FORT MYERS, Fla., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chico's FAS, Inc.
(NYSE: CHS) today reported that Kent A. Kleeberger will join the Company as
Executive Vice President-Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, replacing
Charles J. Kleman. Mr. Kleman, who previously announced that he would be
retiring from his duties as CFO and Board member after 18 years of service, is
expected to remain with the Company. Mr. Kleeberger is expected to start with
the Company on or about November 5, 2007.
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From 2004 through October 2007, Mr. Kleeberger was the Senior Vice
President-Chief Financial Officer for Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. From 1998 to
2004, he served in numerous capacities for Too Inc., now known as Tween
Brands, Inc., culminating in his appointment as Executive Vice President,
Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, and Treasurer.
Prior to that, Mr. Kleeberger served in various financial positions with The
Limited, Inc. Mr. Kleeberger also serves on the Board of Directors of Shoe
Scott A. Edmonds, Chico's President, CEO, and Chairman, commented, "I am
delighted to welcome Kent to the Chico's family. Kent's broad financial and
operational experience will add significant strength and experience to our
management team. I expect Kent will play an integral role in contributing to
the Company's continued growth."
The Company is a specialty retailer of private branded, sophisticated,
casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates, complementary accessories, and other
non-clothing gift items. The Company operates 987 women's specialty stores,
including stores in 48 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin
Islands and Puerto Rico operating under the Chico's, White House | Black
Market and Soma Intimates names. The Company has 583 Chico's front-line
stores, 36 Chico's outlet stores, 283 White House | Black Market front-line
stores, 19 White House | Black Market outlet stores, 65 Soma Intimates front-
line stores and 1 Soma Intimates outlet store.
Certain statements contained herein, including without limitation,
statements addressing the beliefs, plans, objectives, estimates or
expectations of the Company or future results or events constitute "forward-
looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Such forward-looking statements involve known
or unknown risks, including, but not limited to, general economic and business
conditions, and conditions in the specialty retail industry. There can be no
assurance that the actual future results, performance, or achievements
expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements will occur. Users of
forward-looking statements are encouraged to review the Company's latest
annual report on Form 10-K, its filings on Form 10-Q, management's discussion
and analysis in the Company's latest annual report to stockholders, the
Company's filings on Form 8-K, and other federal securities law filings for a
description of other important factors that may affect the Company's business,
results of operations and financial condition. The Company does not undertake
to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements even if experience
or future changes make it clear that projected results expressed or implied in
such statements will not be realized.
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 under Our Company
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
relations section under Our Company
Charles J. Kleman F. Michael Smith
Executive Vice President Vice President
Chief Financial Officer Investor and Community Relations
Chico's FAS, Inc. Chico's FAS, Inc.
(239) 274-4105 (239) 274-4797
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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