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DART GROUP ELECTS RONALD S. HART TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 LANDOVER, Md., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Dart Group Corporation (NASDAQ: DARTA) announced today that its chairman and controlling shareholder, Herbert H. Haft, has acted to elect his son Ronald S. Haft a member of the Dart's board of directors, as well as a director of its affiliated companies, Crown Books Corporations (NASDAQ: CRWN), Trak Auto Corporation (NASDAQ: TRKA) and Shoppers Food Warehouse.
 Ronald S. Haft has since 1984 been the president of Combined Properties, Inc. which owns, has developed and manages 37 shopping centers and other property with over 7 million square feet of retail and commercial space located primarily in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area and California. A recent survey of several hundred retail businesses rated Combined the fourth best shopping center operation nationally. Combined, with overall occupancy exceeding 95 percent is the largest shopping center owner/operator in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Herbert Haft, chairman of Dart, attributed that to the quality of the keen retailing instincts and sound business judgement of Combined's president and Dart's newest director, Ronald S. Haft.
 Prior to joining Combined, Ronald S. Haft had an extraordinary wide ranging experience germane to the business of Dart and is affiliates. A graduate of Wharton and its business school, from which he received a master's degree in business administration, Ronald Haft's past employment includes associations with two investment banking firms, Prudential Bache (Real Estate Investment Group) and Bateman, Eichler, Hill, Richards (Real Estate Finance Group), tenure as an advisory board member of a bank, and he was in 1977 the youngest person licensed in Maryland as a real estate agent. He also has work experience in the retail sector.
 "Ronald Haft is extraordinarily well prepared to contribute to the future growth and direction of Dart and its affiliated companies," stated Dart's chairman. "He has a record of exceptional success as a hard working unselfish builder of value n the context of the retail and real estate businesses which are the heart and soul of our enterprises. I am delighted that he was willing to join us as a director.
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 /CONTACT: Stan Rubenstein, 212-297-6108, for Dart Group Corporation/
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