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Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On January 5, 2012, The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. issued a press release reporting its sales for the fiscal periods ended December 31, 2011 and discussing its earnings guidance for the fiscal year ending January 28, 2012. The full text of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
The information in this Report, including the exhibit attached hereto, is furnished solely pursuant to Item 2.02 of this Form 8-K. Consequently, it is not deemed "filed" for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section. It may only be incorporated by reference in another filing under the Exchange Act or Securities Act of 1933 if such subsequent filing specifically references this Form 8-K.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
99.1 Press Release issued January 5, 2012 reporting sales for the
periods ended December 31, 2011 and discussing earnings guidance for the
fiscal year ending January 28, 2012.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.