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ROSS STORES APPOINTS BARBARA LEVY SENIOR VP AND GENERAL MERCHANDISE MANAGER AND JOYCE PEARSON VP AND DIVISIONAL MERCHANDISE MANAGER

 NEWARK, Calif., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Ross Stores Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST) has appointed Barbara Levy senior vice president and general merchandise manager and Joyce Pearson vice president and divisional merchandise manager. Both individuals will join the company on May 3 in their newly created positions within Ross' merchandising organization in New York.
 As one of three senior vice presidents and general merchandise managers, Barbara Levy will head up the retailer's Misses Sportswear, Juniors, Petites and Special Sizes businesses. Prior to joining Ross, Levy served as senior vice president and general merchandise manager at R. H. Macy's in their Accessories Division. She also held a variety of merchandising and store operations positions with both Macy's and Bamberger's over the past 15 years.
 Joyce Pearson, as vice president and divisional merchandise manager, will be in charge of Ladies Dresses and Suits. She most recently served as buyer of ladies dresses and suits at Value City Department Stores. Pearson brings to Ross over 15 years of in-depth retail experience with such nationally-known retailers as Marshall's, Jordan Marsh and J. C. Penney's.
 In commenting on these appointments, Norman A. Ferber, chairman and chief executive officer for Ross, stated, "We are delighted with the solid skills and industry contacts these high-caliber individuals bring to our organization. We believe their expertise will strengthen our ability to deliver competitive values to our customers throughout our stores."
 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 operates 231 stores in 18 states.
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 /CONTACT: Katie Loughnot, director of corporate communications, or Ross Stores, 510-505-4509/
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