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Exhibit 10.11

Execution Version

AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO CREDIT AGREEMENT

This Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement (this “Amendment”), dated as of December 8, 2020, is among Kimbell Royalty Partners, LP, a Delaware limited partnership (the “Borrower”), each of the Guarantors party hereto (the “Guarantors”), the undersigned Continuing Lenders (as defined below), the Exiting Lenders (as defined below), Citibank, N.A., as Administrative Agent for the Lenders (in such capacity, the “Administrative Agent”), and, solely for purposes of Sections 4, 11, and 13 of this Amendment, the Original Administrative Agent (as defined below).

INTRODUCTION

A.        The Borrower, the financial institutions party thereto as lenders (the “Existing Lenders”), and Frost Bank, a Texas state bank, as administrative agent for the Existing Lenders (in such capacity, the “Original Administrative Agent”) have entered into the Credit Agreement dated as of January 11, 2017 (the “Original Credit Agreement”).

B.         The Borrower, the Existing Lenders party thereto and the Original Administrative Agent, as administrative agent, have entered into the Amendment No. 1 to the Credit Agreement dated as of July 12, 2018 (“Amendment No. 1”) which Amendment No. 1 amended the Original Credit Agreement (the Original Credit Agreement as amended  by Amendment No. 1 and as otherwise amended, supplemented or otherwise modified and in effect immediately prior to the effectiveness of this Amendment, the “Existing Credit Agreement”).

C.         In connection with the Existing Credit Agreement, the Borrower and the Guarantors (the “Existing Guarantors”) entered into the “Security Documents” (as defined in the Existing Credit Agreement, hereafter the “Existing Security Documents”) pursuant to which the Borrower and the Guarantors granted “Liens” (as defined in the Existing Credit Agreement, hereafter the “Existing Liens”) on the “Collateral” (as defined in the Existing Credit Agreement, hereinafter the “Existing Collateral”) for the benefit of the Secured Parties (as defined in the Existing Credit Agreement, hereinafter the “Existing Secured Parties”).

D.        In connection with this Amendment, the Borrower, Frost Bank, on behalf of itself and the Existing Lenders in its capacity as the Original Administrative Agent and on behalf of the Existing Secured Parties, and the Administrative Agent will enter into the Master Assignment Agreement (hereinafter defined) pursuant to which the Original Administrative Agent will assign to the Administrative Agent as successor administrative agent (the “Successor Administrative Agent”) the Existing Security Documents and the Existing Liens.

E.         On the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date (hereinafter defined), this Amendment shall amend in its entirety the Existing Credit Agreement and renew and extend the extensions of credit thereunder, such that all outstanding “Loans” (as defined in the Existing Credit Agreement) shall be refinanced and deemed made under the Credit Agreement (hereinafter defined) and shall constitute Loans for all purposes under the Credit Agreement, all “Letters of Credit” (as defined in the Existing Credit Agreement) shall be deemed issued under the Credit Agreement and all “Obligations” (as defined in the Existing Credit Agreement, hereafter the “Existing Obligations”)


under the Existing Credit Agreement shall constitute Obligations under the Credit Agreement, provided, however, that the execution and delivery of this Amendment or any of the Credit Documents pursuant hereto shall not constitute a novation of such the Existing Obligations.

F.         The Existing Guarantors are party to that certain Guarantee, dated as of February 8, 2017 (as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, including by this Amendment, the “Guarantee”), in favor of the Original Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties.

G.        The Borrower and the Existing Guarantors are party to that certain Pledge and Security Agreement, dated as of February 8, 2017 (as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, including by this Amendment, the “Pledge and Security Agreement”), in favor of the Original Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties.

H.        The Borrower has requested an increase in the Total Commitment, and in connection therewith, an allocation of Commitments as provided in the Credit Agreement.  On the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date (i) each of Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, Fifth Third Bank, and BOKF, N.A. dba Bank of Texas (each an “Exiting Lender” and collectively the “Exiting Lenders”), will cease to be Lenders and the Exiting Lenders shall have no Commitments under the Credit Agreement, and (ii) each of Citibank, N.A., BBVA USA, Truist Bank, KeyBank, N.A., Independent Financial, and UMB Bank, N.A. (each a “New Lender” and collectively the “New Lenders”, and the New Lenders, together with the Existing Lenders (other than the Exiting Lenders), the “Continuing Lenders”) will become Lenders (under and as defined in the Credit Agreement) such that after giving effect to the increase in the Total Commitment and the allocation of Commitments, the Commitments of the Continuing Lenders shall be as set forth on Schedule 13.2 of the Credit Agreement.

THEREFORE, in fulfillment of the foregoing, the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, (solely for purposes of Sections 4, 11 and 13 of this Amendment) the Original Administrative Agent, the undersigned Continuing Lenders and the undersigned Exiting Lenders hereby agree as follows:

Section 1.        Definitions; References.  Unless otherwise defined in this Amendment, each term used in this Amendment which is defined in the Credit Agreement has the meaning assigned to such term in the Credit Agreement after giving effect to this Amendment.

Section 2.        Agents.  On the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date, Citibank, N.A., will become Lead Arranger and Syndication Agent under the Credit Agreement; BBVA USA, Frost Bank and Truist Bank, will become Joint Lead Arrangers and BBVA USA, Frost Bank and Truist Bank will become Co-Documentation Agents under the Credit Agreement.

Section 3.       Amendment of Existing Credit Agreement.  Upon the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions specified in Section 8 of this Amendment, effective as of the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date, the Existing Credit Agreement (including its Exhibits and Schedules) is hereby amended to read in its entirety as set forth in Annex A attached hereto (such agreement as set forth in such Annex A (but without the Annex A designation on the cover page) as hereinafter amended, modified, supplemented, waived or amended and restated from time to time the “Credit

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Agreement”) and the terms and provisions of the Credit Agreement supersede the terms and provisions of the Existing Credit Agreement.  The Credit Agreement is not a new or substitute credit agreement or novation of the Existing Credit Agreement.  The Obligations of Borrower and the other Loan Parties evidenced under the Credit Agreement and the other Credit Documents are given in renewal, extension and modification, but not in extinguishment, novation or discharge, of the Existing Obligations. From and after the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date, (i) all references to the Existing Credit Agreement (or to any amendment, supplement, modification or amendment and restatement thereof) in the Credit Documents (other than in the Credit Agreement) shall be deemed to refer to the Existing Credit Agreement as amended hereby and (ii) all references to any section (or subsection) of the Existing Credit Agreement in any Credit Document (other than the Credit Agreement) shall be amended to be references to the corresponding provisions of the Credit Agreement.  Each Existing Lender hereby waives any requirements for notice of prepayment, minimum amounts of prepayments of the Loans thereunder, ratable reductions of the Commitments of Lenders under the Credit Documents (as defined in the Existing Credit Agreement, the “Existing Credit Documents”) and ratable payments on account of the principal or interest of any Loan under the Existing Credit Documents to the extent that any such prepayment, reductions or payments are required to ensure that, upon the effectiveness of the Credit Agreement, the Loans of the Lenders shall be outstanding on a ratable basis in accordance with their respective Commitment Percentages.

Section 4.        New Lenders, Existing Lenders and Allocation of the Commitments.

Each New Lender is hereby added to the Credit Agreement as a Lender and agrees to be bound by all the terms and provisions of the Credit Agreement binding on a Lender.  Each New Lender (i) confirms that it has received a copy of the Existing Credit Agreement together with copies of the financial statements referred to therein and such other documents and information as it has deemed appropriate to make its own credit analysis and decision to enter into this Amendment; (ii) agrees that it will, independently and without reliance upon the Original Administrative Agent, the Administrative Agent, any Issuing Bank, any Exiting Lender, any Existing Lender or any other Lender or agent and based on such documents and information as it shall deem appropriate at the time, continue to make its own credit decisions in entering into and taking or not taking action under the Credit Agreement; (iii) appoints and authorizes the Original Administrative Agent and the Administrative Agent to take such action as agent on its behalf and to exercise such powers under the Credit Agreement and the other Credit Documents as are delegated to the Administrative Agent by the terms thereof, together with such powers as are reasonably incidental thereto; and (iv) agrees that it will perform in accordance with their terms all of the obligations which by the terms of the Credit Agreement are required to be performed by it as a Lender.  By its execution of this Amendment, the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and the Issuing Banks hereby (i) consent to the addition of the New Lenders, as and to the extent required under Section 13.6 of the Credit Agreement, and (ii) agree that the Exiting Lenders shall cease to be Lenders under the Credit Agreement effective on the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date.

Each of the Existing Lenders, the Continuing Lenders and the Administrative Agent have agreed among themselves to effectuate an assignment and assumption with respect to the Existing Lenders’ (a) rights and obligations in their capacity as Existing Lenders under the Existing Credit Agreement and any other documents or instruments delivered pursuant thereto to the extent related to all or any of such outstanding rights and obligations of such Existing Lenders under the Existing

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Credit Agreement (including any letters of credit and guarantees included in such facility) and (b) to the extent permitted to be assigned under applicable law, all claims, suits, causes of action and any other rights of the Existing Lenders (in their capacity as an Existing Lender) against any Person, whether known or unknown, arising under or in connection with the Existing Credit Agreement, any other documents or instruments delivered pursuant thereto or the loan transactions governed thereby or in any way based on or related to any of the foregoing, including contract claims, tort claims, malpractice claims, statutory claims and all other claims at law or in equity related to the rights and obligations sold and assigned pursuant to clause (a) above (the rights and obligations sold and assigned pursuant to clauses (a) and (b) above being referred to herein collectively as the “Assigned Interests”) in order to, among other things, to reallocate the Commitments (as defined in the Existing Credit Agreement, the “Existing Commitments”) and the Loans (as defined in the Existing Credit Agreement, the “Existing Loans”) to the Continuing Lenders under the Credit Agreement.  The parties hereto hereby consent to the Existing Lenders’ assignment of the Assigned Interests to the Continuing Lenders and the assumption by the Continuing Lenders of such Assigned Interests and the reallocation of the Existing Commitments and the Existing Loans in accordance with this Section 4.  On the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date, after giving effect to the assignments and assumptions of the Assigned Interests and the reallocation of the Existing Loans and the Existing Commitments pursuant to this Section 4, the Commitment of each Continuing Lender shall be as set forth on Schedule 13.2 of the Credit Agreement.  With respect to such Commitment, each Continuing Lender shall be deemed to have acquired the Assigned Interests allocated to it from the Existing Lenders or assigned the Assigned Interests to the other Continuing Lenders pursuant to the terms of the Assignment and Assumption attached to the Existing Credit Agreement as Exhibit E as if each such Continuing Lender, each Existing Lender, the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Banks and the Borrower, as applicable, had executed an Assignment and Assumption Agreement with respect to such allocation.  In connection with the assignment and assumption of Assigned Interests contemplated in this Section 4 and for the purposes of such assignment and assumption only, the parties hereto, as applicable, hereby agree to waive the processing and recordation fees required under Section 13.6 of the Existing Credit Agreement.

Upon the occurrence of the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date, each of the Exiting Lenders shall automatically cease to be a Lender under the Credit Agreement (provided that those provisions of the Existing Credit Agreement and each other Existing Credit Document that, by their terms continue to apply to any Exiting Lender after such Exiting Lender no longer has a Commitment or is no longer a Lender party to the Existing Credit Agreement shall continue to apply to such Exiting Lender in accordance with the Existing Credit Agreement or such other Existing Credit Documents).  For the avoidance of doubt the parties hereto acknowledge and agree that the Liens created by the mortgages and deeds of trust securing the Existing Credit Agreement and the Existing Security Documents shall be carried forward to secure the Obligations and evidenced by the Security Documents and have not been released or impaired in any way.

Each of the Exiting Lenders that holds a Note agrees to promptly return such Note to the Borrower marked “cancelled”.

The parties hereto further agree that the Credit Agreement and the Notes shall serve to extend, renew and continue, but not extinguish or novate, the Notes under the Existing Credit

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Agreement and the corresponding Loans and to amend, but not to extinguish or cause to be novated the Indebtedness under, the Existing Credit Agreement.

The Existing Lenders hereby authorize and empower (i) the Original Administrative Agent to execute and deliver to the Administrative Agent assignments of Liens, including UCC-3 assignments, to effectuate the assignments contemplated hereby and by the Master Assignment Agreement and (ii) each of the Original Administrative Agent and the Administrative Agent to execute and deliver such amendments and modifications to the Existing Security Documents, and to make such filings as are reasonably necessary to make the assignments contemplated hereby and by the Master Assignment Agreement of record as they may reasonably determine are appropriate.

Section 5.        Reaffirmation of Liens and Guarantee.

(a)        The Borrower and the Guarantors (i) are parties to certain Security Documents securing and supporting the Obligations under the Credit Documents, (ii) represent and warrant that they have no defenses to the enforcement of the Security Documents and that according to their terms the Security Documents will continue in full force and effect to secure the Obligations under the Credit Documents, as the same may be amended, supplemented, or otherwise modified, and (iii) acknowledge, represent, and warrant that the liens and security interests created by the Security Documents are valid and subsisting and create a Lien on the Collateral to secure the Obligations under the Credit Documents, as the same may be amended, supplemented, or otherwise modified.

(b)        Each Guarantor hereby ratifies, confirms, and acknowledges that its obligations under the Guarantee are in full force and effect and that such Guarantor continues to unconditionally and irrevocably guarantee the full and punctual payment, when due, whether the stated maturity or earlier by acceleration or otherwise, of all of the Guaranteed Obligations (as defined in the Guarantee), as such Guaranteed Obligations may have been amended by this Amendment. Each such Guarantor hereby acknowledges that its execution and delivery of this Amendment does not indicate or establish an approval or consent requirement by such Guarantor under the Guarantee in connection with the execution and delivery of amendments, modifications, supplements, amendments and restatements or waivers to the Credit Agreement, the Notes or any of the other Credit Documents.

Section 6.        Representations and Warranties.  Each of the Borrower and the Guarantors represents and warrants to the Administrative Agent, the Lenders and the Issuing Banks that:

(a)        the representations and warranties set forth in the Credit Agreement and in the other Credit Documents are true and correct in all material respects (except to the extent any such representation is qualified by materiality or “material adverse effect”, in which case such representation shall be true and correct in all respects) on and as of the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date (except for any such representations and warranties that were made as of a specified date, in which case such representations and warranties were true and correct in all material respects as of such earlier date (except to the extent any such representation is qualified by materiality or “material adverse effect”, in which case such representation shall be true and correct in all respects as of such earlier date));

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(b)        (i) the execution, delivery, and performance of this Amendment are within its limited partnership or limited liability company power, as appropriate, and the authority of the Borrower and the Guarantors and have been duly authorized by appropriate proceedings and (ii) this Amendment constitutes a legal, valid and binding obligation of the Borrower and the Guarantors, enforceable against the Borrower and the Guarantors in accordance with its terms, except as limited by applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium, or similar laws affecting the rights of creditors generally and general principles of equity; and

(c)        as of the effectiveness of this Amendment and immediately after giving effect thereto, no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing.

Section 7.        Effectiveness.  Subject to the last paragraph of this Section, and notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Amendment (including the representations and warranties set forth in Section 6 and Section 7 hereof), this Amendment shall become effective (the date of effectiveness being the “Amendment No. 2 Effective Date”) and all outstanding “Loans” (as defined in the Existing Credit Agreement) shall be refinanced and deemed made under the Credit Agreement and shall constitute Loans for all purposes under the Credit Agreement and all “Letters of Credit” (as defined in the Existing Credit Agreement) shall be deemed issued by Frost Bank, as an Issuing Bank, under the Credit Agreement and the Existing Obligations shall constitute Obligations under the Credit Agreement, upon the satisfaction (or waiver by the Administrative Agent) of the following:

(a)        Documentation. The Administrative Agent shall have received the following:

(i)         Executed Amendment.  The Administrative Agent (or its counsel) shall have received from each party hereto either (i) a counterpart of this Amendment signed on behalf of such party or (ii) written evidence satisfactory to the Administrative Agent (which may include electronic transmission of a signed signature page of this Amendment) that such party has signed a counterpart of this Amendment.

(ii)       Secretary’s Certificates of the Credit Parties.  The Administrative Agent shall have received, in the case of each Credit Party, each of the items referred to in subclauses (1), (2) and (3) below:

(1)        a certificate as to the good standing (to the extent such concept or a similar concept exists under the laws of such jurisdiction) of each such Credit Party as of a recent date from such Secretary of State (or other similar official) of the jurisdiction of its organization;

(2)        a certificate of the Secretary or Assistant Secretary or similar officer of each Credit Party dated the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date  and certifying:

(A)  that attached thereto is a true and complete copy of (i) the partnership agreement, limited liability company agreement or other equivalent governing documents of such Credit Party as in effect on the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date and at all times since a date prior

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to the date of the resolutions described in clause (B) below and (ii) the certificate of limited partnership, articles of incorporation or certificate of formation of such Credit Party,

(B)   that attached thereto is a true and complete copy of resolutions duly adopted by the board of directors (or managing general partner, managing member or equivalent) of such Credit Party authorizing the execution, delivery and performance of this Amendment and the other Credit Documents to which such Person is a party and, in the case of the Borrower, the Loans under the Credit Agreement, and that such resolutions have not been modified, rescinded or amended and are in full force and effect on the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date, that the certificate of limited partnership, articles of incorporation or certificate of formation of such Credit Party has not been amended since the date of the last amendment thereto disclosed pursuant to subclause (ii) above, and

(C)   as to the incumbency and specimen signature of each officer executing any Credit Document or any other document delivered in connection herewith on behalf of such Credit Party (or its general partner or equivalent), and

(3)        a certificate of a director or an officer as to the incumbency and specimen signature of the Secretary or Assistant Secretary or similar officer executing the certificate pursuant to subclause (2) above.

(iii)      Security Documents.  All of the Security Documents, including UCC-3 or other applicable personal property and financing statement amendments or assignments reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent to be filed, registered or recorded to effectuate the assignment contemplated by the Master Assignment Agreement shall have been duly executed and delivered to the Administrative Agent for filing, registration or recording and none of the Collateral shall be subject to any other pledges, security interests or mortgages, except for Permitted Liens.

(iv)       Legal Opinions.  A customary written opinion of Baker Botts L.L.P., counsel to the Credit Parties, (i) dated the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date, (ii) addressed to the Administrative Agent, the Lenders and each Issuing Bank and (ii) in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent. The Borrower and the other Credit Parties hereby instruct such counsel to deliver such legal opinion.

(v)        A certificate of an Authorized Officer of the Borrower certifying that the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, immediately after giving effect to the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Amendment, are, as of the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date, Solvent.

(vi)       A certificate of an Authorized Officer of the Borrower as to the matters set forth in Section 7(c) hereof.

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(vii)     Notes.  Duly executed Notes for each Continuing Lender that has requested a Note.

(viii)    Title Diligence.  Title information reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent under the circumstances in light of the Borrower’s business and operations with respect to the Oil and Gas Properties evaluated in the Initial Reserve Report (as defined below) constituting not less than sixty percent (60%) of the PV-9 of PDP Reserves by value.

(ix)       Financial Statements.  The following:

(1)        with respect to the Borrower and the Subsidiaries, (i) audited consolidated Financial Statements for the three most recently completed fiscal years (provided, that such Financial Statements comprised of a balance sheet shall only be required for the two most recently completed fiscal years) ended at least 90 days prior to the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date and (ii)  unaudited Financial Statements for each interim fiscal quarter ended since the last audited Financial Statements and at least 45 days prior to the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date;

(2)        customary projections of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent on a quarterly basis commencing with the fiscal quarter ending June 30, 2020 through the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022.

(x)        PATRIOT Act.  At least 3 Business Days prior to the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date (to the extent requested at least 5 Business Days prior thereto), all documentation and other information required by regulatory authorities under applicable “know your customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including, without limitation, the PATRIOT Act and the requirements of 31 C.F.R. §1010.230.

(xi)       Copies of insurance certificates evidencing the insurance required to be maintained by the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries by Section 9.3 of the Credit Agreement.

(xii)     Copies of the duly executed Master Assignment Agreement (the “Master Assignment Agreement”), in such number of copies as the Administrative Agent may specify, and in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, among the Original Administrative Agent, the Administrative Agent and the Borrower pursuant to which the Original Administrative Agent assigns to the Administrative Agent the Existing Security Documents and the Existing Liens.

(xiii)    Copies for the Lenders of the reserve report (the “Initial Reserve Report”) with respect to the Borrower’s and its subsidiaries’ oil and gas properties, dated July 1, 2020 prepared by the Borrower, which the Administrative Agent confirms is in a form reasonably satisfactory to it.

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(xiv)     UCC and other lien searches for each of the Credit Parties reflecting the absence of liens and security interests other than those being continued in favor of the Administrative Agent or Permitted Liens.

(b)        Fees and Expenses.  The Administrative Agent shall have received all fees due and payable on or prior to the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date, including all fees then due pursuant to the Fee Letter (including the fees and expenses of a single outside counsel for the Administrative Agent to the extent invoiced at least two (2) Business Days prior to the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date) and, to the extent invoiced at least two (2) Business Days prior to the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date, all other amounts due and payable pursuant to the Credit Documents on or prior to the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date, including, to the extent invoiced, reimbursement or payment of all reasonable out-of-pocket expenses (including reasonable fees, charges and disbursements of a single outside counsel and recording fee for the filing of the Security Documents) required to be reimbursed or paid by the Credit Parties hereunder or under any Credit Document.

(c)        On the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date, immediately after giving effect to the transactions contemplated by this Amendment, (a) no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing and (b) all representations and warranties made by any Credit Party contained herein or in the other Credit Documents shall be true and correct in all material respects with the same effect as though such representations and warranties had been made on and as of the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date (except where such representations and warranties expressly relate to an earlier date, in which case such representations and warranties shall have been true and correct in all material respects as of such earlier date).

(d)        The Borrower shall have maintained and have in effect the hedging agreements set forth in Schedule 8.18 of the Credit Agreement.

(e)        Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Amendment, the Credit Agreement or in any other Credit Document, to the extent that any security interest in the Collateral (other than any Collateral the security interest in which may be perfected by (x) the filing of a UCC financing statement under the Uniform Commercial Code or (y) the delivery of certificated equity interests constituting Collateral), is not or cannot be perfected on the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date after the Borrower’s use of commercially reasonable efforts to do so (without undue burden or cost), then the perfection of such security interest will not constitute a condition precedent to the effectiveness of this Amendment and the availability of the Loans and Letters of Credit under the Credit Agreement on the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date, but such security interest will be required to be perfected in accordance with Section 8(a) hereof.

The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify the Continuing Lenders, the Exiting Lenders and the Borrower when the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date shall have occurred and such notice shall be binding on the parties hereto.

Section 8.        Post-Closing Requirements.

(a)        Within ninety (90) days after the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date (or such later date as the Administrative Agent may agree in its sole discretion), the Restricted Subsidiaries

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shall have executed and delivered to the Administrative Agent such additional Security Documents that, together with existing Security Documents granting a Lien on the Borrower’s and Restricted Subsidiaries’ Oil and Gas Properties will cause the Borrower to be in compliance with the Minimum Collateral Coverage.

(b)        Within thirty (30) days after the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date (or such later date as the Administrative Agent may agree in its sole discretion), the Credit Parties shall have delivered account control agreements, duly and validly executed by the Credit Parties, the Administrative Agent, and the applicable depositary bank or securities intermediary, and reflecting compliance with Section 9.17 of the Credit Agreement.

(c)        Within ninety (90) days after the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date (or such later date as the Administrative Agent may agree in its sole discretion), a customary favorable opinion of local counsel in those jurisdictions reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent in its discretion where a Security Document will be filed in such form and covering such matters as the Administrative Agent may reasonably request.

Section 9.        Amendment to Pledge and Security Agreement.  The Pledge and Security Agreement in effect immediately prior to the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date is hereby amended effective as of the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date as follows:

(a)        Citibank, N.A. in its capacity as Administrative Agent is substituted for Frost Bank as Administrative Agent under the Pledge and Security Agreement and all references in the Pledge and Security Agreement to the Administrative Agent shall be references to Citibank, N.A. as Administrative Agent.

(b)        The definition of Credit Agreement in the Pledge and Security Agreement is amended to refer to the Credit Agreement as defined in this Amendment, as such Credit Agreement may be amended, modified, amended and restated or supplemented from time to time.

Section 10.     Amendment to Guarantee.  The Guarantee as in effective immediately prior to the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date is hereby amended effective as of the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date as follows:

(a)        Citibank, N.A. in its capacity as Administrative Agent is substituted for Frost Bank as Administrative Agent under the Guarantee and all references in the Guarantee to the Administrative Agent shall be references to Citibank N.A. as Administrative Agent.

(b)        The definition of Credit Agreement in the Guarantee is amended to be a reference to the Credit Agreement as defined in this Amendment, as such Credit Agreement may be amended, modified, amended and restated or supplemented from time to time.

(c)        The following clause (d) is added to the end of Section 5 of the Guarantee: (d) Each Guarantor agrees it will permit officers and designated representatives of the Administrative Agent or officers and designated representatives of the Majority Lenders (as accompanied by the Administrative Agent) to visit and inspect any of the properties or assets of such Guarantor in whomsoever’s possession to the extent that it is within such party’s control to permit such inspection (and shall use commercially reasonable efforts to cause such inspection to

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be permitted to the extent that it is not within such party’s control to permit such inspection), and to examine the financial records of such Guarantor and discuss the affairs, finances, accounts and condition of such Guarantor with its officers and independent accountants therefor, in each case of the foregoing upon reasonable advance notice to such Guarantor, all at such reasonable times and intervals during normal business hours and to such reasonable extent as the Administrative Agent or the Majority Lenders may desire (and subject, in the case of any such meetings or advice from such independent accountants, to such accountants’ customary policies and procedures); provided that, excluding any such visits and inspections during the continuation of an Event of Default only one such visit per fiscal year shall be at such Guarantor’s expense; provided, further, that when an Event of Default exists, the Administrative Agent (or any of its representatives or independent contractors) or any representative of the Majority Lenders may do any of the foregoing at the expense of such Guarantor at any time during normal business hours and upon reasonable advance notice.

Section 11.    Resignation of Agents Under the Existing Credit Agreement; Appointment of Administrative Agent.

(a)        On the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date, the Original Administrative Agent hereby resigns as Administrative Agent under the Existing Credit Agreement and the Borrower and the Continuing Lenders agree that Citibank, N.A. is Administrative Agent and an Issuing Bank under the Credit Agreement and the Security Documents.

(b)        As of the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date (i) the Original Administrative Agent has resigned as the Administrative Agent under the Existing Credit Agreement; (ii) the Continuing Lenders hereby appoint the Administrative Agent as successor administrative agent under the Credit Agreement and the other Existing Credit Documents, as amended, and the Borrower hereby consents to such appointment; (iii) the Administrative Agent hereby accepts its appointment as Administrative Agent; and (iv) the parties hereto, including the Continuing Lenders, authorize and direct each of the Original Administrative Agent and the Administrative Agent to prepare, enter into, execute, record, and/or file any and all notices, certificates, instruments, UCC financing statements, and/or other documents or agreements (including the Master Assignment Agreement) filings in respect of any collateral, and assignments, amendments, or supplements to any UCC financing statements, mortgages, deeds of trust, security agreements, pledge agreements, certificates of title, stock powers, account control agreements, or other Credit Documents), as the Administrative Agent deems reasonably necessary or desirable to effect or evidence (of public record or otherwise) the transactions contemplated by this Section 11 and the Master Assignment Agreement or as otherwise reasonably requested by the Original Administrative Agent.

(c)        The parties hereto hereby confirm that the Administrative Agent succeeds to the rights and obligations of the Original Administrative Agent under the Existing Credit Agreement and the other Existing Credit Documents and becomes vested with all of the rights, powers, privileges, and duties of the Administrative Agent under the Credit Agreement and the Existing Credit Documents as amended hereby, and the Original Administrative Agent is discharged from all of its respective duties and obligations as administrative agent under the Existing Credit Agreement and the other Existing Credit Documents (except as provided in the Master Assignment Agreement and except to the extent of any obligation expressly stated in the Existing Credit

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Agreement or other Existing Credit Document as surviving any such resignation), as of the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date.

(d)        The Original Administrative Agent agrees that the Fee Letter (as defined in the Existing Credit Agreement) is hereby terminated in all respects, other than with respect to any provisions which expressly survive such termination, and relinquishes its rights to receive any further agency fees for acting as Administrative Agent under and as defined therein.

Section 12.      Effect on Credit Documents.  Except as amended or modified herein, the Existing Credit Agreement and the Existing Credit Documents remain in full force and effect as originally executed and are hereby in all respects ratified and confirmed, and nothing herein shall act as a waiver of any of the Administrative Agent’s, the Issuing Banks’ or the Lenders’ rights under the Credit Documents, as amended.  On and after the effectiveness of this Amendment, any reference to the Credit Agreement in any Credit Document shall be deemed to be a reference to the Credit Agreement as defined in this Amendment.  This Amendment is a Credit Document for the purposes of the provisions of the other Credit Documents.  Without limiting the foregoing, any breach of representations, warranties, and covenants under this Amendment shall be a Default or Event of Default under the other Credit Documents in accordance with the terms set forth therein.

Section 13.      Choice of Law.  This Amendment and any claim, controversy, dispute or cause of action (whether in contract or tort or otherwise) based upon, arising out of or relating to this Amendment and the transactions contemplated hereby shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the law of the State of Texas.

Section 14.      Counterparts.  This Amendment may be executed in counterparts (and by different parties hereto in different counterparts), each of which shall constitute an original, but all of which when taken together shall constitute a single contract.  Delivery of an executed counterpart of a signature page of this Amendment by facsimile or in electronic (i.e., “pdf” or “tif” format) shall be effective as delivery of a manually executed counterpart of this Amendment.

THIS WRITTEN AMENDMENT AND THE CREDIT DOCUMENTS, AS DEFINED IN THE CREDIT AGREEMENT, REPRESENT THE FINAL AGREEMENT AMONG THE PARTIES AND MAY NOT BE CONTRADICTED BY EVIDENCE OF PRIOR, CONTEMPORANEOUS, OR SUBSEQUENT ORAL AGREEMENTS OF THE PARTIES.  THERE ARE NO UNWRITTEN ORAL AGREEMENTS AMONG THE PARTIES.

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EXECUTED as of the date first set forth above.

BORROWER:

KIMBELL ROYALTY PARTNERS, LP

By:

Kimbell Royalty GP, LLC, its general partner

By:

/s/ Matthew S. Daly

Name:

Matthew S. Daly

Title:

Chief Operating Officer and Secretary

[SIGNATURE PAGE TO AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO CREDIT AGREEMENT – KIMBELL]


GUARANTORS:

KIMBELL INTERMEDIATE HOLDINGS, LLC,

a Delaware limited liability company

KIMBELL INTERMEDIATE GP, LLC,

a Delaware limited liability company

KIMBELL ROYALTY HOLDINGS, LLC,

a Delaware limited liability company

KIMBELL ROYALTY OPERATING, LLC,

a Delaware limited liability company

RIVERCREST ROYALTIES, LLC,

a Delaware limited liability company

RIVERCREST ROYALTIES II, LLC,

a Delaware limited liability company

HAYMAKER GREENFIELD, LLC,

a Delaware limited liability company

HAYMAKER HOLDING COMPANY, LLC,

a Delaware limited liability company

HAYMAKER PROPERTIES GP, LLC,

a Delaware limited liability company

PHILLIPS ENERGY PARTNERS, LLC,

a Delaware limited liability company

PHILLIPS ENERGY PARTNERS II, LLC,

a Delaware limited liability company

PHILLIPS ENERGY PARTNERS III, LLC,

a Delaware limited liability company

CIRRUS MINERALS, LLC,

a Delaware limited liability company

MUSTANG MINERALS, LLC,

a Delaware limited liability company

SPRINGBOK ENERGY PARTNERS, LLC,

a Delaware limited liability company

SPRINGBOK ENERGY PARTNERS II, LLC,

a Delaware limited liability company

By:

/s/ Matthew S. Daly

Name:

Matthew S. Daly

Title:

Chief Operating Officer and Secretary

[SIGNATURE PAGE TO AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO CREDIT AGREEMENT – KIMBELL]


ROCHESTER MINERALS, L.P.,

a Texas limited partnership

By:

Kimbell Intermediate GP, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, its general partner

By:

/s/ Matthew S. Daly

Name:

Matthew S. Daly

Title:

Chief Operating Officer and Secretary

HOCHSTETTER, L.P.,

a Texas limited partnership

By:

Kimbell Intermediate GP, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, its general partner

By:

/s/ Matthew S. Daly

Name:

Matthew S. Daly

Title:

Chief Operating Officer and Secretary

HAYMAKER PROPERTIES, LP,

a Delaware limited partnership

By:

Haymaker Properties GP, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, its general partner

By:

/s/ Matthew S. Daly

Name:

Matthew S. Daly

Title:

Chief Operating Officer and Secretary

[SIGNATURE PAGE TO AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO CREDIT AGREEMENT – KIMBELL]


ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT / CONTINUING LENDER / ISSUING BANK / LEAD ARRANGER / SYNDICATION AGENT:

Citibank, N.A.,

as Administrative Agent, Issuing Bank, Continuing Lender, Lead Arranger and Syndication Agent

By:

/s/ Jeff Ard

Name:

Jeff Ard

Title:

Vice President

[SIGNATURE PAGE TO AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO CREDIT AGREEMENT – KIMBELL]


BBVA USA, as a Continuing Lender, Joint Lead Arranger and Co-Documentation Agent

By:

/s/ Gabriela Azcarate

Name:

Gabriela Azcarate

Title:

Senior Vice President

[SIGNATURE PAGE TO AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO CREDIT AGREEMENT – KIMBELL]


Frost Bank, as a Continuing Lender, as Original Administrative Agent, Issuing Bank, Joint Lead Arranger and Co-Documentation Agent

By:

/s/ Justin Armstrong

Name:

Justin Armstrong

Title:

Senior Vice President

[SIGNATURE PAGE TO AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO CREDIT AGREEMENT – KIMBELL]


Truist Bank, as a Continuing Lender, Joint Lead Arranger and Co-Documentation Agent

By:

/s/ Greg Krablin

Name:

Greg Krablin

Title:

Senior Vice President

[SIGNATURE PAGE TO AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO CREDIT AGREEMENT – KIMBELL]


Credit Suisse AG, Cayman Islands Branch,

as a Continuing Lender

By:

/s/ Nupur Kumar

Name:

Nupur Kumar

Title:

Authorized Signatory

By:

/s/ Christopher Zybrick

Name:

Christopher Zybrick

Title:

Authorized Signatory

[SIGNATURE PAGE TO AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO CREDIT AGREEMENT – KIMBELL]


JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as a Continuing Lender

By:

/s/ Michael Kamauf

Name:

Michael Kamauf

Title:

Authorized Officer

[SIGNATURE PAGE TO AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO CREDIT AGREEMENT – KIMBELL]


KeyBank, N.A., as a Continuing Lender

By:

/s/ George E. McKean

Name:

George E. McKean

Title:

Senior Vice President

[SIGNATURE PAGE TO AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO CREDIT AGREEMENT – KIMBELL]


Royal Bank of Canada, as a Continuing Lender

By:

/s/ Don J. McKinnerney

Name:

Don J. McKinnerney

Title:

Authorized Signatory

[SIGNATURE PAGE TO AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO CREDIT AGREEMENT – KIMBELL]


Independent Financial, as a Continuing Lender

By:

/s/ Alex Zemkoski

Name:

Alex Zemkoski

Title:

Senior Vice President

[SIGNATURE PAGE TO AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO CREDIT AGREEMENT – KIMBELL]


UMB Bank, N.A., as a Continuing Lender

By:

/s/ Erica Spencer

Name:

Erica Spencer

Title:

VP – Energy Division

[SIGNATURE PAGE TO AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO CREDIT AGREEMENT – KIMBELL]


Wells Fargo Bank, National Association,

as Exiting Lender

By:

/s/ Courtney Kubesch

Name:

Courtney Kubesch

Title:

Director

[SIGNATURE PAGE TO AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO CREDIT AGREEMENT – KIMBELL]


Fifth Third Bank, as Exiting Lender

By:

/s/ Jonathan H Lee

Name:

Jonathan H Lee

Title:

Director

[SIGNATURE PAGE TO AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO CREDIT AGREEMENT – KIMBELL]


BOKF, N.A. dba Bank of Texas, as Exiting Lender

By:

/s/ Blair Schrodel

Name:

Blair Schrodel

Title:

Senior Vice President

[SIGNATURE PAGE TO AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO CREDIT AGREEMENT – KIMBELL]


Annex A

Amended Credit Agreement


Execution Version

Annex A to Amendment No. 2

to Credit Agreement

CREDIT AGREEMENT

dated as of January 11, 2017,

as amended through July 12, 2018

among

KIMBELL ROYALTY PARTNERS, LP,

as the Borrower,

AND

The Several Lenders

from Time to Time Parties Hereto,

AND

CITIBANK, N.A.,

as Administrative Agent

AND

BBVA USA, Frost Bank and Truist Bank

as Joint Lead Arrangers and Co-Documentation Agents

$500,000,000 Senior Secured Facility

_____________________________

CITIBANK, N.A.

as Lead Arranger and Syndication Agent

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page No.

