GUARANTEE AND PLEDGE AGREEMENT Dated as of June 26, 2006, Among CB RICHARD ELLIS SERVICES, INC., CB RICHARD ELLIS GROUP, INC., the Subsidiaries of CB RICHARD ELLIS SERVICES, INC., From Time to Time Party Hereto and CREDIT SUISSE, as Collateral Agent

EXECUTION COPY

Exhibit 10.2

 


dated as of

June 26, 2006,

among

CB RICHARD ELLIS SERVICES, INC.,

CB RICHARD ELLIS GROUP, INC.,

the Subsidiaries of CB RICHARD ELLIS SERVICES, INC.,

from time to time party hereto

and

CREDIT SUISSE,

as Collateral Agent

 



Table of Contents

 

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ARTICLE I   
Definitions   

SECTION 1.01. Credit Agreement

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SECTION 1.02. Other Defined Terms

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ARTICLE II   
Guarantee   

SECTION 2.01. Guarantee

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SECTION 2.02. Guarantee of Payment

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SECTION 2.03. No Limitations, Etc.

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SECTION 2.04. Reinstatement

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SECTION 2.05. Agreement To Pay; Subrogation

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SECTION 2.06. Information

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ARTICLE III   
Pledge of Securities   

SECTION 3.01. Pledge

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SECTION 3.02. Delivery of the Collateral

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SECTION 3.03. Representations, Warranties and Covenants

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SECTION 3.04. Limited Liability Company Interests and Limited Partnership Interests

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SECTION 3.05. Registration in Nominee Name; Denominations

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SECTION 3.06. Voting Rights; Dividends and Interest, etc.

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ARTICLE IV   
Remedies   

SECTION 4.01. Remedies upon Default

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SECTION 4.02. Application of Proceeds

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SECTION 4.03. Securities Act, etc.

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ARTICLE V   
Indemnity, Subrogation and Subordination   

SECTION 5.01. Indemnity and Subrogation

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SECTION 5.02. Contribution and Subrogation

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SECTION 5.03. Subordination

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ARTICLE VI   
Miscellaneous   

SECTION 6.01. Notices

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SECTION 6.02. Security Interest Absolute

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SECTION 6.03. Survival of Agreement

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SECTION 6.04. Binding Effect; Several Agreement

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SECTION 6.05. Successors and Assigns

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SECTION 6.06. Collateral Agent’s Fees and Expenses; Indemnification

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SECTION 6.07. Collateral Agent Appointed Attorney-in-Fact

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SECTION 6.08. Applicable Law

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SECTION 6.09. Waivers; Amendment

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SECTION 6.10. WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL

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SECTION 6.11. Severability

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SECTION 6.12. Counterparts

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SECTION 6.13. Headings

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SECTION 6.14. Jurisdiction; Consent to Service of Process

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SECTION 6.15. Termination or Release

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SECTION 6.16. Additional Subsidiaries

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Schedules   

Schedule I

   Subsidiary Guarantors

Schedule II

   Equity Interests
Exhibits   

Exhibit A

   Form of Supplement

Exhibit B

   Form of Perfection Certificate

 

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dated as of June 26, 2006 (this “Agreement”),among CB RICHARD ELLIS SERVICES, INC., a Delaware corporation (the “U.S. Borrower”), CB RICHARD ELLIS GROUP, INC., a Delaware corporation (“Holdings”), the Subsidiaries of the U.S. Borrower from timeto time party hereto and CREDIT SUISSE (“Credit Suisse”), as collateral agent (in such capacity, the “Collateral Agent”) for the Secured Parties (as defined herein).

PRELIMINARY STATEMENT

Reference is made to the Credit Agreement dated as of June 26, 2006 (as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”), among the U.S. Borrower, CB Richard Ellis Limited,a limited company organized under the laws of England and Wales (the “U.K. Borrower”), CB Richard Ellis Limited, a corporation organized under the laws of the province of New Brunswick (the “CanadianBorrower”), CB Richard Ellis Pty Ltd, a company organized under the laws of Australia and registered in New South Wales (the “Australian Borrower”), CB Richard Ellis Limited, a company organized under thelaws of New Zealand (the “New Zealand Borrower”), Holdings, the lenders from time to time party thereto (the “Lenders”) and Credit Suisse, as administrative agent (in such capacity, the“Administrative Agent”) and Collateral Agent.

The Lenders and the Issuing Bank (such term and each othercapitalized term used but not defined in this preliminary statement having the meaning given or ascribed to it in Article I) have agreed to extend credit to the Borrowers subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Credit Agreement. Theobligations of the Lenders and the Issuing Bank to extend such credit are conditioned upon, among other things, the execution and delivery of this Agreement. Holdings and the Subsidiary Guarantors are affiliates of the Borrowers, will derivesubstantial benefits from the extension of credit to the Borrowers pursuant to the Credit Agreement and are willing to execute and deliver this Agreement in order to induce the Lenders and the Issuing Bank to extend such credit. Accordingly, theparties hereto agree as follows:

ARTICLE I

Definitions

SECTION 1.01. Credit Agreement. (a) Capitalized termsused in this Agreement and not otherwise defined herein have the meanings specified in the Credit Agreement. All terms defined in the New York UCC (as defined herein) and not defined in this Agreement have the meanings specified therein.

(b) The rules of construction specified in Section 1.02 of the Credit Agreement also apply to this Agreement.


SECTION 1.02. Other Defined Terms. As used in this Agreement, the following termshave the meanings specified below:

“Borrowers” means, collectively, the U.S. Borrower, the AustralianBorrower, the Canadian Borrower, the New Zealand Borrower and the UK Borrower and any other wholly owned Subsidiary of the U.S. Borrower that becomes a party to the Credit Agreement as a Borrower pursuant to Section 9.18 of the CreditAgreement.

“Collateral” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 3.01.

“Credit Agreement” has the meaning assigned to such term in the preliminary statement of this Agreement.

“Grantors” means Holdings, the U.S. Borrower and the Subsidiary Guarantors.

“Guarantors” means Holdings, the Subsidiary Guarantors and, to the extent the U.S. Borrower is not otherwise liable with respectto any Obligations, the U.S. Borrower.

“Loan Document Obligations” means (a) the due and punctual payment of(i) the principal of and interest (including interest accruing during the pendency of any bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership or other similar proceeding, regardless of whether allowed or allowable in such proceeding) on the Loans, when and asdue, whether at maturity, by acceleration, upon one or more dates set for prepayment or otherwise, (ii) each payment required to be made by any Borrower under the Credit Agreement in respect of any Letter of Credit, when and as due, includingpayments in respect of reimbursement of disbursements, interest thereon and obligations to provide cash collateral, and (iii) all other monetary obligations of any Borrower to any of the Secured Parties under the Credit Agreement and each ofthe other Loan Documents, including fees, costs, expenses and indemnities, whether primary, secondary, direct, contingent, fixed or otherwise (including monetary obligations incurred during the pendency of any bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership orother similar proceeding, regardless of whether allowed or allowable in such proceeding), (b) the due and punctual performance of all other obligations of each Borrower under or pursuant to the Credit Agreement and each of the other LoanDocuments, and (c) the due and punctual payment and performance of all the obligations of each other Loan Party under or pursuant to this Agreement and each of the other Loan Documents.

“New York UCC” means the Uniform Commercial Code as from time to time in effect in the State of New York.

“Obligations” means (a) the Loan Document Obligations and (b) the due and punctual payment and performance of allobligations of each Loan Party under each Hedging Agreement that (i) is in effect on the Closing Date with a counterparty that is the Administrative Agent or a Lender or an Affiliate of the Administrative Agent or a Lender as of the ClosingDate or (ii) is entered into after the Closing Date with any counterparty

 

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that is the Administrative Agent or a Lender or an Affiliate of the Administrative Agent or a Lender at the time such Hedging Agreement is entered into.

