This excerpt taken from the WEN 8-K filed Dec 27, 2007.
NOTE PURCHASE AGREEMENT
This NOTE PURCHASE AGREEMENT (the Agreement) is entered into as of December 21, 2007, by and among DFR MERGER COMPANY, LLC, an Illinois limited liability company (Buyer Sub), DEERFIELD & COMPANY LLC, an Illinois limited liability company (Deerfield & Co. and, together with the Buyer Sub, the Issuer), DEERFIELD TRIARC CAPITAL CORP., a Maryland corporation (DFR or the Parent), TRIARC DEERFIELD HOLDINGS, LLC, as Collateral Agent, the purchasers signatory hereto, as purchasers (in such capacity, the Purchasers) TRIARC DEERFIELD HOLDINGS, LLC (TDH), as administrative holder (in such capacity, the Administrative Holder), and each other Holder (as hereinafter defined) from time to time party hereto as provided herein.
WHEREAS, DFR, Buyer Sub and Deerfield & Co. have entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of December 21, 2007 (as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time in accordance with the provisions hereof and thereof, the Merger Agreement), with Triarc Companies, Inc., a Delaware corporation, and TDH and the other parties thereto (collectively, Sellers), to acquire all of the equity interests in Deerfield & Co. (the Acquisition);
WHEREAS, the Acquisition will be effected by a merger (the Merger) of Buyer Sub with and into Deerfield & Co., with Deerfield & Co. surviving the Merger such that the separate existence of Buyer Sub will cease as soon as the Merger becomes effective, and Deerfield & Co. will assume all of the liabilities of Buyer Sub by operation of law (including its obligations hereunder) and thereafter continue as the surviving entity and exist under the name it possessed immediately prior to the Merger. Upon the effectiveness of the Merger, Deerfield & Co. will be an indirect wholly-owned Subsidiary of DFR;
WHEREAS, the Issuer desires to issue $ 48, 868, 196 aggregate principal amount of Series A Senior Secured Notes due December 21, 2012, in the form attached hereto as Exhibit A (together with any such notes issued in substitution or replacement therefor as provided herein, the Notes), to finance, in part, the Merger; and
WHEREAS each Purchaser has agreed to receive Notes in an aggregate principal amount set forth opposite the name of such Purchaser on Schedule A as payment in full of the Aggregate Note Consideration to be paid to such Purchaser in accordance with the Merger Documentation;
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements herein contained, the parties hereto covenant and agree as follows: