Ryan & Maniskas, LLP Announces Investigation of Big Lots Inc.

        Ryan & Maniskas, LLP Announces Investigation of Big Lots Inc.

PR Newswire

WAYNE, Pa., Dec. 13, 2012

WAYNE, Pa., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Ryan & Maniskas,
LLP(www.rmclasslaw.com/cases/big) has commenced an investigation into
potential securities law violations by certain officers of Big Lots Inc. ("Big
Lots" or the "Company") (NYSE: BIG).

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Big Lot shareholders should contact Richard A. Maniskas, Esquire at
877-316-3218 or at rmaniskas@rmclasslaw.com to learn more about this
investigation.

Our investigation concerns the recent news of Big Lots receipt of a subpoena
from the Manhattan United States Attorney's office on November 29, 2012
relating to the sale of stock by the Company's Chief Executive Steven
Fishman. Additionally, information obtained by the Wall Street Journal
revealed that ten executives of Big Lots sold stock that was worth an
aggregated $23 million during March, ahead of news that led the Company's
stock to decline precipitously. All these trades were made outside of
pre-arranged trading plans.

If you purchased Big Lot shares and would like to learn more about these
claims or if you wish to discuss these matters and have any questions
concerning this announcement or your rights, contact Richard A. Maniskas,
Esquire toll-free: (877) 316-3218 or visit: www.rmclasslaw.com/cases/big.
You may also email Mr. Maniskas at rmaniskas@rmclasslaw.com. For more
information about class action cases in general, please visit our website:
www.rmclasslaw.com.

Ryan & Maniskas, LLP is a national shareholder litigation firm. Ryan &
Maniskas, LLP is devoted to protecting the interests of individual and
institutional investors in shareholder actions in state and federal courts
nationwide.

CONTACT: Ryan & Maniskas, LLP
            Richard A. Maniskas, Esquire
            995 Old Eagle School Rd., Suite 311
            Wayne, PA 19087
            877-316-3218
            rmaniskas@rmclasslaw.com
            www.rmclasslaw.com/cases/big



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