Best Buy Makes Personnel Announcement

Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:05pm EST

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MINNEAPOLIS - Dec. 19, 2012 - Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) announced today that Stephen Gillett,
executive vice president and president, Best Buy Digital, is leaving the business to pursue other
career opportunities at a leading technology company, where he currently serves on the Board of
Directors. Gillett's responsibilities have been re-assigned to senior executives across the
company, including the company's Chief Administrative and Chief Financial Officer, Sharon
McCollam, its President of Online and Global E-Commerce, Scott Durchslag and Shawn Score, senior
vice president of U.S. Retail.   

"We are grateful for Stephen's contributions during his time at Best Buy," said Best Buy President
and CEO Hubert Joly. "And we wish him well as he returns to his roots and assumes a very senior
role at Symantec."  

"We have recently strengthened our management team by recruiting Sharon and Scott and promoting
Shawn, all of whom have deep experience in the added functional areas they will now assume.
Sharon, of course, was the chief operating officer of Williams-Sonoma, a company well known for
its world-class multi-channel operations. Scott, who now reports directly to me, has been the
president or chief operating officer of three extremely well known tech companies, Expedia, Skype
and Motorola. And Shawn has more than 25 years of deep retail experience, including having led the
highly successful Best Buy Mobile unit," said Joly.  "They, and our entire executive team, are
excited to continue on our journey to reinvigorate and transform Best Buy as a leading
multi-channel specialty retailer," he added.  

"What I will miss the most is working with the teams at Best Buy on what I still believe could be
one of the most significant business transformation opportunities in recent years," said Gillett.


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