Nordstrom, Inc. announced that it priced a private offering (“Private Cash Offering”) to eligible purchasers of $400 million aggregate principal amount of 5.00% Senior Notes due 2044 (the “New Notes”) at an offering price of 99.331% of the principal amount thereof.
Nordstrom estimates that the net proceeds from the issuance and sale of the New Notes (after deducting the initial purchasers' discounts and its estimated offering expenses) will be approximately $393 million.
The net proceeds from the sale of the Notes will be used for general corporate purposes, including repayment or retirement of outstanding indebtedness due in 2014, financing of capital expenditures and working capital needs.
Nordstrom Inc. also announced that it expects to make private offers (the “Private Exchange Offering”) to exchange its outstanding 7.00% Senior Notes due 2038 (the “Old Notes”) for up to a maximum of $300 million aggregate principal amount of additional New Notes.
It is expected that the New Notes issued pursuant to the Private Exchange Offers will comprise part of the same series as, and will be fungible for U.S. federal income tax purposes with, the New Notes sold in the Private Cash Offering.
Nordstrom, Inc. is one of the leading fashion specialty retailers based in the U.S. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 261 stores in 35 states, including 117 full-line stores, 141 Nordstrom Racks, two Jeffrey boutiques and one clearance store.
Nordstrom also serves customers through Nordstrom.com and through its catalogs. Additionally, the Company operates in the online private sale marketplace through its subsidiary HauteLook.