Hibbett Sports Opens in Morganfield, KY July 2012

July 27, 2012 » Hibbett Sports Opens in Morganfield, KY


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (July 27, 2012) – National sporting goods retailer Hibbett Sporting
Goods, Inc. operating as Hibbett Sports has opened its newest store in Morganfield, KY.
The new store opened at 1035 US Highway 60 East in Union County Shopping Center on
Friday, July 27 and will employ approximately eight full and part-time team members.
Announcing the opening, Jeff Rosenthal, President and CEO of Hibbett Sporting Goods,
Inc. said, “This convenient new location is a win-win for our company and the
Morganfield community. We are very excited to be serving the customers in this area.”

Hibbett Sports stocks a large selection of athletic footwear, athletic apparel and team
athletic equipment. “With the buying power of a national company, we offer our
customers the convenience of buying the best in sports, right in their own
neighborhoods,” said Rosenthal, “and we extensively train our employees to make sure
they can provide superior service to our customers.”

“We research the markets we enter to learn what the customers of that area want from a
sporting goods store,” added Rosenthal. “We constantly update our merchandise
assortment to offer the latest in product technology, performance and fashion so that we
can meet the diverse needs of our customer’s active lifestyles.”

Hibbett Sports also offers customers a valuable customer loyalty program, the Hibbett
Sports MVP Rewards program. “Our customers in Morganfield can go online to today and sign up for the program to start earning points with their
very first purchases,” said Rosenthal.

Kentucky has been a target of the company’s expansion for several years now. With the
addition of the Morganfield location, the company has 45 stores open in Kentucky. Of
those stores, Bowling Green was the first to open in 1989. The Morganfield location joins
a growing number of Hibbett Sports stores in west Kentucky, including stores in
Henderson, Madisonville and Owensboro.

In business since 1945, Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc. operates over 800 sporting goods
stores in small to mid-sized markets, predominantly in the Sunbelt, Mid-Atlantic and the
Lower Midwest. The company’s primary store format is a 5,000 square-foot store
located in dominant strip centers and enclosed malls. Each store typically lies within 150
miles of another store location.