Nordstrom Announces 144 Filing

SEATTLE, Nov. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) announced today that it has been informed that the Elmer and Katharine Nordstrom Family Interests, Limited Partnership is filing a Rule 144 notice with the Securities and Exchange Commission stating its intention to sell up to 5.4 million shares of Nordstrom, Inc. common stock.

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The Partnership owns 8,216,552 or approximately 6% of Nordstrom's outstanding shares and is proposing to sell an additional portion of its holdings in order to diversify its financial assets. John N. Nordstrom, a director of Nordstrom, Inc., and James F. Nordstrom, Jr., corporate merchandise manager, Children's Shoes are the only partners of the Partnership who are active in the operation of Nordstrom, Inc. The Partnership has an additional 20 members of the extended Nordstrom family.

Nordstrom family members Bruce Nordstrom, chairman of the board, Nordstrom, Inc., Blake Nordstrom, president, Nordstrom, Inc., Peter Nordstrom, president, full-line stores and Erik Nordstrom, executive vice president, full-line stores are not partners in this Partnership.

"As we've stated before, we want to be clear that this action by the Partnership is an independent decision driven simply by the Partnership's desire to diversify its financial assets," said Bruce Nordstrom, chairman, Nordstrom, Inc. "The Nordstrom, Inc. management team is completely committed to the future success of Nordstrom, Inc. We are encouraged by the progress we continue to make and by the positive response from our customers."

About Nordstrom:

Nordstrom, Inc. is one of the nation's leading fashion specialty retailers, with 148 US stores located in 27 states. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 92 full-line stores, 49 Nordstrom Racks, five Faconnable boutiques, one free-standing shoe store, and one clearance store. Nordstrom also operates 31 international Faconnable boutiques, primarily in Europe. Additionally, Nordstrom serves customers through its online presence at and through its direct mail catalogs. Nordstrom, Inc. is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.

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