Party and Parent maintains adequate reserves therefor in conformity with GAAP or (b) to the extent that any failure to file Tax returns or reports or pay Taxes could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.  Neither Parent nor any Loan Party is aware of any claims or adjustments proposed for any prior tax years that could result in additional taxes becoming due and payable by any Loan Party other than any claim or adjustment that could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.  Each Plan is in compliance in all material respects with the applicable provisions of ERISA, the Code and other applicable laws.  Each Plan that is intended to be a qualified plan under Section 401(a) of the Code has received a favorable determination letter or opinion letter from the Internal Revenue Service to the effect that the form of such Plan is qualified under Section 401(a) of the Code and the trust related thereto has been determined by the Internal Revenue Service to be exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(a) of the Code, or an application for such a letter is currently being processed by the Internal Revenue Service.  To the best knowledge of each Loan Party and Parent, nothing has occurred that would reasonably be expected to cause the loss of such tax-qualified status.  There are no pending or, to the best knowledge of any Loan Party or Parent, threatened claims, actions or lawsuits, or action by any Governmental Authority, with respect to any Plan that could reasonably be expected to result in liabilities individually or in the aggregate in excess of $100,000 of any Loan Party or Parent.  There has been no prohibited transaction or violation of the fiduciary responsibility rules with respect to any Plan that has resulted or could reasonably be expected to result in liabilities individually or in the aggregate of any Loan Party or Parent in excess of $100,000.  No ERISA Event has occurred, and neither Parent nor any Loan Party is aware of any fact, event or circumstance that could reasonably be expected to constitute or result in an ERISA Event with respect to any Pension Plan, in each case that could reasonably be expected to result in liabilities individually or in the aggregate in excess of $100,000. Each Loan Party, Parent, and each ERISA Affiliate has met all applicable requirements under the Pension Funding Rules in respect of each Pension Plan, and no waiver of the minimum funding standards under the Pension Funding Rules has been applied for or obtained, in each case except as could not reasonably be expected to result in liabilities individually or in the aggregate to the Loan Parties or Parent in excess of $100,000.  As of the most recent valuation date for any Pension Plan, the funding target attainment percentage (as defined in Section 430(d)(2) of the Code) is sixty (60%) or higher and neither Parent nor any Loan Party knows of any facts or circumstances that could reasonably be expected to cause the funding target attainment percentage for any such plan to drop below sixty (60%) as of the most recent valuation date.  Neither Parent nor any Loan Party, nor any ERISA Affiliate has incurred any liability to the PBGC other than for the payment of premiums, and there are no premium payments which have become due that are unpaid, except as could not reasonably be expected to result in liabilities individually or in the aggregate to the Loan Parties in excess of $100,000.  No Loan Party, Parent, or any ERISA Affiliate has engaged in a transaction that could be subject to Section 4069 or Section 4212(c) of ERISA except as could not reasonably be expected to result in liabilities individually or in the aggregate to the Loan Parties or Parent in excess of $100,000.  No Pension Plan has been terminated by the plan administrator thereof or by the PBGC, and no event or circumstance has occurred or exists that could reasonably be expected to cause the PBGC to institute proceedings under Title IV of ERISA to terminate any Pension Plan, except as could not reasonably be expected to result in liabilities individually or in the aggregate to the Loan Parties or Parent in excess of $100,000.

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7.11.      Compliance with Laws; Intellectual Property; Licenses.

(a)          Except as could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, each Loan Party and Parent has complied, and will continue at all times to comply, with all provisions of all applicable laws and regulations, including those relating to the ownership of real or personal property, the conduct and licensing of each Loan Party’s and Parent’s respective business, the payment and withholding of Taxes, ERISA and other employee matters, and safety and environmental matters.

(b)        Neither Parent nor any Loan Party has received written notice of default or violation, or is in default or violation, with respect to any material judgment, order, writ, injunction, decree, demand or assessment issued by any court or any federal, state, local, municipal or other Governmental Authority relating to any aspect of any Loan Party’s or Parent’s business, affairs, properties or assets.  Neither Parent nor any Loan Party has received written notice of or been charged with, or is, to the knowledge of any Loan Party or Parent, under investigation with respect to, any violation in any material respect of any provision of any applicable law.

(c)          Neither Parent nor any Loan Party Obligor owns any material registered (or applied for) Intellectual Property as of the Closing Date, except as set forth in Section 4 of the Perfection Certificate.  Except as set forth in Section 4 of the Perfection Certificate, none of the material Intellectual Property owned by any Loan Party Obligor or Parent is the subject of any licensing or franchise agreement pursuant to which such Loan Party Obligor or Parent is the licensor or franchisor, other than those entered into in the Ordinary Course of Business.  Each Loan Party Obligor and Parent shall promptly (but in any event within thirty (30) days thereafter) notify Agent in writing of any additional material Intellectual Property rights acquired or arising after the Closing Date and shall submit to Agent a supplement to Section 4 of the Perfection Certificate to reflect such additional rights with respect to registered or applied for Intellectual Property; provided that such Loan Party Obligor’s or Parent’s failure to do so shall not impair Agent’s security interest therein.  Each Loan Party Obligor and Parent shall execute a separate security agreement granting Agent a security interest in such Intellectual Property (whether owned on the Closing Date or thereafter), in form and substance reasonably acceptable to Agent and suitable for registering such security interest in such Intellectual Property with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and/or United States Copyright Office, as applicable; provided that such Loan Party Obligor’s or Parent’s failure to do so shall not impair Agent’s security interest therein.  Each Loan Party and Parent owns or has, and will at all times continue to own or have, the valid right to use all material patents, trademarks, copyrights, software, computer programs, equipment designs, network designs, equipment configurations, technology and other Intellectual Property used, marketed and sold in such Loan Party’s or Parent’s business, and each Loan Party and Parent is in compliance, and will continue at all times to comply, in all material respects with all licenses, user agreements and other such agreements regarding the use of material Intellectual Property.  Neither Parent nor any Loan Party has any knowledge that, or has received any notice claiming that, any of such material Intellectual Property infringes upon or violates the rights of any other Person.

(d)         Each Loan Party and Parent has and will continue at all times to have, all federal, state, local and other licenses and permits required to be maintained in connection with such Loan Party’s or Parent’s business operations, and all such licenses and permits are valid and in full force and effect, in each case except as could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.  Each Loan Party and Parent has, and will continue at all times to have, complied with the requirements of such licenses and permits in all material respects, and has received no written notice of any pending or threatened proceedings for the suspension, termination, revocation or limitation thereof.  Neither Parent nor any Loan Party is aware of any facts or conditions that could reasonably be expected to cause or permit any of such licenses or permits to be voided, revoked or withdrawn, except as could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.

(e)          Each Loan Party and Parent has complied, and will continue at all times to comply, in all material respects with all provisions of the PCI Standards.

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7.12.      Litigation.  Section 1(e) of the Perfection Certificate discloses all claims, proceedings, litigation or investigations pending or threatened in writing against any Loan Party or Parent as of the Amendment No. 1 Effective Date.  Except as set forth in Section 1(e) of the Perfection Certificate, there is no claim, suit, litigation, proceeding or investigation pending or threatened in writing by or against or affecting any Loan Party or Parent in any court or before any Governmental Authority (or any basis therefor known to any Loan Party Obligor or Parent) which may reasonably be expected to result, either separately or in the aggregate, in liability in excess of $100,000 for the Loan Parties or Parent, in any Material Adverse Effect, or in any material impairment in the ability of any Loan Party or Parent to carry on its business in substantially the same manner as it is now being conducted.

7.13.      Use of Proceeds.  All proceeds of all Loans shall be used by Borrowers solely (a) with respect to Loans made on the Closing Date, to repay (on the Closing Date only) the Intercompany Subordinated Debt in an amount not greater than $6,000,000, (b) to pay the fees, costs, and expenses incurred in connection with this Agreement, the other Loan Documents and the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby, (c) to repay certain existing Indebtedness of Borrowers, (d) for Borrowers’ working capital purposes and (e) for such other purposes not prohibited by the terms of this Agreement.  All proceeds of all Loans will be used solely for lawful business purposes.

7.14.      Insurance.

(a)          Each Loan Party and Parent will at all times carry property, liability and other insurance, with insurers reasonably acceptable to Agent, in such form and amounts, and with such deductibles and other provisions, as Agent shall reasonably require, but in any event, in such amounts and against such risks as is usually carried by companies engaged in similar business and owning similar properties in the same general areas in which such Loan Party or Parent operates, and each Borrower will provide Agent with evidence reasonably satisfactory to Agent that such insurance is, at all times, in full force and effect; provided, for the avoidance of doubt, that Agent acknowledges that the insurer of any Loan Party as of the Closing Date is acceptable to Agent for so long as such insurer’s rating remains substantially the same as its rating on the Closing Date).  A true and complete listing of such insurance as of the Closing Date, including issuers, coverages and deductibles, is set forth in Section 5 of the Perfection Certificate.  Each property insurance policy shall name Agent as lender loss payee and mortgagee, if applicable, and shall contain a lender’s loss payable endorsement, and a mortgagee endorsement, if applicable, and each liability insurance policy shall name Agent as an additional insured, and each business interruption insurance policy shall be collaterally assigned to Agent, all in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent.  All policies of insurance shall provide that they may not be cancelled or changed without at least thirty (30) days’ (or, with respect to nonpayment of premiums, ten (10) days’) prior written notice to Agent, and shall otherwise be in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent.  Borrower Representative shall advise Agent promptly of any policy cancellation, non-renewal, reduction, or material amendment with respect to any insurance policies maintained by any Loan Party or Parent or any receipt by any Loan Party or Parent of any notice from any insurance carrier regarding any intended or threatened cancellation, non-renewal, reduction or material amendment of any of such policies, and Borrower Representative shall promptly deliver to Agent copies of all notices and related documentation received by any Loan Party or Parent in connection with the same.

(b)        Borrower Representative shall deliver to Agent no later than fifteen (15) days prior to the expiration of any then current insurance policies, insurance certificates evidencing renewal of all such insurance policies required by this Section 7.14.  Borrower Representative shall deliver to Agent, upon Agent’s reasonable request, certificates evidencing such insurance coverage in such form as Agent shall reasonably specify.

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(c)         IF ANY LOAN PARTY OR PARENT AT ANY TIME OR TIMES HEREAFTER SHALL FAIL TO OBTAIN OR MAINTAIN ANY OF THE POLICIES OF INSURANCE REQUIRED ABOVE (AND PROVIDE EVIDENCE THEREOF TO AGENT) OR TO PAY ANY PREMIUM RELATING THERETO, THEN AGENT, WITHOUT WAIVING OR RELEASING ANY OBLIGATION OR DEFAULT BY ANY BORROWER HEREUNDER, MAY (BUT SHALL BE UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO) OBTAIN AND MAINTAIN SUCH POLICIES OF INSURANCE AND PAY SUCH PREMIUMS AND TAKE SUCH OTHER ACTIONS WITH RESPECT THERETO AS AGENT DEEMS ADVISABLE UPON NOTICE TO BORROWER REPRESENTATIVE.  SUCH INSURANCE, IF OBTAINED BY AGENT, MAY, BUT NEED NOT, PROTECT ANY LOAN PARTYS OR PARENT’S INTERESTS OR PAY ANY CLAIM MADE BY OR AGAINST ANY LOAN PARTY OR PARENT WITH RESPECT TO THE COLLATERAL.  SUCH INSURANCE MAY BE MORE EXPENSIVE THAN THE COST OF INSURANCE ANY LOAN PARTY OR PARENT MAY BE ABLE TO OBTAIN ON ITS OWN AND MAY BE CANCELLED ONLY UPON THE APPLICABLE LOAN PARTY OR PARENT PROVIDING EVIDENCE THAT IT HAS OBTAINED THE INSURANCE AS REQUIRED ABOVE.  ALL SUMS DISBURSED BY AGENT IN CONNECTION WITH ANY SUCH ACTIONS, INCLUDING COURT COSTS, EXPENSES, OTHER CHARGES RELATING THERETO AND REASONABLE EXTERNAL ATTORNEY COSTS, SHALL CONSTITUTE LOANS HEREUNDER, SHALL BE PAYABLE ON DEMAND BY BORROWERS TO AGENT AND, UNTIL PAID, SHALL BEAR INTEREST AT THE HIGHEST RATE THEN APPLICABLE TO LOANS HEREUNDER.

7.15.      Financial, Collateral and Other Reporting / Notices.  Each Loan Party and Parent has kept, and will at all times keep, adequate records and books of account with respect to its business activities and the Collateral in which proper entries are made in accordance with GAAP reflecting all its financial transactions. The information provided in the Perfection Certificate is correct and complete in all respects. Each Loan Party Obligor and Parent will cause to be prepared and furnished to Agent, in each case in a form and in such detail as is reasonably acceptable to Agent the following items (the items to be provided under this Section 7.15 shall be delivered to Agent by posting on ABLSoft or, if reasonably requested by Agent, by another form of Approved Electronic Communication or in writing):

(a)          Annual Financial Statements.  Not later than one hundred twenty (120) days after the close of each Fiscal Year (commencing with the Fiscal Year ending February 1, 2020), unqualified, audited financial statements of Parent and its Subsidiaries as of the end of such Fiscal Year, including balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flow for such Fiscal Year, in each case on a consolidated and consolidating basis, certified by a firm of independent certified public accountants of recognized standing selected by Borrowers but acceptable to Agent, together with a copy of any management letter issued in connection therewith.  Concurrently with the delivery of such financial statements, Borrower Representative shall deliver to Agent a Compliance Certificate, indicating whether (i) Borrowers are in compliance with each of the covenants specified in Section 9, and setting forth a detailed calculation of such covenants and (ii) any Default or Event of Default is then in existence;

(b)          Interim Financial Statements.  Not later than (i) in the case of Kaspien and its Subsidiaries, thirty (30) days and (ii) in the case of Parent and its Subsidiaries, forty-five (45) days, in each case, after the end of each month hereafter, including the last fiscal month of each Fiscal Year, unaudited interim financial statements of Kaspien and its Subsidiaries and Parent and its Subsidiaries, as of the end of such month and of the portion of such Fiscal Year then elapsed, including balance sheet, income statement, statement of cash flow, and results of their respective operations during such month and the then-elapsed portion of the Fiscal Year, together with comparative figures for the same periods in the immediately preceding Fiscal Year and the corresponding figures from the budget for the Fiscal Year covered by such financial statements, in each case on a consolidated and consolidating basis, certified by an authorized officer of Borrower Representative as prepared in accordance with GAAP and fairly presenting the consolidated financial position and results of operations (including management discussion and analysis of such results) of Kaspien and its Subsidiaries and Parent and its Subsidiaries, as applicable, for such month and period subject only to changes from ordinary course year‑end audit adjustments and except that such statements need not contain footnotes.  Concurrently with the delivery of financial statements relating to Kaspien and its Subsidiaries, Borrower Representative shall deliver to Agent a Compliance Certificate, indicating whether (i) Borrowers are in compliance with each of the covenants specified in Section 9, and setting forth a detailed calculation of such covenants, and (ii) any Default or Event of Default is then in existence;

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(c)          Borrowing Base / Collateral Reports / Insurance Certificates / Perfection Certificates / Other Items.  The items described on Annex II hereto by the respective dates set forth therein;

(d)          Projections, Etc.  Not later than thirty (30) days prior to the end of each Fiscal Year, monthly business projections for the following Fiscal Year for the Loan Parties on a consolidated and consolidating basis, which projections shall include for each such period Borrowing Base projections, profit and loss projections, balance sheet projections, income statement projections and cash flow projections;

(e)         Shareholder Reports, Etc.  To the extent the following are not publicly available on the Kaspien website or on the website of the Securities and Exchange Commission, promptly after the sending or filing thereof, as the case may be, copies of any proxy statements, financial statements or reports which each Loan Party has made available to its shareholders and copies of any regular, periodic and special reports or registration statements which any Loan Party files with the Securities and Exchange Commission or any Governmental Authority which may be substituted therefor, or any national securities exchange;

(f)          ERISA Reports.  Copies of any annual report to be filed pursuant to the requirements of ERISA in connection with each plan subject thereto promptly upon request by Agent and in addition, each Loan Party and Parent shall promptly notify Agent upon having knowledge of any ERISA Event that could reasonably be expected to result in a material liability to a Loan Party or Parent;

(g)         Tax Returns.  Each federal and state income tax return filed by any Loan Party promptly (but in no event later than ten (10) days following the filing of such return), together with such supporting documentation as is supplied to the applicable tax authority with such return and proof of payment of any amounts owing with respect to such return;

(h)          Notification of Certain Changes.  Promptly (and in no case later than the earlier of (i) five (5) Business Days after the occurrence of any of the following and (ii) such other date that such information is required to be delivered pursuant to this Agreement or any other Loan Document) notification to Agent in writing of (A) the occurrence of any Default or Event of Default, (B) the occurrence of any event that has had, or could reasonably be expected to have, a Material Adverse Effect, (C) any change in any Loan Party’s or Parent’s officers or directors, (D) any material investigation, action, suit, proceeding or claim (or any material development with respect to any existing investigation, action, suit, proceeding or claim) relating to any Loan Party or Parent, any officer or director of a Loan Party or Parent, the Collateral or which could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, (E) any material loss or damage to the Collateral, (F) any event or the existence of any circumstance that has resulted in, or could reasonably be expected to result in, a Material Adverse Effect, any Default, or any Event of Default, or which would make any representation or warranty previously made by any Loan Party or Parent to Agent untrue in any material respect or constitute a material breach if such representation or warranty was then being made, (G) any actual or alleged breaches of any Material Contract or early termination or written threat to terminate any Material Contract or any material amendment to or modification of a Material Contract, or the execution of any new Material Contract by any Loan Party or Parent and (H) any change in any Loan Party’s certified independent accountant.  In the event of each such notice under this Section 7.15(h), Borrower Representative shall give notice to Agent of the action or actions that each Loan Party and Parent has taken, is taking, or proposes to take with respect to the event or events giving rise to such notice obligation; and

(i)         Other Information.  Promptly upon request, such other data and information (financial and otherwise) as Agent, from time to time, may reasonably request, bearing upon or related to the Collateral or each Loan Party’s, Parent’s and each Other Obligor’s business or financial condition or results of operations.

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7.16.      Litigation Cooperation.  Should any third-party suit, regulatory action, or any other judicial, administrative, or similar proceeding be instituted by or against Agent or any Lender with respect to any Collateral or in any manner relating to any Loan Party or Parent, this Agreement, any other Loan Document or the transactions contemplated hereby, each Loan Party Obligor and Parent shall, without expense to Agent or any Lender, make available for each Loan Party or Parent, as applicable, such Loan Party’s or Parent’s officers, employees and agents, and any Loan Party’s or Parent’s books and records, without charge, to the extent that Agent or such Lender may deem them reasonably necessary in order to prosecute or defend any such suit or proceeding.

7.17.      Maintenance of Collateral, Etc.  Each Loan Party Obligor and Parent will maintain all of the Collateral in good working condition, ordinary wear and tear excepted, and no Loan Party Obligor will use the Collateral for any unlawful purpose.

7.18.      Material Contracts.  Except as expressly disclosed in Section 1(h) of the Perfection Certificate, neither Parent nor any Loan Party is (a) a party to any contract which has had or could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect or (b) in default in the performance, observance or fulfillment of any of the obligations, covenants or conditions contained in (x) any contract to which it is a party or by which any of its assets or properties is bound, which default, individually or in the aggregate, could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect or result in liabilities in excess of $250,000 or (y) any Material Contract.  Except for the contracts and other agreements listed in Section 1(h) of the Perfection Certificate, neither Parent nor any Loan Party is party, as of the Amendment No. 1 Effective Date, to any (i) employment agreements covering the management of any Loan Party or Parent, (ii) collective bargaining agreements or other labor agreements covering any employees of any Loan Party or Parent, (iii) agreements for managerial, consulting or similar services to which any Loan Party or Parent is a party or by which it is bound, (iv) agreements regarding any Loan Party or Parent, its assets or operations or any investment therein to which any of its equity holders is a party, (v) material patent licenses, trademark licenses, copyright licenses or other lease or license agreements to which any Loan Party or Parent is a party, either as lessor or lessee, or as licensor or licensee (but excluding any licenses of commercially available software or licenses entered into in the ordinary course of business), (vi) distribution, marketing or supply agreements to which any Loan Party or Parent is a party, (vii) customer agreements to which any Loan Party or Parent is a party (in each case with respect to any contract of the type described in the preceding clauses (i), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi) and (vii) requiring payments of more than $250,000 in the aggregate in any Fiscal Year), (viii) partnership agreements to which any Loan Party or Parent is a partner, limited liability company agreements to which any Loan Party or Parent is a member or manager, or joint venture agreements to which any Loan Party or Parent is a party, (ix) real estate leases, or (x) any other contract to which any Loan Party or Parent is a party, in each case with respect to this clause (x) the breach, nonperformance or cancellation of which, could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect; (each such contract and agreement, described in the preceding clauses (i) to (x), a “Material Contract”).  All existing Material Contracts as of the Amendment No. 1 Effective Date are listed on Schedule 7.18, and each such Material Contract is in full force and effect and there are no events of defaults thereunder or any event which with notice or passage of time, or both, would constitute an event of default thereunder.

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

7.20.      No Material Adverse Change.  Since February 2, 2019, there has been no material adverse change in the business, operations, properties, assets or condition, financial or otherwise, of any Loan Party or Parent.

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7.21.     Full Disclosure.  Excluding projections and other forward-looking information, pro forma financial information and information of a general economic or industry nature, no report, notice, certificate, information or other statement delivered or made (including, in electronic form) by or on behalf of any Loan Party or Parent or any of their respective Affiliates to Agent or Lender in connection with this Agreement or any other Loan Document (in each case, as modified or supplemented by other information so furnished) taken as a whole contains any untrue statement of a material fact, or omits to state any material fact necessary to make any statements contained herein or therein in the light of circumstances under which they were made not misleading; provided that with respect to projected financial information the Loan Parties or Parent report only that such information was prepared in good faith based upon assumptions believed to be reasonable at the time.  Except for matters of a general economic or political nature which do not affect any Loan Party or Parent uniquely, there is no fact presently known to any Loan Party Obligor or Parent which has not been disclosed to Agent, which has had or could reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect. Any projections and other forward-looking information and pro forma financial information contained in such materials were prepared in good faith based upon assumptions that were believed by such Loan Party or Parent to be reasonable at the time prepared and at the time furnished in light of conditions and facts then known (it being recognized that such projections and other forward-looking information and pro forma financial information are not to be viewed as facts and that actual results during the period or periods covered by any such projections or information may differ from the projected results, and such differences may be material).

