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EXECUTION VERSION

MORTGAGE LOAN PURCHASE AGREEMENT
 
This Mortgage Loan Purchase Agreement (this “Agreement”), is dated and effective as of May 13, 2015, between Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as seller (in such capacity, together with its successors and permitted assigns hereunder, the “Mortgage Loan Seller”), and Wells Fargo Commercial Mortgage Securities, Inc., as purchaser (in such capacity, together with its successors and permitted assigns hereunder, the “Purchaser”).
 
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The Mortgage Loan Seller desires to sell, assign, transfer, set over and otherwise convey to the Purchaser, without recourse, representation or warranty, other than as set forth herein, and the Purchaser desires to purchase, subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the commercial, multifamily and/or manufactured housing community mortgage loans (collectively, the “Mortgage Loans”) identified on the schedule annexed hereto as Exhibit A (as such schedule may be amended from time to time pursuant to the terms hereof, the “Mortgage Loan Schedule”).
 
The Purchaser intends to create a trust (the “Trust”), the primary assets of which will be a segregated pool of commercial, multifamily and manufactured housing community mortgage loans, that includes the Mortgage Loans. Beneficial ownership of the assets of the Trust (such assets collectively, the “Trust Fund”) will be evidenced by a series of mortgage pass-through certificates (the “Certificates”). Certain classes of the Certificates will be rated by nationally recognized statistical rating organizations (the “Rating Agencies”). Certain classes of Certificates (the “Registered Certificates”) will be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and certain classes of Certificates (the “Non-Registered Certificates”) will not be registered under the Securities Act. The Trust will be created and the Certificates will be issued pursuant to a pooling and servicing agreement to be dated as of May 1, 2015 (the “Pooling and Servicing Agreement”), between the Purchaser, as depositor (in such capacity, the “Depositor”), Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as master servicer (in such capacity, the “Master Servicer”), Midland Loan Services, a Division of PNC Bank, National Association, as special servicer (the “Special Servicer”), Pentalpha Surveillance LLC, as trust advisor (the “Trust Advisor”), Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as certificate administrator (in such capacity, the “Certificate Administrator”), as tax administrator and as custodian (in such capacity, the “Custodian”), and Wilmington Trust, National Association, as trustee (the “Trustee”). Capitalized terms used but not otherwise defined herein shall have the respective meanings assigned to them in the Pooling and Servicing Agreement as in full force and effect on the Closing Date (as defined in Section 1 hereof). Any reference to a provision of the Pooling and Servicing Agreement shall be to the Pooling and Servicing Agreement as in full force and effect on the Closing Date. It is anticipated that the Purchaser will transfer the Mortgage Loans to the Trustee on behalf of the Trust contemporaneously with its purchase of the Mortgage Loans hereunder.
 
The Purchaser intends to sell the Registered Certificates to Wells Fargo Securities, LLC (“WFS”), Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. (“Deutsche Bank”) and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC (“Morgan Stanley” and, collectively with WFS and Deutsche Bank in such capacity, the “Underwriters”) pursuant to an underwriting agreement, dated as of the date hereof (the
 
 
 

 
 
Underwriting Agreement”), between the Purchaser, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association and the Underwriters. The Purchaser intends to sell the Non-Registered Certificates to WFS, Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley (collectively in such capacity, the “Initial Purchasers”) pursuant to a certificate purchase agreement, dated as of the date hereof (the “Certificate Purchase Agreement”), between the Purchaser, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association and the Initial Purchasers. The Certificates are more fully described in (a) that certain prospectus supplement dated May 15, 2015 (together with all annexes and exhibits thereto, the “Prospectus Supplement”), relating to the Registered Certificates, which is a supplement to that certain base prospectus, dated January 28, 2015 (the “Base Prospectus” and, together with the Prospectus Supplement, the “Prospectus”) and (b) that certain private placement memorandum, dated May 15, 2015 (together with all annexes and exhibits thereto, the “Private Placement Memorandum”), relating to the Non-Registered Certificates, as each may be amended or supplemented at any time hereafter.
 
