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Investors January 2012

Investors January 2012

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Ross Stores 2011 Investor Presentation
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Ross Stores, Inc.
Investor OverviewJanuary 2012
2January 2012
Disclosure of Risk Factors
Forward-Looking Statements 
: This presentation as well as the press releases and the recorded comments on our corporate website contain forward-looking statements regarding expected sales,earnings levels, and other financial results in future periods that are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause our actual results to differ materially from management’s current expectations.Risk factors for Ross Dress for Less 
(“Ross”) and dd’s DISCOUNTS 
include without limitation,competitive pressures in the apparel or home-related merchandise industry; changes in the level of consumer spending on or preferences for apparel or home-related merchandise; the impact from the macro-economic environment and financial and credit markets including but not limited tointerest rates,recession, inflation, deflation,energy costs, tax rates and policy, unemployment trends, and fluctuating commodity costs; changes in geopolitical and geoeconomicconditions; unseasonable weather trends; disruptions in supply chain; lower than planned gross margin, including higher than planned markdowns and higher than expected inventory shortage; greater than planned operating costs; our ability to continue to purchase attractive brand-name merchandise at desirable discounts; our ability to attract and retain personnel with the retail talent necessary to execute ourstrategies; our ability to effectively operate our various supply chain, core merchandising and other information systems; our ability to improve our merchandising capabilities through the implementation of new processes and systems enhancements; achieving and maintaining targeted levels of productivity and efficiency in our distribution centers; and obtaining acceptable new store locations.Other risk factors are set forth in our SEC filings including, without limitation, the Form 10-K for fiscal 2010 and Form 10-Qs and 8-Ks for fiscal 2011. The factors underlying our forecasts are dynamic and subject to change. As a result, our forecasts speak only as of the date they are given and do not necessarily reflect our outlook at any other point in time. We do not undertake to update or revise these forward-looking statements.
3January 2012
Ross Stores, Inc. Overview
S&P 500, Fortune 500 and Nasdaq100 company with fiscal 2010revenues of $7.9 billion
Ross Dress for Less
is the largestoff-price apparel and home fashionchain in the U.S. with 1,038storesin 29 states, the District of Columbiaand Guam*
Also operate 88 dd’s DISCOUNTS
in seven states*
Consistent long-term growth in bothsales and EPS
Fortune 500 Statistics
Ranked #303 in 2010, up from#316 in 2009
Ranked #20 out of 500 companiesin average total return tostockholders over ten years
$1.0$2.0$3.0$4.0$5.0$6.0$7.0$8.02006** 2007 2008 2009 2010$0.50$1.00$1.50$2.00$2.50$3.00$3.50$4.00$4.50$5.00$5.50
Sales ($ billion) EPS
* Through 12/31/11.** Fiscal 2006 was a 53 week year; all other fiscal years had 52weeks.

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