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Hastings Entertainment Names Alan Van Ongevalle President and Chief Operating Officer

Hastings Entertainment Names Alan Van Ongevalle President and Chief Operating
                                   Officer

PR Newswire

AMARILLO, Texas, Feb. 21, 2013

AMARILLO, Texas, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hastings Entertainment, Inc.
(NASDAQ: HAST), a leading multimedia entertainment superstore retailer, has
announced that Alan Van Ongevalle has been promoted to President and Chief
Operating Officer effective February 15, 2013.

Mr. Van Ongevalle previously served as Executive Vice President of
Merchandising and has held various store management and senior management
positions since joining Hastings in November 1992.

John Marmaduke, Chief Executive Officer of Hastings, stated, "Alan has held
several key management positions at Hastings. He has done an outstanding job
in each position he has held during his career with Hastings. I am very
excited for Alan and I strongly believe he will excel in his new position and
continue to play a valuable role in the future success of Hastings."

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 our
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

www.goHastings.com

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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