Citi Trends, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRN) announced today that it has drawn down $43.7 million in principal amount under its committed $50 million revolving credit facility.
The Company’s borrowing under its revolving credit facility was a proactive measure taken by the Company to increase its cash position and preserve financial flexibility in light of current uncertainties resulting from the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. In accordance with the terms of the revolving credit facility, the proceeds from this borrowing may in the future be used for working capital, general corporate purposes or other purposes permitted by the revolving credit facility.
The draw down on the facility is in addition to the actions previously announced that are being taken by the Company to strengthen its financial position and balance sheet and preserve liquidity during these uncertain times. These additional actions include reviewing all operating expenses, reducing capital expenditures, reducing inventory as appropriate and for the time being, the Company is not intending to repurchase any shares under the previously announced share repurchase program.
About Citi Trends
Citi Trends, Inc. is a value-priced retailer of fashion apparel, accessories and home goods for the entire family. The Company operates 574 stores located in 33 states. Citi Trends’ website address is www.cititrends.com. CTRN-G
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