Nordstrom Rack To Open In Portland, Maine

                  Nordstrom Rack To Open In Portland, Maine

PR Newswire

SEATTLE, Jan. 2, 2013

SEATTLE, Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Seattle-based Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE:
JWN) announced today plans to open a Nordstrom Rack in South Portland, ME. The
approximately 30,000-square-foot store is scheduled to open this spring at
Maine Crossing Shopping Center and will be the retailer's first location in
the state.

Nordstrom Rack is the off-price retail division of Nordstrom, Inc., carrying
on-trend merchandise from Nordstrom stores and Nordstrom.com at 50 to 60
percent off original Nordstrom prices. Nordstrom Rack also offers a wide
selection of apparel, accessories and shoes from many of the brands carried in
Nordstrom stores. These items are purchased specially for Nordstrom Rack, with
most at savings of 30 to 70 percent off.

"We're excited to have the opportunity to open a Nordstrom Rack in South
Portland," said Geevy Thomas, president of Nordstrom Rack. "We've been looking
for ways to better serve our customers living in Maine who have been making
the drive to visit our Rack stores in Boston and look forward to taking care
of them when we open this spring at Maine Crossing."

Maine Crossing is a 274,000-square-foot open-air shopping center with
excellent accessibility off Interstate 95 and close proximity to Interstate
295. The new Nordstrom Rack will join a strong mix of tenants at Maine
Crossing including Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, A.C. Moore and Men's Wearhouse.
The new store will occupy the former Old Navy space.

Issie Shait, Senior Vice President Property Management of New England
Development, said, "We are extremely pleased to bring the first Nordstrom Rack
to Maine and the Portland area. It is a great addition to the merchant mix at
Maine Crossing and our customers will love the shopping experience."

About New England Development
New England Development is one of the nation's premier real estate development
and management companies, with more than 50 million square feet of retail,
commercial and residential space to its credit. Founded by Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer Stephen R. Karp in 1978, New England Development is
acclaimed for creating imaginative, high-quality real estate developments,
demonstrating time and time again its expertise in turning the most
challenging situations into the most successful projects. These developments
include mixed-use complexes featuring retail, residential, hotel and office
uses; lifestyle retail centers; power centers; outlet centers; marinas; golf
courses; resort and convention hotel properties; and even an entire planned
community.

About Nordstrom
Nordstrom, Inc. is one of the leading fashion specialty retailers based in the
U.S. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 240
stores in 31 states, including 117 full-line stores, 119 Nordstrom Racks, two
Jeffrey boutiques, one treasure&bond store and one clearance store. Nordstrom
also serves customers through Nordstrom.com and through its catalogs.
Additionally, the Company operates in the online private sale marketplace
through its subsidiary HauteLook. Nordstrom, Inc.'s common stock is publicly
traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Kendall Ault
Nordstrom, Inc.
(206) 303-3019
kendall.ault@nordstrom.com

Melissa LaVita
New England Development
(617) 299-2575
mlavita@nedevelopment.com

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SOURCE Nordstrom, Inc.

Website: http://www.nordstrom.com
 
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