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Mary Ellen Keating
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Barnes & Noble, Inc.
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Introducing the New Barnes & Noble MasterCard® Now Available in Stores

Exclusive Cardmember Benefits Include a $25 B&N Gift Card After First Purchase and 5% Back on Barnes & Noble Purchases

New York, NY – June 2, 2016 – Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today unveiled the new and improved Barnes & Noble MasterCard Program. This program is available in stores nationwide and takes just a few minutes to apply. The Barnes & Noble MasterCard, issued by Barclaycard, features a newly designed card as well as several exclusive cardmember benefits including:

  • A $25 Barnes & Noble Gift Card after first purchase. If customers apply during a transaction in store or online at BN.com and are approved instantly, that purchase will qualify them for a Barnes & Noble Gift Card.
  • 5% back on Barnes & Noble purchases. By paying with the Barnes & Noble MasterCard at any Barnes & Noble store or online at BN.com, the cardmember will receive a credit for 5% of that purchase amount on their billing statement.
  • A $25 Barnes & Noble Gift Card each time the cardmember reaches 2,500 points.
  • 2 points for every dollar spent on restaurant purchases and 1 point for every dollar spent on purchases everywhere else (excluding Barnes & Noble purchases).
  • 12 months of B&N Membership after spending $7,500 in a year on eligible purchases.
  • No annual fee.
  • Complimentary online access to FICO® Credit Score.*

“We are thrilled to offer our customers an improved Barnes & Noble MasterCard Program, with an easy in-store application that takes 2-3 minutes,” said Julia Geffner, Vice President, Marketing, Barnes & Noble. “This new card makes shopping with Barnes & Noble an even more rewarding experience with the 5% back on all purchases. It is also a great complement to the Barnes & Noble Member program, where customers receive their 5% statement credit in addition to their everyday 10% discount in stores.”
For the first time, customers can apply for the Barnes & Noble MasterCard in stores and online at BN.com. Customers can apply within a matter of minutes and upon approval receive a 5% rebate as well as qualify for a $25 Barnes & Noble Gift Card if they are making a Barnes & Noble purchase. Their new credit card will arrive in the mail 7 to 10 days later.
For more information on the new Barnes & Noble MasterCard Program, customers can visit BN.com/MasterCard or ask one of the knowledgeable booksellers at their local store.
* FICO® Score Access: FICO is a registered trademark of Fair Isaac Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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 640 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), plus periodicals and comics, 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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About Barclaycard US
Headquartered in Wilmington, Del., Barclaycard US is one of the fastest-growing top-10 credit card issuers in the nation. The company creates customized, co-branded credit card programs for some of the nation's most successful travel, entertainment, retail, affinity and financial institutions. For more information on Barclaycard please visit BarclaycardUS.com.