ARTICLE I         DEFINITIONS

1

Section 1.1

Defined Terms

1

Section 1.2

Other Interpretive Provisions

43

Section 1.3

Accounting Terms

44

Section 1.4

References to Agreements, Laws, Etc

45

Section 1.5

Times of Day

45

ARTICLE II        AMOUNT AND TERMS OF CREDIT

45

Section 2.1

The Facility and Commitments

45

Section 2.2

Maximum Number of Advances

46

Section 2.3

Disbursement of Funds

46

Section 2.4

Repayment of Loans; Evidence of Debt

47

Section 2.5

Conversions and Continuations

48

Section 2.6

Pro Rata Borrowings

49

Section 2.7

Interest

49

Section 2.8

Interest Periods

50

Section 2.9

Increased Costs, Illegality, Benchmark Replacement Setting, Etc

51

Section 2.10

Compensation

55

Section 2.11

Change of Lending Office

56

Section 2.12

Notice of Certain Costs

56

Section 2.13

The Borrowing Base

56

Section 2.14

Scheduled Determinations of Borrowing Base

56

Section 2.15

Unscheduled Redeterminations of the Borrowing Base

57

Section 2.16

Procedure

57

Section 2.17

Reduction of Borrowing Base upon Sale of Borrowing Base Properties or Equity Interests in Restricted Subsidiaries, Hedge Terminations and Issuance of Permitted Additional Debt

58

Section 2.18

Defaulting Lenders

59

ARTICLE III       LETTERS OF CREDIT

61

Section 3.1

Letters of Credit

61

Section 3.2

Letter of Credit Applications

63

Section 3.3

Letter of Credit Participations

64

Section 3.4

Agreement to Repay Letter of Credit Drawings

66

Section 3.5

Increased Costs

68

Section 3.6

New or Successor Issuing Bank

68

Section 3.7

Role of Issuing Bank

70

Section 3.8

Cash Collateral

70

Section 3.9

Applicability of ISP and UCP

71

Section 3.10

Conflict with Issuer Documents

71

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ARTICLE IV       FEES; COMMITMENTS

71

Section 4.1

Fees

71

Section 4.2

Voluntary Reduction of Commitment Amount

72

Section 4.3

Mandatory Termination of Commitments

72

Section 4.4

Increases, Reductions and Terminations of Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount

73

ARTICLE V        PAYMENTS

76

Section 5.1

Voluntary Prepayments

76

Section 5.2

Mandatory Prepayments

76

Section 5.3

Method and Place of Payment

78

Section 5.4

Net Payments

79

Section 5.5

Computations of Interest and Fees

83

Section 5.6

Limit on Rate of Interest

83

ARTICLE VI       CONDITIONS PRECEDENT TO EFFECTIVE DATE

84

Section 6.1

Effective Date

84

ARTICLE VII      CONDITIONS PRECEDENT TO THE FUNDING DATE AND ALL SUBSEQUENT CREDIT EVENTS

86

Section 7.1

Funding Date

86

Section 7.2

All Credit Events

88

ARTICLE VIII     REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND AGREEMENTS

89

Section 8.1

Organizational Status

89

Section 8.2

Organizational Power and Authority; Enforceability

89

Section 8.3

No Violation

89

Section 8.4

Litigation

89

Section 8.5

Margin Regulations

90

Section 8.6

Governmental Approvals

90

Section 8.7

Investment Company Act

90

Section 8.8

True and Complete Disclosure

90

Section 8.9

Financial Condition; Financial Statements

90

Section 8.10

Tax Matters

91

Section 8.11

Compliance with ERISA

91

Section 8.12

Subsidiaries

92

Section 8.13

Intellectual Property

92

Section 8.14

Environmental Laws

92

Section 8.15

Properties

92

Section 8.16

Solvency

93

Section 8.17

Insurance

93

Section 8.18

Hedge Transactions; Qualified EPC Counterparty

93

Section 8.19

Patriot Act; OFAC

93

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Section 8.20

No Material Adverse Effect

94

Section 8.21

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

94

Section 8.22

Security Interests

94

Section 8.23

Accounts

94

Section 8.24

Gas Imbalances; Prepayments

94

Section 8.25

Marketing of Production

94

ARTICLE IX       AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS

95

Section 9.1

Information Covenants

95

Section 9.2

Books, Records and Inspections

98

Section 9.3

Maintenance of Insurance

99

Section 9.4

Payment of Taxes

99

Section 9.5

Maintenance of Existence

99

Section 9.6

Compliance with Statutes, Regulations, Etc

100

Section 9.7

ERISA

100

Section 9.8

Maintenance of Properties

101

Section 9.9

Transactions with Affiliates

101

Section 9.10

End of Fiscal Years; Fiscal Quarters

103

Section 9.11

Additional Guarantors, Grantors and Collateral

103

Section 9.12

Use of Proceeds

104

Section 9.13

Further Assurances

105

Section 9.14

Reserve Reports

105

Section 9.15

Title Information

106

Section 9.16

Consolidated Cash Balance Information

106

Section 9.17

Control Agreements

107

Section 9.18

Unrestricted Subsidiaries

107

Section 9.19

Compliance with Anti-Corruption Laws, Anti-Money Laundering Laws and Sanctions

108

ARTICLE X        NEGATIVE COVENANTS

108

Section 10.1

Liens

108

Section 10.2

Sale of Assets

108

Section 10.3

Debt to EBITDAX Ratio

109

Section 10.4

Current Ratio

109

Section 10.5

Consolidations and Mergers

110

Section 10.6

[Reserved]

110

Section 10.7

Indebtedness

110

Section 10.8

Restricted Payments

111

Section 10.9

Preferred Equity Units

113

Section 10.10

Hedge Transactions

113

Section 10.11

Passive Status of Borrower/OpCo

114

Section 10.12

Amendment of Organizational Documents

115

Section 10.13

Sanctions

116

Section 10.14

New Accounts

116

Section 10.15

Limitation on Investments

116

Section 10.16

Change in Business

118

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Section 10.17

Designation of Restricted and Unrestricted Subsidiaries

118

ARTICLE XI       EVENTS OF DEFAULT

120

Section 11.1

Payments

120

Section 11.2

Representations, Etc

120

Section 11.3

Covenants

120

Section 11.4

Default Under Other Agreements

120

Section 11.5

Bankruptcy, Etc

121

Section 11.6

ERISA

121

Section 11.7

Guarantee

121

Section 11.8

Security Documents

122

Section 11.9

Judgments

122

Section 11.10

Change of Control

122

Section 11.11

Application of Proceeds

122

ARTICLE XII      THE ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT

124

Section 12.1

Appointment

124

Section 12.2

Exculpatory Provisions

125

Section 12.3

Reliance by the Administrative Agent

126

Section 12.4

Notice of Default

126

Section 12.5

Non-Reliance on the Administrative Agent and Other Lenders

126

Section 12.6

Indemnification

127

Section 12.7

The Administrative Agent in Its Individual Capacity

128

Section 12.8

Successor Agents

128

Section 12.9

Withholding Tax

129

Section 12.10

Security Documents and Guarantee

130

Section 12.11

Right to Realize on Collateral and Enforce Guarantee

130

Section 12.12

The Administrative Agent May File Proofs of Claim

130

Section 12.13

Credit Bidding

131

Section 12.14

Sub-agents

132

ARTICLE XIII     MISCELLANEOUS

132

Section 13.1

Amendments, Waivers and Releases

132

Section 13.2

Notices

134

Section 13.3

No Waiver; Cumulative Remedies

135

Section 13.4

Survival of Representations and Warranties

135

Section 13.5

Payment of Expenses; Indemnification

135

Section 13.6

Successors and Assigns; Participations and Assignments

137

Section 13.7

Replacements of Lenders under Certain Circumstances

142

Section 13.8

Adjustments; Set-off

142

Section 13.9

Counterparts

143

Section 13.10

Severability

144

Section 13.11

Integration

145

Section 13.12

GOVERNING LAW

145

Section 13.13

Submission to Jurisdiction; Waivers

145

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Section 13.14

Acknowledgments

145

Section 13.15

WAIVERS OF JURY TRIAL

147

Section 13.16

Confidentiality

147

Section 13.17

Release of Collateral and Guarantee Obligations

148

Section 13.18

USA PATRIOT Act

149

Section 13.19

Payments Set Aside

149

Section 13.20

Reinstatement

149

Section 13.21

Disposition of Proceeds

149

Section 13.22

Collateral Matters; Hedge Transactions

150

Section 13.23

Agency of the Borrower for the Other Credit Parties

150

Section 13.24

Acknowledgement and Consent to Bail-In of Affected Financial Institutions

150

Section 13.25

Acknowledgement Regarding Any Supported QFCs

151

Section 13.26

Amendment

151

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EXHIBITS

Exhibit A

Form of Notice of Borrowing

Exhibit B

Form of Guarantee

Exhibit C

Form of Promissory Note

Exhibit D

Form of Compliance Certificate

Exhibit E

Form of Assignment and Acceptance

Exhibit F-1

Form of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate (For Foreign Lenders That Are Not Partnerships For U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes)

Exhibit F-2

Form of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate (For Foreign Participants That Are Not Partnerships For U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes)

Exhibit F-3

Form of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate (For Foreign Participants That Are Partnerships For U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes)

Exhibit F-4

Form of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate (For Foreign Lenders That Are Partnerships For U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes)

Exhibit G-1

Form of Elected Commitment Increase Certificate

Exhibit G-2

Form of Additional Lender Agreement

Exhibit H

Form of Intercompany Note

SCHEDULES

Schedule 1.1(a)

L/C Sublimit

Schedule 8.4

Litigation

Schedule 8.9

Financial Disclosures

Schedule 8.12

Subsidiaries

Schedule 8.18

Amendment No. 2 Effective Date Hedge Transactions

Schedule 8.23

Amendment No. 2 Effective Date Accounts

Schedule 10.15

Investments

Schedule 13.2

Notice Addresses and Commitments

vi


THIS CREDIT AGREEMENT is dated as of January 11, 2017, as amended through December 8, 2020, among KIMBELL ROYALTY PARTNERS, LP, a Delaware limited partnership (the “Borrower”), each of the banks, financial institutions and other lending institutions from time to time parties as lenders hereto (each a “Lender” and, collectively, the “Lenders”), and CITIBANK, N.A., as administrative agent for the Lenders (the “Administrative Agent”) and the other Persons party hereto.

WHEREAS, the Borrower has requested that the Lenders provide revolving credit and letter of credit facilities; and

WHEREAS, the Lenders are willing to make available to the Borrower such revolving credit and letter of credit facilities upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth herein.

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and the covenants and agreements contained herein, the parties hereto hereby agree as follows:

ARTICLE I

DEFINITIONS

Section 1.1      Defined Terms.

As used herein, the following terms shall have the meanings specified below:

ABR” means, for any day, a rate per annum equal to the greatest of (a) the Prime Rate in effect on such day, (b) the Federal Funds Effective Rate in effect on such day plus ½ of 1% and (c) the Adjusted LIBOR Rate for a one (1) month interest period on such day (or if such day is not a Business Day, the immediately preceding Business Day) plus 1%; provided that ABR shall not be less than 0%.  Any change in ABR due to a change in the Prime Rate, the Federal Funds Effective Rate or the Adjusted LIBOR Rate shall be effective from and including the effective date of such change in the Prime Rate, the Federal Funds Effective Rate or the Adjust LIBOR Rate, respectively.

ABR Loan” shall mean each Loan bearing interest based on the ABR.

Additional Lender” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 4.4(a).

Additional Lender Certificate” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 4.4(b)(v).

Adjusted ABR Rate” shall mean, with respect to any ABR Advance and interest rate per annum equal to the ABR for any day, plus the Applicable Margin.

Adjusted LIBOR Rate” shall mean, with respect to any LIBOR Advance for any Interest Period, an interest rate per annum (rounded upwards, if necessary, to the next 1/100 of 1%) equal to the LIBOR for such Interest Period, plus the Applicable Margin.

Adjusted Total Commitment” shall mean, at any time, the Total Commitment less the aggregate amount of Commitments of all Defaulting Lenders.

1


Administrative Agent” shall mean Citibank, N.A., as the administrative agent for the Lenders under this Agreement and the other Credit Documents, or any successor administrative agent appointed in accordance with the provisions of Section 12.8

Administrative Agent’s Office” shall mean the Administrative Agent’s address and, as appropriate, account as set forth on Schedule 13.2, or such other address or account as the Administrative Agent may from time to time notify in writing to the Borrower and the Lenders.

Administrative Questionnaire” shall mean, for each Lender, an administrative questionnaire in a form approved by the Administrative Agent.

Advance” shall mean a borrowing hereunder (i) made by the Lenders on the same Borrowing Date or (ii) converted or continued by Lenders on the same date of continuation or conversion of a previous Advance consisting in either case, of the aggregate amount of the several Loans of the same type and, in the case of LIBOR Loans, for the same Interest Period.  For purposes of this Agreement, Loans may be classified and referred to by Type (e.g., a “LIBOR Loan” for Loans that bear interest at the Adjusted LIBOR Rate or an “ABR Loan” for Loans that bear interest at the Adjusted ABR Rate) and Advances may also be classified and referred to by Type (e.g., a “LIBOR Advance” for Advances that bear interest at the Adjusted LIBOR Rate or an “ABR Advance” for Advances that bear interest at the Adjusted ABR Rate).

Affected Financial Institution” means (a) any EEA Financial Institution or (b) any UK Financial Institution.

Affiliate” shall mean, with respect to any Person, any other Person directly or indirectly controlling, controlled by or under direct or indirect common control with such Person. A Person shall be deemed to control another Person if such Person possesses, directly or indirectly, the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of such other Person, whether through the ownership of voting securities, by contract or otherwise.

Affiliated Lender” shall mean a Lender that is (i) part of the Apollo Group, (ii) a Permitted Holder or (iii) another Person that is an Affiliate of the Borrower or a Permitted Holder.

Agreement” shall mean this Credit Agreement, as the same may from time to time be amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified.

Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount” at any time shall equal the sum of the Elected Commitments, as the same may be increased, reduced or terminated pursuant to Section 4.4.  As of the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date, the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount is $265,000,000.

Amendment No. 1” shall mean that certain Amendment No.1 to Credit Agreement, dated as of July 12, 2018, by and among, the Borrower, the Guarantors party thereto, the Lenders party thereto and the Administrative Agent.

Amendment No. 1 Effective Date” shall have the meaning assigned to the term “Amendment Effective Date” as defined in Amendment No. 1.

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Amendment No. 2” shall mean that certain Amendment No.2 to Credit Agreement, dated as of December 8, 2020, by and among, the Borrower, the Guarantors party thereto, the Lenders party thereto and the Administrative Agent.

Amendment No. 2 Effective Date” shall have the meaning assigned to the term “Amendment Effective Date” as defined in Amendment No. 2.

Anti-Corruption Laws” shall mean all laws, rules, and regulations of any jurisdiction applicable to the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries from time to time concerning or relating to bribery or corruption, including without limitation the United Kingdom Bribery Act of 2010, as amended, and the FCPA.

Anti-Money Laundering Laws” shall mean any Requirements of Law relating to money laundering or terrorist financing, including, without limitation, the Bank Secrecy Act, 31 U.S.C. sections 5301 et seq.; the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001, Pub. L. 107-56 (a/k/a the USA Patriot Act); Laundering of Monetary Instruments, 18 U.S.C. section 1956; Engaging in Monetary Transactions in Property Derived from Specified Unlawful Activity, 18 U.S.C. section 1957; the Financial Recordkeeping and Reporting of Currency and Foreign Transactions Regulations, 31 C.F.R. Part 103.

Apollo Group” shall mean Apollo Group AP KRP Holdings, L.P., AA Direct, L.P., AIE III Investments, L.P., Apollo Kings Alley Credit SPV, L.P., Apollo SPN Investments I (Credit), LLC, Apollo Thunder Partners, L.P., ATCF Subsidiary (DC), LLC, Apollo Union Street SP, L.P., Zeus Strategic US Holdings, L.P. , Apollo Lincoln Fixed Income Fund, L.P. or Affiliates thereof.

Apollo Group Preferred Units” shall mean, collectively, (i) the 110,000 Series A Cumulative Convertible Preferred Units of the Borrower purchased and acquired by the Apollo Group pursuant to the Preferred Equity Purchase Agreement and (ii) preferred units in the Borrower with terms identical to the Series A Cumulative Convertible Preferred Units referenced in clause (i) of this definition issued in connection with the Blocker Mergers.

Applicable Margin” shall mean, for any day, with respect to any ABR Loan or LIBOR Loan, or with respect to the Unused Commitment Fees payable hereunder, as the case may be, the applicable rate per annum set forth in the grid below based upon the Borrowing Base Utilization Percentage in effect on such day:

3


Borrowing Base Utilization Grid

Borrowing Base Utilization

LIBOR Margin

ABR
Margin

Unused
Commitment Fee

˃90% ≤ 100%

400 bps

300 bps

50 bps

˃75%  ≤ 90%

375 bps

275 bps

50 bps

˃50%  ≤ 75%

350 bps

250 bps

50 bps

˃25%  ≤ 50%

325 bps

225 bps

50 bps

≤ 25%

300 bps

200 bps

50 bps

Each change in the Unused Commitment Fee Rate or Applicable Margin shall apply during the period commencing on the effective date of such change and ending on the date immediately preceding the effective date of the next such change. Notwithstanding the rates per annum set forth opposite each tier of Borrowing Base Utilization as set forth above, Lenders have no obligation to make any Advances or issue any Letters of Credit if, after giving effect to such Advance or Letter of Credit, the Total Outstandings would exceed the Borrowing Base then in effect.

Approved Fund” shall mean any fund that is administered or managed by (a) a Lender, (b) an Affiliate of a Lender or (c) an entity or an Affiliate of an entity that administers or manages a Lender.

Approved Petroleum Engineer” shall mean (a) Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc., (b) W. D. Van Gonten & Co. Petroleum Engineering, (c) Ryder Scott Company, L.P., (d) DeGolyer and MacNaughton, and (e) at the Borrower’s option, any other independent petroleum engineers selected by the Borrower and approved by the Administrative Agent.

Assignment and Acceptance” shall mean an assignment and acceptance substantially in the form of Exhibit E or such other form as may be approved by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower.

Authorized Officer” shall mean as to any Person, the President, the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Financial Officer, the Chief Operating Officer, the Treasurer, the Assistant or Vice Treasurer, the Vice President-Finance and any manager, managing member or general partner, in each case, of such Person, and any other senior officer designated as such in writing to the Administrative Agent by such Person. Any document delivered hereunder that is signed by an Authorized Officer shall be conclusively presumed to have been authorized by all necessary corporate, limited liability company, partnership and/or other action on the part of the Borrower or any other Credit Party and such Authorized Officer shall be conclusively presumed to have acted on behalf of such Person.

Available Commitment” shall mean, at any time, (a) the Loan Limit in effect at such time minus (b) the Total Outstandings at such time.

Available Tenor” means, as of any date of determination and with respect to the then-current Benchmark, as applicable, any tenor for such Benchmark or payment period for interest

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calculated with reference to such Benchmark, as applicable, that is or may be used for determining the length of an Interest Period pursuant to this Agreement as of such date and not including, for the avoidance of doubt, any tenor for such Benchmark that is then-removed from the definition of “Interest Period” pursuant to clause (iv) of Section 2.9(d).

Bail-In Action” shall mean the exercise of any Write-Down and Conversion Powers by the applicable EEA Resolution Authority in respect of any liability of an Affected Financial Institution.

Bail-In Legislation” shall mean, (a) with respect to any EEA Member Country implementing Article 55 of Directive 2014/59/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of the European Union, the implementing law, regulation rule or requirement for such EEA Member Country from time to time which is described in the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule and (b) with respect to the United Kingdom, Part I of the United Kingdom Banking Act 2009 (as amended from time to time) and any other law, regulation or rule applicable in the United Kingdom relating to the resolution of unsound or failing banks, investment firms or other financial institutions or their affiliates (other than through liquidation, administration or other insolvency proceedings).

Bankruptcy Code” shall have the meaning provided in Section 11.5.

Benchmark” means, initially, USD LIBOR; provided that if a Benchmark Transition Event or an Early Opt-in Election, as applicable, and its related Benchmark Replacement Date have occurred with respect to USD LIBOR or the then-current Benchmark, then “Benchmark” means the applicable Benchmark Replacement to the extent that such Benchmark Replacement has replaced such prior benchmark rate pursuant to clause (a) of Section 2.9(d).

Benchmark Replacement” means, for any Available Tenor, the first alternative set forth in the order below that can be determined by the Administrative Agent for the applicable Benchmark Replacement Date:

(1)        the sum of: (a) Term SOFR and (b) the related Benchmark Replacement Adjustment;

(2)        the sum of: (a) Daily Simple SOFR and (b) the related Benchmark Replacement Adjustment;

(3)        the sum of: (a) the alternate benchmark rate that has been selected by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower as the replacement for the then-current Benchmark for the applicable Corresponding Tenor giving due consideration to (i) any selection or recommendation of a replacement benchmark rate or the mechanism for determining such a rate by the Relevant Governmental Body or (ii) any evolving or then-prevailing market convention for determining a benchmark rate as a replacement for the then-current Benchmark for U.S. dollar-denominated syndicated credit facilities at such time and (b) the related Benchmark Replacement Adjustment; provided that, in the case of clause (1), such Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement is displayed on a screen or other information service that publishes

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such rate from time to time as selected by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion.

If the Benchmark Replacement as determined pursuant to clause (1), (2) or (3) above would be less than the Floor, the Benchmark Replacement will be deemed to be the Floor for the purposes of this Agreement and the other Credit Documents.

Benchmark Replacement Adjustment” means, with respect to any replacement of the then current Benchmark with an Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement for any applicable Interest Period and Available Tenor for any setting of such Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement:

(1)        for purposes of clauses (1) and (2) of the definition of “Benchmark Replacement,” the first alternative set forth in the order below that can be determined by the Administrative Agent: (a) the spread adjustment, or method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment, (which may be a positive or negative value or zero) as of the Reference Time such Benchmark Replacement is first set for such Interest Period that has been selected or recommended by the Relevant Governmental Body for the replacement of such Benchmark with the applicable Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement for the applicable Corresponding Tenor; (b) the spread adjustment (which may be a positive or negative value or zero) as of the Reference Time such Benchmark Replacement is first set for such Interest Period that would apply to the fallback rate for a derivative transaction referencing the ISDA Definitions to be effective upon an index cessation event with respect to such Benchmark for the applicable Corresponding Tenor; and

(2)        for purposes of clause (3) of the definition of “Benchmark Replacement,” the spread adjustment, or method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment, (which may be a positive or negative value or zero) that has been selected by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower for the applicable Corresponding Tenor giving due consideration to (i) any selection or recommendation of a spread adjustment, or method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment, for the replacement of such Benchmark with the applicable Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement by the Relevant Governmental Body on the applicable Benchmark Replacement Date or (ii) any evolving or then-prevailing market convention for determining a spread adjustment, or method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment, for the replacement of such Benchmark with the applicable Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement for U.S. dollar denominated syndicated credit facilities at such time;

provided that, in the case of clause (1) above, such adjustment is displayed on a screen or other information service that publishes such Benchmark Replacement Adjustment from time to time as selected by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion.

Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes” means, with respect to any Benchmark Replacement, any technical, administrative or operational changes (including changes to the definition of “ABR,” the definition of “Business Day,” the definition of “Interest Period,” timing and frequency of determining rates and making payments of interest, timing of borrowing

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requests or prepayment, conversion or continuation notices, length of lookback periods, the applicability of breakage provisions, the formula for calculating any successor rates identified pursuant to the definition of “Benchmark Replacement”, the formula, methodology or convention for applying the successor Floor to the successor Benchmark Replacement and other technical, administrative or operational matters) that the Administrative Agent decides after consultation with the Borrower may be appropriate to reflect the adoption and implementation of such Benchmark Replacement and to permit the administration thereof by the Administrative Agent in a manner substantially consistent with market practice (or, if the Administrative Agent decides that adoption of any portion of such market practice is not administratively feasible or if the Administrative Agent determines that no market practice for the administration of such Benchmark Replacement exists, in such other manner of administration as the Administrative Agent decides after consultation with the Borrower is reasonably necessary in connection with the administration of this Agreement and the other Credit Documents).

Benchmark Replacement Date” means the earliest to occur of the following events with respect to the then-current Benchmark:

(1)        in the case of clause (1) or (2) of the definition of “Benchmark Transition Event,” the later of (a) the date of the public statement or publication of information referenced therein and (b) the date on which the administrator of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof) permanently or indefinitely ceases to provide all Available Tenors of such Benchmark (or such component thereof);

(2)        in the case of clause (3) of the definition of “Benchmark Transition Event,” the date of the public statement or publication of information referenced therein; or

(3)        in the case of an Early Opt-in Election, the sixth (6th) Business Day after the date notice of such Early Opt-in Election is provided to the Lenders, so long as the Administrative Agent has not received, by 4:00 p.m. (New York, New York time) on the fifth (5th) Business Day after the date notice of such Early Opt-in Election is provided to the Lenders, written notice of objection to such Early Opt-in Election from Lenders comprising the Majority Lenders.

For the avoidance of doubt, (i) if the event giving rise to the Benchmark Replacement Date occurs on the same day as, but earlier than, the Reference Time in respect of any determination, the Benchmark Replacement Date will be deemed to have occurred prior to the Reference Time for such determination and (ii) the “Benchmark Replacement Date” will be deemed to have occurred in the case of clause (1) or (2) with respect to any Benchmark upon the occurrence of the applicable event or events set forth therein with respect to all then-current Available Tenors of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof).

Benchmark Transition Event” means the occurrence of one or more of the following events with respect to the then-current Benchmark:

(1)        a public statement or publication of information by or on behalf of the administrator of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof)

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announcing that such administrator has ceased or will cease to provide all Available Tenors of such Benchmark (or such component thereof), permanently or indefinitely, provided that, at the time of such statement or publication, there is no successor administrator that will continue to provide any Available Tenor of such Benchmark (or such component thereof);

(2)       a public statement or publication of information by the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, an insolvency official with jurisdiction over the administrator for such Benchmark (or such component), a resolution authority with jurisdiction over the administrator for such Benchmark (or such component) or a court or an entity with similar insolvency or resolution authority over the administrator for such Benchmark (or such component), which states that the administrator of such Benchmark (or such component) has ceased or will cease to provide all Available Tenors of such Benchmark (or such component thereof) permanently or indefinitely, provided that, at the time of such statement or publication, there is no successor administrator that will continue to provide any Available Tenor of such Benchmark (or such component thereof); or

(3)       a public statement or publication of information by the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof) announcing that all Available Tenors of such Benchmark (or such component thereof) are no longer representative.

For the avoidance of doubt, a “Benchmark Transition Event” will be deemed to have occurred with respect to any Benchmark if a public statement or publication of information set forth above has occurred with respect to each then-current Available Tenor of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof).

Benchmark Unavailability Period” means the period (if any) (x) beginning at the time that a Benchmark Replacement Date pursuant to clauses (1) or (2) of that definition has occurred if, at such time, no Benchmark Replacement has replaced the then-current Benchmark for all purposes hereunder and under any Credit Document in accordance with Section 2.9(d) and (y) ending at the time that a Benchmark Replacement has replaced the then- current Benchmark for all purposes hereunder and under any Credit Document in accordance with this Section titled “Benchmark Replacement Setting.”

“Beneficial Ownership Certification” means a certification regarding beneficial ownership as required by the Beneficial Ownership Regulation.

Beneficial Ownership Regulation” means 31 C.F.R. § 1010.230.

Benefited Lender” shall have the meaning provided in Section 13.8.

Blocker Mergers” shall mean the merger of Merger Sub with certain holders of the Apollo Group Preferred Units.

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Board” shall mean the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System of the United States (or any successor).

Borrower” shall have the meaning provided in the introductory paragraph hereto.

Borrowing Base” shall mean, as of any date, the value assigned by the Lenders from time to time to the Borrowing Base Properties, which as of the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date, is $265,000,000, and which shall be maintained, reduced or increased from time to time pursuant to Sections 2.14, 2.15, 2.16 and 2.17 hereof.

Borrowing Base Deficiency” shall mean, at any time, the amount by which the Total Outstandings exceed the Borrowing Base then in effect.

Borrowing Base Properties” shall mean the Oil and Gas Properties of the Credit Parties to which Proved Reserves are attributed as evaluated by the Administrative Agent and the Lenders for purposes of establishing the Borrowing Base.

Borrowing Base Utilization Percentage” shall mean, as of any day, the fraction expressed as a percentage, the numerator of which is the Total Outstandings on such day, and the denominator of which is the Borrowing Base in effect on such day.

Borrowing Date” shall mean the date elected by Borrower pursuant to Section 2.1 for the making of a Loan.

Business Day” shall mean any day excluding Saturday, Sunday and any other day on which banking institutions in New York, New York are authorized by law or other governmental actions to close, and, if such day relates to (a) any interest rate settings as to a LIBOR Loan, (b) any fundings, disbursements, settlements and payments in respect of any such LIBOR Loan, or (c) any other dealings pursuant to this Agreement in respect of any such LIBOR Loan, such day shall be a day on which dealings in deposits in Dollars are conducted by and between banks in the London interbank eurodollar market.

“Capital Lease” shall mean any lease of property, real or personal, which would be capitalized on a balance sheet of the lessee prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Cash Available For Distribution” shall mean, with respect to any fiscal quarter of the Borrower, its cash available for distribution on Kimbell Common Units, calculated by a Financial Officer of the Borrower in a manner materially consistent with past practice and as set forth in public disclosures and in certificates delivered by the Borrower pursuant to this Agreement.

Cash Balance” shall mean, at any time, the aggregate amount of cash and Liquid Investments, in each case, held and owned by (whether directly or indirectly), credited to the account of, or otherwise reflected as an asset on the balance sheet of, the Credit Parties; provided that any Liquid Investments consisting of Equity Interests issued by an unaffiliated third party received by any Credit Party as consideration for any disposition of assets or property permitted hereunder shall not constitute a portion of the Cash Balance.

Cash Balance Threshold” shall mean $30,000,000.

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Cash Collateralize” shall have the meaning provided in Section 3.8(c).

Cash Management Agreement” shall mean any agreement related to Cash Management Services by and between the Borrower, any Restricted Subsidiary and any Cash Management Bank.

Cash Management Bank” shall mean any Person that either (a) at the time it provides Cash Management Services, (b) on the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date or (c) at any time after it has provided any Cash Management Services, is a Lender or the Administrative Agent or an Affiliate of a Lender or the Administrative Agent.  For the avoidance of doubt, if any Cash Management Bank ceases to be a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender, such Person shall not be a Cash Management Bank in respect of any Cash Management Services provided after the date it ceases to be a Lender or Affiliate of a Lender.

Cash Management Obligations” shall mean the obligations of Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary to any Lender (or Affiliate of any Lender) in connection with cash management services for collections, other Cash Management Services and for operating, payroll and trust accounts of such Person, including automatic clearing house services, controlled disbursement services, electronic funds transfer services, lockbox services, stop payment services and wire transfer services.

Cash Management Services” shall mean (a) commercial credit cards, merchant card services, purchase or debit cards, including non-card e-payables services, (b) treasury management services (including controlled disbursement, overdraft, automated clearing house fund transfer services, return items and interstate depository network services) and (c) any other demand deposit or operating account relationships or other cash management services.

Cash Receipts” shall mean all cash received by or on behalf of the Credit Parties, including without limitation: (a) amounts payable under or in connection with any Oil and Gas Properties; (b) proceeds from Loans; and (c) any other cash received by any of the Credit Parties from whatever source (including amounts received in respect of the liquidation of any Hedge Transaction and amounts received in respect of any disposition of assets), other than amounts described in the definition of “Excluded Accounts” which are deposited in Excluded Accounts.

Change in Law” shall mean (a) the adoption or implementation of any law, treaty, order, policy, rule or regulation after the Effective Date, (b) any change in any law, treaty, order, policy, rule or regulation or in the interpretation or application thereof by any Governmental Authority after the Effective Date or (c) compliance by any Lender with any guideline, request, directive or order enacted or promulgated after the Effective Date by any central bank or other governmental or quasi-governmental authority (whether or not having the force of law); provided that notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, (x) the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and all requests, rules, guidelines or directives thereunder or issued in connection therewith, and (y) all requests, rules, guidelines, or directives promulgated by the Bank for International Settlements, the Basel Committee on Banking Regulations and Supervisory Practices (or any successor or similar authority) or United States or foreign regulatory authorities, in each case pursuant to Basel III, and all guidelines, requests, directives, orders, rules and regulations adopted, implemented, enacted or promulgated in connection therewith shall be

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deemed to have gone into effect after the Effective Date regardless of the date adopted, implemented, enacted or promulgated and shall be included as a Change in Law but only to the extent a Lender is imposing applicable increased costs or costs in connection with capital adequacy or liquidity requirements similar to those described in clauses (a)(ii) and (c) of Section 2.9 generally on other borrowers of loans under United States reserve-based credit facilities.

Change of Control” shall mean (a) the acquisition of ownership, directly or indirectly, by any Person or group (within the meaning of the Exchange Act as in effect on the date hereof) other than a Permitted Holder (or any intermediate companies owned directly or indirectly by one or more Permitted Holders), of Equity Interests representing more than 50% of the aggregate ordinary voting power represented by the issued and outstanding Equity Interests of the General Partner; (b) the General Partner shall cease to be the general partner of the Borrower; or (c) the Borrower shall cease to possess, directly or indirectly, the power to direct or cause the direction of the management or policies of OpCo, whether through the ability to exercise voting power, by contract or otherwise.

Code” shall mean the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time, and any successor statute.

Co-Documentation Agents” shall mean BBVA USA, Frost Bank and Truist Bank.

Collateral” shall have the meaning provided for such term in each of the Security Documents and shall include any and all assets securing any or all of the Obligations; provided that with respect to any mortgages, “Collateral,” as defined herein, shall include the “Mortgaged Properties” as defined therein.

Collateral Coverage Minimum” shall mean that the Mortgaged Properties shall represent, (a) if no Permitted Additional Debt is outstanding, on the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date, at least 60% of the PV-9 of the Credit Parties’ total PDP Reserves, and within 90 days following the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date (or such later date as the Administrative Agent may reasonably agree) 75% of the PV-9 of the Credit Parties’ total PDP Reserves, in each case, included either in the Initial Reserve Report or in the most recent Reserve Report delivered to the Administrative Agent hereunder; and (b) within 15 days (or such later date as the Administrative Agent may reasonably agree) and at all times thereafter that any Permitted Additional Debt has been incurred and remains outstanding, at least 85% of the PV-9 of the Credit Parties’ total PDP Reserves.

Commitment” shall mean, with respect to each Lender, the amount set forth opposite such Lender’s name on Schedule 13.2 (as such Schedule 13.2 may be amended from time to time in connection with any modification to any Commitment or Total Commitment pursuant to this Agreement) under the caption “Commitment”, as the same may be (a) reduced or terminated from time to time in connection with a reduction or termination of the Total Commitment pursuant to Section 4.2 or Section 4.3, (b) increased from time to time in connection with an increase of the Total Commitment pursuant to Section 4.4, or (c) modified from time to time pursuant to any assignment permitted by Section 13.2.

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Commitment Percentage” shall mean, at any time, for each Lender, the percentage obtained by dividing (a) such Lender’s Commitment at such time by (b) the amount of the Total Commitment at such time; provided that at any time when the Total Commitment shall have been terminated, each Lender’s Commitment Percentage shall be the percentage obtained by dividing (i) such Lender’s Total Exposure at such time by (ii) the Total Outstandings at such time.  The Commitment Percentage of each Lender as of the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date is set forth opposite such Lender’s name on Schedule 13.2 hereto.

Commodity Account” has the meaning assigned to such term in the UCC.

Commodity Exchange Act” shall mean the Commodity Exchange Act (7 U.S.C. § 1 et seq.), as amended from time to time, and any successor statute, or any rule, regulation or order of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (or the application or official interpretation of any thereof).

“Compliance Certificate” shall mean a compliance certificate substantially in the form of attached Exhibit “D” signed by an Authorized Officer of Borrower.

Confidential Information” shall have the meaning provided in Section 13.16.

Contractual Requirement” shall have the meaning provided in Section 8.3.

Corresponding Tenor” with respect to any Available Tenor means, as applicable, either a tenor (including overnight) or an interest payment period having approximately the same length (disregarding any Business Day adjustment) as such Available Tenor.

Credit Documents” shall mean this Agreement, the Guarantee, the Security Documents, each Letter of Credit, any promissory notes issued by the Borrower under this Agreement, and any intercreditor agreement with respect to the Facility entered into on or after the Effective Date to which the Administrative Agent and the Borrower are parties.

Credit Event” shall mean and include the making (but not the conversion or continuation) of a Loan and the issuance of a Letter of Credit.

Credit Party” shall mean each of the Borrower and the Guarantors.

Current Assets” shall mean, as of any date, the current assets which would be reflected on the consolidated balance sheet of Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries prepared as of such date in accordance with GAAP; provided that the Borrower’s Current Assets shall include an amount equal to the Available Commitment, and Current Assets shall not include the amount of any non-cash items as a result of the application of FASB ASC 815 and any subsequent amendments thereto or the fair value of any Hedge Transaction or any non-hedge derivative contract (whether deemed effective or non-effective).

Current Liabilities” shall mean, as of any date of determination, the current liabilities which would be reflected on the consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries prepared as of such date in accordance with GAAP, but excluding any liabilities as a result of the application of FASB ASC 815 and any subsequent amendments thereto or the fair

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value of any Hedge Transaction or any non-hedge derivative contract (whether deemed effective or non-effective) and excluding the current portion of long-term Indebtedness outstanding under this Agreement.

Daily Simple SOFR” means, for any day, SOFR, with the conventions for this rate (which will include a lookback) being established by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower in accordance with the conventions for this rate selected or recommended by the Relevant Governmental Body for determining “Daily Simple SOFR” for syndicated business loans; provided, that if the Administrative Agent decides that any such convention is not administratively feasible for the Administrative Agent, then the Administrative Agent, may establish another convention in its reasonable discretion.

Debt to EBITDAX Ratio” shall mean, as of the last day of any fiscal quarter, the ratio of (i) the Total Net Debt of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis at such date to (ii) EBITDAX for the four fiscal quarter period ended on such date.

Debtor Relief Laws” shall mean the United States Bankruptcy Code and all other liquidation, conservatorship, bankruptcy, assignment for the benefit of creditors, moratorium, rearrangement, receivership, insolvency, reorganization or similar debtor relief laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdiction from time to time in effect.

Default” shall mean any event, act or condition that with notice or lapse of time, or both, would constitute an Event of Default.

Default Rate” shall have the meaning provided in Section 2.7(c).

Defaulting Lender” shall mean any Lender whose acts or failures to act, whether directly or indirectly, cause it to meet any part of the definition of “Lender Default”.

Deposit Account” has the meaning assigned to such term in the UCC.

Designated Jurisdiction” shall mean any country, region or territory to the extent that such country, region or territory itself is the subject of any Sanction.

Designated Person” shall mean a person or entity:

(i)         listed in the annex to, or otherwise the subject of the provisions of any executive order (including but not limited to the Executive Order);

(ii)       named as a “Specially Designated National and Blocked Person” (“SDN”) on the most current list published by OFAC at its official website or any replacement website or other replacement official publication of such list; or is otherwise the subject of any Sanctions Laws and Regulations; or

(iii)      in which an entity or person on the SDN List has 50% or greater ownership interest or that is otherwise controlled by an SDN.

Determination Date” shall have the meaning provided in Section 2.15.

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Disposition” shall have the meaning provided in Section 10.2.

Dispose” or “Disposed of” shall have a correlative meaning to the defined term of “Disposition”.

Disqualified Capital Stock” shall mean any Equity Interest that, by its terms (or by the terms of any security into which it is convertible or for which it is exchangeable) or upon the happening of any event, matures or is mandatorily redeemable for any consideration other than other Equity Interests (which would not constitute Disqualified Capital Stock), pursuant to a sinking fund obligation or otherwise, or is convertible or exchangeable for Indebtedness or redeemable for any consideration other than other Equity Interests (which would not constitute Disqualified Capital Stock) at the option of the holder thereof, in whole or in part, on or prior to the date that is 91 days after the earlier of (a) the Maturity Date and (b) the date on which there are no Loans, Letter of Credit Exposure or other Obligations hereunder outstanding and all of the Commitments are terminated. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any Equity Interest that would constitute Disqualified Capital Stock solely because the holders of the Equity Interest have the right to require the Borrower to repurchase or redeem such Equity Interest upon or following the occurrence of a change of control or an asset sale will not constitute Disqualified Capital Stock if the terms of such Equity Interest provide that the Borrower may not repurchase or redeem any such Equity Interest pursuant to such provisions unless such repurchase or redemption complies with Section 10.8 hereof.

Distressed Person” shall have the meaning provided in the definition of “Lender-Related Distress Event”.

Dollars” and “$” shall mean dollars in lawful currency of the United States.

Drawing” shall have the meaning provided in Section 3.4(b).

Drop-Down Acquisition” shall mean the acquisition by the Borrower or one or more of its Restricted Subsidiaries, in a single transaction or in a series of related transactions, of property or assets from another Person (other than the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries), so long as the property or assets being acquired is Oil and Gas Properties (or Equity Interests in Persons owning Oil and Gas Properties) which are used (or intended to be used), as applicable, primarily in its business as a master limited partnership.

Early Opt-in Election” means, if the then-current Benchmark is USD LIBOR, the occurrence of the following on or after December 31, 2020:

(1)        a notification by the Administrative Agent to (or the request by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent to notify) each of the other parties hereto that at least ten currently outstanding U.S. dollar-denominated syndicated credit facilities in the U.S. syndicated loan market at such time contain (as a result of amendment or as originally executed) a SOFR-based rate (including SOFR, a term SOFR or any other rate based upon SOFR) as a benchmark rate in lieu of USD LIBOR (and such syndicated credit facilities are identified in such notice and are publicly available for review), and

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(2)        the joint election by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower to trigger a fallback from USD LIBOR and the provision by the Administrative Agent of written notice of such election to the Lenders.

EBITDAX” shall mean, for any period, the Net Income of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries on a consolidated basis for such period plus, (X) without duplication and to the extent deducted in the calculation of Net Income for such period, (1) income, franchise and similar taxes for such period, (2) interest expense for such period, (3) depletion, depreciation, amortization and other non-cash charges for such period, (4) workover expense for such period, (5) oil and gas exploration expense, including intangible drilling costs and dry hole and abandonment expense, for such period, (6) non-cash losses and charges for such period, (7) extraordinary or non-recurring losses for such period, (8) costs associated with the Transactions and the Borrower’s public company compliance and (9) any reasonable expenses and charges related to any Investment, acquisition, disposition, offering of Equity Interests and any issuance or incurrence of Indebtedness not prohibited hereunder and minus to the extent included in the calculation of Net Income for such period (Y) non-cash gains and extraordinary or non-recurring gains for such period. EBITDAX for any period of measurement may be calculated by the Borrower on a Pro Forma Basis, giving effect to, without duplication, any acquisition of oil and gas properties as if such acquisition occurred on the first day of such period.

