The Bon-Ton Stores to redeem its outstanding Senior Secured Notes due 2017

YORK, Pa, 2016-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:BONT) announced today (Sept. 30, 2016) that it will redeem the entirety of its outstanding 10 5/8% Second Lien Senior Secured Notes due 2017 (the “Notes”). The aggregate principal amount outstanding of the Notes is approximately $57 million. The Notes will be redeemed on November 29, 2016, at a redemption price of 100% of the principal amount thereof, plus accrued and unpaid interest on the Notes of approximately $21.84 per $1,000 of principal amount.

Nancy A. Walsh, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, commented, “I am pleased that the company is repaying the 2017 Senior Notes well in advance of the July 2017 maturity date. The redemption meets our objective of reducing short-term debt and improving our capital structure.”

A notice of redemption setting forth the redemption procedures is being provided to holders of the Notes through Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., the Trustee under the Indenture governing the Notes. Copies of the notice of redemption and additional information relating to the procedures for redemption may be obtained from Wells Fargo, Corporate Trust Operations, MAC N9300-070, 600 South Fourth Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402, telephone: 800-344-5128.

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 nine furniture galleries and five clearance centers, in 26 states in the Northeast, Midwest and upper Great Plains under the Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, 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. For further information, please visit the investor relations section of the Company’s website at http://investors.bonton.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain information included in this press release contains statements that are forward-looking within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements, which may be identified by words such as “may,” “could,” “will,” “plan,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “project,” “intend” or other similar expressions and include the Company’s fiscal 2016 guidance, involve important risks and uncertainties that could significantly affect results in the future and, accordingly, such results may differ from those expressed in any forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of the Company. Factors that could cause such differences include, but are not limited to: risks related to retail businesses generally; a significant and prolonged deterioration of general economic conditions which could negatively impact the Company in a number of ways, including the potential write-down of the current valuation of intangible assets and deferred taxes; risks related to the Company’s proprietary credit card program; potential increases in pension obligations; consumer spending patterns, debt levels, and the availability and cost of consumer credit; additional competition from existing and new competitors or changes in the competitive environment; inflation; deflation; changes in the costs of fuel and other energy and transportation costs; weather conditions that could negatively impact sales; uncertainties associated with expanding or remodeling existing stores; the ability to attract and retain qualified management; the dependence upon relationships with vendors and their factors; a data security breach or system failure; the ability to reduce or control SG&A expenses, including initiatives to reduce expenses and improve efficiency; operational disruptions; unsuccessful marketing initiatives; the ability to expand our capacity and improve efficiency through our new eCommerce fulfillment center; changes in, or the failure to successfully implement, our key strategies, including initiatives to improve our merchandising, marketing and operations; adverse outcomes in litigation; the incurrence of unplanned capital expenditures; the ability to obtain financing for working capital, capital expenditures and general corporate purposes; the impact of regulatory requirements including the Health Care Reform Act and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act; the inability or limitations on the Company’s ability to favorably adjust the valuation allowance on deferred tax assets; and the financial condition of mall operators. Additional factors that could cause the Company’s actual results to differ from those contained in these forward-looking statements are discussed in greater detail under Item 1A of the Company’s Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

CONTACT:
Investor Relations
Wendy Wilson
414-347-5153
Wendy.Wilson@bonton.com

Source: The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc./globenewswire

Kimco Realty Corp. implements several strategic initiatives to enhance its capital structure while improving both its growth profile and tax efficiency

NEW HYDE PARK, New York, 2016-Aug-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE: KIM) today announced that it will redeem $290,915,000 aggregate principal amount of its 5.70% Senior Notes due 2017 (CUSIP No. 49446RAH2) (the “Senior Notes”), representing all outstanding Senior Notes, on August 26, 2016 (the “Redemption Date”).

