This excerpt taken from the FUN 8-K filed Dec 17, 2009.
EBITDA” shall mean, with respect to the Company and the Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis for any period, Consolidated Net Income (as defined below) plus (a) the sum of without duplication:
(i) to the extent deducted or otherwise excluded in calculating Consolidated Net Income for such period, provision for taxes based on income, profits or capital of the Company and the Subsidiaries for such period, without duplication, including, without limitation, state franchise and similar taxes, and including an amount equal to the amount of tax distributions actually made to the holders of equity interests of the Company and the Subsidiaries in respect of such period, which shall be included as though such amounts had been paid as income taxes directly by the Company or any Subsidiary; plus
(ii) to the extent deducted or otherwise excluded in calculating Consolidated Net Income for such period, Consolidated Fixed Charges of the Company and the Subsidiaries for such period; plus
(iii) to the extent deducted or otherwise excluded in calculating Consolidated Net Income for such period, depreciation, amortization (including amortization of intangibles but excluding amortization of prepaid cash expenses that were paid in a prior period) and other non-cash expenses (excluding any such non-cash charges or expenses to the extent that it represents an accrual of or reserve for cash expenses in any future period or amortization of a prepaid cash expense that was paid in a prior period) of the Company and the Subsidiaries for such period; plus
(iv) to the extent deducted or otherwise excluded in calculating Consolidated Net Income for such period, the amount of any restructuring charges or expenses (which, for the avoidance of doubt, shall include retention payments and special supplemental bonus payable in connection with the Transactions or otherwise, exit costs, severance payments, systems establishment costs or excess pension charges); plus
(vi) improvements to EBITDA due to operating expense reductions and other operating improvements or synergies in respect of actions taken that are expected to be realized within 12 months from the date of determination as determined in good faith by the Company as certified by a financial officer of the Company; minus
(b) non-cash items increasing such Consolidated Net Income for such period (excluding the recognition of deferred revenue or any non-cash items which represent the reversal of any accrual of, or reserve for, anticipated cash charges in any prior period and
1 The EBITDA Scheduled Adjustments shall mean the Pro Forma EBITDA Adjustments on Schedule I attached hereto.
any items for which cash was received in any prior period);
in each case, on a consolidated basis and determined in accordance with GAAP.
Notwithstanding the preceding, the provision for taxes based on the income or profits of, the Consolidated Fixed Charges of, the depreciation and amortization and other non-cash expenses or non-cash items of and the restructuring charges or expenses of, a Subsidiary of the Company will be added to (or subtracted from, in the case of non-cash items described in clause (b) above) Consolidated Net Income to compute EBITDA, (A) in the same proportion that the Net Income of such Subsidiary was added to compute such Consolidated Net Income of the Company, and (B) only to the extent that a corresponding amount of the Net Income of such Subsidiary would be permitted at the date of determination to be dividended or distributed to the Company by such Subsidiary without prior governmental approval (that has not been obtained), and without direct or indirect restriction pursuant to the terms of its charter and all agreements, instruments, judgments, decrees, orders, statutes, rules and governmental regulations applicable to that Subsidiary or its stockholders.