CBL & Associates Properties Welcomes American Girl® to Oak Park Mall in Overland Park (Kansas City), KS

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Oak Park Mall will be Home to the 9th American Girl Store in the Nation.

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We are thrilled to announce the Nation’s ninth American Girl store will join our Oak Park Mall this fall.

CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. (NYSE: CBL) today announced that American Girl will open its newest experiential retail store at CBL’s Oak Park Mall, the premier regional mall in the Kansas City metropolitan area located in Overland Park, Kansas. The 9,500-square-foot American Girl store is scheduled to open fall 2010.

“We are thrilled to announce the Nation’s ninth American Girl store will join our Oak Park Mall this fall,” said Howard Grody, CBL’s senior vice president - leasing. “This new store will expand Oak Park Mall’s list of retailers that are exclusive to the area and will offer girls an imaginative, fun and educational experience. Our commitment to delivering the best in today’s retail stores and restaurants is further demonstrated with this exciting new store. We look forward to supporting the American Girl mission of celebrating girls and all they can be.”

“Given our unparalleled success in experiential retailing over the past decade, we are eager to bring our next American Girl store to such a premier retail destination like Kansas City’s Oak Park Mall,” said Wade Opland, American Girl’s vice president of retail. “The premium location, coupled with the mall’s world-class mix of retailers, provides us with even greater opportunities to celebrate girls in an unforgettable environment.”

Visitors to Oak Park Mall’s new American Girl store will find the complete assortment of the company’s popular historical and contemporary dolls, along with a rotating selection of doll outfits, accessories, girl-sized clothing, and a variety of best-selling American Girl books. In addition, American Girl fans can treat their dolls to a new ’do in the popular Doll Hair Salon and design a cute doll-sized T-shirt in the “Creativi-Tees” boutique.

For leasing information at Oak Park Mall, please contact:
Lori McCommons    Senior Leasing Manager         (214) 596-1195    lori_mccommons(at)cblproperties(dot)com

Businesses interested in Oak Park Plaza or other outparcel information or should contact:
Robert Snetman         Senior Director of Peripheral Property (423) 490-8333    robert_snetman(at)cblproperties(dot)com

About Oak Park Mall
Oak Park Mall is a more than 1.5 million square foot premiere shopping destination in the Kansas City market, conveniently located in Overland Park, Kansas, just off Highway 69 at West 95th Street. The shopping center includes more than 185 specialty stores, boutiques and eateries, and is the exclusive home to over 20 retailers, including Nordstrom, Lacoste, LUSH, Puma and Teavana. For more information visit http://www.thenewoakparkmall.com.

About American Girl
American Girl Brands, LLC, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT, http://www.mattel.com), the world’s leading toy company. Since American Girl’s inception in 1986, the company has devoted its entire business to celebrating the potential of girls ages 3 to 12. American Girl encourages girls to dream, to grow, to aspire, to create, and to imagine through a wide range of engaging and insightful books, age-appropriate and educational products, and unforgettable experiences. In meeting its mission with a vigilant eye toward quality and service, American Girl has earned the loyal following of millions of girls and the praise and trust of parents and educators. To learn more about American Girl or to request a free catalogue, call 1-800-845-0005 or visit http://www.americangirl.com.

About CBL & Associates Properties, Inc.
CBL is one of the largest and most active owners and developers of malls and shopping centers in the United States. CBL owns, holds interests in or manages 162 properties, including 86 regional malls/open-air centers. The properties are located in 27 states and total 85.9 million square feet including 2.2 million square feet of non-owned shopping centers managed for third parties. Headquartered in Chattanooga, TN, CBL has regional offices in Boston (Waltham), MA, Dallas (Irving), TX, and St. Louis, MO. Additional information can be found at cblproperties.com.

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