NOTE 1 — Organization and Basis of Presentation
rue21, inc. and subsidiaries (the Company or rue21) is a specialty retailer of girls and guys apparel and accessories with 862, 755
and 740 stores as of October 27, 2012, January 28, 2012 and October 29, 2011, respectively, in various strip centers, regional malls and outlet centers throughout the United States. Sales are generally transacted for cash or
check and through the acceptance of third-party credit and debit cards.
The consolidated financial statements include all of the accounts of
the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, r services, llc and rue services corporation. All intercompany transactions and balances have been eliminated in consolidation. At October 27, 2012, the Company operated in one reportable segment.
In the opinion of management, the unaudited consolidated financial statements include all adjustments, consisting of only normal recurring
adjustments, necessary for the fair statement of consolidated financial position, results of operations, and cash flows for the interim periods presented. The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements have been prepared by the
Company, pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Certain information and footnote disclosure normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in
the United States of America (GAAP) have been condensed or omitted pursuant to such rules and regulations, although the Company believes that the disclosures made are adequate to ensure that the information presented is not misleading. Accordingly,
these unaudited consolidated financial statements and related notes should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto for the fiscal year ended January 28, 2012 included in the Company’s Annual
Report on Form 10-K.
Certain reclassifications have been made to the prior period’s consolidated financial statement amounts to conform
to the current period’s presentation.
The results of operations for the current and prior periods are not necessarily indicative of the
operating results for the full fiscal year.