This excerpt taken from the FL 8-K filed May 21, 2008.
Other Taxes means any present or future stamp, documentary or mortgage recording taxes and any other excise or property taxes, or similar charges or levies, which arise from any payment made pursuant to the Loan
Documents or from the execution, delivery or enforcement of, or otherwise with respect to, the Loan Documents.
(b) Each payment by a Borrower to or for the account of any Bank Party under any Loan Document shall be made without deduction for any Taxes or Other Taxes; provided that, if a Borrower shall be required by law to deduct any Taxes or Other Taxes from any such payment, (i) the sum payable shall be increased as necessary so that after making all required deductions (including deductions applicable to additional sums payable under this Section 8.04) such Bank Party receives an amount equal to the sum it would have received had no such deductions been made, (ii) such Borrower shall make such deductions, (iii) such Borrower shall pay the full amount deducted to the relevant taxation authority or other authority in accordance with applicable law and (iv) such Borrower shall furnish to the Administrative Agent, at its address referred to in Section 9.01, the original or a certified copy of a receipt evidencing payment thereof.
(c) The relevant Borrower agrees to indemnify each Bank Party for the full amount of any Taxes or Other Taxes (including, without limitation, any Taxes or Other Taxes imposed or asserted by any jurisdiction on amounts payable under this Section 8.04) paid by such Bank Party and any liability (including penalties, interest and expenses) arising therefrom or with respect thereto, provided that such Borrower shall not indemnify any Bank Party for any penalties or interest on any Taxes or Other Taxes accrued during the period between the 15th day after such Bank Party has received a notice from the jurisdiction asserting such Taxes or Other Taxes and such later day on which such Bank Party has informed such Borrower of the receipt of such notice. This indemnification shall be paid within 15 days after such Bank Party makes demand therefor.
(d) Each Bank Party organized under the laws of a jurisdiction outside the United States, on or prior to the date of its execution and delivery of this Agreement in the case of each Bank Party listed on the signature pages hereof and on or prior to the date on which it becomes a Bank Party in the case of each other Bank Party, and from time to time thereafter if requested in writing by the Company (but only so long as such Bank Party remains lawfully able to do so), shall provide the Company with Internal Revenue Service Form W-8BEN or W-8ECI, as appropriate, or any successor form prescribed by the Internal Revenue Service, certifying that such Bank Party is entitled to benefits under an income tax treaty to which the United States is a party which exempts such Bank Party from United States withholding tax or reduces the rate of withholding tax on payments of interest for the account of such Bank Party or certifying that the income receivable pursuant to this Agreement is effectively connected with the conduct of a trade or business in the United States.
(e) For any period with respect to which a Bank Party has failed to provide the Company with the appropriate form as required by Section 8.04(d) (unless such failure is due to a change in treaty, law or regulation occurring subsequent to the date on which such form originally was required to be provided), such Bank Party shall not be entitled to indemnification under Section 8.04(b) or (c) with respect to Taxes (including penalties, interest and expenses) imposed by the United States; provided that if a Bank Party, which is otherwise exempt from or subject to a reduced rate of withholding tax, becomes subject to Taxes because of its failure to deliver a form required hereunder, the Borrowers shall take such steps as such Bank Party shall reasonably request to assist such Bank Party to recover such Taxes.
(f) If any Borrower is required to pay additional amounts to or for the account of any Bank Party pursuant to this Section 8.04, then such Bank Party will change the jurisdiction of its Applicable Lending Office or LC Office if, in the judgment of such Bank Party, such change (i) will eliminate or reduce any such additional payment which may thereafter accrue and (ii) is not otherwise disadvantageous to such Bank Party.
(g) If a Bank Party receives a notice from a taxing authority asserting any Taxes or Other Taxes for which any Borrower is required to indemnify such Bank Party under Section 8.04(c), it shall furnish to such Borrower a copy of such notice no later than 90 days after the receipt thereof. If such Bank Party has failed to furnish a copy of such notice to such Borrower within such 90-day period as required by this Section 8.04(g), such Borrower shall not be required to indemnify such Bank Party for any such Taxes or Other Taxes (including penalties, interest and expenses thereon) arising between the 90th day after such Bank Party has received such notice and the day on which such Bank Party has furnished to such Borrower a copy of such notice.
Section 8.05. Base Rate Loans Substituted for Affected Fixed Rate Loans. If (i) the obligation of any Bank to make or maintain Euro-Dollar Loans to any Borrower has been suspended pursuant to Section 8.02 or (ii) any Bank has demanded compensation under Section 8.03 or Section 8.04 with respect to its Euro-Dollar Loans to any Borrower and, in either case, the Company shall, by at least five Euro-Dollar Business Days prior notice to such Bank through the Administrative Agent, have elected that the provisions of this Section shall apply to such Bank, then, unless and until such Bank notifies the Company that the circumstances giving rise to such suspension or demand for compensation no longer exist, all Loans to such Borrower which would otherwise be made by such Bank as (or continued as or converted into) Euro-Dollar Loans, as the case may be, shall instead be Base Rate Loans (on which interest and principal shall be payable contemporaneously with the related Euro-Dollar Loans of the other Banks). If such Bank notifies the Company that the circumstances giving rise to such notice no longer apply, the principal amount of each such Base Rate Loan
shall be converted into a Euro-Dollar Loan, as the case may be, on the first day of the next succeeding Interest Period applicable to the related Euro-Dollar Loans of the other Banks.