EEA Financial Institution” shall mean (a) any credit institution or investment firm established in any EEA Member Country which is subject to the supervision of an EEA Resolution Authority, (b) any entity established in an EEA Member Country which is a parent of an institution described in clause (a) of this definition, or (c) any financial institution established in an EEA Member Country which is a subsidiary of an institution described in clauses (a) or (b) of this definition and is subject to consolidated supervision with its parent.

EEA Member Country” shall mean any of the member states of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway.

EEA Resolution Authority” shall mean any public administrative authority or any person entrusted with public administrative authority of any EEA Member Country (including any delegee) having responsibility for the resolution of any EEA Financial Institution.

Effective Date” shall mean January 11, 2017.

Elected Commitment” means, as to each Lender, the amount set forth opposite such Lender’s name on Schedule 13.2 under the caption “Elected Commitment”, as the same may be increased, reduced or terminated from time to time in connection with an increase, reduction or termination of the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount pursuant to Section 4.4.

Elected Commitment Increase Certificate” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 4.4(b)(iv).

Electronic Signature” means an electronic sound, symbol, or process attached to, or associated with, a contract or other record and adopted by a Person with the intent to sign, authenticate or accept such contract or record.

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Eligible Assignee” shall mean any of (i) a Lender or any Affiliate of a Lender; (ii) a commercial bank organized under the laws of the United States, or any state thereof, and having a combined capital and surplus of at least $100,000,000.00; (iii) a commercial bank organized under the laws of any other country which is a member of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, or a political subdivision of any such country, and having a combined capital and surplus of at least $100,000,000.00, provided that such bank is acting through a branch or agency located in the United States; (iv) a Person that is primarily engaged in the business of commercial lending and that (A) is a subsidiary of a Lender, (B) a subsidiary of a Person of which a Lender is a subsidiary, or (C) a Person of which a Lender is a subsidiary; (v) any other entity (other than a natural person) which is an “accredited investor” (as defined in Regulation D under the Securities Act) which extends credit or buys loans as one of its businesses, including, but not limited to, insurance companies, mutual funds, investments funds and lease financing companies; and (vi) with respect to any Lender that is a fund that invests in loans, any other fund that invests in loans and is managed by the same investment advisor of such Lender or by an Affiliate of such investment advisor (and treating all such funds so managed as a single Eligible Assignee); provided, however, that no Affiliate of Borrower shall be an Eligible Assignee.

Environmental Claims” shall mean any and all actions, suits, orders, decrees, demands, demand letters, claims, liens, notices of noncompliance, restrictions on use, operations or transferability, violation or potential responsibility or investigation (other than internal reports prepared by or on behalf of the Borrower or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries (a) in the ordinary course of such Person’s business or (b) as required in connection with a financing transaction or an acquisition or disposition of real estate) or proceedings arising under or based upon any Environmental Law or any permit issued, or any approval given, under any such Environmental Law (hereinafter, “Claims”), including, without limitation, (i) any and all Claims by governmental or regulatory authorities for enforcement, cleanup, removal, response, remedial or other actions or damages pursuant to any applicable Environmental Law and (ii) any and all Claims by any third party seeking damages, contribution, indemnification, cost recovery, compensation or injunctive relief relating to the presence, release or threatened release of Hazardous Materials or arising from alleged injury or threat of injury to health or safety (to the extent relating to human exposure to Hazardous Materials) or the environment including, without limitation, ambient air, surface water, groundwater, land surface and subsurface strata and natural resources such as wetlands.

Environmental Law” shall mean any applicable Federal, state, foreign or local statute, law, rule, regulation, ordinance, code and rule of common law now or hereafter in effect and in each case as amended, and any binding judicial or administrative interpretation thereof, including any binding judicial or administrative order, consent decree or judgment, relating to the protection of the environment, including, without limitation, ambient air, surface water, groundwater, land surface and subsurface strata and natural resources such as wetlands, or human health or safety (to the extent relating to human exposure to Hazardous Materials), or Hazardous Materials.

Equity Interests” of any Person shall mean any and all shares, interests, rights to purchase or otherwise acquire, warrants, options, participations or other equivalents of or interests in (however designated) equity or ownership of such Person, including any preferred stock, any limited or general partnership interest and any limited liability company membership interest, and any securities or other rights or interests convertible into or exchangeable for any of the foregoing.

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ERISA” shall mean the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended from time to time. Section references to ERISA are to ERISA as in effect on the Effective Date and any subsequent provisions of ERISA amendatory thereof, supplemental thereto or substituted therefor.

ERISA Affiliate” shall mean each person (as defined in Section 3(9) of ERISA) that together with the Borrower would be deemed to be a “single employer” within the meaning of Section 414(b) or (c) of the Code or, solely for purposes of Section 302 of ERISA and Section 412 of the Code, is treated as a single employer under Section 414 of the Code.

EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule” means the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule published by the Loan Market Association (or any successor person), as in effect from time to time.

Event of Default” shall have the meaning provided in Article XI.

Excess Cash” shall mean, at any time, the amount of the Cash Balance in excess of the Cash Balance Threshold (other than (i) any cash set aside to pay royalty obligations, working interest obligations, production payments, severance taxes and similar obligations of any Credit Party then due and owing to third parties and for which any Credit Party has issued checks or has initiated wires or ACH transfers (or will issue checks or initiate wires or ACH transfers within three (3) Business Days) in order to pay such obligations, (ii) any cash set aside to pay in the ordinary course of business amounts (other than obligations described in clause (i) above) of any Credit Party then due and owing to unaffiliated third parties and for which such Credit Party has issued checks or has initiated wires or ACH transfers in order to pay such amounts), (iii) any cash or Permitted Investments of any Credit Party constituting purchase price deposits held in escrow by an unaffiliated third party pursuant to a binding and enforceable purchase and sale agreement with an unaffiliated third party containing customary provisions regarding the payment and refunding of such deposits, (iv) cash of any Credit Party to be used by any Credit Party within three (3) Business Days to pay the purchase price for any acquisition of any assets or property by any Credit Party pursuant to (A) a binding and enforceable purchase and sale agreement, (B) a signed letter of intent or (C) any unsigned “purchase agreement” or similar documentation which is then being negotiated and will be executed prior to or simultaneously with the closing of such acquisition, (v) any Excluded Equity Proceeds or Excluded Asset Disposition Proceeds held in the Excluded Proceeds Account, (vi) the amount of any Cash Collateral and (vi) the amount of cash set aside to pay any dividend or distribution that has been declared and is unpaid by the Borrower and permitted to be paid under Section 10.8.

Exchange Act” shall mean the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.

Excluded Accounts” shall mean (i) segregated Deposit Accounts consisting of (and the balance of which consists solely of funds set aside in connection with) payroll accounts and accounts dedicated to the payment of accrued employee benefits, medical, dental and employee benefits claims to employees of the Borrower or its Restricted Subsidiaries, (ii) Deposit Accounts and Securities Accounts containing cash or other property with an aggregate value for all such Deposit Accounts and Securities Accounts of less than $2,000,000, (iii) Deposit Accounts and Securities Accounts containing cash or other property with an aggregate value for all such Deposit

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Accounts and Securities Accounts of greater than $2,000,000 and less than $5,000,000 for a continuous period of up to 60 days and (iv) Deposit Accounts which are used solely as an escrow account or as a fiduciary or trust account or other account that is contractually obligated to be segregated from the other assets of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries, in each case, for the benefit of unaffiliated third parties.

Excluded Asset Disposition Proceeds” shall mean cash proceeds and/or marketable securities received by any Credit Party pursuant to a Disposition permitted hereunder, less the amount of any unpaid Borrowing Base Deficiency that results from such Disposition pursuant to the terms hereof.

Excluded Equity Interests” shall mean (a) any Equity Interests with respect to which, in the reasonable judgment of the Administrative Agent and the Borrower evidenced in writing delivered to the Administrative Agent, the cost or other consequences of pledging such Equity Interests in favor of the Secured Parties under the Security Documents shall be excessive in view of the benefits to be obtained by the Secured Parties therefrom, (b) any Equity Interests to the extent the pledge thereof would be prohibited by any Requirement of Law, (c) any Equity Interests of any Unrestricted Subsidiary, (d) any Equity Interests of any Subsidiary that is not a wholly-owned Subsidiary at the time such Subsidiary becomes a Subsidiary to the extent (A) that a pledge thereof to secure the Obligations is prohibited by any applicable Contractual Requirement (other than customary non-assignment provisions which are ineffective under the UCC or other applicable Requirements of Law), (B) any Contractual Requirement prohibits such a pledge without the consent of any other party; provided that this clause (B) shall not apply if (1) such other party is a Credit Party or a wholly-owned Subsidiary or (2) consent has been obtained to consummate such pledge (it being understood that the foregoing shall not be deemed to obligate the Borrower or any Subsidiary to obtain any such consent) and for so long as such Contractual Requirement or replacement or renewal thereof is in effect, or (C) a pledge thereof to secure the Obligations would give any other party (other than a Credit Party or a wholly-owned Subsidiary) to any Contractual Requirement governing such Equity Interests the right to terminate its obligations thereunder (other than customary non-assignment provisions that are ineffective under the UCC or other applicable Requirement of Law), (e) any Equity Interests of any Subsidiary to the extent that the pledge of such Equity Interests would result in material adverse tax consequences to the Borrower or any Subsidiary as reasonably determined by the Borrower in a writing delivered to the Administrative Agent, and (f) any “Margin Stock” as defined in Regulation U.; provided that, notwithstanding the foregoing, in no event shall the Equity Interests in any Subsidiary that owns any Borrowing Base Properties be Excluded Equity Interests.

Excluded Equity Proceeds” shall mean cash proceeds from an equity contribution made to, and received by, or an equity issuance by, the Borrower.

Excluded Proceeds Account” shall mean a segregated Deposit Account established and maintained with the Administrative Agent, which Deposit Account contains only Excluded Equity Proceeds and/or Excluded Asset Disposition Proceeds. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, any use of funds held in the Excluded Proceeds Account: (a) in the case of any such funds that are used, directly or indirectly, to fund a Restricted Payment, shall be deemed to be a utilization of Excluded Equity Proceeds until no Excluded Equity Proceeds remain in such Excluded Proceeds Account, and thereafter shall be deemed to be a utilization of Excluded Asset Disposition Proceeds

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and (b) in the case of any such funds that are used, directly or indirectly, for any purpose other than to fund a Restricted Payment, shall be deemed to be a utilization of Excluded Asset Disposition Proceeds until no Excluded Asset Disposition Proceeds remain in such Excluded Proceeds Account, and thereafter shall be deemed to be a utilization of Excluded Equity Proceeds.

Excluded Subsidiary” shall mean (a) each Restricted Subsidiary that does not constitute a Material Subsidiary (but only for so long as such Subsidiary does not constitute a Material Subsidiary), (b) each Restricted Subsidiary that is not a wholly owned Subsidiary (other than OpCo and any of its Subsidiaries) on any date such Subsidiary would otherwise be required to become a Guarantor pursuant to the requirements of Section 9.11 (for so long as such Subsidiary remains a non-wholly owned Restricted Subsidiary), (c) each Restricted Subsidiary that is prohibited by any applicable Contractual Requirement or Requirement of Law from guaranteeing or granting Liens to secure the Obligations at the time such Subsidiary becomes a Restricted Subsidiary (and for so long as such restriction or any replacement or renewal thereof is in effect) or that would require consent, approval, license or authorization of a Governmental Authority to guarantee or grant Liens to secure the Obligations at the time such Subsidiary becomes a Restricted Subsidiary (unless such consent, approval, license or authorization has been received), (d) any Unrestricted Subsidiary and (e) any other Restricted Subsidiary with respect to which in the reasonable judgment of the Administrative Agent and the Borrower, the cost or other consequences of providing a Guarantee of the Obligations shall be excessive in view of the benefits to be obtained by the Lenders therefrom.  Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, in no event shall OpCo or any Restricted Subsidiary owning Borrowing Base Properties be an Excluded Subsidiary.

Excluded Swap Obligation” shall mean, with respect to any Guarantor, any Swap Obligation if, and to the extent that, all or a portion of the guarantee of such Guarantor of, or the grant by such Guarantor of a security interest to secure, such Swap Obligation (or any guarantee thereof) is or becomes illegal under the Commodity Exchange Act or any rule, regulation or order of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (or the application or official interpretation of any thereof) by virtue of such Guarantor’s failure for any reason to constitute an “eligible contract participant” as defined in the Commodity Exchange Act and the regulations thereunder at the time the guarantee of such Guarantor, or the grant of such security interest by such Guarantor, becomes effective with respect to such Swap Obligation. If a Swap Obligation arises under a master agreement governing more than one swap, such exclusion shall apply only to the portion of such Swap Obligation that is attributable to swaps for which such guarantee or security interest is or becomes illegal.

Excluded Taxes” shall mean any of the following Taxes imposed on or with respect to, or required to be withheld or deducted from a payment to, the Administrative Agent, any Lender or any other recipient of any payment to be made by or on account of any obligation of any Credit Party hereunder or under any other Credit Document, (i) Taxes imposed on or measured by net income or branch profits (however denominated, and including (for the avoidance of doubt) any backup withholding in respect thereof under Section 3406 of the Code or any similar provision of state, local or foreign law), and franchise (or similar) Taxes imposed, in each case, by a jurisdiction (including any political subdivision thereof) as a result of such recipient being organized under the laws of, having its principal office in, or in the case of any Lender, having its applicable lending office in, such jurisdiction, or as a result of any other present or former connection with such jurisdiction (other than any such connection arising solely from this Agreement or any other Credit

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Documents or any transactions contemplated thereunder), (ii) in the case of a Lender, U.S. federal withholding Tax imposed on amounts payable to or for the account of such Lender with respect to an applicable interest in a Loan or Commitment pursuant to a law in effect on the date on which (a) such Lender acquires such interest in the Loan or Commitment (other than to the extent such Lender is an assignee of such interest pursuant to a request by the Borrower under Section 13.7) or (b) such Lender designates a new lending office, except in each case to the extent that, pursuant to Section 5.4, amounts with respect to such Taxes were payable either to such Lender’s assignor immediately before such Lender became a party hereto or to such Lender immediately before it changed its lending office, (iii) any withholding Tax imposed on any payment by or on account of any obligation of any Credit Party hereunder or under any other Credit Document that is attributable to the Administrative Agent’s, any Lender’s or any other recipient’s failure to comply with Section 5.4(d) or (iv) any Tax imposed under FATCA.

Executive Order” shall mean Executive Order No. 13224 on Terrorist Financings: — Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions With Persons Who Commit, Threaten To Commit, or Support Terrorism issued on September 23, 2001, as amended by Executive Order No. 13268 and as further amended after the date hereof.

Existing Credit Agreement” has the meaning assigned to such term in Amendment No. 2.

Facility” shall mean this Agreement and the Commitments and the extensions of credit made hereunder.

Fair Market Value” shall mean, with respect to any asset or group of assets on any date of determination, the value of the consideration obtainable in a Disposition of such asset at such date of determination assuming a Disposition by a willing seller to a willing purchaser dealing at arm’s length and arranged in an orderly manner over a reasonable period of time having regard to the nature and characteristics of such asset, as determined by the Borrower in good faith.

FATCA” shall mean Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code, as of the date of this Agreement (or any amended or successor version that is substantively comparable and not materially more onerous to comply with), or any Treasury regulations promulgated thereunder or official administrative interpretations thereof, any agreements entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b)(1) of the Code, any intergovernmental agreements entered into in connection with the implementation of such Sections of the Code and any fiscal or regulatory legislation, rules or practices adopted pursuant to such intergovernmental agreements.

FCPA” shall mean the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, as amended.

Federal Funds Effective Rate” shall mean, for any day, the weighted average of the per annum rates on overnight federal funds transactions with members of the Federal Reserve System arranged by federal funds brokers on such day, as published on the next succeeding Business Day by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York or, if such rate is not so published for any date that is a Business Day, the Federal Funds Effective Rate for such day shall be the average rate (rounded upward, if necessary, to a whole multiple of 1/100 of 1%) of the quotations for such day for such transactions received by the Administrative Agent from three Federal Funds brokers of recognized

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standing selected by it; provided that, if the Federal Funds Effective Rate shall be less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for the purposes of this Agreement.

Fee Letter” shall mean that certain letter agreement of even date herewith between the Borrower and the Administrative Agent.

Financial Officer” of any Person shall mean the Chief Financial Officer, principal accounting officer, Treasurer or Assistant Treasurer of such Person.

Financial Statements” shall mean balance sheets, income statements, statements of cash flows, owners’ equity and appropriate footnotes (for audited financial statements) and schedules, prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Flood Insurance Regulations” shall mean (i) the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 as now or hereafter in effect or any successor statute thereto, (ii) the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 as now or hereafter in effect or any successor statute thereto, (iii) the National Flood Insurance Reform Act of 1994 (amending 42 USC 4001 et seq.), as the same may be amended or recodified from time to time, and (iv) the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2004 and any regulations promulgated thereunder.

Floor” means the benchmark rate floor, if any, provided in this Agreement initially (as of the execution of this Agreement, the modification, amendment or renewal of this Agreement or otherwise) with respect to the LIBOR Rate or the Federal Funds Effective Rate, as applicable, as of the Benchmark Replacement Date.

Foreign Lender” shall mean a Lender that is not a U.S. Person.

Fronting Fee” shall have the meaning provided in Section 4.1((b).

Funding Date” shall mean February 8, 2017.

GAAP” shall mean generally accepted accounting principles in the United States, as in effect from time to time.

General Partner” shall mean Kimbell Royalty GP, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company.

Governmental Authority” shall mean any nation, sovereign or government, any state, province, territory or other political subdivision thereof, and any entity or authority exercising executive, legislative, judicial, regulatory or administrative functions of or pertaining to government, including a central bank or stock exchange.

Guarantee” shall mean the Guarantee made by any Guarantor in favor of the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties substantially in the form of Exhibit B hereto.

Guarantee Obligations” shall mean, as to any Person, any obligation of such Person guaranteeing or intended to guarantee any Indebtedness of any other Person (the “primary

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obligor”) in any manner, whether directly or indirectly, including any obligation of such Person, whether or not contingent, (a) to purchase any such Indebtedness or any property constituting direct or indirect security therefor, (b) to advance or supply funds (i) for the purchase or payment of any such Indebtedness or (c) otherwise to assure or hold harmless the owner of such Indebtedness against loss in respect thereof.  The amount of any Guarantee Obligation shall be deemed to be an amount equal to the stated or determinable amount of the Indebtedness in respect of which such Guarantee Obligation is made or, if not stated or determinable, the maximum reasonably anticipated liability in respect thereof as determined by such Person in good faith.

Guarantors” shall mean each Restricted Subsidiary of Borrower that becomes party to the Guarantee.

Hazardous Materials” shall mean (a) any petroleum or petroleum products, natural gas or natural gas liquids, radioactive materials, friable asbestos or asbestos containing materials, urea formaldehyde foam insulation, transformers or other equipment that contain dielectric fluid containing regulated levels of polychlorinated biphenyls, and radon gas, (b) any chemicals, materials or substances defined as or included in the definition of “hazardous substances”, “hazardous waste”, “hazardous materials”, “extremely hazardous waste”, “restricted hazardous waste”, “toxic substances”, “toxic pollutants”, “contaminants”, or “pollutants”, or words of similar import, under any applicable Environmental Law and (c) any other chemical, material or substance which is prohibited, limited or regulated by any Environmental Law.

Hedge Bank” shall mean (a) any Person (other than the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries) that (x) at the time it enters into a Hedge Transaction is the Administrative Agent, an Affiliate of the Administrative Agent, a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender or (y) at any time after it enters into a Hedge Transaction becomes a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender or (b) with respect to any Hedge Transaction that is in effect on the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date, any Person (other than the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries) that is a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender on the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date.  For the avoidance of doubt, if any Hedge Bank ceases to be a Lender or an Affiliate of a Lender, such Person shall be a Hedge Bank in respect of any Hedge Transaction entered into before the date it ceases to be a Lender or Affiliate of a Lender and shall not be a Hedge Bank in respect of any Hedge Transaction entered into after the date it ceases to be a Lender or Affiliate of a Lender.

Hedge Termination” shall mean with respect to any Hedge Transaction, any termination (other than a termination that occurs on the date scheduled for such termination and not as a result of any event of default or other event which permits a party to such Hedge Transaction to early terminate such Hedge Transaction, in each case however defined or described), cancellation, novation or other disposition of such Hedge Transaction or the entry into one or more offsetting Hedge Transactions in respect of such Hedge Transaction.

Hedge Termination Date” shall mean, with respect to any Hedge Transaction, the date of expiration of that particular Hedge Transaction.

Hedge Transactions” shall mean (a) any and all rate swap transactions, basis swaps, credit derivative transactions, forward rate transactions, commodity swaps, commodity options, forward commodity contracts, future contracts, equity or equity index swaps or options, bond or

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bond price or bond index swaps or options or forward bond or forward bond price or forward bond index transactions, interest rate options, forward foreign exchange transactions, cap transactions, floor transactions, collar transactions, currency swap transactions, cross-currency rate swap transactions, currency options, total return swaps, credit spread transactions, repurchase transactions, reserve repurchase transactions, securities lending transactions, weather index transactions, spot contracts, fixed-price physical delivery contracts, whether or not exchange traded, or any other similar transactions or any combination of any of the foregoing (including any options to enter into any of the foregoing), whether or not any such transaction is governed by or subject to any master agreement, and (b) any and all transactions of any kind, and the related confirmations, which are subject to the terms and conditions of, or governed by, any form of master agreement published by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc., any International Foreign Exchange Master Agreement or any other master agreement (any such master agreement, together with any related schedules, a “Master Agreement”), including any such obligations or liabilities under any Master Agreement.

Hedging Obligations” shall mean, with respect to any Person, the obligations of such Person under Hedge Transactions.

Hydrocarbon Interests” shall mean all rights, titles, interests and estates now or hereafter acquired in and to oil and gas leases, oil, gas and mineral leases, or other liquid or gaseous hydrocarbon leases, mineral fee interests, overriding royalty and royalty interests, net profit interests and production payment interests, including any reserved or residual interests of whatever nature.

Hydrocarbons” shall mean oil, gas, casinghead gas, drip gasoline, natural gasoline, condensate, distillate, liquid hydrocarbons, gaseous hydrocarbons and all products refined or separated therefrom.

Increasing Lender” has the meaning assigned such term in Section 4.4(a).

Indebtedness” of any Person shall mean, if and to the extent (other than with respect to clause (e) below) the same would constitute indebtedness or a liability in accordance with GAAP, without duplication, (a) all indebtedness of such Person for borrowed money, (b) all obligations of such Person evidenced by bonds, debentures, notes, loan agreements or other similar instruments, (c) the deferred purchase price of assets or services that in accordance with GAAP would be required to be shown as a liability on the balance sheet of such Person (other than (i) any earn-out obligation until such obligation becomes a liability on the balance sheet of such Person in accordance with GAAP and (ii) obligations resulting under firm transportation contracts or take or pay contracts entered into in the ordinary course of business), (d) the face amount of all letters of credit issued for the account of such Person and, without duplication, all drafts drawn thereunder, (e) all Indebtedness (excluding prepaid interest thereon) described in the other clauses of this definition of any other Person secured by any Lien on any property owned by such Person, whether or not such Indebtedness has been assumed by such Person (but if such Indebtedness has not been assumed, limited to the lesser of the amount of such Indebtedness and the Fair Market Value of the property securing such Indebtedness), (f) the undischarged balance of any production payment created by such Person or for the creation of which such Person directly or indirectly received payment, (g) Capital Lease obligations, and (h) without duplication, all Guarantee

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Obligations of such Person in respect of Indebtedness of another Person of the types described in the other clauses of this definition); provided that Indebtedness shall not include (i) trade and other ordinary-course payables and accrued expenses arising in the ordinary course of business, (ii) deferred or prepaid revenues, (iii) purchase price holdbacks in respect of a portion of the purchase price of an asset to satisfy warranty or other unperformed obligations of the respective seller, (iv) in the case of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, (A) all intercompany Indebtedness having a term not exceeding 364 days (inclusive of any roll-over or extensions of terms) and made in the ordinary course of business and (B) intercompany liabilities in connection with the cash management, tax and accounting operations of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, (v) production payments and reserve sales, (vi) in-kind obligations relating to net oil, natural gas liquids or natural gas balancing positions arising in the ordinary course of business and (vii) any obligation in respect of a farm-in agreement or similar arrangement whereby such Person agrees to pay all or a share of the drilling, completion or other expenses of an exploratory or development well (which agreement may be subject to a maximum payment obligation, after which expenses are shared in accordance with the working or participation interest therein or in accordance with the agreement of the parties) or perform the drilling, completion or other operation on such well in exchange for an ownership interest in an oil or gas property.

Indemnified Liabilities” shall have the meaning provided in Section 13.5.

Indemnified Taxes” shall mean all Taxes imposed on or with respect to or measured by, any payment by or on account of any obligation of any Credit Party hereunder or under any other Credit Document other than (a) Excluded Taxes and (b) Other Taxes.

Information” shall have the meaning provided in Section 8.8(a).

Initial Borrowing Base” shall mean the Borrowing Base in effect on the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date, which shall be $265,000,000.

Initial Reserve Report” shall mean the reserve engineers’ report used to determine the Initial Borrowing Base, prepared as of July 1, 2020, prepared by the Borrower, with respect to the Oil and Gas Properties of the Credit Parties.

Intercompany Note” means a promissory note substantially in the form of Exhibit H.

Interest Expense” shall mean, with respect to any Person for any period, the sum of (a) gross interest expense of such Person for such period on a consolidated basis (including (i) the amortization of debt discounts, (ii) the amortization of all fees (including fees with respect to Hedge Transactions) payable in connection with the incurrence of Indebtedness to the extent included in interest expense and (iii) the portion of any payments or accruals with respect to capitalized lease obligations allocable to interest expense) and (b) capitalized interest of such Person. For purposes of the foregoing, gross interest expense shall be determined after giving effect to any net payments made or received and costs incurred by the Borrower with respect to any interest rate Hedge Transactions, and interest on a capitalized lease obligation shall be deemed to accrue at an interest rate reasonably determined by the Borrower to be the rate of interest implicit in such capitalized lease obligation in accordance with GAAP.

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Interest Period” shall mean, with respect to any Loan, the interest period applicable thereto, as determined pursuant to Section 2.8.

Investment” shall have the meaning provided in Section 10.15.

ISDA Definitions” means the 2006 ISDA Definitions published by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. or any successor thereto, as amended or supplemented from time to time, or any successor definitional booklet for interest rate derivatives published from time to time by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. or such successor thereto.

ISP” shall mean, with respect to any Letter of Credit, the “International Standby Practices 1998” published by the Institute of International Banking Law & Practice (or such later version thereof as may be in effect at the time of issuance).

Issuer Documents” shall mean, with respect to any Letter of Credit, the Letter of Credit Application, and any other document, agreement and instrument entered into by the applicable Issuing Bank and the Borrower or in favor of the applicable Issuing Bank and relating to such Letter of Credit.

Issuing Bank” shall mean (a) the Administrative Agent and Frost Bank, any of their Affiliates or any replacement or successor appointed pursuant to Section 3.6, and (b) if requested by the Borrower and reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent, any other Person who is a Lender at the time of such request and who accepts such appointment (it being understood that, if any such Person ceases to be a Lender hereunder, such Person will remain an Issuing Bank with respect to any Letter of Credit issued by such Person that remained outstanding as of the date such Person ceased to be a Lender). References herein and in the other Credit Documents to an Issuing Bank shall be deemed to refer to the Issuing Bank in respect of the applicable Letter of Credit or to all Issuing Banks, as the context requires.

Joint Lead Arrangers” means BBVA USA, Frost Bank and Truist Bank.

Kimbell Class B Units” shall mean the Class B Units in the Borrower.

Kimbell Class B/OpCo Unit for Kimbell Common Unit Exchange” shall mean a transaction whereby a holder of both a Kimbell Class B Unit and a OpCo Common Unit exchanges such Equity Interests for (i) a Kimbell Common Unit and (ii) cash in respect of the dividend and liquidation preferences of the Kimbell Class B Units; provided that the aggregate amount of cash exchanged in connection with Kimbell Class B/OpCo Unit for Kimbell Common Unit Exchanges shall not exceed the aggregate amount of cash contributed to the Borrower by the holders of Kimbell Class B Units in respect of such Kimbell Class B Units.

Kimbell Common Units” shall mean the Common Units in the Borrower.

Lead Arranger” means Citibank, N.A.

L/C Borrowing” shall mean an extension of credit resulting from a Drawing under any Letter of Credit which has not been reimbursed on the date when made or refinanced as a Borrowing.

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L/C Maturity Date” shall mean the date that is five (5) Business Days prior to the Maturity Date.

L/C Obligations” shall mean, as at any date of determination, the aggregate amount available to be drawn under all outstanding Letters of Credit plus the aggregate amount of all Reimbursement Obligations, including all L/C Borrowings. For all purposes of this Agreement, if on any date of determination a Letter of Credit has expired by its terms but any amount may still be drawn thereunder by reason of the operation of Rule 3.14 of the ISP, such Letter of Credit shall be deemed to be “outstanding” in the amount so remaining available to be drawn.

L/C Participant” shall have the meaning provided in Section 3.3(a).

L/C Participation” shall have the meaning provided in Section 3.3(a).

L/C Sublimit” shall mean (a) (i) for all of the Issuing Banks an aggregate of $10,000,000 or (ii) such greater amount agreed to by the Administrative Agent and the Issuing Banks; provided that in no event shall the L/C Sublimit exceed the Borrowing Base then in effect and (b) for each Issuing Bank the aggregate amount set forth opposite such Issuing Bank’s name in Schedule 1(a) hereto as such amount may be amended or modified from time to time with the consent of the Administrative Agent and the relevant Issuing Bank(s) from time to time.

Lender” shall have the meaning provided in the introductory paragraph hereto.

Lender Default” shall mean (i) the refusal or failure of any Lender to make available its portion of any incurrence of Loans or participations in Letters of Credit, which refusal or failure is not cured within two (2) Business Days after the date of such refusal or failure; (ii) the failure of any Lender to pay over to the Administrative Agent, any Issuing Bank, or any other Lender any other amount required to be paid by it hereunder within two (2) Business Days of the date when due, unless the subject of a good faith dispute; (iii) a Lender has notified the Borrower or the Administrative Agent that it does not intend or expect to comply with any of its funding obligations or has made a public statement to that effect with respect to its funding obligations under the Facility; (iv) the failure by a Lender to confirm in a manner reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent that it will comply with its obligations under the Facility, which failure is not cured after the date of such failure; (v) a Distressed Person has admitted in writing that it is insolvent or such Distressed Person becomes subject to a Lender-Related Distress Event or (vi) any Lender that has, or has a direct or indirect parent company that has, become the subject of a Bail-in Action.

Lender Joinder Agreement” means a joinder agreement in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent delivered in connection with Section 4.4.

Lender-Related Distress Event” shall mean, with respect to any Lender, that such Lender or any Person that directly or indirectly controls such Lender (each, a “Distressed Person”), as the case may be, is or becomes subject to a voluntary or involuntary case with respect to such Distressed Person under any Debtor Relief Law, or a custodian, conservator, receiver or similar official is appointed for such Distressed Person or any substantial part of such Distressed Person’s assets, or such Distressed Person or any Person that directly or indirectly controls such Distressed Person is subject to a forced liquidation, or such Distressed Person makes a general

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assignment for the benefit of creditors or is otherwise adjudicated as, or determined by any Governmental Authority having regulatory authority over such Distressed Person or its assets to be, insolvent or bankrupt; provided that a Lender-Related Distress Event shall not be deemed to have occurred solely by virtue of the ownership or acquisition of any equity interests in any Lender or any Person that directly or indirectly controls such Lender by a Governmental Authority or an instrumentality thereof so long as such ownership interest does not result in or provide such Lender with immunity from the jurisdiction of courts within the United States or from the enforcement of judgments or writs of attachment on its assets or permit such Lender (or such Governmental Authority) to reject, repudiate, disavow or disaffirm any contracts or agreements made with such Lender.

Letter of Credit” shall have the meaning provided in Section 3.1(a).

Letter of Credit Application” shall have the meaning provided in Section 3.2.

Letter of Credit Exposure” shall mean, with respect to any Lender, at any time, the sum of (a) the principal amount of any Unpaid Drawings in respect of which such Lender has made (or is required to have made) payments to the applicable Issuing Bank pursuant to Section 3.4(a) at such time and (b) such Lender’s Commitment Percentage of the Letters of Credit Outstanding at such time (excluding the portion thereof consisting of Unpaid Drawings in respect of which the Lenders have made (or are required to have made) payments to the applicable Issuing Bank pursuant to Section 3.4(a)) minus the amount of cash or deposit account balances held by the Administrative Agent to Cash Collateralize outstanding Letters of Credit and Unpaid Drawings under Section 3.8.

Letters of Credit Outstanding” shall mean, at any time, the sum of, without duplication, (a) the aggregate Stated Amount of all outstanding Letters of Credit and (b) the aggregate principal amount of all Unpaid Drawings in respect of all Letters of Credit.

LIBOR Loan” shall mean any Loan bearing interest at a rate determined by reference to the LIBOR Rate.

LIBOR Rate” shall mean, for any Interest Period with respect to any Borrowing of a LIBOR Loan, the interest rate per annum appearing on Reuters Screen LIBOR01 Page (or on any successor page or any successor service, or any substitute page or substitute for such service, providing rate quotations comparable to those currently provided on Reuters Screen LIBOR01 Page, as determined by the Administrative Agent from time to time for purposes of providing quotations of interest rates applicable to Dollar deposits in the London interbank market) at approximately 11:00 a.m., London time, two (2) Business Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period, as the rate for Dollar deposits with a maturity comparable to such Interest Period. In the event that such rate is not available at such time for any reason, then the “LIBOR Rate” with respect to such Borrowing of such LIBOR Loan for such Interest Period shall be determined by the Administrative Agent by reference to such other comparable publicly available service for displaying the offered rate for Dollar deposits in the London interbank market as may be selected by the Administrative Agent and, in the absence of availability, then such rate shall be the rate at which Dollar deposits of an amount comparable to the Advance of such LIBOR Loan and for a maturity comparable to such Interest Period are offered by the principal office of the

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Administrative Agent in immediately available funds in the London interbank market at approximately 11:00 a.m., London time, two (2) Business Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period; provided that, notwithstanding the foregoing, if the LIBOR Rate shall be less than 0.25%, such rate shall be deemed to be 0.25% for the purposes of this Agreement.

Lien” shall mean, with respect to any asset, any mortgage, deed of trust, lien, notice of claim of lien, hypothecation, pledge, collateral assignment, security interest or similar encumbrance of any kind or character.

Liquid Investments” shall mean:

(a)        direct obligations of, or obligations the principal of and interest on which are unconditionally guaranteed by, the United States maturing within 270 days from the date of any acquisition thereof;

(b)        (i) negotiable or nonnegotiable certificates of deposit, time deposits, or other similar banking arrangements maturing within 270 days from the date of acquisition thereof or which may be liquidated for the full amount thereof without penalty or premium (“bank debt securities”), issued by (A) any Lender (or any Affiliate of any Lender), or (B) any other bank or trust company so long as either (x) such certificate of deposit is not pledged to secure the Borrower’s or any Subsidiaries’ ordinary course of business bonding requirements, and (y) the amount thereof is less than or equal to $100,000, or any other bank or trust company, if at the time of deposit or purchase, such bank debt securities are rated A or A2 or better by either S&P or Moody’s, and (ii) commercial paper issued by (A) any Lender (or any Affiliate of any Lender) or (B) any other Person if at the time of purchase such commercial paper is rated at the highest credit rating given by either S&P or Moody’s, or upon the discontinuance of both of such services, such other nationally recognized rating service or services, as the case may be, as shall be selected by the Borrower with the consent of the Majority Lenders;

(c)        deposits in money market funds investing exclusively in investments described in clauses (a) and (b) above; and

(d)        repurchase agreements relating to investments described in clauses (a) and (b) above with a market value at least equal to the consideration paid in connection therewith, with any Person who regularly engages in the business of entering into repurchase agreements and has a combined capital and surplus and undivided profit of not less than $500,000,000, if at the time of entering into such agreement such Person is a Lender (or an Affiliate of any Lender) or the debt securities of such Person is rated at the highest credit rating given by either S&P or Moody’s.

Liquidity” shall mean the sum of (a) the Available Commitment, (b) all unrestricted cash held in deposit accounts of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary and (c) Liquid Investments of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, and in the case of clauses (b) and (c), which are subject to a Lien in favor of the Administrative Agent securing the Obligations, perfected by an account control agreement with the Administrative Agent or held in a deposit account or securities account maintained with the Administrative Agent and otherwise free and clear of all Liens (other than Permitted Liens).

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Loan” shall mean the loans made to the Borrower pursuant to Section 2.1 of this Agreement.

Loan Limit” shall mean, at any time, the lesser of (i) the Total Commitment at such time, (ii) the Borrowing Base at such time (including as it may be reduced pursuant to Sections 2.14, 2.15 or 2.17) or (iii) the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount at such time.

Majority Lenders” shall mean, at any date, (a) if there are two or fewer Lenders, all Lenders, (b) if there are three Lenders, Required Lenders and (c) if there are more than three Lenders, (i) Non-Defaulting Lenders (including Administrative Agent as a Lender) having or holding more than 50% of the Adjusted Total Commitment at such date or (ii) if the Total Commitment has been terminated, Non-Defaulting Lenders (including Administrative Agent as a Lender) having or holding more than 50% of the Total Outstandings (excluding the Loans and Letter of Credit Exposure of Defaulting Lenders) in the aggregate at such date.

Management Services Agreement” shall mean the management services agreement, dated as of the Funding Date, among the Borrower, Kimbell Operating Company, LLC and the other parties thereto.

Master Assignment Agreement” shall have the meaning provided in Amendment No. 2.

Material Adverse Effect” shall mean a circumstance or condition affecting the business, assets, operations, properties or financial condition of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, that would, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to materially adversely affect (a) the ability of the Borrower and the other Credit Parties, taken as a whole, to perform their payment obligations under this Agreement or any of the other Credit Documents or (b) the rights and remedies of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders under this Agreement or under any of the other Credit Documents.

Material Indebtedness” shall mean Indebtedness (other than Loans and Letters of Credit) of any one or more of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary in an aggregate principal amount exceeding $10,000,000.

Material Subsidiary” shall mean, as of the date of each Compliance Certificate delivered under Section 9.1(c), each Restricted Subsidiary of the Borrower whose Total Assets (when combined with the assets of such Restricted Subsidiary’s Restricted Subsidiaries, after eliminating intercompany obligations) as at the last day of the four consecutive fiscal quarter period then ended for which the financial statements required pursuant to Section 9.1(a) or (b) have been delivered (or required to be delivered) were equal to or greater than 2% of the Consolidated Total Assets of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries at such date, determined in accordance with GAAP.

Maturity Date” shall mean June 7, 2024.

Maximum Facility Amount” shall mean $500,000,000.

Maximum Rate” shall mean the maximum rate of interest that the Administrative Agent is permitted to charge to Borrower in compliance with all applicable laws.

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Moody’s” shall mean Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. or any successor by merger or consolidation to its business.

Mortgage” shall mean the mortgages, deeds of trust, security agreements, fixture filings, assignments of production and financing statements and amendments and supplements thereto delivered by the Borrower or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries in favor of the Administrative Agent or any trustee for the Administrative Agent.

Mortgaged Property” shall mean each of the Oil and Gas Properties of the Credit Parties with respect to which a Mortgage has been granted.

Multiemployer Plan” shall mean a Plan that is a multiemployer plan as defined in Section 4001(a)(3) of ERISA.

Net Income” shall mean, with respect to any Person, the net income (loss) of such Person, determined in accordance with GAAP; provided that in calculating Net Income of the Borrower for any period, there shall be excluded the net income of any Unrestricted Subsidiary or any other Person in which the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary has an interest (which interest does not cause the net income of such other Person to be consolidated with the net income of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries in accordance with GAAP), except, to the extent of the amount of dividends or distributions actually paid in cash during such period by such Unrestricted Subsidiary or such other Person to the Borrower or to a Restricted Subsidiary.

