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Gene DeFelice Appointed Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of Barnes & Noble


New York, NY – Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller, today announced the appointment of Gene DeFelice as Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary for Barnes & Noble. Mr. DeFelice will be responsible for all legal matters regarding Barnes & Noble, Inc. and its subsidiaries, including management of outside counsel. He will provide guidance to the company and its Board of Directors on all corporate governance and Securities and Exchange Commission matters, including public disclosures.

“I am honored to join the exceptional management team at Barnes & Noble,” said Gene DeFelice. “I am eager to continue Barnes & Noble’s outstanding tradition of excellent leadership, community involvement and customer service.”

Mr. DeFelice joins Barnes & Noble from Savvis, Inc., a publicly traded global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises, where he served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary. Prior to joining Savvis, he was Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Spacelabs Medical, Inc., a medical technology company, and held progressively senior legal roles culminating in sales management and marketing with the Hoffmann-La Roche group in an Executive Expatriate Development Program in Switzerland.

Mr. DeFelice graduated from Rutgers University, received his Doctorate of Law degree from Seton Hall University and a Masters of Business Administration from Webster University in Geneva, Switzerland.

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller and a Fortune 500 company, operates 717 bookstores in 50 states. Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, also operates 633 college bookstores serving nearly 4 million students and faculty members at colleges and universities across the United States. Barnes & Noble is the nation’s top bookseller brand for the seventh year in a row, as determined by a combination of the brand’s performance on familiarity, quality, and purchase intent; the top bookseller in quality for the second year in a row and the number two retailer in trust, according to the EquiTrend® Brand Study by Harris Interactive®. Barnes & Noble conducts its online business through Barnes & (, one of the Web’s largest e-commerce sites, which also features more than one million titles in its eBookstore ( Through Barnes & Noble’s NOOKTM eReading product offering, customers can buy and read eBooks on the widest range of platforms, including NOOK eBook Readers, devices from partner companies, and hundreds of the most popular mobile and computing devices using free NOOK software.

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