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Total net sales soar 25.3% at Buckle
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Jan '08
The Buckle Inc announced that net sales for the 5-week fiscal month ended January 5, 2008 increased 22.3 percent to $108.5 million from net sales of $88.8 million for the prior year 5-week fiscal month ended December 30, 2006.

Comparable store net sales, for stores open at least one
year, increased 18.7 percent from comparable store net sales for the 5-week period ended January 6, 2007. Total net sales were up 25.3 percent compared to the same 5-week period ended January 6, 2007.

Net sales year-to-date, for the 48-week fiscal period ended January 5, 2008, increased 18.5 percent to $580.9 million from net sales of $490.0 million for the prior year 48-week fiscal period ended December 30, 2006.

Comparable store net sales year-to-date increased 12.8 percent from comparable store net sales for the 48-week period ended January 6, 2007. Total net sales were up 18.3 percent compared to the same 48-week period ended January 6, 2007.

Due to the 53rd week in fiscal 2006, comparable store net sales for the month and year-to-date periods are compared to the 5-week and 48-week periods ended January 6, 2007.

During the five-week period ended January 5, 2008, the Company repurchased 260,600 shares of its common stock at an average price of $33.06 per share.

Of the shares repurchased, 28,200 were purchased pursuant to the 1,500,000 share corporate stock repurchase program authorized by the Board of Directors on October 12, 2005, and amended on March 24, 2006, completing this authorization.

Additionally, 232,400 shares were purchased pursuant to the 500,000 share corporate stock repurchase program authorized by the Board of Directors on November 27, 2007. The Company has 267,600 shares remaining to complete this authorization.

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