FORT MYERS, Fla., July 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Chico's FAS, Inc. (CHS) (the "Company" or Chico's FAS) issued the following statement regarding a lockdown at its corporate campus in Fort Myers:
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 injuries.
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 the situation.
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 complementary accessories.
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 filings.
Vice President – Investor Relations,
Public Relations and Corporate Communications
Chico's FAS, Inc.
Barrett Golden / Leigh Parrish
Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher