FIRST AMENDMENT TO FIRST AMENDED
AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT
This FIRST AMENDMENT TO FIRST AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT, dated
as of March 9, 2009 (this “ Amendment ”), is executed by and among LAWSON PRODUCTS, INC., a
Delaware corporation (“ Lawson ”), with its principal place of business and chief executive office at 1666 E.
Touhy Ave., Des Plaines, Illinois, 60018, various SUBSIDIARIES OF LAWSON identified on the signature
pages hereto (collectively, the “ Borrower ”), and BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., successor by merger to
LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (together with its successors and assigns, the “ Lender ”).
R E C I T A L S :
A. The Borrower and the Lender are party to a First Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of
November 7, 2008 (as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “ Credit
Agreement ”), pursuant to which the Lender agreed to provide to the Borrower a revolving credit facility in the
original maximum principal amount of $75,000,000.
B. The Borrower has requested that the Lender agree to amend various provisions of the Credit Agreement
and the Lender is willing to agree to such amendments on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth herein.
NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt
and adequacy of which are hereby acknowledged, Borrower and Lender hereby agree as follows:
A G R E E M E N T S :
1. RECITALS . The foregoing Recitals are hereby made a part of this Amendment.
2. DEFINITIONS . Capitalized words and phrases used herein without definition shall have the respective
meanings ascribed to such words and phrases in the Credit Agreement.
3. AMENDMENTS .
3.1. Amendments to Credit Agreement . The Credit Agreement is amended and restated in its entirety as
set forth on Exhibit A hereto.
3.2. Amendments to Exhibit A1 to Credit Agreement . Exhibit A1 to the Credit Agr