Rebecca L. Maccardini Joins DDR Board of Directors

Sep 19, 2011, 08:00 ET from DDR Corp.

BEACHWOOD, Ohio, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DDR Corp. (NYSE: DDR) today announced Rebecca L. Maccardini has been named a member of its Board of Directors. Ms. Maccardini joins the board immediately, and with her appointment the size of the DDR board has been increased to 11 members.

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Ms. Maccardini is a 35-year veteran of the shopping center industry and the principal of the retail real estate consulting firm RMResources, LLC. Ms. Maccardini is also an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), having served as both a Trustee and Chairperson – the first woman to have achieved those honors.  

"We are honored to have Becky join our Board of Directors, bringing a unique perspective of retail real estate and unparalleled industry leadership. Becky's knowledge and experience related to the operations and branding of retail operating platforms will further enhance our efforts of developing and maintaining a prime organization focused on creating shareholder and asset value," said Daniel B. Hurwitz, president and chief executive officer of DDR.

"Becky is a welcome addition to our board as her extensive background and broad experience will offer diversity of thought and a fresh perspective to our board room," said Terrance R. Ahern, chairman of the board of DDR.

In addition to being the founder of RMResources and her many years of service with the ICSC, Ms. Maccardini has extensive shopping center industry experience in property redevelopment and repositioning, operations and systems evaluation, and communications and corporate branding. Ms. Maccardini is a 35-year resident of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and a graduate of Ohio University.

About DDR

DDR is an owner and manager of 546 primarily open-air, value-oriented shopping centers that leverages its retail knowledge to help tenants be successful and create value for its shareholders. DDR operates a total of 126 million square feet in 41 states, Puerto Rico and Brazil, concentrated in high barrier-to-entry markets with stable populations and high growth potential. DDR 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