“Perfection Certificate” means a certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit B, completed andsupplemented with the schedules and attachments contemplated thereby, and duly executed by a Responsible Officer of Holdings and the U.S. Borrower.

“Pledged Stock” has the meaning assigned to such term in Section 3.01.

“SecuredParties” means (a) the Lenders, (b) the Administrative Agent, (c) the Collateral Agent, (d) the Issuing Bank, (e) each counterparty to any Hedging Agreement with a Loan Party that either (i) is in effect onthe Closing Date if such counterparty is the Administrative Agent or a Lender or an Affiliate of the Administrative Agent or a Lender as of the Closing Date or (ii) is entered into after the Closing Date if such counterparty is theAdministrative Agent or a Lender or an Affiliate of the Administrative Agent or a Lender at the time such Hedging Agreement is entered into, (f) the beneficiaries of each indemnification obligation undertaken by any Grantor under any LoanDocument and (g) the successors and assigns of each of the foregoing.

“Significant Subsidiary” means(i) each Subsidiary (a) that has consolidated total assets of more than $5,000,000 and (b) of which securities or other ownership interests representing more than 80% of the equity or more than 80% of the ordinary voting power or morethan 80% of the general partnership interests are, at the time any determination is being made, owned Controlled or held, directly or indirectly, by the U.S. Borrower and (ii) each Subsidiary in which Holdings and the U.S. Borrower haveinvested $25,000,000 or more.

“Subsidiary Guarantors” means (a) the Subsidiaries identified on Schedule I and(b) each other Subsidiary that becomes a party to this Agreement as contemplated by Section 6.16.

“UnfundedAdvances/Participations” means (a) with respect to the Administrative Agent, the aggregate amount, if any (i) made available to the Borrowers on the assumption that each Lender has made its portion of the applicable Borrowingavailable to the Administrative Agent as contemplated by Section 2.02(d) of the Credit Agreement and (ii) with respect to which a corresponding amount shall not in fact have been returned to the Administrative Agent by the Borrowers ormade available to the Administrative Agent by any such Lender, (b) with respect to any Swingline Lender, the aggregate amount, if any, of participations in respect of any outstanding Swingline Loan that shall not have been funded by theRevolving Credit Lenders in accordance with Section 2.22(e) of the Credit Agreement and (c) with respect to any Issuing Bank, the aggregate amount, if any, of participations in respect of any outstanding L/C Disbursement that shall nothave been funded by the Revolving Credit Lenders in accordance with Sections 2.23(d) and 2.02(f) of the Credit Agreement.

 

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ARTICLE II

Guarantee

SECTION 2.01. Guarantee. Each Guarantor unconditionallyguarantees, jointly with the other Guarantors and severally, as a primary obligor and not merely as a surety, the due and punctual payment and performance of the Obligations. Each of the Guarantors further agrees that the Obligations may be extendedor renewed, in whole or in part, without notice to or further assent from it, and that it will remain bound upon its guarantee notwithstanding any extension or renewal of any Obligation. Each of the Guarantors waives presentment to, demand ofpayment from and protest to any Borrower or any other Loan Party of any of the Obligation, and also waives notice of acceptance of its guarantee and notice of protest for nonpayment.

SECTION 2.02. Guarantee of Payment. Each of the Guarantors further agrees that its guarantee hereunder constitutes a guarantee ofpayment when due and not of collection, and waives any right to require that any resort be had by the Collateral Agent or any other Secured Party to any security held for the payment of the Obligations or to any balance of any deposit account orcredit on the books of the Collateral Agent or any other Secured Party in favor of any Borrower or any other person.

SECTION 2.03.No Limitations, Etc. (a) Except for termination of a Guarantor’s obligations hereunder as expressly provided in Section 6.15, the obligations of each Guarantor hereunder shall not be subject to any reduction, limitation,impairment or termination for any reason, including any claim of waiver, release, surrender, alteration or compromise, and shall not be subject to any defense or setoff, 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 (i) the failure of theCollateral Agent or any other Secured Party to assert any claim or demand or to enforce any right or remedy under the provisions of any Loan Document or otherwise; (ii) any rescission, waiver, amendment or modification of, or any release fromany of the terms or provisions of, any Loan Document or any other agreement, including with respect to any other Guarantor under this Agreement; (iii) the release of, or any impairment of or failure to perfect any Lien on or security interestin, any security held by the Collateral Agent or any other Secured Party for the Obligations or any of them; (iv) any default, failure or delay, wilful or otherwise, in the performance of the Obligations; (v) any law, regulation, decree ororder of any jurisdiction or any other event, to the extent such Guarantor can lawfully waive application thereof; or (vi) any other act or omission that may or might in any manner or to any extent vary the risk of any Guarantor or otherwiseoperate as a discharge of any Guarantor as a matter of law or equity (other than the indefeasible payment in full in cash of all the Obligations). Each Guarantor expressly authorizes the Secured Parties to take and hold security for the payment andperformance of the Obligations, to exchange, waive or release any or all such security (with or without consideration), to enforce or apply such security and direct the order and manner of any sale thereof in their sole discretion or to release orsubstitute any one or more other guarantors or obligors upon or

 

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in respect of the Obligations, all without affecting the obligations of any Guarantor hereunder.

(b) To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, each Guarantor waives any defense based on or arising out of any defense of any Borrower or anyother Loan Party or the unenforceability of the Obligations or any part thereof from any cause, or the cessation from any cause of the liability of any Borrower or any other Loan Party, other than the indefeasible payment in full in cash of all theObligations. The Collateral Agent and the other Secured Parties may, at their election, foreclose on any security held by one or more of them by one or more judicial or nonjudicial sales, accept an assignment of any such security in lieu offoreclosure, compromise or adjust any part of the Obligations, make any other accommodation with any Borrower or any other Loan Party or exercise any other right or remedy available to them against any Borrower or any other Loan Party, withoutaffecting or impairing in any way the liability of any Guarantor hereunder except to the extent the Obligations have been fully and indefeasibly paid in full in cash. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, each Guarantor waives anydefense arising out of any such election even though such election operates, pursuant to applicable law, to impair or to extinguish any right of reimbursement or subrogation or other right or remedy of such Guarantor against any Borrower or anyother Loan Party, as the case may be, or any security.

SECTION 2.04. Reinstatement. Each of the Guarantors agreesthat its guarantee hereunder shall continue to be effective or be reinstated, as the case may be, if at any time payment, or any part thereof, of any Obligation is rescinded or must otherwise be restored by the Collateral Agent or any other SecuredParty upon the bankruptcy or reorganization of any Borrower, any other Loan Party or otherwise.

SECTION 2.05. Agreement ToPay; Subrogation. In furtherance of the foregoing and not in limitation of any other right that the Collateral Agent or any other Secured Party has at law or in equity against any Guarantor by virtue hereof, upon the failure of any Borroweror any other Loan Party to pay any Obligation when and as the same shall become due, whether at maturity, by acceleration, after notice of prepayment or otherwise, each Guarantor hereby promises to and will forthwith pay, or cause to be paid, to theCollateral Agent for distribution to the applicable Secured Parties in cash the amount of such unpaid Obligation. Upon payment by any Guarantor of any sums to the Collateral Agent as provided above, all rights of such Guarantor against any Borroweror any other Guarantor arising as a result thereof by way of right of subrogation, contribution, reimbursement, indemnity or otherwise shall in all respects be subject to Article V.

SECTION 2.06. Information. Each Guarantor assumes all responsibility for being and keeping itself informed of each Borrower’sand each other Loan Party’s financial condition and assets, and of all other circumstances bearing upon the risk of nonpayment of the Obligations and the nature, scope and extent of the risks that such Guarantor assumes and incurs hereunder,and agrees that neither the Collateral Agent nor any other Secured Party will have any duty to advise such Guarantor of information known to it or any of them regarding such circumstances or risks.

