The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. Raises over $436,000 in Donations to Support Boys & Girls Clubs of America

  The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. Raises over $436,000 in Donations to Support Boys &
  Girls Clubs of America

Business Wire

YORK, Pa. -- January 16, 2014

The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:BONT), parent company of Bon-Ton, Bergner’s,
Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers department
stores, raised over $436,000 through its partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs
of America (BGCA) and Club alum Mario Lopez. The Give the Gift of a Great
Future campaign ran from Nov. 29 to Dec. 24.

Mario Lopez, Alumni Ambassador for Boys & Girls Clubs of America, says, “As a
former Club kid, I know Clubs are safe places where children can grow, learn
and develop. Donors and corporate partners like Bon-Ton help impact Club youth
in communities across the country every day.”

Brendan Hoffman, President and CEO, The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. said, “Bon-Ton is
thrilled to donate over $436,000 to Boy & Girls Clubs from our holiday
promotion to support this important community-based resource for the
development of our youth. Together, we are creating great futures for our

Customers were given the opportunity to purchase an exclusive plush teddy bear
dressed in a holiday scarf for $7 or make a $3 donation at any of Bon-Ton’s
stores, including Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman,
Herberger’s and Younkers, and online, with 100 percent of the net proceeds
donated to Boys & Girls Clubs of America. On Facebook, fans spread the cheer
by sharing a variety of virtual holiday greeting cards with friends and
family. Bon-Ton donated $1 to BGCA for every card shared.

Additionally, The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. initiated a job placement program that
provided jobs in our stores to more than 200 Club youth during the holiday
season. The program supported youth from 17 different Clubs in eleven states
consisting of Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana,
Nebraska, New York, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The job
placement program helps youth develop professional skills and ready themselves
for future careers.

Jim Clark, President and CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of America said, “Throughout
our decade-long partnership with Bon-Ton, they have provided support that
helps BGCA reach more than 4,000 Clubs serving nearly 4 million kids. We are
grateful for their ongoing fundraising efforts and this holiday season’s
innovative job placement program that continue to make a real difference in
the lives of so many of America’s young people.”

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 10
furniture galleries, in 25 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. The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.
is an active and positive participant in the communities it serves. For
further information, please visit the investor relations section of the
Company’s website at Learn more at, and

About Boys & Girls Clubs of America

For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America ( has
enabledyoung peoplemost in needto achieve great futures as productive,
caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,000 Clubs serve nearly 4
million young people through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are
located incities, towns, public housingand on Native landsthroughout the
country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S.
military installations worldwide.Theyprovide asafe place, caring adult
mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programson a
daily basisduring critical non-school hours. Club programs promote academic
success, good character and citizenship, and a healthy lifestyle. In a Harris
Survey of alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives. National
headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at


The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.
Mary Kerr, Vice President, Investor & Public Relations, (717) 751-3071
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