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The CUSIP Service Bureau, operated by Standard & Poor's for the American Bankers

Association, exists for the primary purpose of uniquely identifying financial instruments within a
standard framework, and disseminating certain elements of this data to the financial marketplace.
CUSIP numbers are unique identifiers designed to improve accuracy in communications involving
a broad array of financial instruments, both securities and non-securities, and has no bearing on
the characterization thereof. The assignment of CUSIP numbers to credit documentation or
individual credit facilities in accordance with this Manual, or the requirement, or absence of any
requirement, to make changes relating to such CUSIP numbers, including in connection with any
amendment of the credit documentation, does not affect the rights and obligations of the parties
to the credit agreement.

MANUAL
FOR THE ON-LINE APPLICATION OF
SYNDICATED LOAN CUSIP NUMBERS

New On-Line Application Effective: October 06, 2005

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Step-by-Step Application Instructions (Effective 10/01/2005)
Site Access (Page 03- 04)
Part 1: Create A New Deal (Page 05- 12)
Part 2: Modify An Existing Deal Add an Additional Facility (Page 13- 17)
Part 3: Modify An Existing Deal Modify the data of a Deal (Page 18- 21)
Part 4: Terminate a Deal or Facility (Page 22- 24)
Part 5: View Deals Search by Borrower Name or CUSIP number (Page 25- 29)
Part 6: View Deals Search by Report Type and Deal Status (Page 30)
Part 7: Link Deals (Page 31- 33)
Part 8: Check Status of Pending Requests (Page 34)
Appendix I: CUSIP Service Bureau (CSB) Contacts and Support (Page 35- 36)
Appendix 2: Email Confirmation of Processed Request (Page 37- 38)

The LSTA Manual for Syndicated Loan CUSIP Numbers is available from the LSTA.
Please contact Ted Basta at tbasta@lsta.org

Step-By-Step Application Instructions for CUSIP Numbers

CUSIP Request
The Syndicated Loan CUSIP Request is made using a web-based form. Click on the CUSIP
Request link located on the CUSIP home page at www.CUSIP.com.

Click on the SYNDICATED LOAN link to be directed to a logon screen.

Registered Agents have User ID and Passwords for this purpose. If you need a Login ID or have
forgotten your User ID or Password, you should contact the CSB Help Desk by phone at
(212) 438-6564 or by email to CUSIP_loan@standardandpoors.com. Administrative Agents who
do not have a Master Registration Letter on file with the CSB should do the same.

Agents can perform a number of functions: Create a New Deal, Modify Data on an Existing Deal,
Terminate a Facility or Deal, View a Deal or Deals by Specific Criteria, Link an Existing Deal to a
Terminated Deal, and Check the Status of Un-processed Requests.

Part 1: Create a New Deal: Click the New Deal tab to view screen below.

General Information:
Definition of a New Deal:
categories:

A new deal request should fall under one of the following two

New Deal (no previous Syndicated Loan CUSIP Number)

New CUSIP for Certain Amended and Restated Deals


New Syndicated Loan CUSIP Numbers should be assigned to a deal and its underlying
facilities when an existing credit agreement is amended/restated and all of the following
criteria are met:

The Administrative Agent determines that the substantive effect of the


amendment is so fundamental to the nature of the credit that it is necessary to
assign new Syndicated Loan CUSIP Numbers in order to avoid confusion; and

100% vote was required for the amendment to be effective; and


The amended and restated credit agreement is given a new as of date.

Renewals of 364-day facilities generally should not be assigned new CUSIP Numbers
(see When Should Syndicated Loan CUSIP Numbers be Assigned? in Section II
above).

Part 1: Directions for Creating a New Deal


A. Input Borrower Information.
B. Input Deal Information.
C. Input Special instructions and comments.
D. Select Turn around option (Express or Regular).
E. Input Facility information. Once entered, click the ADD button, which will allow
information to be viewed in the Facilities in New Deal Request box. Process should be
repeated until all facilities under deal have been entered.
F. Once all information has been confirmed as correct, request page should be printed by
pressing Ctrl / P on keyboard. Click SUBMIT button to process the request.

