TENTH AMENDMENT to
AMENDED AND RESTATED REVOLVING CREDIT AND SECURITY AGREEMENT

THIS TENTH AMENDMENT TO AMENDED AND RESTATED REVOLVING CREDIT AND SECURITY AGREEMENT (this “Amendment”), dated as of June 1, 2023, is entered into by and among QUANTUM CORPORATION, a Delaware corporation (“Quantum”), QUANTUM LTO HOLDINGS, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Quantum LTO” and together with Quantum and each other Person joined to the Credit Agreement as a borrower from time to time, collectively, the “Borrowers” and each a “Borrower”), SQUARE BOX SYSTEMS LIMITED, a company incorporated in England and Wales (registered number 03819556) (“Square Box” and together with each other Person joined to the Credit Agreement as a guarantor from time to time, collectively, the “Guarantors” and each a “Guarantor” and together with the Borrowers, collectively, the “Loan Parties” and each a “Loan Party”), the financial institutions which are now or which hereafter become a party to the Credit Agreement as lenders (collectively, the “Lenders” and each a “Lender”), and PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (“PNC”), in its capacity as agent for the Lenders (in such capacity, together with its successors and assigns, “Agent”).

RECITALS

A. Agent, the Lenders and certain of the Loan Parties are parties to that certain Amended and Restated Revolving Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of December 27, 2018, as amended by the First Amendment to Amended and Restated Revolving Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of April 3, 2020, the Second Amendment to Amended and Restated Revolving Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of April 11, 2020, the Third Amendment to Amended and Restated Revolving Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of June 16, 2020, the Fourth Amendment to Amended and Restated Revolving Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of December 10, 2020, the Fifth Amendment to Amended and Restated Revolving Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of February 5, 2021, the Sixth Amendment to Amended and Restated Revolving Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of August 5, 2021, the Seventh Amendment to Amended and Restated Revolving Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of September 30, 2021, the Eighth Amendment to Amended and Restated Revolving Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of March 15, 2022, and the Ninth Amendment to Amended and Restated Revolving Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of April 25, 2022 (as amended hereby and as the same may be further amended, modified, supplemented, renewed, restated or replaced from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”), pursuant to which the Lenders have made and may hereafter make certain loans and have provided and may hereafter provide certain financial accommodations to the Borrowers.

B. The Borrowers have requested that Agent and the Lenders make certain amendments to the Credit Agreement as set forth herein, and Agent and the Required Lenders have agreed to make such amendments, subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein.

AGREEMENT

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing and the mutual covenants herein contained, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereby agree as follows:

1.Interpretation. Capitalized terms used herein and not defined shall have the meanings given to such terms in the Credit Agreement.

2.Amendments to Credit Agreement.




a.Subject to the satisfaction of all of the conditions set forth in Section 3 of this Amendment, the terms and provisions of the Credit Agreement are hereby amended in accordance with Exhibit A attached hereto by deleting the stricken text (indicated textually in the same manner as the following examples: stricken text and stricken text) and by inserting the double-underlined text (indicated textually in the same manner as the following examples: double underlined text and double underlined text), in each case, in the place where such text appears therein.

b.The Schedules to the Credit Agreement shall remain in the form attached to the Credit Agreement and, except as so modified by this Amendment, the Exhibits to the Credit Agreement shall remain in the form attached to the Credit Agreement.

3.Conditions Precedent. The effectiveness of this Amendment is expressly conditioned upon the satisfaction of each of the following conditions precedent:

a.Agent shall have received this Amendment, duly authorized, executed and delivered by each Loan Party;

b.Agent shall have received the Fee Letter, duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Borrowers;

c.Agent shall have received, in form and substance satisfactory to Agent, a true, correct and complete copy of the Fourth Amendment to the Term Loan Agreement (the “Fourth Term Loan Amendment”), duly authorized, executed and delivered by Term Loan Agent, the Term Loan Lenders and each Loan Party party thereto, and in effect on the Tenth Amendment Effective Date, and the Loan Parties shall have received the Net Cash Proceeds of the Tenth Amendment Term Loan with an aggregate original principal amount of $15,000,000;


d.Agent shall have received, in form and substance satisfactory to Agent, Amendment No. 2 to the Intercreditor Agreement, duly authorized, executed and delivered by Term Loan Agent and acknowledged and agreed to by each Loan Party;

e.Agent shall have received, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent, a certificate of the Secretary or Assistant Secretary (or other equivalent officer or manager) of each Loan Party (other than Square Box) dated as of the Tenth Amendment Effective Date which shall certify (i) copies of resolutions, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent, of the board of directors (or other equivalent governing body or member) of such Loan Party authorizing (x) the execution, delivery and performance of this Amendment and any Other Documents to which such Loan Party is a party, and (y) the consummation of the transactions contemplated to be entered into in connection with this Amendment (and such certificate shall state that such resolutions have not been amended, modified, revoked or rescinded as of the date of such certificate), (ii) either (x) the incumbency and signature of the officers of such Loan Party authorized to execute this Amendment and the Other Documents or (y) no change in the incumbency certificate most recently delivered to Agent prior to the



Tenth Amendment Effective Date, (iii) copies of the Organizational Documents of such Loan Party as in effect on such date, complete with all amendments thereto, and (iv) the good standing (or equivalent status) of such Loan Party in its jurisdiction of organization and each other jurisdiction in which the failure to be duly qualified or licensed could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, as evidenced by good standing certificates (or the equivalent thereof issued by any applicable jurisdiction) dated not more than thirty (30) days prior to the Tenth Amendment Effective Date, issued by the Secretary of State or other appropriate official of each such jurisdiction;

f.Agent shall have received payment from Borrowers of (or a Borrower shall have otherwise released a wire transfer of such payment to Agent with respect to) all fees required to be paid to Agent and the Lenders on the date of this Amendment pursuant to the Fee Letter and all fees, charges and disbursements of Agent and its counsel required to be paid pursuant to the Credit Agreement in connection with the preparation, execution and delivery of this Amendment and the Other Documents executed and delivered in connection herewith or related hereto;

g.on the date of this Amendment and after giving effect to the provisions of this Amendment and the transactions contemplated by this Amendment and the Fourth Term Loan Amendment, no Default or Event of Default shall exist or have occurred and be continuing.

Agent shall notify the Borrowers in writing of the effectiveness of this Amendment, which notice shall be conclusive and binding on all parties to the Credit Agreement.

4.Representations and Warranties. In addition to the continuing representations and warranties heretofore or hereafter made by the Loan Parties to Agent and Lenders pursuant to the Credit Agreement and the Other Documents, each Loan Party hereby represents and warrants to Agent and each Lender as follows:

a.each Loan Party has full power, authority and legal right to enter into this Amendment and to perform all its respective Obligations hereunder;

b.this Amendment has been duly executed and delivered by each Loan Party;

c.this Amendment constitutes the legal, valid and binding obligation of each Loan Party enforceable in accordance with its terms, except as such enforceability may be limited by any applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, moratorium or similar Laws affecting creditors’ rights generally;

d.the execution, delivery and performance of this Amendment (i) are within each Loan Party’s corporate or limited liability company powers, as applicable, (ii) have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate or limited liability company action, as applicable, (iii) are not in contravention of law or the terms of such Loan Party’s Organizational Documents or to the conduct of such Loan Party’s business or any Material Contract or undertaking to which such Loan Party is a party or by which such Loan Party is bound, including without limitation the



Term Loan Documents, (iv) will not conflict with or violate any material provisions of any law or regulation, or any judgment, order or decree of any Governmental Body, (v) will not require the Consent of any Governmental Body, any party to a Material Contract or any other Person, except (x) any Consents of any party to a Material Contract or any other Person (other than a Governmental Body) with respect to which the failure to obtain could not reasonably be expected, individually or in the aggregate to have a Material Adverse Effect, (y) any immaterial Consents of any Governmental Body, or (z) those Consents set forth on Schedule 5.1 to the Credit Agreement, all of which will have been duly obtained, made or complied with prior to the Tenth Amendment Effective Date and which are in full force and effect on the Tenth Amendment Effective Date, and (vi) will not conflict with, nor result in any breach in any of the provisions of or constitute a default under or result in the creation of any Lien except Permitted Encumbrances upon any asset of such Loan Party under the provisions of any material agreement, instrument, or other document to which such Loan Party is a party or by which it or its property is a party or by which it may be bound, including without limitation any of the Term Loan Documents;

e.each Loan Party is duly formed or incorporated, as applicable, and in good standing under the laws of the state of its incorporation or formation, as applicable, and is good standing in such state and is qualified to do business in any state where the failure to be so qualified could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect;

f.each of the representations and warranties made by any Loan Party in the Credit Agreement and the Other Documents, each as amended hereby, are true and correct in all material respects (except that such materiality qualifier shall not be applicable to any representations and warranties that are qualified or modified by materiality in the text thereof) as if made on the date of this Amendment and after giving effect to this Amendment and the transactions contemplated by this Amendment and the Fourth Term Loan Amendment, except to the extent that any such representation or warranty is made as of an earlier and/or specified date, in which case such representation or warranty shall have been true and correct in all material respects (except that such materiality qualifier shall not be applicable to any representations and warranties that are qualified or modified by materiality in the text thereof) as of such earlier or specified date; and

g.on the date of this Amendment, after giving effect to the transactions contemplated by this Amendment and the Fourth Term Loan Amendment, no Default or Event of Default exists or has occurred and is continuing.

5.Post-Closing Covenants.

a.On or prior to the date that is fifteen (15) Business Days following the Tenth Amendment Effective Date (or such later date as Agent shall agree in its sole discretion), the Loan Parties shall deliver to Agent a supplement to the Intellectual Property Security Agreement with respect to each United States registered patent and patent application



identified in the perfection certificate delivered by the Loan Parties to Term Loan Agent on the Tenth Amendment Effective Date that has not previously been identified in the Intellectual Property Security Agreement or a supplement thereto.

6.Reaffirmation.

a.Each Loan Party hereby ratifies and reaffirms (a) all of its payment and performance obligations, contingent or otherwise, under the Credit Agreement and each of the Other Documents to which it is a party, and (b) its grant to Agent of a security interest in the Collateral under the Credit Agreement and each of the Other Documents to which it is a party.

b.Square Box hereby confirms for the benefit of the Secured Parties that all obligations owed by it pursuant to Article XVII of the Credit Agreement shall (i) remain in full force and effect notwithstanding the amendments referred to in this Amendment and (ii) extend to any new or modified obligations assumed by the Loan Parties under the Credit Agreement and the Other Documents as a result of this Amendment.

7.Acknowledgments. To induce Agent and Lenders to enter into this Amendment, each Loan Party acknowledges that:

a.as of the Tenth Amendment Effective Date, (i) Agent and Lenders have performed without default all obligations required of Agent and Lenders under the Credit Agreement and each of the Other Documents; and (ii) there are no disputes with or claims against Agent or Lenders, or any knowledge of any facts giving rise to any disputes or claims, related to the Credit Agreement or any of the Other Documents, including, without limitation, any disputes or claims or knowledge of facts giving rise thereto, that involve a breach or violation on the part of Agent or any Lender of the terms and conditions of the Credit Agreement or any of the Other Documents; and

b.no Loan Party has any valid defense to the enforcement of its respective obligations set forth in the Credit Agreement, the Other Documents or this Amendment, as applicable, by reason of any circumstance, action, cause or thing whatsoever which arises at any time on or prior to the day and date of this Amendment.

8.Governing Law. This Amendment and all matters relating hereto or arising herefrom (whether arising under contract law, tort law or otherwise) shall, in accordance with Section 5-1401 of the General Obligations Law of the State of New York, be governed by and construed in accordance with the Laws of the State of New York.

9.Reference to Credit Agreement. Each of the Credit Agreement and the Other Documents, and any and all other agreements, documents or instruments nor or hereafter executed and/or delivered pursuant to the terms hereof or pursuant to the terms of the Credit Agreement as modified hereby, are hereby amended so that any reference therein to the Credit Agreement, whether direct or indirect, shall mean a reference to the Credit Agreement as modified hereby. This Amendment shall constitute an Other Document under the Credit Agreement.




10.Effect of this Agreement. Except as expressly amended pursuant hereto, no other changes or modifications to the Credit Agreement or any of the Other Documents are intended or implied, and in all other respects, the Credit Agreement and each of the Other Documents is hereby specifically ratified, restated and confirmed by all parties hereto as of the date of this Amendment. To the extent that any provision of the Credit Agreement or any of the Other Documents are inconsistent with the provisions of this Amendment, the provisions of this Amendment shall control.

11.Binding Effect. This Amendment shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of each party hereto and their respective successors and permitted assigns.

12.Further Assurances. The Loan Parties shall execute and deliver such further documents and take such other and further actions as may be reasonably requested by Agent to effectuate the provisions and purposes of this Amendment.

13.Counterparts; Electronic Signature. This Amendment may be executed in any number of and by different parties hereto on separate counterparts, all of which, when so executed, shall be deemed an original, but all such counterparts shall constitute one and the same agreement. Any signature delivered by a party by facsimile or electronic transmission (including email transmission of a .pdf image) shall be deemed to be an original signature hereto and shall be as effective as delivery of a manually executed counterpart hereof. The words “execution”, “execute”, “signed”, “signature” and words of like import in or related to this Amendment or any document to be signed in connection with this Amendment shall be deemed to include electronic signatures, the electronic matching of assignment terms and contract formations on electronic platforms, or the keeping of records in electronic form, each of which shall be of the same legal effect, validity or enforceability as a manually executed signature or the use of a paper-based recordkeeping system, as the case may be, to the extent and as provided for in any applicable law, including the Federal Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, the New York State Electronic Signatures and Records Act, or any other similar state laws based on the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act.

14.Severability. If any part of this Amendment is contrary to, prohibited by, or deemed invalid under Applicable Laws, such provision shall be inapplicable and deemed omitted to the extent so contrary, prohibited or invalid, but the remainder hereof shall not be invalidated thereby and shall be given effect so far as possible.

15.Captions. The captions at various places in this Amendment are intended for convenience only and do not constitute and shall not be interpreted as part of this Amendment.

16.Jury Waiver. EACH PARTY TO THIS AMENDMENT HEREBY EXPRESSLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY OF ANY CLAIM, COUNTERCLAIM, DEMAND, ACTION OR CAUSE OF ACTION (A) ARISING UNDER THIS AMENDMENT, ANY OTHER DOCUMENT OR ANY OTHER INSTRUMENT, DOCUMENT OR AGREEMENT EXECUTED OR DELIVERED IN CONNECTION HEREWITH, OR (B) IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH OR RELATED OR INCIDENTAL TO THE DEALINGS OF THE PARTIES HERETO OR ANY OF THEM WITH RESPECT TO THIS AMENDMENT, ANY OTHER DOCUMENT OR ANY OTHER INSTRUMENT, DOCUMENT OR AGREEMENT EXECUTED OR DELIVERED IN CONNECTION HEREWITH, OR THE TRANSACTIONS RELATED HERETO OR THERETO IN EACH CASE WHETHER NOW EXISTING OR HEREAFTER ARISING, AND WHETHER SOUNDING IN CONTRACT OR TORT OR OTHERWISE AND EACH PARTY HEREBY CONSENTS THAT ANY SUCH CLAIM, COUNTERCLAIM, DEMAND, ACTION OR CAUSE OF ACTION SHALL BE DECIDED BY



COURT TRIAL WITHOUT A JURY, AND THAT ANY PARTY TO THIS AMENDMENT MAY FILE AN ORIGINAL COUNTERPART OR A COPY OF THIS SECTION WITH ANY COURT AS WRITTEN EVIDENCE OF THE CONSENTS OF THE PARTIES HERETO TO THE WAIVER OF THEIR RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have entered into this Amendment as of the date first above written.

BORROWERS:
QUANTUM CORPORATION

By: /s/ Lewis Moorehead
Name: Lewis Moorehead
Title: Chief Accounting Officer

QUANTUM LTO HOLDINGS, LLC

By: /s/ Lewis Moorehead
Name: Lewis Moorehead
Title: Chief Accounting Office

GUARANTORS:
SQUARE BOX SYSTEMS LIMITED

By: /s/ Lewis Moorehead
Name: Lewis Moorehead
Title: Company Secretary

AGENT AND LENDERS:
PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
as Agent and Lender

By: /s/ Daniela Piemonte
Name: Daniela Piemonte
Title: Senior Vice President








EXHIBIT A
TO
TENTH AMENDMENT TO
AMENDED AND RESTATED REVOLVING CREDIT AND SECURITY AGREEMENT

Amended Credit Agreement

[See Attached]










AMENDED AND RESTATED REVOLVING CREDIT


AND
SECURITY AGREEMENT

PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
(AS AGENT)

THE LENDERS PARTY HERETO
(AS LENDERS)

WITH

QUANTUM CORPORATION
QUANTUM LTO HOLDINGS, LLC
(AS BORROWERS)
and
SQUARE BOX SYSTEMS LIMITED
(AS GUARANTOR)


Dated as of Dated as of
Dated as of

December 27, 2018

as amended by the First Amendment to Amended and Restated Revolving Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of April 3, 2020, the Second Amendment to Amended and Restated Revolving Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of April 11, 2020, the Third Amendment to Amended and Restated Revolving Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of June 16, 2020, the Fourth Amendment to



Amended and Restated Revolving Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of December 10, 2020, the Fifth Amendment to Amended and Restated Revolving Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of February 5, 2021, the Sixth Amendment to Amended and Restated Revolving Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of August 5, 2021, the Seventh Amendment to Amended and Restated Revolving Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of September 30, 2021, the Eighth Amendment to Amended and Restated Revolving Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of March 15, 2022, the Ninth Amendment to Amended and Restated Revolving Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of April 25, 2022, and the Tenth Amendment to Amended and Restated Revolving Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of June 1, 2023

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
I. DEFINITIONS..................................................................................................... 1
1.1 Accounting Terms........................................................................ 1
1.2 General Terms.............................................................................. 2
1.3 Uniform Commercial Code Terms............................................... 57
1.4 Certain Matters of Construction................................................... 57
1.5 Divisions.................................................................................... 58
1.6 Term SOFR Notification............................................................. 58
1.7 Conforming Changes Relating to Term SOFR Rate....................... 58
II. ADVANCES, PAYMENTS................................................................................. 58
2.1 Revolving Advances................................................................... 58
2.2 Procedures for Requesting Revolving Advances; Procedures for Selection of Applicable Interest Rates for All Advances................ 59
2.3 Reserved.................................................................................... 61
2.4 Swing Loans............................................................................... 61
2.5 Disbursement of Advance Proceeds.............................................. 62
2.6 Making and Settlement of Advances............................................ 62
2.7 Maximum Advances................................................................... 64
2.8 Manner and Repayment of Advances........................................... 64
2.9 Repayment of Excess Advances................................................... 65
2.10 Statement of Account.................................................................. 65
2.11 Letters of Credit.......................................................................... 65
2.12 Issuance of Letters of Credit........................................................ 66
2.13 Requirements For Issuance of Letters of Credit............................. 66
2.14 Disbursements, Reimbursement................................................... 67
2.15 Repayment of Participation Advances.......................................... 68
2.16 Documentation........................................................................... 68
2.17 Determination to Honor Drawing Request.................................... 68
2.18 Nature of Participation and Reimbursement Obligations................ 68
2.19 Liability for Acts and Omissions.................................................. 70
2.20 Mandatory Prepayments; Voluntary Commitment Reductions and Prepayments............................................................................... 71
2.21 Use of Proceeds.......................................................................... 73
2.22 Defaulting Lender....................................................................... 73
2.23 Payment of Obligations............................................................... 75
III. INTEREST AND FEES...................................................................................... 75
3.1 Interest....................................................................................... 75



3.2 Letter of Credit Fees.................................................................... 76
3.3 Facility Fee................................................................................. 77
3.4 Fee Letter................................................................................... 77
3.5 Computation of Interest and Fees................................................. 77
3.6 Maximum Charges...................................................................... 77
3.7 Increased Costs........................................................................... 77
3.8 Reserved.................................................................................... 78
3.9 Capital Adequacy........................................................................ 78
3.10 Taxes......................................................................................... 79
3.11 Replacement of Lenders.............................................................. 81
3.12 Designation of a Different Lending Office.................................... 82
3.13 Alternate Rate of Interest............................................................. 82
3.13.1 Interest Rate Inadequate or Unfair................................................ 82
3.13.2 Benchmark Replacement Setting.................................................. 83
IV. COLLATERAL: GENERAL TERMS................................................................. 86
4.1 Security Interest in the Collateral................................................. 86
4.2 Perfection of Security Interest...................................................... 87
4.3 Preservation of Collateral............................................................ 87
4.4 Ownership and Location of Collateral.......................................... 88
4.5 Defense of Agent’s and Lenders’ Interests.................................... 88
4.6 Inspection of Premises................................................................. 89
4.7 Appraisals.................................................................................. 89
4.8 Receivables; Deposit Accounts and Securities Accounts................ 89
4.9 Inventory.................................................................................... 92
4.10 Maintenance of Equipment.......................................................... 92
4.11 Exculpation of Liability............................................................... 92
4.12 Financing Statements.................................................................. 92
4.13 Investment Property Collateral..................................................... 93
4.14 Provisions Regarding Certain Investment Property Collateral........ 93
V. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES...................................................... 93
5.1 Authority.................................................................................... 93
5.2 Formation and Qualification........................................................ 94
5.3 Survival of Representations and Warranties.................................. 94
5.4 Tax Returns................................................................................ 95
5.5 Financial Statements................................................................... 95
5.6 Entity Names.............................................................................. 95
5.7 O.S.H.A. Environmental Compliance; Flood Insurance................. 96
5.8 Solvency; No Litigation, Violation, Indebtedness or Default; ERISA Compliance................................................................................ 96
5.9 Intellectual Property.................................................................... 98
5.10 Consents..................................................................................... 98
5.11 Reserved.................................................................................... 98
5.12 No Default.................................................................................. 98
5.13 No Burdensome Restrictions........................................................ 98
5.14 No Labor Disputes...................................................................... 99
5.15 Margin Regulations..................................................................... 99
5.16 Investment Company Act............................................................ 99
5.17 Hedging Transactions.................................................................. 99



5.18 Business and Property of the Loan Parties.................................... 99
5.19 Reserved.................................................................................... 99
5.20 Certificate of Beneficial Ownership.............................................. 99
5.21 Equity Interests........................................................................... 99
5.22 Commercial Tort Claims............................................................ 100
5.23 Letter of Credit Rights............................................................... 100
5.24 Material Contracts..................................................................... 100
5.25 Investment Property Collateral................................................... 100
5.26 Reserved................................................................................... 100
5.27 Term Loan Documents.............................................................. 100
5.28 Disclosure................................................................................ 100
5.29 Permitted PPP Indebtedness....................................................... 100
5.30 UK Pensions............................................................................. 101
5.31 Centre of Main Interests and Establishments............................... 101
VI. AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS......................................................................... 101
6.1 Compliance with Laws.............................................................. 101
6.2 Conduct of Business and Maintenance of Existence and Assets.... 101
6.3 Books and Records.................................................................... 101
6.4 Payment of Taxes...................................................................... 102
6.5 Financial Covenants.................................................................. 102
6.6 Insurance.................................................................................. 102
6.7 Payment of Indebtedness and Leasehold Obligations................... 103
6.8 Environmental Matters.............................................................. 104
6.9 Standards of Financial Statements.............................................. 104
6.10 Federal Securities Laws............................................................. 104
6.11 Execution of Supplemental Instruments...................................... 105
6.12 Government Receivables........................................................... 105
6.13 Keepwell.................................................................................. 105
6.14 Reserved................................................................................... 105
6.15 Certificate of Beneficial Ownership and Other Additional Information............................................................................... 105
6.16 LTO Program............................................................................ 105
6.17 Permitted PPP Indebtedness....................................................... 106
6.18 UK Pensions............................................................................. 106
6.19 Centre of Main Interests and Establishments............................... 106
VII. NEGATIVE COVENANTS............................................................................... 107
7.1 Merger, Consolidation, Acquisition and Sale of Assets................ 107
7.2 Creation of Liens....................................................................... 108
7.3 Guarantees................................................................................ 108
7.4 Investments.............................................................................. 108
7.5 Loans....................................................................................... 108
7.6 Reserved................................................................................... 108
7.7 Restricted Payments.................................................................. 108
7.8 Indebtedness............................................................................. 109
7.9 Nature of Business.................................................................... 109
7.10 Transactions with Affiliates....................................................... 109
7.11 Reserved................................................................................... 110
7.12 Subsidiaries.............................................................................. 110



7.13 Fiscal Year and Accounting Changes.......................................... 110
7.14 Reserved................................................................................... 110
7.15 Amendment of Organizational Documents.................................. 111
7.16 Compliance with ERISA............................................................ 111
7.17 Prepayment of Indebtedness....................................................... 111
7.18 Reserved................................................................................... 112
7.19 Amendments to Certain Documents............................................ 112
7.20 Quantum LTO as a Special Purpose Vehicle............................... 113
7.21 Hedging Agreements................................................................. 113
VIII. CONDITIONS PRECEDENT............................................................................ 113
8.1 Conditions to Initial Advances................................................... 113
8.2 Conditions to Each Advance...................................................... 116
IX. INFORMATION AS TO BORROWERS........................................................... 116
9.1 Reserved................................................................................... 116
9.2 Schedules................................................................................. 116
9.3 Environmental Reports.............................................................. 117
9.4 Litigation.................................................................................. 118
9.5 Material Occurrences................................................................ 118
9.6 Government Receivables........................................................... 119
9.7 Annual Financial Statements...................................................... 119
9.8 Quarterly Financial Statements................................................... 119
9.9 Monthly Financial Statements.................................................... 119
9.10 Other Reports............................................................................ 120
9.11 Additional Information.............................................................. 120
9.12 Projected Operating Budget....................................................... 120
9.13 Variances from Operating Budget.............................................. 120
9.14 Reserved................................................................................... 120
9.15 ERISA Notices and Requests..................................................... 120
9.16 Additional Documents............................................................... 121
9.17 Updates to Certain Schedules..................................................... 121
9.18 Financial Disclosure.................................................................. 122
X. EVENTS OF DEFAULT................................................................................... 122
10.1 Nonpayment............................................................................. 122
10.2 Breach of Representation........................................................... 122
10.3 Financial Information................................................................ 122
10.4 Reserved................................................................................... 122
10.5 Noncompliance......................................................................... 122
10.6 Judgments................................................................................ 123
10.7 Bankruptcy............................................................................... 123
10.8 UK Loan Party Insolvency......................................................... 123
10.9 Lien Priority............................................................................. 124
10.10 Reserved................................................................................... 124
10.11 Cross Default............................................................................ 124
10.12 Termination or Limitation of Guaranty, Guarantor Security Agreement or Pledge Agreement................................................ 124
10.13 Change of Control..................................................................... 124
10.14 Invalidity.................................................................................. 124
10.15 Reserved................................................................................... 124



10.16 Pension Plans............................................................................ 124
10.17 Indictment................................................................................ 125
XI. LENDERS’ RIGHTS AND REMEDIES AFTER DEFAULT.............................. 125
11.1 Rights and Remedies................................................................. 125
11.2 Agent’s Discretion.................................................................... 127
11.3 Setoff....................................................................................... 127
11.4 Rights and Remedies not Exclusive............................................ 127
11.5 Allocation of Payments After Event of Default............................ 127
11.6 Financial Covenant Cure............................................................ 128
XII. WAIVERS AND JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS................................................... 129
12.1 Waiver of Notice....................................................................... 129
12.2 Delay....................................................................................... 129
12.3 Jury Waiver.............................................................................. 129
XIII. EFFECTIVE DATE AND TERMINATION....................................................... 130
13.1 Term........................................................................................ 130
13.2 Termination.............................................................................. 130
XIV. REGARDING AGENT..................................................................................... 130
14.1 Appointment............................................................................. 130
14.2 Nature of Duties........................................................................ 130
14.3 Lack of Reliance on Agent......................................................... 131
14.4 Resignation of Agent; Successor Agent...................................... 131
14.5 Certain Rights of Agent............................................................. 132
14.6 Reliance................................................................................... 132
14.7 Notice of Default....................................................................... 132
14.8 Indemnification......................................................................... 132
14.9 Agent in its Individual Capacity................................................. 132
14.10 Delivery of Documents.............................................................. 133
14.11 Loan Parties Undertaking to Agent............................................. 133
14.12 No Reliance on Agent’s Customer Identification Program........... 133
14.13 Other Agreements..................................................................... 133
14.14 Swiss Law Governed Security Documents.................................. 133
14.15 Erroneous Payments.................................................................. 134
XV. BORROWING AGENCY................................................................................. 136
15.1 Borrowing Agency Provisions.................................................... 136
15.2 Waiver of Subrogation............................................................... 136
XVI. MISCELLANEOUS.......................................................................................... 137
16.1 Governing Law......................................................................... 137
16.2 Entire Understanding................................................................. 137
16.3 Successors and Assigns; Participations; New Lenders.................. 140
16.4 Application of Payments............................................................ 142
16.5 Indemnity................................................................................. 142
16.6 Notice...................................................................................... 143
16.7 Survival.................................................................................... 145
16.8 Severability.............................................................................. 145
16.9 Expenses.................................................................................. 145
16.10 Injunctive Relief....................................................................... 145
16.11 Consequential Damages............................................................. 146
16.12 Captions................................................................................... 146



16.13 Counterparts; Electronic Signatures............................................ 146
16.14 Construction............................................................................. 146
16.15 Confidentiality; Sharing Information.......................................... 146
16.16 Publicity................................................................................... 147
16.17 Certifications From Banks and Participants; USA PATRIOT Act. 147
16.18 Anti-Terrorism Laws................................................................. 147
16.19 Acknowledgment and Consent to Bail-In.................................... 148
XVII. GUARANTY.................................................................................................... 148
17.1 Guaranty................................................................................... 148
17.2 Waivers.................................................................................... 148
17.3 No Defense............................................................................... 148
17.4 Guaranty of Payment................................................................. 149
17.5 Liabilities Absolute................................................................... 149
17.6 Waiver of Notice....................................................................... 150
17.7 Agent’s Discretion.................................................................... 150
17.8 Reinstatement........................................................................... 150
17.9 Limitation on Obligations Guaranteed........................................ 151
17.10 Financial Condition of Borrower and other Guarantors................ 151
17.11 Bankruptcy, Etc........................................................................ 152
17.12 Taxes. ...................................................................................... 152
XVIII. AMENDMENT AND RESTATEMENT............................................................ 152
18.1 Amendment and Restatement; No Novation................................ 152
18.2 Acknowledgement of Prior Obligations and Continuation Thereof 152



LIST OF EXHIBITS AND SCHEDULES
Exhibits

Exhibit 1.2(a) Form of Borrowing Base Certificate
Exhibit 1.2(b) Form of Compliance Certificate
Exhibit 2.1 Form of Revolving Credit Note
Exhibit 2.4 Form of Swing Loan Note
Exhibit 8.1(d) Form of Financial Condition Certificate
Exhibit 16.3 Form of Commitment Transfer Supplement

Schedules

Schedule 1.1 Commitments
Schedule 4.4 Equipment and Inventory Locations; Place of Business, Chief Executive Office, Real Property
Schedule 4.8(j) Deposit and Investment Accounts
Schedule 5.1 Consents
Schedule 5.2(a) States of Qualification and Good Standing
Schedule 5.2(b) Subsidiaries
Schedule 5.4 Federal Tax Identification Number
Schedule 5.6 Prior Names
Schedule 5.7 Environmental



Schedule 5.8(b) Litigation
Schedule 5.8(e) Plans
Schedule 5.9 Intellectual Property
Schedule 5.10 Licenses and Permits
Schedule 5.14 Labor Disputes
Schedule 5.21 Equity Interests
Schedule 5.22 Commercial Tort Claims
Schedule 5.23 Letter of Credit Rights
Schedule 5.24 Material Contracts
Schedule 7.2 Permitted Encumbrances
Schedule 7.3 Guarantees
Schedule 7.4 Permitted Investments
Schedule 7.8 Permitted Indebtedness


AMENDED AND RESTATED REVOLVING CREDIT
AND
SECURITY AGREEMENT

Amended and Restated Revolving Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of December 27, 2018, as amended by the First Amendment to Amended and Restated Revolving Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of April 3, 2020, the Second Amendment to Amended and Restated Revolving Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of April 11, 2020, the Third Amendment to Amended and Restated Revolving Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of June 16, 2020, the Fourth Amendment to Amended and Restated Revolving Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of December 10, 2020, the Fifth Amendment to Amended and Restated Revolving Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of February 5, 2021, the Sixth Amendment to Amended and Restated Revolving Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of August 5, 2021, the Seventh Amendment to Amended and Restated Revolving Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of September 30, 2021, the Eighth Amendment to Amended and Restated Revolving Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of March 15, 2022, and the Ninth Amendment to Amended and Restated Revolving Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of April 25, 2022, and the Tenth Amendment to Amended and Restated Revolving Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of June 1, 2023 (as so amended and as the same may be further amended, modified, supplemented, renewed, restated or replaced from time to time, this “Agreement”), by and among QUANTUM CORPORATION, a Delaware corporation (“Quantum”), QUANTUM LTO HOLDINGS, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Quantum LTO and together with Quantum and each Person joined hereto as a borrower from time to time, collectively, the “Borrowers” and each a “Borrower”), SQUARE BOX SYSTEMS LIMITED, a company incorporated in England and Wales (registered number 03819556) (“Square Box” and together with each Person joined hereto as a guarantor from time to time (collectively, the “Guarantors”, and each a “Guarantor” and together with the Borrowers, collectively the “Loan Parties” and each a “Loan Party”), the financial institutions which are now or which hereafter become a party hereto (together with their respective successors and assigns, collectively, the “Lenders” and each individually a “Lender”), and PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (“PNC”), in its capacity as agent for Lenders (in such capacity, together with its successors and assigns, the “Agent”).
IN CONSIDERATION of the mutual covenants and undertakings set forth herein, the Loan Parties, Lenders and Agent hereby agree as follows:
I. DEFINITIONS.
1.1 Accounting Terms



. As used in this Agreement, the Other Documents or any certificate, report or other document made or delivered pursuant to this Agreement, accounting terms not defined in Section 1.2 hereof or elsewhere in this Agreement and accounting terms partly defined in Section 1.2 hereof to the extent not defined shall have the respective meanings given to them under GAAP; provided that, whenever such accounting terms are used for the purposes of determining compliance with financial covenants in this Agreement, such accounting terms shall be defined in accordance with GAAP; provided that, notwithstanding the foregoing, if there occurs after March 31, 2021 any change in GAAP that affects in any respect the calculation of any covenant set forth in this Agreement or the definition of any term defined under GAAP used in such calculations, and either Agent or Borrowing Agent so request, Agent and Borrowing Agent shall negotiate in good faith to amend the provisions of this Agreement that relate to the calculation of such covenants with the intent of having the respective positions of Agent, Lenders and the Loan Parties after such change in GAAP conform as nearly as possible to their respective positions as of the NinthTenth Amendment Effective Date, provided that, until any such amendments have been agreed upon, the covenants in this Agreement shall be calculated as if no such change in GAAP had occurred and the Loan Parties shall provide additional financial statements or supplements thereto, attachments to Compliance Certificates and/or calculations regarding financial covenants as Agent may reasonably require in order to provide the appropriate financial information required hereunder with respect to the Loan Parties both reflecting any applicable changes in GAAP and as necessary to demonstrate compliance with the financial covenants before giving effect to the applicable changes in GAAP. The term “without qualification” as used herein to refer to opinions or reports provided by accountants shall mean an opinion or report that is (i) unqualified (other than qualifications pertaining solely to changes in GAAP to the extent any such change has no material effect on the calculation of, or compliance with, any financial covenant contained herein or the determination of the Formula Amount), and (ii) does not include any explanation, supplemental comment, or other comment concerning the ability of the applicable Person to continue as a going concern or concerning the scope of the audit, except in the case of each of the foregoing clauses (i) and (ii), any such qualification, explanation, supplemental comment or comment resulting solely from (1) an upcoming maturity date with respect to the Obligations or the Term Loan Indebtedness or (2) a breach or anticipated breach of a financial covenant. Without limiting the foregoing, leases shall continue to be classified and accounted for on a basis consistent with that reflected in the Historical Audited Financial Statements for all purposes of this Agreement, notwithstanding any change in GAAP relating thereto, unless the parties hereto shall enter into a mutually acceptable amendment addressing such changes, as provided for above.
1.2 General Terms
. For purposes of this Agreement the following terms shall have the following meanings:
2022 Rights Offering” shall mean the issuance or sale of Equity Interests of Quantum in a public offering on or about the Ninth Amendment Effective Date.
2022 Rights Offering Specified Amount” shall mean the amount equal to the sum of (a) the principal amount of $20,000,000, plus (b) all accrued interest, fees and/or “Prepayment Premium” (as defined in the Term Loan Agreement) payable in connection with a mandatory prepayment of the Term Loan Indebtedness pursuant to Section 2.3(c) of the Term Loan Agreement with the Net Cash Proceeds of the 2022 Rights Offering.

