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ROSS 'DRESS FOR LESS' OPENS NEW STORE IN TAMPA

 ROSS 'DRESS FOR LESS' OPENS NEW STORE IN TAMPA
 NEWARK, Calif., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Ross "Dress For Less" will


grand open its newest store on Sunday, Feb. 16th, at University Plaza in Tampa. It will be one of eight new Ross stores opening throughout the country in February and March.
 The 26,250 square foot store is located in the newly expanded University Plaza, on the northwest corner of Fletcher Ave. and 30th St. in Tampa. The 220,000 square foot center is a convenient destination for one-stop shopping, where Ross will join Target, U-Save and Eckerd Drug.
 With this latest opening, Ross will operate a total of seven stores in the Tampa Bay Area. The University Plaza store fills in a key area for Ross in Tampa between its stores at the Crossroads of Carrollwood and Fashion Square Shopping Centers. Ross will remain one of the largest off-price retailers in Florida, with a new total of 31 stores throughout the state.
 In commenting on this important new location, Norman A. Ferber, president and chief executive officer, stated, "The Tampa Bay Area is a thriving region, and we are excited to be a part of this area's dynamic growth. At Ross, our number one priority is offering customers competitive values every day on name brand merchandise for the entire family. We believe this emphasis on savings will appeal to the growing segment of value-driven customers in Tampa and throughout the country."
 Seven other new Ross "Dress For Less" stores will open in March in the retailer's Philadelphia, Washington, El Paso, Las Vegas and Los Angeles markets. With these new openings, Ross will operate 211 stores in 18 states coast-to-coast.
 Ross Stores Inc. generated sales of $930 million in its 1991 fiscal year. The off-price retailer offers first quality, in-season, branded apparel and footwear for the entire family at 20 to 60 percent less than department and specialty store prices, as well as complete departments for accessories and fragrances at similar savings.
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 /CONTACT: Katie Loughnot of Ross Stores Inc., 510-505-4509/
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