Dillard’s, Inc. Settles Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Issues

  Dillard’s, Inc. Settles Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Issues

Business Wire

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- December 18, 2012

Dillard’s, Inc. (NYSE: DDS) (“Dillard’s” or “the Company”) settled matters
pending with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) concerning
two policies that the EEOC alleged to violate the Americans with Disabilities
Act (the “ADA”). One policy, which was abandoned in 2007, required associates
to provide a doctor’s note identifying the nature of their medical condition
in order to have a medical absence excused. The second policy prescribed a
maximum leave period for medical related absences. Neither policy remains in
effect. Further, the Company denies that either policy violated the ADA.

However, in order to avoid further protracted litigation with the EEOC over
policies that are no longer in effect, Dillard’s determined that the most
efficient resolution was to settle with the EEOC. Under the settlement the
Company agreed to not reinstate the policies at issue as well as to other
injunctive relief, and to establish a Class Fund from which current and former
associates who believe they were adversely affected by the policies can make a
claim.

Dillard’s will attempt to notify associates who have been identified as
potential claimants pursuant to the absence policy through mailings of Claim
Forms to their residential addresses. Those associates can also access Claim
Forms electronically at www.dillardeeocsettlement.com.

Associates who may be potential claimants pursuant to the maximum leave policy
must have been terminated pursuant to that policy in the period from May28,
2008 until the date the Decree is entered by the Court. Those associates
should access Claim Forms electronically at www.dillardeeocsettlement.com as
they will only receive notice through mailings of Claims Forms to their
residential addresses if they are also potential claimants pursuant to the
absence policy.

Contact:

Dillard’s, Inc.
Julie J. Bull, 501-376-5965
Director of Investor Relations
 
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