ABL Priority Collateral” shall have the meaning given to such term in the Intercreditor Agreement.
Accountants” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 9.7 hereof.
Acquired Indebtedness” shall mean Indebtedness of a Person whose assets or Equity Interests are acquired by a Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries in a Permitted Acquisition or other Permitted Investment; provided that such Indebtedness: (a) was in existence prior to the date of such Permitted Acquisition or other Permitted Investment, and (b) was not incurred in connection with, or in contemplation of, such Permitted Acquisition or other Permitted Investment.



Additional Reporting Liquidity Triggering Event” shall mean Liquidity is less than $10,000,000 on any Business Day.
Additional Reporting Period” shall mean the period commencing upon the occurrence of an Additional Reporting Triggering Event and ending on the occurrence of an Additional Reporting Satisfaction Event.
Additional Reporting Satisfaction Event” shall mean the earliest date on which all of the following conditions precedent have been satisfied: (a) if the Additional Reporting Triggering Event shall have occurred as a result of the occurrence of an Additional Reporting Liquidity Triggering Event, Liquidity is equal to or greater than $10,000,000 for thirty (30) consecutive days; and (b) if the Additional Reporting Triggering Event shall have occurred as a result of the occurrence of an Event of Default, such Event of Default shall have been waived in writing by Agent and all of the Lenders or the Required Lenders, as applicable.
Additional Reporting Triggering Event” shall mean any of the following: (a) an Additional Reporting Liquidity Triggering Event has occurred or (b) an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing.
Adjusted Funded Debt” shall mean, with respect to any Person on any date of determination, the result of (a) the Funded Debt of such Person on such date, minus (b) all Qualified Cash of such Person on such date.
Advance Rates” shall mean the advance rates in respect of Eligible Receivables and Eligible Inventory set forth in Section 2.1(a) hereof.
Advances” shall mean and include the Revolving Advances, Letters of Credit and the Swing Loans.
Affected Lender” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 3.11 hereof.
Affiliate” of any Person shall mean (a) any Person which, directly or indirectly, is in control of, is controlled by, or is under common control with such Person, or (b) any Person who is a director, manager, member, managing member, general partner or officer (i) of such Person, (ii) of any Subsidiary of such Person or (iii) of any Person described in clause (a) above. For purposes of this definition, control of a Person shall mean the power, direct or indirect, (x) solely for purposes of Section 7.10 hereof, to vote ten percent (10%) or more of the Equity Interests having ordinary voting power for the election of directors of such Person or other Persons performing similar functions for any such Person, and (y) for all other purposes, to vote a majority of the Equity Interests having ordinary voting power for the election of directors of such Person or other Persons performing similar functions for any such Person or to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of such Person whether by ownership of Equity Interests, contract or otherwise. For the avoidance of doubt, no Prior Term Loan Lender, in its capacity as a holder of Warrants, shall constitute an Affiliate of Quantum.
Agent” shall have the meaning set forth in the preamble to this Agreement and shall include its successors and permitted assigns.
Agreement” shall have the meaning set forth in the preamble to this Agreement.
Alternate Base Rate” shall mean, on any date of determination, a rate per annum equal to the highest of (a) the Base Rate in effect on such date, (b) the sum of the Overnight Bank Funding Rate in effect on such date plus one half of one percent (0.50%), and (c) the sum of Daily Simple SOFR in effect on such date plus one percent (1.00%), so long as Daily Simple SOFR is offered, ascertainable and not unlawful; provided, however, if the Alternate Base Rate as determined above would be less than zero, then such rate shall be deemed to be zero. Any change in the Alternate Base Rate (or any component thereof) shall take effect at the opening of business on the day such change occurs.


Alternate Source” shall have the meaning set forth in the definition of “Overnight Bank Funding Rate”.
Amendment and Restatement Date” shall mean December 27, 2018.



Anti-Terrorism Laws” shall mean any Laws applicable to any Loan Party relating to terrorism, trade sanctions programs and embargoes, import/export licensing, money laundering or bribery, and any regulation, order, or directive promulgated, issued or enforced pursuant to such Laws, including Executive Order No. 13224, the USA PATRIOT Act, the laws comprising or implementing the Bank Secrecy Act, and the laws administered by OFAC, all as amended, modified, supplemented, renewed, extended, or replaced from time to time.
Applicable ECF Percentage” shall have the meaning given to such term in the Term Loan Agreement.
Applicable Facility Fee Percentage” shall mean (a) as of the Ninth Amendment Effective Date and through and including June 30, 2022, an amount equal to 0.375%, and (b) effective as of July 1, 2022 and on the first day of each calendar quarter thereafter (each an “on each Applicable Facility Fee Percentage Adjustment Date”), the Applicable Facility Fee Percentage shall be adjusted, if necessary, to the applicable percentage per annum set forth in the table below corresponding to the average Usage Amount ending on the last day offor the most recently completed calendar quarter prior to thesuch Applicable Facility Fee Percentage Adjustment Date:
Level
Average Usage Amount
Applicable Facility Fee Percentage
1
Greater than or equal to 50% of the Maximum Revolving Advance Amount
0.250%
2
Less than 50% of the Maximum Revolving Advance Amount
0.375%

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth herein, (x) no downward adjustment in any Applicable Facility Fee Percentage shall be made on any Applicable Facility Fee Percentage Adjustment Date on which an Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, and (y) immediately and automatically upon the occurrence of an Event of Default, each Applicable Facility Fee Percentage shall increase to and equal the highest Applicable Facility Fee Percentage specified in the table set forth above and shall continue at such highest Applicable Facility Fee Percentage until the date (if any) on which such Event of Default shall be waived in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement.

“Applicable Facility Fee Percentage Adjustment Date” shall mean January 1, 2023 and the first Business Day of each calendar quarter thereafter.

Applicable Law” shall mean all laws, rules and regulations applicable to the Person, conduct, transaction, covenant, Other Document or contract in question, including all applicable common law and equitable principles, all provisions of all applicable state, federal and foreign constitutions, statutes, rules, regulations, treaties, directives and orders of any Governmental Body, and all binding orders, judgments and decrees of all courts and arbitrators.

Applicable Margin” shall mean (a) as of the Ninth Amendment Effective Date and through but excluding the first Applicable Margin Adjustment Date (as hereinafter defined), an amount equal to (i) one and three-quarters percent (1.75%) per annum for (A) Revolving Advances consisting of Domestic Rate Loans, and (B) Swing Loans, and (ii) an amount equal to two and three-quarters percent (2.75%) per annum for Revolving Advances consisting of Term SOFR Rate Loans, and (b) effective as of January 1, 2024 and on the first day of each fiscal quarter ending thereafter (such first day of the applicable fiscal quarter, an “Applicable Margin Adjustment Date”), the Applicable Margin for Revolving Advances and Swing Loans shall be adjusted, if necessary, to the applicable percent per annum set forth in the pricing table below corresponding to the Total Net Leverage Ratio for Quantum and its Subsidiaries for the most recently completed fiscal quarter prior to the Applicable Margin Adjustment Date:
Level
Total Net Leverage Ratio
Applicable Margin for Revolving Advances consisting of Domestic Rate Loans and Swing Loans
Applicable Margin for Revolving Advances consisting of Term SOFR Rate Loans
1
< 3.00 to 1.00
1.25%
2.25%



2
> 3.00 to 1.00 and
< 3.50 to 1.00
1.50%
2.50%
3
> 3.50 to 1.00
1.75%
2.75%

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth herein, (x) no downward adjustment in any Applicable Margin shall be made on any Applicable Margin Adjustment Date on which an Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, and (y) immediately and automatically upon the occurrence of an Event of Default, each Applicable Margin shall increase to and equal the highest Applicable Margin specified in the pricing table set forth above and shall continue at such highest Applicable Margin until the date (if any) on which such Event of Default shall be waived in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement. Any increase in interest rates and/or Letter of Credit Fees payable by Borrowers under this Agreement and the Other Documents pursuant to the provisions of the foregoing sentence shall be in addition to and independent of any increase in such interest rates and/or Letter of Credit Fees resulting from the occurrence of any Event of Default and/or the effectiveness of the Default Rate provisions of Sections 3.1 or Section 3.2 hereof.

Application Date” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.8(b) hereof.
Approvals” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5.7(b) hereof.
Approved Electronic Communication” shall mean each notice, demand, communication, information, document and other material transmitted, posted or otherwise made or communicated by e-mail, e-fax, the Pinnacle System, or any other equivalent electronic service agreed to by Agent, whether owned, operated or hosted by Agent, any Lender, any of their Affiliates or any other Person, that any party is obligated to, or otherwise chooses to, provide to Agent pursuant to this Agreement or any Other Document, including any financial statement, financial and other report, notice, request, certificate and other information material; provided that Approved Electronic Communications shall not include any notice, demand, communication, information, document or other material that Agent specifically instructs a Person to deliver in physical form.
Average Liquidity” shall mean, for any period of determination, the quotient obtained by dividing (a) the sum of Liquidity for each day during the applicable period ending on the day immediately preceding such date of determination, by (b) the number of days in such period.
Average Undrawn Availability” shall mean, for any period of determination, the quotient obtained by dividing (a) the sum of Undrawn Availability for each day during the applicable period ending on the day immediately preceding such date of determination, by (b) the number of days in such period.
Bail-In Action” shall mean the exercise of any Write-Down and Conversion Powers.
Bail-In Legislation” shall mean, (a) with respect to any EEA Member Country which has implemented or at any time implements Article 55 of Directive 2014/59/EU establishing a framework for the recovery and resolution of credit institutions and investment firms, the relevant implementing law or regulation as described in the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule from time to time and (b) with respect to the United Kingdom, the UK Bail-In Legislation.

Base Rate” shall mean the base commercial lending rate of PNC as publicly announced to be in effect from time to time, such rate to be adjusted automatically, without notice, on the effective date of any change in such rate. This rate of interest is determined from time to time by PNC as a means of pricing some loans to its customers and is neither tied to any external rate of interest or index nor does it necessarily reflect the lowest rate of interest actually charged by PNC to any particular class or category of customers of PNC.
Beneficial Owner” shall mean, for each Loan Party, each of the following: (a) each individual, if any, who, directly or indirectly, owns 25% or more of such Loan Party’s Equity Interests; and (b) a single individual with significant responsibility to control, manage, or direct such Loan Party.
Benefited Lender” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.6(e) hereof.



Blocked Account Banks” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 4.8(h) hereof.
Blocked Accounts” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 4.8(h) hereof.
Board of Governors” shall mean the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System of the United States of America or any successor thereto.
Borrower” or “Borrowers” shall have the meaning set forth in the preamble to this Agreement and shall extend to all permitted successors and assigns of such Persons.
Borrowers’ Account” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.10 hereof.
Borrowing Agent” shall mean Quantum.
Borrowing Base Certificate” shall mean a certificate in substantially the form of Exhibit 1.2(a) hereto duly executed by the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer or Controller of the Borrowing Agent and delivered to Agent, appropriately completed, by which such officer shall certify to Agent the Formula Amount and calculation thereof as of the date of such certificate.
Business Day” shall mean any day other than Saturday or Sunday or a legal holiday on which commercial banks are authorized or required by Law to be closed for business in East Brunswick, New Jersey; provided that when used in connection with an amount that bears interest at a rate based on SOFR or any direct or indirect calculation or determination of SOFR, the term “Business Day” shall mean any such day that is also a U.S. Government Securities Business Day.
Capital Expenditures” shall mean (a) expenditures made or liabilities incurred for the acquisition of any fixed assets or improvements (or of any replacements or substitutions thereof or additions thereto) which have a useful life of more than one year and which, in accordance with GAAP, would be classified as capital expenditures and (b) purchases of Service Inventory and net transfers of Manufacturing Inventory into Service Inventory. Capital Expenditures for any period shall include the principal portion of Capitalized Lease Obligations paid in such period.

Capitalized Lease Obligation” shall mean, with respect to any Person, obligations of such Person under a Capital Lease.
Capital Lease” shall mean a lease that is required to be capitalized for financial reporting purposes in accordance with GAAP.
CARES Act” shall mean the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (P.L. 116-136), as amended (including any successor thereto), and all regulations, requests, rules, guidelines or directives thereunder or issued by the SBA or any other Governmental Body in connection therewith, in each case as in effect from time to time.

Cash Equivalents” shall mean (a) marketable direct obligations issued by, or unconditionally guaranteed by, the United States or issued by any agency thereof and backed by the full faith and credit of the United States, in each case maturing within one year from the date of acquisition thereof, (b) marketable direct obligations issued or fully guaranteed by any state of the United States or any political subdivision of any such state or any public instrumentality thereof maturing within one year from the date of acquisition thereof and, at the time of acquisition, having one of the two highest ratings obtainable from either S&P or Moody’s, (c) commercial paper maturing no more than 270 days from the date of creation thereof and, at the time of acquisition, having a rating of at least A-1 from S&P or at least P-1 from Moody’s, (d) certificates of deposit, time deposits, overnight bank deposits or bankers’ acceptances maturing within one year from the date of acquisition thereof issued by any bank organized under the laws of the United States or any state thereof or the District of Columbia or any United States branch of a foreign bank having at the date of acquisition thereof combined capital and surplus of not less than $500,000,000, (e) deposit accounts maintained with (i) any bank that satisfies the criteria described in clause (d) above, or (ii) any other bank organized under the laws of the United States or any state thereof so long as the full amount maintained with any such other bank is insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, (f) repurchase obligations of any commercial bank satisfying the requirements of clause (d) of this definition or recognized securities dealer having combined capital and surplus of not less than $500,000,000, having a term of not more than seven days, with respect to securities satisfying the



criteria in clauses (a) or (d) above, (g) debt securities with maturities of six months or less from the date of acquisition backed by standby letters of credit issued by any commercial bank satisfying the criteria described in clause (d) above, and (h) Investments in money market funds substantially all of whose assets are invested in the types of assets described in clauses (a) through (g) above.
Cash Management Liabilities” shall mean the indebtedness, obligations and liabilities of any Loan Party to the provider of any Cash Management Products and Services (including all obligations and liabilities owing to such provider in respect of any returned items deposited with such provider). For purposes of this Agreement and all of the Other Documents, all Cash Management Liabilities of any Loan Party owing to any of the Secured Parties shall be “Obligations” hereunder and under the Other Documents, and the Liens securing such Cash Management Liabilities shall be pari passu with the Liens securing all other Obligations under this Agreement and the Other Documents, subject to the express provisions of Section 11.5 hereof.
Cash Management Policy” shall mean that certain Domestic Investment Policy of Quantum, as approved by its board of directors and as in effect on the NinthTenth Amendment Effective Date.
Cash Management Products and Services” shall mean agreements or other arrangements under which Agent or any Lender or any Affiliate of Agent or a Lender provides any of the following products or services to any Loan Party: (a) credit cards; (b) credit card processing services; (c) debit cards and stored value cards; (d) commercial cards; (e) ACH transactions; and (f) cash management and treasury management services and products, including without limitation controlled disbursement accounts or services, lockboxes, automated clearinghouse transactions, overdrafts, interstate depository network services.
CEA” shall mean the Commodity Exchange Act (7 U.S.C. §1 et seq.), as amended from time to time, and any successor statute.
CFTC” shall mean the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
CERCLA” shall mean the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as amended, 42 U.S.C. §§9601 et seq.
Certificate of Beneficial Ownership” shall mean, for each Loan Party, the certificate in form and substance acceptable to Agent (as amended or modified by Agent from time to time in its sole discretion), certifying, among other things, the Beneficial Owner of such Loan Party.
Change in Law” shall mean the occurrence, after the NinthTenth Amendment Effective Date, of any of the following: (a) the adoption or taking effect of any Applicable Law; (b) any change in any Applicable Law or in the administration, implementation, interpretation or application thereof by any Governmental Body; or (c) the making or issuance of any request, rule, guideline or directive (whether or not having the force of law) by any Governmental Body; provided that notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, (x) the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and all requests, rules, regulations, guidelines, interpretations or directives thereunder or issued in connection therewith (whether or not having the force of Applicable Law) and (y) all requests, rules, regulations, guidelines, interpretations or directives promulgated by the Bank for International Settlements, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (or any successor or similar authority) or the United States or foreign regulatory authorities (whether or not having the force of law), in each case pursuant to Basel III, shall in each case be deemed to be a Change in Law regardless of the date enacted, adopted, issued, promulgated or implemented.
Change of Control” shall mean:
(a) any person or group of persons (within the meaning of Section 13(d) or 14(a) of the Exchange Act) shall have acquired beneficial ownership (within the meaning of Rule 13d-3 promulgated by the SEC under the Exchange Act) of thirty-five percent (35%) or more of the voting Equity Interests of Quantum;
(b) any person or group of persons shall have acquired, by contract or otherwise, or shall have entered into a contract or arrangement that, upon consummation thereof, will result in its or their acquisition of the power to exercise, directly or indirectly, control over the Equity Interests of such persons entitled to vote for members of the board of directors of Quantum (on a fully diluted basis and



taking into account all such Equity Interests that such person or group of persons has the right to acquire pursuant to any option right) representing thirty-five percent (35%) or more of the combined voting power of such Equity Interests;
(c) except pursuant to a transaction permitted hereunder, the failure of Quantum to beneficially own, directly or indirectly (on a fully diluted basis), one hundred percent (100%) of the voting Equity Interests of any other Loan Party; or
(d) any “change of control” or similar event (however denominated) shall occur under any indenture or other agreement with respect to Material Indebtedness of any Loan Party.
Charges” shall mean all taxes, charges, fees, imposts, levies or other assessments, including all net income, gross income, gross receipts, sales, use, ad valorem, value added, transfer, franchise, profits, inventory, capital stock, license, withholding, payroll, employment, social security, unemployment, excise, severance, stamp, occupation and property taxes, custom duties, fees, assessments, liens, claims and charges of any kind whatsoever, together with any interest and any penalties, additions to tax or additional amounts, imposed by any taxing authority or other Governmental Body, domestic or foreign (including the PBGC or any environmental agency or superfund), upon the Collateral, any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries or Affiliates.
CIP Regulations” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 14.12 hereof.
Claims” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 16.5 hereof.
Code” shall mean the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as the same may be amended, modified or supplemented from time to time, and any successor statute of similar import, and the rules and regulations thereunder, as from time to time in effect.
Collateral” shall mean and include all right, title and interest of each Loan Party in all of the following property and assets of such Loan Party, in each case whether now existing or hereafter arising or created and whether now owned or hereafter acquired and wherever located:
(a) all Receivables and all supporting obligations relating thereto;
(b) all Equipment and fixtures;
(c) all general intangibles (including all payment intangibles and all software) and all supporting obligations related thereto;
(d) all Inventory;
(e) all Subsidiary Stock, securities, Investment Property and financial assets;
(f) all Real Property;
(g) all Intellectual Property, including (i) all reissues, re-examinations, continuations, continuations-in-part, divisionals, renewals, reversions and extensions of the foregoing, (ii) all goodwill of the business connected with the use of, and symbolized by, each trademark and trademark application, (iii) any claims for damages by way of any past, present or future infringement of any of the foregoing and all proceeds thereof (including, without limitation, all proceeds resulting under insurance policies), and (iv) all cash, income, royalties, fees, other proceeds, Receivables, accounts and general intangibles that consist of rights of payment to or on behalf of any Loan Party, proceeds from the sale, licensing or other disposition of all or any part of, or rights in, the foregoing by or on behalf of any Loan Party, and all rights to sue and recover at law or in equity for any past, present and future infringement, misappropriation, dilution, violation or other impairment thereof;
(h) all contract rights, rights of payment which have been earned under a contract, chattel paper (including electronic chattel paper and tangible chattel paper), commercial tort claims (whether now existing or hereafter arising); documents (including all warehouse receipts and bills of lading), deposit accounts, goods, instruments (including promissory notes), letters of credit (whether or not the respective letter of credit is evidenced by a writing) and letter-of-credit rights, cash and cash equivalents, certificates of deposit, insurance proceeds (including hazard, flood and credit insurance), security agreements, eminent domain proceeds, condemnation proceeds, commercial tort claim proceeds and all supporting obligations;



(i) all ledger sheets, ledger cards, files, correspondence, records, books of account, business papers, computers, computer software (owned by any Loan Party or in which it has an interest), computer programs, tapes, disks and documents, and any other books and records, including all of such property relating to the property described in clauses (a) through and including (h) of this definition; and
(j) all proceeds and products of the property described in clauses (a) through and including (i) of this definition, in whatever form. It is the intention of the parties that if Agent shall fail to have a perfected Lien in any particular property or assets of any Loan Party for any reason whatsoever, but the provisions of this Agreement and/or of the Other Documents, together with all financing statements and other public filings relating to Liens filed or recorded against the Loan Parties, would be sufficient to create a perfected Lien in any property or assets that such Loan Party may receive upon the Disposition of such particular property or assets, then all such “proceeds” of such particular property or assets shall be included in the Collateral as original collateral that is the subject of a direct and original grant of a security interest as provided for herein and in the Other Documents (and not merely as proceeds (as defined in Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code) in which a security interest is created or arises solely pursuant to Section 9-315 of the Uniform Commercial Code).
Notwithstanding the forgoing, Collateral shall not include any Excluded Property.
Commitments” shall mean the Revolving Commitments.
Commitment Transfer Supplement” shall mean a document in the form of Exhibit 16.3 hereto, properly completed and otherwise in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent by which the Purchasing Lender purchases and assumes a portion of the obligation of Lenders to make Advances under this Agreement.
Compliance Certificate” shall mean a compliance certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit 1.2(b) hereto to be signed by the Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer or Controller of Borrowing Agent.
Conforming Changes” shall mean, with respect to the Term SOFR Rate or any Benchmark Replacement, any technical, administrative or operational changes (including changes to the definition of “Alternate Base Rate,” the definition of “Business Day”, the definition of “Interest Period”, the timing and frequency of determining rates and making payments of interest, the timing of borrowing requests or prepayment, conversion or continuation notices, the applicability and length of lookback periods, the applicability of breakage provisions, and other technical, administrative or operational matters) that Agent decides may be appropriate to reflect the adoption and implementation of the Term SOFR Rate or such Benchmark Replacement and to permit the administration thereof by Agent in a manner substantially consistent with market practice (or, if Agent decides that adoption of any portion of such market practice is not administratively feasible or if Agent determines that no market practice for the administration of the Term SOFR Rate or the Benchmark Replacement exists, in such other manner of administration as Agent decides is reasonably necessary in connection with the administration of this Agreement and the Other Documents).
Consents” shall mean all filings and all licenses, permits, consents, approvals, authorizations, qualifications and binding orders of Governmental Bodies and other third parties, domestic or foreign, necessary to carry on any Loan Party’s business or necessary (including to avoid a conflict or breach under any agreement, instrument, other document, license, permit or other authorization) for the execution, delivery or performance of this Agreement, the Other Documents, or the Term Loan Documents, including any Consents required under all applicable federal, state or other Applicable Law.
Consigned Inventory” shall mean Inventory of any Loan Party that is in the possession of another Person on a consignment, sale or return, or other basis that does not constitute a final sale and acceptance of such Inventory.
Contract Rate” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 3.1 hereof.
Control Agreement” shall mean a control agreement, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent, executed and delivered by a Loan Party, Agent and the applicable depository bank



(with respect to a Blocked Account or Depository Account) or securities intermediary (with respect to a securities account).

Controlled Group” shall mean, at any time, each Loan Party and all members of a controlled group of corporations and all trades or businesses (whether or not incorporated) under common control and all other entities which, together with any Loan Party, are treated as a single employer under Section 414 of the Code.
Covered Entity” shall mean (a) each Loan Party, each Subsidiary of each Loan Party, all Guarantors and all pledgors of Collateral and (b) each Person that, directly or indirectly, is in control of a Person described in clause (a) above and (c) the directors, officers and employees of any Person described in clause (a) above. For purposes of this definition, control of a Person shall mean the direct or indirect (x) ownership of, or power to vote, twenty-five percent (25%) or more of the issued and outstanding equity interests having ordinary voting power for the election of directors of such Person or other Persons performing similar functions for such Person, or (y) power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of such Person whether by ownership of equity interests, contract or otherwise.
Customer” shall mean and include the account debtor with respect to any Receivable and/or the prospective purchaser of goods, services or both with respect to any contract or contract right, and/or any party who enters into or proposes to enter into any contract or other arrangement with any Loan Party, pursuant to which such Loan Party is to deliver any personal property or perform any services.
Customs” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.13(b) hereof.
Daily Simple SOFR” shall mean, for any day (a “SOFR Rate Day”), the interest rate per annum determined by the Agent by dividing (the resulting quotient rounded upwards, at the Agent’s discretion, to the nearest 1/100th of 1%) (a) SOFR for the day (the “SOFR Determination Date”) that is two (2) Business Days prior to (i) such SOFR Rate Day if such SOFR Rate Day is a Business Day or (ii) the Business Day immediately preceding such SOFR Rate Day if such SOFR Rate Day is not a Business Day, by (b) a number equal to 1.00 minus the SOFR Reserve Percentage. If Daily Simple SOFR as determined above would be less than the SOFR Floor, then Daily Simple SOFR shall be deemed to be the SOFR Floor. If SOFR for any SOFR Determination Date has not been published or replaced with a Benchmark Replacement by 5:00 p.m. (New York time) on the second Business Day immediately following such SOFR Determination Date, then SOFR for such SOFR Determination Date will be SOFR for the first Business Day preceding such SOFR Determination Date for which SOFR was published in accordance with the definition of “SOFR”; provided that SOFR determined pursuant to this sentence shall be used for purposes of calculating Daily Simple SOFR for no more than 3 consecutive SOFR Rate Days. If and when Daily Simple SOFR as determined above changes, any applicable rate of interest based on Daily Simple SOFR will change automatically without notice to the Borrowers, effective on the date of any such change.
Debt Payments” shall mean, for any Person for any period, without duplication, all cash actually expended by such Person to make:
(a) Interest Expense for such period (including, without limitation, interest payments on any Advances hereunder, the Term LoanLoans or any other Indebtedness but excluding interest paid-in-kind, amortization of financing fees and other non-cash Interest Expense), plus
(b) regularly scheduled principal payments made by such Person during such period in respect of the Term LoanLoans and, to the extent accompanied by a permanent reduction of the applicable underlying commitment, regularly scheduled principal payments made during such period in respect of any other Indebtedness for borrowed money, plus
(c) regularly scheduled principal payments in respect of Capitalized Lease Obligations of such Person during such period, plus
(d) payments by such Person of any regularly scheduled fees, commissions and charges payable under this Agreement, any of the Other Documents or any of the Term Loan Documents during such period (but excluding any one-time consent, closing, or upfront fees under any of such documents).



Default” shall mean an event, circumstance or condition which, with the giving of notice or passage of time or both, would constitute an Event of Default.
Default Rate” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 3.1 hereof.
Defaulting Lender” shall mean any Lender that: (a) has failed, within two (2) Business Days of the date required to be funded or paid, to (i) fund any portion of its Revolving Commitment Percentage of Advances, (ii) if applicable, fund any portion of its Participation Commitment in Letters of Credit or Swing Loans or (iii) pay over to Agent, any Issuer, Swing Loan Lender or any Lender any other amount required to be paid by it hereunder, unless, in the case of clause (i) above, such Lender notifies Agent in writing that such failure is the result of such Lender’s good faith determination that a condition precedent to funding (specifically identified and including a particular Default or Event of Default, if any) has not been satisfied; (b) has notified the Loan Parties or Agent in writing, or has made a public statement to the effect, that it does not intend or expect to comply with any of its funding obligations under this Agreement (unless such writing or public statement indicates that such position is based on such Lender’s good faith determination that a condition precedent (specifically identified and including a particular Default or Event of Default, if any) to funding a loan under this Agreement cannot be satisfied) or generally under other agreements in which it commits to extend credit; (c) has failed, within two (2) Business Days after request by Agent, acting in good faith, to provide a certification in writing from an authorized officer of such Lender that it will comply with its obligations (and is financially able to meet such obligations) to fund prospective Advances and, if applicable, participations in then outstanding Letters of Credit and Swing Loans under this Agreement, provided that such Lender shall cease to be a Defaulting Lender pursuant to this clause (c) upon Agent’s receipt of such certification in form and substance satisfactory to Agent; (d) has become the subject of an Insolvency Event; or (e) has failed at any time to comply with the provisions of Section 2.6(e) hereof with respect to purchasing participations from the other Lenders, whereby such Lender’s share of any payment received, whether by setoff or otherwise, is in excess of its pro rata share of such payments due and payable to all of the Lenders.
Depository Accounts” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 4.8(h) hereof.
Designated Lender” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 16.2(d) hereof.
Disposition” shall mean, with respect to any particular property or asset (other than cash or Cash Equivalents), the sale, lease, license, exchange, transfer or other disposition of such property or asset, and to “Dispose” of any particular property or asset shall mean to sell, lease, license, exchange, transfer or otherwise dispose of such property or asset.

Disqualified Equity Interests” shall mean any Equity Interests which, by their terms (or by the terms of any security or other Equity Interests into which they are convertible or for which they are exchangeable), or upon the happening of any event or condition, (a) mature or are mandatorily redeemable, pursuant to a sinking fund obligation or otherwise, or are redeemable at the option of the holder thereof, in whole or in part, on or prior to the date that is one hundred eighty (180) days following the Maturity Date (excluding any provisions requiring redemption upon a “change of control” or similar event; provided that such “change of control” or similar event results in the Payment in Full of the Obligations), (b) are convertible into or exchangeable for (i) debt securities or (ii) any Equity Interests referred to in (a) above, in each case, at any time on or prior to the date that is one hundred eighty (180) days following the Maturity Date, or (c) are entitled to receive scheduled dividends or distributions in cash prior to the time that the Obligations are Paid in Full.
Document” shall have the meaning given to the term “document” in the Uniform Commercial Code.
Dollar” and the sign “$” shall mean lawful money of the United States of America.
Dollar Equivalent” shall mean, as of any date of determination, (a) as to any amount denominated in Dollars, the amount thereof as of such date of determination, and (b) as to any amount denominated in another currency, the equivalent amount thereof in Dollars as determined by Agent on the basis of the Currency Exchange Rate for the purchase of Dollars with such currency in effect on such date of determination.



Domestic Rate Loan” shall mean any Advance that bears interest based upon the Alternate Base Rate.
Drawing Date” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.14(b) hereof.
EBITDA” shall mean, for any period, with respect to Quantum and its Subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis, the result of:
(a) net income (or loss) for such period, minus
(b) without duplication, the sum of the following amounts for such period (in each case to the extent included in determining net income (or loss) for such period):
(i) tax credits based on income, profits or capital, including federal, foreign, state, franchise and similar taxes,
(ii) extraordinary, unusual, or non-recurring revenue, income and gains,
(iii) interest income,
(iv) income arising by reason of the application of FAS 141R,
(v) gains attributable to Investments in joint ventures and partnerships to the extent not distributed in cash to Quantum and its Subsidiaries,
(vi) cash or non-cash exchange, translation or performance gains relating to any Interest Rate Hedge, Foreign Currency Hedge or foreign currency exchange transaction, and
(vii) extraordinary, unusual or non-recurring non-cash gains or income (excluding any non-cash gain to the extent it represents the reversal of an accrual or reserve for a potential cash item that reduced EBITDA in any prior Reference Period), plus
(c) without duplication, the sum of the following amounts for such Reference Period (in each case to the extent included in determining net income (or loss) for such Reference Period):
(i) extraordinary, unusual, or non-recurring cash costs, cash expenses and cash losses, severance, facility closure costs and other restructuring charges, costs or reserves; provided that the aggregate amount of all such costs, expenses, losses, charges and reserves added to net income pursuant to this clause (c)(i) shall not exceed (x) $5,000,000 in any Reference Period, (other than any Reference Period that includes a fiscal quarter referenced in clause (c)(i)(y)), or (y) $15,000,000 in the aggregate for the fiscal quarters ending June 30, 2023, September 30, 2023, December 31, 2023, March 31, 2024, June 30, 2024, September 30, 2024, December 31, 2024, and March 31, 2025; provided that, together with each Compliance Certificate delivered pursuant to Section 9.7 or Section 9.8 for each Reference Period ending on or after June 30, 2023, Borrowing Agent shall provide Agent with a reasonably detailed itemization of all such costs, expenses, losses, charges and reserves added to net income pursuant to this clause (c)(i),
(ii) Interest Expense,
(iii) cash or non-cash exchange, translation or performance losses relating to any Interest Rate Hedge, Foreign Currency Hedge or foreign currency exchange transaction,
(iv) tax expense based on income, profits or capital, including federal, foreign, state, franchise, excise, VAT, property, withholding and similar taxes (and for the avoidance of doubt, specifically excluding any sales taxes or any other taxes held in trust for a Governmental Body),
(v) depreciation and amortization expenses,
(vi) service parts lower of cost or market non-cash adjustment up to an aggregate amount not to exceed $2,000,000 in any fiscal quarter,
(vii) reasonable costs, expenses, and fees (whether paid in cash, capitalized through amortization or written off) incurred (A) at any time prior to, on, or within the six (6) month period following the Sixth Amendment Effective Date in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, any amendments hereto (including the Seventh Amendment), and the Term Loan Agreement (including any amendments thereto) and the repayment of the Indebtedness under the Prior Term Loan Documents up to an aggregate amount for all such costs, expenses and fees incurred under this clause (c)(vii)(A) not to exceed $20,000,000 or, (B) in connection with any Permitted Acquisition or



other Permitted Investment consummated prior to the Sixth Amendment Effective Date; provided, that, the aggregate amount of such costs, expenses and fees added back pursuant to this clause (c)(vii)(B) shall not exceed 10% of EBITDA for such Reference Period when taken together with any amounts added back for the same Reference Period pursuant to clause (c)(xi)(A) below (prior to giving effect to this clause (c)(vii)(B) and clause (c)(xi)(A)), or (C) at any time prior to, on, or within the six (6) month period following the Tenth Amendment Effective Date in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, any amendments hereto (including the Tenth Amendment), the Term Loan Agreement (including any amendments thereto) and the Tenth Amendment Term Loan,
(viii) Reserved,
(ix) non-cash compensation expenses (including deferred non-cash compensation expenses), or other non-cash expenses or charges arising from the sale or issuance of Equity Interests, the granting of stock options, and the granting of stock appreciation rights and similar arrangements (including any repricing, amendment, modification, substitution, or change of any such Equity Interests, stock option, stock appreciation rights or similar arrangements), minus the amount of any such expenses or charges when paid in cash to the extent not deducted in the computation of net income (or loss),
(x) expenses reimbursed in cash by a third Person pursuant to an indemnity or guaranty in favor of Quantum or any of its Subsidiaries to the extent such amounts are actually received by Quantum or any of its Subsidiaries during such Reference Period,
(xi) with respect to any Permitted Acquisition or other Permitted Investment consummated after the Sixth Amendment Effective Date:
(A) out-of-pocket costs, fees, charges or expenses paid by Quantum or any of its Subsidiaries to any Person for services performed by such Person in connection with such Permitted Acquisition or other Permitted Investment to the extent incurred on or within 180 days prior to the consummation of such Permitted Acquisition or other Permitted Investment;
(B) purchase accounting adjustments, including, without limitation, a dollar for dollar adjustment for that portion of revenue that would have been recorded in the relevant period had the balance of deferred revenue (unearned income) recorded on the closing balance sheet and before application of purchase accounting not been adjusted downward to fair value to be recorded on the opening balance sheet in accordance with GAAP purchase accounting rules; and
(C) non-cash adjustments in accordance with GAAP purchase accounting rules under FASB Statement No. 141R and EITF Issue No. 01-3, in the event that such an adjustment is required by Quantum’s independent auditors, in each case, as determined in accordance with GAAP,
provided, that, any amounts added back pursuant to clause (c)(xi)(A) shall not to exceed 10% of EBITDA for such Reference Period when taken together with any amounts added back for the same Reference Period pursuant to clause (c)(vii)(B) above (prior to giving effect to clause (c)(xi)(A) and clause (c)(vii)(B)),
(xii) non-cash losses, expenses and charges attributable to Investments in joint ventures and partnerships,
(xiii) non-cash losses on sales or write-downs of assets, non-cash amortization or debt issuance costs, non-cash costs or charges associated with the issuance of any warrants issued by Quantum prior to the Seventh Amendment Effective Date, and any other non-cash charges or losses in accordance with GAAP; provided that if any such non-cash items represent an accrual or reserve for potential cash items in any future period, (A) the Borrowers may elect not to add back such non-cash item in the current period and (B) to the extent the Borrowers elect to add back any such non-cash item, the cash payment in respect thereof in such future period shall be subtracted from EBITDA to such extent, and
(xiv) losses and costs arising from the extinguishment of Indebtedness under the Prior Term Loan Documents.



Notwithstanding the foregoing or anything to the contrary in this Agreement, (x) for purposes of calculating EBITDA for any fiscal period of four (4) consecutive fiscal quarters (each, a “Reference Period”), if at any time during such Reference Period, Quantum or any of its Subsidiaries shall have made a Permitted Acquisition or other Permitted Investment, EBITDA for such Reference Period shall be calculated after giving pro forma effect thereto as if such Permitted Acquisition or other Permitted Investment had occurred on the first day of the applicable Reference Period (including pro forma adjustments arising out of events which are directly attributable to such Permitted Acquisition or other Permitted Investment, are factually supportable, and are expected to have a continuing impact, in each case to be mutually and reasonably agreed upon by Borrowers and Agent), and (y) to the extent that any portion of the Permitted PPP Indebtedness is forgiven during any fiscal quarter, such portion shall be ignored for purposes of calculating EBITDA for each period of four (4) consecutive fiscal quarters that includes such fiscal quarter.
EEA Member Country” shall mean any of the member states of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
Effective Date” shall mean the date indicated in a document or agreement to be the date on which such document or agreement becomes effective, or, if there is no such indication, the date of execution of such document or agreement.
Eligibility Date shall mean, with respect to each Loan Party and each Swap, the date on which this Agreement or any Other Document becomes effective with respect to such Swap (for the avoidance of doubt, the Eligibility Date shall be the Effective Date of such Swap if this Agreement or any Other Document is then in effect with respect to such Loan Party, and otherwise it shall be the Effective Date of this Agreement and/or such Other Documents to which such Loan Party is a party).
Eligible Contract Participant” shall mean an “eligible contract participant” as defined in the CEA and regulations thereunder.
Eligible Extended Terms Receivables” shall mean Receivables of a Borrower which (a) are owing from a Specified Customer and (b) satisfy all of the criteria of Eligible Receivables other than clause (c) of the definition thereof; provided, however, that no Receivable shall be an Eligible Extended Term Receivable if such Receivable is due or unpaid more than one hundred fifty (150) days after the original invoice date.
Eligible Insured Foreign Receivables” shall mean each Receivable of a Borrower arising in the Ordinary Course of Business that (a) satisfies all of the criteria of Eligible Receivables, other than clause (g) of the definition of “Eligible Receivables” and (b) is credit insured (the insurance carrier, amount and terms of such insurance shall be reasonably acceptable to Agent and shall name Agent as beneficiary or loss payee, as applicable).
Eligible Inventory” shall mean and include Inventory of a Borrower consisting of finished goods or raw materials valued at the lower of cost or market value, determined on a first-in-first-out basis, which is not, in Agent’s opinion, obsolete, slow moving or unmerchantable and which Agent, in its Permitted Discretion, shall not deem ineligible Inventory, based on such considerations as Agent may from time to time deem appropriate. In addition, Inventory shall not be Eligible Inventory if it:
(a) consists of work in process;
(b) consists of Service Inventory;
(c) is not subject to a perfected, first priority Lien in favor of Agent or is subject to any other Liens (other than a Permitted Encumbrance);
(d) does not conform to all standards imposed by any Governmental Body which has regulatory authority over such goods or the use or sale thereof;
(e) constitutes Consigned Inventory;
(f) is subject to a License Agreement that prohibits the applicable Borrower or Agent from Disposing of the Intellectual Property licensed under such License Agreement, unless Agent is a party to a Licensor/Agent Agreement with the Licensor under such License Agreement (or Agent shall agree otherwise in its Permitted Discretion after establishing reserves against the Formula Amount with respect thereto as Agent shall deem appropriate in its Permitted Discretion);



(g) is located outside the continental United States or at a location that is not otherwise in compliance with this Agreement;
(h) is in-transit within the United States or in transit from a location outside the United States to a location of a Borrower or a Customer of such Borrower within the United States;
(i) is situated at a location not owned by a Borrower unless the owner or occupier of such location has executed in favor of Agent a Lien Waiver Agreement (or Agent shall agree otherwise in its Permitted Discretion after establishing reserves against the Formula Amount with respect thereto as Agent shall deem appropriate in its sole discretion); provided that, (x) no Lien Waiver Agreement shall be required and no reserve shall be established with respect to any location if the aggregate amount of Eligible Inventory at such location is less than $250,000; and (y) if no Lien Waiver Agreement has been executed and delivered to Agent with respect to any such location, no reserve shall be established with respect to such location until the date that is thirty (30) days after the Seventh Amendment Effective Date so long as Borrowers are diligently working to obtain a Lien Waiver Agreement with respect to such location; or
(j) if the sale of such Inventory would result in an ineligible Receivable.
Eligible Receivables” shall mean and include each Receivable of a Borrower arising in the Ordinary Course of Business and which Agent, in its Permitted Discretion, shall deem to be an Eligible Receivable, based on such considerations as Agent may from time to time deem appropriate. A Receivable shall not be deemed eligible unless such Receivable is subject to Agent’s first priority perfected Lien and no other Liens (other than Permitted Encumbrances). In addition, no Receivable shall be an Eligible Receivable if:
a.(a) such Receivable arises from Recurring Royalty Revenue;
b.(b) such Receivable arises out of a sale made by any Borrower to an Affiliate of any Borrower or to a Person controlled by an Affiliate of any Borrower;
c.(c) such Receivable is due or unpaid more than one hundred twenty (120) days after the original invoice date or sixty (60) days after the original due date;
d.(d) such Receivable is due from a Customer with respect to which fifty percent (50%) or more of the Receivables owing from such Customer are not deemed Eligible Receivables hereunder (such percentage may, in Agent’s sole discretion, be increased or decreased from time to time);
e.(e) any covenant, representation or warranty set forth in this Agreement with respect to such Receivable has been breached;
f.(f) such Receivable is due from a Customer with respect to which an Insolvency Event shall have occurred;
g.(g) the sale giving rise to such Receivable is to a Customer outside the continental United States of America, Puerto Rico and Canada, unless such sale is on letter of credit, guaranty or acceptance terms, in each case acceptable to Agent in its Permitted Discretion or such Receivable constitutes an Eligible Insured Foreign Receivable;
h.(h) the sale giving rise to such Receivable is on a bill-and-hold, guaranteed sale, sale-and-return, sale on approval, consignment or any other repurchase or return basis with the applicable Customer or is evidenced by chattel paper;
i.(i) Agent believes, in its Permitted Discretion, that collection of such Receivable is insecure or that such Receivable may not be paid by reason of the Customer’s financial inability to pay;
j.(j) such Receivable is due from a Customer which is the United States of America, any state or any department, agency or instrumentality of any of them, unless the applicable Borrower assigns its right to payment of such Receivable to Agent pursuant to the Assignment of Claims Act of 1940, as amended (31 U.S.C. Sub-Section 3727 et seq. and 41 U.S.C. Sub-Section 15 et seq.) or has otherwise complied with other applicable statutes or ordinances; provided that the



amount of such Receivables which shall be deemed ineligible under this clause (j) on any date of determination shall be the amount of such Receivables in excess of $500,000 on such date;
k.(k) the goods giving rise to such Receivable have not been delivered to and accepted by the Customer, the services giving rise to such Receivable have not been performed by the applicable Borrower and accepted by the Customer or such Receivable otherwise does not represent a final sale;
l.(l) the Receivables of the Customer from which such Receivable is owing exceed a credit limit determined by Agent, in its Permitted Discretion, to the extent such Receivable exceeds such limit;
m.(m) such Receivable is owing from a Customer whose total obligations owing to all Borrowers exceed 25% of all Eligible Receivables, to the extent of the obligations owing by such Customer in excess of such percentage; provided, however, such percentages, as applied to a particular Customer (x) may be reduced at any time by Agent in its Permitted Discretion if the creditworthiness of such Customer deteriorates in the determination of Agent, and (y) may be increased at any time by Agent in its Permitted Discretion;
n.(n) the Receivable is subject to any offset, deduction, defense, dispute, credits or counterclaim (because, among other reasons, the Customer is also a creditor or supplier of a Borrower) or the Receivable is contingent in any respect or for any reason (but such Receivable shall only be ineligible to the extent of such offset, deduction, defense, counterclaim or contingency);
o.(o) the applicable Borrower has made any agreement with any Customer for any deduction therefrom, except for discounts or allowances made in the Ordinary Course of Business for prompt payment, all of which discounts or allowances are reflected in the calculation of the face value of each respective invoice related thereto;
p.(p) any return, rejection or repossession of the merchandise the sale of which gave rise to such Receivable has occurred or the rendition of services giving rise to such Receivable has been disputed;
q.(q) such Receivable is not payable to a Borrower;
r.(r) such Receivable is not evidenced by an invoice or other documentary evidence satisfactory to Agent; or
s.(s) such Receivable is not otherwise satisfactory to Agent as determined in good faith by Agent in the exercise of its Permitted Discretion.
Environmental Complaint” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 9.3(b) hereof.
Environmental Laws” shall mean all federal, state and local environmental, land use, zoning, health, chemical use, safety and sanitation laws, statutes, ordinances and codes as well as common laws, relating to the protection of the environment, human health and/or governing the use, storage, treatment, generation, transportation, processing, handling, production or disposal of Hazardous Materials and the rules, regulations, policies, guidelines, interpretations, decisions, orders and directives of federal, state, international and local governmental agencies and authorities with respect thereto.
Equipment” shall have the meaning given to the term “equipment” in the Uniform Commercial Code.
Equity Interests” shall mean, with respect to any Person, any and all shares, rights to purchase from such Person, options, warrants, general, limited or limited liability partnership interests, member interests, participation or other equivalents of or interest in (regardless of how designated) equity of such Person, whether voting or nonvoting, including common stock, preferred stock, convertible securities or any other “equity security” (as such term is defined in Rule 3a11-1 of the General Rules and Regulations promulgated by the SEC under the Exchange Act), including in each case all rights relating to such Equity Interests, whether arising under the Organizational Documents of the Person issuing such Equity Interests or under the Applicable Laws of such issuer’s jurisdiction of organization



relating to the formation, existence and governance of corporations, limited liability companies or partnerships or business trusts or other legal entities, as the case may be.
ERISA” shall mean the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as the same may be amended, modified or supplemented from time to time and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.
Erroneous Payment” shall have the meaning given to such term in Section 14.15(a).
Erroneous Payment Deficiency Assignment” shall have the meaning given to such term in Section 14.15(d).
Erroneous Payment Impacted Class” shall have the meaning given to such term in Section 14.15(d).
Erroneous Payment Return Deficiency” shall have the meaning given to such term in Section 14.15(d).
Erroneous Payment Subrogation Rights” shall have the meaning given to such term in Section 14.15(d).
EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule” shall mean the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule published by the Loan Market Association (or any successor person), as in effect from time to time.
1.EU Withdrawal Act” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5.31 hereof.
Event of Default” shall have the meaning set forth in Article X hereof.
Excess Cash Flow” shall have the meaning given to such term in the Term Loan Agreement.
Excess Cash Flow Due Date” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 7.17(b) hereof.
Exchange Act” shall mean the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
Excluded Accounts” shall mean (a) deposit accounts of Quantum and its Subsidiaries maintained at one or more depository banks located in the United States having an aggregate amount on deposit in all such accounts of not more than $250,000 at any one time, (b) deposit accounts of Quantum and its Subsidiaries maintained at depository banks located outside of the United States (other than the Swiss Blocked Accounts) having an aggregate amount on deposit in all such accounts of not more than $2,000,000 at any one time, (c) deposit accounts specially and exclusively used for payroll, payroll taxes and other employee wage and benefit payments to or for employees of Quantum or any of its Subsidiaries, and (d) deposit accounts or securities accounts of Quantum and its Subsidiaries maintained for the sole purpose of providing deposits permitted pursuant to clause (k) of the definition of “Permitted Encumbrances”.
Excluded Hedge Liability or Liabilities shall mean, with respect to each Loan Party, each of its Swap Obligations if, and only to the extent that, all or any portion of this Agreement or any Other Document that relates to such Swap Obligation is or becomes illegal under the CEA, or any rule, regulation or order of the CFTC, solely by virtue of such Loan Party’s failure to qualify as an Eligible Contract Participant on the Eligibility Date for such Swap. Notwithstanding the foregoing or any other provision of this Agreement or any Other Document to the contrary, the foregoing is subject to the following provisos: (a) if a Swap Obligation arises under a master agreement governing more than one Swap, this definition shall apply only to the portion of such Swap Obligation that is attributable to Swaps for which such guaranty or security interest is or becomes illegal under the CEA, or any rule, regulations or order of the CFTC, solely as a result of the failure by such Loan Party for any reason to qualify as an Eligible Contract Participant on the Eligibility Date for such Swap; (b) if a guarantee of a Swap Obligation would cause such obligation to be an Excluded Hedge Liability but the grant of a security interest would not cause such obligation to be an Excluded Hedge Liability, such Swap Obligation shall constitute an Excluded Hedge Liability for purposes of the guaranty but not for purposes of the grant of the security interest; and (c) if there is more than one Loan Party executing this Agreement or the Other Documents and a Swap Obligation would be an Excluded Hedge Liability with respect to one or more of such Persons, but not all of them, the definition of “Excluded Hedge Liability or Liabilities” with respect to each such Person shall only be deemed applicable to (i) the particular Swap Obligations that constitute Excluded Hedge Liabilities with respect to



such Person, and (ii) the particular Person with respect to which such Swap Obligations constitute Excluded Hedge Liabilities.
Excluded Property” shall mean (a) any lease, license (including from a Governmental Body), state or local franchise, charter or authorization, license agreement, permit, contract or agreement to which any Loan Party is a party, and any of its rights or interests thereunder, if and to the extent that a security interest therein (i) is prohibited by or in violation of any Applicable Law or a term, provision or condition of any such lease, license, franchise, charter, authorization, license agreement, permit, contract or agreement or (ii) would require governmental consent, approval, license or authorization (unless in each case, such Applicable Law, term, provision or condition or the requirement for such consent, approval, license or authorization would be rendered ineffective with respect to the creation of such security interest pursuant to Sections 9-406, 9-407, 9-408 or 9-409 of the Uniform Commercial Code (or any successor provision or provisions) of any relevant jurisdiction or any other Applicable Law), provided, however, that the foregoing shall cease to be treated as “Excluded Property” (and shall constitute Collateral) immediately at such time as the contractual or legal prohibition shall no longer be applicable and to the extent severable, such security interest shall attach immediately to any portion of such lease, license, franchise, charter, authorization, contract or agreement not subject to the prohibitions specified in clauses (i) or (ii) above, provided, further that Excluded Property shall not include any proceeds of any such lease, license, franchise, charter, authorization, contract or agreement or any goodwill of the Loan Parties’ business associated therewith or attributable thereto; (b) Excluded Accounts; (c) any Real Property of any Loan Party with a fair market value of less than $1,000,000; (d) Equity Interests issued by any Foreign Subsidiary other than Equity Interests (i) issued by Square Box and (ii) described in clause (b) of the definition of Subsidiary Stock; (e) any United States intent-to-use trademark applications to the extent that, and solely during the period in which, the grant of a security interest therein would impair the validity or enforceability of such intent-to-use trademark applications under applicable federal law, provided that upon submission and acceptance by the United States Patent and Trademark Office of a “statement to allege use” or an “amendment to allege use” with respect thereto, such intent-to-use trademark application shall be considered Collateral; (f) commercial tort claims where the amount of damages claimed by the applicable Loan Party is less than $500,000; (g) Margin Stock (to the extent a security interest therein would violate the provisions of the regulations of the Board of Governors, including Regulation T, Regulation U, or Regulation X) and Equity Interests in any Person other than wholly-owned Subsidiaries that cannot be pledged without the consent of unaffiliated third parties; and (h) any assets (except for the Swiss Blocked Accounts) located outside the United States to the extent that such assets require action under the law of any non-U.S. jurisdiction to create or perfect a security interest in such assets under such non-U.S. jurisdiction, including any intellectual property registered in any non-U.S. jurisdiction, to the extent that the Agent determines in its Permitted Discretion that the cost of obtaining such perfected security interest in such non-U.S. jurisdiction outweighs the value to the Lenders of obtaining such perfected security interest. Notwithstanding anything contained in this Agreement or any Other Document, none of the Equity Interests of Square Box shall constitute Excluded Property.
“Excluded Taxes” shall mean, with respect to any Recipient, (a) Taxes imposed on or measured by net income (however denominated) and franchise Taxes, in each case (i) imposed by the jurisdiction (or any political subdivision thereof) under the laws of which such Recipient is organized or in which its principal office or applicable lending office is located or (ii) imposed as a result of a present or former connection between such Recipient and the jurisdiction imposing such Tax (other than any such connection arising solely from such Recipient having executed, delivered or performed its obligations or received payment under, or enforced its rights or remedies under, this Agreement or any Other Document), (b) any branch profits Taxes imposed by the United States of America or any similar tax imposed by any other jurisdiction in which any Loan Party is or has been located, (c) in the case of a Lender, any U.S. withholding Tax that is imposed on amounts payable to such Lender pursuant to a law in effect at the time such Lender becomes a party hereto (or designates a new lending office), except to the extent that such Lender (or its assignor, if any) was entitled, at the time of designation of a new lending office (or assignment), to receive additional amounts from the Loan Parties with respect to such withholding Tax



pursuant to Section 3.10(a) hereof, (d) Taxes attributable to such Recipient’s failure to comply with Section 3.10(e) hereof, or (e) any Taxes imposed under FATCA.
“Existing Credit Agreement” shall mean the Revolving Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of the Original Closing Date, as heretofore amended, modified and supplemented, by and among Agent, Lenders and Borrowers.
“Existing Lenders” shall mean the financial institutions which are parties to the Existing Credit Agreement as lenders.
“Existing Loan Documents” shall mean, collectively, the Existing Credit Agreement and all of the other agreements, documents and instruments executed and delivered in connection therewith or related thereto.
“Extraordinary Receipts” shall mean the Net Cash Proceeds received by any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries not in the Ordinary Course of Business (and not consisting of proceeds from the sale of Inventory), including, without limitation, (a) proceeds under any insurance policy on account of damage or destruction of any assets or property of such Loan Party or Subsidiary, (b) condemnation awards (and payments in lieu thereof), (c) indemnity payments, (d) foreign, United States, state or local tax refunds, (e) pension plan reversions and (f) judgments, proceeds of settlements or other consideration of any kind in connection with any cause of action.
“Facility Fee” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 3.3(b) hereof.
“FATCA” shall mean Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code, as of the NinthTenth Amendment Effective Date (or any amended or successor version that is substantively comparable and not materially more onerous to comply with), any current or future regulations or official interpretations thereof, any agreements entered into pursuant to Section 1471(b)(1) of the Code and any fiscal or regulatory legislation, rules or practices adopted pursuant to any intergovernmental agreement, treaty or convention among Governmental Bodies and implementing such Sections of the Code.
“Federal Funds Effective Rate” shall mean, for any day, the rate per annum (based on a year of 360 days and actual days elapsed and rounded upward to the nearest 1/100 of 1%) calculated by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (or any successor), based on such day’s overnight federal funds transactions by depositary institutions, as determined in such matter as such Federal Reserve Bank (or any successor) shall set forth on its public website from time to time, and as published on the next succeeding Business Day by such Federal Reserve Bank as the “Federal Funds Effective Rate”; provided, if such Federal Reserve Bank (or its successor) does not publish such rate on any day, the “Federal Funds Effective Rate” for such day shall be the Federal Funds Effective Rate for the last day on which such rate was announced.
“Fee Letter” shall mean the FifthSixth Amended and Restated Fee Letter, dated as of September 30June 1, 20212023, by and among Borrowers and Agent.
“Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio” shall mean, with respect to any Person for any fiscal period, the ratio of (a) the result of (i) EBITDA for such Person for such period, minus (ii) Unfunded Capital Expenditures made by such Person during such period, to (b) the sum of all Fixed Charges made by such Person during such period.
“Fixed Charges” shall mean, with respect to any Person for any fiscal period, the sum of the following, without duplication (in each case determined in accordance with GAAP): (a) all Debt Payments made by such Person during such period, plus (b) all federal, state, and local income taxes paid in cash by such Person during such period, plus (c) all Restricted Payments (other than Restricted Payments permitted by Section 7.7(d) hereof) paid in cash by such Person during such period; plus (d) all rent paid in cash by such Person during such period for restructured facilities.
“Flood Laws” shall mean all Applicable Laws relating to policies and procedures that address requirements placed on federally regulated lenders under the National Flood Insurance Reform Act of 1994 and other Applicable Laws related thereto.
“Foreign Cash Equivalents” shall mean (a) marketable direct obligations issued by, or unconditionally guaranteed by, the United Kingdom or any European Union Central Bank or issued by any agency thereof and backed by the full faith and credit of the United Kingdom or any European Union Central Bank, in



each case maturing within one year from the date of acquisition thereof, (b) marketable direct obligations issued or fully guaranteed by any state, province or territory of the United Kingdom or any European Union Central Bank, or any political subdivision of any such state, province, territory or country or any public instrumentality thereof maturing within one year from the date of acquisition thereof and, at the time of acquisition, having one of the two highest ratings obtainable from either S&P or Moody’s, (c) certificates of deposit, time deposits, overnight bank deposits or bankers’ acceptances maturing within one year from the date of acquisition thereof issued by any bank organized under the laws of the United Kingdom or any European Union Central Bank at the date of acquisition thereof combined capital and surplus of not less than the Dollar Equivalent of $500,000,000, (d) deposit accounts maintained with (i) any bank that satisfies the criteria described in clause (c) above, or (ii) any other bank organized under the laws of the United Kingdom so long as the full amount maintained with any such other bank is insured by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, (e) repurchase obligations of any commercial bank satisfying the requirements of clause (c) of this definition or any recognized securities dealer having combined capital and surplus of not less than the Dollar Equivalent of $500,000,000, having a term of not more than seven days, with respect to securities satisfying the criteria in clauses (a) or (c) above, (f) debt securities with maturities of six months or less from the date of acquisition backed by standby letters of credit issued by any commercial bank satisfying the criteria described in clause (c) above, and (g) Investments in money market funds substantially all of whose assets are invested in the types of assets described in clauses (a) through (f) above.
“Foreign Currency Hedge” shall mean any foreign exchange transaction, including spot and forward foreign currency purchases and sales, listed or over-the-counter options on foreign currencies, non-deliverable forwards and options, foreign currency swap agreements, currency exchange rate price hedging arrangements, and any other similar transaction providing for the purchase of one currency in exchange for the sale of another currency.
“Foreign Currency Hedge Liabilities” shall mean the liabilities of the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries owing to the provider of a Foreign Currency Hedge. For purposes of this Agreement and all of the Other Documents, all Foreign Currency Hedge Liabilities of any Loan Party or Subsidiary that is party to any Lender-Provided Foreign Currency Hedge shall, for purposes of this Agreement and all of the Other Documents, be “Obligations” of such Person and of each other Loan Party, be guaranteed obligations under any Guaranty and secured obligations under any Guarantor Security Agreement, as applicable, and otherwise treated as Obligations for purposes of the Other Documents, except to the extent constituting Excluded Hedge Liabilities of such Person. The Liens securing the Foreign Currency Hedge Liabilities shall be pari passu with the Liens securing all other Obligations under this Agreement and the Other Documents, subject to the express provisions of Section 11.5 hereof.
“Foreign Lender” shall mean any Lender that is organized under the laws of a jurisdiction other than that in which the Loan Parties are resident for tax purposes. For purposes of this definition, the United States of America, each State thereof and the District of Columbia shall be deemed to constitute a single jurisdiction.
“Foreign Subsidiary” shall mean (a) any Subsidiary of any Person that is not organized or incorporated in the United States, any State or territory thereof or the District of Columbia, or (b) any Subsidiary of any Person that is organized or incorporated in the United States, any State or territory thereof or the District of Columbia that owns (directly or indirectly) no assets other than Equity Interests and/or debt interests of one or more Subsidiaries described in clause (a) above and other de minimis assets.
“Format Development Agreement” shall mean: (a) the Format Development Agreement, dated March 10, 2016, among Quantum, Hewlett-Packard Company (“HP”) and International Business Machines Corporation (“IBM”) relating to LTO8; (b) the Format Development Agreement, dated August 20, 2012, between Quantum, HP, and IBM relating to LTO7; (c) the Format Development Agreement, dated August 24, 2009, between Quantum, HP and IBM relating to LTO6; (d) the Format Development Agreement, dated March 23, 2007, between Quantum, HP and IBM relating to LTO 5; (e) the Format



Development Agreement, dated August 18, 2005, between Quantum, HP and IBM relating to LTO4; (f) the Format Development Agreement, dated January 22, 2003, between Certance LLC, HP and IBM relating to LTO3; and (g) any prior or subsequent format development agreement relating to LTO to which Quantum or any Subsidiary is a party.
“Formula Amount” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.1(a) hereof.
“Funded Debt” shall mean, with respect to any Person, without duplication, (a) all Indebtedness of such Person for borrowed money, (b) all obligations of such Person to pay the deferred purchase price of property or services (but not including trade payables and accrued expenses incurred in the Ordinary Course of Business which are not represented by a promissory note or other evidence of indebtedness and which are not more than sixty (60) days past due (and, for the avoidance of doubt, any royalty payments payable in the Ordinary Course of Business in respect of non-exclusive licenses)), (c) all Indebtedness of such Person evidenced by notes, bonds, debentures, or similar evidences of Indebtedness that by its terms matures more than one year from, or is directly or indirectly renewable or extendible at such Person’s option under a revolving credit or similar agreement obligating the lender or lenders to extend credit over a period of more than one year from the date of creation thereof, (d) all reimbursement obligations (contingent or otherwise) of such Person under any letter of credit agreement, banker’s acceptance agreement or similar arrangement that have been drawn but not yet reimbursed, (e) all Capitalized Lease Obligations and Permitted Purchase Money Indebtedness of such Person, (f) all current maturities of long-term debt, revolving credit and short term debt of such Person extendible beyond one year at the option of the debtor, (g) in the case of the Loan Parties, the Obligations and the Term Loan Indebtedness, and (h) without duplication, Indebtedness consisting of guaranties of Funded Debt of other Persons; provided however that (i) for purposes of determining the amount of Funded Debt with respect to the Obligations, the amount of Funded Debt shall be equal to the quotient of (x) the sum of the outstanding Revolving Advances, Swing Loans and the Maximum Undrawn Amount of all outstanding Letters of Credit for each day of the most recently ended fiscal quarter, divided by (y) the number of such days in such fiscal quarter provided further that, for the fiscal quarters ending June 30, 2020, September 30, 2020, December 31, 2020, March 31, 2021, June 30, 2021, September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2021; and (ii) for purposes of determining the amount of the Term Loan Indebtedness pursuant to Section 6.5(c) hereof, Funded Debt shall exclude any Permitted PPP Indebtednessthe Tenth Amendment Term Loan.
“GAAP” shall mean generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America in effect from time to time.
“Governmental Body” shall mean any nation or government, any state or other political subdivision thereof or any entity, authority, agency, division or department exercising the executive, legislative, judicial, taxing, regulatory or administrative powers or functions of or pertaining to a government (including any supra-national bodies such as the European Union or the European Central Bank) and any group or body charged with setting financial accounting or regulatory capital rules or standards (including, without limitation, the Financial Accounting Standards Board, the Bank for International Settlements or the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision or any successor or similar authority to any of the foregoing).
“Guarantor” or “Guarantors” shall have the meaning set forth in the preamble to this Agreement and shall extend to all permitted successors and assigns of such Persons.
“Guarantor Security Agreement” shall mean any security agreement executed by any Guarantor in favor of Agent securing the Obligations or the Guaranty of such Guarantor, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent.
“Guaranty” shall mean any guaranty of the Obligations executed by a Guarantor in favor of Agent for its benefit and for the ratable benefit of Lenders, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent, including Article XVII hereof.
“Hazardous Discharge” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 9.3(b) hereof.



“Hazardous Materials” shall mean, without limitation, any flammable explosives, radon, radioactive materials, asbestos, urea formaldehyde foam insulation, polychlorinated biphenyls, petroleum and petroleum products, methane, hazardous materials, Hazardous Wastes, hazardous or Toxic Substances or related materials as defined in or subject to regulation under Environmental Laws.
“Hazardous Wastes” shall mean all waste materials subject to regulation under CERCLA, RCRA or applicable state law, and any other applicable Federal and state laws now in force or hereafter enacted relating to hazardous waste disposal.
“Hedge Liabilities” shall mean collectively, the Foreign Currency Hedge Liabilities and the Interest Rate Hedge Liabilities.
“Historical Audited Financial Statements” shall mean the audited consolidated balance sheets of Quantum and its Subsidiaries as at the end of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021 and the related consolidated statements of income or operations, changes in stockholders’ equity, and cash flows for such fiscal year, including the notes thereto.
“Immaterial Subsidiary” shall mean, at any time, any Subsidiary of any Loan Party (a) designated as such by Borrowing Agent after the NinthTenth Amendment Effective Date in a written notice delivered to Agent and (b) which does not (i) (x) own or generate any Receivables or Inventory, (y) have revenues in any fiscal year in excess of $250,000 (other than, in the case of Quantum International, revenue generated through foreign branch offices pursuant to the Transfer Pricing Program) and (z) receive or generate any royalty revenue, or (ii) own, hold, or have an exclusive license to use, any Material Intellectual Property; it being understood that, as of the NinthTenth Amendment Effective Date, each of (1) Advanced Digital Information Corporation, a Washington corporation, (2) Certance (US) Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation, (3) Certance Holdings Corporation, a Delaware corporation, (4) Certance LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, (5) Quantum International, (6) Quantum India Development Center Private Ltd., a company incorporated under the laws of India, and (7) Quantum Government, Inc., a Delaware corporation, shall be deemed to be an “Immaterial Subsidiary”.
“Indebtedness” shall mean, as to any Person at any time, any and all indebtedness, obligations or liabilities of such Person (whether matured or unmatured, liquidated or unliquidated, direct or indirect, absolute or contingent, or joint or several) of such Person for or in respect of: (a) borrowed money; (b) amounts received under or liabilities in respect of any note purchase or acceptance credit facility, and all obligations of such Person evidenced by bonds, debentures, notes or other similar instruments; (c) all Capitalized Lease Obligations; (d) reimbursement obligations (contingent or otherwise) under any letter of credit agreement, banker’s acceptance agreement or similar arrangement that have been drawn but not yet reimbursed; (e) obligations (determined as the mark-to-market value(s)) under any Interest Rate Hedge, Foreign Currency Hedge, or other interest rate management device, foreign currency exchange agreement, currency swap agreement, commodity price protection agreement or other interest or currency exchange rate or commodity price hedging arrangement, in each case, after taking into account the effect of any legally enforceable netting arrangement relating to such obligations; (f) any other advances of credit made to or on behalf of such Person or any other transaction (including forward sale or purchase agreements and conditional sales agreements) having the commercial effect of a borrowing of money entered into by such Person to finance its operations or capital requirements including to finance the purchase price of property or services and all obligations of such Person to pay the deferred purchase price of property or services (but excluding (1) trade payables and accrued expenses incurred in the Ordinary Course of Business which are not represented by a promissory note or other evidence of indebtedness (and, for the avoidance of doubt, any royalty payments payable in the Ordinary Course of Business in respect of non-exclusive licenses) and (2) the consideration payable in respect of any Permitted Acquisition or other Permitted Investment); (g) all Equity Interests of such Person subject to repurchase or redemption rights or obligations (excluding repurchases or redemptions at the sole option of such Person); (h) all indebtedness, obligations or liabilities secured by a Lien on any asset of such Person, whether or not such indebtedness, obligations or liabilities are otherwise an obligation of such Person; (i)



all obligations of such Person for “earnouts”, purchase price adjustments, profit sharing arrangements, deferred purchase money amounts and similar payment obligations or continuing obligations of any nature of such Person arising out of purchase and sale contracts and in each case to the extent appearing as a liability on such Person’s balance sheet in accordance with GAAP; (j) off-balance sheet liabilities of such Person; (k) obligations arising under bonus, deferred compensation, incentive compensation or similar arrangements, other than those arising in the Ordinary Course of Business; and (l) any guaranty of any indebtedness, obligations or liabilities of a type described in the foregoing clauses (a) through (k).
“Indemnified Party” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 16.5 hereof.
“Indemnified Taxes” shall mean (a) Taxes, other than Excluded Taxes, imposed on or with respect to any payment made by or on account of any obligation of the Borrowers under this Agreement or any Other Document and (b) to the extent not otherwise described in clause (a) of this definition, Other Taxes.
“Insolvency Event” shall mean, with respect to any Person, including without limitation any Lender, that such Person or such Person’s direct or indirect Parent (a) becomes the subject of a bankruptcy or insolvency proceeding (including any proceeding under Title 11 of the United States Code), or regulatory restrictions, (b) has had a receiver, conservator, trustee, administrator, custodian, assignee for the benefit of creditors or similar Person charged with the reorganization or liquidation of its business appointed for it or has called a meeting of its creditors, (c) admits in writing its inability, or is generally unable, to pay its debts as they become due or ceases operations of its present business, (d) with respect to a Lender, such Lender is unable to perform hereunder due to the application of Applicable Law, or (e) has taken any action in furtherance of, or indicating its consent to, approval of, or acquiescence in, any such proceeding or appointment of a type described in clauses (a) or (b), provided that an Insolvency Event shall not result solely by virtue of any ownership interest, or the acquisition of any ownership interest, in such Person or such Person’s direct or indirect Parent by a Governmental Body or instrumentality thereof if, and only if, such ownership interest does not result in or provide such Person with immunity from the jurisdiction of courts within the United States or from the enforcement of judgments or writs of attachment on its assets or permit such Person (or such Governmental Body or instrumentality) to reject, repudiate, disavow or disaffirm any contracts or agreements made by such Person.
“Intellectual Property” shall mean property constituting a patent, copyright, trademark, service mark, trade name, mask work, trade secrets or design right under Applicable Law (and any registration or application in respect of the foregoing), including any such property to which a Loan Party has a license or other right to use any of the foregoing under Applicable Law.
“Intercreditor Agreement” shall mean that certain Amended and Restated Intercreditor Agreement, dated as of September 30, 2021, between Agent and Term Loan Agent, as acknowledged and agreed to by the Loan Parties, as amended by Amendment No. 1 to Amended and Restated Intercreditor Agreement, dated as of April 25, 2022, and Amendment No. 2 to Amended and Restated Intercreditor Agreement, dated as of June 1, 2023, and as the same may be further amended, modified, supplemented, renewed, restated or replaced from time to time in accordance with the terms thereof.
“Interest Expense” shall mean, for any period, the aggregate interest expense of Quantum and its Subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis, for such period, determined in accordance with GAAP.
“Interest Period” shall mean the period provided for any Term SOFR Rate Loan pursuant to Section 2.2(b) hereof.
“Interest Rate Hedge” shall mean an interest rate exchange, collar, cap, swap, floor, adjustable strike cap, adjustable strike corridor, cross-currency swap or similar agreement entered into by any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries in order to provide protection to, or minimize the impact upon, any Loan Party or its Subsidiaries of increasing floating rates of interest applicable to Indebtedness.
“Interest Rate Hedge Liabilities” shall mean the liabilities owing to the provider of any Interest Rate Hedge. For purposes of this Agreement and all of the Other Documents, all Interest Rate Hedge Liabilities of any Loan Party or Subsidiary that is party to any Lender-Provided Interest Rate Hedge shall be “Obligations” hereunder and under the Other Documents, except to the extent constituting Excluded



Hedge Liabilities of such Person, and the Liens securing such Interest Rate Hedge Liabilities shall be pari passu with the Liens securing all other Obligations under this Agreement and the Other Documents, subject to the express provisions of Section 11.5 hereof.
“Inventory” shall mean and include as to each Loan Party all of such Loan Party’s inventory (as defined in Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code) and all of such Loan Party’s goods, merchandise and other personal property, wherever located, to be furnished under any consignment arrangement, contract of service or held for sale or lease, all raw materials, work in process, finished goods and materials and supplies of any kind, nature or description which are or might be used or consumed in such Loan Party’s business or used in selling or furnishing such goods, merchandise and other personal property, and all Documents.
“Investment” shall mean, with respect to any Person, any investment by such Person in any other Person (including Affiliates) in the form of loans, guarantees, advances, capital contributions (excluding (a) commission, travel, moving expenses and similar advances to officers and employees of such Person made in the ordinary course of business, and (b) bona fide accounts receivable arising in the ordinary course of business), or acquisitions of Indebtedness, Equity Interests, or all or substantially all of the assets of such other Person (or of any division or business line of such other Person). The amount of any Investment shall be the original cost of such Investment plus the cost of all additions thereto, without any adjustment for increases or decreases in value, or write-ups, write-downs, or write-offs with respect to such Investment.
“Investment Property” shall mean and include, with respect to any Person, all of such Person’s now owned or hereafter acquired securities (whether certificated or uncertificated), securities entitlements, securities accounts, commodities contracts and commodities accounts, and any other asset or right that would constitute “investment property” under the Uniform Commercial Code.
“Investment Property Collateral” shall mean all Collateral comprised of Investment Property.
“Invicto” shall mean Invicto Software Solutions Private Limited, a company incorporated under the laws of India.
“Invicto Acquisition” shall mean the acquisition by Quantum of the Assigned Intellectual Property Rights (as defined in the Invicto Acquisition Agreement) of Invicto, and the other transactions contemplated by the Invicto Acquisition Agreement.
“Invicto Acquisition Agreement” shall mean the Deed of Assignment of Intellectual Property Rights, dated as of August 24, 2021, by and among Quantum, as the assignee, Invicto, as the assignor, the Promoters (as defined therein), and the other parties thereto, as the same may be amended, modified or supplemented from time to time.
“Issuers” shall mean, collectively: (a) Agent, in its capacity as the issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder and (b) any other Lender which is requested by Borrowing Agent and is acceptable to Agent in its sole discretion to become an issuer of Letters of Credit hereunder; each an “Issuer”.
“Law(s)” shall mean any law(s) (including common law), constitution, statute, treaty, regulation, rule, ordinance, binding opinion, release, ruling, order, executive order, injunction, writ, decree, bond, judgment, authorization or approval, lien or award of or any settlement arrangement, by agreement, consent or otherwise, with any Governmental Body, foreign or domestic.
“Leasehold Interests” shall mean all of each Loan Party’s right, title and interest in and to, and as lessee of, the premises identified as leased Real Property on Schedule 4.4 hereto.
“Lender” and “Lenders” shall have the meaning ascribed to such term in the preamble to this Agreement and shall include each Person which becomes a permitted transferee, successor or assign of any Lender. For the purposes of any provision of this Agreement or any Other Document which provides for the granting of a security interest or other Lien to Agent for the benefit of Lenders as security for the Obligations, “Lenders” shall include any Affiliate of a Lender to which such Obligation (specifically including any Hedge Liabilities in respect of Lender-Provided Hedges and any Cash Management Liabilities) is owed.



“Lender-Provided Hedges” shall mean, collectively, all Lender-Provided Foreign Currency Hedges and all Lender-Provided Interest Rate Hedges.
“Lender-Provided Foreign Currency Hedge” shall mean a Foreign Currency Hedge which is provided by any Lender to any Loan Party or any Subsidiary of a Loan Party and for which such Lender confirms to Agent in writing prior to the execution thereof that it: (a) is documented in a standard International Swap Dealers Association, Inc. Master Agreement or another reasonable and customary manner; (b) provides for the method of calculating the reimbursable amount of the provider’s credit exposure in a reasonable and customary manner; and (c) is entered into for hedging (rather than speculative) purposes.
“Lender-Provided Interest Rate Hedge” shall mean an Interest Rate Hedge which is provided by any Lender to any Loan Party or any Subsidiary of a Loan Party and with respect to which such Lender confirms to Agent in writing prior to the execution thereof that it: (a) is documented in a standard International Swap Dealers Association, Inc. Master Agreement or another reasonable and customary manner; (b) provides for the method of calculating the reimbursable amount of the provider’s credit exposure in a reasonable and customary manner; and (c) is entered into for hedging (rather than speculative) purposes.
“Letter of Credit Application” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.12(a) hereof.
“Letter of Credit Borrowing” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.14(d) hereof.
“Letter of Credit Fees” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 3.2 hereof.
“Letter of Credit Sublimit” shall mean $3,000,000.
“Letters of Credit” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.11 hereof.
“License Agreement” shall mean any agreement between any Loan Party and a Licensor pursuant to which such Loan Party is authorized to use any Intellectual Property in connection with the manufacturing, marketing, sale or other distribution of any Inventory of such Loan Party or otherwise in connection with such Loan Party’s business operations.
“Licensor” shall mean any Person from whom any Loan Party obtains the right to use (whether on an exclusive or non-exclusive basis) any Intellectual Property in connection with such Loan Party’s manufacture, marketing, sale or other distribution of any Inventory or otherwise in connection with such Loan Party’s business operations.
“Licensor/Agent Agreement” shall mean an agreement between Agent and a Licensor, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent, by which Agent is given the unqualified right, vis-à-vis such Licensor, to enforce Agent’s Liens with respect to and to Dispose of any Loan Party’s Inventory with the benefit of any Intellectual Property applicable thereto, irrespective of such Loan Party’s default under any License Agreement with such Licensor.
“Lien” shall mean any mortgage, deed of trust, pledge, hypothecation, assignment, security interest, lien (whether statutory or otherwise), encumbrance, preference, priority or other security agreement or preferential arrangement held or asserted in respect of any asset of any kind or nature whatsoever including any conditional sale or other title retention agreement, the interest of a lessor under any capital lease (or financing lease having substantially the same economic effect as any of the foregoing), and the filing of, or agreement to give, any financing statement under the Uniform Commercial Code or comparable law of any jurisdiction.
“Lien Waiver Agreement” shall mean an agreement which is executed in favor of Agent and Term Loan Agent by a Person who owns or occupies premises at which any Collateral may be located from time to time in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent.
“Liquidity” shall mean, as of any date of determination, the sum of (a) Undrawn Availability on such date, plus (b) the aggregate amount of all Qualified Cash on such date.
“Loan Party” or “Loan Parties” shall have the meaning set forth in the preamble to this Agreement and shall extend to all permitted successors and assigns of such Persons.
“LTO Consortium” shall mean any Person party to a Format Development Agreement.



“LTO Program” shall mean assets (including Intellectual Property) and revenue directly related and attributable to the Linear Tape-Open (“LTO”) format for which a Format Development Agreement exists.
“Manufacturing Inventory” shall mean Inventory classified on any Loan Party’s balance sheet as manufacturing inventory in accordance with GAAP.
“Margin Stock” shall have the meaning assigned to such term in Regulation U.
“Material Adverse Effect” shall mean a material adverse effect on (a) the condition (financial or otherwise), results of operations, assets, business or properties of either (i) Quantum or (ii) the Loan Parties, taken as a whole, (b) the ability of either (i) Quantum or (ii) the Loan Parties, taken as a whole, to duly and punctually pay or perform the Obligations in accordance with the terms hereof, (c) Agent’s Liens on the Collateral or the priority of any such Lien on all or a material portion of the Collateral or (d) the practical realization of the benefits of Agent’s and each Lender’s rights and remedies under this Agreement and the Other Documents.
“Material Contract” shall mean any contract, agreement, instrument, permit, lease or license, written or oral, of any Loan Party, which is material to any Loan Party’s business or which the failure to comply with could reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.
“Material Customers” shall mean, as of any date of determination, the top five (5) Customers of Quantum and its Subsidiaries for the trailing twelve (12) month period ending on the last day of the month most recently ended, as measured by the aggregate revenue received by Quantum and its Subsidiaries from all Customers.
“Material Indebtedness” shall mean Indebtedness (other than the Obligations) of any Loan Party to any Person with a then-outstanding principal balance (or, in the case of any Indebtedness not so denominated, with a then-outstanding total obligation amount) of $3,000,000 or more.
“Material Intellectual Property” shall mean any Intellectual Property that is material to the business of any Loan Party, individually, or the Loan Parties, taken as a whole, and which shall, for the avoidance of doubt, include material software owned, held or licensed by the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries (other than non-exclusive software licenses granted in the Ordinary Course of Business).
“Maturity Date” shall mean August 5, 2026.
“Maximum Revolving Advance Amount” shall mean $40,000,000.
“Maximum Swing Loan Advance Amount” shall mean $4,000,000.
“Maximum Undrawn Amount” shall mean, with respect to any outstanding Letter of Credit as of any date, the amount of such Letter of Credit that is or may become available to be drawn, including all automatic increases provided for in such Letter of Credit, whether or not any such automatic increase has become effective.
“Modified Commitment Transfer Supplement” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 16.3(d) hereof.
“Moody’s” shall mean Moody’s Investors Service, Inc., or any successor.
“Multiemployer Plan” shall mean a “multiemployer plan” as defined in Section 3(37) or 4001(a)(3) of ERISA to which contributions are required or, within the preceding five plan years, were required by any Loan Party or any member of the Controlled Group.
“Multiple Employer Plan” shall mean a Plan which has two or more contributing sponsors (including any Loan Party or any member of the Controlled Group) at least two of whom are not under common control, as such a plan is described in Section 4063 or 4064 of ERISA.
“Negotiable Document” shall mean a Document that is “negotiable” within the meaning of Article 7 of the Uniform Commercial Code.
“Net Cash Proceeds” shall mean:
(a)    with respect to any Disposition by any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries of any assets, the amount of cash proceeds received (directly or indirectly) from time to time (whether as initial consideration or through the payment of deferred consideration) by or on behalf of such Loan Party or Subsidiary in connection therewith after deducting therefrom only (i) the amount of any Indebtedness secured by any Permitted Encumbrance on any asset (other than (A) the Obligations and (B) Indebtedness



assumed by the purchaser of such asset) which is required to be, and is, repaid in connection with such Disposition, (ii) reasonable fees, commissions and expenses related thereto and required to be paid by such Loan Party or such Subsidiary in connection with such Disposition, (iii) taxes paid or payable to any taxing authorities by such Loan Party or such Subsidiary in connection with such Disposition, in each case to the extent, but only to the extent, that the amounts so deducted are, at the time of receipt of such cash, actually paid or payable to a Person that is not an Affiliate of any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries, and are properly attributable to such transaction; and (iv) all amounts that are set aside as a reserve (A) for adjustments in respect of the purchase price of such assets, (B) for any liabilities associated with such sale or casualty, to the extent such reserve is required by GAAP, and (C) for the payment of unassumed liabilities relating to the assets sold or otherwise Disposed of at the time of, or within 30 days after, the date of such Disposition;
(b)    with respect to the issuance or incurrence of any Indebtedness by any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries, or the issuance by any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries of any Equity Interests, the aggregate amount of cash received (directly or indirectly) from time to time (whether as initial consideration or through the payment or disposition of deferred consideration) by or on behalf of such Loan Party or such Subsidiary in connection with such issuance or incurrence, after deducting therefrom only (i) reasonable fees, commissions and expenses related thereto and required to be paid by such Loan Party or such Subsidiary in connection with such issuance or incurrence, and (ii) taxes paid or payable to any taxing authorities by such Loan Party or such Subsidiary in connection with such issuance or incurrence, in each case to the extent, but only to the extent, that the amounts so deducted are, at the time of receipt of such cash, actually paid or payable to a Person that is not an Affiliate of any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries, and are properly attributable to such transaction; and
(c) with respect to any Extraordinary Receipts received by any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries, the amount of cash proceeds received (directly or indirectly) from time to time (whether as initial consideration or through the payment of deferred consideration) by or on behalf of such Loan Party or Subsidiary in connection therewith after deducting therefrom only (i) the amount of any Indebtedness secured by any Permitted Encumbrance on any asset (other than the Obligations) and which is required to be, and is, repaid in connection with such Extraordinary Receipt; (ii) reasonable fees, commissions and expenses related thereto and required to be paid by such Loan Party or such Subsidiary in connection with such Extraordinary Receipt; and (iii) taxes paid or payable to any taxing authorities by such Loan Party or such Subsidiary in connection with such Extraordinary Receipt, in each case to the extent, but only to the extent, that the amounts so deducted are, at the time of receipt of such cash proceeds, actually paid or payable to a Person that is not an Affiliate of any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries, and are properly attributable to such transaction.
Ninth Amendment” shall mean the Ninth Amendment to Amended and Restated Revolving Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of the Ninth Amendment Effective Date, by and among Agent, Lenders and the Loan Parties.
Ninth Amendment Effective Date” shall mean April 25, 2022.
Non-Defaulting Lender” shall mean, at any time, any Lender holding a Revolving Commitment that is not a Defaulting Lender at such time.
Non-Qualifying Party” shall mean any Loan Party that on the Eligibility Date fails for any reason to qualify as an Eligible Contract Participant.
Notes” shall mean collectively, the Revolving Credit Note and the Swing Loan Note.
Obligations” shall mean and include any and all loans (including without limitation, all Advances), advances, debts, liabilities, obligations (including without limitation all reimbursement obligations and cash collateralization obligations with respect to Letters of Credit), covenants and duties owing by any Loan Party or any Subsidiary of any Loan Party to Issuers, Swing Loan Lender, Lenders or Agent (or to any other direct or indirect subsidiary or affiliate of any Issuer, Swing Loan Lender, any Lender or Agent) of any kind or nature, present or future (including any interest or other amounts accruing thereon, any fees accruing under or in connection therewith, any costs and expenses of any Person payable by any Loan Party and any indemnification obligations payable by any Loan Party arising



or payable after maturity, or after the filing of any petition in bankruptcy, or the commencement of any insolvency, reorganization or like proceeding relating to any Loan Party, whether or not a claim for post-filing or post-petition interest, fees or other amounts is allowable or allowed in such proceeding), whether or not evidenced by any note, guaranty or other instrument, arising under this Agreement, any of the Other Documents or any Cash Management Products and Services, in each case whether or not for the payment of money, whether arising by reason of an extension of credit, opening or issuance of a letter of credit, loan, establishment of any commercial card or similar facility or guarantee, under any interest or currency swap, future, option or other similar agreement, or in any other manner, whether arising out of overdrafts or deposit or other accounts or electronic funds transfers (whether through automated clearing houses or otherwise) or out of Agent’s or any Lender’s non-receipt of or inability to collect funds or otherwise not being made whole in connection with depository transfer check or other similar arrangements, whether direct or indirect (including those acquired by assignment or participation), absolute or contingent, joint or several, due or to become due, now existing or hereafter arising, contractual or tortious, liquidated or unliquidated. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in the foregoing, the Obligations shall not include any Excluded Hedge Liabilities or any Permitted PPP Indebtedness.
Ordinary Course of Business” shall mean, with respect to any Loan Party or any Subsidiary of a Loan Party, the ordinary course of the business of such Loan Party or such Subsidiary, as applicable.
Organizational Documents” shall mean, with respect to any Person, any charter, articles or certificate of incorporation, certificate of organization, registration or formation, certificate of partnership or limited partnership, bylaws, operating agreement, limited liability company agreement, or partnership agreement of such Person and any and all other applicable documents relating to such Person’s formation, organization or entity governance matters (including any shareholders’ or equity holders’ agreement or voting trust agreement) and specifically includes, without limitation, any certificates of designation for preferred stock or other forms of preferred equity.
Original Closing Date” shall mean October 21, 2016.
1.Other Connection Taxes” shall mean, with respect to any Recipient, Taxes imposed as a result of a present or former connection between such Recipient and the jurisdiction imposing such Tax (other than connections arising from such Recipient having executed, delivered, become a party to, performed its obligations under, received payments under, received or perfected a security interest under, engaged in any other transaction pursuant to or enforced this Agreement or any Other Document, or sold or assigned an interest in this Agreement or any Other Document).
Other Documents” shall mean the Notes, the Fee Letter, any Guaranty, any Guarantor Security Agreement, any Pledge Agreement, any Lender-Provided Hedge, the Intercreditor Agreement, the UK Security Agreements, each Certificate of Beneficial Ownership, the Swiss Pledge Agreement, and any and all other agreements, instruments and documents, including any subordination agreements, guaranties, pledges, powers of attorney, consents, interest or currency swap agreements or other similar agreements and all other agreements, documents or instruments heretofore, now or hereafter executed by any Loan Party and/or delivered to Agent or any Lender in respect of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, in each case together with all amendments, modifications, supplements, renewals, extensions, restatements, substitutions and replacements thereto and thereof.
Other Taxes” shall mean all present or future stamp or documentary taxes or any other excise or property taxes, charges or similar levies arising from any payment made hereunder or under any Other Document or from the execution, delivery or enforcement of, or otherwise with respect to, this Agreement or any Other Document, except any such Taxes that are Other Connection Taxes imposed with respect to an assignment (other than an assignment made pursuant to Section 3.9 hereof).
Out-of-Formula Loans” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 16.2(e) hereof.
Overnight Bank Funding Rate” shall mean, for any, day the rate per annum (based on a year of 360 days and actual days elapsed) comprised of both overnight federal funds and overnight Eurocurrency borrowings by U.S.-managed banking offices of depository institutions, as such composite rate shall be determined by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, as set forth on its public website from



time to time, and as published on the next succeeding Business Day as the overnight bank funding rate by such Federal Reserve Bank (or by such other recognized electronic source (such as Bloomberg Index Services Limited) selected by Agent for the purpose of displaying such rate) (an “Alternate Source”); provided, that if such day is not a Business Day, the Overnight Bank Funding Rate for such day shall be such rate on the immediately preceding Business Day; provided, further, that if such rate shall at any time, for any reason, no longer exist, a comparable replacement rate determined by Agent at such time (which determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error). If the Overnight Bank Funding Rate determined as above would be less than zero, then such rate shall be deemed to be zero. The rate of interest charged shall be adjusted as of each Business Day based on changes in the Overnight Bank Funding Rate without notice to the Borrowers.
Parent” of any Person shall mean a corporation or other entity owning, directly or indirectly, fifty percent (50%) or more of the Equity Interests issued by such Person having ordinary voting power to elect a majority of the directors of such Person, or other Persons performing similar functions for any such Person.
Participant” shall mean each Person who shall be granted the right by any Lender to participate in any of the Advances and who shall have entered into a participation agreement in form and substance satisfactory to such Lender.
Participant Register” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 16.3(b) hereof.
Participation Advance” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.14(d) hereof.
Participation Commitment” shall mean the obligation hereunder of each Lender holding a Revolving Commitment to buy a participation equal to its Revolving Commitment Percentage (subject to any reallocation pursuant to Section 2.22(b)(iii) hereof) in the Swing Loans made by Swing Loan Lender hereunder as provided for in Section 2.4(c) hereof and in the Letters of Credit issued hereunder as provided for in Section 2.14(a) hereof.
Payment Conditions” shall mean, on any applicable date of determination: (a) Liquidity shall be equal to or greater than $30,000,000 on such date, and (b) no Event of Default shall exist or shall have occurred and be continuing on such date.

Payment in Full” or “Paid in Full” shall mean (a) the final payment or repayment and satisfaction in full, in cash, in immediately available funds of all of the Obligations, including without limitation all fees or charges that have accrued hereunder or under any Other Document and are unpaid and the obligations of the Loans Parties under Section 16.9 hereof (other than (i) contingent indemnification Obligations which pursuant to the express terms of this Agreement or any of the Other Documents survive the termination hereof or thereof but are not then asserted and are unknown, (ii) Obligations with respect to any Lender-Provided Hedge with respect to which the counterparty providing such Lender-Provided Hedge has agreed that such Lender-Provided Hedge may remain outstanding, and (iii) Obligations with respect to any Cash Management Products and Services with respect to which the Person providing such Cash Management Products and Services has agreed that such Cash Management Products and Services may remain outstanding), (b) the receipt by Agent of cash collateral in order to secure any contingent Obligations for which a claim or demand for payment has been made on or prior to such time or in respect of matters or circumstances known to Agent or a Lender at such time that are reasonably expected to result in any loss, cost, damage, or expense (including attorneys’ fees and legal expenses), such cash collateral to be in such amount as Agent reasonably determines is appropriate to secure such contingent Obligations, and (c) the termination of this Agreement and all of the Commitments of the Lenders. If after receipt of any payment of, or proceeds of Collateral applied to the payment of, any of the Obligations, Agent or any Lender is required to surrender or return such payment or proceeds to any Person for any reason, then the Obligations intended to be satisfied by such payment or proceeds shall be reinstated and continue as if such payment or proceeds had not been received by Agent or such Lender.
Payment Office” shall mean initially Two Tower Center Boulevard, East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816; thereafter, such other office of Agent, if any, which it may designate by notice to Borrowing Agent and to each Lender to be the Payment Office.



Payment Recipient” shall have the meaning given to such term in Section 14.15(a).
PBGC” shall mean the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation established pursuant to Subtitle A of Title IV of ERISA or any successor.
Pension Benefit Plan” shall mean at any time any “employee pension benefit plan” as defined in Section 3(2) of ERISA (including a Multiple Employer Plan, but not a Multiemployer Plan) which is covered by Title IV of ERISA or is subject to the minimum funding standards under Section 412, 430 or 436 of the Code and either (a) is maintained or to which contributions are required by any Loan Party or any member of the Controlled Group or (b) has at any time within the preceding five years been maintained or to which contributions have been required by a Loan Party or any entity which was at such time a member of the Controlled Group.
Permitted Acquisition” shall mean, collectively, any acquisition by a Loan Party of the assets, Equity Interests or of any division or line of business of another Person (the “Target”); provided that:
(a) at least five (5) Business Days prior to the anticipated closing date of the proposed acquisition, Borrowing Agent has provided Agent with written notice of the proposed acquisition,
(b) the board of directors (or other comparable governing body) of the Target shall have duly approved the acquisition;
(c) if such acquisition includes general partnership interests or any other Equity Interest that does not have a corporate (or similar) limitation on liability of the owners thereof, then such acquisition shall be effected by having such Equity Interests acquired by a corporate or other limited liability holding company directly or indirectly wholly-owned by a Loan Party and newly formed for the sole purpose of effecting such acquisition;
(d) the Target or assets acquired shall be used or useful in the business of the Borrowers, and Borrowing Agent shall have provided Agent all material memoranda and presentations delivered to the board of directors of Quantum or the applicable Subsidiary describing the rationale for such acquisition;
(e) no Indebtedness will be incurred, assumed or would exist with respect to Quantum or its Subsidiaries as a result of such acquisition, other than Permitted Indebtedness, and no Liens will be incurred, assumed or would exist with respect to the assets of Quantum or its Subsidiaries as a result of such acquisition, other than Permitted Encumbrances;
(f) subject to the Intercreditor Agreement, within fifteen (15) days after the consummation of such acquisition (or such longer period as Agent shall agree), Agent shall have received a first priority Lien in all acquired assets or Equity Interests which do not constitute Excluded Property, subject to documentation consistent with the Collateral-related provisions of this Agreement and the Other Documents or otherwise reasonably satisfactory to Agent;
(g) to the extent available, the Loan Parties shall have delivered to Agent financial statements of the acquired entity for the two (2) most recent fiscal years then ended;
(h) in connection with the acquisition of Equity Interests, (1) the Target shall have EBITDA, calculated in accordance with GAAP immediately prior to such acquisition, of at least $1 (or such other minimum amount as Agent shall agree), and (2) within thirty (30) days after the consummation of such acquisition (or such longer period as Agent shall agree), the Target shall be added as a Borrower or a Guarantor (as Agent shall determine in its Permitted Discretion) and be jointly and severally liable for all Obligations, in each case, to the extent that the Target would have been required to do so under Section 7.12 hereof if it were a newly formed Subsidiary;
(i) Borrowing Agent shall have delivered to Agent a pro forma balance sheet, pro forma income statement and a Compliance Certificate demonstrating by reasonably detailed calculations that, upon giving effect to such acquisition on a pro forma basis (including pro forma adjustments arising out of events which are directly attributable to such acquisition, are factually supportable, and are expected to have a continuing impact, in each case, determined by Borrowing Agent in good faith as if the combination had been accomplished at the beginning of the relevant Reference Period) created by adding the historical combined financial statements of Quantum and its Subsidiaries (including the combined



financial statements of any other Person or assets that were the subject of a prior Permitted Acquisition during the relevant period) to the historical consolidated financial statements of the Target (or the historical financial statements related to the assets to be acquired or, if such financial statements related to such assets are not available, as otherwise calculated by Borrowing Agent in good faith) pursuant to the proposed acquisition, (1) Quantum and its Subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis, would have been in compliance with each of the financial covenants set forth in Section 6.5 hereof for the four (4) fiscal quarter period ended on the last day of the most recent fiscal quarter prior to the proposed date of consummation of the proposed acquisition for which financial statements have been (or were required to be) delivered pursuant to Section 9.8 hereof, and (2) Quantum and its Subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis, are projected to be in compliance with each of the financial covenants set forth in Section 6.5 hereof for each of the next four (4) fiscal quarters ending after the fiscal quarter referenced in clause (1) above;
(j) if the total consideration, including the purchase price and liabilities assumed (including, without limitation, all Acquired Indebtedness, Indebtedness under Permitted Seller Notes and Permitted Earnouts), of any such acquisition shall exceed $15,000,000, Borrowing Agent shall have delivered to Agent a quality of earnings report performed by a third party firm reasonably acceptable to Agent;
(k) on the date of any such acquisition, Borrowers shall have Average Liquidity for the thirty (30) days immediately preceding the date of such acquisition of not less than $30,000,000;
(l) on the date of any such acquisition and after giving pro forma effect thereto, each of the Payment Conditions shall have been satisfied;
(m) except to the extent made with the proceeds of the sale or issuance of Equity Interests (other than Disqualified Equity Interests) of Quantum, the total consideration, including the purchase price and liabilities assumed (including, without limitation, all Acquired Indebtedness, Indebtedness under Permitted Seller Notes and Permitted Earnouts but excluding consideration in the form of issuance of Equity Interests permitted hereunder or paid with the proceeds of the issuance of Equity Interests permitted hereunder), of: (i) all such acquisitions of (x) Targets that are organized or incorporated in the United States, any State or territory thereof or the District of Columbia and (y) assets located in the United States, shall not exceed $50,000,000 in the aggregate during the Term; and (ii) all such acquisitions, together with any Permitted Investments entered into pursuant to clause (r) of the definition of “Permitted Investments”, of (x) Targets that are not organized or incorporated in the United States, any State or territory thereof or the District of Columbia and (y) assets located outside of the United States, shall not exceed $10,000,000 in the aggregate during the Term;
(n) if the total consideration, including the purchase price and liabilities assumed (including, without limitation, all Acquired Indebtedness, Indebtedness under Permitted Seller Notes and Permitted Earnouts), of any such acquisition shall exceed $2,500,000, not later than five (5) Business Days prior to the anticipated closing date of the proposed acquisition, Borrowing Agent has provided Agent with copies of the most recent drafts of the acquisition agreement and other material agreements, documents and instruments related to the proposed acquisition, including, without limitation, any related management, non-compete, employment, option or other material agreements (the “Acquisition Documents”), and, in any event, promptly following the closing date of the acquisition, Borrowing Agent shall provide Agent with true, correct and complete copies of the Acquisition Documents, in each case duly authorized, executed and delivered by the parties thereto, together with any schedules to such Acquisition Documents;
(o) no assets acquired in any such acquisition shall be included in the Formula Amount until Agent has received a field examination and/or appraisal of such assets, in form and substance acceptable to Agent;
(p) the Fixed Charge Coverage Ratio of Quantum and its Subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis, for the four (4) fiscal quarter period most recently ended for which financial statements have been (or were required to be) delivered pursuant to Section 9.8 hereof, after



giving pro forma effect to the consummation of the proposed acquisition, shall be equal to or greater than 1.25: 1.00; and
(q) the Total Net Leverage Ratio of Quantum and its Subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis, for the four (4) fiscal quarter period most recently ended for which financial statements have been (or were required to be) delivered pursuant to Section 9.8 hereof, after giving pro forma effect to the consummation of the proposed acquisition, shall be less than or equal to the ratio set forth below for such period:
Fiscal Quarter Ending
Maximum Total Net Leverage Ratio
June 30, 2022
5.50:1.00
September 30, 2022
6.25:1.00
December 31, 2022
5.50:1.00
March 31, 2023
4.25:1.00
June 30, 2023
3.25:1.00
September 30, 2023
2.75:1.00
December 31, 2023 and each fiscal quarter ending thereafter
2.50:1.00

For the purposes of calculating Liquidity and Average Liquidity under clauses (k) and (l) of this definition, any assets being acquired in the proposed acquisition shall be included in the Formula Amount on the date of closing of such acquisition so long as Agent has received an audit or appraisal of such assets as set forth in clause (o) above and so long as such assets satisfy the applicable eligibility criteria described herein.
Permitted Assignees” shall mean: (a) Agent, any Lender or any of their direct or indirect Affiliates; and (b) any fund that is administered or managed by Agent or any Lender, an Affiliate of Agent or any Lender or a related entity.
Permitted Discretion” shall mean a determination made in good faith and in the exercise (from the perspective of a secured asset-based lender) of commercially reasonable business judgment.
Permitted Dispositions” shall mean:
(a) Dispositions of Equipment that is substantially worn, damaged or obsolete or no longer used or useful in the Ordinary Course of Business of the Loan Parties or their Subsidiaries and leases or subleases of Real Property that is not useful in the conduct of the business of the Loan Parties or their Subsidiaries;
(b) sales of Inventory to Customers in the Ordinary Course of Business;
(c) the use or transfer of money or Cash Equivalents in a manner that is not prohibited by the terms of this Agreement or any of the Other Documents;
(d) the licensing of patents, trademarks, copyrights, and other Intellectual Property rights (i) on a non-exclusive basis in the Ordinary Course of Business or (ii) on a non-exclusive basis (other than with respect to exclusivity for specific geographic locations), in each case under this clause (ii), in the Ordinary Course of Business to the extent consistent with past practice;
(e) the granting of Permitted Encumbrances;
(f) the sale or discount, in each case without recourse, of Receivables arising in the Ordinary Course of Business, but only in connection with the compromise or collection thereof;
(g) any involuntary loss, damage or destruction of property;
(h) any involuntary condemnation, seizure or taking, by exercise of the power of eminent domain or otherwise, or confiscation or requisition of use of property;
(i) the leasing or subleasing of assets of any Loan Party or its Subsidiaries in the Ordinary Course of Business;
(j) (i) the sale or issuance of Equity Interests (other than Disqualified Equity Interests) of Quantum, including, without limitation, in connection with the 2022 Rights Offering, (ii) the



sale or issuance of Equity Interests (other than Disqualified Equity Interests) of any wholly-owned Subsidiary of a Loan Party that is itself a Loan Party to such Loan Party and (iii) the sale or issuance of Equity Interests (other than Disqualified Equity Interests) of any Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party to any Subsidiary that is not a Loan Party;
(k) (i) the lapse of registered patents, trademarks, copyrights and other Intellectual Property of any Loan Party or its Subsidiaries to the extent not economically desirable in the conduct of its business or (ii) the abandonment of patents, trademarks, copyrights or other Intellectual Property rights so long as (in each case under clauses (i) and (ii)), (A) such patents, trademarks, copyrights or other Intellectual Property rights do not generate material revenue, (B) such lapse or abandonment would not reduce the recurring royalty revenue stream of assets not Disposed of, and (C) such lapse or abandonment is not materially adverse to the interests of Agent and the other Secured Parties;
(l) the making of Restricted Payments that are expressly permitted to be made pursuant to this Agreement;
(m) the making of Permitted Investments;
(n) Dispositions of assets acquired by any Loan Party or its Subsidiaries pursuant to a Permitted Acquisition or other Permitted Investment consummated within twelve (12) months of the date of the proposed Disposition so long as (i) the consideration received for the assets to be so Disposed of is at least equal to the fair market value (as determined in good faith by such Loan Party or the applicable Subsidiary) of such assets, (ii) the assets to be so Disposed of are not necessary or economically desirable in connection with the business of the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries, and (iii) the assets to be so Disposed of are readily identifiable as assets acquired pursuant to the subject Permitted Acquisition or other Permitted Investment;
(o) transfers of assets (i) from any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries to a Loan Party and (ii) from any Subsidiary of any Loan Party that is not a Loan Party to a Loan Party, in each case, to the extent made in accordance with Section 7.10 hereof;
(p) Dispositions of intangible assets not otherwise permitted in clauses (a) through (o) above, so long as (i) no Default or Event of Default then exists or would arise therefrom, (ii) such Disposition would not reduce the recurring royalty revenue stream of assets not Disposed of, (iii) such intangible assets do not generate material revenue, (iv) any such Disposition would not result in a material increase in any costs or expenses of Quantum and its Subsidiaries, (v) such Disposition is made at fair market value (as determined in good faith by Borrowing Agent or the applicable Subsidiary), and (vi) the aggregate fair market value of all such intangible assets Disposed of in any fiscal year (including the proposed Disposition) would, together with the aggregate fair market value of all assets Disposed of pursuant to clause (q) of this definition, not exceed $12,000,000; and
(q) Dispositions of assets not otherwise permitted in clauses (a) through (o) above, so long as (i) such Disposition would not reduce the recurring royalty revenue stream of assets not Disposed of, (ii) no Default or Event of Default then exists or would arise therefrom, (iii) such Disposition is made at fair market value (as determined in good faith by Borrowing Agent or the applicable Subsidiary), (iv) the aggregate fair market value of all such assets Disposed of in any fiscal year (including the proposed Disposition) would, together with the aggregate fair market value of all assets Disposed of pursuant to clause (p) of this definition, not exceed $12,000,000, (v) in any such Disposition, at least 75% of the purchase price is paid to such Loan Party or Subsidiary in cash, and (vi) within five (5) Business Days of the consummation of any single Disposition or series of related Dispositions which include ABL Priority Collateral in which the aggregate fair market value of all such assets Disposed of exceeds $5,000,000, Borrowing Agent shall deliver to Agent an updated Borrowing Base Certificate;
provided that, if any Permitted Disposition of Material Intellectual Property (other than the grant of a non-exclusive license thereof) is made to a Subsidiary or Affiliate of a Loan Party that is not a Loan Party, the purchaser, assignee or other transferee thereof shall agree in writing to be bound by a non-exclusive royalty-free worldwide license of such Material Intellectual Property in favor of the Agent for use in connection with the exercise of the rights and remedies of the Secured Parties, which license shall be in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Agent; provided further that the foregoing proviso shall



not apply to transactions that (i) have a bona fide business purpose and (ii) are not undertaken to facilitate a financing or a Restricted Payment or undertaken in connection with a liability management transaction.
Permitted Earnouts” shall mean, with respect to a Loan Party, any obligations of such Loan Party arising from a Permitted Acquisition which are payable to the seller based on the achievement of specified financial results over time and, if in excess of $2,000,000, are subject to subordination terms (or a Subordination Agreement in favor of Agent and Lenders) reasonably acceptable to Agent.
Permitted Encumbrances” shall mean:
(a) Liens in favor of Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, to secure the Obligations, including without limitation, Liens securing Hedge Liabilities and Cash Management Products and Services;
(b) Liens in favor of Term Loan Agent, for the benefit of the Term Loan Lenders, to secure the Term Loan Indebtedness that are subject to the Intercreditor Agreement;
(c) Liens for unpaid taxes, assessments or other governmental charges or levies that either (i) are not yet delinquent, or (ii) do not have priority over Agent’s Liens and the underlying taxes, assessments, charges or levies are being Properly Contested;
(d) judgment Liens arising solely as a result of the existence of judgments, orders or awards that do not constitute an Event of Default under Section 10.6 hereof;
(e) Liens set forth on Schedule 7.2 hereto; provided that such Liens shall secure only the Indebtedness or other obligations which they secure on the Seventh Amendment Effective Date (and any Refinancing Indebtedness in respect thereof permitted hereunder) and shall not subsequently apply to any other property or assets of any Loan Party other than the property and assets to which they apply as of the Seventh Amendment Effective Date;
(f) the interests of lessors (and interests in the title of such lessors) under operating leases and non-exclusive licensors (and interests in the title of such licensors) under license agreements;
(g) purchase money Liens or the interests of lessors under Capital Leases to the extent that such Liens or interests secure Permitted Purchase Money Indebtedness and so long as (i) such Lien attaches only to the asset purchased or acquired and the proceeds thereof, and (ii) such Lien only secures the Indebtedness that was incurred to acquire the asset purchased or acquired or any Refinancing Indebtedness in respect thereof;
(h) Liens arising by operation of law in favor of warehousemen, landlords, carriers, mechanics, materialmen, laborers or suppliers arising in the Ordinary Course of Business and not in connection with the borrowing of money and which Liens either (i) are for sums not yet delinquent, or (ii) are being Properly Contested;
(i) Liens on amounts deposited to secure obligations of the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries in connection with worker’s compensation or other unemployment insurance;
(j) Liens on amounts deposited to secure obligations of the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries in connection with the making or entering into of bids, tenders, or leases in the Ordinary Course of Business and not in connection with the borrowing of money;
(k) Liens on amounts deposited to secure reimbursement obligations of the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries with respect to surety or appeal bonds obtained in the Ordinary Course of Business;
(l) with respect to any Real Property, easements, rights of way, and zoning restrictions that do not materially interfere with or impair the use or operation thereof;
(m) to the extent constituting a Permitted Disposition, licenses of patents, trademarks, copyrights and other Intellectual Property rights;
(n) Liens that are replacements of Permitted Encumbrances to the extent that the original Indebtedness is the subject of permitted Refinancing Indebtedness and so long as the replacement Liens only encumber those assets that secured the original Indebtedness;
(o) rights of setoff or bankers’ liens upon deposits of funds in favor of banks or other depository institutions, solely to the extent incurred in connection with the maintenance of deposit accounts of the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries in the Ordinary Course of Business;



