Tanger Outlets Awards Annual TangerKIDS Grants in Taney County

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017
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Tanger Branson Raises $5,000 to Support Local Schools

(Branson, MO - May 16, 2017) —Tanger Outlets Branson is excited to announce two schools in Taney County as this year’s TangerKIDS Grant recipients. In keeping with Tanger Outlets’ mission to support the future of our children, the TangerKIDS Grants program awards unrestricted funds to local schools in the communities where Tanger Outlet Centers are located. Grants awarded this month will benefit schools for the 2017-2018 school year.

The projects awarded this year were

• $2,500 Forsyth Public Schools – Iron Chef Competition for grades 1-4 and 5-8

The Iron Chef Competition gives students the opportunity to showcase their culinary creativity, flex their Iron Chef skills and experience healthy eating. This program hopes to get kids excited about cooking and creating healthy recipes, while reaching students who aren’t normally involved in extracurricular activities, strengthening presentation and organizational skills and promoting teamwork.

• $2,500 Taneyville Public Schools – Comprehensive Literacy Resources for grades K-4

This program will assist in the implementation of a reading program for elementary students in collaboration with the Missouri Reading Initiative. The grant will go toward the purchase of leveled reading books for each classroom. The goal is to increase student reading levels and meet the needs of each child individually.

“A substantial part of our mission at Tanger Outlets is to contribute positively to the communities in which we operate,” said Steven B. Tanger, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tanger Outlets. “A high quality education is instrumental to enhancing our communities and we are proud to once again give back to these remarkable schools as part of our efforts to support students and educators across the country.”

For every coupon book sold, Tanger has will give one dollar to the TangerKIDS Grants program which is designed to assist schools in Tanger Outlets’ primary markets by providing grants for special projects, needed programs or equipment. Grants can also support groups within schools of all grade levels from Kindergarten to Grade 12. These grants are offered to multiple schools at each of Tanger’s 39 centers in the United States.

Since the company’s founding, Tanger Outlets has dedicated efforts to assist students in local communities from pre-school through high school by raising money that is used to purchase books and supplies, computers and new technology, athletic and playground equipment, and to fund reading programs and educational field trips. To date, Tanger Outlets has raised and donated in excess of $1 million to help children and schools succeed.

About Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc.

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. (NYSE: SKT), is a publicly-traded REIT headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina that operates and owns, or has an ownership interest in, a portfolio of 43 upscale outlet shopping centers and one additional center currently under construction. Tanger's operating properties are located in 22 states coast to coast and in Canada, totaling approximately 15.1 million square feet leased to over 3,100 stores operated by more than 500 different brand name companies. The Company has more than 36 years of experience in the outlet industry. Tanger Outlet Centers continue to attract more than 185 million shoppers annually. Tanger is furnishing a Form 8-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission that includes a supplemental information package for the quarter ended December 31, 2016. For more information on Tanger Outlet Centers, call 1-800-4TANGER or visit the Company's web site at www.tangeroutlets.com.

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