LOS ANGELES -- Carter Hawley Hale Stores Inc. will ask shareholders at the June 17 annual meeting to change its corporate name to Broadway Stores Inc.

David L. Dworkin, president and chief executive officer of CHH, noted that The Broadway chain comprises 52 of the company's 83 stores, and said, "An integral part of our program to reposition the company for the future is to link our corporate identity more closely to our operations."

Assuming a shareholder OK, theNew York Stock Exchange symbol will be "BWY."

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