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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C.  20549 
FORM 10-Q
 
ý      QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the Quarterly Period Ended November 1, 2014
 
OR
 
o         TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
For the transition period from              to            
 
Commission file no. 333-133184-12
 
Neiman Marcus Group LTD LLC
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter) 
Delaware
20-3509435
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
 
 
1618 Main Street
Dallas, Texas
75201
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (214) 743-7600
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.   Yes o  No ý
(Note: The registrant is a voluntary filer and not subject to the filing requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Although not subject to these filing requirements, the registrant has filed all reports that would have been required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months had the registrant been subject to such requirements.)
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).   Yes ý  No o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer or a smaller reporting company.  See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filer o
Accelerated filer o
 
 
Non-accelerated filer x
Smaller reporting company o
(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)
 
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).   Yes o  No ý

 
 
 
 
 



NEIMAN MARCUS GROUP LTD LLC
 
INDEX
 
 
 
 
Page
Part I.
Financial Information
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Part II.
Other Information
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




NEIMAN MARCUS GROUP LTD LLC
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(UNAUDITED)
 
 
 
November 1,
2014
 
August 2,
2014
 
November 2,
2013
(in thousands, except units)
 
(Successor)
 
(Successor)
 
(Successor)
ASSETS
 
 

 
 

 
 

Current assets:
 
 

 
 

 
 

Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
81,577

 
$
196,476

 
$
78,987

Merchandise inventories
 
1,273,565

 
1,069,632

 
1,288,099

Deferred income taxes
 
39,049

 
39,049

 

Other current assets
 
107,296

 
104,617

 
196,652

Total current assets
 
1,501,487

 
1,409,774

 
1,563,738

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Property and equipment, net
 
1,409,144

 
1,390,266

 
1,362,291

Intangible assets, net
 
3,603,473

 
3,652,984

 
3,801,610

Goodwill
 
2,375,490

 
2,148,627

 
2,148,627

Other assets
 
155,331

 
160,075

 
189,400

Total assets
 
$
9,044,925

 
$
8,761,726

 
$
9,065,666

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LIABILITIES AND MEMBER EQUITY
 
 

 
 

 
 

Current liabilities:
 
 

 
 

 
 

Accounts payable
 
$
372,616

 
$
375,085

 
$
354,133

Accrued liabilities
 
475,299

 
452,172

 
448,094

Current portion of long-term debt
 
29,426

 
29,426

 
29,500

Total current liabilities
 
877,341

 
856,683

 
831,727

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Long-term liabilities:
 
 

 
 

 
 

Long-term debt
 
4,803,218

 
4,580,521

 
4,727,375

Deferred income taxes
 
1,512,485

 
1,540,076

 
1,611,068

Other long-term liabilities
 
422,192

 
351,852

 
312,240

Total long-term liabilities
 
6,737,895

 
6,472,449

 
6,650,683

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Membership unit (1 unit issued and outstanding at November 1, 2014, August 2, 2014 and November 2, 2013)
 

 

 

Member capital
 
1,584,106

 
1,584,106

 
1,583,256

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
 
(20,530
)
 
(17,429
)
 

Accumulated deficit
 
(133,887
)
 
(134,083
)
 

Total member equity
 
1,429,689

 
1,432,594

 
1,583,256

Total liabilities and member equity
 
$
9,044,925

 
$
8,761,726

 
$
9,065,666

 
See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.


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NEIMAN MARCUS GROUP LTD LLC
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(UNAUDITED)

 
 
Thirteen weeks ended
 
 
November 1,
2014
 
 
November 2,
2013
(in thousands)
 
(Successor)
 
 
(Predecessor)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revenues
 
$
1,186,492

 
 
$
1,129,138

Cost of goods sold including buying and occupancy costs (excluding depreciation)
 
728,493

 
 
685,408

Selling, general and administrative expenses (excluding depreciation)
 
288,404

 
 
266,543

Income from credit card program
 
(14,123
)
 
 
(14,653
)
Depreciation expense
 
43,508

 
 
34,239

Amortization of intangible assets
 
36,017

 
 
7,251

Amortization of favorable lease commitments
 
13,494

 
 
4,469

Other expenses
 
17,614

 
 
113,745

 
 
 
 
 
 
Operating earnings
 
73,085

 
 
32,136

 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest expense, net
 
72,610

 
 
37,315

 
 
 
 
 
 
Earnings (loss) before income taxes
 
475

 
 
(5,179
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income tax expense
 
279

 
 
7,919

 
 
 
 
 
 
Net earnings (loss)
 
$
196

 
 
$
(13,098
)

See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.


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NEIMAN MARCUS GROUP LTD LLC
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE LOSS
(UNAUDITED)

 
 
Thirteen weeks ended
 
 
November 1,
2014
 
 
November 2,
2013
(in thousands)
 
(Successor)
 
 
(Predecessor)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net earnings (loss)
 
$
196

 
 
$
(13,098
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other comprehensive (loss) earnings:
 
 

 
 
 

Change in unrealized loss on financial instruments, net of tax
 
(1,191
)
 
 
610

Reclassification of realized loss on financial instruments to earnings, net of tax
 

 
 
224

Change in unrealized loss on unfunded benefit obligations, net of tax
 
(1,910
)
 
 
490

Total other comprehensive (loss) earnings
 
(3,101
)
 
 
1,324

 
 
 
 
 
 
Total comprehensive loss
 
$
(2,905
)
 
 
$
(11,774
)
 
See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.


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NEIMAN MARCUS GROUP LTD LLC
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(UNAUDITED)
 
 
Thirteen weeks ended
 
 
November 1,
2014
 
November 2,
2013
 
 
November 2,
2013
(in thousands)
 
(Successor)
 
(Successor)
 
 
(Predecessor)
CASH FLOWS - OPERATING ACTIVITIES
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

Net earnings (loss)
 
$
196

 
$

 
 
$
(13,098
)
Adjustments to reconcile net earnings (loss) to net cash (used for) provided by operating activities:
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

Depreciation and amortization expense
 
99,150

 

 
 
48,425

Equity in loss of foreign e-commerce retailer
 

 

 
 
1,523

Deferred income taxes
 
(25,596
)
 

 
 
(6,326
)
Other
 
3,539

 

 
 
5,002

 
 
77,289

 

 
 
35,526

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

Merchandise inventories
 
(169,264
)
 

 
 
(142,417
)
Other current assets
 
1,885

 

 
 
12,111

Other assets
 
(852
)
 

 
 
(1,484
)
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities
 
(10,702
)
 
(97,958
)
 
 
107,091

Deferred real estate credits
 
2,420

 

 
 
1,484

Payment of deferred compensation in connection with the Acquisition
 

 
(16,623
)
 
 

Net cash (used for) provided by operating activities
 
(99,224
)
 
(114,581
)
 
 
12,311

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CASH FLOWS - INVESTING ACTIVITIES
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

Capital expenditures
 
(56,361
)
 

 
 
(35,959
)
Acquisition of Neiman Marcus Group LTD LLC
 

 
(3,388,585
)
 
 

Acquisition of e-commerce retailer
 
(181,727
)
 

 
 

Net cash used for investing activities
 
(238,088
)
 
(3,388,585
)
 
 
(35,959
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CASH FLOWS - FINANCING ACTIVITIES
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

Borrowings under senior secured asset-based revolving credit facility
 
230,000

 
125,000

 
 

Borrowings under senior secured term loan facility
 

 
2,950,000

 
 

Repayment of borrowings under senior secured term loan facility
 
(7,357
)
 

 
 

Borrowings under former senior secured asset-based revolving credit facility
 

 

 
 
130,000

Repayment of borrowings under former asset-based revolving credit facility
 

 
(145,000
)
 
 

Repayment of borrowings under former senior secured term loan facility
 

 
(2,433,096
)
 
 
(126,904
)
Borrowings under cash pay notes
 

 
960,000

 
 

Borrowings under PIK toggle notes
 

 
600,000

 
 

Debt issuance costs paid
 
(230
)
 
(147,375
)
 
 

Cash equity contributions
 

 
1,556,500

 
 

Net cash provided by financing activities
 
222,413

 
3,466,029

 
 
3,096

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

Decrease during the period
 
(114,899
)
 
(37,137
)
 
 
(20,552
)
Beginning balance
 
196,476

 
116,124

 
 
136,676

Ending balance
 
$
81,577

 
$
78,987

 
 
$
116,124

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Supplemental Schedule of Cash Flow Information
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

Cash paid during the period for:
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

Interest
 
$
97,825

 
$
54

 
 
$
40,789

Income taxes
 
$
255

 
$

 
 
$
7,544

Non-cash activities:
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

Equity contribution from management
 
$

 
$
26,756

 
 
$

Contingent earn-out obligation related to acquired e-commerce retailer
 
$
59,779

 
$

 
 
$

See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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NEIMAN MARCUS GROUP LTD LLC
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(UNAUDITED)
 
1.              Basis of Presentation
 
Neiman Marcus Group LTD LLC (the Company) is a luxury retailer conducting integrated store and online operations principally under the Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman brand names.  References to “we,” “our” and “us” are used to refer to the Company or to the Company and its subsidiaries, as appropriate to the context.  On October 25, 2013, the Company merged with and into Mariposa Merger Sub LLC (Mariposa) pursuant to an Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated September 9, 2013, by and among NM Mariposa Holdings, Inc. (Parent), Mariposa and the Company, with the Company surviving the merger (the Acquisition).  As a result of the Acquisition and the Conversion (as defined below), the Company is now a direct subsidiary of Mariposa Intermediate Holdings LLC (Holdings), which in turn is a direct subsidiary of Parent. Parent is owned by private investment funds affiliated with Ares Management, L.P. and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (together, the Sponsors) and certain co-investors.  On October 28, 2013, the Company and NMG (as defined below) each converted from a Delaware corporation to a Delaware limited liability company (the Conversion). Previously, the Company was a subsidiary of Newton Holding, LLC, which was controlled by investment funds affiliated with TPG Global, LLC (together with its affiliates, TPG) and Warburg Pincus LLC (together with TPG, the Former Sponsors). 
 
