The Bon-Ton Stores to close its Carson’s Clearance Center at The Landings Shopping Center in Lansing, Illinois

MILWAUKEE, WI, 2016-Dec-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: BONT), today (November 30, 2016) announced it will close its Carson’s Clearance Center at The Landings Shopping Center in Lansing, Illinois. The company will not renew the lease, which terminates January 31, 2017. The closing will impact approximately 60 associates at this location. The store will remain open until the end of its lease term.

“Closing this store was a difficult decision,” commented Kathryn Bufano, president and chief executive officer for The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. “We would like to thank the loyal customers who have shopped with Carson’s over the years as well as our devoted store associates for their dedication and friendly customer service to this community.”

The affected associates at Carson’s Clearance Center in The Landings Shopping Center location will be offered the opportunity to interview for available positions at stores in the area or receive career transition benefits, including severance, according to established practices and state employment service support.

Customers are invited to shop at the nearby Carson’s department store locations at the Woodmar Mall, Hammond, IN; Southlake Mall, Merrillville, IN; Lincoln Mall, Matteson, IL and Evergreen Plaza, Evergreen Park, IL. Customers may also visit the company’s website at bonton.com.

About The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.

The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., with corporate headquarters in York, Pennsylvania and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operates 267 stores, which includes 9 furniture galleries and five clearance centers, in 26 states in the Northeast, Midwest and upper Great Plains under the Bon-Ton, Boston Store, Bergner’s, Carson’s, ElderBeerman, Herberger’s and Younkers nameplates. The stores offer a broad assortment of national and private brand fashion apparel and accessories for women, men and children, as well as cosmetics and home furnishings. The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. is an active and positive participant in the communities it serves. For further information, please visit the investor relations section of the Company’s website at http://investors.bonton.com.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Christine Hojnacki
414-347-5329
christine.hojnacki@bonton.com

Source: Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.

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