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Ross Dress For Less® to Open at Merle Hay Mall

First in the Market!

Merle Hay Mall is pleased to announce it has signed a lease with Ross Dress for Less® (“Ross”). Ross Dress for Less is the largest off-price apparel and home fashion chain in the United States. This new store location at Merle Hay represents the retailer’s ongoing expansion into new markets, including Iowa.

Ross is planning to open a 25,000 square feet store and will be located next to Sears, facing Merle Hay Road (replacing Staples and Deb Shops). It will include both interior mall and exterior mall entrances.

“The addition of Ross Dress for Less is an exciting development for Merle Hay. We’re proud that Ross selected Merle Hay to continue its expansion plans in Iowa. Merle Hay has always been about convenience and value and Ross is an excellent retailer who will provide a new and affordable shopping experience for our customers,” said Elizabeth Holland, CEO of Merle Hay Mall.

About Ross Stores, Inc.

Ross Stores, Inc. is an S&P 500, Fortune 500 and Nasdaq 100 (ROST) company headquartered in Dublin, California. The Company currently operates Ross Dress for Less, the largest off-price apparel and home fashion chain in the United States with over 1,300 locations in 36 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 over 190 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.