UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

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Form 8-K

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CURRENT REPORT

 

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event Reported): May 6, 2019  

 

Akorn, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 

Louisiana 001-32360 72-0717400
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation) (Commission File Number) (I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)

 

1925 W. Field Court, Suite 300, Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

 

(847) 279-6100

(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

 

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2). 

Emerging growth company ¨

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, No Par Value   AKRX   The NASDAQ Global Select Market

 

 

 

   

 

 

Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

 

Standstill Agreement and First Amendment to Loan Agreement

 

On May 6, 2019, Akorn, Inc. (the “Company”), together with certain of its subsidiaries (the Company and such subsidiaries, collectively, the “Loan Parties”) entered into a Standstill Agreement and First Amendment (the “Standstill Agreement”) in respect of that certain Loan Agreement dated as of April 17, 2014 (as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified, the “Loan Agreement”) with an ad hoc group of Lenders (the “Ad Hoc Group”), certain other Lenders (together with the Ad Hoc Group, the “Standstill Lenders”) and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent (the “Administrative Agent” and, together with the Loan Parties and the Standstill Lenders, the “Standstill Parties”). Capitalized terms used but not defined herein have the meanings given to them in the Standstill Agreement or the Loan Agreement, as applicable.

 

The Standstill Agreement provides that, for the duration of the Standstill Period (as defined below), among other matters, neither the Administrative Agent nor the Lenders may (i) declare any Event of Default or (ii) otherwise seek to exercise any rights or remedies, in each case of clauses (i) and (ii) above, to the extent directly relating to any alleged Event of Default arising from any alleged breach of any of the covenants contained in Sections 5.01, 5.02, 5.03, 5.06 or 5.07 of the Loan Agreement (the “Specified Covenants”), to the extent the facts and circumstances giving rise to any such breach have been (x) publicly disclosed by the Company or (y) disclosed in writing by the Company to private side Lenders or certain advisors to the Ad Hoc Group (collectively, the “Specified Matters”). “Standstill Period” means the period of time from the effective date of the Standstill Agreement (the “Effective Date”) through the earliest of (a) December 13, 2019; (b) the delivery of a notice of termination of the Standstill Period by Lenders holding a majority of the Loans (the “Required Lenders”) upon the occurrence of a Default or Event of Default under the Loan Agreement, excluding any Default or Event of Default relating to a Specified Matter; or (c) the delivery of a notice of termination of the Standstill Period by the Required Lenders as a result of any breach of, or non-compliance with, any provision of the Standstill Agreement by the Company or any other Loan Party, including without limitation any such breach or non-compliance by the Company or any other Loan Party of or with any Affirmative Covenants and Milestones or Negative Covenants (each as defined below) or other covenants set forth in the Standstill Agreement, subject, in each case, to any applicable cure period expressly set forth therein (each, a “Standstill Event of Default”).

 

The Standstill Agreement is expected to allow the Company to focus on its business plan and its commitments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) while avoiding disruption to its business during the Standstill Period. The Standstill Agreement shows that the Company has the support of the Lenders during the Standstill Period as it carries out these key initiatives.

 

In exchange for the agreement of the Lenders to standstill during the Standstill Period, the Standstill Agreement provides, among other matters, that:

 

·during the Standstill Period:

 

othe Company must deliver certain financial and other reporting to the Lenders or their advisors, including without limitation, monthly financial statements, 13-week cash flow forecasts and variance reports and certain regulatory information, and participate in various update calls with the Lenders and their advisors (the “Affirmative Covenants and Milestones”);

 

othe Company and its subsidiaries are restricted, among other matters, from (i) consummating certain asset sales and investments, (ii) making certain restricted payments with respect to the Company’s common stock and any subordinated indebtedness, (iii) engaging in sale and leaseback transactions, (iv) incurring certain liens and indebtedness, (v) reinvesting any proceeds received from certain asset sales, and (vi) without the consent of the Required Lenders at such time, (A) designating any Restricted Subsidiary as an Unrestricted Subsidiary, or otherwise creating or forming any Unrestricted Subsidiary, and/or (B) transferring any assets of the Company or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries to any Unrestricted Subsidiary, except as otherwise permitted under the Loan Agreement (after giving effect to the Standstill Agreement) (collectively, the “Negative Covenants”);

 

othe Company must pay a fee in an amount equal to 0.625% of the outstanding principal of any Loans prepaid or repaid during the Standstill Period (other than as a result of any asset sale, condemnation event, incurrence of non-permitted indebtedness or excess cash flow);

 

othe Company must notify the Ad Hoc Group and/or such advisors before making certain payments in respect of judgments or settlements of ongoing litigation matters (a “Specified Litigation Payment”); and

 

othe Company must pay the fees and expenses of certain advisors to the Ad Hoc Group;

 

   

 

 

·the Company and the Standstill Lenders must negotiate in good faith to enter into a comprehensive amendment of the Loan Agreement (the “Comprehensive Amendment”), which Comprehensive Amendment must be satisfactory in form and substance to the Required Lenders;

 

·on the Effective Date, the Company must pay a one-time in-kind fee in an amount equal to 1.75% of the aggregate principal amount of the Loans of the Standstill Lenders (which fee was paid-in-kind on such date); and

 

·on the Effective Date, the interest margins payable by the Company with respect to outstanding Loans shall be increased by 1.50% (i.e., 150 basis points), with 0.75% (i.e., 75 basis points) of such increase payable in cash and 0.75% (i.e., 75 basis points) of such increase payable in kind.

 

Subject to a five business day cure period (the “Cure Period”), the Company’s failure to comply with the Affirmative Covenants and Milestones during the Standstill Period would permit the Required Lenders to terminate the Standstill Period and exercise any rights and remedies under the Loan Agreement with respect to the Specified Matters or a Standstill Event of Default. The Company’s failure to comply with the Negative Covenants during the Standstill Period would permit the Required Lenders to terminate the Standstill Agreement and constitute an immediate Event of Default under the Loan Agreement. The Company’s failure to comply with any Affirmative Covenants and Milestones (subject to the Cure Period), Negative Covenants or other covenants in the Standstill Agreement would also result in a further increase of the interest margins payable with respect to outstanding Loans by 0.50% (i.e., 50 basis points), which increased interest would be payable in kind.

 

Any Specified Litigation Payment made over the objection of the Ad Hoc Group would (i) entitle the Required Lenders to terminate the Standstill Period and (ii) constitute an Event of Default under the Loan Agreement if such payment has a Material Adverse Effect (as defined in the Loan Agreement). The failure of the Company to comply with the covenant in respect of the Specified Litigation Payment during the Standstill Period would result in an Event of Default under the Loan Agreement.

 

The failure to enter into a Comprehensive Amendment on or prior to November 15, 2019 would result in payment by the Company of a one-time in-kind fee in an amount equal to 0.625% of the Loans outstanding on such date and require the Company and the other Loan Parties to pledge for the benefit of the Lenders all unpledged equity interests in foreign subsidiaries. The failure to enter into a Comprehensive Amendment on or prior to December 13, 2019 constitutes an immediate Event of Default under the Loan Agreement.

 

The execution of the Standstill Agreement should not be construed as (and does not constitute an admission as to) any right, remedy, claim, defense, liability or wrongdoing or responsibility on the part of any Standstill Party. Entry into the Standstill Agreement also should not be construed as (and does not constitute an admission as to) the occurrence of a Default or Event of Default. In the Standstill Agreement, the Standstill Lenders acknowledged that, as of the Effective Date, to the best of their knowledge, they were not aware of any potential Defaults or Events of Default under the Loan Agreement other than with respect to the Specified Covenants relating to the Specified Matters.

 

The representations and warranties of the Company and the other Loan Parties in the Standstill Agreement have been made solely for the benefit of the Lenders and the Administrative Agent. In addition, such representations and warranties (a) have been made only for purposes of the Standstill Agreement, (b) have been qualified by disclosures made to the Standstill Lenders and the Administrative Agent in connection with the Standstill Agreement, (c) are subject to materiality and other qualifications contained in the Standstill Agreement which may differ from what may be viewed as material by investors, (d) were made only as of the date of the Standstill Agreement and such other dates as are specified in the Standstill Agreement and (e) have been included in the Standstill Agreement for the purpose of allocating risk between the Company, on the one hand, and the Standstill Lenders and the Administrative Agent, on the other hand, rather than establishing matters as facts. Accordingly, the Standstill Agreement is included with this filing only to provide investors with information regarding the terms of the Standstill Agreement, and not to provide investors with any other factual information regarding the Company, the other Loan Parties or their respective subsidiaries or businesses. Investors should not rely on the representations and warranties or any descriptions thereof as characterizations of the actual state of facts or condition of the Company, the other Loan Parties or any of their respective subsidiaries or businesses. Moreover, information concerning the subject matter of the representations and warranties may change after the date of the Standstill Agreement, which subsequent information may or may not be fully reflected in the Company’s public disclosures.

 

The foregoing description of the Standstill Agreement is not complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Standstill Agreement, which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

 

The information set forth in Item 1.01 is hereby incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03.

 

   

 

 

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

 

This report includes statements that may constitute "forward-looking statements", including expectations regarding the Company’s business plan and initiatives, the Company’s commitments to the FDA, disruptions during the Standstill Period and other statements regarding the Company’s plans and strategy. When used in this document, the words “will,” “expect,” “continue," “believe,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “could,” “strives” and similar expressions are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. A number of important factors could cause actual results of the Company and its subsidiaries to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to: (i) the effect of the Delaware court’s recent decision against the Company on the Company’s ability to retain and hire key personnel, its ability to maintain relationships with its customers, suppliers and others with whom it does business, or its operating results and business generally, (ii) the risk that ongoing or future litigation related to the court’s decision may result in significant costs of defense, indemnification and/or liability, (iii) the outcome of the investigation conducted by the Company with the assistance of outside consultants, into alleged breaches of FDA data integrity requirements relating to product development at the Company and any actions taken by the Company, third parties or the FDA as a result of such investigations, (iv) the difficulty of predicting the timing or outcome of product development efforts, including FDA and other regulatory agency approvals and actions, if any, (v) the timing and success of product launches, (vi) difficulties or delays in manufacturing, (vii) the Company’s increased indebtedness and compliance with certain covenants and other obligations under the Standstill Agreement, which create material uncertainties and risks to its growth and business outlook, (viii) the Company’s obligation under the Standstill Agreement to enter into a Comprehensive Amendment that is satisfactory in form and substance to the Lenders, (ix) the Company’s obligation under the Standstill Agreement to pay certain fees and expenses and increased interest margin, (x) such other risks and uncertainties outlined in the risk factors detailed in Part I, Item 1A, “Risk Factors,” of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018 (as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on March 1, 2019), to be detailed in Part II, Item 1A, “Risk Factors,” of the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2019 (expected to be filed with the SEC by May 10, 2019) and other risk factors identified from time to time in the Company’s filings with the SEC. Readers should carefully review these risk factors, and should not place undue reliance on the Company’s forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on information, plans and estimates at the date of this report. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect changes in underlying assumptions or factors, new information, future events or other changes.

 

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d)The following exhibit is filed as part of this report:

 

Exhibit No.   Description of Exhibit
10.1   Standstill Agreement and First Amendment to Loan Agreement, dated as of May 6, 2019, by and among Akorn, Inc., certain of its subsidiaries, the Lenders party thereto and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent. 

 

   

 

 

SIGNATURE

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

    Akorn, Inc.
     
Date: May 7, 2019 By:  /s/ Duane A. Portwood
    Duane A. Portwood
    Chief Financial Officer

 

   

 

Exhibit 10.1

 

EXECUTION VERSION

 

STANDSTILL AGREEMENT AND FIRST AMENDMENT TO LOAN AGREEMENT

 

THIS STANDSTILL AGREEMENT AND FIRST AMENDMENT TO LOAN AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”) is made as of May 6, 2019, by and among AKORN, INC., a Louisiana corporation (the “Company”), the other Loan Parties under the Loan Agreement (as defined below), an ad hoc group of Lenders (as defined below) identified on Exhibit A hereto, which constitute the “Required Lenders” under the Loan Agreement (collectively, the “Ad Hoc Group”), certain other Lenders, and the Administrative Agent (as defined below). The Administrative Agent, the Ad Hoc Group, the other Lenders party hereto (collectively, with the Ad Hoc Group, the “Standstill Lenders”), the Company and the other Loan Parties shall be referred to collectively as the “Standstill Parties”, and each shall be referred to individually as a “Standstill Party.” Capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined shall have the meanings ascribed thereto in the Loan Agreement.

