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Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation to Report Fiscal 2013 Third Quarter Results on October 29, 2013

Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation to Report Fiscal 2013 Third Quarter Results
on October 29, 2013

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Oct. 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Big 5 Sporting Goods
Corporation (Nasdaq:BGFV), a leading sporting goods retailer, will announce
third quarter fiscal 2013 financial results on Tuesday, October 29, 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 October 29, 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 420 stores in 12 states under the "Big 5 Sporting Goods" name as of
the end of the fiscal quarter ended September 29, 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