SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Notifies Investors of Claims of Breaches of Fiduciary Duty by the Board of Hot Topic

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Notifies Investors of Claims of
Breaches of Fiduciary Duty by the Board of Hot Topic Inc. in Connection With
the Sale of the Company to Sycamore Partners -- HOTT

NEW YORK, March 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Levi & Korsinsky notifies
investors of Hot Topic Inc. ("Hot Topic" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:HOTT) of
claims of breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law against
the board of directors of the Company in connection with the sale of the
Company to Sycamore Partners. A complaint was filed in California state court.

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Under the terms of the transaction, Hot Topic shareholders will receive $14
for each share of Hot Topic common stock they own. The transaction has a total
approximate value of $600 million. The claims concern whether the Hot Topic
Board of Directors breached their fiduciary duties to stockholders by failing
to adequately shop the Company before entering into this transaction and
whether Sycamore Partners is underpaying for Hot Topic shares, thus unlawfully
harming Hot Topic stockholders. In particular, at least one analyst set a
price target for Hot Topic stock at $16.00 per share.

If you own common stock in Hot Topic and wish to obtain additional
information, please contact Joseph E. Levi, Esq. either via email at
jlevi@zlk.com or by telephone at (212) 363-7500, toll-free: (877) 363-5972, or
http://zlk.9nl.com/hot-topic-hott/.

Levi & Korsinsky is a national firm with offices in New York, New Jersey, and
Washington D.C. The firm has extensive expertise in prosecuting securities
litigation involving financial fraud, representing investors throughout the
nation in securities and shareholder lawsuits. The attorneys at Levi &
Korsinsky have been appointed by numerous courts throughout the country to
serve as lead counsel on behalf of shareholders in major securities lawsuits
and have successfully recovered multimillion-dollar damages awards on behalf
of investors. For more information, please feel free to contact any of the
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CONTACT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP
         Joseph Levi, Esq.
         Eduard Korsinsky, Esq.
         30 Broad Street - 24th Floor
         New York, NY 10004
         Tel: (212) 363-7500
         Toll Free: (877) 363-5972
         Fax: (866) 367-6510
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