The Mortgage Loan Seller will indemnify the Depositor, the Underwriters, the Initial Purchasers and certain related parties with respect to certain disclosure regarding the Mortgage Loans that is contained in (a) that certain free writing prospectus, dated May 1, 2015, relating to the Registered Certificates, together with all annexes and exhibits thereto (as supplemented by (i) that certain supplement to the free writing prospectus, dated May 12, 2015 and (ii) that certain supplement to the free writing prospectus, dated May 13, 2015, the “Free Writing Prospectus”), (b) that certain preliminary private placement memorandum, dated May 1, 2015, relating to the Non-Registered Certificates, together with all annexes and exhibits thereto (as supplemented by that certain supplement to the preliminary private placement memorandum, dated May 12, 2015, the “Preliminary Private Placement Memorandum”), (c) the Prospectus, (d) the Private Placement Memorandum and (e) certain other disclosure documents and offering materials relating to the Certificates, pursuant to an indemnification agreement, dated as of the date hereof (the “Indemnification Agreement”), among the Mortgage Loan Seller, the Depositor, the Underwriters and the Initial Purchasers.
 
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and the mutual agreements set forth herein, the parties agree as follows:
 
Section 1.              Agreement to Purchase. The Mortgage Loan Seller agrees to sell, assign, transfer, set over and otherwise convey to the Purchaser, without recourse, representation or warranty, other than as set forth herein, and the Purchaser agrees to purchase from the Mortgage Loan Seller, subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the Mortgage Loans. The purchase and sale of the Mortgage Loans shall take place on May 21, 2015 or such other date as shall be mutually acceptable to the parties hereto (the “Closing Date”). As of the Cut-off Date, the Mortgage Loans will have an aggregate principal balance, after application of all payments of principal due on the Mortgage Loans, if any, on or before such date, whether or not received, of $642,296,277, subject to a variance of plus or minus 5%. The purchase price for the Mortgage Loans shall be an amount set forth on the cross receipt between the Mortgage Loan Seller and the Purchaser dated the Closing Date (which price reflects no deduction for any transaction expenses for which the Mortgage Loan Seller is responsible). The Purchaser shall pay such purchase price to the Mortgage Loan Seller on the Closing Date by wire transfer in immediately available funds or by such other method as shall be mutually acceptable to the parties hereto.
 
 
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Section 2.              Conveyance of the Mortgage Loans. (a) Effective as of the Closing Date, subject only to receipt of the purchase price referred to in Section 1 hereof and the other conditions to the Mortgage Loan Seller’s obligations set forth herein, the Mortgage Loan Seller does hereby sell, assign, transfer, set over and otherwise convey to the Purchaser, without recourse, representation or warranty, other than as set forth herein, all of the right, title and interest of the Mortgage Loan Seller in, to and under the Mortgage Loans and all documents included in the related Mortgage Files and Servicing Files. Such assignment includes all scheduled payments of principal and interest under and proceeds of the Mortgage Loans received after their respective Cut-off Dates (other than scheduled payments of interest and principal due on or before their respective Cut-off Dates, which shall belong and be promptly remitted to the Mortgage Loan Seller) together with all documents delivered or caused to be delivered hereunder with respect to such Mortgage Loans by the Mortgage Loan Seller (including all documents included in the related Mortgage Files and Servicing Files and any related Additional Collateral). The Purchaser shall be entitled to receive all scheduled payments of principal and interest due on the Mortgage Loans after their respective Cut-off Dates, and all other recoveries of principal and interest collected thereon after their respective Cut-off Dates (other than scheduled payments of principal and interest due on the Mortgage Loans on or before their respective Cut-off Dates and collected after such respective Cut-off Dates or, in the case of Replacement Mortgage Loans (if any), due on or prior to the related date of substitution and collected after such date, in each case, which shall belong to the Mortgage Loan Seller).
 