The Company’s operations are conducted through its wholly owned subsidiary, The Neiman Marcus Group LLC (NMG).

The accompanying unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements are presented as “Predecessor” or “Successor” to indicate whether they relate to the period preceding the Acquisition or the period succeeding the Acquisition, respectively.  All significant intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated.

Our fiscal year ends on the Saturday closest to July 31.  Like many other retailers, we follow a 4-5-4 reporting calendar, which means that each fiscal quarter consists of thirteen weeks divided into periods of four weeks, five weeks and four weeks.  All references to the first quarter of fiscal year 2015 relate to the thirteen weeks ended November 1, 2014 of the Successor. All references to the first quarter of fiscal year 2014 relate to the thirteen weeks ended November 2, 2013 of the Predecessor.
 
We have prepared the accompanying unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) for interim financial information and the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X.  Accordingly, these financial statements do not include all of the information and footnotes required by GAAP for complete financial statements.  Therefore, these financial statements should be read in conjunction with our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended August 2, 2014.  In our opinion, the accompanying unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements contain all adjustments, consisting of normal recurring adjustments, necessary to present fairly our financial position, results of operations and cash flows for the applicable interim periods.
 
The specialty retail industry is seasonal in nature, with a higher level of sales typically generated in the fall and holiday selling seasons.  Due to seasonal and other factors, the results of operations for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015 are not necessarily comparable to, or indicative of, results of any other interim period or for the fiscal year as a whole.
 
A detailed description of our critical accounting policies is included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended August 2, 2014.
 
Use of Estimates.  We are required to make estimates and assumptions about future events in preparing our financial statements in conformity with GAAP.  These estimates and assumptions affect the amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses and the disclosure of gain and loss contingencies at the date of the unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
 
While we believe that our past estimates and assumptions have been materially accurate, the amounts currently estimated are subject to change if different assumptions as to the outcome of future events were made.  We evaluate our estimates and judgments on an ongoing basis and predicate those estimates and judgments on historical experience and on various other factors that we believe to be reasonable under the circumstances.  We make adjustments to our assumptions and judgments when facts and circumstances dictate.  Since future events and their effects cannot be determined with absolute certainty, actual results may differ from the estimates used in preparing the accompanying unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

We believe the following critical accounting policies, among others, encompass the more significant judgments and estimates used in the preparation of our unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements:

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allocation of the price paid to acquire the Company to our assets and liabilities as of the date of the Acquisition (as more fully described in Note 2); 
recognition of revenues;
valuation of merchandise inventories, including determination of original retail values, recognition of markdowns and vendor allowances, estimation of inventory shrinkage, and determination of cost of goods sold;
determination of impairment of long-lived assets;
measurement of liabilities related to our loyalty program;
recognition of income taxes; and
measurement of accruals for general liability, workers’ compensation and health insurance claims and pension and postretirement health care benefits.
Segments. We believe that our customers have allocated a higher portion of their luxury spending to online retailing in recent years and that our customers' expectations of a seamless shopping experience across our in-store and online channels have increased, and we expect these trends to continue for the foreseeable future. As a result, we have made investments and redesigned processes to integrate our shopping experience across channels so that it is consistent with our customers' shopping preferences and expectations. In particular, we have invested and continue to invest in technology and systems that further our omni-channel selling capabilities, and in fiscal year 2014, we realigned the management and merchandising responsibilities for our Neiman Marcus brand on an omni-channel basis. With the acceleration of omni-channel retailing and our past and ongoing investments in omni-channel initiatives, we believe the growth in our total comparable revenues and operating results are the best measures of our ongoing performance. As a result, effective with the first quarter of fiscal year 2015, we now view and report our specialty retail stores and online operation as a single, omni-channel reporting segment.
 
Recent Accounting Pronouncements. In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued guidance to clarify the principles for recognizing revenue and to develop a common revenue standard for GAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards. The standard outlines a single comprehensive model for entities to use in accounting for revenue arising from contracts with customers and supersedes the most current revenue recognition guidance. This guidance is effective for us as of the first quarter of fiscal year 2018 using one of two retrospective application methods. We are currently evaluating the application method and the impact of adopting this new accounting guidance on our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

We do not expect that any other recently issued accounting pronouncements will have a material impact on our financial statements.


2.              The Acquisition
 
The Acquisition was completed on October 25, 2013 and was financed by:

borrowings of $75.0 million under our senior secured asset-based revolving credit facility (Asset-Based Revolving Credit Facility);
borrowings of $2,950.0 million under our senior secured term loan facility (Senior Secured Term Loan Facility and, together with the Asset-Based Revolving Credit Facility, the Senior Secured Credit Facilities);
issuance of $960.0 million aggregate principal amount of 8.00% senior cash pay notes due 2021 (Cash Pay Notes);
issuance of $600.0 million aggregate principal amount of 8.75%/9.50% senior PIK toggle notes due 2021 (PIK Toggle Notes); and
$1,583.3 million of equity investments from Parent funded by direct and indirect equity investments from the Sponsors, certain co-investors and management.
The Acquisition occurred simultaneously with:

the closing of the financing transactions and equity investments described previously;

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the termination of our former $700.0 million senior secured asset-based revolving credit facility (Former Asset-Based Revolving Credit Facility); and
the termination of our former $2,560.0 million senior secured term loan facility (Former Senior Secured Term Loan Facility and, together with the Former Asset-Based Revolving Credit Facility, the Former Senior Secured Credit Facilities).
We have accounted for the Acquisition in accordance with the provisions of FASB Accounting Standards Codification Topic 805, Business Combinations, whereby the purchase price paid to effect the Acquisition was allocated to state the acquired assets and liabilities at fair value.  The Acquisition and the preliminary allocation of the purchase price were recorded for accounting purposes as of November 2, 2013, the end of our first quarter of fiscal year 2014.

In connection with the purchase price allocation, we made estimates of the fair values of our long-lived and intangible assets based upon assumptions related to the future cash flows, discount rates and asset lives utilizing currently available information, and in some cases, valuation results from independent valuation specialists.  As of November 2, 2013, we recorded preliminary purchase accounting adjustments to increase the carrying value of our property and equipment and inventory, to revalue intangible assets for our tradenames, customer lists and favorable lease commitments and to revalue our long-term benefit plan obligations, among other things. We revised these preliminary purchase accounting adjustments during the second, third and fourth quarters of fiscal year 2014 as additional information became available. The final purchase accounting adjustments, as reflected in our Consolidated Balance Sheet as of August 2, 2014, were as follows (in millions):
Consideration payable to former equity holders (including $26.8 million management rollover)
 

 
$
3,382.7

Capitalized transaction costs
 

 
32.7

Total consideration paid to effect the Acquisition
 

 
3,415.4

 
 
 
 
Net assets acquired at historical cost
 

 
821.9

 
 
 
 
Adjustments to state acquired assets at fair value:
 

 
 

1) Increase carrying value of merchandise inventories
$
129.6

 
 

2) Increase carrying value of property and equipment
457.7

 
 

3) Revalue intangible assets:
 

 
 

Tradenames
739.3

 
 

Other definite-lived intangible assets, primarily customer lists
492.1

 
 

Favorable lease commitments
799.8

 
 

4) Change in carrying values of other assets and liabilities
(67.0
)
 
 

5) Write-off historical deferred lease credits
102.3

 
 

6) Write-off historical debt issuance costs
(31.3
)
 
 

7) Write-off historical goodwill
(1,263.4
)
 
 

8) Settlement of unvested Predecessor stock options (Note 10)
51.5

 
 

9) Tax impact of valuation adjustments and other tax benefits
(965.7
)
 
 

Total adjustments to state acquired assets at fair value
 

 
444.9

Net assets acquired at fair value
 

 
1,266.8

 
 
 
 
Excess purchase price related to the Acquisition recorded as goodwill
 

 
$
2,148.6


Our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet as of November 2, 2013 has been recast to reflect the final purchase accounting adjustments reflected in our Consolidated Balance Sheet as of August 2, 2014.


3.              MyTheresa Acquisition

In October 2014, we acquired MyTheresa, a luxury retailer headquartered in Munich, Germany. The operations of MyTheresa are primarily conducted through the MyTheresa.com global luxury website. As of the time of the acquisition, the annual revenues of MyTheresa were approximately $130 million. The purchase price paid to acquire MyTheresa, net of cash acquired, was $181.7 million, which was financed through a combination of cash and debt. In addition, the MyTheresa purchase agreement contains contingent earn-out payments of up to €27.5 million per year for operating performance for each of calendar years 2015 and 2016. At November 1, 2014, the preliminary estimated fair value of the earn-out obligations was $59.8 million, which is included in other long-term liabilities.


