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THIS LEASE is executed this first day of September, 2000, by and between GPG ENTERPRISES, L.L.C., a Missouri limited liability company (Landlord), and THE FIELDING PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY, a Missouri corporation (Tenant).
ARTICLE 1 LEASE OF PREMISES
Section 1.01. Basic Lease Provisions and Definitions.
Section 1.02. Leased Premises. Landlord hereby leases to Tenant and Tenant leases from Landlord, under the terms and conditions herein, the Leased Premises. Tenant hereby accepts the Leased Premises in their as is condition and subject to all restrictions, covenants, easements, rights-of-way of record, if any, and applicable zoning regulations regulating the use of the Leased Premises, and accepts this Lease subject thereto and to all matters disclosed thereby. Landlord makes and has made no representations or warranties with respect to the condition of the Leased Premises or as to its suitability for the use or uses contemplated by Tenant.
ARTICLE 2 TERM AND POSSESSION
Section 2.01. Term. The term of this Lease (Lease Term) shall be for the period of time as set forth in Section 1.01(C) hereof, and shall commence on the Commencement Date.
Section 2.02. Surrender of the Premises. Upon the expiration or earlier termination of this Lease, Tenant shall immediately surrender the Leased Premises to Landlord in good condition and repair. Tenant shall also remove its personal property, trade fixtures and any of Tenants alterations designated by Landlord, promptly repair any damage caused by such removal, and restore the Leased Premises to the condition existing upon the Commencement Date, reasonable wear and tear excepted. If Tenant fails to do so, Landlord may restore the Leased Premises to such condition at Tenants expense, Landlord may cause all of said property to be removed at Tenants expense, and Tenant hereby agrees to pay all the costs and expenses thereby reasonably incurred. All Tenant property which is not removed within ten (10) days following Landlords written demand therefor shall be conclusively deemed to have been abandoned by Tenant, and Landlord shall be entitled to dispose of such property at Tenants cost without thereby incurring any liability to Tenant. The provisions of this section shall survive the expiration or other termination of this Lease.
Section 2.03. Holding Over. If Tenant retains possession of the Leased Premises after the expiration or earlier termination of this Lease, Tenant shall become a tenant from month to month at twice the Monthly Rental Installment in effect at the end of the Lease Term, and otherwise upon the terms, covenants and conditions herein specified, so far as applicable. Acceptance by Landlord of rent in such event shall not result in a renewal of this Lease, and Tenant shall vacate and surrender the Leased Premises to Landlord upon Tenant being given thirty (30) days prior written notice from Landlord to vacate whether or not said notice is given on the rent paying date. This Section 2.03 shall in no way constitute a consent by Landlord to any holding over by Tenant upon the expiration or earlier termination of this Lease, nor limit Landlords remedies in such event.
ARTICLE 3 RENT
Section 3.01. Base Rent. Tenant shall pay to Landlord the Monthly Rental Installments, in advance, without deduction or offset, beginning on the Commencement Date and on or before the first day of each and every calendar month thereafter during the Lease Term. The Monthly Rental Installment for partial calendar months shall be prorated.
Section 3.02. Additional Rent. In addition to the Monthly Rental Installments, Tenant shall pay to Landlord for each calendar year during the Lease Term, as Additional Rent all costs and expenses incurred by Landlord during the Lease Term for (i) Real Estate Taxes, (ii) insurance premiums, and (iii) Common Area Charges.
Real Estate Taxes shall include any form of real estate tax or assessment or service payments in lieu thereof, and any license fee, commercial rental tax, improvement bond or other similar charge or tax (other than inheritance, personal income or estate taxes) imposed upon the Leased Premises (or against Landlords business of leasing the Leased Premises) by any authority having the power to so charge or tax, together with costs and expenses of contesting the validity or amount of Real Estate Taxes which at Landlords option may be calculated as if such contesting work had been performed on a contingent fee basis (whether charged by Landlords counsel or representative; provided, however, that said fees are reasonably comparable to the fees charged for similar services by others not affiliated with Landlord, but in no event shall fees exceed thirty-three percent (33%) of the good faith estimated tax savings). Additionally, Tenant shall pay, prior to delinquency, all taxes assessed against and levied upon trade fixtures, furnishings, equipment and all personal property of Tenant contained in the Leased Premises.
