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LESLIE'S POOLMART ANNOUNCES AUGUST SALES RESULTS

 CHATSWORTH, Calif., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Leslie's Poolmart (NASDAQ: LESL) today announced preliminary sales results for the month of August 1993.
 The company's preliminary figures indicate that August sales increased 21.2 percent to $12,629,000, compared with $10,419,000 in August 1992. Eight-month, year-to-date sales grew 28.2 percent to $96,460,000 from $75,252,000 in the first eight months of 1992.
 Based on the preliminary sales report, comparable store sales increased 7.9 percent in August, a performance that resulted in a year- to-date comparable store increase of 12.8 percent.
 According to Brian P. McDermott, president and chief executive officer of Leslie's Poolmart, "We are enthusiastic about the good performance achieved in the month of August. The results continue the positive trends we have experienced all summer, which we believe are based on a well conceived and executed operating plan."
 Founded in 1963, Leslie's Poolmart is the country's leading specialty retailer of swimming pool supplies and related products. The company currently markets its products through 159 retail stores in 26 states and a nationwide mail-order catalog.
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 /CONTACT: Brian P. McDermott, president and CEO, or Robert D. Olsen, CFO, 818-993-4212; or Eugene G. Heller, Silverman Heller Associates, 310-208-2550/
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