7.22.      Sensitive Payments.  Neither Parent nor any Loan Party (a) has made or will at any time make any contributions, payments or gifts to or for the private use of any governmental official, employee or agent where either the payment or the purpose of such contribution, payment or gift is illegal under the applicable laws of the United States or the jurisdiction in which made or any other applicable jurisdiction, (b) has established or maintained or will at any time establish or maintain any unrecorded fund or asset for any purpose or made any false or artificial entries on its books, (c) has made or will at any time make any payments to any Person with the intention that any part of such payment was to be used for any purpose other than that described in the documents supporting the payment or (d) has engaged in or will at any time engage in any “trading with the enemy” or other transactions materially violating any rules or regulations of the Office of Foreign Assets Control or any similar applicable laws, rules or regulations.

7.23.      Subordinated Debt.

(a)        Borrower Representative has furnished Agent a true, correct and complete copy of each of the Intercompany Subordinated Debt Documents and the Alimco Subordinated Debt Documents.  No statement or representation made in any of the Intercompany Subordinated Debt Documents or the Alimco Subordinated Debt Documents by any Borrower, any other Loan Party, or Parent, or, to any Borrower Representative’s knowledge, any other Person, contains any untrue statement of a material fact or omits to state any material fact required to be stated therein or necessary in order to make the statements made therein, in light of the circumstances under which they are made, not misleading in any material respect as of the time that such statement or representation is made.  Each of the representations and warranties of the Loan Parties and Parent set forth in each of the Intercompany Subordinated Debt Documents and the Alimco Subordinated Debt Documents are true and correct in all respects.  No portion of the Intercompany Subordinated Debt is, or at any time shall be, (i) secured by any assets of any of the Loan Parties, Parent, or any other Person or any equity issued by any of the Loan Parties, Parent, or any other Person or (ii) Guaranteed by any Person.  Except as expressly permitted in the Alimco Subordinated Debt Subordination Agreement, no portion of the Alimco Subordinated Debt is, or at any time shall be, (i) secured by any assets of any of the Loan Parties or any other Person or any equity issued by any of the Loan Parties, Parent, or any other Person or (ii) Guaranteed by any Person.

(b)         The provisions of the Intercompany Subordinated Debt Subordination Agreement are enforceable against each holder of the Intercompany Subordinated Debt.  Each Borrower, each other Loan Party Obligor, and Parent acknowledges that Agent is entering into this Agreement and extending credit and making the Loans in reliance upon the Intercompany Subordinated Debt Subordination Agreement, the Alimco Subordinated Debt Subordination Agreement and this Section 7.23.  All Obligations constitute senior Indebtedness entitled to the benefits of the subordination provisions contained in the Intercompany Subordinated Debt Documents and the Alimco Subordinated Debt Documents.

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7.24.      Access to Collateral, Books and Records.  At reasonable times and, so long as no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, upon reasonable prior notice, Agent and its representatives or agents shall have the right to inspect the Collateral and to examine and copy each Loan Party’s and Parent’s books and records.  Each Loan Party Obligor and Parent agrees to give Agent access to any or all of such Loan Party Obligor’s, and each of its Subsidiaries’, premises to enable Agent to conduct such inspections and examinations.  Such inspections and examinations shall be at Borrowers’ expense and the charge therefor shall be $1,200 per person per day (or such higher amount as shall represent Agent’s then current standard charge), plus reasonable and documented out-of-pocket expenses; provided that Borrowers shall only be required to reimburse Agent for up to three (3) such inspections and examinations in any Fiscal Year plus any additional inspections and examinations that are conducted during the existence of an Event of Default and any inspections and examinations conducted prior to the Closing DateUpon the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default Agent may, at Borrowers’ expense, use each Loan Party’s and Parent’s personnel, computer and other equipment, programs, printed output and computer readable media, supplies and premises for the collection, sale or other disposition of Collateral to the extent Agent, in its Permitted Discretion, deems appropriate.  Each Loan Party Obligor and Parent hereby irrevocably authorizes all accountants and third parties to disclose and deliver to Agent, at Borrowers’ expense, all financial information, books and records, work papers, management reports and other information in their possession regarding the Loan Parties.

7.25.      Appraisals.  Each Loan Party Obligor will permit Agent and each of its representatives or agents to conduct appraisals and valuations of the Collateral at such times and intervals as Agent may designate (including any appraisals that may be required to comply with FIRREA).  Such appraisals and valuations shall be at Borrowers’ expense; provided that absent an Event of Default, Borrowers shall only be responsible for the costs of up to two (2) such appraisals and valuations in any calendar year.

7.26.      Lender Meetings. Upon the request of any Agent or the Required Lenders (which request, so long as no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, shall not be made more than once during each fiscal month), participate in a telephonic meeting with Agent and the Lenders at such time as may be agreed to by Borrower Representative and such Agent or the Required Lenders.

7.27.      [Reserved].

7.28.      [Reserved].

7.29.      Post-Closing Matters. Loan Party Obligors shall satisfy the requirements set forth on Schedule 7.29 hereof on or before the dates specified therein or such later date to be determined by Agent, at its sole option, each of which shall be completed or provided in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent. The failure to satisfy any such requirement on or before the date when due (or within such longer period as Agent may agree at its sole option) shall be an Event of Default, except as otherwise agreed to by Agent at its sole option.

8.           NEGATIVE COVENANTS.

(a)          No Loan Party Obligor shall, and no Loan Party Obligor shall permit any other Loan Party to:

(i)          merge with or into another Person, Divide, consolidate with another Person, or form any new Subsidiary, including by any Division;

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(ii)         acquire any interest in any Person or all or a material portion of the assets or the business of any Person, except for Permitted Acquisitions;

(iii)        acquire any assets except (A) in the Ordinary Course of Business, (B) in connection with Permitted Acquisitions, and (C) as otherwise expressly permitted by this Agreement;

(iv)        [reserved];

(v)        sell, lease, assign, transfer, return, liquidate, or dispose of any Collateral or other assets with an aggregate value in excess of $50,000 in any calendar month, except that each Loan Party may (i) sell finished goods Inventory in the Ordinary Course of Business, (ii) dispose of worn-out or surplus Equipment to the extent that such Equipment is exchanged for credit against the purchase price of similar replacement Equipment or the proceeds of such disposition are promptly applied to the purchase price of such replacement Equipment, (iii) any sale, lease, transfer or other disposition by a Loan Party to any other Loan Party in the Ordinary Course of Business and not otherwise prohibited by this Agreement and (iv) dispositions and transfers of cash and cash equivalents in the ordinary course of business and not in violation of this Agreement;

(vi)       make any loans to, or investments in, any Affiliate or other Person in the form of money or other assets; provided that (i) Borrowers may make loans and investments in its wholly-owned domestic Subsidiaries that are Loan Party Obligors, (ii) a Loan Party may make loans to, and investments in, another Loan Party, (iii) a Loan Party may receive minority investments in Persons given to such Loan Party by such Person in exchange for services provided by the applicable Loan Party, (iv) a Loan Party may make loans not involving the transfer of cash or cash equivalents to officers, directors, employees or consultants of such Loan Party for the purchase of equity interests, or rights to acquire equity interests, issued for compensatory purposes and (v) the Loan Parties may make other investments in an aggregate amount outstanding at any time not to exceed $100,000;

(vii)       incur any Indebtedness other than the Obligations and Permitted Indebtedness;

(viii)     create, incur, assume or suffer to exist any Lien or other encumbrance of any nature whatsoever or authorize under the UCC of any jurisdiction a Financing Statement naming the Loan Party as debtor, or execute any security agreement authorizing any secured party thereunder to file such Financing Statement, other than in favor of Agent to secure the Obligations, on any of its assets whether now or hereafter owned, other than Permitted Liens;

(ix)        authorize, enter into, or execute any agreement giving any Person control of a (i) Deposit Account as contemplated by Section 9-104 of the UCC or (ii) Securities Accounts as contemplated by Section 9-106 of the UCC, in each case other than in favor of Agent to secure the Obligations; provided, that nothing herein shall be deemed to prohibit a control agreement that is executed by both Agent and a subordinated creditor in form and substance reasonably acceptable to Agent;

(x)         guaranty or otherwise become liable with respect to the obligations (other than the Obligations and guarantees in respect of Permitted Indebtedness) of another Person;

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(xi)        pay or distribute any dividends or other distributions on any Loan Party’s stock or other equity interest (except for dividends payable solely in capital stock or other equity interests of such Loan Party and dividends and distributions to Borrowers from a Loan Party Obligor); provided that notwithstanding the foregoing, (1) Borrowers may declare and accrue any distribution or dividend for shareholders, (2) Kaspien may make such distributions (A) in respect of, for any taxable period for which Kaspien and/or any of its Subsidiaries are members of a consolidated, combined, unitary or similar income tax group for U.S. federal and/or applicable foreign, state or local income tax purposes of which a direct or indirect parent company of the Kaspien is the common parent (a “Tax Group”), the portion of any U.S. federal, foreign, state and/or local income taxes of such Tax Group for such taxable period that is attributable to the taxable income of the Kaspien and/or the applicable Subsidiaries; provided that for each taxable period, the total amount of such payments made in respect of such taxable period will not exceed the amount that the Kaspien and/or such Subsidiaries, as applicable, would have been required to pay in respect of such taxable income as stand-alone taxpayers or a stand-alone Tax Group and (B) to pay franchise and similar taxes of a parent entity required to maintain its organizational existence and (iii) Kaspien may make distributions to Parent so long as the Payment Conditions are satisfied;
 
(xii)       redeem, retire, purchase or otherwise acquire, directly or indirectly, any of Loan Party’s capital stock or other equity interests;
 
(xiii)      liquidate, dissolve or elect to dissolve;
 
(xiv)     engage, directly or indirectly, in a business other than the business which is being conducted on the date hereof or any business reasonably related, incidental or ancillary thereto, wind up its business operations or cease substantially all, or any material portion, of its normal business operations, or suffer any material disruption, interruption or discontinuance of a material portion of its normal business operations;
 
(xv)       pay, or make any distributions for the payment of, any principal or other amount on any Indebtedness that is contractually subordinated to Agent, including without limitation, the Intercompany Subordinated Debt and the Alimco Subordinated Debt, in violation of the applicable subordination or intercreditor agreement; provided that, (i) the Loan Parties shall be permitted to make payments of interest on the Alimco Subordinated Debt payable in kind (including by capitalizing such interest to principal) in accordance with the terms of the Alimco Subordinated Debt Documents, (ii) subject to the Intercompany Subordinated Debt Subordination Agreement and the Alimco Subordinated Debt Subordination Agreement, payments (including payments in respect of cash interest) in respect of the Intercompany Subordinated Debt and the Alimco Subordinated Debt shall be permitted after the Closing Date so long as the Payment Conditions have been satisfied, (iii) on the Amendment No. 1 Effective Date, the Borrower shall be permitted to use the proceeds of the Alimco Subordinated Debt to make a payment to Parent in respect of the Intercompany Subordinated Debt, (iv) within 6 months after the Amendment No. 1 Effective Date, so long as no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, Parent may contribute any unused proceeds of the Alimco Subordinated Debt back to the Borrower, and Borrower may immediately prepay the Alimco Subordinated Debt in the amount of such contributed amounts, (v) from and after the Amendment No. 3 Effective Date until January 29, 2022, Parent shall be permitted to repay $1,600,000 in aggregate principal amount of the Alimco Subordinated Debt and (vi) from and after the Amendment No. 3 Effective Date until January 29, 2022, the Loan Parties shall be permitted repay $4,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of the Alimco Subordinated Debt so long as, both before and after giving pro forma effect to such repayment, (A) no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing and (B) the Loan Parties are in compliance with the financial covenant set forth in Section 9.1;
 
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(xvi)     directly, or indirectly, purchase, acquire or lease any property from, sell, transfer or lease any property to, enter into any contract do any of the foregoing with, or enter into any transaction or deal with an Affiliate of any (i) Loan Party Obligor or (ii), officer, director, manager, member or equity holder of any Loan Party Obligor, other than (i) the Alimco Subordinated Debt Documents or (ii) transactions that are disclosed promptly to Agent in writing and satisfy the following criteria as determined by Agent in its Permitted Discretion: (A) are in the Ordinary Course of Business, (B) are on an arms-length basis and (C) are on terms and conditions that are no less favorable than terms and conditions which would have been obtainable from a Person other than an Affiliate, (ii) a tax sharing agreement; provided that any payments thereunder are permitted by Section 8(a)(xi)(2) of this Agreement, or (iii) purchases and sales of Inventory or storage of Inventory, in each case, in the ordinary course of business and on an arms-length basis on terms and conditions no less favorable than terms and conditions which would have been obtainable from a Person other than an Affiliate;
 
(xvii)     change its jurisdiction of organization or enter into any transaction which has the effect of changing its jurisdiction of organization except as provided for in Section 7.8;
 
(xviii)   agree, consent, permit or otherwise undertake to amend or otherwise modify any of the terms or provisions of any Loan Party’s Governing Documents, except for such amendments or other modifications required by applicable law or that are not materially adverse to Agent and Lenders, and then, only to the extent such amendments or other modifications are fully disclosed in writing to Agent no less than five (5) Business Days prior to being effectuated;
 
(xix)     enter into or assume any agreement prohibiting the creation or assumption of any Lien to secure the Obligations upon its properties or assets, whether now owned or hereafter acquired, except (i) the Alimco Subordinated Debt Documents and (ii) in connection with any document or instrument governing Liens permitted pursuant to clause (a) of the definition of “Permitted Liens”; provided that any such restriction contained therein relates only to the asset or assets subject to such Permitted Lien;
 
(xx)       create or otherwise cause or suffer to exist or become effective any encumbrance or restriction (other than any Loan Documents) of any kind on the ability of any such Person to pay or make any dividends or distributions to any Borrower, to pay any of the Obligations, to make loans or advances or to transfer any of its property or assets to any Borrower, except customary terms and conditions in respect of Permitted Indebtedness or Permitted Liens;
 
(xxi)      amend, modify, change, waive, or obtain any consent, waiver or forbearance with respect to, any of the terms or provisions of any Intercompany Subordinated Debt Document or any Alimco Subordinated Debt Document in violation of the Intercompany Subordinated Debt Subordination Agreement or the Alimco Subordinated Debt Subordination Agreement, as applicable; or
 
(xxii)     close or cause to be closed any deposit account into which Credit Card Receivables are deposited.
 
(b)          Parent shall not:
 
(i)          merge with or into another Person, Divide or consolidate with another Person or form any new Subsidiary, including by Division;
 
(ii)         acquire any interest in any Person or all or a material portion of the assets or the business of any Person;
 
(iii)        acquire any assets except in the Ordinary Course of Business and as otherwise expressly permitted by this Agreement;
 
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(iv)        sell, lease, assign, transfer, return, liquidate, or dispose of any Collateral or other assets with an aggregate value in excess of $50,000 in any calendar month, except that Parent may (i) sell finished goods Inventory in the Ordinary Course of Business, (ii) dispose of worn-out or surplus Equipment to the extent that such Equipment is exchanged for credit against the purchase price of similar replacement Equipment or the proceeds of such disposition are promptly applied to the purchase price of such replacement Equipment, (iii) any sale, lease, transfer or other disposition by a Loan Party to any other Loan Party in the Ordinary Course of Business and not otherwise prohibited by this Agreement and (iv) dispositions and transfers of cash and cash equivalents in the Ordinary Course of Business and not in violation of this Agreement;
 
(v)        make any loans to, or investments in, any Affiliate or other Person in the form of money or other assets; provided that (i) Parent may make loans and investments in its wholly-owned domestic Subsidiaries that are Loan Party Obligors, (ii) Parent may make loans not involving the transfer of cash or cash equivalents to officers, directors, employees or consultants of Parent for the purchase of equity interests, or rights to acquire equity interests, issued for compensatory purposes, and (iii) the Parent may make other investments in an aggregate amount outstanding at any time not to exceed $100,000;
 
(vi)        incur any Indebtedness other than the Obligations and Permitted Indebtedness;
 
(vii)      create, incur, assume or suffer to exist any Lien or other encumbrance of any nature whatsoever or authorize under the UCC of any jurisdiction a Financing Statement naming the Parent as debtor, or execute any security agreement authorizing any secured party thereunder to file such Financing Statement, other than in favor of Agent to secure the Obligations, on any of its assets whether now or hereafter owned, other than Permitted Liens;
 
(viii)      authorize, enter into, or execute any agreement giving any Person control of the Deposit Accounts other than the Agent; provided that nothing herein shall be deemed prohibit a control agreement that is executed by both Agent and a subordinated creditor in form and substance reasonably acceptable to Agent;
 
(ix)      guaranty or otherwise become liable with respect to the obligations (other than the Obligations and guarantees in respect of Permitted Indebtedness) of another Person other than any guaranty provided pursuant to the Alimco Subordinated Debt Documents to the extent subject to the Alimco Subordinated Debt Subordination Agreement;
 
(x)         redeem, retire, purchase or otherwise acquire, directly or indirectly, any of the Parent’s capital stock or other equity interests;
 
(xi)        liquidate, dissolve or elect to dissolve;
 
(xii)      engage, directly or indirectly, in a business other than the business which is being conducted on the date hereof or any business reasonably related, incidental or ancillary thereto, wind up its business operations or cease substantially all, or any material portion, of its normal business operations, or suffer any material disruption, interruption or discontinuance of a material portion of its normal business operations;
 
(xiii)      pay, or make any distributions for the payment of, any principal or other amount on any Indebtedness that is contractually subordinated to the Obligations in violation of the applicable subordination or intercreditor agreement;
 
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(xiv)     directly, or indirectly, purchase, acquire or lease any property from, sell, transfer or lease any property to, enter into any contract do any of the foregoing with, or enter into any transaction or deal with an Affiliate of Parent officer, director, manager, member or equity holder of any Loan Party Obligor or Parent, other than (i) this Agreement or any other Loan Document, (ii) that are disclosed promptly to Agent in writing and satisfy the following criteria as determined by Agent in its Permitted Discretion: (A) are in the Ordinary Course of Business, (B) are on an arms-length basis and (C) are on terms and conditions that are no less favorable than terms and conditions which would have been obtainable from a Person other than an Affiliate, (iii) a tax sharing agreement otherwise permitted under this Agreement, or (iv) purchases and sales of Inventory or storage of Inventory, in each case, in the ordinary course of business and on an arms-length basis on terms and conditions no less favorable than terms and conditions which would have been obtainable from a Person other than an Affiliate;
 
(xv)       change its jurisdiction of organization or enter into any transaction which has the effect of changing its jurisdiction of organization except as otherwise permitted under this Agreement;
 
(xvi)     agree, consent, permit or otherwise undertake to amend or otherwise modify any of the terms or provisions of any Loan Party’s Governing Documents, except for such amendments or other modifications required by applicable law or that are not materially adverse to Agent, and then, only to the extent such amendments or other modifications are fully disclosed in writing to Agent no less than five (5) Business Days prior to being effectuated;
 
(xvii)    enter into or assume any agreement prohibiting the creation or assumption of any Lien to secure the Obligations upon its properties or assets, whether now owned or hereafter acquired, except (i) the Alimco Subordinated Debt Documents and (ii) in connection with any document or instrument governing Liens permitted pursuant to clause (a) of the definition of “Permitted Liens”; provided that any such restriction contained therein relates only to the asset or assets subject to such Permitted Lien;
 
(xviii)    create or otherwise cause or suffer to exist or become effective any encumbrance or restriction (other than any Loan Documents) of any kind on the ability to pay any of the Obligations, except restrictions contained in the Intercreditor Agreement;
 
(xix)     amend, modify, change, waive, or obtain any consent, waiver or forbearance with respect to, any of the terms or provisions of any Intercompany Subordinated Debt Document in violation of the Intercompany Subordinated Debt Subordination Agreement;
 
(xx)       close or cause to be closed any Deposit Account over which the Agent has a control agreement; or
 
(xxi)      deposit any cash (including, without limitation, any proceeds received by the Parent on account of the Intercompany Subordinated Note) into any Deposit Account that is not subject to a control agreement in favor of Agent (unless such Deposit Account will be closed or subject to a deposit account control agreement in favor of the Agent pursuant to Section 7.29), which control agreement is in form and substance acceptable to the Agent; provided that nothing herein shall be deemed prohibit a control agreement that is executed by both Agent and a subordinated creditor in form and substance reasonably acceptable to Agent.
 
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9.           FINANCIAL COVENANT.  Each Loan Party Obligor shall at all times comply with the following financial covenant:
 
9.1.        Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio / Minimum Excess Availability. Borrowers shall not permit Excess Availability at any time to be less than the Minimum Excess Availability Amount, unless as of the last day of the most recent month for which the monthly financial statements of Borrowers and the related Compliance Certificate have been or are required to have been delivered to Agent pursuant to Section 7.15, the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio for the twelve consecutive calendar month period then ended is greater than 1.05 to 1.00.
 
10.         RELEASE, LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY.
 
10.1.      Release.  Each Borrower and each other Loan Party Obligor on behalf of itself and its successors, assigns, heirs and other legal representatives, hereby absolutely, unconditionally and irrevocably releases, remises and forever discharges Agent and each Lender and any and all Participants and Affiliates, and their respective successors and assigns, and their respective directors, members, managers, officers, employees, attorneys and agents, including without limitation each Agent-Related Person, and any other Person affiliated with or representing Agent or any Lender (collectively, the “Released Parties”) of and from any and all liability, including all actual or potential claims, demands or causes of action of any kind, nature or description whatsoever, whether arising in law or equity or under contract or tort or under any state or federal law or otherwise, which any Borrower or any Loan Party or any of their successors, assigns or other legal representatives has had, now has or has made claim to have against any of the Released Parties for or by reason of any act, omission, matter, cause or thing whatsoever, including any liability arising from acts or omissions pertaining to the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and the other Loan Documents, whether based on errors of judgment or mistake of law or fact, from the beginning of time to and including the Closing Date, whether such claims, demands and causes of action are matured or known or unknown (except any liability arising solely as the result of the gross negligence or willful misconduct of such Released Parties, as finally determined by a court of competent jurisdiction).  Notwithstanding any provision in this Agreement to the contrary, this Section 10.1 shall remain operative even after the Termination Date and shall survive the payment in full of all of the Loans.  Such release is made on the date hereof.
 
10.2.      Limitation of Liability.  In no circumstance will any of the Released Parties be liable for lost profits or other special, punitive, or consequential damages.  Notwithstanding any provision in this Agreement to the contrary, this Section 10.2 shall remain operative even after the Termination Date and shall survive the payment in full of all of the Loans.
 
10.3.       Indemnity.
 
(a)         Each Loan Party Obligor hereby agrees to indemnify the Released Parties and hold them harmless from and against any and all claims, debts, liabilities, demands, obligations, actions, causes of action, penalties, costs and expenses (including external attorneys’ fees), of every nature, character and description, which the Released Parties may sustain or incur based upon or arising out of any of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement or any other Loan Documents or any of the Obligations, any Collateral relating thereto, any drafts thereunder and any errors or omissions relating thereto, or any other matter, cause or thing whatsoever occurred, done, omitted or suffered to be done by Agent or any Lender relating to any Loan Party or the Obligations (except any such amounts sustained or incurred solely as the result of the gross negligence or willful misconduct of such Released Parties, as finally determined by a court of competent jurisdiction).  Notwithstanding any provision in this Agreement to the contrary, this Section 10.3 shall remain operative even after the Termination Date and shall survive the payment in full of all of the Loans.  This Section 10.3(a) shall not apply with respect to Taxes other than any Taxes that represent claims, debts, liabilities, losses, etc. arising from any non-Tax claim.

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(b)          To the extent that any Loan Party Obligor fails to pay any amount required to be paid by it to Agent (or any Released Party of Agent) under paragraph (a) above, each Lender severally agrees to pay to Agent (or such Released Party), such Lender’s Pro Rata Share (determined as of the time that the applicable unreimbursed expense or indemnity payment is sought) of such unpaid amount (it being understood that any such payment by the Lenders shall not relieve any Loan Party of any default in the payment thereof); provided that the unreimbursed expense or indemnified loss, claim, damage, penalty, liability or related expense, as the case may be, was incurred by or asserted against Agent in its capacity as such.
 
11.          EVENTS OF DEFAULT AND REMEDIES.
 
11.1.       Events of Default.  The occurrence of any of the following events shall constitute an “Event of Default”:
 
(a)          Payment.  If any Loan Party Obligor or Other Obligor fails to pay to Agent when due, any principal or interest payment or other monetary Obligation required under this Agreement or any other Loan Document;
 
(b)         Breaches of Representations and Warranties.  If any warranty, representation, statement, report or certificate made or delivered to Agent or any Lender by or on behalf of any Loan Party or Other Obligor is untrue or misleading in any material respect (except where such warranty or representation is already qualified by Material Adverse Effect, materiality, dollar thresholds or similar qualifications, in which case such warranty or representation shall be accurate in all respects);
 
(c)          Breaches of Covenants.
 
(i)          If any Loan Party defaults in the due observance or performance of any covenant, condition or agreement contained in Section 5.2, 6.1, 6.6, 6.7, 7.2 (limited to the last sentence of Section 7.2), 7.3, 7.13, 7.14, 7.15, 7.24, 7.25, 7.26, 7.29, 8 or 9;
 
(ii)         If the Parent defaults in the due observance or performance of any covenant, condition or agreement contained in Sections 5.2, 6.1, 7.14, 7.15 or 8(b) hereto; or
 
(iii)       If any Loan Party or Parent defaults in the due observance or performance of any covenant, condition or agreement contained in any provision of this Agreement or any other Loan Document and not addressed in clauses Sections 11.1(a), (b), (c)(i) or (c)(ii), and the continuance of such default unremedied for a period of fifteen (15) Business Days; provided that such fifteen (15) Business Day grace period shall not be available for any default that is not reasonably capable of being cured within such period or for any intentional default;
 
(d)          Judgment.  If one or more judgments aggregating in excess of $250,000 is obtained against any Loan Party or Parent which remains unstayed for more than thirty (30) days or is enforced;
 
(e)         Cross-Default.  If any default occurs with respect to any Indebtedness (other than the Obligations or the Intercompany Subordinated Debt or the Alimco Subordinated Debt) of any Loan Party in an aggregate principal amount in excess of $250,000 if (i) such default shall consist of the failure to pay such Indebtedness when due, whether by acceleration or otherwise or (ii) the effect of such default is to permit the holder, with or without notice or lapse of time or both, to accelerate the maturity of any such Indebtedness or to cause such Indebtedness to become due prior to the stated maturity thereof (without regard to the existence of any subordination or intercreditor agreements);
 
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(f)          Dissolution; Cessation of Business.  The dissolution, termination of existence or suspension or cessation of business as usual of any Loan Party or Parent;
 
(g)          Voluntary Bankruptcy or Similar Proceedings.  If any Loan Party or any Other Obligor shall apply for or consent to the appointment of a receiver, trustee, custodian or liquidator of it or any of its properties, admit in writing its inability to pay its debts as they mature, make a general assignment for the benefit of creditors, be adjudicated a bankrupt or insolvent or be the subject of an order for relief under the Bankruptcy Code or under any bankruptcy or insolvency law of a foreign jurisdiction, or file a voluntary petition in bankruptcy, or a petition or an answer seeking reorganization or an arrangement with creditors or to take advantage of any bankruptcy, reorganization, insolvency, readjustment of debt, dissolution or liquidation law or statute, or an answer admitting the material allegations of a petition filed against it in any proceeding under any such law, or take or permit to be taken any action in furtherance of or for the purpose of effecting any of the foregoing;
 
(h)         Involuntary Bankruptcy or Similar Proceedings. The commencement of an involuntary case or other proceeding against any Loan Party or any Other Obligor seeking liquidation, reorganization or other relief with respect to it or its debts under any bankruptcy, insolvency or other similar applicable law or seeking the appointment of a trustee, receiver, liquidator, custodian or other similar official of it or any substantial part of its property, or if an order for relief is entered against any Loan Party or any Other Obligor under any bankruptcy, insolvency or other similar applicable law as now or hereafter in effect; provided that if such commencement of proceedings is involuntary, such action shall not constitute an Event of Default unless such proceedings are not dismissed within sixty (60) days after the commencement of such proceedings, though Agent and Lenders shall have no obligation to make Loans during such sixty (60) day period or, if earlier, until such proceedings are dismissed;
 
(i)          Revocation or Termination of Guaranty or Security Documents.  The actual or attempted revocation or termination of, or limitation or denial of liability under, any guaranty of any of the Obligations, or any security document securing any of the Obligations, by any Loan Party or any Other Obligor;
 
(j)           Subordinated Indebtedness.
 
(i)          A Default or Event of Default (as such terms are defined in the Intercompany Subordinated Debt Documents) with respect to the Intercompany Subordinated Debt or the occurrence of any condition or event that results in the Intercompany Subordinated Debt becoming due prior to its scheduled maturity as of the Closing Date or permits any holder or holders of the Intercompany Subordinated Debt or any trustee or agent on its or their behalf to cause the Intercompany Subordinated Debt to become due, or require the prepayment, repurchase, redemption of defeasance thereof, prior to its scheduled maturity as of the Closing Date;
 
(ii)        If any Loan Party makes any payment on account of the Intercompany Subordinated Debt or any Indebtedness or obligation which has been contractually subordinated to the Obligations other than payments which are permitted hereunder or by the applicable subordination provisions pertaining thereto, or if any Person who has subordinated such Indebtedness or obligations attempts to limit or terminate any applicable subordination provisions pertaining thereto, in each case, including the Intercompany Subordinated Debt Subordination Agreement;
 
(iii)       A Default or Event of Default (as such terms are defined in the Alimco Subordinated Debt Documents) with respect to the Alimco Subordinated Debt or the occurrence of any condition or event that results in the Alimco Subordinated Debt becoming due prior to its scheduled maturity as of the Amendment No. 1 Effective Date or permits any holder or holders of the Alimco Subordinated Debt or any trustee or agent on its or their behalf to cause the Alimco Subordinated Debt to become due, or require the prepayment, repurchase, redemption of defeasance thereof, prior to its scheduled maturity as of the Amendment No. 1 Effective Date; or
 
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(iv)        If any Loan Party makes any payment on account of the Alimco Subordinated Debt or any Indebtedness or obligation which has been contractually subordinated to the Obligations other than payments which are permitted hereunder or by the applicable subordination provisions pertaining thereto, or if any Person who has subordinated such Indebtedness or obligations attempts to limit or terminate any applicable subordination provisions pertaining thereto, in each case, including the Alimco Subordinated Debt Subordination Agreement;
 
(k)         Criminal Indictment or Proceedings.  If there is any actual indictment or conviction of any Loan Party or Parent or any of their respective senior officers, under any criminal statute in each case related to a felony committed in the direct conduct of any Loan Party’s or Parent’s business;
 
(l)          Change of Control.  If (i) any “person” or “group” (as such terms are used in Sections 13(d) and 14(d) of the Exchange Act as in effect on the Closing Date), other than the Permitted Holders, acquires, or shall be the “beneficial owner” (as defined in Rules 13d-3 and 13d-5 under the Exchange Act as in effect on the Closing Date) of, 35% or more of the outstanding direct or indirect equity interests of Parent on a fully diluted basis unless the Permitted Holders own more than 50% of the outstanding direct or indirect equity interests of Parent on a fully diluted basis, (ii) Parent ceases to possess the right to elect (through contract, ownership of voting securities or otherwise) at all times a majority of the board of directors (or similar governing body) of Kaspien and to direct the management policies and decisions of Kaspien, (iii) Parent ceases to directly own and control 100% of each class of the outstanding equity interests of Kaspien or (iv) Kaspien ceases to, directly or indirectly, own and control 100% of each class of the outstanding equity interests of each other Loan Party;
 
(m)        Change of Management.  If (i) Kunal B. Chopra ceases to be employed as, and actively perform the duties of, the chief executive officer of each Loan Party, or (ii) Brock J. Kowalchuk ceases to be employed as, and actively perform the duties of, the chief financial officer of each Loan Party, in each case unless a successor (or interim successor) is appointed within ninety (90) days after the termination of such individual’s employment and such successor (or interim successor) is reasonably satisfactory to Agent;
 
(n)         Invalid Liens.  If any Lien purported to be created by any Loan Document shall cease to be a valid perfected first priority Lien (subject only to any priority accorded by law to Permitted Liens) on any material portion of the Collateral, or any Loan Party shall assert in writing that any Lien purported to be created by any Loan Document is not a valid perfected first-priority lien (subject only to any priority accorded by law to Permitted Liens) on the assets or properties purported to be covered thereby, except, in each case, (i) as a result of the sale or other disposition of the applicable Collateral in a transaction permitted under any Loan Document, (ii) the release by Agent of any Liens on the Collateral pursuant to this Agreement or (iii) as a result of the failure of the Agent to maintain possession of any Collateral or file continuation statements with respect to any financing statement;
 
(o)          Termination of Loan Documents.  If any of the Loan Documents shall cease to be in full force and effect (other than as a result of the discharge thereof in accordance with the terms thereof or by written agreement of all parties thereto);
 
(p)         Liquidation Sales. The determination by any Loan Party or Parent to employ an agent or other third party or otherwise engage any Person or solicit proposals for the engagement of any Person (i) in connection with the proposed liquidation of all or a material portion of its assets, or (ii) to conduct any so-called liquidation or “Going-Out-Of-Business” sales;
 
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(q)          Loss of Collateral.  The (i) uninsured loss, theft, damage or destruction of any of the Collateral in an amount in excess of $250,000 in the aggregate for all such events during any Fiscal Year, or (ii) except as permitted hereby, the sale, lease or furnishing under a contract of service of, any of the Collateral; or
 
(r)         Plans.  (i) An ERISA Event occurs with respect to a Pension Plan or Multiemployer Plan which has resulted or could reasonably be expected to result in liability of any Loan Party or Parent or any Subsidiary under Title IV of ERISA to the Pension Plan, Multiemployer Plan or the PBGC in an aggregate amount in excess of $250,000, (ii) the existence of any Lien under Section 430(k) or Section 303(k) or Section 4068 of ERISA on any assets of a Loan Party or Parent, or (iii) a Loan Party or Parent or any ERISA Affiliate fails to pay when due, after the expiration of any applicable grace period, any installment payment with respect to its withdrawal liability under Section 4201 of ERISA under a Multiemployer Plan in an aggregate amount in excess of $250,000.
 
11.2.      Remedies with Respect to Lending Commitments/Acceleration, Etc.  Upon the occurrence and during the continuation of an Event of Default, Agent may (in its sole discretion), or at the direction of Required Lenders, shall, (a) terminate all or any portion of its commitment to lend to or extend credit to Borrowers under this Agreement and/or any other Loan Document, without prior notice to any Loan Party and/or (b) demand payment in full of all or any portion of the Obligations (whether or not payable on demand prior to such Event of Default), together with the Early Termination Fee in the amount specified in the Agent Fee Letter and/or (c) take any and all other and further actions and avail itself of any and all rights and remedies available to Agent under this Agreement, any other Loan Document, under law or in equity. Notwithstanding the foregoing sentence, upon the occurrence of any Event of Default described in Section 11.1(g) or Section 11.1(h), without notice, demand or other action by Agent all of the Obligations (including the Early Termination Fee in the amount specified in the Agent Fee Letter) shall immediately become due and payable whether or not payable on demand prior to such Event of Default.
 
11.3.      Remedies with Respect to Collateral.  Without limiting any rights or remedies Agent or any Lender may have pursuant to this Agreement, the other Loan Documents, under applicable law or otherwise, upon the occurrence and during the continuation of an Event of Default:
 
(a)         Any and All Remedies.  Agent may take any and all actions and avail itself of any and all rights and remedies available to Agent under this Agreement, any other Loan Document, under law or in equity, and the rights and remedies herein and therein provided shall be cumulative and not exclusive of any rights or remedies provided by applicable law or otherwise.
 
(b)         Collections; Modifications of Terms.  Agent may, but shall be under no obligation to: (i) notify all appropriate parties that the Collateral, or any part thereof, has been assigned to, or is subject to a security interest in favor of, Agent; (ii) demand, sue for, collect and give receipts for and take all necessary or desirable steps to collect any Collateral or Proceeds in its or any Loan Party Obligor’s or Parent’s name, and apply any such collections against the Obligations as Agent may elect; (iii) take control of any Collateral and any cash and non-cash Proceeds of any Collateral; (iv) enforce, compromise, extend, renew settle or discharge any rights or benefits of each Loan Party Obligor or Parent with respect to or in and to any Collateral, or deal with the Collateral as Agent may deem advisable; and (v) make any compromises, exchanges, substitutions or surrenders of Collateral Agent deems necessary or proper in its reasonable discretion, including extending the time of payment, permitting payment in installments, or otherwise modifying the terms or rights relating to any of the Collateral, all of which may be effected without notice to, consent of, or any other action of any Loan Party and without otherwise discharging or affecting the Obligations, the Collateral or the security interests granted to Agent under this Agreement or any other Loan Document.
 
(c)         Insurance.  Agent may file proofs of loss and claim with respect to any of the Collateral with the appropriate insurer, and may endorse in its own and each Loan Party Obligor’s or Parent’s name any checks or drafts constituting Proceeds of insurance. Any Proceeds of insurance received by Agent may be applied by Agent against payment of all or any portion of the Obligations as Agent may elect in its reasonable discretion.
 
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(d)         Possession and Assembly of Collateral.  Agent may take possession of the Collateral and/or, without removal, render each Loan Party Obligor’s or Parent’s Equipment unusable. Upon Agent’s request, each Loan Party Obligor and Parent shall assemble the Collateral and make it available to Agent at one or more places designated by Agent.
 
(e)          Set-off.  Agent may and, without any notice to, consent of or any other action by any Loan Party (such notice, consent or other action being expressly waived), set-off or apply (i) any and all deposits (general or special, time or demand, provisional or final) at any time held by or for the account of Agent or any Affiliate of Agent and (ii) any Indebtedness at any time owing by Agent or any Affiliate of Agent or any Participant in the Loans to or for the credit or the account of any Loan Party Obligor or Parent to the repayment of the Obligations, irrespective of whether any demand for payment of the Obligations has been made.
 
(f)          Disposition of Collateral.
 
(i)         Sale, Lease, etc. of Collateral.  Agent may, without demand, advertising or notice, all of which each Loan Party Obligor and Parent hereby waives (except as the same may be required by the UCC or other applicable law and is not waivable under the UCC or such other applicable law), at any time or times in one or more public or private sales or other dispositions, for cash, on credit or otherwise, at such prices and upon such terms as determined by Agent (provided such price and terms are commercially reasonable within the meaning of the UCC to the extent such sale or other disposition is subject to the UCC requirements that such sale or other disposition must be commercially reasonable), (A) sell, lease, license or otherwise dispose of any and all Collateral and/or (B) deliver and grant options to a third party to purchase, lease, license or otherwise dispose of any and all Collateral.  Agent may sell, lease, license or otherwise dispose of any Collateral in its then-present condition or following any preparation or processing deemed necessary by Agent in its reasonable discretion.  Agent may be the purchaser at any such public or private sale or other disposition of Collateral, and in such case Agent may make payment of all or any portion of the purchase price therefor by the application of all or any portion of the Obligations due to Agent to the purchase price payable in connection with such sale or disposition.  Agent may, if it deems it reasonable, postpone or adjourn any sale or other disposition of any Collateral from time to time by an announcement at the time and place of the sale or disposition to be so postponed or adjourned without being required to give a new notice of sale or disposition; provided that Agent shall provide the applicable Loan Party Obligor or Parent with written notice of the time and place of such postponed or adjourned sale or disposition. Each Loan Party Obligor and Parent hereby acknowledges and agrees that Agent’s compliance with any requirements of applicable law in connection with a sale, lease, license or other disposition of Collateral will not be considered to adversely affect the commercial reasonableness of any sale, lease, license or other disposition of such Collateral.
 
(ii)        Deficiency.  Each Loan Party Obligor and Parent shall remain liable for all amounts of the Obligations remaining unpaid as a result of any deficiency of the Proceeds of the sale, lease, license or other disposition of Collateral after such Proceeds are applied to the Obligations as provided in this Agreement.
 
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(iii)      Warranties; Sales on Credit.  Agent may sell, lease, license or otherwise dispose of the Collateral without giving any warranties and may specifically disclaim any and all warranties, including but not limited to warranties of title, possession, merchantability and fitness.  Each Loan Party Obligor and Parent hereby acknowledges and agrees that Agent’s disclaimer of any and all warranties in connection with a sale, lease, license or other disposition of Collateral will not be considered to adversely affect the commercial reasonableness of any such disposition of the Collateral. If Agent sells, leases, licenses or otherwise disposes of any of the Collateral on credit, Borrowers will be credited only with payments actually made in cash by the recipient of such Collateral and received by Agent and applied to the Obligations. If any Person fails to pay for Collateral acquired pursuant this Section 11.3(f) on credit, Agent may re-offer the Collateral for sale, lease, license or other disposition.
 
(g)          Investment Property; Voting and Other Rights; Irrevocable Proxy.
 
(i)          All rights of each Loan Party Obligor and Parent to exercise any of the voting and other consensual rights which it would otherwise be entitled to exercise in accordance with the terms hereof with respect to any Investment Property, and to receive any dividends, payments, and other distributions which it would otherwise be authorized to receive and retain in accordance with the terms hereof with respect to any Investment Property, shall immediately, at the election of Agent (without requiring any notice) cease, and all such rights shall thereupon become vested solely in Agent, and Agent (personally or through an agent) shall thereupon be solely authorized and empowered, without notice, to (A) transfer and register in its name, or in the name of its nominee, the whole or any part of the Investment Property, it being acknowledged by each Loan Party Obligor and Parent that any such transfer and registration may be effected by Agent through its irrevocable appointment as attorney-in-fact pursuant to Section 11.3(g)(ii) and Section 6.4, (B) exchange certificates or instruments representing or evidencing Investment Property for certificates or instruments of smaller or larger denominations, (C) exercise the voting and all other rights as a holder with respect to all or any portion of the Investment Property (including all economic rights, all control rights, authority and powers, and all status rights of each Loan Party Obligor and Parent as a member or as a shareholder (as applicable) of the Issuer), (D) collect and receive all dividends and other payments and distributions made thereon, (E) notify the parties obligated on any Investment Property to make payment to Agent of any amounts due or to become due thereunder, (F) endorse instruments in the name of each Loan Party Obligor and Parent to allow collection of any Investment Property, (G) enforce collection of any of the Investment Property by suit or otherwise, and surrender, release, or exchange all or any part thereof, or compromise or renew for any period (whether or not longer than the original period) any liabilities of any nature of any Person with respect thereto, (H) consummate any sales of Investment Property or exercise any other rights as set forth in Section 11.3(f), (I) otherwise act with respect to the Investment Property as though Agent was the outright owner thereof and (J) exercise any other rights or remedies Agent may have under the UCC, other applicable law or otherwise.