 

RECITALS

 

WHEREAS, the Company, the other Loan Parties, the financial institutions from time to time parties thereto as “Lenders” (collectively, the “Lenders” and each, a “Lender”) and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent (the “Administrative Agent”), have entered into that certain Loan Agreement dated as of April 17, 2014 (as the same shall have been amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Loan Agreement”), pursuant to which, among other things, the Lenders have made certain loans, advances, and other financial accommodations to the Company;

 

WHEREAS, the Standstill Lenders constitute “Required Lenders” as that term is defined under the Loan Agreement;

 

WHEREAS, the Standstill Lenders and the Company have engaged in good faith, arms-length negotiations regarding a proposed standstill agreement solely with respect to the Lenders’ rights and remedies under the Loan Agreement or the other Loan Documents as a result of any alleged Event of Default arising from any alleged breach of any of the covenants contained in Sections 5.01, 5.02, 5.03, 5.06 or 5.07 of the Loan Agreement (the “Specified Covenants”), to the extent the facts and circumstances giving rise to any such breach (i) are publicly available as of the date of this Agreement, or (ii) are not publicly available but have been disclosed in writing (x) to private side Lenders via IntraLinks; or (y) to Jones Day and/or Greenhill & Co. (“Greenhill”), as legal counsel and financial advisor, respectively, to the Ad Hoc Group (collectively, the “Ad Hoc Group Advisors”) (such facts and circumstances described in clauses (i) and (ii), (including, for the avoidance of doubt, the existence of this Agreement) the “Specified Matters”);

 

WHEREAS, as a result of these negotiations (and in the case of the Administrative Agent, as a result of the direction of the Required Lenders to the Administrative Agent set forth in Section 12 hereof), the Company and the other Loan Parties have requested, and the Standstill Lenders have agreed, solely with respect to the Specified Matters, to enter into this Agreement solely for the Standstill Period (as defined below), subject to and in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth herein; and

 

   

 

 

WHEREAS, the Company and the other Loan Parties have further requested, and the Standstill Lenders have agreed, subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, to amend the Loan Agreement as set forth herein.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the covenants and agreements contained herein, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, each Standstill Party, intending to be legally bound hereby, agrees as follows:

 

1.Incorporation of Recitals; No Waiver; No Admission of Liability.

 

(a)Incorporation of Recitals. The Recitals to this Agreement are hereby incorporated by reference as fully set forth herein and the Company, the other Loan Parties, the Administrative Agent, and the Lenders acknowledge these Recitals to be true and correct.

 

(b)No Waiver. Nothing in this Agreement should in any way be deemed a waiver of any Default or Event of Default relating to any Specified Matter or any other Default, Event of Default, or term or provision of the Loan Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents. The Administrative Agent and the Lenders have not waived or released, are not by this Agreement waiving or releasing, and have no present intention of waiving or releasing, any Defaults or Events of Default relating to the Specified Matters, or any other Defaults or Events of Default that may have occurred prior to the date hereof or that may occur after the date hereof, or any remedies or rights of the Administrative Agent or the Lenders with respect thereto, all of which are hereby reserved. Any waiver of any Defaults or Events of Default relating to the Specified Matters or any other Default or Event of Default shall only be effective if set forth in a written instrument executed and delivered in accordance with the provisions of Section 9.02 of the Loan Agreement.

 

(c)No Admission of Liability. The execution of this Agreement and the fulfillment of its terms is not to be construed as and does not constitute an admission or absence of any right, remedy, claim, defense, liability or wrongdoing or responsibility on the part of any Standstill Party. Entry into this Agreement shall not constitute an admission by the Company or any other Loan Party to the occurrence or non-occurrence of a Default or Event of Default, including with respect to the Specified Matters. The Standstill Lenders hereby acknowledge that, as of the Effective Date, to the best of their knowledge, they are not aware of any potential Defaults or Events of Default other than with respect to the Specified Covenants relating to the Specified Matters.

 

2.Standstill Period. The “Standstill Period” shall mean the period of time from the Effective Date through the earliest of (i) December 13, 2019 (such date, the “Termination Date”), (ii) upon the delivery of a notice of termination of the Standstill Period by the Required Lenders (which may be delivered in their sole discretion), the occurrence of a Default or Event of Default under the Loan Agreement or the other Loan Documents, or (iii) upon the delivery of a notice of termination of the Standstill Period by the Required Lenders (which may be delivered in their sole discretion), the termination of this Agreement as a result of any breach of, or non-compliance with, any provision of this Agreement by the Company or any other Loan Party, including without limitation any such breach or non-compliance of or with any Affirmative Covenant, Negative Covenant, Milestone, or Other Covenant (each as defined herein) by the Company or any other Loan Party, subject, in each case, to any applicable cure period expressly set forth herein (each, a “Standstill Event of Default”), excluding with respect to clause (ii), for the avoidance of doubt, any Default or Event of Default relating to a Specified Matter (the foregoing period, the “Standstill Period”). The occurrence of any one of the events described in clauses (i), (ii), and (iii) of this Section 2 shall constitute a “Termination Event” hereunder.

 

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3.Standstill. Subject to the terms and conditions herein set forth and in reliance upon the Company’s and the other Loan Parties’ representations, acknowledgments, agreements and warranties herein contained, including, without limitation, the satisfaction of the conditions precedent set forth in Section 9 herein, the Standstill Parties agree that during the Standstill Period, neither the Administrative Agent nor the Lenders shall (i) declare, and such parties shall be prohibited from declaring, any Event of Default under the Loan Agreement or the other Loan Documents or (ii) otherwise seek to exercise any rights or remedies under the Loan Agreement or the other Loan Documents, in each case of clauses (i) and (ii) above, to the extent directly relating to any Specified Matter. The Administrative Agent’s and the Lenders’ agreement to standstill is temporary and limited in nature and shall not be deemed: (i) to preclude or prevent the Administrative Agent or the Standstill Lenders from exercising any rights and remedies under the Loan Documents, applicable law or otherwise arising on account of (A) any Default or Event of Default other than those with respect to the Specified Matters, (B) the Specified Matters from and after the termination of the Standstill Period following the occurrence of a Standstill Event of Default, (C) the Specified Matters from and after the Termination Date, or (D) the right to seek payment of attorneys’ fees, financial advisor fees, and other costs and expenses in connection with the preparation, negotiation, execution and delivery of this Agreement and the exercise of the rights and remedies described herein or otherwise in connection with the Loan Documents; (ii) to effect any amendment of the Loan Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents, all of which shall remain in full force and effect in accordance with their respective terms, as modified hereby; (iii) to constitute a waiver of any Default or Event of Default relating to the Specified Matters or any other Default or Event of Default (whether now existing or hereafter occurring) or any term or provision of the Loan Agreement or any of the other Loan Documents; or (iv) to establish a custom or course of dealing among any Loan Party, the Administrative Agent and the Standstill Lenders.

 

4.Termination of Agreement. Except as expressly set forth herein, this Agreement and all provisions herein, shall terminate upon the occurrence of a Termination Event.

 

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5.Affirmative Covenants. Until the occurrence of a Termination Event, the Company and the other Loan Parties covenant and agree that during the Standstill Period, the Company will (the “Affirmative Covenants”):

 

(a)furnish monthly 3-statement financials and Key Performance Indicators (“KPI”) reporting included in the Company’s management reporting to the Ad Hoc Group Advisors (which reporting shall include volume and pricing for the top 30 products and plant KPIs), in each case no later than thirty (30) days after the end of each month;

 

(b)beginning with the first month following the delivery of the Business Plan (as defined herein), furnish, by the tenth (10) Business Day of each month, monthly reports regarding pending Abbreviated New Drug Applications (“ANDAs”) to the Ad Hoc Group Advisors, which reports shall include ANDAs submitted to the FDA (as defined below) and the status of FDA approvals with respect thereto, estimated market size and known competitor information for each such ANDA, and a good faith estimate of the timing of the approval of each such ANDA and related competitive approvals; provided that any molecules names appearing therein may be redacted;

 

(c)on or prior to the 10th calendar day of each month (or the first Business Day thereafter), conduct monthly telephone conferences with all Lenders and permit questions from such Lenders and answers, with such telephone conferences being split into (1) a Public-Siders and non-Public-Siders portion and (2) a solely non-Public-Siders portion; provided that (i) questions from the Lenders shall be provided to the Company in writing no later than two (2) Business Days in advance and (ii) for the avoidance of doubt, the Company shall not be obligated to disclose any material non-public information during the Public-Siders and non-Public-Siders portion of such telephone conferences;

 

(d)on or prior to the 10th calendar day of each month (or the first Business Day thereafter), conduct monthly telephone conferences solely with the Ad Hoc Group Advisors and any Lenders which have become “restricted” and are then subject to non-disclosure agreements in customary form reasonably satisfactory to the Company (collectively, the “Restricted Lenders”) with the Company and permit questions from the Ad Hoc Group Advisors and Restricted Lenders and answers; provided that, to the extent the Restricted Lenders monthly telephone conference is combined with the Public-Siders/non-Public-Siders telephone conference outlined in Section 5(c) hereof, such telephone conference will include a separate portion solely for Restricted Lenders; provided further that questions from the Ad Hoc Group Advisors and Restricted Lenders shall be provided to the Company in writing no later than two (2) Business Days in advance;

 

(e)promptly provide the Ad Hoc Group Advisors with copies of any material (i) correspondence received from the United States Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”), and (ii) cover letters to reports delivered to the FDA, in each case solely with regard to any FDA Form 483 or warning letter;

 

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(f)promptly upon receipt by the Company or the other Loan Parties, provide to the Ad Hoc Group Advisors copies of any warning letter(s), Official Action Indicated, or OAI, statuses, or similar regulatory actions by Swissmedic or the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization, or CDSCO, regarding those certain manufacturing facilities operated by the Company and its Subsidiaries in Amityville, New York, Hettlingen, Switzerland, and Paonta Sahib, Himachal Pradesh, India, and those certain research and development centers operated by the Company and its Subsidiaries in Vernon Hills, Illinois and Cranbury, New Jersey;

 

(g)promptly upon preparation or receipt, provide to the Ad Hoc Group Advisors formal minutes for any FDA meeting or call to the extent made available to, or prepared by, the Company or the other Loan Parties; provided that the Company will be entitled to redact confidential or privileged information contained therein;

 

(h)(i) on or before the 3rd Business Day of each month, provide the Ad Hoc Group Advisors with monthly Quality System Corrective Action Plan, or QSCAP, update reports, (ii) arrange for monthly update calls between the Ad Hoc Group Advisors and the Company’s regulatory counsel, and (iii) arrange for (A) monthly update calls with NSF Pharma Biotech (“NSF”), and (B) any other calls with the Company’s cGMP consultants to be scheduled at the reasonable request of the Ad Hoc Group Advisors; provided that the Company shall use commercially reasonable efforts to organize expedited calls among the Company’s third-party cGMP consultants and the Ad Hoc Group Advisors when reasonably requested by the Ad Hoc Group Advisors;

 

(i)provide updates no later than the 3rd Business Day of each week to the Ad Hoc Group Advisors regarding the ABL Credit Agreement1 refinancing and/or extension process, including providing copies of any term sheets with respect thereto (subject to any confidentiality restrictions, and, to the extent required by any such confidentiality restrictions, the consent of the lenders and/or other parties to any such refinancing or extension process);

 

(j)promptly provide notice to the Ad Hoc Group Advisors in the event that the Company markets any non-traditional financing to replace or refinance the ABL Credit Agreement and provide the Standstill Lenders the opportunity to participate in any such marketing process; and

 

(k)continue to retain PJT Partners and AlixPartners consistent with the terms of their respective engagement agreements as in effect on the date hereof, or, if PJT Partners and AlixPartners are no longer retained by the Company, such other financial and restructuring advisors reasonably acceptable to the Ad Hoc Group.

 

The failure to comply with any of the Affirmative Covenants shall not constitute a Default or Event of Default under the Loan Agreement or the other Loan Documents, but shall, following the Cure Period (defined below), constitute a Standstill Event of Default that permits the Required Lenders to declare a Termination Event. “Cure Period” shall mean five (5) Business Days after the earlier of (x) the Company’s knowledge of its breach or failure to comply or (y) notice thereof from the Administrative Agent (which notice shall be given solely at the request of the Required Lenders).

 

 

 

1 ABL Credit Agreement” means that certain Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of April 16, 2019, by and among the Company, the other Loan Parties party thereto, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, and the lenders party thereto (as the same may be amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time).

 

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6.Negative Covenants. Until the occurrence of a Termination Event, the Company and the other Loan Parties covenant and agree that during the Standstill Period the Company shall not, and shall not permit any Restricted Subsidiary to, directly or indirectly (the “Negative Covenants”):

 

(a)create, incur, assume, or suffer to exist any Permitted Ratio Indebtedness pursuant to Section 6.01(l) of the Loan Agreement, any Indebtedness pursuant to Section 6.01(f) of the Loan Agreement, or any Incremental Term Facilities pursuant to Section 2.09 of the Loan Agreement, Incremental Term Loans pursuant to Section 2.09 of the Loan Agreement or Incremental Notes pursuant to Section 2.09 of the Loan Agreement or in each case, create, incur, assume or suffer to exist, any Lien in connection with the foregoing; provided, however, that any such Indebtedness (excluding, other than with respect to any Loans outstanding under the Loan Agreement as of the date hereof, any refinancing of any such Indebtedness) created, incurred, assumed or in existence prior to the Effective Date pursuant to, and in reliance on, such sections shall be permitted to remain outstanding;

 

(b)create, incur, assume, or permit to exist any Liens:

 

(i)pursuant to Section 6.02(l) of the Loan Agreement securing Indebtedness or other obligations in excess of $10 million in the aggregate; or

 

(ii)pursuant to Section 6.02(k) of the Loan Agreement or with respect to any Incremental Term Facilities, Incremental Term Loans or Incremental Notes; and

 

(iii)arising out of Sale and Leaseback Transactions (as defined in the Loan Agreement) permitted by Section 6.06 of the Loan Agreement in excess of $10,000,000 pursuant to Section 6.02(h) of the Loan Agreement.

