Haverty Furniture Companies Inc.

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Havertys Reports Sales for Fourth Quarter


ATLANTA,  GEORGIA, January  3, 2013 -- HAVERTY  FURNITURE COMPANIES, INC. (NYSE:
HVT and HVT.A) today reported sales for the period ended December 31, 2012.

Havertys'  sales for the  fourth quarter 2012 increased  8.4% to $182.3 million,
versus  $168.3 million  for the  fourth quarter  of 2011.  On a comparable store
basis,  sales  for  the  quarter  increased  6.0%. Comparable store sales do not
include locations opened, closed or otherwise non-comparable during the last 12
months.   Sales  for  the  twelve  months  of 2012 totaled $670.1 million versus
$620.9 million in 2011, representing an increase of 7.9%.  On a comparable store
basis, sales increased 6.8% for the twelve months.

Total  written sales for  the fourth quarter  2012 increased 12.7% over the same
quarter last year.

+----------------+-------------------+----------+-------------+
|                | Sales in Millions |  Total   | Comparable  |
|                |    (unaudited)    |  Sales   | Store Sales |
+----------------+---------+---------+ % Change |  % Change   |
|                |  2012   |  2011   |          |             |
+----------------+---------+---------+----------+-------------+
| Fourth Quarter | $ 182.3 | $ 168.3 |  8.4 %   |    6.0 %    |
+----------------+---------+---------+----------+-------------+
| Twelve Months  | $ 670.1 | $ 620.9 |  7.9 %   |    6.8 %    |
+----------------+---------+---------+----------+-------------+


Clarence  H. Smith,  president and  chief executive  officer, said, "We finished
2012 with  another  solid  quarter  and  marked  the  third  consecutive year of
positive  comparable  store  sales  increases.   Total  written business for the
quarter was up 12.7% with a higher average ticket compared to the fourth quarter
of  2011.  Preliminary indications are that  fourth quarter gross margins should
be  similar  to  the  third  quarter  rate,  consistent with the forward looking
comments  in our most  recent earnings release.   Total written business for the
most  recent five days  of the New  Year's holiday sale  is flat compared to the
same year ago period."

"Our  new stores in the Atlanta and  Dallas markets held their grand openings as
scheduled  in November.  The improvement in  housing will have a positive impact
on  our business  and together  with our  investments in  enhancing the customer
experience and developing a wider assortment of "better" price point merchandise
we look forward to the new year."

Havertys,  established in 1885, is a full-service home furnishings retailer with
121 showrooms  in 17 states in the Southern and Midwestern regions providing its
customers with a wide selection of quality merchandise in middle to upper-middle
price  ranges.  Additional information is available  on the Company's website at
www.havertys.com.

News releases include forward-looking statements, which are subject to risks and
uncertainties.   Factors that  might cause  actual results  to differ materially
from  future  results  expressed  or  implied by such forward-looking statements
include,  but  are  not  limited  to,  general economic conditions, the consumer
spending environment for large ticket items, competition in the retail furniture
industry  and other  uncertainties detailed  from time  to time in the Company's
reports filed with the SEC.

Contact:
Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc., 404-443-2900
Dennis L. Fink
  EVP & CFO
Jenny Hill Parker
  SVP, Finance, Secretary and Treasurer

Source:  Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc.




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Source: Haverty Furniture Company via Thomson Reuters ONE
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