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(ii)        EACH LOAN PARTY OBLIGOR AND PARENT HEREBY IRREVOCABLY CONSTITUTES AND APPOINTS AGENT AS ITS PROXY AND ATTORNEY-IN-FACT FOR SUCH LOAN PARTY OBLIGOR OR PARENT WITH RESPECT TO ALL OF EACH SUCH LOAN PARTY OBLIGOR’S OR PARENT’S INVESTMENT PROPERTY WITH THE RIGHT, DURING THE CONTINUANCE OF AN EVENT OF DEFAULT, WITHOUT NOTICE, TO TAKE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS:  (A) TRANSFER AND REGISTER IN AGENT’S NAME, OR IN THE NAME OF ITS NOMINEE, THE WHOLE OR ANY PART OF THE INVESTMENT PROPERTY, (B) VOTE THE PLEDGED EQUITY, WITH FULL POWER OF SUBSTITUTION TO DO SO, (C) RECEIVE AND COLLECT ANY DIVIDEND OR ANY OTHER PAYMENT OR DISTRIBUTION IN RESPECT OF, OR IN EXCHANGE FOR, THE INVESTMENT PROPERTY OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, TO GIVE FULL DISCHARGE FOR THE SAME AND TO INDORSE ANY INSTRUMENT MADE PAYABLE TO ANY LOAN PARTY OBLIGOR OR PARENT FOR THE SAME, (D) EXERCISE ALL OTHER RIGHTS, POWERS, PRIVILEGES, AND REMEDIES (INCLUDING ALL ECONOMIC RIGHTS, ALL CONTROL RIGHTS, AUTHORITY AND POWERS, AND ALL STATUS RIGHTS OF EACH LOAN PARTY OBLIGOR OR PARENT AS A MEMBER OR AS A SHAREHOLDER (AS APPLICABLE) OF THE ISSUER) TO WHICH A HOLDER OF THE PLEDGED COLLATERAL WOULD BE ENTITLED (INCLUDING, WITH RESPECT TO THE PLEDGED EQUITY, GIVING OR WITHHOLDING WRITTEN CONSENTS OF MEMBERS OR SHAREHOLDERS, CALLING SPECIAL MEETINGS OF MEMBERS OR SHAREHOLDERS, AND VOTING AT SUCH MEETINGS), AND (E) TAKE ANY ACTION AND TO EXECUTE ANY INSTRUMENT WHICH AGENT MAY DEEM NECESSARY OR ADVISABLE TO ACCOMPLISH THE PURPOSES OF THIS AGREEMENT.  THE APPOINTMENT OF AGENT AS PROXY AND ATTORNEY-IN-FACT IS COUPLED WITH AN INTEREST AND SHALL BE VALID AND IRREVOCABLE UNTIL (x) ALL OF THE OBLIGATIONS HAVE BEEN INDEFEASIBLY PAID IN FULL IN CASH IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT AND THE OTHER LOAN DOCUMENTS, (y) AGENT AND LENDERS HAVE NO FURTHER OBLIGATIONS UNDER THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY OTHER LOAN DOCUMENT, AND (z) THE COMMITMENTS UNDER THIS AGREEMENT HAVE EXPIRED OR HAVE BEEN TERMINATED (IT BEING UNDERSTOOD AND AGREED THAT SUCH OBLIGATIONS WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY REINSTATED IF AT ANY TIME PAYMENT, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, OF ANY OF THE OBLIGATIONS IS RESCINDED OR MUST OTHERWISE BE RESTORED OR RETURNED BY AGENT OR ANY LENDER FOR ANY REASON WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING AS A PREFERENCE, FRAUDULENT CONVEYANCE, OR OTHERWISE UNDER ANY BANKRUPTCY, INSOLVENCY, OR SIMILAR LAW, ALL AS THOUGH SUCH PAYMENT HAD NOT BEEN MADE; IT BEING FURTHER UNDERSTOOD THAT IN THE EVENT PAYMENT OF ALL OR ANY PART OF THE OBLIGATIONS IS RESCINDED OR MUST BE RESTORED OR RETURNED, ALL REASONABLE OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING ALL REASONABLE EXTERNAL ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND DISBURSEMENTS) INCURRED BY AGENT AND LENDERS IN DEFENDING AND ENFORCING SUCH REINSTATEMENT SHALL HEREBY BE DEEMED TO BE INCLUDED AS A PART OF THE OBLIGATIONS).  SUCH APPOINTMENT OF AGENT AS PROXY AND AS ATTORNEY-IN-FACT SHALL BE VALID AND IRREVOCABLE AS PROVIDED HEREIN NOTWITHSTANDING ANY LIMITATIONS TO THE CONTRARY SET FORTH IN ANY GOVERNING DOCUMENTS OF ANY LOAN PARTY OBLIGOR, PARENT, ANY ISSUER, OR OTHERWISE. AGENT AGREES, UPON TAKING ANY ACTION DESCRIBED IN THIS SECTION 11.3(g)(ii) TO PROMPTLY NOTIFY BORROWER THEREOF.
 
(iii)        In order to further effect the foregoing transfer of rights in favor of Agent, during the continuance of an Event of Default, each Loan Party Obligor and Parent hereby authorizes and instructs each Issuer of Investment Property pledged by such Loan Party Obligor or Parent to comply with any instruction received by such Issuer from Agent without any other or further instruction from such Loan Party Obligor or Parent, and each Loan Party Obligor acknowledges and Parent and agrees that each Issuer shall be fully protected in so complying, and to pay any dividends, distributions, or other payments with respect to any of the Investment Property directly to Agent.
 
(iv)        Upon exercise of the proxy set forth herein, all prior proxies given by any Loan Party Obligor or Parent with respect to any of the Pledged Equity or other Investment Property, other than to Agent, are hereby revoked, and no subsequent proxies, other than to Agent will be given with respect to any of the Pledged Equity or any of the other Investment Property unless Agent otherwise subsequently agrees in writing.  Agent, as proxy, will be empowered and may exercise the irrevocable proxy to vote the Pledged Equity and the other Investment Property at any and all times during the existence of an Event of Default, including, at any meeting of shareholders or members, as the case may be, however called, and at any adjournment thereof, or in any action by written consent, and may waive any notice otherwise required in connection therewith.  To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, Agent shall have no agency, fiduciary or other implied duties to any Loan Party Obligor, Parent, any Issuer, any Loan Party or any other Person when acting in its capacity as such proxy or attorney-in-fact.  Each Loan Party Obligor and Parent hereby waives and releases any claims that it may otherwise have against Agent with respect to any breach, or alleged breach, of any such agency, fiduciary or other duty.
 
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(v)        Any transfer to Agent or its nominee, or registration in the name of Agent or its nominee, of the whole or any part of the Investment Property shall be made solely for purposes of effectuating voting or other consensual rights with respect to the Investment Property in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and is not intended to effectuate any transfer of ownership of any of the Investment Property.  Notwithstanding the delivery by Agent of any instruction to any Issuer or any exercise by Agent of an irrevocable proxy or otherwise, Agent shall not be deemed the owner of, or assume any obligations or any liabilities whatsoever of the owner or holder of, any Investment Property unless and until Agent expressly accepts such obligations in a duly authorized and executed writing and agrees in writing to become bound by the applicable Governing Documents or otherwise becomes the owner thereof under applicable law (including through a sale as described in Section 11.3(f)). The execution and delivery of this Agreement shall not subject Agent to, or transfer or pass to Agent, or in any way affect or modify, the liability of any Loan Party Obligor or Parent under the Governing Documents of any Issuer or any related agreements, documents, or instruments or otherwise.  In no event shall the execution and delivery of this Agreement by Agent, or the exercise by Agent of any rights hereunder or assigned hereby, constitute an assumption of any liability or obligation whatsoever of any Loan Party Obligor or Parent to, under, or in connection with any of the Governing Documents of any Issuer or any related agreements, documents, or instruments or otherwise.
 
(vi)        Compliance with the Securities Act as now in effect or as hereafter amended, or any similar statute hereafter adopted with similar purpose or effect, as well as any applicable “Blue Sky” or other state securities laws, if applicable to the Collateral or the portion thereof being sold, may require strict limitations as to the manner in which Agent or any subsequent transferee may dispose of the Collateral. With respect to any disposition as to which the Securities Act or analogous state securities laws is applicable, each Loan Party Obligor and Parent hereby waives any objection to sale in a compliant manner, and agrees that Agent has no obligation to obtain the maximum possible price for the Collateral so long as Agent proceeds in a commercially reasonable manner.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, each Loan Party Obligor and Parent agrees that in conducting a disposition of the Collateral as to which the Securities Act or analogous state securities laws applies, Agent may seek to sell the Collateral by private placement, and may restrict bidders and prospective purchasers to those who are willing to represent that they are purchasing for investment only and not for distribution and who otherwise satisfy qualifications designed to ensure compliance with the Securities Act and analogous state securities laws and those that may be established in the Issuer’s Governing Documents. Each Loan Party Obligor and Parent acknowledges that in order to protect Agent’s interest, it may be necessary to sell the Collateral at a price less than the maximum price attainable if a sale were delayed or were made in another manner, including, without limitation, a public offering under the Securities Act. In order to address these potential compliance requirements, Agent may solicit offers to purchase the Collateral from a limited number of bidders reasonably believed by Agent to be institutional investors or accredited investors. If Agent solicits offers in a commercially reasonable manner, then acceptance by Agent of one or more of the offers shall be deemed to be a commercially reasonable method of disposition of the Collateral and Agent will not be responsible or liable for selling all or any portion of the Collateral at a price that Agent deems in good faith to be reasonable.  Agent is under no obligation to delay a disposition of any portion of the Collateral that are securities under the Securities Act or applicable “Blue Sky” or other state securities law for the period of time necessary to permit any Loan Party Obligor, Parent or the Issuer to register the securities for public sale under the Securities Act or under applicable “Blue Sky” or other state securities laws, even if a Loan Party Obligor or an Parent or the Issuer agrees to do so.  In addition, to the extent not prohibited by applicable law, each Loan Party Obligor and Parent waives any right to prior notice (except to the extent expressly provided in this Agreement) or judicial hearing in connection with the taking possession or the disposition of any of the Collateral, including any right which Loan Party Obligor or Parent otherwise would have.
 
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(vii)       To the extent permitted under applicable law, Agent is not required to conduct any foreclosure sale of the Investment Property or any portion thereof.
 
(viii)     Agent, at its option, may obtain the appointment of a receiver to take possession of the Investment Property and, at the option of Agent, a receiver may be empowered (i) to collect, receive and enforce all distributions, (ii) to exercise the rights of Agent as provided in this Agreement, (iii) to collect all other amounts owed to any Loan Party Obligor or Parent in respect of the Investment Property as and when due to any Loan Party Obligor or Parent, (iv) to otherwise collect, sell or dispose of the Investment Property, (v) to exercise all rights in and under the Investment Property; and (vi) to turn over all net proceeds to Agent.  Each Loan Party Obligor and Parent irrevocably and unconditionally agrees that a receiver may be appointed by a court to take the actions listed above without regard to the adequacy of the security for the Obligations, and the actions of the receiver may be taken in the name of the receiver, any Loan Party Obligor, Parent or Agent.
 
(ix)       Agent may elect to conduct a sale of an economic interest in any Investment Property constituting limited liability company interests that does not result in the purchaser being admitted as a substitute limited liability company member in the Issuer, and that any sale or dispositions made in good faith will be considered commercially reasonable, notwithstanding the possibility that a substantially higher price might be realized if the purchaser were able to be admitted as a substitute limited liability company member rather than the holder of only an economic interest in the Issuer.
 
(x)         Agent may disclose to prospective purchasers all of the information relating to the Investment Property (and the applicable Issuer) that is in Agent’s possession or otherwise available to Agent.
 
(xi)        Each Loan Party Obligor and Parent hereby authorizes and instructs their respective Issuer to comply with any instruction received by it from Agent in writing that (i) states that an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing and (ii) is otherwise in accordance with the terms of the provisions of this Agreement as to Investment Property, without any other or further instructions from the respective Loan Party Obligor or Parent, and such Loan Party Obligor or Parent agrees that Issuer be fully protected in so complying.
 
(h)         Election of Remedies.  Agent shall have the right in Agent’s sole discretion to determine which rights, security, Liens or remedies Agent may at any time pursue, foreclose upon, relinquish, subordinate, modify or take any other action with respect to, without in any way impairing, modifying or affecting any of Agent’s other rights, security, Liens or remedies with respect to any Collateral or any of Agent’s rights or remedies under this Agreement or any other Loan Document.
 
(i)          Agents Obligations.  Each Loan Party Obligor and Parent agrees that Agent shall not have any obligation to preserve rights to any Collateral against prior parties or to marshal any Collateral of any kind for the benefit of any other creditor of any Loan Party Obligor or Parent or any other Person.  Agent shall not be responsible to any Loan Party Obligor or Parent or any other Person for loss or damage resulting from Agent’s failure to enforce its Liens or collect any Collateral or Proceeds or any monies due or to become due under the Obligations or any other liability or obligation of any Loan Party Obligor or Parent to Agent.
 
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(j)          Waiver of Rights by Loan Party Obligors.  Except as otherwise expressly provided for in this Agreement or by non-waivable applicable law, each Loan Party waives  (i) presentment, demand and protest and notice of presentment, dishonor, notice of intent to accelerate, notice of acceleration, protest, default, nonpayment, maturity, release, compromise, settlement, extension or renewal of any or all commercial paper, accounts, contract rights, documents, instruments, chattel paper and guaranties at any time held by Agent on which any Loan Party Obligor or Parent may in any way be liable, and hereby ratifies and confirms whatever Agent may do in this regard, (ii) all rights to notice and a hearing prior to Agent’s taking possession or control of, or to Agent’s replevy, attachment or levy upon, the Collateral or any bond or security which might be required by any court prior to allowing Agent to exercise any of its remedies and (iii) the benefit of all valuation, appraisal, marshaling and exemption laws.  If any notice of a proposed sale or other disposition of any part of the Collateral is required under applicable law, each Loan Party Obligor and Parent agrees that ten (10) calendar days prior notice of the time and place of any public sale and of the time after which any private sale or other disposition is to be made is commercially reasonable.
 
12.         LOAN GUARANTY.
 
12.1.      Guaranty.  Each Loan Party Obligor hereby agrees that it is jointly and severally liable for, and absolutely and unconditionally guaranties to Agent, for the ratable benefit of the Lenders, the prompt payment when due, whether at stated maturity, upon acceleration or otherwise, and at all times thereafter, all of the Obligations and all costs and expenses, including all court costs and attorneys’ and paralegals’ fees (including external counsel) and expenses of Agent or any Lender in endeavoring to collect all or any part of the Obligations from, or in prosecuting any action against, any Borrower, any Loan Party Obligor or any Other Obligor of all or any part of the Obligations (and such costs and expenses paid or incurred shall be deemed to be included in the Obligations).  Each Loan Party Obligor further agrees that the Obligations may be extended or renewed in whole or in part without notice to or further assent from it, and that it remains bound upon its guaranty notwithstanding any such extension or renewal. All terms of this Loan Guaranty apply to and may be enforced by or on behalf of any branch or Affiliate of Agent that extended any portion of the Obligations.
 
12.2.      Guaranty of Payment.  This Loan Guaranty is a guaranty of payment and not of collection. Each Loan Party Obligor waives any right to require Agent to sue or otherwise take action against any Borrower, any other Loan Party Obligor, any Other Obligor or any other Person obligated for all or any part of the Obligations, or otherwise to enforce its payment against any Collateral securing all or any part of the Obligations.
 
12.3.      No Discharge or Diminishment of Loan Guaranty.
 
(a)          Except as otherwise expressly provided for herein, the obligations of each Loan Party Obligor hereunder are unconditional and absolute and not subject to any reduction, limitation, impairment or termination for any reason (other than the indefeasible payment in full in cash of all of the Obligations), including:  (i) any claim of waiver, release, extension, renewal, settlement, surrender, alteration, or compromise of any of the Obligations, by operation of law or otherwise; (ii) any change in the corporate existence, structure or ownership of any Borrower or any Loan Party Obligor; (iii) any insolvency, bankruptcy, reorganization or other similar proceeding affecting any Borrower or any Loan Party Obligor or their respective assets or any resulting release or discharge of any obligation of any Borrower or any Loan Party Obligor; or (iv) the existence of any claim, setoff or other rights which any Loan Party Obligor may have at any time against any Borrower, any Loan Party Obligor, Agent, or any other Person, whether in connection herewith or in any unrelated transactions.
 
(b)         The obligations of each Loan Party Obligor hereunder are not subject to any defense or setoff, counterclaim, recoupment, or termination whatsoever by reason of the invalidity, illegality or unenforceability of any of the Obligations or otherwise, or any provision of applicable law or regulation purporting to prohibit payment by any Borrower or any Loan Party Obligor of the Obligations or any part thereof.
 
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(c)         Further, the obligations of any Loan Party Obligor hereunder shall not be discharged or impaired or otherwise affected by: (i) the failure of Agent to assert any claim or demand or to enforce any remedy with respect to all or any part of the Obligations; (ii) any waiver or modification of or supplement to any provision of any agreement relating to the Obligations; (iii) any release, non-perfection or invalidity of any indirect or direct security for all or any part of the Obligations or all or any part of any obligations of any Loan Party Obligor; (iv) any action or failure to act by Agent with respect to any Collateral; or (v) any default, failure or delay, willful or otherwise, in the payment or performance of any of the Obligations, or any other circumstance, act, omission or delay that might in any manner or to any extent vary the risk of such Loan Party Obligor or that would otherwise operate as a discharge of any Loan Party Obligor as a matter of law or equity (other than the indefeasible payment in full in cash of all of the Obligations).
 
12.4.      Defenses Waived.  To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, each Loan Party Obligor hereby waives any defense based on or arising out of any defense of any Loan Party Obligor or the unenforceability of all or any part of the Obligations from any cause, or the cessation from any cause of the liability of any Loan Party Obligor, other than the indefeasible payment in full in cash of all of the Obligations. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, each Loan Party Obligor irrevocably waives acceptance hereof, presentment, demand, protest and, to the fullest extent permitted by law, any notice not provided for herein, as well as any requirement that at any time any action be taken by any Person against any Borrower, any Obligor, or any other Person.  Each Loan Party Obligor confirms that it is not a surety under any state law and shall not raise any such law as a defense to its obligations hereunder.  Agent may, at its election, foreclose on any Collateral held by it by one or more judicial or nonjudicial sales, accept an assignment of any such Collateral in lieu of foreclosure or otherwise act or fail to act with respect to any Collateral, compromise or adjust any part of the Obligations, make any other accommodation with any Borrower or any Obligor or exercise any other right or remedy available to it against any Borrower or any Obligor, without affecting or impairing in any way the liability of any Loan Party Obligor under this Loan Guaranty except to the extent the Obligations have been fully and indefeasibly paid in cash.  To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, each Loan Party Obligor waives any defense arising out of any such election even though that election may operate, pursuant to applicable law, to impair or extinguish any right of reimbursement or subrogation or other right or remedy of any Loan Party Obligor against any Borrower or any Obligor or any security.
 
12.5.      Rights of Subrogation.  No Loan Party Obligor will assert any right, claim or cause of action, including a claim of subrogation, contribution or indemnification that it has against any Borrower or any Obligor, or any Collateral, until the Termination Date.
 
12.6.      Reinstatement; Stay of Acceleration.  If at any time any payment of any portion of the Obligations is rescinded or must otherwise be restored or returned upon the insolvency, bankruptcy or reorganization of any Borrower or any other Person, or otherwise, each Loan Party Obligor’s obligations under this Loan Guaranty with respect to that payment shall be reinstated at such time as though the payment had not been made and whether or not Agent is in possession of this Loan Guaranty. If acceleration of the time for payment of any of the Obligations is stayed upon the insolvency, bankruptcy or reorganization of any Borrower, all such amounts otherwise subject to acceleration under the terms of any agreement relating to the Obligations shall nonetheless be payable by the Loan Party Obligors forthwith on demand by Agent.  This Section 12.6 shall remain operative even after the Termination Date and shall survive the payment in full of all of the Loans.
 
12.7.      Information.  Each Loan Party Obligor assumes all responsibility for being and keeping itself informed of each Borrower’s financial condition and assets, and of all other circumstances bearing upon the risk of nonpayment of the Obligations and the nature, scope and extent of the risks that each Loan Party Obligor assumes and incurs under this Loan Guaranty, and agrees that Agent shall not have any duty to advise any Loan Party Obligor of information known to it regarding those circumstances or risks.
 
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12.8.     Termination.  To the maximum extent permitted by law, each Loan Party Obligor hereby waives any right to revoke this Loan Guaranty as to future Obligations.  If such a revocation is effective notwithstanding the foregoing waiver, each Loan Party Obligor acknowledges and agrees that (a) no such revocation shall be effective until written notice thereof has been received by Agent, (b) no such revocation shall apply to any Obligations in existence on the date of receipt by Agent of such written notice (including any subsequent continuation, extension, or renewal thereof, or change in the interest rate, payment terms or other terms and conditions thereof), (c) no such revocation shall apply to any Obligations made or created after such date to the extent made or created pursuant to a legally binding commitment of Agent, (d) no payment by any Borrower, any other Loan Party Obligor, or from any other source, prior to the date of Agent’s receipt of written notice of such revocation shall reduce the maximum obligation of any Loan Party Obligor hereunder and (e) any payment, by any Borrower or from any source other than a Loan Party Obligor which has made such a revocation, made subsequent to the date of such revocation, shall first be applied to that portion of the Obligations as to which the revocation is effective and which are not, therefore, Guaranteed hereunder, and to the extent so applied shall not reduce the maximum obligation of any Loan Party Obligor hereunder.
 
12.9.      Maximum Liability.  The provisions of this Loan Guaranty are severable, and in any action or proceeding involving any state corporate law, or any state, federal or foreign bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization or other law affecting the rights of creditors generally, if the obligations of any Loan Party Obligor under this Loan Guaranty would otherwise be held or determined to be avoidable, invalid or unenforceable on account of the amount of such Loan Party Obligor’s liability under this Loan Guaranty, then, notwithstanding any other provision of this Loan Guaranty to the contrary, the amount of such liability shall, without any further action by the Loan Party Obligors, Agent or any Lender, be automatically limited and reduced to the highest amount that is valid and enforceable as determined in such action or proceeding (such highest amount determined hereunder being the relevant Loan Party Obligor’s “Maximum Liability”).  This Section 12.9 with respect to the Maximum Liability of each Loan Party Obligor is intended solely to preserve the rights of Agent and the Lenders to the maximum extent not subject to avoidance under applicable law, and no Loan Party Obligor or any other Person shall have any right or claim under this Section with respect to such Maximum Liability, except to the extent necessary so that the obligations of any Loan Party Obligor hereunder shall not be rendered voidable under applicable law. Each Loan Party Obligor agrees that the Obligations may at any time and from time to time exceed the Maximum Liability of each Loan Party Obligor without impairing this Loan Guaranty or affecting the rights and remedies of Agent hereunder; provided that nothing in this sentence shall be construed to increase any Loan Party Obligor’s obligations hereunder beyond its Maximum Liability.
 