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The preliminary allocation of the purchase price to acquire MyTheresa is reflected in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet as of November 1, 2014, with $226.9 million of the excess of the purchase price paid over the fair value of the acquired net assets being preliminarily allocated to goodwill. This preliminary allocation of the purchase price is subject to finalization of independent appraisals. The MyTheresa results of operations will be included in our consolidated results of operations beginning in the second quarter of fiscal year 2015.


4.              Fair Value Measurements
 
Fair value is the price that would be received upon sale of an asset or paid upon transfer of a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date and in the principal or most advantageous market for that asset or liability.  Assets and liabilities are classified using a fair value hierarchy that prioritizes the inputs to valuation techniques used to measure fair value as follows:

Level 1 — Unadjusted quoted prices for identical instruments traded in active markets.
Level 2 — Observable market-based inputs or unobservable inputs corroborated by market data.
Level 3 — Unobservable inputs reflecting management’s estimates and assumptions.
The following table shows the Company’s financial assets that are required to be measured at fair value on a recurring basis in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets:
 
 
Fair Value
Hierarchy
 
November 1,
2014
 
August 2,
2014
 
November 2,
2013
(in thousands)
 
 
 
(Successor)
 
(Successor)
 
(Successor)
Other long-term assets:
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

Interest rate caps
 
Level 2
 
$
529

 
$
1,132

 
$

 
The fair value of the interest rate caps are estimated using industry standard valuation models using market-based observable inputs, including interest rate curves.  In addition, the fair value of the interest rate caps includes consideration of the counterparty’s non-performance risk.
 
The carrying values of cash and cash equivalents, credit card receivables and accounts payable approximate fair value due to their short-term nature.  We determine the fair value of our long-term debt on a non-recurring basis, which results are summarized as follows:
 
 
 
 
November 1, 2014
(Successor)
 
August 2, 2014
(Successor)
 
November 2, 2013
(Successor)
(in thousands)
 
Fair Value
Hierarchy
 
Carrying
Value
 
Fair
Value
 
Carrying
Value
 
Fair
Value
 
Carrying
Value
 
Fair
Value
Long-term debt:
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Asset-Based Revolving Credit Facility
 
Level 2
 
$
230,000

 
$
230,000

 
$

 
$

 
$
125,000

 
$
125,000

Senior Secured Term Loan Facility
 
Level 2
 
2,920,555

 
2,887,699

 
2,927,912

 
2,907,797

 
2,950,000

 
2,950,000

Cash Pay Notes
 
Level 2
 
960,000

 
1,027,200

 
960,000

 
994,800

 
960,000

 
960,000

PIK Toggle Notes
 
Level 2
 
600,000

 
643,500

 
600,000

 
633,000

 
600,000

 
600,000

2028 Debentures
 
Level 2
 
122,089

 
129,094

 
122,035

 
127,500

 
121,875

 
121,875

 
We estimated the fair value of long-term debt using 1) prevailing market rates for debt of similar remaining maturities and credit risk for the Senior Secured Credit Facilities and 2) quoted market prices of the same or similar issues for the Cash Pay Notes, the PIK Toggle Notes and the $125.0 million aggregate principal amount of 7.125% Debentures due 2028 (the 2028 Debentures and, together with the Cash Pay Notes and the PIK Toggle Notes, the Notes).
 
In connection with purchase accounting, we made estimates of the fair value of our long-lived and intangible assets based upon assumptions related to the future cash flows, discount rates and asset lives utilizing currently available information, and in some cases, valuation results from independent valuation specialists (Level 3 determination of fair value).  We also measure certain non-financial assets at fair value on a non-recurring basis, primarily long-lived assets, intangible assets and goodwill, in connection with our periodic evaluations of such assets for potential impairment.

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5.     Intangible Assets, Net and Goodwill
 
 
 
November 1,
2014
 
August 2,
2014
 
November 2,
2013
(in thousands)
 
(Successor)
 
(Successor)
 
(Successor)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Favorable lease commitments, net
 
$
1,081,273

 
$
1,094,767

 
$
1,135,341

Other definite-lived intangible assets, net
 
551,502

 
587,519

 
695,571

Tradenames
 
1,970,698

 
1,970,698

 
1,970,698

Intangible assets, net
 
$
3,603,473

 
$
3,652,984

 
$
3,801,610

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Goodwill
 
$
2,375,490

 
$
2,148,627

 
$
2,148,627


Intangible Assets Subject to Amortization. Our definite-lived intangible assets, which primarily consist of customer lists, are amortized over their estimated useful lives, currently estimated at 12 to 16 years (weighted average life of 14 years from the Acquisition).  Favorable lease commitments are amortized over the remaining lives of the leases, currently estimated at two to 55 years (weighted average life of 30 years from the Acquisition).  Total amortization of all intangible assets recorded in connection with the Acquisition for the current and next five fiscal years is currently estimated as follows (in thousands):
November 2, 2014 through August 1, 2015
$
82,565

2016
106,235

2017
102,071

2018
97,684

2019
94,565

2020
87,921


At November 1, 2014, accumulated amortization was $144.1 million for other definite-lived intangible assets and $54.1 million for favorable lease commitments.

Indefinite-lived Intangible Assets and Goodwill.  Indefinite-lived intangible assets, such as our Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman tradenames and goodwill, are not subject to amortization.  Rather, we assess the recoverability of indefinite-lived intangible assets and goodwill in the fourth quarter of each fiscal year and upon the occurrence of certain events.


6.              Long-term Debt
 
The significant components of our long-term debt are as follows:
 
 
Interest
Rate
 
November 1,
2014
 
August 2,
2014
 
November 2,
2013
(in thousands)
 
 
 
(Successor)
 
(Successor)
 
(Successor)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Asset-Based Revolving Credit Facility
 
variable
 
$
230,000

 
$

 
$
125,000

Senior Secured Term Loan Facility
 
variable
 
2,920,555

 
2,927,912

 
2,950,000

Cash Pay Notes
 
8.00%
 
960,000

 
960,000

 
960,000

PIK Toggle Notes
 
8.75%/9.50%
 
600,000

 
600,000

 
600,000

2028 Debentures
 
7.125%
 
122,089

 
122,035

 
121,875

Total debt
 
 
 
4,832,644

 
4,609,947

 
4,756,875

Less: current portion of Senior Secured Term Loan Facility
 
 
 
(29,426
)
 
(29,426
)
 
(29,500
)
Long-term debt
 
 
 
$
4,803,218

 
$
4,580,521

 
$
4,727,375

Asset-Based Revolving Credit Facility.  On October 25, 2013, we entered into a credit agreement and related security and other agreements for a senior secured Asset-Based Revolving Credit Facility providing for a maximum committed borrowing capacity of $800.0 million. On October 10, 2014, we entered into an incremental amendment with respect to the Asset-Based Revolving Credit Facility, which increased the maximum committed borrowing capacity to $900.0 million. The Asset-Based Revolving Credit Facility matures on October 25, 2018.  On November 1, 2014, we had $230.0 million of borrowings outstanding under this facility, no outstanding letters of credit and $580.0 million of unused borrowing availability.
 

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Availability under the Asset-Based Revolving Credit Facility is subject to a borrowing base.  The Asset-Based Revolving Credit Facility includes borrowing capacity available for letters of credit (up to $150.0 million, with any such issuance of letters of credit reducing the amount available under the Asset-Based Revolving Credit Facility on a dollar for dollar basis) and for borrowings on same-day notice.  The borrowing base is equal to at any time the sum of (a) 90% of the net orderly liquidation value of eligible inventory, net of certain reserves, plus (b) 90% of the amounts owed by credit card processors in respect of eligible credit card accounts constituting proceeds from the sale or disposition of inventory, less certain reserves, plus (c) 100% of segregated cash held in a restricted deposit account.  We must at all times maintain excess availability of at least the greater of (a) 10% of the lesser of (1) the aggregate revolving commitments and (2) the borrowing base and (b) $50.0 million, but we are not required to maintain a fixed charge coverage ratio unless excess availability is below such levels.
 
The Asset-Based Revolving Credit Facility permits us to increase commitments under the Asset-Based Revolving Credit Facility or add one or more incremental term loans to the Asset-Based Revolving Credit Facility by an amount not to exceed $200.0 million. However, the lenders are under no obligation to provide any such additional commitments or loans, and any increase in commitments or incremental term loans will be subject to customary conditions precedent.  If we were to request any such additional commitments and the existing lenders or new lenders were to agree to provide such commitments, the size of the Asset-Based Revolving Credit Facility could be increased to up to $1,100.0 million, but our ability to borrow would still be limited by the amount of the borrowing base.  The cash proceeds of any incremental term loans may be used for working capital and general corporate purposes.

At November 1, 2014, borrowings under the Asset-Based Revolving Credit Facility bore interest at a rate per annum equal to, at our option, either (a) a base rate determined by reference to the highest of 1) the prime rate of Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch (the administrative agent), 2) the federal funds effective rate plus ½ of 1.00% or 3) the adjusted one-month LIBOR plus 1.00% or (b) LIBOR, subject to certain adjustments, in each case plus an applicable margin.  The applicable margin is up to 0.75% with respect to base rate borrowings and up to 1.75% with respect to LIBOR borrowings.  The applicable margin is subject to adjustment based on the historical excess availability under the Asset-Based Revolving Credit Facility. The weighted average interest rate on the outstanding borrowings pursuant to the Asset-Based Revolving Credit Facility was 1.44% at November 1, 2014.  In addition, we are required to pay a commitment fee in respect of unused commitments 0.25% per annum.  We must also pay customary letter of credit fees and agency fees.
 
