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Ross Stores Donates to American Red Cross Disaster Relief Efforts in Tennessee

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 General News J E 4
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Pleasanton, California, May 11, 2010 -- Ross Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq: ROST) announced that it is making a $20,000 cash contribution to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to assist in disaster relief efforts in Tennessee and the surrounding states that have been affected by recent storms. In addition, through the end of May, all 26 Ross Dress for Less® stores in Tennessee will offer associates and customers the ability to make donations at their cash registers to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, which enables the organization to provide food, shelter, emotional support and other assistance to families impacted by thousands of disasters across the country each year, like the floods in Tennessee.

Gary Cribb, Executive Vice President of Stores and Loss Prevention, commented, "Our heartfelt sympathies go out to our associates and neighbors throughout Tennessee who may have suffered losses due to the flooding."

About Ross Stores, Inc.:

Ross Stores, Inc., an S&P 500, Fortune 500 and Nasdaq 100 (ROST) company headquartered in Pleasanton, California, is the nation's second largest off-price retailer with over 1,000 locations and fiscal 2009 revenues of $7.2 billion. Ross offers first-quality, in-season, name brand and designer apparel, accessories, footwear and home fashions for the entire family at everyday savings of 20 to 60 percent off department and specialty store regular prices. dd's DISCOUNTS features a more moderately-priced assortment of first-quality, in-season, name brand apparel, accessories, footwear and home fashions for the entire family at everyday savings of 20 to 70 percent off moderate department and discount store regular prices. 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 nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. On those rare occasions when donations exceed Red Cross expenses for a specific disaster, contributions are used to prepare for and serve victims of other disasters. The Red Cross is a charitable organization -- not a government agency -- and 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.

/PRNewswire -- May 11/

Contact: Bobbi Chaville -------- Senior Director, Investor & Media Relations Ross Stores, Inc. Phone: (925) 965-4289 Email: bobbi.chaville@ros.com

SOURCE Ross Stores, Inc.
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