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VALUE CITY DEPARTMENT STORES ANNOUNCES DEATH OF CHAIRMAN

 VALUE CITY DEPARTMENT STORES ANNOUNCES DEATH OF CHAIRMAN
 COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Value City Department


Stores, Inc. (NYSE: VCD), today regretfully announced the death of its chairman, Jerome M. Schottenstein, 66. Mr. Schottenstein also served as the chairman of Schottenstein Stores Corporation, which is the majority stockholder of Value City.
 Mr. Schottenstein was instrumental in the growth and development of Value City Department Stores as well as many other entities. Mr. Schottenstein, who was a pioneer in off-price retailing, had not recently been actively engaged in the day-to-day business of Value City Department Stores.
 A company spokesman said, "Mr. Schottenstein was truly an inspirational leader whose insight and guidance will be sorely missed by all of our associates."
 Jay L. Schottenstein, 37, will continue in his role as chief executive officer of Value City and will assume the role of chairman.
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 /CONTACT: Lynn Morgen or Clarence George of Morgen-Walke Associates, 212-986-5900, for Value City/
 (VCD) CO: Value City Department Stores, Inc. ST: Ohio IN: REA SU:


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