Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) today announced the closing of the previously announced offering (the “Offering”) of $400 million aggregate principal amount of 5.00% Senior Notes due 2044 (the “Notes”) at an offering price of 99.331% of the principal amount thereof. The proceeds from the sale of the Notes will be used for general corporate purposes, including repayment or retirement of outstanding indebtedness due in 2014, financing of capital expenditures and working capital needs. The Notes were offered in a private placement, solely to qualified institutional buyers in reliance on Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) or outside the United States to persons other than “U.S. persons” in compliance with Regulation S under the Securities Act. The Notes were not registered under the Securities Act or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. This notice does not constitute an offer to sell the Notes, nor a solicitation of an offer to purchase the Notes in any jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation would be unlawful. Any offer of the Notes will be made only by means of a private offering memorandum. This press release is being issued pursuant to and in accordance with Rule 135(c) under the Securities Act. ABOUT NORDSTROM Nordstrom, Inc. is one of the leading fashion specialty retailers based in the U.S. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 261 stores in 35 states, including 117 full-line stores, 141 Nordstrom Racks, two Jeffrey boutiques and one clearance store. Nordstrom also serves customers through Nordstrom.com and through its catalogs. Additionally, the Company operates in the online private sale marketplace through its subsidiary HauteLook. Nordstrom, Inc.'s common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.
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