Annual report pursuant to section 13 and 15(d)

Dividends

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Dividends
12 Months Ended
Jan. 28, 2012
Dividends [Abstract]  
DIVIDENDS
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DIVIDENDS

Cash dividends paid were approximately $25.1 million, $19.1 million and $14.7 million during fiscal 2011, 2010 and 2009, respectively. In fiscal 2011, a dividend of $0.12 per share was declared in the first, second and third quarters and a dividend of $0.18 per share was declared in the fourth quarter, for an annual dividend of $0.54 per share. In fiscal 2010, a dividend of $0.09 per share was declared in the first, second and third quarters and a dividend of $0.12 per share was declared in the fourth quarter, for an annual dividend of $0.39 per share. In fiscal 2009, a dividend of $0.07 per share was declared in the first, second and third quarters and a dividend of $0.09 per share was declared in the fourth quarter, for an annual dividend of $0.30 per share.

The cash dividend of $0.18 per share declared by our Board of Directors in January 2012 is payable on March 23, 2012 to shareholders of record on March 13, 2012. The dividend payout is approximately $9.3 million and is included in accrued expenses and other current liabilities on the consolidated balance sheet as of January 28, 2012.