All references herein to designated "Articles", "Sections" and other
subdivisions or to lettered Exhibits are to the designated Articles, Sections
and other subdivisions hereof and the Exhibits annexed hereto unless the
context otherwise clearly indicates. All Article, Section, other subdivision
and Exhibit captions herein are used for reference only and in no way limit or
describe the scope or intent of, or in any way affect, this Agreement.
"Acquisition" means the acquisition by Borrower of a majority
ownership interest in any existing ambulatory surgery center(s) through the
formation of a Partnership or LLC with a physician or group of physicians.
"Agent" shall mean SunTrust Bank, Nashville, N.A., Agent or any
successor appointed pursuant to Article XI herein.
"Advance" or "Advances" means any and all extensions of credit made
pursuant to this Agreement and shall include, without limitation, any and all
advances under the Revolving Credit Notes and amounts evidenced by any Letter
"Agreement" means this Loan Agreement (including all exhibits hereto)
as the same may be modified, amended, or supplemented from time to time.
"Applicable Interest Rate" means either the Base Rate or the
LIBOR-Based Rate as applicable.
"Base Rate" means the rate of interest established from time to time
and announced by STB as its "base rate," such rate being an interest rate used
as an index for establishing interest rates on loans.
"Borrower" means AmSurg Corp., a Tennessee corporation and any
successors thereto, including without limitation, any trustee or receiver in
bankruptcy, in reorganization, or in similar proceedings.
"Borrowing Request" means that certain written request presented by
Borrower to Agent in connection with a request for an Advance, which Borrowing
Request shall be in the form of Exhibit B hereto.
"Business Day" means any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or day on
which commercial banks are authorized to close under the laws of the State of
"Capitalization" means Borrower's total consolidated Debt plus an
amount equal to Borrower's Consolidated Net Worth.
"Change of Control" means the occurrence of (i) any Person or two or
more Persons acting in concert acquiring beneficial