12.10.    Contribution.  In the event any Loan Party Obligor shall make any payment or payments under this Loan Guaranty or shall suffer any loss as a result of any realization upon any collateral granted by it to secure its obligations under this Loan Guaranty (such Loan Party Obligor a “Paying Guarantor”), each other Loan Party Obligor (each a “Non-Paying Guarantor”) shall contribute to such Paying Guarantor an amount equal to such Non-Paying Guarantor’s “Relevant Percentage” of such payment or payments made, or losses suffered, by such Paying Guarantor.  For purposes of this Section 12.10, each Non-Paying Guarantor’s “Relevant Percentage” with respect to any such payment or loss by a Paying Guarantor shall be determined as of the date on which such payment or loss was made by reference to the ratio of (x) such Non-Paying Guarantor’s Maximum Liability as of such date (without giving effect to any right to receive, or obligation to make, any contribution hereunder) or, if such Non-Paying Guarantor’s Maximum Liability has not been determined, the aggregate amount of all monies received by such Non-Paying Guarantor from any Borrower after the date hereof (whether by loan, capital infusion or by other means) to (y) the aggregate Maximum Liability of all Loan Party Obligors hereunder (including such Paying Guarantor) as of such date (without giving effect to any right to receive, or obligation to make, any contribution hereunder), or to the extent that a Maximum Liability has not been determined for any Loan Party Obligor, the aggregate amount of all monies received by such Loan Party Obligors from any Borrower after the date hereof (whether by loan, capital infusion or by other means).  Nothing in this provision shall affect any Loan Party Obligor’s several liability for the entire amount of the Obligations (up to such Loan Party Obligor’s Maximum Liability).  Each of the Loan Party Obligors covenants and agrees that its right to receive any contribution under this Loan Guaranty from a Non-Paying Guarantor shall be subordinate and junior in right of payment to the payment in full in cash of all of the Obligations.  This provision is for the benefit of Agent and the Lenders and the Loan Party Obligors and may be enforced by any one, or more, or all of them, in accordance with the terms hereof.
 
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12.11.    Liability Cumulative.  The liability of each Loan Party Obligor under this Section 12 is in addition to and shall be cumulative with all liabilities of each Loan Party Obligor to Agent and the Lenders under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents to which such Loan Party Obligor is a party or in respect of any obligations or liabilities of the other Loan Parties, without any limitation as to amount, unless the instrument or agreement evidencing or creating such other liability specifically provides to the contrary.
 
13.         PAYMENTS FREE OF TAXES; OBLIGATION TO WITHHOLD; PAYMENTS ON ACCOUNT OF TAXES.
 
(a)          Any and all payments by or on account of any obligation of the Loan Party Obligors hereunder or under any other Loan Document shall to the extent permitted by applicable laws be made free and clear of and without reduction or withholding for any Taxes.
 
(b)        If any Loan Party Obligor or Agent shall be required by applicable law to withhold or deduct any Taxes from any payment, then (i) such Loan Party Obligor or Agent, as applicable, shall withhold or make such deductions as are required based upon the information and documentation it has received pursuant to subsection (e) below, (ii) such Loan Party Obligor or Agent, as applicable, shall timely pay the full amount withheld or deducted to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with the applicable law and (iii) to the extent that the withholding or deduction is made on account of Indemnified Taxes, the sum payable by the Loan Party Obligors 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) the Recipient receives an amount equal to the sum it would have received had no such withholding or deduction been made.  Upon request by Agent or other Recipient, Borrower Representative shall deliver to Agent or such other Recipient, as the case may be, the original or a certified copy of a receipt issued by such Governmental Authority evidencing such payment of Indemnified Taxes, a copy of any return required by applicable law to report such payment or other evidence of such payment reasonably satisfactory to Agent or such other Recipient, as the case may be.
 
(c)          Without limiting the provisions of subsections (a) and (b) above, the Loan Party Obligors shall timely pay any Other Taxes to the relevant Governmental Authority in accordance with applicable law or, at the option of Agent, timely reimburse it for the payment of any Other Taxes.  Upon written request by Agent or any Lender, as soon as practicable after any payment of Other Taxes by any Loan Party Obligor to a Governmental Authority pursuant to this Section, the Borrower shall deliver to the Agent the original or a certified copy of a receipt issued by such Governmental Authority evidencing such payment, a copy of the return reporting such payment or other evidence of such payment reasonably satisfactory to Agent.
 
(d)         Without limiting the provisions of subsections (a) through (c) above, the Loan Party Obligors shall, on a joint and several basis, indemnify each Lender and each other Recipient and shall make payment in respect thereof within ten days after written 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 13) paid or incurred by, or required to be withheld or deducted from a payment to, any Lender or any other Recipient on account of, or in connection with any Loan Document, and any reasonable expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto (including the fees, charges and disbursements of any counsel or other tax advisor for any Lender or any other Recipient), whether or not such Indemnified Taxes or Other Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority.  A certificate as to the amount of any such payment or liability delivered to Borrower Representative and setting forth in reasonable detail the circumstances giving rise thereto and the calculations used by the Lender to determine the amount to be paid by the Borrowers to such Lender shall be conclusive absent demonstrable error.  Notwithstanding any provision in this Agreement to the contrary, this Section 13 shall remain operative even after the Termination Date and shall survive the payment in full of all of the Loans.
 
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(e)         Each Lender shall deliver to Borrower Representative and Agent and each Participant shall deliver to the applicable Lender granting the participation (a “Participating Lender”), at the time or times prescribed by applicable laws, such properly completed and executed documentation prescribed by applicable laws or by the taxing authorities of any jurisdiction and such other reasonably requested information as will permit Borrower Representative, Agent or the Participating Lender, as the case may be, to determine (x) whether or not any payments made hereunder or under any other Loan Document are subject to Taxes, (y) if applicable, the required rate of withholding or deduction and (z) such Lender’s or Participant’s entitlement to any available exemption from, or reduction of, applicable Taxes in respect of all payments to be made to such Recipient by the Loan Party Obligors pursuant to this Agreement or otherwise to establish such Recipient’s status for withholding tax purposes in the applicable jurisdiction; provided that each Recipient shall only be required to deliver such documentation as it may legally provide.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing:
 
(i)          each Lender (or Participant) that is a “United States person” within the meaning of Section 7701(a)(30) of the Code shall deliver to Borrower Representative and Agent (or any Participating Lender, as applicable) an executed original of Internal Revenue Service Form W-9 certifying that such Lender (or Participant) is not subject to backup withholding or information reporting requirements under the Code; and
 
(ii)        each Lender (or Participant) that is not a “United States person” within the meaning of Section 7701(a)(30) of the Code (a “Non-U.S. Recipient”) shall deliver to Borrower Representative and Agent (or any Participating Lender in case the Non-U.S. Recipient is a Participant) on or prior to the date on which such Non-U.S. Recipient becomes a party to this Agreement or a Participant (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of Borrower Representative or Agent (or Participating Lender, as applicable) but only if such Non-U.S. Recipient is legally eligible to do so), two executed originals of whichever of the following is applicable: (A) Internal Revenue Service Form W‑8BEN or Internal Revenue Service Form W-8BEN-E, as applicable, claiming eligibility for benefits of an income tax treaty to which the United States is a party; (B) Internal Revenue Service Form W‑8ECI; (C) Internal Revenue Service Form W‑8IMY and all required supporting documentation; provided that if the Lender is a partnership (and not a Participating Lender) and one or more of its partners are claiming the exemption for portfolio interest under section 881(c) of the Code, such Lender may provide the certificate described in clause (D) on behalf of such partners; (D) in the case of each Non-U.S. Recipient claiming the benefits of the exemption for portfolio interest under section 881(c) of the Code, (x) a certificate to the effect that such Non-U.S. Recipient (and, in the case of a Non-U.S. Recipient that is a partnership, each of its partners or members that are claiming the portfolio interest exemption (“Applicable Partners/Members”)) is not (1) a “bank” within the meaning of section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Code, (2) a “10 percent shareholder” of Borrowers within the meaning of section 881(c)(3)(B) of the Code, or (3) a “controlled foreign corporation” described in section 881(c)(3)(C) of the Code and that no payment made in connection with any Loan Document is effectively connected with such Lender’s (and, in the case of a Non-U.S. Recipient that is a partnership, each of its Applicable Partner’s/Member’s) conduct of a U.S. trade or business and (y) Internal Revenue Service Form W-8BEN or Internal Revenue Service Form W-8BEN-E, as applicable; and/or (E) executed originals of any other form prescribed by applicable law (including FATCA) as a basis for claiming exemption from or a reduction in United States federal withholding tax together with such supplementary documentation as may be prescribed by applicable law to permit Borrower Representative or Agent (or the Participating Lender, as applicable) to determine the withholding or deduction required to be made.  Each Non-U.S. Recipient shall promptly notify Borrower Representative and Agent (or the Participating Lender, as applicable) if any documentation previously provided expires or becomes invalid, inaccurate or obsolete and promptly provide any applicable updated documentation or promptly notify the Borrower Representative and Agent of such Recipient’s legal ineligibility to do so.
 
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(f)          If any Lender or Participant requests compensation under this Section 13, or if any Borrower is required to pay any additional amount to any Lender or Participant or any Governmental Authority for the account of any Lender pursuant to Section 13, then such Lender or Participant, as applicable, shall use reasonable efforts to designate a different lending office for funding or booking its Loans hereunder or to assign and delegate its rights and obligations hereunder to another of its offices, branches or Affiliates, if, in the judgment of such Lender or Participant, as applicable, such designation or assignment and delegation (i) would eliminate or reduce amounts payable pursuant to Section 13 or 2.7(b), as the case may be, and (ii) would not subject such Lender or Participant, as applicable, to any unreimbursed cost or expense and would not otherwise be materially disadvantageous to such Lender or Participant, as applicable.  The Borrowers hereby agree to pay all reasonable costs and expenses incurred by any Lender or Participant in connection with any such designation or assignment and delegation.
 
(g)        Indemnification by the Lenders. Each Lender and each Participant shall severally indemnify Agent, within ten (10) days after demand therefor, for (i) any Indemnified Taxes attributable to such Lender or Participant (but only to the extent that a Loan Party Obligor has not already indemnified the Agent for such Indemnified Taxes and without limiting or expanding the obligation of the Loan Party Obligor to do so), (ii) any Taxes attributable to such Lender’s failure to comply with the provisions of Section 15.10 relating to the maintenance of a Participant Register and (iii) any Excluded Taxes attributable to such Lender or Participant, in each case, that are payable or paid by 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 Agent shall be conclusive absent manifest error. Each Lender hereby authorizes Agent to set off and apply any and all amounts at any time owing to such Lender under any Loan Document or otherwise payable by Agent to the Lender from any other source against any amount due to Agent under this paragraph (g).
 
(h)         Treatment of Certain Refunds. If any party determines, in its sole discretion exercised in good faith, that it has received a refund of any Taxes as to which it has been indemnified pursuant to this Section (including by the payment of additional amounts pursuant to this Section 13), it shall pay to the indemnifying party an amount equal to such refund (but only to the extent of indemnity payments made under this Section 13 with respect to the Taxes giving rise to such refund), net of all out-of-pocket expenses (including Taxes) of such indemnified party and without interest (other than any interest paid by the relevant Governmental Authority with respect to such refund). Such indemnifying party, upon the request of such indemnified party, shall repay to such indemnified party the amount paid over pursuant to this paragraph (h) (plus any penalties, interest or other charges imposed by the relevant Governmental Authority) in the event that such indemnified party is required to repay such refund to such Governmental Authority. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this paragraph (h), in no event will the indemnified party be required to pay any amount to an indemnifying party pursuant to this paragraph (h) the payment of which would place the indemnified party in a less favorable net after-Tax position than the indemnified party would have been in if the Tax subject to indemnification and giving rise to such refund had not been deducted, withheld or otherwise imposed and the indemnification payments or additional amounts with respect to such Tax had never been paid. This paragraph shall not be construed to require any indemnified party to make available its Tax returns (or any other information relating to its Taxes that it deems confidential) to the indemnifying party or any other Person.
 
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14.         AGENT
 
14.1.      Appointment.  Each of the Lenders hereby irrevocably appoints Agent as its agent and authorizes Agent to take such actions on its behalf, including execution of the other Loan Documents, and to exercise such powers as are delegated to Agent by the terms of the Loan Documents, together with such actions and powers as are reasonably incidental thereto. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Agent shall have the sole and exclusive authority to (a) act as the disbursing and collecting agent for Lenders with respect to all payments and collections arising in connection with the Loan Documents; (b) execute and deliver as Agent, each Loan Document, including any intercreditor or subordination agreement, and accept delivery of each Loan Document; (c) make Loans, for itself or on behalf of Lenders, as provided in the Loan Documents, (d) act as collateral agent for Lenders for purposes of perfecting and administering Liens under the Loan Documents, and for all other purposes stated therein and execute or file any and all financing or similar statements or notices, amendments, renewals, supplements, documents, instruments, proofs of claim, notices and other written agreements with respect to the Loan Documents; (e) manage, supervise or otherwise deal with Collateral; (f) exclusively receive, apply, and distribute payments and proceeds of the Collateral as provided in the Loan Documents, (g) open and maintain such bank accounts and cash management arrangements as Agent deems necessary and appropriate in accordance with the Loan Documents, (h) take any Enforcement Action or otherwise exercise any rights or remedies with respect to any Collateral or under any Loan Documents, applicable law or otherwise, including the determination of eligibility of Accounts and Inventory, the necessity and amount of Reserves and all other determinations and decisions relating to ordinary course administration of the credit facilities contemplated hereunder; and (i) incur and pay such expenses as Agent may deem necessary or appropriate for the performance and fulfillment of its functions and powers pursuant to the Loan Documents, whether or not  any Loan Party is obligated to reimburse Agent or Lenders for such expenses pursuant to the Loan Documents or otherwise.  The provisions of this Article are solely for the benefit of Agent and the Lenders, and the Loan Parties shall not have rights as a third-party beneficiary of any of such provisions. It is understood and agreed that the use of the term “agent” as used herein or in any other Loan Documents (or any similar term) with reference to Agent is not intended to connote any fiduciary or other implied (or express) obligations arising under agency doctrine of any applicable law.  Instead, such term is used as a matter of market custom, and is intended to create or reflect only an administrative relationship between independent contracting parties.
 
14.2.      Rights as a Lender.  The Person serving as Agent hereunder, if it is a Lender, 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 Agent, and such Person and its Affiliates may accept deposits from, lend money to and generally engage in any kind of business with any Loan Party or any Subsidiary or any Affiliate thereof as if it were not Agent hereunder without notice to or consent of the other Lenders.
 
14.3.      Duties and Obligations.  Agent shall not have any duties or obligations except those expressly set forth in the Loan Documents.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, (a)  Agent shall not be subject to any fiduciary or other implied duties, regardless of whether a Default has occurred and is continuing, (b) Agent shall not have any duty to take any discretionary action or exercise any discretionary powers, except discretionary rights and powers expressly contemplated by the Loan Documents that Agent is required to exercise as directed in writing by the Required Lenders, and, (c) except as expressly set forth in the Loan Documents, Agent shall not have any duty to disclose, and shall not be liable for the failure to disclose, any information relating to any Loan Party or any Subsidiary that is communicated to or obtained by the Person serving as Agent or any of its Affiliates in any capacity.  Agent shall not be liable for any action taken or not taken by it with the consent or at the request of the Required Lenders or in the absence of its own gross negligence or willful misconduct as determined by a final nonappealable judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction.  Agent shall be deemed not to have knowledge of any Default unless and until written notice thereof is given to Agent by a Borrower or a Lender, and Agent shall not be responsible for or have any duty to ascertain or inquire into (i) any statement, warranty or representation made in or in connection with any Loan Document, (ii) the contents of any certificate, report or other document delivered hereunder or in connection with any Loan Document, (iii) the performance or observance of any of the covenants, agreements or other terms or conditions set forth in any Loan Document, (iv) the validity, enforceability, effectiveness or genuineness of any Loan Document or any other agreement, instrument or document, (v) the creation, perfection or priority of Liens on the Collateral or the existence of the Collateral, or (vi) the satisfaction of any condition set forth in Article IV or elsewhere in any Loan Document, other than to confirm receipt of items expressly required to be delivered to Agent.  Agent shall be under no obligation to any Lender to ascertain or to inquire as to the observance or performance of any of the agreements contained in, or conditions of, this Agreement or any other Loan Document, or to inspect the books and records or properties of any Loan Party.
 
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14.4.      Reliance.  Agent shall be entitled to rely upon, and shall not incur any liability for relying upon, any notice, request, certificate, consent, statement, instrument, document or other writing believed by it to be genuine and to have been signed or sent by the proper Person.  Agent also may rely upon any statement made to it orally or by telephone and believed by it to be made by the proper Person, and shall not incur any liability for relying thereon.  Agent may consult with and employ Agent Professionals, and shall be entitled to act upon, and shall be fully protected in any action taken in good faith reliance upon, any advice given by an Agent Professional (who may be counsel for any 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.  Agent shall be fully justified in failing or refusing to take any action under this Agreement or any other Loan Document, unless Agent shall first receive such advice or concurrence of the Lenders as it deems appropriate and until such instructions are received, Agent shall act, or refrain from acting, as it deems advisable. If Agent so requests, it shall first be indemnified to its reasonable satisfaction by the Lenders against any and all liability and expense that may be incurred by it by reason of taking or continuing to take any such action. Agent shall in all cases be fully protected in acting, or in refraining from acting, under this Agreement or any other Loan Document in accordance with a request or consent of the Required Lenders and such request and any action taken or failure to act pursuant thereto shall be binding upon all of the Lenders.
 
14.5.      Actions through Sub-Agents.  Agent may perform any and all of its duties and exercise its rights and powers by or through any one or more sub-agents appointed by Agent.  Agent may also perform its duties through employees and other Agent-Related Persons.  Agent shall not be responsible for the negligence or misconduct of any sub-agent, employee or Agent Professional that it selects as long as such selection was made without gross negligence or willful misconduct.  Agent and any such sub-agent may perform any and all of its duties and exercise its rights and powers through their respective Affiliates and other related parties.  The exculpatory provisions of the preceding paragraphs shall apply to any such sub-agent and to the related parties of 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 Agent.
 
14.6.      Resignation.  Subject to the appointment and acceptance of a successor Agent as provided in this paragraph, Agent may resign at any time by notifying the Lenders and Borrower Representative.  Upon any such resignation, the Required Lenders shall have the right, in consultation with Borrower Representative, to appoint a successor.  If no successor shall have been so appointed by the Required Lenders and shall have accepted such appointment within thirty (30) days after the retiring Agent gives notice of its resignation, then the retiring Agent may, on behalf of the Lenders, appoint a successor Agent.  Upon the acceptance of its appointment as Agent hereunder by its successor, such successor shall succeed to and become vested with all the rights, powers, privileges and duties of the retiring Agent, and the retiring Agent shall be discharged from its duties and obligations hereunder and under the other Loan Documents.  The fees payable by Borrowers to a successor Agent shall be the same as those payable to its predecessor, unless otherwise agreed by Borrower Representative and such successor.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event no successor Agent shall have been so appointed and shall have accepted such appointment within thirty (30) days after the retiring Agent gives notice of its intent to resign, the retiring Agent may give notice of the effectiveness of its resignation to the Lenders and Borrower Representative, whereupon, on the date of effectiveness of such resignation stated in such notice, (a) the retiring Agent shall be discharged from its duties and obligations hereunder and under the other Loan Documents; provided that, solely for purposes of maintaining any security interest granted to Agent under any Loan Document for the benefit of the Lenders, the retiring Agent shall continue to be vested with such security interest as collateral agent for the benefit of the Lenders and, in the case of any Collateral in the possession of Agent, shall continue to hold such Collateral, in each case until such time as a successor Agent is appointed and accepts such appointment in accordance with this paragraph (it being understood and agreed that the retiring Agent shall have no duly or obligation to take any further action under any Loan Document, including any action required to maintain the perfection of any such security interest), and (b) the Required Lenders shall succeed to and become vested with all the rights, powers, privileges and duties of the retiring Agent; provided that (i) all payments required to be made hereunder or under any other Loan Document to Agent for the account of any Person other than Agent shall be made directly to such Person and (ii) all notices and other communications required or contemplated to be given or made to Agent shall also directly be given or made to each Lender.  Following the effectiveness of Agent’s resignation from its capacity as such, the provisions of this Article, as well as any exculpatory, reimbursement and indemnification provisions set forth in any other Loan Document, shall continue in effect for the benefit of such retiring Agent, its sub‑agents and their respective related parties in respect of any actions taken or omitted to be taken by any of them while it was acting as Agent and in respect of the matters referred to in the proviso under clause (a) above.
 
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14.7.      Non-Reliance.
 
(a)        Each Lender acknowledges and agrees that none of the Agent-Related Persons has made any representation or warranty to it, and that no act by Agent hereinafter taken, including any review of the affairs of Borrowers and their respective Subsidiaries or Affiliates, shall be deemed to constitute any representation or warranty by any Agent-Related Person to any Lender.  Each Lender further acknowledges the extensions of credit made hereunder are commercial loans and not investments in a business enterprise or securities.  Each Lender further represents that it is engaged in making, acquiring or holding commercial loans in the ordinary course of its business and has, independently and without reliance upon any Agent-Related Person, any arranger of this credit facility or any amendment thereto or any other Lender and based on such due diligence,  documents and information as it has deemed appropriate, made its own appraisal of and investigation into the business, prospects, operations, property, financial and other condition and creditworthiness of any Borrower or any other Person party to a Loan Document, and all applicable laws relating to the transactions contemplated hereby, and made its own credit analysis and decision to enter into this Agreement as a Lender, and to make, acquire or hold Loans hereunder.  Each Lender shall, independently and without reliance upon any Agent-Related Person, any arranger of this credit facility or any amendment thereto or any other Lender and based on such documents and information (which may contain material, non-public information within the meaning of the United States securities laws concerning any Borrower and its Affiliates) as it shall from time to time deem appropriate, continue to make its own credit analysis and decisions in taking or not taking action under or based upon this Agreement, any other Loan Document, any related agreement or any document furnished hereunder or thereunder , and to make such investigations as it deems necessary to inform itself as to the business, prospects, operations, property, financial and other condition and creditworthiness of any Borrower or any other Person party to a Loan Document and in deciding whether or to the extent to which it will continue as a Lender or assign or otherwise transfer its rights, interests and obligations hereunder.  Except for notices, reports, and other documents expressly herein required to be furnished to the Lenders by Agent, Agent shall not have any duty or responsibility to provide any Lender with any credit or other information concerning the business, prospects, operations, property, financial and other condition or creditworthiness of any Borrower or any other Person party to a Loan Document that may come into the possession of any of the Agent-Related Persons. Each Lender acknowledges that Agent does not have any duty or responsibility, either initially or on a continuing to provide such Lender with any credit or other information with respect to any Borrower, its Affiliates or any of their respective business, legal, financial or other affairs, and irrespective of whether such information came into Agent’s or its Affiliates’ or representatives’ possession before or after the date on which such Lender became a party to this Agreement.

