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Norwalk, CT, United States, 2010/06/16 - GE Capital, Restructuring Finance today announced it agented a $150 million plan of reorganization credit facility to BI-LO, one of the largest supermarket chains in the Southeastern U.S (NYSE: GE). NYSE: GE
The loan supports BI-LO’s exit from bankruptcy and ongoing working capital needs. GE Capital Markets served as sole lead arranger.
Founded in 1964, BI-LO is a privately held company based in Mauldin, SC. The company operates approximately 200 supermarkets in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee.
“GE understood our business objectives and made a significant financial commitment to help move us forward,” said Brian Carney, chief financial officer for BI-LO. “We value having a lender that works closely with us in both good and challenging times.”
“The combination of our retail and restructuring expertise means smarter liquidity solutions for customers through more options and greater flexibility as they complete financial restructurings,” said Tim Tobin, managing director of retail restructuring for GE Capital, Restructuring Finance.
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Jeff Wilson, GE Capital, Corporate Finance
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