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Dress Barn, Inc. Selects Fujitsu as a Perfect Fit for In-Store Retail Technology, Services

New Agreement Includes Fujitsu Software, POS Hardware and Maintenance Services

Fujitsu Transaction Solutions Inc.

Frisco, TX, April 30, 2007

Fujitsu Transaction Solutions Inc. today announced a new agreement with Dress Barn, Inc. (NASDAQ: DBRN) that will upgrade in-store hardware, software and services for the retailer’s 800-store dressbarn and 500-store maurices brands. The deal enhances Fujitsu’s ongoing relationship with Dress Barn, Inc. that dates back to 2004.

The new agreement for in-store retail technology includes the following components for both the dressbarn and maurices brands:

  • GlobalSTORE – Microsoft Windows®-based integrated retail software platform with full-featured POS, cash management and back office applications. GlobalSTORE was recently positioned in the Leaders Quadrant for Gartner’s Retail POS Applications 2006 Magic Quadrant. It was also recognized as a leader in the 2006 Forrester Wave™ report titled, "POS Software, Q3 2006."
  • CustomerCENTER – Relationship Manager and Loyalty Manager modules help retailers enhance customer intimacy by understanding customer preferences and offering rewards and discounts in real-time based on customer purchase activity.
  • ReturnCENTER – centralized returns management application that manages returns across channels (in-store, phone and Internet) and gives retailers greater flexibility and control over returns management, while offering a robust reporting system that provides critical insight into those activities that have the greatest impact on the returns process.
  • TeamPoS 3000 – high-performance POS terminal features Intel® processors and a host of reliability and ease-of-service features that are designed to drive down total cost of ownership. The TeamPoS 3000 family, which meets RoHS and WEEE compliance standards, will be deployed at all new dressbarn stores and all existing maurices stores.
  • Fujitsu Lifecycle Services – multi-vendor hardware maintenance offers comprehensive retail technology management expertise, and leverages a relentless cost reduction methodology that delivers a unique competitive advantage to retailers. The new agreement is an extension of the previous agreement for multi-vendor services at dressbarn stores and is expanded to include the service of Fujitsu hardware at maurices stores.

"Fujitsu is a proven and reliable partner, and they now are our one-stop-shop for all in-store technology needs," said David R. Jaffe, President and Chief Executive Officer of Dress Barn, Inc. "Increased customer service, promotions management and real-time merchandise returns management are important chain-wide objectives, and Fujitsu’s GlobalSTORE, CustomerCENTER and ReturnCENTER software offerings provide the necessary benefits to make those goals a reality."

"Dress Barn, Inc. is a valuable client and partner, and in our expanded relationship, Fujitsu will further enhance their in-store operations and cut costs using Pervasive Retailing™ solutions like GlobalSTORE," said Keith McNamara, Senior Vice President, Software Operations at Fujitsu. "Dress Barn, Inc. customers will benefit from faster, more personalized interactions in each store, and the retailer will better manage and track customer marketing and promotions."

About Dress Barn, Inc.

Dress Barn, Inc. (NASDAQ - DBRN), is leading national specialty apparel retailer offering quality career and casual fashion apparel through its dressbarn and maurices brands. As of March 31, 2007, the Company operated 821 dressbarn stores in 46 states and 573 maurices stores in 41 states. For more information, please visit and

About Fujitsu Transaction Solutions Inc.

Fujitsu Transaction Solutions Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702), collaborates with retailing companies to relentlessly reduce their costs and facilitate consumer interactions that improve their profitability. Fujitsu’s Pervasive Retailing™ approach enables companies to minimize the time, cost and risk of creating interoperability between disparate applications and devices that support a multitude of consumer touch points. Fujitsu’s offering includes solution software, point-of-sale store technology, U-Scan self-checkout systems, self-ordering systems and multi-vendor lifecycle services. Customers include Canadian Tire, Chevron Corporation, Hallmark, Hannaford Bros., H-E-B, Kroger, Loblaws, Nordstrom, Payless ShoeSource, PetSmart, Regal Cinema, Staples, Stop & Shop and The TJX Companies, among others.
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Date: April 30, 2007
City: Frisco, TX