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Barnes & Noble Appoints William E. Wood as Chief Information Officer

New York, New York – December 14, 2015 – Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced the appointment of William E. Wood as Chief Information Officer. Mr. Wood joins the Company today from EZCORP, Inc. where he also served as Chief Information Officer. He will report directly to Ron Boire, Chief Executive Officer.

“We are thrilled to welcome Bill to Barnes & Noble and are excited to have someone with such broad experience in Information Technology join the team,” said Ron Boire. “Bill is a proven leader in this area and his appointment signals our continued commitment to being a leading omni-channel retailer.”

Mr. Wood joined EZCORP, Inc. in 2014 where he led an organizational transformation in Information Technology and was named “2015 Austin IT Executive of the Year” by the Austin, Texas Society for Information Management. He has extensive experience in retail, with previous high-level IT roles at Bass Pro Shops, Brookstone, Inc. and Dollar General, Corporation. He also serves as an advisory board member for several companies including Magnetify, Corporation and Zeppelin, Inc., and is a 10-year veteran of the United States Army.

Mr. Wood has a Bachelor of Arts from Kent State University and an MBA from Vanderbilt University. He is relocating to the New York metro area from Austin, Texas, with his wife, Aileen, and four children. He is actively involved in several non-profit organizations. He starts in his new position today, December 14.

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is a Fortune 500 company, the nation’s largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products.  The Company operates 647 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com). The Nook Digital business offers a lineup of popular NOOK® tablets and eReaders and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store®. The NOOK Store features more than 4 million digital books in the US (www.nook.com) and UK (www.nook.co.uk), plus periodicals, comics, apps, movies and TV shows, and offers the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through Free NOOK Reading Apps™ available for Android™, iOS® and Windows®.

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