Common Area Charges shall mean all of Landlords expenses for management, operation, repair, replacement and maintenance to keep the Leased Premises in good order, condition and repair, including, but not limited to: management fees; common area utilities; stormwater discharge fees; license, permit, inspection and other fees; fees and assessments imposed by any covenants or owners association; professional fees; security services; costs in complying with any governmental laws or ordinances; and maintenance, repair and replacement of the driveways, parking and loading areas (including snow removal), exterior lighting, landscaped areas, walkways, curbs, drainage strips, sewer lines, exterior walls, foundation, structural frame, roof and gutters. The cost of any capital improvement shall be amortized over the useful life of such improvement (as reasonably determined by Landlord), and only the amortized portion shall be included in Common Area Charges. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Tenant shall not be responsible for the cost of replacing the roof, exterior walls, foundation and/or structural frame of the Building.
Section 3.03. Payment of Additional Rent. Landlord shall estimate the total amount of Additional Rent to be paid by Tenant during each calendar year of the Lease Term, pro-rated for any partial years. Commencing on the Commencement Date, Tenant shall pay to Landlord each month, at the same time the Monthly Rental Installment is due, an amount equal to one-twelfth (1/12) of the estimated Additional Rent for such year. Within a reasonable time after the end of each calendar year, Landlord shall submit to Tenant a statement of the actual amount of such Additional Rent, and within thirty (30) days after receipt of such statement, Tenant shall pay any deficiency between the actual amount owed and the estimates paid during such calendar year. In the event of overpayment, Landlord shall credit the amount of such overpayment toward the next Monthly Rental Installment.
Section 3.04. Late Charges. Tenant acknowledges that Landlord shall incur certain additional unanticipated administrative and legal costs and expenses if Tenant fails to timely pay any payment required hereunder. Therefore, in addition to the other remedies available to Landlord hereunder, if any payment required to be paid by Tenant to Landlord hereunder shall become overdue, such unpaid amount shall bear interest from the due date thereof to the date of payment at the prime rate (as reported in the Wall Street Journal) of interest (Prime Rate) plus six percent (6%) per annum.
ARTICLE 4 SECURITY DEPOSIT
Tenant, upon execution of this Lease, shall deposit with Landlord the Security Deposit as security for the performance by Tenant of all of Tenants obligations contained in this Lease. In the event of a default by Tenant Landlord may apply all or any part of the Security Deposit to cure all or any part of such default; and Tenant agrees to promptly, upon demand, deposit such additional sum with Landlord as may be required to maintain the full amount of the Security Deposit. All sums held by Landlord pursuant to this section shall be without interest. At the end of the Lease Term, provided that there is then no uncured default, Landlord shall return the Security Deposit to Tenant.
ARTICLE 5 USE
Section 5.01. Use of Leased Premises. The Leased Premises are to be used by Tenant solely for the Permitted Use and for no other purposes without the prior written consent of Landlord.
Section 5.02. Covenants of Tenant Regarding Use. Tenant shall (i) use and maintain the Leased Premises and conduct its business thereon in a safe, careful, reputable and lawful manner, (ii) comply with all laws, rules, regulations, orders, ordinances, directions and requirements of any governmental authority or agency, now in force or which may hereafter be in force, including without limitation those which shall impose upon Landlord or Tenant any duty with respect to or triggered by a change in the use or occupation of, or any improvement or alteration to, the Leased Premises, and (iii) comply with and obey all reasonable directions of the Landlord, including any rules and regulations that may be adopted by Landlord from time to time. Tenant shall not use the Leased Premises, or allow the
Leased Premises to be used, for any purpose or in any manner which would invalidate any policy of insurance now or hereafter carried on the Building or increase the rate of premiums payable on any such insurance policy unless Tenant reimburses Landlord as Additional Rent for any increase in premiums charged.
