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MARKEE NAMED PRESIDENT OF KIDS 'R' US

 PARAMUS, N.J., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Toys "R" Us, Inc. (NYSE: TOY) announced today the promotion of Richard Markee, 39, as president-Kids "R" Us. The company simultaneously announced the resignation of Mike Searles as president.
 Mr. Markee joined Kids "R" Us in 1990 as V.P.-G.M.M. and reported to Michael Searles since then. During Mr. Markee' 2-1/2 year tenure he has played an instrumental role in the overall management of the division.
 Richard Markee started his retailing career in 1977 as executive trainee for the May Company immediately following his graduation from the University of Wisconsin where he majored in economics. In 1981, he joined Target Stores and remained with them until he joined Kids "R" Us in 1990.
 Michael Goldstein announced that while we are unhappy that Mike Searles decided to leave the company, we are happy that Rick Markee is assuming this position. Kids "R" Us has made enormous gains in the last couple of years and we remain excited about its prospects.
 Mr. Markee and his wife, Catherine, along with their two daughters, Maegan and Colleen, reside in New Jersey.
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 /CONTACT: Michael Goldstein of Toys "R" Us, Inc., 201-599-6981 or Lawrence A. Rand of Kekst And Company, 212-593-2655, for Toys "R" Us, Inc./
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