After the Mortgage Loan Seller’s transfer of the Mortgage Loans to the Purchaser, as provided herein, the Mortgage Loan Seller shall not take any action inconsistent with the Purchaser’s ownership of the Mortgage Loans. Except for actions that are the express responsibility of another party hereunder or under the Pooling and Servicing Agreement, and further except for actions that the Mortgage Loan Seller is expressly permitted to complete subsequent to the Closing Date, the Mortgage Loan Seller shall, on or before the Closing Date, take all actions required under applicable law to effectuate the transfer of the Mortgage Loans by the Mortgage Loan Seller to the Purchaser.
 
(b)           The conveyance of the Mortgage Loans and the related rights and property accomplished hereby is intended by the parties hereto to constitute a sale by the Mortgage Loan Seller of all the Mortgage Loan Seller’s right, title and interest in and to such Mortgage Loans and such other related rights and property by the Mortgage Loan Seller to the Purchaser. Furthermore, it is not intended that such conveyance be a pledge of security for a loan. If such conveyance is determined to be a pledge of security for a loan, however, then: (i) this Agreement shall constitute a security agreement under applicable law; (ii) the Mortgage Loan Seller shall be deemed to have granted to the Purchaser, and in any event, the Mortgage Loan Seller hereby grants to the Purchaser, a first priority security interest in all of the Mortgage Loan Seller’s right, title and interest, whether now owned or hereafter acquired, in and to (1) the Mortgage Loans, (2) all documents included in the related Mortgage Files and Servicing Files, (3) all scheduled payments of principal and interest due on the Mortgage Loans after their respective Cut-off Dates, and (4) all other recoveries of principal and interest collected thereon after their respective Cut-off Dates (other than scheduled payments of principal and interest due on the Mortgage Loans on or before their respective Cut-off Dates and collected after such respective Cut-off Dates or, in the case of Replacement Mortgage Loans (if any), due on or prior to the related date of substitution and collected after such date); (iii) the assignment by the
 
 
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Purchaser to the Trustee of its interests in the Mortgage Loans as contemplated by Section 16 hereof shall be deemed to be an assignment of any security interest created hereunder; (iv) the possession by the Purchaser (or the Custodian) of the Mortgage Notes with respect to the Mortgage Loans subject hereto from time to time and such other items of property as constitute instruments, money, negotiable documents or chattel paper shall be deemed to be “possession by the secured party” or possession by a purchaser or person designated by such secured party for the purpose of perfecting such security interest under applicable law; and (v) notifications to, and acknowledgments, receipts or confirmations from, Persons holding such property, shall be deemed to be notifications to, or acknowledgments, receipts or confirmations from, securities intermediaries, bailees or agents (as applicable) of the Purchaser for the purpose of perfecting such security interest under applicable law. The Mortgage Loan Seller and the Purchaser shall, to the extent consistent with this Agreement, take such actions as may be reasonably necessary to ensure that, if this Agreement were deemed to create a security interest in the Mortgage Loans, such security interest would be a perfected security interest of first priority under applicable law and will be maintained as such throughout the term of this Agreement and the Pooling and Servicing Agreement.
 
(c)           In connection with the Mortgage Loan Seller’s assignment pursuant to Section 2(a) above, the Mortgage Loan Seller, at its expense, shall deliver to and deposit with, or cause to be delivered to and deposited with, the Custodian, (x) on or before the Closing Date, the Mortgage Note relating to each Mortgage Loan so assigned, endorsed to the Trustee or in blank as specified in clause (i) of the definition of “Mortgage File” (or, alternatively, if the original executed Mortgage Note has been lost, a lost note affidavit and indemnity with a copy of such Mortgage Note as specified in clause (i) of the definition of “Mortgage File”) and (y) on or before the date that is 45 days following the Closing Date, the remainder of the Mortgage File for each Mortgage Loan and, except in the case of a Mortgage Loan that is a Non-Trust-Serviced Pooled Mortgage Loan as of the Closing Date, any Additional Collateral (other than Reserve Funds and originals of Letters of Credit, which shall be transferred to the Master Servicer) for each Mortgage Loan. Notwithstanding the preceding sentence, if the Mortgage Loan Seller cannot or does not so deliver, or cause to be delivered, as to any Mortgage Loan (other than any Non-Trust-Serviced Pooled Mortgage Loan):
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