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(b)         Each Lender hereby agrees that (i) it has requested a copy of each appraisal, audit or field examination report prepared by or on behalf of Agent; (ii)  Agent (A) makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the completeness or accuracy of any such report or any of the information contained therein or any inaccuracy or omission contained in or relating to any such report and (B) shall not be liable for any information contained in any such report; (iii) such reports are not comprehensive audits or examinations, and that any Person performing any field examination will inspect only specific information regarding the Loan Parties and will rely significantly upon the Loan Parties’ books and records, as well as on representations of the Loan Parties’ personnel and that Agent undertakes no obligation to update, correct or supplement such reports; (iv) it will keep all such reports confidential and strictly for its internal use, not share any such report with any Loan Party or any other Person except as otherwise permitted pursuant to this Agreement; and (v) without limiting the generality of any other indemnification provision contained in this Agreement, (A) it will hold Agent and any such other Person preparing any such report harmless from any action the indemnifying Lender may take or conclusion the indemnifying Lender may reach or draw from any such report in connection with any extension of credit that the indemnifying Lender has made or may make to any Borrower, or the indemnifying Lender’s participation in, or the indemnifying Lender’s purchase of, a Loan or Loans; and (B) it will pay and protect, and indemnify, defend, and hold Agent and any such other Person preparing any such report harmless from and against, the claims, actions, proceedings, damages, costs, expenses, and other amounts (including reasonable attorneys’ fees of external counsel) of Agent or any such other Person as the direct or indirect result of any third parties who might obtain all or part of any such report through the indemnifying Lender.
 
14.8.      Not Partners or Co-Venturers; Agent as Representative of the Secured Parties.
 
(a)         The Lenders are not partners or co-venturers, and no Lender shall be liable for the acts or omissions of, or (except as otherwise set forth herein in the case of Agent) authorized to act for, any other Lender.  Agent shall have the exclusive right on behalf of the Lenders to enforce the payment of the principal of and interest on any Loan after the date such principal or interest has become due and payable pursuant to the terms of this Agreement.
 
(b)          In its capacity, Agent is a “representative” of the Lenders within the meaning of the term “secured party” as defined in the UCC.  Each Lender authorizes Agent to enter into each of the Loan Documents to which it is a party and to take all action contemplated by such documents.  Each Lender agrees that no Lender (other than Agent) shall have the right individually to seek to realize upon the security granted by any Loan Document, it being understood and agreed that such rights and remedies may be exercised solely by Agent for the benefit of the Lenders upon the terms of the Loan Documents.  In the event that any Collateral is hereafter pledged by any Person as collateral security for the Obligations, Agent is hereby authorized, and hereby granted a power of attorney, to execute and deliver on behalf of the Lenders any Loan Documents necessary or appropriate to grant and perfect a Lien on such Collateral in favor of Agent on behalf of the Lenders.
 
(c)        Agent hereby appoints each other Lender as its agent (and each Lender hereby accepts such appointment) for the purpose of perfecting Agent’s Liens in assets which, in accordance with Article 8 or Article 9, as applicable, of the UCC can be perfected by possession or control.  Should any Lender obtain possession or control of any such Collateral, such Lender shall notify Agent thereof, and, promptly upon Agent’s request therefor shall deliver possession or control of such Collateral to Agent or in accordance with Agent’s instructions.  Agent shall have no obligation whatsoever to any of the Lenders  (i) to verify or assure that the Collateral exists or is owned by any Borrower or its Subsidiaries or is cared for, protected, or insured or has been encumbered, (ii) to verify or assure that Agent’s Liens have been properly or sufficiently or lawfully created, perfected, protected, or enforced or are entitled to any particular priority, (iii) to verify or assure that any particular items of Collateral meet the eligibility criteria applicable in respect thereof, (iv) to impose, maintain, increase, reduce, implement or eliminate any particular reserve hereunder or to determine whether the amount of any reserve is appropriate or not, or (v) to exercise at all or in any particular manner or under any duty of care, disclosure or fidelity, or to continue exercising, any of the rights, authorities and powers granted or available to Agent pursuant to any of the Loan Documents, it being understood and agreed that in respect of the Collateral, or any act, omission, or event related thereto, subject to the terms and conditions contained herein.
 
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14.9.      Credit Bidding.  The Loan Parties and the Lenders hereby irrevocably authorize Agent, based upon the instruction of the Required Lenders, to Credit Bid and purchase (either directly or through one or more acquisition vehicles) all or any portion of the Collateral (and the Loan Parties shall approve Agent as a qualified bidder and such Credit Bid as qualified bid) at any sale thereof conducted by Agent, based upon the instruction of the Required Lenders, under any provisions of the UCC, as part of any sale or investor solicitation process conducted by any Loan Party, any interim receiver, receiver, receiver and manager, administrative receiver, trustee, agent or other Person pursuant or under any insolvency laws; provided, however, that (i) the Required Lenders may not direct Agent in any manner that does not treat each of the Lenders equally, without preference or discrimination, in respect of consideration received as a result of the Credit Bid, (ii) the acquisition documents shall be commercially reasonable and contain customary protections for minority holders such as among other things, anti-dilution and tag-along rights, (iii) the exchanged debt or equity securities must be freely transferable, without restriction (subject to applicable securities laws) and (iv) reasonable efforts shall be made to structure the acquisition in a manner that causes the governance documents pertaining thereto to not impose any obligations or liabilities upon the Lenders individually (such as indemnification obligations).  Agent, based upon the instruction of the Required Lenders, may accept non-cash consideration, including debt and equity securities issued by any entities used to consummate such Credit Bid or purchase and in connection therewith Agent may reduce the Obligations owed to the Lenders (ratably based upon the proportion of their Obligations credit bid in relation to the aggregate amount of Obligations so credit bid) based upon the value of such non-cash consideration.  For purposes of the preceding sentence, the term “Credit Bid” shall mean, an offer submitted by Agent (on behalf of the Lender group), based upon the instruction of the Required Lenders, to acquire the property of any Loan Party or any portion thereof in exchange for and in full and final satisfaction of all or a portion (as determined by Agent, based upon the instruction of the Required Lenders) of the claims and Obligations under this Agreement and other Loan Documents.
 
14.10.    Certain Collateral Matters.  The Lenders irrevocably authorize Agent, at its option and in its discretion, (a) to release any Lien granted to or held by Agent under any Loan Document (i) upon termination of the Commitments and payment in full of all Loans and all other obligations of Borrowers hereunder;  (ii) constituting property sold or to be sold or disposed of as part of or in connection with any disposition permitted hereunder (including the release of any guarantor); or (iii) subject to Section 15.5 if approved, authorized or ratified in writing by the Required Lenders; or (b) to subordinate its interest in any Collateral to any holder of a Lien on such Collateral which is permitted by clause (a) of the definition of “Permitted Liens” (it being understood that Agent may conclusively rely on a certificate from Borrower Representative in determining whether the Indebtedness secured by any such Lien is permitted hereunder).  Upon request by Agent at any time, the Lenders will confirm in writing Agent’s authority to release, or subordinate its interest in, particular types or items of Collateral pursuant to this Section 14.10.  Agent may, and at the direction of Required Lenders shall, give blockage notices in connection with the Intercompany Subordinated Debt and the Alimco Subordinated Debt and each Lender hereby authorizes Agent to give such notices.  Each Lender further agrees that it will not act unilaterally to deliver such notices.
 
14.11.    Restriction on Actions by Lenders.  Each Lender agrees that it shall not, without the express written consent of Agent, and shall, upon the written request of Agent (to the extent it is lawfully entitled to do so), set off against the Obligations, any amounts owing by such Lender to a Loan Party or any deposit accounts of any Loan Party now or hereafter maintained with such Lender.  Each of the Lenders further agrees that it shall not, unless specifically requested to do so in writing by Agent, take or cause to be taken, any action, including the commencement of any legal or equitable proceedings to foreclose any loan or otherwise enforce any security interest in any of the Collateral or to enforce all or any part of this Agreement or the other Loan Documents.  All Enforcement Actions under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents against the Loan Parties or any third party with respect to the Obligations or the Collateral may only be taken by Agent (at the direction of the Required Lenders or as otherwise permitted in this Agreement) or by its agents at the direction of Agent.
 
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14.12.    Expenses.  Agent is authorized and directed to deduct and retain sufficient amounts from payments or proceeds of the Collateral received by Agent to reimburse Agent for such out-of-pocket costs and expenses prior to the distribution of any amounts to Lenders.  In the event Agent is not reimbursed for such costs and expenses by a Loan Party, each Lender hereby agrees that it is and shall be obligated to pay to Agent such Lender’s ratable share thereof.  Without limitation of the foregoing, each Lender shall reimburse Agent upon demand for such Lender’s ratable share of any costs or out of pocket expenses (including Agent Professional fees and expenses) incurred by Agent in connection with the preparation, execution, delivery, administration, modification, amendment, or enforcement (whether through negotiations, legal proceedings or otherwise) of, or legal advice in respect of rights or responsibilities under, this Agreement or any other Loan Document to the extent that Agent is not reimbursed for such expenses by or on behalf of Borrowers. The undertaking in this Section shall survive the payment of all Obligations hereunder and the resignation or replacement of Agent.
 
14.13.    Notice of Default or Event of Default.  Agent shall not be deemed to have knowledge or notice of the occurrence of any Default or Event of Default, except with respect to defaults in the payment of principal, interest, fees, and expenses required to be paid to Agent for the account of the Lenders and, except with respect to Events of Default of which Agent has actual knowledge, unless Agent shall have received written notice from a Lender or Borrower referring to this Agreement, describing such Default or Event of Default, and stating that such notice is a “notice of default.” Agent will promptly notify the Lenders of its receipt of any such notice or of any Event of Default of which Agent has actual knowledge. If any Lender obtains actual knowledge of any Event of Default, such Lender promptly shall notify the other Lenders and Agent of such Event of Default.  Agent shall take such action with respect to such Default or Event of Default as may be requested by the Required Lenders in accordance with this Agreement; provided that unless and until Agent has received any such request, 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.
 
14.14.    Liability of Agent.  None of the Agent-Related Persons shall (a) be liable for any action taken or omitted to be taken by any of them under or in connection with this Agreement or any other Loan Document or the transactions contemplated hereby (except for its own gross negligence or willful misconduct), or (b) be responsible in any manner to any of the Lenders for any recital, statement, representation or warranty made by any Borrower or any of their respective Subsidiaries or Affiliates, or any officer or director thereof, contained in this Agreement or in any other Loan Document, or in any certificate, report, statement or other document referred to or provided for in, or received by Agent under or in connection with, this Agreement or any other Loan Document, or the validity, effectiveness, genuineness, enforceability or sufficiency of this Agreement or any other Loan Document, or for any failure of any Borrower, or any of their respective Subsidiaries or any other party to any Loan Document to perform its obligations hereunder or thereunder. No Agent-Related Person shall be under any obligation to any Lenders to ascertain or to inquire as to the observance or performance of any of the agreements contained in, or conditions of, this Agreement or any other Loan Document, or to inspect the books and records or properties of any Borrower or their respective Subsidiaries.
 
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15.         GENERAL PROVISIONS.
 
15.1.      Notices.
 
(a)        Notice by Approved Electronic Communications.  Agent and each of its Affiliates is authorized to transmit, post or otherwise make or communicate, in its sole discretion (but shall not be required to do so), by Approved Electronic Communications in connection with this Agreement or any other Loan Document and the transactions contemplated therein.  Agent is hereby authorized to establish procedures to provide access to and to make available or deliver, or to accept, notices, documents and similar items by posting to ABLSoft.  All uses of ABLSoft and other Approved Electronic Communications shall be governed by and subject to, in addition to the terms of this Agreement, the separate terms, conditions and privacy policy posted or referenced in such system (or such terms, conditions and privacy policy as may be updated from time to time, including on such system) and any related contractual obligations executed by Agent and Loan Parties in connection with the use of such system.  Each of the Loan Parties, the Lenders and Agent hereby acknowledges and agrees that the use of ABLSoft and other Approved Electronic Communications is not necessarily secure and that there are risks associated with such use, including risks of interception, disclosure and abuse and each indicates it assumes and accepts such risks by hereby authorizing Agent and each of its Affiliates to transmit Approved Electronic Communications.  ABLSoft and all Approved Electronic Communications shall be provided “as is” and “as available”.  None of Agent or any of its Affiliates or related persons warrants the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of ABLSoft or any other electronic platform or electronic transmission and disclaims all liability for errors or omissions therein.  No warranty of any kind is made by Agent or any of its Affiliates or related persons in connection with ABLSoft or any other electronic platform or electronic transmission, including any warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement of third-party rights or freedom from viruses or other code defects.  Each Borrower and each other Loan Party executing this Agreement agrees that Agent has no responsibility for maintaining or providing any equipment, software, services or any testing required in connection with ABLSoft, any Approved Electronic Communication or otherwise required for ABLSoft or any Approved Electronic Communication.  Prior to the Closing Date, Borrower Representative shall deliver to Agent a complete and executed Client User Form regarding Borrowers’ use of ABLSoft in the form of Exhibit C annexed hereto.  No Approved Electronic Communications shall be denied legal effect merely because it is made electronically.  Approved Electronic Communications that are not readily capable of bearing either a signature or a reproduction of a signature may be signed, and shall be deemed signed, by attaching to, or logically associating with such Approved Electronic Communication, an E-Signature, upon which Agent and the Loan Parties may rely and assume the authenticity thereof.  Each Approved Electronic Communication containing a signature, a reproduction of a signature or an E-Signature shall, for all intents and purposes, have the same effect and weight as a signed paper original.  Each E-Signature shall be deemed sufficient to satisfy any requirement for a “signature” and each Approved Electronic Communication shall be deemed sufficient to satisfy any requirement for a “writing”, in each case including pursuant to this Agreement, any other Loan Document, the UCC, the Federal Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act and any substantive or procedural law governing such subject matter.  Each party or beneficiary hereto agrees not to contest the validity or enforceability of an Approved Electronic Communication or E-Signature under the provisions of any applicable law requiring certain documents to be in writing or signed; provided that nothing herein shall limit such party’s or beneficiary’s right to contest whether an Approved Electronic Communication or E-Signature has been altered after transmission.
 
(b)          All Other Notices.  All notices, requests, demands and other communications under or in respect of this Agreement or any transactions hereunder, other than those approved for or required to be delivered by Approved Electronic Communications (including via ABLSoft or otherwise pursuant to Section 15.1(a)), shall be in writing and shall be personally delivered or mailed (by prepaid registered or certified mail, return receipt requested), sent by prepaid recognized overnight courier service, or by email to the applicable party at its address or email address indicated below,
 
If to Agent:
 
ECLIPSE BUSINESS CAPITAL LLC,
 as Agent
123 N Wacker Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60606
Attention: Tracy Salyers
Email:  tsalyers@eclipsebuscap.com
 
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with a copy to:

Riemer & Braunstein LLP
Times Square Tower, Suite 2506
Seven Times Square
New York, NY 10036
Attention: Lon M. Singer, Esq.
Email:  lsinger@riemerlaw.com
 
If to Borrower Representative, Parent, any Borrower or any other Loan Party:
 
Kaspien Inc.
2818 N. Sullivan Road, Suite #130
Spokane Valley, Washington 99216
Attention: Kunal Chopra, Chief Executive Officer
Email:  Kunal@kaspien.com
 
with a copy to:
 
Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
80 Pine Street
New York, NY 10005
Attention:  Marc Lashbrook
Email:  MLashbrook@cahill.com
 
or, as to each party, at such other address as shall be designated by such party in a written notice to the other party delivered as aforesaid.  All such notices, requests, demands and other communications shall be deemed given (i) when personally delivered, (ii) three (3) Business Days after being deposited in the mails with postage prepaid (by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested), (iii) one (1) Business Day after being delivered to the overnight courier service, if prepaid and sent overnight delivery, addressed as aforesaid and with all charges prepaid or billed to the account of the sender or (iv) when sent by email transmission to an email address designated by such addressee and the sender receives a confirmation of transmission.
 
15.2.      Severability.  If any provision of this Agreement or any other Loan Document is held invalid or unenforceable, either in its entirety or by virtue of its scope or application to given circumstances, such provision shall thereupon be deemed modified only to the extent necessary to render same valid, or not applicable to given circumstances, or excised from this Agreement or such other Loan Document, as the situation may require, and this Agreement and the other Loan Documents shall be construed and enforced as if such provision had been included herein as so modified in scope or application, or had not been included herein or therein, as the case may be.
 
15.3.      Integration.  This Agreement and the other Loan Documents represent the final, entire and complete agreement between each Loan Party that is a party hereto and thereto and Agent and supersede all prior and contemporaneous negotiations, oral representations and agreements, all of which are merged and integrated into this Agreement.  THERE ARE NO ORAL UNDERSTANDINGS, REPRESENTATIONS OR AGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE PARTIES THAT ARE NOT SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT OR THE OTHER LOAN DOCUMENTS.
 
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15.4.      Waivers.  The failure of Agent and the Lenders at any time or times to require any Loan Party to strictly comply with any of the provisions of this Agreement or any other Loan Documents shall not waive or diminish any right of Agent later to demand and receive strict compliance therewith.  Any waiver of any default shall not waive or affect any other default, whether prior or subsequent, and whether or not similar.  None of the provisions of this Agreement or any other Loan Document shall be deemed to have been waived by any act or knowledge of Agent or its agents or employees, but only by a specific written waiver signed by an authorized officer of Agent and any necessary Lenders and delivered to Borrowers.  Once an Event of Default shall have occurred, it shall be deemed to continue to exist and not be cured or waived unless specifically waived in writing by an authorized officer of Agent and Required Lenders and delivered to Borrowers.  Each Loan Party Obligor and Parent waives demand, protest, notice of protest and notice of default or dishonor, notice of payment and nonpayment, release, compromise, settlement, extension or renewal of any commercial paper, Instrument, Account, General Intangible, Document, Chattel Paper, Investment Property or guaranty at any time held by Agent on which such Loan Party Obligor or Parent is or may in any way be liable, and notice of any action taken by Agent, unless expressly required by this Agreement, and notice of acceptance hereof.
 
15.5.      Amendments.
 
(a)         No amendment, modification or waiver of, or consent with respect to, any provision of this Agreement or the other Loan Documents shall in any event be effective unless the same shall be in writing and acknowledged by the Loan Parties and the Required Lenders, and then any such amendment, modification, waiver or consent shall be effective only in the specific instance and for the specific purpose for which given; provided that, except to the extent set forth in Section 14.9 hereof, no amendment, modification, waiver or consent shall (i) extend or increase the Commitment of any Lender without the written consent of such Lender, (ii) extend the date scheduled for payment of any principal (excluding mandatory prepayments) of or interest on the Loans or any fees payable hereunder without the written consent of each Lender directly affected thereby, (iii) reduce the principal amount of any Loan, the rate of interest thereon or any fees payable hereunder, without the consent of each Lender directly affected thereby; (iv) amend or modify the definitions of “Borrowing Base”, “Eligible Credit Card Receivables”, “Eligible Accounts”, “Eligible Specified Customer Account”, “Eligible Inventory” or “Eligible In-Transit Inventory”, or any components thereof (including, without limitation, any Advance Rates), without the written consent of each Lender; or (v) release any guarantor from its obligations under any Guaranty, other than as part of or in connection with any disposition permitted hereunder, or release or subordinate its liens on all or any substantial part of the Collateral granted under any of the other Loan Documents (except as permitted by Section 14.10), change the definition of “Required Lenders”, any provision of Section 6.2, any provision of this Section 15.4, the provisions of Section 14.9 or reduce the aggregate Pro Rata Share required to effect an amendment, modification, waiver or consent, without, in each case set forth in this clause (v), the written consent of all Lenders.  No provision of Section 14 or other provision of this Agreement affecting Agent in its capacity as such shall be amended, modified or waived without the consent of Agent.
 
(b)         If, in connection with any proposed amendment, modification, waiver or termination requiring the consent of all Lenders, the consent of the Required Lenders is obtained, but the consent of other Lenders whose consent is required is not obtained (any such Lender whose consent is not obtained being referred to as a “Non-Consenting Lender”), then, so long as Agent is not a Non-Consenting Lender, Agent and/or a Person or Persons reasonably acceptable to Agent shall have the right to purchase from such Non-Consenting Lenders, and such Non-Consenting Lenders agree that they shall, upon Agent’s request, sell and assign to Agent and/or such Person or Persons, all of the Loans and Commitments of such Non-Consenting Lenders for an amount equal to the principal balance of all such Loans and Commitments held by such Non-Consenting Lenders and all accrued interest, fees, expenses and other amounts then due with respect thereto through the date of sale, such purchase and sale to be consummated pursuant to an executed Assignment and Assumption.
 
15.6.      Time of Essence.  Time is of the essence in the performance by each Loan Party Obligor and Parent of each and every obligation under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents.
 
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15.7.      Expenses, Fee and Costs Reimbursement.  Each Borrower hereby agrees to promptly pay (a) all out of pocket costs and expenses of Agent (including the out of pocket fees, costs and expenses of external legal counsel to, and appraisers, accountants, consultants and other professionals and advisors retained by or on behalf of, Agent), all of which shall be reasonable, prior to the occurrence and continuance of an Event of Default, in connection with (i) all loan proposals and commitments pertaining to the transactions contemplated hereby (whether or not such transactions are consummated), (ii) the examination, review, due diligence investigation, documentation, negotiation, and closing of the transactions contemplated by the Loan Documents (whether or not such transactions are consummated), (iii) the creation, perfection and maintenance of Liens pursuant to the Loan Documents, (iv) the performance or enforcement by Agent of its rights and remedies under the Loan Documents (or determining whether or how to perform or enforce such rights and remedies), (v) the administration of the Loans (including usual and customary fees for wire transfers and other transfers or payments received by Agent on account of any of the Obligations) and Loan Documents, (vi) any amendments, modifications, consents and waivers to and/or under any and all Loan Documents (whether or not such amendments, modifications, consents or waivers are consummated), (vii) any periodic public record searches conducted by or at the request of Agent (including, title investigations and public records searches), pending litigation and tax lien searches and searches of applicable corporate, limited liability company, partnership and related records concerning the continued existence, organization and good standing of certain Persons), (viii) protecting, storing, insuring, handling, maintaining, auditing, examining, valuing or selling any Collateral, (ix) any litigation, dispute, suit or proceeding relating to any Loan Document and (x) any workout, collection, bankruptcy, insolvency and other enforcement proceedings under any and all of the Loan Documents (it being agreed that (A) such costs and expenses may include the costs and expenses of workout consultants, investment bankers, financial consultants, appraisers, valuation firms and other professionals and advisors retained by or on behalf of Agent (B) each Lender shall also be entitled to reimbursement for all out of pocket costs and expense of the type described in this clause (x); provided that, to the extent of an actual or reasonably perceived conflict of interest, such reimbursement shall be limited to one additional counsel for the Lenders as a whole), and (b) without limiting the preceding clause (a), all out of pocket costs and expenses of Agent in connection with Agent’s reservation of funds in anticipation of the funding of the initial Loans to be made hereunder.  Any fees, costs and expenses owing by any Borrower or other Loan Party Obligor hereunder shall be due and payable within three (3) days after written demand therefor.
 
