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U.S. retailer J.C. Penney files for bankruptcy due to pandemic

Source: Xinhua| 2020-05-16 10:56:41|Editor: huaxia

HOUSTON, May 15 (Xinhua) — U.S. retail giant J.C. Penney filed for bankruptcy on Friday due to the impact of COVID-19.

 

The company said in a statement that it had entered into a restructuring support agreement with lenders that hold around 70 percent of its first lien debt “to reduce the company’s outstanding indebtedness and strengthen its financial position.”

 

A number of stores will also be closed, it added.

 

J. C. Penney Company is one of the largest U.S. apparel and home retailers, owning approximately 850 stores across the country.

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