FOURTH AMENDMENT TO

TERM LOAN CREDIT AND SECURITY AGREEMENT

THIS FOURTH AMENDMENT TO TERM LOAN CREDIT AND SECURITY AGREEMENT (this “Amendment”), dated as of June 1, 2023 (the “Fourth Amendment Effective Date”), is entered into by and among QUANTUM CORPORATION, a Delaware corporation (“Quantum”, and together with each other Person joined to the Credit Agreement as a borrower from time to time, collectively, the “Borrowers” and each a “Borrower”), QUANTUM LTO HOLDINGS, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Quantum LTO”), SQUARE BOX SYSTEMS LIMITED, a company incorporated in England and Wales (registered number 03819556) (“Square Box” and together with Quantum LTO and 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 BLUE TORCH FINANCE LLC (“Blue Torch”), in its capacity as disbursing agent and collateral 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 Term Loan Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of August 5, 2021, as amended by that certain First Amendment to Term Loan Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of September 30, 2021, that certain Second Amendment to Term Loan Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of March 15, 2022 and that certain Third Amendment to Term Loan 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 the undersigned Fourth Amendment Lender (as defined below) advance an additional $15,000,000 term loan, and the Fourth Amendment Lender has agreed to advance the additional term loan, subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein.

C. The Borrowers have further requested that the Agent and the Lenders make certain amendments to the Credit Agreement as set forth herein, and the 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.

1.Amendments to Credit Agreement.

a.Subject to the satisfaction of all of the conditions set forth in Section 5 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.

a.Subject to the satisfaction of all of the conditions set forth in Section 5 of this Amendment, Exhibits 1.2 and 3.2 to the Credit Agreement are each hereby amended in accordance with Exhibit B 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.Except as so modified by this Amendment, the Exhibits to the Credit Agreement shall remain in the form attached to the Credit Agreement; except, that, Agent may (and is hereby authorized by the Required Lenders to), with the written agreement of Borrowers, modify any Exhibits to the Credit Agreement as it may deem necessary or desirable to implement and give effect to the transactions contemplated by this Amendment.

a.Schedules 1.1, 4.4, 5.7, 5.8(b), 5.8(e), 5.10, 5.13, 5.18, 5.20 and 5.21 to the Credit Agreement are each hereby amended and restated in their entirey as set forth on Exhibit C hereto.

1.Fourth Amendment Lender. The Lender that is providing a Fourth Amendment Commitment pursuant to this Amendment (the “Fourth Amendment Lender”) hereby agrees, on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth herein and otherwise set forth in the Credit Agreement and in reliance upon the representations and warranties set forth herein and in the Other Documents, to make a Fourth Amendment Loan to the Borrowers on the Fourth Amendment Effective Date as set forth herein in the amount of its Fourth Amendment Commitment as set forth on Schedule 1.1 to the Credit Agreement. The parties hereto acknowledge and agree that this Amendment, and the Credit Agreement as amended hereby, shall constitute a binding agreement. From and after the Fourth Amendment Effective Date, the Fourth Amendment Lender hereunder shall be a party to the Credit Agreement as a “Lender” thereunder and have the rights and obligations of a Lender under this Amendment, the Credit Agreement and the Other Documents and shall be bound by the provisions thereof. The Fourth Amendment Lender’s Fourth Amendment Loan shall for all purposes constitute Obligations under the Credit Agreement and shall



be secured and guaranteed with the other Obligations on a pari passu basis but shall be subject to payment priority as set forth in the Credit Agreement.

1.Reserved.

1.Conditions Precedent. The effectiveness of this Amendment and the obligation of the Fourth Amendment Lender to advance the Fourth Amendment Loan pursuant to Section 2.1(a)(ii) of the Credit Agreement are expressly conditioned upon the satisfaction of each of the following conditions precedent:

1.Fourth Amendment. Agent and Lenders shall have received this Amendment, duly authorized, executed and delivered by each Loan Party, Agent, the Fourth Amendment Lender and the Required Lenders;

1.Revolving Loan Amendment. Agent and Lenders shall have received, in form and substance satisfactory to Agent and Lenders, the Tenth Amendment to the Revolving Loan Agreement (the “Tenth Revolving Amendment”), duly authorized, executed and delivered by Revolving Loan Agent, the Revolving Loan Lenders and each Loan Party;

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

1.Note. The Fourth Amendment Lender shall have received a Note, in form and substance satisfactory to the Fourth Amendment Lender, executed and delivered by Borrowers;

1.Swiss Security Confirmation Agreement. Agent and Lenders shall have received, in form and substance satisfactory to Agent and Lenders, the Swiss Security Confirmation Agreement, duly authorized, executed and delivered by Quantum and Agent;

1.UK Supplemental Debenture. Agent and Lenders shall have received, in form and substance satisfactory to Agent and Lenders, a debenture supplemental to the UK Debenture, duly authorized, executed and delivered by Square Box and the Agent;

1.UK Supplemental Share Charge. Agent and Lenders shall have received, in form and substance satisfactory to Agent and Lenders, a charge over shares supplemental to the UK Share Charge, duly authorized, executed and delivered by Quantum and the Agent;




1.Financial Condition Certificate. Agent and Lenders shall have received an executed Financial Condition Certificate in the form of Exhibit D attached hereto;

1.Closing Certificate. Agent and Lenders shall have received a closing certificate signed by the Chief Financial Officer of Borrowing Agent dated as of the Fourth Amendment Effective Date, stating that (i) immediately after giving effect to this Amendment, all representations and warranties set forth in Section 7 below are true and correct in all material respects on and as of such date; provided that any representation and warranty that is qualified by “materiality”, “Material Adverse Effect” or similar language shall be true and correct (after giving effect to any qualification therein) in all respects, (ii) on such date, immediately after giving effect to this Amendment, no Default or Event of Default has occurred or is continuing and (iii) the condition set forth in Section 5(r) have been satisfied;

1.Filings, Registrations and Recordings. Agent and Lenders shall have received each document (including any Uniform Commercial Code financing statement and Uniform Commercial Code termination statement) required by this Amendment, the Credit Agreement, any of the Other Documents or under Applicable Law or reasonably requested by Agent or Lenders to be filed, registered or recorded in order to create, in favor of Agent, a perfected security interest in or lien upon the Collateral, and each such document shall have been properly filed, registered or recorded (or arrangements reasonably satisfactory to Required Lenders for such filing, registration or recording shall have been made) in each jurisdiction in which the filing, registration or recordation thereof is so required or requested;

1.Secretary’s Certificates, Authorizing Resolutions and Good Standing Certificates. Agent and Lenders shall have received, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Lenders, a certificate of the Secretary or Assistant Secretary (or other equivalent officer or manager) of each Loan Party (other than a UK Loan Party) dated as of the Fourth Amendment Effective Date which shall certify (i) copies of resolutions, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Lenders, 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 (including authorization of the incurrence of Indebtedness and the borrowing or guarantee, as the case may be, of the Fourth Amendment Loans), and (y) the consummaton 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 and Lenders prior to the Fourth 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 Fourth Amendment Effective Date, issued by the Secretary of State or other appropriate official of each such jurisdiction;

1.UK Director’s Certificate and Attachments. Agent and Lenders shall have received, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Lenders, a certificate of a director of each UK Loan Party dated as of the Fourth Amendment Effective Date which shall certify (i) copies of resolutions, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Lenders, of the shareholders and the board of directors 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 (including authorization of the incurrence of Indebtedness and the guarantee of the Fourth Amendment Loans), and (y) the consummaton 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 directors 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 and Lenders prior to the Fourth Amendment Effective Date, (iii) either (x) copies of the Organizational Documents of such Loan Party as in effect on such date, complete with all amendments thereto or (y) that there has been no change in the Organizational Documents most recently delivered to Agent and Lenders prior to the Fourth Amendment Effective Date, and (iv) either (x) the PSC Register of each such Loan Party whose share capital is subject to security created under any UK Security Document or (y) that there has been no change in the PSC Register most recently delivered to Agent and Lenders prior to the Fourth Amendment Effective Date;




1.Legal Opinion. Agent and Lenders shall have received, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent and Lenders, executed legal opinion(s) of counsel, which shall cover such matters incident to the Fourth Amendment Transactions as Agent and Lenders may reasonably require and each Loan Party hereby authorizes and directs such counsel to deliver each such opinion to Agent and Lenders;

1.No Litigation. (i) No litigation, investigation or proceeding before or by any arbitrator or Governmental Body shall be continuing or threatened against any Loan Party or against the officers or directors of any Loan Party (A) in connection with this Amendment, the Credit Agreement, the Other Documents, or any of the Fourth Amendment Transactions which, in the reasonable opinion of the Required Lenders, is deemed material or (B) which could, in the reasonable opinion of the Required Lenders, have a Material Adverse Effect; and (ii) no injunction, writ, restraining order or other order of any nature materially adverse to any Loan Party or the conduct of its business or inconsistent with the due consummation of the Fourth Amendment Transactions shall have been issued by any Governmental Body;

1.Fees and Expenses. Agent and Lenders shall have received all fees and other amounts due and payable on or prior to the Fourth Amendment Effective Date, including, to the extent invoiced at least one Business Day prior to the Fourth Amendment Effective Date, reimbursement or payment of all out-of-pocket expenses (including reasonable fees, disbursements and other charges of counsel to each of Agent and the Fourth Amendment Lender) required to be reimbursed or paid under this Amendment or any Other Document (including the Fourth Amendment Term Loan Fee Letter);

1.Payment Instructions. Agent and Lenders shall have received written instructions from Borrowing Agent directing the application of proceeds of the Fourth Amendment Loan made pursuant to this Amendment, including intended working capital recipients;

1.Consents. Each Loan Party shall have obtained all Consents that are necessary in connection with the financing contemplated by this Amendment and the Other Documents, and each of the foregoing shall be in full force and effect;

1.No Material Adverse Change. Since March 31, 2023, there shall not have occurred any event, condition or state of facts which could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect;




1.Notice of Borrowing. Agent shall have received an executed Notice of Borrowing;

1.Compliance with Laws. Lenders shall be reasonably satisfied that each Loan Party is in compliance with all pertinent federal, state, local or territorial regulations, including those with respect to the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Environmental Protection Act, ERISA and the Anti-Terrorism Laws;

1.Bank Regulatory Information.

i. At least five Business Days prior to the Fourth Amendment Effective Date, Agent and Lenders shall have received all documentation and other information required by bank regulatory authorities or reasonably requested by Agent or any Lender under or in respect of applicable “know-your-customer” and anti-money laundering rules and regulations, including the USA PATRIOT Act, that was requested at least 10 Business Days prior to the Fourth Amendment Effective Date;

ii. At least five Business Days prior to the Fourth Amendment Effective Date, if any Borrower qualifies as a “legal entity customer” under the Beneficial Ownership Regulation, it shall deliver a Beneficial Ownership Certification to Agent and Lenders, to the extent requested at least 5 Business Days prior to the Fourth Amendment Effective Date;

1.Searches. Agent and Lenders shall have received the results of a recent lien, tax lien, judgment and litigation search in each of the jurisdictions or offices (including, without limitation, in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the United States Copyright Office) in which UCC financing statement or other filings or recordations should be made to evidence or perfect security interests in all assets of the Loan Parties (or would have been made at any time during the five years immediately preceding the Fourth Amendment Effective Date to evidence or perfect Liens on any assets of the Loan Parties), and such search shall reveal no Liens or judgments on any of the assets of the Loan Parties, except for Permitted Encumbrances or Liens and judgments to be terminated on the Fourth Amendment Effective Date pursuant to documentation satisfactory to the Required Lenders;

1.Warrants. The Fourth Amendment Lender shall have received 1,250,000 warrants issued by Quantum in form and substance satisfactory to the Fourth Amendment Lender to purchase Equity Interests of Quantum at the agreed purchase price (the “Fourth Amendment Warrants”); and

1.Fourth Amendment Term Loan Fee Letter. Agent and Lenders shall have received the Fourth Amendment Term Loan Fee Letter,



duly authorized, executed and delivered by each Loan Party and Agent.

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

1.Costs, Expenses and Taxes. Each Loan Party, jointly and severally, agrees to pay on demand all costs and expenses of Agent and the Lenders incurred in connection with the preparation, execution and delivery of this Amendment and the other instruments and documents to be delivered hereunder (including, without limitation, the reasonable fees, disbursements and other charges of counsel to each of Agent and the Lenders with respect thereto).

1.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:

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

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

1.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;

1.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 Revolving 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 Fourth Amendment Effective Date and which are in full force and effect on the Fourth 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 Revolving Loan Documents;

1.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;

1.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 hereby, 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

1.on the date of this Amendment, after giving effect to the transactions contemplated by this Amendment and the Tenth Revolving Amendment, no Default or Event of Default exists or has occurred and is continuing.

1.Post-Closing Covenant. On or prior to the date that is ten (10) Business Days following the Fourth 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 Agent on the Fourth Amendment Effective Date that has not previously been identified in the Intellectual Property Security Agreement or a supplement thereto.




1.Reaffirmation.

1.Each Loan Party hereby (i) 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 and (ii) acknowledges that the Fourth Amendment Loans constitute Obligations under the Credit Agreement.

(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, including the Fourth Amendment Loans.

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

1.as of the Fourth 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

1.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.

1.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.

1.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.

1.Effect of this Amendment. 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.

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

1.Further Assurances. The Loan Parties shall execute and deliver such further documents and do such further acts and things as may be reasonably requested by Agent or the Fourth Amendment Lender to effectuate the provisions and purposes of this Amendment.

1.Counterparts; Electronic Signature. This Amendment may be executed in any number of 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.

1.Entire Understanding. This Amendment and the documents executed concurrently herewith contain the entire understanding between each Loan Party, Agent and each Lender and supersede all prior agreements and understandings, if any, relating to the subject matter hereof.

1.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.




1.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.

1.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


GUARANTORS:
SQUARE BOX SYSTEMS LIMITED

By: /s/ Lewis Moorehead
Name: Lewis Moorehead
Title: Director


QUANTUM LTO HOLDINGS, LLC

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





AGENT AND LENDERS:
BLUE TORCH FINANCE LLC, solely in its capacity as Agent and not in its individual capacity

By: /s/ Gary Manowitz
Name: Gary Manowitz
Title: Authorized Signator


BTC HOLDINGS FUND II, LLC, as a Lender
By: Blue Torch Credit Opportunities Fund II LP, its sole member
By: Blue Torch Credit Opportunities GP LLC, its general partner
By: KPG BTC Management LLC, its sole member

By: /s/ Gary Manowitz
Name: Gary Manowitz
Title: Authorized Signator


BTC Holdings SBAF Fund LLC, as a Lender
By: Blue Torch Credit Opportunities SBAF Fund LP, its sole member
By: Blue Torch Credit Opportunities SBAF GP LLC, its general partner
By: KPG BTC Management LLC, its sole member

By: _ /s/ Gary Manowitz
Name: Gary Manowitz
Title: Authorized Signatory


BTC HOLDINGS KRS FUND LLC, as a Lender
By: Blue Torch Credit Opportunities KRS Fund LP, its sole member
By: Blue Torch Credit Opportunities KRS GP LLC, its general partner
By: KPG BTC Management LLC, its sole member

By: /s/ Gary Manowitz
Name: Gary Manowitz
Title: Authorized Signator






BTC OFFSHORE HOLDINGS FUND II-B LLC
By: Blue Torch Offshore Credit Opportunities Master Fund II LP, its Sole Member
By: Blue Torch Offshore Credit Opportunities GP II LLC, its General Partner
By: KPG BTC Management LLC, its sole member

By: /s/ Gary Manowitz
Name: Gary Manowitz Title: Authorized Signator
BTC OFFSHORE HOLDINGS FUND II-C LLC
By: Blue Torch Offshore Credit Opportunities Master Fund II LP, its Sole Member
By: Blue Torch Offshore Credit Opportunities GP II LLC, its General Partner
By: KPG BTC Management LLC, its sole member

By: /s/ Gary Manowitz
Name: Gary Manowitz Title: Authorized Signator

BTC HOLDINGS SC FUND LLC
By: Blue Torch Credit Opportunities SC Master Fund LP, its sole member
By: Blue Torch Credit Opportunities SC GP LLC, its general partner
By: KPG BTC Management LLC, its sole member

By: /s/ Gary Manowitz
Name: Gary Manowitz Title: Authorized Signator





OC III LVS XXXIII LP, as a Lender

By: OC III GP II LLC, its general partner

By: /s/ Adam L. Gubner
Name: Adam L. Gubner
Title: Authorized Person


CO FINANCE LVS XVII LLC, as the Fourth Amendment Lender


By: /s/ Christopher Neumeyer
Name: Christopher Neumeyer
Title: Authorized Person






PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as a Lender

By: /s/ Peter Shin
Name: Peter Shin
Title: Vice President



Execution Version



Exhibit A to ThirdFourth Amendment



TERM LOAN CREDIT
AND
SECURITY AGREEMENT
BLUE TORCH FINANCE LLC (AS AGENT)
THE LENDERS PARTY HERETO (AS LENDERS)
WITH
QUANTUM CORPORATION (AS BORROWER)

August 5, 2021 ,
as amended by the First Amendment dated as of September 30, 2021,

as further amended by the Second Amendment dated as of March 15, 2022

as further amended by the Third Amendment dated as of April 25, 2022,

as further amended by the Fourth Amendment 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...................................... 5156
1.4...... Certain Matters of Construction........................................... 5157
1.5...... Divisions.............................................................................. 5258
1.6...... Rates......................................................................................... 58
II......... LOANS, PAYMENTS..................................................................... 5258
2.1...... Term Loan............................................................................ 5258
2.2...... General Provisions Regarding Payment; Register............... 5562
2.3...... Mandatory Prepayments; Voluntary Commitment Reductions and Prepayments.................................................................. 5764
2.4...... Use of Proceeds.................................................................... 6066
III....... INTEREST AND FEES................................................................... 6067
3.1...... Interest.................................................................................. 6067
3.2...... SOFR Provisions; Illegality; Breakage................................ 6168
3.3...... Fees...................................................................................... 6269
3.4...... Maximum Charges............................................................... 6269
3.5...... Increased Costs.................................................................... 6269
3.6...... Inability to Determine Interest Rate..................................... 6370
3.7...... Capital Adequacy................................................................. 6471
3.8...... Taxes.................................................................................... 6571
3.9...... Replacement of Lenders...................................................... 6874
3.10.... Designation of a Different Lending Office.......................... 6875
3.11.... Benchmark Replacement Setting............................................. 75
IV....... COLLATERAL: GENERAL TERMS........................................... 6876
4.1...... Security Interest in the Collateral........................................ 6876
4.2...... Perfection of Security Interest............................................. 6977
4.3...... Preservation of Collateral.................................................... 7077
4.4...... Ownership and Location of Collateral................................. 7078
4.5...... Defense of Agent’s and Lenders’ Interests.......................... 7179
4.6...... Inspection of Premises......................................................... 7179
4.7...... Appraisals............................................................................ 7279
4.8...... Receivables; Deposit Accounts and Securities Accounts.... 7280
4.9...... Inventory.............................................................................. 7583
4.10.... Maintenance of Equipment.................................................. 7583
4.11.... Exculpation of Liability....................................................... 7684
4.12.... Financing Statements........................................................... 7684



4.13.... Investment Property Collateral............................................ 7684
4.14.... Provisions Regarding Certain Investment Property Collateral.............................................................................................. 7785
V........ REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES................................ 7785
5.1...... Authority.............................................................................. 7785
5.2...... Formation and Qualification................................................ 7886
5.3...... Survival of Representations and Warranties........................ 7886
5.4...... Tax Returns.......................................................................... 7886
5.5...... Financial Statements............................................................ 7886
5.6...... Entity Names........................................................................ 7987
5.7...... O.S.H.A.; Environmental Compliance; Flood Insurance.... 7987
5.8...... Solvency; No Litigation, Violation, Indebtedness or Default; ERISA Compliance.............................................................. 8088
5.9...... Intellectual Property............................................................. 8290
5.10.... Licenses and Permits............................................................ 8291
5.11.... No Default............................................................................ 8391
5.12.... No Burdensome Restrictions............................................... 8391
5.13.... No Labor Disputes............................................................... 8391
5.14.... Margin Regulations.............................................................. 8391
5.15.... Investment Company Act.................................................... 8391
5.16.... Hedging Transactions.......................................................... 8391
5.17.... Business and Property of the Loan Parties.......................... 8391
5.18.... Equity Interests.................................................................... 8392
5.19.... Commercial Tort Claims...................................................... 8492
5.20.... Letter of Credit Rights......................................................... 8492
5.21.... Material Contracts................................................................ 8492
5.22.... Investment Property Collateral............................................ 8492
5.23.... Revolving Loan Documents................................................ 8493
5.24.... Disclosure............................................................................ 8493
5.25.... UK Pensions......................................................................... 8593
5.26.... Centre of Main Interests and Establishments....................... 8593
VI....... AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS..................................................... 8593
6.1...... Compliance with Laws........................................................ 8593
6.2...... Conduct of Business and Maintenance of Existence and Assets.............................................................................................. 8594
6.3...... Books and Records.............................................................. 8694
6.4...... Payment of Taxes................................................................. 8694
6.5...... Financial Covenants............................................................. 8694
6.6...... Insurance.............................................................................. 8795
6.7...... Payment of Indebtedness and Leasehold Obligations......... 8896
6.8...... Environmental Matters......................................................... 8897
6.9...... Standards of Financial Statements....................................... 8997
6.10.... Federal Securities Laws....................................................... 8998
6.11.... Execution of Supplemental Instruments.............................. 8998
6.12.... Government Receivables..................................................... 9098
6.13.... UK Pensions......................................................................... 9098
6.14.... Centre of Main Interests and Establishments....................... 9098
6.15.... Post-Closing Covenants....................................................... 9099



6.16.... Board Observation Rights.................................................... 9199
6.17.... LTO Program..................................................................... 92100
VII...... NEGATIVE COVENANTS.......................................................... 92100
7.1...... Merger, Consolidation, Acquisition and Sale of Assets.... 92100
7.2...... Creation of Liens................................................................ 94101
7.3...... Guarantees.......................................................................... 94102
7.4...... Investments........................................................................ 94102
7.5...... Loans.................................................................................. 94102
7.6...... [Reserved].......................................................................... 94102
7.7...... Restricted Payments........................................................... 94102
7.8...... Indebtedness....................................................................... 95103
7.9...... Nature of Business............................................................. 95103
7.10.... Transactions with Affiliates............................................... 95103
7.11.... Subsidiaries........................................................................ 96104
7.12.... Fiscal Year and Accounting Changes................................ 97104
7.13.... Amendment of Organizational Documents....................... 97104
7.14.... Compliance with ERISA.................................................... 97105
7.15.... Prepayment of Indebtedness.............................................. 97105
7.16.... Amendments to Certain Documents.................................. 98106
7.17.... LTO Subsidiary as a Special Purpose Vehicle.................. 98106
7.18.... Hedging Agreements......................................................... 98106
VIII..... CONDITIONS PRECEDENT....................................................... 99107
8.1...... Conditions to Initial Loans................................................. 99107
IX....... INFORMATION AS TO BORROWERS................................... 103111
9.1...... Lender Calls..................................................................... 104112
9.2...... Reports............................................................................. 104112
9.3...... Environmental Reports.................................................... 104112
9.4...... Litigation.......................................................................... 105113
9.5...... Material Occurrences....................................................... 106114
9.6...... Government Receivables................................................. 106114
9.7...... Annual Financial Statements........................................... 106114
9.8...... Quarterly Financial Statements........................................ 107115
9.9...... Monthly Financial Statements......................................... 107115
9.10.... Other Reports................................................................... 107115
9.11.... Additional Information.................................................... 107115
9.12.... Projected Operating Budget............................................. 108116
9.13.... Variances from Operating Budget................................... 108116
9.14.... [Reserved]........................................................................ 108116
9.15.... ERISA Notices and Requests........................................... 108116
9.16.... Additional Documents..................................................... 109117
9.17.... Updated Information............................................ 109Updates to Certain Schedules................................................................... 117
9.18.... Financial Disclosure............................................................... 118