Section 5.03. Landlords Rights Regarding Use. In addition to the rights specified elsewhere in this Lease, Landlord or Landlords agent shall be permitted to inspect or examine the Leased Premises at any reasonable time upon reasonable notice (except in an emergency when no notice shall be required), and Landlord shall have the right to make any repairs to the Leased Premises which are necessary for its preservation; provided, however, that any repairs made by Landlord shall be at Tenants expense, except as provided in Section 7.02 hereof. Landlord shall incur no liability to Tenant for such entry, nor shall such entry constitute an eviction of Tenant or a termination of this Lease, or entitle Tenant to any abatement of rent therefor.
ARTICLE 6 UTILITIES AND SERVICES
Tenant shall obtain in its own name and pay directly to the appropriate supplier the cost of all utilities and services serving the Leased Premises. Landlord shall not be liable in damages or otherwise for any failure or interruption of any utility or other building service and no such failure or interruption shall entitle Tenant to terminate this Lease or withhold sums due hereunder.
ARTICLE 7 MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS
Section 7.01. Tenants Responsibility. During the Lease Term, Tenant shall, at its own cost and expense, maintain the Building in good condition, regularly servicing and promptly making all repairs and replacements thereto, including but not limited to the electrical systems, heating and air conditioning systems, plate glass, floors, windows and doors, sprinkler and plumbing systems, and shall obtain a preventive maintenance contract on the heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems, and provide Landlord with a copy thereof. The preventive maintenance contract shall meet or exceed Landlords standard maintenance criteria, and shall provide for the inspection and maintenance of the heating, ventilating and air conditioning system on not less than a semi-annual basis.
Section 7.02. Landlords Responsibility. During the Lease Term, Landlord shall maintain in good condition and repair, and replace as necessary, the roof, exterior walls, foundation and structural frame of the Building and the parking and landscaped areas, the costs of which shall be included in Common Area Charges (except as limited by Section 3.02); provided, however, that to the extent any of the foregoing items require repair because of the negligence, misuse, or default of Tenant, its employees, agents, customers or invitees, Landlord shall make such repairs solely at Tenants expense.
Section 7.03. Alterations. Tenant shall not permit alterations in or to the Leased Premises unless and until the plans have been approved by Landlord in writing. As a condition of such approval, Landlord may require Tenant to remove the alterations and restore the Leased Premises upon termination of this Lease; otherwise, all such alterations shall at Landlords option become a part of the realty and the property of Landlord, and shall not be removed by Tenant. Tenant shall ensure that all alterations shall be made in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations and building codes, in a good and workmanlike manner and of quality equal to or better than the original construction of the Building. No person shall be entitled to any lien derived through or under Tenant for any labor or material furnished to the Leased Premises, and nothing in this Lease shall be construed to constitute a consent by Landlord to the creation of any lien. If any lien is filed against the Leased Premises for work claimed to have been done for or material claimed to have been furnished to Tenant, Tenant shall cause such lien to be discharged of record within thirty (30) days after filing. Tenant shall indemnify Landlord from all costs, losses, expenses and attorneys fees in connection with any construction or alteration and any related lien.
ARTICLE 8 CASUALTY
Section 8.01. Casualty. In the event of total or partial destruction of the Building or the Leased Premises by fire or other casualty, Landlord agrees to promptly restore and repair same; provided, however, Landlords obligation hereunder shall be limited to the reconstruction of such of the tenant finish improvements as were originally required to be made by Landlord, if any. Rent shall proportionately abate during the time that the Leased Premises or part thereof are unusable because of any such damage. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Leased Premises are (i) so destroyed that they cannot be repaired or rebuilt within one hundred eighty (180) days from the casualty date; or (ii) destroyed by a casualty which is not covered by the insurance required hereunder or, if covered, such insurance proceeds are not released by any mortgagee entitled thereto or are insufficient to rebuild the Building and the Leased Premises; then, in case of a clause (i) casualty, either Landlord or Tenant may, or, in the case of a clause (ii) casualty, then Landlord may, upon thirty (30) days written notice to the other party, terminate this Lease with respect to matters thereafter accruing.
