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Chico's FAS, Inc. Reports February Sales

03/05/2008

FORT MYERS, Fla., March 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE: CHS) today reported February sales results for the four-week period ended March 1, 2008, decreased 6.7% to $105.5 million from $113.1 million reported for the four-week period ended March 3, 2007. Comparable store sales for the Company-owned stores decreased 14.9% for the four-week period ended March 1, 2008 compared to the same four-week period last year ending March 3, 2007.

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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 1,038 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 604 Chico's front-line stores, 37 Chico's outlet stores, 309 White House | Black Market front-line stores, 19 White House | Black Market outlet stores, 68 Soma Intimates front- line stores and 1 Soma Intimates 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:
    Kent A. Kleeberger                 F. Michael Smith
    Executive Vice President           Vice President
    Chief Financial Officer            Investor and Community Relations
    Chico's FAS, Inc.                  Chico's FAS, Inc.
    (239) 274-4987                     (239) 274-4797


SOURCE  Chico's FAS, Inc.
       /CONTACT:  Kent A. Kleeberger, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial
Officer, +1-239-274-4987, or F. Michael Smith, Vice President, Investor and
Community Relations, +1-239-274-4797, both of Chico's FAS, Inc./
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              PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com /
    /Web site:  http://www.chicos.com /
    (CHS)


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