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Exhibit A


Rules and Regulations



Exhibit B


Outline And Location of Premises



Exhibit C


Lease Improvement Agreement



Exhibit D


Hazardous Materials Questionnaire


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November 27, 2001





RACKABLE SYSTEMS, INC. a Delaware corporation





721 Charcot Avenue, San Jose, CA 95131





721 Charcot Avenue, San Jose, CA 95131





PHONE NUMBER:     408-321-0290

FAX NUMBER:          408-321-0293





EOP-INDUSTRIAL PORTFOLIO, L.L.C., a Delaware limited liability company






226 Airport Parkway

Suite 570

San Jose, California 95110

Attn: Property Manager


With a copy to:


Equity Office Properties Trust

Two North Riverside Plaza, Suite 2100

Chicago, Illinois 60506

Attn: Regional Counsel - San Jose Region





Payable to the order of Equity Office Properties to the address below:



Project Description:


That certain industrial project commonly known as “ Charcot Business Park ” which currently includes: the single-story buildings located at 2023-2037 O’Toole Avenue, 721-751 Charcot Avenue, 2142-2158 Paragon Drive, and 2170-2190 Paragon Drive, the parcel(s) of land on which such buildings are located and, at Landlord’s discretion, all other improvements thereon; and, at Landlord’s option, the parking areas serving the Project, all of which are located in San Jose, California 95131. If the number of buildings included in the Project increases or decreases, then the definition of the Project shall be revised accordingly to reflect such change.



Building Description:


That single story building located at 721-751 Charcot Avenue, San Jose, California 95131





Approximately 13,240 rentable square feet located at 721 Charcot Avenue, San Jose, California 95131






Permitted Use:


General office, storage, warehouse, light manufacturing and assembly for the production of rackable computer systems



Parking Density:


2.5 spaces per 1,000 rentable square feet of the Premises



Schedule Term Commencement Date:


February 1, 2002



Scheduled Length of Term:


Five (5) years



Scheduled Term Expiration Date:


January 31, 2007








Base Rent:


See Paragraph 39.A. hereof



Estimated First Year Operating Expenses:


$2,912.50 per month



Security Deposit:





Tenant’s NAICS Code:


[                      ]



Tenant’s Proportionate Share:


Of Project:




The foregoing Basic Lease Information is incorporated into and made a part of this Lease, Each reference in this Lease to any of the Basic Lease Information shall mean the respective information above and shall be construed to incorporate all of the terms provided under the particular Lease paragraph pertaining to such information. In the event of any conflict between the Basic Lease Information and the Lease, the letter shall control.






THIS LEASE is made as of the 27 th day of November, 2001, by and between EOP-INDUSTRIAL PORTFOLIO, L.L.C., a Delaware limited liability company (hereinafter called “ Landlord ”), and RACKABLE SYSTEMS, INC., a Delaware corporation (hereinafter called “ Tenant ”).




Landlord leases to Tenant and Tenant leases from Landlord, upon the terms and conditions hereinafter set forth, those premises (the “ Premises ”) outlined on Exhibit B and described in the Basic Lease Information. The Premises shall be all or part of a building (the “ Building ”) and of a project (the “ Project ”), which may consist of more than one building and additional facilities, an described in the Basis Lease Information. Landlord and Tenant acknowledge that physical changes may occur from time to time in the Premises, Building or Project, and that the number of buildings and additional facilities which constitute the Project may change from time to time, which may result in an adjustment in Tenant’s Proportionate Share, as defined in the Basis Lease Information, as provided in Paragraph 7.A.