Section 8.02. All Risk Coverage Insurance. During the Lease Term, Landlord shall maintain all risk coverage insurance on the Building, but shall not protect Tenants property on the Leased Premises; and, notwithstanding the provisions of Section 9.01, Landlord shall not be liable for any damage to Tenants property, regardless of cause, including the negligence of Landlord and its employees, agents and invitees. Tenant hereby expressly waives any right of recovery against Landlord for damage to any property of Tenant located in or about the Leased Premises, however caused, including the negligence of Landlord and its employees, agents and invitees. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 9.01 below, Landlord hereby expressly waives any rights of recovery against Tenant for damage to the Leased Premises or the Building, which is insured against under Landlords all risk coverage insurance. All insurance policies maintained by Landlord or Tenant as provided in this Lease shall contain an agreement by the insurer waiving the insurers right of subrogation against the other party to this Lease.
ARTICLE 9 LIABILITY INSURANCE
Section 9.01. Tenants Responsibility. Landlord shall not be liable to Tenant or to any other person for (i) damage to property or injury or death to persons due to the condition of the Leased Premises or the Building, or (ii) the occurrence of any accident in or about the Leased Premises, or (iii) any act or neglect of Tenant or of any other person, unless such damage, injury or death is directly and solely the result of Landlords negligence; and Tenant hereby releases Landlord from any and all liability for the same. Tenant shall be liable for, and shall indemnify and defend Landlord from, any and all liability for (i) any act or neglect of Tenant and any person coming on the Leased Premises by the license of Tenant, express or implied, (ii) any damage to the Leased Premises, and (iii) any loss of or damage or injury to any person (including death resulting therefrom) or property occurring in, on or about the Leased Premises, regardless of cause, except for any loss or damage covered by Landlords all risk coverage insurance as provided in Section 8.02 and except for that caused solely and directly by Landlords negligence. This provision shall survive the expiration or earlier termination of this Lease.
Section 9.02. Tenants Insurance. Tenant shall carry general public liability and property damage insurance, issued by one or more insurance companies acceptable to Landlord, with the following minimum coverages:
The insurance policies shall protect Tenant and Landlord as their interests may appear, naming Landlord and Landlords managing agent and mortgagee as additional insureds, and shall provide that they may not be canceled on less than thirty (30) days prior written notice to Landlord. Tenant shall furnish Landlord with Certificates of Insurance evidencing all required coverages on or before the Commencement Date. If Tenant fails to carry such insurance and furnish Landlord with such Certificates of Insurance after a request to do so, Landlord may obtain such insurance and collect the cost thereof from Tenant.
ARTICLE 10 EMINENT DOMAIN
If all or any substantial part of the Leased Premises shall be acquired by the exercise of eminent domain, Landlord may terminate this Lease by giving written notice to Tenant on or before the date that actual possession thereof is so taken. If all or any part of the Leased Premises shall be acquired by the exercise of eminent domain so that the Leased Premises shall become unusable by Tenant for the Permitted Use, Tenant may terminate this Lease as of the date that actual possession thereof is so taken by giving written notice to Landlord, and all damages awarded shall belong to Landlord; provided, however, that Tenant may claim dislocation damages if such amount is not subtracted from Landlords award.
