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10-Q
TERRAFORM GLOBAL, INC. filed this Form 10-Q on 11/08/2017
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amount equal to the Minimum Quarterly Distribution plus any arrearages in the payment of Minimum Quarterly Distributions from prior quarters.

The Distribution Forbearance Period began on the completion of the IPO and ends on the later of March 31, 2017 or the date that the Completed CAFD Amount (as defined in the Global LLC Operating Agreement), which approximates the sum of cash available for distribution to shareholders from contributed construction projects and completed acquisition projects from the Company’s IPO portfolio, exceeds the CAFD Forbearance Threshold (as defined in the Global LLC Operating Agreement), which equals $72.1 million. Because the Completed CAFD Amount has not exceeded the CAFD Forbearance Threshold by an amount in excess of $72.1 million, the Distribution Forbearance Period has not yet ended. Any distributions forgone by the holders of Class B units pursuant to the provisions in the Global LLC Operating Agreement relating to the limitations on distributions on the Class B units during the Distribution Forbearance Period will not be distributed to holders of other classes of units and will not constitute an arrearage on the Class B units.
Subordination Period
The Global LLC Operating Agreement provides that, during the Subordination Period, the Class A units and Class B1 units (if any) have the right to receive quarterly distributions in an amount equal to $0.275 per unit, which amount is defined as the “Minimum Quarterly Distribution,” plus any arrearages in the payment of the Minimum Quarterly Distribution on the Class A units and Class B1 units from prior quarters, before any distributions may be made on the Class B units. The Class B units are deemed “subordinated” because for a period of time, referred to as the “Subordination Period,” the Class B units are not entitled to receive any distributions from Global LLC until the Class A units and Class B1 units have received the Minimum Quarterly Distribution plus any arrearages in the payment of the Minimum Quarterly Distribution from prior quarters. Furthermore, no arrearages will be paid on the Class B units. The practical effect of the subordinated Class B units is to increase the likelihood that during the Subordination Period there will be sufficient cash available for distributions to shareholders to pay the Minimum Quarterly Distribution on the Class A units and Class B1 units. The subordination of the Class B units is in addition to the provisions in the Global LLC Operating Agreement relating to the limitations on distributions on the Class B units during the Distribution Forbearance Period described above.
The Subordination Period began on the completion of the IPO and continues until each of the following tests regarding distributions of cash available for distribution to shareholders and Minimum Quarterly Distributions is met, which will be a minimum three-year period ending no earlier than the beginning of the period for which a distribution is paid for the first quarter of 2018:
distributions of cash available for distribution to shareholders on each of the outstanding Class A units, Class B units and Class B1 units of Global LLC equaled or exceeded $1.1000 per unit (the annualized Minimum Quarterly Distribution) for each of the three consecutive, non-overlapping, four-quarter periods immediately preceding that date;
the cash available for distribution to shareholders generated during each of the three consecutive, non-overlapping, four-quarter periods immediately preceding that date equaled or exceeded the sum of $1.1000 per unit (the annualized Minimum Quarterly Distribution) on all of the outstanding Class A units, Class B units and Class B1 units of Global LLC during those periods on a fully diluted basis; and
there are no arrearages in payment of the Minimum Quarterly Distribution on the Class A units or Class B1 units of Global LLC.

The Subordination Period may terminate early if each of the following tests is met:
distributions of cash available for distribution to shareholders on each of the outstanding Class A units, Class B units and Class B1 units of Global LLC equaled or exceeded $1.65 per unit (150.0% of the annualized Minimum Quarterly Distribution) for the four-quarter period immediately preceding that date;
the cash available for distribution to shareholders generated during the four-quarter period immediately preceding that date equaled or exceeded the sum of (i) $1.65 per unit (150.0% of the annualized Minimum Quarterly Distribution) on all of the outstanding Class A units, Class B units and Class B1 units of Global LLC during such four quarters on a fully diluted basis, and (ii) the corresponding distributions on the IDRs during such four quarters; and
there are no arrearages in payment of the Minimum Quarterly Distributions on the Class A units or Class B1 units of Global LLC.


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