The term commencement date (“ Term Commencement Date ”) shall be the earlier of the date on which: (1) Tenant takes possession of some or all of the Premises; or (2) the improvements to be constructed or performed in the Premises by Landlord (if any) shall have been substantially completed in accordance with the plans and specifications, if any, described on Exhibit C . Upon substantial completion of the improvements to be constructed by Landlord in the Premises, Landlord shall deliver the Premises to Tenant in a broom-clean condition and reasonably free of debris. If for any reason Landlord cannot deliver possession of the Premises to Tenant on the scheduled Term Commencement Date, Landlord shall not be subject to any liability therefore, nor shall Landlord be in default hereunder nor shall such failure affect the validity of this Lease, and Tenant agrees to accept possession of the Premises at such time as such Improvements have been substantially completed, which date shall then be deemed the Term Commencement Date. Tenant shall not be liable for any Rent for any period prior to the Term Commencement Date (but without affecting any obligation of Tenant under any improvement agreement appended to this Lease). In the event of any dispute as to substantial completion of work performed or required to be performed by Landlord, the certificate of Landlord’s architect or general contractor shall be conclusive. Substantial completion shall have occurred notwithstanding Tenant’s submission of a punchlist to Landlord, which Tenant shall submit, if at all, within three (3) business days after the Term Commencement Date or otherwise in accordance with any improvement agreement appended to this Lease. Upon Landlord’s request, Tenant shall promptly execute and return to Landlord a “ Start-Up Letter ” in which Tenant shall agree, among other things, in acceptance of the Premises and to the determination of the Term Commencement Date, in accordance with the terms of this Lease, but Tenant’s failure or refusal to do so shall not negate Tenant’s acceptance of the Premises or affect determination of the Term Commencement Date.


Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Term Commencement Date has not occurred on or before the Required Completion Date (defined below), Tenant, as its sole remedy, may terminate this Lease by giving Landlord written notice of termination on or before the earlier to occur of: (i) 5 business days after the Required Completion Date and (ii) the Term Commencement Date. In such event, this Lease shall be deemed null and void and of no further force and effect and Landlord shall promptly refund any prepaid rent and Security Deposit previously advanced by Tenant under this Lease and, so long as Tenant has not previously defaulted under any of its obligations under the Lease Improvement Agreement, the parties hereto shall have no further responsibilities or obligations to each other with respect to this Lease. The “ Required Completion Date ” shall mean the date which is 120 days after the later of the date this Lease is properly executed and delivered by Tenant, the date all prepaid rental and Security Deposits required under this Lease are delivered to Landlord, the date the building permit for the Landlord Work had been obtained, and, if applicable, the date all contingencies, if any, specified in this Lease have been satisfied or waived in writing by Landlord. Landlord and Tenant acknowledge and agree that: (i) the determination of the Term Commencement Date shall take into consideration the effect of any Tenant Delays (defined below); and (ii) the Required Completion Date shall be postponed by the number of days the Term Commencement Date is delayed due to events of force majeure, as described in Paragraph 35 hereof.



Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, if Landlord determines in good faith that it will be unable to cause this Term Commencement Date to occur by the Required Completion Date, Landlord shall have the right to immediately cease its performance of the Landlord Work and provide Tenant with written notice (the “ Completion Date Extension Notice ”) of such inability, which Completion Date Extension Notice shall set forth the date on which Landlord reasonably believes that the Term Commencement Date will occur. Upon receipt of the Completion Date Extension Notice, Tenant shall have the right to terminate this Lease by providing written notice of termination to Landlord within 5 business days after the date of the Completion Date Extension Notice. If Tenant does not terminate this Lease within such 5 business day period, the Required Completion Date automatically shall be amended to be the date set forth in Landlord’s Completion Date Extension Notice. “ Tenant Delay ” means any act or omission of Tenant or its agents, employees, vendors or contractors that actually delays the substantial completion of the Landlord Work, including, without limitation: (1) Tenant’s failure to furnish information or approvals within any time period specified in this Lease, including the failure to prepare or approve preliminary or final plans by any applicable due date; (2) Tenant’s selection of equipment or materials that have long lead times after first being informed by Landlord that the selection may result in a delay; (3) changes requested or made by Tenant to previously approved plans and specifications; (4) performance of work in the Premises by Tenant or Tenant’s contractor(s) during the performance of the Landlord Work; or (5) if the performances of any portion of the Landlord work depends on the prior or simultaneous performance of work by Tenant, a delay by Tenant or Tenant’s contractor(s) in the completion of such work.