ARTICLE 11 ASSIGNMENT AND SUBLEASE
Tenant shall not assign this Lease or sublet the Leased Premises in whole or in part without Landlords prior written consent, which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld, delayed or denied. In the event of any assignment or subletting, Tenant shall remain primarily liable hereunder, and any extension, expansion, rights of first offer, rights of first refusal or other options granted to Tenant under this Lease shall be rendered void and of no further force or effect. The acceptance of rent from any other person shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any of the provisions of this Lease or to be a consent to the assignment of this Lease or the subletting of the Leased Premises. Without in any way limiting Landlords right to refuse to consent to any assignment or subletting of this Lease, Landlord reserves the right to refuse to give such consent if in Landlords opinion (i) the Leased Premises are or may be in any way adversely affected; (ii) the business reputation of the proposed assignee or subtenant is unacceptable; or (iii) the financial worth of the proposed assignee or subtenant is insufficient to meet the obligations hereunder. Landlord further expressly reserves the right to refuse to give its consent to any subletting if the proposed rent is to be less than the then current rent for similar premises in the Park. Tenant agrees to reimburse Landlord for reasonable accounting and attorneys fees incurred in conjunction with the processing and documentation of any such requested assignment, subletting or any other hypothecation of this Lease or Tenants interest in and to the Leased Premises.
ARTICLE 12 TRANSFERS BY LANDLORD
Section 12.01. Sale of the Building. Landlord shall have the right to sell the Building at any time during the Lease Term, subject only to the rights of Tenant hereunder; and such sale shall operate to release Landlord from liability hereunder after the date of such conveyance.
Section 12.02. Subordination and Estoppel Certificate. Landlord shall have the right to subordinate this Lease to any mortgage presently existing or hereafter placed upon the Building by so declaring in such mortgage. Within ten (10) days following receipt of a written request from Landlord,
Tenant shall execute and deliver to Landlord, without cost, any instrument which Landlord deems necessary or desirable to confirm the subordination of this Lease and an estoppel certificate in such form as Landlord may reasonably request certifying (i) that this Lease is in full force and effect and unmodified or stating the nature of any modification, (ii) the date to which rent has been paid, (iii) that there are not, to Tenants knowledge, any uncured defaults or specifying such defaults if any are claimed, and (iv) any other matters or state of facts reasonably required respecting the Lease. Such estoppel may be relied upon by Landlord and by any purchaser or mortgagee of the Building. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the mortgagee shall take title to the Leased Premises through foreclosure or deed in lieu of foreclosure, Tenant shall be allowed to continue in possession of the Leased Premises as provided for in this Lease so long as Tenant shall not be in default.
ARTICLE 13 DEFAULT AND REMEDY
Section 13.01. Default. The occurrence of any of the following shall be a Default:
(a) Tenant fails to pay any Monthly Rental Installment or Additional Rent within five (5) days after the same is due, or Tenant fails to pay any other amounts due Landlord from Tenant within ten (10) days after the same is due.
(b) Tenant fails to perform or observe any other term, condition, covenant or obligation required under this Lease for a period of thirty (30) days after notice thereof from Landlord; provided, however, that if the nature of Tenants default is such that more than thirty days are reasonably required to cure, then such default shall be deemed to have been cured if Tenant commences such performance within said thirty-day period and thereafter diligently completes the required action within a reasonable time.
(c) Tenant shall assign or sublet all or a portion of the Leased Premises in contravention of the provisions of Article 11 of this Lease.
(d) All or substantially all of Tenants assets in the Leased Premises or Tenants interest in this Lease are attached or levied under execution (and Tenant does not discharge the same within sixty (60) days thereafter); a petition in bankruptcy, insolvency or for reorganization or arrangement is filed by or against Tenant (and Tenant fails to secure a stay or discharge thereof within sixty (60) days thereafter); Tenant is insolvent and unable to pay its debts as they become due; Tenant makes a general assignment for the benefit of creditors; Tenant takes the benefit of any insolvency action or law; the appointment of a receiver or trustee in bankruptcy for Tenant or its assets if such receivership has not been vacated or set aside within thirty (30) days thereafter; or, dissolution or other termination of Tenants corporate charter if Tenant is a corporation.
