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New Bon Marche store

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Federated Department Stores, Inc. today announced the construction of a new Bon Marche store at the Redmond Town Center in Redmond, WA. The Redmond Town Center is an outdoor shopping center with a unique mix of retailers, restaurants, services and entertainment.

The new 110,000 square-foot facility will be a two-level, full- line department store, excluding furniture. The store will offer moderate and better apparel, accessories and home merchandise. Construction is scheduled to begin in Spring 2002 with a store opening planned for Fall 2003.

"We're pleased to offer our eastside customers an additional shopping alternative with our Redmond store," said Dan Edelman, chairman and ceo of The Bon Marche. "The Redmond Town Center's attractive, open design and location will enable The Bon Marche to deliver exceptional service, quality merchandise and an exciting shopping experience to a customer base that continues to expand east."

Federated's Bon Marche division is headquartered in Seattle and currently operates 45 stores. Annual 2000 sales totaled $1.019 billion.

Federated, with corporate offices in Cincinnati and New York, is one of the nation's leading department store retailers, with annual sales of more than $18.4 billion. Federated currently operates more than 450 stores in 34 states, Puerto Rico and Guam under the names of Macy's, Bloomingdale's, The Bon Marche, Burdines, Goldsmith's, Lazarus and Rich's, as well as macys.com, bloomingdales.com and Bloomingdale's By Mail. Federated also operates the Fingerhut catalog and e-commerce subsidiary.

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