 

provided, however, that any such Liens (excluding, for the avoidance of doubt, any Liens in respect of refinancing Indebtedness prohibited under Section 6(a) hereof) created, incurred, assumed or in existence prior to the Effective Date pursuant to, and in reliance on, such sections shall be permitted to remain in effect;

 

(c)purchase, hold, or acquire any investment:

 

(i)in Equity Interests in a non-Loan Party pursuant to Section 6.04(c) of the Loan Agreement;

 

(ii)constituting a loan or advance to a non-Loan Party pursuant to Section 6.04(d) of the Loan Agreement;

 

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(iii)constituting a Guarantee of Indebtedness of a non-Loan Party pursuant to Section 6.04(e) of the Loan Agreement;

 

(iv)pursuant to Section 6.04(j) of the Loan Agreement; provided that such investment shall be permissible (x) if limited to all cash consideration or (y) in the case of any (A) out-licensing transactions or other sale of revenue stream rights, up-front payments, milestones, royalties, profit shares, distribution fees, or similar arrangements with respect to core assets, if consummated with the prior written consent of the Required Lenders at such time (which may be withheld in their sole discretion), or (B) out-licensing transactions or other sale of revenue stream rights, up-front payments, milestones, royalties, profit shares, distribution fees, or similar arrangements with respect to non-core assets if consummated with the prior written consent of Required Lenders at such time (which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld or delayed); provided, however, that no consent of the Required Lenders shall be required in connection with out-licensing transactions or other sales of revenue stream rights, up-front payments, milestones, royalties, profit shares, distribution fees, or similar arrangements, with fair market value not in excess of $5 million in the aggregate, with respect to dormant or not fully developed ANDAs and/or products;

 

(v)constituting a Permitted Acquisition pursuant to Section 6.04(l) of the Loan Agreement; provided that (x) the Company and its Restricted Subsidiaries may consummate Drug Acquisitions in an amount not exceeding $7.5 million in the aggregate, and (y) the Company and its Restricted Subsidiaries may consummate Permitted Acquisitions other than Drug Acquisitions in an amount not exceeding $7.5 million in the aggregate (or, with respect to any such Permitted Acquisitions by non-Loan Parties, not exceeding $2.5 million in the aggregate);

 

(vi)constituting Permitted Foreign Loans pursuant to Section 6.04(m) of the Loan Agreement; or

 

(vii)utilizing the Available Amount pursuant to Section 6.04(n) of the Loan Agreement.

 

provided, however, that any investments purchased, held or acquired (or made pursuant to contractual commitments in effect) prior to the Effective Date pursuant to, and in reliance on, such sections shall not be limited by this Section 6(c);

 

(d)utilize any asset sale reinvestment rights pursuant to Section 2.11(c) of the Loan Agreement;

 

(e)make a Discounted Voluntary Prepayment pursuant to Section 2.11(g) of the Loan Agreement or acquire any Loans pursuant to Section 9.04(e) of the Loan Agreement; provided that such Discounted Voluntary Prepayments and acquisitions shall be permissible if offered to all Lenders at such time;

 

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(f)make any Extension Offers to any Lenders or enter into any Extensions with any Lenders, in each case pursuant to Section 2.23 of the Loan Agreement; provided that such Extension Offers and Extensions shall be permissible if offered to all Lenders at such time;

 

(g)declare or make, or agree to declare or make, directly or indirectly, any Restricted Payment or prepayment of any Specified Indebtedness, in each case utilizing the Available Amount, pursuant to Section 6.08(a) or Section 6.08(b) of the Loan Agreement;

 

(h)other than with respect to assets owned by Akorn India Private Limited (or the Equity Interests therein), sell, transfer, lease, or otherwise dispose of assets pursuant to Section 6.05(h) of the Loan Agreement with an aggregate book value in excess of $15 million;

 

(i)sell, transfer, lease, or otherwise dispose of assets pursuant to Section 6.05(e) of the Loan Agreement or engage in Sale and Leaseback Transactions pursuant to Section 6.06 of the Loan Agreement; or

 

(j)without prior written consent of the Required Lenders at such time, (i) designate any Restricted Subsidiary as an Unrestricted Subsidiary pursuant to Section 5.12 of the Loan Agreement, or otherwise create or form any Unrestricted Subsidiary, and/or (ii) transfer any assets of the Company or any of its Restricted Subsidiaries to any Unrestricted Subsidiary, except as otherwise permitted under the Loan Agreement (after giving effect to this Agreement).

 

Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company and its Restricted Subsidiaries may incur Indebtedness of the type set forth in Section 6.01(f) of the Loan Agreement and make investments in Equity Interests of non-Loan Parties of the type set forth in Section 6.04(c) of the Loan Agreement in an aggregate amount not exceeding $15,000,000 in order to fund capital expenditures and operations of non-Loan Party Subsidiaries.

 

For the avoidance of doubt, any breach of, or failure to comply with any of the Negative Covenants set forth above shall result in an Event of Default under the Loan Agreement and the Loan Documents.

 

7.Milestones. Until the occurrence of a Termination Event, the Company shall, or shall cause, the following to occur by the times and dates set forth below, during the Standstill Period (the “Milestones”); provided that any “delivery” required under the Milestones shall only require delivery to the Ad Hoc Group Advisors, and shall be in form and scope reasonably satisfactory to the Ad Hoc Group Advisors.

 

(a)The Company shall deliver a 13-week cash flow forecast on a monthly basis commencing on April 18, 2019, with each subsequent 13-week cash flow forecast delivered on or prior to the tenth Business Day of each month. The Company shall deliver monthly variance reporting concurrently with each delivery of the 13-week cash flow forecast, starting in May 2019. For the avoidance of doubt, under no circumstances shall any variance reported constitute a Default, an Event of Default, a Termination Event, or otherwise permit termination of this Agreement.

 

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(b)The Company shall deliver a five-year business plan (the “Business Plan”) by May 3, 2019, which business plan shall include a balance sheet, statement of cash flow, and income statement (including material assumptions) on a monthly basis for the first year and on a quarterly basis thereafter.

 

(c)PJT Partners shall provide a strategic alternatives report (the “Strategic Alternatives Report”) by May 31, 2019 to the Ad Hoc Group Advisors, which report shall include detailed alternatives to reduce the Lenders’ exposure.

 

The failure to comply with any of the Milestones shall not constitute a Default or Event of Default under the Loan Agreement or the other Loan Documents, but shall, following the Cure Period, constitute a Standstill Event of Default that permits the Required Lenders to declare a Termination Event.

 

8.Other Covenants. The Company covenants and agrees that (the “Other Covenants”):

 

(a)Judgment or Damages Claims. During the Standstill Period, the Company shall provide the Ad Hoc Group Advisors with written notice at least ten (10) Business Days before making any payment of any amount in excess of $20 million (whether individually or in the aggregate, but excluding any Permitted Equity Issuance) above the amount covered or coverable by third-party insurance (from a creditworthy insurer that has agreed in writing to provide coverage) in respect of a final, unappealable judgment, award or settlement in, or in order to pay, post, or obtain a bond related to an appeal in, the Specified Litigation Matters (as defined below). The Ad Hoc Group (acting through the Ad Hoc Group Advisors) shall notify the Company in writing within five (5) Business Days of receiving the Company’s written notice if it objects to the Company’s making of such proposed payment; provided that, if after giving effect to the making of the proposed payment, the unrestricted cash and Permitted Investments held by the Loan Parties would be not less than the applicable amount specified on Schedule 1, the Ad Hoc Group shall be deemed to not object, and shall not be permitted to object, to the making of the proposed payment for purposes of this Section 8(a). If (a) the Ad Hoc Group timely objects to the proposed payment (and is permitted to do so in accordance with the prior sentence) and (b) the Company does not agree in writing to refrain from making the proposed payment within three (3) Business Days of its receipt of such timely objection, the Required Lenders shall be entitled to terminate the Standstill Period. Any payment made over the timely objection of the Ad Hoc Group pursuant to this provision shall represent an Event of Default under the Loan Agreement if making the payment has a Material Adverse Effect. For the avoidance of doubt, the failure to comply with the Other Covenant contained in this Section 8(a) during the Standstill Period shall result in an Event of Default under the Loan Agreement; provided that, the Other Covenant and other provisions of this Section 8(a) shall terminate upon the occurrence of a Termination Event. The “Specified Litigation Matters” shall mean the following litigation, and any litigation related to the following litigation that arises out of substantially the same facts and circumstances: Akorn, Inc. v. Fresenius Kabi AG, 2018-0300-JTL (Del. Ch.), In re Akorn, Inc. Data Integrity Securities Litigation, No. 18-cv-01713 (N.D. Ill.), In re Akorn, Inc. Derivative Litigation, No. 18-cv-07374 (N.D. Ill.), Kogut v. Akorn, Inc., No. 646,174 (La. Dist. Ct.), and In re: Generic Pharmaceuticals Pricing Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 2724 (E.D. Pa.).

 

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(b)Comprehensive Amendment. The Company and the Required Lenders shall each negotiate in good faith to enter into a comprehensive amendment of the Loan Agreement (the “Comprehensive Amendment”) on or prior to the Termination Date, which comprehensive amendment shall be in form and substance acceptable to the Required Lenders at such time, and which, in any event, shall include a modification to require affected Lender consent for modifications to the pro rata sharing and waterfall provisions of the Loan Agreement. If a Comprehensive Amendment is not entered into by:

 

(i)November 15, 2019, then the Company shall (x) pay the Lenders a one-time fee of 0.625% of the principal amount of the Loans outstanding on the date thereof, which fee shall be payable in kind by capitalizing and adding such amount to the outstanding principal balance of the Loans, and (y) pledge to the Administrative Agent (for the benefit of the Secured Parties) all Equity Interests of any CFC or FSHCO held by any Loan Parties that are not pledged as of such date; and

 

(ii)December 13, 2019, then the failure to enter into a Comprehensive Amendment shall constitute an immediate Event of Default under the Loan Agreement.

 

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, the Other Covenant contained in this Section 8(b) shall survive any Termination Event.

 

(c)Payment of Ad Hoc Group Advisors’ Fees and Expenses. During the Standstill Period, the Company shall pay (a) the fees and expenses of Jones Day, as counsel to the Ad Hoc Group, during the Standstill Period in accordance with that certain Fee and Expense Reimbursement Agreement dated February 22, 2019, and (b) the fees and expenses of Greenhill, as financial advisor to the Ad Hoc Group, on the terms set forth in the Greenhill Engagement Letter (as defined below).

 

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9.Conditions to the Effectiveness of this Agreement. The effectiveness of this Agreement is subject to the satisfaction (or waiver in accordance with the terms hereof) of each of the following conditions (the date on which such conditions are satisfied or waived, the “Effective Date”):

 

(a)Delivery of Agreement. This Agreement, duly authorized and executed by the Company, the Administrative Agent and the Standstill Lenders (constituting the Required Lenders at such time), shall have been delivered to each of the Company, the Administrative Agent and the Standstill Lenders.

 

(b)No Default. Except for any Default or Event of Default with respect to the Specified Matters, both immediately before and after giving effect to this Agreement, no Default or Event of Default would then exist or would result therefrom.

 

(c)Representations and Warranties. Except with respect to the Specified Matters, all representations and warranties of the Company and the other Loan Parties set forth herein, in the Loan Agreement and in any other Loan Document shall be true and correct in all material respects (or, with respect to those representations and warranties expressly limited by their terms by materiality or material adverse effect qualifications, in all respects) as of the Effective Date as if made on such date (except to extent that such representations and warranties expressly relate to an earlier date, in which case they shall be true and correct in all material respects as of such date).

 

(d)No Material Adverse Effect. Both immediately before and after giving effect to this Agreement, no Material Adverse Effect shall have occurred and be continuing or would result therefrom, excluding a Material Adverse Effect (if any) relating to any of the Specified Matters.

 

(e)Closing Certificate. The Administrative Agent shall have received a certificate, dated as of the date hereof, of a duly authorized officer of the Company, to the effect that, at and as of the Effective Date, both before and after giving effect to this Agreement, the conditions specified in this Section 9 (including clauses (b), (c), and (d) hereof) have been satisfied or waived.

