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ROSS STORES REPORTS SALES FOR FOUR WEEKS ENDED DEC. 25, 1993

 NEWARK, Calif., Dec. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Ross Stores Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST) today reported sales of $164 million for the four weeks ended Dec. 25, 1993, a 4% increase above the $157 million in sales for the four weeks ended Dec. 26, 1992. Comparable store sales for the same period declined 4% from last year.
 For the 11 months through Dec. 25, 1993, sales totaled $1.047 billion, a 7% increase above the $978 million in sales for the prior year's comparable period ended Dec. 26, 1992. For the 11 months, comparable store sales declined 1% from last year.
 Ross Stores Inc. operates a national chain of off-price retail stores offering first quality, in season, branded apparel and apparel-related merchandise for the entire family. The company had 244 stores in operation at Dec. 25, 1993, compared to 225 stores at the end of the same period last year.
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 /CONTACT: Earl T. Benson, senior vice president & chief financial officer, 510-505-4400, or Katie Loughnot, director of investor relations, 510-505-4509, both of Ross Stores/
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