SEC Document


future) of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, and any assets related thereto, including all collateral securing such receivables, leases, or other financial assets, all contracts and all guarantees or other obligations in respect thereof, proceeds thereof and other assets that are customarily transferred, or in respect of which security interests are customarily granted, in connection with asset securitization transactions involving receivables, leases, or other financial assets or other transactions evidenced by receivables purchase agreements, including, without limitation, factoring agreements and other similar agreements pursuant to which receivables are sold at a discount.

Principal Property” means, whether owned or leased on the date of the Indenture or acquired after the date hereof, each manufacturing or processing plant or facility and office facilities of the Company or its Subsidiaries located in the United States.

Restrictions on Sale-Leaseback Transactions

Except as permitted under “Exempted Liens and Sale-Leaseback Transactions” below, the Company will not, and it will not permit any of its Subsidiaries to, engage in the sale or transfer by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries of any Principal Property to a person (other than a Subsidiary of the Company or the Company) and the taking back by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, as the case may be, of a lease of such Principal Property, unless:

(i)    such sale-leaseback transaction involves a lease for a period, including renewals, of not more than three years; or

(ii)    the Company or its Subsidiary, within a one-year period after such sale-leaseback transaction, applies or causes to be applied an amount not less than the net proceeds from such sale-leaseback transaction to the prepayment, repayment, redemption, reduction or retirement (other than pursuant to any mandatory sinking fund, redemption or prepayment provision) of Funded Indebtedness.

“Funded Indebtedness” means Indebtedness having a maturity of more than 12 months from the date as of which the amount thereof is to be determined or having a maturity of less than 12 months but by its terms being renewable or extendible beyond 12 months from such date at the option of the obligor.

Exempted Liens and Sale-Leaseback Transactions

Notwithstanding the foregoing restrictions on Liens and sale-leaseback transactions, and in addition to Permitted Liens otherwise permitted hereunder, the Company may, and may permit any Subsidiary to, create, assume, incur, or suffer to exist any Lien upon any Principal Property, or upon any shares of Capital Stock or Indebtedness of any of its Subsidiaries owning or leasing any Principal Property, to secure Indebtedness incurred or guaranteed by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries or effect any sale-leaseback transaction of a Principal Property that is not excepted by “Restrictions on Sale-Leaseback Transactions” above without equally and ratably securing the Securities; provided that, after giving effect thereto, the aggregate principal amount of outstanding Indebtedness secured by Liens other than Permitted Liens upon Principal Property and/or upon such shares of Capital Stock or Indebtedness of any Subsidiary owning or leasing any Principal Property, plus the Attributable Indebtedness from sale-leaseback transactions of Principal Property not so excepted, does not exceed 15% of the Consolidated Stockholders’ Equity as of the date of determination.

Attributable Indebtedness” for a sale-leaseback transaction means the lesser of (i) the fair value of the property subject to the transaction (as determined by the Company’s Board of Directors), or (ii) the present value (discounted at the interest rate implicit in the relevant sale and leaseback transaction) of rent for the remaining term of the lease.

Consolidated Stockholders’ Equity” means, at any time, the consolidated stockholders’ equity of the Company and its Subsidiaries calculated on a consolidated basis as of such time.

 

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