AMENDMENT to THE SUPPLY AND OFFTAKE AGREEMENT
THIS AMENDMENT to THE SUPPLY AND OFFTAKE AGREEMENT (this “Amendment”), dated as of February 1, 2013 is made between J. Aron & Company, a general partnership organized under the laws of New York (“Aron”) located at 200 West Street, New York, New York 10282-2198, and Alon USA, LP (the “Company”), a limited partnership organized under the laws of Texas located at 12700 Park Central Dr., Suite 1600, Dallas, Texas 75251 (each referred to individually as a “Party” or collectively as the “Parties”).
Aron and the Company are parties to the Amended and Restated Supply and Offtake Agreement dated as of March 1, 2011 and as from time to time thereafter amended (the “S&O Agreement”) pursuant to which Aron has agreed to procure crude oil and other petroleum feedstocks for the Company for use at the Refinery and purchase all refined products produced by the Refinery (other than certain excluded products);
Aron and the Company have entered into that certain Supplemental Agreement to the Supply and Offtake Agreement dated October 31, 2011 (the “Supplemental Agreement”), which terms and conditions therein supplement and amend the S&O Agreement; and
Aron and the Company wish to amend certain terms and conditions of the S&O Agreement and accordingly, agree as follows:
Section 1.1 Defined Terms. All capitalized terms used in this Amendment (including in the Recitals hereto) and not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings assigned to them in the S&O Agreement.
Section 1.2 Interpretation. The rules of construction set forth in Section 1.2 of the S&O Agreement shall be applicable to this Amendment and are incorporated herein by this reference.
Section 2.1 Amendments as of Effective Date. Upon the effectiveness of this Amendment, the S&O Agreement shall be amended as follows:
(a) Sections 3.1 and 3.2 of the S&O Agreement are hereby amended and restated in their entirety to read as follows:
3.1 Term. This Agreement shall become effective on the Effective Date and, subject to Section 3.2, shall continue for a period starting at 00:00:01 a.m., CPT on the Commencement Date and ending at 11:59:59 p.m., CPT on May 31, 2019
(the “Term”; the last day of such Term being herein referred to as the “Expiration Date”, except as provided in Section 3.2 below).
3.2 Changing the Term. Aron may elect to terminate this Agreement early effective on May 31, 2016, May 31, 2017 or May 31, 2018 and the Company may elect to terminate this Agreement early effective on May 31, 2018; provided that no such election shall be effective unless the Party making such election (i) gives the other Party at least six (6) months prior notice of any such election pursuant to Article 26, (ii) concurrently exercises its right (or in the case of the Company, causes ARKS to exercise its rights) to terminate the ARKS Supply and Offtake Agreement and (iii) concurrently exercises its right (or in the case of the Company, causes ASI to exercise its rights) to terminate the ASI Supply and Offtake Agreement effective as of the same early termination date elected for this Agreement. If any early termination is properly elected pursuant to the preceding sentence, the effective date of such termination shall be the “Early Termination Date.
(b) By replacing, in their entirety, Schedules B-2 and D-2 to the S&O Agreement with the Schedules B-2 and D-2 attached hereto.
Section 2.2 References Within S&O Agreement. Each reference in the S&O Agreement to “this Agreement” and the words “hereof,” “hereto,” “herein,” “hereunder,” or words of like import, shall mean and be a reference to the S&O Agreement as heretofore amended and as amended by this Amendment.
Representations and Warranties
To induce the other Party to enter into this Amendment, each Party hereby represents and warrants that (i) it has the corporate, governmental or other legal capacity, authority and power to execute this Amendment, to deliver this Amendment and to perform its obligations under the Supply and Offtake Agreement, as amended hereby, and has taken all necessary action to authorize the foregoing; (ii) the execution, delivery and performance of this Amendment does not violate or conflict with any law applicable to it, any provision of its constitutional documents, any order or judgment of any court or Governmental Authority applicable to it or any of its assets or subject; (iii) all governmental and other consents required to have been obtained by it with respect to this Amendment have been obtained and are in full force and effect; (iv) its obligations under the Supply and Offtake Agreement, as amended hereby, constitute its legal, valid and binding obligations, enforceable in accordance with its terms (subject to applicable bankruptcy, reorganization, insolvency, moratorium or similar laws affecting creditors’ rights generally and subject, as to enforceability, to equitable principles of general application regardless of whether enforcement is sought in a proceeding in equity or at law) and (v) no Event of Default with respect to it has occurred and is continuing.
Section 4.1 S&O Agreement Otherwise Not Affected. Except for the amendments pursuant hereto, the S&O Agreement remains unchanged. As amended pursuant hereto, the S&O Agreement
remains in full force and effect and is hereby ratified and confirmed in all respects. The execution and delivery of, or acceptance of, this Amendment and any other documents and instruments in connection herewith by either Party shall not be deemed to create a course of dealing or otherwise create any express or implied duty by it to provide any other or further amendments, consents or waivers in the future.
Section 4.2 No Reliance. Each Party hereby acknowledges and confirms that it is executing this Amendment on the basis of its own investigation and for its own reasons without reliance upon any agreement, representation, understanding or communication by or on behalf of any other Person.
Section 4.3 Costs and Expenses. Each Party shall be responsible for any costs and expenses incurred by such Party in connection with the negotiation, preparation, execution and delivery of this Amendment and any other documents to be delivered in connection herewith.
Section 4.4 Binding Effect. This Amendment shall be binding upon, inure to the benefit of and be enforceable by the Company, Aron and their respective successors and assigns.
Section 4.5 Governing Law. THIS AMENDMENT SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, CONSTRUED AND ENFORCED UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO ITS CONFLICTS OF LAW PRINCIPLES THAT WOULD REQUIRE THE APPLICATION OF THE LAWS OF ANOTHER STATE.
Section 4.6 Amendments. This Amendment may not be modified, amended or otherwise altered except by written instrument executed by the Parties’ duly authorized representatives.
Section 4.7 Effectiveness; Counterparts. This Amendment shall be binding on the Parties as of the date on which it has been fully executed by the Parties. This Amendment may be executed in any number of counterparts and by different Parties hereto in separate counterparts, each of which when so executed shall be deemed to be an original and all of which taken together shall constitute but one and the same agreement.
Section 4.8 Interpretation. This Amendment is the result of negotiations between and have been reviewed by counsel to each of the Parties, and is the product of all Parties hereto. Accordingly, this Amendment shall not be construed against either Party merely because of such Party’s involvement in the preparation hereof.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties hereto have duly executed this Amendment to the S&O Agreement as of the date first above written.
J. ARON & COMPANY
By: /s/ Simon Collier
Name: Simon Collier
ALON USA, LP
By: Alon USA GP II, LLC
Its: General Partner
By: /s/ Shai Even
Name: Shai Even
Title: Senior Vice President and CFO