SOURCE: Citi Trends, Inc.

June 01, 2005 17:01 ET

Citi Trends, Inc. Announces Fiscal 2005 May Sales Results

May Net Sales Increased 37.6% to $17.9 Million

May Comparable Store Sales Increased 11.1%

SAVANNAH, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 1, 2005 -- Citi Trends, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRN) today reported sales results for the month of May.

Total net sales for the month of May (4 weeks) increased by 37.6% to $17.9 million from $13.0 million reported in the prior fiscal year. Comparable store sales increased 11.1% for the month of May in fiscal 2005 compared to 7.7% in the month of May in fiscal 2004. Relocated stores and expanded stores are included in the comparable store sales results.

Citi Trends, Inc. is a value-priced retailer of urban fashion apparel and accessories for the entire family. The Company currently operates 214 stores located in 12 states in the South, Southeast and Mid-Atlantic region, and our website address is www.cititrends.com.

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