14 June 2011

CHRISTCHURCH: Westfield New Zealand anticipates reopening Westfield Riccarton from 11.30am today – Tuesday 14 June 2011.

Mr Justin Lynch, Director, Westfield New Zealand said: “We wish to reassure shoppers Westfield has undertaken an extensive review of the shopping centre building.

We confirm Westfield Riccarton has been deemed structurally sound and ready for retailers and shoppers to occupy. The building has been designed to withstand such aftershocks which has allowed us to open as soon as these checks were completed.

We acknowledge the resilience of our retailers and our own staff as they have worked to reopen the shopping centre.”

Customers can view updates on our shoppers’ website http://westfield.co.nz/riccarton/ or by contacting the centre’s direct line on 03 983 4500.\n\n

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Westfield has assets in New Zealand worth NZ$3 billion. The Group manages shopping centres in all major urban areas, including nine in Auckland, the country’s economic heart and most populous city. Westfield New Zealand’s 12 shopping centres in New Zealandin the 2010 actual year attractedmore than84million visits.