Saks extends credit agreement to 2016, revises terms

New York City -- Saks said Tuesday that lenders have agreed to amend a $500 million revolving credit agreement that now extends to 2016. The agreement also favorably revises other terms.

As a result, the department store retailer estimates its 2011 interest expenses will total about $50 million, down from its previous estimate of $51 million to $53 million.

The debt previously was scheduled to mature Nov. 23, 2013. Now, it matures March 29, 2016.

The maximum committed borrowing capacity remains $500 million. Saks said it currently has not borrowed directly against the facility.