15.8.      Benefit of Agreement; Assignability.  The provisions of this Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the respective successors, assigns, heirs, beneficiaries and representatives of each Borrower, each other Loan Party Obligor or Parent party hereto, Agent and each Lender; provided that neither each Borrower nor any other Loan Party Obligor or Parent may assign or transfer any of its rights under this Agreement without the prior written consent of Agent and each Lender, and any prohibited assignment shall be void.  No consent by Agent or any Lender to any assignment shall release any Loan Party Obligor or Parent from its liability for any of the Obligations.  Each Lender shall have the right to assign all or any of its rights and obligations under the Loan Documents to one or more other Persons in accordance with Section 15.9, and each Loan Party Obligor and Parent agrees to execute all agreements, instruments, and documents requested by any Lender in connection with such assignment. Notwithstanding any provision of this Agreement or any other Loan Document to the contrary, a Lender may at any time pledge or grant a security interest in all or any portion of its rights under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents to secure any obligations of such Lender, including any pledge or grant to secure obligations to a Federal Reserve Bank.
 
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15.9.      Assignments.
 
(a)         Any Lender may at any time assign to one or more Persons (any such Person, an “Assignee”) all or any portion of such Lender’s Loans and Commitments, with the prior written consent of Agent and, so long as no Event of Default exists, Borrower Representative (which consents shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed and shall not be required for an assignment by a Lender to a Lender (other than a Defaulting Lender) or an Affiliate of a Lender (other than an Affiliate of a Defaulting Lender) or an Approved Fund (other than an Approved Fund of a Defaulting Lender)).  Except as Agent may otherwise agree, any such assignment shall be in a minimum aggregate amount equal to $1,000,000 or, if less, the remaining Commitment and Loans held by the assigning Lender (provided that an assignment to a Lender, an Affiliate of a Lender or an Approved Fund shall not be subject to the foregoing minimum assignment limitations).  The Loan Parties and Agent shall be entitled to continue to deal solely and directly with such Lender in connection with the interests so assigned to an Assignee until Agent shall have received and accepted an effective Assignment and Assumption executed, delivered and fully completed by the applicable parties thereto and a processing fee of $3,500.  Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, no assignment may be made to any equity holder of a Loan Party, any Affiliate of any equity holder of a Loan Party, any Loan Party, any holder of Intercompany Subordinated Debt or Alimco Subordinated Debt of a Loan Party, any holder of any debt that is secured by liens or security interests that have been contractually subordinated to the liens and security interests securing the Obligations, or any Affiliate of any of the foregoing Persons without the prior written consent of Agent, which consent may be withheld in Agent’s sole discretion and, in any event, if granted, may be conditioned on such terms and conditions as Agent shall require in its sole discretion, including, without limitation, a limitation on the aggregate amount of Loans and Commitments which may be held by such Person and/or its Affiliates and/or limitations on such Person’s and/or its Affiliates’ voting and consent rights and/or rights to attend Lender meetings or obtain information provided to other Lenders.  Any attempted assignment not made in accordance with this Section 15.9 shall be null and void.  Each Borrower shall be deemed to have granted its consent to any assignment requiring its consent hereunder unless Borrower Representative has expressly objected to such assignment within five (5) Business Days after notice thereof.
 
(b)          From and after the date on which the conditions described in Section 15.9(a) above have been met, (i) such Assignee shall be deemed automatically to have become a party hereto and, to the extent that rights and obligations hereunder have been assigned to such Assignee pursuant to the applicable Assignment and Assumption, shall have the rights and obligations of a Lender hereunder and (ii) the assigning Lender, to the extent that rights and obligations hereunder have been assigned by it pursuant to the applicable Assignment and Assumption, shall be released from its rights (other than its indemnification rights) and obligations hereunder.  Upon the request of the Assignee (and, as applicable, the assigning Lender) pursuant to an effective Assignment and Assumption, Borrowers shall execute and deliver to Agent for delivery to the Assignee (and, as applicable, the assigning Lender) a promissory note in the principal amount of the Assignee’s Pro Rata Share of the aggregate Revolving Loan Commitment (and, as applicable, a promissory note in the principal amount of the Pro Rata Share of the aggregate Revolving Loan Commitment retained by the assigning Lender).  Upon receipt by Agent of such promissory note(s), the assigning Lender shall return to Borrowers any prior promissory note held by it.
 
(c)         Agent shall, as a non-fiduciary agent of Borrowers, maintain a copy of each Assignment and Assumption delivered and accepted by it and register (the “Register”) for the recordation of names and addresses of the Lenders and the Commitment of each Lender and principal and stated interest of each Loan owing to each Lender from time to time and whether such Lender is the original Lender or the Assignee.  Notwithstanding notice to the contrary, no assignment shall be effective unless and until the Assignment and Assumption is accepted and registered in the Register.  All records of transfer of a Lender’s interest in the Register shall be conclusive, absent manifest error, as to the ownership of the interests in the Loans, notwithstanding notice to the contrary.  Agent shall not incur any liability of any kind with respect to any Lender with respect to the maintenance of the Register.  Each Lender granting a participation shall, as a non-fiduciary agent of Borrowers, maintain a register containing information similar to that of the Register in a manner such that the loans hereunder are in “registered form” for the purposes of the Code.  This Section and Section 15.10 below shall be construed so that the Loans are at all times maintained in “registered form” for the purpose of the Code and any related regulations (and any successor provisions).
 
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15.10.    Participations. Anything in this Agreement or any other Loan Document to the contrary notwithstanding, any Lender may, at any time and from time to time, without in any manner affecting or impairing the validity of any Obligations, sell to one or more Persons participating interests in its Loans, commitments or other interests hereunder or under any other Loan Document (any such Person, a “Participant”).  In the event of a sale by a Lender of a participating interest to a Participant, (a) such Lender’s obligations hereunder and under the other Loan Documents shall remain unchanged for all purposes, (b) Borrowers and such Lender shall continue to deal solely and directly with each other in connection with such Lender’s rights and obligations hereunder and under the other Loan Documents and (c) all amounts payable by Borrowers shall be determined as if such Lender had not sold such participation and shall be paid directly to such Lender; provided that a Participant shall be entitled to the benefits of Section 13 (subject to the limitations and requirements of Section 13) as if it were a Lender if Borrower Representative is notified of such participation no later than the time of the participation and the Participant complies with Section 13; provided further that a Participant shall not be entitled to receive any greater payment under Section 13 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 (not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed).  Each Borrower agrees that if amounts outstanding under this Agreement or any other Loan Document are due and payable (as a result of acceleration or otherwise), each Participant shall be deemed to have the right of set-off in respect of its participating interest in amounts owing under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents to the same extent as if the amount of its participating interest were owing directly to it as a Lender under this Agreement; provided that such right of set-off shall not be exercised without the prior written consent of such Lender and shall be subject to the obligation of each Participant to share with such Lender its share thereof.  Each Borrower also agrees that each Participant shall be entitled to the benefits of Section 15.9 as if it were a Lender.  Notwithstanding the granting of any such participating interests, (i) Borrowers shall look solely to the applicable Lender for all purposes of this Agreement, the Loan Documents and the transactions contemplated hereby, (ii) Borrowers shall at all times have the right to rely upon any amendments, waivers or consents signed by the applicable Lender as being binding upon all of the Participants and (iii) all communications in respect of this Agreement and such transactions shall remain solely between Borrowers and the applicable Lender (exclusive of Participants) hereunder.  If a Lender grants a participation hereunder, such Lender shall maintain, as a non-fiduciary agent of Borrowers, a register as to the participations granted and transferred under this Section 15.10 (a “Participant Register”) containing the same information specified in Section 15.9 on the Register as if each Participant were a Lender to the extent required to cause the Loans to be in registered form for the purposes of Sections 163(F), 165(J), 871, 881, and 4701 of the Code.  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.
 
15.11.     Headings; Construction.  Section and subsection headings are used in this Agreement only for convenience and do not affect the meanings of the provisions that they precede.
 
15.12.    USA PATRIOT Act Notification.  Agent hereby notifies the Loan Parties that pursuant to the requirements of the USA PATRIOT Act, it may be required to obtain, verify and record certain information and documentation that identifies such Person, which information may include the name and address of each such Person and such other information that will allow Agent to identify such Persons in accordance with the USA PATRIOT Act.
 
15.13.    Counterparts; Fax/Email Signatures.  This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts, all of which shall constitute one and the same agreement.  This Agreement may be executed by signatures delivered by facsimile or electronic mail, each of which shall be fully binding on the signing party.
 
15.14.    GOVERNING LAW.  THIS AGREEMENT, ALONG WITH ALL OTHER LOAN DOCUMENTS (UNLESS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED OTHERWISE IN SUCH OTHER LOAN DOCUMENT) SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAW OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK APPLICABLE TO CONTRACTS MADE AND TO BE PERFORMED THEREIN WITHOUT REGARD TO CONFLICT OF LAW PRINCIPLES.  FURTHER, THE LAW OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK SHALL APPLY TO ALL DISPUTES OR CONTROVERSIES ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED TO OR WITH THIS AGREEMENT AND ALL SUCH OTHER LOAN DOCUMENTS WITHOUT REGARD TO CONFLICT OF LAW PRINCIPLES.
 
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15.15.    CONSENT TO JURISDICTION; WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL; CONSENT TO SERVICE OF PROCESS.  ANY LEGAL ACTION, SUIT OR PROCEEDING WITH RESPECT TO THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY OTHER LOAN DOCUMENT SHALL BE BROUGHT EXCLUSIVELY IN THE COURTS OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS IN THE COUNTY OF COOK OR IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS OR IN ANY OTHER COURT (IN ANY JURISDICTION) SELECTED BY AGENT IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION, AND EACH BORROWER AND EACH OTHER LOAN PARTY OBLIGOR AND PARENT HEREBY ACCEPTS FOR ITSELF AND IN RESPECT OF ITS PROPERTY, GENERALLY AND UNCONDITIONALLY, THE JURISDICTION OF THE AFOREMENTIONED COURTS.  EACH BORROWER AND EACH OTHER LOAN PARTY OBLIGOR AND PARENT HEREBY EXPRESSLY AND IRREVOCABLY WAIVES, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY OBJECTION, INCLUDING ANY OBJECTION TO THE LAYING OF VENUE OR BASED ON THE GROUNDS OF FORUM NON CONVENIENS, OR BASED ON 28 U.S.C. § 1404, WHICH IT MAY NOW OR HEREAFTER HAVE TO THE BRINGING AND ADJUDICATION OF ANY SUCH ACTION, SUIT OR PROCEEDING IN ANY OF THE AFOREMENTIONED COURTS AND AMENDMENTS TO THE GRANTING OF SUCH LEGAL OR EQUITABLE RELIEF AS IS DEEMED APPROPRIATE BY THE COURT. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW,  EACH BORROWER AND EACH OTHER LOAN PARTY OBLIGOR AND PARENT HEREBY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY ACTION, PROCEEDING OR COUNTERCLAIM CONCERNING ANY RIGHTS UNDER THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY OTHER LOAN DOCUMENT, OR UNDER ANY AMENDMENT, WAIVER, AMENDMENT, INSTRUMENT, DOCUMENT OR OTHER AGREEMENT DELIVERED OR WHICH IN THE FUTURE MAY BE DELIVERED IN CONNECTION HEREWITH OR THEREWITH, OR ARISING FROM ANY FINANCING RELATIONSHIP EXISTING IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY OTHER LOAN DOCUMENT OR THE OTHER TRANSACTION DOCUMENTS, AND AGREES THAT ANY SUCH ACTION, PROCEEDING OR COUNTERCLAIM SHALL BE TRIED BEFORE A COURT AND NOT BEFORE A JURY.  EACH BORROWER AND EACH OTHER LOAN PARTY OBLIGOR AND PARENT HEREBY WAIVES PERSONAL SERVICE OF ANY AND ALL PROCESS UPON ANY BORROWER OR ANY OTHER LOAN PARTY OBLIGOR OR PARENT AND CONSENTS THAT ALL SUCH SERVICE OF PROCESS MAY BE MADE BY CERTIFIED MAIL (RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED) DIRECTED TO BORROWER’S’ NOTICE ADDRESS (ON BEHALF OF BORROWERS OR SUCH LOAN PARTY OBLIGOR OR PARENT) SET FORTH IN SECTION 15.1 AND SERVICE SO MADE SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE COMPLETED FIVE DAYS AFTER THE SAME SHALL HAVE BEEN SO DEPOSITED IN THE MAIL, OR, AT AGENT’S OPTION, BY SERVICE UPON ANY BORROWER OR ANY OTHER LOAN PARTY OBLIGOR OR PARENT IN ANY OTHER MANNER PROVIDED UNDER THE RULES OF ANY SUCH COURTS.
 
15.16.    Publication.  Each Borrower and each other Loan Party Obligor and Parent consents to the publication by Agent of a tombstone, press releases or similar advertising material relating to the financing transactions contemplated by this Agreement, and Agent reserves the right to provide to industry trade organizations information necessary and customary for inclusion in league table measurements.
 
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15.17.    Confidentiality.  Agent and each Lender agree to use commercially reasonable efforts not to disclose Confidential Information to any Person without the prior consent of Borrower Representative; provided that nothing herein contained shall limit any disclosure of the tax structure of the transactions contemplated hereby, or the disclosure of any information (a) to the extent required by applicable law, statute, rule, regulation or judicial process or in connection with the exercise of any right or remedy under any Loan Document, or as may be required in connection with the examination, audit or similar investigation of Agent or any of its Affiliates, (b) to examiners, auditors, accountants or any regulatory authority, (c) to the officers, partners, managers, directors, employees, agents and advisors (including independent auditors, lawyers and counsel) of Agent and each Lender or any of their respective Affiliates, (d) in connection with any litigation or dispute which relates to this Agreement or any other Loan Document to which Agent or any Lender is a party or is otherwise subject, (e) to a subsidiary or Affiliate of Agent or any Lender, (f) to any assignee or participant (or prospective assignee or participant) which agrees to be bound by this Section 15.17 and (g) to any lender or other funding source of Agent or any Lender (each reference to Agent and Lender in the foregoing clauses shall be deemed to include (i) the actual and prospective assignees and participants referred to in clause (f) and the lenders and other funding sources referred to in clause (g), as applicable for purposes of this Section 15.17); provided, further, that in no event shall Agent or any Lender be obligated or required to return any materials furnished by or on behalf of any Borrower or any other Loan Party or Obligor.  The obligations of Agent and Lenders under this Section 15.17 shall supersede and replace the obligations of Agent and Lenders under any confidentiality letter or provision in respect of this financing or any other financing previously signed and delivered by Agent or any Lender to any Borrower or any of its Affiliates.
 
[Signature page follows]

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, each Borrower, each other Loan Party Obligor and Other Obligor party hereto, Agent and each Lender have signed this Agreement as of the date first set forth above.
 
 
Agent:
 
 
 
ECLIPSE BUSINESS CAPITAL LLC
     
 
By:
 
   
Name:
 
       
   
Its:
Authorized Signatory

 
Lenders:
 
 
 
ECLIPSE BUSINESS CAPITAL SPV, LLC
     
 
By:
 
   
Name:
 
       
   
Its:
Authorized Signatory

Signature Page to Loan and Security Agreement


 
Borrowers:
   
 
KASPIEN INC.
   
 
By:
 
   
Name:
 
   
Its:
 

Signature Page to Loan and Security Agreement


Annex I
 
1.           Description of Certain Terms

(a)   Loan Limits for Revolving Loans
   
(i)     Maximum Revolving Facility Amount
 
$25,000,000
(b)   Advance Rates
   
(i)     Credit Card Advance Rate
 
Ninety percent (90%)
(ii)    Specified Customer Advance Rate
 
Ninety percent (90%); provided that if Dilution exceeds five percent (5%), Agent may, at its option, (A) reduce such advance rate by the number of full or partial percentage points comprising such excess or (B) establish a Reserve on account of such excess (the “Specified Customer Dilution Reserve”)
(iii)    Accounts Advance Rate
 
Eighty-five percent (85%); provided that if Dilution exceeds five percent (5%), Agent may, at its option, (A) reduce such advance rate by the number of full or partial percentage points comprising such excess or (B) establish a Reserve on account of such excess (the “Dilution Reserve”).
(c)   Inventory Advance Rate(s)
   
(i)     Cost or market value:
 
Sixty-five percent (65%)
(ii)    NOLV:
 
Ninety percent (90%)
(d)   In-Transit Inventory Sublimit
 
$2,500,000
(e)   Interest Rates
 
Prior the first day of the month following Agent’s receipt of financial statements for the Fiscal Year ending February 1, 2020:
Four and one-half percent (4.50%) per annum in excess of the LIBOR Rate, for LIBOR Loans, or
Three and one-half percent (3.50%) per annum in excess of the Base Rate, for Base Rate Loans.
Thereafter:  See “Applicable Margin” definition in Section 2 below.

Annex I - 1

(f)   Maximum Days Eligible Accounts
   
(i)     Maximum days after original invoice date for Eligible Accounts
 
Ninety (90) days
(ii)     Maximum days after original invoice due date for Eligible Accounts
 
Sixty (60) days
(g)  Agent’s Bank
 
Bank: Wells Fargo Bank, National Association
Account Name: Eclipse Business Capital SPV, LLC
Account # 494-395-1905
ABA Routing # 121-000-248
Reference: Kaspien Inc.
(which bank may be changed from time to time by notice from Agent to Borrower Representative)
(h)   Scheduled Maturity Date
 
February 20, 2024
 

Annex I - 2

 
2.          Applicable Margin
 
     
 

Commencing on the first day of the month following Agent’s receipt of financial statements for the Fiscal Year ending February 1, 2020, the following pricing grid shall determine the applicable margin for Loans consisting of each of LIBOR Loans and Base Rate Loans (as applicable, the “Applicable Margin”):
 
 
 

Pricing Grid
   
 
Level
Fixed Charge
Coverage
Ratio
Average Excess
Availability
Applicable Margin
for LIBOR Loans
Applicable Margin
for Base Rate Loans
   
 
I
1.20:1.00
and ≥ 12.5% of then-existing Borrowing Base
4.00%
3.00%
   
 
II
≥ 1.05:1.00
but
< 1.20:1.00
and ≥ 10% of then-existing Borrowing Base
4.25%
3.25%
   
 
III
< 1.05:1.00
 
4.50%
3.50%
   
 
 
The Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio referred to in the pricing grid above shall be determined on a rolling twelve-month basis as of the then most-recently ended month for which Agent has received financial statements. The calculation of Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio shall be to Agent’s satisfaction from the financial statements Borrower have delivered to Agent for the most recent month then ended.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, (a) if Borrower fails to deliver the financial statements and the related compliance certificate necessary to determine the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio by the respective date required under the Loan Agreement with respect to any month, the Applicable Margin shall be the rates corresponding to the pricing set forth in “Level 3” of the pricing grid above until such financial statements and compliance certificate are delivered, and (b) no reduction to the Applicable Margin shall become effective at any time when an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing.

If, as a result of any restatement of or other adjustment to the financial statements of the Loan Parties or for any other reason, Agent determines that (a) the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio as calculated by Borrowers as of any applicable date was inaccurate and (b) a proper calculation of the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio would have resulted in different pricing for any period, then (i) if the proper calculation of the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio would have resulted in higher pricing for such period, Borrower shall automatically and retroactively be obligated to pay to Agent, promptly on  demand by  Agent,  an amount equal to the excess of the amount of interest and fees that should have been paid for such period over the amount of interest and fees actually paid for such period; and (ii) if the proper calculation of the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio would have resulted in lower pricing for such period, Agent shall have no obligation to repay any interest or fees to Borrowers but shall apply any such overpayment to any Early Payment/Termination Premium subsequently owing to Agent (if any); provided that if, as a result of any restatement or other event a proper calculation of the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio would have resulted in higher pricing for one or more periods and lower pricing for one or more other periods (due to the shifting of income or expenses from one period to  another  period or any similar reason), then the amount payable by Borrowers pursuant to clause (i) above shall be based upon the excess, if any, of the amount of interest and fees that should have been paid for all applicable periods over the amount of interest and fees paid for all such periods.

Average Excess Availability referred to in the pricing grid above shall mean average Excess Availability for the most-recently ended month as determined by reference to the weekly Borrowing Base Certificates submitted to (and validated by) Agent for such month.
 
 

Annex I - 3

Annex II
 
Reporting
 
Agent and Lenders shall be provided with each of the documents set forth below at the following times, in form satisfactory to Agent:
 
 
Weekly (no later than
the 2nd Business Day
of each week), or more
frequently if Agent
requests
 
(a) A summary and a detailed aging, by total, of Borrowers’ Accounts, together with an Account roll-forward with supporting details supplied from sales journals, collection journals, credit registers and any other records, with respect to Borrowers’ Accounts (delivered electronically in an acceptable format).

(b) A summary aging, by vendor, of each Loan Party’s accounts payable and a listing by vendor, of any held and/or outstanding checks (delivered electronically in an acceptable format).

(c)  Notice of all claims, offsets, or disputes asserted by Account Debtors with respect to Borrowers’ Accounts.

(d) A detailed calculation of the Accounts of Borrowers that are not eligible for the Borrowing Base (delivered electronically in an acceptable format).

(e)  A detailed Inventory perpetual report with respect to Borrowers’ Inventory, including a listing by category and location of Inventory (delivered electronically in an acceptable format).

(f)  A detailed calculation of Inventory of Borrowers that is not eligible for the Borrowing Base (delivered electronically in an acceptable format).

