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Photo Release -- rue21, inc. Announces the Opening of First rueGuy Stores

Photo Release -- rue21, inc. Announces the Opening of First rueGuy Stores

WARRENDALE, Pa., Aug. 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- rue21, inc. (Nasdaq:RUE), a
leading specialty apparel retailer, announced the opening of their first
rueGuy stores located in Bay Shore, NY, Harlingen, TX, and New Boston, OH. The
approximately 6,000 square foot stores are the first of seven rueGuy stores
slated to open across the U.S. during the month of August. The Company is on
target to open approximately 20 rueGuy stores by the end of the year.

rueGuy storefront
  rueGuy storefront

A photo accompanying this release is available at
http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=20217

The rueGuy store format features an expanded guys department and more selling
space than a traditional rue21 store, providing the male consumer with a
broader selection of product and new category opportunities. Inspired by
celebrities and other top brands, the fashion assortment delivers trend right
merchandise at every day great value. The rueGuy stores feature open ceilings,
a new layout, and design elements selected to appeal to a male customer while
complementing the look and feel of the girls store. The innovative signage and
lighting elements, polished floor and new fixtures provides the entire store,
both the girls and guys areas, with a dynamic and fresh new look.

Commenting on the rueGuy stores, Bob Fisch, rue21's President and CEO, stated:
"We are extremely excited to announce the opening of our first rueGuy stores.
We look forward to growing our already successful guys business with this new
store format that will allow us to deliver an expanded assortment of
merchandise and accessories to our male customers. While we originally went
into the design process focused on building the guys business, we are
confident that the new store layout, colors and fixtures will improve the
shopping experience for all of our customers who are seeking the latest trends
at competitive starting price points. We see this as just the beginning of
building a new store format for the future."

About rue21, inc.

rue21, headquartered in Warrendale, PA, is a leading specialty apparel
retailer offering exclusive branded merchandise and the newest trends at a
great value. rue21 currently operates 959 stores in 47 states. Learn more at
www.rue21.com

The photo is also available via AP PhotoExpress.

CONTACT: Joseph Teklits / Jill Gaul
         ICR, Inc
         203-682-8200
         jill.gaul@icrinc.com
         jteklits@icrinc.com
 
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