Section 13.02. Remedies. Upon the occurrence of any Default, Landlord shall have the following rights and remedies, in addition to those allowed by law or in equity, any one or more of which may be exercised without further notice to Tenant:
(a) Landlord may apply the Security Deposit or re-enter the Leased Premises and cure any default of Tenant, and Tenant shall reimburse Landlord as Additional Rent for any costs and expenses which Landlord thereby incurs; and Landlord shall not be liable to Tenant for any loss or damage which Tenant may sustain by reason of Landlords action.
(b) Landlord may terminate this Lease or, without terminating this Lease, terminate Tenants right to possession of the Leased Premises as of the date of such Default, and thereafter (i) neither Tenant nor any person claiming under or through Tenant shall be entitled to possession of the Leased Premises, and Tenant shall immediately surrender the Leased Premises to Landlord; and (ii) Landlord may re-enter the Leased Premises and dispossess Tenant and any other occupants of the Leased
Premises by any lawful means and may remove their effects, without prejudice to any other remedy which Landlord may have. Upon the termination of this Lease, Landlord may declare the present value (discounted at the Prime Rate) of all rent which would have been due under this Lease for the balance of the Lease Term to be immediately due and payable, whereupon Tenant shall be obligated to pay the same to Landlord, together with all loss or damage which Landlord may sustain by reason of Tenants default (Default Damages), which shall include without limitation expenses of preparing the Leased Premises for re-letting, demolition, repairs, tenant finish improvements, brokers commissions and attorneys fees, it being expressly understood and agreed that the liabilities and remedies specified in this subsection (b) shall survive the termination of this Lease.
(c) Landlord may, without terminating this Lease, re-enter the Leased Premises and re-let all or any part thereof for a term different from that which would otherwise have constituted the balance of the Lease Term and for rent and on terms and conditions different from those contained herein, whereupon Tenant shall be immediately obligated to pay to Landlord as liquidated damages the present value (discounted at the Prime Rate) of the difference between the rent provided for herein and that provided for in any lease covering a subsequent re-letting of the Leased Premises, for the period which would otherwise have constituted the balance of the Lease Term, together with all of Landlords Default Damages.
(d) Landlord may sue for injunctive relief or to recover damages for any loss resulting from the Default.
Section 13.03. Landlords Default and Tenants Remedies. Landlord shall be in default if it fails to perform any term, condition, covenant or obligation required under this Lease for a period of thirty (30) days after written notice thereof from Tenant to Landlord; provided, however, that if the term, condition, covenant or obligation to be performed by Landlord is such that it cannot reasonably be performed within thirty (30) days, such default shall be deemed to have been cured if Landlord commences such performance within said thirty-day period and thereafter diligently undertakes to complete the same. Upon the occurrence of any such default, Tenant may sue for injunctive relief or to recover damages for any loss directly resulting from the breach, but Tenant shall not be entitled to terminate this Lease or withhold, offset or abate any sums due hereunder.
Section 13.04. Limitation of Landlords Liability. If Landlord shall fail to perform any term, condition, covenant or obligation required to be performed by it under this Lease and if Tenant shall, as a consequence thereof, recover a money judgment against Landlord, Tenant agrees that it shall look solely to Landlords right, title and interest in and to the Leased Premises for the collection of such judgment; and Tenant further agrees that no other assets of Landlord shall be subject to levy, execution or other process for the satisfaction of Tenants judgment.
Section 13.05. Nonwaiver of Defaults. Neither partys failure or delay in exercising any of its rights or remedies or other provisions of this Lease shall constitute a waiver thereof or affect its right thereafter to exercise or enforce such right or remedy or other provision. No waiver of any default shall be deemed to be a waiver of any other default. Landlords receipt of less than the full rent due shall not be construed to be other than a payment on account of rent then due, nor shall any statement on Tenants check or any letter accompanying Tenants check be deemed an accord and satisfaction. No act or omission by Landlord or its employees or agents during the Lease Term shall be deemed an acceptance of a surrender of the Leased Premises, and no agreement to accept such a surrender shall be valid unless in writing and signed by Landlord.
