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BEST BUY COMPANY REPORTS JULY 1992 SALES

 BEST BUY COMPANY REPORTS JULY 1992 SALES
 MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY),


today reported sales for July 1992, a four-week period ended Aug. 1, the fifth period of its fiscal 1993 year.
 According to Allen Lenzmeier, chief financial officer, July 1992 sales of $86 million were 46 percent more than the $59 million achieved for the comparable four-week period last year. Year-to-date sales (22 weeks) of $435 million represent a 48 percent increase, as compared to $294 million last year.
 Comparable store sales increased 15 percent for July 1992 and have increased 16 percent year-to-date. The company currently operates 74 stores, 58 of which were considered comparable in July.
 The company's fiscal 1993 expansion plans have been increased by six additional store openings in Indiana. This brings the total stores to be opened in fiscal 1993 to 36.
 Best Buy reports sales on a 5-4-4 week basis and earnings are disclosed quarterly. Best Buy is the third largest publicly held consumer electronics and major appliance specialty retailer in the United States. The company sells nationally recognized name brand consumer electronics, major appliances, home office products, entertainment software and photographic equipment at 74 stores in 10 states (Minnesota, Texas, Wisconsin, Missouri, Illinois, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota). Best Buy's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange, symbol BBY.
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 /CONTACT: Richard M. Schulze, 612-896-2448, or Allen Lenzmeier, 612-896-2454, both of Best Buy Co./
 (BBY) CO: Best Buy Company, Inc. ST: Minnesota IN: REA SU:


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