SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
October 12, 2021
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Nevada 001-11255 88-0106815
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
5555 Kietzke Lane , Ste. 100
Reno , NV 89511
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock , $0.25 par value
NASDAQ Global Select Market
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Item 8.01Other Events
Pursuant to the Registration Statement and a prospectus supplement filed on January 12, 2021, the Company offered an aggregate principal amount of up to $6,945,000 of its Fixed Rate Secured Notes Series UIC-20J, 21J, 22J and 23J (the “Series UIC 20J-23J Offering”). In connection with the Series UIC 20J-23J Offering, the Company, as Issuer, and U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, entered into the Fortieth Supplemental Indenture (the “Original Fortieth Supplement”). Effective as of October 12, 2021, the Company has amended and restated the Original Fortieth Supplement to remove therefrom Series 21J, 22J and 23J, and to correspondingly reduce the potential offering amount thereunder to $2,986,000 and to remove specified potential collateral grantable thereunder.
Item 9.01.Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Series UIC-20J Amended and Restated Fortieth Supplemental Indenture and Pledge and Security Agreement dated October 12, 2021, by and between AMERCO and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
/s/ Jason A. Berg
Jason A. Berg
Chief Financial Officer
Date: October 12, 2021
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
AMENDED AND RESTATED FORTIETH SUPPLEMENTAL
Dated as of
October 12, 2021
U-HAUL INVESTORS CLUB INDENTURE
Dated as of
February 14, 2011
FIXED RATE SECURED NOTES SERIES UIC-20J
THIS AMEMDED AND RESTATED FORTIETH SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE, dated as of October 12, 2021 (the “Supplemental Indenture”), is entered into between AMERCO, a corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of the State of Nevada (hereinafter called the “Company”), having its principal executive office located at 5555 Kietzke Lane, Suite 100, Reno, Nevada 89511, and U.S. Bank National Association, a national banking association (hereinafter called the “Trustee”).
The Company and the Trustee entered into the U-Haul Investors Club Indenture, dated as of February 14, 2011 (the “Base Indenture”, and together with the Supplemental Indenture, the “Indenture”), to provide for the issuance by the Company from time to time of its debentures, notes or other evidences of indebtedness (hereinafter called the “Securities”), unlimited as to principal amount, to bear such rates of interest, to mature at such time or times, to be issued in one or more series.
Pursuant to the Base Indenture and the Fortieth Supplement Indenture dated as of January 12, 2021 (the “Original Fortieth Supplement”), the Company has duly authorized, and desires to cause to be established, a series of its notes to be known as its “Fixed Rate Secured Notes Series UIC-20J, 21J, 22J and 23J” (the “Notes”), in the amount of up to $6,945,000.
As of the date hereof, no Notes have been issued under Series UIC-21J, 22J and 23J and, accordingly, the assets that have been set aside for grant as collateral in connection with Series UIC-21J, 22J and 23J have not been granted as collateral.
Pursuant to this Supplemental Indenture, the Company desires to, and hereby amends and restates, the Original Fortieth Supplement to remove the Series UIC-21J, 22J and 23J Notes issued hereunder to those Series UIC-21J, 22J and 23J Notes that were issued prior to the date hereof, namely Series UIC-21J Notes in the original principal amount of $653,000, Series UIC-22J Notes in the original principal amount of $1,381,000 and Series UIC-23J Notes in the original principal amount of $1,925,000 and to correspondingly remove the collateral granted in connection with the Series UIC-21J, 22J and 23J Notes.
The Board of Directors of the Company has duly authorized the issuance of the Notes and the other amendments to the Indenture provided for in this Supplemental Indenture, and has authorized the proper officers of the Company to execute any and all appropriate documents necessary or appropriate to effect each such issuance.
This Supplemental Indenture is being entered into pursuant to the provisions of Sections 301 and 901 of the Base Indenture. All terms used in this Supplemental Indenture that are not otherwise defined herein will have the meanings assigned to such terms in the Base Indenture.
The Company has requested that the Trustee execute and deliver this Supplemental Indenture, and do all things necessary to make this Supplemental Indenture a valid agreement of the Company, in accordance with its terms.
NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and the purchase and acceptance of the Notes by the Holders thereof, and for the purpose of setting forth, as provided in the Indenture, the forms and terms of the Notes, the Company covenants and agrees, with the Trustee, as follows:
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE NOTES
Section 1.01 Designation.
The Notes, designated as the “Fixed Rate Secured Notes Series UIC-20J”, are hereby authorized and established as a series of Securities under the Indenture.
Section 1.02 Form and Denomination of Notes.
The Notes will be issued as Book-entry Securities. Therefore, the Notes will not be certificated, and will be registered in the name of the Holders in book-entry form only with the Securities Registrar. For the avoidance of doubt, the Notes will be issued without coupons, and all references to “Global Securities”, “Bearer Securities” and “Coupons” do not apply to the Notes and will be disregarded.
The Notes will be issued in denominations of $100 and integral multiples of $100 in excess thereof.
The Notes will be issued over a period of time and from time to time, in two separate series, with each series having one or more separate sub-series bearing a unique interest rate and term as provided herein. Prospective investors shall have the opportunity to select the sub-series of the Notes for which such prospective investor is subscribing. As sub-series of the Notes are issued, the Company shall so notify the Trustee. Such notification shall set forth the following, with respect to each such sub-series so issued: the issue date; the dollar-amount funded; the sub-series number; identification of the Collateral; the maturity date; and the aggregate principal amount of the Notes previously issued.
Section 1.03 Principal, Maturity and Interest; Payment Amortization Schedule.
Each series of notes may be issued in subseries, and each such subseries may have a different term and interest rate than the term and interest rate issued under other series or subseries.
Notes issued under the following terms shall have the following respective interest rates:
Terms Proposed interest rates for the new prospectus supplement
2-Year term: 2.25%
3-Year term: 2.50%
Upon not less than ten (10) business days’ prior written notice which we may provide on our uhaulinvestorsclub.com website, the Company shall have the right to change the interest rate of Notes prior to their issuance from time to time, in the Company’s sole discretion. In such event, prospective investors have the right to cancel their Note subscription in their sole discretion prior to investing in the applicable Notes.
As Notes are offered, prospective investors shall have the opportunity to select the series and sub-series of Notes for which such prospective investor is subscribing. Each of the series of Notes (including all sub-series of Notes issued under their respective series) shall bear a term and corresponding initial interest rate to be determined by Company management prior to the closing of the first subseries of Notes under such Note series, in accordance with the terms immediately above.
The Notes are fully amortizing. Principal and interest on the notes will be credited to each holder’s U-Haul Investors Club® account in arrears every three months, beginning three months from the issue date of the first subseries of notes issued to any investor under such respective subseries, and shall be based on the actual number of days the holder is invested in such notes during such quarter.
The Regular Record Date for installments of principal and interest payments on the Notes is the first day of the month preceding the related Credit Date; provided, however, that if a Credit Date falls on a day that is not a Business Day, the required installment payment of principal and interest will be made on the next Business Day as if made on the applicable Credit Date, and no interest will accrue on that payment for the period from and after the applicable Credit Date to the next Business Day.
Section 1.04 Limit on Amount of Series:
Each series of notes shall be limited in aggregate principal amount as indicated immediately below:
- Series UIC-20J Maximum aggregate principal amount: $2,986,000
Section 1.05 Ranking.
The Notes are the obligations of the Company only. The Notes are not guaranteed by any of the Company’s Subsidiaries or Affiliates, and will be structurally subordinated to all of the existing and future liabilities of the Company’s Subsidiaries. The Notes are secured in the Collateral (as defined in Section 1.06 below) and will rank equally among themselves.
Section 1.06 Security Agreement; Events of Default.
The Company, the Trustee and the Company’s applicable affiliate(s), will enter into a Pledge and Security Agreement, substantially in the form attached hereto as Exhibit A (the “Pledge and Security Agreement”), concurrently with the execution of this Supplemental Indenture. The Trustee is hereby directed to execute the Pledge and Security Agreement and to perform its duties as specified therein.
Pursuant to the Pledge and Security Agreement and related financing statements, each of the series of Notes shall be secured by the following Collateral, as the initial Collateral for such series, subject to collateral removal as provided herein:
Subject to our right to remove collateral as provided herein, the Notes issued under the following individual Series will be secured, respectively, by a first-priority undivided security interest and lien on specified U-Haul® equipment as discussed herein. The Notes issued under UIC-20J are not cross-collateralized or cross-defaulted to one another.
