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Barnes & Noble Appoints New Legal Counsel

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Oct 18 – Oct 24, 2010 Edition Barnes & Noble Appoints New Legal Counsel

NEW YORK/AUTHORLINK NEWS/Oct 18, 2010–Barnes & Noble, Inc. has appointment 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.

Barnes & Noble, Inc., 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.