 

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ARTICLE III

Pledge of Securities

SECTION 3.01. Pledge. As security for the paymentor performance, as the case may be, in full of the Obligations, each Grantor hereby assigns and pledges to the Collateral Agent, its successors and assigns, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, and hereby grants to the Collateral Agent, itssuccessors and assigns, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, a security interest in, all of such Grantor’s right, title and interest in, to and under (a) the shares of capital stock and other Equity Interests owned by such Grantor onthe date hereof and listed on Schedule II and any other Equity Interests in a Significant Subsidiary or another Subsidiary which is a Guarantor hereunder obtained in the future by such Grantor and the certificates representing all such EquityInterests (collectively referred to herein as the “Pledged Stock”); provided that the Pledged Stock shall not include (x) more than 65% of the issued and outstanding voting Equity Interests of any ForeignSubsidiary or (y) any Equity Interest in any Immaterial Subsidiary or any Investment Subsidiary other than CB Richard Ellis Investors, LLC and CB Richard Ellis Investors, Inc.; (b) subject to Section 3.06, all dividends, cash,instruments and other property from time to time received, receivable or otherwise distributed in respect of, in exchange for or upon the conversion of, and all other Proceeds received in respect of, the securities referred to in clause (a)above; (c) subject to Section 3.06, all rights and privileges of such Grantor with respect to the securities and other property referred to in clauses (a) and (b) above; and (d) all Proceeds of any of the foregoing (theitems referred to in clauses (a) through (d) above being collectively referred to as the “Collateral”).

TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the Collateral, together with all right, title, interest, powers, privileges and preferences pertaining or incidental thereto, unto the Collateral Agent, its successors and assigns, for the ratable benefit of the SecuredParties, forever; subject, however, to the terms, covenants and conditions hereinafter set forth.

SECTION 3.02.Delivery of the Collateral. (a) Each Grantor agrees promptly to deliver or cause to be delivered to the Collateral Agent any and all certificates representing Pledged Stock.

(b) Upon delivery to the Collateral Agent, any certificate representing Pledged Stock shall be accompanied by undated stock powers duly executed in blankand such other instruments or documents as the Collateral Agent may reasonably request. Each delivery of Pledged Stock shall be accompanied by a schedule describing the securities, which schedule shall be attached hereto as Schedule II and madea part hereof; provided that failure to attach any such schedule hereto shall not affect the validity of such pledge of such Pledged Stock. Each schedule so delivered shall supplement any prior schedules so delivered.

 

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SECTION 3.03. Representations, Warranties and Covenants. The Grantors jointly andseverally represent, warrant and covenant to and with the Collateral Agent, for the benefit of the Secured Parties, that:

(a) Schedule II correctly sets forth the percentage of the issued and outstanding shares of each class of the Equity Interests of the issuer thereof represented by such Pledged Stock and includes all Equity Interests required to be pledgedhereunder;

(b) the Pledged Stock has been duly and validly authorized and issued by the issuers thereof and is fully paidand nonassessable;

(c) except for the security interests granted hereunder, each of the Grantors (i) is and willcontinue to be the direct owner, beneficially and of record, of the Pledged Stock indicated on Schedule II as owned by such Grantor, (ii) holds the same free and clear of all Liens, (iii) will make no assignment, pledge, hypothecation ortransfer of, or create or permit to exist any security interest in or other Lien on, the Collateral, other than pursuant hereto, and (iv) subject to Section 3.06, will cause any and all Collateral, whether for value paid by the Grantor orotherwise, to be forthwith deposited with the Collateral Agent and pledged or assigned hereunder;

(d) except forrestrictions and limitations imposed by the Loan Documents or securities laws generally, the Collateral is and will continue to be freely transferable and assignable, and none of the Collateral is or will be subject to any option, right of firstrefusal, shareholders agreement, charter or by-law provisions or contractual restriction of any nature that might prohibit, impair, delay or otherwise affect the pledge of such Collateral hereunder, the sale or disposition thereof pursuant hereto orthe exercise by the Collateral Agent of rights and remedies hereunder;

(e) each of the Grantors (i) has the power andauthority to pledge the Collateral pledged by it hereunder in the manner hereby done or contemplated and (ii) will defend its title or interest thereto or therein against any and all Liens (other than the Lien created by this Agreement),however arising, of all persons whomsoever;

(f) no consent or approval of any Governmental Authority, any securitiesexchange or any other person was or is necessary to the validity of the pledge effected hereby (other than such as have been obtained and are in full force and effect);

(g) by virtue of the execution and delivery by the Grantors of this Agreement, when any Pledged Stock is delivered to the Collateral Agentin accordance with this Agreement (and with respect to Pledged Stock of foreign issuers, any action required to perfect under the laws of such issuer’s jurisdiction are taken), the Collateral Agent will obtain a legal, valid and perfectedfirst-priority lien upon and security interest in such Pledged Stock as security for the payment and performance of the Obligations;

 

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(h) the pledge effected hereby is effective to vest in the Collateral Agent, for thebenefit of the Secured Parties, the rights of the Collateral Agent in the Collateral as set forth herein;

(i) thePerfection Certificate has been duly prepared, completed and executed and the information set forth therein is correct and complete in all material respects. The Perfection Certificate accurately sets forth the complete legal name of each Grantor.Properly completed Uniform Commercial Code financing statements have been delivered to the Collateral Agent for filing in each governmental office specified in Schedule 5 to the Perfection Certificate; and

(j) each Grantor agrees, at its own expense, to execute, acknowledge, deliver and cause to be duly filed all such further instruments anddocuments and take all such actions as the Collateral Agent may from time to time reasonably request to better assure, preserve, protect and perfect the security interest in the Collateral and the rights and remedies created hereby, including thepayment of any fees and taxes required in connection with the execution and delivery of this Agreement, the granting of such security interest and the filing of any financing statements or other documents in connection herewith or therewith.

SECTION 3.04. Limited Liability Company Interests and Limited Partnership Interests. Each Grantor acknowledges andagrees that (i) each interest in any limited liability company or limited partnership controlled by such Grantor, pledged hereunder and not represented by a certificate, shall not be for purposes of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents a“security” within the meaning of Article 8 of the New York UCC and shall not be governed by Article 8 of the New York UCC, and (ii) such Grantor shall at no time elect to treat any such interest as a “security”within the meaning of Article 8 of the New York UCC or issue any certificate representing such interest, unless such Grantor provides prior written notification to the Collateral Agent of such election and promptly delivers any such certificateto the Collateral Agent pursuant to the terms hereof.

SECTION 3.05. Registration in Nominee Name; Denominations. TheCollateral Agent, on behalf of the Secured Parties, shall have the right (in its sole and absolute discretion when an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing) to hold the Pledged Stock in its own name as pledgee, the name of its nominee (aspledgee or as sub-agent) or the name of the applicable Grantor, endorsed or assigned in blank or in favor of the Collateral Agent. Each Grantor will promptly give to the Collateral Agent copies of any notices or other communications received by itwith respect to Pledged Stock registered in the name of such Grantor that is the owner thereof. The Collateral Agent shall at all times have the right to exchange the certificates representing Pledged Stock for certificates of smaller or largerdenominations for any purpose consistent with this Agreement.

SECTION 3.06. Voting Rights; Dividends and Interest,etc. (a) Unless and until an Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing and the Collateral Agent shall have notified the Grantors that their rights under this Section are being

 

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suspended (which notice shall be deemed to have been given immediately upon the occurrence of an Event of Default under paragraph (g) or (h) ofArticle VII of the Credit Agreement):

(i) Each Grantor shall be entitled to exercise any and all voting and/or otherconsensual rights and powers inuring to an owner of Pledged Stock or any part thereof for any purpose consistent with the terms of this Agreement, the Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents; provided that such rights and powers shallnot be exercised in any manner that could materially and adversely affect the rights inuring to a holder of any Pledged Stock or the rights and remedies of any of the Collateral Agent or the other Secured Parties under this Agreement or the CreditAgreement or any other Loan Document or the ability of the Secured Parties to exercise the same.

(ii) Each Grantor shall beentitled to receive and retain any and all dividends and other distributions paid on or distributed in respect of the Pledged Stock to the extent and only to the extent that such dividends and other distributions are permitted by, and otherwise paidor distributed in accordance with, the terms and conditions of the Credit Agreement, the other Loan Documents and applicable laws; provided that any noncash dividends or other distributions that would constitute Pledged Stock, whetherresulting from a subdivision, combination or reclassification of the outstanding Equity Interests of the issuer of any Pledged Stock or received in exchange for Pledged Stock or any part thereof, or in redemption thereof, or as a result of anymerger, consolidation, acquisition or other exchange of assets to which such issuer may be a party or otherwise, shall be and become part of the Collateral, and, if received by any Grantor, shall not be commingled by such Grantor with any of itsother funds or property but shall be held separate and apart therefrom, shall be held in trust for the benefit of the Collateral Agent and shall be forthwith delivered to the Collateral Agent in the same form as so received (with any necessaryendorsement).

(b) Upon the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default, after the Collateral Agent shall have notified(or shall be deemed to have notified pursuant to Section 3.06(a)) the Grantors of the suspension of their rights under paragraph (a)(ii) of this Section 3.06, then all rights of any Grantor to dividends or other distributions that suchGrantor is authorized to receive pursuant to paragraph (a)(ii) of this Section 3.06 shall cease, and all such rights shall thereupon become vested in the Collateral Agent, which shall have the sole and exclusive right and authority toreceive and retain such dividends or other distributions. All dividends or other distributions received by any Grantor contrary to the provisions of this Section 3.06 shall be held in trust for the benefit of the Collateral Agent, shall besegregated from other property or funds of such Grantor and shall be forthwith delivered to the Collateral Agent upon demand in the same form as so received (with any necessary endorsement). Any and all money and other property paid over to orreceived by the Collateral Agent pursuant to the provisions of this paragraph (b) shall be retained by the Collateral Agent in an account to be established by the Collateral Agent upon receipt of such money or other property and

 

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shall be applied in accordance with the provisions of Section 4.02. After all Events of Default have been cured or waived, the Collateral Agent shall,within five Business Days after all such Events of Default have been cured or waived, repay to each applicable Grantor (without interest) all dividends or other distributions that such Grantor would otherwise be permitted to retain pursuant to theterms of paragraph (a)(ii) of this Section 3.06 and that remain in such account.

(c) Upon the occurrence and during the continuanceof an Event of Default, after the Collateral Agent shall have notified (or shall be deemed to have notified pursuant to Section 3.06(a)) the Grantors of the suspension of their rights under paragraph (a)(i) of this Section 3.06, then allrights of any Grantor to exercise the voting and consensual rights and powers it is entitled to exercise pursuant to paragraph (a)(i) of this Section 3.06 shall cease, and all such rights shall thereupon become vested in the CollateralAgent, which shall have the sole and exclusive right and authority to exercise such voting and consensual rights and powers; provided that, unless otherwise directed by the Required Lenders, the Collateral Agent shall have the right from timeto time following and during the continuance of an Event of Default to permit the Grantors to exercise such rights.

(d) Any notice givenby the Collateral Agent to the Grantors suspending their rights under paragraph (a) of this Section 3.06 (i) may be given by telephone if promptly confirmed in writing, (ii) may be given to one or more of the Grantors at the sameor different times and (iii) may suspend the rights of the Grantors under paragraph (a)(i) or paragraph (a)(ii) in part without suspending all such rights (as specified by the Collateral Agent in its sole and absolute discretion) and withoutwaiving or otherwise affecting the Collateral Agent’s rights to give additional notices from time to time suspending other rights so long as an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing.

ARTICLE IV

Remedies

SECTION 4.01. Remedies upon Default. Upon the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default,each Grantor agrees that the Collateral Agent shall have the right, subject to the mandatory requirements of applicable law, to sell or otherwise dispose of all or any part of the Collateral, at public or private sale or at any broker’s boardor on any securities exchange, for cash, upon credit or for future delivery as the Collateral Agent shall deem appropriate. The Collateral Agent shall be authorized at any such sale (if it deems it advisable to do so) to restrict the prospectivebidders or purchasers to persons who will represent and agree that they are purchasing the Collateral for their own account for investment and not with a view to the distribution or sale thereof, and upon consummation of any such sale the CollateralAgent shall have the right to assign, transfer and deliver to the purchaser or purchasers thereof the Collateral so sold. Each such purchaser at any such sale shall hold the property sold absolutely, free from any claim or right on the part of anyGrantor, and the Grantors hereby waive (to the extent permitted by law) all rights of redemption, stay and appraisal which such Grantor

 

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now has or may at any time in the future have under any rule of law or statute now existing or hereafter enacted.

The Collateral Agent shall give the Grantors 10 days’ written notice (which each Grantor agrees is reasonable notice within the meaning ofSection 9-611 of the New York UCC or its equivalent in other jurisdictions) of the Collateral Agent’s intention to make any sale of Collateral. Such notice, in the case of a public sale, shall state the time and place for such saleand, in the case of a sale at a broker’s board or on a securities exchange, shall state the board or exchange at which such sale is to be made and the day on which the Collateral, or portion thereof, will first be offered for sale at such boardor exchange. Any such public sale shall be held at such time or times within ordinary business hours and at such place or places as the Collateral Agent may fix and state in the notice (if any) of such sale. At any such sale, the Collateral, orportion thereof, to be sold may be sold in one lot as an entirety or in separate parcels, as the Collateral Agent may (in its sole and absolute discretion) determine. The Collateral Agent shall not be obligated to make any sale of any Collateral ifit shall determine not to do so, regardless of the fact that notice of sale of such Collateral shall have been given. The Collateral Agent may, without notice or publication, adjourn any public or private sale or cause the same to be adjourned fromtime to time by announcement at the time and place fixed for sale, and such sale may, without further notice, be made at the time and place to which the same was so adjourned. In case any sale of all or any part of the Collateral is made on creditor for future delivery, the Collateral so sold may be retained by the Collateral Agent until the sale price is paid by the purchaser or purchasers thereof, but the Collateral Agent shall not incur any liability in case any such purchaser orpurchasers shall fail to take up and pay for the Collateral so sold and, in case of any such failure, such Collateral may be sold again upon like notice. At any public (or, to the extent permitted by law, private) sale made pursuant to this Section,any Secured Party may bid for or purchase, free (to the extent permitted by law) from any right of redemption, stay, valuation or appraisal on the part of any Grantor (all said rights being also hereby waived and released to the extent permitted bylaw), the Collateral or any part thereof offered for sale and may make payment on account thereof by using any claim then due and payable to such Secured Party from any Grantor as a credit against the purchase price, and such Secured Party may, uponcompliance with the terms of sale, hold, retain and dispose of such property without further accountability to any Grantor therefor. For purposes hereof, a written agreement to purchase the Collateral or any portion thereof shall be treated as asale thereof; the Collateral Agent shall be free to carry out such sale pursuant to such agreement and no Grantor shall be entitled to the return of the Collateral or any portion thereof subject thereto, notwithstanding the fact that after theCollateral Agent shall have entered into such an agreement all Events of Default shall have been remedied and the Obligations paid in full. As an alternative to exercising the power of sale herein conferred upon it, the Collateral Agent may proceedby a suit or suits at law or in equity to foreclose this Agreement and to sell the Collateral or any portion thereof pursuant to a judgment or decree of a court or courts having competent jurisdiction or pursuant to a proceeding by a court-appointedreceiver. Any sale pursuant to the provisions of this Section 4.01 shall be deemed to conform to the commercially reasonable standards as provided in Section 9-610(b) of the New York UCC or its equivalent in other jurisdictions.