 

(f)Standstill Fee. The Company shall have paid, and the Administrative Agent shall have received, for the ratable benefit of each Standstill Lender, a one-time fee equal to 1.75% of the aggregate principal amount of the Loans of such Lender on the date hereof (the “Standstill Fee”), which Standstill Fee shall be payable in kind by capitalizing and adding such amount to the outstanding principal balance of the Loans on the Effective Date, and shall be deemed fully earned when paid, shall not be refundable for any reason, and shall be payable without setoff, defense or counterclaim of any kind (and the provisions of Section 2.18(d) of the Loan Agreement are hereby waived in connection with the payment of the Standstill Fee).

 

(g)Fees and Expenses. The Company shall (i) execute Greenhill’s engagement letter on the terms proposed by Greenhill on March 3, 2019 (the “Greenhill Engagement Letter”), (ii) pay all fees and expenses accrued by Greenhill to date to the extent payable pursuant to the Greenhill Engagement Letter, (iii) pay or reimburse all reasonable and documented fees and expenses for Jones Day, as legal advisor to the Ad Hoc Group, and Greenhill, as financial advisor to the Ad Hoc Group, on the terms set forth herein to the extent invoiced at least one (1) Business Day prior to the Effective Date, and (iv) pay or reimburse all reasonable and documented out-of-pocket fees and expenses of the Administrative Agent in connection with this Agreement and the other Loan Documents (including reasonable out-of-pocket fees, costs, and expenses of outside counsel for the Administrative Agent) to the extent invoiced at least one (1) Business Day prior to the Effective Date.

 

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(h)Material Subsidiary Refresh. The Company shall (i) deliver duly executed Joinder Agreements from all Material Subsidiaries that were not Loan Parties prior to the Effective Date, and (ii) to the extent any or all Domestic Subsidiaries that were not Material Subsidiaries prior to the Effective Date exceed ten percent (10%) of EBITDA for the four consecutive fiscal quarter period most recently ended or ten percent (10%) of Total Assets as of the end of such period, certify that the Company has designated Domestic Subsidiaries as Material Subsidiaries to eliminate such excess, and any Domestic Subsidiaries so designated shall thereafter constitute Material Subsidiaries for all purposes under the Loan Agreement and the other Loan Documents.

 

10.Representations and Warranties.

 

(a)Each of the Company and the other Loan Parties hereby represents and warrants to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders that as of the Effective Date:

 

(i)the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement and the Company’s and Loan Parties’ obligations hereunder have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate or limited liability company action (as applicable);

 

(ii)this Agreement has been duly executed and delivered by the Company and each other Loan Party and constitutes, when executed and delivered by the other parties hereto, a legal, valid and binding obligation of the Company and such Loan Party, enforceable against the Company or such Loan Party in accordance with its terms, except as such enforceability may be limited by applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, moratorium or other laws affecting creditors’ rights generally and subject to general principles of equity, regardless of whether considered in a proceeding in equity or at law;

 

(iii)no approval, consent, exemption, authorization, or other action by, or notice to, or filing with, any Governmental Authority or any other Person is necessary or required in connection with (a) the execution, delivery or performance by, or enforcement against, any Loan Party of this Agreement, except for (i) the approvals, consents, exemptions, authorizations, actions, notices and filings which have been duly obtained, taken, given or made and are in full force and effect and (ii) those approvals, consents, exemptions, authorizations or other actions, notices or filings, the failure to obtain or make which could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect or (b) the exercise by any Lender of its rights under this Agreement;

 

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(iv)except with respect to the Specified Matters, each of the representations and warranties made by any Loan Party set forth in Article III of the Loan Agreement or in any other Loan Document is true and correct in all material respects (unless otherwise qualified by materiality or the occurrence of a Material Adverse Effect, in which case such representation and warranty is true and correct in all respects) as of the date hereof with the same effect as though made on and as of the date hereof, except to the extent such representations and warranties expressly relate to earlier dates; and

 

(v)no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing other than any Default or Event of Default with respect to the Specified Matters.

 

(b)Each of the Standstill Parties hereby represents and warrants that each of the following statements is true, accurate and complete as to such party as of the date hereof:

 

(i)such Standstill Party has carefully read and fully understands all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement;

 

(ii)such Standstill Party has consulted with, or had a full and fair opportunity to consult with, an attorney regarding the terms and conditions of this Agreement;

 

(iii)such Standstill Party has had a full and fair opportunity to participate in the drafting of this Agreement;

 

(iv)such Standstill Party is freely, voluntarily and knowingly entering into this Agreement; and

 

(v)in entering into this Agreement, such Standstill Party has not relied upon any representation, warranty, covenant or agreement not expressly set forth herein or in the other Loan Documents.

 

11.Amendments to the Loan Agreement. Effective as of the Effective Date, the Loan Agreement is hereby amended as set forth below:

 

(a)Section 1.01 of the Loan Agreement is hereby amended to add the definitions of “First Amendment,” “First Amendment Effective Date,” “Standstill Event of Default” and “Standstill Period” as follows:

 

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(i)First Amendment: that certain Standstill Agreement and First Amendment to Loan Agreement dated as of May 6, 2019, among the Borrower, the Lenders party thereto and the Administrative Agent.

 

(ii)First Amendment Effective Date: the date on which the conditions precedent specified in Section 9 of the First Amendment have been satisfied or waived in accordance with the terms thereof.

 

(iii)Standstill Event of Default: as defined in the First Amendment.

 

(iv)Standstill Period: as defined in the First Amendment.

 

(b)Section 1.01 of the Loan Agreement is hereby amended by amending and restating clauses (a), (b) and (c) of the definition of “Applicable Rate” to read as follows:

 

(a) prior to the First Amendment Effective Date, with respect to any Eurodollar Loan or any ABR Loan, as the case may be, the applicable rate per annum set forth below under the caption “Eurodollar Spread” or “ABR Spread”, as the case may be, based upon the Ratings Level applicable on such date:

 

 

Ratings Level

 

Index Ratings

(Moody’s/S&P)

  Eurodollar Spread   ABR Spread
Level I   B1/B+ or higher   4.25%   3.25%
Level II   B2/B   4.75%   3.75%
Level III   B3/B- or lower   5.50%   4.50%

 

(b) commencing on (and including) the First Amendment Effective Date and ending on (but excluding) the date of a Standstill Event of Default, with respect to any Eurodollar Loan or any ABR Loan, as the case may be, the applicable rate per annum set forth below under the caption “Eurodollar Spread” or “ABR Spread”, as the case may be, based upon the Ratings Level applicable on such date:

 

 

Ratings Level

 

Index Ratings

(Moody’s/S&P)

  Eurodollar Spread   ABR Spread
Level I   B1/B+ or higher   5.75%   4.75%
Level II   B2/B   6.25%   5.25%
Level III   B3/B- or lower   7.00%   6.00%

 

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provided that 0.75% (i.e., 75 basis points) of such Applicable Rate shall be payable in kind by capitalizing and adding such amount to the outstanding principal balance of the Loans on the applicable Interest Payment Date); and

 

(c) commencing on (and including) the date of a Standstill Event of Default, with respect to any Eurodollar Loan or any ABR Loan, as the case may be, the applicable rate per annum set forth below under the caption “Eurodollar Spread” or “ABR Spread”, as the case may be, based upon the Ratings Level applicable on such date:

 

 

Ratings Level

 

Index Ratings

(Moody’s/S&P)

  Eurodollar Spread   ABR Spread
Level I   B1/B+ or higher   6.25%   5.25%
Level II   B2/B   6.75%   5.75%
Level III   B3/B- or lower   7.50%   6.50%

 

provided that 1.25% (i.e., 125 basis points) of such Applicable Rate shall be payable in kind by capitalizing and adding such amount to the outstanding principal balance of the Loans on the applicable Interest Payment Date).

 

(c)Section 8.06 of the Loan Agreement is hereby amended to delete the second sentence in its entirety and replace it with the following sentence:

 

Upon any such resignation, the Required Lenders shall have the right to appoint a successor.

 

(d)Section 2.11(a) of the Loan Agreement is hereby amended by deleting the word “and,” prior to clause (3) and adding the following as clause (4):

 

“and (4) notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, in the event of any prepayment or repayment for any reason (but excluding any mandatory prepayments under Section 2.11(c) or 2.11(d)) of the Loans during the Standstill Period (including, without limitation, upon or after the maturity or acceleration of the Loans as a result of the occurrence of any Event of Default or otherwise, to the extent any such acceleration is not prohibited by the terms of Section 3 of the First Amendment), the Company shall pay the Lenders a premium of 0.625% of the outstanding principal of the Loans so prepaid (such premium, the “Call Protection”), calculated as of the date of any such prepayment, repayment, or acceleration.”

 

(e)For the avoidance of doubt, the amendments set forth in this Section 11 shall survive any termination of this Agreement.

 

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12.Direction to the Administrative Agent; Indemnity. Each Lender party hereto hereby consents, authorizes and directs the Administrative Agent to execute and deliver this Agreement and to take the actions contemplated herein. Each Standstill Party confirms and agrees that (i) the Administrative Agent is only entering into this Agreement at the direction of the Required Lenders, (ii) subject to the terms of the Loan Agreement and the other Loan Documents (including this Agreement), any action or inaction taken hereunder by the Administrative Agent shall be at the express direction of the Required Lenders (including, without limitation, any determination that a Default, Event of Default, and/or Standstill Event of Default has occurred and/or that the Standstill Period has ended) and (iii) the indemnification provisions set forth in the Loan Agreement and the other Loan Documents (including, without limitation, the indemnification provisions set forth in Sections 9.03(b) and 9.03(c) of the Loan Agreement) shall apply to actions taken by the Administrative Agent in connection with this Agreement.

 

13.Miscellaneous.

 

(a)Amendment. No provision or term hereof may be amended, modified or otherwise changed except by an instrument in writing, specifying the same, duly executed by the requisite parties in accordance with Section 9.02 of the Loan Agreement. For the avoidance of doubt, any extension of the Termination Date hereunder shall not constitute a postponement of any scheduled date of payment of the principal amount of any Loan, or the date for the payment of any interest, fees or other Obligations, or a waiver or excuse of any such payment, in each case for purposes of Section 9.02(b)(iii) of the Loan Agreement.

 

(b)GOVERNING LAW; SUBMISSION TO JURISDICTION; SELECTION OF FORUM. THIS AGREEMENT IS TO BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK APPLICABLE TO CONTRACTS MADE AND TO BE PERFORMED IN SUCH STATE, WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO THE CONFLICT OF LAWS PRINCIPLES THEREOF. Each Standstill Party hereto agrees that it shall bring any action or proceeding in respect of any claim arising out of or related to this Agreement in any U.S. Federal (or, if such court lacks subject matter jurisdiction, New York State) court sitting in New York, New York (or court of proper appellate jurisdiction) (the “Chosen Courts”), and solely in connection with claims arising under this Agreement: (a) irrevocably submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Chosen Courts; (b) waives any objection to laying venue in any such action or proceeding in the Chosen Court; and (c) waives any objection that the Chosen Courts are an inconvenient forum or does not have personal jurisdiction over any Standstill Party hereto or constitutional authority to finally adjudicate the matter; provided that, for the avoidance of doubt, this Section 13(b) does not supersede, amend or modify the provisions of Section 9.09 of the Loan Agreement, which shall continue to apply in accordance with its terms, including with respect to any Defaults or Events of Default asserted under the Loan Agreement.

 

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(c)Trial by Jury Waiver. EACH Standstill PARTY HERETO IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY AND ALL RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY LEGAL PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY.

 

(d)Entire Agreement. This Agreement, inclusive of its schedule, represents the entire understanding and agreement among the Standstill Parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersedes all prior agreements, if any, among them with respect thereto. Each of the Standstill Parties acknowledges that it has not relied upon any representations by any other Standstill Party or anyone acting on behalf of any Standstill Party in entering into this Agreement.

 

(e)Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in as many counterparts as may be convenient or required. It shall not be necessary that the signature of, or on behalf of, each party, or that the signature of all persons required to bind any party, appear on each counterpart. Signatures to this Agreement, any amendment hereof and any notice given hereunder, transmitted by telecopy or PDF, and the photocopy of any signature page, shall be valid and effective to bind the Standstill Party so signing. All such counterparts shall collectively constitute a single instrument.

 

(f)Waiver. Any provision hereof may be waived only by written instrument making specific reference to this Agreement signed by the requisite parties in accordance with Section 9.02 of the Loan Agreement. The waiver by any Standstill Party hereto of a breach of any provision of this Agreement shall not operate or be construed as a further or continuing waiver of such breach or as a waiver of any other or subsequent breach. No failure on the part of any Standstill Party to exercise, and no delay in exercising, any right, power or remedy hereunder shall operate as a waiver thereof, nor shall any single or partial exercise of such right, power or remedy by such Standstill Party preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right, power or remedy.

 

(g)Interpretation. This Agreement is the result of negotiation and, accordingly, no presumption or burden of proof will arise with respect to any ambiguity or question of intent concerning this Agreement favoring or disfavoring any party to this Agreement by virtue of the authorship of any provision of this Agreement.

 

(h)Reliance.

