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Barnes & Noble Appoints Carlo Pochintesta as Chief Information Officer

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest retail bookseller, today announced the appointment of Carlo Pochintesta as Chief Information Officer. Mr. Pochintesta joins the Company today from Rag & Bone Holdings, LLC, where he also served as Chief Information Officer. He will report to Allen Lindstrom, Barnes & Noble’s Chief Financial Officer.

“We are so pleased to welcome Carlo to Barnes & Noble, who brings with him decades of leadership in information technology at some of the country’s most respected retailers,” said CFO Allen Lindstrom. “His long and successful track record of innovation in information technology in the retail industry, particularly in the areas of merchandising and supply chain, make him a great fit for our Company.”

Mr. Pochintesta brings more than 25 years in managing IT for multi-billion-dollar businesses across the retail industry, including Rag & Bone, Steve Madden, Ltd., Gucci America, Inc., and Ann Taylor. As CIO of Rag & Bone, Mr. Pochintesta led all aspects of the Company’s technology enterprise, including IT strategy, budget planning, capital investments, and performance measurement. At Barnes & Noble, he will be responsible for information technology, telecommunication networks and computer systems, as well as evaluating the Company’s overall technology resources and strategies.

Mr. Pochintesta holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Pace University in Pleasantville, NY. He starts his new position effective today, March 11.

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (BKS) is the world’s largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The Company operates 627 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 4.5 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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