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Chico's FAS, Inc. Reports April Sales

05/10/2007

FORT MYERS, Fla., May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE: CHS) today reported that its April sales results for the four-week period ended May 5, 2007, increased 9.8% to $148.7 million from $135.5 million reported for the four-week period ended April 29, 2006. Comparable store sales for the Company-owned stores decreased 7.3% for the four-week period ended May 5, 2007 compared to the same four-week period last year ending May 6, 2006.

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For the thirteen-week period ended May 5, 2007, total sales increased 16.0% to $453 million from $391 million reported for the thirteen-week period ended April 29, 2006. Comparable store sales for the Company-owned stores decreased 1.6% for the thirteen-week period ended May 5, 2007 compared to the thirteen-week period last year ending May 6, 2006.

    Additional details on April and year-to-date sales are as follows:


             April Sales                Percent Increase (Decrease)
        (dollars in millions)                   Comparable Store Sales

    Fiscal 2007  Fiscal 2006     Total Sales      Fiscal      Comparable
                                                  Basis (a)   Basis (b)

       $148.7      $135.5            9.8%         (5.2)%       (7.3)%


         Year-to-Date Sales             Percent Increase (Decrease)
        (dollars in millions)                   Comparable Store Sales

    Fiscal 2007  Fiscal 2006     Total Sales      Fiscal      Comparable
                                                  Basis (a)   Basis (b)

       $453.0      $391.0           16.0%          1.3%        (1.6)%


    (a) "Fiscal Basis" compares fiscal 2007 to fiscal 2006.
    (b) "Comparable Basis" compares fiscal 2007 to the identical weeks last
        year.  Each period includes the same number of days.

The Company is a specialty retailer of private branded, sophisticated, casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates, complementary accessories, and other non-clothing gift items. The Company operates 954 women's specialty stores, including stores in 48 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico operating under the Chico's, White House | Black Market, Soma Intimates and Fitigues names. The Company has 568 Chico's front- line stores, 34 Chico's outlet stores, 269 White House | Black Market front- line stores, 17 White House | Black Market outlet stores, 58 Soma Intimates

front-line stores, 1 Soma Intimates outlet store, 6 Fitigues front-line stores and 1 Fitigues outlet store.

For more detailed information, please call (877) 424-4267 to listen to the

Company's monthly sales information and investor relations line

A copy of a slide show addressing the Company's recent financial results and

current plans for expansion is available on the Company's website at

http://www.chicos.com in the investor relations section under Our Company

Additional investor information on Chico's FAS, Inc. is available free of

charge on the Company's website at http://www.chicos.com in the investor

                     relations section under Our Company
    Executive Contacts:
    Charles J. Kleman
    Executive Vice President
    Chief Financial Officer
    Chico's FAS, Inc.
    (239) 274-4105

    F. Michael Smith
    Vice President

Investor and Community Relations

    Chico's FAS, Inc.
    (239) 274-4797



SOURCE  Chico's FAS, Inc. Reports April Sales
    -0-                             05/10/2007
    /CONTACT:  Charles J. Kleman, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial
Officer, 239-274-4105, or F. Michael Smith, Vice President, Investor and
Community Relations, 239-274-4797, both of Chico's FAS, Inc./
    /Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030428/CHICOLOGO /
    /Web site:  http://www.chicos.com /
    (CHS)

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

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