If at any time the aggregate amount of outstanding revolving loans, unreimbursed letter of credit drawings and undrawn letters of credit under the Asset-Based Revolving Credit Facility exceeds the lesser of (a) the commitment amount and (b) the borrowing base, we will be required to repay outstanding loans or cash collateralize letters of credit in an aggregate amount equal to such excess, with no reduction of the commitment amount.  If the amount available under the Asset-Based Revolving Credit Facility is less than the greater of (a) 10% of the lesser of (1) the aggregate revolving commitments and (2) the borrowing base and (b) $50.0 million, funds held in a collection account maintained with the agent would be applied to repay certain loans and, if an event of default has occurred, cash collateralize letters of credit.  We would then be required to make daily deposits in the collection account maintained with the agent under the Asset-Based Revolving Credit Facility.
 
We may voluntarily reduce the unutilized portion of the commitment amount and repay outstanding loans at any time without premium or penalty other than customary “breakage” costs with respect to LIBOR loans.  There is no scheduled amortization under the Asset-Based Revolving Credit Facility; the principal amount of the revolving loans outstanding thereunder will be due and payable in full on October 25, 2018, unless extended.
 
Our Asset-Based Revolving Credit Facility is guaranteed by Holdings and each of our current and future direct and indirect wholly owned subsidiaries (subsidiary guarantors) other than (a) unrestricted subsidiaries, (b) certain immaterial subsidiaries, (c) foreign subsidiaries and any domestic subsidiary of a foreign subsidiary, (d) certain holding companies of foreign subsidiaries, (e) captive insurance subsidiaries, not for profit subsidiaries, or a subsidiary which is a special purpose entity for securitization transactions or like special purposes and (f) any subsidiary that is prohibited by applicable law or contractual obligation from acting as a guarantor or which would require governmental approval to provide a guarantee (unless such approval has been received). As of November 1, 2014, the assets of non-guarantor subsidiaries, primarily NMG Germany GmbH (through which NMG conducts the operations of MyTheresa), aggregated $282.4 million, or 3.1% of consolidated total assets. All obligations under the Asset-Based Revolving Credit Facility, and the guarantees of those obligations, are secured, subject to certain significant exceptions, by substantially all of the assets of Holdings, the Company and the subsidiary guarantors.
The facility contains covenants limiting dividends and other restricted payments, investments, loans, advances and acquisitions, and prepayments or redemptions of other indebtedness.  These covenants permit such restricted actions in an unlimited amount, subject to the satisfaction of certain payment conditions, principally that we must have pro forma excess availability under the Asset-Based Revolving Credit Facility, which exceeds the greater of $90.0 million or 15% of the lesser of (a) the revolving commitments under

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the facility and (b) the borrowing base. In addition, if pro forma excess availability under the Asset-Based Revolving Credit Facility is equal to or less than the greater of 1) $200.0 million or 2) 25% of the lesser of (i) the revolving commitments under the facility and (ii) the borrowing base, we must have a pro forma ratio of consolidated EBITDA to consolidated fixed charges of at least 1.0 to 1.0.  The Asset-Based Revolving Credit Facility also contains customary affirmative covenants and events of default, including a cross-default provision in respect of any other indebtedness that has an aggregate principal amount exceeding $50.0 million.
For a more detailed description of the Asset-Based Revolving Credit Facility, refer to Note 7 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended August 2, 2014.
 
Senior Secured Term Loan Facility.  On October 25, 2013, we entered into a credit agreement and related security and other agreements for the $2,950.0 million Senior Secured Term Loan Facility. At November 1, 2014, the outstanding balance under our Senior Secured Term Loan Facility (after giving effect to the Refinancing Amendment discussed below) was $2,920.6 million. The principal amount of the loans outstanding is due and payable in full on October 25, 2020.
 
The Senior Secured Term Loan Facility permits the Company to increase the term loans or add a separate tranche of term loans by an amount not to exceed $650.0 million plus an unlimited amount that would result (a) in the case of any incremental term loan facility to be secured equally and ratably with the term loans, a senior secured first lien net leverage ratio equal to or less than 4.25 to 1.00 and (b) in the case of any incremental term loan facility to be secured on a junior basis to the term loans, to be subordinated in right of payment to the term loans or, in the case of certain incremental equivalent loan debt, to be unsecured and pari passu in right of payment to the term loans, a total net leverage ratio equal to the total net leverage ratio as of October 25, 2013.

On March 13, 2014, we entered into a refinancing amendment with respect to the Senior Secured Term Loan Facility (the Refinancing Amendment). The Refinancing Amendment provided for an immediate reduction in the interest rate margin applicable to the loans outstanding under the Senior Secured Term Loan Facility from (a) 4.00% to 3.25% for LIBOR borrowings and (b) 3.00% to 2.25% for base rate borrowings. In addition, the interest rate margin in the event of a step down based on our senior secured net first lien leverage, as defined in the credit agreement, was reduced from 1) 3.75% to 3.00% for LIBOR borrowings and 2) 2.75% to 2.00% for base rate borrowings. Substantially all other terms are consistent with the October 25, 2013 credit agreement, including the amortization schedule and maturity dates. In connection with the Refinancing Amendment, we incurred costs of $29.5 million which were capitalized as debt issuance costs (included in other assets). In addition, we incurred a loss on debt extinguishment of $7.9 million, which primarily consisted of the write-off of debt issuance costs, previously incurred in connection with the initial issuance of the Senior Secured Term Loan Facility, allocable to lenders that no longer participate in the Senior Secured Term Loan Facility subsequent to the refinancing. The loss on debt extinguishment was recorded in the third quarter of fiscal year 2014 as a component of interest expense.
 
At November 1, 2014, borrowings under the Senior Secured Term Loan Facility bore interest at a rate per annum equal to, at our option, either (a) a base rate determined by reference to the higher of 1) the prime rate of Credit Suisse AG (the administrative agent), 2) the federal funds effective rate plus ½ of 1.00% and 3) the adjusted one-month LIBOR plus 1.00% or (b) an adjusted LIBOR (for a period equal to the relevant interest period, and in any event, never less than 1.00%), subject to certain adjustments, in each case plus an applicable margin.  The applicable margin is up to 2.25% with respect to base rate borrowings and up to 3.25% with respect to LIBOR borrowings.  The applicable margin is subject to adjustment based on the senior secured first lien net leverage ratio.  The applicable margin with respect to outstanding LIBOR borrowings was 3.25% at November 1, 2014.  The interest rate on the outstanding borrowings pursuant to the Senior Secured Term Loan Facility was 4.25% at November 1, 2014.
 
Subject to certain exceptions and reinvestment rights, our Senior Secured Term Loan Facility requires that 100% of the net cash proceeds from certain asset sales and debt issuances and 50% (subject to step downs based on our senior secured first lien net leverage ratio) from excess cash flow, as defined in the credit agreement, for each of our fiscal years (commencing with the period ending July 26, 2015) must be used to pay down outstanding borrowings under our Senior Secured Term Loan Facility.
 
Depending on the Company’s senior secured first lien net leverage ratio as defined in the credit agreement governing the Senior Secured Term Loan Facility, we could be required to prepay outstanding term loans from a certain portion of our annual excess cash flow, as defined in the credit agreement.  Required excess cash flow payments commence at 50% of our annual excess cash flow (which percentage will be reduced to 25% if our senior secured first lien net leverage ratio, as defined in the credit agreement, is equal to or less than 4.0 to 1.0 but greater than 3.5 to 1.0 and will be reduced to 0% if our senior secured first lien net leverage ratio is equal to or less than 3.5 to 1.0).  We were not required to prepay any outstanding term loans pursuant to the annual excess cash flow requirements for fiscal year 2014. We also must offer to prepay outstanding term loans at 100% of the principal amount to be prepaid, plus accrued and unpaid interest, with the net cash proceeds of certain asset sales under certain circumstances.
 

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We may repay all or any portion of the outstanding Senior Secured Term Loan Facility at any time, subject to redeployment costs in the case of prepayment of LIBOR borrowings other than the last day of the relevant interest period and in the event of certain repayments, conversions or replacements of the term loans under the Senior Secured Term Loan Facility that directly or indirectly result in a reduction of the "effective" interest rate applicable to such term loans or any applicable replacement tranche of debt prior to March 13, 2015, a payment of 1.00% of the aggregate principal amount of the term loans so repaid, converted or replaced. The Senior Secured Term Loan Facility amortizes in equal quarterly installments in an amount equal to 1.00% per annum of the principal amount outstanding as of the Refinancing Amendment, less any voluntary or mandatory prepayments, with the remaining balance due at final maturity.
 
Our Senior Secured Term Loan Facility is guaranteed by Holdings and each of our current and future subsidiary guarantors other than (a) unrestricted subsidiaries, (b) certain immaterial subsidiaries, (c) foreign subsidiaries and any domestic subsidiary of a foreign subsidiary, (d) certain holding companies of foreign subsidiaries, (e) captive insurance subsidiaries, not for profit subsidiaries, or a subsidiary which is a special purpose entity for securitization transactions or like special purposes and (f) any subsidiary that is prohibited by applicable law or contractual obligation from acting as a guarantor or which would require governmental approval to provide a guarantee (unless such approval has been received). As of November 1, 2014, the assets of non-guarantor subsidiaries, primarily NMG Germany GmbH (through which NMG conducts the operations of MyTheresa), aggregated $282.4 million, or 3.1% of consolidated total assets. All obligations under the Senior Secured Term Loan Facility, and the guarantees of those obligations, are secured, subject to certain exceptions, by substantially all of the assets of Holdings, the Company and the subsidiary guarantors.
The credit agreement governing the Senior Secured Term Loan Facility contains a number of negative covenants and covenants related to the security arrangements for the Senior Secured Term Loan Facility.  The credit agreement also contains customary affirmative covenants and events of default, including a cross-default provision in respect of any other indebtedness that has an aggregate principal amount exceeding $50.0 million.
For a more detailed description of the Senior Secured Term Loan Facility, refer to Note 7 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended August 2, 2014.
 
