BRIEF-Chico's comments on Barington group's statement

Thu Jul 7, 2016 12:20pm EDT
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July 7 (Reuters) - Chico's FAS Inc

* Chico's FAS, Inc. Issues Statement In Response To Barington Group Statement

* Neither Hudson's Bay Co Nor Any Of Department Stores Within Its Portfolio Are Competitors To Chico's Fas Or Any Of Its Brands

* Issue Of Any Potential Conflict For Either Of Co's Two New Independent Director Candidates Was Considered By Co Prior To Nomination

* Independent Third Party Analysis Found Hudson's Bay's Stores Not Competitively Relevant To Chico's Brands In Terms Of Geographic Proximity Or Demographic Profile Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: