St. Louis, Missouri-based Aurora Foods, a producer and marketer of food brands, has reached agreement with its banks and major investors on a plan to secure US$62.6m of additional financing and has signed an amendment to its credit facility. The new financing and amendment will significantly improve the company's finances, ensure that the company is in compliance with its bank covenants and provide the liquidity it needs to conduct business and continue its recovery. The company expects to close this financing by mid July.