Cash Pay Notes.  In connection with the Acquisition, we incurred indebtedness in the form of $960.0 million aggregate principal amount of 8.00% senior Cash Pay Notes.  Interest on the Cash Pay Notes is payable semi-annually in arrears on each April 15 and October 15.  The Cash Pay Notes were assumed by us as a result of the Acquisition and are guaranteed by the same entities that guarantee the Senior Secured Term Loan Facility.  The Cash Pay Notes are unsecured and the guarantees are full and unconditional.  The Cash Pay Notes include certain restrictive covenants and a cross-acceleration provision in respect of other indebtedness that has an aggregate principal amount exceeding $50.0 million. Our Cash Pay Notes mature on October 15, 2021.

For a more detailed description of the Cash Pay Notes, refer to Note 7 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended August 2, 2014.

PIK Toggle Notes.  In connection with the Acquisition, we incurred indebtedness in the form of $600.0 million aggregate principal amount of our 8.75%/9.50% senior PIK Toggle Notes. Interest on the PIK Toggle Notes is payable semi-annually in arrears on each April 15 and October 15.  Interest on the PIK Toggle Notes will be paid entirely in cash for the first two interest payments and thereafter may be paid (i) entirely in cash (Cash Interest), (ii) entirely by increasing the principal amount of the PIK Toggle Notes by the relevant interest (PIK Interest), or (iii) 50% in Cash Interest and 50% in PIK Interest, subject to certain restrictions on the timing and number of elections of PIK Interest or partial PIK Interest payments.  Cash Interest on the PIK Toggle Notes accrues at a rate of 8.75% per annum.  PIK Interest on the PIK Toggle Notes accrues at a rate of 9.50% per annum. The PIK Toggle Notes were assumed by us as a result of the Acquisition and are guaranteed by the same entities that guarantee the Senior Secured Term Loan Facility.  The PIK Toggle Notes are unsecured and the guarantees are full and unconditional.  The PIK Toggle Notes include certain restrictive covenants and a cross-acceleration provision in respect of other indebtedness that has an aggregate principal amount exceeding $50.0 million. Our PIK Toggle Notes mature on October 15, 2021.

For a more detailed description of the PIK Toggle Notes, refer to Note 7 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended August 2, 2014.
 
2028 Debentures.  NMG has outstanding $125.0 million aggregate principal amount of its 7.125% 2028 Debentures.  NMG equally and ratably secures its 2028 Debentures by a first lien security interest on certain collateral subject to liens granted under the Senior Secured Credit Facilities.  The 2028 Debentures are guaranteed on an unsecured, senior basis by us.  Our guarantee is full and unconditional.  Currently, our non-guarantor subsidiaries consist principally of Bergdorf Goodman, Inc., through which NMG conducts the operations of its Bergdorf Goodman stores, and NM Nevada Trust, which holds legal title to certain real property and

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intangible assets used by NMG in conducting its operations.  The 2028 Debentures include certain restrictive covenants and a cross-acceleration provision in respect of any other indebtedness that has an aggregate principal amount exceeding $15.0 million.  Our 2028 Debentures mature on June 1, 2028.
 
For a more detailed description of the 2028 Debentures, refer to Note 7 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended August 2, 2014.
 
Former Asset-Based Revolving Credit Facility.  In connection with the Acquisition, we repaid all outstanding obligations of $145.0 million under the Former Asset-Based Revolving Credit Facility and terminated the facility on October 25, 2013.  This facility was replaced by the Asset-Based Revolving Credit Facility.
 
Former Senior Secured Term Loan Facility.  In connection with the Acquisition, we repaid the outstanding balance of $2,433.1 million under our Former Senior Secured Term Loan Facility on October 25, 2013.  This facility was replaced by the Senior Secured Term Loan Facility.
Maturities of Long-term Debt.  Annual maturities of long-term debt outstanding at November 1, 2014 during the current and next five fiscal years and thereafter are as follows (in millions):
November 2, 2014 through August 1, 2015
$
22.1

2016
29.4

2017
29.4

2018
29.4

2019
259.4

2020
29.4

Thereafter
4,433.5

 
The previous table does not reflect future excess cash flow prepayments, if any, that may be required under the Senior Secured Term Loan Facility.
 
Interest Expense.  The significant components of interest expense are as follows:
 
 
Thirteen weeks ended
 
 
November 1,
2014
 
 
November 2,
2013
(in thousands)
 
(Successor)
 
 
(Predecessor)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Asset-Based Revolving Credit Facility
 
$
230

 
 
$
75

Senior Secured Term Loan Facility
 
31,579

 
 
3,687

Cash Pay Notes
 
19,200

 
 
2,773

PIK Toggle Notes
 
13,125

 
 
1,896

2028 Debentures
 
2,227

 
 
2,226

Former Asset-Based Revolving Credit Facility
 

 
 
477

Former Senior Secured Term Loan Facility
 

 
 
22,521

Amortization of debt issue costs
 
6,131

 
 
2,466

Other, net
 
553

 
 
1,334

Capitalized interest
 
(435
)
 
 
(140
)
Interest expense, net
 
$
72,610

 
 
$
37,315

 
We recorded interest expense of $8.4 million during the first quarter of fiscal year 2014 related to debt incurred as a result of the Acquisition.


7.              Derivative Financial Instruments
 
At November 1, 2014, we had outstanding floating rate debt obligations of $3,150.6 million.  In August 2011, we entered into interest rate cap agreements (at a cost of $5.8 million) for an aggregate notional amount of $1,000.0 million to hedge the variability of our cash flows related to a portion of our floating rate indebtedness.  The interest rate cap agreements cap LIBOR at 2.50% from December 2012 through December 2014 with respect to the $1,000.0 million notional amount of such agreements.  In the event

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LIBOR is less than 2.50%, we will pay interest at the lower LIBOR rate.  In the event LIBOR is higher than 2.50%, we will pay interest at the capped rate of 2.50%.

In April 2014, we entered into additional interest rate cap agreements (at a cost of $2.0 million) for an aggregate notional amount of $1,400.0 million to hedge the variability of our cash flows related to a portion of our floating rate indebtedness once the current interest rate cap agreements expire in December 2014. The interest rate cap agreements cap LIBOR at 3.00% from December 2014 through December 2016 with respect to the $1,400.0 million notional amount of such agreements. In the event LIBOR is less than 3.00%, we will pay interest at the lower LIBOR rate. In the event LIBOR is higher than 3.00%, we will pay interest at the capped rate of 3.00%. On November 1, 2014, the fair value of our interest rate caps was $0.5 million.
Gains and losses realized due to the expiration of applicable portions of the interest rate caps are reclassified to interest expense at the time our quarterly interest payments are made.  A summary of the recorded amounts related to our interest rate caps reflected in our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations is as follows:
 
 
Thirteen weeks ended
 
 
November 1,
2014
 
 
November 2,
2013
(in thousands)
 
(Successor)
 
 
(Predecessor)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Realized hedging losses — included in interest expense, net
 
$

 
 
$
369



8.              Income Taxes
 
Our effective income tax expense rates for the following periods are as follows:
 
 
Thirteen weeks ended
 
 
November 1,
2014
 
 
November 2,
2013
 
 
(Successor)
 
 
(Predecessor)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Effective income tax rate
 
58.7
%
 
 
152.9
%

Our effective income tax rates for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015 and the first quarter of fiscal year 2014 exceeded the federal statutory tax rate due to the non-deductible portion of transaction costs incurred in connection with acquisitions and state income taxes and, with respect to the first quarter of fiscal year 2014, due to the lack of a U.S. tax benefit related to the losses from our investment in a foreign e-commerce retailer.
 
At November 1, 2014, the gross amount of unrecognized tax benefits was $2.5 million ($1.7 million of which would impact our effective tax rate, if recognized).  We classify interest and penalties as a component of income tax expense and our liability for accrued interest and penalties was $5.2 million at November 1, 2014, $5.1 million at August 2, 2014 and $5.7 million at November 2, 2013.
 
We file income tax returns in the U.S. federal jurisdiction and various state and local jurisdictions.  The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is currently auditing our fiscal year 2010, 2011 and 2012 federal income tax returns. With respect to state and local jurisdictions, with limited exceptions, the Company and its subsidiaries are no longer subject to income tax audits for fiscal years before 2010.  We believe our recorded tax liabilities as of November 1, 2014 are sufficient to cover any potential assessments to be made by the IRS or other taxing authorities upon the completion of their examinations and we will continue to review our recorded tax liabilities for potential audit assessments based upon subsequent events, new information and future circumstances.  We believe it is reasonably possible that additional adjustments in the amounts of our unrecognized tax benefits could occur within the next twelve months as a result of settlements with tax authorities or expiration of statutes of limitation.  At this time, we do not believe such adjustments will have a material impact on our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
 
Subsequent to the Acquisition, Parent and its subsidiaries, including the Company, file U.S. federal income taxes as a consolidated group.  The Company has elected to be treated as a corporation for U.S. federal income tax purposes and all operations of Parent are conducted through the Company and its subsidiaries. Income taxes are presented as if the Company and its subsidiaries are separate taxpayers from Parent. There are no differences between the Company's and Parent's current and deferred income taxes.