(p) Liens granted in the Ordinary Course of Business on the unearned portion of insurance premiums securing the financing of insurance premiums to the extent such financing is permitted under the definition of “Permitted Indebtedness”;
(q) Liens in favor of customs and revenue authorities arising as a matter of law to secure payment of customs duties in connection with the importation of goods;
(r) Liens solely on any cash earnest money deposits made by the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries in connection with any letter of intent or purchase agreement with respect to a Permitted Acquisition or other Permitted Investment;
(s) Liens that secure Indebtedness of Foreign Subsidiaries permitted under clause (q) of the definition of “Permitted Indebtedness”; and
(t) other Liens as to which the aggregate amount of the obligations secured thereby does not exceed $1,500,000.
Permitted Indebtedness” shall mean:
(a) the Obligations;
(b) Indebtedness as of the Seventh Amendment Effective Date set forth on Schedule 7.8 hereto and any Refinancing Indebtedness in respect of such Indebtedness;
(c) Permitted Purchase Money Indebtedness and any Refinancing Indebtedness in respect of such Indebtedness; provided that the aggregate outstanding principal amount of such Indebtedness shall not exceed $5,000,000 at any time;
(d) endorsement of instruments or other payment items for deposit;
(e) Indebtedness consisting of guarantees permitted under Section 7.3 hereof;
(f) Indebtedness incurred on the date of the consummation of a Permitted Acquisition or other Permitted Investment solely for the purpose of consummating such Permitted Acquisition or other Permitted Investment; provided that (i) such Indebtedness shall at all times be unsecured, (ii) such Indebtedness is not incurred for working capital purposes, (iii) such Indebtedness shall not amortize or mature prior to the date that is six (6) months after the Maturity Date and such Indebtedness shall not provide for the payment of interest thereon in cash or Cash Equivalents prior to the date that is six (6) months after the Maturity Date, (iv) such Indebtedness shall be subordinated in right of payment to the Obligations on terms and conditions reasonably satisfactory to Agent; and (v) the aggregate outstanding principal amount of such Indebtedness shall not exceed $12,000,000 at any time;
(g) Acquired Indebtedness and any Refinancing Indebtedness in respect of such Acquired Indebtedness; provided that (i) such Indebtedness shall at all times be unsecured, and (ii) the aggregate outstanding principal amount of such Indebtedness shall not exceed $10,000,000 at any time;
(h) Indebtedness (x) constituting deferred purchase price obligations arising in connection with Permitted Acquisitions and other Permitted Investments, (y) under Permitted Seller Notes and Permitted Earnouts arising in connection with Permitted Acquisitions and other Permitted Investments, and (z) under non-compete payment obligations arising in connection with Permitted Acquisitions and other Permitted Investments, provided that,(i) such Indebtedness shall at all times be unsecured;
(ii) such Indebtedness described in clauses (x) and (y) above (other than, with respect to any Permitted Acquisition, deferred purchase price obligations arising in connection therewith, the payment of which are not subject to any condition or contingency, other than the passage of time, in an amount not to exceed 15% of the purchase price for such Permitted Acquisition) shall be subordinated in right of payment to the Obligations on terms and conditions reasonably satisfactory to Agent;
(iii) (A) in no event shall the Loan Parties make any payments in respect of such Indebtedness described in clause (x) above under the Square Box Acquisition Agreement unless (1) Average Liquidity for the thirty (30) days immediately prior to the date of any such payment shall be at least $30,000,000; and (2) as of the date of any such payment and after giving effect thereto, (x) each of the Payment Conditions shall have been satisfied; and (y) Quantum and its Subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis, are projected to be in compliance with each of the financial covenants set forth in Section 6.5



hereof for the four (4) fiscal quarter period ended one year after the date of any such payment; provided that, notwithstanding the foregoing, upon (a) the payment of the mandatory prepayment of the Term Loan Indebtedness as required by Section 2.3(c) of the Term Loan Agreement (as permitted by Section 7.17(d) hereof) and (b) the payment of the mandatory prepayment of the Advances as required by Section 2.20(e) hereof, in each case, with the Net Cash Proceeds from the 2022 Rights Offering, Borrowers may thereafter repay such Indebtedness under the Square Box Acquisition Agreement in an amount not to exceed $2,000,000 with the Net Cash Proceeds from the 2022 Rights Offering; and
(B) in no event shall the Loan Parties make any payments in respect of all other Indebtedness described in this clause (h) unless, as of the date of any such payment and after giving effect thereto, (1) each of the Payment Conditions shall have been satisfied; and (2) Quantum and its Subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis, are projected to be in compliance with each of the financial covenants set forth in Section 6.5 hereof for the four (4) fiscal quarter period ended one year after the proposed date of such payment; and
(iv) the aggregate outstanding principal amount of all such Indebtedness shall not exceed $10,000,000 at any time;
(i) Permitted PPP Indebtedness;
(j) Indebtedness incurred in the Ordinary Course of Business under performance, surety, bid, statutory, or appeal bonds;
(k) Indebtedness owed to any Person providing property, casualty, liability or other insurance to any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries, so long as the amount of such Indebtedness is not in excess of the amount of the unpaid cost of, and shall be incurred only to defer the cost of, such insurance for the year in which such Indebtedness is incurred and such Indebtedness is outstanding only during such year;
(l) Indebtedness consisting of Interest Rate Hedges and Foreign Currency Hedges that is incurred for the bona fide purpose of hedging the interest rate, commodity or foreign currency risks associated with the operations of the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries and not for speculative purposes;
(m) Cash Management Liabilities;
(n) unsecured Indebtedness of Quantum owing to former employees, officers or directors (or any spouses, ex-spouses or estates of any of the foregoing) incurred in connection with the repurchase by Quantum of the Equity Interests of Quantum that has been issued to such Persons, so long as (i) such Indebtedness shall at all times be unsecured; (ii) such Indebtedness shall be subordinated in right of payment to the Obligations on terms and conditions reasonably acceptable to Agent; and (iii) the aggregate outstanding principal amount of such Indebtedness shall not exceed $1,500,000 at any time;
(o) Indebtedness constituting Permitted Investments;
(p) unsecured Indebtedness incurred in respect of netting services, overdraft protection and other like services, in each case, incurred in the Ordinary Course of Business;
(q) Indebtedness of any Foreign Subsidiaries of Quantum; provided that (i) the aggregate outstanding principal amount of such Indebtedness shall not exceed $3,000,000 at any time, and (ii) such Indebtedness is not directly or indirectly recourse to any of the Loan Parties or of their respective assets;
(r) Indebtedness of any Loan Party or its Subsidiaries in respect of Permitted Intercompany Advances;
(s) the accrual of interest, accretion or amortization of original issue discount, or the payment of interest in kind, in each case, on Indebtedness that otherwise constitutes Permitted Indebtedness;
(t) any other Indebtedness which is unsecured (or, to the extent a Lien securing such Indebtedness constitutes a Permitted Encumbrance, secured Indebtedness) incurred by any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries, not otherwise permitted in clauses (a) through (s) above, and any Refinancing Indebtedness in respect of such Indebtedness; provided that the aggregate principal amount of such Indebtedness outstanding at any one time shall not exceed an amount equal to $7,500,000;



(u) any other unsecured Subordinated Indebtedness incurred by any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries (and any Refinancing Indebtedness in respect of such Subordinated Indebtedness) not otherwise permitted in clauses (a) through (t) above; provided that (i) on the date such Indebtedness is incurred and immediately after giving effect thereto, no Default or Event of Default shall exist or shall have occurred and be continuing or would result therefrom, and (ii) the aggregate principal amount of such Indebtedness outstanding at any one time shall not exceed $15,000,000; and
(v) the Term Loan Indebtedness (and any refinancing in respect of such Term Loan Indebtedness that is permitted by the terms of the Intercreditor Agreement).
Permitted Intercompany Advances” shall mean any loans and/or advances made:
(a) pursuant to, and in accordance with, the Transfer Pricing Program;
(b) by a Loan Party to another Loan Party;
(c) by a Subsidiary of a Loan Party that is not a Loan Party to another Subsidiary of a Loan Party that is not a Loan Party;
(d) by a Subsidiary of a Loan Party that is not a Loan Party to a Loan Party; and
(e) by a Loan Party to a Subsidiary of a Loan Party that is not a Loan Party; provided that (i) the aggregate amount of all such loans and advances made after the Seventh Amendment Effective Date at any one time outstanding shall not exceed $2,500,000; (ii) immediately after giving effect to the making of such loan or advance, Quantum and its Subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis, shall be in compliance on a pro forma basis with the financial covenants set forth in Section 6.5 hereof, recomputed for the most recently ended fiscal quarter for which financial statements are required to be delivered pursuant to Section 9.8 hereof; (iii) on the date any such loan or advance is made and after giving effect thereto, each of the Payment Conditions shall have been satisfied; and (iv) in connection with any loan or advance made for purposes of funding a Permitted Acquisition, such loan or advance shall promptly be repaid in full by such Subsidiary to such Loan Party if such Permitted Acquisition is not consummated within thirty (30) days of the making of such loan or advance.
Permitted Investments” shall mean:
(a) Investments in (i) cash and Cash Equivalents, (ii) Foreign Cash Equivalents, and (iii) readily marketable United States corporate securities that are made in compliance with the Cash Management Policy;
(b) Investments in negotiable instruments deposited or to be deposited for collection in the Ordinary Course of Business;
(c) advances made in connection with purchases of goods or services in the Ordinary Course of Business;
(d) Investments received in settlement of amounts due to any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries effected in the Ordinary Course of Business or owing to any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries as a result of an Insolvency Event involving a Customer or upon the foreclosure or enforcement of any Lien in favor of a Loan Party or its Subsidiaries;
(e) Investments owned by any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries on the Seventh Amendment Effective Date and set forth on Schedule 7.4 hereto;
(f) guarantees permitted under Section 7.3 hereof;
(g) Permitted Intercompany Advances, so long as, at the request of Agent, (i) the applicable loan or advance is evidenced by a promissory note on terms and conditions (including terms subordinating payment of the Indebtedness evidenced by such note to the prior Payment in Full of all of the Obligations) acceptable to Agent in its Permitted Discretion and (ii) such note has been delivered to Agent either endorsed in blank or together with an undated instrument of transfer executed in blank by the applicable Loan Parties that are the payees on such note;
(h) Investments in the form of capital contributions and the acquisition of Equity Interests made by any Loan Party in any other Loan Party (other than capital contributions to or the acquisition of Equity Interests of Quantum);



(i) Equity Interests or other securities acquired in connection with the satisfaction or enforcement of Indebtedness or claims due or owing to a Loan Party or its Subsidiaries (in bankruptcy of Customers or suppliers or otherwise outside the Ordinary Course of Business) or as security for any such Indebtedness or claims;
(j) deposits of cash made in the Ordinary Course of Business to secure performance of operating leases;
(k) (i) non-cash loans and advances to employees, officers and directors of Quantum or any of its Subsidiaries for the purpose of purchasing Equity Interests in Quantum, so long as the proceeds of such loans or advances are used in their entirety to purchase such Equity Interests in Quantum, and (ii) loans and advances to employees and officers of any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries in the Ordinary Course of Business for any other business purpose and in an aggregate amount not to exceed $1,500,000 at any one time;
(l) Permitted Acquisitions and Specified Immaterial Acquisitions;
(m) Investments resulting from entering into (i) Interest Rate Hedges, Foreign Currency Hedges or Cash Management Products and Services, or (ii) agreements relative to Indebtedness that is permitted under clause (j) of the definition of “Permitted Indebtedness”;
(n) equity Investments by any Loan Party in any Subsidiary of such Loan Party which is required by Applicable Law to maintain a minimum net capital requirement or as may be otherwise required by Applicable Law;
(o) Investments held by a Person acquired in a Permitted Acquisition or other Permitted Investment to the extent that such Investments were not made in contemplation of or in connection with such Permitted Acquisition or other Permitted Investment and were in existence on the date of such Permitted Acquisition or other Permitted Investment;
(p) any Investment by way of (i) merger, consolidation, reorganization or recapitalization, (ii) reclassification of Equity Interests; or (iii) transfer of assets, in each case solely to the extent permitted by Section 7.1 hereof;
(q) to the extent constituting an Investment, any Restricted Payment to the extent permitted by Section 7.7 hereof;
(r) any other Investments not described above, provided that (i) the aggregate consideration for such Investments, including the purchase price and liabilities assumed (including, without limitation, all Acquired Indebtedness, Indebtedness under Permitted Seller Notes and Permitted Earnouts but excluding consideration in the form of issuance of Equity Interests permitted hereunder or paid with the proceeds of the issuance of Equity Interests permitted hereunder)), together with the aggregate amount of all Permitted Acquisitions of (x) Targets that are not organized or incorporated in the United States, any State or territory thereof or the District of Columbia and (y) assets located outside of the United States, shall not exceed $10,000,000 outstanding at any time (excluding in each case Investments made with the proceeds of the sale or issuance of Equity Interests (other than Disqualified Equity Interests) of Quantum); (ii) on the date any Investment is made and after giving effect thereto, no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing or would result therefrom, and (iii) on the date any Investment is made which would cause the aggregate amount of all Investments outstanding under this clause (r) to exceed $1,400,000, and after giving effect to such Investment, each of the other Payment Conditions shall have been satisfied; and
(s) the Invicto Acquisition; provided that (i) on the date of the Invicto Acquisition, and after giving pro forma effect thereto, Borrowers shall have Liquidity equal to or greater than $15,000,000 and Average Liquidity for the thirty (30) days immediately preceding such date of not less than $15,000,000, and (ii) no Event of Default shall exist or shall have occurred and be continuing on the date of the Invicto Acquisition.
Permitted PPP Indebtedness” shall mean unsecured Indebtedness of Quantum owing to (i) the SBA or any other Governmental Body or PPP Lender acting as a financial agent of the SBA or any other Governmental Body or (ii) PPP Lender to the extent such Indebtedness under this clause (ii) is guaranteed by the SBA or any other Governmental Body, in each case in respect of



advances made to Quantum pursuant to the PPP Program and Section 1102 of the CARES Act in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $10,000,000 (or such greater amount as Agent shall agree in writing in its sole discretion), so long as (a) the proceeds of such Indebtedness are used solely for Permitted PPP Indebtedness Purposes and otherwise in accordance with this Agreement, and (b) such Indebtedness shall have terms customary for loans made pursuant to the CARES Act.

Permitted PPP Indebtedness Purposes” shall mean, with respect to the use of proceeds of any Permitted PPP Indebtedness, the purposes set forth in Section 1102 and 1106(b) of the CARES Act and any other purposes otherwise in compliance with the provisions or requirements of the CARES Act.
Permitted Purchase Money Indebtedness” shall mean, as of any date of determination, Indebtedness (other than the Obligations, but including Capitalized Lease Obligations) incurred after the Seventh Amendment Effective Date and at the time of, or within ninety (90) days after, the acquisition of any fixed assets for the purpose of financing all or any part of the acquisition cost thereof.
Permitted Seller Note” shall mean a promissory note with respect to unsecured Indebtedness of any Loan Party incurred in connection with a Permitted Acquisition or other Permitted Investment and payable to the seller in connection therewith (excluding Indebtedness arising from deferred purchase price obligations) and, if the initial principal amount of such promissory note is equal to or greater than $1,500,000, containing subordination terms (or subject to a subordination agreement in favor of Agent and Lenders) and other terms and conditions reasonably satisfactory to Agent.
Person” shall mean any individual, sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, business trust, joint stock company, trust, unincorporated organization, association, limited liability company, limited liability partnership, institution, public benefit corporation, joint venture, entity or Governmental Body (whether federal, state, county, city, municipal or otherwise, including any instrumentality, division, agency, body or department thereof).
1.Plan” shall mean any employee benefit plan within the meaning of Section 3(3) of ERISA (including a Pension Benefit Plan and a Multiemployer Plan, as defined herein) maintained by any Loan Party or to which any Loan Party is required to contribute or, solely with respect to any such plan that is subject to Section 302 of ERISA or Title IV of ERISA or Section 412 of the Code, maintained by any member of the Controlled Group or to which any member of the Controlled Group is required to contribute.
Pledge Agreement” shall mean the Amended and Restated Collateral Pledge Agreement, dated as of December 27, 2018, by Quantum in favor of Agent, and any other pledge agreement executed and delivered by any Loan Party or other Person in favor of Agent to secure the Obligations.
PNC” shall have the meaning set forth in the preamble to this Agreement and shall extend to all of its successors and assigns.
PNC Qualified Cash” shall mean all cash and Cash Equivalents of the Borrowers which is maintained in a Blocked Account or a Depository Account at PNC and is subject to a Control Agreement.
PPP Lender” shall mean PNC, in its capacity as a lender under the PPP Program.

PPP Loan Documents” shall mean, collectively, the following (as the same may be amended, modified, supplemented, renewed, restated or replaced from time to time): (a) the Paycheck Protection Program Term Note, dated as of April 11, 2020, by Quantum in favor of PPP Lender, (b) the Paycheck Protection Program Certification, dated as of April 11, 2020, by Quantum in favor of PPP Lender, and (c) all of the other agreements, documents and instruments executed and delivered in connection with or related to any Permitted PPP Indebtedness.


PPP Program” shall mean the “Paycheck Protection Program” added to Section 7(a) of the Small Business Act, as enacted pursuant to the terms of Title I (Keeping American Workers Paid and Employed Act) of the CARES Act and administered by the SBA.




Prior Term Loan Agreement” shall mean the Term Loan Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of December 27, 2018, as amended, modified and/or supplemented, by and among US Bank, National Association, as agent, Prior Term Loan Lenders and the Loan Parties, which agreement was terminated on the Sixth Amendment Effective Date in connection with the closing of the transactions contemplated by the Term Loan Documents.

Prior Term Loan Documents” shall mean, collectively, the following (as amended, modified or supplemented): (a) the Prior Term Loan Agreement, (b) all amendments thereto, waivers relating thereto and other side letters or agreements affecting the terms thereof, and (c) all of the other agreements, documents and instruments executed and delivered in connection therewith or related thereto.
Prior Term Loan Lenders” shall mean the financial institutions parties to the Prior Term Loan Agreement as lenders.

Properly Contested” shall mean, in the case of any Indebtedness, Lien or Taxes, as applicable, of any Person that are not paid as and when due or payable by reason of such Person’s bona fide dispute concerning its liability to pay the same or concerning the amount thereof: (a) such Indebtedness, Lien or Taxes, as applicable, are being properly contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings promptly instituted and diligently conducted; (b) such Person has established appropriate reserves as shall be required in conformity with GAAP; (c) the non-payment of such Indebtedness or Taxes will not have a Material Adverse Effect or will not result in the forfeiture of any assets of such Person; (d) except for Permitted Encumbrances described in clause (c) of the definition thereof, no Lien is imposed upon any of such Person’s assets with respect to such Indebtedness or taxes unless such Lien (x) does not attach to any Receivables or Inventory, (y) is at all times junior and subordinate in priority to the Liens in favor of Agent (except only with respect to property Taxes that have priority as a matter of applicable state law) and, (z) enforcement of such Lien is stayed during the period prior to the final resolution or disposition of such dispute; and (e) if such Indebtedness or Lien, as applicable, results from, or is determined by the entry, rendition or issuance against a Person or any of its assets of a judgment, writ, order or decree, enforcement of such judgment, writ, order or decree is stayed pending a timely appeal or other judicial review.
Protective Advances” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 16.2(f) hereof.
Purchasing CLO” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 16.3(d) hereof.
Purchasing Lender” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 16.3(c) hereof.
Qualified Cash” shall mean, as of any date of determination, the sum of: (a) all unrestricted cash and Cash Equivalents of Quantum in an amount not to exceed $5,000,000 which is maintained in the Swiss Blocked Accounts; and (b) all PNC Qualified Cash; provided, that, the aggregate amount of all Qualified Cash shall not exceed $25,000,000 at any time.

Qualified ECP Loan Party” shall mean each Loan Party that on the Eligibility Date is (a) a corporation, partnership, proprietorship, organization, trust, or other entity other than a “commodity pool” as defined in Section 1a(10) of the CEA and CFTC regulations thereunder that has total assets exceeding $10,000,000 or (b) an Eligible Contract Participant that can cause another person to qualify as an Eligible Contract Participant on the Eligibility Date under Section 1a(18)(A)(v)(II) of the CEA by entering into or otherwise providing a “letter of credit or keepwell, support, or other agreement” for purposes of Section 1a(18)(A)(v)(II) of the CEA.
Qualified Equity Interests” shall mean Equity Interests issued by Quantum (and not by one or more of its Subsidiaries) that are not Disqualified Equity Interests.
Quantum” shall have the meaning set forth in the preamble to this Agreement.
Quantum International” shall mean Quantum International, Inc., a Delaware corporation.
RCRA” shall mean the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 6901 et seq., as same may be amended, modified or supplemented from time to time.



Real Property” shall mean all of the real property owned, leased or operated by any Loan Party, together with, in each case, all improvements and appurtenant fixtures, equipment, personal property, easements and other property and rights incidental to the ownership, lease or operation thereof.
Receivables” shall mean and include, as to each Loan Party, all of such Loan Party’s accounts (as defined in Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code) and all of such Loan Party’s contract rights, instruments (including those evidencing indebtedness owed to such Loan Party by its Affiliates), documents, chattel paper (including electronic chattel paper), general intangibles relating to accounts, contract rights, instruments, documents and chattel paper, and drafts and acceptances, credit card receivables and all other forms of obligations owing to such Loan Party arising out of or in connection with the sale or lease of Inventory or the rendition of services, all supporting obligations, guarantees and other security therefor, whether secured or unsecured, now existing or hereafter created, and whether or not specifically sold or assigned to Agent hereunder.
Recipient” shall mean (a) Agent, (b) any Lender, (c) Swing Loan Lender, (d) any Issuer, (e) any Participant, or (f) any other recipient of any payment to be made by or on account of any Obligations.
Recurring Royalty Revenue” shall mean revenue received and recognized by Quantum or any of its Subsidiaries pursuant to a Format Development Agreement relating to the LTO Program.
Refinancing Indebtedness” shall mean any financing, renewal or extension of Indebtedness so long as:
(a) such refinancing, renewal or extension does not result in an increase in the principal amount of the Indebtedness so refinanced, renewed or extended, other than by the amount of premiums paid thereon and the fees and expenses incurred in connection therewith and by the amount of unfunded commitments with respect thereto;
(b) such refinancing, renewal or extension does not result in a shortening of the average weighted maturity (measured as of the date of the refinancing, renewal or extension) of the Indebtedness so refinanced, renewed or extended, and such refinancing, renewal or extension is not on terms or conditions that, taken as a whole, are less favorable to the interests of the Secured Parties than the terms and conditions of the Indebtedness being refinanced, renewed or extended;
(c) if the Indebtedness that is refinanced, renewed or extended was Subordinated Indebtedness, then the terms and conditions of the refinancing, renewal or extension shall include subordination terms and conditions that are at least as favorable to the Secured Parties as those that were applicable to the refinanced, renewed or extended Indebtedness; and
(d) the Indebtedness that is refinanced, renewed or extended is not recourse to any Person that is liable on account of the Obligations, other than those Persons which were obligated with respect to the Indebtedness that was refinanced, renewed or extended.
Register” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 16.3(e) hereof.
1.Regulation T” shall mean Regulation T of the Board of Governors as in effect from time to time.
2.Regulation U” shall mean Regulation U of the Board of Governors as in effect from time to time.
3.Regulation X” shall mean Regulation X of the Board of Governors as in effect from time to time.
Reimbursement Obligation” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.14(b) hereof.
Release” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5.7(c)(i) hereof.
1.Reportable Compliance Event” shall mean that any Covered Entity or, to the knowledge of the Loan Parties, any agent of any Covered Entity becomes a Sanctioned Person, or is charged by indictment, criminal complaint or similar charging instrument, arraigned, or custodially detained in connection with any Anti-Terrorism Law or any predicate crime to any Anti-Terrorism Law, or has knowledge of facts or circumstances to the effect that it is reasonably likely that any material aspect of its operations is in actual or probable violation of any Anti-Terrorism Law.



Reportable ERISA Event” shall mean a reportable event described in Section 4043 of ERISA or the regulations promulgated thereunder, other than an event for which the 30-day notice period is waived.
Required Lenders” shall mean Lenders (not including Swing Loan Lender (in its capacity as such Swing Loan Lender) or any Defaulting Lender) holding at least fifty-one percent (51%) of either (a) the aggregate of the Revolving Commitment Amounts of all Lenders (excluding any Defaulting Lender), or (b) after the termination of all of the Commitments, the sum of (x) the outstanding Revolving Advances and Swing Loans, plus (y) the Maximum Undrawn Amount of all outstanding Letters of Credit; provided, however, if there are fewer than three (3) Lenders, Required Lenders shall mean all Lenders (excluding any Defaulting Lender).
Resolution Authority” shall mean any Governmental Body which has authority to exercise any Write-down and Conversion Powers.
Restricted Payment” shall mean (a) the declaration or payment of any dividend or the making of any other payment or distribution, directly or indirectly, on account of Equity Interests issued by any Loan Party (including any payment in connection with any merger or consolidation involving any Loan Party) or to the direct or indirect holders of Equity Interests issued by any Loan Party in their capacity as such holders (other than dividends or distributions payable in Qualified Equity Interests issued by Quantum), (b) the purchase, redemption or making of any sinking fund or similar payment, or other acquisition or retirement for value (including in connection with any merger or consolidation involving any Loan Party) of any Equity Interests issued by any Loan Party, or (c) the making of any payment to retire, or to obtain the surrender of, any outstanding warrants, options, or other rights to acquire Equity Interests of any Loan Party now or hereafter outstanding.
Revolving Advances” shall mean Advances other than Letters of Credit and the Swing Loans.
Revolving Commitment” shall mean, as to any Lender, the obligation of such Lender (if applicable), to make Revolving Advances and participate in Swing Loans and Letters of Credit, in an aggregate principal and/or face amount not to exceed the Revolving Commitment Amount (if any) of such Lender.
Revolving Commitment Amount” shall mean, the Revolving Commitment amount set forth opposite such Lender’s name on Schedule 1.1 hereto (or, in the case of any Lender that became party to this Agreement after the NinthTenth Amendment Effective Date pursuant to Section 16.3(c) or (d) hereof, the Revolving Commitment amount of such Lender as set forth in the applicable Commitment Transfer Supplement).
Revolving Commitment Percentage” shall mean, the Revolving Commitment Percentage set forth opposite such Lender’s name on Schedule 1.1 hereto (or, in the case of any Lender that became party to this Agreement after the NinthTenth Amendment Effective Date pursuant to Section 16.3(c) or (d) hereof, the Revolving Commitment Percentage of such Lender as set forth in the applicable Commitment Transfer Supplement).
Revolving Credit Note” shall mean, the promissory note referred to in Section 2.1(a) hereof.
Revolving Interest Rate” shall mean (a) with respect to Revolving Advances that are Domestic Rate Loans and Swing Loans, an interest rate per annum equal to the sum of the Applicable Margin for Revolving Advances and Swing Loans plus the Alternate Base Rate, and (b) with respect to Revolving Advances that are Term SOFR Rate Loans, an interest rate per annum equal to the sum of the Applicable Margin for Revolving Advances plus the Term SOFR Rate.

SBA” shall mean the U.S. Small Business Administration.

S&P” shall mean Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, a Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC business, or any successor.



1.Sanctioned Country” shall mean a country which is itself the subject of a comprehensive sanctions program maintained under any Anti-Terrorism Law (as of the Seventh Amendment Effective Date, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria and the Crimea region of Ukraine).
2.Sanctioned Person” shall mean any Person (a) listed in any list of designated, prohibited, sanctioned or debarred Persons under any Anti-Terrorism Law, (b) operating, organized, or resident in a Sanctioned Country or (c) owned or controlled by any such Person. For purposes of this definition, control of a Person shall mean the power, direct or indirect, to vote a majority of the Equity Interests having ordinary voting power for the election of directors of such Person or other Persons performing similar functions for any such Person or to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of such Person whether by ownership of Equity Interests, contract or otherwise.
SEC” shall mean the Securities and Exchange Commission or any successor thereto.
Secured Parties” shall mean, collectively, Agent, Issuers, Swing Loan Lender and Lenders, together with any Affiliates of Agent or any Lender to whom any Hedge Liabilities or Cash Management Liabilities are owed and with each other holder of any of the Obligations, and the respective successors and assigns of each of them.
Securities Act” shall mean the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
Service Inventory” shall mean Inventory consisting of (a) component parts used to repair defective products and (b) finished units provided for Customer use either permanently or on a temporary basis while a defective product is being repaired and, in each case, specified as “service parts inventories” (or with a similar description) on the balance sheets of the Loan Parties.
Settlement” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.6(d) hereof.
Settlement Date” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.6(d) hereof.
Seventh Amendment” shall mean the Seventh Amendment to Amended and Restated Revolving Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of the Seventh Amendment Effective Date, by and among Agent, Lenders and the Loan Parties.
Seventh Amendment Effective Date” shall mean September 30, 2021.
Sixth Amendment” shall mean the Sixth Amendment to Amended and Restated Revolving Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of the Sixth Amendment Effective Date, by and among Agent, Lenders and the Loan Parties.
Sixth Amendment Effective Date” shall mean August 5, 2021.
“Sixth Amendment Term Loan” shall mean, collectively, the term loans made by certain Term Loan Lenders to Quantum on the Sixth Amendment Effective Date pursuant to the Term Loan Agreement in the aggregate original principal amount of $100,000,000.

Small Business Act” shall mean the Small Business Act of 1953 (Public Law 85-536), as amended.
SOFR” shall mean, for any day, a rate per annum equal to the secured overnight financing rate for such day as published by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (or a successor administrator of the secured overnight financing rate) on its website, currently at http://www.newyorkfed.org, or any successor source identified by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York or its successor administrator for the secured overnight financing rate from time to time.
SOFR Adjustment” shall mean a credit spread adjustment of (i) 0.11% for Term SOFR Rate Loans with an Interest Period of one month, (ii) 0.26% for Term SOFR Rate Loans with an Interest Period of three months, and (iii) 0.42% for Term SOFR Rate Loans with an Interest Period of six months.
SOFR Floor” shall mean a rate of interest per annum equal to 0 basis points (0.00%).
SOFR Reserve Percentage” shall mean, for any day, the maximum effective percentage in effect on such day, if any, as prescribed by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (or any



successor) for determining the reserve requirements (including, without limitation, supplemental, marginal and emergency reserve requirements) with respect to SOFR funding.
Special Square Box Reserve” shall mean the reserve which may be established by Agent in the event that (but only for so long as) the Special Square Box Reserve Condition has not been satisfied and which may be maintained by Agent until the Indebtedness constituting deferred purchase price obligations in respect of the Square Box Acquisition has been paid in full, which reserve shall be in an amount of up to $1,000,000 for the period from the Ninth Amendment Effective Date through and including the date that the Indebtedness constituting deferred purchase price obligations in respect of the Square Box Acquisition has been paid in full.
Special Square Box Reserve Condition” shall mean that, on the last day of each month ending prior to the date that the Indebtedness constituting deferred purchase price obligations in respect of the Square Box Acquisition has been paid in full, Average Liquidity for the immediately preceding thirty (30) days is at least $30,000,000, as determined by Agent at any time after the last day of such month.
Specified Collection Account” shall mean the Blocked Account of Quantum maintained at PNC (Account No. 8026359325).
Specified Customers” shall mean the following Customers of the Borrowers (together with their respective Affiliates): (a) Apple Computer, Inc., (b) Accutech Data Supplies, Inc., (c) Jeff Burgess & Associates, Inc., (d) Synnex Corporation, (e) CNCR Group SAS-SSI Informatique and (f) any other Customer which Agent may approve after the Seventh Amendment Effective Date in its Permitted Discretion.
Specified Domestic Blocked Account Banks” shall mean, collectively, the following (together with their respective successors and assigns): (a) PNC and (b) any other depository bank as may be acceptable to Agent in its Permitted Discretion.
1.Specified Financial Covenant Cure Amount” shall have the meaning given to such term in Section 11.6 hereof.
2.Specified Financial Covenant Default” shall have the meaning given to such term in Section 11.6 hereof.
3.Specified Immaterial Acquisition” shall mean an acquisition by a Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries of the assets, Equity Interests or of any division or line of business of another Person (the “Target”); provided that:
(a) on the date of any such acquisition and after giving pro forma effect thereto, (i) Liquidity shall be equal to or greater than $25,000,000, and (ii) no Event of Default shall exist or shall have occurred and be continuing;
(b) the total consideration, including the purchase price and liabilities assumed (including, without limitation, all Acquired Indebtedness, Indebtedness under Permitted Seller Notes and Permitted Earnouts but excluding consideration in the form of issuance of Equity Interests permitted hereunder or paid with the proceeds of the issuance of Equity Interests permitted hereunder), of (i) any individual acquisition shall not exceed $2,500,000 and (ii) all such acquisitions shall not exceed $5,000,000 in the aggregate for the period from the Seventh Amendment Effective Date through the Maturity Date;
(c) immediately after giving effect to the consummation of the proposed acquisition, Quantum and its Subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis, shall be in compliance on a pro forma basis with the financial covenants set forth in Section 6.5 hereof, recomputed for the most recently ended fiscal quarter for which financial statements are required to be delivered pursuant to Section 9.8 hereof;
(d) Quantum and its Subsidiaries are in compliance with the conduct of business covenant set forth in Section 7.9 hereof;
(e) Quantum and its Subsidiaries are (or will be within the specified timeframes) in compliance with the covenants relating to the guaranties and Collateral set forth in Article IV hereof;
(f) subject to the Intercreditor Agreement, within fifteen (15) days after the consummation of such acquisition (or such longer period as Agent shall agree), Agent shall have received



a first priority Lien in all acquired assets or Equity Interests which do not constitute Excluded Property, subject to documentation consistent with the Collateral-related provisions of this Agreement and the Other Documents or otherwise reasonably satisfactory to Agent;
(g) no Indebtedness will be incurred, assumed or would exist with respect to Quantum or its Subsidiaries as a result of such acquisition, other than Permitted Indebtedness, and no Liens will be incurred, assumed or would exist with respect to the assets of Quantum or its Subsidiaries as a result of such acquisition, other than Permitted Encumbrances;
(h) in connection with the acquisition of Equity Interests, within thirty (30) days after the consummation of such acquisition (or such longer period as Agent shall agree), the Target shall be added as a Borrower or a Guarantor (as Agent shall determine in its Permitted Discretion) and be jointly and severally liable for all Obligations in each case, to the extent that the Target would have been required to do so under Section 7.12 hereof if it were a newly formed Subsidiary; and
(i) no assets acquired in any such acquisition shall be included in the Formula Amount until Agent has received a field examination and/or appraisal of such assets, in form and substance acceptable to Agent.
For the purposes of calculating Liquidity and Average Liquidity under this definition, any assets being acquired in the proposed acquisition shall be included in the Formula Amount on the date of closing of such acquisition so long as Agent has received an audit or appraisal of such assets as set forth in clause (j) above and so long as such assets satisfy the applicable eligibility criteria described herein.
Specified MMDA Account” shall mean the Blocked Account of Quantum maintained at PNC (Account No. 8026359309).
Specified Swiss Blocked Account Bank” shall mean UBS Switzerland AG, Max-Hoegger-Strasse 80, P.O. Box CH-8098, Zurich, Switzerland, and its successors and permitted assigns.
Square Box” shall have the meaning set forth in the preamble to this Agreement.
Square Box Acquisition” shall mean the acquisition by Quantum of the Equity Interests of Square Box and the other transactions contemplated by the Square Box Acquisition Agreement.
1.Square Box Acquisition Agreement” shall mean the Share Purchase Agreement, dated December 10, 2020, by and among Quantum, as purchaser, the Square Box Sellers, as sellers, and the other parties thereto, as the same may be amended, modified or supplemented from time to time.
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3.Square Box Acquisition Documents” shall mean, collectively, the following (as the same may be amended, modified or supplemented from time to time): (a) the Square Box Acquisition Agreement, including all of the schedules and exhibits thereto, and (b) all of the other material agreements, documents and instruments executed and delivered in connection therewith or related thereto.
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5.Square Box Sellers” shall mean Rolf Howarth and the other parties to the Square Box Acquisition Agreement, as sellers.

Stamp Office” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 6.16(e) hereof.
Subordinated Indebtedness” shall mean: (a) Indebtedness under any Permitted Seller Notes (to the extent required to be subordinated pursuant to the definition thereof), (b) Indebtedness in respect of Permitted Earnouts (to the extent required to be subordinated pursuant to the definition thereof), and (c) any other unsecured Indebtedness of any Loan Party or its Subsidiaries incurred from time to time that is subordinated in right of payment to the Obligations and that (i) is guaranteed by the Loan Parties, (ii) is not subject to scheduled amortization, redemption, sinking fund or similar payment and does not have a final maturity, in each case, on or before the date that is six (6) months after the Maturity Date, (iii) does not include any covenant (including without limitation any financial covenant) or agreement that is more restrictive or onerous on any Loan Party in any material respect than any comparable covenant in the



Agreement; provided that with respect to any financial covenant, such covenant shall not be more restrictive or onerous on any Loan Party in any respect, and (iv) contains customary subordination (including customary payment blocks during a payment default under any “senior debt” designated thereunder) and turnover provisions and shall be limited to cross-payment default and cross-acceleration to other “senior debt” designated thereunder.
Subordination Agreement” shall mean any subordination agreement by and among Agent, any Loan Party and any holder of Subordinated Indebtedness, as the same may be amended, modified, supplemented, renewed, restated or replaced from time to time.
Subsidiary” of any Person shall mean a corporation or other entity of whose Equity Interests having ordinary voting power (other than Equity Interests having such power only by reason of the happening of a contingency) to elect a majority of the directors of such corporation, or other Persons performing similar functions for such entity, are owned, directly or indirectly, by such Person.
Subsidiary Stock” shall mean (a) with respect to the Equity Interests issued to a Loan Party by any Subsidiary (other than a Foreign Subsidiary), 100% of such issued and outstanding Equity Interests, and (b) with respect to any Equity Interests issued to a Loan Party by any Foreign Subsidiary (i) 100% of such issued and outstanding Equity Interests not entitled to vote (within the meaning of Treas. Reg. Section 1.956-2(c)(2)) and (ii) 65% (or such greater percentage that could not reasonably be expected to cause any material adverse tax consequences to Quantum or any of its Subsidiaries) of such issued and outstanding Equity Interests entitled to vote (within the meaning of Treas. Reg. Section 1.956‑2(c)(2)).
Swap” shall mean any “swap” as defined in Section 1a(47) of the CEA and regulations thereunder other than (a) a swap entered into on, or subject to the rules of, a board of trade designated as a contract market under Section 5 of the CEA, or (b) a commodity option entered into pursuant to CFTC Regulation 32.3(a).
Swap Obligation” shall mean any obligation to pay or perform under any agreement, contract or transaction that constitutes a Swap which is also a Lender-Provided Hedge.
Swing Loan Lender” shall mean PNC, in its capacity as lender of the Swing Loans.
Swing Loan Note” shall mean the promissory note described in Section 2.4(a) hereof.
Swing Loans” shall mean the Advances made pursuant to Section 2.4 hereof.
Swiss Blocked Accounts” shall mean the Blocked Accounts of Quantum maintained at Specified Swiss Blocked Account Bank.
Swiss Pledge Agreement” shall mean the Bank Account Pledge Agreement, dated as of April 19, 2017, by and between Quantum and Agent with respect to the Swiss Blocked Accounts, as the same may be amended, modified, supplemented, renewed, restated or replaced from time to time.
Taxes” shall mean all present or future taxes, levies, imposts, duties, deductions, withholdings, assessments, fees or other charges imposed by any Governmental Body, including any interest, additions to tax or penalties applicable thereto.
“Tenth Amendment” shall mean the Tenth Amendment to Amended and Restated Revolving Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of the Tenth Amendment Effective Date, by and among Agent, Lenders and the Loan Parties.

Term” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 13.1 hereofTenth Amendment Effective Date” shall mean June 1, 2023.
Tenth Amendment Term Loan” shall mean, collectively, the term loans made by certain Term Loan Lenders to the BorrowersQuantum on the SixthTenth Amendment Effective Date pursuant to the Term Loan Agreement in the aggregate original principal amount of $100,000,00015,000,000.
Term” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 13.1 hereof.

“Term Loans” shall mean, collectively, the Sixth Amendment Term Loan and the Tenth Amendment Term Loan




Term Loan Agent” shall mean Blue Torch Finance LLC, in its capacity as disbursing agent and collateral agent under the Term Loan Documents, and its successors and permitted assigns.
Term Loan Agreement” shall mean the Term Loan Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of August 5, 2021, by and among Term Loan Agent, Term Loan Lenders and the Loan Parties, as amended by the First Amendment to Term Loan Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of September 30, 2021, the Second Amendment to Term Loan Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of March 15, 2022, and the Third Amendment to Term Loan Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of April 25, 2022, and the Fourth Amendment to Term Loan Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of June 1, 2023, as the same may be further amended, modified, supplemented, renewed, restated or replaced from time to time.
Term Loan Documents” shall mean, collectively, the following (as the same may be amended, modified, supplemented, renewed, restated, refinanced or replaced from time to time): (a) the Term Loan Agreement, all exhibits, schedules and disclosure letters referred to therein or delivered pursuant thereto, if any, (b) all amendments thereto, waivers relating thereto and other side letters or agreements affecting the terms thereof, and (c) all of the other agreements, documents and instruments executed and delivered in connection therewith or related thereto.
Term Loan Indebtedness” shall mean the “Obligations” (or any such similar term) (as defined in the Term Loan Agreement) of the Loan Parties owing to Term Loan Agent, Term Loan Lenders and the other Secured Parties (as defined in the Term Loan Agreement) under the Term Loan Documents.
Term Loan Lenders” shall mean the financial institutions from time to time party to the Term Loan Agreement as lenders.
Term Loan ECF Mandatory Prepayment Conditions” shall mean, on any applicable date of determination: (a) Borrowers shall have Liquidity equal to or greater than $25,000,000 on such date and Borrowers shall have Average Liquidity for the thirty (30) days immediately preceding such date of not less than $25,000,000, and (b) no Event of Default shall exist or shall have occurred and be continuing on such date.
Term SOFR Administrator” shall mean CME Group Benchmark Administration Limited (CBA) (or a successor administrator of the Term SOFR Reference Rate selected by the Agent in its reasonable discretion).
Term SOFR Rate” shall mean, with respect to any Term SOFR Rate Loan for any Interest Period, the interest rate per annum determined by the Agent by dividing (the resulting quotient rounded upwards, at the Agent’s discretion, to the nearest 1/100th of 1%) (A) the Term SOFR Reference Rate for a tenor comparable to such Interest Period on the day (the “Term SOFR Determination Date”) that is two (2) Business Days prior to the first day of such Interest Period, as such rate is published by the Term SOFR Administrator, by (B) a number equal to 1.00 minus the SOFR Reserve Percentage, plus the SOFR Adjustment. If the Term SOFR Reference Rate for the applicable tenor has not been published or replaced with a Benchmark Replacement by 5:00 p.m. (New York time) on the Term SOFR Determination Date, then the Term SOFR Reference Rate, for purposes of clause (A) in the preceding sentence, shall be the Term SOFR Reference Rate for such tenor on the first Business Day preceding such Term SOFR Determination Date for which such Term SOFR Reference Rate for such tenor was published in accordance herewith, so long as such first preceding Business Day is not more than three (3) Business Days prior to such Term SOFR Determination Date. If the Term SOFR Rate, determined as provided above, would be less than the SOFR Floor, then the Term SOFR Rate shall be deemed to be the SOFR Floor.

Term SOFR Rate Loan” shall mean an Advance that bears interest based on Term SOFR Rate.
Term SOFR Reference Rate” shall mean the forward-looking term rate based on SOFR.

1.Termination Event” shall mean: (a) a Reportable ERISA Event with respect to any Plan; (b) the withdrawal of any Loan Party or any member of the Controlled Group from a Pension Benefit



Plan subject to Section 4063 of ERISA during a plan year in which such entity was a “substantial employer” as defined in Section 4001(a)(2) of ERISA or a cessation of operations that is treated as such a withdrawal under Section 4062(e) of ERISA; (c) the providing of notice of intent to terminate a Pension Benefit Plan in a distress termination described in Section 4041(c) of ERISA; (d) the commencement of proceedings by the PBGC to terminate a Pension Benefit Plan or Multiemployer Plan; (e) any event or condition (i) which constitutes grounds under Section 4042 of ERISA for the termination of, or the appointment of a trustee to administer, any Pension Benefit Plan or Multiemployer Plan, or (ii) that results in the termination of a Multiemployer Plan pursuant to Section 4041A of ERISA; (f) the partial or complete withdrawal, within the meaning of Section 4203 or 4205 of ERISA, of any Loan Party or any member of the Controlled Group from a Multiemployer Plan; (g) notice that a Multiemployer Plan is insolvent within the meaning of Section 4245 of ERISA; or (h) the imposition of any liability under Title IV of ERISA, other than for PBGC premiums due but not delinquent, upon any Loan Party or any member of the Controlled Group.
Total Net Leverage Ratio” shall mean, for any Person on any date of determination, the ratio of (a) the Adjusted Funded Debt of such Person on such date, to (b) EBITDA of such Person for the four (4) fiscal quarter period ending on or immediately prior to such date.
Toxic Substance” shall mean and include any material present on any Real Property owned or leased by any Loan Party (including the Leasehold Interests) which has been shown to have significant adverse effect on human health or which is subject to regulation under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), 15 U.S.C. §§ 2601 et seq., applicable state law, or any other applicable Federal or state laws now in force or hereafter enacted relating to toxic substances. “Toxic Substance” includes but is not limited to asbestos, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and lead-based paints.
Transactions” shall mean the transactions under or contemplated by this Agreement, the amendments hereto and the Other Documents, and, as the context may require, the Term Loan Documents.
Transferee” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 16.3(d) hereof.
Transfer Pricing Program” shall mean the transactions between Quantum and any of its Subsidiaries or between any Subsidiaries of Quantum pursuant to which Quantum, directly or indirectly, reimburses expenses incurred by its Subsidiaries in the operation of the business, in each case, in accordance with Applicable Law, in the Ordinary Course of Business and in a manner consistent with past practice.
UK Bail-In Legislation” shall mean Part I of the United Kingdom Banking Act 2009 and any other law or regulation applicable in the United Kingdom relating to the resolution of unsound or failing banks, investment firms or other financial institutions or their affiliates (otherwise than through liquidation, administration or other insolvency proceedings).
UK Debenture” shall mean (a) the English law all assets security agreement, dated May 14, 2021, by Square Box in favor of Agent, and (b) any other English law all assets security agreement, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent, made by a UK Loan Party in favor of Agent.
UK Insolvency Event” shall mean, a UK Loan Party: (a) is unable or admits inability to pay its debts as they fall due or is deemed to, or is declared to, be unable to pay its debt under applicable Law (in each case, other than solely as a result of its balance sheet liabilities exceeding its balance sheet assets except where the same would result in or require the taking of any corporate action, legal proceedings, insolvency filing, cessation of trading and/or any other procedure or steps referred to in Section 9.7); (b) suspends or threatens to suspend making payments on any of its debts; (c) by reason of actual or anticipated financial difficulties, commences negotiations with one or more of its creditors (excluding Agent or Lenders in their capacity as such) with a view to rescheduling any of its indebtedness; or (d) a moratorium is declared in respect of an indebtedness of a UK Loan Party. If a moratorium occurs, the ending of the moratorium will not remedy any Event of Default caused by that moratorium.



UK Loan Party” shall mean each Loan Party incorporated under the laws of England and Wales.
UK Pensions Act 2004” shall mean, the Pensions Act 2004 under the laws of England and Wales.

UK Pensions Schemes Act 1993” shall mean, the Pensions Schemes Act 1993 under the laws of England and Wales.

UK Security Agreements” shall mean, collectively, the UK Debenture, the UK Share Charge, and all other charges, instruments, documents and agreements delivered by a UK Loan Party and by any other Loan Party that owns shares, interests, participations or other equivalents (however designated) of capital stock of a UK Loan Party, in each case pursuant to this Agreement or any other any pledge or security agreement in order to grant to Agent a Lien on any real, personal or mixed property of such UK Loan Party or its shares, interests, participations or other equivalents (however designated) of capital stock as security for the Obligations, in each case in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent and as amended, restated, joined, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.
UK Share Charge” shall mean, (a) the Security Over Shares Agreement, dated May 14, 2021, by Quantum in favor of Agent, and (b) any other Collateral over the shares in a UK Loan Party, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent, made by a Loan Party in favor of Agent.
Undrawn Availability” at a particular date shall mean an amount equal to (a) the lesser of (i) the Formula Amount or (ii) the Maximum Revolving Advance Amount, minus (b) the outstanding amount of all Revolving Advances and Swing Loans, minus (c) the Maximum Undrawn Amount of all outstanding Letters of Credit, minus (d) the sum of (i) all amounts due and owing to any Borrower’s trade creditors which are outstanding sixty (60) days or more past their due date, plus (ii) all fees and expenses incurred in connection with the Transactions for which Borrowers are liable but which have not been paid or charged to Borrowers’ Account.
Unfunded Capital Expenditures” shall mean, as to any Loan Party, without duplication, Capital Expenditures funded (a) from such Loan Party’s internally generated cash flow or (b) with the proceeds of a Revolving Advance or Swing Loan.
Uniform Commercial Code” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 1.3 hereof.
USA PATRIOT Act” shall mean the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001, Public Law 107‑56, as the same has been, or shall hereafter be, amended, modified, supplemented, renewed, extended or replaced from time to time.
Usage Amount” shall mean, on any day of determination, the sum of the outstanding Revolving Advances and Swing Loans on such day plus the Maximum Undrawn Amount of all outstanding Letters of Credit on such day.
U.S. Government Securities Business Day” shall mean any day except for (a) a Saturday or Sunday or (b) a day on which the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association recommends that the fixed income departments of its members be closed for the entire day for purposes of trading in United States government securities.

Warrants” shall mean 10,510,616 warrants issued by Quantum to the Prior Term Loan Lenders and/or their Affiliates prior to the Seventh Amendment Effective Date to purchase Equity Interests of Quantum at the agreed purchase price.
Write-Down and Conversion Powers” shall mean, (a) in relation to any Bail-In Legislation described in the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule from time to time, the powers described as such in relation to that Bail-In Legislation in the EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule and (b) with respect to the United Kingdom, any powers under the relevant Bail-In Legislation to cancel, transfer or dilute shares issued by a person that is a bank or investment firm or other financial institution or affiliate of a bank,



investment firm or other financial institution, to cancel, reduce, modify or change the form of a liability of such a person or any contract or instrument under which that liability arises, to convert all or part of that liability into shares, securities or obligations of that person or any other person, to provide that any such contract or instrument is to have effect as if a right had been exercised under it or to suspend any obligation in respect of that liability or any of the powers under that UK Bail-In Legislation that are related to or ancillary to any of those powers.
1.3 Uniform Commercial Code Terms
. All terms used herein and defined in the Uniform Commercial Code as adopted in the State of New York from time to time (the “Uniform Commercial Code”) shall have the meaning given therein unless otherwise defined herein. Without limiting the foregoing, the terms “accounts”, “chattel paper” (and “electronic chattel paper” and “tangible chattel paper”), “commercial tort claims”, “deposit accounts”, “financial asset”, “fixtures”, “general intangibles”, “goods”, “instruments”, “letter-of-credit rights”, “payment intangibles”, “proceeds”, “promissory note” “securities”, “software” and “supporting obligations” as and when used in the description of Collateral shall have the meanings given to such terms in Articles 8 or 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code. To the extent the definition of any category or type of collateral is expanded by any amendment, modification or revision to the Uniform Commercial Code, such expanded definition will apply automatically as of the date of such amendment, modification or revision.
1.4 Certain Matters of Construction
. The terms “herein”, “hereof” and “hereunder” and other words of similar import refer to this Agreement as a whole and not to any particular section, paragraph or subdivision. All references herein to Articles, Sections, Exhibits and Schedules shall be construed to refer to Articles and Sections of, and Exhibits and Schedules to, this Agreement, except where the context clearly requires otherwise. Any pronoun used shall be deemed to cover all genders. All references herein to the Term Loan Agreement or any of the other Term Loan Documents shall mean the Term Loan Agreement or such other Term Loan Document as in effect on the NinthTenth Amendment Effective Date and as the same may be amended, modified, supplemented, renewed, restated, refinanced or replaced in accordance with the terms of the Intercreditor Agreement. Wherever appropriate in the context, terms used herein in the singular also include the plural and vice versa. All references to statutes and related regulations shall include any amendments of same and any successor statutes and regulations. Unless otherwise provided, all references to any instruments or agreements, including references to any of the Other Documents, shall include any and all modifications, supplements or amendments thereto, any and all restatements or replacements thereof and any and all extensions or renewals thereof. Except as otherwise expressly provided for herein, all references herein to the time of day shall mean the time in New York, New York. Whenever the words “including” or “include” shall be used, such words shall be understood to mean “including, without limitation” or “include, without limitation”. A Default or an Event of Default shall be deemed to exist at all times during the period commencing on the date that such Default or Event of Default occurs to the date on which such Default or Event of Default is waived in writing pursuant to this Agreement or, in the case of a Default, is cured within any period of cure expressly provided for in this Agreement; and an Event of Default shall “continue” or be “continuing” until such Event of Default has been waived in writing by Required Lenders. Any Lien referred to in this Agreement or any of the Other Documents as having been created in favor of Agent, any agreement entered into by Agent pursuant to this Agreement or any of the Other Documents, any payment made by or to or funds received by Agent pursuant to or as contemplated by this Agreement or any of the Other Documents, or any act taken or omitted to be taken by Agent, shall, unless otherwise expressly provided, be created, entered into, made or received, or taken or omitted, for the benefit or account of Agent and Lenders. Wherever the phrase “to the Borrowers’ knowledge” or “to the Loan Parties’ knowledge” or words of similar import relating to the knowledge or the awareness of any Borrower or any Loan Party are used in this Agreement or Other Documents, such phrase shall mean and refer to (i) the actual knowledge of a senior officer of any Loan Party or (ii) the knowledge that a senior officer would have obtained if he/she had engaged in a good faith and diligent performance of his/her duties. All covenants hereunder shall be given independent effect so



that if a particular action or condition is not permitted by any of such covenants, the fact that it would be permitted by an exception to, or otherwise within the limitations of, another covenant shall not avoid the occurrence of a default if such action is taken or condition exists. In addition, all representations and warranties hereunder shall be given independent effect so that if a particular representation or warranty proves to be incorrect or is breached, the fact that another representation or warranty concerning the same or similar subject matter is correct or is not breached will not affect the incorrectness of a breach of a representation or warranty hereunder. Any reference in this Agreement to insolvency where it relates to a UK Loan Party includes the occurrence of a UK Insolvency Event.
1.5 Divisions. For all purposes under this Agreement and the Other Documents, in connection with any division or plan of division under Delaware law (or any comparable event under the laws of a different jurisdiction): (a) if any asset, right, obligation or liability of any Person becomes the asset, right, obligation or liability of a different Person, then it shall be deemed to have been transferred from the original Person to the subsequent Person, and (b) if any new Person comes into existence, such new Person shall be deemed to have been organized on the first date of its existence by the holders of its Equity Interests at such time.
1.6 Term SOFR Notification. Section 3.13 hereof provides a mechanism for determining an alternate rate of interest in the event that the Term SOFR Rate is no longer available or in certain other circumstances. Agent does not warrant or accept any responsibility for and shall not have any liability with respect to, the administration, submission or any other matter related to the Term SOFR Rate or with respect to any alternative or successor rate thereto, or replacement rate therefor.
1.7 Conforming Changes Relating to Term SOFR Rate
. With respect to the Term SOFR Rate, Agent will have the right to make Conforming Changes from time to time and, notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any Other Document, any amendments implementing such Conforming Changes will become effective without any further action or consent of any other party to this Agreement or any Other Document; provided that, with respect to any such amendment effected, Agent shall provide notice to Borrowing Agent and the Lenders of each such amendment implementing such Conforming Changes reasonably promptly after such amendment becomes effective.
II. ADVANCES, PAYMENTS.
2.1 Revolving Advances.
(a) Amount of Revolving Advances. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, each Lender holding a Revolving Commitment, severally and not jointly, will make Revolving Advances to Borrowers in aggregate amounts outstanding at any time equal to such Lender’s Revolving Commitment Percentage of the lesser of (x) the Maximum Revolving Advance Amount, less the outstanding amount of Swing Loans, less the aggregate Maximum Undrawn Amount of all outstanding Letters of Credit or (y) an amount equal to the result of the following (hereinafter, the “Formula Amount”):
(i) the sum of (A) up to 90% of Eligible Receivables (other than Eligible Extended Terms Receivables) and (B) up to 90% of Eligible Insured Foreign Receivables, plus
(ii) the lesser of (A) up to 90% of Eligible Extended Terms Receivables and (B) $4,000,000; plus
(iii) the least of (A) up to 60% of the cost of the Eligible Inventory, (B) up to 85% of the appraised net orderly liquidation value of Eligible Inventory (as evidenced by an Inventory appraisal satisfactory to Agent in its Permitted Discretion), or (C) $15,000,000 in the aggregate at any one time, minus
(iv) the aggregate Maximum Undrawn Amount of all outstanding Letters of Credit, minus
(v) the Special Square Box Reserve and such other reserves as Agent may reasonably deem proper and necessary from time to time.



The Revolving Advances shall be evidenced by a fourth amended and restated promissory note by Borrowers in favor of Agent substantially in the form attached hereto as Exhibit 2.1(a) hereto (the “Revolving Credit Note”). Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Section or otherwise in this Agreement, the outstanding aggregate principal amount of Swing Loans and the Revolving Advances at any one time outstanding shall not exceed an amount equal to the lesser of (i) the Maximum Revolving Advance Amount less the Maximum Undrawn Amount of all outstanding Letters of Credit or (ii) the Formula Amount.
(b) Discretionary Rights. The Advance Rates may be increased or decreased by Agent at any time and from time to time in the exercise of its Permitted Discretion. Each Borrower consents to any such increases or decreases and acknowledges that decreasing the Advance Rates or increasing or imposing reserves may limit or restrict Advances requested by Borrowing Agent. Prior to the occurrence of an Event of Default, Agent shall give Borrowing Agent five (5) Business Days prior written notice of its intention to decrease any of the Advance Rates. The rights of Agent under this subsection are subject to the provisions of Section 16.2(b) hereof.
2.2 Procedures for Requesting Revolving Advances; Procedures for Selection of Applicable Interest Rates for All Advances.
(a) Borrowing Agent on behalf of any Borrower may notify Agent prior to 1:00 p.m. on a Business Day of a Borrower’s request to incur, on that day, a Revolving Advance hereunder. Should any amount required to be paid as interest hereunder, or as fees or other charges under this Agreement or any other agreement with Agent or Lenders, or with respect to any other Obligation under this Agreement, become due, same shall be deemed a request for a Revolving Advance maintained as a Domestic Rate Loan as of the date such payment is due, in the amount required to pay in full such interest, fee, charge or Obligation, and such request shall be irrevocable.
(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) above, in the event any Borrower desires to obtain a Term SOFR Rate Loan for any Advance (other than a Swing Loan), Borrowing Agent shall give Agent written notice by no later than 1:00 p.m. on the day which is three (3) Business Days prior to the date such Term SOFR Rate Loan is to be borrowed, specifying (i) the date of the proposed borrowing (which shall be a Business Day), (ii) the type of borrowing and the amount of such Advance to be borrowed, which amount shall be in a minimum amount of $1,000,000 and in integral multiples of $250,000 thereafter, and (iii) the duration of the first Interest Period therefor. Interest Periods for Term SOFR Rate Loans shall be for one, three or six months; provided that, if an Interest Period would end on a day that is not a Business Day, it shall end on the next succeeding Business Day unless such day falls in the next succeeding calendar month in which case the Interest Period shall end on the next preceding Business Day. No Term SOFR Rate Loan shall be made available to any Borrower during the continuance of an Event of Default. After giving effect to each requested Term SOFR Rate Loan, including those which are converted from a Domestic Rate Loan under Section 2.2(e) below, there shall not be outstanding more than ten (10) Term SOFR Rate Loans, in the aggregate at any time.
(c) Each Interest Period of a Term SOFR Rate Loan shall commence on the date such Term SOFR Rate Loan is made and shall end on such date as Borrowing Agent may elect as set forth in subsection (b)(iii) above, provided that the exact length of each Interest Period shall be determined in accordance with the practice of the interbank market for offshore Dollar deposits and no Interest Period shall end after the Maturity Date.
(d) Borrowing Agent shall elect the initial Interest Period applicable to a Term SOFR Rate Loan by its notice of borrowing given to Agent pursuant to Section 2.2(b) above or by its notice of conversion given to Agent pursuant to Section 2.2(e) below, as the case may be. Borrowing Agent shall elect the duration of each succeeding Interest Period by giving irrevocable written notice to Agent of such duration not later than 1:00 p.m. on the day which is three (3) Business Days prior to the last day of the then current Interest Period applicable to such Term SOFR Rate Loan. If Agent does not receive timely notice of the Interest Period elected by Borrowing Agent, Borrowing Agent shall be deemed to have elected to convert such Term SOFR Rate Loan to a Domestic Rate Loan as of the last day of the Interest Period applicable to such Term SOFR Rate Loan subject to Section 2.2(e) below.



(e) Provided that no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, Borrowing Agent may, on the last Business Day of the then current Interest Period applicable to any outstanding Term SOFR Rate Loan, or on any Business Day with respect to Domestic Rate Loans, convert any such loan into a loan of another type in the same aggregate principal amount provided that any conversion of a Term SOFR Rate Loan shall be made only on the last Business Day of the then current Interest Period applicable to such Term SOFR Rate Loan. If Borrowing Agent desires to convert a loan, Borrowing Agent shall give Agent written notice by no later than 1:00 p.m. (i) on the day which is three (3) Business Days prior to the date on which such conversion is to occur with respect to a conversion from a Domestic Rate Loan to a Term SOFR Rate Loan, or (ii) on the day which is one (1) Business Day prior to the date on which such conversion is to occur (which date shall be the last Business Day of the Interest Period for the applicable Term SOFR Rate Loan) with respect to a conversion from a Term SOFR Rate Loan to a Domestic Rate Loan, specifying, in each case, the date of such conversion, the loans to be converted and if the conversion is to a Term SOFR Rate Loan, the duration of the first Interest Period therefor.
(f) At its option and upon written notice given prior to 1:00 p.m. at least three (3) Business Days prior to the date of such prepayment, Borrowers may, subject to Section 2.2(g) below, prepay the Term SOFR Rate Loans in whole at any time or in part from time to time with accrued interest on the principal being prepaid to the date of such prepayment. Borrowing Agent shall specify the date of prepayment of Advances which are Term SOFR Rate Loans and the amount of such prepayment. In the event that any prepayment of a Term SOFR Rate Loan is required or permitted on a date other than the last Business Day of the then current Interest Period with respect thereto, Borrowers shall indemnify Agent and Lenders therefor in accordance with Section 2.2(g) below.
(g) Each Loan Party shall indemnify Agent and Lenders and hold Agent and Lenders harmless from and against any and all losses or expenses that Agent and Lenders may sustain or incur as a consequence of any prepayment, conversion of or any default by any Borrower in the payment of the principal of or interest on any Term SOFR Rate Loan or failure by any Borrower to complete a borrowing of, a prepayment of or conversion of or to a Term SOFR Rate Loan after notice thereof has been given (in each case other than any such failure that arises as a result of a Lender failing to fund such Term SOFR Rate Loan), including, but not limited to, any interest payable by Agent or Lenders to lenders of funds obtained by it in order to make or maintain its Term SOFR Rate Loans hereunder. A certificate as to any additional amounts payable pursuant to the foregoing sentence submitted by Agent or any Lender to Borrowing Agent shall be conclusive absent manifest error.

(h) Notwithstanding any other provision hereof, if any Applicable Law, treaty, regulation or directive, or any change therein or in the interpretation or application thereof, including without limitation any Change in Law, shall make it unlawful for Lenders or any Lender (for purposes of this subsection (h), the term “Lender” shall include any Lender and the office or branch where any Lender or any Person controlling such Lender makes or maintains any Term SOFR Rate Loans) to make or maintain its Term SOFR Rate Loans, the obligation of Lenders (or such affected Lender) to make Term SOFR Rate Loans hereunder shall forthwith be cancelled and Borrowers shall, if any affected Term SOFR Rate Loans are then outstanding, promptly upon request from Agent, either pay all such affected Term SOFR Rate Loans or convert such affected Term SOFR Rate Loans into loans of another type. If any such payment or conversion of any Term SOFR Rate Loan is made on a day that is not the last day of the Interest Period applicable to such Term SOFR Rate Loan, Borrowers shall pay Agent, upon Agent’s request, such amount or amounts set forth in clause (g) above. A certificate as to any additional amounts payable pursuant to the foregoing sentence submitted by Lenders to Borrowing Agent shall be conclusive absent manifest error.
(i) Anything to the contrary contained herein notwithstanding, neither Agent nor any Lender is required actually to acquire Term SOFR deposits to fund or otherwise match fund any Obligation as to which interest accrues based on the Term SOFR Rate. The provisions set forth herein shall apply as if each Lender or its participants had match funded any Obligation as to which interest is



accruing based on the Term SOFR Rate by acquiring SOFR deposits for each Interest Period in the amount of the Term SOFR Rate Loans.

2.3 Reserved.
2.4 Swing Loans.
(a) Subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, and in order to minimize the transfer of funds between Lenders and Agent for administrative convenience, Agent, Lenders holding Revolving Commitments and Swing Loan Lender agree that in order to facilitate the administration of this Agreement, Swing Loan Lender may, at its election and option made in its sole discretion cancelable at any time for any reason whatsoever, make swing loan advances (“Swing Loans”) available to Borrowers as provided for in this Section 2.4 at any time or from time to time after the NinthTenth Amendment Effective Date to, but not including, the Maturity Date, in an aggregate principal amount up to but not in excess of the Maximum Swing Loan Advance Amount, provided that the outstanding aggregate principal amount of Swing Loans and the Revolving Advances at any one time outstanding shall not exceed an amount equal to the lesser of (i) the Maximum Revolving Advance Amount less the Maximum Undrawn Amount of all outstanding Letters of Credit or (ii) the Formula Amount. All Swing Loans shall be Domestic Rate Loans only. Borrowers may borrow (at the option and election of Swing Loan Lender), repay and re-borrow (at the option and election of Swing Loan Lender) Swing Loans and Swing Loan Lender may make Swing Loans as provided in this Section 2.4 during the period between Settlement Dates. All Swing Loans shall be evidenced by a fourth amended and restated promissory note by Borrowers in favor of Swing Loan Lender substantially in the form attached as Exhibit 2.4(a) hereto (the “Swing Loan Note”). Swing Loan Lender’s agreement to make Swing Loans under this Agreement is cancelable at any time for any reason whatsoever and the making of Swing Loans by Swing Loan Lender from time to time shall not create any duty or obligation, or establish any course of conduct, pursuant to which Swing Loan Lender shall thereafter be obligated to make Swing Loans in the future.
(b) Upon either (i) any request by Borrowing Agent for a Revolving Advance made pursuant to Section 2.2(a) hereof or (ii) the occurrence of any deemed request by Borrowers for a Revolving Advance pursuant to the provisions of the last sentence of Section 2.2(a) hereof, Swing Loan Lender may elect, in its sole discretion, to have such request or deemed request treated as a request for a Swing Loan, and may advance same day funds to Borrowers as a Swing Loan; provided that notwithstanding anything to the contrary provided for herein, Swing Loan Lender may not make Swing Loan Advances if Swing Loan Lender has been notified by Agent or by Required Lenders that one or more of the applicable conditions set forth in Section 8.2 hereof have not been satisfied or the Revolving Commitments have been terminated for any reason.
(c) Upon the making of a Swing Loan (whether before or after the occurrence of a Default or an Event of Default and regardless of whether a Settlement has been requested with respect to such Swing Loan), each Lender holding a Revolving Commitment shall be deemed, without further action by any party hereto, to have unconditionally and irrevocably purchased from Swing Loan Lender, without recourse or warranty, an undivided interest and participation in such Swing Loan in proportion to its Revolving Commitment Percentage. Swing Loan Lender or Agent may, at any time, require the Lenders holding Revolving Commitments to fund such participations by means of a Settlement as provided for in Section 2.6(d) hereof. From and after the date, if any, on which any Lender holding a Revolving Commitment is required to fund, and funds, its participation in any Swing Loans purchased hereunder, Agent shall promptly distribute to such Lender its Revolving Commitment Percentage of all payments of principal and interest and all proceeds of Collateral received by Agent in respect of such Swing Loan; provided that no Lender holding a Revolving Commitment shall be obligated in any event to make Revolving Advances in an amount in excess of its Revolving Commitment Amount minus its Participation Commitment (taking into account any reallocations under Section 2.22 hereof) of the Maximum Undrawn Amount of all outstanding Letters of Credit.



