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Loan and Security Agreement [Amendment No. 1] - The CIT Group/Equipment Financing Inc. and DSN Corp.

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     This First Amendment to Loan and Security Agreement ("First Amendment") is
made as of  June 1 , 1995 by and between THE CIT GROUP/EQUIPMENT FINANCING, INC.
("Lender") and DSN CORPORATION ("Borrower").

     WHEREAS, Lender and Borrower entered into a Loan and Security Agreement
dated as of October 31, 1994 ("Loan Agreement") pursuant to which Lender made
certain loans to Borrower upon the terms and conditions set forth in the Loan
Agreement and the related Loan Documents;

     WHEREAS, Lender has agreed to increase the amount of the loans under the
Loan Agreement; and

     WHEREAS, Lender and Borrower have agreed to certain other modifications and
amendments to the Loan Agreement as set forth in this First Amendment.

     NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the terms and conditions herein, and of
any loans or other credit facilities heretofore, now or hereafter made to or for
the benefit of Borrower by Lender, the parties hereto agree to the following
amendments. and modifications to the Loan Agreement:

     1.   Definitions.  The term "Note" shall be amended to mean that certain
Amended and Restated Promissory Note which evidences the Loan, substantially in
the form attached hereto as Exhibit "A".

     2.   The Loan.  Section 2.1 of the Loan Agreement shall be amended to
increase the amount Lender is willing to lend to a sum not to exceed the
principal amount of sixteen million, five hundred thousand dollars ($16,500,000)
(the "Loan"), the proceeds of which are to be disbursed by Lender exclusively
for the payment of the costs and expenses incurred in connection with the
construction and testing of the DSN Plant and the costs and expenses incurred in
connection with the preparation, negotiation, recordation, title insurance and
filing requirements pursuant to the Loan Documents.

     3.   Disbursement Methods.  Pursuant to Section 2.2 of the Loan Agreement,
Lender has disbursed the initial $12,750,000 of the Loan proceeds. Pursuant to
the terms hereof, Lender has agreed to advance an additional $3,750,000 in two
disbursements. Concurrent with the execution of this First Amendment, Lender
will make the first disbursement of $1,875,000. The second (and final)
disbursement of the remaining $1,875,000 will be made upon Borrower's successful
completion and demonstration of the DSN Plant reliability test (the "Test")
defined herein as: (1) Strong Nitrate Acid ("SNA") product quality meeting grade
specifications pursuant to the offtake Agreement dated  January 1, 1994 with
Monsanto Company ("product specifications"); (2) SNA product throughput 
meeting the product specifications; and (3) reliability demonstrated by the DSN
Plant operating for the earlier of, a period of thirty (30) consecutive calendar
days at the rate of 275 tons per day of SNA meeting the product specifications,
or 8,250 tons of SNA meeting the product specifications. The Test may be
interrupted for any reason ("Incident") and receive full credit for production
prior to the Incident provided that the 275 tons per day volume indicated above
at product specification is produced in 30 consecutive days.

     Upon completion of the Test, Borrower shall issue a "Final Completion
Certificate" to Lender and Lender's consultant, Brown and Root, Inc. Upon
receipt of the Final Completion Certificate, Brown & Root, Inc. shall issue to
Lender an "Independent Consultant Completion Certificate" in form and substance
satisfactory to Lender confirming completion of the Test. Failure of Borrower to
complete such Test and Brown & Root, Inc. issuing its acceptable "Independent
Consultant Completion Certificate" to Lender by July 31, 1995 shall, unless
otherwise agreed by Lender, terminate any requirement of Lender to make such
second disbursement.

     Except as may otherwise be expressly modified by this First Amendment, the
remaining terms and conditions of Section 2.2 of the Loan Agreement remain in

     4.   Repayment of the Loan.  Section 2.3 of the Loan Agreement shall be
amended to reflect the modifications in the repayment provisions of the Note as

     (a)  Lender has advanced the full above-referenced $12,750,000 of Loan
          proceeds to Borrower. Concurrent with the execution of this First
          Amendment, Lender shall advance the first additional disbursement of
          $1,875,000, resulting in a then aggregate principal advance of
          $14,625,000. Principal and precomputed interest thereon shall be
          payable in 84 equal consecutive monthly installments. For purposes of
          amortization and payment of the principal and precomputed interest
          under the Note, the Term Out Period shall be deemed to commence June 
          1, 1995 with the first installment payment in the amount of
          $234,279.80 being due on July 1, 1995 and thereafter payable in 
          eighty-three (83) equal consecutive monthly payments. Provided,
          however, that at such time as the second disbursement of $1,875,000 is
          made by Lender, the second disbursement will be added to the then
          outstanding principal balance of the Note and the then remaining
          installments during the remaining Term Out Period shall be
          recalculated to provide for equal consecutive monthly installments of
          the then aggregate unpaid principal balance and precomputed interest
          thereon for the remainder of the Term Out Period.