 

(i)The Loan Parties acknowledge and agree that, notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth in this Agreement, the Administrative Agent and the Standstill Lenders do not have, nor shall have, an obligation to: (A) subject to the obligations set forth in Section 8(b) hereof, amend the Loan Agreement or any other Loan Document or otherwise restructure the Obligations; (B) other than with respect to any continuation of outstanding Eurodollar Loans or any conversion of outstanding ABR Loans into Eurodollar Loans, make any further loans, advances or extension of credit to or for the benefit of the Loan Parties, (C) extend the Standstill Period; (D) refrain from terminating the Standstill Period upon the occurrence of any Standstill Event of Default or (E) enter into any other instruments, agreements or documents regarding any of the same with the Loan Parties, and that neither the Administrative Agent nor the Lenders, nor any of their respective representatives, have made any agreements with, or commitments or representations or warranties to, the Loan Parties (either in writing or orally), other than as expressly stated in this Agreement.

 

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(ii)The Loan Parties expressly understand and further agree that the Administrative Agent and the Lenders are relying on all terms, covenants, conditions, warranties and representations set forth in this Agreement as a material inducement to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders to enter into this Agreement and to standstill from exercising the Administrative Agent’s and the Lenders’ rights and remedies as specifically set forth herein.

 

(i)Cumulative Remedies.

 

(i)Except as otherwise specifically provided in this Agreement, the rights, powers, authorities, remedies, interests and benefits conferred upon the Administrative Agent and the Lenders by and as provided in this Agreement are intended to supplement, and be in addition to (and, except as expressly set forth herein, shall not in any way replace, supersede, amend, limit or restrict), the rights, powers, authorities, remedies, interests, and benefits conferred by the Loan Agreement and the other Loan Documents.

 

(ii)No delay on the part of the Administrative Agent or the Lenders in the exercise of any power, right or remedy under this Agreement, the Loan Agreement or any other Loan Document at any time shall operate as a waiver thereof, and no single or partial exercise by the Administrative Agent or the Standstill Lenders of any power, right or remedy shall preclude other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other power, right or remedy.

 

(j)Relationship. The Loan Parties agree that the relationship between the Administrative Agent and the Lenders, on one hand, and the Loan Parties, on the other hand, is that of creditor and debtor and not that of partners or joint venturers. This Agreement does not constitute a partnership agreement, or any other association between the Administrative Agent, the Lenders and the Loan Parties. The Loan Parties acknowledge that the Administrative Agent and the Lenders have acted at all times only as a creditor to the Loan Parties within the normal and usual scope of the activities normally undertaken by a creditor and in no event have the Administrative Agent and the Lenders attempted to exercise any control over the Company or any other Loan Party or their respective businesses or affairs. The Loan Parties further acknowledge that the Administrative Agent and Lenders have not taken or failed to take any action under or in connection with their rights under the Loan Agreement and the other Loan Documents that in any way or to any extent have interfered with or adversely affected the Loan Parties’ ownership of the Collateral.

 

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(k)Ad Hoc Group Actions and Composition.  

 

(i)Any action by the Ad Hoc Group with respect to this Agreement (which, for the avoidance of doubt, is limited to actions under Section 5(k) and Section 8(a) hereof) may be taken by members of the Ad Hoc Group with Credit Exposures representing more than fifty percent (50%) of the Aggregate Credit Exposures of the Ad Hoc Group taken as a whole (the “Required Ad Hoc Group Members”). Any action taken hereunder by the Required Ad Hoc Group Members shall bind all members of the Ad Hoc Group.

 

(ii)In the event that, at any time on or after the Effective Date, the Ad Hoc Group does not act on behalf of the Required Lenders, all references to the “Ad Hoc Group” in this Agreement shall be deemed to refer to the Required Lenders.

 

(l)No Third Party Beneficiaries.  This Agreement is made and entered into for the sole protection and benefit of the parties hereto and no other person or entity shall have any right of action hereon, right to claim any right or benefit from the terms contained herein, or be deemed a third party beneficiary hereunder.

 

(m)Severability.  Whenever possible, each provision of this Agreement shall be interpreted in such manner as to be effective and valid under applicable law, but if any provision of this Agreement shall be prohibited by or invalid under applicable law, such provision shall be ineffective only to the extent of such prohibition or invalidity, without invalidating the remainder of such provision or the remaining provisions of this Agreement, it being the parties’ intention that each and every provision of this Agreement be enforced to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.

 

(n)Successors and Assigns.  This Agreement shall be binding upon, and shall inure to the benefit of the Lenders, the Company, and the other Loan Parties and their respective successors and assigns, except that the Company and the other Loan Parties may not assign their rights under this Agreement without the prior written consent of the Required Lenders.

 

(o)Voluntary Agreement. The Loan Parties, the Administrative Agent and the Standstill Lenders represent and warrant that they are represented by legal counsel of their choice, that they have consulted with such counsel regarding this Agreement, that they are fully aware of the terms and provisions contained herein and of their effect and that they have voluntarily and without coercion or duress of any kind entered into this Agreement.

 

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(p)Integration.  This Agreement and the instruments, agreements and documents referred to in this Agreement shall be deemed incorporated into and made a part of the Loan Agreement and the other Loan Documents. This Agreement shall be deemed to be a Loan Document as that term is defined in the Loan Agreement. All such instruments, agreements and documents, and this Agreement, shall be construed as integrated and complementary of each other, and, except as otherwise specifically provided in this Agreement, as augmenting and not restricting the Administrative Agent’s or the Lenders’ rights, remedies, benefits and security. If after applying the foregoing an inconsistency still exists, the provisions of this Agreement shall constitute an amendment to the Loan Agreement and shall control; provided, however, that, for the avoidance of doubt, the provisions hereof that do not survive termination of this Agreement or the Standstill Period shall not be deemed to amend the terms of the Loan Agreement following such termination. References in the Loan Agreement to this “Agreement,” “herein,” “hereof” or “hereunder” or references to the Loan Agreement in any other agreement or document shall, in each case, be deemed to refer to the Loan Agreement as amended hereby.

 

(q)No Novation. This Agreement shall not extinguish the Loans or other Obligations outstanding under the Loan Agreement and/or any of the other Loan Documents as in effect prior to the effectiveness of this Agreement. Nothing herein contained shall be construed as a substitution, novation or repayment of the Loans or other Obligations outstanding under the Loan Agreement and/or any of the other Loan Documents as in effect prior to the effectiveness of this Agreement, all of which shall remain outstanding in full force and effect after the effectiveness of this Agreement, as amended hereby.

 

(r)Notices. All notices hereunder shall be deemed given if in writing and delivered by electronic mail, courier, or registered or certified mail (return receipt requested) to the following addresses (or at such other addresses as shall be specified by like notice):

 

i.if to the Company:

 

Akorn, Inc.
1925 West Field Court, Suite 300
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Attention: Duane Portwood, Chief Financial Officer

Email address: duane.portwood@akorn.com

 

Copies to:

 

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

825 8th Ave

New York, NY 10019

Attention: Paul H. Zumbro; Stephen M. Kessing

Email address: pzumbro@cravath.com; skessing@cravath.com

 

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

601 Lexington Ave

New York, NY 10022

Attention: Nicole L. Greenblatt

Email address: nicole.greenblatt@kirkland.com

 

ii.if to the Ad Hoc Group:

 

Jones Day

250 Vesey Street

New York, NY 10281

Attention: Scott J. Greenberg

Email address: sgreenberg@jonesday.com

 

iii.if to any other Lender party hereto, to such address as may be furnished by such Lender from time to time to each of the Standstill Parties.

 

iv.if to the Administrative Agent:

 

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

10 S. Dearborn Street

9th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603

Attention: Justin Martin

Email address: justin.2.martin@jpmorgan.com

 

Copy to:

 

Latham & Watkins LLP

330 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 2800

Chicago, IL 60611

Attention: Zulf Bokhari

Email address: zulf.bokhari@lw.com

 

Any notice given by delivery, mail (electronic or otherwise), or courier shall be effective when received.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, each of the undersigned, intending to be legally bound hereby, has executed this Agreement below effective as of the Effective Date.

 

  THE COMPANY:
     
  AKORN, INC.
     
  By /s/ Duane Portwood
    Name:  Duane Portwood
    Title:   Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
     
  OTHER LOAN PARTIES:
     
  ADVANCED VISION RESEARCH, INC.
     
  By /s/ Joseph Bonaccorsi
    Name:  Joseph Bonaccorsi
    Title:  Secretary
     
  AKORN (NEW JERSEY), INC.
     
  By /s/ Joseph Bonaccorsi
    Name:  Joseph Bonaccorsi
    Title:  Secretary
     
  AKORN ANIMAL HEALTH, INC.
     
  By /s/ Joseph Bonaccorsi
    Name:  Joseph Bonaccorsi
    Title:  Secretary
     
  AKORN OPHTHALMICS, INC.
     
  By /s/ Joseph Bonaccorsi
    Name:  Joseph Bonaccorsi
    Title:  Secretary
     
  AKORN SALES, INC.
     
  By /s/ Joseph Bonaccorsi
    Name:  Joseph Bonaccorsi
    Title:  Secretary

 

   

 

 

  INSPIRE PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
     
  By /s/ Joseph Bonaccorsi
    Name:  Joseph Bonaccorsi
    Title:  Secretary
     
  OAK PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
     
  By /s/ Joseph Bonaccorsi
    Name:  Joseph Bonaccorsi
    Title:  Secretary
     
  HI-TECH PHARMACAL CO., INC.
     
  By /s/ Joseph Bonaccorsi
    Name:  Joseph Bonaccorsi
    Title:  Secretary
     
  10 EDISON STREET LLC
     
  By /s/ Joseph Bonaccorsi
    Name:  Joseph Bonaccorsi
    Title:  Secretary of Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc., its member
     
  13 EDISON STREET LLC
     
  By /s/ Joseph Bonaccorsi
    Name:  Joseph Bonaccorsi
    Title:  Secretary of Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc., its member
     
  VPI HOLDINGS CORP.
     
  By /s/ Joseph Bonaccorsi
    Name:  Joseph Bonaccorsi
    Title:  Secretary
     
  VPI HOLDINGS SUB, LLC
     
  By /s/ Joseph Bonaccorsi
    Name:  Joseph Bonaccorsi
    Title:  Secretary

 

   

 

 

  VERSAPHARM INCORPORATED
     
  By /s/ Joseph Bonaccorsi
    Name:  Joseph Bonaccorsi
    Title:  Secretary
     
  COVENANT PHARMA INC.
     
  By /s/ Joseph Bonaccorsi
    Name:  Joseph Bonaccorsi
    Title:  Secretary
     
  OLTA PHARMACEUTICALS CORP.
     
  By /s/ Joseph Bonaccorsi
    Name:  Joseph Bonaccorsi
    Title:  Secretary
     
  CLOVER PHARMACEUTICALS CORP.
     
  By /s/ Joseph Bonaccorsi
    Name:  Joseph Bonaccorsi
    Title:  Secretary
     
  JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,
  as Administrative Agent
     
  By /s/ Justin Martin
    Name:  Justin Martin
    Title:  Authorized Officer
     
  PineBridge Investments, LLC
     
  By /s/ Jeff Baxter
    Name:  Jeff Baxter
    Title:  

 

   

 

 

  AGF FLOATING RATE INCOME FUND
  BY: EATON VANCE MANAGEMENT
  AS PORTFOLIO MANAGER
     
  By /s/ Michael B. Botthof
    Name:  Michael B. Botthof
    Title:  Vice President
     
  Brighthouse Funds Trust I -
  Brighthouse/Eaton Vance Floating Rate Portfolio
  By: Eaton Vance Management as Investment Sub-Advisor
     
  By /s/ Michael B. Botthof
    Name:  Michael B. Botthof
    Title:  Vice President
     
  Eaton Vance CLO 2013-1 LTD.
  By: Eaton Vance Management
  Portfolio Manager
     
  By /s/ Michael B. Botthof
    Name:  Michael B. Botthof
    Title:  Vice President
     
  Eaton Vance CLO 2014-1R, Ltd.
  By: Eaton Vance Management
  As Investment Advisor
     
  By /s/ Michael B. Botthof
    Name:  Michael B. Botthof
    Title:  Vice President
     
  Eaton Vance CLO 2015-1 Ltd.
  By: Eaton Vance Management
  Portfolio Manager
     
  By /s/ Michael B. Botthof
    Name:  Michael B. Botthof
    Title:  Vice President

 

   

 

 

  Eaton Vance CLO 2018-1, Ltd.
  By: Eaton Vance Management
  Portfolio Manager
     
  By /s/ Michael B. Botthof
    Name:  Michael B. Botthof
    Title:  Vice President
     
  Eaton Vance Floating-Rate
  Income Plus Fund
  By: Eaton Vance Management
  as Investment Advisor
     
  By /s/ Michael B. Botthof
    Name:  Michael B. Botthof
    Title:  Vice President
     
  Eaton Vance Floating-Rate
  2022 Target Term Trust
  By: Eaton Vance Management
  as Investment Advisor
     