Non-Consenting Lender” shall have the meaning provided in Section 13.7(b).

Non-Defaulting Lender” shall mean and include each Lender other than a Defaulting Lender.

Note” means a promissory note of the Borrower payable to any Lender or its Affiliates in an amount not to exceed the Commitment of such Lender, in substantially the form of attached Exhibit C evidencing indebtedness of the Borrower to such Lender resulting from Advances owing to such Lender.

Notice of Borrowing” shall mean a request of the Borrower in accordance with the terms of Section 2.1(b) and substantially in the form of Exhibit A or such other form as shall be approved by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower.

Notice of Conversion or Continuation” shall have the meaning provided in Section 2.5(a).

NYFRB’s Website” means the website of the NYFRB at http://www.newyorkfed.org, or any successor source.

Obligations” shall mean all Advances to, and all other obligations of, any Credit Party arising under any Credit Document to pay principal and interest on any Loan and all Reimbursement Obligations in respect of any Letter of Credit and to pay all costs and expenses under the Credit Documents and all Cash Management Obligations and Hedging Obligations, in each case, entered into with the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary, whether direct or indirect

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(including those acquired by assumption pursuant to this Agreement), absolute or contingent, due or to become due, now existing or hereafter arising and including interest and fees that accrue after the commencement by or against any Credit Party or any Affiliate thereof in any proceeding under any bankruptcy or insolvency law naming such Person as the debtor in such proceeding, regardless of whether such interest and fees are allowed claims in such proceeding. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Obligations of the Credit Parties under the Credit Documents (and any of their Restricted Subsidiaries to the extent they have obligations under the Credit Documents) include the obligation (including Guarantee Obligations) to pay principal, interest, charges, expenses, fees, attorney costs, indemnities and other amounts payable by any Credit Party under any Credit Document. Notwithstanding the foregoing, (a) the obligations of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary under any Hedge Transaction and under any Cash Management Agreement that has been secured at the option of the Borrower (such option shall be deemed exercised as reflected in the documents related to any such Hedge Transaction or Cash Management Agreement among the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary and the applicable Hedge Bank or Cash Management Bank) shall be secured and guaranteed pursuant to the Security Documents and the Guarantee only to the extent that, and for so long as, the other Obligations are so secured and guaranteed; (b) any release of Collateral or Guarantors effected in the manner permitted by this Agreement and the other Credit Documents shall not require the consent of the holders of Hedge Obligations under Hedge Transactions or of the holders of Cash Management Obligations under Cash Management Agreements; and (c) “Obligations” of a Guarantor shall exclude any Excluded Swap Obligations of such Guarantor.

OFAC” shall have the meaning provided in Section 8.19(b).

Oil and Gas Properties” shall mean all of the following in which Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary owns an interest: (i) all oil, gas and/or mineral leases, oil, gas or mineral properties, mineral servitudes and/or mineral rights of any kind (including, without limitation, mineral fee interests, lease interests, farmout interests, overriding royalty and royalty interests, net profits interests, oil payment interests, production payment interests and other types of mineral interests), and all oil and gas gathering, treating, storage, processing and handling assets, (ii) all oil and gas gathering, treating, storage, processing and handling plants and assets,  (iii) all oil or gas pipelines, and (iv) all platforms, wells, wellhead equipment, pumping units, flowlines, tanks, buildings, injection facilities, saltwater disposal facilities, compression facilities, gathering systems, and other equipment.

OpCo” shall mean Kimbell Royalty Operating, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company.

OpCo Common Units” shall mean the common units in OpCo.

OpCo Preferred Units” shall mean, collectively, the convertible preferred units in OpCo in the same number of issued and outstanding units as the Apollo Group Preferred Units and containing terms substantially similar to the Apollo Group Preferred Units, including, with an aggregate liquidation preference equal to the liquidation preference of the Apollo Group Preferred Units.

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Other Taxes” shall mean any and all present or future stamp, registration, documentary, intangible, recording, filing or any other excise, property or similar Taxes (including related reasonable out-of-pocket expenses with regard thereto) arising from any payment made hereunder or made under any other Credit Document or from the execution or delivery of, registration or enforcement of, consummation or administration of, or otherwise with respect to, this Agreement or any other Credit Document; provided that such term shall not include any of the foregoing Taxes (i) that result from an assignment, grant of a participation pursuant to Section 13.6(c) or transfer or assignment to or designation of a new lending office or other office for receiving payments under any Credit Document (“Assignment Taxes”) to the extent such Assignment Taxes are imposed as a result of a connection between the assignor/participating Lender and/or the assignee/Participant and the taxing jurisdiction (other than a connection arising solely from any Credit Documents or any transactions contemplated thereunder), except to the extent that any such action described in this proviso is requested or required by the Borrower, or (ii) Excluded Taxes.

Overnight Rate” shall mean, for any day, the greater of (a) the Federal Funds Effective Rate and (b) an overnight rate determined by the Administrative Agent or the applicable Issuing Bank, as the case may be, in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation.

Participant” shall have the meaning provided in Section 13.6(c).

Participant Register” shall have the meaning provided in Section 13.6(c).

Patriot Act” shall have the meaning provided in Section 13.18.

PBGC” shall mean the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation established pursuant to Section 4002 of ERISA, or any successor thereto.

PDP Reserves” shall mean oil and gas reserves that, in accordance with Petroleum Industry Standards, are classified as “Proved Developed Producing Reserves”.

Permitted Acquisition” shall mean the acquisition, by merger or otherwise, by the Borrower of assets (including any assets constituting a business unit, line of business or division) or Equity Interests, so long as (a) such acquisition and all transactions related thereto shall be consummated in all material respects in accordance with Requirements of Law; (b) if such acquisition involves the acquisition of Equity Interests of a Person that upon such acquisition would become a Restricted Subsidiary, such acquisition shall result in the issuer of such Equity Interests becoming, to the extent required by Section 9.11, a Guarantor; (c) such acquisition shall result in the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, being granted a security interest in any Equity Interests or any assets so acquired to the extent required by Section 9.11; (d) after giving effect to such acquisition, no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing; (e) after giving effect to such acquisition, the Borrower shall be in compliance with Section 9.16; (f) the Borrower shall be in Pro Forma Compliance after giving effect to such acquisition and (g) no existing Indebtedness for borrowed money of a Person acquired in connection with such acquisition shall be assumed as a direct result of such acquisition.

Permitted Additional Debt” shall mean unsecured senior, unsecured senior subordinated or unsecured subordinated Indebtedness issued by the Borrower or a Guarantor, (a) the terms of which do not provide for any scheduled repayment, mandatory redemption or sinking fund

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obligation prior to the 91st day after the Maturity Date (other than customary offers to purchase upon a change of control, asset sale or casualty or condemnation event and customary acceleration rights after an event of default), (b) the covenants (other than financial covenants), events of default, guarantees and other terms of which (other than interest rate, fees, funding discounts and redemption or prepayment premiums determined by the Borrower to be “market” rates, fees, discounts and premiums at the time of issuance or incurrence of any such Indebtedness), taken as a whole, are determined by the Borrower to be “market” terms on the date of issuance or incurrence and in any event are not, in the aggregate, materially more restrictive on the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries than the terms of this Agreement as in effect at the time of such issuance or incurrence, (c) the financial covenants of which are not, individually or in the aggregate, more restrictive than the financial covenants contained in this Agreement as in effect at the time of such issuance or incurrence, (d) the terms of which do not contain maintenance financial covenants or require the achievement of any financial performance standards other than as a condition to taking specified actions or as permitted by clause (c) above, (e) if such Indebtedness is senior subordinated or subordinated Indebtedness, the terms of such Indebtedness provide for customary subordination of such Indebtedness to the Obligations and (f) no Restricted Subsidiary of the Borrower (other than a Guarantor or a corporate finance subsidiary who has no operations or assets other than those incidental to the issuance of the Indebtedness) is an obligor under such Indebtedness; provided that a certificate of an Authorized Officer of the Borrower is delivered to the Administrative Agent at least three (3) Business Days prior to the incurrence of such Additional Indebtedness, together with  drafts of the indenture, credit agreement or similar document and any security agreements and guaranty agreements related thereto, stating that the Borrower has determined in good faith that the terms and conditions contained in such documentation satisfy the criteria set forth above.

Permitted Holders” shall mean each of (a) Kimbell GP Holdings, LLC, (b) Rochelle Royalties, LLC, (c) BGT Investments LLC, (d) Double Eagle Interests, LLC, (e) Robert D. Ravnaas, (f) Brett G. Taylor, (g) Mitch S. Wynne and (h) Ben J. Fortson.

Permitted Liens” shall mean:

(a)        royalties, overriding royalties, reversionary interests, production payments and similar burdens;

(b)        sales contracts or other arrangements for the sale of production of oil, gas or associated liquid or gaseous hydrocarbons which would not (when considered cumulatively with the matters discussed in clause (a) above) deprive the Borrower or the Restricted Subsidiaries, taken as a whole, of any material right with respect to their assets or properties (except for rights customarily granted with respect to such contracts and arrangements);

(c)        statutory Liens for taxes or other assessments that are not yet delinquent (or that, if delinquent, are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings, levy and execution thereon having been stayed and continue to be stayed and for which the Borrower has set aside on its books adequate reserves in accordance with GAAP);

(d)        easements, rights-of-way, servitudes, permits, surface leases and other rights with respect to surface operations, pipelines, grazing, logging, canals, ditches, reservoirs or the like,

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conditions, covenants and other restrictions, and easements of streets, alleys, highways, pipelines, telephone lines, power lines, railways and other easements and rights of way on, over or with respect to the Borrower’s or its Restricted Subsidiaries’ assets or properties and that do not individually or in the aggregate cause a Material Adverse Effect;

(e)        materialman’s, mechanic’s, repairman’s, employee’s, vendor’s, laborer’s, warehouseman’s, carrier’s, pipeline’s, contractor’s, sub-contractor’s, operator’s, non-operator’s (arising under operating or joint operating agreements), and other like Liens (including any financing statements filed in respect thereof) incidental to obligations incurred by the Borrower in connection with the construction, maintenance, development, transportation, processing, storage or operation of the Borrower’s or a Restricted Subsidiary’s assets or properties to the extent not delinquent (or which, if delinquent, are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings and for which the Borrower has set aside on its books adequate reserves in accordance with GAAP);

(f)        all contracts, agreements and instruments, and all defects and irregularities and other matters affecting the Borrower’s or its Restricted Subsidiaries’ assets and properties which were in existence at the time Borrower’s or its Restricted Subsidiaries’ assets and properties were originally acquired by the Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiaries and all routine operational agreements entered into in the ordinary course of business, which contracts, agreements, instruments, defects, irregularities and other matters and routine operational agreements are not such as to, individually or in the aggregate, interfere materially with the operation, value or use of the Borrower’s and its Restricted Subsidiaries’ assets and properties, considered in the aggregate;

(g)        liens in connection with workmen’s compensation, unemployment insurance or other social security, old age pension or public liability obligations;

(h)        legal or equitable encumbrances deemed to exist by reason of the existence of any litigation or other legal proceeding or arising out of a judgment or award with respect to which an appeal is being prosecuted in good faith and levy and execution thereon have been stayed and continue to be stayed;

(i)         rights reserved to or vested in any municipality, governmental, statutory or other public authority to control or regulate the Borrower’s or any Restricted Subsidiary’s assets and properties in any manner, and all applicable laws, rules and orders from any Governmental Authority;

(j)         landlord’s liens or Liens to secure performance of tenders, surety bonds, appeal bonds, government contracts, performance and return of money bonds, bids, trade contracts, leases, statutory obligations, regulatory obligations and other obligations of a like nature incurred in the ordinary course of business;

(k)        Liens incurred pursuant to the Security Documents;

(l)         contractual Liens which arise in the ordinary course of business under operating agreements, joint venture agreements, oil and gas partnership agreements, oil and gas leases, farm-in and farm-out agreements, division orders, contracts for the sale, transportation or exchange of Oil and Gas Properties, unitization and pooling declarations and agreements, area of mutual

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interest agreements, saltwater or other disposal agreements, seismic or other geophysical permits or agreements, and other agreements which are customary in the oil and gas business;

(m)       judgment and attachment Liens not giving rise to an Event of Default;

(n)        Liens securing Indebtedness permitted under Section 10.7(d), but only on the Property under lease or the Property purchased with such Indebtedness, as applicable;

(o)        other Liens securing obligations that in the aggregate do not exceed $5,000,000 in principal amount at any one time;

(p)        banker’s liens and rights of setoff or similar rights and remedies under statutory or common law or customary account documentation in the ordinary course of business in favor of banks and other financial institutions over any bank accounts of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries;

(q)        Liens on Equity Interests of Unrestricted Subsidiaries;

(r)        Liens on insurance policies and the proceeds thereof securing the financing of the premiums with respect thereto;

(s)        any inconsequential, insignificant or immaterial Liens against any of the Oil and Gas Properties that are of a type that would be customarily accepted in the oil and gas industry; and

(t)         Liens on Property, other than Oil and Gas Properties, not constituting Collateral securing Indebtedness or other obligations of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary in an aggregate amount not to exceed $3,000,000 at any time.

Person” shall mean any individual, partnership, joint venture, firm, corporation, limited liability company, association, trust or other enterprise or any Governmental Authority.

Petroleum Industry Standards” shall mean the definitions for Oil and Gas Reserves promulgated by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (or any generally recognized successor) as in effect at the time in question.

Plan” shall mean any multiemployer or single-employer plan, as defined in Section 4001 of ERISA and subject to Title IV of ERISA, that is or was within any of the preceding six plan years maintained or contributed to by (or to which there is or was an obligation to contribute or to make payments to) the Borrower or an ERISA Affiliate.

“Platform” shall means Debt Domain, Intralinks, Syndtrak, DebtX or a similar electronic transmission system.

Preferred Equity” shall mean Equity Interests of the Borrower that is preferred stock or preferred units, including without limitation the Apollo Group Preferred Units.

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Preferred Equity Purchase Agreement” shall mean that certain Series A Preferred Unit Purchase Agreement, as dated May 28, 2018 among the Borrower and the Apollo Group, pursuant to which the Apollo Group purchased the Apollo Group Series A Units from the Borrower, as such agreement may be amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.

Prime Rate” means the rate of interest per annum announced from time to time by the Administrative Agent to be its prime rate in effect at its principal office in New York, New York.  Each change in the Prime Rate shall be effective from and including the date such change is publicly announced or quoted as being effective.

Pro Forma Basis” shall mean, as to any Person, for any events as described below that occur subsequent to the commencement of a period for which the financial effect of such events is being calculated, and giving effect to the events for which such calculation is being made, such calculation as will give pro forma effect to such events as if such events occurred on the first day of the four consecutive fiscal quarter period ended on or before the occurrence of such event (the “Reference Period”): (i) in making any determination of EBITDAX, effect shall be given to any Disposition, any acquisition, Investment, capital expenditure, construction, repair, replacement, improvement, development, disposition, merger, amalgamation, consolidation, any dividend, distribution or other similar payment, and any restructurings of the business of the Borrower that the Borrower has determined to make and/or made and are expected to have a continuing impact and are factually supportable, which would include cost savings resulting from head count reduction, closure of facilities and similar operational and other cost savings, which adjustments the Borrower determines are reasonable as set forth in a certificate of a Financial Officer of the Borrower (the foregoing, together with any transactions related thereto or in connection therewith, the “relevant transactions”), in each case that occurred during the Reference Period (or, in the case of determinations made pursuant to the definition of the term “Pro Forma Compliance” or pursuant to Sections 10.2, 10.7 and 10.8 occurring during the Reference Period or thereafter and through and including the date upon which the respective Permitted Acquisition or relevant transaction is consummated), and (ii) in making any determination on a Pro Forma Basis, (y) all Indebtedness (including Indebtedness issued, incurred or assumed as a result of, or to finance, any relevant transactions and for which the financial effect is being calculated, whether incurred under this Agreement or otherwise, but excluding normal fluctuations in revolving Indebtedness incurred for working capital purposes) issued, incurred, assumed or permanently repaid during the Reference Period (or, in the case of determinations made pursuant to the definition of the term “Pro Forma Compliance” or pursuant to Sections 10.2, 10.7 and 10.8 occurring during the Reference Period or thereafter and through and including the date upon which the respective Permitted Acquisition or relevant transaction is consummated) shall be deemed to have been issued, incurred, assumed or permanently repaid at the beginning of such period and (z) Interest Expense of such Person attributable to interest on any Indebtedness, for which pro forma effect is being given as provided in preceding clause (y), bearing floating interest rates shall be computed on a pro forma basis as if the rates that would have been in effect during the period for which pro forma effect is being given had been actually in effect during such periods.  Calculations made pursuant to the definition of the term “Pro Forma Basis” shall be determined in good faith by a Financial Officer of the Borrower and approved by the Administrative Agent and may include, for any fiscal period ending on or prior to the third anniversary of any relevant pro forma event (but not for any fiscal period ending after such third anniversary), adjustments to reflect operating expense reductions and other operating improvements, synergies or cost savings reasonably

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expected to result from such relevant pro forma event (including, to the extent applicable, the Transactions).

Pro Forma Compliance” shall mean, at any date of determination, that the Borrower shall be in compliance, on a Pro Forma Basis after giving effect on a Pro Forma Basis to the relevant transactions (including the assumption, issuance, incurrence and permanent repayment of Indebtedness), with the Debt to EBITDAX Ratio recomputed as at the last day of the most recently ended fiscal quarter of the Borrower for which the financial statements and certificates required pursuant to Section 9.1(a) or Section 9.1(b) have been or were required to have been delivered; provided that “Pro Forma Compliance” shall include the Debt to EBITDAX Ratio tested without regard to whether or not the Debt to EBITDAX Ratio was or was required to be tested on the applicable quarter-end date pursuant to Section 10.3.

Projected Cash Available For Distribution” shall mean, with respect to any fiscal quarter of the Borrower, the projected Cash Available For Distribution of the Borrower, as calculated in good faith by a Financial Officer of the Borrower.

Property” means any interest in any kind of property or asset, whether real, personal or mixed, or tangible or intangible, including, without limitation, cash, securities, accounts and contract rights.

Proved Reserves” shall mean, collectively, oil and gas reserves that, in accordance with Petroleum Industry Standards, are classified as “Proved Developed Producing Reserves”, “Proved Developed Non-Producing Reserves”, and “Proved Undeveloped Reserves”.

PV-9” shall mean, with respect to any PDP Reserves expected to be produced from any Borrowing Base Properties, the net present value, discounted at 9% per annum, of the future net revenues expected to accrue to the Borrower’s and the Credit Parties’ collective interests in such reserves during the remaining expected economic lives of such reserves, calculated in accordance with the most recent price deck and other pricing parameters provided to the Borrower by the Administrative Agent pursuant to Sections 2.14 and 2.15.

Qualified ECP Counterparty” shall mean, in respect of any Swap Obligation, each Credit Party that has total assets exceeding $10,000,000 at the time the relevant guarantee or grant of the relevant security interest becomes effective with respect to such Swap Obligation or such other person as constitutes an “eligible contract participant” under the Commodity Exchange Act or any regulations promulgated thereunder and can cause another person to qualify as an “eligible contract participant” at such time by entering into a keepwell under Section 1a(18)(A)(v)(II) of the Commodity Exchange Act.

Redetermination Date” shall mean, the date that the redetermined Borrowing Base becomes effective pursuant to Section 2.14.

Redetermination Effective Date” shall have the meaning provided in Amendment No. 2.

Reference Time” with respect to any setting of the then-current Benchmark means (a) if such Benchmark is USD LIBOR, 11:00 a.m. (London time) on the day that is two London banking

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days preceding the date of such setting, and (b) if such Benchmark is not USD LIBOR, the time determined by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion.

Register” shall have the meaning provided in Section 13.6(b)(iv).

Regulation D” shall mean Regulation D of the Board as from time to time in effect and any successor thereto and other regulation or official interpretation of the Board relating to reserve requirements applicable to member banks of the Federal Reserve System.

Regulation T” shall mean Regulation T of the Board as from time to time in effect and any successor to all or a portion thereof establishing margin requirements.

Regulation U” shall mean Regulation U of the Board as from time to time in effect and any successor to all or a portion thereof establishing margin requirements.

Regulation X” shall mean Regulation X of the Board as from time to time in effect and any successor to all or a portion thereof establishing margin requirements.

Reimbursement Date” shall have the meaning provided in Section 3.4(a).

Reimbursement Obligations” shall mean, at any time, the obligations of the Borrower with respect to all Letters of Credit then outstanding to reimburse amounts paid by the Issuing Bank with respect to any drawing or drawings under a Letter of Credit.

Related Parties” shall mean, with respect to any specified Person, such Person’s partners, Affiliates and the partners, managers, directors, officers, employees, agents and members of such Person or such Person’s Affiliates and any Person that possesses, directly or indirectly, the power to direct or cause the direction of the management or policies of such Person, whether through the ability to exercise voting power, by contract or otherwise.

Relevant Governmental Body” means the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System or the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, or a committee officially endorsed or convened by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System or the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, or any successor thereto.

Reportable Event” shall mean an event described in Section 4043 of ERISA and the regulations thereunder, other than any event as to which the 30-day notice period has been waived.

Required Cash Collateral Amount” shall have the meaning provided in Section 3.8(c).

Required Lenders” shall mean, at any date, (a) Non-Defaulting Lenders having or holding at least 66-2/3% of the Adjusted Total Commitment at such date or (b) if the Total Commitment has been terminated, Non-Defaulting Lenders having or holding at least 66-2/3% of the Total Outstandings (excluding the Loans and Letter of Credit Exposure of Defaulting Lenders) in the aggregate at such date; provided that, at any time there are only two Lenders under this Agreement, “Required Lenders” means all Lenders (other than Defaulting Lenders).

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Requirement of Law” shall mean, as to any Person, any law, treaty, rule, regulation, statute, order, ordinance, decree, judgment, consent decree, writ, injunction, settlement agreement or governmental requirement enacted, promulgated or imposed or entered into or agreed by any Governmental Authority, in each case applicable to or binding upon such Person or any of its property or assets or to which such Person or any of its property or assets is subject.

Reserve Report” shall have the meaning provided in Section 2.14 hereof.

Reserve Report Certificate” shall mean a certificate of an Authorized Officer in certifying as to the matters set forth in Section 9.14(c) in such form reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent.

Restricted Payments” shall have the meaning provided in Section 10.8.

Resolution Authority” means an EEA Resolution Authority or, with respect to any UK Financial Institution, a UK Resolution Authority.

Restricted Subsidiary” shall mean any Subsidiary of the Borrower that is not an Unrestricted Subsidiary.

S&P” shall mean Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services or any successor by merger or consolidation to its business.

Sanction(s)” shall mean any international economic sanction administered or enforced by the United States government (including without limitation, OFAC), the United Nations Security Council, the Norwegian State, the European Union, the Member States of the European Union, Her Majesty’s Treasury or any other relevant sanctions authority.

Scheduled Redetermination” means determination of the Borrowing Base pursuant to Section 2.14.

SEC” shall mean the Securities and Exchange Commission or any successor thereto.

Secured Parties” shall mean, collectively, the Administrative Agent, each Issuing Bank, each Lender, each Hedge Bank that is party to any Hedge Transaction and each Cash Management Bank that is a party to any Cash Management Agreement.

Securities Account” has the meaning assigned to such term in the UCC.

Securities Act” shall mean the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.

Security Documents” shall mean, collectively, all deeds of trust, mortgages, security agreements, collateral assignments of production, deposit account control agreements and other instruments granting Liens on any assets of the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries that are executed by the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries pursuant to Section 9.11 or 9.13 to secure the Obligations of the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries under the Credit Documents.

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SOFR” means, with respect to any Business Day, a rate per annum equal to the secured overnight financing rate for such Business Day published by the SOFR Administrator on the SOFR Administrator’s Website on the immediately succeeding Business Day.

SOFR Administrator” means the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (or a successor administrator of the secured overnight financing rate).

SOFR Administrator’s Website” means the website of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, currently at http://www.newyorkfed.org, or any successor source for the secured overnight financing rate identified as such by the SOFR Administrator from time to time.

Solvent” shall mean, with respect to any Person on any date of determination, that on such date (i) the fair value of the assets of such Person, at a fair valuation, exceeds the debts and liabilities, direct, subordinated, contingent or otherwise, of such Person; (ii) the present fair saleable value of the property of such Person is greater than the amount that will be required to pay the probable liability of such Person on its debts and other liabilities, direct, subordinated, contingent or otherwise, as such debts and other liabilities become absolute and matured; (iii) such Person does not intend to, and such Person does not believe that it will incur debts beyond such Person’s ability to pay such debts as they mature, taking into account the timing and amounts of cash to be received by such Person and the timing and amounts of cash to be payable on or in respect of their debt; (iv) such Person is able to pay its debts and liabilities, direct, subordinated, contingent or otherwise, as such debts and liabilities become absolute and matured; and (v) such Person does not have unreasonably small capital with which to conduct the businesses in which it is engaged as such businesses are now conducted and are proposed to be conducted.

Stated Amount” of any Letter of Credit shall mean the maximum amount from time to time available to be drawn thereunder, determined without regard to whether any conditions to drawing could then be met.

Subsidiary” of any Person shall mean and include (a) any corporation more than 50% of whose Equity Interests of any class or classes having by the terms thereof ordinary voting power to elect a majority of the directors of such corporation (irrespective of whether or not at the time Equity Interests of any class or classes of such corporation shall have or might have voting power by reason of the happening of any contingency) is at the time owned by such Person directly or indirectly through Subsidiaries, (b) any limited liability company, partnership, association, joint venture or other entity of which such Person directly or indirectly through Subsidiaries has more than a 50% equity interest at the time and (c) any partnership, the general partner of which meets the description set forth in either clause (a) or (b) above. Unless otherwise expressly provided, all references herein to a “Subsidiary” shall mean a Subsidiary of the Borrower. OpCo will at all times constitute a “Subsidiary” of the Borrower.

Subsidiary Guarantor” shall mean each Restricted Subsidiary that is a Guarantor.

Swap Obligation” means, with respect to any Guarantor, any obligation to pay or perform under any agreement, contract or transaction that constitutes a “swap” within the meaning of section 1a(47) of the Commodity Exchange Act.

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Swap Termination Value” shall mean, in respect of any one or more Hedge Transactions after taking into account the effect of any legally enforceable netting agreement relating to such Hedge Transactions, (a) for any date on or after the date such Hedge Transactions have been closed out and termination value(s) determined in accordance therewith, such termination value(s), and (b) for any date prior to the date referenced in clause (a), the amount(s) determined as the mark-to-market value(s) for such Hedge Transactions, as determined based upon one or more mid-market or other readily available quotations provided by any recognized dealer in such Hedge Transactions (which may include a Lender or any Affiliate of a Lender).

Syndication Agent” means Citibank, N.A.

Taxes” shall mean any and all present or future taxes, duties, levies, imposts, assessments, deductions, withholdings or other similar charges imposed by any Governmental Authority whether computed on a separate, consolidated, unitary, combined or other basis and any interest, fines, penalties or additions to tax with respect to the foregoing.

Term SOFR” means, for the applicable Corresponding Tenor as of the applicable Reference Time, the forward-looking term rate based on SOFR that has been selected or recommended by the Relevant Governmental Body.

Total Assets” shall mean, as of any date of determination with respect to any Person, the amount that would, in conformity with GAAP, be set forth opposite the caption “total assets” (or any like caption) on a balance sheet of such Person at such date.

Total Commitment” shall mean the sum of the Commitments of all of the Lenders.  The Total Commitment as of the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date is $265,000,000.

Total Debt” shall mean, as of any date of determination, the sum of (without duplication) all Indebtedness (other than letters of credit or bank guarantees, to the extent undrawn) consisting of Capital Lease obligations and Indebtedness for borrowed money of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries on such date determined on a consolidated basis and in accordance with GAAP (provided that the amount of any Capital Lease obligations or any such Indebtedness issued at a discount to its face value shall be determined in accordance with GAAP).

Total Exposure” shall mean, with respect to any Lender at any time, the sum of (a) the aggregate principal amount of the Loans of such Lender then outstanding and (b) such Lender’s Letter of Credit Exposure at such time.

Total Net Debt” shall mean, at any date, Total Debt less up to $25,000,000 of Unrestricted Cash held by the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries on such date.

Total Outstandings” shall mean, at any time, the total principal balance outstanding on the Loans at any time plus the aggregate Letter of Credit Exposure at such time.

Transaction Expenses” shall mean any fees or expenses incurred or paid by the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries or any of their Affiliates in connection with the Transactions, this Agreement and the other Credit Documents and the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby.

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Transactions” shall mean, collectively, the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, the Credit Documents and the payment of Transaction Expenses.

Transferee” shall have the meaning provided in Section 13.6(e).

Type” shall mean, as to any Loan, its nature as an ABR Loan or a LIBOR Loan.

UCC” shall mean the Uniform Commercial Code as in effect in the State of Texas or of any other state the laws of which are required to be applied in connection with the creation or perfection of any security interests in any Collateral.

UK Financial Institution” means any BRRD Undertaking (as such term is defined under the PRA Rulebook (as amended form time to time) promulgated by the United Kingdom Prudential Regulation Authority) or any person falling within IFPRU 11.6 of the FCA Handbook (as amended from time to time) promulgated by the United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority, which includes certain credit institutions and investment firms, and certain affiliates of such credit institutions or investment firms.

UK Resolution Authority” means the Bank of England or any other public administrative authority having responsibility for the resolution of any UK Financial Institution.

Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement” means the applicable Benchmark Replacement excluding the related Benchmark Replacement Adjustment.

Unfunded Current Liability” of any Plan shall mean the amount, if any, by which the Accumulated Benefit Obligation (as defined under Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 87 (“SFAS 87”)) under the Plan as of the close of its most recent plan year, determined in accordance with SFAS 87 as in effect on the date hereof, exceeds the Fair Market Value of the assets allocable thereto.

United States” or “U.S.” shall mean the United States of America.

Unpaid Drawing” shall have the meaning provided in Section 3.4(a).

Unrestricted Cash” shall mean cash or Liquid Investments of the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries that would not appear as “restricted” on a consolidated balance sheet of the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries; provided that cash or Liquid Investments that would appear as “restricted” on a consolidated balance sheet of Borrower or any of its Restricted subsidiaries solely because such cash or Liquid Investments are subject to a Deposit Account control agreement or a Securities Account control agreement in favor of the Administrative Agent shall constitute Unrestricted Cash hereunder.

Unrestricted Subsidiary” shall mean any Subsidiary of the Borrower designated as such on Schedule 8.12 from time to time or which the Borrower has designated in writing to the Administrative Agent to be an Unrestricted Subsidiary pursuant to Section 10.17, until such time as the Borrower redesignates such Unrestricted Subsidiary as a Restricted Subsidiary in accordance with this Agreement.

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Unscheduled Redetermination” shall mean a redetermination of the Borrowing Base made at any time other than on the date set for the regular semi-annual redetermination of the Borrowing Base pursuant to Section 2.14 which is made (A) at the request of the Borrower (but only once between successive Redetermination Dates) or (B) at the request of the Required Lenders (only once between successive Redetermination Dates).

Unused Commitment Fee” shall have the meaning provided in Section 4.1(a).

Unused Commitment Fee Rate” shall mean, for any day, with respect to the Available Commitment on such day, the applicable rate per annum set forth next to the row heading “Commitment Fee Rate” in the definition of “Applicable Margin” and based upon the Borrowing Base Utilization Percentage in effect on such day.

USD LIBOR” means the London interbank offered rate for U.S. dollars.

U.S. Person” means any Person that is a “United States Person” as defined in Section 7701(a)(30) of the Code.

Write-Down and Conversion Powers” shall mean, with respect to any EEA Resolution Authority, the write-down and conversion powers of such EEA Resolution Authority from time to time under the Bail-In Legislation for the applicable EEA Member Country, which write-down and conversion powers are described in the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule and with respect to the United Kingdom, any powers of the applicable Resolution Authority under the Bail-In Legislation to cancel, reduce, modify or change the form of a liability of any UK Financial Institution or any contract or instrument under which that liability arises, to convert all or part of that liability into shares, securities or obligations of that person or any other person, to provide that any such contract or instrument is to have effect as if a right had been exercised under it or to suspend any obligation in respect of that liability or any of the powers under that Bail-In Legislation that are related to or ancillary to any of those powers.

Section 1.2      Other Interpretive Provisions.  With reference to this Agreement and each other Credit Document, unless otherwise specified herein or in such other Credit Document:

(a)        The meanings of defined terms are equally applicable to the singular and plural forms of the defined terms.

(b)        The words “herein”, “hereto”, “hereof” and “hereunder” and words of similar import when used in any Credit Document shall refer to such Credit Document as a whole and not to any particular provision thereof.

(c)        Article, Section, Exhibit and Schedule references are to the Credit Document in which such reference appears.

(d)        The term “including” is by way of example and not limitation.

(e)        The term “documents” includes any and all instruments, documents, agreements, certificates, notices, reports, financial statements and other writings, however evidenced, whether in physical or electronic form.

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(f)        In the computation of periods of time from a specified date to a later specified date, the word “from” means “from and including”; the words “to” and “until” each mean “to but excluding”; and the word “through” means “to and including”.

(g)        Section headings herein and in the other Credit Documents are included for convenience of reference only and shall not affect the interpretation of this Agreement or any other Credit Document.

(h)        Any reference to any Person shall be constructed to include such Person’s successors or assigns (subject to any restrictions on assignment set forth herein) and, in the case of any Governmental Authority, any other Governmental Authority that shall have succeeded to any or all of the functions thereof.

(i)         Whenever the context may require, any pronoun shall include the corresponding masculine, feminine and neuter forms.

(j)         The word “will” shall be construed to have the same meaning as the word “shall”.

(k)        The words “asset” and “property” shall be construed to have the same meaning and effect and to refer to any and all tangible and intangible assets and properties, whether real, personal, movable or immovable, including cash, securities, accounts and contract rights.

Section 1.3      Accounting Terms.  All accounting terms not specifically or completely defined herein shall be construed in conformity with, and all financial data (including financial ratios and other financial calculations) required to be submitted pursuant to this Agreement shall be prepared in conformity with, GAAP, applied in a manner consistent with the Credit Parties’ past practices, except as otherwise specifically prescribed herein; provided, however, that if the Borrower notifies the Administrative Agent that the Borrower requests an amendment to any provision hereof to eliminate the effect of any change occurring after the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date in GAAP or in the application thereof on the operation of such provision (or if the Administrative Agent notifies the Borrower that the Majority Lenders request an amendment to any provision hereof for such purpose), regardless of whether any such notice is given before or after such change in GAAP or in the application thereof, then such provision shall be interpreted on the basis of GAAP as in effect and applied immediately before such change shall have become effective until such notice shall have been withdrawn or such provision amended in accordance herewith. Notwithstanding any other provision contained herein, all terms of an accounting or financial nature used herein shall be construed, and all computations of amounts and ratios referred to herein shall be made (i) without giving effect to any election under Accounting Standards Codification 825-10-25 (or any other Accounting Standards Codification or Financial Accounting Standard having a similar result or effect) to value any Indebtedness or other liabilities of the Borrower or any Subsidiary at “fair value”, as defined therein, and (ii) without giving effect to any treatment of Indebtedness in respect of convertible debt instruments under Accounting Standards Codification 470-20 (or any other Accounting Standards Codification or Financial Accounting Standard having a similar result or effect) to value any such Indebtedness in a reduced or bifurcated manner as described therein, and such Indebtedness shall at all times be valued at the full stated

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principal amount thereof. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement or any other Credit Document, for purposes of calculations made pursuant to the terms of this Agreement or any other Credit Document, GAAP will be deemed to treat leases that would have been classified as operating leases in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States as in effect on December 31, 2015 in a manner consistent with the treatment of such leases under generally accepted accounting principles in the United States as in effect on December 31, 2015, notwithstanding any modifications or interpretive changes thereto that may occur thereafter.

Section 1.4      References to Agreements, Laws, Etc.  Unless otherwise expressly provided herein, (a) references to organizational documents, agreements (including the Credit Documents) and other Contractual Requirements shall be deemed to include all subsequent amendments, restatements, amendment and restatements, extensions, supplements and other modifications thereto, but only to the extent that such amendments, restatements, amendment and restatements, extensions, supplements and other modifications are permitted by any Credit Document and (b) references to any Requirement of Law shall include all statutory and regulatory provisions consolidating, amending, replacing, supplementing or interpreting such Requirement of Law.

Section 1.5      Times of Day.  Unless otherwise specified, all references herein to times of day shall be references to New York, New York (daylight saving or standard, as applicable).

ARTICLE II

AMOUNT AND TERMS OF CREDIT

Section 2.1      The Facility and Commitments.

(a)        Subject to, and upon the terms and conditions set forth herein, each Lender severally, but not jointly, agrees to make Loans to the Borrower, which Loans (i) shall be made to the Borrower from time to time on and after the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date and prior to the Maturity Date, (ii) may, at the option of the Borrower, be incurred and maintained as, and/or converted into, ABR Loans or LIBOR Loans, (iii) may be repaid and reborrowed in accordance with the provisions hereof at any time prior to the Maturity Date, (iv) shall not, for any Lender at any time, after giving effect thereto and to the application of the proceeds thereof, result in such Lender’s Total Exposure at such time exceeding such Lender’s Commitment Percentage at such time of the Loan Limit and (v) shall not, after giving effect thereto and to the application of the proceeds thereof, result in the Total Outstandings at such time exceeding the Loan Limit.  The Obligations of the Borrower hereunder shall be evidenced by this Agreement and the other Credit Documents.  Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, no Loan shall be required to be made hereunder if any Default or Event of Default (as hereinafter defined) has occurred and is continuing.  The aggregate principal amount of each Advance of Loans shall be at least $500,000 or any whole multiples of $100,000 in excess thereof (except for any such Advance in an aggregate amount that is equal to the entire unused balance of the Loan Limit and except for Loans to reimburse the Issuing Bank with respect to any Unpaid Drawing which shall be made in the amounts required by Sections 3.3 or 3.4, as applicable), and in each case shall consist of Loans of the same Type made on the same day by each Lender ratably according to its Commitment Percentage.

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(b)        Whenever the Borrower desires an Advance of a Loan (other than Loans used to reimburse Unpaid Drawings), it shall give the Administrative Agent telegraphic, telex, facsimile or telephone notice of such requested Advance in the form of a Notice of Borrowing, which in the case of telephonic notice, shall be promptly confirmed in writing. Each Notice of Borrowing shall be substantially in the form of Exhibit A attached hereto and shall be received by the Administrative Agent not later than noon (New York, New York time) (i) on the Borrowing Date in the case of an ABR Loan or (ii) three (3) Business Days prior to any proposed Borrowing Date in the case of LIBOR Loans.  Each Notice of Borrowing shall specify (i) the Borrowing Date (which shall be a Business Day), (ii) the principal amount to be borrowed, (iii) the portion of such Advance constituting ABR Loans and/or LIBOR Loans, (iv) if any portion of the proposed Advance is to constitute LIBOR Loans, the Interest Period applicable thereto (if no Interest Period is selected, the Borrower shall be deemed to have selected an Interest Period of one month) and (v) the Cash Balance (without regard to the requested Advance) as of the close of business on the date of the Notice of Borrowing and the reasonably estimated pro forma Cash Balance on the close of business on the Borrowing Date (giving effect to the requested Advance).  Each Notice of Borrowing shall constitute a representation by the Borrower that (a) the amount of the requested Advances shall not cause the Total Outstandings to exceed the Available Commitment (after giving effect to the making of such Loans) and (b) as of the end of the third Business Day on which such requested Advances will be funded, after giving pro forma effect to the requested Advances, the Credit Parties shall not have any Excess Cash.  Neither the Administrative Agent nor any Lender shall incur any liability to the Borrower in acting upon any Notice of Borrowing referred to above which the Administrative Agent or such Lender believes in good faith to have been given by a duly authorized officer or other person authorized to borrow on behalf of the Borrower. Upon funding of Advances by the Lenders under Section 2.3 below and such funds being made available to the Borrower in accordance with this Agreement pursuant to any such Notice of Borrowing, the amount so funded and made available to the Borrower shall constitute a part of the Obligations hereunder.  Loans made to reimburse Unpaid Drawings shall be made upon the notice specified in Section 3.4(a).

