GLOBAL PARTNERS LP 8-K 2010
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): January 26, 2010
GLOBAL PARTNERS LP
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
P.O. Box 9161
800 South Street
Waltham, Massachusetts 02454-9161
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
The description of the consent to the Credit Agreement described below under Item 2.03 is incorporated in this Item 1.01 by reference.
Pursuant to Section 7.19 of Global Partners LPs Credit Agreement dated October 4, 2005 (as amended, the Credit Agreement), the Borrowers (as such term is defined in the Credit Agreement) shall not make or become legally obligated to make any Capital Expenditures (as such term is defined in the Credit Agreement) in any fiscal year that exceed, in the aggregate, $10.0 million for such fiscal year. The Borrowers have requested to make or become legally obligated to make Capital Expenditures in the fiscal year ending December 31, 2010 in an aggregate amount which does not exceed $20.0 million for such fiscal year (the Capital Expenditures Increase). On January 26, 2010, the lenders under the Credit Agreement consented to such Capital Expenditures Increase provided (a) no Default or Event of Default (as defined in the Credit Agreement) has occurred and is continuing as of the date of such consent, at the time of making or becoming legally obligated to make any such Capital Expenditures, or as a result of making or becoming legally obligated to make any such Capital Expenditures; (b) the aggregate amount of Capital Expenditures does not exceed $20.0 million for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2010; (c) such Capital Expenditures Increase is only for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2010; and (d) the Borrowers pay a work fee of $5,000 for each such consenting lender. The consent is filed hereto as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
10.1 Consent Regarding Capital Expenditure Limit for 2010 Fiscal Year, dated as of January 26, 2010, among Global Operating LLC, Global Companies LLC, Global Montello Group Corp., Glen Hes Corp. and Chelsea Sandwich LLC, as borrowers, Global Partners LP, Global GP LLC and Global Energy Marketing LLC, as guarantors, each lender from time to time party to the Credit Agreement, and Bank of America, N.A., as Administrative Agent and L/C Issuer
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.