The May Department Stores Company (NYSE: MAY) and David’s Bridal, Inc (Nasdaq: DABR) announced today the early termination of the 15-day waiting period required under the United States Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended in connection with May’s tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of common stock of David’s Bridal. The notice of early termination was received Friday, July 21, 2000. Without the early termination, the waiting period would have expired today (Tuesday, July 25). May’s tender offer for David’s Bridal commenced on July 10, 2000, and is scheduled to expire at 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on Monday, August 7, 2000. The expiry or early termination of the waiting period under the Act was one of the conditions to closing for the tender offer.

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