     (b)  The principal balance outstanding under the Note, and all accrued and
          unpaid interest and charges not sooner paid when due under the Note,
          and all other Obligations of Borrower owing under any and all of the
          Loan Documents shall be due and payable in full on the last day of the
          Term Out Period (June 1, 2002) unless due and payable earlier as
          provided in the Loan Documents.

     (c)  In the event the DSN Plant shall not be fully operational, and the
          requirements for the DSN Plant Completion Date shall not have been
          completed by October 15, 1995, the principal balance outstanding under
          the Note and all accrued and unpaid interest and charges not sooner
          paid when due under the Note, and all other Obligations of Borrower
          owing under any and all of the Loan Documents shall at the option of
          Lender, be fully due and payable on October 15, 1995.

     5.   Conditions Subsequent to Lending.  Within thirty (30) days of the date
of the execution of this First Amendment:

     (a)  Borrower shall provide Lender with Amendments to the term and fee
          under the Consulting Agreement and the term and rents under DSN Plant
          Equipment Lease, the Ground Lease and the Ground Sublease in such
          amounts and for such terms as may be acceptable to Lender, in its sole

     (b)  UCC follow-up searches shall be obtained reflecting Lender's first
          priority lien in the personal property Collateral.

     (c)  Lender shall have received an executed Modification to the Leasehold
          Mortgage in form and priority as may be acceptable to Lender, in its
          sole discretion, and such Modification to Leasehold Mortgage shall
          have been recorded and any recording fees and any Arkansas intangible
          recording tax shall have been paid in full. Lender shall also have
          received an ALTA lender's endorsement to its policy of title
          insurance, in form, amount with such priority and endorsements as
          Lender may reasonably require.

     (d)  Borrower shall have paid to Lender in full all fees and expenses.

     6.   Representations and Warranties. Borrower represents and warrants as

     (a)  Each of the representations and warranties contained in the Loan
          Agreement is hereby reaffirmed as of the date hereof, each as if set
          forth herein;

     (b)  The execution, delivery and performance of this First Amendment are
          within Borrower's powers, have been duly authorized by all necessary
          action, have received all necessary approvals, if any, and do not
          contravene any law or any contractual restrictions binding on

     (c)  This First Amendment is a legal, valid and binding obligation of
          Borrower, enforceable against Borrower in accordance with its terms;

     (d)  No event has occurred and is continuing or would result from this
          First Amendment which constitutes a Default under the Loan Agreement,
          as amended and modified hereby.

     7.   Miscellaneous.  This First Amendment shall be part of the Loan
Agreement, the terms of which are incorporated herein, and the breach of any
representation, warranty or covenant contained herein or the failure to observe
or comply with any term or agreement contained herein, shall constitute a
Default under the Loan Agreement and Lender shall be entitled to exercise all
rights and remedies it may have under the Loan Agreement, the Loan Documents and
at applicable law. Borrower agrees to pay all costs, expenses and attorneys'
fees incurred by Lender in connection with the negotiation and preparation of
this First Amendment and any other documents in connection herewith including
all search, recording and title insurance expenses and in carrying out or
enforcing the terms of this First Amendment. Except as expressly provided
herein, Lender is not waiving any rights under the Loan Agreement or any other
Loan Document and, except as expressly provided herein or as previously modified
in a writing signed by Lender, all of the terms, covenants, and conditions of
the. Loan Agreement remain unmodified and in full force and effect. Capitalized
terms used herein and not otherwise defined shall have the same meaning as set
forth in the Loan Agreement. This First Amendment may be executed in
counterparts, which counterparts, when so executed and delivered, shall together
constitute but one original.

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this First Amendment
to be effective as of the first date above written.

"Borrower"                                   "Lender"

DSN CORPORATION                              THE CIT GROUP/EQUIPMENT
                                             FINANCING, INC.

By:  /s/ B. H. Golsen                        By: _______________________________

Its:      VP                                 Its: ______________________________

     The undersigned Guarantors acknowledge and consent to the foregoing First
Amendment, confirm that such additional loans by Lender are part of the
Obligations guaranteed by each of the undersigned's Guaranty, and further
confirm that each such Guaranty is in full force and effect.

     LSB INDUSTRIES, INC., a Delaware corporation

          By:  /s/ David R. Goss

          Title:  Vice President

     LSB CHEMICAL CORP., an Oklahoma corporation

          By:  /s/ David R. Goss

          Title:  Vice President