Section 13.06. Attorneys Fees. If either party defaults in the performance or observance of any of the terms, conditions, covenants or obligations contained in this Lease and the non-defaulting party obtains a judgment against the defaulting party, then the defaulting party agrees to reimburse the non-defaulting party for reasonable attorneys fees incurred in connection therewith.
ARTICLE 14 TENANTS RESPONSIBILITY REGARDING
Section 14.01. Definitions.
a. Environmental Laws All present or future federal, state and municipal laws, ordinances, rules and regulations applicable to the environmental and ecological condition of the Leased Premises, the rules and regulations of the Federal Environmental Protection Agency or any other federal, state or municipal agency or governmental board or entity having jurisdiction over the Leased Premises.
b. Hazardous Substances Those substances included within the definitions of hazardous substances, hazardous materials, toxic substances solid waste or infectious waste under Environmental Laws.
Section 14.02. Compliance. Tenant, at its sole cost and expense, shall promptly comply with the Environmental Laws including any notice from any source issued pursuant to the Environmental Laws or issued by any insurance company which shall impose any duty upon Tenant with respect to the use, occupancy, maintenance or alteration of the Leased Premises whether such notice shall be served upon Landlord or Tenant.
Section 14.03. Restrictions on Tenant. Tenant shall operate its business and maintain the Leased Premises in compliance with all Environmental Laws. Tenant shall not cause or permit the use, generation, release, manufacture, refining, production, processing, storage or disposal of any Hazardous Substances on, under or about the Leased Premises, or the transportation to or from the Leased Premises of any Hazardous Substances, except as necessary and appropriate for its Permitted Use in which case the use, storage or disposal of such Hazardous Substances shall be performed in compliance with the Environmental Laws and the highest standards prevailing in the industry.
Section 14.04. Notices, Affidavits, Etc. Tenant shall immediately notify Landlord of (i) any violation by Tenant, its employees, agents, representatives, customers, invitees or contractors of the Environmental Laws on, under or about the Leased Premises, or (ii) the presence or suspected presence of any Hazardous Substances on, under or about the Leased Premises and shall immediately deliver to Landlord any notice received by Tenant relating to (i) and (ii) above from any source. Tenant shall execute affidavits, representations and the like within five (5) days of Landlords request therefor concerning Tenants best knowledge and belief regarding the presence of any Hazardous Substances on, under or about the Leased Premises.
Section 14.05. Landlords Rights. Landlord and its agents shall have the right, but not the duty, upon advance notice (except in the case of emergency when no notice shall be required) to inspect the Leased Premises and conduct tests thereon to determine whether or the extent to which there has been a violation of Environmental Laws by Tenant or whether there are Hazardous Substances on, under or about the Leased Premises. In exercising its rights herein, Landlord shall use reasonable efforts to minimize interference with Tenants business but such entry shall not constitute an eviction of Tenant, in whole or in part, and Landlord shall not be liable for any interference, loss, or damage to Tenants property or business caused thereby.
Section 14.06. Tenants Indemnification. Tenant shall indemnify Landlord and Landlords managing agent from any and all claims, losses, liabilities, costs, expenses and damages, including attorneys fees, costs of testing and remediation costs, incurred by Landlord in connection with any breach by Tenant of its obligations under this Article 14. The covenants and obligations under this Article 14 shall survive the expiration or earlier termination of this Lease.
Section 14.07. Landlords Representation. Notwithstanding anything contained in this Article 14 to the contrary, Tenant shall not have any liability to Landlord under this Article 14 resulting from any conditions existing, or events occurring, or any Hazardous Substances existing or generated, at, in, on, under or in connection with the Leased Premises prior to the Commencement Date of this Lease except to the extent Tenant exacerbates the same.
ARTICLE 15 MISCELLANEOUS
Section 15.01. Benefit of Landlord and Tenant. This Lease shall inure to the benefit of and be binding upon Landlord and Tenant and their respective successors and assigns.