In the event of such removal of Collateral, there shall be no additional repayment of principal on the notes and there will be no addition of further or substitution collateral to the respective Series. The value of the Collateral at any time will depend on market and other economic conditions, including the availability of suitable buyers for the Collateral.
No appraisal of the Collateral has been or will be prepared by us or on our behalf in connection with this offering. The series of Notes hereunder are not cross-defaulted or cross-collateralized to one another. Accordingly, a default by AMERCO under one series of Notes shall not trigger a default under any other series of Notes hereunder or under any other obligation of AMERCO or its affiliates. Additionally, the collateral pledged to secure one series of Notes hereunder shall not secure the other series of Notes hereunder. The equity of one property or item of Collateral will not serve as security for any series of Notes other than the series of Notes under which such property or item of Collateral has been pledged.
As new sub-series of the Notes are issued, or as additional Notes are issued under a given sub-series of the Notes, new schedules to the Pledge and Security Agreement will be added thereto and provided to the Trustee, to identify the specific Collateral being pledged under such sub-series of the Notes. Pursuant to the Pledge and Security Agreement, the Collateral is being pledged by Pledgor to the Trustee, for the benefit of the Holders of the Notes. Subject to certain conditions set forth therein, the Company has the right, in its sole discretion, to make Collateral substitutions. The Pledge and Security Agreement describes, without limitation, the Company’s right to make Collateral substitutions and the release of the Trustee’s security interest in the Collateral.
With respect to the Notes, “Event of Default”, in addition to the meaning given in Section 501 of the Base Indenture, shall include (i) the Company’s or Pledgor’s default in the performance, or breach of any covenant or representation and warranty in the Pledge and Security Agreement, and continuance of such default or breach (without such default or breach having been waived in accordance of the provisions of this Indenture) for a period of 90 days after there has been given, by registered or certified mail, to the Company and the Pledgor by the Trustee if it has notice or actual knowledge of such event of default or to the Company, the Pledgor and the Trustee by the Holders of at least 51% in principal amount of the Outstanding Notes a written notice specifying such default or breach and requiring it to be remedied and stating that such notice is a “Notice of Default” under the Indenture, (ii) the repudiation or disaffirmation by the Company or the Pledgor of its material obligations under the Pledge and Security Agreement, and (iii) the determination in a judicial proceeding that the Pledge and Security Agreement is unenforceable or invalid against the Pledgor for any reason with respect to a material portion of the Collateral.
The Notes will mature the specified number of years as indicated in Section 1.03 herein following such Note’s respective issue date. The schedules to the Pledge and Security Agreement shall set forth the different respective maturity dates of the Notes.
Section 1.08 Further Issues.
Without the consent of Holders of not less than 51% of the principal amount of the outstanding Notes, the Company will not issue additional Notes secured by the Collateral. However, the Company has the right, from time to time, without the consent of the Holders of the Notes, but in compliance with the terms of the Indenture, issue other Securities.
Section 1.09 Optional Redemption; Sinking Fund.
The Notes, including any sub-series thereof and any portion of any sub-series thereof, may be redeemed by the Company in its sole discretion at any time, in whole or in part, without any penalty, premium or fee, at a price equal to 100% of the principal amount then outstanding, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, through the date of redemption. A partial redemption may be on a pro rata basis or on such other basis as is determined by the company in its sole discretion. The Company will not be obligated to redeem fractions of Notes. In the event of a redemption, the Company will cause notices of redemption to be emailed to the email address associated with each respective Holder’s U-Haul Investors Club account in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth in the Base Indenture.
The Notes are not subject to any sinking fund, and the Company is not obligated to repay any principal and interest due on the Notes before such payments become due. For the avoidance of doubt, Articles XII and XIII contained in the Indenture will not be applicable to the Notes.
Section 1.10 Payment.
Principal and interest payments on the Notes, including without limitation the payment due on each date of Stated Maturity with respect to the Notes, will be credited to each Holder’s U-Haul Investors Club account, in U.S. dollars. For the avoidance of doubt, Article XIV of the Indenture will not be applicable to the Notes.
Principal and interest payments on the Notes will be deposited by or on behalf of the Company into one or more segregated accounts maintained by Servicer (as defined in Section 1.16 below) (collectively, the “Investment Account”) with a third-party financial institution. Servicer, on behalf of the Company, will maintain sub-accounts under the Investment Account for each Holder, which are referred to as “U-Haul Investors Club accounts”. The U-Haul Investors Club accounts are record-keeping sub-accounts under the Investment Account that are purely administrative and reflect balances and transactions concerning the funds of each Holder with respect to the Notes. Funds in the Investment Account will always be maintained at an FDIC member financial institution.
Section 1.11 Restrictions on Transfer.
The Notes are not transferable except between members of the U-Haul Investors Club through privately negotiated transactions relating exclusively to non-qualified (non-retirement/non IRA) accounts, as to which neither the Company, the Servicer, the Trustee, nor any of their respective affiliates will have any involvement. The Notes are not being listed on any securities exchange, there is no anticipated public market for the Notes, and it is unlikely that a secondary “over-the-counter” market for the notes will develop between bond dealers or bond trading desks at investment houses. Transfers of the notes held in qualified accounts are not permissible, other than transfers constituting Required Minimum Distributions (RMD).
Upon a transfer of one or more Notes following a privately negotiated transaction with another member of the Company’s U-Haul Investors Club, the transferor the transferee and must notify the Company through the U-Haul Investors Club website. Thereafter, the Company will recognize the transfer and re-register the applicable notes in the name of the transferee.
Section 1.12 Fees.
The Company will charge a transfer fee for a Note transfer permitted by Section 1.11 of this Supplemental Indenture equal to $25.00 per transaction, assessed to the transferor. Such fee will be automatically deducted from the funds in such Holder’s U-Haul Investor Club account.
Section 1.13 Company and Trustee Notices.
Holders of the Notes agree to receive all documents, communications, notices, contracts, securities offering materials, account statements, agreements and tax documents, including IRS Form 1099s, arising from the U-Haul Investors Club, or required to be delivered by the Indenture or any Security Documents applicable to the Notes, and to submit all documents, statements, communications, records and notices due from the Holders to the Company, electronically through the U-Haul Investors Club website and the Holders’ U-Haul Investors Club accounts. In addition, the Security Registrar agrees to deliver on behalf of the Trustee, and the Holders of the Notes agree to receive, electronically through the U-Haul Investors Club website and the Holders’ U-Haul Investors Club accounts, all reports of the Trustee required to be delivered to the Holders of the Notes pursuant to the Indenture (including, without limitation, Section 703 of the Base Indenture) or any Security Documents applicable to the Notes.
Section 1.14 Place of Payment.
Notwithstanding anything contained in the Indenture to the contrary, no Place of Payment for the Notes shall be maintained by the Company. The Notes may only be presented or surrendered for payment, surrendered for registration of transfer or exchange, or surrendered in
Section 1.15 Security Registrar and Paying Agent.
The Security Registrar and Paying Agent shall be the Company’s Affiliate, U-Haul International, Inc., a Nevada corporation, or its designee (in such capacity, “Servicer”).
Section 1.16 Non-Applicable Provisions.
The Notes will not (i) be convertible into and/or exchangeable for Common Stock or other securities or property, (ii) be issuable upon the exercise of warrants, or (iii) be guaranteed by any Person on the date of issuance. The Company will not pay Additional Amounts on such Securities.
ORIGINAL ISSUE OF NOTES
Section 2.01 Original Issue of Notes.
The Notes may, upon execution of this Supplemental Indenture, be issued by the Company in the form provided in Section 1.02.
Section 3.01 Arbitration.
