Barnes & Noble Appoints William E. Wood as Chief Information Officer

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the nation’s largest
retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and
educational products, today announced the appointment of William E. Wood
as Chief Information Officer. Mr. Wood joins the Company today from
EZCORP, Inc. where he also served as Chief Information Officer. He will
report directly to Ron Boire, Chief Executive Officer.

“We are thrilled to welcome Bill to Barnes & Noble and are excited to
have someone with such broad experience in Information Technology join
the team,” said Ron Boire. “Bill is a proven leader in this area and his
appointment signals our continued commitment to being a leading
omni-channel retailer.”

Mr. Wood joined EZCORP, Inc. in 2014 where he led an organizational
transformation in Information Technology and was named “2015 Austin IT
Executive of the Year” by the Austin, Texas Society for Information
Management. He has extensive experience in retail, with previous
high-level IT roles at Bass Pro Shops, Brookstone, Inc. and Dollar
General, Corporation. He also serves as an advisory board member for
several companies including Magnetify, Corporation and Zeppelin, Inc.,
and is a 10-year veteran of the United States Army.

Mr. Wood has a Bachelor of Arts from Kent State University and an MBA
from Vanderbilt University. He is relocating to the New York metro area
from Austin, Texas, with his wife, Aileen, and four children. He is
actively involved in several non-profit organizations. He starts in his
new position today, December 14.

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is a Fortune 500 company, the nation’s
largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital
media and educational products. The Company operates 647 Barnes & Noble
bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, ( The
Nook Digital business offers a lineup of popular NOOK®
tablets and eReaders and an expansive collection of digital reading and
entertainment content through the NOOK Store®. The NOOK Store
features more than 4 million digital books in the US (
and UK (,
plus periodicals, comics, apps, movies and TV shows, and offers the
ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through
Free NOOK Reading Apps available for Android, iOS®
and Windows®.

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Mary Ellen Keating, 212-633-3323
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Corporate Communications
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