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Chico's FAS, Inc. Announces New VP of Investor Relations

07/28/2008

FORT MYERS, Fla., July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE: CHS) today announced that Robert C. Atkinson will join the Company as Vice President of Investor Relations effective July 28th. Bob will replace Michael Smith who is leaving the business to pursue other opportunities.

Mr. Atkinson joins the Company as Vice President Investor Relations. Bob has extensive experience in Investor Relations and corporate communications and was previously employed for the last nine years by Tween Brands, Inc., where he served most recently as Vice President, Investor Relations. Prior to Tween Brands, Bob spent many years in an investor relations role at Equitable Resources. Bob will report to Kent A. Kleeberger, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer.

Kent A. Kleeberger, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer commented, "We are excited about Bob being on the Chico's team and I personally look forward to working with him again, recognizing his wealth of Investor Relations experience and his customer service orientation."

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 1,073 women's specialty stores, including stores in 49 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico operating under the Chico's, White House | Black Market and Soma Intimates names. The Company has 617 Chico's front-line stores, 39 Chico's outlet stores, 327 White House | Black Market front-line stores, 19 White House | Black Market outlet stores, 70 Soma Intimates front-line stores and 1 Soma Intimates outlet store.

Certain statements contained herein, including without limitation, statements addressing the beliefs, plans, objectives, estimates or expectations of the Company or future results or events constitute "forward- looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Such forward-looking statements involve known or unknown risks, including, but not limited to, general economic and business conditions, and conditions in the specialty retail industry. There can be no assurance that the actual future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements will occur. Users of forward-looking statements are encouraged to review the Company's latest annual report on Form 10-K, its filings on Form 10-Q, management's discussion and analysis in the Company's latest annual report to stockholders, the Company's filings on Form 8-K, and other federal securities law filings for a description of other important factors that may affect the Company's business, results of operations and financial condition. The Company does not undertake to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that projected results expressed or implied in such statements will not be realized.

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:
    Kent A. Kleeberger                Robert C. Atkinson
    Executive Vice President          Vice President
    Chief Financial Officer           Investor Relations
    Chico's FAS, Inc.                 Chico's FAS, Inc.
    (239) 274-4987                    (239) 274-4199

SOURCE Chico's FAS, Inc.

CONTACT: Kent A. Kleeberger, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, +1-239-274-4987,
or Robert C. Atkinson, Vice President, Investor Relations, +1-239-274-4199,
both of Chico's FAS, Inc./

 

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