In the event that the Company, on the one hand, and one or more of the Holders, or the Trustee on behalf of one or more of the Holders, on the other hand, are unable to resolve any dispute, claim or controversy between them (“Dispute”) related to the Indenture, the Notes or the U-Haul Investors Club, as applicable, such parties agree to submit the Dispute to binding arbitration in accordance with the following terms:
(a) Any party in its reasonable discretion may give written notice to the other applicable parties that the Dispute be submitted to arbitration for final resolution. Within fifteen (15) calendar days after receipt of such notice, the receiving parties shall submit a written response. If the Dispute remains following the exchange of the written notice and response, the parties involved in the Dispute shall mutually select one arbitrator within fifteen (15) calendar days of receipt of the response and shall submit the matter to that arbitrator to be settled in accordance with this Section 3.01(a). If these parties cannot mutually agree on a single arbitrator during such fifteen (15) day period, these parties shall no later than the expiration of that fifteen (15) day period jointly submit the matter to the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) for expedited arbitration proceedings to be conducted at the AAA offices, or at another mutually agreeable location, in Phoenix, Arizona pursuant to the Association Commercial Arbitration Rules then in effect (the “Rules”). The AAA will follow the Rules to select a single arbitrator within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date the matter is jointly submitted to the AAA. The arbitrator (whether
selected by the parties or by the AAA) shall hold a hearing within forty-five (45) calendar days following the date that the arbitrator is selected and shall provide a timeline for the parties to submit arguments and supporting materials with sufficient advance notice to enable the arbitrator to hold the hearing within that forty-five (45) day period. The arbitrator shall issue a tentative ruling with findings of fact and law within fifteen (15) calendar days after the date of the hearing. The arbitrator shall provide the parties an opportunity to comment on the tentative ruling within a timeframe established by the arbitrator, provided that the arbitrator shall render a final ruling within thirty (30) calendar days after the date of the hearing. The arbitrator shall have the authority to grant any equitable and legal remedies that would be available in any judicial proceeding to resolve a disputed claim, including, without limitations, the authority to impose sanctions, including attorneys’ fees and costs, to the same extent as a competent court of law or equity.
(b) The Company, Trustee and each of the Holders agree that judgment upon any award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in the courts of the State of Arizona or in the United States District Courts located in Arizona. Such court may enforce the provisions of this Section 3.01(b), and the party seeking enforcement shall be entitled to an award of all costs and fees, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, to be paid by the party against whom enforcement is ordered. The parties involved in a Dispute may terminate any arbitration proceeding by mutually resolving any Dispute prior to the issuance of a final arbitration ruling pursuant to this Section 3.01.
(c) For the avoidance of doubt, where a dispute arises related to the Indenture, the Notes, the U-Haul Investors Club or the Security Documents applicable to the Notes between (i) the Trustee and the Company (other than with respect to when the Trustee is acting on behalf of one or more of the Holders), (ii) the Trustee and one or more of the Holders, or (iii) the Trustee and any third party, then in no event will the arbitration provisions set forth in this Section 3.01 apply to such dispute.
Section 3.02 Ratification of Indenture.
The Indenture, as supplemented by this Supplemental Indenture, is in all respects ratified and confirmed, and this Supplemental Indenture will be deemed part of the Indenture in the manner and to the extent herein and therein provided; provided that the provisions of this Supplemental Indenture apply solely with respect to the Notes and not to any other Securities that may be issued pursuant to the U-Haul Investors Club. To the extent there is a conflict between the Indenture and this Supplemental Indenture with respect to the Notes, the terms of this Supplemental Indenture will govern.
Section 3.03 Trustee Not Responsible for Recitals.
The recitals herein contained are made by the Company and not by the Trustee, and the Trustee assumes no responsibility for the correctness thereof. The Trustee makes no representation as to the validity or sufficiency of this Supplemental Indenture, the Pledge and Security Agreement or the Collateral (as defined in the Pledge and Security Agreement).
Section 3.05 Separability.
In case any one or more of the provisions contained in this Supplemental Indenture, the Notes will for any reason be held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect, such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability will not affect any other provisions of this Supplemental Indenture or of the Notes, but this Supplemental Indenture and the Notes will be construed as if such invalid or illegal or unenforceable provision had never been contained herein or therein.
Section 3.06 Counterparts.
This Supplemental Indenture may be executed in any number of counterparts each of which will be an original; but such counterparts will together constitute but one and the same instrument. This Supplemental Indenture will be effective when one or more counterparts has been signed by the parties hereto and delivered (including by electronic transmission) to the other parties.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Supplemental Indenture to be duly executed, as of the day and year first above written.
AMERCO, as the Company
Name: Jason A. Berg
Title: Chief Financial Officer
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as the Trustee
PLEDGE AND SECURITY AGREEMENT
THIS PLEDGE AND SECURITY AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”) is entered into as of October 12, 2021, by and among AMERCO, a Nevada corporation (the “Company”), its affiliate identified on the signature page hereto (such affiliates, collectively, the “Pledgor”), and U.S. Bank National Association, a national banking association in its capacity as Trustee under the Indenture (the “Trustee”).
A. Pursuant to the terms of the U-Haul Investors Club Indenture, dated as of February 14, 2011, by and between the Company and the Trustee (the “Base Indenture”), and the Amended and Restated Fortieth Supplemental Indenture relating to the Fixed Rate Secured Notes Series UIC-20J dated as of the date hereof, by and between the Company and the Trustee (the “Supplemental Indenture”; the Base Indenture and the Supplemental Indenture collectively the “Indenture”), the Company is authorized to issue from time to time a series of its notes to be known as its “Fixed Rate Secured Notes Series UIC-20J” (collectively the “Notes”), such Notes to be issued in sub-series over a period of time and from time to time, as determined by the Company. Capitalized terms not defined in this Agreement shall have the meanings given to them in the Indenture.
B. Under the Indenture, a condition of issuance of the Notes is that the Company’s obligations under the Notes be secured by a first priority lien, equally and ratably, on specified assets owned by the applicable Pledgor (the “Collateral”). The Collateral is described in Exhibit A hereto, as such Exhibit A shall be supplemented from time to time as provided herein.
C. The applicable Pledgor is willing to grant the Trustee, for the benefit of the holders of the Notes (the “Holders”), such first priority lien on such Collateral or portion thereof, on the terms and conditions set forth herein.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT AGREED THAT:
1. Definitions and Terms.
Definitions. For purposes of this Agreement, the following terms shall have the following definitions:
“Collateral” means (i) that portion of the property of the applicable Pledgor described in Exhibit A, as amended or supplemented from time in accordance with the terms hereof, which relates to the particular sub-series of the Notes in question, and (ii) all Proceeds of such property.
“Company” shall include both of the named Company and any other Person at any time assuming or otherwise becoming primarily liable for all or any part of the Obligations under the Financing Documents, including the trustee and the debtor‑in‑possession in any bankruptcy or similar proceeding involving the named Company.
“Insolvency Proceeding” means any proceeding commenced by or against any Person under any provision of the United States Bankruptcy Code, as amended, or under any other bankruptcy or insolvency law, including assignments for the benefit of creditors, formal or informal moratoria, compositions, extension generally with its creditors, or proceedings seeking reorganization, arrangement, or other relief.
“Lien” means any mortgage, deed of trust, deed to secure debt, pledge, hypothecation, assignment, deposit arrangement, security interest, lien, charge, easement, encumbrance, preference, priority or other security agreement or preferential arrangement of any kind or nature whatsoever on or with respect to such property or assets, conditional sale or other title retention agreement having substantially the same economic effect as any of the foregoing; provided that in no event shall an operating lease be deemed to constitute a Lien.
“Obligations” means (i) all principal, interest, penalties, fees, indemnifications, reimbursements, damages and other liabilities payable under the Notes and the Indenture and all other obligations, liabilities and indebtedness of every kind, nature and description owing by the Company under the Notes and the Indenture, in each case whether now or hereafter existing, direct or indirect, absolute or contingent, due or not due, primary or secondary, liquidated or unliquidated, renewed or restructured, whether or not from time to time decreased or extinguished and later increased, including all such obligations which would become due but for the operation of the (A) automatic stay under Section 362(a) of the Bankruptcy Code, (B) Section 502(b) of the Bankruptcy Code, or (C) Section 506(b) of the Bankruptcy Code, including interest accruing under the Notes and the Indenture after the commencement of an Insolvency Proceeding, whether or not allowed or allowable as a claim in such Insolvency Proceeding, and (ii) all other obligations, liabilities and indebtedness of every kind, nature and description owing by the Pledgor hereunder, in each case whether now or hereafter existing, direct or indirect, absolute or contingent, due or not due, primary or secondary, liquidated or unliquidated, renewed or restructured, whether or not from time to time decreased or extinguished and later increased, including all such obligations which would become due but for the operation of the (A) automatic stay under Section 362(a) of the Bankruptcy Code, (B) Section 502(b) of the Bankruptcy Code, or (C) Section 506(b) of the Bankruptcy Code, including interest accruing hereunder after the commencement of an Insolvency Proceeding, whether or not allowed or allowable as a claim in such Insolvency Proceeding.
