Oxford Industries Successfully Completes $235 Million Revolving Credit Facility Transaction
ATLANTA, June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Oxford Industries, Inc. (NYSE:OXM) announced today that it has completed its previously announced plan to amend and restate its $175 million U.S. asset-based revolving credit facility. The restated $235 million asset-based facility will mature in 2017.
“Our ability to successfully complete this refinancing reaffirms our lenders’ confidence in Oxford. This facility, coupled with the redemption of our senior secured notes we are announcing today, will result in significantly lower interest expense, while affording us ample liquidity to execute our strategy including our planned growth in Tommy Bahama and Lilly Pulitzer,” commented J. Hicks Lanier, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Oxford Industries, Inc.
SunTrust Bank, which led the refinancing, will serve as administrative agent for the facility.
Oxford Industries, Inc. is a global apparel company which designs, sources, markets and distributes products bearing the trademarks of its owned and licensed brands. Oxford’s brands include Tommy Bahama®, Lilly Pulitzer®, Ben Sherman®, Oxford Golf®, Arnold Brant® and Billy London®. The Company also holds exclusive licenses to produce and sell certain product categories under the Kenneth Cole®, Geoffrey Beene®, Dockers® and Ike Behar® labels. The Company operates retail stores, restaurants and Internet websites. The Company also has license arrangements with select third parties to produce and sell certain product categories under its Tommy Bahama, Lilly Pulitzer and Ben Sherman brands. Oxford’s wholesale customers include department stores, specialty stores, national chains, specialty catalogs and Internet retailers. Oxford’s stock has traded on the New York Stock Exchange since 1964 under the symbol OXM. For more information, please visit Oxford’s website at www.oxfordinc.com.
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SOURCE Oxford Industries, Inc.