X........ EVENTS OF DEFAULT............................................................. 109118
10.1.... Nonpayment..................................................................... 109118
10.2.... Breach of Representation................................................. 110118
10.3.... Financial Information....................................................... 110118



10.4.... Noncompliance................................................................ 110118
10.5.... Judgments........................................................................ 110119
10.6.... Bankruptcy....................................................................... 111119
10.7.... UK Loan Party Insolvency. In respect of any UK Loan Party:.......................................................................................... 111119
10.8.... Lien Priority..................................................................... 112120
10.9.... Cross Default................................................................... 112120
10.10.. Termination or Limitation of Guaranty, Guarantor Security Agreement or Pledge Agreement..................................... 112121
10.11.. [Reserved].................................................................................... 112Change of Control............................................................................... 121
10.12.. Invalidity.......................................................................... 113121
10.13.. [Reserved]........................................................................ 113121
10.14.. Pension Plans................................................................... 113121
10.15.. Indictment........................................................................ 113121
XI....... LENDERS’ RIGHTS AND REMEDIES AFTER DEFAULT... 113121
11.1.... Rights and Remedies........................................................ 113121
11.2.... Agent’s Discretion........................................................... 115124
11.3.... Setoff................................................................................ 116124
11.4.... Rights and Remedies not Exclusive................................. 116124
11.5.... Allocation of Payments After Event of Default............... 116124
XII...... WAIVERS AND JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS.......................... 117125
12.1.... Waiver of Notice.............................................................. 117125
12.2.... Delay................................................................................ 117126
12.3.... Jury Waiver...................................................................... 117126
XIII..... EFFECTIVE DATE AND TERMINATION.............................. 117126
13.1.... Term................................................................................. 117126
13.2.... Termination...................................................................... 117126
XIV.... REGARDING AGENT................................................................ 118127
14.1.... Appointment and Authority............................................. 118127
14.2.... Rights as a Lender............................................................ 119128
14.3.... Exculpatory Provisions.................................................... 119128
14.4.... Reliance by Agent............................................................ 121130
14.5.... Delegation of Duties........................................................ 122131
14.6.... Resignation of Agent....................................................... 123132
14.7.... Non-Reliance on Agent and Other Lenders..................... 123132
14.8.... No Other Duties, Etc........................................................ 124133
14.9.... Agent May File Proofs of Claim...................................... 124133
14.10.. Collateral and Guaranty Matters...................................... 124133
14.11.. Withholding Tax.............................................................. 127136
14.12.. No Reliance on Agent’s Customer Identification Program.......................................................................................... 127136
14.13.. Swiss Law Governed Security Documents...................... 128137
14.14.. Recovery of Erroneous Payments.................................... 128137
XV..... BORROWING AGENCY........................................................... 128137
15.1.... Borrowing Agency Provisions......................................... 128137
15.2.... Waiver of Subrogation..................................................... 129138
XVI.... MISCELLANEOUS.................................................................... 129138



16.1.... Governing Law................................................................ 129138
16.2.... Entire Understanding....................................................... 130139
16.3.... Successors and Assigns; Participations; New Lenders.... 131142
16.4.... Application of Payments.................................................. 134144
16.5.... Indemnity......................................................................... 134145
16.6.... Notice............................................................................... 136146
16.7.... Survival............................................................................ 137148
16.8.... Severability...................................................................... 138148
16.9.... Expenses.......................................................................... 138148
16.10.. Injunctive Relief............................................................... 138149
16.11.. Consequential Damages................................................... 138149
16.12.. Captions........................................................................... 139149
16.13.. Counterparts; Electronic Signatures................................ 139149
16.14.. Construction..................................................................... 140150
16.15.. Confidentiality; Sharing Information............................... 140150
16.16.. No Publicity..................................................................... 141152
16.17.. Certifications From Banks and Participants; USA PATRIOT Act.................................................................................... 141152
16.18.. Anti-Terrorism Laws....................................................... 142152
16.19.. Acknowledgment and Consent to Bail-In........................ 142153
XVII... GUARANTY............................................................................... 143153
17.1.... Guaranty........................................................................... 143153
17.2.... Taxes................................................................................ 143154
17.3.... Waivers............................................................................ 143154
17.4.... No Defense....................................................................... 144154
17.5.... Guaranty of Payment....................................................... 144154
17.6.... Liabilities Absolute.......................................................... 144155
17.7.... Waiver of Notice.............................................................. 145156
17.8.... Agent’s Discretion........................................................... 146156
17.9.... Reinstatement................................................................... 146156
17.10.. Limitation on Obligations Guaranteed............................. 147157
17.11.. Financial Condition of Borrower and other Guarantors.. 147158
17.12.. Bankruptcy, Etc................................................................ 148158
17.13.. Original Issue Discount Legend....................................... 148159




LIST OF EXHIBITS AND SCHEDULES
Exhibits
Exhibit 1.2Form of Compliance Certificate
Exhibit 2.1Form of Term Loan Note
Exhibit 2.2Form of Payment Notification
Exhibit 3.2Form of Notice of Borrowing
Exhibit 3.8-1Form of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate
Exhibit 3.8-2Form of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate
Exhibit 3.8-3Form of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate



Exhibit 3.8-4Form of U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate
Exhibit 8.1(d)Form of Financial Condition Certificate
Exhibit 16.3Form of Assignment Agreement


Schedules
Schedule 1.1Commitments
Schedule 4.4Equipment and Inventory Locations; Place of Business, Chief Executive Office, Real Property
Schedule 4.8(j)Deposit and Investment Accounts
Schedule 5.1Consents
Schedule 5.2(a)States of Qualification and Good Standing
Schedule 5.2(b)Subsidiaries
Schedule 5.4Federal Tax Identification Number
Schedule 5.6Prior Names
Schedule 5.7Environmental
Schedule 5.8(b)Litigation
Schedule 5.8(e)Plans
Schedule 5.9Intellectual Property
Schedule 5.10Licenses and Permits
Schedule 5.13Labor Disputes
Schedule 5.18Equity Interests
Schedule 5.19Commercial Tort Claims
Schedule 5.20Letter of Credit Rights
Schedule 5.21Material Contracts
Schedule 7.2Permitted Encumbrances
Schedule 7.3Guarantees
Schedule 7.4Permitted Investments
Schedule 7.8Permitted Indebtedness





TERM LOAN CREDIT AND SECURITY AGREEMENT
Term Loan Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of August 5, 2021, by and among QUANTUM CORPORATION, a Delaware corporation (“Quantum” and together with each Person joined hereto as a borrower from time to time, collectively, the “Borrowers” and each a “Borrower”), 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 BLUE TORCH FINANCE LLC (“Blue Torch”), in its capacity as disbursing agent and collateral agent for the 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.
i.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 Required Lenders or Borrowing Agent so request, Lenders 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 Closing 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 Required Lenders 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), 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 Term Loan or the Revolving 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.
i.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 Third Amendment Effective Date.
Accountants” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 9.7 hereof.
ABRmeansshall mean, for any day, the greatest of (a) the Floor plus one percent (1.00%), (b) the Federal Funds Rate plus one-half of one percent (0.50%) per annum, (c) the Adjusted Term SOFR Rate for a one-month tenor in effect on such day plus one percent (1.00%) and (d) the Prime Rate. Any change in the ABR due to a change in the Prime Rate, the Federal



Funds Rate or Adjusted Term SOFR shall be effective from and including the effective date of such change in the Prime Rate, the Federal Funds Rate or Adjusted Term SOFR, respectively.
ABR Loan” shall mean a Loan which accrues interest by reference to ABR, in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.
ABR Term SOFR Determination Dayhasshall have the meaning specified in the definition of “Term SOFR”.
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.
Activation Notice” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 4.8(h) hereof.
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.
Adjusted Term SOFRmeansshall mean, for purposes of any calculation, the rate per annum equal to (a) Term SOFR for such calculation plus (b) the Term SOFR Adjustment; provided that if Adjusted Term SOFR as so determined shall ever be less than the Floor, then Adjusted Term SOFR shall be deemed to be the Floor.
Advances” shall have the meaning provided for in the Revolving Loan Agreement.
Affected Lender” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 3.9 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 the purposes of Section 7.10, 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 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 mean this Term Loan Credit and Security Agreement, as amended by that certain First Amendment to Term Loan Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of September 30, 2021, that certain Second Amendment to Term Loan Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of March 15, 2022, and that certain Third Amendment to Term Loan Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of April 25, 2022, and as the same may be further amended, modified, supplemented, renewed, restated, refinanced or replaced from time to time.
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, all as amended, modified, supplemented or replaced from time to time, including Executive Order No. 13224, the USA PATRIOT Act, the laws comprising or implementing the



Bank Secrecy Act, and the laws administered by OFAC (as any of the foregoing laws may from time to time be amended, renewed, extended, or replaced).
Applicable ECF Percentage” shall mean, for any fiscal year of Borrowers, (a) 75% if the Total Net Leverage Ratio as of the last day of such fiscal year is greater than or equal to 3.00:1.00, (b) 50% if the Total Net Leverage Ratio as of the last day of such fiscal year is less than 3.00:1.00 and greater than or equal to 2.50:1.00 and (c) 0% if the Total Net Leverage Ratio as of the last day of such fiscal year is less than 2.50:1.00.
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) with respect to the Initial Term Loan, (i) 5.00% per annum with respect to ABR Loans and (bii) 6.00% per annum with respect to SOFR Loans and (b) with respect to the Fourth Amendment Loan, (i) 9.00% per annum with respect to ABR Loans and (ii) 10.00% per annum with respect to SOFR Loans.
Applicable Prepayment Premium” shall mean, as of any date of determination, an amount equal to (a) during the period of time from the Closing Date through the first anniversary of the Closing Date, 2.0% of the principal amount prepaid or accelerated (including, without limitation, automatic acceleration upon an Event of Default under Section 10.6 or operation of law upon the occurrence of a bankruptcy or insolvency event), (b) during the period of time after the first anniversary of the Closing Date through the second anniversary of the Closing Date, 1.0% of the principal amount prepaid or accelerated (including, without limitation, automatic acceleration upon an Event of Default under Section 10.6 or operation of law upon the occurrence of a bankruptcy or insolvency event), and (c) after the second anniversary of the Closing Date, 0%.
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, 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 or Lenders 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.
Assignment Agreement” shall mean a document in the form of Exhibit 16.3 hereto or such other form acceptable to Agent.
Available Tenormeansshall mean, as of any date of determination and with respect to the then-current Benchmark, as applicable, (x) if such Benchmark is a term rate, any tenor for such Benchmark (or component thereof) that is or may be used for determining the length of an interest period pursuant to this Agreement or (y) otherwise, any payment period for interest calculated with reference to such Benchmark (or component thereof) that is or may be used for determining any frequency of making payments of interest calculated with reference to such Benchmark pursuant to this Agreement, in each case, as of such date and not including, for the avoidance of doubt, any tenor for such Benchmark that is then-removed from the definition of “Interest Period” pursuant to Section 3.11(d).



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.
Bail-In Actionmeansshall 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.
Benchmarkmeansshall mean, initially, the Term SOFR Reference Rate; provided that if a Benchmark Transition Event has occurred with respect to the Term SOFR Reference Rate or the then-current Benchmark, then “Benchmark” means the applicable Benchmark Replacement to the extent that such Benchmark Replacement has replaced such prior benchmark rate pursuant to Section 3.11(a).
Benchmark Replacement” shall mean, with respect to any Benchmark Transition Event, the sum of: (a) the alternate benchmark rate that has been selected by the Agent and the Borrower giving due consideration to (i) any selection or recommendation of a replacement benchmark rate or the mechanism for determining such a rate by the Relevant Governmental Body or (ii) any evolving or then-prevailing market convention for determining a benchmark rate as a replacement to the then-current Benchmark for Dollar-denominated syndicated credit facilities at such time and (b) the related Benchmark Replacement Adjustment; provided that, if such Benchmark Replacement as so determined would be less than the Floor, such Benchmark Replacement will be deemed to be the Floor for the purposes of this Agreement and the Other Documents.
Benchmark Replacement Adjustmentmeansshall mean, with respect to any replacement of the then-current Benchmark with an Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement, the spread adjustment, or method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment, (which may be a positive or negative value or zero) that has been selected by the Agent and the Borrowers giving due consideration to (a) any selection or recommendation of a spread adjustment, or method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment, for the replacement of such Benchmark with the applicable Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement by the Relevant Governmental Body or (b) any evolving or then-prevailing market convention for determining a spread adjustment, or method for calculating or determining such spread adjustment, for the replacement of such Benchmark with the applicable Unadjusted Benchmark Replacement for Dollar-denominated syndicated credit facilities at such time.
Benchmark Replacement Datemeansshall mean the earliest to occur of the following events with respect to the then-current Benchmark:
(a) in the case of clause (a) or (b) of the definition of “Benchmark Transition Event,” the later of (i) the date of the public statement or publication of information referenced therein and (ii) the date on which the administrator of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof) permanently or indefinitely ceases to provide all Available Tenors of such Benchmark (or such component thereof); or
(b) in the case of clause (c) of the definition of “Benchmark Transition Event,” the first date on which such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof) has been determined and announced by the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of such Benchmark (or such component thereof) to be non-representative; provided that such non-representativeness will be determined by reference to the most recent statement or publication



referenced in such clause (c) and even if any Available Tenor of such Benchmark (or such component thereof) continues to be provided on such date.
For the avoidance of doubt, the “Benchmark Replacement Date” will be deemed to have occurred in the case of clause (a) or (b) with respect to any Benchmark upon the occurrence of the applicable event or events set forth therein with respect to all then-current Available Tenors of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof).
Benchmark Transition Eventmeansshall mean the occurrence of one or more of the following events with respect to the then-current Benchmark:
(a) a public statement or publication of information by or on behalf of the administrator of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof) announcing that such administrator has ceased or will cease to provide all Available Tenors of such Benchmark (or such component thereof), permanently or indefinitely; provided that, at the time of such statement or publication, there is no successor administrator that will continue to provide any Available Tenor of such Benchmark (or such component thereof);
(b) a public statement or publication of information by the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof), the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, an insolvency official with jurisdiction over the administrator for such Benchmark (or such component), a resolution authority with jurisdiction over the administrator for such Benchmark (or such component) or a court or an entity with similar insolvency or resolution authority over the administrator for such Benchmark (or such component), which states that the administrator of such Benchmark (or such component) has ceased or will cease to provide all Available Tenors of such Benchmark (or such component thereof) permanently or indefinitely; provided that, at the time of such statement or publication, there is no successor administrator that will continue to provide any Available Tenor of such Benchmark (or such component thereof); or
(c) a public statement or publication of information by the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof) announcing that all Available Tenors of such Benchmark (or such component thereof) are not, or as of a specified future date will not be, representative.
For the avoidance of doubt, a “Benchmark Transition Event” will be deemed to have occurred with respect to any Benchmark if a public statement or publication of information set forth above has occurred with respect to each then-current Available Tenor of such Benchmark (or the published component used in the calculation thereof).
Benchmark Transition Start Datemeansshall mean, in the case of a Benchmark Transition Event, the earlier of (a) the applicable Benchmark Replacement Date and (b) if such Benchmark Transition Event is a public statement or publication of information of a prospective event, the 90th day prior to the expected date of such event as of such public statement or publication of information (or if the expected date of such prospective event is fewer than 90 days after such statement or publication, the date of such statement or publication.
Benchmark Unavailability Periodmeansshall mean, the period (if any) (a) beginning at the time that a Benchmark Replacement Date has occurred if, at such time, no Benchmark Replacement has replaced the then-current Benchmark for all purposes hereunder and under any Other Document in accordance with Section 3.11 and (b) ending at the time that a Benchmark Replacement has replaced the then-current Benchmark for all purposes hereunder and under any Other Document in accordance with Section 3.11.
Beneficial Ownership Certification” shall mean a certificate regarding beneficial ownership as required by the Beneficial Ownership Regulation.
Beneficial Ownership Regulation” shall mean 31 C.R.R. § 1010.230.



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.
Borrower Account” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.2(b) hereof.
Borrowing Agent” shall mean Quantum.
Borrowing Base Certificate” shall have the meaning provided for in the Revolving Loan Agreement.
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 New York, New York.
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.
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 any 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 Policy” shall mean that certain Domestic Investment Policy of Quantum, as approved by its board of directors and as in effect on the ThirdFourth Amendment Effective Date.
Cash Management Products and Services” shall mean agreements or other arrangements entered into by a Loan Party in the Ordinary Course of Business for the following products or services: (a) credit cards; (b) credit card processing services; (c) debit cards and stored value cards; (d) commercial cards; (e) ACH transactions; or (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.
CERCLA” shall mean the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as amended, 42 U.S.C. §§9601 et seq.
Change in Law” shall mean the occurrence, after the ThirdFourth 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.
Closing Date” shall mean the date of this Agreement.
Closing Date Lenders” shall mean the Lenders set forth on Schedule 1.1 hereto.
Closing Date Projections” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5.5(b) hereof.
“Closing Date Transactions” shall have the meaning set forth in the definition of “Transactions”.

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, as applicable, all (i) reissues, reexaminations, continuations, continuations-in-part, divisionals, renewals, reversions and extensions of the foregoing, (ii) 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 proceeds thereof (including, without limitation, any 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 Grantor, 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 Grantor, 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.
Commitment” shall mean, as to any Lender, such Lender’s commitment to make a portion of the Term Loan under this Agreement. The initial amount of each Lender’s commitment to make the Term Loan is set forth in Schedule 1.1 hereto.
Compliance Certificate” shall mean a compliance certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit 1.2 hereto to be signed by the Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer or Controller of Borrowing Agent.
Conforming Changesmeansshall mean, with respect to either the use or administration of Term SOFR or the use, administration, adoption or implementation of any Benchmark Replacement, any technical, administrative or operational changes (including changes to the definition of “ABR,” the definition of “Business Day,” the definition of “U.S. Government Securities Business Day,” the definition of “Interest Period” or any similar or analogous definition (or the addition of a concept of “interest period”), timing and frequency of determining rates and making payments of interest, timing of borrowing requests or prepayment, conversion or continuation notices, the applicability and length of lookback periods, the applicability of Section 3.2(c) and other technical, administrative or operational matters) that the Agent decides may be appropriate to reflect the adoption and implementation of any such rate or to permit the use and administration thereof by the Agent in a manner substantially consistent with market practice (or, if the Agent decides that adoption of any portion of such market practice is not administratively feasible or if the Agent determines that no market practice for the administration of any such rate exists, in such other manner of administration as the 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 Revolving Loan Documents, including any Consents required under all applicable federal, state or other Applicable Law.
Control Agreement” shall mean a control agreement, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent and the Required Lenders, executed and delivered by a Loan Party, Agent, Revolving Loan 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, (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.
COVID-19 Debt” shall mean any Indebtedness incurred under the Paycheck Protection Program or any similar program provided by a U.S. Governmental Body as part of a stimulus package associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Currency Exchange Ratemeansshall mean, with respect to a currency, the rate determined by Agent as the spot rate for the purchase of such currency with another currency.
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.
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.
Depository Accounts” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 4.8(h) 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.
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) (A) incurred (a) at any time prior to, on, or within the six (6) month period following the Closing Date in connection with the transactions contemplated by



this Agreement and the Revolving Loan Agreement (in each case, including any amendments thereto and any refinancing of the Revolving Loan Agreement) and the repayment of the Indebtedness under the Existing Loan Documents up to an aggregate amount for all such costs, expenses and fees incurred under this clause (c)(vii)(aA) not to exceed $20,000,000 or, (bB) incurred in connection with any Permitted Acquisition or other Permitted Investment consummated prior to the Closing Date; provided, that, such costs, expenses and fees added back pursuant to this clause (c)(vii)(bB) 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)(bB) and clause (c)(xi)(A)), or (C) incurred at any time prior to, on, or within the six (6) month period following the Fourth Amendment Effective Date in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, any amendments hereto (including the Fourth Amendment), the Revolving Loan Agreement (including any amendments thereto) and the Tenth Amendment to Revolving Loan Agreement,
(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 Closing 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)(bB) above (prior to giving effect to clause (c)(xi)(A) and clause (c)(vii)(bB)),
(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 Closing Date, the Fourth Amendment Warrants, 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 Existing Loan Documents.
Notwithstanding the foregoing or any other provisions of this Agreement to the contrary, (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 the Required Lenders), and (y) to the extent that any portion of the COVID-19 Debt 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.
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.
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.
Event of Default” shall have the meaning set forth in Article X hereof.
Excess Cash Flow” shall mean, for any Person for any period of determination, the result of, without duplication:
(a) EBITDA of such Person for such period, plus
(b) the sum of the following:
(i) the cash portion of extraordinary, unusual, or non-recurring revenue, income and gains received by such Person during such period,
(ii) the cash portion of interest income received by such Person during such period, and
(iii) cash exchange, translation or performance gains relating to any Interest Rate Hedge or Foreign Currency Hedge received by such Person during such period, minus
(c) the sum of the following:
(i) the cash portion of extraordinary, unusual, or non-recurring costs, expenses, and losses of such Person during such period,
(ii) the cash portion of all Interest Expense paid by such Person during such period,
(iii) the cash portion of all taxes paid by such Person during such period,
(iv) to the extent added back to net income in the calculation of EBITDA during such period, the cash portion of the reasonable costs, expenses, and fees incurred in connection with (A) the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and the Revolving Loan Agreement and the repayment of the Indebtedness under the Existing Loan Documents and any amendment to the Revolving Loan Documents or refinancing of the Indebtedness under the Revolving Loan Agreement at any time prior to, on, or within six (6) months after the Closing Date which is paid by such Person during such period, and (B) the Fourth Amendment Transactions at any time prior to, on, or within the six (6) month period following the Fourth Amendment Effective Date which is paid by such Person during such period,
(v) to the extent added back to net income in the calculation of EBITDA during such period, the cash portion of severance, facility closure costs and other restructuring charges, costs or reserves incurred prior to the Maturity Date which is paid by such Person during such period,
(vi) to the extent added back to net income in the calculation of EBITDA during such period, the cash portion of out-of-pocket costs, fees, charges or expenses paid by Quantum or any of its Subsidiaries during such Period to any Person for services performed by such Person in connection with a Permitted Acquisition or other Permitted Investment consummated after the Closing Date to the extent incurred on or within 180 days prior to the consummation of such Permitted Acquisition or other Permitted Investment,
(vii) the cash portion of all Unfunded Capital Expenditures (net of any proceeds of related financings with respect to such Capital Expenditures) made by such Person during such period,
(viii) the cash portion of all regularly scheduled principal payments made by such Person during such period in respect of the Term Loan and any other Permitted Indebtedness for borrowed money (other than revolving Indebtedness) and, to the extent



accompanied with a permanent reduction of the applicable underlying commitment, the cash portion of all principal payments made by such Person during such period in respect of any revolving Permitted Indebtedness,
(ix) the cash portion of all regularly scheduled principal payments in respect of Capitalized Lease Obligations made by such Person during such period,
(x) the cash portion of all fees, expenses, commissions and charges paid by such Person during such period under or in connection with this Agreement, any of the Other Documents or any of the Revolving Loan Documents,
(xi) without duplication of amounts deducted from Excess Cash Flow in other periods, the aggregate consideration (1) paid in cash relating to acquisitions that constitute Permitted Investments (including Permitted Acquisitions) during the applicable period, or (2) required to be paid in cash by such Person pursuant to binding contracts with third parties that are not Affiliates (the “Contract Consideration”) entered into prior to or during such period relating to acquisitions that constitute Permitted Investments (including Permitted Acquisitions) or Capital Expenditures, in each case, to the extent expected to be consummated or made during the period of four consecutive fiscal quarters of the Borrower following the end of such period; provided that, to the extent the aggregate amount of cash constituting (a) internally generated cash flow or (b) the proceeds of Equity Interests issued by the Borrower or an Advance, in each case, actually utilized to finance such Permitted Investments or Capital Expenditures during such period of four consecutive fiscal quarters is less than the Contract Consideration, the amount of such shortfall shall be added to the calculation of Excess Cash Flow at the end of such period of four consecutive fiscal quarters,
(xii) cash exchange, translation, or performance losses relating to any Interest Rate Hedge, Foreign Currency Hedge or foreign currency transaction incurred by such Person during such period,
(xiii) amounts paid in cash during such period on account of (A) items that were accounted for as non-cash reductions of net income or EBITDA and (B) reserves or amounts established in purchase accounting,
(xiv) the aggregate amount of expenditures actually made by such Person and its Subsidiaries in cash to the extent that such expenditures are not expensed or deducted in calculating net income, and
(xv) the increase, if any, in the Net Working Capital from the beginning to the end of such Fiscal Year (which for the avoidance of doubt has the effect of decreasing Excess Cash Flow).
Excess Cash Flow Due Date” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.3(e) 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 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 Required Lenders determine in their reasonable 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 3.8(a) hereof, (d) Taxes attributable to such Recipient’s failure to comply with Section 3.8(e) hereof, or (e) any Taxes imposed under FATCA.
Existing Agent” shall mean U.S. Bank National Association, in its capacity as agent under the Existing Loan Documents.
Existing Credit Agreement” shall mean the Term Loan Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of December 17, 2018, as heretofore amended, modified and supplemented, by and among Quantum, Existing Agent and Existing Lenders.
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/or delivered in connection therewith or related thereto.
“Existing Warrants” shall mean 10,510,616 warrants issued by Quantum to the Existing Lenders and/or their Affiliates prior to the Closing Date to purchase Equity Interests of Quantum at the agreed purchase price.

