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Chico's Raises $200K for the American Heart Association
Date:5/29/2009

FT. MYERS, Fla., May 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chico's (NYSE: CHS) is thrilled to announce the results of its highly successful campaign benefitting the American Heart Association's mission to prevent cardiovascular disease and stroke. From Nov. 17, 2008, through March 31, 2009, Chico's committed to donate $2.82 from each sale of its Heartfelt Pin, specially designed for the American Heart Association (AHA) in support of its Start! Movement, a program that encourages walking towards a heart-healthy lifestyle. Sales exceeded expectations, and as a result, Chico's is donating $200,000 to the AHA, a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

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In a ceremony held today at Chico's Ft. Myers Headquarters, AHA Senior National Account Manager Warren Bishop accepted the donation on AHA's behalf.

"Chico's continues to commit itself to charitable causes. Many of our associates, friends, and customers have been affected by heart disease, and the AHA's message of empowerment, courage and inspiration aligns perfectly with Chico's core values," stated Cynthia Murray, Chico's Brand President.

"We are proud to accept this donation on behalf of those in the United States and around the world affected by cardiovascular illness," said John Brennan, Executive Vice President of the AHA's Greater Southeast Affiliate. "Chico's is an extremely generous partner and has shown an extraordinary commitment to the prevention of heart disease and stroke."

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