The Senior Notes were issued pursuant to an Indenture, dated as of September 1, 1993 (the “Base Indenture”), between Kimco and The Bank of New York Mellon (as successor in interest to IBJ Schroder Bank & Trust Company), as trustee (the “Trustee”), as supplemented and amended by the First Supplemental Indenture, dated as of August 4, 1994 (the “First Supplemental Indenture”), the Second Supplemental Indenture, dated as of April 7, 1995 (the “Second Supplemental Indenture”), the Third Supplemental Indenture, dated as of June 2, 2006 (the “Third Supplemental Indenture”), and the Fourth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of April 26, 2007 (the “Fourth Supplemental Indenture” and, together with the Base Indenture, the First Supplemental Indenture, the Second Supplemental Indenture and the Third Supplemental Indenture, the “Indenture”), in each case entered into between Kimco and the Trustee. Pursuant to the terms of the Senior Notes, the redemption price (the “Redemption Price”) shall be equal to the greater of (i) 100% of the aggregate principal amount of the Senior Notes to be redeemed, plus accrued and unpaid interest on the Senior Notes to be redeemed to, but excluding, the Redemption Date, and (ii) the sum, as determined by an independent investment banker to be appointed by Kimco, of the remaining scheduled payments of principal and interest in respect of the Senior Notes being redeemed (exclusive of any interest accrued to, but excluding, the Redemption Date) discounted to the Redemption Date on a semi-annual basis (assuming a 360- day year consisting of twelve 30-day months) at the Treasury Rate plus 20 basis points, plus accrued and unpaid interest on the Senior Notes to be redeemed to, but excluding, the Redemption Date. The Redemption Price will be determined on August 23, 2016.

A notice of redemption and related materials will be mailed to holders of record of the Senior Notes on July 26, 2016. Holders that hold their Senior Notes through the Depository Trust Company (“DTC”) will be redeemed in accordance with the applicable procedures of DTC. Questions relating to the notice of redemption and related materials should be directed to The Bank of New York Mellon, in its capacity as paying agent for the redemption of the Senior Notes (the “Paying Agent”), at 1-800-254-2826. The address of the Paying Agent is The Bank of New York Mellon, 500 Ross Street, 12th Floor, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15262.

This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, any security and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

ABOUT KIMCO
Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE: KIM) is a real estate investment trust (REIT) headquartered in New Hyde Park, N.Y., that is North America’s largest publicly traded owner and operator of open-air shopping centers. As of March 31, 2016, the company owned interests in 550 U.S. shopping centers comprising 88 million square feet of leasable space across 36 states and Puerto Rico. Publicly traded on the NYSE since 1991, and included in the S&P 500 Index, the company has specialized in shopping center acquisitions, development and management for more than 50 years. For further information, please visit www.kimcorealty.com, the company’s blog at blog.kimcorealty.com, or follow Kimco on Twitter at www.twitter.com/kimcorealty.

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT
The statements in this news release state the company’s and management’s intentions, beliefs, expectations or projections of the future and are forward-looking statements. It is important to note that the company’s actual results could differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements. Factors which may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include, but are not limited to, (i) general adverse economic and local real estate conditions, (ii) the inability of major tenants to continue paying their rent obligations due to bankruptcy, insolvency or a general downturn in their business, (iii) financing risks, such as the inability to obtain equity, debt or other sources of financing or refinancing on favorable terms to the company, (iv) the company’s ability to raise capital by selling its assets, (v) changes in governmental laws and regulations, (vi) the level and volatility of interest rates and foreign currency exchange rates and management’s ability to estimate the impact thereof, (vii) risks related to the company’s international operations, (viii) the availability of suitable acquisition, disposition, development and redevelopment opportunities, and risks related to acquisitions not performing in accordance with our expectations, (ix) valuation and risks related to the company’s joint venture and preferred equity investments, (x) valuation of marketable securities and other investments, (xi) increases in operating costs, (xii) changes in the dividend policy for the company’s common stock, (xiii) the reduction in the company’s income in the event of multiple lease terminations by tenants or a failure by multiple tenants to occupy their premises in a shopping center, (xiv) impairment charges and (xv) unanticipated changes in the company’s intention or ability to prepay certain debt prior to maturity and/or hold certain securities until maturity. Additional information concerning factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those forward-looking statements is contained from time to time in the company’s SEC filings. Copies of each filing may be obtained from the company or the SEC.

The company refers you to the documents filed by the company from time to time with the SEC, specifically the section titled “Risk Factors” in the company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, as may be updated or supplemented in the company’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and the company’s other filings with the SEC, which discuss these and other factors that could adversely affect the company’s results. The company disclaims any intention or obligation to update the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

CONTACT:
David F. Bujnicki
Senior Vice President, Investor Relations and Strategy
Kimco Realty Corp.
1-866-831-4297
dbujnicki@kimcorealty.com

Source: Kimco Realty Corp.