Administrative Agent (whether asserted before or after such taking of possession or control), or arising out of any act on the part of any Credit Party or its Affiliates or agents before or after the commencement of such actual possession or control by the Administrative Agent, but excluding therefrom all claims with respect to the Collateral resulting from (x) the gross negligence or willful misconduct of any of the Administrative Agent or the Lenders, as finally determined by a court of competent jurisdiction, or (y) any claims with respect to the Collateral asserted against an indemnified party by a Credit Party in which such Credit Party is the prevailing party; and (ii) none of the Administrative Agent or any Lender shall have any liability or obligation to any Credit Party arising out of any such claim except for acts of willful misconduct or gross negligence of such Person, as finally determined by a court of competent jurisdiction. Subject only to the lawful rights of third parties, any Laboratory which has possession of any of the Collateral is hereby constituted and appointed by the Credit Parties as pledgeholder for the Administrative Agent (on behalf of the Secured Parties) and, upon the occurrence and during the continuation of an Event of Default, each such pledgeholder is hereby authorized (to the fullest extent permitted by Applicable Law) to sell all or any portion of the Collateral upon the order and direction of the Administrative Agent, and each Credit Party hereby waives any and all claims, for damages or otherwise, for any action taken by such pledgeholder in accordance with the terms of the UCC not otherwise waived hereunder. In any action hereunder, the Administrative Agent shall be entitled, if permitted by Applicable Law, to the appointment of a receiver without notice, to take possession of all or any portion of the Collateral and to exercise such powers as a court shall confer upon the receiver. Notwithstanding the foregoing, upon the occurrence and during the continuation of an Event of Default, the Administrative Agent and the Lenders shall be entitled to apply, without prior notice to any of the Credit Parties, any cash or cash items constituting Collateral in the possession of the Administrative Agent and the Lenders in the manner set forth Section 8.7.
SECTION 8.7 Application of Proceeds after Event of Default . Upon the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default, the balances in the JPMorgan Clearing Account, the Collection Account(s), the Cash Collateral Account(s) and in any other account of any Credit Party, all other income on the Collateral, and all other proceeds of the Collateral pursuant hereto (subject, in each case, to the terms of any applicable Interparty Agreement, Co-Financing Venture Interparty Agreement, Co-Financing Intercreditor Agreement or the LG Intercreditor Agreement) shall be applied first toward payment of all reasonable out-of-pocket costs and expenses paid or incurred by the Administrative Agent in enforcing this Credit Agreement and the other Fundamental Documents, in realizing on or protecting any Collateral and in enforcing or collecting any Obligations or any Guaranty thereof, including, without limitation, court costs and reasonable attorney’s fees and reasonable out of pocket expenses incurred by the Administrative Agent, and second to the satisfaction of the Obligations in accordance with Section 12.2; provided , however , that, the Administrative Agent may in its discretion apply funds comprising the Collateral to pay the cost (i) of completing any Picture owned in whole or in part by any Credit Party in any stage of production, and (ii) of making delivery to the Distributors of such Picture. Any amounts remaining after such payment in full shall be remitted to the appropriate Credit Party or as a court of competent jurisdiction may otherwise direct.
SECTION 8.8 Power of Attorney . Each Credit Party does hereby irrevocably make, constitute and appoint the Administrative Agent or any of its officers or designees its true and lawful attorney-in-fact with full power in the name of the Administrative Agent, such other
Person or such Credit Party upon the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default which is not waived in writing by the Required Lenders, to receive, open and dispose of all mail addressed to any Credit Party, and to endorse any notes, checks, drafts, money orders or other evidences of payment relating to the Collateral that may come into the possession of the Administrative Agent with full power and right to cause the mail of such Persons to be transferred to the Administrative Agent’s own offices or otherwise, and to do any and all other acts necessary or proper to carry out the intent of this Credit Agreement and the grant of the security interests hereunder and under the Fundamental Documents, and each Credit Party hereby ratifies and confirms all that the Administrative Agent or its designees shall properly do by virtue hereof. In addition, each Credit Party does hereby further irrevocably make, constitute and appoint the Administrative Agent or any of its officers or designees its true and lawful attorney-in-fact in the name of the Administrative Agent, such other Person or any Credit Party upon the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default which is not waived in writing by the Required Lenders, subject to the terms of Section 8.12, (a) to enforce all of such Credit Party’s rights under and pursuant to all agreements with respect to the Collateral, all for the sole benefit of the Administrative Agent (for the benefit of the Secured Parties) as contemplated hereby and under the other Fundamental Documents and to enter into such other agreements as may be reasonably necessary or appropriate in the judgment of the Administrative Agent to complete the production, distribution or exploitation of any Picture which is included in the Collateral, (b) to enter into and perform such agreements as may be reasonably necessary in order to carry out the terms, covenants and conditions of the Fundamental Documents that are required to be observed or performed by such Credit Party, (c) to execute such other and further mortgages, pledges and assignments of the Collateral, and related instruments or agreements, as the Administrative Agent may reasonably require for the purpose of perfecting, protecting, maintaining or enforcing the security interests granted to the Administrative Agent (for the benefit of the Secured Parties) hereunder and under the other Fundamental Documents, and (d) to do any and all other things reasonably necessary or proper to carry out the intention of this Credit Agreement and the grant of the security interests hereunder and under the other Fundamental Documents. Each of the Credit Parties hereby ratifies and confirms in advance all that the Administrative Agent or its officers or designees as such attorney in fact shall properly do by virtue of this power of attorney.
SECTION 8.9 Financing Statements; Direct Payments . Each Credit Party hereby authorizes the Administrative Agent to file UCC-1 financing statements and any amendments thereto or continuations thereof, any Copyright Security Agreement, any Copyright Security Agreement Supplement, any Trademark Security Agreement and any other appropriate security documents or instruments and to give any notices reasonably necessary or desirable as determined by the Administrative Agent to perfect the Lien of the Administrative Agent for the benefit of the Secured Parties in the Collateral, in all cases without the signature of any Credit Party or to execute such items as attorney in fact for any Credit Party; provided , that the Administrative Agent shall provide copies of any such documents or instruments to the Borrower. Each Credit Party authorizes the Administrative Agent to use the description “all assets” or a similar description in any such UCC-1 financing statement. Each Credit Party further authorizes the Administrative Agent, at the time that any Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, to notify any account debtor that all sums payable to such Credit Party relating to the Collateral shall be paid directly to the Administrative Agent.
SECTION 8.10 Termination and Release . The security interests granted under this Article 8 shall terminate when all the Obligations shall have been fully and indefeasibly paid and performed and the Commitments shall have terminated. Upon request by the Credit Parties (and at the sole expense of the Credit Parties) after such termination pursuant to this Section 8.10, the Administrative Agent will promptly take all reasonable action and do all things reasonably necessary, including authorizing UCC termination statements and executing Pledgeholder Agreement and Laboratory Access Letter terminations, termination letters to account debtors, terminations of Account Control Agreements and copyright and trademark releases, to terminate the security interest granted to the Administrative Agent (for the benefit of the Secured Parties) hereunder; provided , that the Administrative Agent shall only be required to deliver such documents to the Borrower and shall have no obligation to file or record any such documents.
SECTION 8.11 Remedies Not Exclusive . The remedies conferred upon or reserved to the Administrative Agent in this Article 8 are intended to be in addition to, and not in limitation of, any other remedy or remedies available to the Administrative Agent. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Administrative Agent and the Lenders shall have all rights and remedies of a secured creditor under Article 9 of the UCC and under any other Applicable Law.
