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TERRAFORM POWER, INC. filed this Form 10-K on 07/21/2017
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Merger and to take certain other actions to support the consummation of the transaction. Upon the consummation of the Merger or other transaction jointly supported by the Company and SunEdison, all agreements between the Company and the SunEdison Debtors will be rejected, subject to certain limited exceptions, and the Company will be deemed to have no damages, claims or liabilities arising from those rejections.

The closing of the Merger is subject to conditions, including a non-waivable condition to closing that the Merger Agreement and the transactions contemplated thereby be approved by holders of a majority of the outstanding Class A shares, excluding SunEdison, Brookfield, any of their respective affiliates or any person with whom any of them has formed (and not terminated) a “group” (as such term is defined in the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended). Additional conditions include the adoption of the Merger Agreement by the holders of a majority of the total voting power of the outstanding shares of the Company’s common stock entitled to vote on the Merger and other customary closing conditions. Certain conditions have been satisfied including (1) the entry by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York (the “Bankruptcy Court”) of orders authorizing and approving the entry by SunEdison (and, if applicable, SunEdison’s debtor affiliates) into the Settlement Agreement, the Voting and Support Agreement and any other agreement entered into in connection with the Merger or the other transactions contemplated thereby to which SunEdison or any other debtor will be a party, (2) the expiration or early termination of the waiting period applicable to consummation of the Merger under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, and (3) the closing of the sale of substantially all of the Company's U.K. solar facilities as described in Note 4. Assets Held for Sale. There is no financing condition to the consummation of the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement.

The Merger Agreement contains specified termination rights, including the right for each of the Company or a Brookfield affiliate to terminate the Merger Agreement if the Merger is not consummated by December 6, 2017, subject to extension until March 6, 2018 to obtain required regulatory approvals. The Merger Agreement also provides for other customary termination rights for both the Company and a Brookfield affiliate, as well as a mutual termination right in the event that the Settlement Agreement is terminated in accordance with its terms. In the event the Merger Agreement is terminated by either the Company or a Brookfield affiliate due to the failure to obtain the requisite stockholder approvals or the termination of the Settlement Agreement, and the Board did not change its recommendation to the Company's stockholders to approve the Merger, the Company will pay to a Brookfield affiliate all reasonable and documented out-of-pocket expenses incurred in connection with the Merger Agreement, in an amount not to exceed $17.0 million. The Merger Agreement further provides that upon termination of the Merger Agreement under certain other specified circumstances, the Company will be required to pay a Brookfield affiliate a termination fee of $50.0 million. The Company's obligation to pay any combination of out-of-pocket expenses or termination fees shall not in any event exceed $50.0 million.

The Settlement Agreement has been approved by the Bankruptcy Court. However, the settlements, mutual release and certain other terms and conditions of the Settlement Agreement will only become effective upon the consummation of the Merger or other transaction jointly supported by the Company and SunEdison or upon a “Stand-Alone Conversion.” SunEdison may elect to effect a Stand-Alone Conversion if the Merger is not consummated due to the failure to receive the requisite stockholder vote and SunEdison is otherwise in compliance with the Settlement Agreement and the Voting and Support Agreement. Upon a Stand-Alone Conversion, SunEdison would exchange its Class B units in Terra LLC and its Class B shares in TerraForm Power for newly issued Class A common stock constituting 36.9% of the aggregate issued and outstanding Class A common stock on a fully diluted basis. SunEdison would also be required to deliver a customary voting agreement and an irrevocable proxy in customary form and substance reasonably acceptable to the Company and the holder of the Class A common stock issued to SunEdison, which may be SunEdison or a third party that receives the Class A common stock as part of a distribution in connection with SunEdison’s plan of reorganization. This voting agreement would require the applicable stockholder, for a period of one year from the date of the Stand-Alone Conversion, to vote one-half of its voting power in the same proportion of the votes cast by stockholders not a party to a similar voting agreement, which would effectively reduce the voting power of the applicable stockholder.

As part of these strategic initiatives, the Company has also been working to obtain waivers or forbearance of defaults that have arisen as a result of the SunEdison Bankruptcy and the delays in the completion of the Company’s corporate and project-level audits. In most of the Company's debt-financed projects, SunEdison Debtors are a party to a material project agreement or guarantor thereof, such as being a party to or guarantor of an asset management or O&M contract. As a result of the SunEdison Bankruptcy and delays in delivery of audited financial statements for certain project-level subsidiaries in 2016, among other things, the Company experienced defaults under most of its non-recourse financing agreements. During the course of 2016 and to date in 2017, the Company obtained waivers or temporary forbearances with respect to most of these defaults and has transitioned, or is working to transition, the project-level services provided by SunEdison Debtors to third parties or in-