SECOND AMENDMENT TO CREDIT AGREEMENT
THIS SECOND AMENDMENT TO CREDIT AGREEMENT (this "Second Amendment"), dated as of
October 7, 2004, is entered into among COMMERCIAL METALS COMPANY, a Delaware corporation (the
"Borrower"), the lenders listed on the signature pages hereof as Lenders (the "Lenders"), BANK OF
AMERICA, N.A., as Administrative Agent, THE BANK OF TOKYO-MITSUBISHI, LTD. and ABN
AMRO BANK N.V., as
Co-Syndication Agents, and MELLON BANK, N.A. and BNP PARIBAS, as Co-Documentation Agents.
A. The Borrower, the Lenders, the Co-Syndication Agents, the Co-Documentation Agents and the
Administrative Agent are parties to that certain Credit Agreement, dated as of August 8, 2003, as amended by
that certain First Amendment to Credit Agreement, dated as of March 15, 2004 (said Credit Agreement, as
amended, the "Credit Agreement"). The terms defined in the Credit Agreement and not otherwise defined herein
shall be used herein as defined in the Credit Agreement.
B. The Borrower has requested an amendment to the Credit Agreement
C. The Lenders, the Co-Syndication Agents, the Co-Documentation Agents and the Administrative Agent
hereby agree to amend the Credit Agreement, subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the covenants, conditions and agreements hereafter set forth, and for
other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and adequacy of which are all hereby acknowledged, the
Borrower, the Lenders, the Co-Syndication Agents, the Co-Documentation Agents, and the Administrative
Agent covenant and agree as follows:
1. AMENDMENT. The definition of "Letter of Credit Sublimit" set forth in Section 1.01 of the Credit Agreement
is hereby amended to read as follows:
"Letter of Credit Sublimit" means an amount equal to $40,000,000. The Letter of Credit Sublimit is part of, and
not in addition to, the Aggregate Commitments.
2. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES TRUE; NO EVENT OF DEFAULT. By its execution and