The term of this Lease (the “ term ”) shall commence on the Term Commencement Date and continue in full force and effect for the number of months specified as the Length of Term in the Basic Lease Information or until this Lease is terminated as otherwise provided herein. If the Term Commencement Date is a data other than the first day of the calendar month, the Term shall be the number of months of the Length of Term in addition to the remainder of the calendar month following the Term Commencement Date.


4. USE


A. General. Tenant shall use the Premises for the permitted use specified in the Basic Lease Information. (“ Permitted Use ”) and for no other use or purpose. Tenant shall control Tenant’s employees, agents, customers, visitors, invitees, licensees, contractors, assignees and subtenants (collectively, “ Tenant’s Parties ”) in such a manner that Tenant and Tenant’s Parties competitively do not exceed the parking density specified in the Basic Lease Information (the “ Parking Density ”) at any time. So long as Tenant is occupying the Premises, Tenant and Tenant’s Parties shall have the nonexclusive right to use, in common with other parties occupying the Building or Project, the parking areas, driveways and other common areas of the Building and Project, subject to the terms of this Lease and such rules and regulations as Landlord may from time to time reasonably prescribe. Landlord reserves the right, without notice or liability to Tenant, and without the same constituting an actual or constructive eviction, to alter or modify the common areas from time to time, including the location and configuration thereof, and the amenities and facilities which Landlord may determine to provide form time to time, provided, such alteration or modification shall not materially adversely affect Tenant’s Permitted Use pursuant to this Lease.


B. Limitations . Tenant shall not permit any odors, smoke, dust, gas, substances, noise or vibrations to emanate from the Premises or from any portion of the common areas as a result of Tenant’s or any Tenant’s Party’s use thereof, nor take any action which would constitute a nuisance or would unreasonably disturb, obstruct or endanger any other tenants or occupants of the Building or Project or elsewhere, or interfere with their use of their respective premises or common areas. Storage outside the Premises of materials, vehicles or any other items is prohibited. Tenant shall not use or allow the Premises to be used for any immoral, improper or unlawful purpose, nor shall Tenant cause or maintain or permit any nuisance in, on or about the Premises. Tenant shall not commit or suffer the commission of any waste in, on or about the Premises. Tenant shall not allow any sale by assign upon the Premises, or place any loads upon the floors, walls or ceilings which could endanger the structure, or place any harmful substances in the drainage system of the Building or Project. No waste, materials or refuse shall be dumped upon or permitted to remain outside the Premises except in trash containers placed inside exterior enclosures designated for that purpose by Landlord. Landlord shall not be responsible to Tenant for the non-compliance by any



other tenant or occupant of the Building or Project with any of the above-referenced rules or any other terms or provisions of such tenant’s or occupant’s lease or other contract.


C. Compliances with Regulations. By entering the Premises, Tenant accepts the Premises in the condition existing as of the date of such entry. Tenant shall at its sole cost and expense strictly comply with all existing or future applicable municipal, state and federal and other governmental statutes, rules, requirements, regulations, laws and ordinances, including zoning ordinances and regulations, and covenance, agreements and restrictions of record governing and relating to the use, occupancy or possession of the Premises, to Tenant’s use of the common areas, or to the use, storage, generation or disposal of Hazardous Materials (hereinafter defined) (collectively “ Regulations ”). Tenant shall at its sole cost and expense obtain any and all license or permits necessary for Tenant’s use of the Premises. Tenant shall at its sole cost and expense promptly comply with the requirements of any board of fire underwriters or other similar body now or hereafter constituted. Tenant shall not do or permit anything to be done in, on, under or about the Project or bring or keep anything which will in any way increase the rate of any insurance upon the Premises, Building or Project or upon any contents therein or cause a cancellation of said insurance or otherwise affect said insurance in any manner. Tenant shall indemnify, defend (by counsel reasonably acceptable to Landlord), protect and hold Landlord harmless from and against any loss, cost, expenses, damage, attorneys’ fees or liability arising out of the failure of Tenant to comply with any Regulation. Tenant’s obligations pursuant to the foregoing indemnity shall survive the expiration or earlier termination of this Lease.