(c)        Without in any way limiting the obligation of the Borrower to confirm in writing any notice it may give hereunder by telephone, the Administrative Agent may act prior to receipt of written confirmation without liability upon the basis of such telephonic notice believed by the Administrative Agent in good faith to be from an Authorized Officer of the Borrower.

Section 2.2      Maximum Number of Advances.  More than one Advance may be incurred on any date; provided that at no time shall there be outstanding more than) five (5) Advances of LIBOR Loans under this Agreement.

Section 2.3      Disbursement of Funds.

(a)        No later than 2:00 p.m. (New York, New York time) on the date specified in each Notice of Borrowing, each Lender will make available its Commitment Percentage of each Advance requested to be made on such date in the manner provided below; provided that on the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date, such funds shall be made available

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by 10:00 a.m. (New York, New York time) or such earlier time as may be agreed among the Lenders, the Borrower and the Administrative Agent for the purpose of consummating the Transactions.  The Borrower hereby irrevocably authorizes the Administrative Agent to disburse the proceeds of each Advance in immediately available funds by crediting or wiring such proceeds to the deposit account of the Borrower identified in the most recent Notice of Borrowing delivered by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent or as may be otherwise agreed upon by the Borrower and the Administrative Agent from time to time.

(b)        Each Lender shall make available all amounts it is to fund to the Borrower under any Advance in immediately available funds in Dollars to the Administrative Agent at the Administrative Agent’s Office, and the Administrative Agent will (except in the case of Advances to repay Unpaid Drawings) make available to the Borrower the aggregate of such amounts. Unless the Administrative Agent shall have been notified by any Lender prior to the date of any such Advance (or, with respect to an ABR Loan, the date of such Borrowing prior to 1:00 p.m. (New York, New York time)) that such Lender does not intend to make available to the Administrative Agent its portion of the Advance or Advances to be made on such date, the Administrative Agent may assume that such Lender has made such amount available to the Administrative Agent on such Borrowing Date, and the Administrative Agent, in reliance upon such assumption, may (in its sole discretion and without any obligation to do so) make available to the Borrower a corresponding amount. If such corresponding amount is not in fact made available to the Administrative Agent by such Lender and the Administrative Agent has made available such amount to the Borrower, the Administrative Agent shall be entitled to recover such corresponding amount from such Lender. If such Lender does not pay such corresponding amount forthwith upon the Administrative Agent’s demand therefor the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify the Borrower and the Borrower shall immediately pay such corresponding amount to the Administrative Agent. The Administrative Agent shall also be entitled to recover from such Lender or the Borrower, as the case may be, interest on such corresponding amount in respect of each day from the date such corresponding amount was made available by the Administrative Agent to the Borrower to the date such corresponding amount is recovered by the Administrative Agent, at a rate per annum equal to (i) if paid by such Lender, the Overnight Rate plus any administrative, processing or similar fees customarily charged by the Administrative Agent or (ii) if paid by the Borrower, the then-applicable rate of interest or fees, calculated in accordance with Section 2.7, for the respective Loans.

(c)        Nothing in this Section 2.3 shall be deemed to relieve any Lender from its obligation to fulfill its commitments hereunder or to prejudice any rights that the Borrower may have against any Lender as a result of any default by such Lender hereunder (it being understood, however, that no Lender shall be responsible for the failure of any other Lender to fulfill its commitments hereunder).

Section 2.4      Repayment of Loans; Evidence of Debt.

(a)        The Borrower agrees to repay to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the applicable Lenders on the Maturity Date, the then outstanding principal amount of all Loans.

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(b)        Each Lender shall maintain in accordance with its usual practice an account or accounts evidencing the indebtedness of the Borrower to the appropriate lending office of such Lender resulting from each Loan made by such lending office from time to time, including the amounts of principal and interest payable and paid to such lending office from time to time under this Agreement.

(c)        The Administrative Agent, on behalf of the Borrower, shall maintain the Register pursuant to Section 13.6(b), and a subaccount for each Lender, in which Register and subaccounts (taken together) shall be recorded (i) the amount of each Loan made hereunder, the Type of each Loan made and the Interest Period applicable thereto, (ii) the amount of any principal or interest due and payable or to become due and payable from the Borrower to each Lender hereunder and (iii) the amount of any sum received by the Administrative Agent hereunder from the Borrower and each Lender’s share thereof.

(d)        The entries made in the Register and accounts and subaccounts maintained pursuant to clauses (b) and (c) of this Section 2.4 shall, absent manifest error and to the extent permitted by applicable Requirements of Law, be prima facie evidence of the existence and amounts of the obligations of the Borrower therein recorded; provided, however, that the failure of any Lender or the Administrative Agent to maintain such account, such Register or such subaccount, as applicable, or any error therein, shall not in any manner affect the obligation of the Borrower to repay (with applicable interest) the Loans made to the Borrower by such Lender in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.

(e)        Upon the request of any Lender to Borrower made through the Administrative Agent, the Borrower shall execute and deliver to such Lender (through the Administrative Agent) a Note, which shall evidence the obligation of the Borrower to repay to such Lender its Advances to Borrower in addition to such records maintained by the Administrative Agent.  Each Lender may attach schedules to a Note and endorse thereon the date, Type, amount, currency and maturity of its Advances and payments with respect thereto, but such action or the failure to do so shall not control over the records thereof maintained by the Administrative Agent.

Section 2.5      Conversions and Continuations.

(a)        Subject to the penultimate sentence of this clause (a), (i) the Borrower shall have the option on any Business Day to convert all or a portion of the outstanding principal amount of Loans of one Type into an Advance or Advances of another Type and (ii) the Borrower shall have the option on any Business Day to continue the outstanding principal amount of any LIBOR Loans as LIBOR Loans for an additional Interest Period; provided that (A) ABR Loans may not be converted into LIBOR Loans if an Event of Default is in existence on the date of the conversion and the Administrative Agent has or the Majority Lenders have determined in its or their sole discretion not to permit such conversion, (B) LIBOR Loans may not be continued as LIBOR Loans for an additional Interest Period if an Event of Default is in existence on the date of the proposed continuation and the Administrative Agent has or the Majority Lenders have determined in its or their sole discretion not to permit such continuation, and (C) Borrowings resulting from conversions

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pursuant to this Section 2.5 shall be limited in number as provided in Section 2.2. Each such conversion or continuation shall be effected by the Borrower by giving the Administrative Agent at the Administrative Agent’s Office prior to 1:00 p.m. (New York, New York time) at least (i) three (3) Business Days’, in the case of a continuation of or conversion to LIBOR Loans or (ii) the date of conversion, in the case of a conversion into ABR Loans, prior written notice (or telephonic notice promptly confirmed in writing) (each, a “Notice of Conversion or Continuation”) specifying the Loans to be so converted or continued, the Type of Loans to be converted into or continued and, if such Loans are to be converted into or continued as LIBOR Loans, the Interest Period to be initially applicable thereto (if no Interest Period is selected, the Borrower shall be deemed to have selected an Interest Period of one month). The Administrative Agent shall give each applicable Lender notice as promptly as practicable of any such proposed conversion or continuation affecting any of its Loans.

(b)        If any Event of Default is in existence at the time of any proposed continuation of any LIBOR Loans and the Administrative Agent has or the Majority Lenders have determined in its or their sole discretion not to permit such continuation, such LIBOR Loans shall be automatically converted on the last day of the current Interest Period into ABR Loans. If upon the expiration of any Interest Period in respect of LIBOR Loans, the Borrower has failed to elect a new Interest Period to be applicable thereto as provided in clause (a) above, the Borrower shall be deemed to have elected to convert such Borrowing of LIBOR Loans into a Borrowing of LIBOR Loans with an Interest Period of one month unless a Default or Event of Default is then in existence in which case the Borrower shall be deemed to have elected to convert such Borrowing of LIBOR Loans into a Borrowing of ABR Loans, in each case, effective as of the expiration date of such current Interest Period.

Section 2.6      Pro Rata Borrowings.  Each Borrowing under this Agreement shall be made by the Lenders pro rata on the basis of their applicable Commitment Percentages. It is understood that (a) no Lender shall be responsible for any default by any other Lender in its obligation to make Loans hereunder and that each Lender severally but not jointly shall be obligated to make the Loans provided to be made by it hereunder, regardless of the failure of any other Lender to fulfill its commitments hereunder and (b) failure by a Lender to perform any of its obligations under any of the Credit Documents shall not release any Person from performance of its obligation under any Credit Document.

Section 2.7      Interest.

(a)        The unpaid principal amount of each ABR Loan shall bear interest from the date of the Advance thereof until maturity thereof (whether by acceleration or otherwise) or conversion thereof to a LIBOR Loan, at a rate per annum that shall at all times be the Adjusted ABR Rate in effect from time to time.

(b)        The unpaid principal amount of each LIBOR Loan shall bear interest from the date of the Advance thereof until maturity thereof (whether by acceleration or otherwise) or conversion thereof to an ABR Loan, at a rate per annum that shall at all times be the Adjusted LIBOR Rate in effect from time to time.

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(c)        If (x) all or a portion of (i) the principal amount of any Loan or (ii) any interest payable thereon shall not be paid when due (whether at stated maturity, by acceleration or otherwise) and (y) an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, such overdue amount shall bear interest at a rate per annum that is (the “Default Rate”) (A) in the case of overdue principal, the rate that would otherwise be applicable thereto plus 2% or (B) in the case of any overdue interest, to the extent permitted by applicable Requirements of Law, the rate described in Section 2.7(a) plus 2%, in each case from the date of such non-payment to the date on which such amount is paid in full (after as well as before judgment).

(d)        Interest on each Loan shall accrue from and including the date of any Advance to but excluding the date of any repayment thereof and shall be payable in Dollars; provided that any Loan that is repaid on the same date on which it is made shall bear interest for one day. Except as provided below, interest shall be payable (i) in respect of each ABR Loan, quarterly in arrears on the last Business Day of each March, June, September and December (ii) in respect of each LIBOR Loan, on the last day of each Interest Period applicable thereto and, in the case of an Interest Period in excess of three months, on each date occurring at three-month intervals after the first day of such Interest Period, (iii) in respect of each Loan, (A) on any prepayment (on the amount prepaid), (B) at maturity (whether by acceleration or otherwise) and (C) after such maturity, on demand.

(e)        All computations of interest hereunder shall be made in accordance with Section 5.5.

(f)        The Administrative Agent, upon determining the interest rate for any Advance of LIBOR Loans, shall promptly notify the Borrower and the relevant Lenders thereof. Each such determination shall, absent clearly demonstrable error, be final and conclusive and binding on all parties hereto.

Section 2.8      Interest Periods.  At the time the Borrower gives a Notice of Borrowing or Notice of Conversion or Continuation in respect of the making of, or conversion into or continuation as, an Advance of LIBOR Loans in accordance with Section 2.1(b) or 2.5(a), the Borrower shall give the Administrative Agent written notice (or telephonic notice promptly confirmed in writing) of the Interest Period applicable to such Borrowing, which Interest Period shall, at the option of the Borrower be (i) a one, two, three or six-month period, as requested by the Borrower.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained above:

(a)        the initial Interest Period for any Borrowing of LIBOR Loans shall commence on the date of such Borrowing (including the date of any conversion from a Borrowing of ABR Loans) and each Interest Period occurring thereafter in respect of such Borrowing shall commence on the day on which the next preceding Interest Period expires;

(b)        if any Interest Period relating to a Borrowing of LIBOR Loans begins on the last Business Day of a calendar month or begins on a day for which there is no numerically corresponding day in the calendar month at the end of such Interest Period,

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such Interest Period shall end on the last Business Day of the calendar month at the end of such Interest Period;

(c)        if any Interest Period would otherwise expire on a day that is not a Business Day, such Interest Period shall expire on the next succeeding Business Day; provided that, if any Interest Period in respect of a LIBOR Loan would otherwise expire on a day that is not a Business Day, but is a day of the month after which no further Business Day occurs in such month, such Interest Period shall expire on the next preceding Business Day; and

(d)        the Borrower shall not be entitled to elect any Interest Period in respect of any LIBOR Loan if such Interest Period would extend beyond the Maturity Date.

Section 2.9      Increased Costs, Illegality, Benchmark Replacement Setting, Etc.

(a)        In the event that (x) in the case of clause (i) below, the Administrative Agent or (y) in the case of clauses (ii) and (iii) below, any Lender, shall have reasonably determined (which determination shall, absent clearly demonstrable error, be final and conclusive and binding upon all parties hereto):

(i)         on any date for determining the LIBOR Rate for any Interest Period that (A) deposits in the principal amounts of the Loans comprising such LIBOR Advances are not generally available in the relevant market or (B) by reason of any changes arising on or after the Effective Date affecting the interbank LIBOR market, adequate and fair means do not exist for ascertaining the applicable interest rate on the basis provided for in the definition of LIBOR Rate; or

(ii)       that, due to a Change in Law occurring at any time after the Effective Date, which Change in Law shall (A) impose, modify or deem applicable any reserve, special deposit, compulsory loan, insurance charge or similar requirement against assets of, deposits with or for the account of, or credit extended by, any Lender, (B) subject any Lender to any Tax with respect to any Credit Document or any LIBOR Loan made by it (other than (1) Taxes indemnifiable under Section 5.4, or (2) Excluded Taxes), or (C) impose on any Lender or the London interbank market any other condition, cost or expense affecting this Agreement or LIBOR Loans made by such Lender, which results in the cost to such Lender of making, converting into, continuing or maintaining LIBOR Loans or participating in Letters of Credit (in each case hereunder) increasing by an amount which such Lender reasonably deems material or the amounts received or receivable by such Lender hereunder with respect to the foregoing shall be reduced; or

(iii)      at any time, that the making or continuance of any LIBOR Loan has become unlawful as a result of compliance by such Lender in good faith with any Requirement of Law (or would conflict with any such Requirement of Law not having the force of law even though the failure to comply therewith would not be unlawful);

then, and in any such event, such Lender (or the Administrative Agent, in the case of clause (i) above) shall within a reasonable time thereafter give notice (if by telephone,

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confirmed in writing) to the Borrower and to the Administrative Agent of such determination (which notice the Administrative Agent shall promptly transmit to each of the other Lenders). Thereafter (x) in the case of clause (i) above, LIBOR Loans shall no longer be available until such time as the Administrative Agent notifies the Borrower and the Lenders that the circumstances giving rise to such notice by the Administrative Agent no longer exist (which notice the Administrative Agent agrees to give at such time when such circumstances no longer exist), and any Notice of Borrowing or Notice of Conversion or Continuation given by the Borrower with respect to LIBOR Loans that have not yet been incurred shall be deemed rescinded by the Borrower, (y) in the case of clause (ii) above, the Borrower shall pay to such Lender, promptly (but no later than thirty (30) days) after receipt of written demand therefor such additional amounts as shall be required to compensate such Lender for such increased costs or reductions in amounts receivable hereunder (it being agreed that a written notice as to the additional amounts owed to such Lender, showing in reasonable detail the basis for the calculation thereof, submitted to the Borrower by such Lender shall, absent clearly demonstrable error, be final and conclusive and binding upon all parties hereto) and (z) in the case of clause (iii) above, the Borrower shall take one of the actions specified in Section 2.9(b) as promptly as possible and, in any event, within the time period required by applicable Requirements of Law.

(b)        At any time that any LIBOR Loan is affected by the circumstances described in Section 2.9(a)(ii) or (iii), the Borrower may (and in the case of a LIBOR Loan affected pursuant to Section 2.9(a)(iii) shall) either (i) if the affected LIBOR Loan is then being made pursuant to an Advance, cancel such Advance by giving the Administrative Agent telephonic notice (confirmed promptly in writing) thereof on the same date that the Borrower was notified by a Lender pursuant to Section 2.9(a)(ii) or (iii) or (ii) if the affected LIBOR Loan is then outstanding, upon at least three (3) Business Days’ notice to the Administrative Agent, require the affected Lender to convert each such LIBOR Loan into an ABR Loan; provided that if more than one Lender is affected at any time, then all affected Lenders must be treated in the same manner pursuant to this Section 2.9(b).

(c)        If, after the Effective Date, any Change in Law relating to capital adequacy or liquidity requirements of any Lender or compliance by any Lender or its parent with any Change in Law relating to capital adequacy or liquidity requirements occurring after the Effective Date has or would have the effect of reducing the rate of return on such Lender’s or its parent’s capital or assets as a consequence of such Lender’s commitments or obligations hereunder to a level below that which such Lender or its parent could have achieved but for such Change in Law (taking into consideration such Lender’s or its parent’s policies with respect to capital adequacy or liquidity requirements), then from time to time, promptly (but in any event no later than fifteen (15) days) after written demand by such Lender (with a copy to the Administrative Agent), the Borrower shall pay to such Lender such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Lender or its parent for such reduction, it being understood and agreed, however, that a Lender shall not be entitled to such compensation as a result of such Lender’s compliance with, or pursuant to any request or directive to comply with, any applicable Requirement of Law as in effect on the Effective Date. Each Lender, upon determining in good faith that any additional amounts will be payable pursuant to this Section 2.9(c), will give prompt written notice thereof to the Borrower, which notice shall set forth in reasonable detail the basis of the

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calculation of such additional amounts, although the failure to give any such notice shall not, subject to Section 2.12, release or diminish the Borrower’s obligations to pay additional amounts pursuant to this Section 2.9(c) upon receipt of such notice.

(d)        Benchmark Replacement Setting

(i)         Benchmark Replacement.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any other Credit Document, if a Benchmark Transition Event or an Early Opt-in Election, as applicable, and its related Benchmark Replacement Date have occurred prior to the Reference Time in respect of any setting of the then-current Benchmark, then (x) if a Benchmark Replacement is determined in accordance with clause (1) or (2) of the definition of “Benchmark Replacement” for such Benchmark Replacement Date, such Benchmark Replacement will replace such Benchmark for all purposes hereunder and under any Credit Document in respect of such Benchmark setting and subsequent Benchmark settings without any amendment to, or further action or consent of any other party to, this Agreement or any other Credit Document and (y) if a Benchmark Replacement is determined in accordance with clause (3) of the definition of “Benchmark Replacement” for such Benchmark Replacement Date, such Benchmark Replacement will replace such Benchmark for all purposes hereunder and under any Credit Document in respect of any Benchmark setting at or after 4:00 p.m. (New York, New York time) on the fifth (5th) Business Day after the date notice of such Benchmark Replacement is provided to the Lenders without any amendment to, or further action or consent of any other party to, this Agreement or any other Credit Document so long as the Administrative Agent has not received, by such time, written notice of objection to such Benchmark Replacement from Lenders comprising the Majority Lenders.

If (i) a Benchmark Replacement Date has occurred and the applicable Benchmark Replacement on such Benchmark Replacement Date is a Benchmark Replacement other than the sum of (a) Term SOFR and (b) the related Benchmark Replacement Adjustment; (ii) subsequently, the Relevant Governmental Body recommends for use a forward-looking term based on SOFR and the Borrower requests that the Administrative Agent review the administrative feasibility of such recommended forward-looking term rate for purposes of this Agreement and (iii) following such request from the Borrower, the Administrative Agent determines (in its sole discretion) that such forward-looking term rate is administratively feasible for the Administrative Agent, then the Administrative Agent may (in its sole discretion) provide the Borrower and Lenders with written notice that from and after a date identified in such notice:  (x) a Benchmark Replacement Date shall be deemed to have occurred, the Benchmark Replacement on such Benchmark Replacement Date shall be deemed to be a Benchmark Replacement determined in accordance with clause (1) of the definition of “Benchmark Replacement” under this Section 2.9(d); provided, however, that if upon such Benchmark Replacement Date the Benchmark Replacement Adjustment is unable to be determined in accordance with clause (1) of the definition of “Benchmark Replacement” and the corresponding definition of “Benchmark Replacement Adjustment”, then the Benchmark Replacement Adjustment in effect immediately prior to such new Benchmark Replacement Date shall be utilized for purposes of this Benchmark Replacement (for avoidance of doubt, for purposes of this proviso, such Benchmark Replacement Adjustment shall be the Benchmark Replacement Adjustment which was established in accordance with the definition of “Benchmark Replacement Adjustment” on the date determined in accordance with clauses (1) or (2), as applicable, of the

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definition of “Benchmark Replacement Date” hereunder) and (y) such forward looking term rate shall be deemed to be the forward looking term rate references in the definition of “Term SOFR” for all purposes hereunder or under any Credit Document in respect of any Benchmark setting and any subsequent Benchmark settings, without any amendment to, or further action or consent of any other party to this Agreement or any other Credit Document.  For the avoidance of doubt, if the circumstances described in the immediately preceding sentence shall occur, all applicable provisions set forth in this Section 2.9(d) shall apply with respect to such election of the Administrative Agent as completely as if such forward-looking terms rate was initially determined in accordance with clause (1) of the definition of “Benchmark Replacement”, including, without limitation, the provisions set forth in clauses (b) and (f) of this Section 2.9(d).

(ii)       Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes.

In connection with the implementation of a Benchmark Replacement, the Administrative Agent and the Borrower will have the right to make Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes from time to time and, notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any other Credit Document, any amendments implementing such Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes will become effective without any further action or consent of any other party to this Agreement or any other Credit Document.

(iii)      Notices; Standards for Decisions and Determinations.

The Administrative Agent will promptly notify the Borrower and the Lenders of (i) any Benchmark Replacement Date and the related Benchmark Replacement, (ii) the effectiveness of any Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes, (iii) the removal or reinstatement of any tenor of a Benchmark pursuant to clause (d) below and (iv) the commencement or conclusion of any Benchmark Unavailability Period. For the avoidance of doubt, any notice required to be delivered by the Administrative Agent as set forth in this Section 2.9(d) may be provided, at the option of the Administrative Agent (in its sole discretion), in one or more notices and may be delivered together with, or as part of any amendment which implements any Benchmark Replacement or Benchmark Conforming Changes. Any determination, decision or election that may be made by the Administrative Agent or, if applicable, any Lender (or group of Lenders) pursuant to this Section 2.9(d), including any determination with respect to a tenor, rate or adjustment or of the occurrence or non-occurrence of an event, circumstance or date and any decision to take or refrain from taking any action or any selection, will be conclusive and binding absent manifest error and may be made in its or their sole discretion and without consent from any other party to this Agreement or any other Credit Document, except, in each case, as expressly required pursuant to this Section 2.9(d).

(iv)       Unavailability of Tenor of Benchmark.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any other Credit Document, at any time (including in connection with the implementation of a Benchmark Replacement), (i) if the then-current Benchmark is a term rate (including Term SOFR or USD LIBOR) and either (A) any tenor for such Benchmark is not displayed on a screen or other information service that publishes such rate from time to time as selected by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion or (B) the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of such Benchmark has provided a public

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statement or publication of information announcing that any tenor for such Benchmark is or will be no longer representative, then the Administrative Agent may modify the definition of “Interest Period” for any Benchmark settings at or after such time to remove such unavailable or non-representative tenor and (ii) if a tenor that was removed pursuant to clause (i) above either (A) is subsequently displayed on a screen or information service for a Benchmark (including a Benchmark Replacement) or (B) is not, or is no longer, subject to an announcement that it is or will no longer be representative for a Benchmark (including a Benchmark Replacement), then the Administrative Agent may modify the definition of “Interest Period” for all Benchmark settings at or after such time to reinstate such previously removed tenor.

(v)        Benchmark Unavailability Period.

Upon the Borrower’s receipt of notice of the commencement of a Benchmark Unavailability Period, the Borrower may revoke any request for a LIBOR Loan of, conversion to or continuation of LIBOR Loans to be made, converted or continued during any Benchmark Unavailability Period and, failing that, the Borrower will be deemed to have converted any such request into a request for a Borrowing of or conversion to ABR Loans. During any Benchmark Unavailability Period or at any time that a tenor for the then-current Benchmark is not an Available Tenor, the component of ABR based upon the then-current Benchmark or such tenor for such Benchmark, as applicable, will not be used in any determination of ABR.

(vi)       Disclaimer.

The Administrative Agent does not warrant or accept any responsibility for, and shall not have any liability with respect to (i) the administration, submission or any other matter related to the London interbank offered rate or other rates in the definition of “Adjusted LIBOR Rate” or with respect to any alternative or successor rate thereto, or replacement rate thereof (including, without limitation any Benchmark Replacement implemented hereunder), (ii) the composition or characteristics of any such Benchmark Replacement, including whether it is similar to, or produces the same value or economic equivalence to USD LIBOR (or any other Benchmark) or have the same volume or liquidity as did USD LIBOR (or any other Benchmark), (iii) any actions or use of its discretion or other decisions or determinations made with respect to any matters covered by this Section 2.9 including, without limitation, whether or not a Benchmark Transition Event has occurred, the removal or lack thereof of unavailable or non-representative tenors, the implementation or lack thereof of any Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes, the delivery or non-delivery of any notices required by clause (d) above or otherwise in accordance herewith, and (iv) the effect of any of the foregoing provisions of this Section 2.9

Section 2.10    Compensation.  If (a) any payment of principal of any LIBOR Loan is made by the Borrower to or for the account of a Lender other than on the last day of the Interest Period for such LIBOR Loan as a result of a payment or conversion pursuant to Section 2.4, 2.5, 2.9, 5.1, 5.2 or 13.5, as a result of acceleration of the maturity of the Loans pursuant to Article XI or for any other reason, (b) any Borrowing of LIBOR Loans is not made on the date specified in a Notice of Borrowing, (c) any ABR Loan is not converted into a LIBOR Loan on the date specified in a Notice of Conversion or Continuation, (d) any LIBOR Loan is not continued as a LIBOR Loan on the date specified in a Notice of Conversion or Continuation or (e) any prepayment of principal of any LIBOR Loan is not made as a result of a withdrawn notice of prepayment pursuant to

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Section 5.1 or 5.2, the Borrower shall after the Borrower’s receipt of a written request by such Lender (which request shall set forth in reasonable detail the basis for requesting such amount) pay to the Administrative Agent (within fifteen days after such request) for the account of such Lender any amounts required to compensate such Lender for any additional losses, costs or expenses that such Lender may reasonably incur as a result of such payment, failure to convert, failure to continue or failure to prepay, including any loss, cost or expense (excluding loss of anticipated profits) actually incurred by reason of the liquidation or reemployment of deposits or other funds acquired by any Lender to fund or maintain such LIBOR Loan.

Section 2.11    Change of Lending Office.  Each Lender agrees that, upon the occurrence of any event giving rise to the operation of Section 2.9(a)(ii), 2.9(a)(iii), 2.9(c), 3.5 or 5.4 with respect to such Lender, it will, if requested by the Borrower use reasonable efforts (subject to overall policy considerations of such Lender) to designate another lending office for any Loans affected by such event; provided that such designation does not cause such Lender or its lending office to suffer any economic, legal or regulatory disadvantage, with the object of avoiding the consequence of the event giving rise to the operation of any such Section. Nothing in this Section 2.11 shall affect or postpone any of the obligations of the Borrower or the right of any Lender provided in Section 2.9, 3.5 or 5.4.

Section 2.12    Notice of Certain Costs.  Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, to the extent any notice required by Section 2.9, 2.10, 3.5 or 5.4 is given by any Lender more than 180 days after such Lender has knowledge (or should have had knowledge) of the occurrence of the event giving rise to the additional cost, reduction in amounts, loss, tax or other additional amounts described in such Sections, such Lender shall not be entitled to compensation under Section 2.9, 2.10, 3.5 or 5.4, as the case may be, for any such amounts incurred or accruing prior to the 181st day prior to the giving of such notice to the Borrower; provided that if the circumstance giving rise to such claim is retroactive, then such 180-day period referred to above shall be extended to include the period of retroactive effect thereof.

Section 2.13    The Borrowing Base.  At the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date, the Borrowing Base shall be $265,000,000.  The Borrowing Base may be adjusted from time to time pursuant to Sections 2.14, 2.15, 2.16 and 2.17 hereof.

Section 2.14   Scheduled Determinations of Borrowing Base.  Subsequent determinations of the Borrowing Base shall be made by Lenders semi-annually effective on or about May 1 and November 1 of each year, beginning May 1, 2021, or such earlier date requested by the Borrower (each a “Redetermination Date”) or as Unscheduled Redeterminations, each based on an engineering report (each a “Reserve Report”) delivered to the Administrative Agent in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, and prepared with respect to the reserve report for the May 1 redetermination, by an Approved Petroleum Engineer, and prepared with respect to the November 1 redetermination, by the Borrower (or by such Approved Petroleum Engineer), said Reserve Reports (i) to utilize economic, price deck and other pricing parameters used by the Administrative Agent in good faith in accordance with its usual and customary oil and gas lending criteria as it exists at the particular time, together with such other information, reports and data concerning the value of the Borrowing Base Properties as the Administrative Agent or any Lender shall deem reasonably necessary to determine the value of such Borrowing Base Properties.  Borrower shall deliver the Reserve Report to the Administrative

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Agent (i) on or about (but not after) April 1 of each year, beginning April 1, 2021, for the May 1 Redetermination Date, (ii) on or about (but not after) October 1 of each year, beginning October 1, 2021, for the November 1 Redetermination Date and (iii) within forty-five (45) days after either (a) receipt of notice that Required Lenders require an Unscheduled Redetermination, or (b) Borrower gives notice to the Administrative Agent that the Borrower wishes to have an Unscheduled Redetermination performed. The Reserve Report prepared for the May 1 Redetermination Date shall be dated effective as of February 1 of each year and the Reserve Report prepared for the November 1 Redetermination Date shall be dated effective as of August 1 of each year. Upon receipt of each such Reserve Report, the Lenders shall make a Redetermination of the Borrowing Base in accordance with standard practices at the time for reserve based loans.  It is expressly understood that the Lenders have no obligation to designate the Borrowing Base at any particular amount, except in the exercise of their discretion, whether in relation to the Commitment or otherwise.

Section 2.15    Unscheduled Redeterminations of the Borrowing Base.  Within thirty (30) days after either (i) receipt of notice from the Administrative Agent that the Required Lenders require an Unscheduled Redetermination, or (ii) the Borrower gives notice to the Administrative Agent of its desire to have an Unscheduled Redetermination performed, in each case the Borrower shall furnish to the Administrative Agent a Reserve Report prepared by petroleum engineers employed by the Borrower (or by an Approved Petroleum Engineer) in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, said engineering report to utilize economic, price deck and other pricing parameters used by the Administrative Agent or any Lender as established from time to time, together with such other information, reports and data concerning the value of the Borrowing Base Properties.  The Administrative Agent shall by written notice to the Borrower within a reasonable time after the provision of all such information, reports and data (the date of such notice being herein called the “Determination Date”) notify the Borrower of the designation of the new Borrowing Base for the period beginning on such Determination Date and continuing until, but not including, the next Redetermination Date or Determination Date.  If the Borrower does not furnish all such information, reports and data by any date specified in this Section 2.15, unless such failure is of no fault of the Borrower, the Lenders nonetheless shall designate the Borrowing Base at any amount which the Lenders in their sole discretion determine and redesignate the Borrowing Base from time to time thereafter until the Administrative Agent receives all such information, reports and data, whereupon the Lenders shall designate a new Borrowing Base, as described above.  In addition to, and not including and/or limited by the Unscheduled Redeterminations allowed above, the Borrower may, by notifying the Administrative Agent thereof, at any time between Scheduled Redeterminations, request additional Redeterminations of the Borrowing Base in the event the Borrower or any other Credit Party acquires in one or more transactions Oil and Gas Properties with PDP Reserves that are to be Borrowing Base Properties having, in the aggregate, a PV-9 (calculated at the time of such acquisitions) in excess of 20% of the Borrowing Base in effect immediately prior to such acquisitions.

Section 2.16    Procedure.  The procedure for determining the Borrowing Base at each redetermination shall be that the Administrative Agent shall determine the Borrowing Base and submit the same to the Lenders. Increases in the Borrowing Base will require approval of all the Lenders, but other reaffirmations or changes in the Borrowing Base will be subject to the approval of Required Lenders. The  Lenders (in the case of a proposed increase to the Borrowing Base) or

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Required Lenders (in the case of a proposed reaffirmation or reduction to the Borrowing Base) shall approve or reject the Administrative Agent’s initial determination of the proposed Borrowing Base by written notice to the Administrative Agent on or about fifteen (15) days after the Administrative Agent’s notification of its initial determination; provided, however that, the failure by any Lender to confirm or reject in writing the Administrative Agent’s determination of the proposed Borrowing Base within such period shall be deemed an approval of the such proposed Borrowing Base by such Lender.  If Lenders (in the case of a proposed increase to the Borrowing Base) or Required Lenders (in the case of a proposed reaffirmation or reduction to the Borrowing Base) fail to approve any such proposed Borrowing Base determined by the Administrative Agent hereunder in such period, then the Administrative Agent shall poll the Lenders to ascertain the highest proposed Borrowing Base then acceptable to Lenders (in the case of a proposed increase to the Borrowing Base) or Required Lenders (in the case of a proposed reaffirmation or reduction to the Borrowing Base) for purposes of this Section 2.16, such amounts shall become the new Borrowing Base, effective on the date specified in this Section 2.16.  Until such approval or deemed approval, the Borrowing Base in effect before the proposed Borrowing Base shall remain in effect.  Upon agreement by the Administrative Agent and the Lenders (in the case of a proposed increase to the Borrowing Base) or Required Lenders (in the case of a proposed reaffirmation or reduction to the Borrowing Base) of the new Borrowing Base, the Administrative Agent shall, by written notice to the Borrower and the Lenders, designate the new Borrowing Base available to the Borrower.  Such designation shall be effective as of the Business Day specified in such written notice (or, if no effective date is specified in such written notice, the next Business Day following delivery of such written notice) and such new Borrowing Base shall remain in effect until the next determination or redetermination of the Borrowing Base in accordance with this Agreement.

Section 2.17    Reduction of Borrowing Base upon Sale of Borrowing Base Properties or Equity Interests in Restricted Subsidiaries, Hedge Terminations and Issuance of Permitted Additional Debt.

(a)        Sale of Borrowing Base Properties.  If (i) the Borrower or a Credit Party Disposes of Borrowing Base Properties included in the most recently delivered Reserve Report or Disposes of any Equity Interests in any Restricted Subsidiary owning any Borrowing Base Properties included in the most recently delivered Reserve Report or if the Borrower or a Credit Party effects any Hedge Termination and (ii) the aggregate value attributed in the most recent Reserve Report to all such Borrowing Base Properties Disposed of, when combined with the aggregate Borrowing Base value (as determined by the Administrative Agent) of all such Hedge Transactions subject of Hedge Terminations, in each case since the latest of (A) the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date, (B) the most recent scheduled Redetermination Date or Determination Date and (C) the last adjustment of the Borrower Base made pursuant to this Section 2.17(a), exceeds five percent (5%) of the then-effective Borrowing Base, individually or in the aggregate, then the Required Lenders shall have the right to adjust the Borrowing Base in an amount equal to the Borrowing Base value, if any, attributable to (i) such Disposed of Borrowing Base Properties and (ii) such Hedge Transactions subject of Hedge Terminations in the calculation of the then-effective Borrowing Base and, if the Required Lenders in fact make any such adjustment, the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify the Borrower in writing of the Borrowing Base value, if any, attributable to such Disposed of Borrowing

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Base Properties in the calculation of the then-effective Borrowing Base and upon receipt of such notice, the Borrowing Base shall be simultaneously reduced by such amount;

(b)        [Reserved]; and

(c)        Reduction of Borrowing Base Upon Issuance of Permitted Additional Debt.  Upon the issuance or incurrence of any Permitted Additional Debt (other than any Permitted Additional Debt to the extent the proceeds thereof are used to refinance any other Permitted Additional Debt) in accordance with Section 10.7(g), the Borrowing Base then in effect shall be reduced by an amount equal to the product of 0.25 multiplied by the stated principal amount of such Permitted Additional Debt (without regard to any original issue discount), and the Borrowing Base as so reduced shall become the new Borrowing Base immediately upon the date of such issuance or incurrence, effective and applicable to the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank and the Lenders on such date until the next redetermination or modification thereof hereunder.

Section 2.18    Defaulting Lenders.  Notwithstanding any provision of this Agreement to the contrary, if any Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender, then the following provisions shall apply for so long as such Lender is a Defaulting Lender:

(a)        Commitment Fees shall cease to accrue on the unfunded portion of the Commitment of such Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 4.1(a);

(b)        The Commitment and Total Exposure of such Defaulting Lender shall not be included in determining whether all Lenders or the Majority Lenders have taken or may take any action hereunder (including any consent to any amendment or waiver pursuant to Section 13.1); provided that (i) any waiver, amendment or modification requiring the consent of all Lenders pursuant to Section 13.1 (other than Section 13.1(a)(J)) or requiring the consent of each affected Lender pursuant to Section 13.1(a)(A) shall require the consent of such Defaulting Lender (which for the avoidance of doubt would include any change to the Maturity Date applicable to such Defaulting Lender, decreasing or forgiving any principal or interest due to such Defaulting Lender, any decrease of any interest rate applicable to Loans made by such Defaulting Lender (other than the waiving of post-default interest rates) and any increase in such Defaulting Lender’s Commitment) and (ii) any redetermination, whether an increase, decrease or affirmation, of the Borrowing Base shall occur without the participation of a Defaulting Lender, but the Commitment (i.e., the Commitment Percentage of the Borrowing Base) of a Defaulting Lender may not be increased without the consent of such Defaulting Lender;

(c)        If any Letter of Credit Exposure exists at the time a Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender, then all or any part of such Letter of Credit Exposure of such Defaulting Lender will, subject to the limitation in the first proviso below, automatically be reallocated (effective on the day such Lender becomes a Defaulting Lender) among the Non-Defaulting Lenders pro rata in accordance with their respective Commitment Percentages; provided that (i) each Non-Defaulting Lender’s Total Exposure may not in any event exceed the Commitment of such Non-Defaulting Lender as in effect at the time of such reallocation and (ii) neither such reallocation nor any payment by a Non-Defaulting Lender

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pursuant thereto will constitute a waiver or release of any claim the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Banks or any other Lender may have against such Defaulting Lender or cause such Defaulting Lender to be a Non-Defaulting Lender, to the extent that all or any portion (the “unreallocated portion”) of the Defaulting Lender’s Letter of Credit Exposure cannot, or can only partially, be so reallocated to Non-Defaulting Lenders, whether by reason of the first proviso in Section 2.18(c)(i) or otherwise, the Borrower shall within two Business Days following notice by the Administrative Agent, Cash Collateralize for the benefit of the applicable Issuing Bank only the Borrower’s obligations corresponding to such Defaulting Lender’s Letter of Credit Exposure (after giving effect to any partial reallocation pursuant to clause (i) above), in accordance with the procedures set forth in Section 3.8 for so long as such Letter of Credit Exposure is outstanding, if the Borrower Cash Collateralizes any portion of such Defaulting Lender’s Letter of Credit Exposure pursuant to this Section 2.18(c), the Borrower shall not be required to pay any fees to such Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 4.1(b) with respect to such Defaulting Lender’s Letter of Credit Exposure during the period such Defaulting Lender’s Letter of Credit Exposure is Cash Collateralized, if the Letter of Credit Exposure of the Non-Defaulting Lenders is reallocated pursuant to this Section 2.18(c), then the Letter of Credit Fees payable for the account of the Lenders pursuant to Section 4.1(b) shall be adjusted in accordance with such Non-Defaulting Lenders’ Commitment Percentages and the Borrower shall not be required to pay any Letter of Credit Fees to the Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 4.1(b) with respect to such Defaulting Lender’s Letter of Credit Exposure during the period that such Defaulting Lender’s Letter of Credit Exposure is reallocated, or if any Defaulting Lender’s Letter of Credit Exposure is neither Cash Collateralized nor reallocated pursuant to this Section 2.18(c), then, without prejudice to any rights or remedies of any Issuing Bank or any Lender hereunder, all Letter of Credit Fees payable under Section 4.1(b) with respect to such Defaulting Lender’s Letter of Credit Exposure shall be payable to such Issuing Bank until such Letter of Credit Exposure is Cash Collateralized and/or reallocated;

(d)        So long as any Lender is a Defaulting Lender, no Issuing Bank will be required to issue any new Letter of Credit or amend any outstanding Letter of Credit to increase the Face Amount thereof, alter the drawing terms thereunder or extend the expiration date thereof, unless each Issuing Bank is reasonably satisfied that any exposure that would result from the exposure to such Defaulting Lender is eliminated or fully covered by the Commitments of the Non-Defaulting Lenders or by Cash Collateralization or a combination thereof in accordance with clause (c) above or otherwise in a manner reasonably satisfactory to such Issuing Bank, and participating interests in any such newly issued or increased Letter of Credit shall be allocated among Non-Defaulting Lenders in a manner consistent with Section 2.18(c)(i) (and Defaulting Lenders shall not participate therein);

(e)        If the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and each Issuing Bank agree in writing in their discretion that a Lender that is a Defaulting Lender should no longer be deemed to be a Defaulting Lender, the Administrative Agent will so notify the parties hereto, whereupon, as of the effective date specified in such notice and subject to any conditions set forth therein, such Lender will cease to be a Defaulting Lender and will be a Non-Defaulting Lender and any applicable Cash Collateral shall be promptly returned to

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the Borrower and any Letter of Credit Exposure of such Lender reallocated pursuant to Section 2.18(c) shall be reallocated back to such Lender; provided that, except to the extent otherwise expressly agreed by the affected parties, no change hereunder from Defaulting Lender to Non-Defaulting Lender will constitute a waiver or release of any claim of any party hereunder arising from such Lender’s having been a Defaulting Lender; and

(f)        Any payment of principal, interest, fees or other amounts received by the Administrative Agent for the account of that Defaulting Lender (whether voluntary or mandatory, at maturity, pursuant to Article XI or otherwise), shall be applied at such time or times as may be determined by the Administrative Agent as follows: first, to the payment of any amounts owing by that Defaulting Lender to the Administrative Agent hereunder; second, to the payment on a pro rata basis of any amounts owing by that Defaulting Lender to each Issuing Bank hereunder; third, as the Borrower may request (so long as no Default or Event of Default exists), to the funding of any Loan in respect of which that Defaulting Lender has failed to fund its portion thereof as required by this Agreement, as determined by the Administrative Agent; fourth, if so determined by the Administrative Agent and the Borrower, to be held in a non-interest bearing deposit account and released in order to satisfy obligations of that Defaulting Lender to fund Loans under this Agreement; fifth, to the payment of any amounts owing to the Lenders and each Issuing Bank as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by any Lender, such Issuing Bank against that Defaulting Lender as a result of that Defaulting Lender’s breach of its obligations under this Agreement; sixth, so long as no Default or Event of Default exists, to the payment of any amounts owing to the Borrower as a result of any judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction obtained by the Borrower against that Defaulting Lender as a result of that Defaulting Lender’s breach of its obligations under this Agreement; and seventh, to that Defaulting Lender or as otherwise directed by a court of competent jurisdiction; provided that if such payment is a payment of the principal amount of any Loans or Unpaid Drawings, such payment shall be applied solely to pay the relevant Loans of, and Unpaid Drawings owed to, the relevant non-Defaulting Lenders on a pro rata basis prior to being applied in the manner set forth in this Section 2.18(f). Any payments, prepayments or other amounts paid or payable to a Defaulting Lender that are applied (or held) to pay amounts owed by a Defaulting Lender or to post Cash Collateral pursuant to Section 3.8 shall be deemed paid to and redirected by that Defaulting Lender, and each Lender irrevocably consents hereto.

