Nordstrom, Inc. reported preliminary sales of $546.6 million for the four-week month ending March 3, 2007, an increase of 9.5% compared to sales of $499.1 million for the four-week period ending February 25, 2006. Same-store sales increased 9.1%.

The 53rd week in fiscal 2006 creates a timing shift in the 4-5-4 calendar for fiscal 2007. The month of February in fiscal 2007 began and ended one week later than in fiscal 2006. This timing shift positively impacted reported sales results for February 2007. Throughout the remainder of the 2007 fiscal year, this timing shift is anticipated to impact the cadence of monthly same-store sales results, because normal sales trends, events and holiday periods are aligned differently than last year.

    (unaudited;            Total Sales                 Same-store Sales
     $ in millions)    Fiscal    Fiscal  Percent   Total   Full-line   Rack
                        2007      2006   Increase  Retail    Stores   Stores

    February          $546.6    $499.1     9.5%     9.1%      7.2%     12.3%

    Number of stores
      Full-line           98        98
      Rack and other      57        57
       boutiques          36        32
      Total              191       187
    Gross square
     footage      20,170,000 20,070,000