Keller Rohrback L.L.P. Announces Investigation of Barnes & Noble for Backdating Stock Options -- BKS

SEATTLE, July 28, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Keller Rohrback L.L.P. (www.seattleclassaction.com) today announced that it has commenced an investigation against Barnes & Noble (the "Company") (NYSE:BKS) and former Company executives and board members for potential violations related to the backdating of stock options. Keller Rohrback's investigation focuses on whether stock option grant dates and exercise prices of stock options were manipulated by Barnes & Noble in order to boost their value to those who received them.

If you are an investor who holds Barnes & Noble stock and wish to discuss this announcement or have information relevant to the investigation, you may contact any member of our team (paralegal Jennifer Tuato'o or attorneys Lynn Sarko, Gary Gotto, Juli Farris, Elizabeth Leland or Cari Campen Laufenberg) toll free at 800/776-6044, via e-mail at investor@kellerrohrback.com, or online at www.seattleclassaction.com.

Keller Rohrback L.L.P. is also investigating similar allegations related to the granting of stock options by the following companies:



 Company -- Ticker Symbol:            C

Keller Rohrback L.L.P. is a law firm headquartered in Seattle that has successfully represented shareholders and consumers in class action cases for over a decade. Its trial lawyers have obtained judgments and settlements on behalf of clients in excess of seven billion dollars.

CONTACT: Keller Rohrback L.L.P.
         Jennifer Tuato'o, Paralegal
         (800) 776-6044
         investor@kellerrohrback.com
         www.seattleclassaction.com
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