Macy's Announces Successful Completion of Tender Offer

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Macy's, Inc. (NYSE:M) announced today its wholly owned subsidiary, Macy's Retail Holdings, Inc. (the "Company") has accepted for purchase the principal amount of its outstanding notes set forth below, which were validly tendered pursuant to its previously announced cash tender offer for such notes (the "Offer"). The Offer expired at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on February 10, 2009 (the "Expiration Time"). Pursuant to the full terms and conditions of the Offer as set forth in the Offer to Purchase, dated February 2, 2009 (the "Offer to Purchase"), the Company has accepted for purchase all validly tendered Notes not validly withdrawn prior to the Expiration Time.


                                           Aggregate         Aggregate

CUSIP                        Title of      Principal Amount  Principal Amount
            Original Issuer  Security
Numbers                                    Outstanding       Accepted for

                                           Before Offer      Purchase

                             6.30% Senior
31410H AP6  Federated        Notes
            Department                     $350,000,000      $198,546,000
31410H AM3  Stores, Inc.     due April 1,
                             2009

                             4.80% Senior
577778 BW2  The May          Notes
            Department                     $600,000,000      $480,947,000
577778 BV4  Stores Company   due July 15,
                             2009



The aggregate consideration for the Notes accepted for purchase, plus accrued and unpaid interest, is $685,677,204.59 and will be paid on February 11, 2009.

By using cash on hand to repurchase and retire this debt early, Macy's, Inc. expects to reduce its interest expense in 2009 by approximately $7.0 million. This amount is net of fees associated with the Offer.

Banc of America Securities LLC served as the coordinating dealer manager and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. served as the dealer managers for the Offer. Global Bondholder Services Corporation served as the information agent and depositary. Jones Day served as legal counsel to Macy's, Inc. and the Company.

Capitalized terms used in this press release and not defined herein have the meanings given to them in the Offer to Purchase.

Macy's, Inc., with corporate offices in Cincinnati and New York, is one of the nation's premier retailers, with fiscal 2008 sales of $24.9 billion. Macy's, Inc. operates more than 840 department stores in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico under the names of Macy's and Bloomingdale's. Macy's, Inc. also operates macys.com and bloomingdales.com. Prior to June 1, 2007, Macy's, Inc. was known as Federated Department Stores, Inc.

All statements in this press release that are not statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of Macy's, Inc.'s and the Company's management and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed in or implied by the forward-looking statements contained in this release because of a variety of factors, including conditions to, or changes in the timing of, proposed transactions, prevailing interest rates, changes in expected synergies, cost savings and non-recurring charges, competitive pressures from specialty stores, general merchandise stores, manufacturers' outlets, off-price and discount stores, new and established forms of home shopping (including the Internet, mail-order catalogs and television) and general consumer spending levels, including the impact of the availability and level of consumer debt, the effect of weather and other factors identified in documents filed by Macy's, Inc. or the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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