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9.              Employee Benefit Plans
 
Description of Benefit Plans.  We currently maintain defined contribution plans consisting of a retirement savings plan (RSP) and a defined contribution supplemental executive retirement plan (Defined Contribution SERP Plan).  In addition, we sponsor a defined benefit pension plan (Pension Plan) and an unfunded supplemental executive retirement plan (SERP Plan) which provides certain employees additional pension benefits.  As of the third quarter of fiscal year 2010, benefits offered to all participants in our Pension Plan and SERP Plan were frozen.  Retirees and active employees hired prior to March 1, 1989 are eligible for certain limited postretirement health care benefits (Postretirement Plan) if they meet certain service and minimum age requirements.  We also sponsor an unfunded key employee deferred compensation plan, which provides certain employees with additional benefits.
Obligations for our employee benefit plans, included in other long-term liabilities, are as follows:
 
 
November 1,
2014
 
August 2,
2014
 
November 2,
2013
(in thousands)
 
(Successor)
 
(Successor)
 
(Successor)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pension Plan
 
$
197,062

 
$
189,890

 
$
163,090

SERP Plan
 
109,803

 
113,787

 
108,377

Postretirement Plan
 
10,932

 
10,945

 
14,752

 
 
317,797

 
314,622

 
286,219

Less: current portion
 
(5,814
)
 
(6,602
)
 
(5,754
)
Long-term portion of benefit obligations
 
$
311,983

 
$
308,020

 
$
280,465

 
Funding Policy and Plan Status.  Our policy is to fund the Pension Plan at or above the minimum required by law.  In fiscal year 2014, we were not required to make contributions to the Pension Plan. As of November 1, 2014, we do not believe we will be required to make contributions to the Pension Plan for fiscal year 2015.  We will continue to evaluate voluntary contributions to our Pension Plan based upon the unfunded position of the Pension Plan, our available liquidity and other factors.

Cost of Benefits. The components of the expenses we incurred under our Pension Plan, SERP Plan and Postretirement Plan are as follows:
 
 
Thirteen weeks ended
 
 
November 1,
2014
 
 
November 2,
2013
(in thousands)
 
(Successor)
 
 
(Predecessor)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pension Plan:
 
 

 
 
 

Interest cost
 
$
6,382

 
 
$
5,781

Expected return on plan assets
 
(6,234
)
 
 
(6,401
)
Net amortization of losses
 

 
 
1,095

Pension Plan expense
 
$
148

 
 
$
475

 
 
 
 
 
 
SERP Plan:
 
 

 
 
 

Interest cost
 
$
1,126

 
 
$
1,104

SERP Plan expense
 
$
1,126

 
 
$
1,104

 
 
 
 
 
 
Postretirement Plan:
 
 

 
 
 

Service cost
 
$
3

 
 
$
5

Interest cost
 
113

 
 
142

Net amortization of prior service cost
 

 
 
(321
)
Net amortization of losses
 
(93
)
 
 
35

Postretirement Plan expense (income)
 
$
23

 
 
$
(139
)


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10.       Stock-Based Compensation
 
Predecessor

Stock Options.  The Predecessor had equity-based management arrangements, which authorized equity awards to be granted to certain management employees. At the time of the Acquisition, Predecessor stock options for 101,730 shares were outstanding, consisting of vested options for 67,899 shares and unvested options for 33,831 shares.  In connection with the Acquisition, previously unvested options became fully vested at October 25, 2013.
 
All Predecessor stock options were subject to settlement in connection with the Acquisition in amounts equal to the excess of the per share merger consideration over the exercise prices of such options.  The fair value of the consideration payable to holders of Predecessor stock options aggregated $187.4 million, of such amount $135.9 million represented the fair value of previously vested options which amount was included in the consideration paid by the Sponsors to acquire the Company.  The remaining $51.5 million represented the fair value of previously unvested options, such amount was expensed in the results of operations of the Successor for the second quarter of fiscal year 2014.
 
Successor

Stock Options.  Subsequent to the Acquisition, Parent established various incentive plans pursuant to which eligible employees, consultants and non-employee directors are eligible to receive stock-based awards.  Under the incentive plans, Parent is authorized to grant stock options, restricted stock and other types of awards that are valued in whole or in part by reference to, or are payable or otherwise based on, the shares of common stock of Parent. Charges with respect to options issued by Parent pursuant to the incentive plans are reflected by the Company in the preparation of our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

Co-Invest Options.  In connection with the Acquisition, certain executive officers of the Company rolled over a portion of the amounts otherwise payable in settlement of their Predecessor stock options into stock options of Parent. Specifically, upon the consummation of the Acquisition, Predecessor stock options were rolled over and converted into stock options for 56,979 shares of Parent (the Co-Invest Options).
 
The number of Co-Invest Options issued upon conversion of Predecessor stock options was equal to the product of (a) the number of shares subject to the applicable Predecessor stock options multiplied by (b) the ratio of the per share merger consideration over the fair market value of a share of Parent, which was approximately 3.1x (the Exchange Ratio).  The exercise price of each Predecessor stock option was adjusted by dividing the original exercise price of the Predecessor stock option by the Exchange Ratio.  Following the conversion, the exercise prices of the Co-Invest Options range from $180 to $644 per share.  As of the date of the Acquisition, the aggregate intrinsic value of the Co-Invest Options equaled the intrinsic value of the rolled over Predecessor stock options. The Co-Invest Options are fully vested and are exercisable at any time prior to the applicable expiration dates related to the original grant of the Predecessor options.  The Co-Invest Options contain sale and repurchase provisions.

Non-Qualified Stock Options.  Pursuant to the terms of the incentive plans, Parent granted 81,607 time-vested non-qualified stock options and 76,385 performance-vested non-qualified stock options to certain executive officers, non-executive officers and non-employee directors of the Company in fiscal year 2014. These non-qualified stock options were granted at an exercise price of $1,000 per share and such options will expire no later than the tenth anniversary of the grant date. In the first quarter of fiscal year 2015, Parent granted 3,113 time-vested non-qualified stock options and 2,890 performance-vested non-qualified stock options to certain executive and non-executive officers of the Company. These non-qualified stock options were granted at an exercise price of $1,074 per share and such options will expire no later than the tenth anniversary of the grant date.  Each grant of non-qualified stock options consists of options to purchase an equal number of shares of Parent’s Class A common stock and Class B common stock. 

Accounting for Successor Stock Options. Parent generally has the right to call shares issued upon exercise of vested stock options at the fair market value and vested unexercised stock options for the difference between the fair market value of the underlying share and the exercise price in the event the optionee ceases to be an employee of the Company. However, if the optionee voluntarily leaves the Company without good reason or is terminated for cause, the repurchase price is the lesser of the exercise price of such options or the fair value of such awards at the employee termination date. In the event of the retirement of the optionee, the repurchase price is fair value at the retirement date. As a result of these repurchase rights, the Company accounts for stock options issued to optionees who will become retirement eligible prior to the expiration of their stock options (Retirement Eligible Optionees) using the liability method. Under the liability method, the Company establishes the estimated liability for option awards held by Retirement Eligible Optionees over the vesting/performance periods of such awards and the liability for the vested/earned options is adjusted to its estimated fair value through compensation expense at each balance sheet date. With respect to options held by non-retirement eligible optionees, such options are effectively forfeited should the optionee voluntarily leave the

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Company without good reason or be terminated for cause. As a result, the Company records no expense or liability with respect to such options currently.

With respect to the Co-Invest Options, the fair value of such options at the Acquisition date was $36.3 million. Of such amount, $9.5 million represented the fair value of options held by Retirement Eligible Optionees for which a liability was established at the Acquisition date. The remaining value of $26.8 million represented the fair value of options held by non-retirement eligible optionees and such amount was credited to Successor equity.

At November 1, 2014, the aggregate number of co-invest, time-vested and performance-vested options held by Retirement Eligible Optionees aggregated 99,910 options and the recorded liability with respect to such options was $17.9 million. We recognize compensation expense, which is included in selling, general and administrative expenses, for stock options on a straight-line basis over the vesting/performance periods. The following table sets forth certain summary information with respect to our stock options for the periods indicated.
 
 
Thirteen weeks ended
 
 
November 1,
2014
 
 
November 2,
2013
(in thousands, except number of options and per option price)
 
(Successor)
 
 
(Predecessor)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stock compensation expense
 
$
2,135

 
 
$
2,548

 
 
 
 
 
 
Stock option grants:
 
 

 
 
 

Number of options granted
 
6,003

 
 

Weighted average grant date fair value
 
$
325

 
 
$

 
 
 
 
 
 
Stock option exercises:
 
 

 
 
 

Number of options exercised
 

 
 
65

Weighted average exercise price
 
$

 
 
$
1,557



11.  Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss
 
The following table summarizes the changes in accumulated other comprehensive loss by component (amounts are recorded net of related income taxes):
(in thousands)
 
Unrealized
Losses on
Financial
Instruments
 
Unfunded
Benefit
Obligations
 
Total
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Successor:
 
 

 
 

 
 

Balance, August 2, 2014
 
$
(954
)
 
$
(16,475
)
 
$
(17,429
)
Other comprehensive loss
 
(1,191
)
 
(1,910
)
 
(3,101
)
Balance, November 1, 2014
 
$
(2,145
)
 
$
(18,385
)
 
$
(20,530
)
 

12.       Income from Credit Card Program
 
We maintain a proprietary credit card program through which credit is extended to customers and have a related marketing and servicing alliance with affiliates of Capital One Financial Corporation (Capital One).  Pursuant to our agreement with Capital One (the Program Agreement), Capital One currently offers credit cards and non-card payment plans under both the “Neiman Marcus” and “Bergdorf Goodman” brand names.  Effective July 1, 2013, we amended and extended the Program Agreement to July 2020 (renewable thereafter for three-year terms), subject to early termination provisions.
 