 

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SECTION 4.02. Application of Proceeds. The Collateral Agent shall apply the proceedsof any collection, sale, foreclosure or other realization upon any Collateral, including any Collateral consisting of cash, as follows:

FIRST, to the payment of all costs and expenses incurred by the Administrative Agent or the Collateral Agent (in their respective capacities as such hereunder or under any other Loan Document) in connection with suchcollection, sale, foreclosure or realization or otherwise in connection with this Agreement, any other Loan Document or any of the Obligations, including all court costs and the fees and expenses of its agents and legal counsel, the repayment of alladvances made by the Collateral Agent or the Administrative Agent hereunder or under any other Loan Document on behalf of any Grantor and any other costs or expenses incurred in connection with the exercise of any right or remedy hereunder or underany other Loan Document;

SECOND, to the payment in full of Unfunded Advances/Participations (the amounts so applied to bedistributed between or among the Administrative Agent, any Swingline Lender and any Issuing Bank pro rata in accordance with the amounts of Unfunded Advances/Participations owed to them on the date of any such distribution);

THIRD, to the payment in full of all other Obligations (the amounts so applied to be distributed among the Secured Parties pro rata inaccordance with the amounts of the Obligations owed to them on the date of any such distribution); and

FOURTH, to theGrantors, their successors or assigns, or as a court of competent jurisdiction may otherwise direct.

The Collateral Agent shall have absolute discretionas to the time of application of any such proceeds, moneys or balances in accordance with this Agreement. Upon any sale of Collateral by the Collateral Agent (including pursuant to a power of sale granted by statute or under a judicial proceeding),the receipt of the Collateral Agent or of the officer making the sale shall be a sufficient discharge to the purchaser or purchasers of the Collateral so sold and such purchaser or purchasers shall not be obligated to see to the application of anypart of the purchase money paid over to the Collateral Agent or such officer or be answerable in any way for the misapplication thereof.

SECTION 4.03. Securities Act, etc. In view of the position of the Grantors in relation to the Collateral, or because of other current or future circumstances, a question may arise under the Securities Act of 1933, asnow or hereafter in effect, or any similar statute hereafter enacted analogous in purpose or effect (such Act and any such similar statute as from time to time in effect being called the “Federal Securities Laws”) withrespect to any disposition of the Collateral permitted hereunder. Each Grantor understands that compliance with the Federal Securities Laws might very strictly limit the course of conduct of the Collateral Agent if the Collateral Agent were toattempt to dispose of all or any part of the Collateral, and might also limit the extent to which or

 

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the manner in which any subsequent transferee of any Collateral could dispose of the same. Similarly, there may be other legal restrictions or limitationsaffecting the Collateral Agent in any attempt to dispose of all or part of the Collateral under applicable “blue sky” or other state securities laws or similar laws analogous in purpose or effect. Each Grantor recognizes that in light ofsuch restrictions and limitations the Collateral Agent may, with respect to any sale of the Collateral, limit the purchasers to those who will agree, among other things, to acquire such Collateral for their own account, for investment, and not witha view to the distribution or resale thereof. Each Grantor acknowledges and agrees that in light of such restrictions and limitations, the Collateral Agent, in its sole and absolute discretion (a) may proceed to make such a sale whether or nota registration statement for the purpose of registering such Collateral or part thereof shall have been filed under the Federal Securities Laws and (b) may approach and negotiate with a limited number of potential purchasers (including a singlepotential purchaser) to effect such sale. Each Grantor acknowledges and agrees that any such sale might result in prices and other terms less favorable to the seller than if such sale were a public sale without such restrictions. In the event of anysuch sale, the Collateral Agent shall incur no responsibility or liability for selling all or any part of the Collateral at a price that the Collateral Agent, in its sole and absolute discretion, may in good faith deem reasonable under thecircumstances, notwithstanding the possibility that a substantially higher price might have been realized if the sale were deferred until after registration as aforesaid or if more than a limited number of purchasers (or a single purchaser) wereapproached. The provisions of this Section 4.03 will apply notwithstanding the existence of a public or private market upon which the quotations or sales prices may exceed substantially the price at which the Collateral Agent sells.

ARTICLE V

Indemnity,Subrogation and Subordination

SECTION 5.01. Indemnity and Subrogation. In addition to all such rights ofindemnity and subrogation as the Guarantors may have under applicable law (but subject to Section 5.03), each Borrower agrees that (a) in the event a payment shall be made by any each Guarantor under this Agreement, the applicable Borrowershall indemnify such Guarantor for the full amount of such payment and such Guarantor shall be subrogated to the rights of the person to whom such payment shall have been made to the extent of such payment and (b) in the event any assets of anyGuarantor shall be sold pursuant to any Security Document to satisfy in whole or in part a claim of any Secured Party, the applicable Borrower shall indemnify such Guarantor in an amount equal to the greater of the book value or the fair marketvalue of the assets so sold.

SECTION 5.02. Contribution and Subrogation. Each Guarantor (a “ContributingGuarantor”) agrees (subject to Section 5.03) that, in the event a payment shall be made by any other Guarantor on account of its guarantee under this Agreement, or assets of any other Guarantor shall be sold pursuant to anySecurity Document to satisfy any Obligation owed to any Secured Party, and such other Guarantor (the “Claiming Guarantor”) shall not have been fully indemnified by the applicable

 

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Borrower as provided in Section 5.01, the Contributing Guarantor shall indemnify the Claiming Guarantor in an amount equal to (i) the amount ofsuch payment or (ii) the greater of the book value or the fair market value of such assets, as the case may be, in each case multiplied by a fraction of which the numerator shall be the net worth of the Contributing Guarantor on the date hereofand the denominator shall be the aggregate net worth of all the Guarantors on the date hereof (or, in the case of any Guarantor becoming a party hereto pursuant to Section 6.16, the date of the supplement hereto executed and delivered by suchGuarantor). Any Contributing Guarantor making any payment to a Claiming Guarantor pursuant to this Section 5.02 shall be subrogated to the rights of such Claiming Guarantor under Section 5.01 to the extent of such payment.

SECTION 5.03. Subordination. Notwithstanding any provision of this Agreement to the contrary, all rights of the Guarantors underSections 5.01 and 5.02 and all other rights of indemnity, contribution or subrogation under applicable law or otherwise shall be fully subordinated to the indefeasible payment in full in cash of the Obligations. No failure on the part of theany Borrower or any Guarantor to make the payments required by Sections 5.01 and 5.02 (or any other payments required under applicable law or otherwise) shall in any respect limit the obligations and liabilities of any Guarantor with respect toits obligations hereunder, and each Guarantor shall remain liable for the full amount of the obligations of such Guarantor hereunder.

ARTICLE VI

Miscellaneous

SECTION 6.01. Notices. All communications and notices hereunder shall (except as otherwise expressly permitted herein) be in writing and given as provided in Section 9.01 of the CreditAgreement. All communications and notices hereunder to any Guarantor shall be given to it in care of the U.S. Borrower as provided in Section 9.01 of the Credit Agreement.

SECTION 6.02. Security Interest Absolute. All rights of the Collateral Agent hereunder, the grant of a security interest in theCollateral and all obligations of each Grantor hereunder shall be absolute and unconditional irrespective of (a) any lack of validity or enforceability of the Credit Agreement, any other Loan Document, any agreement with respect to any of theObligations or any other agreement or instrument relating to any of the foregoing, (b) any change in the time, manner or place of payment of, or in any other term of, all or any of the Obligations, or any other amendment or waiver of or anyconsent to any departure from the Credit Agreement, any other Loan Document or any other agreement or instrument, (c) any exchange, release or non-perfection of any Lien on other collateral, or any release or amendment or waiver of or consentunder or departure from any guarantee, securing or guaranteeing all or any of the Obligations, or (d) any other circumstance that might otherwise constitute a defense available to, or a discharge of, any Grantor in respect of the Obligations orthis Agreement.

