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EX-99.1 - SLIDE SHOW PRESENTATION JUNE 10, 2011 - CHARMING SHOPPES INCexh991june10_2011.htm



Washington, D.C. 20549

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) June 10, 2011

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(215) 245-9100
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Item 7.01.  Regulation FD Disclosure.

On Friday, June 10, 2011 we are scheduled to participate in a number of analyst sponsored investor meetings.  A copy of the slide show for these meetings is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Report.

Anthony M. Romano, President and Chief Executive Officer and Eric M. Specter, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will represent us at the meetings.

Our presentation will contain certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 concerning our operations, performance, and financial condition.  Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated. Such risks and uncertainties may include, but are not limited to: the failure to successfully execute our business plans could result in lower than planned sales and profitability, the failure to realize the benefits from the operation of our credit card program by our third-party provider, the impact of changes in laws and regulations governing credit cards could limit the availability of, or increase the cost of, credit to our customers,  the failure to enhance the Company's merchandise and marketing and accurately predict fashion trends, customer preferences and other fashion-related factors, the failure of growth in the women's plus apparel market, the failure to continue receiving financing at an affordable cost through the availability of credit we receive from our bankers, suppliers and their agents, the failure to effectively implement our planned store closing plans, the failure to continue receiving accurate and compliant e-commerce and third-party processing services,  the failure to achieve improvement in the Company's competitive position, the failure to maintain efficient and uninterrupted order-taking and fulfillment in our e-commerce and direct-to-consumer businesses, extreme or unseasonable weather conditions, economic downturns, escalation of energy and transportation costs, adverse changes in the costs or availability of fabrics and raw materials, a weakness in overall consumer demand, the failure to find suitable store locations, increases in wage rates, the ability to hire and train associates, trade and security restrictions and political or financial instability in countries where goods are manufactured, the failure of our vendors to deliver quality and timely shipments in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, the interruption of merchandise flow from the Company's centralized distribution facilities and third-party distribution providers, inadequate systems capacity, inability to protect trademarks or other intellectual property, competitive pressures, and the adverse effects of natural disasters, war, acts of terrorism or threats of either, or other armed conflict, on the United States and international economies. These, and other risks and uncertainties, are detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other Company filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Charming Shoppes assumes no duty to update or revise its forward-looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that any projected results expressed or implied therein will not be realized.

In accordance with general instruction B.2 to Form 8-K, the information included in this Item 7.01, and the exhibits attached hereto, shall be deemed to be “furnished” and shall not be deemed to be “filed” with the Securities and Exchange Commission for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

Item 9.01.  Financial Statements and Exhibits.

Exhibit No.
Charming Shoppes, Inc. slide presentation dated June 10, 2011.




Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on our behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date:  June 10, 2011
Eric M. Specter
Executive Vice President
Chief Financial Officer




Exhibit No.
Charming Shoppes, Inc. slide presentation dated June 10, 2011.