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BRADLEES PROMOTES THREE EXECUTIVES

 BRAINTREE, Mass., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Bradlees, Inc. (NYSE: BLE) today announced the restructuring of its merchandise division which includes the creation of a senior vice president, merchandising and two new vice president, general merchandise manager positions.
 Herbert R. Douglas was promoted to the newly created position of senior vice president, merchandising. Douglas will be responsible for all merchandise procurement areas of the business and will continue to report to Barry A. Berman, chairman and chief executive officer.
 Douglas joined Bradlees in 1986 as vice president, general merchandise manager, Hardlines and was named vice president, general merchandise, Hardlines for Bradlees, Inc. in July, 1992. In January, 1993, he was promoted to his most recent position as senior vice president, Hardlines. Prior to joining Bradlees, Douglas was senior vice president, General Merchandise Manager, Home for Meier & Frank, a division of the May Company. He began his career at Abraham & Straus, a division of Federated Department Stores. A graduate of Long Island University, Douglas resides in Sharon, Mass.
 Bradlees also announced the promotions of Sandra Colby and Richard Wilson to vice president, General Merchandise Managers in the hardlines portion of its business.
 Sandra Colby joined Bradlees in 1982 as an assistant buyer. She was promoted to buyer in 1984 and was most recently divisional merchandise manager -- Home Fashions. Prior to her employment at Bradlees, she worked for the May Company as buyer -- Junior Dresses. Colby attended the University of Akron, Akron, Ohio and is a resident of Norwell, Mass.
 Wilson joined Bradlees in 1968 as a manager trainee/sales manager in the Nashua, N.H. store. In 1976 he became assistant buyer and was promoted to buyer in 1978. Wilson was appointed divisional merchandise manager -- Leisure in 1984 and was most recently divisional merchandise manager -- Home Entertainment and Home Improvement. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Wilson resides in Marshfield.
 Commenting on the changes, Berman, chairman and CEO said, "These changes will enable us to provide cohesive leadership and to focus on specific skills in our merchandising division. They are a continuation of our ongoing efforts to strengthen and position Bradlees for future growth."
 Bradlees, Inc. operates 126 discount department stores in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Bradlees' common stock is listed and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "BLE."
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 /CONTACT: Aileen Gorman of Bradlees, 617-380-8370/
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