* May Sales Up 20.4% Over May Last Year
* May Comparable Store Sales Increase 7.2%
FORT MYERS, Fla., June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chico's FAS, Inc.
(NYSE: CHS) today reported May sales results for the four-week period ended
May 27, 2006, increased 20.4% to $141.1 million from $117.1 million reported
for the prior year's four-week period ended May 28, 2005. Comparable store
sales for the Company-owned stores increased 7.2% for the four-week period
ended May 27, 2006, compared to the same four-week period last year.
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For the seventeen weeks ended May 27, 2006, total sales increased 20.0% to
$533 million from $444 million for the same period a year ago. Comparable
store sales for the Company-owned stores increased 6.8% for the seventeen-week
period compared to the same seventeen-week period last year.
The Company is a specialty retailer of private label, sophisticated,
casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates, complementary accessories, and other
non-clothing gift items. The Company operates 802 women's specialty stores,
including stores in 47 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin
Islands and Puerto Rico operating under the Chico's, White House | Black
Market, Soma by Chico's and Fitigues names. The Company owns 509 Chico's
front-line stores, 31 Chico's outlet stores, 210 White House | Black Market
front-line stores, 9 White House | Black Market outlet stores, 19 Soma by
Chico's stores, 10 Fitigues front-line stores and 1 Fitigues outlet store;
franchisees own and operate 13 Chico's stores.
For more detailed information, please call (877) 424-4267 to listen to the
Company's monthly sales information and investor relations line
A copy of a slide show addressing the Company's recent financial results and
current plans for expansion is available on the Company's website at
http://www.chicos.com in the investor relations section
Additional investor information on Chico's FAS, Inc. is available free of
charge on the Company's website at http://www.chicos.com in the investor
Charles J. Kleman
Executive Vice President
Chief Financial Officer
Chico's FAS, Inc.
F. Michael Smith
Investor and Community Relations
Chico's FAS, Inc.
SOURCE Chico's FAS, Inc.
/CONTACT: Charles J. Kleman, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial
Officer, +1-239-274-4105, or F. Michael Smith, Vice President, Investor and
Community Relations, +1-239-274-4797, both of Chico's FAS, Inc./
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CO: Chico's FAS, Inc.
IN: REA FAS
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