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Chico's Declares Cash Dividend of $0.05 Per Share

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Chico's Declares Cash Dividend of $0.05 Per Share16:30 EDT Tuesday, April 19, 2011FORT MYERS, Fla., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE: CHS) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.05 per share on its common stock.  The dividend will be payable on June 27, 2011 to Chico's FAS shareholders of record at the close of business on June 13, 2011.  While it is the Company's intention to continue to pay a quarterly cash dividend for fiscal 2011 and beyond, any decision to pay future cash dividends will be made by the Board of Directors and will depend on future earnings, financial conditions and other factors.(Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091112/FL09527LOGO )ABOUT CHICO'S FAS, INC.The Company is a women's specialty retailer of private branded, sophisticated, casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates, complementary accessories, and other non-clothing gift items. The Company operates 1,178 specialty stores, including stores in 48 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The Chico's brand currently operates 594 boutiques and 70 outlet stores, publishes a catalog during key shopping periods throughout the year, and conducts e-commerce at www.chicos.com.White House | Black Market operates 348 boutique and 23 outlet stores, publishes a catalog highlighting its latest fashions and conducts e-commerce at www.whbm.comSoma Intimates is the Company's developing concept with 133 boutique and 10 outlet stores today.  Soma Intimates also publishes a catalog for its customers and conducts e-commerce at www.soma.com.SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995  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 on Chico's FAS, Inc., please go to our corporate website, www.chicosfas.com.Executive Contact:Robert C. AtkinsonVice President-Investor RelationsChico's FAS, Inc.(239) 274-4199SOURCE Chico's FAS, Inc.