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DART GROUP CORPORATION ANNOUNCES SALES

 LANDOVER, Md., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Herbert H. Haft, chairman of Dart Group Corporation (NASDAQ: DARTA) announced sales increased 6.1 percent and 5.9 percent for the nine months and three months ended Oct. 31, 1993, respectively. Sales for the nine months and three months ended Oct. 31, 1993 were $962,242,000 and $323,518,000, respectively. The increase in Dart's sales resulted primarily from the increase in the number of stores for Shoppers Food Warehouse and an increase in sales for Trak Auto and Crown Books stores open less than one year. Sales for stores open more than one year decreased 3.3 percent and 2.5 percent for the nine months and three months ended Oct. 31, 1993.
 Dart owns approximately 50 percent of Crown Books, 65 percent of Trak Auto, 50 percent of Shoppers Food Warehouse and 100 percent of Dart Group Financial and Cabot-Morgan Real Estate Company.
 Shoppers Food Warehouse operated 35 stores in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Crown operates 243 book stores in the Washington, D.C. area; California; Houston; Chicago, and Seattle. Trak Auto operates 321 stores in the Washington, D.C.; Richmond, Va.; Chicago; and Los Angeles metropolitan areas. Cabot-Morgan has interests in shopping centers in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Total Beverage operates three beverage super stores in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
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 /CONTACT: Stanley Rubenstein, 212-297-6108, for Dart Group/
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