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ALCO Stores, Inc. Announces Schedule for Releasing Operating Results for Fourth Quarter and 2014 Fiscal Year End

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COPPELL, Texas, May 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ALCO Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq:ALCS), which specializes in providing a superior selection of essential products for everyday life in small-town America, today announced that it plans to release operating results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended February 2, 2014, before the close of the market on May 5, 2014.

Investor Conference Call

The Company will host an investor conference call at 10:00 a.m. Central Time on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, to discuss operating results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended February 2, 2014. The dial-in number for the conference call is 888-505-4375 (international/local participants dial 719-457-2727), and the Conference Code is 9631280. Parties interested in participating in the conference call should dial in approximately five minutes prior to 10:00 a.m. Central Time. A replay of the call will be available after 1:30 p.m. Central Time May 6, 2014 through May 11, 2014, by dialing 888-203-1112 (international/local participants dial 719-457-0820), and the Replay Code is 9631280. A replay of the call will also be available four hours after completion of the call by visiting the Investors page on the Company's website, www.ALCOstores.com.

About ALCO Stores, Inc.

Founded in 1901, ALCO Stores, Inc. is a broad-line retailer, primarily serving small, underserved communities across 23 states, which specializes in providing a superior selection of essential products for everyday life in small-town America. The Company has 200 ALCO Stores that offer both name brand and private label products of exceptional quality at reasonable prices. ALCO is proud to have continually provided friendly, personal service to its customers for the past 113 years. ALCO has its distribution center in Abilene, Kansas, and its headquarters in suburban Dallas, Texas. To learn more about the Company visit www.ALCOstores.com.

Forward-looking statements

All of the statements in this release, other than historical facts, are forward-looking statements made in reliance upon the safe harbor of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the inclusion of "will," "believe," "intend," "expect," "plan," "project" and similar future-looking terms. You should not rely unduly on these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements reflect management's current views and projections regarding economic conditions, retail industry environments, and Company performance. Forward-looking statements inherently involve risks and uncertainties, and, accordingly, actual results may vary materially. Factors which could significantly change results include but are not limited to: sales performance, expense levels, competitive activity, interest rates, changes in the Company's financial condition, and factors affecting the retail category in general. Further risks that could cause actual results to differ materially from those matters expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements are set forth under "Risk Factors" in the Company's Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 3, 2013, and its subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The Company does not undertake, and hereby disclaims, any duty to update these forward-looking statements, although its situation and circumstances may change in the future.

CONTACT: For more information, contact: Wayne S. Peterson Senior Vice President - Chief Financial Officer 469-322-2900 ext. 1071 email: wpeterson@alcostores.com or Debbie Hagen Hagen and Partners 913-642-6363 email: dhagen@hagenandpartners.com

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