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.
FATCA” shall mean Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Code, as of the ThirdFourth 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 Ratemeansshall mean, for any day, the greater of (a) the rate calculated by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York based on such day’s Federal funds transactions by depositary institutions (as determined in such manner as the Federal Reserve Bank of New York shall set forth on its public website from time to time) and published on the next succeeding Business Day by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York as the Federal funds effective rate and (b) 0%.
Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Website” shall mean the website of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York at http://www.newyorkfed.org, or any successor source.
Fee Letter” shall mean (a) that certain fee proposal letter provided by Agent and executed by the Borrowers on the Closing Date, as it may be amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified., and (b) that certain Fourth Amendment Term Loan Fee Letter dated the Fourth Amendment Effective Date between Quantum and Agent, as it may be amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified (the “Fourth Amendment Term Loan Fee Letter”).



First Amendment” shall mean the First Amendment to Term Loan Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of the First Amendment Effective Date, by and among Agent, the Lenders party thereto, and the Loan Parties.
First Amendment Effective Date” shall mean September 30, 2021.
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.
Floor” means a rate of interest equal to 0.75%.
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 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.
“Fourth Amendment” shall mean the Fourth Amendment to Term Loan Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of the Fourth Amendment Effective Date, by and among Agent, the Lenders party thereto, and the Loan Parties.

“Fourth Amendment Commitment” shall mean, as to any Lender, such Lender’s commitment, if any, to make a Fourth Amendment Loan under this Agreement in a principal amount not to exceed the amount set forth under the heading “Fourth Amendment Commitment” opposite such Lender’s name on Schedule 1.1. hereto. The aggregate principal amount of the Fourth Amendment Commitments on the Fourth Amendment Effective Date is $15,000,000.

“Fourth Amendment Effective Date” shall mean June 1, 2023.

“Fourth Amendment Lender” shall mean any Lender that holds a Fourth Amendment Loan.

“Fourth Amendment Loan” shall mean the term loans made by the Lenders on the Fourth Amendment Effective Date pursuant to Section 2.1(a)(ii).

“Fourth Amendment Transactions” shall have the meaning set forth in the definition of “Transactions”.

“Fourth Amendment Warrants” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5(u) of the Fourth Amendment.

Funded Debt” shall mean, with respect to any Person, without duplication, (a) all Indebtedness 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 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) 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) Capitalized Lease Obligations and Permitted



Purchase Money Indebtedness, (f) current maturities of long-term debt, revolving credit and short term debt extendible beyond one year at the option of the debtor, (g) in the case of the Loan Parties, the Obligations 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 Revolving Loan Indebtedness, the amount of Funded Debt shall be equal to the quotient of (x) the sum of the outstanding Advances 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, 2021and (ii) for purposes of determining compliance with Section 6.5(c) hereof, Funded Debt shall exclude any COVID-19 Debtthe Fourth Amendment 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 and the Required Lenders.
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 and the Required Lenders, 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.
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 ThirdFourth 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 ThirdFourth 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, and (6) Quantum India Development Center Private Ltd. and (7) Quantum Government 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 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), Other Taxes.
“Initial Term Loan” shall mean the term loans made by the Lenders on the Closing Date pursuant to Section 2.1(a)(i).




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, 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.
Intellectual Property Security Agreement” shall mean that certain Intellectual Property Security Agreement, executed by the Loan Parties party thereto in favor of the Agent, and dated as of the Closing Date.
Intercreditor Agreement” shall mean that certain Amended and Restated Intercreditor Agreement, dated as of September 30, 2021, between Agent and Revolving 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, as to any Loan, (i) initially, the period commencing on the Closing Date and ending on the last Business Day of the immediately succeeding calendar quarter; and (ii) thereafter, the period commencing on the date such Loan is borrowed or continued as, or converted into, a SOFR Loan and ending on the date three (3) months thereafter; provided, that: (a) if any Interest Period would otherwise end on a day that is not a Business Day, such Interest Period shall be extended to the following Business Day unless the result of such extension would be to carry such Interest Period into another calendar month, in which event such Interest Period shall end on the preceding Business Day; (b) with respect to an Interest Period that begins on the last Business Day of a calendar month (or on a day for which there is no numerically corresponding day in the calendar month at the end of such Interest Period), the Interest Period shall end on the last Business Day of the calendar month at the end of such Interest Period, as applicable, and (c) the initial Interest Period with respect to the Fourth Amendment Loan shall commence on the Fourth Amendment Effective Date and end on



September 30, 2023, and (d) the Borrowing Agent shall not elect an Interest Period which will end after the Maturity Date.
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.
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.
ISDA Definitions shall mean the 2006 ISDA Definitions published by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. or any successor thereto, as amended or supplemented from time to time, or any successor definitional booklet for interest rate derivatives published from time to time.
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 Secured Parties as security for the Obligations, “Lenders” shall include any Affiliate of a Lender to which such Obligation is owed.
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.
Lien” shall mean any mortgage, deed of trust, pledge, hypothecation, assignment, security interest, lien (whether statutory or otherwise), encumbrance, or 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 Revolving 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 and the Required Lenders.
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.
Loans” shall mean the Term Loan.
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.
LTO Subsidiary” shall mean Quantum LTO Holdings, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and wholly-owned Subsidiary of Quantum.
Management Stockholdersmeansshall mean the members of management of Quantum or any of its Subsidiaries who are investors in Quantum.

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 Propertymeansshall 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 the earlier of (i) the fifth anniversary of the Closing Date and (ii) the date on which all Loans shall become due and payable in full hereunder, whether by acceleration or otherwise; provided that, if any such day is not a Business Day, the Maturity Date shall be the Business Day immediately succeeding such day.
Modified Assignment Agreement” 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.
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 of clauses (i), (ii), and (iii) 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 of clauses (i) and (ii) 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 of clauses (i), (ii) and (iii) 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.
Notes” shall mean collectively the Term Loan Notes.
Notice of Borrowing” shall mean a written notification substantially in the form of Exhibit 3.2.
Obligations” shall mean all obligations, liabilities and indebtedness (monetary (including post-petition interest, fees and other charges whether or not allowed or allowable) or otherwise) of each Loan Party under this Agreement or any Other Document owing to any Secured Party, in each case howsoever created, arising or evidenced, whether direct or indirect, absolute or contingent, now or hereafter existing, or due or to become due.
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.



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, the Intercreditor Agreement, the Swiss Pledge Agreement, the UK Security Agreements, the VCOC Lenders Rights Agreement, the Perfection Certificate and any and all other agreements, instruments and documents, including any subordination agreements, guaranties, pledges, powers of attorney, consents, 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).
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 Loans, commitments or other interests hereunder 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.
Payment Accountmeansshall mean the account specified on the signature pages hereof into which all payments by or on behalf of Borrowers to Agent under this Agreement and the Other Documents shall be made, or such other account as Agent shall from time to time specify by notice to Borrowing Agent.
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 Notification” shall mean a written notification substantially in the form of Exhibit 2.2.
Payment in Full” or “Paid in Full” shall mean (a) the final payment or repayment in full, in cash, in immediately available funds of all of the Obligations, including without limitation all Prepayment Premiums, 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 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), (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 the Required Lenders reasonably determine 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.
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.
"Perfection Certificate" means” shall mean (a) the Perfection Certificate, dated as of the Closing Date, by the Loan Parties party thereto, providing information with respect to the property of each Loan Party party thereto and (b) each Perfection Certificate or supplement thereto delivered thereafter, including the Perfection Certificate delivered on the Fourth Amendment Effective Date.
Periodic Term SOFR Determination Dayhasshall have the meaning specified in the definition of “Term SOFR”.
Permitted Acquisition” shall mean an 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 and Lenders 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 Lenders 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 Lenders 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 Required Lenders 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 determined by Borrowing Agent) 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 7.11 if it were a newly formed Subsidiary; provided, that, the foregoing requirement shall not apply to any Target acquired using the non-guarantor cap set forth in clause (n) below;
(i) Borrowing Agent shall have delivered to Lenders 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) [reserved], (2) 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 (3) 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 (2) 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 Lenders a quality of earnings report performed by a third party firm reasonably acceptable to Required Lenders;
(k) 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 have been (or were required to be) delivered pursuant to Section 9.8 hereof;
(l) 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;
(m) on the date of any such acquisition and after giving pro forma effect thereto, each of the Payment Conditions shall have been satisfied;



(n) 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 all such acquisitions, together with any Permitted Investments entered into pursuant to clause (r) of such definition, of (x) Targets that are not organized or incorporated in the United States, any State or territory thereof or the District of Columbia or (y) assets located outside of the United States, shall not exceed $10,000,000 in the aggregate during the Term; and
(o) 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 $7,500,000, not later than five (5) Business Days prior to the anticipated closing date of the proposed acquisition, Borrowing Agent has provided Lenders 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 Lenders 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.
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 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, and (v) in any such Disposition, at least 75% of the purchase price is paid to such Loan Party or Subsidiary in cash;
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 who 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 Required Lenders.
Permitted Encumbrances” shall mean:
(a) Liens in favor of Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, to secure the Obligations;
(b) Liens created under the Revolving Loan Documents to secure the Revolving 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 hereof; provided that such Liens shall secure only the Indebtedness or other obligations which they secure on the Closing 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 Closing 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 (o) 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 Closing 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 the Required Lenders; 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, and (ii) the aggregate outstanding principal amount of such Indebtedness shall not exceed $10,000,000 at any time;
(i) Indebtedness incurred in the Ordinary Course of Business under performance, surety, bid, statutory, or appeal bonds;
(j) 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;
(k) 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;
(l) 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 the Required Lenders; and (iii) the aggregate outstanding principal amount of such Indebtedness shall not exceed $1,500,000 at any time;
(m) Indebtedness constituting Permitted Investments;
(n) unsecured Indebtedness incurred in respect of netting services, automatic clearinghouse arrangements, overdraft protections, employee credit card programs and other cash management and similar arrangements in the ordinary course of business;
(o) 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;
(p) Indebtedness of any Loan Party or its Subsidiaries in respect of Permitted Intercompany Advances;
(q) 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;
(r) 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 (q) 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;
(s) 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 (r) 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



(t) the Revolving Loan Indebtedness (and any refinancing in respect of such Revolving Loan Indebtedness that is incurred in accordance with 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 Closing 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 Closing Date and set forth on Schedule 7.4 hereto;
(f) guarantees permitted under Section 7.3 hereof;
(g) Permitted Intercompany Advances, so long as, (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 the Required Lenders 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 in an aggregate amount not to exceed $10,000,000 outstanding at any time; provided that (i) 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 (ii) on the date any Investment is made which would cause the aggregate amount of all Investments outstanding under this clause (r) to exceed the greater of $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, Liquidity shall be equal to or greater than $15,000,000 and Average Liquidity for the thirty (30) days immediately preceding such date shall not be 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 Purchase Money Indebtedness” shall mean, as of any date of determination, Indebtedness (other than the Obligations, but including Capitalized Lease Obligations) incurred after the Closing 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 Required Lenders.
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).
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 Collateral Pledge Agreement, dated as of the Closing Date, executed and delivered by the Loan Parties 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 mean PNC Bank, National Association.
PNC Qualified Cash” shall mean all cash and Cash Equivalents of the Borrowers which is maintained in a Blocked Account or a Depository Account with the Revolving Loan Agent and is subject to a Control Agreement.
Prepayment Premium” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.1(d) hereof.
Prime Rate” shall mean the rate of interest per annum last quoted by The Wall Street Journal as the “Prime Rate” in the U.S. or, if The Wall Street Journal ceases to quote such rate, the highest per annum interest rate published by the Federal Reserve Board in Federal Reserve Statistical Release H.15 (519) (Selected Interest Rates) as the “bank prime loan” rate or, if such rate is no longer quoted therein, any similar rate quoted therein (as determined by the Agent) or any similar release by the Federal Reserve Board (as determined by the Agent). Any change in the Prime Rate shall take effect at the opening of business on the day such change is publicly announced or quoted as being effective.
Pro Forma Balance Sheet” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5.5(a) hereof.
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 set forth 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.



PSC Register” shall mean, a PSC register within the meaning of section 790C(10) of the UK Companies Act 2006.
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) so long as Quantum is in compliance with Section 6.15(b) hereof, all cash and Cash Equivalents of Quantum which is maintained (i) in a Blocked Account at a Specified Domestic Blocked Account Bank or (ii) in a Depository Account that is subject to a Control Agreement;
(b) all cash and Cash Equivalents of Quantum in an amount not to exceed $5,000,000 which is maintained in the Swiss Blocked Accounts; and
(c) all PNC Qualified Cash;
provided, that, prior to the post-closing deadline for delivering Control Agreements set forth in Section 6.15(b), Qualified Cash shall include consolidated unrestricted Cash and Cash Equivalents of the Borrowers and its Subsidiaries held in Depositary Accounts in the United States; provided, that, the amount of Qualified Cash shall not exceed $25,000,000 at any time.
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 Board” shall have the meaning set forth in the Section 6.16 hereof.
Quantum International” shall mean Quantum International, Inc., a Delaware corporation.
Quantum Government” shall mean Quantum Government, 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 on or after the Closing Date, 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) any Participant, or (d) 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 2.2(c) hereof.
Regulation T” shall mean Regulation T of the Board of Governors as in effect from time to time.
Regulation U” shall mean Regulation U of the Board of Governors as in effect from time to time.
Regulation X” shall mean Regulation X of the Board of Governors as in effect from time to time.
Release” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5.7(c)(i) hereof.
Relevant Governmental Bodymeansshall mean the Federal Reserve Board or the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, or a committee officially endorsed or convened by the Federal Reserve Board or the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, or any successor thereto.
"Replacement Rate" has” shall have the meaning specified therefor in Section 3.6(b).
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, subject to Section 16.2(d), Lenders holding at least fifty-one percent (51%) of the sum of the outstanding principal balance of the Loans; provided that, so long as any Closing Date Lender and/or any of its Affiliates (other than Fourth Amendment Lenders) holds at least 50% of the Loans held by it on the Closing Date, “Required Lenders” shall include such Closing Date Lender and/or such Affiliate.
Rescindable Amount” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.2(e).
Reserve Percentage” shall mean, on any day, for any Lender, the maximum percentage prescribed by the Board of Governors for determining the reserve requirements (including any basic, supplemental, marginal, or emergency reserves) that are in effect on such date with respect to eurocurrency funding (currently referred to as “eurocurrency liabilities”) of that Lender, but so



long as such Lender is not required or directed under applicable regulations to maintain such reserves, the Reserve Percentage shall be zero.
Resignation Effective Date” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 14.6(a).
Resolution Authoritymeansshall mean any 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 Loan Agent” shall mean the “Agent” as defined in the Revolving Loan Agreement.
Revolving Loan Agreement” shall mean the 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, by and among Revolving Loan Agent, the Revolving Loan Lenders and the Loan Parties, as the same may be further amended, restated or otherwise modified from time to time to the extent not prohibited by the Intercreditor Agreement.
Revolving Loan Documents” shall mean, collectively, the following (as the same may be amended, restated, refinanced or otherwise modified from time to time to the extent not prohibited by the Intercreditor Agreement): (a) the Revolving 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.
Revolving Loan Indebtedness” shall mean “Obligations” (or any such similar term) (as defined in the Revolving Loan Agreement) of the Loan Parties owing to Revolving Loan Agent, Revolving Loan Lenders and the other Secured Parties (as defined in the Revolving Loan Agreement) under the Revolving Loan Documents.



Revolving Loan Lenders” shall mean the financial institutions from time to time party to the Revolving Loan Agreement as lenders.
S&P” shall mean S&P Global Ratings, or any successor.
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 date of this Agreement, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, and the Crimea region of Ukraine).
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.
Scheduled Term Loan Installment Payments” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.1(b) hereof.

SEC” shall mean the Securities and Exchange Commission or any successor thereto.
Second Amendment” shall mean the Second Amendment to Term Loan Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of the Second Amendment Effective Date, by and among Agent, the Lenders party thereto, and the Loan Parties.
Second Amendment Effective Date” shall mean March 15, 2022.
Secured Parties” shall mean, collectively, Agent and the Lenders 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.
SOFRmeansshall mean a rate equal to the secured overnight financing rate as administered by the SOFR Administrator.
SOFR Administratormeansshall mean the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (or a successor administrator of the secured overnight financing rate).
SOFR Loanmeansshall mean a Loan that bears interest at a rate based on Adjusted Term SOFR, other than pursuant to clause (c) of the definition of “ABR”.
Specified Domestic Blocked Account Bank” shall mean, collectively, the following (together with their respective successors and assigns): (a) PNC and (b) any other depository bank as may be reasonably acceptable to Required Lenders.
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 any individual acquisition shall not exceed $2,500,000 and for all such acquisitions shall not exceed $5,000,000 in the aggregate;
(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; and
(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.
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 Boxmeansshall mean Square Box Systems Limited, a company incorporated in England and Wales (registered number 03819556).
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 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)).



Swiss Blocked Accounts” shall mean the Blocked Accounts of Quantum maintained at Specified Swiss Blocked Account Bank.
Swiss Pledge Agreement” shall mean a Bank Account Pledge Agreement to be entered into on or after the Closing Date by and between Quantum and Agent with respect to the Swiss Blocked Accounts, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent and Required Lenders.
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.
Term” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 13.1 hereof.
Term Loan” shall mean the term loans made by the Lenders on the Closing Date pursuant to Section 2.1(a)(i)(a) the Initial Term Loan and (b) the Fourth Amendment Loan.
Term Loan Note” shall mean a Term Loan Credit Note substantially in the form of Exhibit 2.1.
Term Priority Collateral” shall have the meaning given to such term in the Intercreditor Agreement.
Term SOFR” shall mean,
(a) for any calculation with respect to a SOFR Loan, the Term SOFR Reference Rate for a tenor comparable to the applicable Interest Period on the day (such day, the “Periodic Term SOFR Determination Day”) that is two (2) U.S. Government Securities Business Days prior to the first day of such Interest Period, as such rate is published by the Term SOFR Administrator; provided, however, that if as of 5:00 p.m. (New York City time) on any Periodic Term SOFR Determination Day the Term SOFR Reference Rate for the applicable tenor has not been published by the Term SOFR Administrator and a Benchmark Replacement Date with respect to the Term SOFR Reference Rate has not occurred, then Term SOFR will be the Term SOFR Reference Rate for such tenor as published by the Term SOFR Administrator on the first preceding U.S. Government Securities Business Day for which such Term SOFR Reference Rate for such tenor was published by the Term SOFR Administrator so long as such first preceding U.S. Government Securities Business Day is not more than three (3) U.S. Government Securities Business Days prior to such Periodic Term SOFR Determination Day, and
(b) for any calculation with respect to an ABR Loan on any day, the Term SOFR Reference Rate for a tenor of one month on the day (such day, the “ABR Term SOFR Determination Day”) that is two (2) U.S. Government Securities Business Days prior to such day, as such rate is published by the Term SOFR Administrator; provided, however, that if as of 5:00 p.m. (New York City time) on any ABR Term SOFR Determination Day the Term SOFR Reference Rate for the applicable tenor has not been published by the Term SOFR Administrator and a Benchmark Replacement Date with respect to the Term SOFR Reference Rate has not occurred, then Term SOFR will be the Term SOFR Reference Rate for such tenor as published by the Term SOFR Administrator on the first preceding U.S. Government Securities Business Day for which such Term SOFR Reference Rate for such tenor was published by the Term SOFR Administrator so long as such first preceding U.S. Government Securities Business Day is not more than three (3) U.S. Government Securities Business Days prior to such ABR Term SOFR Determination Day.
Term SOFR Adjustmentmeansshall mean, for any calculation with respect to an ABR Loan or a SOFR Loan, a percentage per annum as set forth below for the applicable Interest Period (or interest period in the case of determining the calculation for an ABR Loan) therefor:
(a) if 1 month: 0.11448%; and
(b) if 3 months: 0.26161%.