“Permitted Liens” means Liens in favor of carriers, warehousemen, mechanics, suppliers, repairmen, materialmen and landlords and other similar Liens imposed by law, in each case for sums not overdue or being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings or other Liens arising out of judgments or awards against the Company, and easements granted in the ordinary course of business that do not have a material adverse impact upon the property in question.
“Proceeds” has the meaning specified in Section 9-102(a) of the UCC.
“Required Holders” means the Holders of not less than a majority in principal amount of the Notes.
“UCC” means the Uniform Commercial Code, as in effect from time to time, of the State of New York or of any other state the laws of which are required as a result of such law to be applied in connection with perfection of security interests.
2. Other Terms. All other capitalized terms used herein without definition shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Indenture.
3. Grant of Security Interest. As an inducement for the Holders to purchase the Notes, and to secure the complete and timely payment, performance and discharge in full, as the case may be, of all the Obligations with respect to any given sub-series of the Notes, the Pledgor hereby unconditionally and irrevocably pledges and grants to the Trustee, for the benefit of each Holder of each individual sub-series of the Notes that may be issued from time to time, and to the Trustee, a continuing security interest in and to, and a Lien against that portion of the Collateral identified in the applicable schedule hereto with respect to the applicable sub-series of the Notes for which such Holder is an investor. The obligations of the Company with respect to each sub-series of the Notes will be initially secured by a first-priority lien, equally and ratably, on a specified pool of assets owned by Pledgor and identified on the applicable portion of Exhibit A hereto. As new sub-series of the Notes are issued, or as additional Notes are issued under any given sub-series of the Notes, new schedules hereto will or may be added, to identify the specific Units of Collateral being pledged under such sub-series or further issuance of the Notes, to the extent applicable. The Units of Collateral securing one sub-series of the Notes or securing an additional issuance of the Notes under a given sub-series, shall not serve as Collateral for other sub-series of the Notes or other issuances of Notes under the same sub-series. Additionally, notwithstanding the foregoing, or any other term or provision herein to the contrary, Pledgor shall have the right, in Pledgor’s sole and absolute discretion, to remove from time to time Collateral from the lien created hereby, and in such event Pledgor shall not be required to supplement, substitute or otherwise add further Collateral hereunder or under any Series or Sub-series.
Once an initial investment has been made with us with respect to any individual Series of notes as specified above, we will grant and convey to the trustee, for the benefit of the noteholders, a first priority lien, as appropriate, on the respective Collateral, and such lien shall be promptly recorded in the office of the Secretary of State of Pledgor’s state of formation.
Notwithstanding any provision hereof or any of the other Financing Documents, none of the Company, the Pledgor or the Trustee has any obligation to maintain and keep the Collateral in good condition, repair and working order or to replace removed, lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed Collateral, or Collateral taken through condemnation, governmental taking, or deed or conveyance in lieu thereof. There shall be no obligation to repay the Notes with proceeds from any taking, condemnation or deed in lieu thereof or in connection with a removal of Collateral at pledgor’s election.
4. No Recourse to Pledgor. The Pledgor’s grant of the Lien against the Collateral secured the prompt and punctual payment of the Obligations, whether at stated maturity, by acceleration or otherwise, and is not merely a guaranty of collection from the Company. The Pledgor has and shall have no personal liability or obligation with respect to payment of the Obligations, which are payable solely by the Company.
5. Perfection of Security Interest. Pledgor hereby authorizes the Company to file or cause the filing, from time to time, of financing statements and any other collateral documents as may be necessary or appropriate, without notice to the Pledgor, with all appropriate jurisdictions to perfect or protect the Trustee’s interest or rights hereunder. Pledgor shall take all actions reasonably requested by the Company to perfect and to give notice of the Trustee’s Lien against the Collateral. To the extent perfection of the Trustee’s interest or rights hereunder requires the modification of one or more certificates of title, if any, representing the Collateral, upon the request from time to time by the Trustee, the Pledgor shall provide the Trustee with a list of all such certificates of title issued in electronic form by the relevant governmental department, as well as any applications for such certificates of title submitted with the relevant governmental department and such other information as the Pledgor has in its possession related to such certificates of title.
6. Release of Security Interest; Substitution of Collateral. The Trustee’s Lien against any equipment or property constituting Collateral shall be automatically released upon (i) the sale or other disposition of such equipment or property to a buyer in the ordinary course of business, in accordance with Section 9-320 of the UCC, (ii) a casualty loss of such equipment or property, provided that the Trustee’s Lien attaches to the Proceeds, if any, of such disposition or loss; or (iii) any removal of Collateral done by Pledgor, which may be done in Pledgor’s sole discretion. In such event, such equipment shall automatically no longer constitute Collateral hereunder. The Company shall exercise such right by delivering to the Trustee an officers’ certificate in the form attached hereto as Exhibit B (the “Officers’ Certificate”), which shall provide the Trustee with notice of the equipment, property or Proceeds constituting Collateral for which the Trustee’s Lien is requested to be released. The Trustee, within five (5) days of receipt of the Company’s Officer’s Certificate, shall provide the Company and the Pledgor with a written notice acknowledging the release of Collateral under this Agreement. The Company shall have the right to amend Exhibit A to reflect each release of any such equipment or property as Collateral hereunder. The Company shall not be required to obtain any appraisal of equipment or property to be released from the Trustee’s Lien.
In addition, the Trustee’s Lien against any equipment or property constituting Collateral shall be released upon the repayment in full of all Obligations and the delivery by the Company to the Trustee of an officer’s certificate substantially in the form of Exhibit C hereto.
7. Termination of Security Interest. In addition to the provisions of Section 6 above, if this Agreement is terminated, the Trustee’s Lien in the Collateral with respect to any given sub-series of the Notes shall continue until the Obligations under such sub-series of the Notes are repaid in full. Upon the crediting in full of the Obligations to each Holder’s U-Haul Investors Club account with respect to any given sub-series or any additional issuance of the Notes under any given sub-series, and the termination of such sub-series or additional issuance of the Notes and
payment to the Trustee of all amounts due and owing to it, the Trustee shall, at the Pledgor’s sole cost and expense, release its Liens in the Collateral and all rights therein shall revert to the Pledgor.
8. The Trustee’s Rights. The Pledgor authorizes the Trustee, without giving notice to the Pledgor or obtaining the Pledgor’s consent and without affecting the Pledgor’s liability for the Obligations to the extent described herein, from time to time, to:
a. compromise, settle, renew, extend the time for payment, change the manner or terms of payment, discharge the performance of, decline to enforce, or release all or any of the Obligations; grant other indulgences to the Company in respect thereof; or modify in any manner any documents (other than this Agreement) relating to the Obligations, in each case (other than with respect to decisions not to enforce and to grant indulgences) in accordance with Financing Documents;
b. declare all Obligations due and payable upon the occurrence of an Event of Default;
c. take and hold security for the performance of the Obligations and exchange, enforce, waive and release any such security;
d. apply and reapply such security and direct the order or manner of sale thereof as the Trustee, in its sole discretion, may determine;
e. release, surrender or exchange any deposits or other property securing the Obligations or on which the Trustee at any time may have a Lien; release, substitute or add any one or more endorsers or guarantors of the Obligations; or compromise, settle, renew, extend the time for payment, discharge the performance of, decline to enforce, or release all or any obligations of any such endorser or the Pledgor or other Person who is now or may hereafter be liable on any Obligations or release, surrender or exchange any deposits or other property of any such Person; and
f. apply payments received by the Trustee from the Company, if any, to any Obligations, in such order as the Trustee shall determine, in its sole discretion.