ARTICLE III

LETTERS OF CREDIT

Section 3.1      Letters of Credit.

(a)        Subject to and upon the terms and conditions herein set forth, at any time and from time to time on and after the Effective Date and prior to the L/C Maturity Date, each Issuing Bank agrees, in reliance upon the agreements of the Lenders set forth in this Section 3.1, to issue upon the request of the Borrower and for the direct or indirect benefit of the Borrower or its Restricted Subsidiaries, a Letter of Credit or Letters of Credit in such form and with such Issuer Documents as may be approved by the applicable Issuing Bank in its reasonable discretion.

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(b)        Notwithstanding the foregoing, (i) no Letter of Credit shall be issued the Stated Amount of which, when added to the Letters of Credit outstanding at such time, would exceed the (a) L/C Sublimit then in effect, or (b) with respect to any Issuing Bank would cause the Stated Amount of such Issuing Bank’s outstanding Letters of Credit at such time to exceed such Issuing Bank’s L/C Sublimit unless such Issuing Bank shall otherwise agree, (ii) no Letter of Credit shall be issued the Stated Amount of which would cause the Total Outstandings at such time to exceed the Borrowing Base then in effect, (iii) each Letter of Credit shall have an expiration date occurring no later than twelve (12) months after the date of issuance or such longer period of time as may be agreed by the applicable Issuing Bank, unless otherwise agreed upon by the Administrative Agent and the applicable Issuing Bank or as provided under Section 3.2(b); provided that any Letter of Credit may provide for automatic renewal thereof for additional periods of up to twelve (12) months or such longer period of time as may be agreed upon by the applicable Issuing Bank, subject to the provisions of Section 3.2(b); provided, further, that in no event shall such expiration date occur later than the L/C Maturity Date unless arrangements which are reasonably satisfactory to the applicable Issuing Bank to Cash Collateralize (or backstop) such Letter of Credit have been made, (iv) no Letter of Credit shall be issued if (A) it would be illegal under any applicable Requirement of Law for the beneficiary of the Letter of Credit to have a Letter of Credit issued in its favor, (B) any order, judgment or decree of any Governmental Authority or arbitrator shall by its terms purport to enjoin or restrain the Issuing Bank from issuing the Letter of Credit, or any Requirement of Law applicable to the Issuing Bank or any request or directive (whether or not having the force of law) from any Governmental Authority with jurisdiction over the Issuing Bank shall prohibit, or request that the Issuing Bank refrain from, the issuance of letters of credit generally or the Letter of Credit in particular or shall impose upon Issuing Bank with respect to the Letter of Credit any restriction, reserve or capital requirement (for which the Issuing Bank is not otherwise compensated hereunder) not in effect on the Effective Date, or shall impose upon Issuing Bank any unreimbursed loss, cost or expense which was not applicable on the Effective Date and which, in each case, the Issuing Bank in good faith deems material to it or (C) the issuance of the Letter of Credit would violate one or more policies of the Issuing Bank applicable to letters of credit generally as certified to the Borrower in writing by such Issuing Bank and (v) no Letter of Credit shall be issued by an Issuing Bank after it has received a written notice from any Credit Party or the Administrative Agent or the Majority Lenders stating that a Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing until such time as such Issuing Bank shall have received a written notice (A) of rescission of such notice from the party or parties originally delivering such notice, (B) of the waiver of such Default or Event of Default in accordance with the provisions of Section 13.1 or (C) that such Default or Event of Default is no longer continuing.

(c)        Upon at least one Business Day’s prior written notice (or telephonic notice promptly confirmed in writing) to the Administrative Agent and the applicable Issuing Bank (which notice the Administrative Agent shall promptly transmit to each of the applicable Lenders), the Borrower shall have the right, on any day, permanently to terminate or reduce the L/C Sublimit in whole or in part; provided that, after giving effect to such termination or reduction, the outstanding Reimbursement Obligations shall not exceed the L/C Sublimit.

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Section 3.2      Letter of Credit Applications.

(a)        Whenever the Borrower desires that a Letter of Credit be issued, amended or renewed for its account, the Borrower shall hand deliver or telecopy (or transmit by electronic communication, if arrangements for doing so have been approved by the applicable Issuing Bank) to the applicable Issuing Bank and the Administrative Agent a Letter of Credit Application, amendment request or any such document as may be approved by the applicable Issuing Bank. Upon receipt of any Letter of Credit Application or amendment request, the applicable Issuing Bank will use its best efforts to process such Letter of Credit Application on (i) the Business Day on which such Letter of Credit Application is received, provided that such Letter of Credit Application is received no later than 12:00 p.m. (New York, New York time) on such Business Day, or (ii) otherwise, the first Business Day next succeeding receipt of such Letter of Credit Application. No Issuing Bank shall issue any Letters of Credit unless such Issuing Bank shall have received notice from the Administrative Agent that the conditions to such issuance have been met, which notice shall be deemed given (A) if the Letter of Credit Issuer has not received notice from the Administrative Agent that the conditions to such issuance have been met within one Business Day after the date of receipt of the Letter of Credit Application or (B) if the aggregate amount of Letters of Credit Outstanding issued by such Issuing Bank then outstanding does not exceed the amount theretofore agreed to by the Borrower, the Administrative Agent and such Issuing Bank, and the Administrative Agent has not otherwise notified such Issuing Bank that it may no longer rely on subclauses (A) or (B).

(b)        If the Borrower so requests in any Letter of Credit Application, the Issuing Bank may, in its sole and absolute discretion, agree to issue a Letter of Credit that has automatic extension provisions (each, an “Auto-Extension Letter of Credit”); provided that any such Auto-Extension Letter of Credit must permit the Issuing Bank to prevent any such extension at least once in each 12-month period (commencing with the date of issuance of such Letter of Credit) by giving prior notice to the beneficiary thereof not later than a day (the “Non-Extension Notice Date”) in each such 12-month period to be agreed upon at the time such Letter of Credit is issued.  Unless otherwise directed by the Issuing Bank, the Borrower shall not be required to make a specific request to the Issuing Bank for any such extension.  Once an Auto-Extension Letter of Credit has been issued, the Lenders shall be deemed to have authorized (but may not require) the Issuing Bank to permit the extension of such Letter of Credit at any time to an expiry date not later than the L/C Maturity Date unless arrangements which are reasonably satisfactory to the Issuing Bank to Cash Collateralize (or satisfactory to the Issuing Bank in its sole discretion to otherwise backstop) such Letter of Credit have been made (but no Lenders shall be obligated to fund participations in respect of any Letter of Credit after the Maturity Date); provided, however, that the Issuing Bank shall not permit any such extension if (i) the Issuing Bank has determined that it would not be permitted, or would have no obligation, at such time to issue such Letter of Credit in its revised form (as extended) under the terms hereof (by reason of the provisions of clause (b) of Section 3.1 or otherwise), or (ii) it has received notice (which may be by telephone or in writing) on or before the day that is five (5) Business Days before the Non-Extension Notice Date (A) from the Administrative Agent that the Majority Lenders have elected not to permit such extension or (B) from the Administrative Agent, any Lender or the Borrower that one or more of the applicable

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conditions specified in Section 7 are not then satisfied, and in each such case directing the Issuing Bank not to permit such extension.

(c)        Each Issuing Bank (other than the Administrative Agent or any of its Affiliates) shall, at least once each week, provide the Administrative Agent with a list of all Letters of Credit issued by it that are outstanding at such time; provided that, upon written request from the Administrative Agent, such Issuing Bank shall thereafter notify the Administrative Agent in writing on each Business Day of all Letters of Credit issued on the prior Business Day by such Issuing Bank.

(d)        The making of each Letter of Credit Application shall be deemed to be a representation and warranty by the Borrower that the Letter of Credit may be issued in accordance with, and will not violate the requirements of, Section 3.1(b).

Section 3.3      Letter of Credit Participations.

(a)        Immediately upon the issuance by an Issuing Bank of any Letter of Credit, such Issuing Bank shall be deemed to have sold and transferred to each Lender (each such Lender, in its capacity under this Section 3.3, an “L/C Participant”), and each such L/C Participant shall be deemed irrevocably and unconditionally to have purchased and received from such Issuing Bank, without recourse or warranty, an undivided interest and participation (each an “L/C Participation”), to the extent of such L/C Participant’s Commitment Percentage, in each Letter of Credit, each substitute therefor, each drawing made thereunder and the obligations of the Borrower under this Agreement with respect thereto, and any security therefor or guaranty pertaining thereto.

(b)        In determining whether to pay under any Letter of Credit, the relevant Issuing Bank shall have no obligation relative to the L/C Participants other than to confirm that

(i)         any documents required to be delivered under such Letter of Credit have been delivered,

(ii)       such Issuing Bank has examined the documents with reasonable care and

(iii)      the documents appear to comply on their face with the requirements of such Letter of Credit. Any action taken or omitted to be taken by the relevant Issuing Bank under or in connection with any Letter of Credit issued by it, if taken or omitted in the absence of gross negligence, bad faith or willful misconduct, shall not create for such Issuing Bank any resulting liability.

(c)        In the event that an Issuing Bank makes any payment under any Letter of Credit issued by it and the Borrower shall not have repaid such amount in full to such Issuing Bank pursuant to Section 3.4(a), or if any reimbursement payment is required to be refunded to the Borrower, such Issuing Bank shall promptly notify the Administrative Agent and each L/C Participant of such failure, and each such L/C Participant shall promptly and unconditionally pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of such

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Issuing Bank the amount of such L/C Participant’s Commitment Percentage of such unreimbursed payment in Dollars and in immediately available funds; provided, however, that no L/C Participant shall be obligated to pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of such Issuing Bank its Commitment Percentage of such unreimbursed amount arising from any wrongful payment made by such Issuing Bank under any such Letter of Credit as a result of acts or omissions constituting willful misconduct, bad faith or gross negligence on the part of such Issuing Bank. Each L/C Participant shall make available to the Administrative Agent for the account of the relevant Issuing Bank such L/C Participant’s Commitment Percentage of the amount of such payment no later than 1:00 p.m. (New York, New York time) on the first Business Day after the date notified by such Issuing Bank in immediately available funds. If and to the extent such L/C Participant shall not have so made its Commitment Percentage of the amount of such payment available to the Administrative Agent for the account of the relevant Issuing Bank, such L/C Participant agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of such Issuing Bank, forthwith on demand, such amount, together with interest thereon for each day from such date until the date such amount is paid to the Administrative Agent for the account of such Issuing Bank at a rate per annum equal to the Overnight Rate from time to time then in effect, plus any administrative, processing or similar fees customarily charged by such Issuing Bank in connection with the foregoing. The failure of any L/C Participant to make available to the Administrative Agent for the account of any Issuing Bank its Commitment Percentage of any payment under any Letter of Credit shall not relieve any other L/C Participant of its obligation hereunder to make available to the Administrative Agent for the account of such Issuing Bank its Commitment Percentage of any payment under such Letter of Credit on the date required, as specified above, but no L/C Participant shall be responsible for the failure of any other L/C Participant to make available to the Administrative Agent such other L/C Participant’s Commitment Percentage of any such payment.

(d)        Whenever an Issuing Bank receives a payment in respect of an unpaid Reimbursement Obligation as to which the Administrative Agent has received for the account of such Issuing Bank any payments from the L/C Participants pursuant to clause (c) above, such Issuing Bank shall pay to the Administrative Agent and the Administrative Agent shall promptly pay to each L/C Participant that has paid its Commitment Percentage of such Reimbursement Obligation, in Dollars and in immediately available funds, an amount equal to such L/C Participant’s share (based upon the proportionate aggregate amount originally funded by such L/C Participant to the aggregate amount funded by all L/C Participants) of the principal amount so paid in respect of such Reimbursement Obligation and interest thereon accruing after the purchase of the respective L/C Participations at the Overnight Rate.

(e)        The obligations of the L/C Participants to make payments to the Administrative Agent for the account of an Issuing Bank with respect to Letters of Credit shall be irrevocable and not subject to counterclaim, set-off or other defense or any other qualification or exception whatsoever and shall be made in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement under all circumstances, including under any of the following circumstances:

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(i)         any lack of validity or enforceability of this Agreement or any of the other Credit Documents;

(ii)       the existence of any claim, set-off, defense or other right that the Borrower may have at any time against a beneficiary named in a Letter of Credit, any transferee of any Letter of Credit (or any Person for whom any such transferee may be acting), the Administrative Agent, any Issuing Bank, any Lender or other Person, whether in connection with this Agreement, any Letter of Credit, the transactions contemplated herein or any unrelated transactions (including any underlying transaction between the Borrower and the beneficiary named in any such Letter of Credit);

(iii)      any draft, certificate or any other document presented under any Letter of Credit proving to be forged, fraudulent, invalid or insufficient in any respect or any statement therein being untrue or inaccurate in any respect;

(iv)       the surrender or impairment of any security for the performance or observance of any of the terms of any of the Credit Documents; or

(v)        the occurrence of any Default or Event of Default;

provided, however, that no L/C Participant shall be obligated to pay to the Administrative Agent for the account of any Issuing Bank its Commitment Percentage of any unreimbursed amount arising from any wrongful payment made by such Issuing Bank under a Letter of Credit as a result of acts or omissions constituting willful misconduct, bad faith or gross negligence on the part of such Issuing Bank.

Section 3.4      Agreement to Repay Letter of Credit Drawings.

(a)        The Borrower hereby agrees to reimburse the relevant Issuing Bank by making payment in Dollars to such Issuing Bank or to the Administrative Agent for the account of such Issuing Bank (whether with its own funds or with proceeds of the Loans) in immediately available funds, for any payment or disbursement made by such Issuing Bank under any Letter of Credit issued by it (each such amount so paid until reimbursed, an “Unpaid Drawing”) (i) within one Business Day of the date of such payment or disbursement if such Issuing Bank provides notice to the Borrower of such payment or disbursement prior to 11:00 a.m. (New York, New York time) on such next succeeding Business Day (from the date of such payment or disbursement) or (ii) if such notice is received after such time, on the next Business Day following the date of receipt of such notice (such required date for reimbursement under clause (i) or (ii), as applicable, the “Reimbursement Date”), with interest on the amount so paid or disbursed by such Issuing Bank, from and including the date of such payment or disbursement to but excluding the Reimbursement Date, at the per annum rate for each day equal to the rate described in Section 2.7(a); provided that, notwithstanding anything contained in this Agreement to the contrary, with respect to any Letter of Credit, (A) unless the Borrower shall have notified the Administrative Agent and such Issuing Bank prior to 11:00 a.m. (New York, New York time) on the Reimbursement Date that the Borrower intends to reimburse such Issuing

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Bank for the amount of such drawing with funds other than the proceeds of Loans, the Borrower shall be deemed to have given a Notice of Borrowing requesting that the Lenders make Loans (which shall be ABR Loans) on the Reimbursement Date in an amount equal to the amount of such drawing, and (B) the Administrative Agent shall promptly notify each L/C Participant of such drawing and the amount of its Loan to be made in respect thereof, and each L/C Participant shall be irrevocably obligated to make a Loan to the Borrower in the manner deemed to have been requested in the amount of its Commitment Percentage of the applicable Unpaid Drawing by 12:00 noon (New York, New York time) on such Reimbursement Date by making the amount of such Loan available to the Administrative Agent. Such Loans made in respect of such Unpaid Drawing on such Reimbursement Date shall be made without regard to the satisfaction of the conditions set forth in Article VII. The Administrative Agent shall use the proceeds of such Loans solely for purpose of reimbursing the relevant Issuing Bank for the related Unpaid Drawing. In the event that the Borrower fails to Cash Collateralize any Letter of Credit that is outstanding on the L/C Maturity Date, the full amount of the Letters of Credit Outstanding in respect of such Letter of Credit shall be deemed to be an Unpaid Drawing subject to the provisions of this Section 3.4 except that such Issuing Bank shall hold the proceeds received from the Lenders as contemplated above as cash collateral for such Letter of Credit to reimburse any Drawing under such Letter of Credit and shall use such proceeds first, to reimburse itself for any Drawings made in respect of such Letter of Credit following the L/C Maturity Date, second, to the extent such Letter of Credit expires or is returned undrawn while any such cash collateral remains, to the repayment of obligations in respect of any Loans that have not paid at such time and third, to the Borrower or as otherwise directed by a court of competent jurisdiction. Nothing in this Section 3.4(a) shall affect the Borrower’s obligation to repay all outstanding Loans when due in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.

(b)        The obligations of the Borrower under this Section 3.4 to reimburse the relevant Issuing Bank with respect to Unpaid Drawings (including, in each case, interest thereon) shall be absolute, unconditional and irrevocable under any and all circumstances and irrespective of any set-off, counterclaim or defense to payment that the Borrower or any other Person may have or have had against such Issuing Bank, the Administrative Agent or any Lender (including in its capacity as an L/C Participant), including any defense based upon (i) the failure of any drawing under a Letter of Credit (each a “Drawing”) to conform to the terms of the Letter of Credit, (ii) any non-application or misapplication by the beneficiary of the proceeds of such Drawing, (iii) any lack of validity or enforceability of any Letter of Credit or this Agreement, or any term or provision therein, (iv) any draft or other document presented under a Letter of Credit proving to be forged, fraudulent or invalid in any respect or any statement therein being untrue or inaccurate in any respect or (v) any other event or circumstance whatsoever, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing, that might, but for the provisions of this Section 3.4(b), constitute a legal or equitable discharge of, or provide a right of setoff against, the Borrower’s obligations hereunder; provided that the foregoing shall not be construed to excuse the relevant Issuing Bank from liability to the Borrower to the extent of any direct damages (as opposed to special, indirect, consequential or punitive damages, claims in respect of which are hereby waived by the Borrower to the extent permitted by applicable law) suffered by the Borrower that are caused by such Issuing Bank’s failure to exercise care when determining

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whether drafts and other documents presented under a Letter of Credit comply with the terms thereof. The Borrower agrees that any action taken or omitted to be taken by an Issuing Bank under or in connection with any Letter of Credit or the related drafts or documents, if done in the absence of gross negligence or willful misconduct (as finally determined by a court of competent jurisdiction), shall be binding on the Borrower and shall not result in any liability of such Issuing Bank to the Borrower; provided that the foregoing shall not be construed to excuse such Issuing Bank from liability to the Borrower to the extent of any direct damages suffered by the Borrower that are caused by such Issuing Bank’s failure to exercise care, when determining whether drafts and other documents presented under a Letter of Credit comply with the terms thereof. In furtherance of the foregoing, the parties hereto agree that, with respect to documents presented which appear on their face to be in compliance with the terms of a Letter of Credit, the Issuing Bank that issued such Letter of Credit may in its sole discretion either accept or make payment upon such documents without responsibility for further investigation, regardless of any notice or information to the contrary, or refuse to accept and make payment upon such documents if such documents are not in strict compliance with the terms of such Letter of Credit (unless the Borrower shall consent to payment thereon notwithstanding such lack of strict compliance).

Section 3.5      Increased Costs.  If, after the Effective Date, the adoption of any Change in Law shall either (a) impose, modify or make applicable any reserve, deposit, capital adequacy or similar requirement against Letters of Credit issued by any Issuing Bank, or any L/C Participant’s L/C Participation therein, or (b) impose on any Issuing Bank or any L/C Participant any other conditions, costs or expenses affecting its obligations under this Agreement in respect of Letters of Credit or L/C Participations therein or any Letter of Credit or such L/C Participant’s L/C Participation therein, and the result of any of the foregoing is to increase the cost to such Issuing Bank or such L/C Participant of issuing, maintaining or participating in any Letter of Credit, or to reduce the amount of any sum received or receivable by such Issuing Bank or such L/C Participant hereunder (other than (i) Taxes indemnifiable under Section 5.4, or (ii) Excluded Taxes) in respect of Letters of Credit or L/C Participations therein, then, promptly (and in any event no later than 15 days) after receipt of written demand to the Borrower by such Issuing Bank or such L/C Participant, as the case may be (a copy of which notice shall be sent by such Issuing Bank or such L/C Participant to the Administrative Agent), the Borrower shall pay to such Issuing Bank or such L/C Participant such additional amount or amounts as will compensate such Issuing Bank or such L/C Participant for such increased cost or reduction, it being understood and agreed, however, that no Issuing Bank or L/C Participant shall be entitled to such compensation as a result of such Person’s compliance with, or pursuant to any request or directive to comply with, any such Requirement of Law as in effect on the Effective Date. A certificate submitted to the Borrower by the relevant Issuing Bank or an L/C Participant, as the case may be (a copy of which certificate shall be sent by such Issuing Bank or such L/C Participant to the Administrative Agent), setting forth in reasonable detail the basis for the determination of such additional amount or amounts necessary to compensate such Issuing Bank or such L/C Participant as aforesaid shall be conclusive and binding on the Borrower absent clearly demonstrable error.

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(a)        Any Issuing Bank may resign as an Issuing Bank upon thirty (30) days’ prior written notice to the Administrative Agent, the Lenders and the Borrower; provided that no Issuing Bank may resign without the prior consent of the Borrower so long as such Issuing Bank (or one of its Affiliates) is also a Lender hereunder. The Borrower may replace any Issuing Bank for any reason upon written notice to such Issuing Bank and the Administrative Agent and may add Issuing Banks at any time upon notice by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent. If an Issuing Bank shall resign or be replaced, or if the Borrower shall decide to add a new Issuing Bank under this Agreement, then the Borrower may appoint from among the Lenders a successor issuer of Letters of Credit or a new Issuing Bank, as the case may be, or, with the consent of the Administrative Agent (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld) and such new Issuing Bank, another successor or new issuer of Letters of Credit, whereupon such successor issuer shall succeed to the rights, powers and duties of the replaced or resigning Issuing Bank under this Agreement and the other Credit Documents, or such new issuer of Letters of Credit shall be granted the rights, powers and duties of an Issuing Bank hereunder, and the term “Issuing Bank” shall mean such successor or such new issuer of Letters of Credit effective upon such appointment. The acceptance of any appointment as an Issuing Bank hereunder, whether as a successor issuer or new issuer of Letters of Credit in accordance with this Agreement, shall be evidenced by an agreement entered into by such new or successor issuer of Letters of Credit, in a form reasonably satisfactory to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent and, from and after the effective date of such agreement, such new or successor issuer of Letters of Credit shall become an “Issuing Bank” hereunder. After the resignation or replacement of an Issuing Bank hereunder, the resigning or replaced Issuing Bank shall remain a party hereto and shall continue to have all the rights and obligations of an Issuing Bank under this Agreement and the other Credit Documents with respect to Letters of Credit issued by it prior to such resignation or replacement, but shall not be required to issue additional Letters of Credit. In connection with any resignation or replacement pursuant to this clause (a) (but, in case of any such resignation, only to the extent that a successor issuer of Letters of Credit shall have been appointed), either

(i)         the Borrower, the resigning or replaced Issuing Bank and the successor Issuing Bank shall arrange to have any outstanding Letters of Credit issued by the resigning or replaced Issuing Bank replaced with Letters of Credit issued by the successor Issuing Bank or

(ii)       the Borrower shall cause the successor Issuing Bank, if such successor issuer is reasonably satisfactory to the replaced or resigning Issuing Bank, to issue “back-stop” Letters of Credit naming the resigning or replaced Issuing Bank as beneficiary for each outstanding Letter of Credit issued by the resigning or replaced Issuing Bank, which new Letters of Credit shall have a Stated Amount equal to the Letters of Credit being back-stopped and the sole requirement for drawing on such new Letters of Credit shall be a drawing on the corresponding back-stopped Letters of Credit. After any resigning or replaced Issuing Bank’s resignation or replacement as Issuing Bank, the provisions of this Agreement relating to an Issuing Bank shall inure to its benefit as to any actions taken or omitted to be taken by it (A) while it was an Issuing Bank under this Agreement or (B) at any time with respect to Letters of Credit issued by such Issuing Bank.

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(b)        To the extent that there are, at the time of any resignation or replacement as set forth in clause (a) above, any outstanding Letters of Credit, nothing herein shall be deemed to impact or impair any rights and obligations of any of the parties hereto with respect to such outstanding Letters of Credit (including any obligations related to the payment of fees or the reimbursement or funding of amounts drawn), except that the Borrower, the resigning or replaced Issuing Bank and the successor Issuing Bank shall have the obligations regarding outstanding Letters of Credit described in clause (a) above.

Section 3.7      Role of Issuing Bank.  Each Lender and the Borrower agree that, in paying any drawing under a Letter of Credit, no Issuing Bank shall have any responsibility to obtain any document (other than any sight draft, certificates and documents expressly required by the Letter of Credit) or to ascertain or inquire as to the validity or accuracy of any such document or the authority of the Person executing or delivering any such document. None of the Issuing Banks, the Administrative Agent, any of their respective affiliates nor any correspondent, participant or assignee of any Issuing Bank shall be liable to any Lender for (a) any action taken or omitted in connection herewith at the request or with the approval of the Majority Lenders, (b) any action taken or omitted in the absence of gross negligence or willful misconduct or (c) the due execution, effectiveness, validity or enforceability of any document or instrument related to any Letter of Credit or Issuer Document. The Borrower hereby assumes all risks of the acts or omissions of any beneficiary or transferee with respect to its use of any Letter of Credit; provided that this assumption is not intended to, and shall not, preclude the Borrower’s pursuing such rights and remedies as it may have against the beneficiary or transferee at law or under any other agreement. None of the Issuing Banks, the Administrative Agent, any of their respective affiliates nor any correspondent, participant or assignee of any Issuing Bank shall be liable or responsible for any of the matters described in Section 3.3(e); provided that anything in such Section to the contrary notwithstanding, the Borrower may have a claim against an Issuing Bank, and such Issuing Bank may be liable to the Borrower, to the extent, but only to the extent, of any direct, as opposed to consequential or exemplary, damages suffered by the Borrower which the Borrower proves were caused by such Issuing Bank’s willful misconduct or gross negligence or such Issuing Bank’s unlawful failure to pay under any Letter of Credit after the presentation to it by the beneficiary of a sight draft and certificate(s) strictly complying with the terms and conditions of a Letter of Credit. In furtherance and not in limitation of the foregoing, any Issuing Bank may accept documents that appear on their face to be in order, without responsibility for further investigation, regardless of any notice or information to the contrary, and no Issuing Bank shall be responsible for the validity or sufficiency of any instrument transferring or assigning or purporting to transfer or assign a Letter of Credit or the rights or benefits thereunder or proceeds thereof, in whole or in part, which may prove to be invalid or ineffective for any reason.

Section 3.8      Cash Collateral.

(a)        Upon the request of the Majority Lenders if, as of the L/C Maturity Date, there are any Letters of Credit outstanding, the Borrower shall immediately Cash Collateralize the then Letters of Credit outstanding.

(b)        If any Event of Default shall occur and be continuing, the Majority Lenders may require that the L/C Obligations be Cash Collateralized; provided that, upon the occurrence of an Event of Default referred to in Section 11.5 with respect to the Borrower,

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the Borrower shall immediately Cash Collateralize the Letters of Credit then outstanding and no notice or request by or consent from the Majority Lenders shall be required.

(c)        For purposes of this Agreement, “Cash Collateralize” shall mean (i) to pledge and deposit with or deliver to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Issuing Banks and the Lenders, as collateral for the L/C Obligations, cash or deposit account balances in an amount equal to the amount of the Letters of Credit outstanding required to be Cash Collateralized (the “Required Cash Collateral Amount”) or (ii) if the relevant Issuing Bank benefiting from such collateral shall agree in its reasonable discretion, to provide other forms of credit support (including any backstop letter of credit) in a face amount equal to 103% of the Required Cash Collateral Amount from an issuer reasonably satisfactory to such Issuing Bank, in each case under clause (i) and (ii) above pursuant to documentation in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and the relevant Issuing Bank (which documents are hereby consented to by the Lenders). The Borrower hereby grants to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Issuing Banks and the L/C Participants, a security interest in all such cash, deposit accounts and all balances therein and all proceeds of the foregoing. Such cash Collateral shall be maintained in blocked, interest bearing deposit accounts established by and in the name of the Borrower, but under the “control” (as defined in Section 9-104 of the UCC) of the Administrative Agent.

Section 3.9      Applicability of ISP and UCP.  Unless otherwise expressly agreed to by the relevant Issuing Bank and the Borrower when a Letter of Credit is issued, (a) the rules of the ISP or the Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits shall apply to each standby Letter of Credit and (b) the rules of the Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits, as most recently published by the International Chamber of Commerce at the time of issuance, shall apply to each commercial Letter of Credit.

Section 3.10    Conflict with Issuer Documents.  In the event of any conflict between the terms hereof and the terms of any Issuer Document, the terms hereof shall control.

ARTICLE IV

FEES; COMMITMENTS

Section 4.1      Fees.

(a)        The Borrower agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent in Dollars, for the account of each Lender (in each case pro rata according to the respective Commitment Percentages of the Lenders), a commitment fee (the “Unused Commitment Fee”) for each day from the Effective Date until but excluding the Maturity Date. Each Unused Commitment Fee shall be payable by the Borrower (i) quarterly in arrears on the last Business Day of each March, June, September and December (for the three-month period (or portion thereof) ended on such day for which no payment has been received) and (ii) on the Maturity Date (for the period ended on such date for which no payment has been received pursuant to clause (i) above), and shall be computed for each day during such period at a rate per annum equal to the Unused Commitment Fee Rate in effect on such day on the Available Commitment in effect on such day.

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(b)        The Borrower agrees to pay to (i) each Issuing Bank a fee in respect of each Letter of Credit issued by it (the “Fronting Fee”), for the period from the date of issuance of such Letter of Credit to the termination or expiration date of such Letter of Credit, computed at the rate for each day equal to 0.20% per annum (or such other amount as may be agreed in a separate writing between the Borrower and the relevant Issuing Bank) on the average daily Stated Amount of such Letter of Credit (or at such other rate per annum as agreed in writing between the Borrower and the relevant Issuing Bank) and (ii) the Administrative Agent for the account of each Lender a fee equal to the Applicable Margin for a LIBOR Loan then in effect (the “Letter of Credit Fee”) on such Lender’s Letter of Credit Exposure. Such Fronting Fees and Letter of Credit Fees shall be due and payable by the Borrower (i) quarterly in arrears on the last Business Day of each March, June, September and December and (ii) on the Termination Date (for the period for which no payment has been received pursuant to clause (i) above).

(c)        The Borrower agrees to pay to the Administrative Agent, for its account and on behalf of the Lenders, as applicable, the administrative agent fees in the amounts and on the dates as set forth in writing in a fee letter between the Administrative Agent and the Borrower.

Section 4.2      Voluntary Reduction of Commitment Amount.

(a)        Upon at least two Business Days’ prior written notice (or telephonic notice promptly confirmed in writing) to the Administrative Agent at the Administrative Agent’s Office (which notice the Administrative Agent shall promptly transmit to each of the Lenders), the Borrower shall have the right, without premium or penalty, on any day, permanently to terminate or reduce the Total Commitment, as determined by the Borrower, in whole or in part; provided that (i) any such termination or reduction shall apply proportionately and permanently to reduce the Commitment of each Lender, (ii) any partial reduction pursuant to this Section 4.2 shall be in the amount of at least $500,000 (and increments of $100,000 above that minimum) and (iii) after giving effect to such termination or reduction and to any prepayments of Loans or cancellation or Cash Collateralization of Letters of Credit made on the date thereof in accordance with this Agreement, the aggregate amount of the Total Outstandings shall not exceed the Loan Limit.

(b)        The Borrower may terminate the unused amount of the Commitment of a Defaulting Lender upon not less than two (2) Business Days’ prior notice to the Administrative Agent (which will promptly notify the Lenders thereof), and in such event the provisions of Section 2.18(f) will apply to all amounts thereafter paid by the Borrower for the account of such Defaulting Lender under this Agreement (whether on account of principal, interest, fees, indemnity or other amounts), provided that such termination will not be deemed to be a waiver or release of any claim the Borrower, the Administrative Agent, any Issuing Bank or any Lender may have against such Defaulting Lender.

Section 4.3      Mandatory Termination of Commitments.  The Total Commitment shall terminate at 5:00 p.m. (New York, New York time) on the Maturity Date. If at any time the Total

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Commitment or the Borrowing Base is terminated or reduced to zero, then each Lender’s Commitment shall terminate on the effective date of such termination or reduction.

Section 4.4      Increases, Reductions and Terminations of Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount.

(a)        Subject to the conditions set forth in Section 4.4(b), the Borrower may increase the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount then in effect by increasing the Elected Commitment of one or more existing Lenders (each such Lender, an “Increasing Lender”) and/or by causing one or more Persons reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent (it being agreed that any Affiliate of a Lender shall be deemed acceptable to the Administrative Agent) and that at such time are not Lenders to become a Lender (each such Person that is not at such time a Lender and becomes a Lender, an “Additional Lender”).  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, in no case shall an Additional Lender be the Borrower, an Affiliate of the Borrower or a natural person.

(b)        Any increase in the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount shall be subject to the following additional conditions:

(i)         no increase in the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount shall be permitted if immediately after giving effect thereto the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount exceeds the lesser of (I) the Borrowing Base then in effect and (II) the Maximum Facility Amount;

(ii)       the Borrower may not increase the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount more than once between any two redeterminations of the Borrowing Base unless the Administrative Agent otherwise consents (for the sake of clarity, all increases in the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount effective on a single date shall be deemed a single increase in the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount for purposes of this Section 4.4(b)(ii)), whether a Scheduled Redetermination or an Unscheduled Redetermination;

(iii)      no Lender’s Elected Commitment may be increased without the consent of such Lender;

(iv)       subject to Section 4.4(b)(iii), if the Borrower elects to increase the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount by increasing the Elected Commitment of one or more Lenders, the Borrower and each such Increasing Lender shall execute and deliver to the Administrative Agent a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit G-1 (an “Elected Commitment Increase Certificate”) and the Borrower shall pay any applicable fees as may have been agreed to between the Borrower, such Increasing Lender and/or the Administrative Agent; and

(v)        if the Borrower elects to increase the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount by causing one or more Additional Lenders to become a party to this Agreement, then the Borrower and each such Additional Lender shall execute and deliver to the Administrative Agent a certificate substantially in the

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form of Exhibit G-2 (an “Additional Lender Certificate”), together with an Administrative Questionnaire for each Additional Lender, and the Borrower shall (I) if requested by any Additional Lender, deliver a Note payable to such Additional Lender in a principal amount equal to its Commitment, and otherwise duly completed and (II) pay any applicable fees as may have been agreed to between the Borrower, any Additional Lender and/or the Administrative Agent.

(c)        Subject to acceptance and recording thereof pursuant to Section 4.4(d), from and after the effective date specified in the Elected Commitment Increase Certificate or the Additional Lender Certificate, as applicable: (A) the amount of the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount shall be increased as set forth therein, and (B) in the case of an Additional Lender Certificate, any Additional Lender party thereto shall be a party to this Agreement and have the rights and obligations of a Lender under this Agreement and the other Documents.  In addition, each Increasing Lender and Additional Lender, as applicable, shall be deemed to have purchased a pro rata portion of the outstanding Loans (and participation interests in Letters of Credit) of each of the other Lenders (and such Lenders hereby agree to sell and to take all such further action to effectuate such sale) such that each Lender (including any Increasing Lender and any Additional Lender, if applicable) shall hold its Commitment Percentage of the outstanding Loans (and participation interests in Letters of Credit) after giving effect to the increase in the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount and the resulting modification of each Lender’s Commitment Percentage and Commitment pursuant to Section 4.4(d).

(d)        Upon its receipt of a duly completed Elected Commitment Increase Certificate or an Additional Lender Certificate, executed by the Borrower and the Increasing Lender or by the Borrower and the Additional Lender party thereto, as applicable, and, if applicable, the Administrative Questionnaire referred to in Section 4.4(b)(v) the Administrative Agent shall accept such Elected Commitment Increase Certificate or Additional Lender Certificate and record the information contained therein in the Register required to be maintained by the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 13.6(b)(iv).

(e)        Upon any increase in the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount pursuant to this Section 4.4, (A) each Lender’s Commitment Percentage shall be automatically deemed amended to the extent necessary so that each such Lender’s Commitment Percentage equals the percentage of the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount represented by such Lender’s Elected Commitment, in each case after giving effect to such increase, (B) each Lender’s Commitment shall be automatically deemed amended to the extent necessary so that each Lender’s Commitment equals such Lender’s Commitment Percentage, after giving effect to any adjustments thereto pursuant to the foregoing clause (A), of the Total Commitment, (C) Schedule 13.2 to this Agreement shall be deemed amended to reflect the Elected Commitment of any Increasing Lender and any Additional Lender, and any changes in the Lenders’ respective Commitment Percentages and aggregate Commitment pursuant to the foregoing clauses (A) and (B), and (D) the Borrower shall execute and deliver new Notes to the extent required under Section 2.4(e).  The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify the Borrower, the Lenders and the Issuing Banks of the effectiveness of any increase in the Total Commitment and in connection

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therewith promptly provide such amended and restated Schedule 13.2 to the Borrower, the Lenders and the Issuing Banks

(f)        The Borrower may from time to time terminate or reduce the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount; provided that (A) each reduction of the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount shall be in an amount that is an integral multiple of $100,000 and not less than $1,000,000 and (B) the Borrower shall not reduce the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount if, after giving effect to any concurrent prepayment of the Loans in accordance with Section 5.1 or 5.2, the Total Exposures would exceed the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount.

