Frequently Asked Questions

1.When did the first Ross ‘Dress for Less’ open?
2.During what year and in what state was Ross Stores incorporated?
3.When was Ross Stores’ initial public offering and what was the opening price?
4.What is Ross Stores’ stock symbol and where do shares of its common stock trade?
5.How many employees does Ross Stores have?
6.How do I transfer my stock or change the address on my stock certificate?
7.What is Ross Stores CUSIP number?
8.I am considering an investment in Ross Stores. How do I receive financial information on the company?
9.How do I go about buying shares of Ross Stores stock?
10.I would like to buy or invest in a Ross Stores location. How can I do that?
11.Does Ross Stores issue quarterly reports?
12.What is the Company’s fiscal year?
13.Does Ross Stores pay a dividend?
14.Has Ross Stores' stock ever split?
15.Does Ross Stores have a Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRIP) or a Direct Stock Purchase Plan (DSP)?
16.How do I contact your Investor Relations Department if I have further questions?
1.When did the first Ross ‘Dress for Less’ open?
 From 1957 to 1982, Ross operated as a small, family-operated junior department store chain in the San Francisco Bay Area. In August 1982, Stuart Moldaw, the Company’s Founder, and a group of investors acquired the six-store chain and converted the locations to the current off-price format.

2.During what year and in what state was Ross Stores incorporated?
 Ross Stores was originally incorporated in the state of California in 1957. The company re-incorporated in the state of Delaware in June 1989.

3.When was Ross Stores’ initial public offering and what was the opening price?
 Ross Stores, Inc. went public on August 8, 1985 at an initial price of $17.00 per share, or $1.06 per share after adjusting for subsequent stock splits.

4.What is Ross Stores’ stock symbol and where do shares of its common stock trade?
 Ross Stores, Inc. trades on the Nasdaq Global Select Market System (NMS) under the symbol "ROST."

5.How many employees does Ross Stores have?
 Approximately 66,300 full and part-time employees at the end of fiscal 2013.

6.How do I transfer my stock or change the address on my stock certificate?
 Contact the Company’s stock transfer agent:

Computershare
P.O. BOX 30170
College Station, TX 77842

Or

Overnight Correspondence
211 Quality Circle, Suite 210
College Station, TX 77845

Inquiries by:

Website: 
www.computershare.com/investor

or

Online:
https://www-us.computershare.com/investor/Contact

Telephone:

1-866-455-3120 (domestic holders)
1-800-231-5469 (TDD#)
1-201-680-6578 (foreign holders)
1-201-680-6610 (foreign TDD#)

7.What is Ross Stores CUSIP number?
 The company's CUSIP number is 778296-10-3.

8.I am considering an investment in Ross Stores. How do I receive financial information on the company?
 Your may order information online or contact the company’s request line at 800-989-8849.

9.How do I go about buying shares of Ross Stores stock?
 Contact a registered broker to purchase shares of Ross Stores stock which trades on the Nasdaq Global Select Market System (NMS) under the symbol “ROST.”

10.I would like to buy or invest in a Ross Stores location. How can I do that?
 All locations are owned and operated by the Company. Ross Stores does not offer franchise or distributorship opportunities.

11.Does Ross Stores issue quarterly reports?
 Ross Stores files a Form 10-Q each quarter with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which can be accessed online through our website or through the Edgar database at www.sec.gov. The Company’s earnings release and a hard copy of the Form 10-Q can also be requested online or through our request line at 800-989-8849.

12.What is the Company’s fiscal year?
 The fiscal year is the 52 or 53 weeks ending on the Saturday closest to January 31st.

13.Does Ross Stores pay a dividend?
 The Company pays a quarterly dividend. Click here for a dividend history.

14.Has Ross Stores' stock ever split?
 Yes, click here for a stock split history. Q&A regarding our most recent stock split can be found here.

15.Does Ross Stores have a Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRIP) or a Direct Stock Purchase Plan (DSP)?
 No.

16.How do I contact your Investor Relations Department if I have further questions?
 Click here to contact Investor Relations.

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