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 Reference Rate” shall mean the forward-looking term rate based on SOFR.
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.
Third Amendment” shall mean the Third Amendment to Term Loan Credit and Security Agreement, dated as of the Third Amendment Effective Date, by and among Agent, the Lenders party thereto, and the Loan Parties.
Third Amendment Effective Date” shall mean April 25, 2022.
Total Net Leverage Ratio” shall mean, for any Person on any date of determination, the ratio of (a) 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 (a) as applicable to the Closing Date, the transactions under or contemplated by this Agreement, the Other Documents and the Revolving Loan Documents to occur on the Closing Date. (the “Closing Date Transactions”) and (b) as applicable to the Fourth Amendment Effective Date, the transactions under or contemplated by this Agreement, the Fourth Amendment, the Other Documents executed and delivered in connection therewith and with the Revolving Loan Documents to occur on the Fourth Amendment Effective Date (the “Fourth Amendment Transactions”).
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 Legislationmeansshall 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 Companies Act 2006” shall mean, the Companies Act 2006 as in force in England and Wales from time to time.
UK Debenture” shall mean, an 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:
(i) 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); or
(ii) suspends or threatens to suspend making payments on any of its debts; or
(iii) 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
(iv) 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, any 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.
Unadjusted Benchmark Replacementmeansshall mean the applicable Benchmark Replacement excluding the related Benchmark Replacement Adjustment.
Undrawn Availability” shall have the meaning provided for in the Revolving Loan Agreement (as in effect on the date hereof).
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 an Advance.
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.
U.S. Government Securities Business Daymeansshall mean any day except for (a) a Saturday, (b) a Sunday or (c) 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.
VCOC Lenders Rights Agreement” shall mean the VCOC letter, dated as of the Closing Date, between Borrowing Agent and the Agent, as amended, amended and restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.
Warrants” shall mean 10,510,616 warrants issued by Quantum to the Existing Lenders and/or their Affiliates prior to the Closing Date to purchase Equity Interests of Quantum at the agreed purchase priceWarrants and the Fourth Amendment Warrants.
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.
i.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.
i.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 Revolving Loan Agreement or any of the other Revolving Loan Documents shall mean the Revolving Loan Agreement or such other Revolving Loan Documents as in effect on the ThirdFourth 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 (or such higher percentage of Lenders as may be required by Section 16.2). 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.
i.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 a different jurisdiction’s laws): (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.
i.Rates

. The Agent does not warrant or accept responsibility for, and shall not have any liability with respect to (a) the continuation of, administration of, submission of, calculation of or any other matter related to ABR, the Term SOFR Reference Rate, Adjusted Term SOFR or Term SOFR, or any component definition thereof or rates referred to in the definition thereof, or any alternative,



successor or replacement rate thereto (including any Benchmark Replacement), including whether the composition or characteristics of any such alternative, successor or replacement rate (including any Benchmark Replacement) will be similar to, or produce the same value or economic equivalence of, or have the same volume or liquidity as, ABR, the Term SOFR Reference Rate, Adjusted Term SOFR, Term SOFR or any other Benchmark prior to its discontinuance or unavailability, or (b) the effect, implementation or composition of any Conforming Changes. The Agent and its affiliates or other related entities may engage in transactions that affect the calculation of ABR, the Term SOFR Reference Rate, Term SOFR, Adjusted Term SOFR, any alternative, successor or replacement rate (including any Benchmark Replacement) or any relevant adjustments thereto, in each case, in a manner adverse to the Borrowers. The Agent may select information sources or services in its reasonable discretion to ascertain ABR, the Term SOFR Reference Rate, Term SOFR, Adjusted Term SOFR or any other Benchmark, in each case pursuant to the terms of this Agreement, and shall have no liability to the Borrowers, any Lender or any other person or entity for damages of any kind, including direct or indirect, special, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, costs, losses or expenses (whether in tort, contract or otherwise and whether at law or in equity), for any error or calculation of any such rate (or component thereof) provided by any such information source or service.
I.LOANS, PAYMENTS.
i.Term Loan.
1.Term Loan Amounts.
a.Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, each Lender shall make to Quantumparty to this Agreement prior to the Fourth Amendment Effective Date made a term loan to Quantum on the Closing Date (or acquired its term loan via assignment following the Closing Date) in an original principal amount equal to such Lender’s Commitment with respect to the Closing Date as set forth on Schedule 1.1 hereto. The Commitments of the Lenders to make the Initial Term Loan on the Closing Date will expireexpired concurrently with the making of the Initial Term Loan on the Closing Date. The Borrowers hereby acknowledge, confirm and agree that $100,000,000 of the aggregate Commitments of the Lenders were advanced on the Closing Date, and $74,666,681.06 of the aggregate principal amount of the Initial Term Loan remains outstanding on the Fourth Amendment Effective Date.
(ii) [Reserved].

a.On the terms and subject to the conditions set forth herein, each Lender with a Fourth Amendment Commitment hereby agrees to make to Quantum a term loan on the Fourth Amendment Effective Date in an original principal amount equal to (A) such Lender’s Fourth Amendment Commitment as set forth on Schedule 1.1 hereto less (B) the discount applicable to such Lender with respect to the Fourth Amendment Effective Date as set forth on Schedule 1.1 hereto. Moreover, the Borrowers and the Lenders agree and acknowledge that each Fourth Amendment Loan and the associated Fourth Amendment Warrant comprise an “investment unit” within the meaning of Treasury Regulations Section



1.1273-2(h), and that the fair market value of each Fourth Amendment Warrant is specified on Schedule 1.1 hereto. The sum of the discount specified in the foregoing clause (B) and the fair market value of the Fourth Amendment Warrants will be treated as original issue discount on the Fourth Amendment Loan for U.S. federal income tax purposes and will reduce the issue price of the Fourth Amendment Loan. Each Lender’s obligation to fund the Fourth Amendment Loan on the Fourth Amendment Effective Date shall be limited to such Lender’s Fourth Amendment Commitment, and no Lender shall have any obligation to fund any portion of the Fourth Amendment Loan required to be funded by any other Lender, but not so funded, and no Lender shall be relieved of its obligation to fund the Fourth Amendment Loan because another Lender has failed to fund. The Fourth Amendment Commitments of the Lenders to make the Fourth Amendment Loan on the Fourth Amendment Effective Date shall expire concurrently with the making of the Fourth Amendment Loan on the Fourth Amendment Effective Date.

a.Borrowers shall not have any right to reborrow any portion of the Term Loan which is repaid or prepaid from time to time.
b.[Reserved].The Fourth Amendment Loan shall constitute a separate tranche from the term loans outstanding immediately prior to the Fourth Amendment Effective Date. Borrowers and the Lenders hereby acknowledge and agree that, for U.S. federal income tax purposes, pursuant to Treasury Regulation Section 1.1275-2(c), each Loan will be treated as a single debt instrument with a single issue price, maturity date, yield to maturity and stated redemption price at maturity for purposes of Section 1271 of the Code.
c.The Borrowing Agent shall deliver to Agent a Notice of Borrowing, not later than 2:00 p.m. three U.S. Government Securities Business Days prior to the ClosingFourth Amendment Effective Date (or such shorter period that Agent may agree). Such Notice of Borrowing shall be irrevocable and shall specify (x) the principal amount of the proposed Loans to be drawn on the ClosingFourth Amendment Effective Date, (y) whether the proposed Loan is requested to be an ABR Loan or a SOFR Loan, and (z) wire instructions for the account to which funds to the Borrowers should be deposited. Agent and the Lenders may act without liability upon the basis of written notice believed by the Agent in good faith to be from the Borrowing Agent. Each Borrower hereby waives the right to dispute the Agent’s record of the terms of any such Notice of Borrowing. Agent and each Lender shall be entitled to rely conclusively on the Borrowing Agent’s authority to request a Loan on behalf of the Borrowers until Agent receives written notice to the contrary. The Agent and



the Lenders shall have no duty to verify the authenticity of the signature appearing on any written Notice of Borrowing.
d.All Loans to be made on the ClosingFourth Amendment Effective Date under this Agreement shall be made by the applicable Lenders, to the account specified by Agent, no later than 12:00 noon (New York time) on the ClosingFourth Amendment Effective Date, simultaneously and proportionately to their Fourth Amendment Commitments, it being understood that no Lender shall be responsible for any default by any other Lender in that other Lender’s obligations to make a Loan requested hereunder, nor shall the Fourth Amendment Commitment of any Lender be increased or decreased as a result of the default by any other Lender in that other Lender’s obligation to make a Loan requested hereunder, and each Lender shall be obligated to make the Loans required to be made by it by the terms of this Agreement regardless of the failure by any other Lender. Promptly upon receipt of all funds from each Lender sufficient to make the Loans requested for the applicable date in the Notice of Borrowing, the Agent will make the proceeds of such Loans available to the Borrowers by causing an amount, in immediately available funds, equal to the proceeds of all such Loans received by the Agent for the applicable date to be wired to the account provided by the Borrowing Agent in the Notice of Borrowing for such purpose.
1.Scheduled Initial Term Loan Payments. The principal amount of the Initial Term Loan shall be paid in installments (all such installment payments, collectively, the “Scheduled Term Loan Installment Payments”) on the dates shown below (provided that if such date is not a Business Day, then on the immediately preceding Business Day) in an amount equal to the product of (i) the percentage set forth in Column B below shown opposite each date as set forth in Column A below times (ii) the original principal amount of the Initial Term Loan, as adjusted in accordance with Section 2.3(f) hereof:
Column AColumn B
Date of Payment
Percentage of Original Principal Amount of Initial Term Loan to be Paid
September 30, 20210.625%
December 31, 20210.625%
March 31, 20220.625%
June 30, 20220.625%
September 30, 20221.250%
December 31, 20221.250%
March 31, 20231.250%
June 30, 20231.250%
September 30, 20241.250%
December 31, 20241.250%
March 31, 20241.250%



June 30, 20241.250%
September 30, 20251.250%
December 31, 20251.250%
March 31, 20251.250%
June 30, 20251.250%
September 30, 20261.250%
December 31, 20261.250%
March 31, 20261.250%
June 30, 20261.250%
Maturity Date
The remaining principal balance of the Initial Term Loan

Notwithstanding the foregoing, the outstanding principal amount of the Initial Term Loan, together with all accrued and unpaid interest thereon, the outstanding principal amount of the Fourth Amendment Loan, together with all accrued and unpaid interest thereon, and all other Obligations accrued and unpaid, shall be due and payable on the Maturity Date. Notwithstanding the foregoing, all Loans 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.
1.Optional Prepayments. Subject to the payment of the applicable Prepayment Premium set forth in Section 2.1(d), Borrowers may from time to time by 12:00 noon (New York time) with at least one (1) U. S. Government Securities Business Day’s prior written notice to Agent specifying the date and amount of such prepayment, prepay the Term Loan in whole in part; provided, that any such partial prepayment shall be in an amount equal to $500,000 or a higher integral multiple of $100,000; provided, further that any notice of optional prepayment pursuant to this clause (c) that is based on the consummation of a Change of Control or a Payment in Full of the Obligations in connection with another transaction may be conditioned on the closing of such other transaction. All such prepayments shall be applied in accordance with Section 2.3(f) hereof. Each prepayment made pursuant to this Section 2.1(c) shall be accompanied by the payment of accrued interest to the date of such payment on the amount prepaid. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no Fourth Amendment Loans may be prepaid pursuant to this clause (c) prior to the Initial Term Loans being Paid in Full.
2.Call Protection. In the event all or any portion of the principal of the Loans is (i) voluntarily prepaid under Section 2.1(c), (ii) prepaid under Section 2.3(a), Section 2.3(b) (other than as a result of receipt of any Extraordinary Receipts under clause (a) or (b) of the definition thereof), Section 2.3(c), or Section 2.3(d), (iii) accelerated in accordance with Article XI (including, without limitation, automatic acceleration upon an Event of Default under Section 10.6 or operation of law upon the occurrence of a bankruptcy or insolvency event) or (iv) satisfied or released by foreclosure (whether by power of judicial proceeding) or deed in lieu of foreclosure, Borrowers shall be required to pay the Applicable Prepayment Premium if such prepayment, acceleration, satisfaction or



release occurs on or prior to the second anniversary of the Closing Date (such premium, the “Prepayment Premium”). It is understood and agreed that the Prepayment Premium applicable at the time of a prepayment, acceleration, satisfaction or release shall constitute part of the Obligations, in view of the impracticability and extreme difficulty of ascertaining actual damages and by mutual agreement of the parties as to a reasonable calculation of each Lender’s lost profits as a result thereof. Any Prepayment Premium payable under the terms of this Agreement shall be presumed to be the liquidated damages sustained by each Lender as the result of the early termination, and Borrowers agree that it is reasonable under the circumstances currently existing. EACH LOAN PARTY EXPRESSLY WAIVES (TO THE FULLEST EXTENT IT MAY LAWFULLY DO SO) THE PROVISIONS OF ANY PRESENT OR FUTURE STATUTE OR LAW THAT PROHIBITS OR MAY PROHIBIT THE COLLECTION OF THE FOREGOING PREPAYMENT PREMIUM IN CONNECTION WITH SUCH PREPAYMENT PREMIUM OR ACCELERATION. Borrowers expressly agree (to the fullest extent that they may lawfully do so) that: (A) the Prepayment Premium is reasonable and is the product of an arm’s length transaction between sophisticated business people, ably represented by counsel; (B) the Prepayment Premium shall be payable notwithstanding the then-prevailing market rates at the time payment is made; (C) there has been a course of conduct between Lenders and Borrowers giving specific consideration in this transaction for such agreement to pay the Prepayment Premium; and (D) Borrowers shall be estopped hereafter from claiming differently than as agreed to in this paragraph. Borrowers expressly acknowledge that their agreement to pay the Prepayment Premium to Lenders as herein described is a material inducement to Lenders to provide the Commitments and make the Loans. For the avoidance of doubt, Agent shall have no obligation to calculate, or to verify Borrowers’ or any Lender’s calculation of, any Prepayment Premium due under this Agreement.
i.General Provisions Regarding Payment; Register.
1.All payments to be made by Borrowers or Guarantors under this Agreement or any Other Document, including payments of principal and interest on the Notes, Prepayment Premium, and all fees, expenses, indemnities and reimbursements, shall be made without set off or counterclaim, in lawful money of the United States of America and in immediately available funds. If any payment hereunder becomes due and payable on a day other than a Business Day, such payment shall be extended to the next succeeding Business Day and, with respect to payments of principal, interest thereon shall be payable at the then applicable rate during such extension. Borrowers shall make all payments in immediately available funds to the Payment Account before 12:00 noon (New York time) on the date when due; provided that all payments received by Agent after 12:00 noon (New York time) on any Business Day may, in the Agent’s discretion, be credited as if received on the next succeeding Business Day. Any optional or mandatory prepayment of the



Term Loan shall be accompanied by timely delivery to Agent of an appropriately completed Payment Notification, as provided in Section 2.3(g) hereof. In the absence of receipt by Agent of an appropriately completed Payment Notification on or prior to such prepayment, each Borrower and each Lender hereby fully authorizes and directs Agent, notwithstanding any contrary application provisions contained herein, to apply payments and/or prepayments received from any Borrower against the outstanding Term Loan in accordance with the provisions of Section 2.3(f) hereof; provided, that if Agent at any time determines that payments received by Agent were in respect of a mandatory prepayment event, Agent shall apply such payments in accordance with the provisions of Section 2.3(f) hereof, and shall be fully authorized by each Borrower and each Lender to make any corresponding Register reversals in respect thereof. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, any Payment Notification may state that such Payment Notification is conditioned upon the effectiveness of a Payment in Full of the Indebtedness or the consummation of a Change in Control in connection with another transaction.
2.Each Lender shall maintain on its books an account (the “Borrower Account”) to record Loans and other extensions of credit made by the Lenders hereunder or under any Other Document, and all payments thereon made by any Borrower. All entries in the Borrower Account shall be made in accordance with such Lender’s customary accounting practices as in effect from time to time. The balance in the Borrower Account, as recorded on a Lender’s most recent printout or other written statement, shall be conclusive and binding evidence of the amounts due and owing to such Lender by Borrowers absent clear and convincing evidence to the contrary; provided that any failure to so record or any error in so recording shall not limit or otherwise affect Borrowers’ duty to pay all amounts owing hereunder or under any Other Document. Unless Borrowing Agent notifies a Lender in writing of any objection to any such printout or statement (specifically describing the basis for such objection) within thirty (30) days after the date of receipt thereof, it shall be deemed final, binding and conclusive upon Borrowers in all respects as to all matters reflected therein.
3.Agent, acting solely for this purpose as a non-fiduciary agent of the Loan Parties, shall maintain at its address a copy of each Assignment Agreement delivered to it and a register (the “Register”) for the recordation of the names and addresses of each Lender and the outstanding principal, accrued and unpaid interest and other fees and amounts due hereunder. The entries in the Register shall be conclusive, in the absence of manifest error, and each Loan Party, Agent and Lenders may treat each Person whose name is recorded in the Register as the owner of the Loans recorded therein for the purposes of this Agreement. The Register shall be available for inspection by Borrowing Agent or any Lender at any reasonable time and from time to time upon reasonable prior written notice.



4.Each repayment by Borrowers in respect of principal, Prepayment Premium or interest on the Loans and each payment in respect of fees or expenses payable hereunder shall be applied to the amounts of such obligations owing to the Lenders entitled thereto pro rata in accordance with the respective amounts then due and owing to such Lenders; provided that no payments on account of principal or interest paid in cash on the Fourth Amendment Loan shall be made by Borrowers to any Fourth Amendment Lender or accepted by any Fourth Amendment Lender until the Initial Term Loans are Paid in Full. If any Lender shall, by exercising any right of setoff or counterclaim or otherwise, obtain payment in respect of any principal of or interest on any of the Loans or other Obligations hereunder resulting in such Lender receiving payment of a proportion of the aggregate amount of its Loans or other Obligations greater than its pro rata share thereof, then the Lender receiving such greater proportion shall (a) notify the Agent in writing of such fact, and (b) be deemed automatically to have purchased (for cash at face value) participations in the Loans and such other Obligations of the other Lenders, or make such other adjustments as shall be equitable, so that the benefit of all such payments shall be shared by the Lenders ratably in accordance with the aggregate amount of principal of and accrued interest on their respective Loans and other amounts owing them; provided that: (i) if any such participations are purchased and all or any portion of the payment giving rise thereto is recovered, such participations shall be rescinded and the purchase price restored to the extent of such recovery, without interest; and (ii) the provisions of this paragraph shall not be construed to apply to (x) any payment made by Borrowers pursuant to and in accordance with the express terms of this Agreement that, by such terms, is permitted or required to be made to less than all of the Lenders or (y) any payment obtained by a Lender as consideration for the assignment of or sale of a participation in any of its Loans to any assignee or participant, other than to a Borrower or any Subsidiary thereof (as to which the provisions of this paragraph shall apply). Borrowers consent to the foregoing and agree, to the extent they may effectively do so under Applicable Law, that any Lender acquiring a participation pursuant to the foregoing arrangements may exercise against any Borrower rights of setoff and counterclaim with respect to such participation as fully as if such Lender were a direct creditor of such Borrower in the amount of such participation.
5.Unless the Agent shall have received notice from the Borrowers prior to the date on which any payment is due to the Agent for the account of the Lenders hereunder that the Borrowers will not make such payment, the Agent may assume that the Borrowers have made such payment on such date in accordance herewith and may, in reliance upon such assumption, distribute to the Lenders the amount due. In such event, if the Borrowers have not in fact made such payment, then each of the Lenders severally agrees to repay to the Agent forthwith on demand the amount so distributed to such Lender with interest thereon, for each day from and including the date such amount is distributed to it to but excluding the date of payment to the Agent, at the greater of the Federal Funds Rate and a



rate determined by the Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation. With respect to any payment that the Agent makes for the account of the Lenders as to which the Agent determines (which determination shall be conclusive absent manifest error) that any of the following applies (such payment referred to as the “Rescindable Amount”) : (1) the Borrowers have not in fact made such payment; (2) the Agent has made a payment in excess of the amount so paid by the Borrowers (whether or not then owed); or (3) the Agent has for any reason otherwise erroneously made such payment; then each of the Lenders severally agrees to repay to the Agent forthwith on demand the Rescindable Amount so distributed to such Lender, in immediately available funds with interest thereon, for each day from and including the date such amount is distributed to it to but excluding the date of payment to the Agent, at the greater of the Federal Funds Rate and a rate determined by the Agent in accordance with banking industry rules on interbank compensation.
ii.Mandatory Prepayments; Voluntary Commitment Reductions and Prepayments.
1.Subject to the reinvestment right described in the immediately succeeding sentence and the provisions of the Intercreditor Agreement, within ten (10) days after 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 pursuant to clauses (h), (n), (p), or (q) of the definition of “Permitted Dispositions” of any Collateral which constitutes Term Priority Collateral, Borrowers shall prepay the Loans 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, (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) [reserved], and (C) any Net Cash Proceeds applied to repair, refurbish or replace Collateral pursuant to and in accordance with this Section 2.3(a) shall not be deemed Capital Expenditures for purposes of this Agreement. Such prepayments shall be applied to the Loans in accordance with Section 2.3(f) hereof. The foregoing shall not be deemed to be implied consent to any Disposition otherwise prohibited by the terms and conditions hereof.
2.Subject to the reinvestment right described in the immediately succeeding sentence and the provisions of the Intercreditor Agreement, within ten (10) days after receipt by any Loan Party of any Extraordinary Receipts which constitute Term Priority Collateral in an aggregate amount equal to or in



excess of $1,000,000 in any fiscal year, the Borrowers shall prepay the Loans 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. Notwithstanding the foregoing, (A) so long as no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, any 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, (y) Borrowing Agent delivers to Agent and Lenders 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 in an account pledged to Agent, and (C) any Extraordinary Receipts applied to repair, refurbish or replace Collateral pursuant to and in accordance with this Section 2.3(b) shall not be deemed Capital Expenditures for purposes of this Agreement. Such prepayments shall be applied to the Loans in accordance with Section 2.3(f) hereof.
3.Subject to the immediately succeeding sentence, upon the receipt by any Loan Party of the Net Cash Proceeds from the issuance or sale of any Indebtedness or any equity securities (other than (i) Permitted Indebtedness, (ii) Net Cash Proceeds from the issuance of Qualified Equity Interests to members of the management or employees of any Loan Party, (iii) Net Cash Proceeds of the issuance of Equity Interests to any Loan Party and (iv) Net Cash Proceeds of the 2022 Rights Offering in excess of $20,000,000), Borrowers shall prepay the Loans in an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of such Net Cash Proceeds (which, for the avoidance of doubt, with respect to Net Cash Proceeds arising pursuant to clause (iv) above, shall be limited to the lesser of (x) one hundred percent (100%) of the amount of such Net Cash Proceeds and (y) $20,000,000) promptly, but in no event more than three (3) Business Days following the receipt thereof, and until the date of payment, such proceeds shall be held in trust for Agent. Notwithstanding the foregoing, so long as no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, such Net Cash Proceeds (other than the Net Cash Proceeds of the 2022 Rights Offering) may, at the option of Borrowing Agent, be applied to consummate Permitted Acquisitions or other acquisitions constituting Permitted Investments, provided that (x) 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 (or a portion thereof) are excepted to be used to consummate Permitted Acquisitions or other acquisitions constituting Permitted Investments within twelve (12) months after the date of receipt of such Net Cash Proceeds and (y) any such amounts not so applied to consummate Permitted Acquisitions or other acquisitions constituting Permitted Investments within twelve (12) months after the date of receipt of such Net Cash Proceeds shall promptly, but in no event more than seven (7) Business Days following such twelve (12) month period, be applied by the Borrowers to prepay the Loans in an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of such Net Cash Proceeds not so applied. Such prepayments shall be applied to the Loans in accordance with Section 2.3(f) hereof. The foregoing shall not be deemed to be implied consent to any issuance or sale of any Indebtedness or any equity securities otherwise prohibited by the terms and conditions hereof.
4.Within one (1) Business Day following the occurrence of a Change of Control, Borrowers shall prepay the Loans subject to the payment of a prepayment premium equal to the Applicable Prepayment Premium, as applicable.
5.On or before the fifth (5th) Business Day following the date on which audited financial statements are required to be delivered pursuant to Section 9.7 hereof (the “Excess Cash Flow Due Date”), beginning with the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023 and for each fiscal year thereafter, Borrowers shall prepay the Loans in an amount equal to the Applicable ECF Percentage of Excess Cash Flow for such fiscal year minus voluntary prepayments of the Term Loans to the extent made during the applicable fiscal year of measurement and, at the Borrower’s election, after the end of such fiscal year and prior to the date of the prepayment under this clause (e) for such fiscal year (but without duplication in any succeeding year) (such amount not to be less than zero) (the amount described in this clause (e), the “ECF Prepayment Amount”); provided that no prepayment shall be required under this Section 2.3(e) for any fiscal year unless the applicable ECF Prepayment Amount exceeds $2,500,000, and in such case, the ECF Prepayment Amount for such fiscal year shall be the amount in excess thereof; provided further that, in the event Borrowers are unable to make any mandatory prepayment described in this Section 2.3(e) on any Excess Cash Flow Due Date due to the failure to satisfy the conditions in Section 7.17(b) of the Revolving Loan Agreement (as in effect on the date hereof) on such date, then Borrowers shall make such prepayment on or before the fifth (5th) Business Day following delivery of the first monthly financial statements delivered thereafter to Agent pursuant to Section 9.9 hereof that demonstrates that the conditions in Section 7.17(b) of the Revolving Loan Agreement (as in effect on the date hereof) have been satisfied. Such prepayments shall be applied to the Loans in accordance with Section 2.3(f) hereof.
6.Any prepayment of a SOFR Loan on a day other than the last day of an Interest Period therefor shall include interest on the principal amount being repaid and shall be subject to Section 3.2(c) hereof. All prepayments of a Loan shall be applied first to that portion of such Loan



