Stein Mart, Inc. Reports August 2013 Comparable Store Sales Increase of 3.8%

Stein Mart, Inc. Reports August 2013 Comparable Store Sales Increase of 3.8%

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Stein Mart, Inc.
(Nasdaq:SMRT) today reported that total sales for the four-week period ended
August 31, 2013 increased 3.7 percent and comparable store sales increased 3.8

The table below shows total sales for the period ended August 31, 2013
compared to the period ended August 25, 2012, while comparable store sales
measures the period ended August 31, 2013 against the respective period ending
September 1, 2012.

                                            Percent Change
                     Total Sales (in          Total      Comparable Store
                      millions)                Sales      Sales
Fiscal period        2013         2012        2013       2013       2012
August (4 weeks)      $83.3        $80.3       3.7%       3.8%       5.6%
Year-to-date (30      $695.6       $670.4      3.8%       3.6%       1.1%

Linens, ladies' boutique, gifts and dresses posted the strongest sales for the
month, while ladies' casual sportswear, ladies' special sizes, men's
sportswear and jewelry were more challenged. Geographically, August sales were
strongest in Florida and the Southeast, while the Midwest and California
performed lower than the chain.

The Company operated 260 stores at the end of August this year compared to 263
stores last year. We closed two stores this month, in Gainesville and
Tequesta, FL.

About Stein Mart

Stein Mart stores offer the fashion merchandise, service and presentation of a
better department or specialty store, at prices competitive with off-price
retail chains. Currently with locations from California to Massachusetts,
Stein Mart's focused assortment of merchandise features current season,
moderate to better fashion apparel for women and men, as well as accessories,
shoes and home fashions.


        Additional information about Stein Mart, Inc. can be found at

CONTACT: Linda L. Tasseff
         Director, Investor Relations
         (904) 858-2639

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