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TJX COMPANIES. ANNOUNCES 26% INCREASE IN COMMON STOCK DIV

(The following is a reformatted version of a press release
issued by The TJX Companies, Inc. and received via electronic
mail. The release was confirmed by the sender.) 
April 2, 2013 
THE TJX COMPANIES, INC. ANNOUNCES 26% INCREASE IN COMMON STOCK
DIVIDEND 
Framingham, MA - The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX), the leading
off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. and
worldwide, today announced that its Board of Directors has
raised the amount of its quarterly dividend by 26% from the last
dividend paid. The Board declared a regular
quarterly dividend in the amount of $.145 per share, payable
June 6, 2013, to shareholders of record on May 16, 2013. 
Carol Meyrowitz, Chief Executive Officer of The TJX Companies,
Inc., stated, “I am pleased to report that our Board of
Directors has approved a 26% increase in our quarterly dividend,
which marks the 17th consecutive year of dividend increases.
Over this period of time, the Company’s dividend has grown at a
compound annual rate of 23%. In addition to the dividend
increase, we plan to continue our significant share buyback
program, with approximately $1.3 billion to $1.4 billion of
repurchases planned for Fiscal 2014. With our financial strength
and flexibility, we remain committed to returning cash to our
shareholders after reinvesting in our business to support the
near- and long-term growth of TJX. These actions underscore our
confidence in our ability to continue generating superior
financial returns.” 
About The TJX Companies, Inc.
The TJX Companies, Inc. is the leading off-price retailer of
apparel and home fashions in the U.S. and worldwide. The Company
operates 1,036 T.J. Maxx, 904 Marshalls, 416 HomeGoods and 4
Sierra Trading Post stores as well as SierraTradingPost.com in
the United States; 222 Winners,
88 HomeSense, and 14 Marshalls stores in Canada; and 348 T.K.
Maxx and 24 HomeSense stores in Europe. TJX’s press releases and
financial information are also available at www.tjx.com. 
Important Information at Website
The Company’s recorded messages and conference calls are
available at www.tjx.com after they are no longer available by
telephone. The Company routinely posts information that may be
important to investors in the Investor Information section at
www.tjx.com. The Company encourages investors to consult that
section of its website regularly. 
Forward-looking Statement
SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION
REFORM ACT OF 1995: Various statements made in this release are
forward-looking and involve a number of risks and uncertainties.
All statements that address activities, events or developments
that we intend, expect or believe may occur in the future are
forward-looking statements. The following are some of the
factors that could cause actual results to differ materially
from the forward-looking statements: buying
and inventory management; operational expansion and management
of large size and scale; customer trends and preferences;
market, banner, geographic and category expansion; marketing,
advertising and promotional programs; competition; personnel
recruitment and retention; global economic conditions and
consumer spending; data security; information systems and
technology; seasonal influences; adverse or unseasonable
weather; serious disruptions and catastrophic events; corporate
and banner reputation; merchandise quality and safety;
international operations; merchandise importing; commodity
pricing; foreign currency exchange rates; fluctuations in
quarterly operating results; market expectations; acquisitions
and divestitures and the
success of transitions; compliance with laws, regulations and
orders; changes in laws and regulations; outcomes of litigation,
legal matters and proceedings; tax matters; real estate
activities; cash flow and other factors that may be described in
our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We do
not undertake to publicly update or revise our forward-looking
statements even if experience or future changes make it clear
that any projected results expressed or implied in such
statements will not be realized. 
Contact:
Sherry Lang
Senior Vice President
Global Communications FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(508) 390-2323 
(bjh) NY 
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