The stores account for about 13 percent of JC Penney's locations and 5 percent of annual sales.
According to a list on J.C. Penney's corporate website, stores at the New River Valley Mall in Christiansburg and the Tanglewood Mall in Roanoke will close.
The company said stores will begin liquidating merchandise next month and most of the closures will occur in June. The company will also be providing outplacement services for eligible employees, the release notes.
The Rockland store is the only one in ME on the closure list. JCPenney is in the process of identifying relocation opportunities within the company for esteemed leaders.
Other brick-and-mortar retailers have made similar moves to pare down their number of stores, including Macy's and Sears. "Closing a store is never an easy decision, especially given the local impact on valued employees and our most loyal shoppers", Ellison said.
The plan to shut down a long list of underperforming stores was originally announced February 24.
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JCPenney revealed which stores it will close nationwide after announcing plans to shut down between 130 and 140 stores a few weeks ago.
"Uniontown Mall has been a vital part of our community for many years and will remain that way for years to come", Pam Moore, mall manager, said in a statement.
The store closures will leave many unemployed, including 23 workers at the Great Bend location.
In addition to the Easton store at Easton Marketplace, the company is closing some 138 stores, or 14 percent of the stores in the company nationwide, during the next couple of months.
JC Penney opened in IN in 1980, a year after the mall opened with the three other anchor stores. RadioShack declared bankruptcy last week for the second time in two years and is closing all of its stores.