Pursuant to the Program Agreement, we receive payments from Capital One based on sales transacted on our proprietary credit cards.  We may receive additional payments based on the profitability of the portfolio as determined under the Program Agreement depending on a number of factors including credit losses.  In addition, we receive payments from Capital One for marketing and servicing activities we provide to Capital One.


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13.       Other Expenses
 
Other expenses consists of the following components:
 
 
Thirteen weeks ended
 
 
November 1,
2014
 
 
November 2,
2013
(in thousands)
 
(Successor)
 
 
(Predecessor)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Costs incurred in connection with the Acquisition:
 
 

 
 
 

Change-in-control cash payments due to Former Sponsors and management
 
$

 
 
$
80,457

Other, primarily professional fees
 

 
 
28,942

Total transaction costs
 

 
 
109,399

MyTheresa acquisition costs
 
10,989

 
 

Costs related to the Cyber-Attack
 
4,301

 
 

Equity in loss of foreign e-commerce retailer
 

 
 
1,523

Management fee due to Former Sponsors
 

 
 
2,823

Other non-recurring expenses
 
2,324

 
 

Other expenses
 
$
17,614

 
 
$
113,745

 
We discovered in January 2014 that malicious software (malware) was clandestinely installed on our computer systems (the Cyber-Attack). In the first quarter of fiscal year 2015, we incurred investigative, legal and other costs in connection with the Cyber-Attack. We expect to incur additional costs related to the Cyber-Attack in the foreseeable future. Such costs are not currently estimable but could be material to our future operating results.

In the third quarter of fiscal year 2014, we sold our investment in a foreign e-commerce retailer, which was previously accounted for under the equity method, for $35.0 million, which amount equaled the carrying value of our investment.
 

14.       Commitments and Contingencies
 
Employment and Consumer Class Actions Litigation.  On April 30, 2010, a Class Action Complaint for Injunction and Equitable Relief was filed against the Company, Newton Holding, LLC, TPG Capital, L.P. and Warburg Pincus LLC in the United States District Court for the Central District of California by Sheila Monjazeb, individually and on behalf of other members of the general public similarly situated. On July 12, 2010, all defendants except for the Company were dismissed without prejudice, and on August 20, 2010, this case was dismissed by Ms. Monjazeb and refiled in the Superior Court of California for San Francisco County. This complaint, along with a similar class action lawsuit originally filed by Bernadette Tanguilig in 2007, alleges that the Company has engaged in various violations of the California Labor Code and Business and Professions Code, including without limitation, by (1) asking employees to work “off the clock,” (2) failing to provide meal and rest breaks to its employees, (3) improperly calculating deductions on paychecks delivered to its employees and (4) failing to provide a chair or allow employees to sit during shifts. The Monjazeb and Tanguilig class actions have been deemed “related” cases and are pending before the same trial court judge.  On October 24, 2011, the court granted the Company’s motion to compel Ms. Monjazeb and Juan Carlos Pinela (a co-plaintiff in the Tanguilig case) to arbitrate their individual claims in accordance with the Company’s Mandatory Arbitration Agreement, foreclosing their ability to pursue a class action in court. However, the court’s order compelling arbitration did not apply to Ms. Tanguilig because she is not bound by the Mandatory Arbitration Agreement.  Further, the court determined that Ms. Tanguilig could not be a class representative of employees who are subject to the Mandatory Arbitration Agreement, thereby limiting the putative class action to those associates who were employed between December 2003 and July 15, 2007 (the effective date of our Mandatory Arbitration Agreement).  Following the court’s order, Ms. Monjazeb and Mr. Pinela filed demands for arbitration with the American Arbitration Association (AAA) seeking to arbitrate not only their individual claims, but also class claims, which the Company asserted violated the class action waiver in the Mandatory Arbitration Agreement. This led to further proceedings in the trial court, a stay of the arbitrations, and a decision by the trial court, on its own motion, to reconsider its order compelling arbitration. The trial court ultimately decided to vacate its order compelling arbitration due to a recent California appellate court decision.  Following this ruling, the Company timely filed two separate appeals, one with respect to Mr. Pinela and one with respect to Ms. Monjazeb, with the Court of Appeal, asserting that the trial court did not have jurisdiction to change its earlier determination of the enforceability of the arbitration agreement. The appeal with respect to Mr. Pinela has been fully briefed and awaits the setting of a date for oral argument. The appeal with respect to Ms. Monjazeb was dismissed since final approval of the class action settlement (as described below) was granted.


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Notwithstanding the appeal, the trial court decided to set certain civil penalty claims asserted by Ms. Tanguilig for trial on April 1, 2014. In these claims, Ms. Tanguilig sought civil penalties under the Private Attorneys General Act based on the Company's alleged failure to provide employees with meal periods and rest breaks in compliance with California law. On December 10, 2013, the Company filed a motion to dismiss all of Ms. Tanguilig’s claims, including the civil penalty claims, based on her failure to bring her claims to trial within five years as required by California law. After several hearings, on February 28, 2014, the court dismissed all of Ms. Tanguilig’s claims in the case and vacated the April 1, 2014 trial date. The court has awarded the Company its costs of suit in connection with the defense of Ms. Tanguilig’s claims, but denied its request of an attorneys’ fees award from Ms. Tanguilig. Ms. Tanguilig filed a notice of appeal from the dismissal of all her claims, as well as a second notice of appeal from the award of costs, both of which are pending before the Court of Appeal. Should the Court of Appeal reverse the trial court’s dismissal of all of Ms. Tanguilig’s claims, the litigation will resume, and Ms. Tanguilig will seek class certification of the claims asserted in her Third Amended Complaint. If this occurs, the scope of her class claims will likely be reduced by the class action settlement and release in the Monjazeb case (as described below); however, that settlement does not cover claims asserted by Ms. Tanguilig for alleged Labor Code violations from approximately December 19, 2003 to August 20, 2006 (the beginning of the settlement class period in the Monjazeb case). Briefing on the appeals is underway, but no date has been set for oral argument.

In Ms. Monjazeb's class action, a settlement was reached at a mediation held on January 25, 2014. After several hearings, the trial court granted preliminary approval of the settlement on May 6, 2014 and directed that notice of settlement be given to the settlement class. The deadline for class members to opt out of the settlement was August 11, 2014. The final approval hearing was held on September 18, 2014. The court granted final approval and issued a judgment approving the settlement. The settlement funds have been paid by the Company and have been disbursed by the claims administrator in accordance with the settlement.
    
Based upon the pending settlement agreement with respect to Ms. Monjazeb's class action claims, we recorded our currently estimable liabilities with respect to both Ms. Monjazeb's and Ms. Tanguilig's employment class actions litigation claims in fiscal year 2014, which amount was not material to our financial condition or results of operations. We will continue to evaluate these matters, and our recorded reserves for such matters, based on subsequent events, new information and future circumstances.

On December 6, 2013, a third putative class action was filed against the Company in the San Diego Superior Court by a former employee. The case was entitled Marisabella Newton v. Neiman Marcus Group, Inc., et al., and the complaint alleged claims similar to those made in the Monjazeb case. After filing an answer to the complaint in the Newton case and responding to discovery, we reached a settlement of Ms. Newton's individual claims and a dismissal of her class allegations, subject to court approval. The court approved the settlement and dismissed the case on August 25, 2014.

In addition to the foregoing matters, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has been pursuing a complaint alleging that the Mandatory Arbitration Agreement’s class action prohibition violates employees’ rights to engage in concerted activity, which was submitted to an administrative law judge (ALJ) for determination on a stipulated record. Recently, the ALJ issued a recommended decision and order finding that the Company's Arbitration Agreement and class action waiver violated the National Labor Relations Act. The matter has now been transferred to the NLRB for further consideration and decision.

On August 7, 2014, a putative class action complaint was filed against The Neiman Marcus Group LLC in Los Angeles County Superior Court by a customer, Linda Rubenstein, in connection with the Company's Last Call stores in California. Ms. Rubenstein alleges that the Company has violated various California consumer protection statutes by implementing a marketing and pricing strategy that suggests that clothing sold at Last Call stores in California was originally offered for sale at full-line Neiman Marcus stores when allegedly, it was not, and is allegedly of inferior quality to clothing sold at the full-line stores. On September 12, 2014, we removed the case to the United States District Court for the Central District of California. On October 17, 2014, we filed a motion to dismiss the complaint, which was set for hearing on December 1, 2014. On November 12, 2014, plaintiff filed a motion for class certification, which currently is set for hearing on July 20, 2015. On November 18, 2014, the court found our motion to dismiss suitable for disposition without oral argument and vacated the hearing scheduled for December 1, 2014.