SECTION 8.12 Quiet Enjoyment . The Administrative Agent and the Lenders acknowledge and agree that the security interest hereunder of the Administrative Agent (for the benefit of the Secured Parties) is subject to the rights of Quiet Enjoyment (as defined below) of the Distributors under Distribution Agreements, whether existing on the date hereof or hereafter executed. For the purpose hereof, “ Quiet Enjoyment ” shall mean in connection with the rights of a Distributor under a Distribution Agreement, the Administrative Agent’s and each other Secured Party’s agreement that their rights under this Credit Agreement and the other Fundamental Documents and in the Collateral are subject to the rights of such Distributor to distribute, exhibit and/or exploit the Pictures licensed to it under such Distribution Agreement, and to receive prints or tapes and other delivery items or have access to preprint material or master tapes and other items to which they are entitled in connection therewith and that even if the Lenders shall become the owners of the Collateral in case of an Event of Default, the Lenders’ ownership rights shall be subject to the rights of such Distributor under such agreement; provided , however , that such Distributor shall not be in default (i) with regard to its obligations to pay any amounts payable to the applicable Credit Party under the applicable Distribution Agreement or (ii) with regard to any other obligation that entitles the applicable Credit Party to terminate such Distributor’s rights; and provided , further , that neither the Administrative Agent nor any Lender shall be responsible for any liability or obligation of any Credit Party or such Distributor under the applicable Distribution Agreement. The Administrative Agent agrees that, upon the reasonable request of a Credit Party, it will provide written confirmation (in form reasonably acceptable to the Administrative Agent) of such rights of Quiet Enjoyment to Distributors under the Distribution Agreements.
SECTION 8.13 Continuation and Reinstatement . The security interest granted hereunder shall continue to be effective or be reinstated, as the case may be, if at any time payment of any Obligation, or any part thereof is rescinded or must otherwise be restored by the Administrative Agent, or any other Secured Party upon the bankruptcy or reorganization of any Credit Party or otherwise.
9. GUARANTY OF GUARANTORS
SECTION 9.1 Guaranty .
(a) Each Guarantor unconditionally and irrevocably guarantees to the Administrative Agent and the Lenders the due and punctual payment by, and performance of, the Obligations (including interest accruing on and after the filing of any petition in bankruptcy or of reorganization of the obligor whether or not post filing interest is allowed in such proceeding). Each Guarantor further agrees that the Obligations may be increased, extended or renewed, in whole or in part, without notice or further assent from it (except as may be otherwise required herein), and it will remain bound upon this Guaranty notwithstanding any extension or renewal of any Obligation.
(b) Each Guarantor waives presentment to, demand for payment from and protest to, as the case may be, any Credit Party or any other guarantor of any of the Obligations, and also waives notice of protest for nonpayment, notice of acceleration and notice of intent to accelerate. The obligations of each Guarantor hereunder shall not be affected by (i) the failure of the Administrative Agent or the Lenders to assert any claim or demand or to enforce any right or remedy against the Borrower or any Guarantor or any other guarantor under the provisions of this Credit Agreement or any other agreement or otherwise, (ii) any extension or renewal of any provision hereof or thereof, (iii) the failure of the Administrative Agent or the Lenders to obtain the consent of the Guarantor with respect to any rescission, waiver, compromise, acceleration, amendment or modification of any of the terms or provisions of this Credit Agreement, the Notes or any other agreement, (iv) the release, exchange, waiver or foreclosure of any security held by the Administrative Agent (on behalf of the Secured Parties) for the Obligations or any of them, (v) the failure of a Secured Party to exercise any right or remedy against any other Guarantor or any other guarantor of the Obligations, (vi) any bankruptcy, reorganization, liquidation, dissolution or receivership proceeding or case by or against any Credit Party, or any change in the corporate existence, structure, ownership or control of any Credit Party (including any of the foregoing arising from any merger, consolidation, amalgamation, reorganization or similar transaction), or (vii) the release or substitution of any Guarantor or any other guarantor of the Obligations. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing or any other provision hereof (including, without limitation, Section 13.6 and Section 13.12), to the extent permitted by Applicable Law, each Guarantor hereby expressly waives any and all benefits which might otherwise be available to it under California Civil Code Sections 2799, 2809, 2810, 2815, 2819, 2820, 2821, 2822, 2838, 2839, 2845, 2848, 2849, 2850, 2899 and 3433.
