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Press release from Business Wire

Saks Incorporated Announces November Comparable Store Sales

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Saks Incorporated Announces November Comparable Store Sales08:00 EST Thursday, December 01, 2011 NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- Retailer Saks Incorporated (NYSE: SKS) today announced that owned sales totaled $277.1 million for the four weeks ended November 26, 2011 compared to $254.9 million for the four weeks ended November 27, 2010, an 8.7% increase. Comparable store sales increased 9.3% for the month. For November, the strongest categories at Saks Fifth Avenue stores included women's and men's contemporary apparel, handbags, fine jewelry, men's shoes, cosmetics, and fragrances. Saks Direct performed well during the month. On a year-to-date basis, for the ten months ended November 26, 2011, owned sales totaled $2,327.6 million compared to $2,144.7 million for the prior year ten months ended November 27, 2010, an 8.5% increase. Comparable store sales increased 10.2% for the ten months. Saks Incorporated operates 46 Saks Fifth Avenue stores, 61 Saks OFF 5TH stores, and saks.com. Saks IncorporatedJulia Bentley, 865-981-6243www.saksincorporated.com