rue21, inc. Announces Participation in the 15th Annual ICR XChange Conference

WARRENDALE, Pa., Jan. 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- rue21, inc. (Nasdaq:rue) today announced that the Company will be presenting at the 15th Annual ICR XChange Conference held at The Fontainbleau Miami Beach in Miami, Florida, on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:15 am Eastern Standard Time. Bob Fisch, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Keith McDonough, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will host the presentation.

The audio portion of the presentation will be webcast live at www.rue21.com under the Investor Relations section. An archived replay will be available two hours after the conclusion of the live event.

About rue21, inc.

rue21 is a leading specialty apparel retailer offering exclusive branded merchandise and the newest trends at a great value. rue21 currently operates 879 stores in 47 states. Learn more at www.rue21.com.

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