Amended Credit Agreement

“The modified credit facility increases our liquidity by more than $500 million and should provide us with the financial flexibility to implement our current business plan. We believe the change strengthens our financial position as we navigate this challenging environment. We appreciate the close cooperation of our banks in this change and their continued support to our organization, especially given the current market environment,” commented Tim Cutt, President & CEO of QEP. The modified credit facility is provided by a first right of pledge of inventory and credit card receivables. This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. . . .