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Ross Stores Donates $100,000 to Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts

PLEASANTON, Calif., Jan 15, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Ross Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq: ROST) today announced a $100,000 cash donation to the American Red Cross Haiti Relief and Development Fund to assist with disaster relief efforts for victims of the recent devastating earthquake in Haiti. The Company is also advising its associates who are interested in supporting Haiti disaster relief to visit the Red Cross website at where they can also donate to these efforts.

Michael Balmuth, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Ross Stores is committed to helping those in need. We offer our heartfelt sympathies, prayers and thoughts of comfort to everyone who has been affected by the devastation caused by the earthquake in Haiti."

Ross Stores, Inc., a Fortune 500 and Nasdaq 100 (ROST) company headquartered in Pleasanton, California, is the nation's second largest off-price retailer with fiscal 2008 revenues of $6.5 billion. As of January 2, 2010 the Company operated 955 Ross Dress for Less(R) stores and 53 dd's DISCOUNTS(R) locations. Additional information is available at

SOURCE Ross Stores, Inc.

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