ALCO Stores, Inc. Announces Schedule to Report Operating Results for Second Quarter of Fiscal 2014

ALCO Stores, Inc. Announces Schedule to Report Operating Results for Second
Quarter of Fiscal 2014

COPPELL, Texas, Sept. 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ALCO Stores, Inc.
(Nasdaq:ALCS), which specializes in providing a superior selection of
essential products for everyday life in small-town America, today announced
that it plans to release operating results for the quarter ended August 4,
2013, after the close of the market on September 17, 2013. The Company will
file its Form 10-Q with the Securities and Exchange Commission no later than
September 18, 2013. In light of the merger agreement announced on July 25,
2013, and the pending filing of an amended preliminary proxy statement
regarding the transaction, the Board of Directors and management team have
decided to cancel the quarterly conference call.

About ALCO Stores, Inc.

Founded in 1901, ALCO Stores, Inc. is a broad-line retailer, primarily serving
small underserved communities across 23 states, which specializes in providing
a superior selection of essential products for everyday life in small-town
America. The Company has 214 ALCO stores that offer both name brand and
private label products of exceptional quality at reasonable prices. ALCO is
proud to have continually provided friendly, personal service to its customers
for the past 112 years. ALCO has its distribution center in Abilene, Kansas,
and is in the process of moving its headquarters from Abilene to suburban
Dallas, Texas. To learn more about the Company visit www.ALCOstores.com.

Forward-looking statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, as referenced in the
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 ("the Act"). Forward-looking
statements can be identified by the inclusion of "will," "believe," "intend,"
"expect," "plan," "project" and similar future-looking terms. You should not
rely unduly on these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking
statements reflect management's current views and projections regarding
economic conditions, retail industry environments, and Company performance.
Forward-looking statements inherently involve risks and uncertainties, and,
accordingly, actual results may vary materially. Factors that could
significantly change results include but are not limited to: sales
performance, expense levels, competitive activity, interest rates, changes in
the Company's financial condition, and factors affecting the retail category
in general. Additional information regarding these and other factors may be
included in the Company's Form 10-K and Form 10-Q filings and other public
documents, copies of which are available from the Company on request and are
available from the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

CONTACT: Wayne S. Peterson
         Senior Vice President - Chief Financial Officer
         469-322-2900 ext. 1071
         email: wpeterson@alcostores.com
         or
         Debbie Hagen
         Hagen and Partners
         913-642-6363
         email: dhagen@hagenandpartners.com

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