The TJX Companies' sales for the four-week period ended August 28, 2004, were $1.1 billion, up 13% over $995 million achieved during the four-week period ended August 30, 2003. For the 30 weeks ended August 28, 2004, sales reached $7.9 billion, a 14% increase over last year's $6.9 billion. Consolidated comparable store sales for the four-week period ended August 28, 2004, increased 4% over last year.

For the 30-week, year-to-date period, consolidated comparable store sales increased 5% over last year.

Edmond J. English, President and Chief Executive Officer of The TJX Companies, Inc., stated, “We are pleased to report a comparable store sales increase of 4% for the Company, which is in line with our expectations. Sales in women's apparel, as well as the footwear, jewelry and accessories categories continued to be robust. Inventories remain in great shape, giving us the ability to buy into market trends and offer excellent values to our customers on fashion-right, brand-name merchandise.”