Section 15.02. Governing Law. This Lease shall be governed in accordance with the laws of the state where the Leased Premises is located.
Section 15.03. Force Majeure. Landlord and Tenant (except with respect to the payment of any monetary obligation) shall be excused for the period of any delay in the performance of any obligation hereunder when such delay is occasioned by causes beyond its control, including but not limited to work stoppages, boycotts, slowdowns or strikes; shortages of materials, equipment, labor or energy; unusual weather conditions; or acts or omissions of governmental or political bodies.
Section 15.04. Examination of Lease. Submission of this instrument for examination or signature to Tenant does not constitute a reservation of or option for Lease, and it is not effective as a Lease or otherwise until execution by and delivery to both Landlord and Tenant.
Section 15.05. Indemnification for Leasing Commissions. The parties hereby represent and warrant that there are no real estate brokers involved in the negotiation and execution of this Lease. Each party shall indemnify the other from any and all liability for the breach of this representation and warranty on its part and shall pay any compensation to any other broker or person who may be entitled thereto.
Section 15.06. Notices. Any notice required or permitted to be given under this Lease or by law shall be deemed to have been given if it is written and delivered in person or by overnight courier or mailed by certified mail, postage prepaid, to the party who is to receive such notice at the address specified in Article 1. If delivered in person, notice shall be deemed given as of the delivery date. If sent by overnight courier, notice shall be deemed given as of the first business day after sending. If mailed, the notice shall be deemed to have been given on the date which is three business days after mailing. Either party may change its address by giving written notice thereof to the other party.
Section 15.07. Partial Invalidity; Complete Agreement. If any provision of this Lease shall be held to be invalid, void or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect.. This Lease represents the entire agreement between Landlord and Tenant covering everything agreed upon or understood in this transaction. There are no oral promises, conditions, representations, understandings, interpretations or terms of any kind as conditions or inducements to the execution hereof or in effect between the parties. No change or addition shall be made to this Lease except by a written agreement executed by Landlord and Tenant.
Section 15.08. Representations and Warranties. The undersigned represent and warrant that (i) such party is duly organized, validly existing and in good standing (if applicable) in accordance with the laws of the state under which it was organized; and (ii) the individual executing and delivering this Lease has been properly authorized to do so, and such execution and delivery shall bind such party.
Section 15.09. Option to Extend.
a. Provided (i) Tenant has not been in default hereunder at any time during the Lease Term (the Original Term), (ii) the creditworthiness of Tenant is then acceptable to Landlord, (iii) Tenant originally named herein remains in possession of and has been continuously operating in the entire Leased Premises for the term immediately preceding the Extension Term (defined below), and (iv) the current use of the Leased Premises is acceptable to Landlord, Tenant shall have the option to extend the Original Term for one (1) successive period of two (2) years (the Extension Term). The Extension Term shall be upon the same terms and conditions contained in the Lease for the Original Term except the Monthly Rental Installments shall be adjusted as set forth below (the Rent Adjustment). Tenant shall exercise such option by delivering to Landlord, no later than six (6) months prior to the expiration of the Original Term, written notice of Tenants desire to extend the Original Term. Unless Landlord otherwise agrees in writing, Tenants failure to timely exercise such option shall waive it. Landlord shall notify Tenant of the amount of the Rent Adjustment no later than ninety (90) days prior to the commencement of the Extension Term. If Tenant properly exercises its option to extend, Landlord and Tenant shall execute an amendment to the Lease reflecting the amount of the Rent due under the Extension Term.
b. The Monthly Rental Installments for the Extension Term shall be (I) $11,509.27 for the first year of the Extension Term, and (ii) $11,797.00 for the second year of the Extension Term, and (iii) $12,091.93 for the third year of the Extension Term.
(c) Notwithstanding the foregoing, in no event shall the Monthly Rental Installments payable during the Extension Term as adjusted hereby be less than the Monthly Rental Installments paid during the Original Term.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Lease as of the day and year first above written.
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