Tenant shall faithfully observe and comply with the building rules and regulations attached hereto as Exhibit A and any other rules and regulations and any modification or additions thereto which Landlord may from time to time reasonably prescribe in writing for the purpose of maintaining the proper care, cleanliness, safety, traffic flow and general order of the Premises or the Building or Project; provided, however, that if there is a conflict between this Lease and any rules and regulations enacted after the date of this Lease, the areas of this Lease shall control. Tenant shall cause Tenant’s Parties to comply with such rules and regulations. Landlord shall not be responsible to Tenant for the non-compliance by any other tenant or occupant of the Building or Project with any of such rules and regulations, any other tenant’s or occupant’s lease or any Regulations.




A. Base Rent. Tenant shall pay to Landlord and Landlord shall receive, without notice or demand throughout the Term, Base Rent as specified in the Basic Lease Information, payable in monthly installments in advance on or before the first day of each calendar month, in lawful money of the United states, without deduction or offset whatsoever, as the Remittance Address specified in the Basic Lease Information or to such other place as Landlord may form time to time delegate in writing. Base Rent for the third (3 rd ) full month of the Term shall be paid by Tenant upon Tenant’s execution of this Lease. If the obligation for payment of Base Rent commences on a day other than the first day of a month, then Base Rent shall be prorated and the prorated installment shall be paid on the first day of the calendar month next succeeding the Term Commencement Date. The Base Rent payable by Tenant hereunder is subject to adjustment as provided elsewhere in this Lease, as applicable. As used herein, the term “ Base Rent ” shall mean the Base Rent specified in the Basic Lease Information as it may be so adjusted form time to time.


B. Additional Rent. All monies other than the Base Rent required to be paid by Tenant hereunder, including, but not limited to, Tenant’s Proportionate Share of Operating Expenses, as specified in Paragraph 7 of this Lease, charges to be paid by Tenant under Paragraph 15, the interest and late charge described in Paragraphs 26.D, and E, and any monies spent by Landlord pursuant to Paragraph 30, shall be considered additional rent (“ Additional Rent ”). “ Rent ” shall mean Base Rent and Additional rent.




A. Operating Expenses. In addition to the Base Rent required to be paid hereunder, Tenant shall pay as Additional Rent, Tenant’s Proportionate Share of the Building and/or Project (as applicable), as defined in the Basic Lease Information, of Operating Expenses (defined below) in the manner set forth below. Tenant shall pay the applicable Tenant’s Proportionate Share of each such Operating Expenses. Landlord and Tenant acknowledge that if



the number of buildings which constitute the Project increases or decreases, or if physical changes are made to the Premises, Building or Project or the configurations of any thereof, Landlord may at its discretion reasonably adjust Tenant’s Proportionate Share of the Building or Project to reflect the change. Landlord’s determination of Tenant’s Proportionate Share of the Building and of the Project shall be conclusive so long as it is reasonably and consistently applied. “ Operating Expenses ” shall mean all expenses and costs of very kind and nature which Landlord shall pay or become obligated to pay, because of or in connection with the ownership, management, maintenance, repair, preservation, replacement operation of the Building or Project and its supporting facilities and such additional facilities now and in subsequent years as may be determined by Landlord to be necessary or desirable to the Building and/or Project (as determined in a reasonable manner) other than those expenses and costs which are specifically attributable to Tenant or which are expressly made the financial responsibility of Landlord or specific tenants of the Building or Project pursuant to this Lease. Operating Expenses shall include, but are not limited to, the following:


(1) Taxes. All real property taxes and assessments, possesory interest taxes, sales taxes, personal property taxes, business or license taxes or fees, gross receipts taxes, service payments in lieu of such taxes or fees, annual or periodic license or use fees, excise, transit charges, and other impositions, general and special, ordinary and extraordinary, unforeseen as well as foreseen, of any kind (including fees “ in-lieu ” of any such tax or assessment) which are now or hereafter assessed, levied, charged, confirmed, or imposed by any public authority upon the Building or Project, its operations or the Rent (or any portion or component thereof), or any tax, assessment or fee imposed in substitution, partially or totally, or any of the above. Operating Expenses shall also include any taxes, assessments, reassessments, or other fees or impositions with respect to the development, leasing, management, maintenance, alteration, repair, use or occupancy by Tenant of the Premises, Building or Project or any portion thereof; including, without limitation, by or for Tenant, and all increases therein or reassessments thereof whether the increase or reassessments result from increased rate and/or valuation (whether upon a transfer of the Building or Project or any portion thereof or any interest therein or for any other reason). Operating Expenses shall not include gift, franchise, inheritance or estate taxes imposed upon or assessed against the interest of any person in the Project, or taxes computed upon the basis of the net income of any owners or any interest in the Project. If it shall not be lawful for Tenant to reimburse Landlord for all or any part of such taxes, the monthly rental payable to Landlord under this Lease shall be revised to net Landlord the same net rental after imposition of any such taxes by Landlord as would have been payable to Landlord prior to the payment of any such taxes.


(2) Insurance. All insurance premiums and costs, including, but not limited to, any deductible amounts, premiums and other costs of insurance incurred by Landlord, including for the insurance coverage set forth in Paragraph 8.A. herein.


(3) Common Area Maintenance.


(a) Repairs, replacements, and general maintenance of and for the Building and Project and public and common areas and facilities of and comprising the Building and Project, including, but not limited to, the roof and roof membrane, elevators, mechanical rooms, alarm systems, pest extermination, landscaped areas, parking and service areas, driveways, sidewalks, truck staging areas, coil spur areas, fire sprinkler systems, sanitary and storm sewer lines, utility services, heating/ventilation/air conditioning systems, electrical, mechanical or other systems, telephone equipment and wiring servicing, plumbing, lighting, and any other items or areas which affect the operation or appearance of the Building or Project, which determination shall be at Landlord’s discretion, except for those items to the extent paid for by the proceeds of insurance, and those items attributable solely or jointly to specific tenants of the Building or Project.


(b) Repairs, replacements, and general maintenance shall include the cost of any improvements made to or required for the Project or Building that in Landlord’s discretion may reduce any other Operating Expenses, including present or future repair work, are reasonably necessary for the health and safety of the occupants of the Building or Project, or for the operation of the Building systems, services and equipment, or are required to comply with any Regulation,



such costs or allocable portions thereof to be amortized in accordance with GAAP, together with interest on the unamortized balance at the publicly announced “ prime rate ” charged by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (San Francisco) or its successor at the time such improvements or capital aspects are constructed or acquired, plus two (w) percentage points, or in the absence of such prime rate, then at the U.S. Treasury six-month market note (or bond, if so designated) rate as published by any national financial publication selected by Landlord, plus four (4) percentage points, but in no event more than the maximum rate permitted by law, plus reasonable financing charges.


(c) Payment under or for any easement, license, permit, operating agreement, declaration, restricted covenant or instrument relating to the Building or Project.


(d) All expenses and rental related to services and costs of supplies, materials and equipment used in operating, managing and maintaining the Premises, Building and Project, the equipment therein and the adjacent sidewalks, driveways, parking and service areas, including, without limitation, expenses related to service agreements regarding security, fire and other alarm systems, janitorial services to the extent not addressed in Paragraph 11 hereof, window cleaning, elevator maintenance, Building exterior maintenance, landscaping and expenses related to the administration, management and operation of the Project, including without limitation salaries, wages and benefits and management office rent.