9. The Pledgor’s Waivers.
The Pledgor waives:
a. any defense based upon any legal disability or other defense of the Company, or by reason of the cessation or limitation of the Company’s liability from any cause (other than full payment of all Obligations), including failure of consideration, breach of warranty, statute of frauds, statute of limitations, accord and satisfaction, and usury;
d. any defense based upon the application by the Company of the proceeds of the Notes for purposes other than the purposes represented by the Company to the Trustee or the Holders;
e. any defense based on the Pledgor’s rights, under statute or otherwise, to require the Trustee to sue the Company or otherwise to exhaust its rights and remedies against the Company or any other Person or against any other collateral before seeking to enforce this Agreement;
f. any defense based on the Trustee’s failure at any time to require strict performance by the Company of any provision of the Financing Documents or by the Pledgor of this Agreement. The Pledgor agrees that no such failure shall waive, alter or diminish any right of the Trustee thereafter to demand strict compliance and performance therewith. Nothing contained herein shall prevent the Trustee from foreclosing on the Lien of any other security agreement, or exercising any rights available to the Trustee thereunder, and the exercise of any such rights shall not constitute a legal or equitable discharge of the Pledgor;
g. any defense arising from any act or omission of the Trustee which changes the scope of the Pledgor’s risks hereunder;
h. any defense based upon the Trustee’s election of any remedy against the Pledgor or the Company or both; any defense based on the order in which the Trustee enforces its remedies;
i. any defense based on (A) the Trustee’s surrender, release, exchange, substitution, dealing with or taking any additional collateral, (B) the Trustee’s abstaining from taking advantage of or realizing upon any Lien or other guaranty, and (C) any impairment of collateral securing the Obligations, including, but not limited to, the Company’s failure to perfect, or maintain the perfection or priority of, a Lien in such collateral;
j. any defense based upon the Trustee’s failure to disclose to the Pledgor any information concerning the Company’s financial condition or any other circumstances bearing on the Company’s ability to pay the Obligations;
k. any defense based upon any statute or rule of law which provides that the obligation of a surety must be neither larger in amount nor in any other respects more burdensome than that of a principal;
l. any defense based upon the Trustee’s election, in any proceeding instituted under the Bankruptcy Code, of the application of Section 1111(b)(2) of the Bankruptcy Code or any successor statute;
n. any defense based on the Trustee’s failure to be diligent or to act in a commercially reasonable manner, or to satisfy any other standard imposed on a secured party, in exercising rights with respect to collateral securing the Obligations;
o. notice of acceptance hereof; notice of the existence, creation or acquisition of any Obligation; notice of any Event of Default; notice of the amount of the Obligations outstanding from time to time; notice of any other fact which might increase the Pledgor’s risk; diligence; presentment; demand of payment; protest; filing of claims with a court in the event of the Company’s Insolvency Proceeding and all other notices and demands to which the Pledgor might otherwise be entitled (and agrees the same shall not have to be made on the Company as a condition precedent to the Pledgor’s obligations hereunder);
p. any defense based on the Trustee’s failure to seek relief from stay or adequate protection in the Company’s Insolvency Proceeding or any other act or omission by the Trustee which impairs Pledgor’s prospective subrogation rights;
q. any defense based on legal prohibition of the Trustee’s acceleration of the maturity of the Obligations during the occurrence of an Event of Default or any other legal prohibition on enforcement of any other right or remedy of the Trustee with respect to the Obligations and the security therefor; and
r. the benefit of any statute of limitations affecting the Pledgor’s liability hereunder or the enforcement hereof.
The Pledgor agrees that the payment of all sums payable under the Financing Documents or any part thereof or other act which tolls any statute of limitations applicable to the Financing Documents shall similarly operate to toll the statute of limitations applicable to Pledgor’s liability hereunder.
10. Subrogation. The Pledgor shall not exercise any rights which it may acquire by reason of any payment of the Obligations made hereunder through enforcement of the Lien against any of the Collateral, whether by way of subrogation, reimbursement or otherwise, until (i) the prior payment, in full and in cash, of all Obligations and (ii) the termination of the Notes.
11. The Pledgor’s Representations and Warranties. The Pledgor represents and warrants to the Trustee that:
a. The Pledgor’s name as of the date hereof as it appears in official filings in the state of its incorporation is as set forth on the applicable signature page hereto with respect to such Pledgor.
b. the Pledgor’s execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement (i) do not contravene any law or any contractual restriction binding on or affecting the Pledgor or by which the Pledgor’s assets may be affected; and (ii) do not require any authorization or approval or other action by, or any notice to or filing with, any other Person except such as have been obtained or made;
c. there are no conditions precedent to the effectiveness of this Agreement, and this Agreement shall be in full force and effect and binding on the Pledgor as of the date hereof, regardless of whether the Trustee or the Holders obtain collateral or any guaranties from other Persons or takes any other action contemplated by the Pledgor;
d. this Agreement constitutes the legal, valid and binding obligation of the Pledgor, enforceable in accordance with its terms, except as the enforceability thereof may be subject to or limited by bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, arrangement, moratorium or other similar laws relating to or affecting the rights of creditors generally and by general principles of equity; and
e. the Pledgor has established adequate means of obtaining from sources other than the Trustee, on a continuing basis, financial and other information pertaining to the Company’s financial condition and the status of Company’s performance of obligations imposed by the Financing Documents, and the Pledgor agrees to keep adequately informed from such means of any facts, events or circumstances which might in any way affect the Pledgor’s risks hereunder and neither the Trustee nor any of the Holders has made any representation or warranty to the Pledgor as to any such matters.
12. The Pledgor’s and Company’s Covenants. The Pledgor covenants with the Trustee that:
a. The Pledgor shall not change its name or jurisdiction of organization without giving thirty (30) days’ prior written notice to the Trustee; and
b. The Collateral will not become subject to any Lien other than Permitted Liens and the Trustee’s Lien.
c. During the continuance of an Event of Default, the proceeds payable under any liability policy, to the extent that they relate to the Collateral, shall be payable to the Trustee on account of the Obligations. The foregoing notwithstanding, so long as no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing, the Pledgor shall have the option, but not the obligation, of applying such proceeds toward the replacement or repair of destroyed or damaged Collateral; provided that any such replaced or repaired property (i) shall be of equal or like value as the replaced or repaired Collateral, as determined by the Company in its reasonable judgment in accordance with Section 5, and (ii) shall be deemed Collateral in which the Trustee has been granted a first priority Lien.
d. The Pledgor shall notify the Trustee and the Company in writing promptly, but in no event more than two business days after the occurrence of an event which constitutes a breach of its obligations or duties under this Agreement.
(e) The Company covenants with the Trustee that it will notify the Trustee and the Pledgor in writing promptly of an event which constitutes an Event of Default.
13. The Trustee’s and Holders’ Rights, Duties and Liabilities.
a. Each Holder, by acceptance of its Note, appoints the Trustee to act as its agent under this Agreement. Each Holder hereby irrevocably authorizes the Trustee to take such action on its behalf under the provisions of this Agreement and the other documents relating to the
Collateral (together with this Agreement, the “Security Documents”) and to exercise such powers and to perform such duties hereunder and thereunder as are specifically delegated to or required of the Trustee by the terms hereof and thereof and such other powers as are reasonably incidental thereto and the Trustee shall hold all Collateral, charges and collections received pursuant to this Agreement, for the ratable benefit of the Holders. The Trustee may perform any of its duties hereunder by or through its agents or employees or a co-trustee. As to any matters not expressly provided for by this Agreement the Trustee shall not be required to exercise any discretion or take any action, but shall be required to act or to refrain from acting (and shall be fully protected in so acting or refraining from acting) upon the instructions of the Required Holders, and such instructions shall be binding; provided, however, that the Trustee shall not be required to take any action which in the Trustee’s reasonable discretion exposes it to liability or which is contrary to this Agreement, the Indenture or the other Security Documents or applicable law unless the Trustee is furnished with an indemnification by the Holders acceptable to the Trustee in its sole discretion with respect thereto and the Trustee shall not be responsible for any misconduct or negligence on the part of any of the agents appointed with due care by the Trustee. The Trustee shall have no duties or responsibilities except those expressly set forth in this Agreement. The Trustee shall not be under any obligation to any Holder to ascertain or to inquire as to the observance or performance of any of the agreements contained in, or conditions of, this Agreement or any of the other Security Documents. The Trustee shall not have by reason of this Agreement a fiduciary relationship in respect of any Holder; and nothing in this Agreement, expressed or implied, is intended to or shall be so construed as to impose upon the Trustee any obligations in respect of this Agreement except as expressly set forth herein.
b. The Pledgor assumes all responsibility and liability arising from or relating to the use, sale, license or other disposition of the Collateral. The Obligations shall not be affected by any failure to take any steps to perfect the Trustee’s Liens or to collect or realize upon the Collateral, nor shall loss of or damage to the Collateral release the Company from any of the Obligations or the Pledgor from its obligations hereunder.
c. The Pledgor shall remain liable under each of its contracts and each of its licenses relating to the Collateral. Neither the Trustee nor any Holder shall have any obligation or liability under any such contract or license by reason of or arising out of this Agreement. Neither the Trustee nor any Holder shall be required or obligated in any manner to perform or fulfill any of the Pledgor’s obligations under or pursuant to any such contract or license or to enforce any of the Pledgor’s rights under or pursuant to any contract or license.
d. In no event shall the Trustee or any Holder be responsible or liable for special, indirect, or consequential loss or damage of any kind whatsoever (including, but not limited to, loss of profit) irrespective of whether the Trustee has been advised of the likelihood of such loss or damage and regardless of the form of action.
e. In acting hereunder, the Trustee shall be entitled to all of the rights, protections, privileges and immunities afforded to the Trustee under the Indenture, and all such rights, protections, privileges and immunities are incorporated by reference herein and shall inure to the benefit of the trustee herein.
f. No provision of this Agreement shall require the Trustee to expend or risk its own funds or otherwise incur any financial liability in the performance of any of its duties hereunder or any exercise of any rights or powers if it shall have reasonable grounds for believing that repayment of such funds or indemnity satisfactory to it against such risk or liability is not reasonably assured to it and none of the provisions contained in this Agreement shall require the Trustee to perform or be responsible for the performance of any of the obligations of the Company or the Pledgor.
g. The Trustee shall not be deemed to have notice of any matter including without limitation any default or Event of Default or any breach by the Pledgor or the Company unless one of its Responsible Officers has actual knowledge thereof or written notice thereof is received by the trustee and such notice references this Agreement or the Indenture.
