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Gadzooks New Board Member

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Gadzooks, Inc. (Nasdaq: GADZ), announced that Carol Greer, President of the Carol Greer Associates retail consulting firm, has joined its Board of Directors, increasing its number of Directors to seven.

In her career, Ms. Greer has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Specialty Footwear & Apparel Division of Woolworth/Venator as well as Vice Chairman, Merchandising of the Broadway/ Carter Hawley Hale Stores, Inc. and President and Chief Executive Officer of the Broadway Southwest Division of Carter Hawley Hale Stores, Inc. Prior to that, Ms. Greer spent 19 years with Rich's, a division of Federated Department Stores, serving in various positions.

Ms. Greer currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Loehmanns, a publicly traded retailer of designer and brand name women's and men's apparel.

"We are extremely pleased to add Carol Greer to our Board," said Jerry Szczepanski, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "She is a very experienced merchant, and we look forward to her active participation as we continue to reinvent our retail concept. Her knowledge and background in guiding and positioning retailers will be a valuable contribution to our Board."

Dallas-based Gadzooks is a high-energy specialty retailer of casual clothing and accessories offering young men's apparel, junior apparel, accessories and footwear. The Company recently announced plans to convert to an all-female assortment early in the second half of fiscal 2003. Gadzooks currently operates 434 Gadzooks stores and four Orchid stores, for a total of 438 stores in 41 states. Gadzooks owns and operates www.gadzooks.com , an interactive site for teens to visit on the web.

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