comprised of ABR Loans and then to that portion of such Loan comprised of SOFR Loans, in direct order of Interest Period maturities. Subject to the provisions of the Intercreditor Agreement, all prepayments under Section 2.1(c) hereof and this Section 2.3 shall be applied (i) first, to the remaining installments of the Initial Term Loan on a pro rata basis until Paid in Full and (ii) second, after Payment in Full of the Initial Term Loan, to the Fourth Amendment Loan until Paid in Full.
7.Borrowing Agent shall deliver to Agent an appropriately completed Payment Notification by 11:00 a.m. (New York time) one Business Day prior (other than in the case of the 2022 Rights Offering, in which case such Payment Notification may be the same day so long as received by 10:00 a.m. (New York time)) to the date of payment of each mandatory prepayment pursuant to this Section 2.3 and each optional prepayment pursuant to Section 2.1(c) and Agent shall promptly notify each Lender of such notice.
iii.Use of Proceeds.
1.Borrowers shall apply the proceeds of the Term Loan to (i) repay the Indebtedness owing to Existing Agent and Existing Lenders under the Existing Loan Documents, (ii) [reserved], (iii) pay fees and expenses relating to the Transactions, and (iv) provide for their working capital needs and other general corporate purposes.
2.Without limiting the generality of Section 2.4(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 Term Loan, directly or indirectly, for any purpose in violation in any material respect of Applicable Law.
a.INTEREST AND FEES.
i.Interest.
1.From and following the Closing Date, depending upon Borrowers’ election from time to time, subject to the terms hereof, to have portions of the Loans accrue interest determined by reference to ABR or SOFR, the Loans and the other Obligations shall bear interest at the applicable rates set forth below:
a.If an ABR Loan, or any other Obligation other than a SOFR Loan, then at the sum of the Prime Rate plus the Applicable Margin for ABR Loans.
b.If a SOFR Loan, then at the sum of Adjusted Term SOFR plus the Applicable Margin for SOFR Loans.
2.All interest and fees under this Agreement and each Other Document shall be calculated on the basis of a 360-day year for the actual number of days elapsed. The date of funding of an ABR Loan and the first day of an Interest Period with respect to a SOFR Loan shall be included in the calculation of interest. The date of payment of a SOFR Loan and the last day of an Interest Period with respect to a SOFR Loan shall be excluded from the calculation of interest. If a Loan is repaid on the same day that it is made, one (1) day’s interest shall be charged. Interest on all ABR Loans is(i) that are Initial Term Loans is payable in cash in arrears on the



last Business Day of each calendar quarter and on the maturity of such Loans, whether by acceleration or otherwise, and (ii) that are Fourth Amendment Loans is payable solely in kind (and not in cash) in arrears on the last Business Day of each calendar quarter (commencing with the calendar quarter ending on or about September 30, 2023) and on the maturity of such Loans, whether by acceleration or otherwise, by capitalizing such interest and adding it to the principal amount of the Fourth Amendment Loans on each such date. Interest on all SOFR Loans (A) that are Initial Term Loans shall be payable in cash on the last day of the applicable Interest Period and (B) that are Fourth Amendment Loans shall be payable solely in kind (and not in cash) on the last day of the applicable Interest Period by capitalizing such interest and adding it to the principal amount of the Fourth Amendment Loans on each such date. In addition, interest on all SOFR Loans isshall be due on the maturity of suchthe Loans, whether by acceleration or otherwise. , and shall be payable (x) in cash in the case of Initial Term Loans and (y) solely in kind (and not in cash) in the case of Fourth Amendment Loans, by capitalizing such interest and adding it to the principal amount of the Fourth Amendment Loans on the Maturity Date.
3.(i) Automatically, after the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default described in Section 10.6 and (ii) at the election of Agent or Required Lenders after the occurrence of any other Event of Default, and for so long as it continues, the Loans and other Obligations shall bear interest at rates that are two percent (2.0%) in excess of the rates otherwise payable under this Agreement (the “Default Rate”). Furthermore, at the election of Agent or Required Lenders during any period in which any Event of Default is continuing (x) as the Interest Periods for SOFR Loans then in effect expire, such Loans shall be converted into ABR Loans and (y) the SOFR election will not be available to Borrowers.
ii.SOFR Provisions; Illegality; Breakage.
1.SOFR Mechanics. Subject to the provisions of Section 3.1(c) hereof, Borrowing Agent may request that the Term Loan be made as SOFR Loans, that outstanding portions of the Term Loan be converted to SOFR Loans and that all or any portion of a SOFR Loan be continued as a SOFR Loan upon expiration of the applicable Interest Period. Any such request will be made by submitting a Notice of Borrowing to Agent. There may be no more than six (6) SOFR Loans outstanding at any one time. Loans which are not requested as SOFR Loans in accordance with this Section 3.2(a) shall be ABR Loans. Agent will promptly notify Lenders, by written notice, of each Notice of Borrowing received by Agent prior to the first day of the Interest Period of the SOFR Loan requested thereby.
2.Illegality. Notwithstanding any other provisions hereof, if any Lender determines that any Law has made it unlawful, or that any Governmental Body has asserted that it is unlawful, for any Lender or its applicable lending office to make, maintain or fund Loans whose interest is determined by reference to SOFR, the Term SOFR Reference Rate, Adjusted Term SOFR or Term SOFR, or to determine or charge interest based upon SOFR, the Term SOFR Reference Rate, Adjusted Term SOFR



or Term SOFR, then, upon notice thereof by such Lender to the Borrowers (through the Agent) (an “Illegality Notice”), (a) any obligation of the Lenders to make SOFR Loans, and any right of the Borrowers to continue SOFR Loans or to convert ABR Loans to SOFR Loans, shall be suspended, and (b) the interest rate on which ABR Loans shall, if necessary to avoid such illegality, be determined by the Agent without reference to clause (c) of the definition of “ABR”, in each case until each affected Lender notifies the Agent and the Borrowers that the circumstances giving rise to such determination no longer exist. Upon receipt of an Illegality Notice, the Borrowers shall, if necessary to avoid such illegality, upon demand from any Lender (with a copy to the Agent), prepay or, if applicable, convert all SOFR Loans to ABR Loans (the interest rate on which ABR Loans shall, if necessary to avoid such illegality, be determined by the Agent without reference to clause (c) of the definition of “ABR”), on the last day of the Interest Period therefor, if all affected Lenders may lawfully continue to maintain such SOFR Loans to such day, or immediately, if any Lender may not lawfully continue to maintain such SOFR Loans to such day, in each case until the Agent is advised in writing by each affected Lender that it is no longer illegal for such Lender to determine or charge interest rates based upon SOFR, the Term SOFR Reference Rate, Adjusted Term SOFR or Term SOFR. Upon any such prepayment or conversion, the Borrowers shall also pay accrued interest on the amount so prepaid or converted, together with any additional amounts required pursuant to Section 3.2(c).
3.SOFR Breakage. In the event of (a) the payment of any principal of any SOFR Loan other than on the last day of the Interest Period applicable thereto (including as a result of an Event of Default), (b) the conversion of any SOFR Loan other than on the last day of the Interest Period applicable thereto (including as a result of an Event of Default), (c) the failure to borrow, convert, continue or prepay any SOFR Loan on the date specified in any notice delivered pursuant hereto, or (d) the assignment of any SOFR Loan other than on the last day of the Interest Period applicable thereto as a result of a request by the Borrower pursuant to Section 3.9, then, in any such event, the Borrowers shall compensate each Lender for any loss, cost and expense attributable to such event, including any loss, cost or expense arising from the liquidation or redeployment of funds or from any fees payable. A certificate of any Lender setting forth any amount or amounts that such Lender is entitled to receive pursuant to this Section shall be delivered to the Borrowers and shall be conclusive absent manifest error. The Borrowers shall pay such Lender the amount shown as due on any such certificate within 30 days after receipt thereof.
4.Term SOFR Conforming Changes. In connection with the use or administration of Term SOFR, the 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. The Agent will promptly notify the Borrowers and the



Lenders of the effectiveness of any Conforming Changes in connection with the use or administration of Term SOFR.
iii.Fees

. Borrowers shall pay the amounts required to be paid in the Fee Letter, the Second Amendment and, the Third Amendment and the Fourth Amendment in the manner and at the times required thereby.
i.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.
i.Increased Costs
. In the event that any Change in Law or compliance by any Lender (for purposes of this Section 3.5, the term “Lender” shall include Agent, any Lender and any corporation or bank controlling Agent or any Lender and the office or branch where Agent or any Lender makes or maintains any SOFR 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:
1.subject Agent or any Lender to any tax of any kind whatsoever with respect to this Agreement or any SOFR Loan, or change the basis of taxation of payments to Agent or such Lender 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 or such Lender);
2.impose, modify or deem applicable any reserve (including any emergency, special, supplemental or other marginal reserve requirement) with respect to eurocurrency funding (currently referred to as “Eurocurrency liabilities” in Regulation D)), 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 or any Lender, including pursuant to Regulation D of the Board of Governors; or
3.impose on Agent or any Lender any other condition, loss or expense (other than Taxes) affecting this Agreement or any Other Document or any Loans made by any Lender;
and the result of any of the foregoing is to increase the cost to Agent or any Lender of making, converting to, continuing, renewing or maintaining its Loans hereunder by an amount that Agent or such Lender deems to be material or to reduce the amount of any payment (whether of principal, interest or otherwise) in respect of any of the Loans by an amount that Agent or such Lender deems to be material, then, in any case Borrowers shall promptly pay Agent or such Lender, upon its demand, such additional amount as will compensate Agent or such Lender 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 SOFR, as the case may be. Agent or such Lender 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 or any Lender to demand compensation pursuant to this Section shall not constitute a waiver of the right of Agent or any Lender to demand such compensation; provided that Borrowers shall not be required to compensate Agent or any Lender pursuant to this Section for any reductions in return incurred more than 270 days prior to the date that Agent or such Lender notifies Borrowing Agent of such law, rule, regulation or guideline giving rise to such reductions and of the intention of Agent 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.
i.Inability to Determine Interest Rate

. Subject to Section 3.11, if, on or prior to the first day of any Interest Period for any SOFR Loan:
1.the Agent determines (which determination shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error) that “Adjusted Term SOFR” cannot be determined pursuant to the definition thereof, or
2.the Required Lenders determine that for any reason in connection with any request for a SOFR Loan or a conversion thereto or a continuation thereof that Adjusted Term SOFR for any requested Interest Period with respect to a proposed SOFR Loan does not adequately and fairly reflect the cost to such Lenders of making and maintaining such Loan, and the Required Lenders have provided notice of such determination to the Agent, the Agent will promptly so notify the Borrowers and each Lender.
Upon notice thereof by the Agent to the Borrowers, any obligation of the Lenders to make SOFR Loans, and any right of the Borrower to continue SOFR Loans or to convert ABR Loans to SOFR Loans, shall be suspended (to the extent of the affected SOFR Loans or affected Interest Periods) until the Agent (with respect to clause (b), at the instruction of the Required Lenders) revokes such notice. Upon receipt of such notice, (i) the Borrowers may revoke any pending request for a borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of SOFR Loans (to the extent of the affected SOFR Loans or affected Interest Periods) or, failing that, the Borrowers will be deemed to have converted any such request into a request for ABR Loans in the amount specified therein and (ii) any outstanding affected SOFR Loans will be deemed to have been converted into ABR Loans at the end of the applicable Interest Period. Upon any such conversion, the Borrowers shall also pay accrued interest on the amount so converted, together with any additional amounts required pursuant to Section 3.2. Subject to Section 3.11, if the Agent determines (which determination shall be conclusive and binding absent manifest error) that “Adjusted Term SOFR” cannot be determined pursuant to the definition thereof on any given day, the interest rate on ABR Loans shall be determined by the Agent without reference to clause (c) of the definition of “ABR” until the Agent revokes such determination.
a.Capital Adequacy.
i.In the event that Agent 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 or any Lender (for purposes of this Section 3.7, the term “Lender” shall include Agent or any Lender and any corporation or bank controlling Agent or any



Lender and the office or branch where Agent or any Lender (as so defined) makes or maintains any SOFR 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’s or any Lender’s capital as a consequence of its obligations hereunder to a level below that which Agent or such Lender could have achieved but for such adoption, change or compliance (taking into consideration Agent’s and such Lender’s policies with respect to capital adequacy) by an amount deemed by Agent or any Lender to be material, then, from time to time, Borrowers shall pay upon demand to Agent or such Lender such additional amount or amounts as will compensate Agent or such Lender for such reduction. In determining such amount or amounts, Agent or such Lender may use any reasonable averaging or attribution methods. The protection of this Section 3.7 shall be available to Agent and each Lender regardless of any possible contention of invalidity or inapplicability with respect to the Applicable Law, rule, regulation, guideline or condition.
ii.A certificate of Agent or such Lender setting forth such amount or amounts as shall be necessary to compensate Agent or such Lender with respect to Section 3.7(a) hereof when delivered to Borrowing Agent shall be conclusive absent manifest error. Failure or delay on the part of Agent or any Lender to demand compensation pursuant to this Section shall not constitute a waiver of the right of Agent or any Lender to demand such compensation; provided that Borrowers shall not be required to compensate Agent or any Lender pursuant to this Section for any reductions in return incurred more than 270 days prior to the date that Agent or such Lender notifies Borrowing Agent of such law, rule, regulation or guideline giving rise to such reductions and of the intention of Agent 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.
b.Taxes.
i.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, (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.



ii.Without limiting the provisions of Section 3.8(a) above, Borrowers shall timely pay any Other Taxes to the relevant Governmental Body in accordance with Applicable Law.
iii.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.
iv.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) 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 3.8(d).
v.As soon as practicable after any payment of Taxes by any Borrower to a Governmental Body pursuant to this Section 3.8, 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.
vi.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 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:
1.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,
2.duly completed valid copies of IRS Form W-8ECI,
3.in the case of a Foreign Lender claiming the benefits of the exemption for portfolio interest under Section 881(c) of the Code, (x) a U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit 3.8-1 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 871(h)(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,
4.in the case of a Foreign Lender claiming that it is not the beneficial owner, duly completed valid 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 substantially in the form of Exhibit 3.8-2 or Exhibit 3.8-3, IRS Form W-9, and/or other certification documents from each beneficial owner, as applicable; provided that if the Foreign Lender is a partnership and one or more direct or indirect partners of such Foreign Lender are claiming the portfolio interest exemption, such Foreign Lender may provide a U.S. Tax Compliance Certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit 3.8-4 on behalf of each such direct and indirect partner; or
5.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.
vii.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 date of this Agreement.
viii.Each Recipient agrees that if any form or certification it previously delivered pursuant to this Section 3.8 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.
ix.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 3.8(h), in no event will the Recipient be required to pay any amount to Borrowers pursuant to this Section 3.8(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.
x.Each party’s obligations under this Section 3.8 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 repayment, satisfaction or discharge of all obligations under this Agreement or any Other Documents.
c.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 3.5, 3.7 or 3.8 hereof, (b) is unable to make or maintain SOFR Loans as a result of a condition described in Section 3.6 hereof, (c) refuses to consent to any amendment pursuant to Section 16.2(b) hereof, or (d) gives a notice described in Section 3.6 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 Borrowers (the “Replacement Lender”); (ii) request the non-Affected Lenders to acquire and assume all of the Affected Lender’s Loans as provided herein, but none of such Lenders shall be under any obligation to do so; or (iii) propose a Replacement Lender. 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 Loans, then such Affected Lender shall be required to assign, in accordance with Section 16.3 hereof, all of its Loans 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.
a.Designation of a Different Lending Office
. If any Lender requests compensation under Section 3.5 or 3.7 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 3.8 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 Loans 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 3.5, 3.7, or 3.8 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.
a.Benchmark Replacement Setting
.
i.Benchmark Replacement. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any Other Document, upon the occurrence of a Benchmark Transition Event, the Agent and the Borrowers may amend this Agreement to replace the then-current Benchmark with a Benchmark Replacement. Any such amendment with respect to a Benchmark Transition Event will become effective at 5:00 p.m. (New York City time) on the fifth (5th) Business Day after the Agent has posted such proposed amendment to all affected Lenders and the Borrowers so long as the Agent has not received, by such time, written notice of objection to such amendment from Lenders comprising the Required Lenders. No replacement of a Benchmark with a Benchmark Replacement pursuant to this Section 3.11(a) will occur prior to the applicable Benchmark Transition Start Date.
ii.Benchmark Replacement Conforming Changes. In connection with the use, administration, adoption or implementation of a Benchmark Replacement, the 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.
iii.Notices; Standards for Decisions and Determinations. The Agent will promptly notify the Borrowers 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 Borrowers of (x) the removal or reinstatement of any tenor of a Benchmark pursuant to Section 3.11(d) and (y) the commencement of any Benchmark Unavailability Period. Any determination, decision or election that may be made by the Agent or, if applicable, any Lender (or group of Lenders) pursuant to this Section 3.11, including any determination with respect to a tenor, rate or adjustment or of the occurrence or non-occurrence of an event, circumstance or date and any decision to take or refrain from taking any action or any selection, will be conclusive and binding absent manifest error and may be made in its or their sole discretion and without consent from any other party to this Agreement or any Other Document, except, in each case, as expressly required pursuant to this Section.
iv.Unavailability of Tenor of Benchmark. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or in any Other Document and solely to the extent applicable, at any time (including in connection with the implementation of a Benchmark Replacement), (i) if the then-current Benchmark is a term rate (including the Term SOFR Reference Rate) and either (A) any tenor for such Benchmark is not displayed on a screen or other information service that publishes such rate from time to time as selected by the Agent in its reasonable discretion or (B) the regulatory supervisor for the administrator of such Benchmark has provided a public statement or publication of information announcing that any tenor for such Benchmark is not or will not be representative, then the Agent may modify the definition of “Interest Period” (or any similar or analogous definition) for any Benchmark settings at or after such time to remove such unavailable or non-representative tenor and (ii) if a tenor that was removed pursuant to clause (i) above either (A) is subsequently displayed on a screen or information service for a Benchmark (including a Benchmark Replacement) or (B) is not, or is no longer, subject to an announcement that it is not or will not be representative for a Benchmark (including a Benchmark Replacement), then the Agent may modify the definition of “Interest Period” (or any similar or analogous definition) for all Benchmark settings at or after such time to reinstate such previously removed tenor.
v.Benchmark Unavailability Period. Upon the Borrowers’ receipt of notice of the commencement of a Benchmark Unavailability Period, the Borrowers may revoke any pending request for a SOFR Borrowing of, conversion to or continuation of SOFR Loans to be made, converted or continued during any Benchmark Unavailability Period and, failing that, the Borrowers will be deemed to have converted any such request into a request for a conversion to ABR Loans. During a Benchmark



Unavailability Period or at any time that a tenor for the then-current Benchmark is not an Available Tenor, the component of ABR based upon the then-current Benchmark or such tenor for such Benchmark, as applicable, will not be used in any determination of ABR.
2.COLLATERAL: GENERAL TERMS.
a.Security Interest in the Collateral
. To secure the prompt payment and performance to Agent and each Lender (and each other holder of any Obligations) of the Obligations, each Loan Party (other than a UK Loan Party) hereby assigns, pledges and grants to Agent for its benefit and for the ratable benefit of each Lender and each other Secured Party, a continuing security interest in and to and Lien on all of its Collateral, whether now owned or existing or hereafter created, acquired or arising and wheresoever located. Each Loan Party shall provide Agent with written notice of all commercial tort claims in an aggregate amount in excess of $500,000 promptly upon the occurrence of any events giving rise to any such claims (regardless of whether legal proceedings have yet been commenced), such notice to contain a brief description of the claims, the events out of which such claims arose and the parties against which such claims may be asserted and, if applicable in any case where legal proceedings regarding such claims have been commenced, the case title together with the applicable court and docket number. Upon delivery of each such notice, such Loan Party (other than a UK Loan Party) shall be deemed to thereby grant to Agent a security interest and lien in and to such commercial tort claims described therein and all proceeds thereof. Each Loan Party shall provide Agent with written notice promptly upon becoming the beneficiary under any letter of credit or otherwise obtaining any right, title or interest in any letter of credit rights in an aggregate amount in excess of $500,000 and such Loan Party (other than a UK Loan Party) shall take such actions as Required Lenders may reasonably request for the perfection of Agent’s security interest therein.
a.Perfection of Security Interest
. Each Loan Party (other than a UK Loan Party) shall take all action that may be necessary, or that Agent may reasonably request, so as at all times to maintain the validity, perfection, enforceability and priority of Agent’s security interest in and Lien on the Collateral or to enable Agent to protect, exercise or enforce its rights hereunder and in the Collateral, including, but not limited to, (a) immediately discharging all Liens other than Permitted Encumbrances, (b) using commercially reasonable efforts to obtain Lien Waiver Agreements (i) from the owner or lessor of the chief executive office of Quantum and (ii) from the owners or lessors of all of the other premises leased by Quantum listed on Schedule 4.4 hereto and all of the warehouses and other locations used by Quantum listed on Schedule 4.4 hereto in which Equipment and Inventory having a value in excess of $1,000,000 is located, (c) delivering to Agent, endorsed or accompanied by such instruments of assignment as are necessary or as Agent may specify, and stamping or marking, in such manner as are necessary or as Agent may specify, any and all chattel paper, instruments, letters of credit and advices thereof and documents evidencing or forming a part of the Collateral, (d) using commercially reasonable efforts to enter into warehousing, lockbox, customs and freight agreements and other custodial arrangements reasonably satisfactory to Agent and the Required Lenders, and (e) executing and delivering financing statements, Control Agreements, intellectual property security agreements, instruments of pledge, mortgages, notices and assignments, in each case in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent and the Required Lenders, relating to the creation, validity, perfection, maintenance or continuation of Agent’s security interest and Lien under the Uniform Commercial Code or other Applicable Law. By its signature hereto, each Loan Party (other than a UK Loan Party) hereby authorizes Agent (without obligation) and the Lenders to file against



such Loan Party, one or more financing, continuation or amendment statements pursuant to the Uniform Commercial Code in form and substance satisfactory to the Required Lenders (which statements may have a description of collateral which is broader than that set forth herein, including without limitation a description of Collateral as “all assets” and/or “all personal property” of any Loan Party). All documented charges, expenses and fees Agent or the Lenders may incur in doing any of the foregoing, and any local taxes relating thereto, shall be at the sole expense of the Borrowers and payable by the Borrowers to Agent or Lenders, as the case may be, not later than ten (10) Business Days after written demand.
a.Preservation of Collateral
. Following the occurrence of an Event of Default, in addition to the rights and remedies set forth in Section 11.1 hereof, Agent (acting at the direction of the Required Lenders): (a) may at any time take such steps as Agent or the Required Lenders deem necessary to protect Agent’s interest in and to preserve the Collateral, including the hiring of security guards or the placing of other security protection measures as Agent or the Required Lenders may deem appropriate; (b) subject to the rights of the applicable landlords, may employ and maintain at any of any Loan Party’s premises a custodian who shall have full authority to do all acts necessary to protect Agent’s interests in the Collateral; (c) may lease warehouse facilities to which Agent may move all or part of the Collateral; (d) subject to the rights of the applicable lessors, may use any Loan Party’s owned or leased lifts, hoists, trucks and other facilities or Equipment for handling or removing the Collateral; (e) subject to the rights of the applicable landlords, shall have, and is hereby granted, a right of ingress and egress to the places where the Collateral is located, and may proceed over and through any of the Loan Parties’ owned or leased property; and (f) pay or discharge taxes and Liens levied or placed on or threatened against the Collateral, effect any repairs or purchase any insurance called for by the terms of this Agreement or the Other Documents and pay all or any part of the premiums therefor and the costs thereof. Each Loan Party shall cooperate fully with all of Agent’s efforts to preserve the Collateral and will take such actions to preserve the Collateral as Agent may direct (acting at the direction of the Required Lenders). All of Agent’s and Lenders’ expenses of preserving the Collateral, including any expenses relating to the bonding of a custodian, shall be at the sole expense of the Borrowers and payable by the Borrowers to Agent or Lenders, as the case may be, for its or their benefit not later than ten (10) Business Days after written demand.
a.Ownership and Location of Collateral.
i.With respect to the Collateral, at the time the Collateral becomes subject to Agent’s security interest: (i) each Loan Party shall be fully authorized and able to sell, transfer, pledge and/or grant a Lien upon each and every item of its respective Collateral to Agent; and, except for Permitted Encumbrances, the Collateral shall be free and clear of all Liens whatsoever; (ii) all signatures and endorsements of each Loan Party that appear on such documents and agreements shall be genuine and each Loan Party shall have full capacity to execute same; and (iii) each Loan Party’s Equipment and each Loan Party’s Inventory (other than (A) Inventory in transit, (B) Service Inventory and (C) Inventory at any location where the value of all Inventory at such location is less than $1,000,000) shall be located as set forth on Schedule 4.4 hereto, as such Schedule may be updated from time to time in accordance with the terms hereof, and shall not be removed from such locations without the prior written consent of the Required Lenders except with respect to the sale of Inventory in the