 

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SECTION 6.03. Survival of Agreement. All covenants, agreements, representations andwarranties made by the Loan Parties in the Loan Documents and in the certificates or other instruments prepared or delivered in connection with or pursuant to this Agreement or any other Loan Document shall be considered to have been relied upon bythe Secured Parties and shall survive the execution and delivery of the Loan Documents and the making of any Loans and issuance of any Letters of Credit, regardless of any investigation made by any Secured Party or on its behalf and notwithstandingthat the Collateral Agent, the Issuing Bank or any Lender may have had notice or knowledge of any Default or incorrect representation or warranty at the time any credit is extended under the Credit Agreement, and shall continue in full force andeffect as long as the principal of or any accrued interest on any Loan or any fee or any other amount payable under any Loan Document is outstanding and unpaid or the aggregate L/C Exposure does not equal zero and so long as the Commitments have notexpired or terminated.

SECTION 6.04. Binding Effect; Several Agreement. This Agreement shall become effective as toany Loan Party when a counterpart hereof executed on behalf of such Loan Party shall have been delivered to the Collateral Agent and a counterpart hereof shall have been executed on behalf of the Collateral Agent, and thereafter shall be bindingupon such Loan Party and the Collateral Agent and their respective permitted successors and assigns, and shall inure to the benefit of such Loan Party, the Collateral Agent and the other Secured Parties and their respective successors and assigns,except that no Loan Party shall have the right to assign or transfer its rights or obligations hereunder or any interest herein or in the Collateral (and any such assignment or transfer shall be void) except as expressly contemplated by thisAgreement or the Credit Agreement. This Agreement shall be construed as a separate agreement with respect to each Loan Party and may be amended, modified, supplemented, waived or released with respect to any Loan Party without the approval of anyother Loan Party and without affecting the obligations of any other Loan Party hereunder.

SECTION 6.05. Successors andAssigns. Whenever in this Agreement any of the parties hereto is referred to, such reference shall be deemed to include the permitted successors and assigns of such party; and all covenants, promises and agreements by or on behalf of anyGrantor or the Collateral Agent that are contained in this Agreement shall bind and inure to the benefit of their respective successors and assigns.

SECTION 6.06. Collateral Agent’s Fees and Expenses; Indemnification. (a) Each Grantor jointly and severally agrees to pay upon demand to the Collateral Agent the amount of any and allreasonable expenses, including the reasonable fees, disbursements and other charges of its counsel and of any experts or agents, which the Collateral Agent may incur in connection with (i) the administration of this Agreement, (ii) thecustody or preservation of, or the sale of, collection from or other realization upon any of the Collateral, (iii) the exercise, enforcement or protection of any of the rights of the Collateral Agent hereunder or (iv) the failure of anyGrantor to perform or observe any of the provisions hereof.

 

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(b) Without limitation of its indemnification obligations under the other Loan Documents, each Grantorjointly and severally agrees to indemnify the Collateral Agent and the other Indemnitees (as defined in Section 9.05 of the Credit Agreement) against, and hold each Indemnitee harmless from, any and all losses, claims, damages, liabilities andrelated expenses, including the fees, charges and disbursements, incurred by or asserted against any Indemnitee arising out of, in any way connected with, or as a result of, the execution, delivery or performance of this Agreement or any agreementor instrument contemplated hereby or any claim, litigation, investigation or proceeding relating to any of the foregoing or to the Collateral, whether or not any Indemnitee is a party thereto (and regardless of whether such matter is initiated by athird party or by a Borrower, any other Loan Party or any of their respective Affiliates); provided that such indemnity shall not, as to any Indemnitee, be available to the extent that such losses, claims, damages, liabilities or relatedexpenses (x) are determined by a court of competent jurisdiction by final and nonappealable judgment to have resulted from the gross negligence or wilful misconduct of such Indemnitee or (y) result from a claim brought by a Borrower or anyof its Subsidiaries against an Indemnitee for breach in bad faith of such Indemnitee’s obligations hereunder or under any other Loan Document, if such Borrower or such Subsidiary has obtained a final and nonappealable judgment in its favor onsuch claim as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction. To the extent permitted by law, no Grantor shall assert, and each Grantor hereby waives any claim against any Indemnitee, on any theory of liability, for special, indirect, consequentialor punitive damages (as opposed to direct or actual damages) arising out of, in connection with, or as a result of, this Agreement or any agreement or instrument contemplated hereby, the Transactions, any Loan or Letter of Credit or the use ofproceeds thereof.

(c) Any such amounts payable as provided hereunder shall be additional Obligations secured hereby and by the otherSecurity Documents. The provisions of this Section 6.06 shall remain operative and in full force and effect regardless of the termination of this Agreement or any other Loan Document, the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby,the repayment of any of the Obligations, the invalidity or unenforceability of any term or provision of this Agreement or any other Loan Document, or any investigation made by or on behalf of the Collateral Agent or any other Secured Party. Allamounts due under this Section 6.06 shall be payable on written demand therefor.

SECTION 6.07. Collateral AgentAppointed Attorney-in-Fact. Each Grantor hereby appoints the Collateral Agent the attorney-in-fact of such Grantor for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Agreement and taking any action and executing any instrument that theCollateral Agent may deem necessary or advisable to accomplish the purposes hereof, which appointment is irrevocable and coupled with an interest. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Collateral Agent shall have the right, upon theoccurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default after notice to the relevant Grantor, with full power of substitution either in the Collateral Agent’s name or in the name of such Grantor (a) to receive, endorse, assign and/ordeliver any and all notes, acceptances, checks, drafts, money orders or other evidences of payment relating to the Collateral or any part thereof; (b) to demand, collect, receive payment of, give receipt for and give discharges and releases ofall or any of the

 

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Collateral; (c) to commence and prosecute any and all suits, actions or proceedings at law or in equity in any court of competent jurisdiction tocollect or otherwise realize on all or any of the Collateral or to enforce any rights in respect of any Collateral; (d) to settle, compromise, compound, adjust or defend any actions, suits or proceedings relating to all or any of the Collateraland (e) to use, sell, assign, transfer, pledge, make any agreement with respect to or otherwise deal with all or any of the Collateral, and to do all other acts and things necessary to carry out the purposes of this Agreement, as fully andcompletely as though the Collateral Agent were the absolute owner of the Collateral for all purposes; provided, however, that nothing herein contained shall be construed as requiring or obligating the Collateral Agent to make anycommitment or to make any inquiry as to the nature or sufficiency of any payment received by the Collateral Agent, or to present or file any claim or notice, or to take any action with respect to the Collateral or any part thereof or the moneys dueor to become due in respect thereof or any property covered thereby. The Collateral Agent and the other Secured Parties shall be accountable only for amounts actually received as a result of the exercise of the powers granted to them herein, andneither they nor their officers, directors, employees or agents shall be responsible to any Grantor for any act or failure to act hereunder, except for their own gross negligence or wilful misconduct.

SECTION 6.08. Applicable Law. THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH AND GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEWYORK.

SECTION 6.09. Waivers; Amendment. (a) No failure or delay by the Collateral Agent, the AdministrativeAgent, the Issuing Bank or any Lender in exercising any right or power hereunder or under any other Loan Document shall operate as a waiver hereof or thereof, nor shall any single or partial exercise of any such right or power, or any abandonment ordiscontinuance of steps to enforce such a right or power, preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right or power. The rights and remedies of the Collateral Agent, the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank and theLenders hereunder and under the other Loan Documents are cumulative and are not exclusive of any rights or remedies that they would otherwise have. No waiver of any provision of any Loan Document or consent to any departure by any Loan Partytherefrom shall in any event be effective unless the same shall be permitted by paragraph (b) of this Section 6.09, and then such waiver or consent shall be effective only in the specific instance and for the purpose for which given. Nonotice or demand on any Loan Party in any case shall entitle any Loan Party to any other or further notice or demand in similar or other circumstances.