  By /s/ Michael B. Botthof
    Name:  Michael B. Botthof
    Title:  Vice President
     
  EATON VANCE SENIOR
  FLOATING-RATE TRUST
  BY: EATON VANCE MANAGEMENT
  AS INVESTMENT ADVISOR
     
  By /s/ Michael B. Botthof
    Name:  Michael B. Botthof
    Title:  Vice President
     
  EATON VANCE FLOATING-RATE
  INCOME TRUST
  BY: EATON VANCE MANAGEMENT
  AS INVESTMENT ADVISOR
     
  By /s/ Michael B. Botthof
    Name:  Michael B. Botthof
    Title:  Vice President

 

   

 

 

  Eaton Vance International
  (Cayman Islands) Floating-Rate
  Income Portfolio
  By: Eaton Vance Management as
  Investment Advisor
     
  By /s/ Michael B. Botthof
    Name:  Michael B. Botthof
    Title:  Vice President
     
  EATON VANCE SENIOR INCOME TRUST
  BY: EATON VANCE MANAGEMENT
  AS INVESTMENT ADVISOR
     
  By /s/ Michael B. Botthof
    Name:  Michael B. Botthof
    Title:  Vice President
     
  Eaton Vance Short Duration
  Diversified Income Fund
  By: Eaton Vance Management
  As Investment Advisor
     
  By /s/ Michael B. Botthof
    Name:  Michael B. Botthof
    Title:  Vice President
     
  EATON VANCE INSTITUTIONAL SENIOR LOAN FUND
  BY: EATON VANCE MANAGEMENT
  AS INVESTMENT ADVISOR
     
  By /s/ Michael B. Botthof
    Name:  Michael B. Botthof
    Title:  Vice President
     
  Eaton Vance Institutional Senior Loan Plus Fund
  By: Eaton Vance Management as Investment Advisor
     
  By /s/ Michael B. Botthof
    Name:  Michael B. Botthof
    Title:  Vice President

 

   

 

 

  EATON VANCE
  LIMITED DURATION INCOME FUND
  BY: EATON VANCE MANAGEMENT
  AS INVESTMENT ADVISOR
     
  By /s/ Michael B. Botthof
    Name:  Michael B. Botthof
    Title:  Vice President
     
  Eaton Vance Floating Rate Portfolio
  By: Boston Management and Research
  as Investment Adivsor
     
  By /s/ Michael B. Botthof
    Name:  Michael B. Botthof
    Title:  Vice President
     
  Eaton Vance US Loan Fund 2016 a Series Trust of
  Global Cayman Investment Trust
  By: Eaton Vance Management as Investment Advisor
     
  By /s/ Michael B. Botthof
    Name:  Michael B. Botthof
    Title:  Vice President
     
  Florida Power & Light Company
  By: Eaton Vance Management
  as Investment Advisor
     
  By /s/ Michael B. Botthof
    Name:  Michael B. Botthof
    Title:  Vice President
     
  SENIOR DEBT PORTFOLIO
  By: Boston Management and Research
  as Investment
     
  By /s/ Michael B. Botthof
    Name:  Michael B. Botthof
    Title:  Vice President

 

   

 

 

  Eaton Vance VT Floating-Rate Income Fund
  By: Eaton Vance Management
  as Investment Advisor
     
  By /s/ Michael B. Botthof
    Name:  Michael B. Botthof
    Title:  Vice President
     
  CIFC Funding 2012-II-R, Ltd.,
  By: CIFC VS Management LLC, its Collateral Manager
     
  By /s/ Ira Ginsburg
    Name:  Ira Ginsburg
    Title:  Managing Director
     
  CIFC Funding 2013-I, Ltd.,
  By: CIFC Asset Management LLC, its Collateral Manager
     
  By /s/ Ira Ginsburg
    Name:  Ira Ginsburg
    Title:  Managing Director
     
  CIFC Funding 2013-II, Ltd.,
  By: CIFC Asset Management LLC, its Collateral Manager
     
  By /s/ Ira Ginsburg
    Name:  Ira Ginsburg
    Title:  Managing Director
     
  CIFC Funding 2013-III-R Ltd.,
  By: CIFC VS Management LLC, as Collateral Manager
     
  By /s/ Ira Ginsburg
    Name:  Ira Ginsburg
    Title:  Managing Director
     
  CIFC Funding 2013-IV, Ltd.,
  By: CIFC Asset Management LLC, its Collateral Manager
     
  By /s/ Ira Ginsburg
    Name:  Ira Ginsburg
    Title:  Managing Director

 

   

 

 

  CIFC Funding 2014, Ltd.,
  By: CIFC Asset Management LLC, its Portfolio Manager
     
  By /s/ Ira Ginsburg
    Name:  Ira Ginsburg
    Title:  Managing Director
     
  CIFC Funding 2014-III, Ltd.,
  By: CIFC Asset Management LLC, its Collateral Manager
     
  By /s/ Ira Ginsburg
    Name:  Ira Ginsburg
    Title:  Managing Director
     
  CIFC Funding 2014-II-R, Ltd.,
  By: CIFC Asset Management LLC, as Collateral Manager
     
  By /s/ Ira Ginsburg
    Name:  Ira Ginsburg
    Title:  Managing Director
     
  CIFC Funding 2014-IV-R, Ltd.,
  By: CIFC Asset Management LLC, its Collateral Manager
     
  By /s/ Ira Ginsburg
    Name:  Ira Ginsburg
    Title:  Managing Director
     
  CIFC Funding 2014-V, Ltd.,
  By: CIFC Asset Management LLC, its Collateral Manager
     
  By /s/ Ira Ginsburg
    Name:  Ira Ginsburg
    Title:  Managing Director

 

   

 

 

  CIFC Funding 2015-I, Ltd.,
  By: CIFC Asset Management LLC, its Collateral Manager
     
  By /s/ Ira Ginsburg
    Name:  Ira Ginsburg
    Title:  Managing Director
     
  CIFC Funding 2015-II, Ltd.,
  By: CIFC Asset Management LLC, its Collateral Manager
     
  By /s/ Ira Ginsburg
    Name:  Ira Ginsburg
    Title:  Managing Director
     
  CIFC Funding 2015-III, Ltd.,
  By: CIFC Asset Management LLC, its Collateral Manager
     
  By /s/ Ira Ginsburg
    Name:  Ira Ginsburg
    Title:  Managing Director
     
  CIFC Funding 2015-IV, Ltd.,
  By: CIFC Asset Management LLC, its Collateral Manager
     
  By /s/ Ira Ginsburg
    Name:  Ira Ginsburg
    Title:  Managing Director
     
  CIFC Funding 2015-V, Ltd.,
  By: CIFC Asset Management LLC, its Collateral Manager
     
  By /s/ Ira Ginsburg
    Name:  Ira Ginsburg
    Title:  Managing Director

 

   

 

 

  CIFC Funding 2016-I, Ltd.,
  By: CIFC Asset Management LLC, its Collateral Manager
     
  By /s/ Ira Ginsburg
    Name:  Ira Ginsburg
    Title:  Managing Director
     
  CIFC Funding 2017-I, Ltd.,
  By: CIFC Asset Management LLC, its Collateral Manager
     
  By /s/ Ira Ginsburg
    Name:  Ira Ginsburg
    Title:  Managing Director
     
  CIFC Funding 2017-II, Ltd.,
  By: CIFC CLO Management LLC, its Collateral Manager
     
  By /s/ Ira Ginsburg
    Name:  Ira Ginsburg
    Title:  Managing Director
     
  CIFC Funding 2017-III, Ltd.,
  By: CIFC Asset Management LLC, its Collateral Manager
     
  By /s/ Ira Ginsburg
    Name:  Ira Ginsburg
    Title:  Managing Director
     
  CIFC Funding 2017-IV, Ltd.,
  By: CIFC CLO Management LLC, its Collateral
  Manager, by and on behalf of each of its series, Series
  M-1, Series O-1 and Series R-1
     
  By /s/ Ira Ginsburg
    Name:  Ira Ginsburg
    Title:  Managing Director

 

   

 

 

  CIFC Funding 2017-V, Ltd.,
  By: CIFC CLO MANAGEMENT II LLC, as Collateral Manager
  By and on behalf of each of its series, SERIES M-1,
  SERIES O-1, and SERIES R-1
     
  By /s/ Ira Ginsburg
    Name:  Ira Ginsburg
    Title:  Managing Director
     
  CIFC Funding 2018-I, Ltd.,
  By: CIFC CLO MANAGEMENT II LLC, as Collateral Manager
  By and on behalf of each of its series, SERIES M-1,
  SERIES O-1, and SERIES R-1
     
  By /s/ Ira Ginsburg
    Name:  Ira Ginsburg
    Title:  Managing Director
     
  CIFC Funding 2018-II, Ltd.,
  By: CIFC CLO Management II LLC, its Collateral
  Manager, by and on behalf of each of its series, Series M-1, Series O-1 and Series R-1
     
  By /s/ Ira Ginsburg
    Name:  Ira Ginsburg
    Title:  Managing Director
     
  CIFC Funding 2018-III, Ltd.
     
  By /s/ Ira Ginsburg
    Name:  Ira Ginsburg
    Title:  Managing Director
     
  CIFC Funding 2018-IV, Ltd.,
  By: CIFC CLO Management II LLC, as Collateral Manager
  By and on behalf of each of its series, SERIES M-1, SERIES O-1, and SERIES R-1
     
  By /s/ Ira Ginsburg
    Name:  Ira Ginsburg
    Title:  Managing Director

 

   

 

 

  CIFC Loan Opportunity Fund II, Ltd.,
  By: CIFC Asset Management LLC, its Collateral Manager
     
  By /s/ Ira Ginsburg
    Name:  Ira Ginsburg
    Title:  Managing Director
     
  Blue Mountain Credit Alternatives Master Fund L.P.
  By: BlueMountain Capital Management, LLC, its investment manager
     
  By /s/ David M. O’Mara
    Name:  David M. O’Mara
    Title:  Deputy General Counsel
     
  BlueMountain Kicking Horse Fund L.P.
  By: BlueMountain Capital Management, LLC, its
  investment manager
     
  By /s/ David M. O’Mara
    Name:  David M. O’Mara
    Title:  Deputy General Counsel
     
  BlueMountain Logan Opportunities Master Fund L.P.
  By: BlueMountain Capital Management, LLC, its investment manager
     
  By /s/ David M. O’Mara
    Name:  David M. O’Mara
    Title:  Deputy General Counsel
     
  BlueMountain CLO XXII Ltd.
  By: BlueMountain Capital Management, LLC, its portfolio manager
     
  By /s/ David M. O’Mara
    Name:  David M. O’Mara
    Title:  Deputy General Counsel

 

   

 

 

  BlueMountain CLO 2012-2 Ltd.
  By: BlueMountain Capital Management, LLC, its portfolio manager
     
  By /s/ David M. O’Mara
    Name:  David M. O’Mara
    Title:  Deputy General Counsel
     
  BlueMountain CLO 2013-1 Ltd.
  By: BlueMountain CLO Management, LLC, its portfolio manager
     
  By /s/ David M. O’Mara
    Name:  David M. O’Mara
    Title:  Deputy General Counsel
     
  BlueMountain CLO 2014-2 Ltd.
  By: BlueMountain Capital Management, LLC, its portfolio manager
     
  By /s/ David M. O’Mara
    Name:  David M. O’Mara
    Title:  Deputy General Counsel
     
  BlueMountain Fuji US CLO I Ltd.
  By: BlueMountain Fuji Management, LLC, its portfolio manager
     
  By /s/ David M. O’Mara
    Name:  David M. O’Mara
    Title:  Secretary and Counsel
     
  BlueMountain Fuji US CLO II Ltd.
  By: BlueMountain Fuji Management, LLC, its portfolio manager
     
  By /s/ David M. O’Mara
    Name:  David M. O’Mara
    Title:  Secretary and Counsel

 

   

 

 

  BlueMountain Fuji US CLO III Ltd.
  By: BlueMountain Fuji Management, LLC, its portfolio manager
     
  By /s/ David M. O’Mara
    Name:  David M. O’Mara
    Title:  Secretary and Counsel
     
  Whitebox Relative Value Partners, L.P.
  By: Whitebox Advisors LLC its investment manager
     
  By /s/ Mark Strefling
    Name:  Mark Strefling
    Title:  Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel
     
  Whitebox Multi-Strategy Partners, L.P.
  By: Whitebox Advisors LLC its investment manager
     
  By /s/ Mark Strefling
    Name:  Mark Strefling
    Title:  Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel
     
  Stonehill Institutional Partners, L.P.
  By: Stonehill Capital Management LLC
  Its Investment Adviser
     
  By /s/ Michael Stern
    Name:  Michael Stern
    Title:  Partner
     
  Stonehill Master Fund Limited
  By: Stonehill Capital Management LLC
  Its Investment Adviser
     