Ordinary Course of Business and Equipment to the extent permitted in Section 7.1(b) hereof.
ii.(i) There is no location at which any Loan Party has any Inventory (except for (A) Inventory in transit, (B) Service Inventory and (C) Inventory at any location where the value of all Inventory at such location is less than $1,000,000) or other Collateral other than those locations listed on Schedule 4.4 hereto, as such Schedule may be updated from time to time in accordance with the terms hereof; (ii) Schedule 4.4 hereto contains a correct and complete list, as of the Closing Date, of the legal names and addresses of each warehouse at which Inventory of any Loan Party is stored, and none of the receipts received by any Loan Party from any warehouse states that the goods covered thereby are to be delivered to bearer or to the order of a named Person or to a named Person and such named Person’s assigns; (iii) Schedule 4.4 hereto sets forth a correct and complete list as of the Closing Date of (A) each place of business of each Loan Party and (B) the chief executive office of each Loan Party; and (iv) Schedule 4.4 hereto sets forth a correct and complete list as of the ClosingFourth Amendment Effective Date of the location, by state and street address, of all Real Property owned or leased by each Loan Party, identifying which Real Properties are owned and which are leased, together with the names and addresses of any landlords or other third parties in possession, custody or control of any Collateral.
b.Defense of Agent’s and Lenders’ Interests
. Until (a) the Payment in Full of all of the Obligations and (b) the termination of this Agreement, Agent’s interests in the Collateral shall continue in full force and effect. During such period no Loan Party shall, without the Required Lenders’ prior written consent, pledge, sell (except for Dispositions otherwise permitted under Section 7.1(b) hereof), assign, transfer, create or suffer to exist a Lien upon or encumber or allow or suffer to be encumbered in any way except for Permitted Encumbrances, any part of the Collateral. Each Loan Party shall use commercially reasonable efforts to defend Agent’s interests in the Collateral against any and all Persons whatsoever. At any time following demand by the Required Lenders for payment of all Obligations following the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default, Agent shall have the right to take possession of the indicia of the Collateral and the Collateral in whatever physical form contained, including: labels, stationery, documents, instruments and advertising materials. If Agent (acting at the direction of the Required Lenders) exercises this right to take possession of the Collateral, the Loan Parties shall, upon demand, assemble it in the best manner possible and make it available to Agent at a place reasonably convenient to Agent. In addition, with respect to all Collateral, Agent and Lenders shall be entitled to all of the rights and remedies set forth herein and further provided by the Uniform Commercial Code or other Applicable Law. Each Loan Party shall, and Agent shall, if directed by the Required Lenders, instruct all suppliers, carriers, forwarders, warehousers or others receiving or holding cash, checks, Inventory, documents or instruments in which Agent holds a security interest to deliver same to Agent and/or subject to Agent’s order and if they shall come into any Loan Party’s possession, they, and each of them, shall be held by such Loan Party in trust as Agent’s trustee, and such Loan Party will promptly deliver them to Agent in their original form together with any necessary endorsement.
a.Inspection of Premises



. At all reasonable times and from time to time as often as the Required Lenders may reasonably elect, Agent and each Lender shall have full access to and the right to audit, check, inspect and make abstracts and copies from each Loan Party’s books, records, audits, correspondence and all other papers relating to the Collateral and the operation of each Loan Party’s business and to discuss its affairs, finances and accounts with its directors, officers, and independent public accountants (provided that the Borrowers shall be afforded the opportunity to participate in such discussions). Agent, any Lender and their agents may enter upon any premises of any Loan Party at any time during business hours and at any other reasonable time, and from time to time, for the purpose of inspecting the Collateral and any and all books and records pertaining thereto and to the operation of such Loan Party’s business. Notwithstanding the foregoing, (a) no more than three (3) such inspections shall be conducted at the expense of the Borrowers during any consecutive twelve (12) month period, and (b) if an Event of Default shall exist, then notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the foregoing clause (a), there shall be no limitation on the number or frequency of such inspections which may be conducted at the expense of the Borrowers.
a.Appraisals

. The Required Lenders may at any time after the Closing Date and from time to time, engage the services of an independent appraisal firm or firms of reputable standing, satisfactory to the Required Lenders, for the purpose of appraising the then current value of the Loan Parties’ assets (including without limitation Intellectual Property and the LTO Program). Absent the occurrence and continuance of an Event of Default at such time, the Required Lenders shall consult with Borrowing Agent as to the identity of any such firm; provided, that it is agreed by the parties hereto that Gordon Brothers Asset Advisors, LLC shall be deemed to be an acceptable firm for purposes of appraising the value of the LTO Program. All of the fees and out-of-pocket costs and expenses of any appraisals and reports conducted pursuant to this Section 4.7 shall be paid for when due, in full and without deduction, off-set or counterclaim by Borrowers. Notwithstanding the foregoing, (i) no more than one (1) appraisal of Intellectual Property (which shall include, without limitation, appraisals of the LTO Program) shall be conducted at the expense of the Borrowers during any consecutive twelve (12) month period, and (ii) if an Event of Default shall exist, then notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the foregoing clause (i), there shall be no limitation on the number or frequency of appraisals which may be conducted at the expense of the Borrowers.
a.Receivables; Deposit Accounts and Securities Accounts.
i.The Receivables are and shall be bona fide and valid accounts representing a bona fide indebtedness incurred by the Customers therein named, for fixed sums as set forth in the invoices relating thereto (provided immaterial or unintentional invoice errors shall not be deemed to be a breach hereof) with respect to an absolute sale or lease and delivery of goods upon stated terms of the Loan Parties, or work, labor or services theretofore rendered by the Loan Parties as of the date the applicable Receivables were created.
ii.Each Customer, to each Loan Party’s knowledge, as of the date each Receivable is created, is able to pay all Receivables on which the Customer is obligated in full when due. With respect to such Customers of any Loan Party who are not solvent, such Loan Party has set up on its books and in its financial records bad debt reserves adequate to cover such Receivables consistent with past practice.



iii.Each Loan Party’s chief executive office is located as set forth on Schedule 4.4 hereto, as such Schedule may be updated from time to time in accordance with the terms hereof. Until written notice is given to Agent by Borrowing Agent of any other office at which any Loan Party keeps its records pertaining to Receivables, all such records shall be kept at such executive office.
iv.The Loan Parties (other than any UK Loan Party) shall instruct their Customers to deliver all remittances upon Receivables (whether paid by check or by wire transfer of funds) to such Blocked Accounts and/or Depository Accounts (and any associated lockboxes) as Revolving Loan Agent or, subject to the terms of the Intercreditor Agreement, Agent shall designate from time to time as contemplated by Section 4.8(h) hereof or as otherwise agreed to from time to time by Revolving Loan Agent or, subject to the terms of the Intercreditor Agreement, Agent. Notwithstanding the foregoing, to the extent any Loan Party directly receives any remittances upon Receivables, such Loan Party shall, at such Loan Party’s sole cost and expense, but on Revolving Loan Agent’s and Agent’s behalf and for Revolving Loan Agent’s and, subject to the terms of the Intercreditor Agreement, Agent’s account, collect as Revolving Loan Agent’s and, subject to the terms of the Intercreditor Agreement, Agent’s property and in trust for Revolving Loan Agent and, subject to the terms of the Intercreditor Agreement, Agent all amounts received on Receivables, and shall not commingle such collections with any Loan Party’s funds or use the same except to pay the Obligations, and shall as soon as possible and in any event no later than one (1) Business Day after the receipt thereof (i) in the case of remittances paid by check, deposit all such remittances in their original form (after supplying any necessary endorsements) and (ii) in the case of remittances paid by wire transfer of funds, transfer all such remittances, in each case, into such Blocked Accounts and/or Depository Accounts. Each Loan Party shall deposit in the Blocked Account and/or Depository Account or, upon request by Revolving Loan Agent or, subject to the terms of the Intercreditor Agreement, Agent, deliver to Revolving Loan Agent or, subject to the terms of the Intercreditor Agreement, Agent, in original form and on the date of receipt thereof, all checks, drafts, notes, money orders, acceptances, cash and other evidences of Indebtedness. Payments made by a Loan Party’s Customers remitted directly to Revolving Loan Agent or Agent will be deposited by Revolving Loan Agent or Agent, as the case may be, in the Blocked Accounts, and Customer remittances shall only be treated as a repayment of Advances or, subject to the terms of the Intercreditor Agreement, Loans, if the Borrowers so elect in a written notice to Revolving Loan Agent or Agent, as applicable. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any requirement in this Section 4.8(d) relating to a Blocked Account shall not apply prior to the post-closing deadline for executing Control Agreements pursuant to Section 6.15.
v.At any time following the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default, Revolving Loan Agent or, subject to the terms of the Intercreditor Agreement, Agent shall have the right to send notice of the



assignment of, and Revolving Loan Agent’s and Agent’s security interests in and Liens on, the Receivables to any and all Customers or any third party holding or otherwise concerned with any of the Collateral, and thereafter, Revolving Loan Agent or, subject to the terms of the Intercreditor Agreement, Agent shall have the sole right to collect the Receivables, take possession of the Collateral, or both. Agent’s actual and documented collection expenses, including, but not limited to, stationery and postage, telephone, facsimile, secretarial and clerical expenses, the salaries of any collection personnel used for collection and the reasonable and documented fees and expenses of counsel, shall be at the sole expense of Borrowers and payable by the Borrowers to Agent not later than ten (10) Business Days after written demand.
vi.Subject to the terms of the Intercreditor Agreement, Agent shall have the right to receive, endorse, assign and/or deliver in the name of Agent or any Loan Party any and all checks, drafts and other instruments for the payment of money relating to the Receivables, and each Loan Party hereby waives notice of presentment, protest and non-payment of any instrument so endorsed. Each Loan Party hereby constitutes, subject to the terms of the Intercreditor Agreement, Agent or Agent’s designee as such Loan Party’s attorney with power (i) at any time: (A) to endorse such Loan Party’s name upon any notes, acceptances, checks, drafts, money orders or other evidences of payment or Collateral; (B) to sign such Loan Party’s name on any invoice or bill of lading relating to any of the Receivables, drafts against Customers, assignments and verifications of Receivables; (C) to send verifications of Receivables to any Customer; (D) to sign such Loan Party’s name on any documents or instruments deemed necessary or appropriate by Agent to preserve, protect, or perfect Agent’s interest in the Collateral and to file same; and (E) to receive, open and dispose of all mail addressed to any Loan Party at any post office box/lockbox maintained by Agent for the Loan Parties or at any other business premises of Agent; and (ii) at any time following the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default: (A) to demand payment of the Receivables; (B) to enforce payment of the Receivables by legal proceedings or otherwise; (C) to exercise all of such Loan Party’s rights and remedies with respect to the collection of the Receivables and any other Collateral; (D) to sue upon or otherwise collect, extend the time of payment of, settle, adjust, compromise, extend or renew the Receivables; (E) to settle, adjust or compromise any legal proceedings brought to collect Receivables; (F) to prepare, file and sign such Loan Party’s name on a proof of claim in bankruptcy or similar document against any Customer; (G) to prepare, file and sign such Loan Party’s name on any notice of Lien, assignment or satisfaction of Lien or similar document in connection with the Receivables; (H) to accept the return of goods represented by any of the Receivables; (I) to change the address for delivery of mail addressed to any Loan Party to such address as Agent may designate; and (J) to do all other acts and things necessary to carry out the provisions of this Agreement. All acts of said attorney or designee are hereby ratified and approved, and said attorney or designee shall not be



liable for any acts of omission or commission nor for any error of judgment or mistake of fact or of law, unless done maliciously or with gross (not mere) negligence (as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction in a final and non-appealable judgment or order); this power being coupled with an interest is irrevocable while any of the Obligations remain unpaid. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any requirement in this Section 4.8(d) relating to a Blocked Account shall not apply prior to the post-closing deadline for executing Control Agreements pursuant to Section 6.15.
vii.Neither Agent nor any Lender shall, under any circumstances or in any event whatsoever, have any liability for any error or omission or delay of any kind occurring in the settlement, collection or payment of any of the Receivables or any instrument received in payment thereof, or for any damage resulting therefrom.
viii.All proceeds of Collateral shall be deposited by the Loan Parties (other than any UK Loan Party) into either (i) a lockbox account, dominion account or such other “blocked account” (each a “Blocked Account” and collectively the “Blocked Accounts”) established at a Specified Domestic Blocked Account Bank, Specified Swiss Blocked Account Bank or such other bank or banks as may be acceptable to the Required Lenders (each such bank, a “Blocked Account Bank” and collectively, “Blocked Account Banks”) pursuant to an arrangement with such Blocked Account Bank as may be acceptable to the Required Lenders or (ii) depository accounts (“Depository Accounts”) that are (other than with respect to Excluded Accounts) subject to Control Agreements in accordance with this clause (h). Each applicable Loan Party shall deliver or cause to be delivered to Agent a Control Agreement, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent and Required Lenders, among such Loan Party, Agent, Revolving Loan Agent and each bank at which each Blocked Account, each Depository Account and any other deposit account or securities account (other than any Swiss Blocked Account or any Excluded Account) of such Loan Party is maintained that is sufficient to give Agent “control” (for purposes of Articles 8 and 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code) over such Blocked Accounts, Depository Accounts and other deposit accounts and securities accounts. At any time during the continuation of an Event of Default, subject to the terms of the Intercreditor Agreement, Agent or Revolving Loan Agent shall have the sole and exclusive right to direct, and Agent is hereby authorized to, subject to the terms of the Intercreditor Agreement, give instructions pursuant to such Control Agreements directing, the disposition of funds in the Blocked Accounts and Depository Accounts (any such instructions, an “Activation Notice”) to Agent on a daily basis, by wire transfer to a deposit account maintained by Agent, which such funds may be applied by Agent to repay the Obligations. Prior to the occurrence of an Event of Default, the Loan Parties shall retain the right to direct the disposition of funds in the Blocked Accounts and Agent shall not deliver an Activation Notice. In the event that Agent issues an Activation Notice, Agent agrees to rescind such Activation Notice at such time that no Event of Default



shall exist (it being understood that, notwithstanding any such rescission, Agent shall have the right and is authorized to issue an additional Activation Notice if a subsequent Event of Default shall have occurred or shall exist at any time thereafter). All funds deposited in the Blocked Accounts or Depository Accounts shall immediately become subject to the security interest of Agent, for its own benefit and the ratable benefit of the other Secured Parties, and Borrowing Agent shall use commercially reasonable efforts to obtain the agreement by each Blocked Account Bank to waive any offset rights against the funds so deposited. Neither Agent nor any Lender assumes any responsibility for such blocked account arrangements, including any claim of accord and satisfaction or release with respect to deposits accepted by any Blocked Account Bank thereunder. Agent shall apply all funds received by it from the Blocked Accounts and/or Depository Accounts to the satisfaction of the Obligations in accordance with this Agreement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any requirement in this Section 4.8(h) relating to a Blocked Account shall not apply prior to the post-closing deadline for executing Control Agreements pursuant to Section 6.15.
ix.No Loan Party will, without the Required Lenders’ consent, compromise or adjust any material amount of the Receivables (or extend the time for payment thereof) or accept any material returns of merchandise or grant any additional discounts, allowances or credits thereon except for those compromises, adjustments, returns, discounts, credits and allowances as have been heretofore customary in the Ordinary Course of Business of such Loan Party.
x.All deposit accounts (including all Blocked Accounts and Depository Accounts), securities accounts and investment accounts of each Loan Party and its Subsidiaries as of the Closing Date are set forth on Schedule 4.8(j) hereto. No Loan Party shall open any new deposit account, securities account or investment account (other than an Excluded Account) with a bank, depository institution or securities intermediary other than Agent unless (i) the Loan Parties shall have provided written notice thereof to Agent and the Lenders within five (5) Business Days and (ii) if required by the Required Lenders, prior to any Loan Party depositing any funds or financial assets in such account, such bank, depository institution or securities intermediary, each applicable Loan Party, Agent and Revolving Loan Agent shall enter into a Control Agreement in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent and the Required Lenders sufficient to give Agent “control” (for purposes of Articles 8 and 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code) over such account.
xi.The aggregate amount on deposit in the Swiss Blocked Accounts shall not exceed $6,000,000 for any period of five (5) or more consecutive Business Days, on any date of determination.
b.Inventory
. To the extent Inventory held for sale or lease has been produced by any Loan Party (other than a UK Loan Party), it has been and will be produced by such Loan Party in all material respects in accordance with the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as amended, modified or supplemented, and all rules, regulations and orders thereunder.



a.Maintenance of Equipment
. The Loan Parties’ Equipment shall be maintained in good operating condition and repair (reasonable wear and tear excepted) and all necessary replacements of and repairs thereto shall be made. No Loan Party shall use or operate its Equipment in violation in any material respect of any law, statute, ordinance, code, rule or regulation.
a.Exculpation of Liability
. Nothing set forth herein shall be construed to constitute Agent or any Lender as any Loan Party’s agent for any purpose whatsoever, nor shall Agent or any Lender be responsible or liable for any shortage, discrepancy, damage, loss or destruction of any part of the Collateral wherever the same may be located and regardless of the cause thereof. Neither Agent nor any Lender, whether by anything herein or in any assignment or otherwise, assume any of any Loan Party’s obligations under any contract or agreement assigned to Agent or such Lender, and neither Agent nor any Lender shall be responsible in any way for the performance by any Loan Party of any of the terms and conditions thereof.
a.Financing Statements
. Except as respects the financing statements filed to perfect Agent’s Liens, financing statements described on Schedule 7.2 hereto, and financing statements filed in connection with Permitted Encumbrances, no financing statement covering any of the Collateral or any proceeds thereof is or will be on file in any public office.
a.Investment Property Collateral.
i.Each Loan Party has the right to transfer the Investment Property free of any Liens other than Permitted Encumbrances and will use commercially reasonable efforts to defend its title to the Investment Property against the contrary claims of all Persons. Each Loan Party shall (i) ensure that each operating agreement, limited partnership agreement and any other similar agreement permits Agent’s Lien on the Equity Interests of wholly-owned Subsidiaries (other than Foreign Subsidiaries, but excluding Square Box) arising thereunder, foreclosure of Agent’s Lien and admission of any transferee as a member, limited partner or other applicable equity holder thereunder and (ii) use commercially reasonable efforts to provide that each operating agreement, limited partnership agreement and any other similar agreement with respect to any other Person permits Agent’s Lien on the Investment Property of such Loan Party arising thereunder, foreclosure of Agent’s Lien and admission of any transferee as a member, limited partner or other applicable equity holder thereunder.
ii.Each Loan Party shall, if the Investment Property includes securities or any other financial or other asset maintained in a securities account, cause the custodian with respect thereto to execute and deliver a notification and Control Agreement or other applicable agreement reasonably satisfactory to Agent and the Required Lenders in order to perfect and protect Agent’s Lien in such Investment Property.
iii.Except as set forth in Article XI hereof or in the Pledge Agreement, (i) the Loan Parties will have the right to exercise all voting rights with respect to the Investment Property and (ii) the Loan Parties will have the right to receive all cash dividends and distributions, interest and premiums declared and paid on the Investment Property to the extent otherwise permitted under this Agreement or under any of the Other Documents. In the event any additional Equity Interests are issued to any Loan Party as a



stock dividend or distribution or in lieu of interest on any of the Investment Property, as a result of any split of any of the Investment Property, by reclassification or otherwise, then any certificates evidencing any such additional shares will be delivered to Agent within fifteen (15) Business Days (or such later date as the Required Lenders may agree) and such shares will be subject to this Agreement and a part of the Investment Property to the same extent as the original Investment Property.
b.Provisions Regarding Certain Investment Property Collateral
. The operating agreement or limited partnership agreement (as applicable) of any Subsidiary (other than a Foreign Subsidiary, but excluding Square Box) of any Loan Party hereafter formed or acquired that is a limited liability company or a limited partnership, shall contain the following language (or language to the same effect): “Notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth herein, no restriction upon any transfer of {membership interests} {partnership interests} set forth herein shall apply, in any way, to the pledge by any {member} {partner} of a security interest in and to its {membership interests} {partnership interests} to Blue Torch Finance LLC, as agent for certain lenders, or its successors and assigns in such capacity (any such person, “Agent”), or to any foreclosure upon or subsequent disposition of such {membership interests} {partnership interests} by Agent. Any transferee or assignee with respect to such foreclosure or disposition shall automatically be admitted as a {member} {partner} of the Company and shall have all of the rights of the {member} {partner} that previously owned such {membership interests} {partnership interests}.”
1.REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES.
Each Loan Party represents and warrants to the Agent, the Lenders and each other Secured Party as follows:
a.Authority
. Each Loan Party has full power, authority and legal right to enter into this Agreement and the Other Documents to which it is a party and to perform all its respective Obligations hereunder and thereunder. This Agreement and the Other Documents to which it is a party have been duly executed and delivered by each Loan Party, and this Agreement and the Other Documents to which it is a party constitute the legal, valid and binding obligation of such Loan Party enforceable in accordance with their terms, except as such enforceability may be limited by any applicable bankruptcy, insolvency, moratorium or similar laws affecting creditors’ rights generally. The execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement and of the Other Documents to which it is a party (a) are within such Loan Party’s corporate or company powers, as applicable, have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate or company action, as applicable, are not in contravention of law or the terms of such Loan Party’s Organizational Documents or the conduct of such Loan Party’s business or of 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 Revolving Loan Documents, (b) will not conflict with or violate any material provisions of any law or regulation, or any judgment, order or decree of any Governmental Body, (c) will not require the Consent of any Governmental Body, any party to a Material Contract or any other Person, except (i) 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, (ii) any immaterial Consents of any Governmental Body, or (iii) those Consents set forth on Schedule 5.1 hereto, all of which will have been duly obtained, made or compiled prior to the ThirdFourth Amendment Effective Date and which are in full force and effect and (d) 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, the Revolving Loan Documents.
a.Formation and Qualification.
i.Each Loan Party is duly incorporated or formed, as applicable, and in good standing (to the extent applicable) under the laws of the state of its incorporation or formation, as applicable, in each case as listed on Schedule 5.2(a) hereto, as such Schedule may be updated from time to time in accordance with the terms hereof, and each Loan Party is qualified to do business and is in good standing in the other states listed on Schedule 5.2(a) hereto, as such Schedule may be updated from time to time in accordance with the terms hereof, which constitute all states in which the failure to so qualify could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. Each Loan Party has delivered to Agent true and complete copies of its Organizational Documents.
ii.Schedule 5.2(b) hereto, as such Schedule may be updated from time to time in accordance with the terms hereof, sets forth (i) a true, complete and correct list of the Subsidiaries of each Loan Party and (ii) a true, complete and correct list of all Equity Interests held by each Loan Party in each of its Subsidiaries.
iii.As of the ClosingFourth Amendment Effective Date, no Immaterial Subsidiary (i) owns or generates any Receivables or Inventory, (ii) has 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) or (iii) receives or generates any royalty revenue.
b.Survival of Representations and Warranties
. All representations and warranties of such Loan Party in this Agreement and the Other Documents to which it is a party shall be true in all material respects at the time of such Loan Party’s execution of this Agreement and the Other Documents to which it is a party (except that such materiality qualifier shall not be applicable to any representations and warranties that already are qualified or modified by materiality in the text thereof), and shall survive the execution, delivery and acceptance thereof by the parties thereto and the closing of the transactions described therein or related thereto.
a.Tax Returns
. Each Loan Party’s federal tax identification number is set forth on Schedule 5.4 hereto, as such Schedule may be amended from time to time in accordance with the terms hereof. Each Loan Party has filed all federal, and all material state and local tax returns and other material reports that it is required by law to file and has paid all taxes, assessments, fees and other governmental charges that are due and payable in excess of $1,000,000 in the aggregate, except for those taxes, assessments, fees and other governmental charges that are being Properly Contested. The provision for taxes on the books of each Loan Party is adequate for all years not closed by applicable statutes, and for its current fiscal year, and no Loan Party has any knowledge of any deficiency or additional assessment in connection therewith not provided for on its books.
a.Financial Statements.
i.[Reserved].