Part 1A: Input Borrower Information

Enter Borrower Information (Legal Name, Country of Domicile, and Place of Incorporation).
Borrower Legal Name: Enter the full legal name of the primary obligor under the credit
agreement, which will usually appear on the cover or title page of the credit agreement.

The Syndicated Loan CUSIP Number will be assigned based on the first name listed. Names
must mirror the actual names listed in the definition section of the credit agreement, and
should not be taken from the signature page.

For multiple primary obligors, the Applicant may list up to 3 primary obligors. The names must
be listed in the same order that they are listed in the credit agreement, separated by the
symbol /.

The Borrower Name data field is limited to 90 characters. If a name string exceeds 90
characters, the user should abbreviate where necessary. See Appendix K for the CSBs
abbreviation rules.

Do not include the name of any guarantor that is not entitled to borrow under the credit
agreement.

The named borrowers govern for the deal and all its facilities; there cannot be different
borrower(s) at the facility level.

CUSIP Numbers are assigned based on the alphabetic sequencing of the first-listed Borrower
name. Accordingly, placeholder names such as NewCo and HoldCo should not be used.

While a comment section is available to provide any further information required for clarity, be
aware that comments do not reside in the database and will not appear in the related
confirmation.

In cases where the CSB advises that a new Syndicated Loan CUSIP Number should be
requested for an existing deal due to a merger or change of name of the borrower, the borrowers
previous legal name should be provided in the comment section.
In unusual circumstances, an Administrative Agent may apply for Syndicated Loan CUSIP
Numbers for a transaction for which the identity of the primary legal obligor has not been
determined at the time the Application Form is submitted to the CSB (e.g., in a leveraged
acquisition structure where the determination of the surviving entity in the merger has not been
made). In such cases the Administrative Agent may consult with the CSB to determine the
appropriate name to include in the Borrower Name field. Once such determination is made, it
cannot be modified after the issuance of the Syndicated Loan CUSIP Number without assignment
of a new CUSIP Number. In such circumstances, only an Application Form submitted by the
Administrative Agent (and not by another lender in the transaction) would be processed by the
CSB.
Borrower Country of Domicile: The country of domicile of the borrower. In the case of multiple
borrowers, the country of domicile is determined based on the first borrower listed in the
Application Form. Elements of this information often can be found in the preamble to the credit
agreement.
Borrower State or Place of Incorporation: The jurisdiction of incorporation, or other legal
formation, of the borrower. In the case of multiple borrowers, the place of incorporation or
formation is determined based on the first borrower listed in the Application Form. This
information often can be found in the preamble or the definitions to the credit agreement.

Part 1B: Input Deal Information

Input Deal Information (Published/Unlisted, Credit Agreement Date, Global Amount, Global
Currency, and Source Document).

Published/Unlisted Flag: Either Published or Unlisted radio button must be chosen;


site defaults to Unlisted as a precaution. (If Unlisted, CUSIP will not be made available
by subscription from the Syndicated Loan Service.)
Credit Agreement Date: Date on the cover of the original credit agreement must be provided in
mm/dd/yyyy format.
In circumstances in which the changes to the deal are so fundamental as to require that the old
CUSIP Numbers be terminated and new CUSIP Numbers assigned, the Credit Agreement Date
is the date of Amended and Restated Credit Agreement.

