Stein Mart, Inc. Adds Burton M. Tansky to Board of Directors

Stein Mart, Inc. Adds Burton M. Tansky to Board of Directors

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Stein Mart, Inc.
(Nasdaq:SMRT) today announced the appointment of Burton M. Tansky to the
Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Tansky was with The Neiman Marcus Group for
23 years, retiring as President and Chief Executive Officer in 2010.

Before being named as Chief Executive Officer of The Neiman Marcus Group in
2001, Mr. Tansky was President and Chief Executive Officer of Neiman Marcus
Stores. Prior to this he served as Chief Executive Officer of Bergdorf
Goodman, a division of The Neiman Marcus Group, and President of Saks Fifth

Mr. Tansky currently serves as Senior Advisor of Marvin Traub Associates.He
also serves on the Board of Directors of Donald Pliner Shoes and of The Howard
Hughes Corporation.Mr. Tansky's appointment to the Stein Mart Board of
Directors is effective immediately.

"We are delighted to welcome Burt to Stein Mart's Board of Directors," said
Jay Stein, Chairman of the Board. "With an exceptional retail career and
tremendous business experience, his guidance will be invaluable to us."

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: For more information:
         Linda L. Tasseff
         Director, Investor Relations
         (904) 858-2639

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