ii.The twelve (12) month cash flow and balance sheet projections of Quantum and its Subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis (the “Closing Date Projections), delivered to Lenders prior to the Closing Date were reviewed by the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer or Treasurer of Quantum and are based on underlying assumptions which such officer believed to be reasonable on the date such Closing Date Projections were delivered (it being understood that any such forecasts and Closing Date Projections are not to be viewed as facts, are subject to uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the Borrowers’ control, that no assurance can be given that any particular Closing Date Projections will be realized, that actual results may differ and that such differences may be material).
iii.The audited consolidated and consolidating balance sheets of Quantum and its Subsidiaries (and such other Persons described therein) as of March 31, 2021, and the related statements of income, changes in stockholder’s equity, and changes in cash flow for the period ended on such date, all accompanied by reports thereon containing opinions by independent certified public accountants, copies of which have been delivered to Lenders, have been prepared in accordance with GAAP, consistently applied (except for changes described in such financial statements) and present fairly in all material respects the financial position of the Loan Parties at such date and the results of their operations for such period. The unaudited consolidated and consolidating balance sheets of Quantum and its Subsidiaries (and such other Persons described therein) as of June 30, 2021, and the related statements of income, and changes in cash flow for the period ended on such date, copies of which have been delivered to Lenders, present fairly in all material respects the financial position of the Loan Parties at such date and the results of their operations at such date. For the purposes of this Section 5.5(c), any restatement of, or supplement to, after the Closing Date, any of the financial statements referred to in the preceding two sentences or of any other financial statements that include the periods referred to in the preceding two sentences shall not result in the representation set forth in this Section 5.5(c) being untrue or inaccurate.
iv.Since March 31, 2021, there has been no change in the condition, financial or otherwise, of the Loan Parties as shown on the consolidated balance sheet as of such date and no change in the aggregate value of machinery, Equipment and Real Property owned by the Loan Parties, except changes in the Ordinary Course of Business, none of which individually or in the aggregate has been materially adverse.
b.Entity Names
. Except as set forth on Schedule 5.6 hereto, as such Schedule may be amended from time to time in accordance with the terms hereof, no Loan Party has been known by any other company or corporate name, as applicable, in the past five (5) years and does not sell Inventory under any other name, nor has any Loan Party been the surviving corporation or company, as applicable, of a merger or consolidation or acquired all or substantially all of the assets of any Person during the preceding five (5) years.
a.O.S.H.A.; Environmental Compliance; Flood Insurance.



i.Except as set forth on Schedule 5.7 hereto, each Loan Party is in compliance in all material respects with, and its facilities, business, assets, property, leaseholds, Real Property and Equipment are in compliance with the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Act, and Environmental Laws and there are no outstanding citations, notices or orders of non-compliance issued to any Loan Party or relating to its business, assets, property, leaseholds or Equipment under any such laws, rules or regulations which could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
ii.Except as set forth on Schedule 5.7 hereto, as of the ClosingFourth Amendment Effective Date each Loan Party has been issued all required material federal, state and local licenses, certificates or permits (collectively, “Approvals”) relating to all applicable Environmental Laws and all such Approvals are current and in full force and effect.
iii.Except as set forth on Schedule 5.7 hereto, as such Schedule may be amended from time to time in accordance with the terms hereof, and except as could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect: (i) there have been no releases, spills, discharges, leaks or disposal (collectively referred to as “Releases”) of Hazardous Materials at, upon, under or migrating from or onto any Real Property owned, leased or occupied by any Loan Party, except for those Releases which are in full compliance with Environmental Laws; (ii) there are no underground storage tanks or polychlorinated biphenyls on any Real Property owned, leased or occupied by any Loan Party, except for such underground storage tanks or polychlorinated biphenyls that are present in compliance with Environmental Laws; (iii) all of the Real Property owned, leased or occupied by any Loan Party has never been used by any Loan Party to dispose of Hazardous Materials, except as authorized by Environmental Laws; and (iv) no Hazardous Materials are managed by any Loan Party on any Real Property owned, leased or occupied by any Loan Party, excepting such quantities as are managed in accordance with all applicable manufacturer’s instructions and compliance with Environmental Laws and as are necessary for the operation of the commercial business of any Loan Party or of its tenants.
iv.All Real Property owned by the Loan Parties is insured pursuant to policies and other bonds which are valid and in full force and effect and which provide adequate coverage from reputable and financially sound insurers in amounts sufficient to insure the assets and risks of each such Loan Party in accordance with prudent business practice in the industry of such Loan Party. Each Loan Party has taken all actions required under the Flood Laws and/or requested by the Required Lenders to assist in ensuring that each Lender is in compliance in all material respects with the Flood Laws applicable to the Collateral, including, but not limited to, providing Agent and Lenders with the address and/or GPS coordinates of each structure located upon any Real Property that will be subject to a mortgage or deed of trust in favor of Agent, and, to the extent required by Applicable Law, obtaining flood insurance for such property, structures and contents prior to such property, structures and contents becoming Collateral.



b.Solvency; No Litigation, Violation, Indebtedness or Default; ERISA Compliance.
i.(i) The Loan Parties, taken as a whole, are, and after giving effect to the Transactions, will be, solvent and able to pay their debts as they mature, (ii) the Loan Parties, taken as a whole, have, and after giving effect to the Transactions, will have, capital sufficient to carry on their existing businesses and all businesses in which they are about to engage, and (iii) the fair present saleable value of the assets of the Loan Parties, taken as a whole, calculated on a going concern basis, are in excess of the amount of their liabilities.
ii.Schedule 5.8(b) hereto, as such Schedule may be updated from time to time in accordance with the terms hereof, sets forth a complete and accurate description, with respect to all litigation, arbitration, actions or proceedings with asserted liabilities in excess of, or that could reasonably be expected to result in liabilities in excess of, $1,000,000 that, as of the ClosingFourth Amendment Effective Date, is pending or, to the knowledge of the Loan Parties, threatened in writing against a Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries, of (i) the parties to such actions, suits, or proceedings, (ii) the nature of the dispute that is the subject of such actions, suits, or proceedings, (iii) the procedural status, as of the ClosingFourth Amendment Effective Date, with respect to such actions, suits, or proceedings, and (iv) whether any liability of the Loan Parties’ and their Subsidiaries in connection with such actions, suits, or proceedings is covered by insurance.
iii.No Loan Party has any outstanding Indebtedness other than the Obligations, except for (i) Indebtedness disclosed in Schedule 7.8 hereto and (ii) Indebtedness otherwise permitted under Section 7.8 hereof.
iv.No Loan Party is in violation of any applicable statute, law, rule, regulation or ordinance in any respect which could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, nor is any Loan Party in violation of any order of any court, Governmental Body or arbitration board or tribunal which could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
v.As of the ClosingFourth Amendment Effective Date, no Loan Party or any member of the Controlled Group maintains or is required to contribute to any Pension Benefit Plan or Multiemployer Plan other than those listed on Schedule 5.8(e) hereto, as such Schedule may be amended from time to time in accordance with the terms hereof. Except as would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect, each Plan is in compliance with the applicable provisions of ERISA, the Code and other Applicable Laws. (i) Each Loan Party and each member of the Controlled Group has met all applicable minimum funding requirements under Section 302 of ERISA and Section 412 of the Code in respect of each Pension Benefit Plan, and each Pension Benefit Plan or Multiemployer Plan is in compliance with Sections 412, 430 and 436 of the Code and Sections 206(g), 302 and 303 of ERISA, without regard to waivers and variances; (ii) each Plan which is intended to be a qualified plan under Section 401(a) of the Code as currently in effect has been determined by the Internal Revenue Service to be qualified under Section 401(a) of the Code and the trust related thereto is exempt



from federal income tax under Section 501(a) of the Code or an application for such a determination is currently being processed by the Internal Revenue Code; (iii) neither any Loan Party nor any member of the Controlled Group has incurred any liability to the PBGC other than for the payment of premiums, and there are no premium payments which have become due which are unpaid; (iv) no Pension Benefit Plan or Multiemployer Plan has been terminated by the plan administrator thereof nor by the PBGC, and there is no occurrence which would cause the PBGC to institute proceedings under Title IV of ERISA to terminate any Plan; (v) the current value of the assets of each Pension Benefit Plan exceeds the present value of the accrued benefits and other liabilities of such Plan (determined as of the end of the most recent plan year on the basis of the actuarial assumptions specified for funding purposes in the most recent actuarial valuation for such Pension Benefit Plan) and neither any Loan Party nor any member of the Controlled Group knows of any facts or circumstances which would materially change the value of such assets and accrued benefits and other liabilities; (vi) neither any Loan Party nor any member of the Controlled Group has breached any of the responsibilities, obligations or duties imposed on it by ERISA with respect to any Pension Benefit Plan or Multiemployer Plan; (vii) neither any Loan Party nor any member of the Controlled Group has incurred any liability for any excise tax arising under Section 4971, 4972 or 4980B of the Code, and no fact exists which could reasonably be expected to give rise to any such liability; (viii) neither any Loan Party nor any member of the Controlled Group nor any fiduciary of, nor any trustee to, any Pension Benefit Plan or Multiemployer Plan, has engaged in a “prohibited transaction” described in Section 406 of ERISA or Section 4975 of the Code nor taken any action which would constitute or result in a Termination Event with respect to any such Pension Benefit Plan or Multiemployer Plan which is subject to ERISA; (ix) no Termination Event has occurred or is reasonably expected to occur; (x) there exists no Reportable ERISA Event; (xi) neither any Loan Party nor any member of the Controlled Group has engaged in a transaction that could be subject to Section 4069 or 4212(c) of ERISA; (xii) neither any Loan Party nor any member of the Controlled Group maintains or is required to contribute to any Plan which provides health, accident or life insurance benefits to former employees, their spouses or dependents, other than in accordance with Section 4980B of the Code or similar applicable law; (xiii) neither any Loan Party nor any member of the Controlled Group has withdrawn, completely or partially, within the meaning of Section 4203 or 4205 of ERISA, from any Multiemployer Plan so as to incur liability under the Multiemployer Pension Plan Amendments Act of 1980 and there exists no fact which would reasonably be expected to result in any such liability; and (xiv) to the knowledge of the Company, no Plan fiduciary (as defined in Section 3(21) of ERISA) has any liability for breach of fiduciary duty or for any failure in connection with the administration or investment of the assets of a Plan.
c.Intellectual Property



. As of the Closing Date, Schedule 5.9 hereto, as such Schedule may be amended from time to time in accordance with the terms hereof provides a complete and correct list of: (a) all U.S. registered patents owned by each Loan Party and all applications for U.S. patents owned by such Loan Party; (b) all U.S. registered trademarks owned by each Loan Party and all applications for registration of U.S. trademarks owned by such Loan Party; (c) all U.S. registered copyrights owned by each Loan Party and all applications for registration of U.S. copyrights owned by such Loan Party; and (d) all Intellectual Property licenses entered into by each Loan Party pursuant to which (i) such Loan Party has provided any license in Intellectual Property owned or controlled by such Loan Party to any other Person (other than non-exclusive software licenses granted in the ordinary course of business) with a value in excess of $1,000,000 or (ii) any Person has granted to such Loan Party any license in Intellectual Property owned or controlled by such Person that is material to the business of such Loan Party, including any Intellectual Property that is incorporated in any Inventory, software, or other product marketed, sold, licensed, or distributed by such Loan Party (other than non-exclusive software licenses granted in the ordinary course of business). Other than as set forth on Schedule 5.9 hereto, as such Schedule may be amended from time to time in accordance with the terms hereof, no Loan Party owns any U.S. patents, copyrights or trademarks, the failure to register which could be materially adverse to the conduct of the business of the Loan Parties taken as a whole. Each Loan Party owns exclusively or holds licenses in all Intellectual Property that is necessary in or material to the conduct of its business, and, to each Loan Party’s knowledge, all employees and contractors of each Loan Party who were involved in the creation or development of any Intellectual Property for such Loan Party that is necessary in or material to the business of such Loan Party have signed agreements containing assignment of such employee’s or contractor’s rights in any Intellectual Property to such Loan Party and obligations of confidentiality. To each Loan Party’s knowledge, (A) such Loan Party is not currently infringing or misappropriating any Intellectual Property rights of any Person, and (B) no product manufactured, used, distributed, licensed, or sold by or service provided by such Loan Party is currently infringing or misappropriating any Intellectual Property rights of any Person, in each case, except where such infringement either individually or in the aggregate could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.
a.Licenses and Permits
. Except as set forth in Schedule 5.10 hereto, as such Schedule may be amended from time to time in accordance with the terms hereof, each Loan Party (a) is in compliance with and (b) has procured and is now in possession of, all material licenses or permits required by any applicable federal, state, provincial or local law, rule or regulation for the operation of its business in each jurisdiction wherein it is now conducting or proposes to conduct business and where the failure to be in compliance or to procure such licenses or permits could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
a.No Default
. No Default or Event of Default has occurred.
a.No Burdensome Restrictions
. No Loan Party is party to any contract or agreement the performance of which could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. No Loan Party has agreed or consented to cause or permit in the future (upon the happening of a contingency or otherwise) any of its property, whether now owned or hereafter acquired, to be subject to a Lien which is not a Permitted Encumbrance.
a.No Labor Disputes



. No Loan Party is involved in any material labor dispute. Except as set forth on Schedule 5.13 hereto, as such Schedule may be amended from time to time in accordance with the terms hereof, as of the ClosingFourth Amendment Effective Date, there are no strikes or walkouts or union organization of any Loan Party’s employees in existence or, to the knowledge of the Loan Parties, threatened in writing, and no collective bargaining contract is scheduled to expire during the Term.
a.Margin Regulations
. No Loan Party is engaged, nor will it engage, principally or as one of its important activities, in the business of “purchasing” or “carrying” any Margin Stock or extending credit for the purpose of “purchasing” or “carrying” any Margin Stock within the respective meanings of each of the quoted terms under Regulation U. No part of the proceeds of any Loans will be used for “purchasing” or “carrying” Margin Stock or extending credit for the purpose of “purchasing” or “carrying” any Margin Stock within the respective meanings of each of the quoted terms under Regulation U.
a.Investment Company Act
. No Loan Party is an “investment company” registered or required to be registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, nor is it controlled by such a company.
a.Hedging Transactions

. No Loan Party is a party to any Interest Rate Hedge or Foreign Hedge Agreement, other than those Interest Rate Hedges or Foreign Hedge Agreements, as applicable, which have been entered into for non-speculative purposes.
a.Business and Property of the Loan Parties
. Upon and after the Closing Date, the Loan Parties do not propose to engage in any business other than as permitted pursuant to Section 7.9 hereof.
a.Equity Interests
. The authorized and outstanding Equity Interests of each Loan Party (other than Quantum), and each legal and beneficial holder thereof as of the ClosingFourth Amendment Effective Date, are as set forth on Schedule 5.18 hereto, as such Schedule may be updated from time to time in accordance with the terms hereof. All of the Equity Interests of each Loan Party have been duly and validly authorized and issued and are fully paid and non-assessable and have been sold and delivered to the holders hereof in compliance with, or under valid exemption from, all federal and state laws and the rules and regulations of each Governmental Body governing the sale and delivery of securities. Except for the rights and obligations set forth on Schedule 5.18 hereto, as such Schedule may be updated from time to time in accordance with the terms hereof, there are no subscriptions, warrants, options, calls, commitments, rights or agreement by which any Loan Party or any of the shareholders of any Loan Party is bound relating to the issuance, transfer, voting or redemption of shares of its Equity Interests or any pre-emptive rights held by any Person with respect to the Equity Interests of the Loan Parties. Except as set forth on Schedule 5.18 hereto, as such Schedule may be updated from time to time in accordance with the terms hereof, no Loan Party has issued any securities convertible into or exchangeable for shares of its Equity Interests or any options, warrants or other rights to acquire such shares or securities convertible into or exchangeable for such shares (other than the Warrants).
a.Commercial Tort Claims
. The Loan Parties do not have any commercial tort claim with a value in excess of $500,000, except as set forth on Schedule 5.19 hereto, as such Schedule may be updated from time to time in accordance with the terms hereof.
a.Letter of Credit Rights



. As of the ClosingFourth Amendment Effective Date, the Loan Parties do not have any letter of credit rights in respect of any letter of credit with a value in excess of $500,000, except as set forth on Schedule 5.20 hereto, as such Schedule may be updated from time to time in accordance with the terms hereof.
a.Material Contracts
. Schedule 5.21 hereto, as such Schedule may be updated from time to time in accordance with the terms hereof, sets forth a list of all Material Contracts of the Loan Parties. All Material Contracts are in full force and effect and no defaults currently exist thereunder by any Loan Party or, to the knowledge of the Loan Parties, any other Person which is a party thereto, which could, in either case, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. No Loan Party has (i) received any notice of termination or non-renewal of any Material Contract, or (ii) exercised any option to terminate or not to renew any Material Contract, except, in each case, any such termination which could not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
a.Investment Property Collateral
. (i) As of the ClosingFourth Amendment Effective Date, there are no restrictions on the pledge or transfer of any of the Subsidiary Stock other than restrictions referenced on the face of any certificates evidencing such Subsidiary Stock, restrictions under Applicable Law or restrictions stated in the Organizational Documents of any Loan Party with respect thereto, as applicable; (ii) each Loan Party is the legal owner of the Investment Property Collateral pledged by it hereunder, which is registered in the name of such Loan Party, a custodian or a nominee; (iii) the Investment Property Collateral is free and clear of any Liens except for Permitted Encumbrances which, in the case of any Investment Property Collateral constituting certificated securities, do not have priority over the Liens of Agent thereon; and (iv) the pledge of and grant of the security interest in the Investment Property Collateral is effective to vest in Agent a valid security interest therein.
a.Revolving Loan Documents
. Lenders have received true, correct and complete copies of the Revolving Loan Documents. None of the Revolving Loan Documents has been amended or supplemented, nor have any of the provisions thereof been waived, except pursuant to a written agreement or instrument which has heretofore been delivered to Lenders.
a.Disclosure.
i.All factual information taken as a whole (other than forward-looking information and projections and information of a general economic nature and general information about Quantum’s industry) furnished by or on behalf of a Loan Party or its Subsidiaries in writing to Agent or any Lender (including all information contained in the Schedules hereto or in the Other Documents) for purposes of or in connection with this Agreement or the Other Documents, and all other such factual information taken as a whole (other than forward-looking information and projections and information of a general economic nature and general information about Quantum’s industry) hereafter furnished by or on behalf of a Loan Party or its Subsidiaries in writing to Agent or any Lender will be, true and accurate, in all material respects, on the date as of which such information is dated or certified and not incomplete by omitting to state any fact necessary to make such information (taken as a whole) not misleading in any material respect at such time in light of the circumstances under which such information was provided.



ii.The information included in the Beneficial Ownership Certification delivered on behalf of any Borrower pursuant to this Agreement (if any), as updated pursuant to Section 9.5, is true and correct in all respects.
b.UK Pensions

. No Loan Party is or has at any time been an employer (for the purposes of sections 38 to 51 of the Pensions Act 2004) of an occupational pension scheme which is not a money purchase scheme (both terms as defined in the Pensions Schemes Act 1993); and no UK Loan Party is or has at any time been “connected” with or an “associate” of (as those terms are used in sections 38 and 43 of the Pensions Act 2004) such an employer.
a.Centre of Main Interests and Establishments

. For the purposes of Regulation (EU) 2015/848 of 20 May 2015 on insolvency proceedings (recast), as incorporated into English law by the European Union Withdrawal Act 2018 (the “Regulation”), the centre of main interest (as that term is used in Article 3(1) of the Regulation) of each Loan Party incorporated under the laws of England and Wales is situated in its jurisdiction of incorporation and it has no “establishment” (as that term is used in Article 2(10) of the Regulation) in any other jurisdiction.
1.AFFIRMATIVE COVENANTS.
Each Loan Party shall, and shall cause each of its Subsidiaries to, until the Payment in Full of the Obligations and the termination of this Agreement:
a.Compliance with Laws
. Comply with all Applicable Laws with respect to the Collateral or any part thereof or governing the conduct or operation of its business the non-compliance with which could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect (except to the extent any separate provision of this Agreement shall expressly require compliance with any particular Applicable Laws pursuant to another standard). Each Loan Party may, however, contest or dispute any Applicable Laws in any reasonable manner, provided that any related Lien is inchoate or stayed and sufficient reserves are established in accordance with GAAP.
a.Conduct of Business and Maintenance of Existence and Assets
. (a) Conduct continuously and operate actively its business according to good business practices and maintain all of its properties useful or necessary in its business in good working order and condition (reasonable wear and tear excepted and except as may be disposed of in accordance with the terms of this Agreement), and use commercially reasonable efforts to enforce and protect the validity of any Intellectual Property right or other right included in the Collateral where the failure to do so could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect; (b) except pursuant to a transaction permitted hereunder, keep in full force and effect its existence; and (c) make all such reports and pay all such franchise and other taxes and license fees and do all such other acts and things as may be lawfully required to maintain its rights, licenses, leases, powers and franchises under the laws of the United States or any political subdivision thereof where the failure to do so could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.
a.Books and Records
. Keep proper books of record and account in which entries that are full, true and correct in all material respects will be made of all dealings or transactions of or in relation to its business and affairs (including without limitation accruals for taxes, assessments, Charges, levies and claims, allowances against doubtful Receivables and accruals for depreciation, obsolescence or amortization of assets), all in accordance with, or as required by, GAAP.
a.Payment of Taxes



. Pay, when due, all material taxes, assessments and other Charges lawfully levied or assessed upon it or any of the Collateral, including real and personal property taxes, assessments and charges and all franchise, income, employment, social security benefits, withholding, and sales taxes, except to the extent that such Loan Party or Subsidiary has Properly Contested such taxes, assessments or charges.
a.Financial Covenants.
i.[Reserved].
ii.[Reserved].
iii.Total Net Leverage Ratio. Maintain as of the end of each fiscal quarter, a Total Net Leverage Ratio for Quantum and its Subsidiaries, on a consolidated basis, of not greater than the ratio set forth below for each four (4) consecutive fiscal quarter period then ended set forth below:









Fiscal Quarter EndingMaximum Total Net Leverage Ratio
June 30, 20226.00:1.00
September 30, 20226.75:1.00
December 31, 20226.00:1.00
March 31, 20234.75:1.00
June 30, 2023
3.755.75:1.00
September 30, 2023
3.256.00:1.00
December 31, 20236.75:1.00
March 31, 20245.00:1.00
June 30, 20244.50:1.00
September 30, 20244.25:1.00
December 31, 20243.75:1.00
DecemberMarch 31, 20232025 and each fiscal quarter ending thereafter
3.00:1.00

i.Minimum Liquidity. Not permit Liquidity (calculated as of each day, commencing with the ThirdFourth Amendment Effective Date) to be less than (i) for the period from the Fourth Amendment Effective Date through and including March 31, 2025, $15,000,000, (ii) for the period from April 1, 2025 through and including September 30, 2025, $20,000,000, and (iii) from and after October 1, 2025, $25,000,000, in each case, for any period of more than three (3) consecutive Business Days; provided that, solely for purposes of determining compliance with this Section 6.5(e), the cash and Cash Equivalents described in clause (b) of the definition of “Qualified Cash” shall not be included in the calculation of Liquidity.



