The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TJX), today announced the declaration of a regular quarterly dividend on its common stock at the quarterly rate of $.04 per share, payable August 31, 2000, to shareholders of record on August 10, 2000. The TJX Companies, Inc. is the leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. and worldwide. The Company operates 639 T.J. Maxx, 519 Marshalls, 60 HomeGoods and 19 A.J. Wright stores in the United States. In Canada, the Company operates 106 Winners and, in Europe, 61 T.K. Maxx stores. TJX's press releases and financial information are available on the Internet at