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Ross Stores Donates $100,000 To American Red Cross Typhoon Appeal

PLEASANTON, Calif., Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ross Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq: ROST) today announced a $100,000 cash donation to the American Red Cross Typhoon Appeal to assist with disaster relief efforts for the thousands of victims of the recent devastating Typhoon Haiyan.   

The destruction from this storm has been widespread, as it impacted up to 11.5 million people across the country, and damaged or destroyed an estimated 500,000 homes.  The global Red Cross network is responding to the emergency needs in the Philippines with food, water and relief supplies.

Michael Balmuth, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Ross Stores is committed to helping those in need. We offer our heartfelt sympathies and thoughts of comfort to everyone who has suffered losses as a result of this unprecedented typhoon."

About Ross Stores:
Ross Stores, Inc. is an S&P 500, Fortune 500 and Nasdaq 100 (Nasdaq: ROST) company headquartered in Pleasanton, California. The Company operates Ross Dress for Less® ("Ross"), the largest off-price apparel and home fashion chain in the United States with 1,154 locations in 33 states, the District of Columbia and Guam. 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% off department and specialty store regular prices. The Company also operates 131 dd's DISCOUNTS® in ten states that feature 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% off moderate department and discount store regular prices. Additional information is available at

About the 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 visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.


Michael Hartshorn

 Connie Wong

Senior Vice President,

 Director, Investor & Media Relations

Deputy Chief Financial Officer

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SOURCE Ross Stores, Inc.