  By /s/ Michael Stern
    Name:  Michael Stern
    Title:  Partner
     
  CALIFORNIA STATE TEACHERS’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM
  By: Credit Suisse Asset Management, LLC, as investment manager
     
  By /s/ Thomas Flannery
    Name:  Thomas Flannery
    Title:  Managing Director

 

   

 

 

  THE CITY OF NEW YORK GROUP TRUST
  By: Credit Suisse Asset Management, LLC, as its manager
     
  By /s/ Thomas Flannery
    Name:  Thomas Flannery
    Title:  Managing Director
     
  CREDIT SUISSE NOVA (LUX)
  By: Credit Suisse Asset Management, LLC, or Credit Suisse Asset Management Limited, each as Co-Investment Adviser to Credit Suisse Fund Management S.A., management company for Credit Suisse Nova (Lux)
     
  By /s/ Thomas Flannery
    Name:  Thomas Flannery
    Title:  Managing Director
     
  MADISON PARK FUNDING X, LTD.
  By: Credit Suisse Asset Management, LLC, as portfolio manager
     
  By /s/ Thomas Flannery
    Name:  Thomas Flannery
    Title:  Managing Director
     
  MADISON PARK FUNDING XI, LTD.
  By: Credit Suisse Asset Management, LLC, as portfolio manager
     
  By /s/ Thomas Flannery
    Name:  Thomas Flannery
    Title:  Managing Director
     
  MADISON PARK FUNDING XII, LTD.
  By: Credit Suisse Asset Management, LLC, as portfolio manager
     
  By /s/ Thomas Flannery
    Name:  Thomas Flannery
    Title:  Managing Director

 

   

 

 

  MADISON PARK FUNDING XIII, LTD.
  By: Credit Suisse Asset Management, LLC, as portfolio manager
     
  By /s/ Thomas Flannery
    Name:  Thomas Flannery
    Title:  Managing Director
     
  MADISON PARK FUNDING XIV, LTD.
  By: Credit Suisse Asset Management, LLC, as portfolio manager
     
  By /s/ Thomas Flannery
    Name:  Thomas Flannery
    Title:  Managing Director
     
  MADISON PARK FUNDING XV, LTD.
  By: Credit Suisse Asset Management, LLC, as portfolio manager
     
  By /s/ Thomas Flannery
    Name:  Thomas Flannery
    Title:  Managing Director
     
  MADISON PARK FUNDING XVII, LTD.
  By: Credit Suisse Asset Management, LLC, as portfolio manager
     
  By /s/ Thomas Flannery
    Name:  Thomas Flannery
    Title:  Managing Director
     
  MADISON PARK FUNDING XIX, LTD.
  By: Credit Suisse Asset Management, LLC, as collateral manager
     
  By /s/ Thomas Flannery
    Name:  Thomas Flannery
    Title:  Managing Director

 

   

 

 

  MADISON PARK FUNDING XL, LTD.
  By: Credit Suisse Asset Management, LLC, as portfolio manager
     
  By /s/ Thomas Flannery
    Name:  Thomas Flannery
    Title:  Managing Director
     
  MADISON PARK FUNDING XLI, LTD.
  By: Credit Suisse Asset Management, LLC, as portfolio manager
     
  By /s/ Thomas Flannery
    Name:  Thomas Flannery
    Title:  Managing Director
     
  MADISON PARK FUNDING XLIII, LTD.
  By: Credit Suisse Asset Management, LLC, as portfolio manager
     
  By /s/ Thomas Flannery
    Name:  Thomas Flannery
    Title:  Managing Director
     
  ONE ELEVEN FUNDING I, LTD.
  By: Credit Suisse Asset Management, LLC, as portfolio manager
     
  By /s/ Thomas Flannery
    Name:  Thomas Flannery
    Title:  Managing Director
     
  ONE ELEVEN FUNDING II, LTD.
  By: Credit Suisse Asset Management, LLC, as portfolio manager
     
  By /s/ Thomas Flannery
    Name:  Thomas Flannery
    Title:  Managing Director

 

   

 

 

  DOLLAR SENIOR LOAN FUND, LTD.
  By: Credit Suisse Asset Management, LLC, as investment manager
     
  By /s/ Thomas Flannery
    Name:  Thomas Flannery
    Title:  Managing Director
     
  DOLLAR SENIOR LOAN MASTER FUND II, LTD.
  By: Credit Suisse Asset Management, LLC, as investment manager
     
  By /s/ Thomas Flannery
    Name:  Thomas Flannery
    Title:  Managing Director
     
  Bowman Park CLO, Ltd.,
  By: GSO/Blackstone Debt Funds Management LLC as Collateral Manager
     
  By /s/ Thomas Iannarone
    Name:  Thomas Iannarone
    Title:  Authorized Signatory
     
  Bristol Park CLO, Ltd,
     
  By /s/ Thomas Iannarone
    Name:  Thomas Iannarone
    Title:  Authorized Signatory
     
  Burnham Park CLO, Ltd.,
  By: GSO/Blackstone Debt Funds Management LLC as Collateral Manager
     
  By /s/ Thomas Iannarone
    Name:  Thomas Iannarone
    Title:  Authorized Signatory
     
  Buttermilk Park CLO, Ltd.,
  By: GSO/Blackstone Debt Funds Management LLC as Collateral Manager
     
  By /s/ Thomas Iannarone
    Name:  Thomas Iannarone
    Title:  Authorized Signatory

 

   

 

 

  Catskill Park CLO, Ltd.,
  By: GSO/Blackstone Debt Funds Management LLC as Collateral Manager
     
  By /s/ Thomas Iannarone
    Name:  Thomas Iannarone
    Title:  Authorized Signatory
     
  Chennago Park CLO, Ltd.,
  By: GSO/Blackstone Debt Funds Management LLC as Collateral Manager
     
  By /s/ Thomas Iannarone
    Name:  Thomas Iannarone
    Title:  Authorized Signatory
     
  Cole Park CLO, Ltd.,
  By: GSO/Blackstone Debt Funds Management LLC as Collateral Manager
     
  By /s/ Thomas Iannarone
    Name:  Thomas Iannarone
    Title:  Authorized Signatory
     
  Cook Park CLO, Ltd.,
  By: GSO / Blackstone Debt Funds Management LLC
  as Collateral Manager
     
  By /s/ Thomas Iannarone
    Name:  Thomas Iannarone
    Title:  Authorized Signatory
     
  Cumberland Park CLO Ltd.,
  By: GSO / Blackstone Debt Funds Management LLC
  as Collateral Manager
     
  By /s/ Thomas Iannarone
    Name:  Thomas Iannarone
    Title:  Authorized Signatory

 

   

 

 

  Dewolf Park CLO, Ltd.,
  By: GSO / Blackstone Debt Funds Management LLC
  as Collateral Manager
     
  By /s/ Thomas Iannarone
    Name:  Thomas Iannarone
    Title:  Authorized Signatory
     
  Dorchester Park CLO Designated Activity Company,
  By: GSO / Blackstone Debt Funds Management LLC
  as Collateral Manager
     
  By /s/ Thomas Iannarone
    Name:  Thomas Iannarone
    Title:  Authorized Signatory
     
  Emerson Park CLO Ltd.,
  BY: GSO / Blackstone Debt Funds Management LLC
  as Collateral Manager
     
  By /s/ Thomas Iannarone
    Name:  Thomas Iannarone
    Title:  Authorized Signatory
     
  GILBERT PARK CLO, LTD.,
  By: GSO / Blackstone Debt Funds Management LLC as Collateral Manager
     
  By /s/ Thomas Iannarone
    Name:  Thomas Iannarone
    Title:  Authorized Signatory
     
  Greenwood Park CLO Ltd.,
  By: GSO / Blackstone Debt Funds Management LLC
  as Collateral Manager
     
  By /s/ Thomas Iannarone
    Name:  Thomas Iannarone
    Title:  Authorized Signatory

 

   

 

 

  Grippen Park CLO, Ltd.,
  By: GSO / Blackstone Debt Funds Management LLC
  as Collateral Manager to Warehouse Parent, Ltd.
     
  By /s/ Thomas Iannarone
    Name:  Thomas Iannarone
    Title:  Authorized Signatory
     
  Jay Park CLO Ltd.,
  By: Virus Partners LLC
  as Collateral Administrator
   
  By /s/ Thomas Iannarone
    Name:  Thomas Iannarone
    Title:  Authorized Signatory
     
  Myers Park CLO, Ltd.,
  By: GSO / Blackstone Debt Funds Management LLC
  as Collateral Manager
     
  By /s/ Thomas Iannarone
    Name:  Thomas Iannarone
    Title:  Authorized Signatory
     
  Seneca Park CLO, Ltd.,
  By: GSO / Blackstone Debt Funds Management LLC
  as Collateral Manager
     
  By /s/ Thomas Iannarone
    Name:  Thomas Iannarone
    Title:  Authorized Signatory
     
  Stewart Park CLO, Ltd.,
  By: GSO / Blackstone Debt Funds Management LLC
  as Collateral Manager
     
  By /s/ Thomas Iannarone
    Name:  Thomas Iannarone
    Title:  Authorized Signatory

 

   

 

 

  Thacher Park CLO, Ltd.,
  BY: GSO / Blackstone Debt Funds Management LLC
  as Collateral Manager
     
  By /s/ Thomas Iannarone
    Name:  Thomas Iannarone
    Title:  Authorized Signatory
     
  Thayer Park CLO Ltd.,
  By: GSO / Blackstone Debt Funds Management LLC
  as Collateral Manager
     
  By /s/ Thomas Iannarone
    Name:  Thomas Iannarone
    Title:  Authorized Signatory
     
  Treman Park CLO, Ltd.,
  BY: GSO / Blackstone Debt Funds Management LLC
  as Collateral Manager
     
  By /s/ Thomas Iannarone
    Name:  Thomas Iannarone
    Title:  Authorized Signatory
     
  Tryon Park CLO Ltd.,
  BY: GSO / Blackstone Debt Funds Management LLC
  as Collateral Manager
     
  By /s/ Thomas Iannarone
    Name:  Thomas Iannarone
    Title:  Authorized Signatory

 

   

 

 

     
  Webster Park CLO, Ltd,
  By: GSO / Blackstone Debt Funds Management LLC
  as Collateral Manager
     
  By /s/ Thomas Iannarone
    Name:  Thomas Iannarone
    Title:  Authorized Signatory
     
  Westcott Park CLO, Ltd.,
  By: GSO / Blackstone Debt Funds Management LLC
  as Collateral Manager to Warehouse Parent, Ltd.
     
  By /s/ Thomas Iannarone
    Name:  Thomas Iannarone
    Title:  Authorized Signatory
     
  Western Asset Management Company, LLC, as
  investment manager on behalf of certain of its
  managed accounts and/or funds
     
  By /s/ Adam Wright
    Name:  Adam Wright
    Title:  Manager, U.S. Legal Affairs
     
  Carlyle Investment Management L.L.C.
     
  On behalf of:
     
  Carlyle C17 CLO, Ltd.
  Carlyle Global Market Strategies CLO 2012-3, Ltd.
  Carlyle Global Market Strategies CLO 2012-4, Ltd.
  Carlyle Global Market Strategies CLO 2013-1, Ltd.
  Carlyle Global Market Strategies CLO 2013-2, Ltd.
  Carlyle Global Market Strategies CLO 2013-3, Ltd.
  Carlyle Global Market Strategies CLO 2013-4, Ltd.
  Carlyle Global Market Strategies CLO 2014-2-R, Ltd.
  Carlyle Global Market Strategies CLO 2014-3-R, Ltd.
  Carlyle Global Market Strategies CLO 2014-4R, Ltd.
  Carlyle Global Market Strategies CLO 2015-2, Ltd.
  Carlyle Global Market Strategies CLO 2015-3, Ltd.
  Carlyle Global Market Strategies CLO 2015-4, Ltd.
  Carlyle Global Market Strategies CLO 2015-5, Ltd.
  Carlyle Global Market Strategies CLO 2016-1, Ltd.
     