(g) A Borrowing Base Certificate, including a detailed calculation of the Borrowing Base (delivered electronically in an acceptable format) based upon the reports provided in (a) through (f) above, as of the end of such week and reflecting the outstanding principal balance of the Loans as of the last day of such week.

(h) A detailed calculation of amounts due from credit card processors of Borrowers that are not eligible for the Borrowing Base (delivered electronically in an acceptable format).

(i)  Reports from each of the Credit Card Processors received by Borrowers.

(j)  Amazon Payment Reports from Amazon Seller Central including the Date Range Report and Settlement Report.  Borrowers shall cause Agent to have direct read access to such information from Amazon.

(k) Amazon Fulfillment Report and the Daily Inventory History Report.  Borrowers shall cause Agent to have direct read access to such information from Amazon.
 
Monthly (no later than
30 days after the end
of each month)
 
(l)  A summary and a detailed aging, by total, of Borrowers’ Accounts, together with reconciliation to the weekly Borrowing Base submitted closest to such date and support documentation for any reconciling items noted (delivered electronically in an acceptable format).

Annex II - 1

     
(m) A summary aging, by vendor, of each Loan Party’s accounts payable and a listing by vendor, of any held and/or outstanding checks (delivered electronically in an acceptable format).

(n) A monthly Account roll-forward with respect to Borrowers’ Accounts, in a format acceptable to Agent in its discretion, tied to the beginning and ending Account balances of Borrowers’ month-end accounts receivable aging (delivered electronically in an acceptable format).

(o) A reconciliation of Accounts summary aging and trade accounts payable summary aging to each of (i) Borrowers’ general ledger, and (ii) their monthly financial statements including any book reserves related to each category (delivered electronically in an acceptable format).

(p) A reconciliation of the Inventory perpetual report with respect to Borrowers’ Inventory to each of (i) Borrowers’ general ledger, (ii) their monthly financial statements including any book reserves related thereto and (iii) the Borrowing Base submitted closest to such date, together with support documentation for any reconciling items noted (delivered electronically in an acceptable format).

(q) A reconciliation of the loan statement provided to Borrowers by Agent for such month to each of (i) Borrowers’ general ledger, (ii) their monthly financial statements and (iii) the Borrowing Base submitted closest to such date, together with support documentation for any reconciling items noted (delivered electronically in an acceptable format).

(r)  A detailed calculation of the Borrowing Base (delivered electronically in an acceptable format) based upon the reports provided in (h) through (m) above, for such month and reflecting the outstanding principal balance of the Loans as of the last day of such month.

(s) A summary and a detailed aging, by total, of amounts due from credit card processors of Borrowers, together with reconciliation to the Borrowing Base submitted closest to such date and to the loan statement provided to Borrowers by Agent for such month and support documentation for any reconciling items noted (delivered electronically in an acceptable format).

(t) Amazon Payment Reports from Amazon Seller Central including the Date Range Report and Settlement report.  Borrowers shall cause Agent to have direct read access to such information from Amazon.

(u) Amazon Fulfillment Report and the Daily Inventory History Report.
 
Promptly upon the
request of Agent
 
(v) Copies of invoices together with corresponding shipping and delivery documents, and credit memos together with corresponding supporting documentation, with respect to invoices and credit memos in excess of an amount determined in the sole discretion of Agent, from time to time.

Annex II - 2

 
Semi-Annually (in
January and in July of
each calendar year)
 
(w)A detailed list of each Loan Party’s customers, with address and contact information.

(x) A detailed list of each Loan Party’s vendors, with address and contact information.

(y) An updated Perfection Certificate, true and correct in all material respects as of the date of delivery, accompanied by a certificate executed by an officer of Borrower Representative and substantially in the form of Annex IV hereto (it being understood and agreed that no such update shall serve to cure any existing Event of Default, including any Event of Default resulting from any failure to provide any such disclosure to Agent on an earlier date or any breach of any earlier made representation and/or warranty).
 
Promptly upon (but in
no event later than two
(2) Business Days
after) delivery or
receipt, as applicable,
thereof
 
(z)  Copies of any and all written notices (including notices of default or acceleration), reports and other deliveries received by or on behalf of any Loan Party from or sent by or on behalf of any Loan Party to, any holder, agent or trustee with respect to any Indebtedness that is contractually subordinated to the Obligations (in such holder’s, agent’s or trustee’s capacity as such).

Annex II - 3

Annex III
 
Commitment Schedule
 
Revolving Loan Commitments
 
Eclipse Business Capital SPV, LLC
 
$
25,000,000
 
TOTAL:
 
$
25,000,000
 

Annex III - 1

Annex IV

Form of Perfection Certificate

[See attached.]

Annex IV - 1

Exhibit A
 
FORM OF NOTICE OF BORROWING
 
[letterhead of Borrower Representative]

ECLIPSE BUSINESS CAPITAL LLC,
as Agent
 
 
 
 
 
Attention: [______________]
 
Ladies and Gentlemen:
 
Please refer to the Loan and Security Agreement dated as of February 20, 2020 (as amended, restated or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Loan Agreement”) among the undersigned, as Borrower Representative, Borrowers (as defined therein) the Loan Party Obligors and Other Obligors (as defined therein) party thereto, the Lenders party thereto and ECLIPSE BUSINESS CAPITAL LLC, as Agent for the Lenders.  Capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined shall have the meanings ascribed thereto in the Loan Agreement.  This notice is given pursuant to Section 2.3 of the Loan Agreement and constitutes a representation by Borrower Representative, for itself and on behalf of each Borrower, that the conditions specified in Section 4 of the Loan Agreement have been satisfied.  Without limiting the foregoing, (i) each of the representations and warranties set forth in the Loan Agreement and in the other Loan Documents is true and correct in all material respects (it being understood and agreed that any such representation or warranty that is qualified by “materially,” “Material Adverse Effect” or similar language shall be true and correct in all respects) as of the date hereof (or to the extent any representations or warranties are expressly made solely as of an earlier date, such representations and warranties shall be true and correct as of such earlier date), both before and after giving effect to the Loans requested hereby, and (ii) no Default or Event of Default is in existence, both before and after giving effect to the Loans requested hereby.
 
Borrower Representative hereby requests a borrowing, on behalf of each Borrower, under the Loan Agreement as follows:
 
The aggregate amount of the proposed borrowing is $[______________].  The requested borrowing date for the proposed borrowing (which is a Business Day) is [______________], [____].
 
Borrower Representative has caused this Notice of Borrowing to be executed and delivered by its officer thereunto duly authorized on [_____________].
 
 
Kaspien Inc., as Borrower Representative
     
 
By:
 
 
Title:
 

Ex. A-1

Exhibit B
 
CLOSING CHECKLIST
 
[Attached]

Ex. B-1

Exhibit C
 
CLIENT USER FORM

ECLIPSE BUSINESS CAPITAL LLC
ABLSoft – Client User Form
 
Borrowers NamesKaspien Inc.
 
Borrower Number:
 
 

Loan and Security Agreement Date:  February 20, 2020
 
I, being an authorized signer of the above borrower, as Borrower Representative (the “Borrower”), refer to the above Loan and Security Agreement (as amended, restated or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Loan Agreement”) between the Borrowers named above, the Lenders party thereto and ECLIPSE BUSIENSS CAPITAL LLC, as Agent.  This is the Client User Form, used to determined client access to ABLSoft.  Terms defined in the Loan Agreement have the same meaning when used in this Client User Form.
 
Being duly authorized by Borrower Representative, on behalf of Borrowers, I confirm that the following individuals have been authorized by Borrower to have access to ABLSoft:
 
First Name
Last Name
Email Address
Phone Number
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

Kaspien Inc., as Borrower Representative
 
By    
Name:
   
Title:
   
Date:
   

Ex. C-1

Exhibit D

AUTHORIZED ACCOUNTS FORM

ECLIPSE BUSINESS CAPITAL LLC
Authorized Accounts Form
 

Borrowers NameKaspien Inc.
 
Borrower Number:
 
 

Loan and Security Agreement Date:  February 20, 2020
 
I, being an authorized signer of Kaspien Inc., as Borrower Representative, refer to the above Loan and Security Agreement (as amended, restated or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Loan Agreement”) between the Borrower named above, the Lenders party thereto and ECLIPSE BUSINESS CAPITAL LLC, as agent (“Agent”).  This is the Authorized Accounts Form, referring to authorized operating bank accounts of Borrower.  Terms defined in the Loan Agreement have the same meaning when used in this Authorized Accounts Form.
 
Being duly authorized by Borrower Representative, I confirm that the following operating bank accounts of Borrowers are the accounts into which the proceeds of any Loan may be paid:
 
Bank
Routing Number
Account number
Account name
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

Kaspien Inc., as Borrower Representative

By:    
 
Authorized Signer
 
Name:
   
Title:
   
Date:
   

Ex. D-1

Exhibit E

FORM OF ACCOUNT DEBTOR NOTIFICATION

[Date]
 
VIA CERTIFIED MAIL, RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED
 
[Account Debtor]
[Address]
 

Re:
Loan Transaction with ECLIPSE BUSINESS CAPITAL LLC
 
Ladies and Gentlemen:
 
Please be advised that we have entered into certain financing arrangements (along with any other financing agreements that we may enter into with Agent in the future, the “Financing Arrangements”) with ECLIPSE BUSINESS CAPITAL LLC (“Agent”), as Agent for certain Lenders, pursuant to which we have granted to Agent a security interest in, among other things, any and all Accounts and Chattel Paper (as those terms are defined in the Uniform Commercial Code) owing by you to us, whether now existing or hereafter arising.
 
You are authorized and directed to respond to any inquiries that Agent may direct to you from time to time pertaining to the validity, amount and other matters relating to such Accounts and Chattel Paper.  In the event that Agent requests that payment for any Accounts and/or Chattel Paper be made directly to Agent, you are hereby authorized and directed to comply with such instructions, without further authorization or instruction from us.
 
This authorization and directive shall be continuing and irrevocable until Agent advises you, in writing, that this authorization is no longer in force.
 
 
Very truly yours,
       
 
KASPIEN INC.
       
  By:    
 
Name:
   
  Its:    

cc:
ECLIPSE BUSINESS CAPITAL LLC
 
as Agent
 

 
 
 
 

  Attention:    

Ex. E-1

Exhibit F
 
FORM OF COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE
 
[letterhead of Borrower Representative]

To:
ECLIPSE BUSINESS CAPITAL LLC,
 
as Agent
 

 
 
 
 
  Attention:    

Re: Compliance Certificate dated    

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Reference is made to that certain Loan and Security Agreement dated as of February 20, 2020 (as amended, restated or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Loan Agreement”) by and among ECLIPSE BUSINESS CAPITAL LLC (“Agent”), the Lenders party thereto, KASPIEN INC., a Washington corporation (the Borrower”) and each of the Loan Party Obligors and Other Obligors (as defined therein) party thereto.  Capitalized terms used in this Compliance Certificate have the meanings set forth in the Loan Agreement unless specifically defined herein.

Pursuant to Section 7.15 of the Loan Agreement, the undersigned Chief Financial Officer of Borrower Representative hereby certifies on behalf of each Borrower (solely in his capacity as an officer or Borrower Representative and not in his individual capacity) that:

1.          The financial statements of Borrowers for the ___ -month period ending _____________ attached hereto have been prepared in accordance with GAAP and fairly present the financial condition of Borrowers for the periods and as of the dates specified therein.

2.          As of the date hereof, there does not exist any Default or Event of Default.

3.          Borrowers are in compliance with the applicable financial covenants contained in Section 9 of the Loan Agreement for the periods covered by this Compliance Certificate.  Attached hereto are statements of all relevant facts and computations in reasonable detail sufficient to evidence Borrowers’ compliance with such financial covenants, which computations were made in accordance with GAAP.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this Compliance Certificate is executed by the undersigned this __ day of _______________, 202_.

 
KASPIEN INC., as Borrower Representative

  By:    
 
Name:
   
  Title: Chief Financial Officer  

Ex. F-1

Exhibit G
 
FORM OF ASSIGNMENT AND ASSUMPTION
 
Dated [___________ ___, 202_]
 
Reference is made to the Loan and Security Agreement dated as of February 20, 2020 among Kaspien Inc., a Washington corporation (the “Borrower”, the other Loan Party Obligors and Other Obligors party thereto, the lenders party thereto as “Lenders” and Eclipse Business Capital LLC, as agent (“Agent”) for the Lenders (as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Loan Agreement”).  Terms defined in the Loan Agreement are used herein as therein defined.
 
[____________], solely in its capacity as a Lender under the Loan Agreement (the “Assignor”), and [__________] (the “Assignee”) agree as follows:
 
1.          The Assignor hereby sells and assigns to the Assignee, without recourse, representation or warranty (except as expressly set forth elsewhere herein), and the Assignee hereby purchases and assumes from the Assignor, on the Effective Date (as defined below), an interest as set forth in Exhibit A attached hereto (the “Assigned Interest”) in and to (i) all of the Assignor’s right, title and interest with respect to the Loans set forth in Exhibit A, (ii) all of the Assignor’s right, title and interest with respect to the [Revolving Loan Commitment] of Assignor as set forth in Exhibit A and (iii) to the extent related thereto, all of the Assignor’s rights and obligations, solely as a Lender, under the Loan Agreement and any other Loan Document (including, without limitation, (A) the outstanding principal amount of the Loans made by the Assignor and assigned to Assignee hereunder, and (B) the Assignor’s pro rata share of the obligations owing by each Loan Party under the Loan Agreement and the Loan Documents).  The Assigned Interest (expressed as a percentage) in the Loans and the [Revolving Loan Commitment] is set forth in Exhibit A.
 
2.          The Assignor (i) represents and warrants as of the date hereof that [its Revolving Loan Commitment, or if its Revolving Loan Commitment shall have been terminated, the outstanding principal amount of its Revolving Loans], is set forth in Exhibit A (without giving effect to assignments thereof which have not yet become effective); (ii) represents and warrants that it is the legal and beneficial owner of the interest it is assigning hereunder; (iii) makes no representation or warranty and assumes no responsibility with respect to any statements, warranties or representations made by or in connection with the Loan Agreement or any other Loan Document or the execution, legality, validity, enforceability, genuineness, sufficiency or value of the Loan Agreement or any other Loan Document, or any other instrument or document furnished pursuant thereto; and (iv) makes no representation or warranty and assumes no responsibility with respect to the financial condition of any Loan Party or the performance or observance by any Loan Party of any of its obligations under the Loan Agreement, any other Loan Document or any other instrument or document furnished pursuant thereto.
 
3.          The Assignee represents and warrants that it has become a party hereto solely in reliance upon its own independent investigation of the financial and other circumstances surrounding the Loan Parties, the Collateral, the Loans, the Revolving Loan Commitments and all aspects of the transactions evidenced by or referred to in the Loan Documents, or has otherwise satisfied itself thereto, and that it is not relying upon any representation, warranty or statement (except any such representation, warranty or statement expressly set forth in this Assignment and Assumption) of the Assignor in connection with the assignment made under this Assignment and Assumption.  The Assignee further acknowledges that the Assignee will, independently and without reliance upon Agent, the Assignor or any other Lender and based upon the Assignee’s review of such documents and information as the Assignee deems appropriate at the time, make and continue to make its own credit decisions in entering into this Assignment and Assumption and taking or not taking action under the Loan Documents.  The Assignor shall have no duty or responsibility either initially or on a continuing basis to make any such investigation or any such appraisal on behalf of the Assignee or to provide the Assignee with any credit or other information with respect thereto, whether coming into its possession before the making of the initial extension of credit under the Loan Agreement or at any time or times thereafter.
 
Ex. G-1

4.           The Assignee represents and warrants to the Assignor that it has experience and expertise in the making of loans such as the Loans or with respect to the other types of credit which may be extended under the Loan Agreement; that it has acquired its Assigned Interest for its own account and not with any intention of selling all or any portion of such interest; and that it has received, reviewed and approved copies of all Loan Documents.
 
5.        The Assignor shall not be responsible to the Assignee for the execution, effectiveness, accuracy, completeness, legal effect, genuineness, validity, enforceability, collectibility or sufficiency of any of the Loan Documents or for any representations, warranties, recitals or statements made therein or in any written or oral statement or in any financial or other statements, instruments, reports, certificates or any other documents made or furnished or made available by the Assignor to the Assignee or by or on behalf of the Loan Parties to the Assignor or the Assignee in connection with the Loan Documents and the transactions contemplated thereby or for the financial condition or business affairs of the Loan Parties or any other Person liable for the payment of any Loans or payment of amounts owed in connection with other extensions of credit under the Loan Agreement or the value of the Collateral or any other matter.  The Assignor shall not be required to ascertain or inquire as to the performance or observance of any of the terms, conditions, provisions, covenants or agreements contained in any of the Loan Documents or as to the use of the proceeds of the Loans or other extensions of credit under the Loan Agreement or as to the existence or possible existence of any Event of Default.
 
6.         Each party to this Assignment and Assumption represents and warrants to the other party to this Assignment and Assumption that it has full power and authority to enter into this Assignment and Assumption and to perform its obligations under this Assignment and Assumption in accordance with the provisions set forth herein, that this Assignment and Assumption has been duly authorized, executed and delivered by such party and that this Assignment and Assumption constitutes a legal, valid and binding obligation of such party, enforceable in accordance with its terms, except as enforceability may be limited by applicable bankruptcy, moratorium or other similar laws affecting creditors’ rights generally and by general equitable principles.
 
7.          Each party to this Assignment and Assumption represents and warrants that the making and performance by it of this Assignment and Assumption do not and will not violate any law or regulation of the jurisdiction of its organization or any other law or regulation applicable to it.
 
8.          Each party to this Assignment and Assumption represents and warrants that all consents, licenses, approvals, authorizations, exemptions, registrations, filings, opinions and declarations from or with any agency, department, administrative authority, statutory corporation or judicial entity necessary for the validity or enforceability of its obligations under this Assignment and Assumption have been obtained, and no governmental authorizations other than any already obtained are required in connection with its execution, delivery and performance of this Assignment and Assumption.
 
9.          The Assignor represents and warrants that it is the legal and beneficial owner of the interest being assigned and that such interest is free and clear of any lien, security interest or other encumbrance.
 
Ex. G-2

10.        The Assignor makes no representation or warranty and assumes no responsibility with respect to the operations, condition (financial or otherwise), business or assets of the Loan Parties or the performance or observance by the Loan Parties of any of their obligations under the Loan Agreement or any other Loan Document.
 
11.        The Assignee appoints and authorizes Agent to take such action as agent on its behalf and to exercise such powers under the Loan Documents as are delegated to Agent by the terms thereof, together with such powers as are reasonably incidental thereto.
 
12.         The Assignee agrees that it will perform in accordance with their terms all of the obligations which by the terms of the Loan Agreement and the other Loan Documents are required to be performed by it as a Lender.
 
13.         The Assignee confirms that it has received all documents and information it has deemed appropriate to make its own credit analysis and decision to enter into this Assignment and Assumption.
 
14.         The Assignee specifies as its address for notices the office set forth beneath its name on the signature pages hereof.
 
15.         The effective date for this Assignment and Assumption (the “Effective Date”) shall be the date that is the latest of (a) the execution of this Assignment and Assumption, (b) the delivery of this Assignment and Assumption to Agent for acceptance, and (c) the date on which the Assignor has received the payment, in immediately available funds, by the Assignee of $[_____________], which amount represents the purchase price for the Assigned Interest.
 
16.          Upon acceptance of this Assignment and Assumption by Agent, as of the Effective Date (i) the Assignee shall, in addition to the rights and obligations under the Loan Agreement and the other Loan Documents held by it immediately prior to the Effective Date, have the rights and obligations under the Loan Agreement and the other Loan Documents that have been assigned to it pursuant to this Assignment and Assumption, and (ii) the Assignor shall, to the extent provided in this Assignment and Assumption, relinquish its rights and be released from its obligations under the Loan Agreement and the other Loan Documents that have been assigned by the Assignor to the Assignee pursuant to this Assignment and Assumption.
 
17.        Upon acceptance of this Assignment and Assumption by Agent, from and after the Effective Date, Agent shall make all payments under the Loan Agreement in respect of the rights assigned hereby (including, without limitation, all payments of principal, interest and fees with respect thereto) to the Assignee.  If the Assignor receives or collects any payment of interest or fees attributable to the interests assigned to Assignee by this Assignment and Assumption which has accrued after the Effective Date, the Assignor shall distribute to the Assignee such payment.  If the Assignee receives or collects any payment of interest or fees which is not attributable to the interests assigned to the Assignee by this Assignment and Assumption or which has accrued on or prior to the Effective Date, the Assignee shall distribute to the Assignor such payment.
 
18.        This Assignment and Assumption shall be delivered and accepted in and shall be deemed to be a contract made under and governed by the internal laws of the State of New York (but giving effect to federal laws applicable to national banks) applicable to contracts made and to be performed entirely within such state, without regard to conflict of laws principles.
 
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Ex. G-3

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused their duly authorized officers to execute this Assignment and Assumption as of the Effective Date.
 
 
[ASSIGNOR]
     
  By    
 
Name
   
  Title
   

 
NOTICE ADDRESS AND PAYMENT
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ASSIGNOR
   
     
     
     
 
Telephone No.  (___) ___-____
Telecopy No.    (___) ___-____
 

 
[ASSIGNEE]
     
  By    
 
Name
   
  Title
   

 
NOTICE ADDRESS AND PAYMENT
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ASSIGNEE
   
     
     
     
 
Telephone No.  (___) ___-____
Telecopy No.    (___) ___-____
 

Ex. G-4

ACCEPTED this _____ day
of ___________, 202_

ECLIPSE BUSINESS CAPITAL LLC,
as Agent

By    
Name
   
Title
 
 ]

Ex. G-5

Consented to this ___ day of __________, 202_
 
KASPIEN INC.

By:    
Name:
   
Title:
 
 

Ex. G-6

EXHIBIT A
 
Borrower:  Kaspien Inc.
 
Description of Loan Agreement:  Loan and Security Agreement, dated as of February 20, 2020 among Borrowers, the other Loan Party Obligors and Other Obligors party thereto, the lenders party thereto as “Lenders” and Eclipse Business Capital LLC as agent (“Agent”) for the Lenders (as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time).
 
Assigned Interests:
 
Assignors Interest Prior to
Assignment
Assigned
Interests
Assignors
Remaining Interest
 After Assignment
Assignees Pro
Rata Shares
Revolving Loans and Revolving Loan Commitments
     


Ex. G-7