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Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Creation of a Direct Financial

Item 1.01. Enrty Into Material Definitive Agreement

On October 24, 2011, Tractor Supply Company (the "Company") entered into a Credit Agreement, by and among the Company, as Borrower, certain subsidiaries of the Company, certain lenders and Bank of America, N.A., as Administrative Agent for the lenders (the "Revolving Credit Facility").

The material terms of the Revolving Credit Facility are as follows:


The Revolving Credit Facility is in the aggregate principal amount of $250 million, with a $20 million sublimit for swingline loans and a $250 sublimit for the issuance of letters of credit. In addition, the Company has an option to increase the availability under the Revolving Credit Facility by up to $150 million subject to, among other things, the receipt of commitments for the increased amount. The Revolving Credit Facility is unsecured and has a five-year term.


The loans and other obligations under the Revolving Credit Facility are guaranteed by each of the Company's domestic subsidiaries.

Interest and Fees

Borrowings will bear interest at either a Base Rate or LIBOR plus an additional amount ranging from 0.40% to 1.00% per annum, adjusted quarterly based on the Company's performance (0.50% at October 24, 2011). The Company will also be required to pay a commitment fee ranging from 0.075% to 0.20% per annum for unused capacity (0.10% at October 24, 2011).

Certain Covenants

The Revolving Credit Facility requires the Company to meet certain financial tests, including, without limitation:

fixed charge coverage ratio of not less than 2 to 1; and

a leverage ratio of not greater than 4 to 1.

In addition, the Revolving Credit Facility contains certain covenants that, among other things, restrict additional indebtedness, liens, investments, acquisitions, restricted payments, transactions with affiliates, asset dispositions, mergers and consolidations, prepayments of other indebtedness, sale leasebacks and other matters customarily restricted in such agreements.

Events of Default

The Revolving Credit Facility contains customary events of default, including, without limitation, payment defaults, breaches of representations and warranties, covenant defaults, cross-defaults to certain other material indebtedness in excess of specified amounts, certain events of bankruptcy and insolvency, certain ERISA events and judgments in excess of specified amounts.

The foregoing description of the Revolving Credit Facility does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the credit agreement constituting the Revolving Credit Facility, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1.

Item 2.03. Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

The information under Item 1.01 above is incorporated by reference hereunder.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

10.1 Credit Agreement, dated as of October 24, 2011, by and among Tractor Supply Company, as Borrower, certain subsidiaries of the Company, certain lenders and Bank of America, N.A., as Administrative Agent for the lenders.

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