Global Deal Amount: Insert the total amount of the commitments to lend to the borrower(s)
under the facilities as of the commitment date, as set forth in the original credit agreement
expressed to the whole dollar (or other currency). This field will be completed at the time of the
original Application for a Syndicated Loan CUSIP Number for a new deal, and will need to be
updated by submission of an Amend/Modify Request if there are subsequent changes.
Amount fields will accept input with or without comma separators.
In the event that Application is made for CUSIP Numbers for a syndicated loan transaction that
has existed in the market for some period of time without having had CUSIP Numbers assigned
before, the Administrative Agent must use its judgment, experience and discretion in reviewing
the history of amendments to appropriately calculate facility amounts and global deal amounts.
Global Currency: For any currency other than USD, select from the drop down list the currency
in which the facility is denominated by the terms of the credit agreement. The drop down list
provides recognized currencies and a choice for multi-currency facilities. For single currency
deals, the system automatically calculates whether the Facility Amounts total the Global Deal
Amount; this check is not performed for mixed currency deals.
Source Document: Indicate the Source Document supporting the Application by selecting from
the drop down list. The Source Document for Registered Agents is its Master Registration Letter
on file with the CSB. This choice will appear automatically for Registered Agents. If the
Administrative Agent for the transaction is not a Registered Agent, a final executed or conformed
copy of the governing Credit Agreement shall be submitted as the Source Document to support
the Application. Source Documents may be emailed to CUSIP_loan@standardandpoors.com;
otherwise they must be faxed to the CSB at 212.438.6572.
Electronic Documents:
Applicants other than Registered Agents are required to submit supporting documentation in
connection with each Application as set forth in the definition of Source Document contained in
the Glossary of Terms in Appendix A. If such documentation is available in electronic format, it
may be attached and submitted with the Application Form. If any of the required Source
Documents are not submitted online with the Application Form, the Application will not be
processed until the CSB receives the supporting documentation by email to
CUSIP_loan@standardandpoors.com or by fax to 212.438.6572. (The Source Document
for a Registered Agent is its Master Registration Letter.)

Part 1C: Enter Special Instructions and Comments

Enter any type of special instructions and comments.

Part 1D: Select Turnaround Option

Select either the Express or Regular Request radio button.


Express Request is a service available to requestors that shortens the turnaround time for the
assignment of a Syndicated Loan CUSIP Number to 1 hour. This service aids requestors in
getting their instruments to market quickly, and is an effective tool in conjunction with straight
through processing systems. A 50% surcharge is added when this service is selected.
Turnaround times are measured with reference to New York business days and hours of
operation from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time.

Part 1E: Input Facility Information

Input Facility information. Once individual facility information is entered, click the ADD button,
which will allow information to be viewed in the Facilities in New Deal Request box. Process
should be repeated until all facilities under deal have been entered. Individual Facility Amounts
must equal to Global Deal Amount, or an error will appear.
If a facility is added to the deal mistakenly, select the facility radio button within the Facilities in
New Deal Request box; click REMOVE, and the facility will be removed from the request. If the
applicant would like to start the process from the beginning, click RESET, and the page will return
to its original state.

Facility Type and Additional Facility Descriptors:


The Application Form provides the ability to make Application for up to seven Syndicated Loan
CUSIP Numbers associated with a single credit agreement. If there are more than six facilities in
a transaction, the Applicant should use a Modify Request (explained in Part 2 of Manual) to apply
for facilities in excess of the first 6.
The following information should be provided for each facility in a deal for which Syndicated Loan
CUSIP Numbers are requested:
Facility Type: Select from the drop down list the most appropriate facility type from the following
list:
Delayed Draw/Multi-Draw Term Loan
Deposit Funded Facility
Letter of Credit
Revolver/Reducing
Revolver/Reducing/Term
Revolver/Standard
Revolver/Term
Term Loan
The classifications and language used in the credit agreement are dispositive in identifying
separate facilities. Only tranches defined as separate facilities in the credit agreement, and not
sub-limits restricting the use of proceeds, should be treated as separate facilities.
Facility Description: Select from the drop down list one facility description.
1st Lien
2nd Lien
3rd Lien
364-Day Revolver
>364-Day Revolver
Acquisition
Bridge Facility
Construction
Debtor-In-Possession
Deposit Funded Facility
Institutional Term Loan
Letter of Credit
PIK Facility
Revolver Term-out
Term Loan
Term Loan A
Term Loan A-1
Term Loan A-2
Term Loan A-3
Term Loan A-4
Term Loan B
Term Loan B-1
Term Loan B-2
Term Loan B-3

