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Title: LOAN MODIFICATION AGREEMENT
Date: 12/24/2008
Industry: Biotechnology and Drugs     Sector: Healthcare

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Exhibit 10.1

LOAN MODIFICATION AGREEMENT

This Loan Modification Agreement is entered into as of December 23, 2008, by and between ISTA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC., a Delaware corporation (the "Borrower") and SILICON VALLEY BANK ("Bank").

1. DESCRIPTION OF EXISTING INDEBTEDNESS : Among other indebtedness which may be owing by Borrower to Bank, Borrower is indebted to Bank pursuant to, among other documents, a Loan and Security Agreement, dated on or about December 16, 2005, as may be amended from time to time, (the "Loan Agreement"). Defined terms used but not otherwise defined herein shall have the same meanings as in the Loan Agreement.

Hereinafter, all indebtedness owing by Borrower to Bank shall be referred to as the "Indebtedness."

2. DESCRIPTION OF COLLATERAL . Repayment of the Indebtedness is secured by the Collateral as described in the Loan Agreement.

Hereinafter, the above-described security documents, together with all other documents securing repayment of the Indebtedness shall be referred to as the "Security Documents". Hereinafter, the Security Documents, together with all other documents evidencing or securing the Indebtedness shall be referred to as the "Existing Loan Documents".

3. DESCRIPTION OF CHANGE IN TERMS .

 

 

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Modification to Loan Agreement .

 

 

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Collateral to Exclude ARS . The Loan Agreement is hereby modified such that the defined term "Collateral" shall not include the Auction Rate Securities (but only such securities) listed on Exhibit A hereto (the "ARS Collateral"), and the defined term "Collateral Account" shall not include the securities account (the "ARS Account") of Borrower at UBS as to the ARS Collateral (but only as to the ARS Collateral), if and to the extent: (a) the ARS Collateral is held by Borrower at UBS Financial Services ("UBS"), (b) the ARS Collateral is pledged by Borrower to UBS to secure a loan in an original amount not to exceed $4,700,000 (the "Margin Loan"), and (c) the Margin Loan has been funded and some amount thereof is outstanding. The Collateral shall include any proceeds of ARS Collateral not applied by UBS to repay the Margin Loan and which is received by Borrower. Any such proceeds shall be deposited by Borrower into a Collateral Account. The foregoing exclusion of the ARS Collateral from the Collateral shall be effective if and only so long as the Margin Loan or any portion thereof is outstanding. Bank agrees to execute and/or deliver, as applicable, such further instruments, documents or agreements as may be required to effect the provisions of this paragraph.

 

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Margin Loan and Pledge of ARS Collateral Not Event of Default . The Loan Agreement is further modified to permit the Margin Loan and the Lien in favor of UBS on the ARS Collateral (and the ARS Account as to the ARS Collateral) to secure the Margin Loan, and the existence of the Margin Loan and such Lien shall not constitute an Event of Default notwithstanding any provisions of the Loan Agreement to the contrary; provided that any default under the Margin Loan which results in recourse by UBS to any assets of Borrower other than the ARS Collateral shall constitute an Event of Default.

 

 

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Section 2.2 is hereby amended and restated in its entirety to read as follows:

2.2 Advances and Credit Extensions .

2.2.1 Revolving Advances.

(a) Availability . Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Bank shall make Advances not exceeding the Revolving Line. Amounts borrowed under the Revolving Line may be repaid and, prior to the Revolving Line Maturity Date, reborrowed, subject to the applicable terms and conditions precedent herein.

(b) Termination; Repayment . The Revolving Line terminates on the Revolving Line Maturity Date, when the principal amount of all Advances, the unpaid interest thereon, and all other Obligations relating to the Revolving Line shall be immediately due and payable.

2.2.2 Letters of Credit Sublimit .

(a) As part of the Revolving Line, Bank shall issue or have issued Letters of Credit for Borrower’s account. The face amount of outstanding Letters of Credit (including drawn but unreimbursed Letters of Credit and any Letter of Credit Reserve) may not exceed $2,000,000, minus the FX Reserve and minus the amount outstanding under the Cash Management Services Sublimit ("Letter of Credit Sublimit"). Such aggregate amounts utilized hereunder shall at all times reduce the amount otherwise available for Credit Extensions under the Revolving Line. If, on the Revolving Maturity Date, there are any outstanding Letters of Credit, then on such date Borrower shall provide to Bank cash collateral in an amount equal to 105% of the face amount of all such Letters of Credit plus all interest, fees, and costs due or to become due in connection therewith (as estimated by Bank in its good faith business judgment), to secure all of the Obligations

