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Ross Stores Opens 28 New Locations

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2016 Expansion Plans on Track with Plans for 90 New Stores

DUBLIN, Calif., March 29, 2016 — Ross Stores recently opened a total of 22 Ross Dress for Less® (“Ross”) and six dd’s DISCOUNTS® stores across 15 different states in February and March. These new locations are part of the Company’s 2016 expansion plans to add approximately 70 Ross and 20 dd’s DISCOUNTS locations throughout the year.

“These recent openings reflect our ongoing plans to continue building our presence in both existing and newer markets, including the Midwest for Ross, and expansion of dd’s DISCOUNTS,” said Jim Fassio, President and Chief Development Officer. “Ross Dress for Less remains the largest off-price apparel and home fashion chain in the U.S with 1,295 locations in 34 states, the District of Columbia and Guam. We continue to identify plenty of domestic growth opportunities ahead for both Ross and dd’s DISCOUNTS, and believe that over the long term, Ross can grow to 2,000 total locations and dd’s DISCOUNTS can become a chain of 500 stores.”

About Ross Stores, Inc.
Ross Stores, Inc. is an S&P 500, Fortune 500 and Nasdaq 100 (ROST) company headquartered in Dublin, California, with fiscal 2015 revenues of $11.9 billion. Currently, the Company operates Ross Dress for Less, the largest off-price apparel and home fashion chain in the United States with 1,295 locations in 34 states, the District of Columbia and Guam. Ross offers first-quality, in-season, name brand and designer apparel, accessories, footwear and home fashions for the entire family at savings of 20% to 60% off department and specialty store regular prices every day. The Company also currently operates 178 dd’s DISCOUNTS in 15 states that feature a more moderately-priced assortment of first-quality, in-season, name brand apparel, accessories, footwear and home fashions for the entire family at savings of 20% to 70% off moderate department and discount store regular prices every day. Additional information is available at www.rossstores.com.