This excerpt taken from the EYE 8-K filed Apr 3, 2007.
11.14 Tax Forms.
(a)(i) Each Lender that is not a United States person within the meaning of Section 7701(a)(30) of the Code (a Foreign Lender) shall deliver to the Administrative Agent and the Borrower, prior to or upon becoming a party to this Agreement (or upon accepting an assignment of an interest herein), two duly signed completed copies of either IRS Form W-8BEN or any successor thereto (relating to such Foreign Lender and entitling it to an exemption from, or reduction of, withholding tax on all payments to be made to such Foreign Lender by the Borrower pursuant to this Agreement) or IRS Form W-8ECI or any successor thereto (relating to all payments to be made to such Foreign Lender by the Borrower pursuant to this Agreement) or such other evidence satisfactory to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent that such Foreign Lender is entitled to an exemption from, or reduction of, U.S. withholding tax, including any exemption pursuant to Section 881(c) of the Code, and in the case of a Foreign Lender claiming such exemption under Section 881(c) of the Code, a certificate that establishes in writing to the Administrative Agent that such Foreign Lender is not (x) a bank within the meaning of Section 88l(c)(3)(A) of the Code, (y) a 10 percent shareholder of the Borrower within the meaning of Section 871(h)(3)(B) of the Code and (z) a controlled foreign corporation related to the Borrower within the meaning of Section 864(d) of the Code. Thereafter and from time to time, each such Foreign Lender shall (A) promptly submit to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent such additional duly completed and signed copies of one of such forms (or such successor forms as shall be adopted from time to time by the relevant United States Governmental Authority) as may then be available under then current United States laws and regulations, or such evidence as is satisfactory to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent, to claim any available exemption from or reduction of, United States withholding taxes in respect of all payments to be made to such Foreign Lender by the Borrower pursuant to this Agreement, (B) promptly notify the Borrower and the Administrative Agent of any change in circumstances which would modify or render invalid any claimed exemption or reduction, and (C) take such steps as shall not be materially disadvantageous to it, in the reasonable judgment of such Foreign Lender, and as may be reasonably necessary (including the re-designation of its Lending Office) to avoid any requirement of applicable Laws that the Borrower make any deduction or withholding for taxes from amounts payable to such Foreign Lender. Subject to Section 11.14(a)(iii), if the forms provided by a Foreign Lender at any time indicate a U.S. interest withholding rate in excess of zero, withholding tax at such rate shall be considered excluded from Taxes for periods governed by such forms; provided, however, that, if at the date of the Assignment and Assumption pursuant to which a Foreign Lender becomes a party to this Agreement, the Foreign Lender assignor was entitled to payments under subsection (a) of Section 3.01 in respect of U.S. withholding tax with respect to interest paid at such date, then, to such extent, Taxes shall include (in addition to withholding tax that may be imposed in the future or other amounts otherwise includible in Taxes) U.S. withholding tax, if any, applicable with respect to the Foreign Lender assignor on such date. If any form or document referred to in this subsection (a) requires the disclosure of information, other than information necessary to compute the tax payable and information required on the date hereof by IRS Forms W-8BEN or W-8ECI, that the Foreign Lender reasonably considers to be confidential, the Foreign Lender shall give notice thereof to the Borrower and shall not be obligated to include in such form or document such confidential information unless arrangements satisfactory to such Foreign Lender have been made to preserve the confidential nature of such information.
(ii) Each Foreign Lender, to the extent it does not act or ceases to act for its own account with respect to any portion of any sums paid or payable to such Foreign Lender under any of the Loan Documents (for example, in the case of a typical participation by such Foreign Lender), shall deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent on the date when such
Foreign Lender ceases to act for its own account with respect to any portion of any such sums paid or payable, and at such other times as may be necessary in the determination of the Administrative Agent (in the reasonable exercise of its discretion), (A) two duly signed completed copies of the forms or statements required to be provided by such Foreign Lender as set forth above in Section 11.14(a)(i), to establish the portion of any such sums paid or payable with respect to which such Foreign Lender acts for its own account that is not subject to U.S. withholding tax, and (B) two duly signed completed copies of IRS Form W-8IMY (or any successor thereto), together with any information such Foreign Lender chooses to transmit with such form, and any other certificate or statement of exemption required under the Code, to establish that such Foreign Lender is not acting for its own account with respect to a portion of any such sums payable to such Foreign Lender. Any Foreign Lender who provides forms or statements pursuant to Section 11.14(a)(ii)(A) shall be subject to Section 11.14(a)(i) to the extent of the portion of the sums paid or payable with respect to which such Foreign Lender acts for its own account.
(iii) The Borrower shall not be required to pay any additional amount to any Foreign Lender under Section 3.01, (A) with respect to any Taxes required to be deducted or withheld on the basis of the information, certificates or statements of exemption such Foreign Lender transmits with an IRS Form W-8IMY pursuant to this Section 11.14(a) or (B) if such Foreign Lender shall have failed to satisfy the foregoing provisions of this Section 11.14(a); provided that if such Foreign Lender shall have satisfied the requirement of this Section 11.14(a) on the date such Foreign Lender became a Lender or ceased to act for its own account with respect to any payment under any of the Loan Documents, nothing in this Section 11.14(a) shall relieve the Borrower of its obligation to pay any amounts pursuant to Section 3.01 in the event that, solely as a result of any Change in Law, such Foreign Lender is no longer properly entitled to deliver forms, certificates or other evidence at a subsequent date establishing the fact that such Foreign Lender or other Person for the account of which such Foreign Lender receives any sums payable under any of the Loan Documents is not subject to withholding or is subject to withholding at a reduced rate; provided, further, that should a Foreign Lender become subject to Taxes because of its failure to satisfy the foregoing provisions of this Section 11.14(a), the Borrower shall take such steps as such Foreign Lender shall reasonably request to assist such Foreign Lender in recovering such Taxes.
(iv) The Borrower or the Administrative Agent may, without reduction, withhold any taxes required to be deducted and withheld from any payment under any of the Loan Documents with respect to which the Borrower is not required to pay additional amounts under Section 3.01 or this Section 11.14(a).
(b) Upon the request of the Borrower or the Administrative Agent, each Lender that is a United States person within the meaning of Section 7701(a)(30) of the Code shall deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent two duly signed completed copies of IRS Form W-9. If such Lender fails to deliver such forms, then the Borrower or the Administrative Agent may withhold from any interest payment to such Lender an amount equivalent to the applicable backup withholding tax imposed by the Code, without reduction.
(c) If any Governmental Authority asserts that the Administrative Agent did not properly withhold or backup withhold, as the case may be, any Tax or other amount from payments made to or for the account of any Lender, such Lender shall indemnify the Administrative Agent therefor, including all penalties and interest, any Taxes imposed by any jurisdiction on the amounts payable to the Administrative Agent under this Section, and costs and expenses (including Attorney Costs) of the Administrative Agent. The obligation of the Lenders under this Section shall survive the termination of the Aggregate Commitments, repayment of all other Obligations hereunder and the resignation of the Administrative Agent.