(c) Each Guarantor further agrees that this Guaranty is a continuing guaranty, shall secure the Obligations and any ultimate balance thereof, notwithstanding that the Borrower or other Persons may from time to time satisfy the Obligations in whole or in part and thereafter incur further Obligations, and that this Guaranty constitutes a guaranty of performance and of payment when due and not just of collection, and waives any right to require that any resort be had by the Administrative Agent or any Lender to any security held for payment of the Obligations or to any balance of any deposit, account or credit on the books of the Administrative Agent or any Lender in favor of the Borrower or any Guarantor, or to any other Person.
(d) Each Guarantor hereby expressly assumes all responsibilities to remain
informed of the financial condition of the Borrower and the other Guarantors and any other guarantors of the Obligations and any circumstances affecting the Collateral (including the Pledged Securities) or the ability of the Borrower to perform under this Credit Agreement.
(e) Each Guarantor’s obligations under the Guaranty shall not be affected by the genuineness, validity, regularity or enforceability of the Obligations, the Notes or any other instrument evidencing any Obligations, or by the existence, validity, enforceability, perfection, or extent of any collateral therefor or by any other circumstance relating to the Obligations which might otherwise constitute a defense to this Guaranty. The Administrative Agent and the Lenders make no representation or warranty with respect to any such circumstances and have no duty or responsibility whatsoever to any Guarantor with respect to the management and maintenance of the Obligations or any collateral security for the Obligations.
SECTION 9.2 No Impairment of Guaranty, etc. The obligations of each Guarantor hereunder shall not be subject to any reduction, limitation, impairment or termination for any reason (except payment and performance in full of the Obligations), including, without limitation, any claim of waiver, release, surrender, alteration or compromise, and shall not be subject to any defense or set off, counterclaim, recoupment or termination whatsoever by reason of the invalidity, illegality or unenforceability of the Obligations or otherwise. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the obligations of each Guarantor hereunder shall not be discharged or impaired or otherwise affected by the failure of the Administrative Agent or any Lender to assert any claim or demand or to enforce any remedy under this Credit Agreement or any other agreement, by any waiver or modification of any provision hereof or thereof, by any default, failure or delay, willful or otherwise, in the performance of the Obligations, or by any other act or thing or omission or delay to do any other act or thing which may or might in any manner or to any extent vary the risk of such Guarantor or would otherwise operate as a discharge of such Guarantor as a matter of law, unless and until the Obligations are indefeasibly paid and performed in full and the Commitments have terminated.
SECTION 9.3 Continuation and Reinstatement, etc.
(a) Each Guarantor further agrees that its guaranty hereunder shall continue to be effective or be reinstated, as the case may be, if at any time payment of any Obligation, or any part thereof, is rescinded or must otherwise be restored by the Administrative Agent or the Lenders upon the bankruptcy or reorganization of the Borrower or a Guarantor, or otherwise. In furtherance of the provisions of this Article 9, and not in limitation of any other right which the Administrative Agent or the Lenders may have at law or in equity against the Borrower, a Guarantor or any other Person by virtue hereof, upon failure of the Borrower to pay any Obligation when and as the same shall become due, whether at maturity, by acceleration, after notice or otherwise, each Guarantor hereby promises to and will, upon receipt of written demand by the Administrative Agent on behalf of itself and/or any of the other Secured Parties, forthwith pay or cause to be paid to the Administrative Agent (for the benefit of itself and/or the Secured Parties, as applicable) in cash an amount equal to the unpaid amount of such unpaid Obligations with interest thereon from the due date at a rate of interest equal to the rate specified in Section 2.5(a), and thereupon the Administrative Agent shall assign such Obligation, together with all security interests, if any, then held by the Administrative Agent in respect of such Obligation, to the Guarantor or Guarantors making such
payment; such assignment to be subordinate and junior to the rights of the Administrative Agent (on behalf of the Secured Parties) with regard to amounts payable by the Borrower in connection with the remaining unpaid Obligations and to be pro tanto to the extent to which the Obligation in question was discharged by the Guarantor or Guarantors making such payments.
