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Chicos Conference

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Chico's FAS, Inc. announced that management will deliver a presentation on behalf of the Company at the Banc of America Securities Consumer Conference and at the Sidoti and Company, LLC Sixth Annual Emerging Growth Institutional Investor Forum.

The presentation for Banc of America Securities is scheduled for Tuesday, April 9, 2002 at 3:30 p.m. eastern time at the Palace Hotel in New York City, New York. To access the webcast, go to the investor relations section on the Chico's website at http://www.chicos.com/ and click on the Banc of America Securities presentation button. The presentation for Sidoti and Company, LLC is scheduled for Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at 9:05 a.m. eastern time at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City, New York and will not be available for review. These presentations will address the Company's growth strategies and a review of historical data.

To accommodate these conferences, the Company also announced it will report March sales results on Tuesday, April 9, 2002 before the market opens.

Chico's sells exclusively designed, private-label women's casual clothing and related accessories. The Company operates a chain of 317 stores in 40 states and the District of Columbia. The Company owns 306 stores, franchisees own 11.

For more detailed information, please call (877) 424-4267 to listen to Chico's

monthly sales information and investor relations line.

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