Stein Mart, Inc.
Jun 5, 2014
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Stein Mart, Inc. Reports Positive May Sales

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Stein Mart, Inc. (Nasdaq:SMRT) today reported total sales for the four-week period ended May 31, 2014 of $109.6 million, a 2.2 percent increase over total sales of $107.3 million for the four-week period ended June 1, 2013. Comparable store sales for the four-week period ended May 31, 2014 increased 0.4 percent from comparable store sales for the four-week period ended June 1, 2013.

Total sales of $438.5 million for the seventeen-week period ended May 31, 2014 compared to total sales of $428.7 million for the seventeen-week period ended June 1, 2013. Comparable store sales for the seventeen-week period ended May 31, 2014 increased 2.0 percent from comparable store sales for the seventeen-week period ended June 1, 2013.

The Company operated 265 stores at the end of May this year compared to 262 stores last year. Two stores, in Aventura, FL (Miami) and Falls Church, VA (Washington D.C.), were opened this month as part of this year's significant store expansion plan that includes a total of 10 new stores and 6 relocations.

About Stein Mart

Stein Mart stores offer the fashion merchandise, service and presentation of a better department or specialty store, at prices competitive with off-price retail chains. Currently with over 260 locations from California to Massachusetts, as well as steinmart.com, Stein Mart's focused assortment of merchandise features current season, moderate to better fashion apparel for women and men, as well as accessories, shoes and home fashions.

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Additional information about Stein Mart, Inc. can be found at www.steinmart.com

CONTACT: For more information:

         Linda L. Tasseff

         Director, Investor Relations

         (904) 858-2639

         ltasseff@steinmart.com