The Buckle, Inc. Reports Net Sales for March 2001

Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from The Buckle, Inc.

    KEARNEY, Neb., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Buckle, Inc. (NYSE:   BKE)
 announced today that sales for the five-week period ended April 7, 2001
 decreased 2.5 percent to $30.8 million from sales of $31.6 million in the
 corresponding five weeks of March 2000.
     Comparable store sales, for stores open at least one year, for the five-
 week period ended April 7, 2001 were down 7.4 percent from comparable store
 sales for the same five-week period in the prior year.
     Net sales year-to-date, for the nine weeks ended April 7, 2001 decreased
 2.1 percent to $54.1 million from $55.3 million for the corresponding nine
 weeks in the prior year.  Comparable store sales year-to-date were down
 8.2 percent from sales in the same nine-week period of the previous year.
 
     Headquartered in Kearney, Nebraska, The Buckle, Inc. is a retailer of
 casual apparel, footwear and accessories for young men and women. It currently
 operates 279 retail stores in 36 states, which includes the opening of one new
 store today in Asheville, North Carolina.  The Company operated 260 stores in
 35 states at this same time a year ago.
 
     News releases and other information about The Buckle, Inc., can be
 found on the Internet at www.buckle.com
 
 

SOURCE The Buckle, Inc.
    KEARNEY, Neb., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Buckle, Inc. (NYSE:   BKE)
 announced today that sales for the five-week period ended April 7, 2001
 decreased 2.5 percent to $30.8 million from sales of $31.6 million in the
 corresponding five weeks of March 2000.
     Comparable store sales, for stores open at least one year, for the five-
 week period ended April 7, 2001 were down 7.4 percent from comparable store
 sales for the same five-week period in the prior year.
     Net sales year-to-date, for the nine weeks ended April 7, 2001 decreased
 2.1 percent to $54.1 million from $55.3 million for the corresponding nine
 weeks in the prior year.  Comparable store sales year-to-date were down
 8.2 percent from sales in the same nine-week period of the previous year.
 
     Headquartered in Kearney, Nebraska, The Buckle, Inc. is a retailer of
 casual apparel, footwear and accessories for young men and women. It currently
 operates 279 retail stores in 36 states, which includes the opening of one new
 store today in Asheville, North Carolina.  The Company operated 260 stores in
 35 states at this same time a year ago.
 
     News releases and other information about The Buckle, Inc., can be
 found on the Internet at www.buckle.com
 
 SOURCE  The Buckle, Inc.