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DDR Appoints Linda Abraham and Dawn Sweeney to Its Board of Directors


DDR Corp. (NYSE:DDR) today announced that Linda Abraham and Dawn
Sweeney have been appointed to its Board of Directors effective as of
October 8. Following these appointments, DDR's Board of Directors has
eight members, four of whom were appointed in the last two years.

"I am thrilled to announce this important step in the ongoing board
refreshment process," said David Lukes, President and Chief Executive
Officer. "These two new members will play a key role in positioning DDR
for long-term value creation. Ms. Abraham brings a formidable track
record as an entrepreneur and expert in consumer analytics, a field that
is increasingly critical to our efforts to understand shopping patterns
and merchandise mix. Ms. Sweeney is a key leader in the food and
entertainment services industry, the fastest growing tenant category."

Linda Abraham has served since 2014 as Managing Director of Crimson
Capital, which invests in and advises early stage technology companies
spanning data/analytics, cybersecurity, machine learning, e-commerce,
educational technology and virtual reality. From 1999 to 2013, Ms.
Abraham co-founded and served as Executive Vice President of comScore, a
leader in digital measurement and analytics which went public in 2007.
Prior to co-founding comScore, Ms. Abraham co-founded Paragren
Technologies, which provided software for customer relationship
management systems and was bought by Siebel Systems in 2006. Ms. Abraham
serves as the Vice Chair of Upskill, a virtual reality company for large
scale manufacturing enterprises, and on the boards of Tiger 21, the Data
Science Institute at the University of Virginia, and the International
Women's Forum of Northern California. Ms. Abraham holds a degree in
Quantitative Business Analysis from Penn State University.

Dawn Sweeney has served since 2007 as President and Chief Executive
Officer of the 650,000 member National Restaurant Association, the
leading business association for the nation's $800 billion restaurant
and foodservice industry. Prior to joining the National Restaurant
Association, Ms. Sweeney was President of AARP Services, where she was
responsible for revenue growth and new product development for the 50+
market, and served as Group Executive at AARP, where she focused on
growing and diversifying AARP's membership. Ms. Sweeney currently serves
as Co-Chair of Save the Children, a global humanitarian organization,
and as Chair of the Bryce Harlow Foundation, an organization devoted to
ethics and integrity in lobbying. Ms. Sweeney earned a Bachelor of
Science degree in Government from Colby College and an MBA in Marketing
from The George Washington University.

About DDR

DDR is an owner and manager of open-air shopping centers that provide a
highly-compelling shopping experience and merchandise mix for retail
partners and consumers. The Company is a self-administered and
self-managed REIT operating as a fully integrated real estate company,
and is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker
symbol DDR. Additional information about the Company is available at
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