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Term Loan B-4


Term Loan C
Term Loan C-1
Term Loan C-2
Term Loan C-3
Term Loan C-4
Term Loan D
Term Loan D-1
Term Loan D-2
Term Loan D-3
Term Loan D-4
Term Loan E
Term Loan E-1
Term Loan E-2
Term Loan E-3
Term Loan E-4
Term Loan F
Term Loan F-1
Term Loan F-2
Term Loan F-3
Term Loan F-4
Term Loan G
Term Loan G-1
Term Loan G-2
Term Loan G-3
Term Loan G-4
Term Loan H
Term Loan H-1
Term Loan H-2
Term Loan H-3
Term Loan H-4
Working Capital
Amount: Insert amount of facility as stated in the credit agreement or amendment (expressed to
the whole dollar, or other currency). Amount fields will accept input with or without comma
separators.
Currency: Select from the drop down list the currency in which the facility is denominated by the
terms of the credit agreement. The drop down list provides recognized currencies and a choice
for multi-currency facilities, and defaults to US Dollars at the deal level if no active election is
otherwise made. Be aware that they system does not automatically confirm that the Facility
Amounts total the Global Deal Amount in mixed currency deals.
Maturity: The date by which all outstandings are required to be repaid. Enter in mm/dd/yyyy
format. (This field will accept numbers only; accordingly, omit the word due if used in the
underlying documentation.)
The maturity date is the final repayment date for the facility. The Application Form does not
request information regarding final availability dates.
For project finance, construction finance and other similar facilities in which the maturity date is
not known at the time of execution of the credit agreement, the Administrative Agent must make a

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good faith estimate of the maturity date, and submit a Modify Request to supply the actual
maturity date when it becomes fixed.

Part 1F: Submission of Application:

Once all information has been confirmed as correct, the completed Application Form should be
printed, by pressing Ctrl/P on keyboard, prior to submission and retained in the Administrative
Agents records. The Applicant transmits the Application to the CSB by selecting the SUBMIT
button at the end of the Application form.

Registered Agent Representation:


Registered Agents make the following
representation by submitting the Application Form:
The requestor represents that it is the Administrative Agent for the deal and that a valid and
effective Master Registration Letter has been filed and not terminated.

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Part 2 and Part 3: Modify an Existing Deal: Click on the Modify Data tab to view screen
below.

General Information:
The Modify Section can be used to either add additional facilities to an existing deal (Part 2) or
modify the data of an existing deal (Part 3). ONLY ACTIVE DEALS/FACILITIES CAN BE
MODIFIED.
Only the Administrative Agent for a deal can submit a Modify request or otherwise make a
change to a deal that has previously had CUSIP Numbers assigned.
Amended and Restated Date: For Amended and Restated deals for which new CUSIP Numbers
are not necessary, keep the original credit agreement date and use the date of the most recent
Amended and Restated Credit Agreement as the Amended and Restated Date.
Global Deal Amount: The Global Deal Amount is the amount stated in the most recent Amended
and Restated Credit Agreement, giving effect to any amendment that adds a new facility or
increases the commitment for any facility. The Global Deal Amount should not be revised to
reflect prepayments or repayments that do not result in termination of the facility. Commitment
reductions caused by a repayment not associated with an amendment does not cause the
Descriptive Field to change, i.e., the facility amount is not reduced. The system does not re-set
the Global Deal Amount to reflect changes to Facility Amounts, but does re-calculate whether the
facilities correctly total to the Global Deal Amount, and if they dont an error message will appear.

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Accordingly, the Administrative Agent should calculate whether the Global Deal Amount remains
correct after giving effect to such changes, and submit a Modify Data request to correct the
Global Deal Amount if necessary.
More than 6 Facilities in a Deal: If there are more than six facilities in a transaction, the Applicant
should use a Modify data request to apply for facilities in excess of the first 6.
Increases to Facilities and New Facilities: Modify Data requests are used to add new facilities
and to reflect increases in the Facility Amount of existing facilities. The classification and
language used in the credit agreement or amendment document is dispositive of whether
something is a new Facility or, alternatively, an increase in Facility Amount for an existing facility.
Reductions to Facility Amounts Effected by Amendment: The Facility Amount should reflect the
effect of amendments that permanently reduce the facility amount; and corresponding changes
should be made to the Global Deal Amount. The Facility Amount should not be changed to
reflect reductions caused by scheduled amortization or other repayments or prepayments.
Maturity Date: The Maturity Date should be changed to reflect any shortening or extension of the
Maturity Date.

