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Chico's FAS, Inc. Reports November Sales

12/04/2008

FORT MYERS, Fla., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE: CHS) today reported that its net sales for the four-week period ended November 29, 2008, decreased 11.3% to $118.5 million from $133.6 million reported for the four-week period ended December 1, 2007. Comparable store sales decreased 15.4% for the four-week period ended November 29, 2008 compared to the same four-week period last year ended December 1, 2007.

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For the forty-three weeks ended November 29, 2008, net sales decreased 7.7% to $1.328 billion from $1.439 billion reported for the forty-three week period ended December 1, 2007. Comparable store sales decreased 15.6% for the forty-three week period ended November 29, 2008 compared to the forty-three week period last year ended December 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 1,086 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 623 Chico's front-line stores, 41 Chico's outlet stores, 330 White House | Black Market front-line stores, 19 White House | Black Market outlet stores, 72 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
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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