Paul Hastings Represents Furniture Brands International in $250 Million Financing

September 28, 2012
New York, NY (September 28, 2012) - Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that the firm advised Furniture Brands International (NYSE: FBN), a world leader in designing, manufacturing, sourcing and retailing home furnishings, in closing a $250 million new five year secured financing.

GE Capital, Bank of America and Wells Fargo provided a $200 million asset-based loan and Pathlight Capital, LLC, a portfolio company of Sycamore Partners, will serve as Administrative and Collateral Agent on the $50 million secured term loan.

Furniture Brands portfolio includes well-known brands such as Thomasville, Broyhill, Lane, Drexel Heritage, Henredon, Pearson, Hickory Chair, Lane Venture, Maitland-Smith and La Barge.

Finance and Restructuring partners Leslie Plaskon and Craig Lee led the Paul Hastings team, which also included associates Emily Pittman and Maria Merritt.

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