  By /s/ Glori Graziano
    Name:  Glori Graziano
    Title:  Managing Director

 

   

 

 

  BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.,
  on behalf of funds and accounts listed below:
    · 55 Loan Strategy Fund Series 2 A Series Trust of Multi Manager Global Investment Trust
    · 55 Loan Strategy Fund Series 3 A Series Trust of MultiManager Global Investment Trust
    · 55 Loan Strategy Fund Series 4 a Series Trust of Multi Manager Global Investment Trust
    · ABR Reinsurance LTD.
    · BlackRock Global Investment Series: Income Strategies Portfolio
    · BR US Leveraged Loan Fund a Series Trust of MYL Global Investment Trust
    · Fixed Income Opportunities Nero, LLC
    · JPMBI re BlackRock BankLoan Fund
    · Magnetite IX, Limited
    · Magnetite VII, Limited
    · Magnetite VIII, Limited
    · Magnetite XI, Limited
    · Magnetite XII, LTD.
    · Magnetite XIV-R, Limited
    · Magnetite XIX, Limited
    · Magnetite XV, Limited
    · Magnetite XVI, Limited
    · Magnetite XVII, Limited
    · Magnetite XVIII, Limited
    · Magnetite XX, Limited
    · NC GARNET FUND, L.P.
    · US OPPORTUNISTIC FLOATING RATE INCOME MASTER FUND LIMITED
     
  By /s/ AnnMarie Smith
    Name:  AnnMarie Smith
    Title:  Authorized Signatory

 

   

 

 

  BlackRock Institutional Trust Company,
  N.A., on behalf of funds and accounts
  listed below:
    · iShares Short Duration High Income ETF (CAD-Hedged)
     
  By /s/ AnnMarie Smith
    Name:  AnnMarie Smith
    Title:  Authorized Signatory
     
  BlackRock Advisors, LLC, on behalf of
  funds and accounts listed below:
    · BlackRock Credit Strategies Income Fund of BlackRock Funds V
    · BlackRock Debt Strategies Fund, Inc.
    · BlackRock Floating Rate Income Portfolio of BlackRock Funds V
    · BlackRock Floating Rate Income Strategies Fund, Inc.
    · BlackRock Floating Rate Income Trust
    · BlackRock Limited Duration Income Trust
    · BlackRock Multi-Asset Income Portfolio of BlackRock Funds II

 

  By /s/ AnnMarie Smith
    Name:  AnnMarie Smith
    Title:  Authorized Signatory
     
  BlackRock Investment Management,
  LLC, on behalf of funds and accounts
  listed below:
    · BlackRock Senior Floating Rate Portfolio
     
  By /s/ AnnMarie Smith
    Name:  AnnMarie Smith
    Title:  Authorized Signatory
     
  Crown Point CLO 5 Ltd.
  By Pretium Credit Management
  LLC as Collateral Manager
     
  By /s/ Todd Murray
    Name:  Todd Murray
    Title:  Authorized Signatory

 

   

 

 

  Crown Point CLO 6 Ltd.
  By Pretium Credit Management
  LLC as Collateral Manager
     
  By /s/ Todd Murray
    Name:  Todd Murray
    Title:  Authorized Signatory
     
  ALM VII, Ltd.,
  BY:  Apollo Credit Management (CLO), LLC,
  as Collateral Manager
     
  By /s/ Connie Yen
    Name:  Connie Yen
    Title:  Vice President
     
  ALM VIII, Ltd.,
  BY:  Apollo Credit Management (CLO), LLC,
  as Collateral Manager
     
  By /s/ Connie Yen
    Name:  Connie Yen
    Title:  Vice President
     
  ALM XII, Ltd.,
  BY:  Apollo Credit Management (CLO), LLC,
  as Collateral Manager
     
  By /s/ Connie Yen
    Name:  Connie Yen
    Title:  Vice President
     
  ALM XIX, LTD.,
  by Apollo Credit Management (CLO), LLC,
  as its collateral manager
     
  By /s/ Connie Yen
    Name:  Connie Yen
    Title:  Vice President

 

   

 

 

  ALM XVII, Ltd.,
  by Apollo Credit Management (CLO), LLC,
  as its collateral manager
     
  By /s/ Connie Yen
    Name:  Connie Yen
    Title:  Vice President
     
  BLANFORD CAPITAL COMPANY #1, LLC
     
  By /s/ Carey D. Fear
    Name:  Carey D. Fear
    Title:  Manager
     
  Canoe Strategic High Yield Fund,
  By:  AEGON USA Investment Management, LLC,
  as its Portfolio Manager
     
  By /s/ Krystle Walker
    Name:  Krystle Walker
    Title:  Associate Director – Settlements
     
  Cedar Funding II CLO Ltd,
     
  By /s/ Krystle Walker
    Name:  Krystle Walker
    Title:  Associate Director – Settlements
     
  Cedar Funding IV CLO, Ltd.,
     
  By /s/ Krystle Walker
    Name:  Krystle Walker
    Title:  Associate Director – Settlements
     
  Cedar Funding VIII CLO, Ltd.,
  By:  AEGON USA Investment Manager, LLC,
  as its Portfolio Manager
     
  By /s/ Krystle Walker
    Name:  Krystle Walker
    Title:  Associate Director – Settlements
     
  Cutwater 2014-I, Ltd.
     
  By /s/ Joe Nelson
    Name:  Joe Nelson
    Title:  Authorized Signatory

 

   

 

 

  Cutwater 2014-II, Ltd.
     
  By /s/ Joe Nelson
    Name:  Joe Nelson
    Title:  Authorized Signatory
     
  Cutwater 2015-I, Ltd.
     
  By /s/ Joe Nelson
    Name:  Joe Nelson
    Title:  Authorized Signatory
     
  JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.
     
  By /s/ Phillip Gerabadian
    Name:  Phillip Gerabadian
    Title:  Vice President
     
  LOOMIS SAYLES CLO II, LTD.,
  As Lender
     
  By: Loomis, Sayles & Company, L.P.,
    Its Collateral Manager
     
  By: Loomis, Sayles & Company, Incorporated,
    Its General Partner
     
  By /s/ Mary McCarthy
    Name:  Mary McCarthy
    Title:  Vice President
     
  LOOMIS SAYLES SENIOR
  FLOATING RATE & FIXED INCOME FUND,
  As Lender
     
  By: Loomis, Sayles & Company, L.P.,
    Its Investment Manager
     
  By: Loomis, Sayles & Company, Incorporated,
    Its General Partner
     
  By /s/ Mary McCarthy
    Name:  Mary McCarthy
    Title:  Vice President

 

   

 

 

  NHIT: SENIOR FLOATING RATE AND
  FIXED INCOME TRUST,
  As Lender
     
  By: Loomis Sayles Trust Company, LLC
    As Trustee
     
  By /s/ Mary McCarthy
    Name:  Mary McCarthy
    Title:  Vice President
     
  WM POOL – HIGH YIELD FIXED INTEREST TRUST,
  As Lender
     
  By: Loomis, Sayles & Company, L.P.,
    Its Investment Manager
     
  By: Loomis, Sayles & Company, Incorporated,
    Its General Partner
     
  By /s/ Mary McCarthy
    Name:  Mary McCarthy
    Title:  Vice President
     
  VENTURE XII CLO, Limited,
  BY:  its investment advisor
  MJX Venture Management LLC
     
  By /s/ Frederick Taylor
    Name:  Frederick Taylor
    Title:  Managing Director
     
  VENTURE XIV CLO, Limited,
  BY:  its investment advisor
  MJX Venture Management LLC
     
  By /s/ Frederick Taylor
    Name:  Frederick Taylor
    Title:  Managing Director

 

   

 

 

  VENTURE XVI CLO, Limited,
  BY:  its investment advisor
  MJX Venture Management II LLC
     
  By /s/ Frederick Taylor
    Name:  Frederick Taylor
    Title:  Managing Director
     
  VENTURE XVIII CLO, Limited,
  BY:  its investment advisor
  MJX Venture Management II LLC
     
  By /s/ Frederick Taylor
    Name:  Frederick Taylor
    Title:  Managing Director
     
  VENTURE XXVIII CLO, Limited,
  BY:  its investment advisor
  MJX Venture Management II LLC
     
  By /s/ Frederick Taylor
    Name:  Frederick Taylor
    Title:  Managing Director
     
  TICP CLO I-2, Ltd.,
  By:  TICP CLO I Management, LLC, its
  Collateral Manager, as a Lender
     
  By /s/ Daniel Wanek
    Name:  Daniel Wanek
    Title:  Vice President
     
  TICP CLO II-2, Ltd.,
  By:  TICP CLO II Management, LLC, its
  Collateral Manager, as a Lender
     
  By /s/ Daniel Wanek
    Name:  Daniel Wanek
    Title:  Vice President
     
  TICP CLO III-2, Ltd.,
  By:  TICP CLO III Management, LLC, its
  Collateral Manager, as a Lender
     
  By /s/ Daniel Wanek
    Name:  Daniel Wanek
    Title:  Vice President

 

   

 

 

  TICP CLO IV, Ltd.,
  By:  TICP CLO IV Management, LLC, its
  Collateral Manager, as a Lender
   
  By /s/ Daniel Wanek
    Name:  Daniel Wanek
    Title:  Vice President
     
  TICP CLO VI 2016-2, Ltd.,
  By:  TICP CLO VI 2016-2 Management,
  LLC, its Collateral Manager, as a Lender
     
  By /s/ Daniel Wanek
    Name:  Daniel Wanek
    Title:  Vice President
     
  TICP CLO VII, Ltd.,
  By:  TICP CLO VII Management, LLC, its
  Collateral Manager, as a Lender
     
  By /s/ Daniel Wanek
    Name:  Daniel Wanek
    Title:  Vice President
     
  Transamerica Floating Rate,
     
  By /s/ Krystle Walker
    Name:  Krystle Walker
    Title:  Associate Director – Settlements
     
  Venture 31 CLO, Limited,
  By:  its investment advisor
  MJX Venture Management III LLC
     
  By /s/ Frederick Taylor
    Name:  Frederick Taylor
    Title:  Managing Director

 

   

 

 

  Voya CLO 2012-4, Ltd.,
  BY: Voya Alternative Asset Management LLC, as
    its investment manager
     
  By /s/ Stan Zou
    Name:  Stan Zou
    Title:  Vice President
     
  Voya CLO 2013-1, Ltd.,
  BY: Voya Alternative Asset Management LLC, as
    its investment manager
     
  By /s/ Stan Zou
    Name:  Stan Zou
    Title:  Vice President
     
  Voya CLO 2013-2, Ltd.,
  BY: Voya Alternative Asset Management LLC, as
    its investment manager
     
  By /s/ Stan Zou
    Name:  Stan Zou
    Title:  Vice President
     
  Voya CLO 2014-1, Ltd.,
  BY: Voya Alternative Asset Management LLC, as
    its investment manager
     
  By /s/ Stan Zou
    Name:  Stan Zou
    Title:  Vice President
     
  Voya CLO 2014-2, Ltd.,
  BY: Voya Alternative Asset Management LLC, as
    its investment manager
     
  By /s/ Stan Zou
    Name:  Stan Zou
    Title:  Vice President
     
  Voya CLO 2014-3, Ltd.,
  BY: Voya Alternative Asset Management LLC, as
    its investment manager
     
  By /s/ Stan Zou
    Name:  Stan Zou
    Title:  Vice President

 

   

 

 

  Voya CLO 2014-4, Ltd.,
  BY: Voya Alternative Asset Management LLC, as
    its investment manager
     
  By /s/ Stan Zou
    Name:  Stan Zou
    Title:  Vice President
     
  Voya CLO 2015-1, Ltd.,
  By: Voya Alternative Asset Management LLC, as
    its investment manager
     
  By /s/ Stan Zou
    Name:  Stan Zou
    Title:  Vice President
     
  Voya CLO 2015-2, Ltd.,
  By: Voya Alternative Asset Management LLC,
    as its investment manager
     
  By /s/ Stan Zou
    Name:  Stan Zou
    Title:  Vice President
     
  Voya CLO 2015-3, Ltd.,
  By: Voya Alternative Asset Management LLC,
    as its investment manager
     
  By /s/ Stan Zou
    Name:  Stan Zou
    Title:  Vice President
     
  Voya CLO 2016-1, Ltd.,
  By: Voya Alternative Asset Management LLC,
    as its investment manager
     
  By /s/ Stan Zou
    Name:  Stan Zou
    Title:  Vice President

 

   

 

 

  Voya CLO 2016-2, Ltd.,
  By: Voya Alternative Asset Management LLC, as
    its investment manager
     
  By /s/ Stan Zou
    Name:  Stan Zou
    Title:  Vice President
     
  Voya CLO 2016-3, Ltd.,
  By: Voya Alternative Asset Management LLC,
    as its investment manager
     
  By /s/ Stan Zou
    Name:  Stan Zou
    Title:  Vice President
     
  Voya CLO 2017-2, Ltd.,
  By: Voya Alternative Asset Management LLC,
    as its investment manager
     
  By /s/ Stan Zou
    Name:  Stan Zou
    Title:  Vice President
     
  Voya CLO 2017-3, Ltd.,
  By: Voya Alternative Asset Management LLC,
    as its investment manager
     
  By /s/ Stan Zou
    Name:  Stan Zou
    Title:  Vice President
     
  Voya CLO 2017-4, Ltd.,
  By: Voya Alternative Asset Management LLC,
    as its investment manager
     
  By /s/ Stan Zou
    Name:  Stan Zou
    Title:  Vice President

 

   

 

 

Exhibit A

Ad Hoc Group

 

1.Eaton Vance Management
2.CIFC Asset Management
3.The Carlyle Group
4.Funds, accounts, and other investment vehicles managed, advised, or sub-advised by Credit Suisse Asset Management, LLC
5.Certain funds and accounts under management by BlackRock Financial Management, Inc. and its affiliates
6.Western Asset Management
7.GSO Capital Partners
8.PineBridge Investments
9.Stonehill Capital Management
10.BlueMountain Capital Management

11. Whitebox Advisors LLC