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Gadzooks April 2003 Sales

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Gadzooks, Inc. (Nasdaq: GADZ) today announced that sales for the four weeks of fiscal April ended May 3, 2003 decreased 3.6 percent to $21.6 million from $22.4 million for fiscal April 2002. Comparable store sales decreased 3.4 percent for the April period, compared to an 8.9 percent decrease for fiscal April of 2002. Sales for the 13 weeks of the first quarter ended May 3, 2003 decreased 9.7 percent to $70.7 million from $78.3 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2002. Comparable store sales declined 10.6 percent for the quarter, versus a 2.2 percent decrease for the first quarter of fiscal 2002. The Company plans to release first quarter operating results before the market opens on May 22, 2003. The Company's management team will host a conference call to review the results at 9:30 a.m. CDT the same day. To listen to the call, please dial 719-457-2625 and reference confirmation number 332478, or go to the Company's website at www.gadzooks.com . For further details, please call 972-662-4201 to listen to Gadzooks' monthly sales commentary. Dallas-based Gadzooks is a mall-based specialty retailer of casual clothing and accessories offering young men's apparel, junior apparel, accessories and footwear. The Company plans to convert to an all-female assortment early in the second half of this year. Gadzooks currently operates 426 Gadzooks stores and four Orchid stores, for a total of 430 stores in 41 states.

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