 

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relating to said Letters of Credit. All Letters of Credit shall be in form and substance acceptable to Bank in its sole discretion and shall be subject to the terms and conditions of Bank’s standard Application and Letter of Credit Agreement (the "Letter of Credit Application"). Borrower agrees to execute any further documentation in connection with the Letters of Credit as Bank may reasonably request. Borrower further agrees to be bound by the regulations and interpretations of the issuer of any Letters of Credit guarantied by Bank and opened for Borrower’s account or by Bank’s interpretations of any Letter of Credit issued by Bank for Borrower’s account, and Borrower understands and agrees that Bank shall not be liable for any error, negligence, or mistake, whether of omission or commission, in following Borrower’s instructions or those contained in the Letters of Credit or any modifications, amendments, or supplements thereto.

(b) The obligation of Borrower to immediately reimburse Bank for drawings made under Letters of Credit shall be absolute, unconditional, and irrevocable, and shall be performed strictly in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, such Letters of Credit, and the Letter of Credit Application.

(c) Borrower may request that Bank issue a Letter of Credit payable in a Foreign Currency. If a demand for payment is made under any such Letter of Credit, Bank shall treat such demand as an Advance to Borrower of the equivalent of the amount thereof (plus fees and charges in connection therewith such as wire, cable, SWIFT or similar charges) in Dollars at the then-prevailing rate of exchange in San Francisco, California, for sales of the Foreign Currency for transfer to the country issuing such Foreign Currency.

(d) To guard against fluctuations in currency exchange rates, upon the issuance of any Letter of Credit payable in a Foreign Currency, Bank shall create a reserve (the "Letter of Credit Reserve") under the Revolving Line in an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the face amount of such Letter of Credit. The amount of the Letter of Credit Reserve may be adjusted by Bank from time to time to account for fluctuations in the exchange rate. The availability of funds under the Revolving Line shall be reduced by the amount of such Letter of Credit Reserve for as long as such Letter of Credit remains outstanding.

2.2.3 Foreign Exchange Sublimit . As part of the Revolving Line, Borrower may enter into foreign exchange contracts with Bank under which Borrower commits to purchase from or sell to Bank a specific amount of Foreign Currency (each, a "FX Forward Contract") on a specified date (the "Settlement Date"). FX

 

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Forward Contracts shall have a Settlement Date of at least one (1) FX Business Day after the contract date and shall be subject to a reserve of ten percent (10%) of each outstanding FX Forward Contract in a maximum aggregate amount equal to $2,000,000, minus any amounts outstanding under the Cash Management Services Sublimit and under the Letter of Credit Sublimit (the "FX Reserve"). The aggregate amount of FX Forward Contracts at any one time may not exceed ten (10) times the amount of the FX Reserve. The amount otherwise available for Credit Extensions under the Revolving Line shall be reduced by an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of each outstanding Forward Contract. Any amounts needed to fully reimburse Bank will be treated as Advances under the Revolving Line and will accrue interest at the interest rate applicable to Advances.

2.2.4 Cash Management Services Sublimit . Borrower may use up to $2,000,000, minus any amounts outstanding under the Letter of Credit Sublimit and minus the amount of the FX Reserve (the "Cash Management Services Sublimit") of the Revolving Line for Bank’s cash management services which may include merchant services, direct deposit of payroll, business credit card, and check cashing services identified in Bank’s various cash management services agreements (collectively, the "Cash Management Services"). The dollar amount of any Cash Management Services provided under this sublimit will reduce the amount otherwise available for Credit Extensions under the Revolving Line. Any amounts Bank pays on behalf of Borrower for any Cash Management Services will be treated as Advances under the Revolving Line and will accrue interest at the interest rate applicable to Advances.

 

 

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Section 2.5(b) is hereby amended and restated in its entirety to read as follows:

(b) Advances . Each Advance shall bear interest on the outstanding principal amount thereof from the date when made, continued or converted until paid in full at a rate per annum equal to the greater of (a) the Prime Rate plus the Prime Rate Margin, and (b) 4.5 percentage points (450 basis points). Pursuant to the terms hereof, interest on each Advance shall be paid in arrears on each Interest Payment Date. Interest shall also be paid on the date of any prepayment of any Advance pursuant to this Agreement for the portion of any Advance so prepaid and upon payment (including prepayment) in full thereof. All accrued but unpaid interest on the Advances shall be due and payable on the Revolving Line Maturity Date.

 

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Section 2.6 is hereby amended to add subsections (d) and (e) thereto as follows:

(d) Unused Revolving Line Facility Fee . A fee (the "Unused Revolving Line Facility Fee"), payable quarterly, in arrears, on a calendar year basis, in an amount equal to 0.375% (37.5 basis points) per annum of the average unused portion of the Revolving Line, as determined by Bank. The unused portion of the Revolving Line, for the purposes of this calculation, shall include amounts reserved under the Cash Management Services Sublimit for products provided and under the Foreign Exchange Sublimit for FX Forward Contracts. Borrower shall not be entitled to any credit, rebate or repayment of any Unused Revolving Line Facility Fee previously earned by Bank pursuant to this Section notwithstanding any termination of the Agreement or the suspension or termination of Bank’s obligation to make loans and advances hereunder.

(e) Letter of Credit Fee . Bank’s customary fees and expenses for the issuance or renewal of Letters of Credit, each anniversary of the issuance, and the renewal of such Letter of Credit.

 

 

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Section 6.6 is hereby amended and restated in its entirety to read as follows:

6.6 Financial Covenants .

(a) Borrower shall maintain, on a consolidated basis with respect to Borrower and its Subsidiaries a ratio ("Adjusted Quick Ratio") of Quick Assets to Current Liabilities, of at least 1.25 to 1.00 as of the last day of each month.

(b) Borrower shall maintain, on a consolidated basis with respect to Borrower and its Subsidiaries, Tangible Net Worth of at least the following amounts as of the last day of each quarter: (i) $20,000,000 for the quarters ending March 31, 2009, June 30, 2009, and September 30, 2009; and (ii) $25,000,000 thereafter.

 

 

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Section 9.1(b) is hereby amended to read as follows:

(b) stop advancing money or extending credit for Borrower’s benefit under this Agreement or under any other agreement between Borrower and Bank, and demand that Borrower (i) deposits cash with Bank in an amount equal to the aggregate amount of any Letters of Credit remaining undrawn, as collateral security for the repayment of any future drawings under such Letters of Credit, and Borrower shall forthwith deposit and pay such amounts, and (ii) pay in advance all Letter of Credit fees scheduled to be paid or payable over the remaining term of any Letters of Credit, and terminate any FX Contracts;

 

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The definition of "Borrowing Base" in Section 13.1 is hereby amended and restated to read as follows:

" Borrowing Base " is (a) 80% of Eligible Accounts plus (b) 25% of Net Cash (up to $5,000,000), as determined by Bank from Borrower’s most recent Borrowing Base Certificate; provided , however , that Bank may decrease the foregoing percentages in its good faith business judgment based on events, conditions, contingencies, or risks which, as determined by Bank, may adversely affect Collateral.

 

 

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The definition of "Eligible Accounts" in Section 13.1 is hereby amended and restated to read as follows:

" Eligible Accounts " are Accounts which arise in the ordinary course of Borrower’s business that meet all Borrower’s representations and warranties in Section 5.3. Bank reserves the right at any time and from time to time after the Effective Date, to adjust any of the criteria set forth below and to establish new criteria in its good faith business judgment. Unless Bank agrees otherwise in writing, Eligible Accounts shall not include:

(a) Accounts for which the Account Debtor has not been invoiced;

(b) Accounts that the Account Debtor has not paid within ninety (90) days of invoice date;

(c) Accounts owing from an Account Debtor, fifty percent (50%) or more of whose Accounts have not been paid within ninety (90) days of invoice date;

(d) Credit balances over ninety (90) days from invoice date;

(e) Accounts owing from an Account Debtor, including Affiliates, whose total obligations to Borrower exceed twenty-five percent (25%) of all Accounts (provided that such concentration percentage shall be 45% as to the Accounts due from Account Debtors Amerisourcebergen, Cardinal Health, Inc., and McKesson Corp.), for the amounts that exceed that percentage, unless Bank approves in writing;

(f) Accounts owing from an Account Debtor which does not have its principal place of business in the United States unless supported by letters of credit issued and negotiated by Bank or foreign credit insurance, in each case as deemed acceptable by Bank;

 

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(g) Accounts owing from an Account Debtor which is a federal, state or local government entity or any department, agency, or instrumentali


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