Section 8.06. Substitution of Bank. If (i) the obligation of any Bank to make Euro-Dollar Loans has been suspended pursuant to Section 8.02 or (ii) any Bank has demanded compensation under Section 8.03 or Section 8.04, the Company shall have the right, with the assistance of the Administrative Agent, to seek a mutually satisfactory substitute bank or banks (which may be one or more of the Banks) to replace such Bank. Any substitution under this Section 8.06 may be accomplished, at the Companys option, either (i) by the replaced Bank assigning its rights and obligations hereunder to the replacement bank or banks pursuant to Section 9.06(c) at a mutually agreeable price or (ii) by the Company prepaying all outstanding Loans from the replaced Bank and terminating its Commitment on a date specified in a notice delivered to the Administrative Agent and the replaced Bank at least three Euro-Dollar Business Days before the date so specified (and compensating such Bank for any resulting funding losses as provided in Section 2.14) and concurrently the replacement bank or banks assuming a Commitment in an amount equal to the Commitment being terminated and making Loans in the same aggregate amount and having the same maturity date or dates as the Committed Loans being prepaid, all pursuant to documents reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent (and in the case of any document to be signed by the replaced Bank, reasonably satisfactory to such Bank). No such substitution shall relieve the Borrowers of their obligation to compensate and/or indemnify the replaced Bank as required by Sections 8.03 and 8.04 with respect to the period before it is replaced and to pay all accrued interest, accrued fees and other amounts owing to the replaced Bank hereunder.
(a) Notices Generally. Except as provided in subsection (b) below, all notices and other communications provided for herein shall be in writing and shall be delivered by hand or overnight courier service, mailed by certified or registered mail or sent by telecopier as follows:
(i) if to any Borrower, the Administrative Agent, any LC Agent, the Swing Line Bank, or any Joint Lead Arranger, to the address, telecopier number, electronic mail address or telephone number specified for such Person on Schedule 9.01; and
(ii) if to any other Bank, to the address, telecopier number, electronic mail address or telephone number specified in its Administrative Questionnaire.
Notices and other communications sent by hand or overnight courier service, or mailed by certified or registered mail, shall be deemed to have been given when received; notices and other communications sent by telecopier shall be deemed to have been given when sent (except that, if not given during normal business hours for the recipient, shall be deemed to have been given at the opening of business on the next business day for the recipient). Notices and other communications delivered through electronic communications to the extent provided in subsection (b) below shall be effective as provided in such subsection (b).
(b) Electronic Communications. Notices and other communications to the Bank Parties hereunder may be delivered or furnished by electronic communication (including e-mail and Internet or intranet websites) pursuant to procedures approved by the Administrative Agent, provided that the foregoing shall not apply to notices to any Bank Party pursuant to Article 2 if such Bank Party has notified the Administrative Agent that it is incapable of receiving notices under such Article by electronic communication. The Administrative Agent or the Company may, in its discretion, agree to accept notices and other communications to it hereunder by electronic communications pursuant to procedures approved by it, provided that approval of such procedures may be limited to particular notices or communications.
Unless the Administrative Agent otherwise prescribes, (i) notices and other communications sent to an e-mail address shall be deemed received upon the senders receipt of an acknowledgement from the intended recipient (such as by the return receipt requested function, as available, return e-mail or other written acknowledgement), provided that if such notice or other communication is not sent during the normal business hours of the recipient, such notice or communication shall be deemed to have been sent at the opening of business on the next business day for the recipient, and (ii) notices or communications posted to an Internet or intranet website shall be deemed received upon the deemed receipt by the intended recipient at its e-mail address as described in the foregoing clause (i) of notification that such notice or communication is available and identifying the website address therefor.
(c) The Platform. THE PLATFORM IS PROVIDED AS IS AND AS AVAILABLE. THE AGENT PARTIES (AS DEFINED BELOW) DO NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE COMPANY MATERIALS OR THE ADEQUACY OF THE PLATFORM, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR ERRORS IN OR OMISSIONS FROM THE COMPANY MATERIALS. NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS OR FREEDOM FROM VIRUSES OR OTHER CODE DEFECTS, IS MADE BY ANY AGENT PARTY IN CONNECTION WITH THE COMPANY MATERIALS OR THE PLATFORM. In no event shall the Administrative Agent or any of its Related Parties (collectively, the