The Bon-Ton Stores Announces Results of Community Days Fundraising Efforts

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Over one hundred million raised since 1999.

Community Day

The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., (NASDAQ: BONT) which operates Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s, Parisian and Younkers stores, is thrilled to announce that their Community Days fundraising effort is estimated to have raised over $5 million, with $156,000 designated to the Red Cross/Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund.

Thousands of non-profit groups signed up to sell $5 savings booklets, which contained over $400 in savings on in-store and online merchandise to be used during the Bon-Ton Community Days event on November 9 and November 10. 100% of the $5 booklet donation is retained by the organizations.

In light of the destruction of Hurricane Sandy, customers were also given the option to designate their donation to local participating groups or to the American Red Cross.

The Bon-Ton family of Stores has raised over $100 million for local non-profit groups since Community Days started in 1999.

About The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.
The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., with corporate headquarters in York, Pennsylvania and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operates 273 department stores, which includes 11 furniture galleries, in 24 states in the Northeast, Midwest and upper Great Plains under the Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson Pirie Scott, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers nameplates and, in the Detroit, Michigan area, under the Parisian nameplate. The department 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,, Twitter: @BonTon.

The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.: Christine Hojnacki
Christine(dot)hojnacki(at)bonton(dot)com (o) 414.347.5329 (m) 262.378.9354

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