(e) The costs of supplying any services and utilities which benefit all or a portion of the Premises, Building or Project to the extent not addressed in Paragraph 15 hereof.


(f) Legal expenses and the cost of audits by certified public accountants; provided, however, the legal expenses chargeable as Operating Expenses shall not include the cost of negotiating leases, collecting rents, evicting tenants nor shall it include costs incurred in legal proceedings with or against any tenant or to enforce the provisions of any lease.


(g) A management and accounting cost recovery fee equal to three percent (3%) of the sum of the Project’s revenues.


If the rentable area of the Building and/or Project is not fully occupied during any fiscal year of the Term as determined by Landlord, an adjustment shall be made in Landlord’s discretion in computing the Operating Expenses for such year so that Tenant pays an equitable portion of all variable items (e.g. utilities, janitorial services and other component expenses that are affected by variations in occupancy levels) of Operating Expenses, as reasonably determined by Landlord; provided, however, that in no event shall Landlord be entitled to collect in excess of the hundred percent (100%) of the total Operating Expenses from all of the tenants in the Building or Project, as the case may be.


Operating Expenses shall not include: the costs in connection with leasing space in the Building or Project, including brokerage commissions, lease concessions, including rental abatements and construction allowances, granted to specific tenants, the initial construction cost of the Building; the cost of capital improvements (except as set forth in Paragraph 7.A(3)(b) above); depreciation; interest (except as provided in Paragraph 7.A(3)(b) above for the amortization of capital improvements); principal payments of mortgage and other non-operating debts of Landlord; the cost of repairs or other work to the extent Landlord is reimbursed by insurance or condemnation proceeds; costs incurred in connection with the sale, financing or refinancing of the Building or the Project; fines, interest and penalties incurred due to the late payment of taxes (as described in Paragraph 7.A(1) above) or Operating Expenses, organizational expenses associated with the creation and operation of the entity which constitutes Landlord; any penalties or damages that Landlord pays to Tenant under this Lease or to other tenants in the Building under their respective leases; attorney’s fees and other expenses incurred in connection with negotiations or disputes with prospective tenants or tenants or other occupants of the Building; any expenses for which Landlord has received actual reimbursement (other than through Operating Expenses); advertising and promotional expenditures; costs incurred by Landlord in connection with the correction of defects in design and original construction of the Building or Project; fines or penalties incurred as a result of violation by Landlord of any



applicable laws; any fines, penalties or interest resulting from the negligence or willful misconduct of the Landlord or its agents, contractors, or employees; the cost or expense of any services or benefits provided generally to other tenants in the Building and not provided or available to Tenant, expenses for the replacement of any item covered under warranty, unless Landlord has not received payment under such warranty and it would not be fiscally prudent to pursue legal action to collect on such warranty. Notwithstanding anything hereto to the contrary, in any instance wherein Landlord, in Landlord’s reasonable discretion, deems Tenant to be responsible for any amounts greater than Tenant’s Proportionate Share, Landlord shall have the right to allocate costs in an equitable manner Landlord reasonably deems appropriate.


The above examination of services and facilities shall not be deemed to impose an obligation on Landlord to make available or provide such services or facilities except to the extent, if any that Landlord has specifically agreed elsewhere in this Lease to make the same available or provide the same. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Tenant acknowledges and agrees that it shall be responsible for providing adequate security for its use of the Premises, the Building and the Project and that Landlord shall have no obligation or liability with respect therein, except to the extent if any that Landlord has specifically agreed elsewhere in this Lease to provide the same.


B. Payment of Estimated Operating Expenses. Estimated Operating Expenses ” for any particular year shall mean Landlord’s estimate of the Operating Expenses for such fiscal year made with respect to such fiscal year as hereinafter provided, Landlord shall have the right from time to time to revise its fiscal year and interim accounting periods so long as the periods as so revised are reconciled with prior periods in a reasonable manner. During the last month of each fiscal year during the Term, or as soon thereafter as practicable, Landlord shall give Tenant written notice of the Estimated Operating Expenses for the ensuing fiscal year. Tenant shall pay Tenant’s Proportionate Share of the Estimated Operating Expenses with installments of Base Rent for the fiscal year to which the Estimated Operating Expenses applies in monthly installments on the first day of each calendar month during such year, in advance. Such payment shall be considered to be Additional Rent for all purposes hereunder. If at any time during the course of the fiscal year, Landlord determines that Operating Expenses are projected to vary from the then Estimated Operating Expenses by more than five percent (5%), Landlord may, by written notices to Tenant, revise the Estimated Operating Expenses for the balance of such fiscal year, and Tenant’s monthly installments for the remainder of such year shall be adjusted so that by the end of such fiscal year Tenant has paid to Landlord Tenant’s Proportionate Share of the revised Estimated Operating Expenses for such year, such revised installment amounts to be Additional Rent for all purposes hereunder.


C. Computation of Operating Expense Adjustment. Operating Expense Adjustment ” shall mean the difference between Estimated Operating Expenses and Actual Operating Expenses for any fiscal year determined as hereinafter provided. Within one hundred twenty (120) days after the end of each fiscal year, or as soon thereafter as practicable, Landlord shall deliver to Tenant a statement of actual Operating Expenses for the fiscal year just ended, accompanied by a computation of Operating Expense Adjustment. If such statement shows that Tenant’s payment based upon Estimated Operating Expenses is less than “Tenant’s Proportionate Share of Operating Expenses, then Tenant shall pay to Landlord the difference within twenty (20) days after receipt of such statement, such payment to constitute Additional Rent for all purposes hereunder. If such statement shows that Tenant’s payments of Estimated Operating Expenses exceed Tenant’s Proportionate Share of Operating Expenses, then (provided that Tenant is not in default under this Lease beyond the explanation of any applicable Parties and cure periods) Landlord shall pay to Tenant the difference within twenty (20) days after delivery of such statement to Tenant. If this Lease has been terminated or the Term hereof has expired prior to the date of such statement, then the Operating Expense Adjustment shall be paid by the appropriate party within twenty (20) days after the date of delivery of the statement. Should this Lease commence or terminate at any time other than the first day of the fiscal year, Tenant’s Proportionate Share of the Operating Expense Adjustment shall be prorated based on a month of 30 days and the number of calendar months during such fiscal year that this Lease is in effect. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in Paragraph 7.A or 7.B, Landlord’s failure to provide any notices or statements within the time periods specified in those paragraphs shall in no way excuse Tenant from its obligation to pay Tenant’s Proportionate Share of Operating Expenses.


D. Net Lease. This shall be a triple net Lease and Base Rent shall be paid to Landlord absolutely out of all costs and expenses, except as specifically provided to the contrary in this Lease. The provisions for payment of Operating Expenses and the Operating Expense Adjustment are intended to pass on to Tenant and reimburse



Landlord for all costs and expenses of the nature described in Paragraph 7.A incurred in connection with the ownership, management, maintenance, repair, preservation, replacement and operation of the Building and/or Project and its supporting facilitates and such additional facilities now and in subsequent years as may be determined by Landlord to be necessary or desirable to the Building and/or Project.