Part 2: Directions for Modifying an Existing Deal: Add Additional Facilities to an Existing
Deal
A. Input the Deal CUSIP number and click LOAD.
B. Select Add Facility Data Radio button.
C. To add facility data, input the necessary fields (facility type, amount, maturity data, facility
description, and currency).
D. Click the UPDATE button to load the data.
E. Once all information has been confirmed as correct, request page should be printed by
pressing Ctrl / P on keyboard. Click SUBMIT button to send request to be processed.

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Part 2A: Input Deal CUSIP

The applicant must first load the data for an existing deal by entering the Deal CUSIP number,
and clicking the LOAD button. If the applicant doesnt have the CUSIP, the easiest way to
retrieve it would be to click on the View Deals Page, choose Deal Summary Report as Report
Type, choose Active as Deal Status, and then click SEARCH button. When appropriate deal is
viewed, choose the deal by selecting the radio button, and click the MODIFY button. The
applicant will then be taken to the Modify Data page. (This process is discussed in further detail in
Part 5C). The data will now appear as shown below.

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Part 2B: Select Add Facility Data

Select Add Facility Data radio button.

Part 2C: Input Facility Data

Input the necessary fields (facility type, amount, maturity data, facility description, and currency),
and then select Add Facility Data radio button.

Part 2D: Load the Data

Click the UPDATE button shown in Part 2C above, which will load the new data on screen.
If the applicant mistakenly added a facility, select the erroneous facility; select the Delete Facility
Data radio button, then click the UPDATE button shown in Part 2C above, or simply click the
RESET button located on the bottom right of the page to return the deal to its original state.

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Part 2E: Submit the Data

Once all information has been confirmed as correct, the completed Application Form should be
printed, by pressing Ctrl/P on keyboard, prior to submission and retained in the Administrative
Agents records. The Applicant transmits the Application to the CSB by selecting the SUBMIT
button at the end of the Application Form.

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Part 3: Directions for Modifying a Deal: Modify the Data of an Existing Deal.
A. Input the Deal CUSIP number and click LOAD.
B. Modify the Borrower Information (only Country of Domicile is modifiable) as needed.
C. Modify the Deal Information (Most Recent A/R Date, Global Amount, and Global
Currency) as needed.
D. Modify the Facility Information (Facility Type, Amount, Maturity Date, Facility Description,
and Currency) as needed. Select the Modify Facility Data Radio button; select the
appropriate facility to be updated, and then enter/select the modified facility data.
E. Click the UPDATE button to load modified facility data.
F. Once all information has been confirmed as correct, request page should be printed by
pressing Ctrl / P on keyboard. Click the SUBMIT button to send request to be
processed.

Part 3A: Input Deal CUSIP

The applicant must first load the data for an existing deal by entering the Deal CUSIP number,
and clicking the LOAD button. If the applicant doesnt have the CUSIP, the easiest way to
retrieve it would be to click on the View Deals Page, choose Deal Summary Report as Report
Type, choose Active as Deal Status, and then click the SEARCH button. When appropriate deal
is viewed, choose the deal by selecting the radio button, and then click the MODIFY button. The
applicant will then be taken to the Modify Data page. (This process is discussed in further detail in
Part 5C). The data will now appear as shown below.

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Part 3B: Modify Borrower Information

Modify the Borrower Information (only Country of Domicile is modifiable) as needed.

Part 3C: Modify Deal Information

Modify the Deal Information (Most Recent A/R Date, Global Amount, and Global Currency) as
needed. If Global amount is changed, the applicant must change the individual facility amounts
to be equal to new modified Global amount. If the amounts are not equal, an error message will
appear.

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Part 3D: Modify Facility Information

Select the Modify Facility Data radio button, select the appropriate facility to be updated, and
then enter/select the modified facility data (Facility Type, Amount, Maturity Date, Facility
Description, and Currency) as needed. If facility amount is modified, the applicant must change
the Global amount to be equal to the new modified Global amount. If the amounts are not equal,
an error message will appear.

Part 3E: Load the Data

Click the UPDATE button, which will load the new data on screen.

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Part 3F: Submit the Data

Once all modified information has been confirmed as correct, the completed Application Form
should be printed, by pressing Ctrl/P on keyboard, prior to submission and retained in the
Administrative Agents records. The Applicant transmits the Application to the CSB by selecting
the SUBMIT button at the end of the Application Form. If the applicant mistakenly modified a
facility, click the RESET button located on the bottom right of the page to set facility to its original
state, prior to clicking SUBMIT.

