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GRACO INC filed this Form 10-Q on 07/26/2017
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Exhibit 10.1    

May 23, 2017
Graco Inc.
88 11
th Avenue NE
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413
Re:    Amendment No. 4 to Note Agreement
Ladies and Gentlemen:
Reference is made to that certain Note Agreement, dated as of March 11, 2011 (as amended by the Amendment and Restatement of Amendment No. 1 to Note Agreement, dated as of March 27, 2012, by the Amendment No. 2 to Note Agreement, dated as of June 26, 2014 and by the Amendment No. 3 to Note Agreement, dated as of December 15, 2016, the “Note Agreement”), between Graco Inc., a Minnesota corporation (the “Company”), on the one hand, and The Prudential Insurance Company of America, Gibraltar Life Insurance Co., Ltd., The Prudential Life Insurance Company, Ltd., Forethought Life Insurance Company, RGA Reinsurance Company, MTL Insurance Company and Zurich American Insurance Company, on the other hand. Capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings assigned to such terms in the Note Agreement.
The Company has requested an amendment to the Note Agreement set forth below. Subject to the terms and conditions hereof, the undersigned holders of the Notes are willing to agree to such request. Accordingly, and in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 11C of the Note Agreement, the parties hereto agree as follows:
SECTION 1.    Amendment to the Note Agreement. Effective upon the Effective Date (as defined in Section 2 below), the parties hereto agree that the Note Agreement is amended as follows:
1.1.    The definition of “Material Subsidiary” in paragraph 10B of the Note Agreement is amended and restated in its entirety to read as follows:
“Material Subsidiary” means any Subsidiary designated as such by the Company to the holders of the Notes from time to time; provided, that if, upon delivery of the annual or quarterly consolidated financial statements of the Company under paragraph 5A(i) or (ii), the book value (net of reserves) of the assets of all Subsidiaries that are not Material Subsidiaries (determined based on the consolidated quarterly or annual balance sheet of the Company and its Subsidiaries, but after giving effect, without duplication, to the elimination of the asset component of minority interests, if any in such Subsidiaries) shall exceed 15% of Consolidated Assets as determined based on such quarterly or annual balance sheet, the Company shall promptly designate an additional


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