Future Shop Ltd.

Future Shop Ltd.

November 24, 2008 19:57 ET

Future Shop Sets the Facts Straight in Response to Viral Email

BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 24, 2008) -

A viral email is circulating among Canadians saying that Future Shop is closing and owned by Circuit City and that Future Shop gift cards are not valid -- this is not true.

Future Shop is growing and prospering with over 137 stores to date and more stores opening by year end. Future Shop gift cards never expire and can be used at any of its stores across Canada or online at futureshop.ca.

For the holiday season, Future Shop has hired 6,000 seasonal associates to help serve the 25 million Canadians that come through its doors during November to the week of Boxing Day.

For further information, contact a media contact. To view Future Shop's holiday news releases, visit http://www.futureshop.ca/companyinfo/content/default.asp?s_page=press&logon=&langid=EN.

About Future Shop

With 137 stores across the country and the nation's premier web store (www.futureshop.ca), Burnaby, BC-based Future Shop is Canada's largest retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics. The company employs more than 10,000 technology enthusiasts, has enabled its website to deliver unparalleled content about the products it sells and hosts an online community forum for technology beginners and tech-savvy experts to exchange ideas, reviews, tips and other consumer electronics information (www.futureshopforums.ca). As a proud corporate citizen, Future Shop has developed solutions to recycle used electronics (see www.futureshop.ca) and is committed to employee volunteerism and supporting non-profits organizations dedicated to transforming local youth into Future Leaders (see www.futureshop.ca/community).

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