(Reuters) – Nordstrom Inc has temporarily shut down its corporate headquarters in Seattle due to the spread of the coronavirus in the area, the retailer said in a filing on Wednesday.
The retailer, like many others, has closed stores, furloughed most of its employees and suspended dividends.
Nordstrom is also looking to raise $500 million in the bond market to bolster liquidity, securing the new bond against a newly established property company with $1 billion-$1.1 billion of real estate assets, IFR, Refinitiv’s capital markets publication reported earlier in the day.
The company has also drawn down $800 million from its existing credit line.
Reporting by Aditi Sebastian in Bengaluru; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty.