JC Penney Ups Credit Facility To Boost Borrowing Capacity

NEW YORK (February 12, 2013)—Plano-based J.C. Penney said Tuesday it has amended its bank credit facility to increase its borrowing capacity to $1.85 billion and to expand the accordion feature to $400 million.

The retailer said the amendment enhances the company's liquidity and provides additional financial flexibility to support its transformation initiatives.

The move comes as the struggling department store chain marks the one-year anniversary of a major overhaul of every aspect of its business from pricing to merchandise.

CEO Ron Johnson is spearheading the plan, but the transformation has been more challenging than expected.

Penney is expected to report its fourth consecutive quarter of big sales drops and net losses since it implemented a radical pricing plan that eliminates most sales.

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