YORK, Pa., Nov. 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:BONT) today announced its Board of Directors has unanimously elected Philmer H. Rohrbaugh to its Board, effective November 1, 2016. Mr. Rohrbaugh, age 64, has been the Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Fulton Financial Corporation since June 2016, having served as the Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer from November 2012 to June 2016. He was a managing partner of KPMG, LLP's Chicago office from 2009 to 2012, Vice Chairman Industries and part of the U.S. Management Committee of KPMG from 2006 to 2009 and joined KPMG in 2002. He has more than 35 years of experience in various management positions. Mr. Rohrbaugh has been a member of the board of director of Burnham Holdings, Inc., a publicly traded holding company with operating subsidiaries in the HVAC industry, since October 2012. "We're delighted to welcome Phil and look forward to his guidance and counsel. Phil will add to our board's expertise and working knowledge on matters related to finance and risk management," said Tim Grumbacher, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Strategic Initiatives Officer. The election of Mr. Rohrbaugh increases the size of The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.'s board to 10 members. About The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., with corporate headquarters in York, Pennsylvania and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operates 267 stores, which includes nine furniture galleries and five clearance centers, in 26 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. For further information, please visit the investor relations section of the Company's website at http://investors.bonton.com.