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AMES REPORTS FEBRUARY SALES

 ROCKY HILLY, Conn., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Ames Department Stores, Inc. today announced net sales of $124.6 million for the four week and year-to-date period ended Feb. 27, 1993, compared with net sales of $139.9 million for the four week and year-to-date period ended Feb. 22, 1992. February 1993 net sales were based on the current 309-store chain, compared with February 1992 net sales, which represented 371 stores.
 Comparable store sales for the four week and year-to-date period were $124.6 million, compared with $120.3 million in the same period last year, an increase of 3.6 percent.
 Peter Thorner, Ames' president and chief operating officer, said, "February results represented the third straight month of comparable store sales increases. We are pleased that, through strong vendor support and our associates' assistance, our customers are finding what they are looking for when shopping in our stores."
 Ames operates 309 discount department stores in 14 northeastern states. The stock of the new reorganized company (AMES) is trading on a when-issued basis on the National Association of Securities Dealers Quotation (NASDAQ) system.
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 /CONTACT: Marge Wyrwas of Ames Department Stores, 203-257-2659, or Andrea Priest of Ogilvy Adams & Rinehart, 212-880-5272, for Ames Department Stores/


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