(b) Neither this Agreement nor any provision hereof may be waived, amended or modified except pursuant to an agreement or agreements in writing entered into by the Collateral Agent and the Loan Party or Loan Partieswith respect to which such waiver, amendment or modification is to apply, subject to any consent required in accordance with Section 9.08 of the Credit Agreement.

SECTION 6.10. WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL. EACH PARTY HERETO HEREBY WAIVES, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE

 

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LAW, ANY RIGHT IT MAY HAVE TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY LEGAL PROCEEDING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT, ANY OTHER LOANDOCUMENT OR THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY. EACH PARTY HERETO (A) CERTIFIES THAT NO REPRESENTATIVE, AGENT OR ATTORNEY OF ANY OTHER PARTY HAS REPRESENTED, EXPRESSLY OR OTHERWISE, THAT SUCH OTHER PARTY WOULD NOT, IN THE EVENT OF LITIGATION,SEEK TO ENFORCE THE FOREGOING WAIVER AND (B) ACKNOWLEDGES THAT IT AND THE OTHER PARTIES HERETO HAVE BEEN INDUCED TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT BY, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THE MUTUAL WAIVERS AND CERTIFICATIONS IN THIS SECTION.

SECTION 6.11. Severability. In the event any one or more of the provisions contained in this Agreement should be held invalid,illegal or unenforceable in any respect, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions contained herein shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby (it being understood that the invalidity of a particular provisionin a particular jurisdiction shall not in and of itself affect the validity of such provision in any other jurisdiction). The parties shall endeavor in good-faith negotiations to replace the invalid, illegal or unenforceable provisions with validprovisions the economic effect of which comes as close as possible to that of the invalid, illegal or unenforceable provisions.

SECTION6.12. Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in counterparts (and by different parties hereto on different counterparts), each of which shall constitute an original but all of which when taken together shall constitute asingle contract, and shall become effective as provided in Section 6.04. Delivery of an executed signature page to this Agreement by facsimile transmission shall be as effective as delivery of a manually signed counterpart of this Agreement.

SECTION 6.13. Headings. Article and Section headings and the Table of Contents used herein are for convenience ofreference only, are not part of this Agreement and are not to affect the construction of, or to be taken into consideration in interpreting, this Agreement.

SECTION 6.14. Jurisdiction; Consent to Service of Process. (a) Each of Loan Parties hereby irrevocably and unconditionally submits, for itself and its property, to the nonexclusivejurisdiction of any New York State court or Federal court of the United States of America sitting in New York City, and any appellate court from any thereof, in any action or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the other LoanDocuments, or for recognition or enforcement of any judgment, and each of the parties hereto hereby irrevocably and unconditionally agrees that all claims in respect of any such action or proceeding may be heard and determined in such New York Stateor, to the extent permitted by law, in such Federal court. Each of the parties hereto agrees that a final judgment in any such action or proceeding shall be conclusive and may be enforced in other jurisdictions by suit on the judgment or in anyother manner provided by law. Nothing in this Agreement or any other Loan Document shall affect any right that the Collateral Agent, the Administrative Agent, the Issuing Bank or any Lender may

 

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otherwise have to bring any action or proceeding relating to this Agreement or the other Loan Documents against the Borrowers, Holdings or their respectiveproperties in the courts of any jurisdiction.

(b) Each of the Loan Parties hereby irrevocably and unconditionally waives, to the fullestextent it may legally and effectively do so, any objection which it may now or hereafter have to the laying of venue of any suit, action or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Agreement or any other Loan Document in any court referred toin paragraph (a) of this Section 6.14. Each of the parties hereto hereby irrevocably waives, to the fullest extent permitted by law, the defense of an inconvenient forum to the maintenance of such action or proceeding in any such court.

(c) Each party to this Agreement irrevocably consents to service of process in the manner provided for notices in Section 7.01.Nothing in this Agreement or any other Loan Document will affect the right of any party to this Agreement to serve process in any other manner permitted by law.

SECTION 6.15. Termination or Release. (a) This Agreement, the Guarantees, the security interest in the Collateral and all other security interests granted hereby shall terminate when all theLoan Document Obligations have been indefeasibly paid in full and the Lenders have no further commitment to lend under the Credit Agreement, the aggregate L/C Exposure has been reduced to zero and the Issuing Bank has no further obligations to issueLetters of Credit under the Credit Agreement.

(b) A Subsidiary Guarantor shall automatically be released from its obligations hereunderand the security interest in the Collateral of such Subsidiary Guarantor shall be automatically released, in the event that all the Equity Interests of such Guarantor shall be sold, transferred or otherwise disposed of to a person that is not aBorrower or an Affiliate of a Borrower in accordance with the terms of the Credit Agreement; provided that the Required Lenders shall have consented to such sale, transfer or other disposition (to the extent required by the Credit Agreement)and the terms of such consent did not provide otherwise.

(c) Upon any sale or other transfer by any Grantor of any Collateral that ispermitted under the Credit Agreement to any person that is not a Borrower or a Guarantor, or, upon the effectiveness of any written consent to the release of the security interest granted hereby in any Collateral pursuant to Section 9.08 of theCredit Agreement, the security interest in such Collateral shall be automatically released without any action on the part of the Collateral Agent.

(d) A Subsidiary Guarantor shall automatically be released from its Guarantee hereunder to the extent required by Section 5.08 of the Credit Agreement.

(e) In connection with any termination or release pursuant to paragraph (a), (b), (c) or (d) above, the Collateral Agent shall execute and deliver to any Grantor, at such Grantor’s expense, alldocuments that such Grantor shall reasonably request to evidence such termination or release. Any execution and delivery of

 

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documents pursuant to this Section 6.15 shall be without recourse to or representation or warranty by the Collateral Agent or any Secured Party.

SECTION 6.16. Additional Subsidiaries. Pursuant to Section 5.08 of the Credit Agreement, each DomesticSubsidiary (other than an Immaterial Subsidiary or an Investment Subsidiary) that was not in existence or not such a Subsidiary on the date of the Credit Agreement is required to enter into this Agreement upon becoming such a Domestic Subsidiary(including by ceasing to be an Immaterial Subsidiary or an Investment Subsidiary) (a) as a Subsidiary Guarantor if such Subsidiary qualifies as Significant Domestic Subsidiary, and (b) as a Grantor if such Subsidiary owns or possessesproperty of a type that would be considered Collateral hereunder. Upon execution and delivery by the Collateral Agent and a Subsidiary of a supplement in the form of Exhibit A hereto, such Subsidiary shall become a Subsidiary Guarantor and, ifapplicable, a Grantor hereunder with the same force and effect as if originally named as a Subsidiary Guarantor and, if applicable, a Grantor herein. The execution and delivery of any such instrument shall not require the consent of any other LoanParty hereunder. The rights and obligations of each Loan Party hereunder shall remain in full force and effect notwithstanding the addition of any new Loan Party as a party to this Agreement.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have duly executed this Agreement as of the day and year firstabove written.

 

CB RICHARD ELLIS SERVICES, INC.,
 

by

 

/s/ Debera Fan

   

Name: Debera Fan

   

Title: Sr. Vice President & Treasurer

CB RICHARD ELLIS GROUP, INC.,
 

by

 

/s/ Debera Fan

   

Name: Debera Fan

   

Title: Sr. Vice President & Treasurer

EACH OF THE SUBSIDIARIES LISTED ON SCHEDULE I HERETO,
 

by

 

/s/ Debera Fan

   

Name: Debera Fan

   

Title: Sr. Vice President & Treasurer


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the U.K. Borrower, the Canadian Borrower, the Australian Borrower and the New ZealandBorrower have duly executed this Agreement, as of the day and year first above written, solely with respect to Article V of this Agreement.

