Distributions during the Subordination Period
If Global LLC makes a distribution of cash in respect of any specific quarter ending before the end of the Subordination Period, the Global LLC Operating Agreement requires that it make the distribution in the following manner:
first, to the holders of Class A units and Class B1 units, pro rata, until Global LLC distributes for each Class A unit and Class B1 unit an amount equal to the Minimum Quarterly Distribution for that quarter and any arrearages in payment of the Minimum Quarterly Distribution on such units for any prior quarters;
second, subject 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, to the holders of Class B units, pro rata, until Global LLC distributes for each Class B unit an amount equal to the Minimum Quarterly Distribution for that quarter; and
thereafter, in the manner described above under Incentive Distribution Rights.
Immediately prior to the completion of the IPO on August 5, 2015, Global LLC entered into a project support agreement with SunEdison (the “Support Agreement”). Pursuant to the Support Agreement, SunEdison granted the Company call rights with respect to projects identified therein by SunEdison (“Call Right Projects”) that had an aggregate net nameplate capacity of 1.6 GW (or reasonably equivalent projects), and SunEdison was contractually required to offer Global LLC additional qualifying projects through the fifth anniversary of the completion of the IPO that were projected to generate an aggregate of at least $1.4 billion of cash available for distribution during their respective first twelve months of commercial operation. At the time of the IPO, SunEdison had pending agreements with third-party developers to acquire clean energy projects that had an aggregate capacity of 4.2 GW, which were expected to be added to the call rights list under the Support Agreement. In addition, the Support Agreement granted Global LLC a right of first offer with respect to any clean energy projects (other than Call Right Projects) (“ROFO Projects”) that SunEdison elected to sell or otherwise transfer during the six-year period following the completion of the IPO and that were located in the Company’s initial target markets and other emerging markets that the parties mutually agreed upon.
Following the SunEdison Bankruptcy, SunEdison breached the Support Agreement and the Company will not acquire any of the Call Right Projects or ROFO Projects. On September 25, 2016, the Company announced that as a result of SunEdison’s breach under the Support Agreement and other agreements constituting the Sponsorship Arrangement, the Company filed claims against SunEdison in excess of $2 billion. The claims include, without limitation, claims for damages relating to breach of SunEdison's obligations under the Sponsorship Arrangement and other agreements; contribution and indemnification claims arising from litigation; claims relating to SunEdison’s breach of fiduciary, agency and other duties; and claims for interference with and the disruption of the business of the Company, including the loss of business opportunities, loss of business records, failure to provide timely audited financials, and the increased cost of financing and commercial arrangements. Many of these claims are contingent or unliquidated; estimated amounts may change substantially as circumstances develop and damages are determined. Although SunEdison has not formally rejected the Sponsorship Arrangement, it has breached its obligations thereunder and the Company has additional claims for rejection damages.
As discussed in Note 1 - Nature of Operations, on September 25, 2016, the Company filed its initial proof of claim in the SunEdison Bankruptcy case, which was amended on October 7, 2016. This proof of claim asserted claims based on, among other things, SunEdison's breach of the Sponsorship Arrangement between the Company and SunEdison, which included the Support Agreement. The Support Agreement will be terminated upon the effectiveness of the Settlement Agreement.
Insurance Allocation Agreements
The Company, TerraForm Power, Inc., SunEdison and certain of their respective directors and officers shared $150.0 million of directors’ and officers’ liability insurance policies that covered the period from July 15, 2015 to July 14, 2016 (the “D&O Insurance”). SunEdison and the independent directors of SunEdison (the “SUNE D&O Parties”) entered into an agreement, dated March 27, 2017 and amended on June 7, 2017, with the Company, TerraForm Power, Inc. and their respective current directors and officers (the “YieldCo D&O Parties”) related to the D&O Insurance (the “First D&O Insurance Allocation Agreement”). Among other things, the First D&O Insurance Allocation Agreement provides that: (i) the YieldCo D&O Parties consent to a $32.0 million payment to SunEdison from the D&O Insurance in connection with the settlement of claims proposed to be brought by the unsecured creditors’ committee in the SunEdison Bankruptcy under a motion in the SunEdison Bankruptcy case for derivative standing; (ii) for a specified period of time, the SUNE D&O Parties and the YieldCo D&O Parties agree to cooperate in trying to reach settlements of certain lawsuits pending against the YieldCo D&O Parties arising from a variety of alleged prepetition actions and transactions, including, but not limited to, the Company’s initial public offering and other securities transactions, and SunEdison agrees to consent to such proposed settlements to be funded by up to