FORT MYERS, Fla., July 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Chico's
FAS, Inc. (NYSE: CHS) (the "Company" or Chico's FAS) issued the
following statement regarding a lockdown at its corporate campus in
Earlier today, Chico's FAS
security personnel received an anonymous call regarding the threat
of an active shooter in the area around its corporate headquarters
facility in Fort Myers.
The security and safety of our
employees is of paramount importance to Chico's FAS. Local law
enforcement and other emergency personnel were immediately
notified, and are presently on site. As a precaution, and
consistent with existing security protocols and policies, all
employees were notified of the situation in real-time. A lockdown
of all facilities has been initiated, and employees at the site
have been instructed by local law enforcement to shelter in place
at a secure location.
No actual shooter has been
identified, and the Company is currently unaware of any
Chico's FAS is working closely
with local authorities to provide all information to ensure the
corporate facilities are secure, investigate the threat and monitor
ABOUT CHICO'S FAS, INC.
The Company, through its
brands – Chico's, White House Black Market, Soma and TellTale™ is a
leading omnichannel specialty retailer of women's private branded,
sophisticated, casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates and
As of May 4, 2019, the Company
operated 1,410 stores in the U.S. and Canada and sold merchandise through 84
international franchise locations in Mexico and one domestic franchise airport
store. The Company's merchandise is also available at
www.chicos.com, www.chicosofftherack.com, www.whbm.com,
www.soma.com and www.mytelltale.com as well as through
third party channels.
For more detailed information on the Company, please go to our
corporate website at www.chicosfas.com. The information on our
corporate website is not, and shall not be deemed to be, a part of
this press release or incorporated into our federal securities law
Vice President – Investor Relations,
Public Relations and Corporate Communications
Chico's FAS, Inc.
Barrett Golden / Leigh Parrish
Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer
SOURCE Chico’s FAS, Inc.