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HOME SHOPPING CLUB ANNOUNCES NEW APPOINTMENTS IN PURCHASING DEPARTMENT

 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Home Shopping Club, Inc., subsidiary of Home Shopping Network, Inc. (NYSE: HSN), announced today that Jeff Gentry, senior vice president of purchasing, has been promoted to president of a new subsidiary, HSN Products, Inc., and Joseph Isola has returned to the company to lead the purchasing department, assuming the post of senior vice president of purchasing. Both appointments are effective immediately.
 HSN Products, Inc. has been established to support the Home Shopping Club by expanding new product development and broadening the range of merchandise available. Gentry was selected to oversee the new division on the strength of his years of purchasing experience, particularly in the area of cultivating new product lines. Before coming to HSN, Gentry was chief operating officer of Pollenex Corp. of Chicago. He also held senior marketing and retail sales management positions with Pollenex and Sunbeam divisions.
 Isola departed HSN's purchasing department in 1991 to spend more time with his family. Credited with outstanding career performance and a unique retailing perspective, he has come out of retirement to rejoin the company. Isola brings vast experience and excellent credentials to his post, having served as director of stores for Maison Blanche of Florida and director of stores for Dillard's of Houston.
 Gentry and Isola report directly to Doug Bailey, Home Shopping Club president. Bailey said, "I'm excited to have two veteran retailers the caliber of Jeff Gentry and Joe Isola at Home Shopping. I'm confident their contributions will greatly expand our product value and assortment."
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 /CONTACT: Louise Cleary of Home Shopping Network, 813-572-8585/
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