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Chico's FAS, Inc. Donates $100,000 to Wilma Relief Efforts

10/26/2005

FORT MYERS, Fla., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE: CHS) announced it is donating $100,000 to the American Red Cross to support Hurricane Wilma relief efforts.

Scott A. Edmonds, Chico's President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We are contributing $50,000 to both Lee and Collier County Chapters of the American Red Cross to assist with their hurricane relief efforts. We have associates and family members in need of our support, and our hearts go out to everyone who has been affected."

The Company is a specialty retailer of private label, sophisticated, casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates, complementary accessories, and other non-clothing gift items. The Company operates 738 women's specialty stores, including stores in 47 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico operating under the Chico's, White House | Black Market and soma by Chico's names. The Company owns 486 Chico's front-line stores, 29 Chico's outlet stores, 190 White House | Black Market front-line stores, 6 White House | Black Market outlet stores and 14 Soma by Chico's stores; franchisees own and operate an additional 13 Chico's stores.

    Contact:
     Lexi Funk                         Michael Smith
     Publicity Manager                 Vice President
     (239) 274-4507                    Investor and Community Relations
                                       (239) 274-4797


SOURCE  Chico's FAS, Inc.
    -0-                             10/26/2005
    /CONTACT:  Lexi Funk, Publicity Manager, +1-239-274-4507, or Michael
Smith, Vice President, Investor and Community Relations, +1-239-274-4797/
    /Web site:  http://www.chicos.com /
    (CHS)

CO:  Chico's FAS, Inc.
ST:  Florida
IN:  FAS REA TEX
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