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Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Financial Statements and Exhibits

Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

Transition of Chief Financial Officer. On January 22, 2014, the Ross Stores, Inc. (the "Company") Board of Directors appointed Michael Hartshorn as the Company's Chief Financial Officer, effective February 2, 2014. Effective at the same time, Mr. Hartshorn was also appointed principal financial officer and principal accounting officer of the Company. Mr. Hartshorn, age 46, joined the Company in 2000 and has served in various positions with increasing responsibility, most recently serving as the Company's Senior Vice President and Deputy CFO since January 2012, and before that serving as Group Vice President, Finance & Treasurer from March 2011 and as Vice President, Financial Planning & Treasurer from April 2006. Mr. Hartshorn received his BS in Accountancy from the University of Missouri in 1990.

In connection with his appointment as Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Hartshorn will (i) enter into a new employment agreement with the Company, in a form substantially consistent with the employment agreements of other executive officers of the Company, covering a period expiring in 2018 and providing him an annual salary of $560,000, and (ii) receive a restricted stock grant at a dollar value of $300,000, subject to vesting in March 2019.

Effective February 2, 2014, John Call, currently Group Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary, will cease to serve as Chief Financial Officer and the other positions that are transitioned to Mr. Hartshorn. Mr. Call has been the Company's Chief Financial Officer since 1997. He will remain Group Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary.

On January 28, 2014, the Company issued a press release regarding this transition. The full text of the Company's press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(c) Exhibits.

No. Description
99.1 January 28, 2014 Press Release by Ross Stores, Inc.

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