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Pep Boys Obtains $875 Million Loan Commitment for Gores Purchase

January 31, 2012

Jan. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Pep Boys - Manny, Moe & Jack, a Philadelphia-based auto parts retailer, obtained commitments for $875 million in loans to support its acquisition by Gores Group LLC.

Barclays Plc, Credit Suisse Group AG and Wells Fargo & Co. are providing the financing, the company said in a regulatory filing today.

Gores Group is acquiring Pep Boys for $15 a share, which is 24 percent higher than the company’s closing price on Jan. 27, according to a statement distributed today by Business Wire. The deal values the company at $1 billion, including debt. The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of the fiscal second quarter of 2012, according to the statement.

Steve Lipin, a spokesman for Pep Boys, didn’t immediately return a telephone call seeking comment.

Pep Boys obtained a $320 million term loan B in 2006 that matures in October next year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The company also has a $300 million revolving line of credit that comes due in July 2016, the data show.

--Editors: Faris Khan, Chapin Wright

To contact the reporter on this story: Krista Giovacco in New York at kgiovacco1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Faris Khan at fkhan33@bloomberg.net


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