|Comparable Store Sales||Total Sales|
|% Increase (Decrease)||($ in Millions)|
|1 st Quarter||2.5||0.2||366||346|
|2 nd Quarter||5.4||0.9||381||353|
|Year-To-Date (8 Mos)||5.2||0.1||1,005||930|
Store Activity The Company also reported today that it opened new Goody’s stores in Morehead City, NC and Decatur, AL. New Steele’s stores were also opened in Nacogdoches and Ft. Stockton, TX, Greenwood, MS and Emporia, KS.About Stage Stores Stage Stores, Inc. operates primarily in small and mid-sized towns and communities. Its stores, which operate under the Bealls, Goody’s, Palais Royal, Peebles, Stage and Steele’s names, offer moderately priced, nationally recognized brand name apparel, accessories, cosmetics and footwear for the entire family. The Company operates 842 stores in 40 states. The Company also has an eCommerce website. For more information about Stage Stores, visit the Company’s web site at www.stagestoresinc.com.