UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT
Date of report (date of earliest event
January 23, 2013
ROSS STORES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its
|(State or other jurisdiction
||(Commission File No.)
4440 Rosewood Drive, Pleasanton,
principal executive offices)
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or
Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers;
Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
(d) On January 23, 2013 and effective that same day, Mr. Lawrence S. Peiros
was elected as a member of the Board of Directors of Ross Stores, Inc. (the
to fill the vacant seat in Class I, with an initial term expiring at the
Companys 2014 Annual Stockholders Meeting. Mr. Peiros is an independent
director under the corporate governance requirements of the Listing Rules of the
Nasdaq Stock Market.
Mr. Peiros will receive cash
compensation and will be granted restricted stock for his services on the Board
of Directors and any applicable committees, in accordance with the Companys
standard fee arrangements and as approved by the Compensation Committee.
A copy of the press release announcing
Mr. Peiros election is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and
||January 24, 2013 Press Release by Ross Stores,
Pursuant to the requirements of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to
be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: January 24, 2013
||John G. Call|
||Group Senior Vice
President, Chief Financial Officer and|
||January 24, 2013 Press
Release by Ross Stores, Inc.|