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Part 4: Terminate a Deal or Facility: Click the Termination tab to view screen below.

Part 4: Directions for Terminating a Facility and/or Deal.


A. Input the Facility or Deal CUSIP number and click LOAD.
B. Select the facility or facilities to be terminated, enter a Facility Termination Date in the
field below, and click the TERMINATE FACILITY button. Repeat as necessary.
C. To terminate a Deal, enter a Deal Termination Date in the text field below, and click the
TERMINATE DEAL Button. ALL FACILITIES MUST BE TERMINATED FIRST.
D. Once all information has been confirmed as correct, request page should be printed by
pressing Ctrl / P on keyboard. Click SUBMIT button to send request to be processed.

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Part 4A: Input Facility Deal CUSIP

The applicant must first load the data for an existing deal by entering the Deal CUSIP number,
and clicking the LOAD button. If the applicant doesnt have the CUSIP, the easiest way to
retrieve it would be to click on the View Deals Page, choose Deal Summary Report as Report
Type, choose Active as Deal Status, then click the SEARCH button. When appropriate deal is
viewed, choose the deal by selecting the radio button, and click the Termination button. The
applicant will then be taken to the Termination page. The data will now appear as shown below.
(This process is discussed in further detail in Part 5C).

Part 4B: Terminate Facility or Facilities

Select the radio button corresponding to the facility being terminated, enter a Facility Termination
Date in the field below, and click the TERMINATE FACILITY Button. Repeat steps as necessary.
If the applicant mistakenly terminated a facility, click the RESET button located on the bottom
right of the page.

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Part 4C: Terminate Deal

To terminate a Deal, enter a Deal Termination date in the text field below, and click the
TERMINATE DEAL Button. If the applicant mistakenly terminates the deal, click the RESET
button located on the bottom right of the page. ALL FACILITIES MUST BE TERMINATED
PRIOR TO DEAL TERMINATION.

Part 4D: Submit the Termination

Once all termination information has been confirmed as correct, the completed Application Form
should be printed, by pressing Ctrl/P on keyboard, prior to submission and retained in the
Administrative Agents records. The Applicant transmits the Application to the CSB by selecting
the SUBMIT button at the end of the Application Form. To reset the deal/facilities to their original
state, click the RESET button located on the bottom right of the page, prior to selecting SUBMIT.

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Part 5 and 6: View Deals: Click on the VIEW DEALS tab to view screen below.

General Information:
The View Deals Section can be used to search and export deals by specific CUSIP or Borrower
Name (Part 5).
The View Deals Section can also be used to build and export reports by particular Report Type
and/or Deal Status (Part 6).
Agents can only view their own deal.
Report Types:
Deal Summary Report - All deals that the Agent Bank has issued a CUSIP on.
Linked Deals Report - All deals that Agent Bank has terminated and linked it to an
active deal for the same borrower.
When searching on Linked Deals in the View Deals section, both the Active and
Terminated CUSIPS will be visible, but the Deal data will refer to the Terminated
Deal. To view either deal in its entirety, click the appropriate CUSIP.
Activity Report -All processed requests submitted by Agent Bank.
Maturing Facilities Report - All deals that Agent Bank has issued a CUSIP on, sorted
by Facility Maturity Date in ascending order.
Deal status:
Active, Terminated, and Both (Active and Terminated).

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Part 5: Directions for View Deals by Searching on Borrower Name or CUSIP


A. Input a Deal CUSIP or Borrower Name, and select Deal status.
B. View and Export Deal.
C. Modify, Terminate, or Link Deal.

Part 5A- Searching by CUSIP or Borrower Name

Applicant can search for a Deal by entering a Deal CUSIP or Borrower Name, and Deal Status
(active, terminated, or both). Once entered, the applicant clicks the SEARCH button, and the
deal will be retrieved as shown above.

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Part 5B- View and Export Deal.

To view Deal Details, click on the CUSIP number, and the deal will appear as shown below.

To export the deal, click the EXPORT button.

