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Earnings Call Time Announced for Brown Shoe 3rd Quarter 2011

Brown Shoe Company, Inc. today announced it plans to release its third quarter 2011 financial results after market close on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011. Company executives will host a financial analyst call at 4:30 p.m. ET that day, to discuss third quarter earnings and to provide a general business update.

The dial-in number for financial analysts in North America is (877) 217-9089 or (706) 679-1723 for international analysts and the conference ID is 26752005. To participate, please dial in a few minutes before the scheduled time. Employees, the media and the public are invited to listen to the call at

A replay of the call will be available through Dec. 5, 2011, by dialing (855) 859-2056 in North America or (404) 537-3406 internationally and using the conference ID 26752005. A webcast replay will also be archived for a limited period at

Brown Shoe Company, Inc. has made four strategic additions to the leadership team within its American Sporting Goods (ASG) division, appointing James M. Hoff as vice president-Sales across all ASG brands, Alan Vickers as vice president-International, Brad Little as vice president & brand manager-Avia® and Nevados®, and Jorge Cabrera as vice president-Athletic Product Development.

Timothy J. Joyce, who took on the role of senior vice president & general manager of ASG in May, was instrumental in the selection of the vice presidents. The evolution of the new ASG team is the result of a six-month transition following Brown Shoe's acquisition of ASG in February, adding the Avia, ryka®, AND 1® and Nevados brands to the healthy living area of its portfolio.

Following its annual shareholders' meeting today at 11 a.m. Central Daylight Time, Diane M. Sullivan has assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of Brown Shoe Company, Inc.

Brown Shoe Company, Inc. has appointed Peggy Reilly Tharp to the position of vice president-investor relations as it looks to refine its approach to communicating with the investment and analyst community.

On Wednesday, May 25, Sam Edelman will open the doors to its destination boutique in East Hampton, New York.

Located at 46 Main Street, the 1600 square foot store will showcase primarily Sam Edelman's Spring/Summer 2011 collections, as well as hand selected pieces for Fall. Several exclusive styles will also be offered during the summer season.  Additionally, the store will feature a specially curated selection from the Libby Edelman collection of ready-to-wear, footwear, jewelry and more.

Brown Shoe Company, Inc. (NYSE: BWS) today announced preliminary net sales results for the nine-week period ended April 2, 2011.  Consolidated net sales increased by 2.1 percent versus the year-ago period to $426 million.  Famous Footwear net sales decreased 8.1 percent in the period, driven by a same-store sales decrease of 7.0 percent.  Net sales in the Wholesale division increased 23.6 percent to $155 million.  Net sales in the Specialty Retail division decreased 1.0 percent during the period, with flat same-store sales.

Brown Shoe Company, Inc. (NYSE: BWS) introduces its second spring collection from Naya®, a brand of beautiful, comfortable shoes that are designed to leave a softer footprint on our earth. The line launched for Earth Day 2010 and has continued to captivate women with its beautiful styling and premium comfort features.

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