2.5 Disbursement of Advance Proceeds
. All Advances shall be disbursed from whichever office or other place Agent may designate from time to time and, together with any and all other Obligations of the Loan Parties to Agent or Lenders, shall be charged to Borrowers’ Account on Agent’s books. The proceeds of each Revolving Advance or Swing Loan requested by Borrowing Agent on behalf of any Borrower or deemed to have been requested by any Borrower under Section 2.2(a), 2.6(b) or 2.14 hereof shall, (i) with respect to requested Revolving Advances, to the extent Lenders make such Revolving Advances in accordance with Section 2.2(a), 2.6(b) or 2.14 hereof, and with respect to Swing Loans made upon any request by Borrowing Agent for a Revolving Advance to the extent Swing Loan Lender makes such Swing Loan in accordance with Section 2.4(b) hereof, be made available to the applicable Borrower on the day so requested by way of credit to such Borrower’s operating account at PNC, or such other bank as Borrowing Agent may designate following notification to Agent, in immediately available federal funds or other immediately available funds or, (ii) with respect to Revolving Advances deemed to have been requested by any Borrower or Swing Loans made upon any deemed request for a Revolving Advance by any Borrower, be disbursed to Agent to be applied to the outstanding Obligations giving rise to such deemed request. During the Term, Borrowers may use the Revolving Advances and Swing Loans by borrowing, prepaying and re-borrowing, all in accordance with the terms and conditions hereof.
2.6 Making and Settlement of Advances.
(a) Each borrowing of Revolving Advances shall be advanced according to the applicable Revolving Commitment Percentages of Lenders holding the Revolving Commitments (subject to any contrary terms of Section 2.22 hereof). Each borrowing of Swing Loans shall be advanced by Swing Loan Lender alone.
(b) Promptly after receipt by Agent of a request or a deemed request for a Revolving Advance pursuant to Section 2.2(a) hereof and, to the extent Agent elects not to provide a Swing Loan or the making of a Swing Loan would result in the aggregate amount of all outstanding Swing Loans exceeding the maximum amount permitted in Section 2.4(a) hereof, Agent shall notify Lenders holding the Revolving Commitments of its receipt of such request specifying the information provided by Borrowing Agent and the apportionment among Lenders of the requested Revolving Advance as determined by Agent in accordance with the terms hereof. Each Lender shall remit the principal amount of each Revolving Advance to Agent such that Agent is able to, and Agent shall, to the extent the applicable Lenders have made funds available to it for such purpose and subject to Section 8.2 hereof, fund such Revolving Advance to Borrowers in U.S. Dollars and immediately available funds at the Payment Office prior to the close of business, on the applicable borrowing date; provided that if any applicable Lender fails to remit such funds to Agent in a timely manner, Agent may elect in its sole discretion to fund with its own funds the Revolving Advance of such Lender on such borrowing date, and such Lender shall be subject to the repayment obligation in Section 2.6(c) hereof.
(c) Unless Agent shall have been notified by telephone, confirmed in writing, by any Lender holding a Revolving Commitment that such Lender will not make the amount which would constitute its applicable Revolving Commitment Percentage of the requested Revolving Advance available to Agent, Agent may (but shall not be obligated to) assume that such Lender has made such amount available to Agent on such date in accordance with Section 2.6(b) hereof and may, in reliance upon such assumption, make available to Borrowers a corresponding amount. In such event, if a Lender has not in fact made its applicable Revolving Commitment Percentage of the requested Revolving Advance available to Agent, then the applicable Lender and Borrowers severally agree to pay to Agent on demand such corresponding amount with interest thereon, for each day from and including the date such amount is made available to Borrowers through but excluding the date of payment to Agent, at (i) in the case of a payment to be made by such Lender, the greater of (A) (x) the daily average Federal Funds Effective Rate (computed on the basis of a year of 360 days) during such period as quoted by Agent, times (y) such amount or (B) a rate determined by Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation, and (ii) in the case of a payment to be made by Borrowers, the Revolving Interest Rate for Revolving Advances that are Domestic Rate Loans. If such Lender pays its share of



the applicable Revolving Advance to Agent, then the amount so paid shall constitute such Lender’s Revolving Advance. Any payment by Borrowers shall be without prejudice to any claim Borrowers may have against a Lender holding a Revolving Commitment that shall have failed to make such payment to Agent. A certificate of Agent submitted to any Lender or Borrowers with respect to any amounts owing under this paragraph (c) shall be conclusive, in the absence of manifest error.
(d)

Agent, on behalf of Swing Loan Lender, shall demand settlement (a “Settlement”) of all or any Swing Loans with Lenders holding the Revolving Commitments on at least a weekly basis, or on any more frequent date that Agent elects or that Swing Loan Lender at its option exercisable for any reason whatsoever may request, by notifying Lenders holding the Revolving Commitments of such requested Settlement by facsimile, telephonic or electronic transmission no later than 3:00 p.m. on the date of such requested Settlement (the “Settlement Date”). Subject to any contrary provisions of Section 2.22 hereof, each Lender holding a Revolving Commitment shall transfer the amount of such Lender’s Revolving Commitment Percentage of the outstanding principal amount (plus interest accrued thereon to the extent requested by Agent) of the applicable Swing Loan with respect to which Settlement is requested by Agent, to such account of Agent as Agent may designate not later than 5:00 p.m. on such Settlement Date if requested by Agent by 3:00 p.m., otherwise not later than 5:00 p.m. on the next Business Day.
Settlements may occur at any time notwithstanding that the conditions precedent to making Revolving Advances set forth in Section 8.2 hereof have not been satisfied or the Revolving Commitments shall have otherwise been terminated at such time. All amounts so transferred to Agent shall be applied against the amount of outstanding Swing Loans and, when so applied shall constitute Revolving Advances of such Lenders accruing interest as Domestic Rate Loans. If any such amount is not transferred to Agent by any Lender holding a Revolving Commitment on such Settlement Date, Agent shall be entitled to recover such amount on demand from such Lender together with interest thereon as specified in Section 2.6(c) hereof.
(e) If any Lender or Participant (a “Benefited Lender”) shall at any time receive any payment of all or part of its Advances, or interest thereon, or receive any Collateral in respect thereof (whether voluntarily or involuntarily or by set-off) in a greater proportion than any such payment to and Collateral received by any other Lender, if any, in respect of such other Lender’s Advances, or interest thereon, and such greater proportionate payment or receipt of Collateral is not expressly permitted hereunder, such Benefited Lender shall purchase for cash from the other Lenders a participation in such portion of each such other Lender’s Advances, or shall provide such other Lender with the benefits of any such Collateral, or the proceeds thereof, as shall be necessary to cause such Benefited Lender to share the excess payment or benefits of such Collateral or proceeds ratably with each of the other Lenders; provided, however, that if all or any portion of such excess payment or benefits is thereafter recovered from such Benefited Lender, such purchase shall be rescinded, and the purchase price and benefits returned, to the extent of such recovery, but without interest. Each Borrower consents to the foregoing and agrees, to the extent it may effectively do so under Applicable Law, that each Lender so purchasing a portion of another Lender’s Advances may exercise all rights of payment (including rights of set-off) with respect to such portion as fully as if such Lender were the direct holder of such portion, and the obligations owing to each such purchasing Lender in respect of such participation and such purchased portion of any other Lender’s Advances shall be part of the Obligations secured by the Collateral, and the obligations owing to each such purchasing Lender in respect of such participation and such purchased portion of any other Lender’s Advances shall be part of the Obligations secured by the Collateral.
2.7 Maximum Advances
. The aggregate balance of Revolving Advances plus Swing Loans outstanding at any time shall not exceed the lesser of (a) the Maximum Revolving Advance Amount less the aggregate Maximum Undrawn Amount of all issued and outstanding Letters of Credit or (b) the Formula Amount.



2.8 Manner and Repayment of Advances.
(a) The Revolving Advances and Swing Loans shall be due and payable in full on the Maturity Date subject to earlier prepayment as herein provided. Notwithstanding the foregoing, all Advances shall be subject to earlier repayment upon (x) acceleration upon the occurrence of an Event of Default under this Agreement or (y) termination of this Agreement. Each payment (including each prepayment) by any Borrower on account of the principal of and interest on the Advances shall be applied, first to the outstanding Swing Loans and next, pro rata according to the applicable Revolving Commitment Percentages of Lenders, to the outstanding Revolving Advances (subject to any contrary provisions of Section 2.22 hereof).
(b) Each Borrower recognizes that the amounts evidenced by checks, notes, drafts or any other items of payment relating to and/or proceeds of Collateral may not be collectible by Agent on the date received by Agent. Agent shall conditionally credit Borrowers’ Account for each item of payment on the next Business Day after the Business Day on which such item of payment is received by Agent (and the Business Day on which each such item of payment is so credited shall be referred to, with respect to such item, as the “Application Date”). Agent is not, however, required to credit Borrowers’ Account for the amount of any item of payment which is unsatisfactory to Agent and Agent may charge Borrowers’ Account for the amount of any item of payment which is returned, for any reason whatsoever, to Agent unpaid. Subject to the foregoing, Borrowers agree that for purposes of computing the interest charges under this Agreement, each item of payment received by Agent shall be deemed applied by Agent on account of the Obligations on its respective Application Date. The Loan Parties further agree that there is a monthly float charge payable to Agent for Agent’s sole benefit, in an amount equal to (y) the face amount of all items of payment received during the prior month (including items of payment received by Agent as a wire transfer or electronic depository check) multiplied by (z) the Revolving Interest Rate with respect to Domestic Rate Loans for one (1) Business Day. All proceeds received by Agent shall be applied to the Obligations in accordance with Section 4.8(h) hereof.
(c) All payments of principal, interest and other amounts payable hereunder, or under any of the Other Documents shall be made to Agent at the Payment Office not later than 1:00 p.m. on the due date therefor in Dollars in federal funds or other funds immediately available to Agent. Agent shall have the right to effectuate payment of any and all Obligations due and owing hereunder by charging Borrowers’ Account or by making Advances as provided in Section 2.2 hereof.
(d) Except as expressly provided herein, all payments (including prepayments) to be made by any Borrower on account of principal, interest, fees and other amounts payable hereunder shall be made without deduction, setoff or counterclaim and shall be made to Agent on behalf of Lenders to the Payment Office, in each case on or prior to 1:00 p.m., in Dollars and in immediately available funds.
2.9 Repayment of Excess Advances
. If at any time the aggregate balance of outstanding Revolving Advances, Swing Loans, and/or Advances taken as a whole exceeds the maximum amount of such type of Advances and/or Advances taken as a whole (as applicable) permitted hereunder, such excess Advances shall be immediately due and payable without the necessity of any demand, at the Payment Office, whether or not a Default or an Event of Default has occurred.
2.10 Statement of Account
. Agent shall maintain, in accordance with its customary procedures, a loan account (“Borrowers’ Account”) in the name of Borrowers in which shall be recorded the date and amount of each Advance made by Agent or Lenders and the date and amount of each payment in respect thereof; provided, however, the failure by Agent to record the date and amount of any Advance shall not adversely affect Agent or any Lender. Each month, Agent shall send to Borrowing Agent a statement showing the accounting for the Advances made, payments made or credited in respect thereof, and other transactions between Agent, Lenders and Borrowers during such month. The monthly statements shall be deemed correct and binding upon Borrowers in the absence of manifest error and shall constitute an account stated between Lenders and Borrowers unless Agent receives a written statement of Borrowers’ specific



exceptions thereto within thirty (30) days after such statement is received by Borrowing Agent. The records of Agent with respect to Borrowers’ Account shall be conclusive evidence absent manifest error of the amounts of Advances and other charges thereto and of payments applicable thereto.
2.11 Letters of Credit.
(a) Subject to the terms and conditions hereof, the applicable Issuer shall issue or cause the issuance of standby and/or trade letters of credit denominated in Dollars (“Letters of Credit”) for the account of any Borrower except to the extent that the issuance thereof would then cause the sum of (i) the outstanding Revolving Advances plus (ii) the outstanding Swing Loans, plus (iii) the Maximum Undrawn Amount of all outstanding Letters of Credit, plus (iv) the Maximum Undrawn Amount of the Letter of Credit to be issued to exceed the lesser of (x) the Maximum Revolving Advance Amount or (y) the Formula Amount (calculated without giving effect to the deductions provided for in Section 2.1(a) hereof). The Maximum Undrawn Amount of all outstanding Letters of Credit shall not exceed in the aggregate at any time the Letter of Credit Sublimit. All disbursements or payments related to Letters of Credit shall be deemed to be Domestic Rate Loans consisting of Revolving Advances and shall bear interest at the Revolving Interest Rate for Domestic Rate Loans. Letters of Credit that have not been drawn upon shall not bear interest (but fees shall accrue in respect of outstanding Letters of Credit as provided in Section 3.2 hereof).
(b) Notwithstanding any provision of this Agreement, no Issuer shall be under any obligation to issue any Letter of Credit if (i) any order, judgment or decree of any Governmental Body or arbitrator shall by its terms purport to enjoin or restrain such Issuer from issuing any Letter of Credit, or any Law applicable to such Issuer or any request or directive (whether or not having the force of law) from any Governmental Body with jurisdiction over such Issuer shall prohibit, or request that such Issuer refrain from, the issuance of letters of credit generally or the Letter of Credit in particular or shall impose upon such Issuer with respect to the Letter of Credit any restriction, reserve or capital requirement (for which such Issuer is not otherwise compensated hereunder) not in effect on the NinthTenth Amendment Effective Date, or shall impose upon such Issuer any unreimbursed loss, cost or expense which was not applicable on the NinthTenth Amendment Effective Date, and which such Issuer in good faith deems material to it, or (ii) the issuance of the Letter of Credit would violate one or more policies of such Issuer applicable to letters of credit generally.
2.12 Issuance of Letters of Credit.
(a) Borrowing Agent, on behalf of any Borrower, may request any Issuer to issue or cause the issuance of a Letter of Credit by delivering to such Issuer, with a copy to Agent at the Payment Office, prior to 1:00 p.m., at least five (5) Business Days prior to the proposed date of issuance, such Issuer’s form of letter of credit application (the “Letter of Credit Application”) completed to the reasonable satisfaction of Agent and such Issuer and, such other certificates, documents and other papers and information as Agent or such Issuer may reasonably request. No Issuer shall issue any requested Letter of Credit if such Issuer has received notice from Agent or any Lender that one or more of the applicable conditions set forth in Section 8.2 hereof have not been satisfied or the Revolving Commitments have been terminated for any reason.
(b) Each Letter of Credit shall, among other things, (i) provide for the payment of sight drafts, or other written demands for payment, or acceptances of drafts when presented for honor thereunder in accordance with the terms thereof and when accompanied by the documents described therein and (ii) have an expiry date not later than twelve (12) months after such Letter of Credit’s date of issuance and in no event later than Maturity Date; provided that any Letter of Credit may provide that it will be automatically extended to a date not later than the Maturity Date so long as the applicable Issuer has the right to give a notice of extension within an agreed upon period prior to the then expiry date of such Letter of Credit. Each standby Letter of Credit shall be subject either to the Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits as most recently published by the International Chamber of Commerce at the time a Letter of Credit is issued (the “UCP”) or the International Standby Practices (International Chamber of Commerce Publication Number 590), or any subsequent revision thereof at the time a standby Letter of Credit is issued, as determined by the applicable Issuer, and each trade Letter of Credit



shall be subject to the UCP. In addition, no trade Letter of Credit may permit the presentation of an ocean bill of lading that includes a condition that the original bill of lading is not required to claim the goods shipped thereunder.
(c) Agent shall use its reasonable efforts to notify Lenders of the request by Borrowing Agent for a Letter of Credit hereunder.
2.13 Requirements For Issuance of Letters of Credit.
(a) Borrowing Agent shall authorize and direct the applicable Issuer to name the applicable Borrower as the “Applicant” or “Account Party” of each Letter of Credit. If Agent is not the Issuer of any Letter of Credit, Borrowing Agent shall authorize and direct the applicable Issuer to deliver to Agent all agreements, documents or instruments and property received by such Issuer pursuant to the Letter of Credit and to accept and rely upon Agent’s instructions and agreements with respect to all matters arising in connection with the Letter of Credit, the application therefor.
(b) In connection with all trade Letters of Credit issued or caused to be issued by any Issuer under this Agreement, each Borrower hereby appoints such Issuer, or its designee, as its attorney, with full power and authority if an Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing: (i) to sign and/or endorse such Borrower’s name upon any warehouse or other receipts, and acceptances; (ii) to sign such Borrower’s name on bills of lading; (iii) to clear Inventory through the United States of America Customs Department (“Customs”) in the name of such Borrower or such Issuer or such Issuer’s designee, and to sign and deliver to Customs officials powers of attorney in the name of such Borrower for such purpose; and (iv) to complete in such Borrower’s name or in the name of such Issuer or such Issuer’s designee, any order, sale or transaction, obtain the necessary documents in connection therewith, and collect the proceeds thereof. Neither Agent, nor any Issuer, nor their attorneys will be liable for any acts or omissions nor for any error of judgment or mistakes of fact or law, except for Agent’s, such Issuer’s or their respective attorney’s gross negligence or willful misconduct. This power, being coupled with an interest, is irrevocable as long as any Letters of Credit remain outstanding.
2.14 Disbursements, Reimbursement.
(a) Immediately upon the issuance of each Letter of Credit, each Lender holding a Revolving Commitment shall be deemed to, and hereby irrevocably and unconditionally agrees to, purchase from the applicable Issuer a participation in each Letter of Credit and each drawing thereunder in an amount equal to such Lender’s Revolving Commitment Percentage of the Maximum Undrawn Amount of such Letter of Credit (as in effect from time to time) and the amount of such drawing, respectively.
(b) In the event of any request for a drawing under a Letter of Credit by the beneficiary or transferee thereof, the applicable Issuer will promptly notify Agent and Borrowing Agent. Following receipt of such notice, Borrowers shall reimburse such Issuer in an amount equal to the amount so paid by such Issuer (such obligation to reimburse such Issuer shall sometimes be referred to as a “Reimbursement Obligation”) prior to 12:00 Noon, on each date that an amount is paid by such Issuer under such Letter of Credit (each such date, a “Drawing Date”). In the event Borrowers fail to reimburse such Issuer for the full amount of any drawing under any Letter of Credit by 12:00 Noon, on the Drawing Date, such Issuer will promptly notify Agent and each Lender holding a Revolving Commitment thereof, and Borrowers shall be automatically deemed to have requested that a Revolving Advance maintained as a Domestic Rate Loan be made by Lenders to be disbursed on the Drawing Date under such Letter of Credit, and Lenders holding the Revolving Commitments shall be unconditionally obligated to fund such Revolving Advance (all whether or not the conditions specified in Section 8.2 hereof are then satisfied or the Revolving Commitments have been terminated for any reason) as provided for in Section 2.14(c) below. Any notice given by any Issuer pursuant to this Section 2.14(b) may be oral if promptly confirmed in writing; provided that the lack of such a confirmation shall not affect the conclusiveness or binding effect of such notice.
(c) Each Lender holding a Revolving Commitment shall upon any notice pursuant to Section 2.14(b) above make available to the applicable Issuer through Agent at the Payment Office an amount in immediately available funds equal to its Revolving Commitment Percentage (subject to any



contrary provisions of Section 2.22 hereof) of the amount of the drawing, whereupon the participating Lenders shall (subject to Section 2.14(d) hereof) each be deemed to have made a Revolving Advance maintained as a Domestic Rate Loan to Borrowers in that amount. If any Lender holding a Revolving Commitment so notified fails to make available to Agent, for the benefit of the applicable Issuer, the amount of such Lender’s Revolving Commitment Percentage of such amount by 2:00 p.m. on the Drawing Date, then interest shall accrue on such Lender’s obligation to make such payment, from the Drawing Date to the date on which such Lender makes such payment (i) at a rate per annum equal to the Federal Funds Effective Rate during the first three (3) days following the Drawing Date and (ii) at a rate per annum equal to the rate applicable to Revolving Advances maintained as a Domestic Rate Loan on and after the fourth day following the Drawing Date. Agent and the applicable Issuer will promptly give notice of the occurrence of the Drawing Date, but failure of Agent or such Issuer to give any such notice on the Drawing Date or in sufficient time to enable any Lender holding a Revolving Commitment to effect such payment on such date shall not relieve such Lender from its obligations under this Section 2.14(c), provided that such Lender shall not be obligated to pay interest as provided in this Section 2.14(c) until and commencing from the date of receipt of notice from Agent or such Issuer of a drawing.
(d) With respect to any unreimbursed drawing that is not converted into a Revolving Advance maintained as a Domestic Rate Loan to Borrowers in whole or in part as contemplated by Section 2.14(b) hereof for any reason (other than the failure of a Lender to fund its Revolving Commitment), Borrowers shall be deemed to have incurred from Agent a borrowing (each a “Letter of Credit Borrowing”) in the amount of such drawing. Such Letter of Credit Borrowing shall be due and payable on demand (together with interest) and shall bear interest at the rate per annum applicable to a Revolving Advance maintained as a Domestic Rate Loan. Each applicable Lender’s payment to Agent pursuant to Section 2.14(c) hereof shall be deemed to be a payment in respect of its participation in such Letter of Credit Borrowing and shall constitute a “Participation Advance” from such Lender in satisfaction of its Participation Commitment in respect of the applicable Letter of Credit under this Section 2.14.
(e) Each applicable Lender’s Participation Commitment in respect of the Letters of Credit shall continue until the last to occur of any of the following events: (x) all Issuers cease to be obligated to issue or cause to be issued Letters of Credit hereunder; (y) no Letter of Credit issued or created hereunder remains outstanding and uncanceled; and (z) all Persons (other than Borrowers) have been fully reimbursed for all payments made under or relating to Letters of Credit.
2.15 Repayment of Participation Advances.
(a) Upon (and only upon) receipt by Agent for the account of the applicable Issuer of immediately available funds from Borrowers (i) in reimbursement of any payment made by such Issuer or Agent under the Letter of Credit with respect to which any Lender has made a Participation Advance to Agent, or (ii) in payment of interest on such a payment made by such Issuer or Agent under such a Letter of Credit, Agent will pay to each Lender holding a Revolving Commitment, in the same funds as those received by Agent, the amount of such Lender’s Revolving Commitment Percentage of such funds, except Agent shall retain the amount of the Revolving Commitment Percentage of such funds of any Lender holding a Revolving Commitment that did not make a Participation Advance in respect of such payment by Agent (and, to the extent that any of the other Lenders holding the Revolving Commitment have funded any portion such Defaulting Lender’s Participation Advance in accordance with the provisions of Section 2.22 hereof, Agent will pay over to such Non-Defaulting Lenders a pro rata portion of the funds so withheld from such Defaulting Lender).
(b) If any Issuer or Agent is required at any time to return to any Borrower, or to a trustee, receiver, liquidator, custodian, or any official in any insolvency proceeding, any portion of the payments made by Borrowers to such Issuer or Agent pursuant to Section 2.15(a) hereof in reimbursement of a payment made under the Letter of Credit or interest or fee thereon, each applicable Lender shall, on demand of Agent, forthwith return to such Issuer or Agent the amount of its Revolving Commitment Percentage of any amounts so returned by such Issuer or Agent plus interest at the Federal Funds Effective Rate.



2.16 Documentation
. Each Borrower agrees to be bound by the terms of each Letter of Credit Application and by the applicable Issuer’s interpretations of any Letter of Credit issued on behalf of such Borrower and by such Issuer’s written regulations and customary practices relating to letters of credit, though such Issuer’s interpretations may be different from such Borrower’s own. In the event of a conflict between any Letter of Credit Application and this Agreement, this Agreement shall govern. It is understood and agreed that, except in the case of gross negligence or willful misconduct (as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction in a final and non-appealable judgment or order), no Issuer shall be liable for any error, negligence and/or mistakes, whether of omission or commission, in following Borrowing Agent’s or any Borrower’s instructions or those contained in the Letters of Credit or any modifications, amendments or supplements thereto.
2.17 Determination to Honor Drawing Request
. In determining whether to honor any request for drawing under any Letter of Credit by the beneficiary thereof, the applicable Issuer shall be responsible only to determine that the documents and certificates required to be delivered under such Letter of Credit have been delivered and that they comply on their face with the requirements of such Letter of Credit and that any other drawing condition appearing on the face of such Letter of Credit has been satisfied in the manner so set forth.
2.18 Nature of Participation and Reimbursement Obligations
. The obligation of each Lender holding a Revolving Commitment in accordance with this Agreement to make the Revolving Advances or Participation Advances as a result of a drawing under a Letter of Credit, and the obligations of Borrowers to reimburse the applicable Issuer upon a draw under a Letter of Credit, shall be absolute, unconditional and irrevocable, and shall be performed strictly in accordance with the terms of this Section 2.18 under all circumstances, including the following circumstances:
(i) any set-off, counterclaim, recoupment, defense or other right which such Lender or any Borrower, as the case may be, may have against any Issuer, Agent, any Borrower or any Lender, as the case may be, or any other Person for any reason whatsoever;
(ii) the failure of any Borrower or any other Person to comply, in connection with a Letter of Credit Borrowing, with the conditions set forth in this Agreement for the making of a Revolving Advance, it being acknowledged that such conditions are not required for the making of a Letter of Credit Borrowing and the obligation of Lenders to make Participation Advances under Section 2.14 hereof;
(iii) any lack of validity or enforceability of any Letter of Credit;
(iv) any claim of breach of warranty that might be made by any Borrower, Agent, any Issuer or any Lender against the beneficiary of a Letter of Credit, or the existence of any claim, set-off, recoupment, counterclaim, cross-claim, defense or other right which any Borrower, Agent, any Issuer or any Lender may have at any time against a beneficiary, any successor beneficiary or any transferee of any Letter of Credit or assignee of the proceeds thereof (or any Persons for whom any such transferee or assignee may be acting), any Issuer, Agent or any Lender or any other Person, whether in connection with this Agreement, the transactions contemplated herein or any unrelated transaction (including any underlying transaction between any Borrower or any Subsidiaries of such Borrower and the beneficiary for which any Letter of Credit was procured);
(v) the lack of power or authority of any signer of (or any defect in or forgery of any signature or endorsement on) or the form of or lack of validity, sufficiency, accuracy, enforceability or genuineness of any draft, demand, instrument, certificate or other document presented under or in connection with any Letter of Credit, or any fraud or alleged fraud in connection with any Letter of Credit, or the transport of any property or provision of services relating to a Letter of Credit, in each case even if any Issuer or any of its Affiliates has been notified thereof;
(vi) payment by any Issuer under any Letter of Credit against presentation of a demand, draft or certificate or other document which is forged or does not fully comply with the terms of such Letter of Credit (provided that the foregoing shall not excuse such Issuer from any obligation under the terms of any applicable Letter of Credit to require the presentation of documents that on their face



appear to satisfy any applicable requirements for drawing under such Letter of Credit prior to honoring or paying any such draw);
(vii) the solvency of, or any acts or omissions by, any beneficiary of any Letter of Credit, or any other Person having a role in any transaction or obligation relating to a Letter of Credit, or the existence, nature, quality, quantity, condition, value or other characteristic of any property or services relating to a Letter of Credit;
(viii) any failure by any Issuer or any of its Affiliates to issue any Letter of Credit in the form requested by Borrowing Agent, unless Agent and such Issuer have each received written notice from Borrowing Agent of such failure within three (3) Business Days after such Issuer shall have furnished Agent and Borrowing Agent a copy of such Letter of Credit and such error is material and no drawing has been made thereon prior to receipt of such notice;
(ix) the occurrence of any Material Adverse Effect;
(x) any breach of this Agreement or any Other Document by any party thereto;
(xi) the occurrence or continuance of an insolvency proceeding with respect to any Loan Party;
(xii) the fact that a Default or an Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing;
(xiii) the fact that the Term shall have expired or this Agreement or the obligations of Lenders to make Advances have been terminated; and
(xiv) any other circumstance or happening whatsoever, whether or not similar to any of the foregoing.
2.19 Liability for Acts and Omissions.
(a) As between Borrowers and Issuers, Swing Loan Lender, Agent and Lenders, each Borrower assumes all risks of the acts and omissions of, or misuse of the Letters of Credit by, the respective beneficiaries of such Letters of Credit. In furtherance and not in limitation of the foregoing, no Issuer shall be responsible for: (i) the form, validity, sufficiency, accuracy, genuineness or legal effect of any document submitted by any party in connection with the application for an issuance of any such Letter of Credit, even if it should in fact prove to be in any or all respects invalid, insufficient, inaccurate, fraudulent or forged (even if such Issuer or any of its Affiliates shall have been notified thereof); (ii) the validity or sufficiency of any instrument transferring or assigning or purporting to transfer or assign any such Letter of Credit or the rights or benefits thereunder or proceeds thereof, in whole or in part, which may prove to be invalid or ineffective for any reason; (iii) the failure of the beneficiary of any such Letter of Credit, or any other party to which such Letter of Credit may be transferred, to comply fully with any conditions required in order to draw upon such Letter of Credit or any other claim of any Borrower against any beneficiary of such Letter of Credit, or any such transferee, or any dispute between or among any Borrower and any beneficiary of any Letter of Credit or any such transferee; (iv) errors, omissions, interruptions or delays in transmission or delivery of any messages, by mail, cable, facsimile, telex or otherwise, whether or not they be in cipher; (v) errors in interpretation of technical terms; (vi) any loss or delay in the transmission or otherwise of any document required in order to make a drawing under any such Letter of Credit or of the proceeds thereof; (vii) the misapplication by the beneficiary of any such Letter of Credit of the proceeds of any drawing under such Letter of Credit; or (viii) any consequences arising from causes beyond the control of such Issuer, including any act or omission, whether rightful or wrongful, of any present or future de jure or de facto Governmental Body, and none of the above shall affect or impair, or prevent the vesting of, any of such Issuer’s rights or powers hereunder. Nothing in the preceding sentence shall relieve any Issuer from liability for such Issuer’s gross negligence or willful misconduct (as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction in a final and non-appealable judgment or order) in connection with actions or omissions described in such clauses (i) through (viii) of such sentence. In no event shall any Issuer or its Affiliates be liable to any Borrower for any indirect, consequential, incidental, punitive, exemplary or special damages or expenses (including without limitation attorneys’ fees), or for any damages resulting from any change in the value of any property relating to a Letter of Credit.



(b) Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, each Issuer and each of its Affiliates: (i) may rely on any oral or other communication believed in good faith by such Issuer or such Affiliate to have been authorized or given by or on behalf of the applicant for a Letter of Credit; (ii) may honor any presentation if the documents presented appear on their face substantially to comply with the terms and conditions of the relevant Letter of Credit; (iii) may honor a previously dishonored presentation under a Letter of Credit, whether such dishonor was pursuant to a court order, to settle or compromise any claim of wrongful dishonor, or otherwise, and shall be entitled to reimbursement to the same extent as if such presentation had initially been honored, together with any interest paid by such Issuer or its Affiliates; (iv) may honor any drawing that is payable upon presentation of a statement advising negotiation or payment, upon receipt of such statement (even if such statement indicates that a draft or other document is being delivered separately), and shall not be liable for any failure of any such draft or other document to arrive, or to conform in any way with the relevant Letter of Credit; (v) may pay any paying or negotiating bank claiming that it rightfully honored under the laws or practices of the place where such bank is located; and (vi) may settle or adjust any claim or demand made on such Issuer or its Affiliate in any way related to any order issued at the applicant’s request to an air carrier, a letter of guarantee or of indemnity issued to a steamship agent or carrier or any document or instrument of like import (each an “Order”) and honor any drawing in connection with any Letter of Credit that is the subject of such Order, notwithstanding that any drafts or other documents presented in connection with such Letter of Credit fail to conform in any way with such Letter of Credit.
(c) In furtherance and extension and not in limitation of the specific provisions set forth above, any action taken or omitted by any Issuer under or in connection with the Letters of Credit issued by it or any documents and certificates delivered thereunder, if taken or omitted in good faith and without gross negligence (as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction in a final and non-appealable judgment or order), shall not put such Issuer under any resulting liability to any Borrower, Agent or any Lender.
2.20 Mandatory Prepayments; Voluntary Commitment Reductions and Prepayments.
(a) Subject to the reinvestment right described below in this subsection (a) and the provisions of the Intercreditor Agreement, within ten (10) days after the receipt by any Loan Party of Net Cash Proceeds in excess of $1,000,000 in any fiscal year as a result of any Disposition of any Collateral which constitutes ABL Priority Collateral pursuant to clauses (h), (n), (p) or (q) of the definition of “Permitted Dispositions”, Borrowers shall prepay the Advances in an amount equal to the Net Cash Proceeds of such Disposition (but limited to amounts in excess of $1,000,000 in any fiscal year), and until the date of payment, such proceeds shall be held in trust for Agent. Notwithstanding the foregoing, (A) so long as no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, such Net Cash Proceeds may, at the option of Borrowing Agent, be applied to invest in property or assets used or useful in the business of any Borrower or its Subsidiaries, provided that (x) Agent has a Lien on such property or assets, and (y) Borrowing Agent delivers to Agent and Lenders within ten (10) days after the date of receipt of such Net Cash Proceeds a certificate stating that such Net Cash Proceeds shall be used to acquire or invest in property or assets used or useful in the business of any Borrower or its Subsidiaries within three hundred sixty-five (365) days after the date of receipt of such Net Cash Proceeds (which certificate shall set forth an estimate of the Net Cash Proceeds to be so expended), (B) pending any such reinvestment or payment of expenses described in clause (A) above, such Net Cash Proceeds shall be deposited into a Blocked Account or a Depository Account at PNC which is subject to a Control Agreement, and (C) any Net Cash Proceeds applied to repair, refurbish or replace Collateral pursuant to and in accordance with this Section 2.20(a) shall not be deemed Capital Expenditures for purposes of this Agreement. Such prepayments shall be applied to the Advances (including cash collateralization of all Obligations relating to any outstanding Letters of Credit in accordance with the provisions of Section 3.2(b); provided however that if no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, such prepayments shall be applied to cash collateralize any Obligations related to outstanding Letters of Credit last) in such order as Agent may determine, subject to Borrowers’ ability to re-borrow Advances in accordance with the terms hereof. The foregoing shall not be deemed to be implied consent to any Disposition otherwise prohibited by the terms and conditions hereof.



(b) Subject to the reinvestment right described below in this subsection (b) and the provisions of the Intercreditor Agreement, within ten (10) days after the receipt by any Loan Party of any Extraordinary Receipts which constitute ABL Priority Collateral in an aggregate amount equal to or in excess of $1,000,000 in any fiscal year, the Borrowers shall prepay the Advances in an amount equal to the amount of such Extraordinary Receipts (but limited to amounts in excess of $1,000,000 in any fiscal year), and until the date of payment, such proceeds shall be held in trust for Agent. Such prepayments shall be applied to the Advances in the manner described in Section 2.20(a) hereof. Notwithstanding the foregoing, (A) so long as no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, on the date any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries receives Extraordinary Receipts which constitute ABL Priority Collateral, such Extraordinary Receipts may, at the option of Borrowing Agent, be applied to repair, refurbish or replace such property or assets or acquire replacement property or assets for the property or assets so lost, damaged or stolen or to invest in other property or assets used or useful in the business of any Borrower or its Subsidiaries, provided that (x) Agent has a Lien on such property or assets, and (y) Borrowing Agent delivers to Agent within ten (10) days after the date of receipt of such Extraordinary Receipts a certificate stating that such Extraordinary Receipts shall be used to repair, refurbish or replace such property or assets or to acquire such replacement property or assets for the property or assets so lost, damaged or stolen or to acquire or invest in such other property or assets used or useful in the business of any Borrower or its Subsidiaries within one hundred eighty (180) days after the date of receipt of such Extraordinary Receipts (which certificate shall set forth an estimate of the Extraordinary Receipts to be so expended), (B) pending any such reinvestment or payment of expenses described in clause (A) above, such Extraordinary Receipts shall be deposited into a Blocked Account or a Depository Account at PNC which is subject to a Control Agreement, and (C) any Extraordinary Receipts applied to repair, refurbish or replace Collateral pursuant to and in accordance with this Section 2.20(b) shall not be deemed Capital Expenditures for purposes of this Agreement.
(c) Borrowers may, at their option from time to time (but in no event more than three (3) times during the Term), permanently reduce or terminate the aggregate Revolving Commitments upon at least ten (10) days’ prior written notice to Agent, which notice shall specify the amount and effective date of the reduction or termination and, once given, shall be irrevocable, except that such notice may be conditional in connection with a Payment in Full of the Obligations. Each reduction (i) shall be in a minimum amount of $5,000,000 or an increment of $1,000,000 in excess thereof, (ii) shall not reduce the aggregate Revolving Commitment Amounts to an amount less than the sum of (A) the aggregate principal amount of Revolving Advances and Swing Loans outstanding at such time plus (B) the Maximum Undrawn Amount of all Letters of Credit at such time (unless accompanied by a corresponding prepayment of such outstanding Revolving Advances and Swing Loans and/or cash collateralization or backstopping by a backstop letter of credit, in each case reasonably satisfactory to Agent), and (iii) except in connection with the Payment in Full of the Obligations, shall not reduce the aggregate Revolving Commitment Amounts to an amount less than $15,000,000.
(d) Borrowers may, at any time and from time to time, prepay the principal of any Revolving Advances, in whole or in part, without premium or penalty.
(e) Upon the receipt by Quantum of the Net Cash Proceeds from the 2022 Rights Offering, Borrowers shall prepay the Advances in an amount equal to the lesser of (i) one hundred percent (100%) of the amount of such Net Cash Proceeds in excess of the 2022 Rights Offering Specified Amount and (ii) the outstanding amount of all Revolving Advances and Swing Loans on the date of such prepayment, promptly, but in no event more than three (3) Business Days following the receipt thereof, and until the date of payment, such Net Cash Proceeds shall be held in trust for Agent. Such prepayment shall be applied to the Advances in such order as Agent may determine, subject to Borrowers’ ability to re-borrow Advances in accordance with the terms hereof; provided that, in the absence of an Event of Default, Agent shall apply such prepayment first, to the prepayment of the Swing Loans, if any, and then, to the Revolving Advances. It is understood and agreed that the Net Cash Proceeds from the 2022 Rights Offering shall be used by the Borrowers first, to prepay the Term Loan Indebtedness (in the amount of up to the 2022 Rights Offering Specified Amount) in accordance with Section 7.17(d) hereof and Section



2.3(c) of the Term Loan Agreement, and second, to prepay the Obligations as described in this Section 2.20(e).
2.21 Use of Proceeds.
(a) Borrowers shall apply the proceeds of Advances to (i) pay fees and expenses relating to the Transactions, and (ii) provide for their working capital needs and other general corporate purposes, including to reimburse drawings under Letters of Credit.
(b) Without limiting the generality of Section 2.21(a) above, neither the Loan Parties nor any other Person which may in the future become party to this Agreement or the Other Documents as a Loan Party, intends to use nor shall they use any portion of the proceeds of the Advances, directly or indirectly, for any purpose in violation in any material respect of Applicable Law.
2.22 Defaulting Lender.
(a) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth herein, in the event any Lender is a Defaulting Lender, all rights and obligations hereunder of such Defaulting Lender and of the other parties hereto shall be modified to the extent of the express provisions of this Section 2.22 so long as such Lender is a Defaulting Lender.
(b) (1)(1) Except as otherwise expressly provided for in this Section 2.22, (A) Revolving Advances shall be made pro rata from Lenders holding Revolving Commitments which are not Defaulting Lenders based on their respective Revolving Commitment Percentages, and no Revolving Commitment Percentage of any Lender or any pro rata share of any Revolving Advances required to be advanced by any Lender shall be increased as a result of any Lender being a Defaulting Lender; (B) amounts received in respect of principal of any type of Revolving Advances shall be applied to reduce such type of Revolving Advances of each Lender (other than any Defaulting Lender) holding a Revolving Commitment in accordance with their Revolving Commitment Percentages; provided that, Agent shall not be obligated to transfer to a Defaulting Lender any payments received by Agent for Defaulting Lender’s benefit, nor shall a Defaulting Lender be entitled to the sharing of any payments hereunder (including any principal, interest or fees); (C) amounts payable to a Defaulting Lender shall instead be paid to or retained by Agent; and (D) Agent may hold and, in its discretion, re-lend to a Borrower the amount of such payments received or retained by it for the account of such Defaulting Lender.
(2)(2) Fees pursuant to Section 3.3(b) hereof shall cease to accrue in favor of such Defaulting Lender.
(3)(3) If any Swing Loans are outstanding or any Letters of Credit (or drawings under any Letter of Credit for which any Issuer has not been reimbursed) are outstanding or exist at the time any such Lender holding a Revolving Commitment becomes a Defaulting Lender, then:
(A) Defaulting Lender’s Participation Commitment in the outstanding Swing Loans and of the Maximum Undrawn Amount of all outstanding Letters of Credit shall be reallocated among Non-Defaulting Lenders holding Revolving Commitments in proportion to the respective Revolving Commitment Percentages of such Non-Defaulting Lenders to the extent (but only to the extent) that (x) such reallocation does not cause the aggregate sum of outstanding Revolving Advances made by any such Non-Defaulting Lender holding a Revolving Commitment plus such Lender’s reallocated Participation Commitment in the outstanding Swing Loans plus such Lender’s reallocated Participation Commitment in the aggregate Maximum Undrawn Amount of all outstanding Letters of Credit to exceed the Revolving Commitment Amount of any such Non-Defaulting Lender, and (y) no Default or Event of Default has occurred and is continuing at such time;
(B) if the reallocation described in clause (A) above cannot, or can only partially, be effected, Borrowers shall within one Business Day following notice by Agent (x) first, prepay any outstanding Swing Loans that cannot be reallocated, and (y) second, cash collateralize for the benefit of the applicable Issuer, Borrowers’ obligations corresponding to such Defaulting Lender’s Participation Commitment in the Maximum Undrawn Amount of all Letters of Credit (after giving effect to any partial reallocation pursuant to clause (A) above) in accordance with Section 3.2(b) hereof until (I) reallocation of such amounts under clause (A) is permitted, (II) such Lender ceases to be a Defaulting Lender or (III) such Obligations are no longer outstanding;



