(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 11, 2013 
Framingham, MA - The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TJX) today
reported March 2013 sales results. Sales for the five-week
period ended April 6, 2013, were $2.4 billion, up 5% over the
$2.3 billion achieved during the five-week period ended March
31, 2012. For the nine-week period ended April 6, 2013, sales
reached $4.2 billion, a 6% increase over the $4.0 billion
achieved during the nine-week period ended March 31, 2012.
Consolidated comparable store sales for the five-week period
ended April 6, 2013, were down 2%. For the nine-week period
ended April 6, 2013, consolidated comparable store sales
decreased 1%. 
Carol Meyrowitz, Chief Executive Officer of The TJX Companies,
Inc., stated, “Due to the year-over-year timing of Easter, we
had not planned March to be a strong month against last year’s
high increase, and our comparable store sales were in line with
our expected range. This was despite the extraordinarily cold
weather across most regions in the U.S., Canada and Europe. In
regions of the U.S. where weather was not an issue, we saw comp
sales increases. Further, overall business trends improved as
the weather became warmer. For the first quarter, even with
March sales at the low end of our expected range, merchandise
margins are on track to be better than last year and we are
narrowing the range of our earnings per share guidance to $.60-$.62. It is worth noting that this represents a very solid
increase over last year’s first quarter, which had the highest
EPS growth of that year. April is off to a good start, our
inventories are in great shape, and we are seeing an enormous
amount of desirable product in the marketplace.” 
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 1,044 T.J. Maxx, 909 Marshalls, 423 HomeGoods and 4
Sierra Trading Post stores as well as in
the United States; 225 Winners, 89 HomeSense, and 21 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 
March and April 2013 Sales Recorded Calls 
A recorded message with more detailed information regarding
TJX’s March 2013 sales, operations and business trends is
available at, or by calling (703) 736-7248 through
Thursday, April 18, 2013. The Company expects to release its
April 2013 sales on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at approximately 8:15
a.m. ET. Concurrent with that press release, a recorded message
with more detailed information regarding TJX’s April sales,
operations and business trends will be available at,
or by calling (703) 736-7248 through Thursday, May 16, 2013. As
a reminder, after the April sales release, the Company will no
longer report monthly sales and move to a quarterly reporting
schedule. The Company believes that this is the right practice
for TJX and its shareholders, reflecting the long-term approach
it takes in planning and running its business. 
First Quarter Fiscal 2014 Conference Call
Additionally, the Company expects to release its first quarter
earnings on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, before 9:30 a.m. ET. At 11:00
a.m. ET that day, Carol Meyrowitz, TJX’s Chief Executive
Officer, will hold a conference call with stock analysts to
discuss the Company’s first quarter Fiscal 2014 results,
operations and business trends. A real-time webcast of the call
will be available at A replay of the call will also
be available at or by dialing (866) 367-5577 through
Tuesday, May 28, 2013. 
Important Information at Website
The Company’s recorded messages and conference calls are
available at 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 The Company encourages investors to consult that
section of its website regularly. 
Forward-looking Statement
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: execution of buying
strategy 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 and costs of labor; global
economic conditions and consumer spending; data security;
information systems and new technology; seasonal influences;
adverse or unseasonable weather; serious disruptions and
catastrophic events; corporate and banner reputation;
merchandise quality and safety; expanding international
operations; merchandise importing; commodity pricing;
fluctuations in currency exchange rates; fluctuations in
quarterly operating results and market expectations;
acquisitions, business investments and divestitures; 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
Sherry Lang
Senior Vice President
Global Communications
(508) 390-2323 
(bjh) NY 
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