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Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:49am EDT

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In the news release, Belk Announces More Than  $19.3 Million  in Charitable
Contributions, issued  29-Mar-2013  by Belk, Inc. over PR Newswire, we are
advised by the company that the second paragraph, first sentence, should read
"since our founding in 1888" rather than "since our founding in 1988" as
originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows:

Belk Announces More Than $19.3 Million in Charitable Contributions

CHARLOTTE, N.C.,  March 29, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Belk, Inc. announced today
that the company, and its associates, customers and vendors contributed more
than  $19.3 million  to local communities in the fiscal year ending  January 31,
2013. Of the total amount, Belk corporate dollars funded  $6.2 million  to more
than 250 nonprofit organizations, with a focus on education, breast cancer
research and awareness, and community strengthening. The remainder of the
funding includes associate, vendor and customer dollars raised in Belk-led
charitable initiatives, including Belk Charity Sale.

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"Being a part of our communities and meeting local needs has been an integral
part of the Belk philosophy since our founding in 1888, and it continues to be
one of our core values today," said  Jessica Graham, Belk vice president of
communications and community relations. "We are grateful to our customers and
our associates for their contributions to our efforts, which allow our efforts
to have an even greater impact."

Key gifts in fiscal year 2013 included:

* More than  $10 million  to almost 8,000 local charities through Belk's
semi-annual  Charity Sale.  
* More than  $1.2M, including corporate and associate dollars, to local United
Way chapters across Belk's 16-state footprint.  
* $1.1 million  to  Susan G. Komen, which includes corporate, associate and
customer dollars to fund breast cancer research and awareness efforts across the
Belk footprint.  
* More than  $500,000, including customer and associate contributions, to the
American Heart Association.

Key additional gifts from Belk, Inc. included:

* $6 million  multi-year commitment, through the Foundation of the Carolinas, to
fund the  BelkGives On The Go  Mobile Mammography Center (belk.com/pink).  
* $2 million  commitment to Points of Light to fund Belk's 125 Days of Service,
which will provide more than 225 makeovers to Title One schools across the
company's footprint.  
* $1.5 million  commitment over three years, through the International Society
for Technology in Education, to fund the Belk Service Learning Challenge
(belkservicelearningchallenge.com).  
* $750,000  to the Belk Foundation to assist in its efforts to ensure all
students receive a quality public education.  
* $200,000  commitment over two years of Major League Baseball's Civil Rights
Game in  Atlanta, G.A.  
* More than  $185,000  to support the work of Junior Leagues throughout the
Southeast.  
* $110,000  to the American Red Cross to support disaster relief efforts.  
* $50,000  to support the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA)
Scholarship Fund.

In addition, Belk supported almost a dozen fashion shows to raise money in for
charities in local communities, as well as numerous fundraising events at store
level.

About Belk, Inc.

Charlotte, N.C.-based Belk, Inc. (belk.com) is the nation's largest family owned
and operated department store company with 301 Belk stores located in 16
Southern states. Founded in 1888 by  William Henry Belk  in  Monroe, N.C., the
company is in the third generation of Belk family leadership and has been
committed to community involvement since its inception. Each year, Belk gives a
portion of its pretax income back to the communities it serves. In fiscal year
ending  Jan. 31, 2013, the company and its associates, customers and vendors,
donated more than  $19 million  to those communities.  Belk.com  offers a wide
assortment of national brands and private label fashion apparel, shoes and
accessories for the entire family along with top name cosmetics, a wedding
registry and a large selection of quality merchandise for the home. To connect
with Belk go to  Belk Get Connected.  

SOURCE  Belk, Inc.


Jessica Graham, VP of Communications & Community Relations, +1-704-426-8333, 
Jessica_graham@belk.com

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