Dillard’s to Donate More than $1.2 Million to Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) Local Chapters through Sale of

  Dillard’s to Donate More than $1.2 Million to Ronald McDonald House
  Charities® (RMHC®) Local Chapters through Sale of Southern Living Christmas

Business Wire

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- January 16, 2013

Dillard’s, Inc. (NYSE: DDS) (“Dillard’s”) announced today that it will make a
significant contribution of more than $1.2 million to local chapters of Ronald
McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®). This donation was made possible through the
sale of Dillard’s exclusive Southern Living Christmas Cookbook.

For the fifth time, Dillard’s offered a special custom edition of the Southern
Living Christmas Cookbook to benefit RMHC. This exclusive, 288-page hardbound
cookbook is filled with fabulous holiday recipes, color photos, menus,
decorating tips and entertaining ideas.

With this year’s contribution, Dillard’s has donated more than $10.4 million
to RMHC ^ local chapters to support the Ronald McDonald House® program since
1994. "Over the past 19 years, Dillard's has developed a strong and lasting
bond with our local RMHC chapters,” said Denise Mahaffy, Vice President. “The
work they do every day to bring comfort to children and families inspires us
and makes the sale of the cookbooks an enormous source of pride and

After a long day at the hospital helping their child heal, families derive
strength and nourishment from the home-cooked meals often awaiting them at the
Ronald McDonald House. “The Dillard’s cookbook is not only an amazing
fundraiser for RMHC, but it’s also a reflection of how a good meal can do
wonders in bringing families together. This generous donation will go to
support programs like our Ronald McDonald House which provides families a
‘home away from home’ while their child is receiving treatment at a nearby
hospital allowing families to focus on what is most important, the recovery of
their child,” said Marty Coyne, president and CEO, RMHC. “We cannot thank
Dillard’s and its customers enough for their ongoing support of the more than
12,000 families RMHC and our local chapters support each day.”

About Ronald McDonald House Charities

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) corporation,
creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well
being of children.Through its global network of local Chapters in 54
countries and regions, its three core programs, the Ronald McDonald House^®,
Ronald McDonald Family Room^® and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile^®, and millions
of dollars in grants to support children's programs worldwide, RMHC provides
stability and resources to families so they can get and keep their children
healthy and happy. All RMHC-operated and supported programs provide a bridge
to quality health care and give children and families the time they need
together to heal faster and cope better. For more information about RMHC,
visit www.rmhc.org, follow RMHC on Twitter (@RMHC), or like RMHC on Facebook
(Facebook.com/RMHC Global).

About Dillard’s

Dillard's, Inc. ranks among the nation's largest fashion apparel, cosmetics
and home furnishings retailers with annual revenues exceeding $6.2 billion.
The Company focuses on delivering maximum fashion and value to its shoppers by
offering compelling selections complemented by exceptional customer care.
Dillard's stores offer a broad selection of merchandise and feature products
from both national and exclusive brand sources. The Company operates 284
Dillard's locations and 18 clearance centers spanning 29 states plus an
Internet store at www.dillards.com. For more information, visit


Julie Bull, 501-376-5965
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