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Chico's FAS, Inc. Reports August Sales

09/04/2008

FORT MYERS, Fla., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE: CHS) today reported that its net sales for the four-week period ended August 30, 2008, decreased 2.2% to $116.2 million from $118.8 million reported for the four-week period ended September 1, 2007. Comparable store sales decreased 10.0% for the four-week period ended August 30, 2008 compared to the same four-week period last year ended September 1, 2007.

For the thirty weeks ended August 30, 2008 net sales decreased 7.6% to $931.0 million from $1.008 billion reported for the thirty week period ended September 1, 2007. Comparable store sales decreased 15.9% for the thirty week period ended August 30, 2008 compared to the thirty week period last year ended September 1, 2007.

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 1,077 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 619 Chico's front-line stores, 41 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.

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Additional investor information on Chico's FAS, Inc. including a presentation summarizing the Company's recent financial results is available on the Company's website at http://www.chicosfas.com

Executive Contact:
Robert C. Atkinson
Vice President
Investor Relations
Chico's FAS, Inc.
(239) 274-4199

SOURCE Chico's FAS, Inc.

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