Hart Stores Inc. Announces Appointment of Robert Farah as Chief Operating Officer

SYMBOL: HIS (TSX)
www.hartstores.com

LAVAL, QC, Aug. 19, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Hart Stores Inc. (TSX: HIS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Robert Farah as Chief Operating Officer of the Company, effective September 6, 2011.  Mr. Farah will report to Mr. Harry Hart, Executive Chairman of the Company.  Mr. Farah was, until March 2007, Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Hart Stores.

Hart Stores also announces that Mr. Stanley Wener has resigned as a director of the Company, a position he held since 2006.  The Company thanks Mr. Wener for his valued contribution as a director over the past five years.

About Hart Stores Inc.:
Hart Stores Inc. operates a network of 92 mid-sized department stores under the Hart, Bargain Giant and Géant des Aubaines banners.  The stores are located in secondary and tertiary markets throughout Eastern Canada where the Company has established a dominant position in many of the communities that it serves.  The stores offer an extensive and differentiated selection of national and exclusive fashion apparel brands as well as family footwear, home furnishings, giftware, toys and seasonal goods.

SOURCE HART STORES INC.

For further information:

Mr. Robert Harritt
Vice-President Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Hart Stores Inc., (450) 661-4155, ext. 595
rharritt@hartstores.com

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