E. Tenant Audit. If Tenant shall dispute the amount set forth in any statement provided by Landlord under Paragraph 7.B or 7.C above, Tenant shall have the right, not later than twenty (20) days following receipt of such statement and upon the condition that Tenant shall first deposit with Landlord the full amount in dispute, to cause Landlord’s books and records with respect to Operating Expenses for such fiscal year to be audited by certified public accountants selected by Tenant and subject to Landlord’s reasonable right of approval. The Operating Expense Adjustment shall be appropriately adjusted on the basis of such audit. If such audit discloses a liability for a refund in excess of ten percent (10%) of Tenant’s Proportionate Share of the Operating Expenses previously reported, the cost of such audit shall be borne by Landlord; otherwise the cost of such audit shall be paid by Tenant. If Tenant shall not request an audit in accordance with the provisions of this Paragraph 7.E within twenty (20) days after receipt of Landlord’s statement provided pursuant to Paragraph 7.B or 7.C., such statement shall be final and binding for all purposes hereof. Tenant acknowledges and agrees that any information revealed in the above described audit may contain proprietary and sensitive information and that significant damage could result to Landlord if such information were disclosed to any party other than Tenant’s auditors. Tenant shall not in any manner disclose, provide or make available any information revealed by the audit to any person or entity without Landlord’s prior written consent, which consent may be withheld by Landlord in its sole and absolute discretion. The information disclosed by the audit will be used by Tenant solely for the purpose of evaluating Landlord’s books and records in connection with this Paragraph 7.B.




A. Landlord’s Insurance. All insurance maintained by Landlord shall be for the sole benefit of Landlord and under Landlord’s sole control.


(1) Property Insurance. Landlord agrees to maintain property insurance insuring the Building against damage or destruction due to risk including fire, vandalism, and malicious mischief in an amount not less than the replacement cost thereof, in the form and with describes and endorsements as selected by Landlord. At its election, Landlord may instead (but shall have no obligation to) obtain “ All Risk ” coverage, and may also obtain earthquake, and/or flood insurance in amounts selected by Landlord.


(2) Optional Insurance. Landlord, at Landlord’s opinion, may also (but shall have no obligation to) carry (i) insurance against loss of rent, in an amount equal to the amount of Base Rent and Additional Rent that Landlord could be required to abate to all Building tenants in the event of condemnation or casualty damage for a period of twelve (12) months; and (ii) liability insurance and such other insurance as Landlord may deem prudent or advisable, including, without limitation, liability insurance in such amounts and on such terms as Landlord shall determine. Landlord shall not be obligated to insure, and shall have no responsibility whatsoever for any damage to, any furniture, machinery, goods, inventory or supplies, or other personal property or fixtures which Tenant may keep or maintain in the Premises, or any leasehold improvements, additions or alterations within the Premises.


B. Tenant’s Insurances. Tenant shall procure at Tenant’s sole cost and expense and keep in effect from the date of this Lease and at all times until the end of the Term the following:


(1) Property Insurance. Insurance on all personal property and fixtures of Tenant and all improvements, addition or alterations made by or for Tenant to the Premises on an “ All Risk ” basis, insuring such property for the full replacement value of such property.


(2) Liability Insurance. Commercial General Liability insurance covering bodily injury and property damage liability occurring in or about the Premises or arising out of the use and occupancy of the Premises and the Project, and any part of either, and any areas adjacent thereto, and the business operated by Tenant or by any other occupant of the Premises. Such insurance shall include contractual liability



coverage insuring all of Tenant’s indemnity obligations under this Lease. Such coverage shall have a minimum combined single limit of liability of at least Two Million Dollars ($2,000,000.00) and a minimum general aggregate limit of Three Million Dollars ($3,000,000.00), with an “ Additional Insured – Managers or Lessors of Premises Endorsement ” and the “ Amendment of the Pollution Exclusion Endorsement .” All such policies shall be written to apply to all bodily injury (including death), property damage or loss, personal and advertising injury and other covered loss, however occasioned, occurring during the policy term, shall be endorsed to and Landlord and any party holding an interest to which this Lease may be subordinated as an additional injured, and shall provide that such coverage shall be “ primary ” and non-contributing with any insurance maintained by Landlord, which shall be excess insurance only. Such coverage shall also contain endorsements including employees as additional insureds if not covered by Tenant’s Commercial General Liability Insurance. All such insu

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