We will continue to vigorously defend our interests in the matters described above and continue to evaluate them based on subsequent events, new information and future circumstances. In addition, we are currently involved in various other legal actions and proceedings that arose in the ordinary course of business. With respect to the matters described above as well as all other current outstanding litigation involving us, we believe that any liability arising as a result of such litigation will not have a material adverse effect on our financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

Cyber-Attack Class Actions Litigation. Three class actions relating to the Cyber-Attack were filed in January 2014 and later voluntarily dismissed by the plaintiffs between February and April 2014. The plaintiffs had alleged negligence and other claims in connection with their purchases by payment cards. Melissa Frank v. The Neiman Marcus Group, LLC, et al., was filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York on January 13, 2014 but was voluntarily dismissed by the plaintiff on

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April 15, 2014, without prejudice to her right to re-file a complaint. Donna Clark v. Neiman Marcus Group LTD LLC was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia on January 27, 2014 but was voluntarily dismissed by the plaintiff on March 11, 2014, without prejudice to her right to re-file a complaint. Christina Wong v. The Neiman Marcus Group, LLC, et al., was filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California on January 29, 2014, but was voluntarily dismissed by the plaintiff on February 10, 2014, without prejudice to her right to re-file a complaint. Three new putative class actions relating to the Cyber-Attack were filed in March and April 2014, also alleging negligence and other claims in connection with plaintiffs’ purchases by payment cards. Two of the cases, Katerina Chau v. Neiman Marcus Group LTD, Inc., filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California on March 14, 2014, and Michael Shields v. The Neiman Marcus Group, LLC, filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California on April 1, 2014, were voluntarily dismissed, with prejudice as to Chau and without prejudice as to Shields. The third case, Hilary Remijas v. The Neiman Marcus Group, LLC, was filed on March 12, 2014 in the Northern District of Illinois. On June 2, 2014, an amended complaint in the Remijas case was filed, which added three plaintiffs (Debbie Farnoush and Joanne Kao, California residents; and Melissa Frank, a New York resident) and asserted claims for negligence, implied contract, unjust enrichment, violation of various consumer protection statutes, invasion of privacy and violation of state data breach laws. The Company moved to dismiss the Remijas amended complaint on July 2, 2014. On September 16, 2014, the court granted the Company's motion to dismiss the Remijas case on the grounds that the plaintiffs lacked standing due to their failure to demonstrate an actionable injury. On September 25, 2014, plaintiffs appealed the district court's order dismissing the case. The appeal is currently pending in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Briefing on the appeal is underway, but no date has been set for oral argument.

In addition, payment card companies and associations may require us to reimburse them for unauthorized card charges and costs to replace cards and may also impose fines or penalties in connection with the security incident, and enforcement authorities may also impose fines or other remedies against us. We have also incurred other costs associated with this security incident, including legal fees, investigative fees, costs of communications with customers and credit monitoring services provided to our customers. At this point, we are unable to predict the developments in, outcome of, and economic and other consequences of pending or future litigation or regulatory investigations related to, and other costs associated with, this matter. We will continue to evaluate these matters based on subsequent events, new information and future circumstances.
 
Other.  We had no outstanding irrevocable letters of credit relating to purchase commitments and insurance and other liabilities at November 1, 2014.  We had approximately $3.4 million in surety bonds at November 1, 2014 relating primarily to merchandise imports and state sales tax and utility requirements.
 

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15.  Condensed Consolidating Financial Information
 
2028 Debentures.  All of NMG’s obligations under the 2028 Debentures are guaranteed by the Company.  The guarantee by the Company is full and unconditional.  The Company’s guarantee of the 2028 Debentures is subject to automatic release if the requirements for legal defeasance or covenant defeasance of the 2028 Debentures are satisfied, or if NMG’s obligations under the indenture governing the 2028 Debentures are discharged.  Currently, the Company’s non-guarantor subsidiaries under the 2028 Debentures consist principally of 1) Bergdorf Goodman, Inc., through which NMG conducts the operations of its Bergdorf Goodman stores, 2) NM Nevada Trust, which holds legal title to certain real property and intangible assets used by NMG in conducting its operations and 3) NMG Germany GmbH, through which NMG conducts the operations of MyTheresa.
 
The following condensed consolidating financial information represents the financial information of the Company and its non-guarantor subsidiaries under the 2028 Debentures, prepared on the equity basis of accounting.  The information is presented in accordance with the requirements of Rule 3-10 under the SEC’s Regulation S-X. The financial information may not necessarily be indicative of results of operations, cash flows or financial position had the non-guarantor subsidiaries operated as independent entities.
 
 
November 1, 2014
 (Successor)
(in thousands)
 
Company
 
NMG
 
Non-
 Guarantor
 Subsidiaries
 
Eliminations
 
Consolidated
ASSETS
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Current assets:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Cash and cash equivalents
 
$

 
$
66,120

 
$
15,457

 
$

 
$
81,577

Merchandise inventories
 

 
1,090,010

 
183,555

 

 
1,273,565

Other current assets
 

 
133,596

 
12,749

 

 
146,345

Total current assets
 

 
1,289,726

 
211,761

 

 
1,501,487

Property and equipment, net
 

 
1,293,245

 
115,899

 

 
1,409,144

Intangible assets, net
 

 
672,338

 
2,931,135

 

 
3,603,473

Goodwill
 

 
1,669,364

 
706,126

 

 
2,375,490

Other assets
 

 
153,561

 
1,770

 

 
155,331

Investments in subsidiaries
 
1,429,689

 
3,765,133

 

 
(5,194,822
)
 

Total assets
 
$
1,429,689

 
$
8,843,367

 
$
3,966,691

 
$
(5,194,822
)
 
$
9,044,925

LIABILITIES AND MEMBER EQUITY
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Current liabilities:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Accounts payable
 
$

 
$
331,236

 
$
41,380

 
$

 
$
372,616

Accrued liabilities
 

 
376,310

 
98,989

 

 
475,299

Current portion of long-term debt
 

 
29,426

 

 

 
29,426

Total current liabilities
 

 
736,972

 
140,369

 

 
877,341

Long-term liabilities:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Long-term debt
 

 
4,803,218

 

 

 
4,803,218

Deferred income taxes
 

 
1,512,485

 

 

 
1,512,485

Other long-term liabilities
 

 
361,003

 
61,189

 

 
422,192

Total long-term liabilities
 

 
6,676,706

 
61,189

 

 
6,737,895

Total member equity
 
1,429,689

 
1,429,689

 
3,765,133

 
(5,194,822
)
 
1,429,689

Total liabilities and member equity
 
$
1,429,689

 
$
8,843,367

 
$
3,966,691

 
$
(5,194,822
)
 
$
9,044,925


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August 2, 2014
 (Successor)
(in thousands)
 
Company
 
NMG
 
Non-
 Guarantor
 Subsidiaries
 
Eliminations
 
Consolidated
ASSETS
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Current assets:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Cash and cash equivalents
 
$

 
$
195,004

 
$
1,472

 
$

 
$
196,476

Merchandise inventories
 

 
953,936

 
115,696

 

 
1,069,632

Other current assets
 

 
131,894

 
11,772

 

 
143,666

Total current assets
 

 
1,280,834

 
128,940

 

 
1,409,774

Property and equipment, net
 

 
1,275,264

 
115,002

 

 
1,390,266

Intangible assets, net
 

 
708,125

 
2,944,859

 

 
3,652,984

Goodwill
 

 
1,669,364

 
479,263

 

 
2,148,627

Other assets
 

 
158,637

 
1,438

 

 
160,075

Investments in subsidiaries
 
1,432,594

 
3,560,258

 

 
(4,992,852
)
 

Total assets
 
$
1,432,594

 
$
8,652,482

 
$
3,669,502

 
$
(4,992,852
)
 
$
8,761,726

LIABILITIES AND MEMBER EQUITY
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Current liabilities:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Accounts payable
 
$

 
$
343,783

 
$
31,302

 
$

 
$
375,085

Accrued liabilities
 

 
375,640

 
76,532

 

 
452,172

Current portion of long-term debt
 

 
29,426

 

 

 
29,426

Total current liabilities
 

 
748,849

 
107,834

 

 
856,683

Long-term liabilities:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Long-term debt
 

 
4,580,521

 

 

 
4,580,521

Deferred income taxes
 

 
1,540,076

 

 

 
1,540,076

Other long-term liabilities
 

 
350,442

 
1,410

 

 
351,852

Total long-term liabilities
 

 
6,471,039

 
1,410

 

 
6,472,449

Total member equity
 
1,432,594

 
1,432,594

 
3,560,258

 
(4,992,852
)
 
1,432,594

Total liabilities and member equity
 
$
1,432,594

 
$
8,652,482

 
$
3,669,502

 
$
(4,992,852
)
 
$
8,761,726


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November 2, 2013
 (Successor)
(in thousands)
 
Company
 
NMG
 
Non-
 Guarantor
 Subsidiaries
 
Eliminations
 
Consolidated
ASSETS
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Current assets:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Cash and cash equivalents
 
$

 
$
77,908

 
$
1,079

 
$

 
$
78,987

Merchandise inventories
 

 
1,124,295

 
163,804

 

 
1,288,099

Other current assets
 

 
185,197

 
11,455

 

 
196,652

Total current assets
 

 
1,387,400

 
176,338

 

 
1,563,738

Property and equipment, net
 

 
1,245,764

 
116,527

 

 
1,362,291

Intangible assets, net
 

 
815,575