Seritage Growth Properties Appoints Amanda Lombard As Chief Financial Officer

Seritage Growth Properties (NYSE:SRG) announced today that Amanda Lombard, previously Chief Accounting Officer of Seritage, has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
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Seritage Growth Properties (SRG) - Get Report announced today that Amanda Lombard, previously Chief Accounting Officer of Seritage, has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

"We are very pleased to announce Amanda's promotion to Chief Financial Officer. Amanda has been an integral member of our management team at Seritage and has established strong relationships with key stakeholders and across the organization. Having performed exceptionally well in her prior role as Chief Accounting Officer, Amanda's deep knowledge of our business and capital strategies, financial reporting and operations will help facilitate a seamless CFO leadership transition," stated Benjamin Schall, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Prior to joining Seritage as Chief Accounting Officer in November 2018, Ms. Lombard held various accounting and financial reporting roles of increasing responsibility at Gramercy Property Trust, a publicly-traded real estate investment trust, the last being Chief Accounting Officer. Ms. Lombard began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in the assurance practice focusing on private equity and hedge funds. Ms. Lombard has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan and a MAcc from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Ms. Lombard will work directly with outgoing Chief Financial Officer Brian Dickman to transition responsibilities on or before December 11, 2020.

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About Seritage Growth Properties

Seritage Growth Properties is a publicly-traded, self-administered and self-managed REIT with 166 wholly-owned properties and 29 unconsolidated properties totaling approximately 30.4 million square feet of space across 44 states and Puerto Rico. The Company was formed to unlock the underlying real estate value of a high-quality retail portfolio it acquired from Sears Holdings in July 2015. The Company's mission is to create and own revitalized shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations that provide enriched experiences for consumers and local communities, and create long-term value for our shareholders.

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