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Fred's Announces First Quarter 2016 Conference Call Webcast

MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRED) today announced that it will provide an online Web simulcast of its first quarter 2016 earnings conference call on Thursday, May 26, 2016. The Company's results for the first quarter ended April 30, 2016, will be released earlier that morning.

The live broadcast of Fred's conference call will begin at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on May 26, 2016. An online replay will be available approximately two hours following the conclusion of the live broadcast and will continue through June 3, 2016. A link to these events can be found at www.fredsinc.com.

Fred's, Inc. and subsidiaries operate 660 discount general merchandise stores and three specialty pharmacy-only locations in 15 states in the southeastern United States. Included in the store count are 18 franchised locations. Also, there are 373 full service pharmacy departments located within Fred's stores, including four franchised locations. For more information about the Company, visit Fred's website at www.fredsinc.com.

Contact: Rick Hans Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (901) 362-3733, Ext. 2232

Source:Fred's, Inc.