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Ross Stores Contributes To Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts, Donates $250,000 To American Red Cross

PLEASANTON, Calif., Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --California-based Ross Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq: ROST) is assisting with disaster relief and recovery efforts related to Hurricane Sandy with a cash contribution of $250,000 to the American Red Cross. The retailer is raising additional funds by accepting customer donations to the Red Cross from November 3rd through 18th at the store registers of almost 1,100 Ross Dress for Less® locations in 33 states. Individuals can also choose to make secure online donations to the Red Cross at

Michael Balmuth, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Ross has numerous locations along the east coast where many communities were severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy. We are committed to helping with relief efforts for our neighbors in the region, with the goal of a speedy and full recovery. We offer our heartfelt condolences to everyone who suffered losses as a result of this unprecedented storm."

About Ross Stores:

Ross Stores, Inc. is an S&P 500, Fortune 500 and Nasdaq 100 (ROST) company headquartered in Pleasanton, California, with fiscal 2011 revenues of $8.6 billion. The Company operates Ross Dress for Less®, the largest off-price apparel and home fashion chain in the United States with almost 1,100 locations in 33 states, and dd's DISCOUNTS® with more than 100 stores in eight states. Additional information is available at

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 or join our blog at


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