Los Angeles, CA—October 5, 2010—CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) today announced that it is in discussions with its lenders about the potential to refinance the approximately $1.5 billion of total debt outstanding as of September 30, 2010 under its existing credit agreement. This debt would be pre-paid or refinanced with approximately $500.0 million of cash on hand, net proceeds from a $350.0 million notes offering and up to $650.0 million of secured term loans under new senior secured credit facilities. Additionally, the Company is targeting a new $700.0 million secured revolving credit facility. The Company’s subsidiary, CB Richard Ellis Services, Inc., has entered into an engagement letter with Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Banc of America Securities LLC and HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. to arrange such new senior secured credit facilities.
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