Best Buy Disaster Relief - Update: September 14, 2005

Sept. 14, 2005--Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY): A third in-store "computer bank" is now available in Covington, La.

-- Other banks are open in Lafayette, La. and Baton Rouge, La.

-- These banks provide free internet access to community members
who need to file insurance claims, register with FEMA and the
Red Cross, and reach loved ones. Additional computer banks
will open as other stores are reopened and equipped.

Stores in Hattiesburg, Miss., Covington, La. are now open

-- The three stores are operating with short hours, noon - 6 p.m.

-- The Houma, La. store has resumed normal business hours.

-- As of September 13, the following Best Buy stores remain
closed: Harvey, La.; Slidell, La.; and Metairie, La.

Job Fairs taking place Sept. 12 - Sept. 16 at four Best Buy stores
in Ala., La.

-- Hiring full time, part time and seasonal employees for a
variety of functions, including cashiers, customer service,
non-commission sales, Geek Squad agents, shipping and
receiving, and delivery drivers.

-- Mobile, Ala.: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - 3250 Airport Boulevard

-- Spanish Fort, Ala.: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - 10200 Eastern
Shore Boulevard

-- Baton Rouge, Ala.: Noon to 5 p.m. - 5913 Bluebonnet

-- Lafayette, La.: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - 5635 Johnson Street

Best Buy has located 100 percent of its 1,273 displaced employees.

-- All are alive and accounted for.

-- Temporary shelters, provided by Best Buy, are available
for employees and their families, including food, and
other necessities.

-- All employees will be paid for as long as the crisis
persists, which will be monitored.

-- Employees who need cash are receiving cash advances from
Best Buy.

-- Employees who want to work, but whose home stores are
currently closed, are being welcomed at Best Buy stores
throughout the U.S.

-- Counseling is being offered to all employees through our
employee assistance program.

-- A Web site and employee hotline have been established for
store employees and their families to consult for current

Posted: Wed - September 14, 2005 at 09:43 AM