(g)        The Borrower shall notify the Administrative Agent of any election to terminate or reduce the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount under Section 4.4(f) at least three (3) Business Days (or such shorter period as the Administrative Agent may reasonably agree) prior to the effective date of such termination or reduction, specifying such election and the effective date thereof.  Any such notice of termination or reduction may state that it is conditioned upon the effectiveness of other credit facilities or other events, in which case such notice may be revoked by the Borrower if such condition is not satisfied.

Promptly following receipt of any notice, the Administrative Agent shall advise the Lenders of the contents thereof.  Any termination or reduction of the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount shall be permanent and may not be reinstated, except pursuant to Section 4.4(a).  Each reduction of the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount shall be made ratably among the Lenders in accordance with each Lender’s Commitment Percentage (and Schedule 13.2 shall be deemed amended to reflect such amendments to each Lender’s Elected Commitment and the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount).

(h)        Upon any redetermination or other adjustment in the Borrowing Base pursuant to this Agreement that would otherwise result in the Borrowing Base becoming less than the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount, the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount shall be automatically reduced (ratably among the Lenders in accordance with each Lender’s Commitment Percentage) so that they equal such redetermined Borrowing Base (and Schedule 13.2 shall be deemed amended to reflect such amendments to each Lender’s Elected Commitment and the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount).

(i)         If (A) the Borrower elects to increase the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount and (B) each Lender has consented to such increase in its Elected Commitment, then the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount shall be increased (ratably among the Lenders in accordance with each Lender’s Commitment Percentage) by the amount requested by the Borrower (subject to the limitations set forth in Section 4.4(b)(i)) without the requirement that any Lender deliver an Elected Commitment Increase Certificate, and Schedule 13.2 shall be deemed amended to reflect such amendments to each Lender’s Elected Commitment and the Aggregate Elected Commitment Amount.  The Administrative Agent shall record the information regarding such increases in the Register required to be maintained by the Administrative Agent pursuant to Section 13.6(b)(iv).

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ARTICLE V

PAYMENTS

Section 5.1      Voluntary Prepayments.  The Borrower shall have the right to prepay Loans, without premium or penalty, in whole or in part from time to time on the following terms and conditions:

(a)        the Borrower shall give the Administrative Agent at the Administrative Agent’s Office written notice (or telephonic notice promptly confirmed in writing) of its intent to make such prepayment, the amount of such prepayment and (in the case of LIBOR Loans) the specific Advance(s) being prepaid, which notice shall be given by the Borrower no later than 12:00 p.m. (New York, New York time) (or such later time as agreed to by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion) (i) in the case of LIBOR Loans, three Business Days prior to and (ii) in the case of ABR Loans on the date of such prepayment and shall promptly be transmitted by the Administrative Agent to each of the Lenders;

(b)        each partial prepayment of (i) LIBOR Loans shall be in a minimum amount of $100,000 and in multiples of $100,000 in excess thereof, and (ii) any ABR Loans shall be in a minimum amount of $500,000 and in multiples of $100,000 in excess thereof; and

(c)        any prepayment of LIBOR Loans pursuant to this Section 5.1 on any day other than the last day of an Interest Period applicable thereto shall be subject to compliance by the Borrower with the applicable provisions of Section 2.10.

Each such notice shall specify the date and amount of such prepayment and the Type of Loans to be prepaid; provided that any such notice may state that such notice is conditioned upon the effectiveness of other credit facilities or any incurrence or issuance of debt or equity or the occurrence of any other transaction, in which case such notice may be revoked by the Borrower (by notice to the Administrative Agent on or prior to the specified effective date) if such condition is not satisfied. At the Borrower’s election in connection with any prepayment pursuant to this Section 5.1, such prepayment shall not be applied to any Loans of a Defaulting Lender.

Section 5.2      Mandatory Prepayments.

(a)        Repayment following Optional Reduction of Commitments. If, after giving effect to any reduction of the Total Commitment pursuant to Section 5.1(a), there is a Borrowing Base Deficiency, then the Borrower shall on the same Business Day, prepay the remaining Loans on the date of such termination or reduction in an aggregate principal amount equal to such Borrowing Base Deficiency and (ii) if any Borrowing Base Deficiency remains after prepaying all of the Loans as a result of any Letter of Credit Exposure, pay to the Administrative Agent on behalf of the Issuing Banks and the L/C Participants an amount in cash or otherwise Cash Collateralize an amount equal to such Borrowing Base Deficiency as provided in Section 3.8.

(b)        Repayment of Loans Following Redetermination or Adjustment of Borrowing Base.  Upon any redetermination of the Borrowing Base in accordance with Section 2.14 or 2.15, if there is a Borrowing Base Deficiency, then the Borrower shall, within ten (10) Business Days after its receipt of notice of such Borrowing Base

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Deficiency, inform the Administrative Agent of the Borrower’s election to: (A) within 30 days following such election prepay the Loans in an aggregate principal amount equal to such Borrowing Base Deficiency, (B) prepay the Loans in six substantially equal monthly installments, commencing on the 30th day following such election with each payment being equal to l/6th of the aggregate principal amount of such Borrowing Base Deficiency, (C) within 30 days following such election, provide additional Collateral in the form of additional Oil and Gas Properties not evaluated in the most recently delivered Reserve Report or other Collateral reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent having a value (as proposed by the Administrative Agent and approved by the Required Lenders in good faith in accordance with their respective usual and customary oil and gas lending criteria as they exist at the particular time) sufficient, after giving effect to any other actions taken pursuant to this Section 5.2(b)(i) to eliminate any such Borrowing Base Deficiency or (D) undertake a combination of clauses (A), (B) and (C); provided that if, because of Letter of Credit Exposure, a Borrowing Base Deficiency remains after prepaying all of the Loans, the Borrower shall Cash Collateralize such remaining Borrowing Base Deficiency as provided in Section 3.8; provided further, that all payments required to be made pursuant to this Section 5.2(b)(i) must be made on or prior to the Maturity Date.

(c)        Disposition of Oil and Gas Properties or Equity Interests in Restricted Subsidiaries and Hedge Terminations or Issuance of Permitted Additional Debt.  Upon any reductions to the Borrowing Base pursuant to Section 2.17 in connection with a Disposition of Oil and Gas Properties or a Hedge Termination or issuance of Permitted Additional Debt, if a Borrowing Base Deficiency exists, then the Borrower shall (A) prepay Loans in an aggregate principal amount equal to such Borrowing Base Deficiency or (B) if any Borrowing Base Deficiency remains after prepaying all of the Loans as a result of any Letter of Credit Exposure, Cash Collateralize an amount equal to such Borrowing Base Deficiency as provided in Section 3.8.  The Borrower shall be obligated to make such prepayment or deposit such Cash Collateral not later than two (2) Business Days after it receives written notice from the Administrative Agent of the adjustment of the Borrowing Base and the resulting Borrowing Base Deficiency.

(d)        Application to Loans. With respect to each prepayment of Loans elected under Section 5.1 or required by Section 5.2, the Borrower may designate (i) the Types of Loans that are to be prepaid and the specific Advance(s) being repaid and (ii) the Loans to be prepaid; provided that (A) each prepayment of any Loans made pursuant to an Advance shall be applied pro rata among such Loans and (B) notwithstanding the provisions of the preceding clause (A), no prepayment of Loans shall be applied to the Loans of any Defaulting Lender unless otherwise agreed to in writing by the Borrower. In the absence of a designation by the Borrower as described in the preceding sentence, the Administrative Agent shall, subject to the above, make such designation in its reasonable discretion with a view, but no obligation, to minimize breakage costs owing under Section 2.12.

(e)        LIBOR Interest Periods. In lieu of making any payment pursuant to this Section 5.2 in respect of any LIBOR Loan, other than on the last day of the Interest Period therefor so long as no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, the Borrower at its option may deposit, on behalf of the Borrower, with the Administrative Agent an amount equal to the amount of the LIBOR Loan to be prepaid and such LIBOR Loan shall

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be repaid on the last day of the Interest Period therefor in the required amount. Such deposit shall be held by the Administrative Agent in a corporate time deposit account established on terms reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent, earning interest at the then customary rate for accounts of such type. The Borrower hereby grants to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Lenders, a security interest in all such cash, deposit accounts and all balances therein and all proceeds of the foregoing. Such deposit shall constitute cash collateral for the LIBOR Loans to be so prepaid; provided that the Borrower may at any time direct that such deposit be applied to make the applicable payment required pursuant to this Section 5.2.

(f)        Application of Proceeds. The application of proceeds pursuant to this Section 5.2 shall not reduce the Commitment under the Facility and amounts prepaid may be reborrowed subject to the Available Commitment.

(g)        Excess Cash. If, on the last Business Day of any week (or, if a Default, Event of Default or Borrowing Base Deficiency has occurred and is continuing, on any Business Day), (A) there are any outstanding Loans and (B) the Borrower has any Excess Cash as of the date of such determination, then the Borrower shall, within three (3) Business Days, (1) prepay the Loans in an aggregate principal amount equal to the amount of such Excess Cash or (2) otherwise reduce the amount of Excess Cash to zero in a manner permitted by this Agreement.

Section 5.3      Method and Place of Payment.

(a)        Except as otherwise specifically provided herein, all payments under this Agreement shall be made by the Borrower without set-off, counterclaim or deduction of any kind, to the Administrative Agent for the ratable account of the Lenders entitled thereto or the Issuing Banks entitled thereto, as the case may be, not later than 2:00 p.m. (New York, New York time) (or such later time as agreed to by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion), in each case, on the date when due and shall be made in immediately available funds at the Administrative Agent’s Office or at such other office as the Administrative Agent shall specify for such purpose by notice to the Borrower, it being understood that written or facsimile notice by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent to make a payment from the funds in the Borrower’s account at the Administrative Agent’s Office shall constitute the making of such payment to the extent of such funds held in such account. All repayments or prepayments of any Loans (whether of principal, interest or otherwise) hereunder and all other payments under each Credit Document shall be made in Dollars. The Administrative Agent will thereafter cause to be distributed on the same day (if payment was actually received by the Administrative Agent prior to 2:00 p.m. (New York, New York time) or, otherwise, on the next Business Day in the sole discretion of the Administrative Agent) like funds relating to the payment of principal or interest or fees ratably to the Lenders or the Issuing Banks, as applicable, entitled thereto.

(b)        For purposes of computing interest or fees, any payments under this Agreement that are made later than 2:00 p.m. (New York, New York time) (or such later time as agreed to by the Administrative Agent in its reasonable discretion) shall be deemed to have been made on the next succeeding Business Day in the sole discretion of the

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Administrative Agent. Whenever any payment to be made hereunder shall be stated to be due on a day that is not a Business Day, the due date thereof shall be extended to the next succeeding Business Day and, with respect to payments of principal, interest shall be payable during such extension at the applicable rate in effect immediately prior to such extension.

Section 5.4      Net Payments.  For purposes of this Section 5.4, the term “applicable law” includes FATCA.

(a)        Any and all payments made by or on behalf of the Borrower or any Guarantor under this Agreement or any other Credit Document shall be made free and clear of, and without deduction or withholding for or on account of, any Taxes; provided that if the Borrower, any Guarantor, the Administrative Agent or any other applicable withholding agent shall be required by applicable Requirements of Law to deduct or withhold any Taxes from such payments, then (i) the applicable withholding agent shall make such deductions or withholdings as are reasonably determined by the applicable withholding agent to be required by any applicable Requirement of Law, (ii) the applicable withholding agent shall timely pay the full amount deducted or withheld to the relevant Governmental Authority within the time allowed and in accordance with applicable Requirements of Law, and (iii) to the extent withholding or deduction is required to be made on account of Indemnified Taxes or Other Taxes, the sum payable by the Borrower or such Guarantor shall be increased as necessary so that after all required deductions and withholdings have been made (including deductions or withholdings of Indemnified Taxes or Other Taxes applicable to additional sums payable under this Section 5.4) the Administrative Agent or the applicable Issuing Bank or Lender, as the case may be, receives an amount equal to the sum it would have received had no such deductions or withholdings been made. Whenever any Indemnified Taxes or Other Taxes are payable by the Borrower or such Guarantor, as promptly as possible thereafter, the Borrower or Guarantor shall send to the Administrative Agent for its own account or for the account of such Issuing Bank or Lender, as the case may be, a certified copy of an official receipt (or other evidence acceptable to such Issuing Bank or Lender, acting reasonably) received by the Borrower or such Guarantor showing payment thereof. Without duplication, after any payment of Taxes by any Credit Party or the Administrative Agent to a Governmental Authority as provided in this Section 5.4, the Borrower shall deliver to the Administrative Agent or the Administrative Agent shall deliver to the Borrower, as the case may be, a copy of a receipt issued by such Governmental Authority evidencing such payment, a copy of any return required by laws to report such payment or other evidence of such payment reasonably satisfactory to the Borrower or the Administrative Agent, as the case may be.

(b)        The Borrower shall timely pay and shall indemnify and hold harmless the Administrative Agent and each Lender with regard to any Other Taxes (whether or not such Other Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority).

(c)        The Borrower shall indemnify and hold harmless the Administrative Agent and each Lender within thirty (30) Business Days after written demand therefor, for the full amount of any Indemnified Taxes or Other Taxes imposed on the Administrative Agent

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or such Lender, as the case may be (including Indemnified Taxes or Other Taxes imposed or asserted on or attributable to amounts payable under this Section 5.4), and any reasonable expenses arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Indemnified Taxes or Other Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority. A certificate setting forth in reasonable detail the basis and calculation of the amount of such payment or liability delivered to the Borrower by a Lender or the Administrative Agent (as applicable) on its own behalf or on behalf of a Lender shall be conclusive absent manifest error.

(d)        (i) Any Lender that is entitled to an exemption from or reduction of withholding Tax with respect to payments made under any Credit Document shall deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent, at the time or times reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent, such properly completed and executed documentation reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent as will permit such payments to be made without withholding or at a reduced rate of withholding.  In addition, any Lender, if reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent, shall deliver such other documentation prescribed by applicable law or reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent as will enable the Borrower or the Administrative Agent to determine whether or not such Lender is subject to backup withholding or information reporting requirements.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the preceding two sentences, the completion, execution and submission of such documentation (other than such documentation set forth in Section 5.4(d) (ii)(A), (ii)(B) and (ii)(D) below) shall not be required if in the Lender’s reasonable judgment such completion, execution or submission would subject such Lender to any material unreimbursed cost or expense or would materially prejudice the legal or commercial position of such Lender.

(ii)       Without limiting the generality of the foregoing,

(A)     any Lender that is a U.S. Person shall deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent on or prior to the date on which such Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Borrower or the Administrative Agent), executed copies of IRS Form W-9 certifying that such Lender is exempt from U.S. federal backup withholding tax;

(B)      any Foreign Lender shall, to the extent it is legally entitled to do so, deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent (in such number of copies as shall be requested by the recipient) on or prior to the date on which such Foreign Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Borrower or the Administrative Agent), whichever of the following is applicable:

(1)      in the case of a Foreign Lender claiming the benefits of an income tax treaty to which the United States is a party (x) with respect to payments of interest under any Credit Document,

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executed copies of IRS Form W-8BEN or IRS Form W-8BEN-E, as applicable, establishing an exemption from, or reduction of, U.S. federal withholding Tax pursuant to the “interest” article of such tax treaty and (y) with respect to any other applicable payments under any Credit Document, IRS Form W-8BEN or IRS Form W-8BEN-E, as applicable, establishing an exemption from, or reduction of, U.S. federal withholding Tax pursuant to the “business profits” or “other income” article of such tax treaty;

(2)      executed copies of IRS Form W-8ECI;

(3)      in the case of a Foreign Lender claiming the benefits of the exemption for portfolio interest under Section 881(c) of the Code, (x) a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit F-1 to the effect that such Foreign Lender is not a “bank” within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Code, a “10 percent shareholder” of the Borrower within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(B) of the Code, or a “controlled foreign corporation” described in Section 881(c)(3)(C) of the Code (a “U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate”) and (y) executed copies of IRS Form W-8BEN or IRS Form W-8BEN-E, as applicable; or

(4)      to the extent a Foreign Lender is not the beneficial owner, executed copies of IRS Form W-8IMY, accompanied by IRS Form W-8ECI, IRS Form W-8BEN or IRS Form W-8BEN-E, as applicable, a U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit F-2 or Exhibit F-3, IRS Form W-9, and/or other certification documents from each beneficial owner, as applicable; provided that if the Foreign Lender is a partnership and one or more direct or indirect partners of such Foreign Lender are claiming the portfolio interest exemption, such Foreign Lender may provide a U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit F-4 on behalf of each such direct and indirect partner;

(C)      any Foreign Lender shall, to the extent it is legally entitled to do so, deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent (in such number of copies as shall be requested by the recipient) on or prior to the date on which such Foreign Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the reasonable request of the Borrower or the Administrative Agent), executed copies of any other form prescribed by applicable law as a basis for claiming exemption from or a reduction in U.S. federal withholding Tax, duly completed, together with such supplementary documentation as may be prescribed by applicable law to permit the Borrower or the Administrative Agent to determine the withholding or deduction required to be made; and

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(D)     if a payment made to a Lender under any Credit Document would be subject to U.S. federal withholding Tax imposed by FATCA if such Lender were to fail to comply with the applicable reporting requirements of FATCA (including those contained in Section 1471(b) or 1472(b) of the Code, as applicable), such Lender shall deliver to the Borrower and the Administrative Agent at the time or times prescribed by law and at such time or times reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent such documentation prescribed by applicable law (including as prescribed by Section 1471(b)(3)(C)(i) of the Code) and such additional documentation reasonably requested by the Borrower or the Administrative Agent as may be necessary for the Borrower and the Administrative Agent to comply with their obligations under FATCA and to determine that such Lender has complied with such Lender’s obligations under FATCA or to determine the amount to deduct and withhold from such payment.  Solely for purposes of this clause (D), “FATCA” shall include any amendments made to FATCA after the date of this Agreement.

Each Lender agrees that if any form or certification it previously delivered expires or becomes obsolete or inaccurate in any respect, it shall update such form or certification or promptly notify the Borrower and the Administrative Agent in writing of its legal inability to do so.

(e)        If any Lender or the Administrative Agent, as applicable, determines, in its sole discretion, that it had received a refund of an Indemnified Tax or Other Tax for which a payment has been made by the Borrower or any Guarantor pursuant to this Agreement or any other Credit Document, which refund in the good faith judgment of such Lender or the Administrative Agent, as the case may be, is attributable to such payment made by the Borrower or any Guarantor, then the Lender or the Administrative Agent, as the case may be, shall reimburse the Borrower or such Guarantor for such amount (net of all reasonable out-of-pocket expenses of such Lender or the Administrative Agent, as the case may be, and without interest other than any interest received thereon from the relevant Governmental Authority with respect to such refund) as the Lender or Administrative Agent, as the case may be, determines in its sole discretion to be the proportion of the refund as will leave it, after such reimbursement, in no better or worse position (taking into account expenses or any taxes imposed on the refund) than it would have been in if the payment had not been required; provided that the Borrower or such Guarantor, upon the request of the Lender or the Administrative Agent, agrees to repay the amount paid over to the Borrower or such Guarantor (plus any penalties, interest or other charges imposed by the relevant Governmental Authority) to the Lender or the Administrative Agent in the event the Lender or the Administrative Agent is required to repay such refund to such Governmental Authority. In such event, such Lender or the Administrative Agent, as the case may be, shall, at the Borrower’s request, provide the Borrower with a copy of any notice of assessment or other evidence of the requirement to repay such refund received from the relevant Governmental Authority (provided that such Lender or the Administrative Agent may delete any information therein that it deems confidential). A Lender or the Administrative Agent shall claim any refund that it determines is available to it, unless it concludes in its sole discretion that it would be adversely affected by making such a claim. No Lender nor the Administrative Agent shall be obliged to make available

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its tax returns (or any other information relating to its taxes that it deems confidential) to any Credit Party in connection with this clause (f) or any other provision of this Section 5.4.

(f)        If the Borrower determines that a reasonable basis exists for contesting an Indemnified Tax or Other Tax for which a Credit Party has paid additional amounts or indemnification payments, each Lender or the Administrative Agent, as the case may be, shall use reasonable efforts to cooperate with the Borrower as the Borrower may reasonably request in challenging such Tax. The Borrower shall indemnify and hold each Lender and the Administrative Agent harmless against any reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred by such Person in connection with any request made by the Borrower pursuant to this Section 5.4(f). Nothing in this Section 5.4(f) shall obligate any Lender or the Administrative Agent to take any action that such Person, in its sole judgment, determines may result in a material detriment to such Person.

(g)        For the avoidance of doubt, for purposes of this Section 5.4, the term “Lender” includes any Issuing Bank.

(h)        The agreements in this Section 5.4 shall survive the termination of this Agreement and the payment of the Loans and all other amounts payable hereunder.

Section 5.5      Computations of Interest and Fees.

(a)        Interest on LIBOR Loans shall be calculated on the basis of a 360-day year for the actual days elapsed. Interest on ABR Loans and interest on overdue interest shall be calculated on the basis of a 365- (or 366-, as the case may be) day year for the actual days elapsed.

(b)        Fees and the average daily Stated Amount of Letters of Credit shall be calculated on the basis of a 360-day year for the actual days elapsed.

Section 5.6      Limit on Rate of Interest.

(a)        No Payment Shall Exceed Lawful Rate. Notwithstanding any other term of this Agreement, the Borrower shall not be obligated to pay any interest or other amounts under or in connection with this Agreement or otherwise in respect to any of the Obligations in excess of the amount or rate permitted under or consistent with any applicable law, rule or regulation.

(b)        Payment at Maximum Rate. If the Borrower is not obliged to make a payment that it would otherwise be required to make, as a result of Section 5.6(a), the Borrower shall make such payment to the maximum extent permitted by or consistent with applicable laws, rules and regulations.

(c)        Adjustment if Any Payment Exceeds Lawful Rate. If any provision of this Agreement or any of the other Credit Documents would obligate the Borrower or any other Credit Party to make any payment of interest or other amount payable to any Lender in an amount or calculated at a rate that would be prohibited by any applicable Requirement of Law, then notwithstanding such provision, such amount or rate shall be deemed to have

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been adjusted with retroactive effect to the Maximum Rate as would not be so prohibited by applicable Requirements of Law, such adjustment to be effected, to the extent necessary, by reducing the amount or rate of interest required to be paid by the Borrower to the affected Lender under Section 2.7.

(d)        Rebate of Excess Interest. Notwithstanding the foregoing, and after giving effect to all adjustments contemplated thereby, if any Lender shall have received from the Borrower an amount in excess of the maximum permitted by any applicable Requirement of Law, then the Borrower shall be entitled, by notice in writing to the Administrative Agent, to obtain reimbursement from that Lender in an amount equal to such excess, and pending such reimbursement, such amount shall be deemed to be an amount payable by that Lender to the Borrower.

ARTICLE VI

CONDITIONS PRECEDENT TO EFFECTIVE DATE

Section 6.1      Effective Date.  This Agreement shall be effective upon the satisfaction of the following conditions precedent, except as otherwise agreed or waived pursuant to Section 13.1.

(a)        Executed Credit Agreement.  The Administrative Agent (or its counsel) shall have received from each party hereto either (i) a counterpart of this Agreement signed on behalf of such party or (ii) written evidence satisfactory to the Administrative Agent (which may include electronic transmission of a signed signature page of this Agreement) that such party has signed a counterpart of this Agreement.

(b)        Secretary’s Certificate of the Borrower.  The Administrative Agent shall have received, in the case of the Borrower, each of the items referred to in subclauses (i), (ii) and (iii) below:

(i)         a certificate as to the good standing of the Borrower as of a recent date from the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware;

(ii)       a certificate of the Secretary or Assistant Secretary or similar officer of the Borrower dated the Effective Date and certifying:

(A)     that attached thereto is a true and complete copy of the limited partnership agreement of the Borrower as in effect on the Effective Date and at all times since a date prior to the date of the resolutions described in clause (B) below,

(B)      that attached thereto is a true and complete copy of resolutions duly adopted by the general partner of the Borrower authorizing the execution, delivery and performance of the Credit Documents to which the Borrower is a party and the Loans hereunder, and that such resolutions have not been modified, rescinded or amended and are in full force and effect on the Effective Date, that the certificate of limited partnership of the Borrower has not been amended since the date of the last amendment thereto disclosed pursuant to subclause (i) above,

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(C)      as to the incumbency and specimen signature of each officer executing any Credit Document or any other document delivered in connection herewith on behalf of the Borrower, and

(D)     as to the absence of any pending proceeding for the dissolution or liquidation of the Borrower; and

(iii)      a certificate of a director or an officer as to the incumbency and specimen signature of the Secretary or Assistant Secretary or similar officer executing the certificate pursuant to subclause (ii) above.

(c)        Secretary’s Certificate of the General Partner. The Administrative Agent shall have received, in the case of the General Partner, each of the items referred to in subclauses (i), (ii) and (iii) below:

(i)         a certificate as to the good standing of the General Partner as of a recent date from the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware;

(ii)       a certificate of the Secretary or Assistant Secretary or similar officer of the General Partner dated the Effective Date and certifying:

(A)     that attached thereto is a true and complete copy of the company agreement of the General Partner as in effect on the Effective Date and at all times since a date prior to the date of the resolutions described in clause (B) below,

(B)      that attached thereto is a true and complete copy of resolutions duly adopted by the general partner of the Borrower authorizing the execution, delivery and performance of the Credit Documents to which the General Partner is a party and the Loans hereunder, and that such resolutions have not been modified, rescinded or amended and are in full force and effect on the Effective Date, that the certificate of formation of the General Partner has not been amended since the date of the last amendment thereto disclosed pursuant to subclause (i) above,

(C)      as to the incumbency and specimen signature of each officer executing any Credit Document or any other document delivered in connection herewith on behalf of the General Partner, and

(D)     as to the absence of any pending proceeding for the dissolution or liquidation of the General Partner, and

(iii)      a certificate of a director or an officer as to the incumbency and specimen signature of the Secretary or Assistant Secretary or similar officer executing the certificate pursuant to subclause (ii) above.

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(d)        The Notes.  The Administrative Agent shall have received duly executed Notes payable to each Lender that has requested a Note in a principal amount equal to such Lender’s Commitment Percentage of the Commitment.

The Administrative Agent (or at the Administrative Agent’s direction, its counsel) shall notify the Borrower and the Lenders of the Effective Date, and such notice shall be conclusive and binding.

ARTICLE VII

CONDITIONS PRECEDENT TO THE FUNDING DATE

AND ALL SUBSEQUENT CREDIT EVENTS

Section 7.1      Funding Date.  The obligation of each Lender to advance the initial Loan hereunder and of each Issuing Bank to issue its initial Letter of Credit hereunder on the Funding Date, is subject to satisfaction (or waiver in accordance with Section 13.1) of the following conditions precedent:

(a)        Legal Opinions.  The Administrative Agent shall have received, on behalf of itself and the Secured Parties on the Funding Date, a customary written opinion of Baker Botts L.L.P., counsel to the Credit Parties, (i) dated the Funding Date, (ii) addressed to the Administrative Agent, the Lenders and each Issuing Bank and (iii) in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent. The Borrower, the other Credit Parties and the Administrative Agent hereby instruct such counsel to deliver such legal opinion.

(b)        Secretary’s Certificates of the Credit Parties.  The Administrative Agent shall have received, in the case of each Credit Party, each of the items referred to in subclauses (i), (ii) and (iii) below:

(i)         a certificate as to the good standing (to the extent such concept or a similar concept exists under the laws of such jurisdiction) of each such Credit Party as of a recent date from such Secretary of State (or other similar official) of the jurisdiction of its organization;

(ii)       a certificate of the Secretary or Assistant Secretary or similar officer of each Credit Party dated the Funding Date and certifying:

(A)     that attached thereto is a true and complete copy of the bylaws (or partnership agreement, limited liability company agreement or other equivalent governing documents) of such Credit Party as in effect on the Funding Date and at all times since a date prior to the date of the resolutions described in clause (B) below,

(B)      that attached thereto is a true and complete copy of resolutions duly adopted by the board of directors (or managing general partner, managing member or equivalent) of such Credit Party authorizing the execution, delivery and performance of the Credit Documents to which such Person is a party and, in the case of the Borrower, the Loans hereunder, and that such resolutions have not been modified, rescinded or

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amended and are in full force and effect on the Funding Date, that the certificate or articles of incorporation, certificate of limited partnership, articles of incorporation or certificate of formation of such Credit Party has not been amended since the date of the last amendment thereto disclosed pursuant to subclause (i) above,

(C)      as to the incumbency and specimen signature of each officer executing any Credit Document or any other document delivered in connection herewith on behalf of such Credit Party, and

(D)     as to the absence of any pending proceeding for the dissolution or liquidation of such Credit Party; and

(iii)      a certificate of a director or an officer as to the incumbency and specimen signature of the Secretary or Assistant Secretary or similar officer executing the certificate pursuant to subclause (ii) above.

(c)        Guarantee.  The Guarantee shall be in full force and effect.

(d)        Security Documents.  All of the Security Documents, including UCC or other applicable personal property and financing statements, reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent to be filed, registered or recorded to create the Liens sufficient to comply with the Collateral Coverage Minimum intended to be created by such Security Document and perfect such Liens to the extent required by such Security Documents and as necessary to comply with the Collateral Coverage Minimum shall have been delivered to the Administrative Agent for filing, registration or recording and none of the Collateral shall be subject to any other pledges, security interests or mortgages, except for Permitted Liens.

(e)        Local Counsel Opinions.  The Administrative Agent shall have received a favorable opinion of local counsel in those jurisdictions selected by Administrative Agent where a Security Document will be filed in such form and covering such matters as the Administrative Agent may reasonably request.

(f)        Fees and Expenses.  The Administrative Agent shall have received all fees payable thereto or to any Lender on or prior to the Funding Date, including all fees then due pursuant to the Fee Letter,  and, to the extent invoiced, all other amounts due and payable pursuant to the Credit Documents on or prior to the Funding Date, including, to the extent invoiced, reimbursement or payment of all reasonable out-of-pocket expenses (including reasonable fees, charges and disbursements of outside counsel and recording fee for the filing of the Security Documents in the appropriate recording offices) required to be reimbursed or paid by the Credit Parties hereunder or under any Credit Document.

(g)        KYC.  The Administrative Agent shall have received prior to the Effective Date all documentation and other information required by regulatory authorities under applicable “know your customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including without limitation, the Patriot Act that has been requested not less than five Business Days prior to the Funding Date.

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(h)        Notice of Borrowing. The Administrative Agent shall have received, in the case of an Advance, a Notice of Borrowing as required by Section 2.1(b) or, in the case of the issuance of a Letter of Credit, the applicable Issuing Bank and the Administrative Agent shall have received a Letter of Credit Application as required by Section 3.2(a).

The Administrative Agent (or at the Administrative Agent’s direction, its counsel) shall notify the Borrower and the Lenders of the Funding Date, and such notice shall be conclusive and binding.

Section 7.2      All Credit Events.  The agreement of each Lender to make any Loan constituting a Credit Event requested to be made by it on any date from and after the Funding Date (other than on the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date) (excluding Loans required to be made by the Lenders in respect of Unpaid Drawings pursuant to Sections 3.3 and 3.4), and the obligation of any Issuing Bank to issue Letters of Credit on any date on or after the Funding Date (other than on the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date), is subject to the satisfaction of the following conditions precedent:

(a)        At the time of each such Credit Event and also after giving effect thereto, (a) no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing and (b) all representations and warranties made by any Credit Party contained herein or in the other Credit Documents shall be true and correct in all material respects with the same effect as though such representations and warranties had been made on and as of the date of such Credit Event (except where such representations and warranties expressly relate to an earlier date, in which case such representations and warranties shall have been true and correct in all material respects as of such earlier date).

(b)        Prior to the making of each Loan (other than any Loan made pursuant to Section 3.4(a)), the Administrative Agent shall have received a Notice of Borrowing (whether in writing or by telephone) meeting the requirements of Section 2.1(b).

(c)        Prior to the issuance of each Letter of Credit, the Administrative Agent and the applicable Issuing Bank shall have received a Letter of Credit Application meeting the requirements of Section 3.2(a).

(d)        A representation and warranty made by the Borrower (which may be included in the Notice of Borrowing) that as of the end of the third Business Day on which such Borrowing will be funded, the Credit Parties shall not have any Excess Cash.

The acceptance of the benefits of each Credit Event after the Effective Date (other than on the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date) shall constitute a representation and warranty by each Credit Party to each of the Lenders that all the applicable conditions specified in this Article VII above have been satisfied as of that time.

The agreement of each Lender to make a Loan requested to be made by it on the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date shall be subject solely to the satisfaction of the condition contained in Section 7.2(b) hereof and the conditions in Amendment No. 2.

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ARTICLE VIII

REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND AGREEMENTS

In order to induce the Lenders to enter into this Agreement, to make the Loans and issue or participate in Letters of Credit as provided for herein, the Borrower makes, on the date of each Credit Event, the following representations and warranties to, and agreements with, the Lenders, all of which shall survive the execution and delivery of this Agreement and the making of the Loans and the issuance of the Letters of Credit:

Section 8.1      Organizational Status.  The Borrower and each of its Restricted Subsidiaries is duly organized and validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction of such Person’s organization and has the organizational power and authority to own its property and assets and to transact its business as now conducted and has duly qualified and is authorized to do business and is in good standing (if applicable) in all jurisdictions where it is required to be so qualified, except where the failure to be so qualified would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

Section 8.2      Organizational Power and Authority; Enforceability.  The Borrower and each of its Restricted Subsidiaries has the power and authority to execute, deliver and carry out the terms and provisions of the Credit Documents to which it is a party and has taken all necessary partnership or other organizational action to authorize the execution, delivery and performance by it of the Credit Documents to which it is a party. Each Credit Party has duly executed and delivered each Credit Document to which it is a party and each such Credit Document constitutes the legal, valid and binding obligation of such Credit Party enforceable in accordance with its terms, subject to the effects of bankruptcy, insolvency, fraudulent conveyance, reorganization and other similar laws relating to or affecting creditors’ rights generally and general principles of equity (whether considered in a proceeding in equity or law).

Section 8.3      No Violation.  None of the execution, delivery or performance by any Credit Party of the Credit Documents to which it is a party or the compliance with the terms and provisions thereof will (a) contravene any Requirement of Law except to the extent such contravention would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, (b) result in any breach of any of the terms, covenants, conditions or provisions of, or constitute a default under, or result in the creation or imposition of (or the obligation to create or impose) any Lien upon any of the property or assets of such Credit Party (other than Liens created under the Credit Documents and Liens permitted hereunder) pursuant to the terms of any indenture, loan agreement, lease agreement, mortgage, deed of trust, agreement or other instrument to which such Credit Party is a party or by which it or any of its property or assets is bound (any such term, covenant, condition or provision, a “Contractual Requirement”) except to the extent such breach, default or Lien that would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect or (c) violate any provision of the partnership agreement, certificate of formation or other organizational documents of such Credit Party.

Section 8.4      Litigation.  Except as set forth on Schedule 8.4, there are no actions, investigations, suits or proceedings (including Environmental Claims) pending or, to the knowledge of the Borrower, threatened in writing with respect to the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary that would reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.

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Section 8.5      Margin Regulations.  Neither the making of any Loan hereunder nor the use of the proceeds thereof will violate the provisions of Regulation T, Regulation U or Regulation X of the Board.

Section 8.6      Governmental Approvals.  The execution, delivery and performance of each Credit Document by the Credit Parties do not require any consent or approval of, registration or filing with, or other action by, any Governmental Authority, except for (a) such as have been obtained or made and are in full force and effect, (b) filings and recordings in respect of the Liens created pursuant to the Security Documents and (c) such consents, approvals, registrations, filings or actions the failure of which to obtain or make would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

Section 8.7      Investment Company Act.  No Credit Party is required to be registered as an “investment company” within the meaning of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended.

Section 8.8      True and Complete Disclosure.

(a)        All written information (other than projections, estimates and information of a general economic nature or general industry nature) (the “Information”) concerning the Borrower or its Restricted Subsidiaries, the Transactions and any other transactions contemplated hereby prepared by or on behalf of the foregoing or their representatives and made available to any Lenders or the Administrative Agent in connection with the Transactions or the other transactions contemplated hereby, when taken as a whole, was true and correct in all material respects, as of the date such Information was furnished to the Lenders and as of the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date (with respect to Information provided prior to the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date) and did not, taken as a whole, contain any untrue statement of a material fact as of any such date or omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements contained therein, taken as a whole, not materially misleading in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made.

(b)        The projections, estimates and information of a general economic nature or general industry nature prepared by or on behalf of the Borrower or any of its representatives that have been made available to any Lenders or the Administrative Agent in connection with the Transactions or the other transactions contemplated hereby have been prepared in good faith based upon assumptions believed by the Borrower to be reasonable as of the date thereof (it being understood that actual results may vary materially from any such projections), as of the date such projections and estimates were furnished to the Lenders (with respect to any projections, estimates or information of a general economic nature or general industry nature provided prior to the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date) and as of the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date.

Section 8.9       Financial Condition; Financial Statements.  As of the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date, the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries do not have any material Indebtedness, any material guarantee obligations, contingent liabilities, off balance sheet liabilities, partnership liabilities for taxes or unusual forward or long-term commitments that, in each case, have not been

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disclosed on Schedule 8.9, except as would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.

Section 8.10    Tax Matters.  Except where the failure of which would not, individually or in the aggregate, be reasonably expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, (a) each of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries has filed all federal income Tax returns and all other Tax returns, domestic and foreign, required to be filed by it (including in its capacity as withholding agent) and has paid all Taxes payable by it that have become due, other than those (i) not yet delinquent or (ii) being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings and as to which adequate reserves have been provided to the extent required by and in accordance with GAAP and (b) the Borrower and each of the Restricted Subsidiaries have provided adequate reserves in accordance with GAAP for all Taxes of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries not yet due and payable.

Section 8.11    Compliance with ERISA.  Each Plan is in compliance with ERISA, the Code and any applicable Requirement of Law; no Reportable Event has occurred (or is reasonably likely to occur) with respect to any Plan; no Plan is “insolvent” (within the meaning of Section 4245 of ERISA) or in “reorganization” (within the meaning of Section 4245 of ERISA) (or is reasonably likely to be insolvent or in reorganization) or is in “endangered” or “critical” status (within the meaning of Section 432 of the Code or Section 305 of ERISA), and no written notice of any such insolvency, reorganization, or endangered or critical status has been given to the Borrower or, to the knowledge of the Borrower, any ERISA Affiliate; each Plan that is subject to Title IV of ERISA has satisfied the minimum funding standards (within the meaning of Section 412 of the Code or Section 302 of ERISA) applicable to such Plan, and there has been no determination that any such Plan is, or is expected to be, in “at risk” status (within the meaning of Section 303(i)(4) of ERISA); none of the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate has incurred (or is reasonably likely to incur) any liability to or on account of a Plan pursuant to Section 409, 502(i), 502(l), 515, 4062, 4063, 4064, 4069, 4201 or 4204 of ERISA or Section 4971 or 4975 of the Code nor has the Borrower or, to the knowledge of the Borrower, any ERISA Affiliate, been notified in writing that it will incur any liability under any of the foregoing Sections with respect to any Plan; no proceedings have been instituted (or are reasonably likely to be instituted) to terminate or to reorganize any Plan or to appoint a trustee to administer any Plan, and no written notice of any such proceedings has been given to the Borrower or, to the knowledge of the Borrower, any ERISA Affiliate; and no lien imposed under the Code or ERISA on the assets of the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate exists (or is reasonably likely to exist) nor has the Borrower or, to the knowledge of the Borrower, any ERISA Affiliate been notified in writing that such a lien will be imposed on the assets of the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate on account of any Plan, except to the extent that a breach of any of the representations or warranties in this Section 8.11 would not result, individually or in the aggregate, in an amount of liability that would be reasonably likely to have a Material Adverse Effect. No Plan (other than a Multiemployer Plan) has an Unfunded Current Liability that would, individually or when taken together with any other liabilities referenced in this Section 8.11, be reasonably likely to have a Material Adverse Effect. With respect to Plans that are Multiemployer Plans, the representations and warranties in this Section 8.11 other than any made with respect to (i) liability under Section 4201 or 4204 of ERISA or (ii) liability for “termination” or “reorganization” (within the meaning of Title IV of ERISA) of such Plans under ERISA, are made to the best knowledge of the Borrower.

