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Chico's FAS, Inc. Pledges $250,000 to Katrina Relief Effort


FORT MYERS, Fla., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE: CHS) announced it has pledged a minimum of $250,000 to support Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. The Company has also committed to match 100% of its associates' contributions towards this relief effort.

Michael Smith, Vice President-Investor and Community Relations, commented, "We have at least a hundred associates who were directly affected by this hurricane and our first priority will be to take care of them and their families. The remaining funds will be donated to the American Red Cross, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Unit, and Governor Jeb Bush's Volunteer Florida Foundation to assist these non-profit organizations with their hurricane relief efforts. Our hearts go out to everyone who has been affected by this terrible tragedy."

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 716 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 and Soma by Chico's names. The Company owns 477 Chico's front-line stores, 28 Chico's outlet stores, 182 White House | Black Market front-line stores, 6 White House | Black Market outlet stores and 10 Soma by Chico's stores; franchisees own and operate 13 Chico's stores.

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

  in the investor relations section.

Additional investor information on Chico's FAS, Inc. is available free of

charge on the Company's website at in the investor

                              relations section.
SOURCE  Chico's FAS, Inc.
    -0-                             09/02/2005
    /CONTACT:  F. Michael Smith, Vice President, Investor and Community
Relations, +1-239-274-4797, or Lexi Funk, Publicity Manager, +1-239-274-4507,
both of Chico's FAS/
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CO:  Chico's FAS, Inc.
ST:  Florida

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