ASSIGNMENT AND ASSUMPTION AGREEMENT
THIS ASSIGNMENT AND ASSUMPTION OF LEASE (this “Assignment”) is made effective the 15th
day of January, 2008 (the “Effective Date”), by and between RETAIL VENTURES, INC., an Ohio corporation,
having an address of 3241 Westerville Road, Columbus, Ohio 43224 (“Assignor”), AMERICAN
SIGNATURE, INC., an Ohio corporation, having an address of 1800 Moler Road, Columbus, Ohio 43207
(“Assignee”), and SSC-ALUM CREEK, L.L.C., a Delaware limited liability company, having an address at
1800 Moler Road, Columbus, Ohio 43207 (“Landlord”).
WHEREAS , Assignor (by virtue of the Assignment and Assumption of Lease dated January 15, 2008
among Value City Department Stores LLC, successor by merger to Value City Department Stores, Inc., as
assignor, and Assignor, as assignee, and Landlord) and Landlord are tenant and landlord, respectively, under that
certain Lease Agreement dated September 2, 1997 (the “Lease”), for an approximately 50.617 acre parcel of
real property described in Exhibit B to the Lease and generally known as 3080 and 3232 Alum Creek Drive,
Columbus, Ohio (the “Leased Premises”); and
WHEREAS , a Memorandum of Lease was executed by Landlord and Value City Department Stores, Inc.
on June 11, 2002 and was recorded on June 28, 2002, as Instrument Number 200206280158561 in the Office
of the Recorder, Franklin County, Ohio; and
WHEREAS , Assignor desires to assign its interest as tenant in the Lease to Assignee as of the Effective
Date, and Assignee desires to accept the assignment of tenant’s interest in the Lease from Assignor and to
assume all of tenant’s right, title, estate, interest, duties and obligations under the Lease as of the Effective Date;
WHEREAS , Landlord is willing to consent to the assignment of the Lease, all as herein set forth.
NOW, THEREFORE , for good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are
hereby acknowledged, Assignor, Assignee and Lan