CBL Continues Mall Disposition Progress with Sale of Bonita Lakes Mall and Crossing in Meridian, MS

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--()--CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. (NYSE: CBL) today announced that it closed on the sale of Bonita Lakes Mall and Bonita Lakes Crossing in Meridian, MS for $27.91 million to RockStep Capital. Proceeds from the transaction will be used to reduce outstanding balances on CBL’s lines of credit.

“With the completion of our third mall sale this year, we are pleased to demonstrate additional progress on our portfolio transformation,” said Stephen Lebovitz, CBL’s President & CEO. “The sale of Bonita Lakes improves our overall portfolio quality and provides equity proceeds to reduce leverage and enhance our liquidity position. We have completed more than $386 million in dispositions year-to-date and look forward to making additional announcements throughout the year.”

About CBL & Associates Properties, Inc.
Headquartered in Chattanooga, TN, CBL is one of the largest and most active owners and developers of malls and shopping centers in the United States. CBL owns, holds interests in or manages 145 properties, including 91 regional malls/open-air centers. The properties are located in 31 states and total 84.9 million square feet including 8.0 million square feet of non-owned shopping centers managed for third parties. Additional information can be found at cblproperties.com.

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Contacts

CBL & Associates Properties, Inc.
Investor Contact:
Katie Reinsmidt, 423-490-8301
Senior Vice President - Investor Relations and Corporate Investments
katie.reinsmidt@cblproperties.com
or
Media Contact:
Stacey Keating, 423-490-8361
Director of Public Relations
stacey.keating@cblproperties.com

Contacts

CBL & Associates Properties, Inc.
Investor Contact:
Katie Reinsmidt, 423-490-8301
Senior Vice President - Investor Relations and Corporate Investments
katie.reinsmidt@cblproperties.com
or
Media Contact:
Stacey Keating, 423-490-8361
Director of Public Relations
stacey.keating@cblproperties.com