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The Buckle October Comps Fall 3.7%

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KEARNEY, NE -- The Buckle, Inc. (NYSE: BKE) announced today that comparable store net sales, for stores open at least one year, for the 4-week period ended October 28, 2017 decreased 3.7 percent in comparison to comparable store net sales for the 4-week period ended October 29, 2016.  Net sales for the 4-week fiscal month ended October 28, 2017 decreased 4.3 percent to $66.1 million compared to net sales of $69.1 million for the prior year 4-week fiscal month ended October 29, 2016.

Comparable store net sales for the 13-week third quarter ended October 28, 2017 decreased 5.9 percent from comparable store net sales for the 13-week period ended October 29, 2016.  Net sales for the 13-week fiscal quarter ended October 28, 2017 decreased 6.2 percent to $224.3 million from net sales of $239.2 million for the prior year 13-week fiscal quarter ended October 29, 2016.

Comparable store net sales year-to-date for the 39-week period ended October 28, 2017 decreased 8.8 percent from comparable store net sales for the 39-week period ended October 29, 2016.  Net sales for the 39-week fiscal period ended October 28, 2017 decreased 9.0 percent to $632.2 million from net sales of $694.9 million for the prior year 39-week fiscal period ended October 29, 2016.

About Buckle

Offering a unique mix of high-quality, on-trend apparel, accessories, and footwear, Buckle caters to fashion-conscious young men and women.  Known as a denim destination, each store carries a wide selection of fits, styles, and finishes from leading denim brands, including the Company’s exclusive brand, BKE.  Headquartered in Kearney, Nebraska, Buckle currently operates 462 retail stores in 44 states which includes the opening of one new store today in Stockton, California and the closing of one store during fiscal October.  The Company operated 470 stores in 44 states as of November 2, 2016.

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