Brown Shoe Enters Into Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement

On January 21, 2009 Brown Shoe Company, Inc. entered into a second amended and restated credit agreement (increasing the size of the company's asset-based facility to US$380,000,000) with, amongst others, Bank of America, N.A. as a lender and as administrative and collateral agent. Banc of America Securities and Wells Fargo Retail Finance were joint lead arrangers in the amendment process and Banc of America Securities, Wells Fargo Retail Finance and JPMorgan Chase Bank were joint lead bookrunners. Brown Shoe is a US$2.3-billion footwear company with global operations and numerous retail divisions.

Bryan Cave LLP represented Brown Shoe Company with a team that included Jeffrey Chavkin and Andrew Auerbach.

Ogilvy Renault LLP represented Bank of America, N.A. in Canada with a team including Kevin Morley, David Amato, Serge Levy and Carla Machado. Riemer & Braunstein LLP represented Bank of America, N.A. in the United States with a team including David Berman, Marjorie Crider and Jaime Koff.


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