(b) All rights of each Guarantor against the Borrower arising as a result of the payment by such Guarantor of any sums to the Administrative Agent (for the benefit of the Secured Parties) or directly to the Lenders hereunder by way of right of subrogation or otherwise, shall in all respects be subordinated and junior in right of payment to, and shall not be exercised by such Guarantor until and unless, the prior final payment in full of all the Obligations and the termination of the Commitments. If any amount shall be paid to such Guarantor for the account of the Borrower, such amount shall be held in trust for the benefit of the Administrative Agent (on behalf of the Secured Parties), segregated from such Guarantor’s own assets, and shall forthwith be paid to the Administrative Agent to be credited and applied to the Obligations, whether matured or unmatured.
SECTION 9.4 Limitation on Guaranteed Amount, etc . Notwithstanding any other provision of this Article 9, the amount guaranteed by each Guarantor hereunder shall be limited to the extent, if any, required so that its obligations under this Article 9 shall not be subject to avoidance under Section 548 of the Bankruptcy Code or to being set aside or annulled under any Applicable Law relating to fraud on creditors. In determining the limitations, if any, on the amount of any Guarantor’s obligations hereunder pursuant to the preceding sentence, it is the intention of the parties hereto that any rights of subrogation or contribution which such Guarantor may have under this Article 9, any other agreement or Applicable Law shall be taken into account.
SECTION 10.1 Pledge . The Borrower, as security for the due and punctual payment in full of the Obligations (including interest accruing on and after the filing of any petition in bankruptcy or of reorganization of the Borrower whether or not post filing interest is allowed in such proceeding) and each other Pledgor, as security for its obligations hereunder, hereby grants, pledges, hypothecates, assigns, transfers, sets over, conveys and delivers unto the Administrative Agent (for the benefit of the Secured Parties) a first priority security interest in all Pledged Collateral now owned or hereafter acquired by it. The Pledgors shall deliver to the Administrative Agent the definitive instruments (if any) representing all Pledged Securities, accompanied by undated stock powers (or any comparable documents for non-corporate entities to the extent certificated), duly endorsed or executed in blank by the appropriate Pledgor, and such other instruments or documents relating thereto as the Administrative Agent or its counsel shall reasonably request. Schedule 10.1 sets forth all the Pledged Securities as of the Closing Date.
SECTION 10.2 Covenant . Each Pledgor covenants that as the owner of Equity Interests in each of its respective Subsidiaries it will not take any action to allow any additional Equity Interests of any of such Subsidiaries or any securities convertible or exchangeable into Equity Interests of such Subsidiaries to be issued, or grant any options or warrants, unless all of such interests (or in the case of a Subsidiary that is a Controlled Foreign Corporation, 65% of such interests) are pledged to the Administrative Agent (for the benefit of the Secured Parties) as security for the Obligations and, if applicable, such Pledgor’s obligations under Article 9.
SECTION 10.3 Registration in Nominee Name; Denominations . The Administrative Agent shall have the right (in its sole and absolute discretion) to hold the certificates representing any Pledged Securities (i) in its own name (on behalf of the Secured Parties) or in the name of its nominee, or (ii) in the name of the appropriate Pledgor, endorsed or assigned in blank or in favor of the Administrative Agent. The Administrative Agent shall have the right to exchange the certificates representing any of the Pledged Securities for certificates of smaller or larger denominations for any purpose consistent with this Credit Agreement.