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Best Buy Mobile Celebrates New Stores in Michigan with a Surprise Visit from Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Donation to Lansing Area High School

Friday, September 23, 2011

Best Buy Mobile Celebrates New Stores in Michigan with a Surprise Visit from Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Donation to Lansing Area High School15:30 EDT Friday, September 23, 2011 LANSING, Mich. (Business Wire) -- Today, Best Buy Mobile and Magic Johnson Enterprises celebrated Best Buy Mobile's growth in Michigan, with Earvin “Magic” Johnson surprising the students at his alma mater - Everett High School in Lansing. Best Buy Mobile President, Shawn Score, was onsite to do a special presentation of a $5,000 donation in support of the school's technology and education. Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Shawn Score, president of Best Buy Mobile, with students at Everett High School in Lansing, Mich., on Friday, September 23, as a part of surprise visit to support Best Buy Mobile's expansion in Michigan. (Photo: Business Wire) Best Buy Mobile's expansion and commitment to the state of Michigan is marked with store openings this year in Flint, Saginaw, Okemos, Portage, Troy, Auburn Hills, Midland, Westland and Dearborn. In addition to the most smartphones under one roof, Best Buy Mobile offers an array of services aimed at improving customers' experience, including Walk Out Working, Upgrade Checker, Happy 24 and a full array of accessories for customers to protect and personalize their device. About Best Buy Mobile Best Buy Mobile was founded in 2006 with a goal of changing the way consumers shop for and purchase mobile phones in America. Today, Best Buy Mobile is in every Best Buy store and also has 218 Best Buy Mobile specialty stores around the country. Best Mobile features one of the largest selections of carriers, handsets and accessories available anywhere. Employees undergo at least 80 hours of intensive training, as well as continuing education on mobile phone technology and trends to help customers get the most of their mobile phones. For more information about Best Buy Mobile, visit or About Best Buy Co., Inc. Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) is a leading multi-channel global retailer and developer of technology products and services. Every day our employees –180,000 strong – are committed to helping deliver the technology solutions that enable easy access to people, knowledge, ideas and fun. We are keenly aware of our role and impact on the world, and we are committed to developing and implementing business strategies that bring sustainable technology solutions to our consumers and communities. For information about Best Buy, visit About Magic Johnson Enterprises Magic Johnson Enterprises, formed in 1987, serves as a catalyst for community and economic empowerment by making available high-quality entertainment, products and services that answer the demands of ethnically diverse urban communities. Through investment, partnership and consultation, Magic Johnson Enterprises has a portfolio of companies that strategically work together to reinforce the organization's focus on serving emerging, multicultural communities. Learn more at Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: Best BuyJeff Haydock, 612-291-6164Jeff.Haydock@bestbuy.comorFor Best BuymPRessions PRLara Lowman,