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EX-99.1 - JANUARY 24, 2013 PRESS RELEASE BY ROSS STORES, INC. - ROSS STORES INCexhibit99-1.htm

UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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Form 8-K

CURRENT REPORT
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Date of report (date of earliest event reported):
January 23, 2013

ROSS STORES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware 0-14678 94-1390387
(State or other jurisdiction of (Commission File No.) (I.R.S. Employer Identification
incorporation) No.)

4440 Rosewood Drive, Pleasanton, California, 94588-3050
(Address of principal executive offices)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:
(925) 965-4400

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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):

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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

(d) On January 23, 2013 and effective that same day, Mr. Lawrence S. Peiros was elected as a member of the Board of Directors of Ross Stores, Inc. (the “Company”), to fill the vacant seat in Class I, with an initial term expiring at the Company’s 2014 Annual Stockholders Meeting. Mr. Peiros is an independent director under the corporate governance requirements of the Listing Rules of the Nasdaq Stock Market.

Mr. Peiros will receive cash compensation and will be granted restricted stock for his services on the Board of Directors and any applicable committees, in accordance with the Company’s standard fee arrangements and as approved by the Compensation Committee.

A copy of the press release announcing Mr. Peiros’ election is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
     (d) Exhibits.

Exhibit
No.       Description
99.1   January 24, 2013 Press Release by Ross Stores, Inc.



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.

Date: January 24, 2013

ROSS STORES, INC.
Registrant
 
 
By:      /s/J. Call  
John G. Call
Group Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and
Corporate Secretary



Exhibit Index

Exhibit      
No. Description
99.1   January 24, 2013 Press Release by Ross Stores, Inc.