(C) if Borrowers cash collateralize any portion of such Defaulting Lender’s Participation Commitment in the Maximum Undrawn Amount of all Letters of Credit pursuant to clause (B) above, Borrowers shall not be required to pay any fees to such Defaulting Lender pursuant to Section 3.2(a) hereof with respect to such Defaulting Lender’s Revolving Commitment Percentage of Maximum Undrawn Amount of all Letters of Credit during the period such Defaulting Lender’s Participation Commitment in the Maximum Undrawn Amount of all Letters of Credit are cash collateralized;
(D) if Defaulting Lender’s Participation Commitment in the Maximum Undrawn Amount of all Letters of Credit is reallocated pursuant to clause (A) above, then the fees payable to Lenders holding Revolving Commitments pursuant to Section 3.2(a) hereof shall be adjusted and reallocated to Non-Defaulting Lenders holding Revolving Commitments in accordance with such reallocation; and
(E) if all or any portion of such Defaulting Lender’s Participation Commitment in the Maximum Undrawn Amount of all Letters of Credit is neither reallocated nor cash collateralized pursuant to clauses (A) or (B) above, then, without prejudice to any rights or remedies of any Issuer or any other Lender hereunder, all Letter of Credit Fees payable under Section 3.2(a) hereof with respect to such Defaulting Lender’s Revolving Commitment Percentage of the Maximum Undrawn Amount of all Letters of Credit shall be payable to such Issuer (and not to such Defaulting Lender) until (and then only to the extent that) such Participation Commitment in the Maximum Undrawn Amount of all Letters of Credit is reallocated and/or cash collateralized; and
(4)(4) so long as any Lender holding a Revolving Commitment is a Defaulting Lender, Swing Loan Lender shall not be required to fund any Swing Loans and no Issuer shall be required to issue, amend or increase any Letter of Credit, unless such Issuer is satisfied that the related exposure and Defaulting Lender’s Participation Commitment in the Maximum Undrawn Amount of all Letters of Credit and all Swing Loans (after giving effect to any such issuance, amendment, increase or funding) will be fully allocated to Non-Defaulting Lenders holding Revolving Commitments and/or cash collateral for such Letters of Credit will be provided by Borrowers in accordance with clause (A) and (B) above, and participating interests in any newly made Swing Loan or any newly issued or increased Letter of Credit shall be allocated among Non-Defaulting Lenders in a manner consistent with Section 2.22(b)(iii)(A) above (and such Defaulting Lender shall not participate therein).
(c) A Defaulting Lender shall not be entitled to give instructions to Agent or to approve, disapprove, consent to or vote on any matters relating to this Agreement and the Other Documents, and all amendments, waivers and other modifications of this Agreement and the Other Documents may be made without regard to a Defaulting Lender and, for purposes of the definition of “Required Lenders”, a Defaulting Lender shall not be deemed to be a Lender, to have any outstanding Advances or a Revolving Commitment Percentage provided that this clause (c) shall not apply to the vote of a Defaulting Lender in the case of an amendment, waiver or other modification described in clauses (i) or (ii) of Section 16.2(b) hereof.
(d) Other than as expressly set forth in this Section 2.22, the rights and obligations of a Defaulting Lender (including the obligation to indemnify Agent) and the other parties hereto shall remain unchanged. Nothing in this Section 2.22 shall be deemed to release any Defaulting Lender from its obligations under this Agreement and the Other Documents, shall alter such obligations, shall operate as a waiver of any default by such Defaulting Lender hereunder, or shall prejudice any rights which any Borrower, Agent or any Lender may have against any Defaulting Lender as a result of any default by such Defaulting Lender hereunder.
(e) In the event that Agent, Borrowers, Swing Loan Lender and Issuers agree in writing that a Defaulting Lender has adequately remedied all matters that caused such Lender to be a Defaulting Lender, then Agent will so notify the parties hereto, and, if such cured Defaulting Lender is a Lender holding a Revolving Commitment, then Participation Commitments of Lenders holding Revolving Commitments (including such cured Defaulting Lender) of the Swing Loans and Maximum Undrawn Amount of all outstanding Letters of Credit shall be reallocated to reflect the inclusion of such Lender’s Revolving Commitment, and on such date such Lender shall purchase at par such of the Revolving



Advances of the other Lenders as Agent shall determine may be necessary in order for such Lender to hold such Revolving Advances in accordance with its Revolving Commitment Percentage.
2.23 Payment of Obligations
. Agent may charge to Borrowers’ Account as a Revolving Advance or, at the discretion of Swing Loan Lender, as a Swing Loan (i) all payments with respect to any of the Obligations required hereunder (including without limitation principal payments, payments of interest, payments of Letter of Credit Fees and all other fees provided for hereunder and payments under Sections 16.5 and 16.9 hereof) as and when each such payment shall become due and payable (whether as regularly scheduled, upon or after acceleration, upon maturity or otherwise), (ii) without limiting the generality of the foregoing clause (i), (a) all amounts expended by Agent or any Lender pursuant to Sections 4.2 or 4.3 hereof and (b) all documented out-of-pocket expenses which Agent incurs in connection with the forwarding of Advance proceeds and the establishment and maintenance of any Blocked Accounts or Depository Accounts as provided for in Section 4.8(h) hereof, and (iii) any sums expended by Agent or any Lender due to any Loan Party’s failure to perform or comply with its obligations under this Agreement or any Other Document including any Loan Party’s obligations under Sections 3.3, 3.4, 4.4, 4.7, 6.4, 6.6, 6.7 and 6.8 hereof, and all amounts so charged shall be added to the Obligations and shall be secured by the Collateral. To the extent Revolving Advances are not actually funded by the other Lenders in respect of any such amounts so charged, all such amounts so charged shall be deemed to be Revolving Advances made by and owing to Agent and Agent shall be entitled to all rights (including accrual of interest) and remedies of a Lender under this Agreement and the Other Documents with respect to such Revolving Advances.
III. INTEREST AND FEES.
3.1 Interest
. Interest on Advances shall be payable in arrears (a) on the first day of each month with respect to Domestic Rate Loans, (b) with respect to Term SOFR Rate Loans having an Interest Period of one, two or three months, at the end of the applicable Interest Period, and (c) with respect to Term SOFR Rate Loans having an Interest Period of six months, at the end of each three month period during such Interest Period, provided that all accrued and unpaid interest shall be due and payable at the end of the Term. Interest charges shall be computed on the actual principal amount of Advances outstanding during the applicable month at a rate per annum equal to (i) with respect to Revolving Advances, the applicable Revolving Interest Rate, and (ii) with respect to Swing Loans, the Revolving Interest Rate for Domestic Rate Loans (as applicable, the “Contract Rate”). Except as expressly provided otherwise in this Agreement, any Obligations other than the Advances that are not paid when due shall accrue interest at the Revolving Interest Rate for Domestic Rate Loans, subject to the provision of the final sentence of this Section 3.1 regarding the Default Rate. Whenever, subsequent to the NinthTenth Amendment Effective Date, the Alternate Base Rate is increased or decreased, the applicable Contract Rate shall be similarly changed without notice or demand of any kind by an amount equal to the amount of such change in the Alternate Base Rate during the time such change or changes remain in effect. The Term SOFR Rate shall be adjusted with respect to Term SOFR Rate Loans without notice or demand of any kind on the effective date of any change in the SOFR Reserve Percentage as of such effective date. Upon and after the occurrence of an Event of Default, and during the continuation thereof, at the option of Agent or at the direction of Required Lenders (or, in the case of any Event of Default under Section 10.7 hereof, immediately and automatically upon the occurrence of any such Event of Default without the requirement of any affirmative action by any party), the Obligations shall bear interest at the applicable Contract Rate plus two percent (2%) per annum (as applicable, the “Default Rate”).
3.2 Letter of Credit Fees.
(a) Borrowers shall pay (x) to Agent, for the ratable benefit of Lenders holding Revolving Commitments, fees for each Letter of Credit for the period from and excluding the date of issuance of same to and including the date of expiration or termination, equal to the average daily face amount of each outstanding Letter of Credit multiplied by the Applicable Margin for Revolving Advances consisting of Term SOFR Rate Loans, such fees to be calculated on the basis of a 360-day year for the



actual number of days elapsed and to be payable quarterly in arrears on the first day of each calendar quarter and on the Maturity Date, and (y) to the applicable Issuer, a fronting fee of one eighth of one percent (0.125%) per annum times the average daily face amount of each outstanding Letter of Credit for the period from and excluding the date of issuance of same to and including the date of expiration or termination, to be payable quarterly in arrears on the first day of each calendar quarter and on the Maturity Date (all of the foregoing fees, the “Letter of Credit Fees”). In addition, Borrowers shall pay to Agent, for the benefit of the applicable Issuer, any and all administrative, issuance, amendment, payment and negotiation charges with respect to Letters of Credit and all fees and expenses as agreed upon by the applicable Issuer and Borrowing Agent in connection with any Letter of Credit, including in connection with the opening, amendment or renewal of any such Letter of Credit and any acceptances created thereunder, all such charges, fees and expenses, if any, to be payable on demand. All such charges shall be deemed earned in full on the date when the same are due and payable hereunder and shall not be subject to rebate or pro-ration upon the termination of this Agreement for any reason. Any such charge in effect at the time of a particular transaction shall be the charge for that transaction, notwithstanding any subsequent change in any Issuer’s prevailing charges for that type of transaction. Upon and after the occurrence of an Event of Default, and during the continuation thereof, at the option of Agent or at the direction of Required Lenders (or, in the case of any Event of Default under Section 10.7 hereof, immediately and automatically upon the occurrence of any such Event of Default without the requirement of any affirmative action by any party), the Letter of Credit Fees described in clause (x) of this Section 3.2(a) shall be increased by an additional two percent (2.0%) per annum.

(b) At any time following the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default, at the option of Agent or at the direction of Required Lenders (or, in the case of any Event of Default under Section 10.7 hereof, immediately and automatically upon the occurrence of such Event of Default, without the requirement of any affirmative action by any party), or on the Maturity Date or any other termination of this Agreement (and also, if applicable, in connection with any mandatory prepayment under Section 2.20 hereof), Borrowers will cause cash to be deposited and maintained in an account with Agent, as cash collateral, in an amount equal to one hundred and three percent (103%) of the Maximum Undrawn Amount of all outstanding Letters of Credit, and each Borrower hereby irrevocably authorizes Agent, in its discretion, on such Borrower’s behalf and in such Borrower’s name, to open such an account and to make and maintain deposits therein, or in an account opened by such Borrower, in the amounts required to be made by such Borrower, out of the proceeds of Receivables or other Collateral or out of any other funds of such Borrower coming into any Lender’s possession at any time. Agent may, in its discretion, invest such cash collateral (less applicable reserves) in such short-term money-market items as to which Agent and such Borrower mutually agree (or, in the absence of such agreement, as Agent may reasonably select) and the net return on such investments shall be credited to such account and constitute additional cash collateral. No Borrower may withdraw amounts credited to any such account except upon the occurrence of all of the following: (x) Payment in Full of all of the Obligations; (y) expiration of all Letters of Credit; and (z) the termination of this Agreement. Borrowers hereby assign, pledge and grant to Agent, for its benefit and the ratable benefit of Issuers, Lenders and each other Secured Party, a continuing security interest in and to and Lien on any such cash collateral and any right, title and interest of Borrowers in any deposit account, securities account or investment account into which such cash collateral may be deposited from time to time to secure the Obligations, specifically including all Obligations with respect to any Letters of Credit. Borrowers agree that upon the coming due of any Reimbursement Obligations (or any other Obligations, including Obligations for Letter of Credit Fees) with respect to the Letters of Credit, Agent may use such cash collateral to pay and satisfy such Obligations.
3.3 Facility Fee



. If, on the last day of any calendar quarter during the Term, the average Usage Amount during such calendar quarter does not equal the Maximum Revolving Advance Amount, then Borrowers shall pay to Agent, for the ratable benefit of the Lenders based on their Revolving Commitment Percentages, a fee at a rate equal to the Applicable Facility Fee Percentage per annum on the amount by which the Maximum Revolving Advance Amount exceeds such average Usage Amount (the “Facility Fee”). The Facility Fee shall be payable to Agent in arrears on the first Business Day of each calendar quarter with respect to the previous calendar quarter, and on the last day of the Term with respect to the previous calendar quarter or portion thereof ending on such date, as applicable.

3.4 Fee Letter
. Borrowers shall pay the amounts required to be paid in the Fee Letter in the manner and at the times required by the Fee Letter.
3.5 Computation of Interest and Fees
. Interest and fees hereunder shall be computed on the basis of a year of 360 days (or, in the case of Domestic Rate Loans, a year of 365/366 days) and for the actual number of days elapsed. If any payment to be made hereunder becomes due and payable on a day other than a Business Day, the due date thereof shall be extended to the next succeeding Business Day and interest thereon shall be payable at the applicable Contract Rate during such extension.
3.6 Maximum Charges
. In no event whatsoever shall interest and other charges charged hereunder exceed the highest rate permissible under Applicable Law. In the event interest and other charges as computed hereunder would otherwise exceed the highest rate permitted under Applicable Law: (i) the interest rates hereunder will be reduced to the maximum rate permitted under Applicable Law; (ii) such excess amount shall be first applied to any unpaid principal balance owed by Borrowers; and (iii) if then remaining excess amount is greater than the previously unpaid principal balance, Lenders shall promptly refund such excess amount to Borrowers and the provisions hereof shall be deemed amended to provide for such permissible rate.
3.7 Increased Costs
. In the event that any Change in Law or compliance by any Lender (for purposes of this Section 3.7, the term “Lender” shall include Agent, Swing Loan Lender, any Issuer or Lender and any corporation or bank controlling Agent, Swing Loan Lender, any Lender or any Issuer and the office or branch where Agent, Swing Loan Lender, any Lender or any Issuer (as so defined) makes or maintains any Term SOFR Rate Loans) with any request or directive (whether or not having the force of law) from any central bank or other financial, monetary or other authority, shall:
(a) subject Agent, Swing Loan Lender, any Lender or any Issuer to any tax of any kind whatsoever with respect to this Agreement, any Letter of Credit, any participation in a Letter of Credit or any Term SOFR Rate Loan, or change the basis of taxation of payments to Agent, Swing Loan Lender, such Lender or such Issuer in respect thereof (except for Indemnified Taxes or Other Taxes and the imposition of, or any change in the rate of, any Excluded Taxes payable by Agent, Swing Loan Lender, such Lender or such Issuer);
(b) impose, modify or deem applicable any reserve, special deposit, assessment, compulsory loan, insurance charge or similar requirement against assets held by, or deposits in or for the account of, advances or loans by, or other credit extended by, any office of Agent, Swing Loan Lender, any Issuer or any Lender, including pursuant to Regulation D of the Board of Governors; or
(c) impose on Agent, Swing Loan Lender, any Lender or any Issuer any other condition, loss or expense (other than Taxes) affecting this Agreement or any Other Document or any Advance made by any Lender, or any Letter of Credit or participation therein;
and the result of any of the foregoing is to increase the cost to Agent, Swing Loan Lender, any Lender or any Issuer of making, converting to, continuing, renewing or maintaining its Advances hereunder by an amount that Agent, Swing Loan Lender, such Lender or such Issuer deems to be material or to reduce the amount of any payment (whether of principal, interest or otherwise) in respect of any of the Advances by



an amount that Agent, Swing Loan Lender or such Lender or such Issuer deems to be material, then, in any case Borrowers shall promptly pay Agent, Swing Loan Lender, such Lender or such Issuer, upon its demand, such additional amount as will compensate Agent, Swing Loan Lender or such Lender or such Issuer for such additional cost or such reduction, as the case may be, provided that the foregoing shall not apply to increased costs which are reflected in the Term SOFR Rate, as the case may be. Agent, Swing Loan Lender, such Lender or such Issuer shall certify the amount of such additional cost or reduced amount to Borrowing Agent, and such certification shall be conclusive absent manifest error. Failure or delay on the part of Agent, Swing Loan Lender, any Issuer or any Lender to demand compensation pursuant to this Section shall not constitute a waiver of the right of Agent, Swing Loan Lender, any Issuer or any Lender to demand such compensation; provided that Borrowers shall not be required to compensate Agent, Swing Loan Lender, any Issuer or any Lender pursuant to this Section for any reductions in return incurred more than 270 days prior to the date that Agent, Swing Loan Lender, such Issuer or such Lender notifies Borrowing Agent of such law, rule, regulation or guideline giving rise to such reductions and of the intention of Agent, Swing Loan Lender, such Issuer or such Lender to claim compensation therefor; provided further that if such claim arises by reason of the adoption of or change in any law, rule, regulation or guideline that is retroactive, then the 270 day period referred to above shall be extended to include the period of retroactive effect thereof.
3.8 Reserved.
3.9 Capital Adequacy.
(a) In the event that Agent, Swing Loan Lender, any Issuer or any Lender shall have determined that any Change in Law, any change in any guideline regarding capital adequacy or any change in the interpretation or administration thereof by any Governmental Body, central bank or comparable agency charged with the interpretation or administration thereof, or compliance by Agent, Swing Loan Lender, any Issuer or any Lender (for purposes of this Section 3.9, the term “Lender” shall include Agent, Swing Loan Lender, any Issuer or any Lender and any corporation or bank controlling Agent, Swing Loan Lender, any Issuer or any Lender and the office or branch where Agent, Swing Loan Lender, any Issuer or any Lender (as so defined) makes or maintains any Term SOFR Rate Loans) with any request or directive regarding capital adequacy (whether or not having the force of law) of any such authority, central bank or comparable agency, has or would have the effect of reducing the rate of return on Agent, Swing Loan Lender, any Issuer or any Lender’s capital as a consequence of its obligations hereunder (including the making of any Swing Loans) to a level below that which Agent, Swing Loan Lender, such Issuer or such Lender could have achieved but for such adoption, change or compliance (taking into consideration Agent’s, Swing Loan Lender’s, such Issuer’s and such Lender’s policies with respect to capital adequacy) by an amount deemed by Agent, Swing Loan Lender, any Issuer or any Lender to be material, then, from time to time, Borrowers shall pay upon demand to Agent, Swing Loan Lender, such Issuer or such Lender such additional amount or amounts as will compensate Agent, Swing Loan Lender, such Issuer or such Lender for such reduction. In determining such amount or amounts, Agent, Swing Loan Lender, such Issuer or such Lender may use any reasonable averaging or attribution methods. The protection of this Section 3.9 shall be available to Agent, Swing Loan Lender, each Issuer and each Lender regardless of any possible contention of invalidity or inapplicability with respect to the Applicable Law, rule, regulation, guideline or condition.
(b) A certificate of Agent, Swing Loan Lender, such Issuer or such Lender setting forth such amount or amounts as shall be necessary to compensate Agent, Swing Loan Lender, such Issuer or such Lender with respect to Section 3.9(a) hereof when delivered to Borrowing Agent shall be conclusive absent manifest error. Failure or delay on the part of Agent, Swing Loan Lender, any Issuer or any Lender to demand compensation pursuant to this Section shall not constitute a waiver of the right of Agent, Swing Loan Lender, any Issuer or any Lender to demand such compensation; provided that Borrowers shall not be required to compensate Agent, Swing Loan Lender, any Issuer or any Lender pursuant to this Section for any reductions in return incurred more than 270 days prior to the date that Agent, Swing Loan Lender, such Issuer or such Lender notifies Borrowing Agent of such law, rule, regulation or guideline giving rise to such reductions and of the intention of Agent, Swing Loan Lender,



such Issuer or such Lender to claim compensation therefor; provided further that if such claim arises by reason of the adoption of or change in any law, rule, regulation or guideline that is retroactive, then the 270 day period referred to above shall be extended to include the period of retroactive effect thereof.
3.10 Taxes.
(a) Any and all payments by or on account of any Obligations hereunder or under any Other Document shall be made free and clear of and without reduction or withholding for any Indemnified Taxes or Other Taxes; provided that if Borrowers shall be required by Applicable Law to deduct any Indemnified Taxes (including any Other Taxes) from such payments, then (i) the sum payable shall be increased as necessary so that after making all required deductions (including deductions applicable to additional sums payable under this Section) the applicable Recipient receives an amount equal to the sum it would have received had no such deductions been made, provided that Borrowers shall not be required to increase any such amounts to the extent that the increase in such amount payable results from such Recipient’s own willful misconduct or gross negligence (as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction in a final and non-appealable judgment or order), (ii) Borrowers shall make such deductions and (iii) Borrowers shall timely pay the full amount deducted to the relevant Governmental Body in accordance with Applicable Law.
(b) Without limiting the provisions of Section 3.10(a) above, Borrowers shall timely pay any Other Taxes to the relevant Governmental Body in accordance with Applicable Law.
(c) Each Borrower shall indemnify each Recipient within ten (10) Business Days after demand therefor, for the full amount of any Indemnified Taxes or Other Taxes (including Indemnified Taxes or Other Taxes imposed or asserted on or attributable to amounts payable under this Section) paid by such Recipient and any penalties, interest and reasonable and documented expenses (including reasonable and documented fees and expenses of counsel) arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Indemnified Taxes or Other Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Body. A certificate as to the amount of such payment or liability delivered to Borrowers by any Recipient (with a copy to Agent), or by Agent on its own behalf or on behalf of a Recipient shall be conclusive absent manifest error.
(d) Each Lender shall severally indemnify Agent, within 30 days after demand therefor, for (i) any Indemnified Taxes attributable to such Lender (but only to the extent that any Loan Party has not already indemnified Agent for such Indemnified Taxes and without limiting the obligation of the Loan Parties to do so), (ii) any Taxes attributable to such Lender’s failure to comply with the provisions of Section 16.3(b) hereof relating to the maintenance of a Participant Register and (iii) any Excluded Taxes attributable to such Lender, in each case, that are payable or paid by Agent in connection with this Agreement or any Other Document, and any reasonable and documented expenses (including reasonable and documented fees and disbursements of counsel) arising therefrom or with respect thereto, whether or not such Taxes were correctly or legally imposed or asserted by the relevant Governmental Authority. A certificate as to the amount of such payment or liability delivered to any Lender by Agent shall be conclusive absent manifest error. Each Lender hereby authorizes Agent to set off and apply any and all amounts at any time owing to such Lender under this Agreement or any Other Document or otherwise payable by Agent to the Lender from any other source against any amount due to Agent under this Section 3.10(d).
(e) As soon as practicable after any payment of Taxes by any Borrower to a Governmental Body pursuant to this Section 3.10, Borrowers shall deliver to Agent the original or a certified copy of a receipt issued by such Governmental Body evidencing such payment, a copy of the return reporting such payment or other evidence of such payment reasonably satisfactory to Agent.
(f) Any Recipient that is entitled to an exemption from or reduction of withholding tax with respect to payments hereunder or under any Other Document shall deliver to Borrowers (with a copy to Agent), at the time or times prescribed by Applicable Law or reasonably requested by Borrowers or Agent, such properly completed and executed documentation prescribed by Applicable Law as will permit such payments to be made without withholding or at a reduced rate of withholding. In addition, any Recipient, if requested by Borrowers or Agent, shall deliver such other documentation prescribed by



Applicable Law or reasonably requested by the Borrowers or Agent as will enable Borrowers or Agent to determine whether or not such Recipient is subject to backup withholding or information reporting requirements. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, in the event that any Borrower is resident for tax purposes in the United States of America, (x) any Recipient that is not a Foreign Lender shall deliver to Borrowers and Agent two (2) duly completed valid copies of IRS Form W-9 demonstrating that such Person is exempt from United States federal backup withholding tax, and (y) any Foreign Lender shall deliver to Borrowers and Agent (in such number of copies as shall be requested by the recipient) on or prior to the date on which such Foreign Lender becomes a Lender under this Agreement (and from time to time thereafter upon the request of Borrowers or Agent, but only if such Foreign Lender is legally entitled to do so), whichever of the following is applicable:
(i) duly completed valid copies of IRS Form W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E claiming eligibility for benefits of an income tax treaty to which the United States of America is a party,
(ii) duly completed valid copies of IRS Form W-8ECI,
(iii) in the case of a Foreign Lender claiming the benefits of the exemption for portfolio interest under Section 881(c) of the Code, (x) a U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate in form and substance satisfactory to Agent and Borrowing Agent to the effect that such Foreign Lender is not (A) a “bank” within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(A) of the Code, (B) a “10 percent shareholder” of Borrowers within the meaning of Section 881(c)(3)(B) of the Code, or (C) a “controlled foreign corporation” described in Section 881(c)(3)(C) of the Code and (y) duly completed valid copies of IRS Form W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E,
(iv) in the case of a Foreign Lender claiming that it is not the beneficial owner, executed copies of IRS Form W-8IMY, accompanied by IRS Form W-8ECI, IRS Form W-8BEN, IRS Form W-8BEN-E, a U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate in form and substance satisfactory to Agent and Borrowing Agent, IRS Form W-9, and/or other certification documents from each beneficial owner, as applicable; provided that if the Foreign Lender is a partnership and one or more direct or indirect partners of such Foreign Lender are claiming the portfolio interest exemption, such Foreign Lender may provide a U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate in form and substance satisfactory to Agent and Borrowing Agent on behalf of each such direct and indirect partner; or
(v) any other form prescribed by Applicable Law as a basis for claiming exemption from or a reduction in United States federal withholding tax duly completed together with such supplementary documentation as may be prescribed by Applicable Law to permit the Borrowers to determine the withholding or deduction required to be made.
(g) If a payment made to a Recipient under this Agreement or any Other Document would be subject to U.S. federal withholding Taxes imposed by FATCA if such Person were to fail to comply with the applicable reporting requirements of FATCA (including those contained in Section 1471(b) or 1472(b) of the Code, as applicable), such Recipient shall deliver to Agent and Borrowers (i) a certification signed by the chief financial officer, principal accounting officer, treasurer or controller of such Person, and (ii) other documentation reasonably requested by Agent or any Borrower sufficient for Agent and Borrowers to comply with their obligations under FATCA and to determine that such Recipient has complied with such applicable reporting requirements or to determine the amount, if any, to deduct and withhold from such payment. Solely for purposes of this clause (f), “FATCA” shall include any amendments made to FATCA after the NinthTenth Amendment Effective Date.
(h) Each Recipient agrees that if any form or certification it previously delivered pursuant to this Section 3.10 expires or becomes obsolete or inaccurate in any respect, it shall update such form or certification or promptly notify the Borrowers and Agent in writing of its legal inability to do so.
(i) If any Recipient determines, in its sole discretion, that it has received a refund of any Indemnified Taxes or Other Taxes as to which it has been indemnified by Borrowers or with respect to which Borrowers have paid additional amounts pursuant to this Section, it shall pay to Borrowers an amount equal to such refund (but only to the extent of indemnity payments made, or additional amounts paid, by Borrowers under this Section with respect to the Indemnified Taxes or Other Taxes giving rise to such refund), net of all reasonable and documented out-of-pocket expenses of such Recipient and without



interest (other than any interest paid by the relevant Governmental Body with respect to such refund), provided that Borrowers, upon the request of the Recipient, agree to repay the amount paid over to Borrowers (plus any penalties, interest or other charges imposed by the relevant Governmental Body) to such Recipient in the event such Recipient is required to repay such refund to such Governmental Body. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Section 3.10(h), in no event will the Recipient be required to pay any amount to Borrowers pursuant to this Section 3.10(h) the payment of which would place the Recipient in a less favorable net after-Tax position than the Recipient would have been in if the Tax subject to indemnification and giving rise to such refund had not been deducted, withheld or otherwise imposed and the indemnification payments or additional amounts with respect to such Tax had never been paid. This Section shall not be construed to require any Recipient to make available its tax returns (or any other information relating to its taxes that it deems confidential) to Borrowers or any other Person.
(j) Each party’s obligations under this Section 3.10 shall survive the resignation or replacement of Agent or any assignment of rights by, or the replacement of, a Lender, the termination of the Commitments and the Payment in Full of the Obligations.
3.11 Replacement of Lenders
. If any Lender (an “Affected Lender”) (a) makes demand upon Borrowers for (or if Borrowers are otherwise required to pay) amounts pursuant to Section 3.7, 3.9 or 3.10 hereof, (b) is unable to make or maintain Term SOFR Rate Loans as a result of a condition described in Section 2.2(h) hereof, (c) is a Defaulting Lender, or (d) denies any consent requested by Agent pursuant to Section 16.2(b) hereof, Borrowers may, by notice in writing to Agent and such Affected Lender (i) require the Affected Lender to cooperate with Borrowers in obtaining a replacement Lender satisfactory to Agent and Borrowers (the “Replacement Lender”); (ii) request the non-Affected Lenders to acquire and assume all of the Affected Lender’s Advances and its Revolving Commitment Percentage as provided herein, but none of such Lenders shall be under any obligation to do so; or (iii) propose a Replacement Lender subject to approval by Agent in its good faith business judgment. If any satisfactory Replacement Lender shall be obtained, and/or if any one or more of the non-Affected Lenders shall agree to acquire and assume all of the Affected Lender’s Advances and its Revolving Commitment Percentage, then such Affected Lender shall be required to assign, in accordance with Section 16.3 hereof, all of its Advances and its Revolving Commitment Percentage and other rights and obligations under this Agreement and the Other Documents to such Replacement Lender or non-Affected Lenders, as the case may be, in exchange for payment of the principal amount so assigned and all interest and fees accrued on the amount so assigned, plus all other Obligations then due and payable to the Affected Lender.
3.12 Designation of a Different Lending Office
. If any Lender requests compensation under Sections 3.7 or 3.9 hereof, or requires Borrowers to pay any Indemnified Taxes, Other Taxes or additional amounts to any Lender or any Governmental Body for the account of any Lender pursuant to Section 3.10 hereof, then such Lender shall (at the request of Borrowing Agent) use reasonable efforts to designate a different lending office for funding or booking its Advances hereunder or to assign its rights and obligations hereunder to another of its offices, branches or affiliates, if, in the judgment of such Lender, such designation or assignment (a) would eliminate or reduce amounts payable pursuant to Sections 3.7, 3.9 or 3.10 hereof, as the case may be, in the future, and (b) would not subject such Lender to any unreimbursed cost or expense and would not otherwise be disadvantageous to such Lender. Borrowers hereby agree to pay all reasonable and documented costs and expenses incurred by any Lender in connection with any such designation or assignment.
3.13 Alternate Rate of Interest.
3.13.1 Interest Rate Inadequate or Unfair
. In the event that Agent or any Lender shall have determined that:
(a) reasonable means do not exist for ascertaining the Term SOFR Rate applicable pursuant to Section 2.2 hereof for any Interest Period;



(b) Dollar deposits in the relevant amount and for the relevant maturity are not available, with respect to an outstanding Term SOFR Rate Loan, a proposed Term SOFR Rate Loan, or a proposed conversion of a Domestic Rate Loan into a Term SOFR Rate Loan;
(c) the making, maintenance or funding of any Term SOFR Rate Loan has been made impracticable or unlawful by compliance by Agent or such Lender in good faith with any Applicable Law or any interpretation or application thereof by any Governmental Body or with any request or directive of any such Governmental Body (whether or not having the force of law), or
(d) the Term SOFR Rate will not adequately and fairly reflect the cost to such Lender of the establishment or maintenance of any Term SOFR Rate Loan, and Lenders have provided notice of such determination to Agent,
then Agent shall give Borrowing Agent prompt written or telephonic notice of such determination. If such notice is given prior to a Benchmark Replacement Date (as defined below), (i) any such requested Term SOFR Rate Loan shall be made as a Domestic Rate Loan, unless Borrowing Agent shall notify Agent no later than 1:00 p.m. (New York time) two (2) Business Days prior to the date of such proposed borrowing, that its request for such borrowing shall be cancelled or made as an unaffected type of Term SOFR Rate Loan, (ii) any Domestic Rate Loan or Term SOFR Rate Loan which was to have been converted to an affected type of Term SOFR Rate Loan shall be continued as or converted into a Domestic Rate Loan, or, if Borrowing Agent shall notify Agent, no later than 1:00 p.m. (New York time) two (2) Business Days prior to the proposed conversion, shall be maintained as an unaffected type of Term SOFR Rate Loan, and (iii) any outstanding affected Term SOFR Rate Loans shall be converted into a Domestic Rate Loan, or, if Borrowing Agent shall notify Agent, no later than 1:00 p.m. (New York time) two (2) Business Days prior to the last Business Day of the then current Interest Period applicable to such affected Term SOFR Rate Loan, shall be converted into an unaffected type of Term SOFR Rate Loan, on the last Business Day of the then current Interest Period for such affected Term SOFR Rate Loans (or sooner, if any Lender cannot continue to lawfully maintain such affected Term SOFR Rate Loan). Until such notice has been withdrawn, Lenders shall have no obligation to make an affected type of Term SOFR Rate Loan or maintain outstanding affected Term SOFR Rate Loans and no Borrower shall have the right to convert a Domestic Rate Loan or an unaffected type of Term SOFR Rate Loan into an affected type of Term SOFR Rate Loan.
3.13.2 Benchmark Replacement Setting.
(a) Benchmark Replacement. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any Other Document (and any agreement executed in connection with an Interest Rate Hedge shall be deemed not to be an “Other Document” for purposes of this Section), if a Benchmark Transition Event and related Benchmark Replacement Date have occurred prior to any setting of the then-current Benchmark, then (i) if a Benchmark Replacement is determined in accordance with clause (1) of the definition of “Benchmark Replacement” for such Benchmark Replacement Date, such Benchmark Replacement will replace such Benchmark for all purposes hereunder and under any Other Document in respect of such Benchmark setting and subsequent Benchmark settings without any amendment to, or further action or consent of any other party to, this Agreement or any Other Document and (ii) if a Benchmark Replacement is determined in accordance with clause (2) of the definition of “Benchmark Replacement” for such Benchmark Replacement Date, such Benchmark Replacement will replace such Benchmark for all purposes hereunder and under any Other Document in respect of any Benchmark setting at or after 5:00 p.m. (New York City time) on the fifth (5th) Business Day after the date notice of such Benchmark Replacement is provided to the Lenders without any amendment to, or further action or consent of any other party to, this Agreement or any Other Document so long as the Agent has not received, by such time, written notice of objection to such Benchmark Replacement from Lenders comprising the Required Lenders.

(b) Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes. In connection with the use, administration, adoption or implementation of a Benchmark Replacement, the Agent may make Conforming Changes from time to time and, notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in the



Other Documents, any amendments implementing such Conforming Changes will become effective without any further action or consent of any other party to this Agreement or any Other Document.

(c) Notices; Standards for Decisions and Determinations. The Agent will promptly notify the Borrowing Agent and the Lenders of (i) the implementation of any Benchmark Replacement, and (ii) the effectiveness of any Conforming Changes in connection with the use, administration, adoption or implementation of a Benchmark Replacement. The Agent will notify the Borrowing Agent of, (x) the removal or reinstatement of any tenor of a Benchmark pursuant to paragraph (d) below and (y) the commencement of any Benchmark Unavailability Period. Any determin