(h) For the avoidance of doubt, notwithstanding anything herein or in the Indenture to the contrary, the Trustee shall only be liable to the extent of obligations specifically imposed upon and undertaken by the trustee as pledgee hereunder and the Trustee shall only be liable to the extent of its gross negligence or willful misconduct in connection with its duties hereunder.
14. Remedies and Rights During Event of Default.
a. In addition to all other rights and remedies granted to it under this Agreement, the Indenture, and under any other instrument or agreement securing, evidencing or relating to any of the Obligations, during the continuance of any Event of Default, the Trustee may exercise all rights and remedies of a secured party under the UCC. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Pledgor expressly agrees that in any such event the Trustee or any agent acting on behalf of the Trustee, without demand of performance or other demand, advertisement or notice of any kind (except the notice specified below of time and place of public or private sale) to or upon the Pledgor or any other Person (all and each of which demands, advertisements and notices are hereby expressly waived to the maximum extent permitted by the UCC and other applicable law), may forthwith enter upon the premises of the Pledgor where any Collateral is located through self-help, without judicial process, without first obtaining a final judgment or giving the Pledgor or any other Person notice and opportunity for a hearing on the Trustee’s claim or action and may collect, receive, assemble, process, appropriate and realize upon the Collateral, or any part thereof, and may forthwith sell, lease, license, assign, give an option or options to purchase, or sell or otherwise dispose of and deliver the Collateral (or contract to do so), or any part thereof, in one or more parcels at a public or private sale or sales, at any exchange at such prices as it may deem acceptable, for cash or on credit or for future delivery without assumption of any credit risk. The Trustee or any Holder shall have the right but not the obligation upon any such public sale or sales and, to the extent permitted by law, upon any such private sale or sales, to purchase for the benefit of the Trustee and Holders, the whole or any part of the Collateral so sold, free of any right or equity of redemption, which equity of redemption the Pledgor hereby releases. Such sales may be adjourned and continued from time to time with or without notice. The Trustee shall have the right to conduct such sales on the Pledgor’s premises or elsewhere and shall have the right to use the Pledgor’s premises without charge for such time or times as the Trustee reasonably deems necessary or advisable.
the UCC, to make it available to the Trustee at a place or places designated by the Trustee which are reasonably convenient to the Trustee and the Pledgor, whether at the Pledgor’s premises or elsewhere. Until the Trustee is able to effect a sale, lease, or other disposition of Collateral, the Trustee shall have the right to hold or use Collateral, or any part thereof, to the extent that it deems appropriate for the purpose of preserving the Collateral or its value or for any other purpose deemed appropriate by the Trustee. The Trustee shall have no obligation to the Pledgor to maintain or preserve the rights of the Pledgor as against third parties with respect to Collateral while Collateral is in the Trustee’s possession. The Trustee may, if it so elects, seek the appointment of a receiver or keeper to take possession of Collateral and to enforce any of the Trustee’s remedies (for the benefit of the Trustee and the Holders), with respect to such appointment without prior notice or hearing as to such appointment. The Trustee shall apply the net proceeds of any such collection, recovery, receipt, appropriation, realization or sale to the Obligations as provided herein and in the Indenture, and only after so paying over such net proceeds, and after the payment by the Trustee of any other amount required by any provision of law, need the Trustee account for the surplus, if any, to the Pledgor. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, the Pledgor waives all claims, damages, and demands against the Trustee or any Holder arising out of the repossession, retention or sale of the Collateral except such as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction in a final nonappealable judgment to have resulted primarily from the gross negligence or willful misconduct of the Trustee or such Holder. The Pledgor agrees that ten (10) days’ prior written notice by the Trustee of the time and place of any public sale or of the time after which a private sale may take place is reasonable notification of such matters. The Company shall remain liable for any deficiency if the proceeds of any sale or disposition of the Collateral are insufficient to pay all Obligations, including any reasonable attorneys’ fees or other out-of-pocket expenses actually incurred by the Trustee or any Holder to collect such deficiency.
c. Except as otherwise specifically provided herein, the Pledgor hereby waives presentment, demand, protest or any notice (to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law) of any kind in connection with this Agreement or any Collateral.
d. To the extent that applicable law imposes duties on the Trustee to exercise remedies in a commercially reasonable manner, the Pledgor acknowledges and agrees that it is not commercially unreasonable for the Trustee (i) to fail to incur expenses reasonably deemed significant by the Trustee to prepare Collateral for disposition, (ii) to fail to obtain third party consents for access to Collateral to be disposed of, or to obtain or, if not required by other law, to fail to obtain governmental or third party consents for the collection or disposition of Collateral to be collected or disposed of, (iii) to fail to remove Liens on or any adverse claims against Collateral, (iv) to advertise dispositions of Collateral through publications or media of general circulation, whether or not the Collateral is of a specialized nature, (v) to contact other Persons, whether or not in the same business as the Pledgor, for expressions of interest in acquiring all or any portion of such Collateral, (vi) to hire one or more professional auctioneers to assist in the disposition of Collateral, (vii) to dispose of Collateral by utilizing Internet sites that provide for the auction of assets of the types included in the Collateral or that have the reasonable capacity of doing so, or that match buyers and sellers of assets, (viii) to dispose of Collateral in wholesale rather than retail markets, (ix) to disclaim disposition warranties, such as title, possession or quiet enjoyment, (x) to purchase insurance to insure the Trustee against risks of loss, collection or disposition of Collateral or to provide to the Trustee a guaranteed return from the disposition of Collateral, or (xi) to the extent deemed appropriate by the Trustee, to obtain the services of other brokers, investment
bankers, consultants and other professionals to assist the Trustee in the collection or disposition of any of the Collateral. The Pledgor acknowledges that the purpose of this Section 13(d) is to provide non-exhaustive indications of what actions or omissions by the Trustee would not be commercially unreasonable in the Trustee’s exercise of remedies against the Collateral and that other actions or omissions by the Trustee shall not be deemed commercially unreasonable solely on account of not being indicated in this Section 13(d). Without limitation upon the foregoing, nothing contained in this Section 13(d) shall be construed to grant any rights to the Pledgor or to impose any duties on the Trustee that would not have been granted or imposed by this Agreement or by applicable law in the absence of this Section 13(d).
(e) Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary contained in this Agreement, the Trustee shall not be required to obtain title to any Collateral that constitutes real property as a result of or in lieu of foreclosure or otherwise acquire possession of, or take any other action with respect to, any such Collateral if, as a result of any such action, the Trustee for itself or on behalf of the Holders would be considered to hold title to, to be a “mortgagee-in-possession” of, or to be an “owner” or “operator” of such Collateral within the meaning of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as amended from time to time, or any comparable law, unless the Trustee has previously determined based on its reasonable judgment and a report prepared by an independent Person who regularly conducts environmental audits using customary industry standards, that:
(i) such Collateral is in compliance with applicable environmental laws or, if not, that it would be in the best economic interest of the Holders to take such actions as are necessary to bring the Collateral into compliance therewith; and
(ii) there are no circumstances present at such Collateral relating to the use, management or disposal of any hazardous substances, hazardous materials, hazardous wastes, or petroleum-based materials for which investigation, testing, monitoring, containment, clean-up or remediation could be required under any federal, state or local law or regulation, or that if any such materials are present for which such action could be required, that it would be in the best economic interest of the Holders to take such actions with respect to the affected Collateral.
The cost of the environmental audit report contemplated by this Section shall be advanced by the Company.
During the continuance of an Event of Default, if the Trustee determines that it is in the best economic interest of the Holders to take such actions as are necessary to bring any such Collateral into compliance with applicable environmental laws, or to take such action with respect to the containment, clean-up or remediation of hazardous substances, hazardous materials, hazardous wastes, or petroleum-based materials affecting any such Collateral, then the Trustee shall take such action as it deems to be in the best economic interest of the Holders. The cost of any such compliance, containment, cleanup or remediation shall be advanced by the Company.
15. Power of Attorney. The Pledgor hereby irrevocably appoints the Trustee as its lawful attorney-in-fact, exercisable during the continuance of an Event of Default, to: (a) make, settle, and adjust all claims under the Pledgor’s insurance policies with respect to the Collateral, if any;
(b) pay, contest or settle any Lien or adverse claim in or to the Collateral, or any judgment based thereon, or otherwise take any action to terminate or discharge the same; and (c) transfer the Collateral into the name of the Trustee or a third party as the UCC permits. The Pledgor hereby appoints the Company as its lawful attorney-in-fact to sign the Pledgor’s name on any documents necessary to perfect or continue the perfection of any security interest regardless of whether an Event of Default has occurred until all Obligations have been satisfied in full, in cash, and the Notes have terminated. The Company’s foregoing appointment as the Pledgor’s attorney in fact, and all of the Company’s rights and powers, coupled with an interest, are irrevocable until all Obligations have been satisfied in full, in cash and the Notes have terminated.
16. Cost and Expenses; Indemnification.
The Company agrees to pay to the Trustee, for its benefit, on demand, (i) all fees, costs and expenses that the Trustee pays or incurs as provided in that fee letter dated January 26, 2011 between the Company and the Trustee, as the same may be amended from time to time; and (ii) sums paid or incurred to pay any amount or take any action required of the Pledgor under this Agreement that the Pledgor fails to pay or take; and (iii) costs and expenses of preserving and protecting the Collateral or taking any other action contemplated or required by this Agreement or the other Security Documents. The foregoing shall not be construed to limit any other directly contrary provisions of this Agreement regarding costs and expenses to be paid by the Pledgor or the Company.
(b) The Company will save, indemnify and keep the Trustee, and the Trustee’s officers, employees, directors and agents, and the Holders harmless from and against all expense (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses, including any costs associated with the enforcement of this Section 16(b)), loss, claim, liability or damage arising out of their actions or inaction hereunder or in connection with the Collateral, the Indenture or any Security Document, except to the extent such expense, loss, claim, liability or damage is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction in a final nonappealable judgment to have resulted from the gross negligence or willful misconduct of the Trustee or the Holders as finally determined by a court of competent jurisdiction. This Section 15(b) shall be expressly construed to include, but not be limited to, such indemnities, compensation, expenses, disbursements, advances, losses, liabilities, damages and the like, as may pertain or relate to any environmental law or environmental matter.
The benefits of this Section 15 shall survive the termination of this Agreement or the removal or resignation of the Trustee.
17. Limitation on the Trustee’s and the Holders’ Duties with Respect to the Collateral.
Neither the Trustee nor any Holder shall have any other duty as to any Collateral in its possession or control or in the possession or control of any agent or nominee of the Trustee or such Holder.
The Trustee shall not be responsible for filing any financing or continuation statements or recording any documents or instruments in any public office at any time or times or otherwise perfecting or maintaining the perfection of any security interest in the Collateral. The
Trustee shall be deemed to have exercised reasonable care in the custody of the Collateral in its possession if the Collateral is accorded treatment substantially equal to that which it accords its own property and shall not be liable or responsible for any loss or diminution in the value of any of the Collateral, by reason of the act or omission of any agent or bailee selected by the Trustee in good faith.
The Trustee shall not be responsible for the existence, genuineness or value of any of the Collateral or for the validity, perfection, priority or enforceability of the Liens in any of the Collateral, whether impaired by operation of law or by reason of any action or omission to act on its part hereunder, for the validity or sufficiency of the Collateral or any agreement or assignment contained therein, for the validity of the title of the Pledgor to the Collateral, for insuring the Collateral or for the payment of taxes, charges, assessments or Liens upon the Collateral or otherwise as to the maintenance of the Collateral.
The Pledgor bears all risk of loss for damage or destruction of the Collateral.
18. No Waiver; Remedies Cumulative. The Trustee’s failure, at any time or times, to require strict performance by the Pledgor of any provision of this Agreement or any other Financing Document shall not waive, affect, or diminish any right of the Trustee thereafter to demand strict performance and compliance herewith or therewith. No waiver hereunder shall be effective unless signed by the Trustee and then is only effective for the specific instance and purpose for which it is given. The Trustee’s rights and remedies under this Agreement and the other Financing Documents are cumulative. The Trustee has all rights and remedies provided under the UCC, by law, or in equity. The Trustee’s exercise of one right or remedy is not an election, and the Trustee’s waiver of any Event of Default is not a continuing waiver. The Trustee’s delay in exercising any remedy is not a waiver, election, or acquiescence.
19. Marshaling of Assets. The Trustee shall be under no obligation to marshal any assets in favor of Pledgor, the Company or any other Person liable for the Obligations or against or in payment of any Obligations.
20. Independent Obligations. This Agreement is independent of the Company’s obligations under the Financing Documents. The Trustee may bring a separate action to enforce the provisions hereof against the Pledgor without taking action against the Company or any other Person or joining the Company or any other Person as a party to such action.
21. Term; Revival.
a. This Agreement is irrevocable by the Pledgor. It shall terminate only upon the full satisfaction of the Obligations and termination of the Notes. If, notwithstanding the foregoing, the Pledgor shall have any nonwaivable right under applicable law or otherwise to terminate or revoke this Agreement, the Pledgor agrees that such termination or revocation shall not be effective until the Trustee receives written notice of such termination or revocation. Such notice shall not affect the Trustee’s right and power to enforce rights arising prior to receipt thereof.
b. The Pledgor’s pledge hereunder of the Collateral shall be reinstated and revived, and the Trustee’s rights shall continue, if at any time payment and performance of the Obligations, or any part thereof, is, pursuant to applicable law, rescinded or reduced in amount, or must
otherwise be restored or returned by any obligee of the Obligations, whether as a “voidable preference,” “fraudulent conveyance,” or otherwise, all as though such payment or performance had not been made. If any payment, or any part thereof, is rescinded, reduced, restored or returned, the Obligations shall be reinstated and deemed reduced only by such amount paid and not so rescinded, reduced, restored or returned.
22. Notices. Except as otherwise provided herein, whenever it is provided herein that any notice, demand, request, consent, approval, declaration or other communication shall or may be given to or served upon any of the parties by any other party, or whenever any of the parties desire to give and serve upon the other party any communication with respect to this Agreement, each such notice, demand, request, consent, approval, declaration or other communication shall be in writing and, in the case of the Company and the Trustee, shall be given in the manner, and deemed received, as provided for in the Indenture and in the case of the Pledgor shall be mailed, first-class postage prepaid, to the Pledgor’s Treasurer at the address of its principal office specified below its signature block herein or at any other address previously furnished in writing to the Trustee by the Pledgor.
