updated 4/7/2011 10:16:41 AM ET 2011-04-07T14:16:41

GREENSBORO, N.C., April 7, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. (NYSE:SKT) announced today that at the UJA-Federation of New York's Annual Fashion Luncheon held on Tuesday, April 5th at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City, over 400 fashion-industry executives, professionals, and designers gathered to honor Frank Doroff, vice chairman of Bloomingdale's, and Steven B. Tanger, president and chief executive officer of Tanger Factory Outlets Centers, Inc.

Stacy London, co-host of TLC's What Not to Wear, style correspondent for NBC's Today Show, and founding partner of Style For Hire, emceed the luncheon. Laurence C. Leeds Jr. of Buckingham Capital Management Inc. presented the UJA-Federation of New York's Annual Fashion Division Award of Excellence to Steven B. Tanger.

"I am honored and humbled to accept this award from the UJA-Federation on behalf of the 40,000 employees across the country who work in Tanger Outlet Centers and in our headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Tanger family has a 100-year history of giving back and supporting the communities where we live and work. I am pleased to continue this heritage of giving back and am honored to accept this recognition from the UJA-Federation today," stated Mr. Tanger as he accepted the award.

The April 5th event raised more than $850,000 for UJA-Federation's annual campaign that sustains a network of more than 100 health, human-service, educational, and community-building agencies that touch the lives of more than 4.5 million people annually. This annual event, honoring the likes of Ron Frasch of Saks Fifth Avenue, Karen Katz of Neiman Marcus Group, Allen Sirkin of Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation, and now Frank Doroff and Steven B. Tanger, has raised more than $6.5 million collectively over the past decade.

NOTE TO MEDIA OUTLETS: Photos follow, all photo credits, Ann Watt.

About UJA-Federation of New York

UJA-Federation of New York, the world's largest community-based philanthropy, raises funds that sustain the activities of more than 100 health, human-service, educational, and community-building agencies. Every day, these community-based organizations provide a multitude of services that combat poverty, help the elderly age with dignity, promote Jewish identity and renewal, strengthen children and families, and open doors to those with disabilities and special needs. With a reach that spans New York, Israel, and 60 countries around the globe, we touch the lives of 4.5 million people every year, fulfilling a mission to care for people in need, inspire a passion for Jewish life and learning, and strengthen Jewish communities. For more information, please visit www.ujafedny.org .

About Tanger Factory Outlet Centers

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc., (NYSE:SKT) is a publicly-traded REIT headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina that operates and owns, or has ownership interests in, a portfolio of 34 upscale outlet shopping centers in 22 states coast-to-coast, totaling approximately 10.3 million square feet, leased to over 2,100 stores that are operated by more than 370 different brand name companies. More than 160 million shoppers visit Tanger Outlet Centers annually. For more information on Tanger Outlet Centers, call 1-800-4-TANGER or visit our website at www.tangeroutlet.com .

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         Executive Vice President and CFO
         (336) 834-6834
         
         Mona J. Walsh
         Vice President of Corporate Communications
         (336) 856-6021

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