Best Buy's fiscal Q2 earnings narrowed to US$12M from US$128M a year ago as revenue slipped to US$10.5B from US$10.9B; company reduces full-year earnings expectations, suspends earnings guidance

MINNEAPOLIS , August 21, 2012 (press release) – Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) today announced GAAP net earnings from continuing operations were $12 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, for the three months ended August 4, 2012 compared to net earnings from continuing operations of $150 million, or $0.39 per diluted share for the prior-year period. Excluding previously announced restructuring charges, adjusted (non-GAAP) net earnings from continuing operations for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 were $68 million, or $0.20 per diluted share.

On August 20, 2012, the company's Board of Directors appointed Hubert Joly, a leading global CEO with expertise in turnaround and growth across the media, technology and service sectors, as Best Buy's President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of its Board of Directors. He is expected to begin his new role in early September.

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