Hastings Entertainment, Inc. Enters into Second Amendment to its Credit Facility

   Hastings Entertainment, Inc. Enters into Second Amendment to its Credit
                                   Facility

PR Newswire

AMARILLO, Texas, Jan. 7, 2013

AMARILLO, Texas, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hastings Entertainment, Inc.
(NASDAQ: HAST), a leading multimedia entertainment superstore retailer, on
January 4, 2013, entered into a second amendment to its credit facility with
Bank of America, N.A.

The Second Amendment extends the maturity date of the loan agreement from July
22, 2014 to January 4, 2017. There are no other changes in terms or
conditions.

"Amending our loan agreement allows us to maintain our low cost of capital and
provide financial flexibility and liquidity through January 2017," said John
H. Marmaduke, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman. "We appreciate the strong
working relationship that we have with Bank of America, N.A."

To obtain the complete text of the Second Amendment, please refer to our Form
8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on January
7, 2013. This document is available at www.sec.gov or at our investor
relations website located at www.gohastings.com.

About Hastings
Founded in 1968, Hastings Entertainment, Inc. is a leading multimedia
entertainment retailer that combines the sale of new and used books, videos,
video games and CDs, as well as trends and consumer electronics merchandise,
with the rental of videos and video games in a superstore format. We
currently operate 137 superstores, averaging approximately 24,000 square feet,
primarily in medium-sized markets throughout the United States. We also
operate three concept stores, Sun Adventure Sports, located in Amarillo, Texas
and Lubbock, Texas, and TRADESMART, located in Littleton, Colorado.

We also operate www.goHastings.com, an e-commerce Internet Web site that makes
available to our customers new and used entertainment products and unique,
contemporary gifts and toys. The site features exceptional product and
pricing offers. The Investor Relations section of our web site contains press
releases, a link to request financial and other literature and access to our
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

SOURCE Hastings Entertainment, Inc.

Website: http://www.gohastings.com
Contact: Dan Crow, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, +1-806-677-1422
 
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