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Once the EXPORT button has been selected, a pop-up box will appear, as shown above. First
choose the location to save the file, and click Save, as normally done in EXCEL.

To open the file, open EXCEL and search for the file as normal. Choose All Files as Files of
Type as shown above (The file was originally saved as a .TXT file). Once the file has been
located, select and Open it as normal.

A Text Import Wizard will appear as shown above, click Finish.

When saving the file, rename it, and choose Microsoft Excel Workbook as Save as Type and
click Save.

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Part 5C: Modify, Terminate, or Link Deal through the View Deals Page.

Once a particular Report or Borrower/CUSIP Search has been performed, select the radio button
for the deal as shown above. Either MODIFY, TERMINATE, OR LINK the deal, by clicking the
appropriate button. Once selected, the applicant will be taken to that particular page, and the
process will continue as previously explained for each action.

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Part 6: Directions for Viewing Deals by Creating Reports


A. Select a Report Type and Deal Status.
B. View and Export Report or particular Deal (same as Part 5B).
C. Modify, Terminate, or Link Deal (same as Part 5C).

Part 6A: Select a Report Type and Deal Status

Select a report type and Deal Status from appropriate drop-down menus, and click SEARCH.
The default search is Deal Summary Report, which will return all deals, Active and Terminated
(shown below).

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Part 7: LINK DEALS: Click on the LINK DEALS tab to view screen below.

General Information:
The purpose of Linking Deals is to link a Terminated Deal to an Active Deal of the same
Borrower. Linked Deals MUST consist of one Terminated Deal and one Active Deal.
If the applicant does not know the Active and Terminated CUSIP, the easiest way to perform the
LINK is through the View Deals Page, which will be explained in Part 7A.

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Part 7: Directions for Link Deals


A. Enter the Terminated and Active CUSIPS, and click LOAD.
B. Once all information has been confirmed as correct, request page should be printed by
pressing Ctrl / P on keyboard. Click SUBMIT button to process the request.

Part 7A: Directions for Entering the Terminated and Active CUSIPS

Enter one at time, both the Active and Terminated Deal CUSIPS in the text boxes shown above,
and click LOAD. The Active and Terminated Deal information will be visible, as shown below.
If the applicant does not know the CUSIPS, the View Deals page should be used to retrieve the
CUSIPS. Run the Default Report (Deal Summary Report / Both), and all deals will appear. Once
the applicant can view the Borrowers Active and Terminated CUSIPS, Copy (Ctrl/C) the Active
Deal CUSIP, Select the Terminated CUSIP by clicking on the radio button, and click the LINK
button. The applicant will then be taken to the Link Deal page, where the Terminated Deal
information will be visible. Then paste (Ctrl/V) the Active Deal CUSIP into the Active Deal CUSIP
text box, and click the LOAD button. Now both the Active and Terminated Deal information will
be visible, as shown below.

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Part 7B: Submission of Application:

Once all information has been confirmed as correct, the completed Application Form should be
printed, by pressing Ctrl/P on keyboard, prior to submission and retained in the Administrative
Agents records. The Applicant transmits the Application to the CSB by selecting the SUBMIT
button. The RESET button has no functionality on this page.

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Part 8: Status: Click on the STATUS tab to view screen below.

General Information:
The purpose of View Status is to allow the applicant to view a specific request, which is yet to
be processed (PENDING), by entering the request number in the text field above and clicking
SUBMIT. To view all requests (on the Institution level), which have not been processed, but have
been submitted to S&P, leave the text box blank and click SUBMIT.
The following fields of information will be returned: Request Number, Request Type, Date
Request was Submitted, Time Request was Submitted, USERID that Submitted the Pending
Request, Requestor Name, and Borrower Name.
If there are not any Pending requests, the following message will appear, No data matched your
search criteria.

