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CompUSA INC. NAMES PROMINENT RETAILING EDUCATOR AS EIGHTH MEMBER OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS; FIVE VICE PRESIDENTS ANNOUNCED

 DALLAS, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- CompUSA Inc. (NYSE: CPU), America's leading large-format computer retailer, today announced that Dr. Leonard L. Berry, JCPenney Professor of Retailing Studies and director of the Center for Retailing Studies at Texas A&M University, has been elected the eighth member of CompUSA's board of directors.
 In addition, the company announced the elections of five vice presidents.
 "We are very pleased that Dr. Berry has agreed to serve on CompUSA's board of directors. He is a highly recognized proponent of, and contributor to, advancing the concepts of service quality in retailing," said Nathan Morton, chairman and chief executive officer of CompUSA. "CompUSA is looking forward to the contributions that Dr. Berry, together with the other distinguished career retailers on the company's board, will make to the future direction and growth of CompUSA and Computer Superstore retailing."
 Dr. Berry, 50, is editor of the Arthur Andersen Retailing Issues Letter and a former national president of the American Marketing Association. He was also a 1990 recipient of the Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching, the highest honor bestowed by Texas A&M University on its faculty members.
 In addition, Dr. Berry was recently identified as the most frequent contributor to the services marketing literature in the United States. His recent books include Service Quality -- A Profit Strategy for Financial Institutions, published in 1989; Delivering Quality Service: Balancing Customer Perceptions and Expectations, published in 1990; and Marketing Services: Competing Through Quality, published in 1991. Dr. Berry is currently writing a book focusing on implementation issues in service quality.
 The five vice presidents elected by CompUSA's board of directors include:
 J. Samuel Crowley, vice president-Retail Sales, previously was a regional manager for CompUSA. Prior to joining the company, he was vice president/general manager for The Federated Group, a chain of consumer electronics stores. A 24-year retailing veteran, his prior positions include vice president and general manager of Videoland, a consumer electronics retailer, and regional manager of Disc Records, a music retailer.
 Ronald J. Gilmore, vice president-Advertising and Sales Promotion, previously was vice president of marketing and advertising for HomeBase, a California-based home improvement retail chain. Prior to joining HomeBase, Gilmore was media director for the Montgomery Ward retail chain, director of advertising sales for the Boston newspaper chain of Harte-Hanks Communications Inc., and assistant vice president for marketing business for Zayre Corp., a chain of discount department stores.
 Barry C. McCook, vice president-Retail Sales, previously was a regional manager for Tuesday Morning Corp., a national close-out giftware retailer. He also served as a district manager for the Jack Eckerd Corp., a chain of retail drug stores.
 Paul B. Poyfair, vice president-Human Resources, was previously vice president of human resources for HomeBase. A career human resources executive, his prior positions include director of human resources for Kenworth Truck Co., a manufacturer of heavy-duty trucks, and a number of human resources and public Affairs management positions for various West Coast divisions of Safeway Stores, Inc., one of the leading food retailing chains.
 Mark R. Walker, vice president-general counsel and secretary, has extensive experience in general corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on public and private securities offerings and corporate compliance and reporting under various securities laws. He was previously vice president, secretary and general counsel of AmeriCredit Corp. of Fort Worth. Prior to that, he practiced law with the Chicago firm of Mayer, Brown & Platt and the Dallas firm of Jenkens & Gilcrist.
 CompUSA Inc. currently operates 57 high-volume Computer Superstores in 32 metropolitan areas throughout the U.S. The stores offer more than 5,000 products, including microcomputer hardware, software, accessories and related products at deep-discount prices to retail, business, governmental and institutional customers. Each store also includes a full-service technical department and classroom training facilities.
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 /CONTACT: Noelle Greene-Hunt, senior director, Investor Relations/Communications of CompUSA, 214-383-4404/
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