 

CB RICHARD ELLIS LIMITED, a limited company organized under the laws of England and Wales,
 

by

 

/s/ M. F. Crgamer

   

Name: M. F. Crgamer

   

Title: Director

CB RICHARD ELLIS LIMITED, a corporation organized under the laws of the province of New Brunswick,
 

by

 

/s/ Christopher A. Sanderson

   

Name: Christopher A. Sanderson

   

Title: Executive Vice President

CB RICHARD ELLIS PTY LTD, a company organized under the laws of Australia,
 

by

 

/s/Andrew Janson                 /s/ Bernard Baker

   

Name: Andrew Janson            Bernard Baker

   

Title:Director                         Secretary

CB RICHARD ELLIS LIMITED, a company organized under the laws of New Zealand,
 

by

 

/s/ Andrew Janson

   

Name: Andrew Janson

   

Title: Director


Signature Page to the

Guarantee and

Pledge Agreement

 

CREDIT SUISSE, CAYMAN ISLANDS BRANCH, as Collateral Agent
 

by

 

/s/ Bill O’Daly

   

Name: Bill O’Daly

   

Title: Director

 

by

 

/s/ Franka Mohan

   

Name: Franka Mohan

   

Title: Associate


Schedule I to the

Guarantee and

Pledge Agreement

SUBSIDIARY GUARANTORS

To be provided separately.


Schedule II to the

Guarantee and

Pledge Agreement

EQUITY INTERESTS

 

Issuer  

Number of

Certificate

 

Registered

Owner

 

Number and

Class of

Equity Interest

 

Percentage

of Equity
Interests

       
       
       


Exhibit A to the

Guarantee and

Pledge Agreement

SUPPLEMENT NO. [•] (this “Supplement”) dated as of [            ], to the dated as ofJune 26, 2006 (the “”), among CB RICHARD ELLIS SERVICES, INC., a Delaware corporation (the “U.S. Borrower”), CB RICHARD ELLIS GROUP, INC., a Delaware corporation(“Holdings”), each Subsidiary of the U.S. Borrower from time to time party thereto (each such Subsidiary that is also a Domestic Subsidiary individually a “Subsidiary Guarantor” and collectively, the“Subsidiary Guarantors”; the Subsidiary Guarantors, Holdings and the U.S. Borrower are referred to collectively herein as the “Grantors”) and CREDIT SUISSE (“Credit Suisse”), ascollateral agent (in such capacity, the “Collateral Agent”) for the Secured Parties (as defined therein).

A.Reference is made to the Credit Agreement dated as of June 26, 2006 (as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”), among the U.S. Borrower, CB Richard Ellis Limited, a limitedcompany organized under the laws of England and Wales (the “U.K. Borrower”), CB Richard Ellis Limited, a corporation organized under the laws of the province of New Brunswick (the “Canadian Borrower”),CB Richard Ellis Pty Ltd, a company organized under the laws of Australia and registered in New South Wales (the “Australian Borrower”), CB Richard Ellis Limited, a company organized under the laws of New Zealand(the “New Zealand Borrower”), Holdings, the lenders from time to time party thereto (the “Lenders”) and Credit Suisse, as administrative agent (in such capacity, the “AdministrativeAgent”) and Collateral Agent.

B. Capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined herein shall have the meaningsassigned to such terms in the and the Credit Agreement.

C. The Grantors have entered into the in order to induce the Lenders to make Loans and the Issuing Bank to issue Letters of Credit. Section 6.16 of the Guarantee and Pledge Agreement provides that additional Subsidiaries of the U.S. Borrower may become SubsidiaryGuarantors and Grantors under the Guarantee and Pledge Agreement by execution and delivery of an instrument in the form of this Supplement. The undersigned Subsidiary (the “New Loan Party”) is executing this Supplement inaccordance with the requirements of the Credit Agreement to become a Subsidiary Guarantor and a Grantor under the Guarantee and Pledge Agreement in order to induce the Lenders to make additional Loans and the Issuing Bank to issue additional Lettersof Credit and as consideration for Loans previously made and Letters of Credit previously issued.


Accordingly, the Collateral Agent and the New Loan Party agree as follows:

SECTION 1. In accordance with Section 6.16 of the Guarantee and Pledge Agreement, the New Loan Party by its signature below becomes a Grantor andSubsidiary Guarantor under the Guarantee and Pledge Agreement with the same force and effect as if originally named therein as a Grantor and Subsidiary Guarantor and the New Loan Party hereby (a) agrees to all the terms and provisions of theGuarantee and Pledge Agreement applicable to it as a Grantor and Subsidiary Guarantor thereunder and (b) represents and warrants that the representations and warranties made by it as a Grantor and Subsidiary Guarantor thereunder are true andcorrect on and as of the date hereof. In furtherance of the foregoing, the New Loan Party, as security for the payment and performance in full of the Obligations (as defined in the Guarantee and Pledge Agreement), does hereby create and grant to theCollateral Agent, its successors and assigns, for the ratable benefit of the Secured Parties, their successors and assigns, a security interest in and lien on all of the New Loan Party’s right, title and interest in and to the Collateral (asdefined in the Guarantee and Pledge Agreement) of the New Loan Party. Each reference to a “Grantor” or a “Subsidiary Guarantor” in the Guarantee and Pledge Agreement shall be deemed to include the New Loan Party. The Guaranteeand Pledge Agreement is hereby incorporated herein by reference.

SECTION 2. The New Loan Party represents and warrants to the CollateralAgent and the other Secured Parties that this Supplement has been duly authorized, executed and delivered by it and constitutes its legal, valid and binding obligation, enforceable against it in accordance with its terms.

SECTION 3. This Supplement may be executed in counterparts (and by different parties hereto on different counterparts), each of which shall constitute anoriginal, but all of which when taken together shall constitute a single contract. This Supplement shall become effective when the Collateral Agent shall have received counterparts of this Supplement that, when taken together, bear the signatures ofthe New Loan Party and the Collateral Agent. Delivery of an executed signature page to this Supplement by facsimile transmission shall be as effective as delivery of a manually signed counterpart of this Supplement.

SECTION 4. The New Loan Party hereby represents and warrants that (a) set forth on Schedule I attached hereto is a true and correct schedule of(i) any and all Equity Interests now owned by the New Loan Party and (b) set forth under its signature hereto, is the true and correct legal name of the New Loan Party and its jurisdiction of organization.

SECTION 5. Except as expressly supplemented hereby, the Guarantee and Pledge Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.

SECTION 6. THIS SUPPLEMENT SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.

 

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SECTION 7. In case any one or more of the provisions contained in this Supplement should be held invalid,illegal or unenforceable in any respect, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions contained herein and in the Guarantee and Pledge Agreement shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby (it being understood thatthe invalidity of a particular provision in a particular jurisdiction shall not in and of itself affect the validity of such provision in any other jurisdiction). The parties hereto shall endeavor in good-faith negotiations to replace the invalid,illegal or unenforceable provisions with valid provisions the economic effect of which comes as close as possible to that of the invalid, illegal or unenforceable provisions.

SECTION 8. All communications and notices hereunder shall (except as otherwise expressly permitted by the Guarantee and Pledge Agreement) be in writingand given as provided in Section 9.01 of the Credit Agreement. All communications and notices hereunder to the New Loan Party shall be given to it in care of the U.S. Borrower as provided in Section 9.01 of the Credit Agreement.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the New Loan Party and the Collateral Agent have duly executed this Supplement to theGuarantee and Pledge Agreement as of the day and year first above written.

 

[NAME OF NEW LOAN PARTY]
 

by

    
   

Name:

   

Title:

   

Address:

   

Legal Name:

   

Jurisdiction of Formation:

CREDIT SUISSE, CAYMAN ISLANDS BRANCH, as Collateral Agent
 

by

    
   

Name:

   

Title:

 

by

    
   

Name:

   

Title:

 

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Schedule I to

Supplement No. [•] to the

Guarantee and

Pledge Agreement

Collateral of the New Loan Party

EQUITY INTERESTS

 

Issuer   Number of
Certificate
  Registered
Owner
  Number and
Class of
Equity Interest

  Percentage
of Equity
Interests