The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. Holiday Promotion Reaches $110,000 in Donations to Benefit Boys & Girls Clubs

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Donation Distributed to 142 Local Boys & Girls Clubs

The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:BONT) raised $110,000 through its holiday promotion of teddy bear sales benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of America (“BGCA”). The adorable, plush teddy bears were dressed up in holiday scarfs and retailed for $6.00. The proceeds raised from the 2012 holiday promotion will be distributed to 142 Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide in communities in which the Bon-Ton operates.

Brendan Hoffman, President and CEO of The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. said, “Boys & Girls Clubs of America is one of our most important local charities. We are very proud of our long association with them.”

Since 1994, BGCA has benefitted from Bon-Ton's support and has received over $1 million from this partnership. In 2013, Bon-Ton has committed to participating in another holiday merchandise promotion to benefit the Clubs.

Appearing in the photo on left, Vincent Lyles, President and CEO Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, on right, Jim Bellore, Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., SVP, store operations.

About The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.
The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., with corporate headquarters in York, Pennsylvania and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operates 271department 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’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 .     Twitter: @BonTon

About the Boys & Girls Clubs
For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America ( has been changing and saving young lives, providing hope and opportunity for kids who need them most. Today, some 4,300 Clubs serve some 4.8 million young people through Club membership and community outreach. Known as The Positive Place for Kids, Boys & Girls Clubs can be found all across the country and on U.S. military bases throughout the world. Clubs provide young people 6-18 years old with guidance-oriented character development programs conducted by trained, professional staff. In communities large and small, Clubs positively impact lives and help young people reach their full potential as productive, caring citizens. Key Boys & Girls Club programs emphasize leadership development; education and career exploration; community service; financial literacy; health and life skills; the arts; sports, fitness and recreation; and family outreach. In a recent Harris Survey of Club alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their life. National headquarters are located in Atlanta.

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