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SPORTMART PROMOTES SIX KEY EXECUTIVES

 NILES, Ill., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Andrew S. Hochberg, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Sportmart, Inc., (NASDAQ-NMS: SPMT), has been elected executive vice president of the rapidly expanding operator of sporting goods superstores, the company announced today.
 Hochberg succeeds Sanford Cantor, who has been elected vice chairman of the corporation after 22 years as executive vice president. Thomas T. Hendrickson, vice president of financial operations, succeeds Hochberg as chief financial officer.
 "These advancements and three other key promotions we are announcing today reflect our development of a strengthened management group to guide the aggressive national expansion we are charting for Sportmart," said Larry J. Hochberg, chairman and chief executive officer.
 The other promotions, each of which recognizes expanding responsibilities associated with Sportmart's growth, are:
 -- James D. Peters, vice president of merchandising, to senior vice president-merchandising.
 -- David M. Hendler, vice president of mart operations, to senior vice president-operations.
 -- Joseph A. De Falco, director of human resources, to vice president-human resources.
 "Sportmart created the concept of the sporting goods superstore and originated many of its subsequent innovations," Larry Hochberg said. "One of our highest priorities is the ongoing development of our management team. We're confident that the team we now have in place has the talent and experience to ensure Sportmart's continued leadership in this dynamic segment of the retail marketplace."
 Andrew S. Hochberg, 30, joined Sportmart in 1987 as director of real estate and was named senior vice president and chief financial officer in 1990. He is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Law and the Wharton School of Business. He is the son of Larry Hochberg.
 Cantor, 59, a co-founder of Sportmart with Larry Hochberg in 1970, is a former chairman of the board of the National Sporting Goods Association.
 Hendrickson, 38, joined Sportmart in January 1993 after six years as vice president and controller of Millers Outpost Stores. He is a certified public accountant with more than 15 years of financial management experience.
 Peters, 44, joined Sportmart in 1990 after six years as vice president and general merchandise manager for Things Remembered, a subsidiary of Cole National Corp. He has more than 20 years of merchandising experience.
 Hendler, 37, has been with Sportmart since 1988. He was regional manager for Carpetland USA from 1986 to 1988, and was a branch divisional manager for May Company from 1984 to 1986.
 De Falco, 39, has been with Sportmart since 1987. He was previously human resource director for Wieboldt's Stores, Inc. He holds a degree in psychology from the University of Scranton.
 Sportmart, America's leading operator of sporting goods superstores, is pursuing expansion opportunities in its existing markets of Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul, St. Louis, San Diego and San Francisco-Sacramento, and is evaluating new market entries in a number of major metropolitan areas.
 The company currently operates 32 Sportmart sporting goods superstores and four No Contest athletic footwear and apparel superstores in California, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Minnesota.
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 /CONTACT: Doug Ewing of Swenson Falker Eilertsen, 612-371-0000, for Sportmart; or Andrew Hochberg of Sportmart, 708-966-1700/
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