|Total Retail Sales||Same-store Sales|
|Fiscal 2012||Fiscal 2011||Percent Increase||Total||Nordstrom||Nordstrom Rack|
|Number of stores||Mar-12||Mar-11|
|Nordstrom Rack and other||109||94|
|Gross square footage||24,790,000||24,021,000|
Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE:JWN) today reported an 8.6 percent increase in same-store sales for the five-week period ended March 31, 2012 compared with the five-week period ended April 2, 2011. Preliminary total retail sales of $1.03 billion for March 2012 increased 14.7 percent compared with total retail sales of $897 million for the same period in fiscal 2011. Quarter-to-date same-store sales increased 9.2 percent compared with the same period in fiscal 2011. Preliminary quarter-to-date total retail sales of $1.73 billion increased 15.3 percent compared with total retail sales of $1.50 billion for the same period in fiscal 2011. SALES RECORDING To hear Nordstrom’s pre-recorded March sales message, please dial 402-220-6036 beginning today at 8:40 a.m. EDT. This recording will be available for one week. MARCH SALES RESULTS (unaudited; $ in millions)
SAME-STORE SALES Same-store sales include sales from stores that have been open at least one full year as of the beginning of the fiscal year. Nordstrom includes sales from both full-line stores and Direct because of the integration of these two channels. Total same-store sales include accounting adjustments that are not allocated to Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack. Same-store sales exclude sales made through HauteLook, Nordstrom’s online private sale subsidiary, which was acquired in the first quarter of 2011.