ii.Cure Right. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in Section 10.5, for purposes of determining whether an Event of Default has occurred under the financial covenant set forth in Section 6.5(c), any mandatory prepayment of the Loans pursuant to Section 2.3 using Net Cash Proceeds from the issuance or sale of any equity securities made after the last day of the fiscal period in respect of which such Event of Default has occurred and on or prior to the date that is 90 days after the last day of such fiscal period (the “Cure Expiration Date”), will, at the request of Quantum, reduce the amount of Funded Debt for the applicable fiscal quarter for purposes of the calculation of the Total Net Leverage Ratio set forth in Section 6.5(c) for such fiscal quarter; provided, that Quantum shall not be permitted to so request that a mandatory prepayment of the Loans using Net Cash Proceeds from the issuance or sale of any equity securities be applied to reduce Funded Debt with respect to any fiscal quarter unless, after giving effect to such request, (i) in any four consecutive fiscal quarters, there shall be at least two fiscal quarters in respect of which no such request is made, (iii) such request may not be made in two consecutive fiscal quarters and (iii) no more than four such requests will be made in the aggregate over the Term.
b.Insurance.
i.(i) Keep all its insurable properties and properties in which such Loan Party has an interest insured against such hazards, and for such amounts, as is customary in the case of companies engaged in businesses similar to such Loan Party’s including business interruption insurance and, if applicable, the hazards of fire, flood and sprinkler leakage; (ii) maintain a bond in such amounts as is customary in the case of companies engaged in businesses similar to such Loan Party insuring against larceny, embezzlement or other criminal misappropriation of the insured’s officers and employees who may either singly or jointly with others at any time have access to the assets or funds of such Loan Party either directly or through authority to draw upon such funds or to direct generally the disposition of such assets; (iii) maintain public and product liability insurance against claims for personal injury, death or property damage suffered by others; (iv) maintain all such worker’s compensation or similar insurance as may be required under the laws of any state or jurisdiction in which such Loan Party is engaged in business; (v) deliver to Agent and Lenders (A) copies of all policies (if requested by Agent) and evidence of the maintenance of such policies by the renewal thereof at least thirty (30) days before any expiration date, and (B) subject to Section 6.15(a) of this Agreement, appropriate loss payable endorsements in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent and Required Lenders, naming Agent as an additional insured and mortgagee and/or lender loss payee (as applicable) as its interests may appear with respect to all insurance coverage referred to in clauses (i) and (iii) above, and providing (I) that all proceeds thereunder shall be payable to Agent, (II) no such insurance shall be affected by any act or neglect of the insured or owner of the property described in such policy, and (III) that such policy and loss payable clauses may not be cancelled, amended or terminated unless at least thirty



(30) days prior written notice is given to Agent (or in the case of non-payment, at least ten (10) days prior written notice). In the event of any loss thereunder, the carriers named therein hereby are directed by Agent and the applicable Loan Party to make payment for such loss to Agent and not to such Loan Party and Agent jointly. If any insurance losses are paid by check, draft or other instrument payable to any Loan Party and Agent jointly, Agent may endorse such Loan Party’s name thereon and do such other things as Agent may deem advisable (or as the Required Lenders instruct) to reduce the same to cash.
ii.Each Loan Party shall take all actions required under the Flood Laws and/or reasonably requested by Agent or the Required Lenders to assist in ensuring that each Lender is in compliance with the Flood Laws applicable to the Collateral, including, but not limited to, providing Agent with the address and/or GPS coordinates of each structure on any Real Property that will be subject to a mortgage or deed of trust in favor of Agent, and, to the extent required, obtaining flood insurance for such property, structures and contents prior to such property, structures and contents becoming Collateral, and thereafter maintaining such flood insurance in full force and effect for so long as required by the Flood Laws.
iii.Agent (acting at the direction of the Required Lenders) is hereby authorized (without obligation) to adjust and compromise claims under insurance coverage referred to in Sections 6.6(a)(i) and (iii) and 6.6(b) above. Any surplus shall be paid by Agent to the Loan Parties or applied as may be otherwise required by law. Any deficiency thereon shall be paid by the Loan Parties to Agent, on demand.
iv.If any Loan Party fails to obtain insurance as hereinabove provided, or to keep the same in force, Agent (acting at the direction of the Required Lenders) may obtain such insurance and pay the premium therefor on behalf of such Loan Party, which payments shall be at the sole expense of the Borrowers and payable by the Borrowers to Agent not later than ten (10) Business Days after written demand.
c.Payment of Indebtedness and Leasehold Obligations
. Pay, discharge or otherwise satisfy (i) at or before maturity (subject, where applicable, to specified grace periods) all of its Material Indebtedness, except when the amount or validity thereof is currently being Properly Contested, subject at all times to any applicable subordination arrangement in favor of Agent and the Lenders and (ii) when due its material rental obligations under all leases under which it is a tenant, and shall otherwise comply, in all material respects, with all other terms of such leases and keep them in full force and effect.
a.Environmental Matters.
i.Ensure that all of the Real Property owned or leased by it and all operations and businesses conducted thereon are in compliance and remain in compliance with all Environmental Laws and it shall manage any and all Hazardous Materials on any Real Property owned or leased by it in compliance with Environmental Laws, except where the failure to comply could not reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Effect.



ii.Establish and maintain an environmental management and compliance system to assure and monitor continued compliance with all applicable Environmental Laws.
iii.Respond promptly to any Hazardous Discharge or Environmental Complaint and take all necessary action in order to safeguard the health of any Person and to avoid subjecting the Collateral or Real Property to any Lien. If any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries shall fail to respond promptly to any Hazardous Discharge or Environmental Complaint or any Loan Party or any of its Subsidiaries shall fail to comply with any of the requirements of any Environmental Laws, Agent on behalf of Lenders may, but without the obligation to do so, for the sole purpose of protecting Agent’s interest in the Collateral: (i) give such notices or (ii) enter onto the applicable Real Property (or authorize third parties to enter onto such Real Property) and take such actions as Agent (or such third parties as directed by Agent) or the Required Lenders deem reasonably necessary or advisable, to remediate, remove, mitigate or otherwise manage with any such Hazardous Discharge or Environmental Complaint. All reasonable and documented costs and expenses incurred by Agent and Lenders (or such third parties) in the exercise of any such rights, including any sums paid in connection with any judicial or administrative investigation or proceedings, fines and penalties, together with interest thereon from the date expended at the Default Rate for ABR Loans shall be paid by the Loan Parties within ten (10) Business Days of demand.
iv.Promptly upon the written request of the Required Lenders if an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, the Loan Parties shall provide Lenders, at the Loan Parties’ expense, with an environmental site assessment or environmental compliance audit report prepared by an environmental engineering firm acceptable in the reasonable opinion of the Required Lenders, to assess with a reasonable degree of certainty the existence of a Hazardous Discharge and the potential costs in connection with abatement, remediation and removal of any Hazardous Materials found on, under, at or within all of the Real Property owned or leased by any Loan Party. Lenders hereby acknowledge that any report or investigation of such Hazardous Discharge proposed and acceptable to the responsible Governmental Body shall be acceptable to the Required Lenders. If such estimates, individually or in the aggregate, exceed $2,000,000, the Required Lenders shall have the right to require the Loan Parties to post a bond, letter of credit or other security reasonably satisfactory to the Required Lenders to secure payment of these costs and expenses.
b.Standards of Financial Statements
. Cause all financial statements referred to in Sections 9.7, 9.8, 9.9 and 9.10 hereof as to which GAAP is applicable to fairly present in all material respects the financial condition or operating condition (subject, in the case of interim financial statements, to normal year-end and audit adjustments) and to be prepared in reasonable detail and in accordance with GAAP applied consistently throughout the periods reflected therein (except as disclosed therein).
a.Federal Securities Laws



. Promptly notify Lenders in writing if any Loan Party (other than Quantum) or any of its Subsidiaries (a) is required to file periodic reports under the Exchange Act, (b) registers any securities under the Exchange Act or (c) files a registration statement under the Securities Act.
a.Execution of Supplemental Instruments
. Execute and deliver to Agent and Lenders from time to time, promptly upon demand, such supplemental agreements, statements, assignments and transfers, or instructions or documents relating to the Collateral, and such other instruments as Agent or Required Lenders may reasonably request in order that the provisions of this Agreement may be carried into effect.
a.Government Receivables
. If any Loan Party shall at any time after the date of this Agreement acquire or become the beneficiary of Receivables in excess of $500,000 in the aggregate in respect of which the account debtor is a Governmental Body, promptly notify Agent and Lenders in writing and, upon the reasonable request of Agent or Required Lenders, take any necessary steps to perfect the Lien of Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties therein, and make such Lien enforceable against the account debtor.
a.UK Pensions.
i.The Borrowers shall ensure that all English pension schemes operated by or maintained for the benefit of it or any of its Subsidiaries and/or any of their employees are fully funded based on the statutory funding objective under sections 221 and 222 of the Pensions Act 2004 and that no action or omission is taken by it or any of its Subsidiaries in relation to such a pension scheme which could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect (including, without limitation, the termination or commencement of winding-up proceedings of any such pension scheme or any Subsidiary of the Borrowers ceasing to employ any member of such a pension scheme).
ii.The Borrowers shall provide actuarial reports in relation to all pension schemes maintained by or in respect of it, at such times as reports are prepared in order to comply with the then current statutory or auditing requirements (as applicable either to the trustees of any relevant schemes or to a UK Loan Party).
iii.The Borrowers shall promptly notify Agent of any material change in the rate of contributions to any pension schemes maintained by or in respect of a UK Loan Party paid or recommended to be paid (whether by the scheme actuary or otherwise) or required (by law or otherwise).
b.Centre of Main Interests and Establishments

. Each Loan Party incorporated under the laws of England and Wales shall procure that, for the purposes of the Regulation, its centre of main interest (as that term is used in Article 3(1) of the Regulation) is situated in its jurisdiction of incorporation and it has no “establishment” (as that term is used in article 2(10) of the Regulation) in any other jurisdiction.
a.Post-Closing Covenants.
i.Insurance Endorsements. Quantum shall deliver to Agent, on or prior to the date that is 10 Business Days following the Closing Date (or such later date as Agent shall agree), appropriate loss payable endorsements, as required by Section 6.6(a)(v)(B) of this Agreement.
ii.Blocked Accounts. Quantum shall deliver to Agent, on or prior to the date that is 15 Business Days following the Closing Date (or such later date as



Agent shall agree) in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Agent, a Control Agreement among Quantum, Agent, Revolving Loan Agent and PNC, with respect to each of the Blocked Accounts and each of the other Depository Accounts of the Loan Parties (other than Excluded Accounts) maintained at PNC, duly authorized, executed and delivered by Quantum, Agent, Revolving Loan Agent and PNC.
iii.Lien Waiver Agreements. Quantum shall use commercially reasonable efforts to deliver to Agent, on or prior to the date that is 15 Business Days following the Closing Date (or such later date as Agent shall agree) (i) a Lien Waiver Agreement from the owner or lessor of the chief executive office of Quantum and (ii) Lien Waiver Agreements from the owners or lessors of all of the other premises leased by Quantum listed on Schedule 4.4 hereto and all of the warehouses and other locations used by Quantum listed on Schedule 4.4 hereto in which Equipment and Inventory having a value in excess of $1,000,000 is located.
iv.Stock Certificates. Quantum shall deliver to Agent, on or prior to the date that is 5 Business Days following the Closing Date (or such later date as Agent shall agree), originals of stock certificates representing 100% (or 65%, as applicable) of the Equity Interests of each Subsidiary of Quantum (to the extent constituting Collateral), together with stock powers executed in blank.
v.Assignment of Trademark. Quantum shall deliver to Agent, on or prior to the date that is 120 days following the Closing Date (or such later date as Agent shall agree), evidence of the filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office of trademark maintenance documents sufficient to establish the ownership of Borrowing Agent (or another Loan Party) of those certain trademarks with registration numbers 3524111, 3524132, 3524133, 4227061, and 4432980.
b.Board Observation Rights
. Quantum shall permit one authorized representative of the Lenders to attend and participate (in the capacity of a non-voting observer) in all meetings of its Board of Directors (the “Quantum Board”), whether in person, by telephone, or otherwise. Quantum shall provide such representative the same notice of all such meetings and copies of all such meeting materials distributed to members of the Quantum Board concurrently with provision of such notice and materials to the Quantum Board; provided, however, that such representative (i) shall hold all information and materials disclosed or delivered to such representative in confidence in accordance with but subject to the provisions of Section 16.15 and (ii) may be excluded from access to any material or meeting or portion thereof if (A) the Quantum Board determines in good faith, with advice from legal counsel, that such exclusion is reasonably necessary to preserve the attorney-client privilege or if such representative’s access or attendance could materially and adversely affect the Quantum Board’s fiduciary duties or (B) such material relates to, or such meeting or portion thereof involves discussions regarding, the refinancing or restructuring of, or interpretation of any legal matter regarding, the Loans or an executive session of the Quantum Board. The Loan Parties shall pay such representative’s reasonable and documented out-of-pocket expenses (including, without limitation, the cost of airfare, meals and lodging) in connection with such representative’s attendance at such meetings to the extent consistent with Quantum’s policies of reimbursing directors generally for such expenses. If it is proposed that any action be taken by written consent in lieu of a meeting of the Quantum Board,



Quantum shall provide such representative a copy of the written consent at the time such written consent is distributed to members of the Quantum Board. The representative shall be free to contact the members of the Quantum Board and discuss the proposed written consent.
a.LTO Program.
i.Ensure that (i) all of the rights and interests under, in and to the LTO Program, the Recurring Royalty Revenue, all Format Development Agreements and any other contracts related to the foregoing, and (ii) all Intellectual Property necessary to, and primarily used in, the LTO Program, are owned by, in the name of and registered under, as applicable, LTO Subsidiary; and
ii.Upon the occurrence of any Default or Event of Default, and at the reasonable request of Agent (acting at the direction of the Required Lenders), promptly transfer to LTO Subsidiary any additional rights or interests relating to the LTO Program, including without limitation any Intellectual Property used in the LTO Program and any employees engaged in work relating to, or servicing, the LTO Program.
2.NEGATIVE COVENANTS.
No Loan Party nor any of its Subsidiaries shall, until the Payment in Full of the Obligations and the termination of this Agreement:
a.Merger, Consolidation, Acquisition and Sale of Assets.
i.Enter into any merger, consolidation or other reorganization with or into any other Person, permit any other Person to consolidate with or merge with it, or acquire all or substantially all of the assets or Equity Interests of any Person, or of any division or line of business of any Person, except that:
1.any Loan Party may merge, consolidate or reorganize with another Loan Party or a Subsidiary of a Loan Party or acquire the assets or Equity Interests of another Loan Party or a Subsidiary of a Loan Party so long as (A) in each case, Borrowing Agent shall provide Agent and Lenders with notice of such merger, consolidation, reorganization or acquisition within five (5) Business Days following the consummation thereof or, to the extent that such merger, consolidation, reorganization or acquisition does not affect the priority or perfection of Agent’s Liens, concurrently with the delivery of the monthly financial statements required to be delivered to Lenders pursuant to Section 9.9 hereof, (B) in connection with any merger, consolidation or reorganization to which Quantum is a party, Quantum must be the surviving entity of such merger, consolidation or reorganization, (C) in connection with any merger, consolidation or reorganization to which a Borrower is, and Quantum is not, a party, the surviving entity of such merger, consolidation or reorganization must be, or concurrently with the consummation of such merger, consolidation or reorganization become, a Borrower, (D) in connection with any merger, consolidation or reorganization to which a Guarantor is, and a Borrower is not, a party, the surviving entity of such merger, consolidation or reorganization must be, or concurrently with the consummation of such merger, consolidation or reorganization



become, a Guarantor, and (E) Borrowing Agent shall deliver to Lenders true, correct and complete copies of all of the material agreements, documents and instruments related to such merger, consolidation, reorganization or acquisition concurrently with the delivery of the monthly financial statements required to be delivered to Lenders pursuant to Section 9.9 hereof; provided, that, for the avoidance of doubt, the surviving entity of any merger, consolidation or reorganization described in this subsection (i) must be a Loan Party,
2.any Subsidiary of a Loan Party that is not a Loan Party may merge, consolidate or reorganize with another Subsidiary of a Loan Party that is not a Loan Party or acquire the assets or Equity Interests of another Subsidiary of a Loan Party that is not a Loan Party so long as such Subsidiary shall deliver to Lenders true, correct and complete copies of all of the relevant agreement, documents and instruments evidencing such merger, consolidation or reorganization concurrently with the delivery of the monthly financial statements required to be delivered to Lenders pursuant to Section 9.9 hereof,
3.a Loan Party and any of its Subsidiaries may make Permitted Investments, and
4.a Loan Party may make Permitted Acquisitions;
ii.Dispose of any of its properties or assets, except for Permitted Dispositions; or
iii.Liquidate, wind up or dissolve itself (or suffer any liquidation or dissolution), except for:
1.the liquidation or dissolution of Immaterial Subsidiaries,
2.the liquidation or dissolution of a Borrower (other than Quantum) so long as all of the assets (including any interest in any Equity Interests) of such liquidating or dissolving Borrower are transferred to a Borrower that is not liquidating or dissolving,
3.the liquidation or dissolution of a Loan Party (other than a Borrower) or any of its wholly-owned Subsidiaries so long as all of the assets (including any interest in any Equity Interests) of such liquidating or dissolving Loan Party or Subsidiary are transferred to a Loan Party that is not liquidating or dissolving, and
4.the liquidation or dissolution of a Subsidiary of a Loan Party that is not a Loan Party so long as all of the assets of such liquidating or dissolving Subsidiary are transferred to a Loan Party or a Subsidiary of a Loan Party that is not liquidating or dissolving.
b.Creation of Liens
. Create or suffer to exist any Lien upon or against any of its property or assets now owned or hereafter created or acquired, except Permitted Encumbrances.
a.Guarantees
. Become liable upon the obligations or liabilities of any Person by assumption, endorsement or guaranty thereof or otherwise (other than to Lenders) except (a) the endorsement of checks in the Ordinary Course of Business, (b) as disclosed on Schedule 7.3 hereto, (c) unsecured guarantees incurred in the Ordinary Course of Business with respect to surety and appeal bonds,



performance bonds, bid bonds, appeal bonds, completion guarantee and similar obligations, (d) unsecured guarantees arising with respect to customary indemnification obligations to purchasers in connection with Permitted Dispositions, (e) guarantees with respect to other Permitted Indebtedness, to the extent that the Person that is obligated under such guaranty could have incurred such underlying Indebtedness, and (f) guarantees of operating leases and other obligations not constituting Indebtedness.
a.Investments
. Purchase or acquire obligations or Equity Interests of, or any other interest in, any Person, other than Permitted Investments or, solely in the case of the Loan Parties, make any direct or indirect Investment in the form of a capital contribution or disposition of any Intellectual Property or any other asset material to the business of the Loan Parties in any Person that is not a Loan Party.
a.Loans
. Make advances, loans or extensions of credit to any Person, including any Parent, Subsidiary or Affiliate, other than any advance, loan or extension of credit constituting a Permitted Investment.
a.[Reserved]
.
a.Restricted Payments
. Declare, pay or make any Restricted Payment, except that:
i.Quantum may make Restricted Payments to former employees, officers or directors of Quantum (or any spouses, ex-spouses or estates of any of the foregoing) on account of redemptions of Equity Interests of Quantum held by such Persons, provided that (i) such Restricted Payments are permitted by Applicable Law; (ii) no Event of Default or Default shall have occurred or would occur after giving pro forma effect to any such Restricted Payment; and (iii) the aggregate amount of all such Restricted Payments (whether in exchange for cash or the issuance of Indebtedness permitted pursuant to clause (l) of the definition of “Permitted Indebtedness”) during the term of this Agreement shall not exceed $1,000,000;
ii.Quantum may make Restricted Payments to former employees, officers or directors of Quantum (or any spouses, ex-spouses or estates of any of the foregoing), solely in the form of forgiveness of Indebtedness of such Persons owing to Quantum on account of repurchases of the Equity Interests of Quantum held by such Persons; provided (i) such Restricted Payments are permitted by Applicable Law; (ii) no Event of Default or Default shall have occurred or would occur after giving pro forma effect to any such Restricted Payment; and (iii) such Indebtedness was incurred by such Persons solely to acquire Equity Interests of Quantum;
iii.Quantum may exchange Qualified Equity Interests for other Qualified Equity Interests in a cashless exchange (other than with respect to any cash payments made in exchange for fractional shares); provided that (i) such exchange is permitted by Applicable Law; and (ii) no Event of Default or Default shall have occurred or would occur after giving pro forma effect to such exchange; and
iv.a Subsidiary of Quantum may make Restricted Payments to Quantum or any other Loan Party and a Subsidiary of Quantum that is not a Loan Party may make Restricted Payments to another Subsidiary of Quantum that is



not a Loan Party; provided that, in each case such Restricted Payment is permitted by Applicable Law.
b.Indebtedness
. Create, incur, assume or suffer to exist any Indebtedness other than Permitted Indebtedness.
a.Nature of Business
. Substantially change the nature of the business in which it is presently engaged, nor except as specifically permitted hereby purchase or invest, directly or indirectly, in any assets or property other than in the Ordinary Course of Business for assets or property which are useful in, necessary for and are to be used in its business as presently conducted; provided, that the foregoing shall not prevent Borrowers and their Subsidiaries from engaging in any business that is reasonably related or ancillary to its or their business or is a reasonable extension of its or their business.
a.Transactions with Affiliates
. Directly or indirectly, purchase, acquire or lease any property from, or sell, transfer or lease any property to, or otherwise enter into any transaction or deal with, any Affiliate, except for:
i.transactions (other than the payment of management, consulting, monitoring or advisory fees) between any Loan Party or its Subsidiaries, on the one hand, and any Affiliate of such Loan Party or Subsidiary, on the other hand, so long as (i) if such transactions involve one or more payments by such Loan Party or Subsidiary in excess of $5,000,000 for any single transaction or series of related transactions, such transactions are fully disclosed to Lenders prior to the consummation thereof, and (ii) such transactions are no less favorable, taken as a whole, to the Loan Parties and their Subsidiaries than would be obtained in an arm’s length transaction with a non-Affiliate;
ii.any indemnity provided for the benefit of directors (or comparable managers) of such Loan Party or its applicable Subsidiary, so long as such indemnity has been approved by the board of directors of such Loan Party or Subsidiary in accordance with Applicable Law;
iii.the payment of reasonable compensation, severance or employee benefit arrangements to employees, officers and outside directors of such Loan Party or its Subsidiaries in the Ordinary Course of Business and consistent with industry practice, so long as such payment has been approved by the board of directors of such Loan Party or Subsidiary in accordance with Applicable Law;
iv.transactions permitted by Section 7.1 or Section 7.7 hereof;
v.transactions pursuant to, and made in accordance with, the Transfer Pricing Program;
vi.Permitted Intercompany Advances;
vii.transactions permitted under clause (j) of the definition of “Permitted Dispositions”;
viii.Investments permitted under clauses (h) and (n) of the definition of “Permitted Investments”; and
ix.Indebtedness owing to Affiliates permitted under clause (l) of the definition of “Permitted Indebtedness” or loans or advances to Affiliates permitted under clause (j) of the definition of “Permitted Investments”.
b.Subsidiaries.



i.Form any Subsidiary unless: (i) if such Subsidiary is either a Foreign Subsidiary or an Immaterial Subsidiary, Borrowing Agent provides Agent with written notice of the formation of such Subsidiary and, if requested by the Required Lenders, true, correct and complete copies of the Organizational Documents of such Subsidiary and all of the material agreements, documents and instruments related to such formation concurrently with the delivery of the monthly financial statements required to be delivered to Lenders pursuant to Section 9.9 hereof with respect to the month in which such formation occurs, (ii) if such Subsidiary is not a Foreign Subsidiary or an Immaterial Subsidiary, (A) Borrowing Agent provides Agent with written notice of the formation of such Subsidiary and, if requested by the Required Lenders, true, correct and complete copies of the Organizational Documents of such Subsidiary and all of the material agreements, documents and instruments related to such formation within fifteen (15) Business Days following the date of such formation, and (B) such Subsidiary (x) expressly joins in this Agreement as a Borrower or a Guarantor and becomes jointly and severally liable for the obligations of the Loan Parties hereunder and under the Other Documents, (y) executes a joinder to this Agreement and/or a Guaranty and a Guarantor Security Agreement in favor of Agent and such Other Documents related thereto as Agent or the Required Lenders shall reasonably request in connection therewith and (z) if requested by the Required Lenders, provides a legal opinion in favor of Agent and Lenders with respect to matters similar to those covered in the legal opinion required under Section 8.1(n) that are applicable to such Subsidiary.
ii.Enter into any partnership, joint venture or similar arrangement which does not constitute a Permitted Investment.
iii.Permit any Immaterial Subsidiary to (i) own or generate any Receivables or Inventory, (ii) 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) or (iii) receive or generate any royalty revenue, unless Borrowing Agent causes such Immaterial Subsidiary to become a Borrower or a Guarantor hereunder and under the Other Documents by providing to Agent and Lenders the agreements, documents and instruments required to be delivered pursuant to Section 7.11(a)(ii) hereof (except as required by GAAP).
c.Fiscal Year and Accounting Changes
. Change its fiscal year from March 31 or make any change to its method of accounting.
a.Amendment of Organizational Documents.