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Section 8.12     Subsidiaries.  As of the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date, the Subsidiaries of the Borrower are listed on Schedule 8.12 (which Schedule shall be provided by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent and made part of this Agreement on the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date) and such Schedule 8.12 shall indicate whether such Subsidiary is a Restricted Subsidiary or an Unrestricted Subsidiary.

Section 8.13   Intellectual Property.  The Borrower owns or has obtained valid rights to use all intellectual property, free from any burdensome restrictions, that is necessary for the operation of its business as currently conducted and as proposed to be conducted, except where the failure to obtain any such rights would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. The operation of the business of the Borrower, as currently conducted and as proposed to be conducted, does not infringe, misappropriate, violate or otherwise conflict with the proprietary rights of any third party, except as would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

Section 8.14    Environmental Laws.  Except as would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect:

(a)        (i) the Borrower and each of the Restricted Subsidiaries are in compliance with all Environmental Laws; (ii) neither the Borrower nor any Restricted Subsidiary has received written notice of any Environmental Claim or any other liability under any Environmental Law; (iii) neither the Borrower nor any Restricted Subsidiary is conducting any investigation, removal, remedial or other corrective action pursuant to any Environmental Law at any location; and (iv) no underground storage tank or related piping, or any impoundment or disposal area containing Hazardous Materials has been used by the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries or, to the knowledge of the Borrower, is located at, on or under any Oil and Gas Properties currently owned or leased by the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries.

(b)        Neither the Borrower nor any of the Restricted Subsidiaries has treated, stored, transported, released or disposed or arranged for disposal or transport for disposal of Hazardous Materials at, on, under or from any currently or formerly owned or leased Oil and Gas Properties or facility in a manner that would reasonably be expected to give rise to liability of the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary under Environmental Law.

Section 8.15    Properties.

(a)        Each Credit Party has good and defensible title to the Borrowing Base Properties evaluated in the most recently delivered Reserve Report (other than those (i) disposed of in compliance with Section 10.2 since delivery of such Reserve Report, (ii) leases that have expired in accordance with their terms and (iii) with title defects disclosed in writing to the Administrative Agent), and valid title to all its material personal properties, in each case, free and clear of all Liens other than Permitted Liens, except in each case where the failure to have such title would not reasonably be expected to have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect. After giving full effect to the Liens permitted by Article X, the Borrower owns the working interests and net revenue interests attributable to its Oil and Gas Properties as reflected in the most recently delivered Reserve

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Report, and the ownership of such properties shall not in any material respect obligate the Borrower to bear the costs and expenses relating to the maintenance, development and operations of each such property in an amount in excess of the working interest of each property set forth in the most recently delivered Reserve Report that is not offset by a corresponding proportionate increase in the Borrower’s net revenue interest in such property.

(b)        All material leases and agreements necessary for the conduct of the business of the Borrower are valid and subsisting and are in full force and effect, except to the extent that any such failure to satisfy the foregoing would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

(c)        The rights and properties presently owned, leased or licensed by the Credit Parties, including all easements and rights of way, include all rights and properties necessary to permit the Credit Parties to conduct their respective businesses as currently conducted, except to the extent any failure to have any such rights or properties would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

(d)        All of the properties of the Borrower that are reasonably necessary for the operation of its business are in good working condition and are maintained in accordance with prudent business standards, except to the extent any failure to satisfy the foregoing would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

Section 8.16    Solvency.  The Borrower is Solvent, and the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis, are Solvent.

Section 8.17    Insurance.  The properties of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries are insured in the manner contemplated by Section 9.3.

Section 8.18    Hedge Transactions; Qualified EPC Counterparty.  Schedule 8.18 sets forth, as of the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date, a true and complete list of all material commodity Hedge Transactions of each Credit Party, the material terms thereof (including the type, term, effective date, termination date and notional amounts or volumes), the net mark to market value thereof (as of the last Business Day of the most recent fiscal quarter preceding the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date and for which a mark to market value is reasonably available), all credit support agreements relating thereto (including any margin required or supplied) and the counterparty to each such agreement.  The Borrower is a Qualified EPC Counterparty.

Section 8.19    Patriot Act; OFAC.

(a)        On the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date, each Credit Party is in compliance in all material respects with the Patriot Act, and the Borrower has provided to the Administrative Agent all information related to the Credit Parties (including but not limited to names, addresses and tax identification numbers (if applicable)) reasonably requested in writing by the Administrative Agent and mutually agreed to be required by the Patriot Act to be obtained by the Administrative Agent or any Lender.

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(b)        None of the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries nor, to the knowledge of Borrower, any partner, manager, director, officer, agent, employee or Affiliate of the Borrower or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries is currently subject to any U.S. sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Treasury Department (“OFAC”); and the Borrower will not directly or indirectly use the proceeds of the Loans or the Letters of Credit or otherwise make available such proceeds to any Person, for the purpose of financing the activities of any Person currently subject to any U.S. sanctions administered by OFAC.

(c)        As of the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date, the information included in the Beneficial Ownership Certification is true and correct in all respects.

Section 8.20    No Material Adverse Effect.  Since December 31, 2019, there has been no event or circumstance that has had or would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

Section 8.21    Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.  Neither the Borrower nor, to the knowledge of the Borrower, any of its partners, directors, officers, agents or employees has (i) used any partnership funds for any unlawful contribution, gift, entertainment or other unlawful expense relating to political activity, (ii) made any direct or indirect unlawful payment to any government official or employee from corporate funds, (iii) violated or is in violation of any provision of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 or (iv) made any unlawful bribe, rebate, payoff, influence payment, kickback or other unlawful payment.

Section 8.22     Security Interests.  The Obligations are secured by Liens in the Collateral granted in favor of the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Lenders, and such Liens are or will be perfected (in each case, to the extent contemplated by this Agreement and the Security Documents) (i) by the filing of a UCC financing statement in the states in which each applicable Credit Party is located, (ii) by filing mortgages affecting the Borrowing Base Properties, as-extracted collateral and/or fixtures (as applicable) in the real property or other appropriate records of the parish or county in which the applicable real property or fixtures are located, or (iii) by possession or control.

Section 8.23    Accounts.  As of the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date, Schedule 8.23 lists all Deposit Accounts, Securities Accounts and Commodity Accounts maintained by or for the benefit of any Credit Party.

Section 8.24    Gas Imbalances; Prepayments.  On the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date, on a net basis, there are no gas imbalances, take or pay or other prepayments exceeding one-half Bcfe of hydrocarbon volumes (stated on a gas equivalent basis) in the aggregate, with respect to the Borrower’s and its Restricted Subsidiaries Oil and Gas Properties that would require the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiary to deliver Hydrocarbons either generally or produced from their Oil and Gas Properties at some future time without then or thereafter receiving full payment therefor.

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detriment) for the sale of production of the Borrower’s or its Restricted Subsidiaries’ Hydrocarbons at a fixed non-index price (including calls on, or other rights to purchase, production, whether or not the same are currently being exercised) that (i) represent in respect of such agreements 2.5% or more of the Borrower’s and its Restricted Subsidiaries’ average monthly production of Hydrocarbon volumes and (ii) have a maturity or expiry date of longer than six months from the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date.

ARTICLE IX

AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS

A deviation from the provisions of this Article IX shall not constitute an Event of Default under this Agreement if such deviation is consented to in writing by the Administrative Agent and Majority Lenders prior to the date of deviation.  The Borrower hereby covenants and agrees that on the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date and thereafter, until the Total Commitment and each Letter of Credit have terminated (unless such Letters of Credit have been collateralized or other arrangements in respect thereof have been made on terms and conditions reasonably satisfactory to each applicable Issuing Bank following the termination of the Total Commitment)  and the Loans and Unpaid Drawings, together with interest, fees and all other Obligations incurred hereunder (other than Hedging Obligations, Cash Management Obligations or contingent indemnification obligations not then due and payable), are paid in full,  Borrower will comply with the covenants contained in this Article IX:

Section 9.1      Information Covenants.  The Borrower will furnish to the Administrative Agent (which shall promptly make such information available to the Lenders in accordance with its customary practice):

(a)        Annual Financial Statements.  Beginning with financial statements for fiscal year 2020, on or before the date that is 120 days (or such longer period as the Administrative Agent may reasonably agree) after the end of each such fiscal year, the audited consolidated balance sheets of the Borrower, in each case as at the end of such fiscal year, and the related consolidated statements of operations, partners’ equity and cash flows for such fiscal year, setting forth comparative consolidated figures for the preceding fiscal years prepared in accordance with GAAP, and certified by independent certified public accountants reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent whose opinion shall not be materially qualified with a “going concern” or like qualification or exception with respect to the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries (other than with respect to, or resulting from, (x) the occurrence of the Maturity Date within one year from the date such opinion is delivered or (y) any potential inability to satisfy the financial covenants set out in Sections 10.3 or 10.4 hereof on a future date or in a future period), together with a certificate of such accounting firm unless such accounting firm is restricted from providing such a certificate by its policies or unless the delivery of such certificate increases the costs payable by the Borrower to such accounting firm, stating that in the course of either (i) its regular audit of the business of the Borrower and its Subsidiaries, which audit was conducted in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards or (ii) performing certain other procedures permitted by professional standards, such accounting firm has obtained no knowledge of any Event of Default relating to the financial covenants set forth in Sections 10.3 and 10.4 that has occurred and is continuing or, if in the opinion of such

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accounting firm such an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, a statement as to the nature thereof.

(b)        Quarterly Financial Statements. On or before the date that is 60 days (or such longer period as the Administrative Agent may reasonably agree) after the end of each of the first three quarterly accounting periods of each fiscal year, beginning with the quarterly period ending March 31, 2021, the consolidated balance sheets of the Borrower, in each case as at the end of such quarterly period and the related statements of operations, partners’ equity and cash flows for such quarterly accounting period and for the elapsed portion of the fiscal year ended with the last day of such quarterly period, and setting forth comparative figures for the related periods in the prior fiscal year or, in the case of such balance sheet, for the last day of the prior fiscal year, all of which shall be certified by a Financial Officer of the Borrower as fairly presenting in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations, shareholders’ equity and cash flows of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries in accordance with GAAP, subject to changes resulting from audit and normal year­end audit adjustments and the absence of footnotes .

(c)        Compliance Certificates. At the earlier of the time of the delivery of the financial statements provided for in Section 9.1(a) and Section 9.1(b) or within five (5) Business Days after the date on which such financial statements are required to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (after giving effect to any permitted extensions), a Compliance Certificate of a Financial Officer of the Borrower which certificate shall also set forth (i) the calculations required to establish whether the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries were in compliance with each of the financial covenants set forth in Section 10.3 and 10.4 as at the end of such fiscal year or period, as the case may be, (ii) a listing each Material Subsidiary as of such date of delivery and (iii) the Cash Available For Distribution for the preceding fiscal quarter.

(d)        Notice of Default; Litigation. Promptly after an Authorized Officer of the Borrower obtains actual knowledge thereof, notice of (i) the occurrence of any Default or Event of Default, which notice shall specify the nature thereof, the period of existence thereof and what action the Borrower proposes to take with respect thereto and (ii) any litigation or governmental proceeding pending against the Borrower or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries that would reasonably be expected to be determined adversely and, if so determined, to result in a Material Adverse Effect.

(e)        Environmental Matters. Promptly after obtaining actual knowledge of any one or more of the following environmental matters, unless such environmental matters would not, individually, or when aggregated with all other such matters, be reasonably expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, notice of:

(i)         any pending or threatened Environmental Claim against any Credit Party or any Oil and Gas Properties;

(ii)       any condition or occurrence on any Oil and Gas Properties that (A) would reasonably be expected to result in noncompliance by any Credit Party with any applicable Environmental Law or (B) would reasonably be anticipated to form

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the basis of an Environmental Claim against any Credit Party or any Oil and Gas Properties;

(iii)      any condition or occurrence on any Oil and Gas Properties that would reasonably be anticipated to cause such Oil and Gas Properties to be subject to any restrictions on the ownership, occupancy, use or transferability of such Oil and Gas Properties under any Environmental Law; and

(iv)       the conduct of any investigation, or any removal, remedial or other corrective action in response to the actual or alleged presence, release or threatened release of any Hazardous Material on, at, under or from any Oil and Gas Properties.

All such notices shall describe in reasonable detail the nature of the claim, investigation, condition, occurrence or removal or remedial action and the response thereto.

(f)        Certificate of Authorized Officer – Hedge Transactions.  Concurrently with any delivery of each Reserve Report, setting forth as of the date of the Reserve Report, a true and complete list of all material commodity Hedge Transactions of the Borrower and each Credit Party, the material terms thereof (including the type, term, effective date, termination date and notional amounts or volumes), the net mark-to-market value thereof (as of the last Business Day of the most recent date such mark-to-market value is reasonably available), any new credit support agreements relating thereto not listed on Schedule 8.18 or on any previously delivered certificate delivered pursuant to this clause (f), any margin required or supplied under any credit support document and the counterparty to each such agreement.

(g)        [Reserved].

(h)        [Reserved].

(i)         Other Information.  (i) Promptly upon filing thereof, copies of any filings (including on Form 10-K, 10-Q or 8-K) or registration statements with, and reports to, the SEC or any analogous Governmental Authority in any relevant jurisdiction by the Borrower or any Restricted Subsidiaries (other than amendments to any registration statement (to the extent such registration statement, in the form it becomes effective, is delivered to the Administrative Agent), exhibits to any registration statement and, if applicable, any registration statements on Form S-8), (ii) copies of all financial statements, proxy statements, notices and reports that the Borrower or any of the Restricted Subsidiaries shall send to the holders of any publicly issued debt of the Borrower and/or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries, in each case in their capacity as such holders, lenders or agents, (iii) upon the request of the Administrative Agent, information and documentation reasonably requested by the Administrative Agent or any Lender for purposes of compliance with applicable “know your customer” requirements under the PATRIOT Act or other applicable Anti-Money Laundering Laws, (iv) promptly after an Authorized Officer of the Borrower obtains actual knowledge thereof, the Borrower shall provide to the Administrative Agent written notice of any change in the information provided in the Beneficial Ownership Certification that would result in a change to the list of beneficial

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owners identified in parts (c) or (d) of such certification and (v) such other information regarding the operations, business affairs and the financial condition of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries as the Administrative Agent on its own behalf or on behalf of any Lender (acting through the Administrative Agent) may reasonably request in writing from time to time.

(j)         Annual Budget.  At the time of the delivery of the financial statements provided for in Section 9.1(a), the annual budget of the Borrower for the next fiscal year after the fiscal year covered by such financial statements, set forth on a monthly basis for such fiscal year covered by the annual budget.

It is understood that documents required to be delivered pursuant to Sections 9.1(a), 9.1(b), 9.1(c), 9.1(f), 9.1(g) and 9.1(j) may be delivered electronically and if so delivered, shall be deemed to have been delivered on the date (i) on which the Borrower posts such documents, or provides a link thereto on the Borrower’s website on the Internet at the website address listed on Schedule 13.2 or (ii) on which such documents are transmitted by electronic mail to the Administrative Agent; provided that the Borrower shall notify (which may be by facsimile or electronic mail) the Administrative Agent of the posting of any such documents. Each Lender shall be solely responsible for timely accessing posted documents.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, in respect of any information required to be delivered to the Administrative Agent and/or the Lenders pursuant to this Section 9.1, to the extent such information has been published on EDGAR at or prior to the time the information is required to be delivered under this Agreement, Borrower may send to the Administrative Agent a notice that such information is available on EDGAR and delivery of such notice shall satisfy the Borrower’s requirements under this Section 9.1 to deliver to the Administrative Agent and each Lender such information.

Section 9.2      Books, Records and Inspections.

(a)        The Borrower will (i) permit officers and designated representatives of the Administrative Agent or officers and designated representatives of the Majority Lenders (as accompanied by the Administrative Agent) to visit and inspect any of the properties or assets of the Borrower in whomsoever’s possession to the extent that it is within such party’s control to permit such inspection (and shall use commercially reasonable efforts to cause such inspection to be permitted to the extent that it is not within such party’s control to permit such inspection), and to examine the financial records of the Borrower and discuss the affairs, finances, accounts and condition of the Borrower with its officers and independent accountants therefor, in each case of the foregoing upon reasonable advance notice to the Borrower, all at such reasonable times and intervals during normal business hours and to such reasonable extent as the Administrative Agent or the Majority Lenders may desire (and subject, in the case of any such meetings or advice from such independent accountants, to such accountants’ customary policies and procedures); provided that, excluding any such visits and inspections during the continuation of an Event of Default only one such visit per fiscal year shall be at the Borrower’s expense; provided, further, that when an Event of Default exists, the Administrative Agent (or any of its representatives or independent contractors) or any representative of the Majority Lenders may do any of the foregoing at the expense of the Borrower at any time during normal business hours and upon reasonable advance notice and (ii) during the continuance of an Event of Default,

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provide contact information for each bank or institution where each Credit Party has a Deposit Account and/or Securities Account to the Administrative Agent upon the Administrative Agent’s written request and the Borrower hereby authorizes the Administrative Agent to contact such bank(s) or institution(s) in order to request bank statements and/or balances during the continuance of such Event of Default.  The Administrative Agent and the Majority Lenders shall give the Borrower the opportunity to participate in any discussions with the Borrower’s independent public accountants. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Section 9.2, the Borrower will not be required to disclose, permit the inspection, examination or making copies or abstracts of, or discussion of, any document, information or other matter (i) that constitutes non-financial trade secrets or non-financial proprietary information, (ii) in respect of which disclosure to the Administrative Agent or any Lender (or their respective representatives or contractors) is prohibited by any Requirement of Law or any binding agreement or (iii) that is subject to attorney-client or similar privilege or constitutes attorney work product.

(b)        The Borrower will maintain financial records in accordance with GAAP in all material respects.

Section 9.3      Maintenance of Insurance.  The Borrower will at all times maintain in full force and effect, pursuant to self-insurance arrangements or with insurance companies that the Borrower believes (in the good faith judgment of the management of the Borrower) are financially sound and reputable at the time the relevant coverage is placed or renewed, insurance in at least such amounts (after giving effect to any self-insurance which the Borrower believes (in the good faith judgment of management of the Borrower) is reasonable and prudent in light of the size and nature of its business) and against at least such risks (and with such risk retentions) as the Borrower believes (in the good faith judgment of management of the Borrower) is reasonable and prudent in light of the size and nature of its business; and will furnish to the Administrative Agent, upon written request from the Administrative Agent, information presented in reasonable detail as to the insurance so carried. The Secured Parties shall be the additional insureds on any such liability insurance as their interests may appear and, if property insurance is obtained, the Administrative Agent shall be the loss payee under any such property insurance; provided that, so long as no Event of Default has occurred and is then continuing, the Secured Parties will provide any proceeds of such property insurance to the Borrower to the extent that the Borrower undertakes to apply such proceeds to the reconstruction, replacement or repair of the property insured thereby.

Section 9.4       Payment of Taxes.  The Borrower shall, and shall cause each Restricted Subsidiary to, pay its obligations in respect of all Tax liabilities, assessments and governmental charges, before the same shall become delinquent or in default, except where (i) the amount or validity thereof is being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings and the Borrower or such applicable Restricted Subsidiary has set aside on its books adequate reserves therefor in accordance with GAAP or (ii) the failure to make payment could not reasonably be expected, individually or in the aggregate, to result in a Material Adverse Effect.

Section 9.5       Maintenance of Existence.  The Borrower will do or cause to be done, all things necessary to preserve and keep, or cause to be kept, in full force and effect its and the Restricted Subsidiaries’ existence, partnership rights and authority (except as otherwise permitted under Sections 10.2 and 10.5 or with respect to any Restricted Subsidiary (other than a Restricted

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Subsidiary that has granted a Mortgage to the Administrative Agent or any trustee for the Administrative Agent, unless (a) such Restricted Subsidiary assigns, transfers or otherwise modifies such Mortgage or the related Borrowing Base Properties in a manner reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent for maintaining a Lien in favor of the Administrative Agent on such Borrowing Base Properties and (b) immediately after such Restricted Subsidiary ceases to exist, the Borrower is in compliance with the Collateral Coverage Minimum)) that the Borrower makes a good faith determination that such Restricted Subsidiary’s existence is no longer desirable or necessary in the conduct of the business of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries).

Section 9.6      Compliance with Statutes, Regulations, Etc.  The Borrower will, and will cause its Restricted Subsidiaries to, comply with all Requirements of Law applicable them or their property, including all governmental approvals or authorizations required to conduct their business, and to maintain all such governmental approvals or authorizations in full force and effect, in each case except where the failure to do so would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

Section 9.7      ERISA.

(a)        Promptly after the Borrower knows or has reason to know of the occurrence of any of the following events that, individually or in the aggregate (including in the aggregate such events previously disclosed or exempt from disclosure hereunder, to the extent the liability therefor remains outstanding), would be reasonably likely to have a Material Adverse Effect, the Borrower will deliver to the Administrative Agent a certificate of an Authorized Officer setting forth details as to such occurrence and the action, if any, that the Borrower or such ERISA Affiliate is required or proposes to take, together with any notices (required, proposed or otherwise) given to or filed with or by the Borrower, such ERISA Affiliate, the PBGC, a Plan participant (other than notices relating to an individual participant’s benefits) or the Plan administrator with respect thereto: that a Reportable Event has occurred; that an accumulated funding deficiency has been incurred or an application is to be made to the Secretary of the Treasury for a waiver or modification of the minimum funding standard (including any required installment payments) or an extension of any amortization period under Section 412 of the Code with respect to a Plan; that a Plan having an Unfunded Current Liability has been or is to be terminated, reorganized, partitioned or declared insolvent under Title IV of ERISA (including the giving of written notice thereof); that a Plan has an Unfunded Current Liability that has or will result in a lien under ERISA or the Code; that proceedings will be or have been instituted to terminate a Plan having an Unfunded Current Liability (including the giving of written notice thereof); that a proceeding has been instituted against the Borrower or an ERISA Affiliate pursuant to Section 515 of ERISA to collect a delinquent contribution to a Plan; that the PBGC has notified the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate of its intention to appoint a trustee to administer any Plan; that the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate has failed to make a required installment or other payment pursuant to Section 412 of the Code with respect to a Plan; or that the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate has incurred or will incur (or has been notified in writing that it will incur) any liability (including any contingent or secondary liability) to or on account of a Plan pursuant to Section 409, 502(i),

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502(l), 515, 4062, 4063, 4064, 4069, 4201 or 4204 of ERISA or Section 4971 or 4975 of the Code.

(b)        Promptly following any request therefor, the Borrower will deliver to the Administrative Agent copies of (i) any documents described in Section 101(k) of ERISA that the Borrower and any of its Subsidiaries may request with respect to any Multiemployer Plan and (ii) any notices described in Section 101(l) of ERISA that the Borrower and any of its Restricted Subsidiaries may request with respect to any Multiemployer Plan; provided that if the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries has not requested such documents or notices from the administrator or sponsor of the applicable Multiemployer Plan, the Borrower or the applicable Restricted Subsidiaries shall promptly make a request for such documents or notices from such administrator or sponsor and shall provide copies of such documents and notices promptly after receipt thereof; and provided further that if the Borrower or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries has not requested such documents or notices from the administrator or sponsor of the applicable Multiemployer Plan, the Borrower or the applicable Restricted Subsidiaries shall not be required to make a request for such documents or notices more than once during any one twelve month period.

Section 9.8      Maintenance of Properties.  The Borrower will, and will cause its Restricted Subsidiaries to, except in each case where the failure to so comply would not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect:

(a)        operate its Oil and Gas Properties and other material properties or cause such Oil and Gas Properties and other material properties to be operated in a careful and efficient manner in accordance with the practices of the industry and in compliance with all applicable Contractual Requirements and all applicable Requirements of Law, including applicable proration requirements and Environmental Laws, and all applicable Requirements of Law of every other Governmental Authority from time to time constituted to regulate the development and operation of its Oil and Gas Properties and the production and sale of Hydrocarbons and other minerals therefrom;

(b)        keep and maintain all property material to the conduct of its business in good working order and condition, ordinary wear and tear excepted, and preserve, maintain and keep in good repair, working order and efficiency (ordinary wear and tear excepted) all of its material Oil and Gas Properties and other material properties, including all equipment, machinery and facilities; and

(c)        to the extent a Credit Party is not the operator of any property described in clauses (a) and (b), the Borrower shall use commercially reasonable efforts to cause the operator to comply with this Section 9.8.

Section 9.9      Transactions with Affiliates.  The Borrower will, and will cause its Restricted Subsidiaries to, conduct any transaction or series of related transactions involving aggregate payments or consideration in excess of $2,000,000 with any of its Affiliates on terms that are substantially as favorable to the Borrower or such Restricted Subsidiary as it would obtain at the time in a comparable arm’s-length transaction with a Person that is not an Affiliate, as

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determined by the partners, board of directors or managers of the Borrower in good faith; provided that the foregoing restrictions shall not apply to:

(a)        the consummation of the Transactions, including the payment of Transaction Expenses;

(b)        equity issuances, repurchases, retirements, redemptions or other acquisitions or retirements of Equity Interests by the Borrower permitted under Article X;

(c)        loans, advances and other transactions between or among the Borrower, any Subsidiary or any joint venture (regardless of the form of legal entity) in which the Borrower or any Subsidiary has invested (and which Subsidiary or joint venture would not be an Affiliate of the Borrower or such Subsidiary, but for the Borrower’s or such Subsidiary’s ownership of Equity Interests in such joint venture or such Subsidiary) to the extent permitted under Section 10.15;

(d)        employment and severance arrangements and health, disability and similar insurance or benefit plans between the Borrower and the Subsidiaries and their respective directors, officers, employees or consultants (including management and employee benefit plans or agreements, subscription agreements or similar agreements pertaining to the repurchase of Equity Interests pursuant to put/call rights or similar rights with current or former employees, officers, directors or consultants and equity option or incentive plans and other compensation arrangements) in the ordinary course of business or as otherwise approved by the general partner,  board of directors or managers of the Borrower (or any direct or indirect parent thereof);

(e)        Restricted Payments, Investments, Dispositions, redemptions, repurchases and other actions permitted under Article X;

(f)        any issuance of Equity Interests or other payments, awards or grants in cash, securities, Equity Interests or otherwise pursuant to, or the funding of, employment arrangements, equity options and equity ownership plans approved by the general partner, board of directors or board of managers of the Borrower (or any direct or indirect parent thereof);

(g)        transactions with joint ventures for the purchase or sale of goods, equipment and services entered into in the ordinary course of business and in a manner consistent with prudent business practices followed by companies in the oil and gas industry;

(h)        any transaction in respect of which the Borrower delivers to the Administrative Agent a letter addressed to the general partner, board of directors or managers of the Borrower from an accounting, appraisal or investment banking firm, in each case of nationally-recognized standing that is in the good faith determination of the Borrower qualified to render such letter, which letter states that such transaction is (i) fair, from a financial point of view, to the Borrower or the applicable Restricted Subsidiary or (ii) on terms, taken as a whole, that are no less favorable to the Borrower or the applicable Restricted Subsidiary than would be obtained in a comparable arm’s length transaction with a Person that is not an Affiliate;

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(i)         customary agreements and arrangements with oil and gas royalty trusts and master limited partnership agreements that comply with the affiliate transaction provisions of such royalty trust or master limited partnership agreement;

(j)         transactions pursuant to agreements to be entered into by various Credit Parties and their Subsidiaries in connection with any Drop-Down Acquisition and the transactions related thereto,

(k)        transactions between or among the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries;

(l)         transactions pursuant to the Management Services Agreement and any amendments, restatements, supplements or other modifications thereto that are not, taken as a whole, materially less favorable to the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries than such agreement as in effect on the Funding Date; or

(m)       any transaction with an Affiliate if such transaction has been approved by the conflicts committee of the General Partner and, prior to the consummation of such transaction, the Administrative Agent is advised in writing of such transaction and the conflicts committee of the General Partner’s approval of such transaction.

Section 9.10   End of Fiscal Years; Fiscal Quarters.  The Borrower will, for financial reporting purposes, cause each of its fiscal years and fiscal quarters to end on dates consistent with past practice; provided, however, that the Borrower may, upon written notice to the Administrative Agent change the financial reporting convention specified above to any other financial reporting convention reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent, in which case the Borrower and the Administrative Agent will, and are hereby authorized by the Lenders to, make any adjustments to this Agreement that are necessary in order to reflect such change in financial reporting.

Section 9.11    Additional Guarantors, Grantors and Collateral.

(a)        Subject to any applicable limitations set forth in the Guarantee or the Security Documents, the Borrower will cause (i) any Restricted Subsidiary (other than any Excluded Subsidiary) formed or otherwise purchased, designated or acquired after the Effective Date (including pursuant to a Permitted Acquisition) and (ii) any Restricted Subsidiary of the Borrower that ceases to be an Excluded Subsidiary, in each case within thirty (30) days from the date of such formation, acquisition, designation or cessation, as applicable (or such longer period as the Administrative Agent may agree in its reasonable discretion) to execute a supplement to each of the Guarantee and the Pledge Agreement, substantially in the form required by the respective agreement, in order to become a Guarantor under the Guarantee and a pledgor under the Pledge Agreement.

(b)        Subject to any applicable limitations set forth in the Security Documents, the Borrower will pledge, and, if applicable, will cause each other Subsidiary Guarantor (or Person required to become a Subsidiary Guarantor pursuant to Section 9.11(a)) to pledge, to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, (i) all of the Equity Interests of each Restricted Subsidiary that is not an Excluded Subsidiary directly owned by the Borrower or any Subsidiary Guarantor (or Person required to become a

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Guarantor pursuant to Section 9.11(a)), in each case, formed or otherwise purchased or acquired after the Effective Date, pursuant to a supplement to the Pledge Agreement in substantially the form required by the Pledge Agreement and (ii) except with respect to intercompany Indebtedness, all evidences of Indebtedness for borrowed money in a principal amount in excess of $1,000,000 (individually) that is owing to the Borrower or any Guarantor (or Person required to become a Guarantor pursuant to Section 9.11(a)) to the extent such Indebtedness is evidenced by a promissory note, pursuant to a security agreement in the form reasonably prescribed by the Administrative Agent.

(c)        The Borrower agrees that all Indebtedness of (i) the Borrower that is owing to any Credit Party (or a Person required to become a Subsidiary Guarantor pursuant to Section 9.11(a)) and (ii) any Credit Party (or a Person required to become a Subsidiary Guarantor pursuant to Section 9.11(a)) owing to the Borrower shall be evidenced by the Intercompany Note, which Intercompany Note shall be required to be pledged to the Administrative Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, pursuant to a security agreement in the form prescribed by the Administrative Agent.

(d)        In connection with each redetermination (but not any adjustment) of the Borrowing Base, the Borrower shall review the applicable Reserve Report, if any, and the list of current Mortgaged Properties, to ascertain whether the PV-9 of the Mortgaged Properties (calculated at the time of redetermination) meets the Collateral Coverage Minimum after giving effect to exploration and production activities, acquisitions, Dispositions and production. In the event that the PV-9 of the Mortgaged Properties (calculated at the time of redetermination) does not meet the Collateral Coverage Minimum after giving effect to exploration and production activities, acquisitions, Dispositions and production, then the Borrower shall, and shall cause its Credit Parties to, grant, within 60 days of delivery of the certificate required under Section 9.14(b) (or such longer period as the Administrative Agent may agree in its reasonable discretion), to the Administrative Agent as security for the Obligations a first-priority Lien (subject only to Permitted Liens) on additional Oil and Gas Properties not already subject to a Lien of the Security Documents such that, after giving effect thereto, the PV-9 of the Mortgaged Properties (calculated at the time of redetermination) meets the Collateral Coverage Minimum. All such Liens will be created and perfected by and in accordance with the provisions of the Security Documents, including, if applicable, any additional deeds of trust, mortgages and security agreements.

Section 9.12    Use of Proceeds.

(a)        The Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries will use the proceeds of Loans for the acquisition and development of Oil and Gas Properties, the acquisition of Equity Interests in Restricted Subsidiaries to the extent permitted by Section 10.15, the making of Restricted Payments permitted by Section 10.8 and for working capital and other general partnership purposes of the Borrower and its Restricted Subsidiaries (including Permitted Acquisitions).

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pursuant to which the Borrower or its Restricted Subsidiaries may acquire Oil and Gas Properties and other assets.

Section 9.13    Further Assurances.

(a)        Subject to the applicable limitations set forth in the Security Documents, the Borrower will, and will cause each other Credit Party to, execute any and all further documents, financing statements, agreements and instruments, and take all such further actions (including the filing and recording of financing statements, fixture, filings, assignments of as-extracted collateral, mortgages, deeds of trust and other documents) that the Administrative Agent or the Majority Lenders may reasonably request, in order to grant, preserve, protect and perfect the validity and priority of the security interests created or intended to be created by the applicable Security Documents as first-priority Liens (subject only to Permitted Liens), all at the expense of the Borrower.

(b)        Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, if the Administrative Agent and the Borrower reasonably determine in writing that the cost of creating or perfecting any Lien on any property is excessive in relation to the benefits afforded to the Lenders thereby, then such property may be excluded from the Collateral for all purposes of the Credit Documents. In addition, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, the Security Documents, or any other Credit Document, (i) the Administrative Agent may grant extensions of time for or waivers of the requirements of the creation or perfection of security interests in or the obtaining of title opinions or other title information, legal opinions, appraisals, flood insurance and surveys with respect to particular assets (including extensions beyond the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date for the perfection of security interests in the assets of the Credit Parties on such date) where it reasonably determines, in consultation with the Borrower, that perfection or obtaining of such items is not required by law or cannot be accomplished without undue effort or expense by the time or times at which it would otherwise be required by this Agreement or the other Credit Documents, (ii) Liens required to be granted from time to time pursuant to this Agreement and the Security Documents shall be subject to exceptions and limitations set forth in the Security Documents and, to the extent appropriate in any applicable jurisdiction, as otherwise agreed between the Administrative Agent and the Borrower and (iii) the Administrative Agent and the Borrower may make such modifications to the Security Documents, and execute and/or consent to such easements, covenants, rights of way or similar instruments (and Administrative Agent may agree to subordinate the lien of any mortgage to any such easement, covenant, right of way or similar instrument or record or may agree to recognize any tenant pursuant to an agreement in a form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent), as are reasonable or necessary and otherwise permitted by this Agreement and the other Credit Documents.

Section 9.14    Reserve Reports.

(a)        The Borrower shall deliver to the Administrative Agent the Reserve Reports required by Sections 2.14, 2.15 and 2.16 hereof at the times specified therein.

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(b)        With the delivery of each Reserve Report, the Borrower shall provide to the Administrative Agent a Reserve Report Certificate from an Authorized Officer of the Borrower certifying that in all material respects:

(i)         in the case of Reserve Reports prepared by or under the supervision of the chief engineer of the Borrower (or an engineer having similar qualifications and responsibilities employed by the Borrower), such Reserve Report has been prepared, except as otherwise specified therein, in accordance with the procedures used in the immediately preceding Reserve Report;

(ii)       the information contained in the Reserve Report and any other information delivered in connection therewith is true and correct in all material respects;

(iii)      except as set forth in an exhibit to such certificate, the representations and warranties in Section 8.15(a) are true and correct as of the date of such Reserve Report Certificate;

(iv)       none of the Borrowing Base Properties have been Disposed of since the date of the last Borrowing Base determination except those Borrowing Base Properties listed on such certificate as having been Disposed of; and

(v)        the certificate shall also attach, as schedules thereto, a list of all Borrowing Base Properties evaluated by such Reserve Report that are Collateral and demonstrating that the PV-9 of the Collateral (calculated at the time of delivery of such Reserve Report) meets the Collateral Coverage Minimum.

Section 9.15    Title Information.  Within 60 days of the date of delivery to the Administrative Agent of each Reserve Report required by Sections 2.14 and 2.15. the Borrower will deliver title information in form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent under the circumstances in light of the Borrower’s business and operations so that the Administrative Agent shall have received, together with title information previously delivered to the Administrative Agent, title information on at least 60% of the PV-9 of the PDP Reserves evaluated in such Reserve Report which title information is reasonably satisfactory to the Administrative Agent in light of the business and operations of the Borrower.

Section 9.16    Consolidated Cash Balance Information.  If any Loans are outstanding, then (a) upon the request of the Administrative Agent (within two (2) Business Days of such request) or (b) on the last Business Day of any week (or, if a Default, Event of Default or Borrowing Base Deficiency has occurred and is continuing, on any Business Day) on which the Borrower has any Excess Cash on such Business Day, the Borrower shall provide to the Administrative Agent, within two (2) Business Days of any such day, summary and balance statements, in a form provided to the Borrower by the applicable financial institution or in a form otherwise reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent, for each Deposit Account, Securities Account or other account in which any Cash Balance is held or to which any Cash Balance is credited, together with a written statement setting forth a reasonably detailed calculation of

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amounts excluded from the definition of Excess Cash pursuant to the parenthetical set forth in the definition thereof.

Section 9.17    Control Agreements.  For each Deposit Account or Securities Account that the Borrower or any Credit Party maintains as of the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date (other than Excluded Accounts) the Borrower and other Credit Party will, by no later than 30 days after the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date (or such longer period agreed to by the Administrative Agent), either (a) cause such account to be subject to a deposit account control agreement or securities account control agreement, as applicable, in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent naming the Administrative Agent as the secured party thereunder for the benefit of the Lenders, or (b) close such account and transfer any funds therein to an account that otherwise meets the requirements of this Section 9.17.  From and after the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date, neither the Borrower nor any other Credit Party shall deposit any funds or securities or other assets into any Deposit Account or Securities Account (other than Excluded Accounts) unless such Deposit Account or Securities Account is subject to a deposit account control agreement or securities account control agreement, as applicable, in form and substance satisfactory to the Administrative Agent and naming the Administrative Agent as the secured party thereunder for the benefit of the Lenders; provided that, the Borrower shall have thirty (30) days (or such longer period as Administrative Agent may determine in its sole discretion) following the Amendment No. 2 Effective Date to execute any such account control agreement establishing a perfected Lien on such accounts.  Each deposit control agreement will provide that the depositary bank will comply with instructions originated by the Administrative Agent directing dispositions of funds in the Deposit Account without further consent by the applicable Credit Party.  Each securities account control agreement will provide that the securities intermediary will comply with entitlement orders originated by the Administrative Agent without further consent by the applicable Credit Party.  The Administrative Agent agrees that it will not issue any such instructions or entitlement orders or otherwise exercise any control right granted under any such deposit account control agreement or securities account control agreement unless (a) an Event of Default has occurred or (b) the Notes and the Loans then outstanding have become due and payable in whole (and not merely in part), whether at the due date thereof, by acceleration or otherwise.

Section 9.18    Unrestricted Subsidiaries.  The Borrower will:

(a)        cause the management, business and affairs of its Subsidiaries to be conducted in such a manner (including, without limitation, by keeping separate books of account, furnishing separate financial statements of Unrestricted Subsidiaries to creditors and potential creditors thereof and by not permitting properties of the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries to be commingled) so that each Unrestricted Subsidiary that is a corporation or limited liability company will be treated as an entity separate and distinct from the Borrower and the Restricted Subsidiaries;

(b)        not, and will not permit any of the Restricted Subsidiaries to, incur, assume, guarantee or be or become liable for any Indebtedness of any of the Unrestricted Subsidiaries, other than (i) non-recourse pledges of Equity Interests in Unrestricted Subsidiaries granted to secure Indebtedness of Unrestricted Subsidiaries and (ii) Investments permitted under this Agreement; and

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