Press Release

The TJX Companies, Inc. Announces Board of Directors Approves 2-for-1 Stock Split and Declares Quarterly Common Stock Dividend

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 17, 2018-- The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TJX), the leading off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the U.S. and worldwide, today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a 2-for-1 stock split of the Company’s common stock by means of a stock dividend. Implementation of the stock split is subject to approval by TJX shareholders of an increase in the number of authorized shares of the Company’s common stock from 1.2 billion shares to 1.8 billion shares, and related Board approval. The increase will be voted on at a special shareholders meeting that is anticipated to be held on October 22, 2018, at which shareholders of record on September 27, 2018 would be entitled to vote. If approved, one additional share of the Company’s common stock would be distributed on November 6, 2018 for each share held by shareholders of record on October 30, 2018.

The Company also announced the declaration of a quarterly dividend on its common stock of $.39 per share, on a pre-stock split basis, payable December 6, 2018, to shareholders of record on November 15, 2018. If the stock split is effected before the quarterly dividend payment, the quarterly dividend will be adjusted accordingly to $.195 per share.

Ernie Herrman, Chief Executive Officer and President of The TJX Companies, Inc., stated, “We are pleased to announce this 2-for-1 stock split in addition to our regular quarterly cash dividend. TJX has a long and successful track record, and this stock split underscores our great confidence in the continued success of our Company.”

About The TJX Companies, Inc.

The TJX Companies, Inc. is the leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. and worldwide. As of August 4, 2018, the end of the Company’s second quarter, the Company operated a total of 4,194 stores in nine countries, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria, the Netherlands, and Australia, and three e-commerce sites. These include 1,236 T.J. Maxx, 1,077 Marshalls, 716 HomeGoods, 33 Sierra Trading Post, and 8 Homesense stores, as well as tjmaxx.com and sierratradingpost.com in the United States; 270 Winners, 120 HomeSense, and 79 Marshalls stores in Canada; 552 T.K. Maxx and 61 Homesense stores, as well as tkmaxx.com, in Europe; and 42 T.K. Maxx stores in Australia. TJX’s press releases and financial information are available at tjx.com.

Important Information at Website

The Company routinely posts information that may be important to investors in the Investor Information section at www.tjx.com. The Company encourages investors to consult that section of its website regularly.

Forward-looking Statement

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995: Various statements made in this release are forward-looking and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. All statements that address activities, events or developments that we intend, expect or believe may occur in the future are forward-looking statements, including statements about the stock split, charter amendment, and special meeting of shareholders. The following are some of the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements: execution of buying strategy and inventory management; operational and business expansion and management of large size and scale; customer trends and preferences; various marketing efforts; competition; personnel recruitment, training and retention; labor costs and workforce challenges; data security; information systems and implementation of new technologies; economic conditions and consumer spending; adverse or unseasonable weather; serious disruptions or catastrophic events; corporate and retail banner reputation; quality, safety and other issues with our merchandise; compliance with laws, regulations and orders and changes in laws, regulations and applicable accounting standards; expanding international operations; merchandise sourcing and transport; commodity availability and pricing; fluctuations in currency exchange rates; fluctuations in quarterly operating results and market expectations; mergers, acquisitions, or business investments and divestitures, closings or business consolidations; outcomes of litigation, legal proceedings and other legal or regulatory matters; tax matters; disproportionate impact of disruptions in the second half of the fiscal year; real estate activities; inventory or asset loss; cash flow and other factors that may be described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We do not undertake to publicly update or revise our forward-looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that any projected results expressed or implied in such statements will not be realized.

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Source: The TJX Companies, Inc.

The TJX Companies, Inc.
Debra McConnell
Global Communications
(508) 390-2323