Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corporation (NYSE-BCF) announced today that net sales for the first quarter ended September 2, 2000 were $415.8m compared with $378.9m for the comparative period ended September 4, 1999, a 9.7 per cent increase. These results reflect a 1.4 per cent comparative store sales increase in the quarter. During the prior fiscal year the first quarter ended on August 28, 1999. Sales for the prior year's first quarter ended August 28, 1999 were $374.8m. Burlington Coat Factory operates 284 stores in 42 states principally under the name "Burlington Coat Factory".