updated 4/19/2011 8:17:17 AM ET 2011-04-19T12:17:17

HOUSTON, April 19, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Francesca's Holdings Corporation ("francesca's collections") today announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") relating to the proposed initial public offering of its common stock. The shares of common stock to be sold in the offering and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined. Goldman, Sachs & Co., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, and Jefferies & Company, Inc. are acting as joint book-running managers and RBC Capital Markets, Stifel Nicolaus Weisel, and KeyBanc Capital Markets are acting as co-managers for the proposed offering. Copies of the registration statement can be accessed through the SEC's website. 

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the SEC but has not yet become effective. These Securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time that the registration statement becomes effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. The proposed offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the preliminary prospectus related to the offering may be obtained, when available from: Prospectus Department, Goldman, Sachs & Co., 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282; Prospectus Department, J.P.Morgan Securities LLC,  Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717; Prospectus Department, Jefferies & Company, Inc., 520 Madison Avenue, 12th Floor, New York, NY, 10022.

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