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Appendix I
CUSIP Service Bureau Contacts and Support
CUSIP Service Bureau Operations
Sharon Jack
Tel: (212) 438-6547
E-Mail: sharon_jack@standardandpoors.com
Patricia Sullivan (LSTA UNIT)
Tel: (212) 438-6564
E-Mail: patricia_sullivan@standardandpoors.com
Subscriber Services
Maria Latorraca
Tel: (212)438-6552
E-Mail: maria_latorraca@standardandpoors.com
Help Desk
Tel: (212) 438-6564
E-Mail: CUSIP_loan@standardandpoors.com
CUSIP Agency Board of Trustees
Kevin Smith,
Senior Vice President, Bank of New York, New York, New York
Richard Betts,
Vice President, Deutsche Bank, New York, New York
J. Douglas Adamson,
Executive Director, American Bankers Association, Washington, DC
Edward R. Brands,
Vice President, Union Bank of California, San Francisco, California
Noland Cheng,
Executive Vice President, Lewco Securities, Jersey City, New Jersey
John H. Haynie,
Managing Director-Operations, Interstate/Johnston Lane Corp., Charlotte, North Carolina
Jeff Kerr,
Senior Vice President, Corporate Trust Services, U.S. Bank, St. Paul, Minnesota
Ronald Kessler,
Corporate Vice President, Director of Operations, A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc., St. Louis, MO
Frank Malarkey,
Director, Credit Suisse First Boston, New York, New York
Sherry Moreland,
Vice President, Corporate Trust Group, First Union Bank, Charlotte, North Carolina
James R. Orvis,
Senior Vice President, Director of Operations, The Advest Group, Hartford, Connecticut
Manuel Rivera,
Senior Vice President, Operations, Chapdelaine & Company, New York, New York
James J. Ronayne,
Managing Director, Depository Trust Clearing Corporation, New York, New York

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Rachel L. Scott,
Senior Vice President, Bank of America Securities, Charlotte, North Carolina
Joseph Siniscalchi,
Executive Vice President, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Inc., New York, New York
John W. Zambrano,
Vice President, JP Morgan Chase Bank, New York, New York
ABA Staff
Diane Poole
Thomas Judd

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Appendix II: Email Confirmation of Processed Request


CUSIP SERVICE BUREAU
STANDARD & POOR'S, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. 55 Water Street, New
York, NY 10041
September 15, 2005
Ted Basta
LSTA
360 Madison Avenue
New York,NY 10017

This is in response to your Request # 0509149291 for assignment of a CUSIP Number to a New
Deal (no prior CUSIP):

BORROWER NAME ..........: TB INVTS - SYNDICATED LNS


CUSIP ..................: 87804RAD7
ISIN ...................: US87804RAD70
This deal is ...........: Unlisted
Domicile ...............: United States
Incorporation ..........: Alabama
Date of Original
Credit Agreement: 01/01/2006
Date of A&R
Credit Agreement:
Global Deal Amount .....: 250
Currency ...............: USD
Administrative Agent ...: LSTA
CUSIP ..................: 87804RAE5
ISIN ...................: US87804RAE53
Facility Type ..........: Term Loan
Facility Description ...: Term Loan E-2
Facility Amount ........: 125
Currency ...............: USD
Maturity ...............: 01/01/2009
CUSIP ..................: 87804RAF2
ISIN ...................: US87804RAF29
Facility Type ..........: Term Loan
Facility Description ...: Term Loan E-3
Facility Amount ........: 125
Currency ...............: USD
Maturity ...............: 01/01/2009

Please call the CUSIP department at (212) 438-6564 with any questions.

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Sincerely yours,
Patricia Sullivan
CUSIP LSTA Unit
This Confirmation was sent by e-mail at 12:45:28 5 Sep 2005.
The assignment of a CUSIP number to a particular loan by Standard & Poor's is not intended by
Standard & Poor's to be, and should not be construed as, an endorsement of such loan, a
recommendation to purchase, sell or hold such loan or an opinion as to the legal validity of such
loan.
Privacy Notice - Standard & Poor's CUSIP Service Bureau does not share your contact
information with other companies or McGraw-Hill units. For more information about the McGrawHill Companies' Privacy Policy, visit our Web site http:// www.mcgraw-hill.com/privacy.html or call
us at (212) 438-6552. To review the accuracy of the information we have collected from you,
please mail written request to: Standard & Poor's CUSIP Service Bureau, Attention: Maria
Latorraca, 55 Water Street, New York, NY 10041
CUSIP
Trademark of the Committee on Uniform Security Identification Procedures. The American
Bankers Association.

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