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Macy's Inc signs bank credit agreement
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Jun '11
Macy's Inc announced that it has entered into a $1.5 billion bank credit agreement that will mature on June 20, 2015. It replaces a previous $2 billion facility which was set to mature on August 30, 2012. Joint lead arrangers for the new agreement are J. P. Morgan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, U.S. Bank and Wells Fargo.

"Because of our strong cash flow and improved balance sheet, we were able to enter into a bank agreement with more favorable terms and pricing. We were also able to reduce the size of our credit facility given our current and anticipated needs," said Karen M. Hoguet, chief financial officer of Macy's, Inc. "We continue to appreciate our long standing banking relationships and the ongoing support they provide."

The company now expects its interest expense in 2011 will be approximately $442 million, which compares to previous guidance of approximately $450 million.

Macy's, Inc., with corporate offices in Cincinnati and New York, is one of the nation's premier retailers, with fiscal 2010 sales of $25 billion. The company operates about 850 department stores in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico under the names of Macy's and Bloomingdale's, as well as the macys.com and bloomingdales.com websites. The company also operates four Bloomingdale's Outlet stores.

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