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10-Q
TERRAFORM GLOBAL, INC. filed this Form 10-Q on 11/08/2017
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other hand. Under the settlement terms, following the exchange of all of its Class B shares in TerraForm Global, Inc. and the Class B units in Global LLC for Class A Shares, SunEdison will receive consideration equal to 25.0% of the total consideration paid to all of the Company's shareholders, reflecting the settlement of intercompany claims and cancellation of incentive distribution rights. The remaining 75.0% of the consideration will be distributed to existing Class A shareholders. In addition, upon the effectiveness of the Settlement Agreement, with certain limited exceptions, all agreements between the Company and its subsidiaries, on the one hand, and SunEdison and its subsidiaries, on the other hand, including the agreements comprising the Sponsorship Arrangement, would be terminated. There can be no assurance that the Settlement Agreement will become effective, and such failure may adversely impact the Company’s business. The foregoing description of the Settlement Agreement does not purport to be complete and is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by, the full text of the Settlement Agreement.
On July 28, 2017, the bankruptcy court overseeing the SunEdison Bankruptcy entered an order confirming a plan of reorganization for SunEdison (the “SunEdison Plan”). Among other things, the SunEdison Plan would further implement the settlements, releases and terminations contemplated by the Settlement Agreement. If the SunEdison Plan becomes effective, a reorganized SunEdison would emerge from the SunEdison Bankruptcy and operate outside of the supervision of the bankruptcy court. There are numerous conditions to the effectiveness of the SunEdison Plan, including the completion of the Brookfield Transaction, and accordingly there can be no assurance that the SunEdison Plan will become effective, and such failure may adversely impact the Company’s business. However, the effectiveness of the SunEdison Plan is not a condition to the completion of the Brookfield Transaction.
Transition Services Agreement
    
On September 7, 2017, the Company entered into a transition services agreement with SunEdison. Pursuant to the terms of this agreement, SunEdison will continue to provide the Company, on an interim basis, certain services that SunEdison has historically provided the Company. These services include, without limitation, services related to information technology, tax, human resources, treasury, finance and controllership. The Company will pay SunEdison certain monthly fees in exchange for SunEdison's provision of the transition services. In addition to the services provided by SunEdison, the transition services
agreement contemplates that the Company will provide certain services to SunEdison. These specific services will be determined based on the needs of the parties, and will be charged at rates consistent with past practice. The transition services agreement, and the parties' obligations thereunder, also applies retroactively to transition services provided from and after February 1, 2017, and terminated in accordance with the terms of the transition service agreement on October 31, 2017. The Company is currently negotiating an extension of the transition services agreement with SunEdison with respect to certain of the services provided thereunder, however there can be no assurance that the Company will be able to enter into this extension on acceptable terms or at all.

Management Services Agreement
Immediately prior to the completion of the IPO on August 5, 2015, the Company entered into a Management Services Agreement (the “MSA") with SunEdison. Prior to the IPO and MSA execution, amounts were allocated from SunEdison for general corporate overhead costs attributable to the operations of the Company. The general corporate overhead expenses incurred by SunEdison include costs from certain corporate and shared services functions provided by SunEdison and are reflected in the Company’s unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations as general and administrative expense. The amounts reflected include (i) charges that were incurred by SunEdison that were specifically identified as being attributable to the Company and (ii) an allocation of applicable remaining general corporate overhead costs based on the proportional level of effort attributable to the operation of the Company’s power plants. These costs include legal, accounting, tax, treasury, information technology, insurance, employee benefit costs, communications, human resources, and procurement. Corporate costs that were specifically identifiable to a particular operation of SunEdison have been allocated to that operation, including the Company. Where specific identification of charges to a particular operation of SunEdison was not practicable, an allocation was applied to all remaining general corporate overhead costs. The allocation methodology for all remaining corporate overhead costs is based on management’s estimate of the proportional level of effort devoted by corporate resources that is attributable to each of the Company’s operations. The cost allocations have been determined on a basis considered to be a reasonable reflection of all costs of doing business by the Company. The amounts that would have been or will be incurred on a stand-alone basis could differ from the amounts allocated due to economies of scale, management judgment, or other factors.
Subsequent to the IPO and pursuant to the MSA, SunEdison agreed to provide, or arrange for other service providers to provide, management and administrative services including legal, accounting, tax, treasury, project finance, information technology, insurance, employee benefit costs, communications, human resources, and procurement to the Company. As consideration for the services provided, the MSA requires the Company to pay SunEdison a base management fee as follows: (i) no fee for 2015, (ii) 2.5% of the Company’s cash available for distribution in 2016, 2017 and 2018, and (iii) an amount equal

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