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HECHINGER COMPANY REPORTS AUGUST SALES

 LANDOVER, Md., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Hechinger Company (NASDAQ-NMS: HECHA and HECHB) today reported monthly sales for August of $149.4 million, which represents a 9 percent increase from August 1992 sales of $137.5 million. Comparable store sales were up 3 percent for the month.
 Comparable store sales for August 1993 were up 1 percent for the Hechinger Stores division and up 7 percent for the Home Quarters Warehouse division.
 The company also announced grand opening dates of mid-September for three Hechinger Home Project Centers and one Home Quarters Warehouse store. This includes newly converted Hechinger Home Project Centers in Wilmington and Dover, Del., and a new Home Project Center in Columbia, Md. The new Home Quarters Warehouse store is located in Jackson, Miss.
 Hechinger Company is a leading specialty retailer, currently operating 120 home centers in 18 states and the District of Columbia. The company serves the growing home improvement industry through its two divisions: Hechinger Stores and Home Quarters Warehouse.
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 /CONTACT: Richard S. Gross, corporate controller, Hechinger Company, 301-341-0450/
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