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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

________________
 
FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

March 6, 2012
(Date of Report, Date of Earliest Event Reported)

Stage Stores, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

1-14035
(Commission File Number)

NEVADA
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
91-1826900
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
   
10201 Main Street, Houston, Texas
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
77025
(Zip Code)
 
(800) 579-2302
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
 
Not Applicable
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
 
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
 
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Item 2.02
Results of Operations and Financial Condition
 
On March 6, 2012, Stage Stores, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a News Release announcing its financial results for the fourth quarter and for the fiscal year 2011.  Additionally, the Company provided full year 2012 sales and earnings guidance.  A copy of the News Release is attached to this Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.

This information shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference to such filing.

Item 8.01
Other Events
 
On March 6, 2012, and in the same News Release referred to in Item 2.02, above, the Company announced that it intends to spend the $100 million remaining balance of its $200 million Stock Repurchase Program by the end of 2013.
 
Item 9.01
Financial Statements and Exhibits
 
     (d)
Exhibits
 
 
99
News Release issued by Stage Stores, Inc. on March 6, 2012, announcing its financial results for the fourth quarter and for the fiscal year 2011, providing full year 2012 sales and earnings guidance and announcing that it intends to spend the $100 million remaining balance of its $200 million Stock Repurchase Program by the end of 2013.
 

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

   
 
STAGE STORES, INC.
   
March 7, 2012
/s/ Richard E. Stasyszen
    (Date)
Richard E. Stasyszen
 
Senior Vice President, Finance and Controller