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Ross Stores Contributes To Tornado Relief Efforts, Donates $100,000 To American Red Cross

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Ross Stores Contributes To Tornado Relief Efforts, Donates $100,000 To American Red Cross

08:30 EDT Thursday, May 23, 2013

PLEASANTON, Calif., May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ross Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq:  ROST) is making a cash contribution of $100,000 to American Red Cross Oklahoma Spring Storms 2013 relief efforts. The donation will help the Red Cross prepare for and respond to the recent disasters, and provide services such as food, shelter, relief supplies and emotional support to those impacted across the state this Spring.

The retailer is also raising additional funds by accepting customer donations to the American Red Cross from May 23rd through May 31st at the store registers of its 1,112 Ross Dress for Less® and 115 dd's DISCOUNTS® locations. Individuals can also choose to make secure online donations to the American Red Cross at www.redcross.org.

Michael Balmuth, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We are committed to helping with relief efforts for our neighbors in Oklahoma who were impacted by the devastation from the recent tornadoes.  We offer our heartfelt condolences to the families who lost loved ones and to everyone who suffered losses as a result of these destructive storms."

About Ross Stores:

Ross Stores, Inc. is an S&P 500, Fortune 500 and Nasdaq 100 (ROST) company headquartered in Pleasanton, California, with fiscal 2012 revenues of $9.7 billion.  The Company operates Ross Dress for Less®, the largest off-price apparel and home fashion chain in the United States with 1,112 locations in 33 states, the District of Columbia and Guam, and dd's DISCOUNTS® with 115 stores in nine states. Additional information is available at www.rossstores.com.

About American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.

Contact:

Michael Hartshorn

Connie Wong

Senior Vice President

Director, Investor & Media Relations

Deputy Chief Financial Officer

(925) 965-4668

(925) 965-4503

connie.wong@ros.com

SOURCE Ross Stores, Inc.

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