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Title: Master Leasing Agreement
Governing Law: Illinois     Date: 3/30/2005
Industry: Electric Utilities    

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EXHIBIT 10.29

EXECUTION COPY

GENERAL ELECTRIC RAILCAR SERVICES CORPORATION

February 18, 2005

Mr. Dirk Cook
Manager Coal Transportation
NRG Power Marketing Inc.
211 Carnegie Center
Princeton, NJ 08540-6213

Subject: NRG Power Marketing Inc.

Dear Dirk:

The purpose of this letter is to convey a commitment on the part of General Electric Railcar Services Corporation (“GE Railcar”), to (a) acquire approximately 1,500 newly manufactured aluminum coal gondola cars (the “Equipment”) through the assignment by NRG Power Marketing Inc. (“NRG”) of its right to take delivery of the Equipment under the Johnstown American Corporation Proposal Number 04087, Revision 3, dated August 19, 2004 and accepted by NRG August 23, 2004 (the “Purchase Agreement”) between NRG and Johnstown America Corporation (“Seller”) and (b) to lease the Equipment to NRG pursuant to (i) the Railroad Car Full Service Master Leasing Agreement (the “Master Lease”) dated as of February 18, 2005 between GE Railcar and NRG and (ii) one or more Initial Riders between GE Railcar and NRG, each to be executed as to the Equipment specified therein with payment pursuant to the Purchase Agreement to be made as provided for therein (such date of payment is hereinafter referred to as a “Funding Date”). The lease of the Equipment shall be on the terms set forth in the form of Initial Rider (attached hereto as Exhibit A). Capitalized terms used herein without definition have the meanings described to them in the Master Lease.

This commitment is subject to (a) the execution and delivery of the Master Lease, and (b) satisfaction of the conditions precedent set forth in the Master Lease on the date hereof. In addition to the conditions set forth in the Lease Documents, the commitment to enter into each Initial Rider is subject to the conditions set forth in the form of Initial Rider attached hereto as Exhibit A. The Master Lease, the Guaranty, the Purchase Agreement Assignment, and each Initial Rider executed and delivered by the parties are collectively referred to as the “Lease Documents.” In addition to the conditions set forth in the Lease Documents, the commitment to make the payment due on any Funding Date is subject to the delivery and acceptance of the related Equipment on or prior to September 30, 2005.

GE Railcar’s commitment is based upon the foregoing and the terms and conditions set forth in the Master Lease and the form of Initial Rider. By execution and delivery of this letter to GE Railcar, NRG commits to lease the Equipment from GE Railcar upon the terms, and subject to

 


 

the conditions, set forth in the Lease Documents. If this agreement is acceptable, please indicate your acceptance by signing in the space below and returning one originally executed commitment to the undersigned. This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois without regard to its conflicts of laws.

Sincerely,

General Electric Railcar Services Corporation

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Name:

 

 

Title:

 

 

 

 

 

Accepted & Agreed:

 

 

 

 

 

NRG Power Marketing Inc.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

If this agreement is acceptable, please indicate your acceptance by signing in the space below and returning one originally executed commitment to the undersigned

Sincerely,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ James N. Muday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

James N. Muday

 

 

 

 

Title:

 

Vice President

 

 

 

 

General Electric Railcar Services Corporation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accepted & Agreed:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NRG Power Marketing Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

If this agreement is acceptable, please indicate your acceptance by signing in the space below and returning one originally executed commitment to the undersigned.

Sincerely,

 

 

By:

 

Title:
General Electric Railcar Services Corporation

 

Accepted & Agreed:

NRG Power Marketing Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

/s/ Thomas N. May

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name:

 

Thomas N. May

 

 

 

 

Vice President

 

 

Title:

 

NRG Power Marketing Inc.

 

 

 


 

EXHIBIT A TO COMMITMENT LETTER


General Electric Railcar Services Corporation
161 North Clark Street,
Chicago, IL 60601-
Phone 312-853-5235, Fax 312-853-5160

RIDER NO.                     
RAILROAD CAR FULL SERVICE MASTER LEASING AGREEMENT
This Rider (“Rider”) dated as of                                          , 2005 is made by and between NRG Power Marketing Inc. (“Lessee”), and General Electric Railcar Services Corporation (“Lessor”), and hereby incorporates by reference all terms and conditions of that certain Railroad Car Full Service Master Leasing Agreement by and between Lessee and Lessor dated as of February 18, 2005 (the “Master Lease”) and, by such incorporation, this Rider hereby constitutes a separate agreement of lease with respect to the Cars described herein. The use of the terms “Car” or “Cars” shall mean the railcars listed below.

Pursuant to the terms of that certain Purchase Agreement Assignment, Lessor has agreed to purchase and lease to Lessee up to 1500 Cars for an aggregate Capitalized Lessor’s Cost of up to $94,447,276 pursuant to one or more Riders (collectively, the “Initial Riders”). The Delivery Dates for such Initial Riders shall occur on the dates as the parties may agree, but unless otherwise agreed by the parties (i) each Rider shall relate to one Train Set, (ii) the last Delivery Date shall occur no later than September 30, 2005 and (iii) the monthly rental is to be $465.00 per Car, subject to a one-time adjustment pursuant to Section 4.B of the Master Lease. In no event shall the aggregate Capitalized Lessor’s Cost with respect to all of the Cars to be leased under the Initial Riders exceed the amount of $94,447,276.

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Monthly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi-U

 

Hi-U

 

 

 

Delivery

 

 

Rental

 

Term

 

#of

 

Lease

 

Charge

 

Threshold

 

New

 

Schedule

Car Description

 

Rate

 

(Months)

 

Cars

 

Type

 

(per mile)

 

Miles

 

Cars

 

Weeks

286 GRL Coal Gondola

 

$

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120

*

 

 

____

 

 

Full

 

$

.015

 

 

110,000

 

 

Yes

 

 

____

 

Cars 122 Ton Aluminum manufactured by Johnstown America (“Seller”)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


*

 

Following the Interim Term

Capitalized Lessor’s Cost : [                                          ] [to include applicable sales tax amounts].

Past Due Rate : The rate equal to the lower of (i) the Deutsche Bank Prime Rate plus 2.0% and (ii) the maximum rate permitted under applicable law.

Stipulated Loss Value : As set forth in Schedule I to this Rider.

 


 

Definitions

Capitalized terms used but not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings specified in the Master Lease.

Car Reporting Marks

The Cars subject to this Rider shall enter Lessee’s service with Lessor’s reporting marks and numbers as set forth on Schedule II to this Rider.

Term

Interim Term : The period beginning on the Delivery Date through September 30, 2005.

Lease Term Commencement Date : October 1, 2005

Lease Term Expiration Date : September 30, 2015.

The lease of the Cars pursuant to this Rider shall commence on the date of this Rider upon satisfaction of the conditions set forth in Section 15B of the Master Lease.

Lessee’s obligation to pay rent under this Rider with respect to each of the Cars will be deemed to have terminated on the later of the expiration date of this Rider or the day after the respective Car arrives at a location within 100 miles of the BNSF route running from the Powder River Basin to Chicago, Illinois or St. Louis, Missouri or as otherwise agreed between Lessor and Lessee. For the avoidance of doubt, all Cars leased pursuant to this Rider will be returned to a single location.

Renewal Term

So long as no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing and Lessee has not exercised its option to terminate this Rider pursuant to the provisions of the Early Termination Option set forth below, Lessee shall have the right to renew the Lease for all but not less than all of the Cars subject to this Rider for one renewal term for a term to be agreed upon by Lessee and Lessor (the “Renewal Term”), provided that Lessee has delivered to Lessor irrevocable written notice not earlier than January 1, 2015 nor later than March 30, 2015. Rent during the Renewal Term shall equal the Fair Market Rental Value of the Cars.

Early Termination Option

So long as no Event of Def


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