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Stage Stores Regains Compliance with NYSE Minimum Share Price Listing Standards

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Stage Stores, Inc. (SSI) announced today that, based upon a notice received earlier this week from the New York Stock Exchange “NYSE”, the company has regained compliance with NYSE continued listing criteria requiring listed companies to maintain an average closing share price of at least $1.00 over a consecutive 30 trading-day period.

As of March 29, 2019, the company closed the last trading day of the calendar month with a share price above $1.00 and an average closing share price above $1.00 over a consecutive 30 trading-day period, which brings the company back into compliance with the NYSE listing standards.

In January 2019, the company was notified by the NYSE that the average closing price of Stage Stores common stock had fallen below a consecutive 30 trading-day average price of $1.00 and the company had six months to regain compliance with the NYSE’s minimum share price requirement. The company’s common stock continued to be listed and trade on the NYSE during this period, and a “.BC” indicator was placed by the NYSE following the company’s stock symbol. Accordingly, the company returned to compliance with the NYSE’s continued listing requirement and the “.BC” indicator following Stage Store’s stock symbol will be removed by the NYSE.

About Stage Stores

Stage Stores, Inc. is a leading retailer of trend-right, name-brand values for apparel, accessories, cosmetics, footwear and home goods. As of April 4, 2019, the company operates in 42 states through 688 BEALLS, GOODY'S, PALAIS ROYAL, PEEBLES, and STAGE specialty department stores and 105 GORDMANS off-price stores, as well as an e-commerce website at www.stage.com. For more information about Stage Stores, visit the company’s website at corporate.stage.com.

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