SEC FORM 3 SEC Form 3
FORM 3 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Culhane Michael G

(Last) (First) (Middle)
2801 EAST MARKET STEET, BUILDING E

(Street)
YORK PA 17402

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
01/02/2018
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
BON TON STORES INC [ BONT ]
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
EVP, Chief Financial Officer
5. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 4) 2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned (Instr. 4) 3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Explanation of Responses:
No securities are beneficially owned.
/s/ Michael Webb, attorney-in-fact 01/10/2018
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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POWER OF ATTORNEY

	Know by all these presents, that the undersigned hereby 
constitutes and appoints each of Michael Webb and Nathaniel 
Adams, signing singly, the undersigned's true and lawful 
attorney-in-fact to:

(1) execute for and on behalf of the undersigned, in the undersigned?s 
capacity as an officer of The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (the "Company"), 
Forms 3, 4, and 5 in accordance with Section 16(a) of the Securities 
Exchange Act of 1934 and the rules thereunder; 

(2) do and perform any and all acts for and on behalf of the 
undersigned which may be necessary or desirable to complete and 
execute any such Form 3, 4, or 5 and timely file such form with 
the Securities and Exchange Commission and any stock exchange or 
similar authority; and 

(3) take any other action of any type whatsoever in connection with 
the foregoing which, in the opinion of such attorney-in-fact, may be 
of benefit to, in the best interest of, or legally required by, the 
undersigned, it being understood that the documents executed by such 
attorney-in-fact on behalf of the undersigned pursuant to this Power 
of Attorney shall be in such form and shall contain such terms and 
conditions as such attorney-in-fact may approve in such attorney-in-
fact's discretion.

	The undersigned
 hereby grants to such attorney-in-fact full power 
and authority to do and perform any and every act and thing whatsoever 
requisite, necessary, or proper to be done in the exercise of any of 
the rights and powers herein granted as fully to all intents and 
purposes as the undersigned might or could do if personally present, 
with full power of substitution or revocation, hereby ratifying and 
confirming all that such attorney-in-fact, or such attorney-in-fact's 
substitute or substitutes, shall lawfully do or cause to be done by 
virtue of this power of attorney and the rights and powers herein 
granted.  The undersigned acknowledges that the foregoing attorneys-in-
fact, in serving in such capacity at the request of the undersigned, are 
not assuming, nor is the Company assuming, any of the undersigned's 
responsibilities to comply with Section 16 of the Securities Exchange 
Act of 1934.

	This Power of Attorney shall remain in full force and effect 
until the undersigned is no longer required to file Forms 3, 4, and 5 
with respect to the undersigned's holdings of and  transactions in 
securities issued by the Company, unless earlier revoked by the 
undersigned in a signed writing delivered to the foregoing attorneys-
in-fact.

	IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this Power of 
Attorney to be executed as of this 9th day of January, 2018.

				/s/ Michael G. Culhane
				_________________________
				Michael G. Culhane