(a) Arbitration. In the event that the Company or the Pledgor, on the one hand, and one or more of the Holders, or the Trustee as pledgee on behalf of one or more of the Holders, on the other hand, are unable to resolve any dispute, claim or controversy between them (“Dispute”) related to this Agreement, such parties agree to submit the Dispute to binding arbitration in accordance with the following terms:
(i) Any party in its reasonable discretion may give written notice to the other applicable parties that the Dispute be submitted to arbitration for final resolution. Within fifteen (15) calendar days after receipt of such notice, the receiving parties shall submit a written response. If the Dispute remains following the exchange of the written notice and response, the parties involved in the Dispute shall mutually select one arbitrator within fifteen (15) calendar days of receipt of the response and shall submit the matter to that arbitrator to be settled in accordance with this Section 22(a). If these parties cannot mutually agree on a single arbitrator during such fifteen (15) day period, these parties shall no later than the expiration of that fifteen (15) day period jointly submit the matter to the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) for expedited arbitration proceedings to be conducted at the AAA offices, or at another mutually agreeable location, in Phoenix, Arizona pursuant to the Association Commercial Arbitration Rules then in effect (the “Rules”). The AAA will follow the Rules to select a single arbitrator within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date the matter is jointly submitted to the AAA. The arbitrator (whether selected by the parties or by the AAA) shall hold a hearing within forty-five (45) calendar days following the date that the arbitrator is selected and shall provide a timeline for the parties to submit arguments and supporting materials with sufficient advance notice to enable the arbitrator to hold the hearing within that forty-five (45) day period. The arbitrator shall issue a tentative ruling with findings of fact and law within fifteen (15) calendar days after the date of the hearing. The arbitrator shall provide the parties an opportunity to comment on the tentative ruling within a timeframe established by the arbitrator, provided that the arbitrator shall render a final ruling within thirty (30) calendar days after the date of the hearing. The arbitrator shall have the authority to grant any equitable and legal remedies that would be available in any judicial proceeding to
(ii) The Company, the Pledgor, Trustee and each of the Holders agree that judgment upon any award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in the courts of the State of Arizona or in the United States District Courts located in Arizona. Such court may enforce the provisions of this Section 22(a)(ii), and the party seeking enforcement shall be entitled to an award of all costs and fees, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, to be paid by the party against whom enforcement is ordered. The parties involved in a Dispute may terminate any arbitration proceeding by mutually resolving any Dispute prior to the issuance of a final arbitration ruling pursuant to this Section 22(a).
(iii) For the avoidance of doubt, where a dispute arises related to this Pledge and Security Agreement between (x) the Trustee and the Company or the Pledgor, (y) the Trustee and one or more of the Holders, or (z) the Trustee and any third party, then in no event will the arbitration provisions set forth in this Section 22 apply to such dispute.
24. No Waiver; Cumulative Remedies. Neither the Trustee nor any Holder shall by any act, delay or omission or otherwise be deemed to have waived any of its rights or remedies hereunder, and no waiver shall be valid unless in writing, signed by the Trustee and then only to the extent therein set forth. A waiver by the Trustee of any right or remedy hereunder on any one occasion shall not be construed as a bar to any right or remedy which the Trustee would otherwise have had on any future occasion. No failure to exercise nor any delay in exercising on the part of the Trustee or any Holder, any right, power or privilege hereunder, shall operate as a waiver thereof, nor shall any single or partial exercise of any right, power or privilege hereunder preclude any other or future exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right, power or privilege. The rights and remedies hereunder provided are cumulative and may be exercised singly or concurrently, and are not exclusive of any rights and remedies provided by law.
25. Limitation by Law. All rights, remedies and powers provided in this Agreement may be exercised only to the extent that the exercise thereof does not violate any applicable provision of law, and all the provisions of this Agreement are intended to be subject to all applicable mandatory provisions of law that may be controlling and to be limited to the extent necessary so that they shall not render this Agreement invalid, unenforceable, in whole or in part, or not entitled to be recorded, registered or filed under the provisions of any applicable law.
26. Headings. All headings appearing in this Agreement are for convenience only and shall be disregarded in construing this Agreement.
27. Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York applicable to agreements made or instruments entered into and, in each case, performed in said State. Perfection and enforcement of the security interest to be granted pursuant to the terms hereof, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state in which the applicable real property is located.
29. Successor Person Substituted for the Pledgor. Upon any consolidation by the Pledgor with or merger of the Pledgor into any other Person or any sale, assignment, transfer, lease or conveyance of all or substantially all of the properties and assets of the Pledgor to any Person in accordance with Section 801 of the Base Indenture, the successor Person formed by such consolidation or into which the Pledgor is merged or to which such sale, assignment, transfer, lease or other conveyance is made shall succeed to, and be substituted for, and may exercise every right and power of, the Pledgor under this Agreement with the same effect as if such successor Person had been named as the Pledgor herein; and thereafter the predecessor Person shall be released from all obligations and covenants under this Agreement.
30. Assignment; Binding Effect. Except as provided in Section 22(g), the Pledgor may not assign this Agreement without the Trustee’s prior written consent. This Agreement shall be binding upon the Pledgor, its successors, permitted transferees and permitted assigns, and shall inure to the benefit of the Trustee and its successors, transferees and assigns under the Indenture.
31. Entire Agreement; Modifications. This Agreement is intended by the Pledgor, the Company and the Trustee to be the final, complete, and exclusive expression of the agreement among them with respect to the subject matter hereof. This Agreement supersedes all prior and contemporaneous oral and written agreements relating to such subject matter. No modification, rescission, waiver, release, or amendment of any provision of this Agreement shall be made, except by a written agreement signed by the Pledgor, the Company and the Trustee; provided, however, that the Trustee may not enter into any such written agreement except with the written consent of the Required Holders, by Act of such Holders delivered to the Company, the Pledgor and the Trustee (such restriction shall not apply to the Trustee’s right to amend Exhibit A in accordance with Section 5).
32. Severability. If any provision of this Agreement shall be determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that portion shall be deemed severed from this Agreement and the remaining parts shall remain in full force as though the invalid, illegal or unenforceable portion had never been part of this Agreement.
33. Incorporation by Reference. All of the rights, protections, immunities and privileges granted to the Trustee under the Indenture are incorporated by reference herein and shall inure to the benefit of the Trustee herein.
34. Counterparts. This Agreement may be authenticated in any number of separate counterparts, each of which shall collectively and separately constitute one and the same agreement. This Agreement may be authenticated by manual signature, facsimile or, if approved in writing by the Trustee, electronic means, all of which shall be equally valid.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this Agreement has been duly executed by the undersigned as of the date first written above.
AMERCO, a Nevada corporation, as the Company
Jason A. Berg, Chief Financial Officer
U-Haul Leasing & Sales Co., a Nevada corporation, as a Pledgor
Laurence J. De Respino, Secretary
Address for Notices:
c/o U-Haul International, Inc.
2727 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Attn: Legal Department
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as the Trustee
COLLATERAL - To be supplemented with additional Schedules from time to time, as new sub-series of Notes are issued.
FORM OFFICERS’ CERTIFICATE – COLLATERAL SUBSTITUTION
The undersigned, _________________________, _________________________ of AMERCO, a Nevada corporation (the “Company”), hereby certifies to U. S. Bank National Association, as trustee under the U-Haul Investors Club Base Indenture dated as of February 14, 2011 (the “Base Indenture”), as follows:
1.Pursuant to Section 5 of the Pledge Agreement dated as of ___________________ (“Pledge Agreement”), the equipment, property or Proceeds constituting Collateral under the _______ Supplemental Indenture dated as of _________________ to the Base Indenture (the “_______ Supplement”) and identified on Exhibit A hereto (“Initial Collateral”) is to be released from the Lien created pursuant to the Pledge Agreement, such release to be effective as of ______________________ (such date, the “Date of Substitution”).
2.The equipment, property or other asset identified on Exhibit B hereto (“Replacement Collateral”) shall replace such Initial Collateral, pursuant to Section 5 of the Pledge Agreement.
3.The Company has determined, in accordance with Section 5 of the Pledge Agreement, that the value of such Replacement Collateral is not less than the value of the Initial Collateral as of the Date of Substitution.
4.I have read the conditions set forth in the Pledge Agreement and the _________ Supplement relating to the substitution of Collateral, and all conditions thereto have been satisfied. In my opinion, I have made such examination and investigation as is necessary to enable me to express an informed opinion with respect thereto.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned executes this Officer’s Certificate as of __________________________________.
AMERCO, a Nevada corporation
FORM OF OFFICER’S CERTIFICATE - LIEN RELEASE UPON REPAYMENT IN FULL
The undersigned, _________________________, _________________________ of AMERCO, a Nevada corporation (the “Company”), hereby certifies to U. S. Bank National Association, as trustee under the U-Haul Investors Club Base Indenture dated as of February 14, 2011 (the “Base Indenture”), as follows:
1.All conditions precedent set forth in the Base Indenture and in the _______ Supplemental Indenture thereto dated ____________________ (the “Indenture Supplement”) to the release of the Trustee’s Lien on the Collateral securing the obligations under the Indenture Supplement have been satisfied.
2.To the extent the Collateral includes box trucks or trailers evidenced by certificates of title, such Collateral is identified by VIN on the attachment hereto and the certificates of title with respect to such Collateral shall be sent by you to the following address: ______________________________________________________.
We acknowledge that the Trustee is not responsible for determining whether the conditions to the release of Liens on the Collateral have been satisfied.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned executes this Officer’s Certificate as of __________________________________.
AMERCO, a Nevada corporation