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Chico's FAS, Inc. Reports February Sales

03/05/2007

FORT MYERS, Fla., March 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE: CHS) today reported February sales results for the four-week period ended March 3, 2007, increased 15.0% to $113.6 million from $98.7 million reported for the four-week period ended February 25, 2006. Comparable store sales for the Company-owned stores decreased 4.3% for the four-week period ended March 3, 2007 compared to the same four-week period last year ending March 4, 2006.

    (Logo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030428/CHICOLOGO )

    Additional details on February sales are as follows:


        February Sales                   Percent Increase/(Decrease)
    (dollars in millions)                     Comparable Store Sales

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

      $113.6         $98.7          15.0 %         1.0 %      (4.3)%

    (a) "Fiscal Basis" compares fiscal 2007 to fiscal 2006. "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 label, sophisticated, casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates, complementary accessories, and other non-clothing gift items. The Company operates 925 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, Soma by Chico's and Fitigues names. The Company has 558 Chico's front-line stores, 34 Chico's outlet stores, 257 White House | Black Market front-line stores, 16 White House | Black Market outlet stores, 51 Soma by Chico's stores, 8 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                   F. Michael Smith
    Executive Vice President            Vice President
    Chief Financial Officer             Investor and Community Relations
    Chico's FAS, Inc.                   Chico's FAS, Inc.
    (239) 274-4105                      (239) 274-4797


SOURCE  Chico's FAS, Inc.
    -0-                             03/06/2007
    /CONTACT:  Charles J. Kleman, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial
Officer, +1-239-274-4105, or F. Michael Smith, Vice President, Investor and
Community Relations, +1-239-274-4797, both of Chico's FAS, Inc./
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    /Web site:  http://www.chicos.com/
    (CHS)

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

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