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Ross Stores Donates $100,000 to American Red Cross for 2011 Spring Storm Relief

PLEASANTON, Calif., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

Ross Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq: ROST) announced that it is making a $100,000 cash donation to the American Red Cross to assist in disaster relief efforts from the recent tornadoes, floods and other severe weather that have impacted large regions of the South.

In addition, from May 3rd through May 17th, all Ross Dress for Less® stores will offer customers and associates the ability to make donations at the point of sale to the American Red Cross 2011 Spring Storm Relief Fund. Online donations to the American Red Cross for disaster relief can also be made via a link located at

Michael Balmuth, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "Our heartfelt sympathies go out to our associates and neighbors throughout the South who may have suffered losses from these disasters."

About Ross Stores:

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 in 27 states and fiscal 2010 revenues of $7.9 billion. Additional information is available at

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 or join our blog at

SOURCE Ross Stores, Inc.

John Call
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Bobbi Chaville
Senior Director, Investor Relations
both of Ross Stores, Inc.