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BIG 5 Sporting Goods Corporation to Report Fiscal 2013 First Quarter Results on April 30, 2013

BIG 5 Sporting Goods Corporation to Report Fiscal 2013 First Quarter Results
on April 30, 2013

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., April 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Big 5 Sporting Goods
Corporation (Nasdaq:BGFV), a leading sporting goods retailer, will announce
first quarter fiscal 2013 financial results on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, after
the market close. The Company also will hold a conference call and audio
webcast to discuss these results and provide additional comments and details.

The conference call and audio webcast is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m.
Pacific (5:00 p.m. EDT) on April 30, 2013. The webcast also will be broadcast
live over the Internet at www.big5sportinggoods.com. The webcast will be
archived and accessible on the same website for 30 days following the call.
Visitors to the website should select the "Investor Relations" link to access
the webcast.

About Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation

Big 5 is a leading sporting goods retailer in the western United States,
operating 414 stores in 12 states under the "Big 5 Sporting Goods" name as of
the end of the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2013. Big 5 provides a full-line
product offering in a traditional sporting goods store format that averages
11,000 square feet. Big 5's product mix includes athletic shoes, apparel and
accessories, as well as a broad selection of outdoor and athletic equipment
for team sports, fitness, camping, hunting, fishing, tennis, golf, winter and
summer recreation and roller sports.

CONTACT: Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation
         Barry Emerson
         Sr. Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
         (310) 536-0611
        
         ICR, Inc.
         John Mills
         Senior Managing Director
         (310) 954-1105
 
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